Anime! Anime! asked their readers what the best anime opening of this season is. With over 50 different anime airing in Fall 2017, there were more than 100 songs to choose from. Do you know the songs? Let’s see what the Japanese readers voted for!
Fans Anime! Anime! were asked to contribute the theme songs that they thought needed to be in the survey through Twitter. People voted from 9 to 14 November 2017 on their favorite opening and ending theme from series which aired in Fall 2017. 814 people took the survey. 67% were male, 33% female. 40% of the respondents were younger than 19 years old and 30% were in their 20s. Here are the results:
1. Here by Junna
The first place went to the The Ancient Magus’ Bride opening theme ‘Here’ by Junna. It ranked third with males and first with females. The anime also ranked first in the survey ‘Which Fall 2017 Anime Are You Watching?’. Junna made her debut in 2016 as the main vocal of Valkyrie in Macross Delta. In 2017, she started her solo activities and ‘Here’ is her newest single. The 17-year-old rising star snatched the first place in this ranking!
Coming in second place is ‘Bon Appetit♡S’ by Blend A of the series Blend S. This song ranked first among the male participants and fifth with the females. It was the most popular in the age groups 10s and 20s and lost the first place by only one vote. Blend A is a three-member unit made up of voice actresses Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, and Anzu Haruno.
Ranking in third place is ‘Ugoku, Ugoku’ by Chito and Yuri from Girls’ Last Tour. It ranked first with males and was first with participants in their 30s and older. It is sung by Chito and Yuri, who are voiced by Inroi Minase and Yurika Kubo respectively.
The top ranks were all taken by female artists and voice actors. However, the fifth place went to the Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond opening theme ‘Fake town baby’ by Unison Square Garden and in eighth place is ‘VS’ by Blue Encount (Gintama Porori-Hen).
The results of the ending theme ranking will follow soon, and we are curious to see which series have ranked first!
Which Fall 2017 Anime Openings Is The Best?
1. ‘Here’ by Junna (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
2. ‘Bon Appetit♡S’ by Blend A (Blend S)
3. ‘Ugoku, Ugoku’ by Chito and Yuri (Girls’ Last Tour)
4. ‘Mirai no Bokura wa Shitteruyo’ by Aqours (Love Live! Sunshine! Season 2)
5. ‘Fake town baby’ by Unison Square Garden (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond)
5. ‘Saturday Night Question’ by Megumi Nakajima (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
7. ‘Ashita no Kimi sae Ireba Ii’ by ChouCho (A Sister’s All You Need)
8. ‘VS’ by Blue Encount (Gintama Porori-Hen)
9. ‘Sono Mirai e’ by Ririko (Children of the Whales)
9. ‘Egao no Kimi e’ by Suzuko Mimori (Yuki Yuna is a Hero -Sumi Washio Chapter-)
11. ‘7 Senses’ by Wake up, Girls! (Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter)
11. ‘Kunshi Ayauku mo Chikau Yore’ by AOP (Mr. Osomatsu 2)
13. ‘Nimenseihoshi☆Uraomote Life!’ by Umaru Doma (Himouto! Umaru-chan R)
14. ‘Kyomen no Nami’ by YURiKA (Land of the Lustrous)
15. ‘over and over’ by Nagi Yanagi (Just Because!)
16. ‘Reason!!’ by 315STARS (Idolmaster SideM)
16. ‘Dai! Jugo Jugo Bushi’ by Jigoku no Sata All Stars (Hoozuki’s Coolheadedness 2)
16. ‘Happy☆Material’ by UQ Holder Cast (UQ Holder: Mahou Sensei Negima! 2)
19. ‘Ai Kotoba’ by GRANiDELiA (Anime-Gataris)
19. ‘here and there’ by Nagi Yanagi (Kino’s Journey)
19. ‘BRAVER’ by ZAQ (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: The Third Plate)
19. ‘Eien Labyrinth’ by Aoi Yuki (My Girlfriend is a Shobitch)