Anime OP Bracket

By: Dylan Hysen

 

We attempt to crown the greatest Anime OP/Opening theme song of all time as we go through a bracket of 32 of the best ones! Hear each OP on the podcast as we go through the match-ups.

Hosts this week: Dylan Hysen, Beatriz Mourad, & Aly Martin.

See the empty bracket to follow along: http://www.overlyanimated.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/AnimeOPBracketBefore.png

See the completed bracket (SPOILERS!): http://www.overlyanimated.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/AnimeOPBracketAfter.png

Timestamps for the podcast:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 18:40 – Region #1. 1 Seed: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • 54:00 – Region #2. 1 Seed: Attack on Titan
  • 1:24:00 – Region #3. 1 Seed: Cowboy Bebop
  • 1:51:45 – Region #4. 1 Seed: Tokyo Ghoul
  • 2:17:15 – The Final 4 & Crowning a Champion!

See the complete aggregate rankings used for seeding here: http://www.overlyanimated.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/AnimeOPAggregateRankings.png

The 5 rankings used:

The match-ups:

  • A Cruel Angel’s Thesis – Neon Genesis Evangelion vs We Are! – One Piece
  • Hacking to the Gate – Steins;Gate vs Kuusou Mesorogiwi – The Future Diary
  • Lilium – Elfen Leid vs Beatriz’s Wildcard
  • Duvet – Serial Experiments Lain vs Gurenge – Demon Slayer
  • Guren no Yumiya – Attack on Titan vs 99 – Mob Psycho 100
  • Flyers – Death Parade vs Blue Bird – Naruto: Shippuuden
  • Inner Universe – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex vs Aly’s Wildcard
  • again – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood  vs Battlecry – Samurai Champloo
  • Tank! – Cowboy Bebop vs Bloody Stream – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Butter-Fly – Digimon Adventure vs Moonlight Legend – Sailor Moon
  • When They Cry – Higurashi When They Cry vs Dylan’s Wildcard
  • Cha-La Head-Cha-La – Dragon Ball Z vs The Day – My Hero Academia
  • unravel  – Tokyo Ghoul vs Resonance – Soul Eater
  • The World – Death Note vs Renai Circulation – Bakemonogatari
  • The Hero!!  – One Punch Man vs Connect – Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Colors – Code Geass vs Asterisk – Bleach
 

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