Sup ya’ll and welcome back to Otaku Thursday! Winter 2022 is coming to a close, with most of the seasonal anime having either ended this week or on their last few episodes. So we thought, what better way to celebrate the ending of a season than to talk about its opening–or rather openings. Today I’m going to be counting down Star and I’s favorite anime openings of winter 2022! Without further ado, let’s get counting!
5 ) “Enishi” by Machiko, Gensou Sanokushi Tengen Reishinki
So we really like this for the painted ink styling. It was really refreshing amidst the other openings for that artistic touch.
4 ) “San San Days” by Spira Spica, My Dress Up Darling
This opening is really cute. We love that we get to see all the outfits in the opening and that it’s so upbeat, introduces all the characters, and is just overall a really fun opening.
3 ) “The Warrior” by Novelbright, Ryman’s Club
This anime is really great and the opening is just as great. We immediately knew this was going to be on the list somewhere. While the visuals aren’t great throughout the whole thing–it’s certainly memorable–especially the first few shots.
2 ) “Papersky” by Survive Said The Prophet, Tokyo 24th Ward
I love this opening. Now, I do have a weakness for Survive Said The Prophet, but the visuals of this opening are breathtaking. Honestly, it feels very movie-like and exciting. And so SO good.
1 ) “Hajimari no Setsuna” by Roubai Gakuen Chuutoubu, Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
And coming in at number one is none other than Akebi. Which is funny because we both aren’t sure how to feel about the anime (why so many feet shots?) as a whole, but we both agree that this opening is really beautiful. The shots, the art, the music–it’s all good and definitely worthy of number one.
There you have it! Surprisingly, this season it wasn’t that hard to choose a top five from all the anime openings. But that wasn’t because there weren’t any good ones. In fact, there are a lot of good openings this season–A LOT. From Orient, which constantly gets stuck in my head, to Vanitas no Carte season 2 and even Kimetsu no Yaiba, there were so many banger openings. However, we really thought these five openings stood out the most in our hearts for both great songs and great visuals, so even if there were a lot of great openings, these were the best of the best. But of course, this is only our opinion. What do you all think? Let me know some of your favorite openings from this season!