Let me preface this by saying there are a lot of anime shows out there. Hundreds, possibly thousands. Not only that, but each has an opening and ending theme song that changes from season to season, if not multiple times within that season. Are there any songs worthy of? Probably. But that’s one of the (many) great things about anime. Far more open to hard rock and metal than any other TV genre. These are some of the most notable examples of the heaviest anime theme songs.
This list features a variety of bands for fans such as Slipknot, Static-X, Atreyu, Evanescence, and more.
Sanrio, the company that gave the world one of history’s most adorable icons in the form of Hello Kitty, Aggretsuko to their line-up. Co-produced with Netflix, the show follows the lesser panda who hates her day job and vents her stress at night with her heavy metal karaoke. The instrumental theme song is full of blast beats, power chords and shredding. This cute panda can always be with Slayer.
advancing Giants One of the bloodiest and most popular anime. This dystopian, WWII-inspired show centers around an existential battle between humans and giants, perfect as a backdrop for heavy songs like “The Rumbling” by SiM . The Final Season Part 2 opening theme is a melodic metal banger with a slow build and a touch of symphonic flair. A style reminiscent of bands such as Atreyu and Trivium.
death note is one of the most beloved anime of all time. The intellectual competition between L, Japan’s number one detective, and Light Yagami, a student who thinks he’s a god thanks to a notebook that can kill anyone whose name he writes, is second to none. The game of wits is punctuated by the monster opening theme of the show’s second season. “What’s up, guys!?” Maximum the Hormone’s song is a headbanger of crunchy guitars and beastly grubby vocals. Fans of Slipknot and Drowning Pool will love this song.
detroit metal city
The lead singer of a hugely successful death metal band called Detroit Metal City is secretly an easy-going guy who loves listening to Swedish pop music. If you’re a fan who listened to the opening theme “Satsuju”, you won’t understand this second part.
If you like Static-X, System of a Down and Pantera, you will definitely love this track!
Hunter x Hunter
If there’s one band that avid anime watchers will run into again and again, it’s Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas. Named after a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, it’s only fitting that this electrocore his band perform. Hunter x HunterThe show is about a boy named Gon Freaks who wants to become a monster hunter, like his father before him. The show’s first season ending his theme, “Just Awake,” features great dance beats, screams, high-pitched clean vocals, and everything that fans of Dance Gavin Dance, Chiodos, or I See Stars will love.
Anime is a medium that allows you to fully exercise your imagination. Historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction are common styles, Nobunagan Depends on all three. The protagonist must save the world with weapons that have the souls of warriors from the past. The name of the show’s opening theme, “Respect for the Dead Man,” by Pay Money To My Pain certainly makes sense in this context. Those who like to rock out to early Bring Me the Horizon records will find a home in this song’s racing riffs and belligerent gang vocals.
One Punch Man
Superheroes find out how boring life can be when they become powerful enough to defeat their enemies with a single blow. There is no doubt that his 80s-style wailing vocals and rushing chorus on the show’s opening theme, “The Hero!!” JAM Project, is a lot of fun. So if you like Dragonforce (or Bon Jovi, because multiple bands his members resemble him), this is for you.
TokyoESP A story about a high school girl who gains the ability to slip through three-dimensional objects and becomes a new hero in Tokyo. Teikoku Yosei’s ending theme “Kyusei Argyros” is a metal song that features female vocals and operatic chants in a style similar to Lacuna Coil and Evanescence. When she uses her power, her character’s hair turns white. This is referenced in the music video by the vocalist’s costume change.
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! again Watamote For short, it’s an anime about a clumsy high school girl who has more gaming skills than social skills. That pent-up frustration explodes in the show’s opening theme by Akiba’s Kiba and Konomi Suzuki. , featuring epic guitar solos, electronic breakdowns, guttural screams, thumping rock beats, and even brief jazz breaks. Bottom line: Japanese artists are the ultimate genre benders.
of vinland saga A young Viking aspires to become a warrior who can kill his father’s killer. The anime’s opening theme reflects the sentiment of this conflict.Survive Said The Prophet’s “Mukanjyo” begins purely melodically, with dirty vocals that hit at just the right moment to create emotional impact. reaches a climax in If you listen to bands like Sleeping With Sirens, We Came As Romans, and other post-hardcore or melodic metalcore bands, add this to your playlist.