my favorite anime songs

I’ve collected a lot of Anime soundtrack CDs. Some anime series, such as Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster have fabulous instrumental background music. Some anime series have opening (OP) and ending (ED) songs that shine. This page presents my favorite vocal songs – ten favorite OP, ED, and Insert songs for anime series. Every series has OP and ED songs, but insert songs are harder to come by... so that group is a little wobbly.

favorite OP songs

  1. “Egao ni Aitai” (I Want to See You Smile) Rie Hamada, Marmalade Boy
  2. “Toki o Kizamu Uta” (A Song to Pass the Time) Lia, Clannad After Story
  3. “Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis” (Cruel Angel’s Thesis) Yoko Takahashi, Shin Seiki Evangelion (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  4. “Say Yes!” Maiko Hashimoto, Bubblegum Crisis
  5. “Active Heart” Noriko Sakai, Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
  6. “Konya wa Hurricane” Kinuko Ohmori, Bubblegum Crisis
  7. “Kagami no Naka no Actress” (Actress in the Mirror) Meiko Nakahara, Kimagure Orange Road
  8. “Moonlight Densetsu” (Moonlight Legend) Dali, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
  9. “Kizunairo” (Color of Bonds) Lia, Fortune Arterial
  10. “Undine” Yui Makino, Aria the Animation

favorite ED songs

  1. “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” (The Story You Don’t Know) Supercell featuring Nagi Yanagi, Bakemonogatari
  2. “Secret Base" (Kimi ga Kureta Mono)  Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, and Saori Hayami, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (AnoHana)(We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day)
  3. “Magia” Kalafina, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  4. “Yume no Naka e” (In the Middle of a Dream) Atsuko Enomoto & Chihiro Suzuki, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (Kare Kano)(His and Her Circumstances)
  5. “Never the End” Maiko Hashimoto, Bubblegum Crisis
  6. “Millenario” ELIZA, Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The Irregular at Magic High School)
  7. “Hazy” Sphere, Hanasoku Iroha
  8. “Every Heart” BoA, Inuyasha
  9. “Gravity” Maaya Sakamoto, Wolf’s Rain
  10. “No-Brand Heroes” Chika Sakamoto, Koko wa Greenwood

favorite insert songs

  1. “Akuma to Tenshi no Kiss” (Devil and Angel’s Kiss) Knight Sabers, Bubblegum Crisis
  2. “God Knows...” Aya Hirano, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  3. “Chiisana tenohira” (Small Palms) Riya, Clannad After Story
  4. “Fly High” Noriko Hidaka and Rei Sakuma, Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
  5. “Crazy Sunshine” The Pillows, FLCL
  6. “Credens Justitiam” (Believing in Justice)(Mami’s Theme), Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  7. “Victory“ Knight Sabers, Bubblegum Crisis
  8. “Asu e Touchdown“ Knight Sabers, Bubblegum Crisis
  9. “Champion” TCY Force featuring Emyli, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  10. “D-City Rock” TeddyLoid featuring Debra Zeer, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

All of these songs are in my CD library.