Feb 20 / Sozoroo TEAM

Popular 2024 Winter Anime Opening Theme Ranking

The 2024 winter anime season has been underway for about a month now, and fans have been treated to a plethora of captivating opening themes. These themes serve as a condensed reflection of each anime's world, capturing the essence of the shows in just 1 minute and 30 seconds. Let's dive into the intriguing results of a survey conducted among anime fans in Japan to shed light on the most popular opening themes of the season.

Survey Overview
The survey, conducted exclusively in Japan, attracted participation from 124 individuals. Among the respondents, the gender distribution leaned towards 65% female, 30% male, with the remaining 5% opting not to disclose their gender. Notably, the survey predominantly resonated with the younger demographic, particularly those in their late teens and early twenties.

1st Place: "Mashle: Magic and Muscles - The Divine Visionary Candidate Exam Arc"
Securing the coveted first place is the opening theme of Mashle: Magic and Muscles -The Divine Visionary Candidate Exam Arc" entitled "Bling-Bang-Bang-Born" by the talented duo Creepy Nuts. This energetic track, accompanied by visually stunning animation and dynamic dance sequences, has struck a chord with viewers across the board, garnering widespread acclaim and admiration. The official video uploaded by Aniplex USA has over 11 million views on YouTube.

2nd Place: "The Dangers in My Heart" (Season 2) & "Classroom of the Elite" (3rd Season)
In a remarkable tie for the second position, we find the opening themes of "The Danger in My Heart" (Season 2), “Boku wa…” by Atarayo and "Classroom of the Elite" (3rd Season),”Minor Piece” by ZAQ. Both themes seamlessly blend with the narrative themes and character dynamics of their respective anime, resonating deeply with the audience and leaving a lasting impression.

Other Popular Entries and Comments
Beyond the top contenders, a variety of remarkable opening themes have captured the hearts of anime enthusiasts. From the endearing charm of "Hokkaido Gals are Super Adorable!", "Super Adorable Gal" by Masayoshi Oishi to the whimsical appeal of "Delusional Monthly Magazine", "Over Scientific!" sung by the anime's cast. Each theme has elicited a wide range of responses and attracted its own dedicated fan base.

Top 10 Rankings
"Mashle: Magic and Muscles - The Divine Visionary Candidate Exam Arc"
"The Dangers in My Heart" (Season 2)
"Classroom of the Elite" (3rd Season)
"Urusei Yatsura" (Season 2)
"Heaven's Official Blessing II"
"Gushing over Magical Girls"
"Brave Bang Bravern!"
"Delicious in Dungeons"
"A sign of Affection"
"7th Time Loop"

As evidenced by the dominance of school-themed anime in the top rankings, it's clear that a wide variety of musical styles have found favor with anime enthusiasts. With such fervent support for opening themes, it's no wonder that they play an integral role in shaping the overall viewing experience. Stay tuned for the upcoming results of the Ending Theme Edition in our next installment as we continue to explore the fascinating world of anime music!