Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 12:38 am
Bleach has been one of the most widespread anime series of the last two decades. In the course of running the series, several openings were stretched, and some of them were stuck in a loop in our heads.
As is customary with most anime openings, the tracks are very catchy and lively. With the new “Thousand Year Blood War“ arc scheduled to come out this October 2022, it is perhaps time to look back at the openings that have won the hearts of anime fans worldwide.
Therefore, in this post, we will rank the top 10 best openings of the Bleach anime series. So if you want to know the best one, stick around till the end of the list. I bet you won’t be disappointed.
10. Bleach Opening 11 (Anima Rossa)-
Artist – Porno Graffiti
Episodes – 243-265
Anima Rossa is genuinely one of the most underrated anime openings of all time. It has the typical Bleach greyish vibe and begins with Ichigo and Rukia in a sorrowful tone. Then it dives into the customary action scenes.
Porno Graffiti has done a really great job in recapturing the Breach vibe. Unlike the other gritty urban openings, this one takes a more laid-back approach. So you’re either going to love it or hate it. There is no middle ground for this one.
9. Bleach Opening 6 (Alones)-
Artist – Aqua Timez
Episodes – 121-143
Alones begins with a simple monochromatic tone but is boring. There rock anthem playing in the background really adds to the feel of the opening because this has the customary gritty vibe with it.
The scenes show the recent representations of the Hueco Mundo Arc. The guitar playing in the background adds to the feel of the anthem. The rapid movement and an almost clear recap place this opening in the ninth position.
8. Bleach Opening 15 (Harukaze)-
Artist – Scandal
Episodes – 343-366
Harukaze ranks in the top 15 best rock songs of all time in Japan, which shows how great this track is. This one begins a bit weird since it shows Ichigo and his family going about their daily lives. The chorus is catchy and fun, so a thumbs up to scandal for making it that great.
It slips into a montage of all possible top battle scenes the Bleach creators could probably fit into this opening. This one becomes the opening of the Lost Shinigami arc and also goes on to become the representative opening of the final arc.
7. Bleach Opening 9 (Velonica)-
Artist – Aqua Timez
Episodes – 190-214
If you’re a Bleach fan, you probably know that Aqua Timez tracks are a show’s staple. Well, Velonica is another catchy track and great and manages to capture the audiences’ attention for as long as it does.
How many times do we get a track that is both sorrowful and energizing? Velonica does that exactly, a mournful tone that introduces us to the Arrancar vs. Shinigami arc. This track elevates the episodes because of how it starts and rightly takes seventh place in this list.
6. Bleach Opening 13 (Ranbu No Melody)-
Artist – Sid
Episodes – 292-316
The cinematography that goes into this opening has been simply tremendous. The aspect ratio keeps on changing from 4:3 to 16:9, and every bit of the opening is a part to savor. This one doesn’t feature Ichigo but shows a montage of enemies that Ichigo has defeated or set out to defeat.
Coming in at the sixth position, the track by Sid combines the pop-instrumental genre to create something unique and catchy. It makes the perfect opening for the Shinigami Downfall arc and can be considered one of Sid’s best works.
5. Bleach Opening 7 (After Dark)-
Artist – Asian Kung-fu Generation
Episodes – 144-166
Making its way into the top five is After Dark by Asian Kung-fu Generation. It is really difficult not to love this opening with minimalistic changes to animation but the most beautiful vocals and guitars.
This one’s a bit old but has retained its glory after all this time. It serves as the opening for the Arrancar: Hueco Mundo Sneak Entry and Arrancar: Fierce Fight arc and is a treat for all those fans who love the old anime openings more than anything.
4. Bleach Opening 5 (Rolling Star)-
Artist – YUI
Episodes – 98-120
Rolling Star serves as the opening for the Bount Assault on Soul Society and Arrancar: Arrival arcs and is one of the best anime openings of all time. It has literally everything- great cinematography, YUI’s vocals, great montage, basically all the components of a successful anime opening.
The continuous shifting scenes provide a slice-of-life feeling and are a perfect fit considering the twists in the plot. Often voted as one of the top anime openings, this one’s a real beauty for all the value it gives and gets the fourth place for this reason.
3. Bleach Opening 3 (Ichirin No Hara)-
Artist – High and Mighty Color
Episodes – 52-74
The soulful opening takes its rightful place as one of the top three opening tracks. Serving as the opening of the Soul Society-Rescue Arc, this one takes a look back at all the things Ichigo has had to go through.
Ichigo is going to rescue Rukia from the Soul Society, the vile motives of the group are all highlighted. Accompanying this is one of the best vocals out thereby High and Mightly Color, which makes the show what it actually is.
2. Bleach Opening 2 (D-tecnoLife)-
Artist – UVERworld
Episodes – 26-51
D-technoLife is the epitome of what a Bleach Opening should be for many bleach fans. With powerful vocals, riveting lines, and strong animation, this one is a fan favorite for very obvious reasons.
The best part is the soulful guitar that accompanies the opening, the definition of rock for most. One of the best anime openings; it loses out very narrow to the top placed track and could very well have replaced it in some other article.
1. Bleach Opening 1 (Asterisk)-
Artist – Orange Range
Episodes – 1-25
Asterisk is the best Bleach opening. A brilliantly crafted track that embodies the Bleach culture. With the extraordinary backdrops powerful rock music, there is no other place for this track to be but for the very top.
Evoking a sense of nostalgia for all fans who loved the golden age of anime; this defines the entire fandom in a few minutes. Gritty, catchy, and cinematic, undoubtedly the best Bleach opening of all time.
So there it is one of the best openings of all time. The Bleach anime is available for streaming on Crunchyroll. With the final arc scheduled to come out, go check these tracks out if you haven’t already, and for such similar posts, stay tuned with us.
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