Top Summer 2023 Opening Theme Songs!

It's been a month since the summer anime season started, meaning we've had more than enough time for everything to soak in, including theme songs! Anime news website Anime!Anime! ran a survey to find out the most popular opening (and ending!) theme songs, so let's see which ones took the top spots!

10. "Stars" by w.o.d., Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War
10. "Koi Sekai" by ClariS, Saint Cecilia & Pastor Lawrence
9. "Genjitsu Mysterium" by Aqours, Genjitsu no Yohane: Sunshine in the Mirror
8. "Shiawase" by Omoinotake, Horimiya: The Missing Pieces
7. "Spiral" by Longman, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2
6. "Song of the Dead" by Kana-Boon, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead
5. "Gotoubun no Mirai" by the Nakano Family Quintuplets, The Quintessential Quintuplets∽
4. "Hiten" by Ayase×R-Shitei, Rurouni Kenshin

With so many series and different kinds of vibes, there's plenty of fierce competition. But which three songs rose to the top?

3. "Anata no Soba ni" by Riria, My Happy Marriage

©Akumi Agitogi, Tsukiho Tsukioka/KADOKAWA/My Happy Marriage Production Committee

Third place goes to "Anata no Soba ni" by Riria with 5% of the overall votes! Fans were touched by how Riria's singing and lyrics reflected main character Miyo's feelings and her chance for a happy new life.

2. "Kurogane no Ori" by Granrodeo, Bungo Stray Dogs Season 5

©Kafka Asagiri, Sango Harukawa/KADOKAWA/Bungo Stray Dogs Production Committee

Slamming into second place is Granrodeo's "Kurogane no Ori" with 20% of the vote! The band are not only veterans in the world of anime theme songs, but have also previously provided them for Bungo Stray Dogs several times, making this intense song a welcome return.

1. "Where Our Blue Is" by Tatsuya Kitani, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2

©Gege Akutami/Shueisha, Jujutsu Kaisen Production Commitee

Finally, first place goes to "Where Our Blue Is" by Tatsuya Kitani with 35%! Fans loved how it expressed the energetic youth of the new arc, which jumps back to Gojo and Geto's story in their days as high school students.

Satisfied with the results? Be sure to check out the rankings for this season's ending theme songs as well!

Adapted with permission from Anime!Anime!

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