This is torture. I’m going to go ahead and say right now that more than half of these are going to be Japanese and maybe Korean songs because I don’t see why not. I literally have 8+ hours worth of anime music on Spotify and I guess I have to choose 10.
10. PAiNT it BLACK by: BiSH (yes it’s actually spelt like that)
This song.. idk it’s just a good song from black clover, and it kinda just gets me in a good mood and has a pretty good beat to it. Most Japanese songs have good beats though because they are all upbeat and you can tell the artist really puts in the emotion. Even though this song is amazing, I’m putting it at my 10th because.. idk I felt like it. This was actually hard to put here because the black clover openings are all really good- so this was just because I felt like it.
9. Re:Re by: ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Another pretty good song, I feel like most people won’t like the way it sounds or something but like I said it has a good beat to it and it’s catchy. Also it’s the anime opening of Erased which is a pretty good anime lol. This song for me is like.. calming and sort of upbeat as well, I honestly like it so at least it’s on this list.
8. Fuyu no hanashi (冬のはなし) by: Given
Pretty chill song and good enough to vibe to, also Given is a good anime- I usually listen to this song quite often when I’m playing video games or something like that. This song has a pretty good guitar player I think because I find that it focuses more on the guitar.
7. 午夜の待ち合わせ (Goya No Machiawase) by: Hello Sleepwalkers
Honestly- I did find this song a tiny bit annoying in the beginning as I was watching noragami, but then I grew onto liking it because it’s a good.. rock song idk there’s something about Japanese music that hits different- but I do actually now like this song because it’s catchy and it’s pretty good. Also I have no clue why but this song always makes me wanna run.. idk why
6. Crossing Field by: LiSA
This song is great, super catchy and always gets me in a really good mood and for some reason always in the mood to play genshin impact or any other game. Also makes me wanna run or like.. explore and that’s partially due to the fact that Sword Art Online was a good show.
5. Vital by: 遠藤正明
Once again this is another song I didn’t like at first but I really grew onto liking this song a lot after watching angels of death. They really do focus on the guitar on this song and I think it’s played very well, and honestly I do like this song a lot. However the anime was kinda debatable because the ending was odd but other than that I like this song and it stays at 5.
4. Reason Living by: SCREEN mode
I love bungou stray dogs so.. I’m putting this song on there, it’s like a mix of calming and.. I wanna say.. energetic for me. I honestly love this song and I love the anime even more- I like that this song is kinda nice to just vibe to and also makes me wanna play video games and I have no idea why- also it gives me motivation to do stuff. To be honest it was a tie between this song and the first opening for bungou stray dogs which is TRASH CANDY by: GRANRODEO idk why it’s in caps but whatever. Honestly I love both songs-
3. KaiKai Kitan (廻廻奇譚) by: Eve
THIS SONG- AHEJNDM very good I like it- I like the beat and it’s very uplifting, also puts me in the mood to run.. because all Japanese songs do that- idk why but whatever it’s a good song because the vocals and the beat itself goes very well, even with the weird like.. parts in the song lol I still like this song and it made its way to the top 3, oh and I forgot to say this is from jujutsu kaisen.
2. 紅蓮の弓矢 (Guren no Yumiya) by: Linked Horizon
Okay okay, I love this song so much and Attack on titan is great and highly recommended. As much as I love this song I also love Shinzo wo Sasageyo which is also by Linked Horizon and is another great attack on titan opening, these songs are honestly so like… upbeat and I wanna say.. hype >-> and as much as I love Shinzo wo Sasageyo I ended up putting this one on here because it deserves more attention than it has but I love both songs equally.
Departure! by: 小野正利 (masatoshi Ono)
Okay this was really hard because I have over 125+ songs just on my anime/Japanese playlist on Spotify and I had to choose 10, but I love this song. Mainly because me and my best friend are obsessed with Hunter x Hunter. This song is so upbeat and iconic, and even the voice actors made their own covers for the song, and they also actually have their own character songs which is cool. Anyways this song is just so good but in my opinion any of the songs listed or that didn’t get listed out of the 100+ I left out could have also been on here because they are all good songs.
Written by Natalie