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MAL Staff Picks: Fall 2020 Opening Themes

26 staff members judged 39 songs to bring you our definitive ranking of nearly every opening theme this season!

by Shymander
Nov 9, 1:29 AM | 21,875 views

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Not every anime fan watches seasonals, but anyone can enjoy (or block their ears to) music. So with a fresh batch of distinctive opening themes, we did what we all know best: rating things out of 10 and picking a favorites list!

A grand total of 39 opening themes were judged by 26 of our staff members, including:

  • 7 Manga Database Moderators
  • 5 Social Media Moderators (easy to get all of them when you carry the big stick)
  • 4 Forum Moderators
  • 3 Discord Moderators
  • 3 News Moderators
  • 2 Review/Recommendations Moderators
  • 1 Anime Database Moderator
  • 1 Administrator


Each consistently scored to their own criteria, measuring the song and animation or just the music!

Here are the results:

Note: Song links can be a little glitchy at times. These will open in another tab by default.


1. 🥇 Jujutsu Kaisen (TV)


jjk


2. 🥈 Yuukoku no Moriarty

Moriarty the Patriot


moriarty


3. 🥉 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou

Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou


higurashi


4. Tonikaku Kawaii

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You


tonikawa


5. Golden Kamuy 3rd Season

Golden Kamuy Season 3


kamuy3


6. Maoujou de Oyasumi

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle


oyasumi


7. Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle - Rhyme Anima


hypmic


8. Ikebukuro West Gate Park


iwgp


9. Kamisama ni Natta Hi

The Day I Became a God


kamihi


10. Majo no Tabitabi

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina


majo


11. Taisou Zamurai

Gymnastics Samurai


zamurai


12. Haikyuu!!: To the Top 2nd Season


haikyuu


13. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (2020)

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai


dragonquest


14. Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon


yashahime


15. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen

The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc


mahouka


16. Assault Lily: Bouquet


assault


17. Osomatsu-san 3rd Season


osomatsu


18. Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club


lovelive


19. Munou na Nana

Talentless Nana


nana


20. Akudama Drive


akudama


21. Noblesse


noblesse


22. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom

Is the Order a Rabbit? Bloom


gochiusa3


23. Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear


kuma


24. 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru

I'm standing on 1,000,000 lives.


100-man


25. D4DJ: First Mix


d4dj


26. Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World


kimisen


27. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka III

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III


danmachi


28. Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko

By the Grace of the Gods


slime


29. King's Raid: Ishi wo Tsugumono-tachi

King's Raid: Successors Of The Will


kingsraid


30. Ochikobore Fruit Tart

Dropout Idol Fruit Tart


fruittart


31. Adachi to Shimamura

Adachi and Shimamura


adachi


32. Strike Witches: Road to Berlin


strike


33. Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst

MAGATSU WAHRHEIT


mwz


34. A3! Season Autumn & Winter


a3


35. Senyoku no Sigrdrifa

Warlords of Sigrdrifa


sigrdrifa


36. Maesetsu!

Maesetsu! Opening Act


maesetsu


37. Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! 4

Please Take My Brother Away 4


ani4


38. Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls


iwa


39. 🗑️ Tsukiuta. The Animation 2


tsukiuta


Bonus: The Rhythm of Fall 2020

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What's your favourite Fall 2020 opening theme?

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