Top 20 One Piece Opening Songs That Give You Nostalgia!

One of the selling traits of the One piece anime is its incredible list of openings that have hailed fans across generations.

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I love how the openings are a very important part of the manga series and enlighten the manga as a whole.

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Animation continues to evolve and change.

The anime has offered the fans plenty of memorable and iconic openings as well as many scenes which may have been the reason why this manga series is among one of the most famous manga series of all time.

One of the selling traits of the One Piece anime is its incredible list of songs that have hailed fans across generations.

By keeping in mind both the music and good visuals, the One Piece opening is a beloved piece of entertainment in its own right.

20. We Can- Kishidan and Hiroshi Kitadani

"We Can!" is the 19th opening for One Piece and the 5th opening for the second half of the series.

The film begins with a silhouette of the Straw Hat Pirates before focusing on Luffy donning his straw hat and charging forward with the rest of his crew.

Before the entire crew stands together as the logo flashes around, Zoro, Usopp, Nami, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, Brook, and Luffy pose with their name boards.

Buggy's post-time skip appearance is also shown before his actual appearance in the anime. Charlotte Brûlée (as Luffy), Charlotte Cracker (inside a Biscuit Soldier), Charlotte Moscato, Vinsmoke Judge, Vinsmoke Reiju, Vinsmoke Ichiji, Vinsmoke Niji, and Vinsmoke Yonji appear in the second version.

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19. Hard Knock Days- Generations from Exile Tribe

"Hard Knock Days" is the 18th opening for One Piece anime and the fourth opening of the second half of the series.

Luffy punches his way out of a Marine base with the Gomu Gomu no Gigant Pistol.

Individual images of the Straw Hats follow, followed by a large shot of them all together with Luffy wearing his Jolly Roger.

Luffy cheers as his crew sprints to the Thousand Sunny and leaps from a cliff.

As the title logo appears, the ship sails in the background. Before Corazon, Kanjuro, and Kyuin are introduced, this opening depicts their faces.

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18. Super Powers- V6

"Super Powers" is the 21st opening of the One Piece anime and the 7th opening of the second half of the series.

The Thousand Sunny begins the film by sailing down a length of the open ocean while dodging cannon fire.

The Straw Hats then emerge in front of Sunny before melting into a rainbow of light rays that shoot up into the sky.

Before the title logo appears, each of the Straw Hats is presented in turn, each in a distinct stance. This is the final 2:30 opening scene.

When the Straw Hats appear during the opening chorus, Franky strikes his famous "Super" pose.

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17. Dreamin On- Da-iCE

"DREAMIN' ON" is the 23rd opening of the One Piece anime and the 9th opening of the second half of the series.

Monkey D. Luffy begins the episode by standing in an unremarkable spot and activating Busoshoku Haki on his right forearm before leaping into action.

Before the music begins, a snippet from their cover version of We Are! appears at the start of the song's music video.

This is the second longest-running opening, behind We Go! with 69 episodes at episode 72.

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16. Jungle-P - 5050

"Jungle P" is the ninth opening of the One Piece anime. Party is represented by the letter "P".

This is the first appearance of the Thousand Sunny, as well as the first appearance of Franky as a member of the crew.

Brook appears in this theme as well, but he is not yet exposed as a crew member. This is the second time non-canon characters have appeared in an intro.

Believe was the first. The opening is just great as it is.

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15. Bon Voyage- Bon Bon Blanco

Few One Piece introductions can match "Bon Voyage!" for capturing the feeling of being on a tropical journey.

This OP sets the tone for the series' wonderstruck and aspirational objectives by beginning with some stunning beach scenery.

It also presents a quick visual rundown of each of the Straw Hats' characters and pasts, as all good One Piece introductions do.

This includes Robin, the new Straw Hat, whose impending storyline is also teased here.

Last but not least, this OP signifies the end of an era, as it was Funimation's final dub of a theme song.

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14. Crazy Rainbow- Tackey And Tsubasa

"Bon Voyage!" marked the end of one era, while "Crazy Rainbow" marked the beginning of a new one.

One Piece began to phase out ending tunes during the Enies Lobby Arc in exchange for extra time for their intros.

"Wild Rainbow" started the crazy tradition, and it doesn't let you down with the extra space.

Instead of providing imagery or connections to the real arc, this OP entices the spectator with a sweeping tale about the Straw Hats vacationing.

This is in stark contrast to images of a crazy pirate battle and even a dinosaur chase!

"Crazy Rainbow" was an upbeat theme with some funky tunes to set the tone for some of the arc's darker periods.

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13. Brand New World - D-51

The Enies Lobby Arc kicks off with a bang with "Brand New World".

"Brand New World" begins with a lot of strong images of the Straw Hats rushing and racing across various scenes, gathering up adrenaline to match the action-filled arc.

The typical casting call follows, which teases some of the series' biggest names, including Whitebeard, Hawkeye Mihawk, and Portgas D. Ace, whose story will run parallel to this one.

The OP concludes, as it began, with fast-paced, furious visuals of the Straw Hats fighting in their individual arc confrontations.

The OP's delicate teasers of Luffy's Gear Second and Monster Point Chopper earn major extra points.

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12. Over the top- Hiroshi Kitadani And Kohei Tanka

Some One Piece songs prefer to tell their own story. Others prefer to weave between original photographs and indications about the story's direction.

"Over The Top" is one of those songs that like to show no restraint at all.

The entry theme to the grand plot is laden with as many references and character teases as possible, almost as if the OP itself was stressing how unique and amazing the Wano Arc would be, showing off all the twists, turns, and acts for the story to come.

While this may appear to be a flaw, the 22nd OP leverages this information dump to overwhelm the audience with questions and enthusiasm.

Who is it? What's going on here? Does that character reappear?!

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11. Hope - Namie Amuro

Namie Amuro is a well-known One Piece character whose role and place in the series' canon will be discussed later.

However, she makes a fateful return to the series in this installment for an emotional ride that matches the early sections of the Whole Cake Island Arc.

This is the arc in which Sanji betrays and tragically attacks Luffy in order to isolate himself from the group.

The focus of this arc and the OP is on Sanji's conflict between his history and his responsibilities to the team.

One of the most memorable scenes in the OP is Sanji's struggle with Luffy, which is replayed on his flowing cape, as though he must bear the weight of his actions.

"Hope" is another terrific performance from Namie Amuro, with a great tune and plenty of subtle, personal teasers for what's to come.

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10. Share The World- Tohoshinki

The theme music for the Sabaody Archipelago Arc is first on the list.

The Straw Hat crew faced out against some of Marine's elites in the Sabaody Archipelago, which also introduced them to several pirate legends and competitors.

This arc's opener would have to explain the dramatic increase in One Piece's action as well as honour the Straw Hat crew's shift to the next chapter of their adventure.

"Share the World" performs an excellent job in this regard. Its music provided a groovy backdrop to the film's dark imagery, which prepped viewers for the near-constant thrills to come.

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9. One Day - The Rootless

The series' 13th episode had a significant task ahead of it.

It had to not only act as the theme music for one of One Piece's most important arcs but also tease and encapsulate the massive amount of knowledge behind it.

Every ruling organization, including the Marines, Warlords, and an Emperor, took part in the pandemonium during the Paramount War.

The Rootless did an incredible job of presenting this arc's opening both a limitless sense of opportunity and adventure ahead, as well as reflecting the more sincere, solemn tones of Luffy's perilous trip.

The visual sequence itself was packed with potential posters for One Piece fans, as it featured a nice crew photo for each group.

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8. Hikari E - The Babystars

When the Straw Hats first crossed the Grand Line, they were in for a new, bigger adventure that would easily eclipse the East Blue's turmoils and scope.

To convey this, the third episode's beginning mimicked the nature of the first, but with a considerably more dramatic and funky tone.

It begins with an intriguing running graphic in which the narrator delivers an incredible speech that rivals the first.

After that, it's all action as a single minute manages to convey all of the Straw Hats' skills and personalities in one continuous scene.

This is also one of the few OP songs with an English dub that accurately replicates the Japanese version's intensity.

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7. Hands Up!- Kota Shinzato

One wouldn't expect the Straw Hats' opener to feel as breezy and joyous as it did when they entered the sweltering heat and freezing cold of Punk Hazard.

That isn't meant as a criticism; "Hands Up!" does an excellent job of retaining the One Piece excitement while maintaining the arc's sense of mystery.

The aesthetics are likewise fantastic, with yet another great fight scene.

What truly distinguishes "Hands Up!" are the opening seconds, in which the Straw Hats come on screen as doodles before blossoming into a lovely picnic.

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6. We Go! - Hiroshi Kitadani

"We Go!" is a memorable opening sequence that will live on for the rest of One Piece's run.

"We Go!" recaptures the same excitement and sensation of youth as One Piece's famed time skip while also preserving its own personality.

It still finds time to tease Fishman Island after going over all of the important cadences of the One Piece plot up until that moment.

The OP's greatest strength, on the other hand, is in showcasing the Straw Hats' new looks and powers, as well as their personalities and their backstories.

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5. We Are! - Hiroshi Kitadani

You can strive as hard as you want, but the beauty of One Piece's inaugural opening "We Are!" will never be replaced.

The first opening of the manga series "We Are!" is, in our opinion, a nostalgic piece of media whose hearty tones and natural optimism are still the default theme behind all of One Piece.

We can safely assume that the opening's rapid tempo and images will appeal to anyone who is new to the manga series.

Its fight sequence has undoubtedly established the series' standard for all subsequent manga series openings.

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4. Kaze O Sagashite- Yaguchi Mari And The Straw Hats

When Luffy decided to breach into Impel Down, he was thrust into one of the series' darkest and most dangerous storylines.

To go along with this, the anime has one of the most hauntingly campy openings ever seen in a pirate adventure.

In many aspects, "Kaze o Sagashite" is a beloved opener.

While it's easy to state that the song is catchy and thematically appropriate, there's so much more to the song's relationship with the images, as the changing tones perfectly mirror the video's abrupt jump between Slice-of-Life adventure and charming darkness.

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3. Kokoro No Chizu-BOYSTYLE

This opening will always be remembered by the audience.

Either because of its appealing music or the haunting memories of one of the manga's most somber sections.

The scenario began with an incredible view of the Straw Hat's literal plummet as they left Skypiea.

Following that, we witnessed how the manga series manages to seamlessly transition between the action and intensity of the Long Run Islands and the Water Seven Islands.

This was undoubtedly one of those sights that piqued the interest of the observer.

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2. Wake Up!- AAA

"Wake Up!" is One Piece's 17th opening theme and the anime's 15th-anniversary song. "Wake Up!" has to be the most One Piece opener of all time, commemorating a full legacy.

That is to say, it does a fantastic job of expressing the series' varied sense of adventure, the crew's peaceful, loving character, and the multiple moving components that fans are anticipating.

It features the best fight sequence of any One Piece beginning, as well as this long-hyped dialogue between Luffy and Blackbeard, which interrupts the sequence but keeps the same energy throughout.

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1. Fight Together- Namie Amuro

This is the one, at the top of our list of One Piece's most spectacular openings.

"Fight Together" honors some of the one piece's most remarkable and sincere characteristics, including the sad backstories and impassioned declarations of all the Straw Hats' loyalty.

The straw hats worked hard here in the manga, despite being separated after the Sabaody Archipelago and having to miss the cruelest phase of Luffy's existence.

Luffy was recalling his initial encounters with Ace and Sabo, as well as his boyhood with them. This was the most amazing sequence I've ever seen.

Fans of the manga series were able to sense the agony and thoughts they were experiencing at the time because of the tones and powerful context.

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