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One of the best things about each anime season are the myriad of opening and ending theme songs that come along with it. So here are ten of our favorites.

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Anime: The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Song: “Here”
Artist: JUNNA
Why I Love It: Junna’s incredibly powerful voice amplifies this mystical melody and sets the stage for the magical anime to come.


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Anime: Anime-Gataris
Song: “Aikotoba”
Artist: GARNiDELiA
Why I Love It: This is a poppy song with a fun chorus that just makes you want to get up and dance.


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Anime: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Song: “OVER”
Artist: Little Glee Monster
Why I Love It: The verses build to a harmony-filled chorus that makes great use of the five member female group.


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Anime: Children of the Whales
Song: “Sono Mirai e”
Artist: RIRIKO
Why I Love It: The acoustic instruments mix with—and add to—the singer’s vocals to create a song that’s simply beautiful.  


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Anime: Fate/Apocrypha
Song: “ASH”
Artist: LiSA
Why I Love It: This, like many of LiSA’s songs, is a rocking tune that gets you pumped for an anime filled with fighting action.


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Anime: Inuyashiki: Last Hero
Song: “My Hero”
Why I Love It: As much as I enjoy the vocals, it’s the strings in the background that really make this rock song seem epic.


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Anime: Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Song: “Rapture”
Artist: Panorama Panama Town
Why I Love It: This hard J-rock song uses syncopation to make sure it gets stuck in your head and never leaves.


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Anime: King’s Game
Artist: coldrain
Why I Love It: Death metal is not normally my jam, but the powerful chorus and heavy guitars perfectly set the mood for an anime where horrible, violent deaths comes one after another.


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Anime: Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Song: “Saturday Night Question”
Artist: Megumi Nakajima
Why Sarah Loves It: Like the life of the protagonist Moriko, this song begins in a dark place in terms of mood and lyrics by talking about a strained thread that left a crushing pain in her heart. It becomes whimsical and hopeful—but also a bit lonely in the chorus—making for a very touching and catchy number overall.


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Anime: UQ Holder!
Song: “Happy☆Material”
Artist: Tōta Konoe (Yuka Takakura), Kurōmaru Tokisaka (Yūki Hirose), Kirie Sakurame (Ai Kayano), Karin (Yui Ogura), Shinobu Yuuki (Sayaka Harada), and Mizore Yukihiro (Akari Kitō)
Why I Love It: This theme was a catchy earworm the first time I heard it back in 2005s Negima! Magister Negi Magi. Having the new cast sing it in UQ Holder! makes it feel new but no less iconic.


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