It’s been one month since the fall 2020 anime season has been started.
Not only the main story of TV anime but also the theme songs that shows the world of the title in 1 minute 30 seconds attract a lot of attention. Since many anime titles have been released during the fall of 2020, we have a wider variety of songs than usual. Which theme song among that variety caught the hearts of fans?
Here, at Anime! Anime!, we conducted a reader survey entitled “Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most?” We received responses from 253 people during the survey period from November 3 to November 10.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 25% were in their 20s.
First announced results will be about OP themes.
■ A collection of theme songs that match the title’s world view!
1st place goes to “Kaikai Kitan” by Eve from “Jujutsu Kaisen”. The approval rating is about 11%.
Readers commented, “The song and lyrics are refreshing and dark, and it suits to ‘Jujutsu Kaisen'”, and “The lyrics and content match, and so I started to like it even more.”
There are also were explanations why OP becomes so popular. There were comments like, “The anime and the song matched, and it is so cool”, “The most fashionable opening of this season!”, and “I watch it all every time.”
2nd place is shared between “Hypnosis Mi – Rhyme Anima-” by All Stars from “Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima” and “Kaimin! Anmin! Syalist Seikatsu” by Princess Syalis (CV: Minase Inori) from “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”. The approval rating is about 8%.
About “Hypnosis Mic”, many fans pointed out captivating rap, “Fast rap of 12 people is incredible! Such great singing… Voice actors are just amazing!”, and “I was impressed when I saw it in the introductory video. There is a sense of speed, and it is a cool gathering of gorgeous voice actors! I listen it so many times.” Video fulfilled with a sense of speed is also popular, “Running feeling is comfortable, and all characters gathered together is the best!”
Many comments about “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle” said, “Minase Inori as Princess Syalis sounds very cute.”
Especially, there are many comments about how highly addictive the song is, “The interlude of “non-REM sleep” is very addictive, it sticks in your brain every day”, and some readers even said, “I could listen to it infinitely”.
Moreover, “Assault Lily” and “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle” ate topping the list with the same number of men votes only. 3rd place is shared among 4 titles, “Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)”, “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club”, “Jujutsu Kaisen”, and “Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina”.
For women votes only, “Jujutsu Kaisen” is topping the list, while “Hypnosis Mic” goes 2nd. 3rd place is shared between “Haikyu!! To the Top 2nd Cool” and “Moriarty the Patriot” with the same number of votes.
About “Sacred world” by RAISE A SUILEN from “Assault Lily”, “It is “insanely cool, and it matches the OP video in the best possible way”, and “I love the good nostalgic sense of anime songs”.
About “nice to NEET you!” by AOP from “Mr. Oomatsu”, “I like the lyrics that express my exact feelings about unwilling go to work,” and “There is a strong feeling of useless people.”
About “Niijiro Passions” by Nijigasaki High School Idol Club from “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club”, “A bright song that fits for school idola. It’s nice to start feeling joy before the anime starts.”
About “Literature” by Ueda Reina from “Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina”, “It’s so sad that I cry whenever I listen to fully, but I thought it was the best song, this somehow warm song is the best one”, and “Ueda-san’s clear voice matches the lyrics and the atmosphere of the witch’s journey, and I really like it.”
About “Toppako” by SUPER BEAVERs from “Haikyuu!!”, “Not only it fits the world of “Haikyu !!”, but it also inspires and supports you while you listening.”, and “It rises tensions before the game starts.”
About “DYING WISH” by Hatanaka Tasuku from “Moriarty the Patriot” we received comments like, “It’s a little off for the original, but you can feel the sexy atmosphere”, and “Fast and stylish! I’m also wondering if Hatanaka Tasuku, who is singing it, will appear in the work!”
■ Ranking Top 20
“Which song among the theme songs of the fall 2020 anime titles you like the most? OP Ver.”
1st place “Jujutsu Kaisen”
2nd place “Hypnosis Mic-Divison Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima”
2nd place “Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle”
4th place “Mr. Osomatsu (3rd season)”
5th place “Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club”
6th place “Haikyuu!! To the Top 2nd Cool”
7th place “Moriarty the Patriot”
8th place “IDOLiSH7: Second Beat! ”
8th place “Assault Lily”
8th place “Is the Order a Rabbit?”
8th place “The Day I Became a God”
8th place “Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina”
13th place “Fly Me to the Moon”
14th place “Adachi and Shimamura”
15th place “Warlords of Sigrdrifa”
16th place “Golden Kamuy (3rd season)”
16th place “The Gymnastics Samurai”
16th place “Munou na Nana”
19th place “Akudama Drive”
19th place “Fire Force 2nd Cool”
19th place “Tsukiuta. The Animation 2 ”
19th place “D4DJ First Mix”
19th place “The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc”
(Survey period: November 3, 2020 to November 10, 2020)