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Dragon Ball Is Excellent At Anime Openings

[GIF via Toei Animation]
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Over the years, we’ve gotten loads of excellent opening credit sequences from the various Dragon Ball anime. The latest from Dragon Ball Super is no exception, but how does it stack up to the others? Let’s find out!

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In case you missed it, here’s the new Dragon Ball Super opening, which debuted last week.

Damn, this is good and way better than the show’s first opening, which felt somewhat flat.

See? It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t exactly get you pumped up. Now, let’s see how these compare to some standout openings from other DB anime.

Not a huge fan of Dragon Ball Z Kai, but the animation and editing in this opening is on point.

The first Dragon Ball GT opening isn’t exactly as intense as the newer openings, but it’s a longtime fan favorite. And for good reason! It’s terrific.

Maybe the best DB theme to date? But not more exciting than Super’s new hyped up opening.

Or maybe this is the best theme?

No. This is. And the best opener.

Feel free to mention your favorite Dragon Ball opening in the comments below.

For those living outside Japan, subtitled Dragon Ball Super episodes are streaming on Crunchyroll. Thank goodness.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Judging from the new opening, is Gohan’s mystical super Saiyan power finally coming back?