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I made an anime openings quiz

>Quiz Here<

100 anime openings from the past 20 years. Post your results in the comments, preferably in the form of a screenshot of the results page. No cheating by looking at the comments first. In case the audio doesn’t work for you, here’s a direct link to the audio needed.

Guessing anime openings has been something I’ve been doing for as long as I’ve been an anime fan. I used to play “top X anime openings” videos on youtube, minimise the screen and try to name the anime with my sister. One of the first things I made as an anime fan was a top 20 anime openings video. It was fun to finally make one myself after all these years. It’s very deliberately designed to lull you into a false sense of security. You’ll see what I mean when you start the quiz.

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  1. Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Permalink
  2. fEast91
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Holy shit my mind is melting from some of the familiar ones….. All the pain… of not remembering it.

    Will post my result soon-ish.

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink



      Total utter defeat… I am ashamed, since some of those I should’ve known but it’s been so long… and I tend to skip OP back then.

      NHK was a lucky guess since I thought I heard Kenji Ohtsuki, and I know he did one of the songs for Welcome to the NHK.

      Fucking hell, one of my friend back then is a hardcore School Rumble fan and I’ve heard the OP countless times too…

      • Scamp
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

        I’m really scratching my head at how you can get Sakura Wars but not Cowboy Bloody Bebop. I thought Bebop was one of those things everyone had ingrained into their head

      • Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

        It’s not my fault that the TV station showed Sakura Wars and not (at least from what I remember) Cowboy Bebop.

        EDIT: whoa GTO is actually that old??!?

  3. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    42/100! http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3927/resultsc.jpg

    I know plenty of you readers can beat that score. Make me proud!

  4. Adamar
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    20/100 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BE7-sO5CAAE03Yb.png:large

    Wooden spoon candidates, please step up.

  5. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    55/100 http://pic.twitter.com/Phth01wEaI

    Having Tylor, Texhnolyze, and Hat Guy J on there pleases me greatly.

  6. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    14/100. Should have gotten a couple. Otherwise, I hadn’t even seen everything else.

  7. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    A sad 24/100 for me.

    Though in my defense, I got every single one of the series I’ve seen.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

      You’re on this blog and didn’t get Geass? tut tut

  8. lisa
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    38/100 http://postimage.org/image/p8f4xi34v/

    Looking at the ones I missed, not surprised I missed most of them as a lot of them I just never watched. But pretty disppointed in myself for completely forgetting the titles to shows whose songs I recognized, like Jyu Oh Sei or Abenobashi, and I just can’t explain my brain farts on Eden of the East and Crest of the Stars, or Captain Tylor.

    Fun quiz, thanks!

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      Oh hey, someone got the Gad Guard OP! Never seen the show, but I’ve always liked that one

      • lisa
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

        It’s a catchy song! Despite that, I had to listen to that one twice before I remembered what it was from. :/ The show is…ok, I never managed to finish it.

  9. Joel
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    24/100, though to be fair I only got Black Lagoon by at the end frantically typing all the names of anime I know you’ve seen.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

      Since I’ve seen almost 1000 anime, you’d be there a while =P

  10. Aris Katsaris
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    14/100 – all in the first column. Regarding the other two columns, I’ve only ever seen one of the anime there…

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      The last column is mostly bleh apart from Black Heaven, Kogepan and Popee, but none from the second column? There’s some real top quality stuff in there!

  11. Shazam
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink


    Hey guys can I join the 14/100 club

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

      You’re ahead of me at least…

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      Missed JIBUN WOOO? Missed Evangelion???? Leave your otaku license at the door

  12. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink
  13. Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    http://minus.com/lJVHY9UMBd2P1 I feel kind of ashamed about the one I should’ve got. Hilarious how I’ve seen Fractale but remembered nothing of its opening.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      Man, when I made this quiz, I thought the middle column would pose some issues. But I thought it would be people getting half to a third, not widespread no-shows. Perhaps I made the quiz a touch too difficult…

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

      *ones Although, I’m proud of being the only one so far to get Red Garden.

    • Triplicity
      Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:39 am | Permalink

      OH YEAH, the one I had actually heard but forgot from where was Fractale, dammit! Well, I did drop that one at ep. 4…

  14. Cirith
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    10… I skip almost all openings. And there are actually a few animes I haven’t watched in the second halve, like Heat Guy J. And even some I haven’t heard off like Kurogane Communication. Anyway I suck at this.

    And Crest of Stars was from 1999? I hope they someday adopt the rest of Banner of the Stars, Jinto and Lafiel are among my favourite couples.

  15. Nadgers
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink


    Im good at this.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

      Will admit I’m a little amazed you can’t get Bebop/Evangelion/Baccano/Geass or some combination of 3 of those. You need to level up big time

      • Nadgers
        Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

        I got Evangelion right atleast since my friend forced me to watch it and the tune was kinda catchy.

        I barely watch anime. I felt a bit silly for even trying this.

  16. Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Permalink


    Still ashamed of what I got on the last column, but at least I also got the anime on that column that matter.

    • Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      GAH You beat me by ONE

      If only I’d remembered Abenobashi

  17. AG
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    21/100 I didn’t know how to post my score here but I did get Code Geass I can still stay at the cool kids table right!!??

    Out of the middle and right columns, I only got King gainer and Black Heaven though.

  18. ZachKoromaru
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    27/100 http://i.minus.com/iYDosQXqhTL8C.PNG I did about as well as I thought I would. I feel bad for missing GTO considering it’s one of my favorite shows.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

      You did get texchlyozzeoo whatever its called because I can never remember how to spell that

  19. non
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    29/100 lmao Scamp u oldfag

    Also, no matter how many variations of Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru I put in, it wouldn’t work. Might wanna fix that.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

      It’s only the past 20 years guys! That’s really not that old!

      Also Soremachi is in under that exact spelling, and a few others besides. Think that’s your fault =P

  20. Luck Richese
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen 11 shows from the list. Got them all except Onizuka op.
    Plus I recognized Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure thanks to Podtaku.

  21. Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    For the life of me, I could not remember what Shut Up and Explode went to.


    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      At least you know the song, because that is the greatest goddamn anime OP that is not the second last one on that list

  22. JungRocks
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    29/100 I love these kind of quizzes :D

  23. Kira00
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    32/100 w/ 2 guessed randomly. That was a nice quizz!

  24. Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink



    Don’t feel too bad about most of the one’s I missed. Only ones I’m disappointed I missed are Onizuka, Tatami Galaxy, and Rio.

  25. Kiraly
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    That time limit sucks. I barely started the third column when it ran out. 30/100, no screenshot because I refreshed instantly so I could do it again <_<

    • Kiraly
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

      40 on second try isn’t much better. Strange that I didn’t recognize Fractale, I’ve listened to that song a lot.


    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

      Time limit is unfortunately the highest sporcle will let me go. Also holy shit somebody got the Violinist of Hamlen OP. I only put that one in because I needed older ones and it sounded terrible

      • Anca
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

        Well, it was memorable. The OPs were pretty much the only thing they animated properly – I heard Hameln had the lowest budget in pre-flash anime history.

        And I liked to collect anime OP and EDs. I have 120GB of them.

  26. Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I’m here to reapply for my annual otaku license



    Also >Da Crapo

    • Anonymous
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

      Revoked for remembering that show and not GTO, SEL and Tylor.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Finally somebody noticed Da Crapo!

      Also complaining about all the older ones, but then you get Marmalade Boy?

  27. Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    31/100 http://twitpic.com/ca0oqf

    Missed four from shows I’ve seen. Skipped two of those openings when I watched. The other two were novitaminA shows, which are all basically the same.

  28. Anonymous
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Too many I know by tune, but not by name or where they come from, so fuck that. Also running out of time as you furiously type in the last you remember really exemplifies my feelings to having to remember names. Fuck all o’ that. At least after 10 seconds I had HARD ROCK SAVE THE SPACE already, too easy to predict that one.


    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Anything to get more people to watch Black Heaven. Was tempted to just put the entire song in at the end for shits and giggles

  29. Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Permalink
    • Scamp
      Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

      People not getting the Crest of the Stars OP makes me sad

  30. Posted March 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    I forgot to take a picture and I don’t want to redo it, but I got 40/10. Lots of shows I haven’t seen, but I know the opening. About five more I recognized, but couldn’t name.

    It’s a bit amusing how some openings made me want to watch the respective series.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink

      I did deliberately pick anime openings I thought were good so it wasn’t just a list of the same squeaky voice girl singing over and over again. Seems to have gotten people interested in a few anime, so it worked

  31. q
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    17/100 http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4061/animeopq.png

    I missed Psycho Pass even though I’ve watched some eps, I got Rio by divine inspiration (year+silly silly song) even though I’ve never seen it. Otherwise I got everything I should, go me~

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

      The amount of people not getting Azumanga makes me -_-

  32. Anonymous
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    http://imgur.com/Umc9dXK (23/100)
    Didn’t think I’d do as poorly as I have. Though aside from michiko e hachin, sankarea and rideback (O! and Letter Bee but fuck Letter Bee) I did get everything I’ve seen from these hundred. By the time it got about halfway through the second column I actually got bored with this and started browsing the net while listening to the OPs. It’s kinda depressing to see that hasn’t at all influenced my score.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:51 am | Permalink

      It was deliberately designed to have the second half be really difficult. Next time I’ll split them into two

  33. 21/100
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Permalink


    But I’m pretty happy with this because I didn’t miss on any series that I’ve fully completed.

    The most exciting part is guessing correctly on series you’ve never seen before. Watching/reading “top X anime openings” lists makes Last Exile unmistakeable for example.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:52 am | Permalink

      Because of those lists I knew the whole Higurashi OP long before I saw it

  34. Sarif
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    38/100 Out of the anime have seen I only missed gunsmith cats and code Geass. I though it was eureka seven and your quiz was broken. XXXholic was the only one I got by spamming animes I could think of and I should of gotten magical shopping arcade, but did not know the full name. fun and thank you.
    http://s21.postimage.org/w02253zx3/failtest.jpg = the proof.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:53 am | Permalink

      Quite a good score, and yet you couldn’t get Jojo even though they yell the name in the song? tut tut

  35. Billish
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    18/100, 2 guesses, but 1 aside for typing out “Paranoid Agent” instead of the right title like 5 times. I haven’t seen many of these, and also, chalk me up for all blanks on the middle column, the only of which I might have known was Xam’d.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:54 am | Permalink

      Really surprised that nobody is getting anime from the middle column. I overestimated anime fandom

  36. Pari
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    I usually lurk but here I am at midnight commenting. 30/100 for me.
    I was really crappy when it came to the 90s/early 2000s, but proud of myself for guessing kogepan without ever hearing the op song.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:55 am | Permalink

      Hahaha that’s pretty great. I can whistle the Kogepan OP off by heart. You should watch it, it’s only 30 mins and it’s pretty great

  37. Madu_Scientisto
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    A modest 28/100 for me. At least I got Who is Imouto right, and that’s all that matters in the end right?

    I did recognize the one at 12:33-12:44, but couldn’t place it and thought to myself, “Why don’t I remember where this is from, this opening is awesome, the show it’s from is surely awesome as well.” And it was from Fractale. Yeah… What a crappy anime. Opening is still catchy as hell though. Got Legend of Black Heaven right (it was featured in some of your earlier posts I believe), haven’t watched that one yet, will do in the near future though.


    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:12 am | Permalink

      I need to write about Black Heaven again. More people need to watch it

  38. MCAL
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    21/100. I tried to get at least 25 and there were at least four songs I heard that I knew, but couldn’t remember the anime for.

  39. Kioku
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Damn I suck at this. The annoying thing was hearing songs that I recognized, but had never seen the shows (Let it go systematic people). How the bloody hell do I answer those?! :'(
    1018-1025, 607-616 had me slamming my head against the desk.

    21/100 :(

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:15 am | Permalink

      Hah, I know that feeling! That’s one of the greatest feelings ever. The frustration is weirdly exhilerating

  40. ZoboCamel
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    27/100, which I really can’t complain about – I got all the shows that I’ve seen more than a couple of. Quite a few points there from lucky guesses, either based on Scamp’s tastes or just year/sound – Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain, GTO, Hare Guu, Legend of Black Heaven…


  41. Mr. Anon
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    I got 27/100. Maybe could’ve gotten like 35 if I tried really hard, but with half of the list being pretty obscure titles I’m not really surprised I didn’t get more.

    How did you make the selection, Scamp? It feels too random for a list of ‘here’s anime music I enjoyed’, so did you just take a few staples and then mostly random titles?

    Disappointed at the lack of NOW I’VE LOST IT by the way. Also Disappointed at the lack of the Initial D First Stage opening, but I know you haven’t seen it (seriously, go watch that show.)

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:16 am | Permalink

      Started with iconic OPs, moved into the more recognisable, then onto OPs I think are good/different, then went for totally random ones. I tried for the most part to pick OPs that stood out in some form or another

  42. Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:59 am | Permalink



    So am I the only person who’s seen Tekkaman Blade or what?

    • Magus
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:08 am | Permalink

      I have!

      Had 28/100 or something.

  43. Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    24/100. Damnit, i actually predicted there’s Bleach, One Outs, and even freaking WHO IS IMOUTO (yea, i thought the list is not for the lulz) but i’m too unsure. Well played.

  44. Aelms
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 3:13 am | Permalink
    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      Oh dear, you couldn’t get Bebop? tut tut

  45. Shikamaru
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 3:18 am | Permalink



    Everyone should watch Polar Bear Cafe opening and enjoy it.
    Also I don’t like Code Geass. Maybe I should try to watch it again.

  46. @fkeroge
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    60/100. Funny… most of the stuff I got right I haven’t even seen yet, just heard the songs. Also, your taste in anime shows in this quiz. Try mixing it up more.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

      I tried picking anime with OPs that aren’t the same generic jpop songs. Anime that don’t have jpop tend to the stranger or more stylish, which is where my taste tends to swing towards anyway. I didn’t put in a bunch of action/mecha OPs for anime I like because they tend to all sound the same

  47. Kirin
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink



    In retrospect, I should have gotten Psycho-Pass, Precure, Future Diary, and Kill Me Baby. I wonder what happened there…

  48. kyren
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:57 am | Permalink


    43/100. Not too shabby, better than I thought I’d do. Although that last column is really pathetic on my part. I can’t believe you had the ops for Blue Seed and Those Who Hunt Elves. Talk about a trip down memory lane :D.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:22 am | Permalink

      I haven’t seen those shows, but the Blue Seed OP is so friggen awesome I had to put it in there somewhere

  49. Funso
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink


    26/100. There’s about 10 of them that I’m kicking myself over missing. Also, Kill Me Baby was a free point, even though I never watched the show.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      You’d be surprised how many people miss Kill Me Baby. About 80% people don’t get it

      • Ramiel
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

        That’s because people only remember the ED

        Speaking of which, you should make an ED quiz next

  50. amdary
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    I got 26/100. The third column + anything pre 2002 and post 2011 absolutely trashed me.


    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      Always interesting to see that the anime in the last column people get right. A lot of people getting Lagrange right, which I shouldn’t be too surprised at

  51. matrixEXO
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    0/100~!!!! I BROKE THE WORLD RECORDDD!!!!!! But seriously, I didn’t answer any because while I can remember the songs (I watch OP at least once, at least…), I can’t remember which songs goes to where. Well, not all but almost all so I’d rather not answer at all.

  52. Taka
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    39/100 Though I ran out of time before going through the entire playlist. I usually instantly recognize the song on a bunch but then had to pause and think of the name. Maybe it’s just because it is 5am but I even had to dredge up Azumanga’s name. All I was thinking was “oh he just did a post on this”…wtf was it called again? The Ryoko’s in the 3rd column is a fluke. I heard something jazzy that wasn’t Tank or Guns & Roses.


    • Taka
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

      Course looking at the ones left I would probably have only known 5 or 6 more.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      20 minutes was the longest I could set it. Will probably cut the number of songs in the ED one I eventually do

  53. Anon
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I’m a failure. 15/100

  54. Ramiel
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink


    Good quiz man, some really obscure ones in the second half

  55. Anon
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    DAMMIT SCAMP! now i’m depressed! I’m going to make one of these too so that i could claim that there is at least one anime openings quiz that i answered perfectly on sporcle!!!!

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      I did this quiz myself. I got 87/100 so don’t feel too bad about not getting everything right

      • Anon
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

        FWIW, I only got scrapped princess in the second column and black heaven on the third.

        That was fun though, i’ll really try making one too.

      • Scamp
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

        Yes, I’d like to see other people try so I can do a quiz that I don’t already know the answers to

      • KiralyAnca
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

        How did you make this one?

      • Scamp
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

        Ripped OPs from youtube. Arranged them into one audio file using Audacity. Uploaded it onto soundcloud. Embed that into the sporcle create quiz page. Takes a while, but I’m weird and quite enjoyed the process

  56. Rait
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    My humble results.


    I can’t believe I didn’t remember Bleach. I used to watch it as a kid.


  57. Ramiel
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    One thing the quiz made me realize is that its not always how prominent the anime was that makes the OP easy to remember, but rather how good the OP was. In the first column, most of the shows were popular ones, but also they had famous OP’s. i was able to guess quite a few, even though I had never watched the anime, because the OP’s were quite notable. Likewise, I missed a few even though I had watched the show, because i’d never really paid attention to the OP (cause it sucked).

    BTW, you didn’t include NOW I’VE LOST IT. Son, I’m dissapoint

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      A few people mentioned NOW I’VE LOST IT, so I guess I really should have had it on there

  58. Inushinde
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    67/100. Can’t believe I missed Escaflowne’s.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

      To be honest, I probably wouldn’t get Escaflowne myself.

  59. Kamui
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    26/100. Will never forgive myself for missing Slam Dunk. It’s just shameful.

  60. Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Sound Cloud is so slow so I couldn’t finish. I got to until the second column and I got 31. I got more than half on the first column but I couldn’t get that many on the second.

  61. Af4
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  62. Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Apparently my first two attempts at posting my score got eaten by an overactive spam filter :)

    I got a 26/100 or as I like to think of it a 26/62 then I went 0/38.


    There were another 18 series that I had watched but didn’t recognize from the short clips, including Azumanga – even though I’ve watched it like four times. I did get all three Shaft series though.

    Fun challenge though, thanks for putting it together.

    I wonder how well I would have done with a visual test of these 100 without the music.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

      Visual tests are way easier because you don’t even listen to the music.

      What I probably should have done with this test is make the distinction that it was going to get harder in the audio itself. Like announce it was going onto expert mode and later onto hardcore mode.

  63. Insurrectionist
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I got 28/100, although 2 of those were King Gainer (it tells us the title! Free point) and Fractale, which I’ve never heard but I decided to write it since I’d just read another post where you mentioned Fractale, and what do you know!

    As usual, by far the most torturous was the number of songs I felt I should know but just couldn’t place/remember. I decided to do a list of shame for them:

    Series I watched but couldn’t remember the opening at all:
    Angel Beats
    Trigun (too long man)
    Irresponsible Captain Tylor
    Welcome to the NHK
    Marmalade Boy
    Rinne no Lagrange

    I might have watched part of some of the other shows, they were just too shit so I didn’t bother finishing/remembering anything about them.

    Series where I should’ve gotten because I either love the OP or it’s a huge ear-worm:
    Outlaw Star
    Last Exile
    Black Lagoon (special mention because the part chosen totally threw me off – my brain completely failed to make the connection to Red Fraction and I sat waiting for it to play throughout)
    RahXephon (this is getting embarrassing)
    Scrapped Princess
    Soredemo Machi ga Mawatteiru

    Special mention for What The Fuck Was This Show Called Again Why Can’t I Just Get Credit For Shut Up And Explode?:

    Most satisfied in getting right:
    Crest of the Stars (holy shit how did I remember this generic op?)
    NieA_7 (easy to get IF you’ve watched it I guess)

    • Scamp
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

      Not the only person to mention not getting the Black Lagoon one. Maybe I picked a bad clip? Also poo you on calling the Crest of the Stars one generic! I love that OP!

      • Insurrectionist
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

        Haha, I’m not its biggest fan I guess. Particularly compared to the quality of the show, I found it unremarkable.

        Also you totally should have included the Simoun opening in there, it would be perfect – good, different from most openings, and from a show almost no-one watched.

  64. Gunslinger
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Gaah, got only 23, but then i never listen to openings or endings so I’m not surprised.


    Also scamp 87/100. Who made this quiz?

    • ANON
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

      scamp made it, and he only scored 87. lol

      • Scamp
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

        I can never remember what’s the exact name of Those Who Hunt Elves is!

      • lmm
        Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

        I had to look up how to spell “Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru”. And spent a bit of time wondering why it wasn’t accepting “Princess Jellyfish”

  65. XXL
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    16/100 *hangs head in shame*


    Would’ve gotten 17/100 but I had to relisten to the Popee theme about four times before I finally GOT IT and then by then time had run out. Goddamnit. I had to pause and relisten to the Excel Saga, Abenobashi, and Angel Beats themes, but just couldn’t place them.

    I’ve watched some of One Outs, xxxHolic, and Future Diary, but could not remember the OPs AT ALL.

    • Gunslinger
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      I would have gotten that much too but then i cheated at the end my guessing some of scamp’s favorite anime.

  66. Fumoffu!!
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I got 31. Basically, if I watched it, I recognized it.

  67. Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    OH GOD
    I got 13/100. Oh and I guess Cowboy Bepop, but it didn’t recognize my text (maybe I kept misspelling it…).

    I really should have gotten Code Geass, Last Exile, The Tatami Galaxy, Jellyfish, Hare Guu and Who is Imouto.

    Having said that, I haven’t most of the remaining series, but a lot of them sounded really familiar….

    • lmm
      Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      It’s Cowboy Bebop…

  68. Mormegil
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Jibun Woooooo


    That was…humbling, to say the least. Looks like I need to watch more anime! I have no idea how I missed Wolf’s Rain, Tatami Galaxy, Future Diary, Rahxephon, Sankarea, Sacred Seven, Sakura Wars, Fractale, and Rinne no Lagrange. The last section just killed me.

    Anyway, that was a lot of fun. Thanks, Scamp.

    Props for including the Blue Seed OP.

  69. Posted March 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink



    now I just have to find out what IRRESPOSIBLE CAPTAIN TYLOR is

  70. lmm
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    26/100, http://www.flickr.com/photos/69784232@N08/8545815875/ . Worse than I’d expected, but a lot of things I simply hadn’t seen. Annoyed I missed One Outs, Divergence Eve and Da Capo (particularly after listening to that song one million times while subbing it); actually quite happy to have forgotten Crest of the Stars, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, and Michiko to Hatchin. Pleased about getting Ghost Hound and Texhnolyze after hearing each once, and Kill Me Baby after hearing zero times (it says the title in the song).

  71. Friend-guy
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I hate myself for losing my results, my laptop surely does hate me. Though I do remember my score. 31/100. Haru+Guu! Love that one, got to love the classics such as Godannar, Trigun. I can also say I didn’t miss the Cowboy Bebop nor the outlaw star one.

    *Keeps anime Otaku card* I might have even leveled up!

  72. NormalMar
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink
  73. Cappy
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    17/100 Pretty terrible but I freaked out when I realized you included the Violinist of Hameln. Great surprise! Easily my favorite manga.

    • Josh
      Posted March 11, 2013 at 6:40 am | Permalink

      Seconded! I got 28/100, but Hameln and Ashita no Nadja made me happy. :D

  74. mikedude
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 2:59 am | Permalink


    Missed 10 or 11 from shows I’ve seen. The rest are shows I’ve never watched.

  75. Lanf
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    God the amount of combinations of Honey and Clover I put in for Princess Jellyfish… I missed 12 openings I’d seen at least once before too although King Gainer was a free point. Kinda annoyed I didn’t get Umineko nor Higurashi though. Most other things I blame on age/how little I actually heard it.

  76. BradyB
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Ha! 14/100, I’m pretty proud that I got Saber Marionette J. I kept typing Slayers and then thought about what other anime Megumi Hayashibara has done and BAM!

  77. Posted March 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    You have no idea how long it took me to complete this on my fail Australian wifi connection – good thing I am both bored as hell and stubborn as fuck!

    65/100 – stuff I missed was stuff I haven’t seen yet so I’m pretty damn pleased with myself – no revoking my otaku license yet!

  78. The Toast
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink


    Watched 24 of the 100 shows and got all their OPs, knew 14 OPs from shows I didn’t watch.
    Refrained from taking wild guesses on popular anime and just never heard any of the 62 songs I missed.

    So yeah, I’m one of these uncivilized plebs who haven’t watched Comboy Bebop yet :/
    It’s about time, huh.

    • Gunslinger
      Posted March 12, 2013 at 4:26 am | Permalink

      Yup it is :)

  79. Mike
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Meh. 23/100. I think I got just about every show I’ve seen on the list, but I guess that just means I haven’t seen very much.

  80. foon
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    Got 26/100.

    Missing Lain and Psycho-Pass was particularly frustrating. The first is one of my favorite anime songs, and the second is currently airing.

    Still, this made me smile. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  81. Someoneoneone
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 4:03 am | Permalink


    I have never heard of a single anime in the entire third column, which is kind of impressive in its own way. If I didn’t get Sexy Commando I would have missed the entire final 48 series simply by virtue of having only heard of one of them ever.

  82. Posted March 12, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Finally played the entire thing.
    42/100 I got a bit depressed that I couldn’t get anything on the third column + not getting Slam Dunk and Onizuka and Tylor.

  83. Viridian
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:20 am | Permalink

    Knew the “Who is Imouto” song but couldn’t get the ridiculous Japanese title right…

    Also recognized the fantastic Popo (which this website introduced me to!) but couldn’t remember the damn title.

    • Viridian
      Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:26 am | Permalink

      Urgh, Popee not Popo.

  84. ANON
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink
  85. DarkEnergy
    Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    I got 25/100. Then I started cheating with 2 minutes left and got 31/100. I got 31/100 just by putting in shows that I’ve seen before. Except GTO, I don’t know how I missed that one. I love how I typed Black Heaven really early and got it just because I knew you’d put it in there. That was really fun. Will you do something like this for anime endings, Scamp?

  86. Terrible Result
    Posted March 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    13/100 – got
    25/100 – seen

    Most of these are anime that I didn’t have any interest in.
    Also, I usually skip the OP.
    I’m apparently quite terrible with placing OPs I do know with that anime they go with.

    I just randomly came here btw.

  87. Patchou
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    69/100 : the last part was pretty hard

  88. jaikeis
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    I just started guessing anime names after the eight or so I legitimately got.

    I knew that the Marginal Prince OP was from some BL anime, I just didn’t which one. They might as well all be the same.

  89. Varyn
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    27/100 got every show I’ve seen except Code Geass, but i’ve only seen about 10 anime from 1990-2002 so I was destined to fail.

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