Naruto has a large number of cult openings, those of Shippuden included. For us, the best of all is this one.
The opening, an essential moment of an anime episode
What would an anime be without openings and endings? Impossible for an anime not to offer opening and end credits. Japanese animation fans can’t do without these moments as appreciable for the eyes as for the ears.
It might be an overstatement to say that an anime is remembered even more if its openings and endings are excellent, but it still matters a lot. Like One Piece, naruto has several high quality openings, but what is the best of all ? In our view, there is no doubt.
A meaningful Naruto Shippuden opening
You have hummed several Naruto openings while reading these few lines. You have the right to do it, even if you don’t understand the lyrics. On our side, we are categorical: the best opening of naruto is in Shippuden, it’s about “Lovers”. This is the 9th opening of Naruto Shippuden.
We see Naruto, Sakura and Sasuke turn their backs on a gigantic suspended stone platform. A particularly strong image that can hurt your heart when you think back to the best moments of the 7 team coached by Kakashi Hatake. Sakura also sheds a few tears, which makes sense with the lyrics: “ You just pretend to be strong and don’t show your tears, but in truth you’re very scared “.
A sentence that fits very well with the character, tormented by Naruto’s obsession with bringing Sasuke back to Konoha. It is in episode 206 of Shippuden that Sakura will make believe naruto that she is in love with him so that he stops pursuing their former friend. We could have referred to other Naruto openings as Blue Bird, but Lovers is the best in our opinion.