You may not know it, but some of your favourite anime theme songs were actually sung by K-pop artists!
5 Jul 2016 - 12:59 PM  UPDATED 5 Jul 2016 - 1:00 PM

If you're a K-pop group or artist and you want to make it in Japan, one of the ways to do it is to sing a theme song for a popular anime series!

From One Piece to Inuyasha, here are 10 opening and closing theme songs that were performed by K-pop artists.

10. CNBLUE - Supernatural: "In My Head"

While CNBLUE had released singles in Japan previously, "In My Head" was the group's first major label debut in the country.

9. FT Island - Toriko: "Satisfaction"

FT Island have a big following in Japan, so seeing their songs come up in various anime series isn't too surprising.


8. Younha - Bleach: "Houki Boshi"

Younha has been around for quite a while, but "Houki Boshi" was the song that propelled her into the spotlight!

7. MBLAQ - Beelzebub: "Baby U!"

As far as opening theme songs go, MBLAQ's "Baby U" is the perfect track for a show that's about a baby demon!

6. Secret - Naruto SD: Rock Lee and his Ninja Pals: "Twinkle Twinkle"

Secret absolutely nails the cutesy anime feel of this "Naruto" spin-off with "Twinkle Twinkle"!

5. 2PM - Ao No Exorcist: "Take Off"

Fun fact, not only was "Take Off" the first ending song for "Ao No Exorcist", it was also 2PM's debut Japanese single!

4. Apink - Rilu Rilu Fairilu: "Brand New Days"

Apink have released Japanese singles previously, but "Brand New Days" was the group's first original Japanese song.

3. BOYFRIEND - Detective Conan: "Hitomi No Melody"

Not only is Detective Conan one of the longest running anime/manga series ever, BOYFRIEND were the first K-pop group to sing a theme song for the show!

2. BoA - Inyuasha: "Every Heart", Fairy Tail: "Masayume Chasing"

With two different theme songs for two different anime series, it appears that BoA likes her anime!

1. TVXQ - One Piece: "We Are", "Share The World", "Asu wa Kuru Kara"

TVXQ likes the One Piece anime so much that they have released not one, not two, but THREE songs for the series!

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