A bit delayed in posting this list, as my internet was spotty for a few days. Aside from the few hundred emails I need to check, I also know a few of them were specifically asking for this list.
Despite being close to the TMR concert, and scheduled up against a few solid panels (like WWII in Anime), the turnout was pretty good, and hopefully the crowd learned a few things about limited-animation and the evolution of the opening sequence. Hopefully everyone who came by had a good time.
Unlike previous cons, I didn't split this panel into categories, but rather ran it as a single, long chronology from 1963-2013. I did include a lot of the "sub-group" openings from Atmosphere, Cast and Music, and even managed a few fan-crafted examples as the decades flew by.
EDIT: In hindsight, perhaps I should have left it in the original format. If only to highlight how many of the OPs relate to each other over time, rather than displaying how everything itself progressed. Oh well, live and learn.
Most, if not all, of these openings are available on Youtube.
Every Anime Opening Ever
Ookami Shounen Ken
Tobor the 8th Man US Opening
Marine Boy US Opening
Himitsu no Akko-chan 1969
Cyborg 009 1969
Super Robot Mazinger Z
Space Battleship Yamato
Lupin III final OP (which is technically 1980, but I'll let that slide).
Urusei Yatsura OP 1 (ditto)
Aura Battler Dunbine
Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star live-action
Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam "Anime ja nai"
Kimagure Orange Road OP 2
Aim for the Ace 2
Dragonball Z (released 1989, I count it as 90s because it was the "blueprint" for how 90s OPs were structured)
X-Men Japanese OP "Cry for the Moon"
Sailor Moon OP 1
Dragonball Z "Rock the Dragon" US OP
Vision of Escaflowne
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Outlaw Star (still my favorite OP of all time)
Great Teacher Onizuka
Paranoia Agent (still the best example of atmosphere in an OP I've ever seen)
Re: Cutey Honey
Samurai Champloo (which has a splendid MLP:FiM mashup version here)
Ouran High School Host Club
BECK Mongolian Chop Squad
Higurashi: When They Cry
Death Note OP 1
Toaru Majutsu no Index
Bakemonogatari OP 4
Eden of the East
Shin Mazinger Shougeki Z-Hen
Hanasku Iroha OP2
Persona 4 the Animation
Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Psycho-Pass OP 2
Attack on Titan
Excel Saga (technical difficulties, ie- my computer did something weird)
Nurarihyon no mago (time constraints)
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (ditto)
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