Anime Underground The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time  

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What is the best anime OST of all time? That's not an easy question to answer, but thanks to your votes on this list, we're going to do just that. We want your votes to tell us what the greatest anime soundtrack of all time, so click on the thumbs up below for the shows with the best music. There's no question that great music can make or break an anime series. After all, music can shape and influence an anime in ways that elevate the series to entirely new levels. When Shinichiro Watanabe directed Cowboy Bebop, he often created entirely new scenes based on the music that Yoko Kanno had created, making her and her band, The Seatbelts, one of the most important influences on the show. Anime like Bebop and Samurai Champloo rely heavily on their brilliant soundtracks, which take the shows from being great to being absolute masterpieces.

Which anime has the best music of all time? We're not really talking intros and outros here, but the actual music and soundtracks that elevate scenes in the show and make you feel strong emotions. Do you like lyrical soundtracks like that of FLCL? What about emotional, orchestral songs like those in Fullmetal Alchemist? This is a list o the top anime soundtracks, ranked. We really want to know what the ultimate anime soundtrack is, so help us answer that question!
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time

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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Future Diary Tomokazu Seki, Akira Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka

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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time

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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time

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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Parasyte: The Maxim Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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K is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
High School DxD Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

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Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

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Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Maid Sama! Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

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Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Spice and Wolf Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

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Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time

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Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

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Rosario + Vampire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Rosario + Vampire Saeko Chiba, Kimiko Koyama, Rie Kugimiya

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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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Beck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Beck Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat