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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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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685 335
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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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705 319
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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723 364
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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643 319
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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386 151
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627 296
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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891 429
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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538 255
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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469 262
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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265 94
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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304 134
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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290 161
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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254 108
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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233 129
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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221 121
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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256 135
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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226 101
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added The Seven Deadly Sins Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya

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258 145
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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174 81
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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168 58
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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132 78
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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221 155
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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162 92
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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147 81
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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143 66
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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138 66
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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95 35
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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94 49
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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137 76
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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119 65
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Parasyte: The Maxim Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

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95 58
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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137 86
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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139 90
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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83 37
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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51 31
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Spice and Wolf Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

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71 33
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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74 46
K is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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116 57
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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97 62
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added High School DxD Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

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60 41
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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58 40
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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62 50
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Raymond Yap added Maid Sama! Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

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57 37
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

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48 31
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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54 50
Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
CamiloIgnacioZamoranoUrquiza added Saint Seiya Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa

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39 36
Beck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Beck Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

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50 38
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat