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The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time 

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Updated August 5, 2020 96.7k votes 18.5k voters 181.8k views 146 items

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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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Puella Magi Madoka Magic... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Made In Abyss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Ghost in the Shell (1995... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Initial D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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