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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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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1,063 515
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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1,144 517
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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938 410
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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901 438
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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593 248
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1,163 536
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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696 353
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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520 200
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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717 341
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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397 162
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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364 189
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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405 228
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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326 178
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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635 340
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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373 172
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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240 125
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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371 202
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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357 197
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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228 101
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

The Greatest TV Doctors

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252 137
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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306 161
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 23 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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311 212
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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251 101
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 25 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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201 93
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 26 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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230 132
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added The Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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205 118
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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156 78
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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154 69
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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192 102
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Fate/Zero

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98 22
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

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192 119
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 33 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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183 113
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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195 130
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

The All-Time Greatest TV Pilots

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133 88
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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164 82
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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110 77
K is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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80 62
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 39 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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95 65
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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109 64
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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102 64
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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

The Best Anime on Crunchyroll

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92 66
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Aldnoah.Zero

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136 95
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 44 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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92 59
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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84 53
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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84 57
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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58 19
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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63 52
Beck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Beck Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

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50 14
Made In Abyss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
TGMapDesigner added Made In Abyss