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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569 278
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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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550 275
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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563 259
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

5
626 320
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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306 122
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812 392
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

8
518 266
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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423 234
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

10
468 227
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

11
204 79
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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259 117
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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411 219
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

14
216 92
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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251 143
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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195 107
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

17
192 82
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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184 107
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

19
138 61
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Tomokazu Seki, Akira Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka

20
207 121
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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111 67
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

22
221 135
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

23
140 46
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

24
138 84
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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192 135
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

26
114 54
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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27
121 73
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 27 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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119 72
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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114 60
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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79 40
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

31
113 66
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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123 78
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

33
100 57
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 33 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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79 50
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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

36
64 39
K is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

37
65 30
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

38
103 53
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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42 28
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

40
88 55
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 40 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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50 16
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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45 31
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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53 31
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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47 34
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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50 30
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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51 41
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 46 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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39 22
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 47 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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45 29
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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34 28
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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51 41
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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat