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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1,346 544
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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1,714 720
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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949 460
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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994 439
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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729 271
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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336 63
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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520 253
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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575 224
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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473 243
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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555 298
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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519 245
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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492 241
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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208 32
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Cinnam00n added Boku no Hero Academia

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358 175
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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432 208
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 24 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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421 267
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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295 153
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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315 145
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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244 99
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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282 136
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 29 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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219 110
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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336 140
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 31 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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260 128
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Fate/Zero

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292 174
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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269 147
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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256 145
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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268 162
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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179 117
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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163 105
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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124 88
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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114 33
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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124 39
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
MT MN added Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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137 94
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Aldnoah.Zero

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124 86
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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122 72
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 44 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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103 32
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
SamZan added Gurren Lagann Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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147 96
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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116 74
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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102 37
Made In Abyss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
TGMapDesigner added Made In Abyss

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176 129
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added High School DxD Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura