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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1,037 454
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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969 469
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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1,178 594
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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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864 382
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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828 416
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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538 225
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1,100 508
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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645 324
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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685 316
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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481 181
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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365 145
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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334 167
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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374 211
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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593 310
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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300 160
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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341 151
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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343 182
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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328 175
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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215 110
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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287 137
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 21 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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292 188
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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226 122
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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220 116
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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204 92
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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233 87
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 26 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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191 104
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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179 84
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 28 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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141 69
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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135 55
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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177 91
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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175 107
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 32 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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172 101
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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183 115
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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153 70
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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74 47
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 36 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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104 52
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

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116 78
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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99 66
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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66 12
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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86 55
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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84 57
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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122 83
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 43 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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88 58
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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

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84 54
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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74 47
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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76 51
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 47
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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48 13
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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75 53
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada