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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1,377 619
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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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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727 292
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1,041 496
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

6
1,240 607
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

7
1,098 484
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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1,294 587
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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775 401
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

10
591 231
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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814 390
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

12
465 192
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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419 212
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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467 258
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

15
444 193
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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705 375
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

17
425 222
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

18
375 211
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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277 147
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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399 216
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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288 153
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata^! Megumi Hayashibara^! Kotono Mitsuishi

The Worst TV Series Finales Ever

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169 38
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

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348 178
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

24
260 120
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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354 237
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

26
239 109
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

27
188 78
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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234 133
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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284 120
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 29 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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252 148
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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179 90
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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213 111
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Fate/Zero

33
215 124
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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218 133
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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224 141
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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151 101
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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133 88
K is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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173 94
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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105 58
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 39 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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107 74
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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88 73
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Spice and Wolf Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

42
108 78
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Aldnoah.Zero

The Best Anime on Crunchyroll

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80 22
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 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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111 74
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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

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66 13
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Cinnam00n added Boku no Hero Academia

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119 79
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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148 109
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 47 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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102 68
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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96 62
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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72 25
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)