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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553 278
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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514 249
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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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467 240
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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475 224
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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466 241
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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756 374
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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268 111
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387 220
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

10
423 212
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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200 83
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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237 137
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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378 206
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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176 71
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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174 75
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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210 129
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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127 55
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Tomokazu Seki, Akira Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka

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170 102
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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161 101
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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128 40
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 20 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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231 113
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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186 116
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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124 79
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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175 130
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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106 56
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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100 50
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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101 63
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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107 69
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 28 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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117 72
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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106 63
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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75 38
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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91 55
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 32 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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109 72
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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58 25
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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60 27
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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99 51
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

37
59 37
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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83 52
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 38 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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66 49
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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48 28
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

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49 38
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 41 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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40 29
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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44 26
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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37 27
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 44 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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38 21
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 45 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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46 29
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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42 32
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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40 15
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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32 26
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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49 39
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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat