Anime Underground The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time  

Ranker Anime
Originally by
46k votes 8.1k voters 82.9k views 136 items

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!
list ordered by

1
1,813 757
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

2
1,649 774
Ranker Video
Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

3
1,574 722
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

4
1,785 834
Ranker Video
Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

5
1,396 570
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

6
1,040 407
Ranker Video

7
1,259 593
Ranker Video
Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

8
983 473
Ranker Video
Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

9
1,546 669
Ranker Video
Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

10
1,032 455
Ranker Video
Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

11
385 73
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

12
744 285
Ranker Video
Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

13
609 234
Ranker Video
Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

14
546 264
Ranker Video
Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

15
594 232
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added

16
497 253
Ranker Video
Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

17
263 39
Ranker Video
Cinnam00n added

18
571 310
Ranker Video
Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

19
388 187
Ranker Video
Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

20
531 256
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

21
515 251
Ranker Video
Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

22
847 431
Ranker Video
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

23
371 181
Ranker Video
Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

24
448 217
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya

25
441 277
Ranker Video
Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

26
308 162
Ranker Video
Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

27
321 152
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

28
254 107
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

29
291 143
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

30
224 116
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

31
345 144
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

32
302 180
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

33
267 135
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added

34
279 156
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

35
281 169
Ranker Video
Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

36
260 153
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added

37
186 122
Ranker Video
naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

38
170 110
K is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

39
128 92
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

40
119 38
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)

41
143 96
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added

42
128 90
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

43
127 45
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
MT MN added Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

44
124 77
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

45
114 42
Made In Abyss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
TGMapDesigner added Made In Abyss

46
152 99
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

47
201 118
Ranker Video
Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

48
105 37
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
SamZan added Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

49
132 91
Ranker Video
Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

50
119 78
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi