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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2,606 1,148
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
2,639 1,239
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

3
2,185 759
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

4
1,649 774
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
2,658 989
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

6
2,290 1,114
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

7
1,816 879
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

8
1,459 572
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9
915 467
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
2,129 859
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
928 431
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

12
725 315
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

13
1,473 611
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

14
1,247 371
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

15
731 372
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

16
777 352
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

17
670 401
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

18
748 349
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

19
574 263
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

20
722 101
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21
871 317
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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22
823 317
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

23
723 145
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

24
1,166 532
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

25
724 276
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya