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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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
1,790 833
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

3
2,009 953
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

4
1,177 551
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
1,403 687
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

6
1,628 613
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

7
2,011 829
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

8
1,174 459
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9
637 323
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
1,718 722
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
509 223
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
698 342
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1,170 505
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

14
567 297
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

15
933 306
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

16
618 282
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
592 280
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

18
498 314
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

19
689 252
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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20
680 260
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

21
429 205
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

22
951 456
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

23
473 92
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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24
347 187
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

25
387 54
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26
530 232
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya

27
267 134
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

28
344 201
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

29
155 113
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

30
367 168
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

31
203 127
K is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

32
325 162
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

33
210 144
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

34
281 127
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

35
301 152
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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36
323 187
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

37
307 176
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

38
156 108
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

39
299 167
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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40
162 114
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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41
407 156
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

42
129 115
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Raymond Yap added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

43
101 89
Beck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

44
101 92
Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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45
158 103
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

46
183 112
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
146 92
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

48
212 146
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

49
98 107
Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
CamiloIgnacioZamoranoUrquiza added Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa

50
134 91
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi