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
1,866 868
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
2,095 989
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

4
1,228 589
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
1,455 708
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

6
1,671 634
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
2,095 852
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
1,221 473
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9
679 347
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
1,783 743
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
531 237
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
717 358
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1,207 520
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

14
592 313
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

15
961 315
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

16
630 295
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
522 326
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

18
608 293
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

19
712 262
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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20
699 269
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

21
445 214
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

22
521 100
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

23
975 474
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

24
363 195
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

25
423 65
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26
553 241
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
281 141
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
353 210
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
159 118
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
379 175
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

31
213 133
K is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

32
344 171
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
223 148
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

34
298 134
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
307 157
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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36
317 181
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

37
327 196
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

38
159 113
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
306 172
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added

40
167 119
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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41
418 161
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
132 120
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
103 92
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
105 94
Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added

45
152 95
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

46
188 116
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
217 148
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

48
158 106
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

49
100 109
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
136 93
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi