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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2.541 1.097
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
2.558 1.200
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

3
1.602 746
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

4
2.110 739
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

5
2.242 1.082
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

6
2.559 969
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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1.765 858
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

8
1.409 561
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9
870 448
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
2.067 841
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
713 309
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
907 423
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1.432 600
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

14
1.224 364
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

15
709 372
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

16
770 349
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
652 392
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

18
730 343
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

19
562 259
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

20
852 313
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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21
676 97
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22
803 312
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

23
684 143
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

24
1.138 530
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25
706 273
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