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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2,314 965
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
2,048 973
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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3
2,288 1,102
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

4
1,407 662
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
1,855 690
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
1,599 792
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

7
2,290 912
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
1,315 518
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9
764 400
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
1,906 792
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
636 273
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
804 395
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1,126 336
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

14
1,305 563
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

15
636 345
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

16
705 324
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
580 362
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

18
669 321
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

19
505 238
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

20
773 291
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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21
746 294
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

22
591 123
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

23
1,035 502
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

24
526 82
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25
391 211
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

26
618 257
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
317 160
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
380 231
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
416 188
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

30
176 139
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

31
389 187
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

32
235 151
K is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

33
245 166
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

34
326 148
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
335 169
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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36
345 197
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
365 214
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

38
335 181
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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39
176 125
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

40
182 129
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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41
449 170
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
148 128
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
171 105
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

44
112 101
Beck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

45
116 104
Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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46
175 115
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

47
237 160
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
203 128
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

49
192 61
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)

50
153 104
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi