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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2,737 1,202
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
2
2,766 1,302
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
3
2,298 796
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
1,736 821
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
5
2,390 1,149
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
2,787 1,025
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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1,929 920
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
8
1,519 604
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9
988 496
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
10
2,214 890
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi
11
971 454
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
12
771 339
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly
13
1,338 385
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
14
1,550 637
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
15
763 388
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna
16
819 371
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
707 429
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka
18
788 370
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
19
618 275
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
20
798 113
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21
914 332
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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22
852 328
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
23
765 158
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa
24
1,213 544
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook
25
768 287
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