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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2,742 1,210
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
2
2,784 1,308
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
3
2,311 800
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
1,741 827
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
5
2,799 1,028
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue
6
2,396 1,152
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
7
1,934 923
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
8
1,524 605
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9
995 500
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
10
2,226 893
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi
11
974 457
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
12
772 341
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly
13
1,559 637
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
14
1,342 388
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
15
766 390
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna
16
821 373
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
714 430
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka
18
795 371
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
19
621 277
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
20
802 113
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21
919 332
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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22
856 329
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
23
772 159
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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24
773 288
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya
25
1,215 546
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook