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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2,806 1,254
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
2
2,892 1,341
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
3
2,366 825
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
2,897 1,045
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue
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1,790 853
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
6
1,989 939
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
7
2,452 1,172
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
8
1,569 614
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9
1,035 511
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
10
2,287 900
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi
11
792 352
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly
12
990 470
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
13
1,607 647
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
14
1,379 396
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
15
788 399
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna
16
831 382
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
730 438
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka
18
813 378
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
19
643 285
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
20
840 122
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21
935 339
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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22
875 337
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
23
809 163
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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24
789 295
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
1,232 558
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