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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2,322 972
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
2,299 1,107
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

3
2,056 982
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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4
1,417 668
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
1,865 695
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
1,608 798
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

7
2,299 918
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
1,319 521
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9
769 403
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
1,912 796
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
641 275
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
808 397
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1,131 337
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

14
1,309 566
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

15
640 345
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

16
706 326
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
587 363
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

18
676 323
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

19
514 241
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

20
776 293
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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21
748 295
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

22
595 127
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

23
1,040 504
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

24
531 83
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25
393 212
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

26
622 258
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
319 161
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
380 232
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
417 189
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

30
177 140
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
395 187
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
236 151
K is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

33
330 149
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

34
245 166
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

35
336 169
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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36
347 197
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
368 214
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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

39
335 181
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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40
182 130
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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41
450 171
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
149 128
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
118 104
Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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45
112 101
Beck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

46
240 160
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

47
176 115
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

48
205 128
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
193 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
154 105
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi