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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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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586 298
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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507 253
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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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517 240
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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541 263
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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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492 254
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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779 383
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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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285 116
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408 227
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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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447 220
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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242 139
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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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187 77
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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206 89
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

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390 212
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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180 76
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Seven Deadly Sins

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184 105
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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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132 59
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Tomokazu Seki, Akira Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka

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245 115
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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170 105
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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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199 118
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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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215 132
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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132 44
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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131 82
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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

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182 133
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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106 51
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Fate/Zero

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115 70
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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110 56
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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105 64
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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121 75
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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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108 63
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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63 25
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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96 55
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Parasyte: The Maxim Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

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76 38
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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112 72
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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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63 28
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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62 38
K is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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101 52
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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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71 49
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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85 53
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added High School DxD Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

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40 27
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Spice and Wolf Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

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49 28
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

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51 39
Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Raymond Yap added Maid Sama! Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

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41 29
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Aldnoah.Zero

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47 29
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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45 27
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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38 21
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

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42 15
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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32 26
Beck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Beck Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat