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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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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
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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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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
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
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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
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook