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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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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1,248 611
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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1,102 489
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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470 192
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Angel Beats! Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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446 197
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Noragami

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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426 225
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

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Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Megumi Ogata^! Megumi Hayashibara^! Kotono Mitsuishi

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174 40
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

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349 181
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added The Seven Deadly Sins Yuki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Sora Amamiya

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263 124
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Death Parade Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

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241 110
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Clannad Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

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190 79
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

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284 122
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 30 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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179 92
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Psycho-Pass Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

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215 112
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Fate/Zero

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217 125
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
bilalabdullah added Akame ga KILL!

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220 134
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Son Goku added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

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K is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
K Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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Deadman Wonderland Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

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108 75
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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105 59
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 40 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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88 74
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 41 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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108 79
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Aldnoah.Zero

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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
MT MN added Elfen Lied Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

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Cinnam00n added Boku no Hero Academia

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Darker than Black Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

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120 80
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Toradora! Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

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150 110
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 47 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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96 62
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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102 69
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Shiki Gackt, Nozomi Sasaki, Wataru Takagi

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72 26
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)