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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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
-1451345540144 added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

2
1,647 771
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

3
1,570 721
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
_1446389421012 added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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1,781 832
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

5
1,039 405
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6
1,394 568
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
paulo-júnior added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

7
1,256 591
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

8
977 473
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

9
1,540 668
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

10
1,029 454
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

11
384 72
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
kimi no na wa

12
743 284
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

13
608 234
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

14
544 264
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

15
592 232
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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496 252
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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258 39
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18
571 309
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

19
386 187
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

20
530 256
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

21
513 250
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

22
845 431
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

23
370 181
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

24
446 217
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
439 277
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

26
307 161
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

27
320 151
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

28
253 106
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

29
289 143
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

30
223 116
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

31
344 144
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Naturally_Written added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

32
302 179
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

33
266 135
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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34
279 155
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

35
280 169
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

36
258 153
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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37
185 122
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

38
169 110
K is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

39
128 92
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

40
119 38
Ghost in the Shell (1995) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ghost in the Shell (1995)

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143 96
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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42
128 90
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

43
127 45
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
MT MN added Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto

44
124 77
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

45
114 42
Made In Abyss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
TGMapDesigner added Made In Abyss

46
151 99
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

47
201 118
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Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak

48
105 37
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
SamZan added Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

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132 91
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

50
118 78
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi