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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1.964 857
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

2
2.025 961
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

3
1.801 844
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

4
1.186 562
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

5
1.412 693
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

6
1.632 619
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
2.023 835
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
1.182 463
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9
647 329
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

10
1.728 728
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

11
515 227
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Nicholas Holguin added FLCL - Fooly Cooly

12
702 346
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

13
1.177 507
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

14
569 302
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Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

15
940 309
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

16
620 284
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
594 283
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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

18
504 315
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

19
690 253
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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20
682 261
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Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

21
432 206
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Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi

22
956 456
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

23
481 93
kimi no na wa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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24
348 188
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Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga

25
390 56
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26
531 235
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
270 134
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
345 203
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
156 113
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

30
367 169
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Jamie Marchi, Jeremy Schwartz

31
206 127
K is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

32
327 163
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Terri Doty, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano

33
212 144
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naomi-brooks added Zankyou No Terror

34
283 127
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

35
301 152
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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36
323 187
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Son Goku added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

37
308 176
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Ouchmaster5000 added Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

38
157 108
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
300 167
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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40
163 114
Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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41
408 156
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
130 115
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
101 89
Beck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Akikosjam added Daisuke Namikawa, Shigeru Shibuya, Miki Maruyama

44
102 92
Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
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45
158 103
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Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat

46
147 92
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

47
183 112
Toradora! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, Hiroyuki Yoshino

48
213 146
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

49
135 91
Baccano! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
ShrishVashishth added Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

50
98 107
Saint Seiya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Soundtracks of All Time
CamiloIgnacioZamoranoUrquiza added Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa