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on 22 Sep 2011 02:04

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Greatest Anime Soundtracks

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1. Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Favorite Songs

Call Me, Call Me


BLUE


Other Favorites: Green Bird, Tank!, Space Lion, Mushroom Hunting, Rush, Chicken Bone, Adieu, Words that We Couldn't Say

My absolute favorite OST of any show. I listen to it constantly and never get bored. the Bebop soundtracks helped further convince me that Yoko Kanno is a genius. while I adore its famous jazz influenced style, the two songs I chose are more traditional rock (that may get me some flack). there were just so many amazing tracks to chose from.
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People who added this item 370  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
Favorite Songs

Toriuka


Lithium Flower


Other Favorites: Zero Signal, Inner Universe, Cyberbird, Some Other Time, Monochrome

beautiful, haunting music from the incredibly talented and diverse Yoko Kanno. definitely a soundtrack that even non-anime, non-SAC fans can enjoy, both for it's rock themed songs and ambient music.

People who added this item 449  Average listal rating (265 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
3. Samurai Champloo (2004)
Favorite Songs

Obokuri-Eeumi


YOU


Other Favorites: Fly, Battlecry, Pekambe Uk, Obokuri-Eeumi, Vagrancy, Loading Zone, Mystline, Just Forget

oh, the late, great Nujabes. the music is a perfect blend of intensity, sentiment, and sorrow, not to mention great to listen to on its own.
I was very surprised to find all of the beautiful Japanese folk music and traditional Ainu songs in the OST. incredibly beautiful.
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4. Vision of Escaflowne (1996)
Favorite Songs

Shadow of Doubt


Dance of Curse


Other Favorites: Black Escaflowne, Sora, Wings, Yakusoku Wa Iranai

admittedly I have never watched a single episode of this series, but the soundtrack is so famous that I can't ignore it. every song is chilling, and I don't even have any images from the show to connect it to. this is probably the most intense OST I've ever heard.
okay, so it also helps that it's another Yoko Kanno work. if you haven't noticed, I kind of worship the ground she walks on.

People who added this item 231  Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
5. Fooly Cooly (2000)
Favorite Songs

Advice


Instant Music


Other Favorites: Ride on Shooting Star, Last Dinosaur, Hybrid Rainbow, Beautiful Morning With You (and everything else)

if you haven't heard the FLCL soundtrack you simply don't know anime. perfectly absurd and weirdly, occasionally mellow in contrast to the batshit insanity of the series. also something that the average person can pick up and enjoy.

... okay, so it also helps that I've been a fan of the pillows since about 2006.
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6. Trigun (1998)
Favorite Songs

People Everyday


Rakuen


Other Favorites: No Beat, Perfect Night, Sound Life, H.T. Blood and Thunder, Knives, Blue Funk, Winners, etc., etc...

My love for the Trigun soundtrack may be because I love the show to death or because Tsuneo Imahori is fantastic. but the OST is something that I don't hear enough people talk about, and that's a shame.

Incredible bass lines and guitar work all around and very innovative electronic work. It's just obvious that all the people working on this OST were insanely talented. to say the least, it was difficult picking favorites.
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7. .hack//SIGN (2002)
Favorite Songs

Obsession


The World


Other Favorites: Fake Wings, Key of the Twilight

I've been recommended this album for this list and decided to take a listen. I've heard the amazing opening song before, but never the OST.
but damn.
this is pretty damn cool.

People who added this item 329  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
8. Wolf's Rain (2003)
Favorite Songs

Could You Bite the Hand


Heaven's Not Enough


Other Favorites: Strangers, Dogs and Angels, Renga

yes, yes, Yoko Kanno again.

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9. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
Favorite Songs

Bratja (Brothers)


Butou


Other Favorites: Transient Life, Dante, Kyoudai, Pulse, Racing, Brilliant, Thread of Life

(I'm referring to the 2003 series.)
hugely underrated soundtrack, in my opinion. it's melodramatic and melancholy, and every track sends shivers down my spine.
back when I bought the soundtracks in 2006, I had them on replay for an entire year.
I'm probably letting my undying obsession with this series warp my judgement, but hell with it!
I should also mention that all the different versions of Bratja still make me cry (but I am biased because it is my favorite series).
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10. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Favorite Songs

Other Favorites:
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11. Noir (2001)
Favorite Songs

Other Favorites: Salva Nos

I've never watched this anime (not my thing, so I probably won't), but I've heard a ton of people talk about its soundtrack.

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12. Akira (1988)
Favorite Songs

Mutation


Battle Against Clown


Other Favorites: Keneda, Doll's Polyphony, Tetsuo, Shohmyoh

a bit of an acquired taste in my opinion (as is the movie), but it's bizarre, interesting, and just plain creepy (also similar to the movie). one of the most unique soundtracks I have ever heard, and also scary as fuck.
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13. Hellsing (2001)


 

In my opinion, these are some of the greatest anime OSTs out there.

as always, suggestions are recommended.

(obviously this list is still under construction)

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Comments

Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 22 23:17
nice list. might I also suggest revolutionary girl utena soundtrack, twelve kingdoms and infinite ryvius. and of course Beck
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 24 21:34
I suggest soul eater for sure and maybe bleach.

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