Animes With the Greatest Soundtracks

The Top Ten

1 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Please bring this to no1 ASAP - Hoxton

My favorites were L and Mello's themes.

2 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

Each episode had a theme that was consistent with the genre of music attached to it and the music played during the episode was fantastic. Also this show has the best opening song ever.

This peaple's are crazy, Why Cowboy Bebop is not in top?!

3 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.
4 Naruto: Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

This show has a kickass OST. My personal favorites are Flying Light, Heaven-Shaking Event, and Spin and Burst - Mcgillacuddy

Amazing ost, for me the best are fairy tail, Naruto, bleach, hxh, death note, fmab and the spirited away movie

Ikr naruto shippuden has such good OSTs. my favorite are despair, no home and the one that plays when minato saves kushina

5 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a ...read more.

An amazing soundtrack for an amazing anime. Samurai Champloo is perfect.

6 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.
7 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.
8 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

Fairy Tail always has the great opening & ending songs. this should be at least on top 3

It's Celtic rock really makes it stand out and make the music get you pumped up

Celtic rock for the win

Fairy Tail is the anime with the most amazing soundtracks I have ever heard! definition of epicness!

9 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.
10 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood ...read more.

I listen to the soundtrack while studying

The Contenders

11 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.
12 Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell
13 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

E.M.A. all day. One of the best songs I've ever heard - Mcgillacuddy

"Seid ihr das Essen? Nein, wir sind der Jaeger! " Can't get enough of that first intro. Seriously how is this not number one.

14 RWBY RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.
15 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
16 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
17 Baccano! Baccano!
18 Gungrave
19 Bleach Bleach

I love the soundtrack of Bleach! Its more like rock and then a few strange tunes and sounds but all make up a great combination. The music is just perfect for an anime as great as Bleach. It breaks me down to see Bleach so low on this list. My favorite soundtrack is from the first OST - Precipice of Defeat. And I use these OSTs and the ones from Death Note as my study music and it helps me alright. And about this item being so low on this list.. I just looked up a couple of objective lists and both had Bleach in its top 2 for the anime with the greatest soundtrack which means we need to get this to the top ten. - SytachiRed

20 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 749 episodes to date.
21 Eden of the East
22 Spirited Away

Hiyo Miyazaki is so good at the things he does - seerOfmind

23 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

I like its tracks but please give it to a pro like Yuka Kitamura - Hoxton

Ah, Swordland and Luminous Sword. I give my thanks to Yuki Kajiura for composing wonderful music for this wonderful anime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

24 Clannad Clannad
25 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.
26 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.

You got to be kidding me number 26?! The Sound track is so good the pillows is such and underrated band

27 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

The soundtrack is beautifully emotional and badass epic where it need to be. Berserk is one of the best animes ever made. Can watch it over and over again.

28 Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.
29 Kino's Journey
30 Darker Than Black Darker Than Black Darker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was ...read more.
31 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul
32 Hellsing Hellsing
33 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items ...read more.
34 Howl's Moving Castle
35 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon
36 Claymore Claymore
37 Mushishi Mushishi
38 Boku no Hero Academia Boku no Hero Academia

Soundtrack hasn't been released yet, but just by listening to the music in the anime itself already let's me know that the OST is gonna be hella awesome - Mcgillacuddy

Two words: "Yuki Hayashi." Three more words: "You Say Run."

39 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, ...read more.
40 Devilman Crybaby
41 Akira
42 Redline
43 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

Umm.. Have you HEard THE OSTs'?

44 Basilisk
45 Noein: To Your Other Self
46 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate
47 Appleseed
48 The Prince of Tennis The Prince of Tennis
49 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied
50 Rozen Maiden

To me, this show gave Shinkichi Mitsumune a bit of well-deserved recognition. Battle of Rose and Battle of Crystal are two of my most favorite songs EVER - Mcgillacuddy

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Angel Beats!
2. Kill la Kill
3. Death Note
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1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Spirited Away
3. Fairy Tail
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1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Death Note
3. Cowboy Bebop
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