Best Anime Songs

Songs used in or written for anime movies or TV productions.

The Top Ten

1 Sadness and Sorrow

This is one of the most touching songs I've ever heard. I could literally take a bath using all the tears I've shed after watching Naruto, and all of that came from listening to this song when paired with a death scene.

It suits Itachi Uchiha the best. He made his life a crime a shadow in order to protect the village and the brother he loved.

Every time I listen to it, I cry. It's just such a simple piece of music yet creates a very complex feeling. Absolutely amazing and I've been listening to it for years now and still feel the emotion from this music. Never going to get old.

I love this song. I totally deserves to be number 1. I like it so much. It just sucks so much. I hate it a lot. Ipthats why I listen it to so much. It’s amazing. Shoes are tasty cause they have soles.

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2 No Rain No Rainbow (Naruto)

Home made kazoku the best..

Very nice song... Love it!

It's the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I'm so glad that I was able to hear it. - UsherYeahYeahYeah

It is really good for me and my friends with benefits from your mom

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3 Rain (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

I love this song is awesome and it really does suit the series fullmetal alchemist very well. I best the entire series could have been based around this particular song. Now then the only issue I have is this song needs to be higher.

Performed by SID, an awesome song by an awesome band, the song is full of emotions & perfectly, sweetly suites the storyline

I love this song! It actually kind of gets along with me... It suits almost everybody! And at times it makes me cry! Really awesome!

Masterpiece song, no doubt - ROXEEN

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4 Guren No Yumiya (Attack On Titan)

This song is so powerful. Very well lyrics. Love it so much!

Easily one of the best theme songs ever. The lyrics describe the show's theme perfectly, and the constantly changing beat leaves you wishing it will never end. There are few openings that can top this.

Most epic theme song ever! I could listen to it over and over again and not get bored. Attack on Titan is not my favorite anime show, but I do think it has the best opening theme song.

I love this song. this songs is awesome. JAEGEERR!

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5 Ichiban No Takaramono (Angel Beats!)

A very sad, sweet, and soothing song. Explains a sad story throughout the song. The song makes me cry every time!

This song must be the number one - Ichiraku

One of the best I ever heard. This song deserve to be in the Top Ten!

What a beautiful voice

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6 Sign (Naruto)

Watch the anime and feel the pain

Sign is such a catchy and good song (maybe besides the English part 'cause it makes no sense)

Its feels like its totally nostalgic, with reference to the opening scene, especially the part with Sasuke.

"I realize the screaming pain
Hearing loud in my brain
But I'm going straight ahead with the scar"

It totally fits the season! Just touching!

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7 Hinata's Theme

Just like my self


It was nice

8 Smile (Full Moon O Sagashite)

I like this song because it is really joyfull and full of fun

I love it. Has emotion!

love it

9 Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul)

Was recommended by a friend to listen to it. First time didn't think much of it, but as I've listened to it it has become my No. 1 favorite song. Try it. If you don't like it, try it again.

Why is this 246? This song was electrifying and fit the plot perfectly!

The super best song that I loves the most in all anime songs my heart remains empty without hearing this song... this song is my life and tokyo ghoul is my soul love this song

This is my favourite

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10 Tsuioku Merry-Go-Round (Fairy Tail)

It has made me cry, natsu, erza, lucy and gray's sad pasts, and the wonderful meaning and melody, simply the greatest

I love this song... Bet, you're going to play this all over again.

Yeah... I simply adore this theme song... I even know what it means in English... - FennikenFan9

Awesome way to end an awesome episode of an awesome show

The song is so nice and peasful

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The Contenders

11 Glorious Sunshine (Shugo Chara)

This is a great song because it makes you happy and it has a nice tune and the singer nana mizuki has a great voice

It is really good and its lively

I love it

I all agree its ne of the t :D

12 Kagome's Theme

From Inuyasha, a particularly haunting melody.

One of my favourites melody's

It kinda reflects the longing of Kagome for Inuyasha who was been blatantly ignoring what she deeply feels inside. Kinda like unrequited love.

Sounds good! ☺

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13 We Are! (One Piece)

It saddens me on how this is so far down on this list.

Deserves a better spot.. This song is so lively and perfectly reflects how happy One Piece is!

The show is beast it's a legend this song is so fun and tells what you will see in this episode

Best opening ever

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14 Before My Body's Dry (Kill la Kill)

Don't lose your way, your mind, we must be as of one

15 Shi-Ki (Shiki)

Watched many series in my time and this had arguably the greatest opening I have ever seen

16 Eternal Snow (Full Moon O Sagashite)

So sad, yet wonderful

It was my first ever favorite song!

It just gives such nice feelings... I can't get tired of it!

I love the name and dig the lyrics

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17 Hero's Come Back (Naruto Shippuden)

Another epic theme song I could listen to again and again. It's catchy and it's a great song!

It's all about rap

A brilliant rap

18 Wind (Naruto)

Deep lyric and great music very suited for Naruto. Also the lyric can make you feel better when you down.

Should be higher

Most amazing song in history of anime

No matter how many anime I have watched since my childhood, naruto is always the best in all of them...It makes me to realise what I am... It is always be my inspiration... And I love each and every song of it😘😘😘

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19 Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

The name of the song is so cool

Blue exorcist is just awesome!

Just a warning to those who want to search "Exorcist" on YouTube. DO NOT click the one with the ghost face.

I love this show and the music

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20 Memoria (Fate/Zero)

One of the best anime endings I have ever heard. Eir Aoi's voice is so beautiful and made me watch every single bit of it. It's hard to believe that I rarely find this song on anime ending lists. It accompanies the anime (which is a masterpiece) and the scenes of the past lives of the heroic spirits beautifully.

This song is very good. Any song from Fate/Zero is beautiful

It is a great song, I love it!

Simply Heart touching

21 Toumei Datta Sekai (Naruto)

It fit the opening when Naruto fought Pain because it was a sad time

If you appreciate the brilliantly made videos on a soundtrack and songs this is the song for u...

I love this song very much esp when I m listening alone on a raining day

22 Zoetrope (Amnesia)

This is a very good song. And it needs to be higher.

I love this song very much!

It is one of the best anime song I ever heard.

Very quite good

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23 True Light (DN Angel)

The opening from DN Angel. This song is so beautiful! I love it *0*

Listen to the piano version. Its beautiful.

Vic did a great dub of this

24 Yusuke Power Up (Yu Yu Hakusho)
25 Reluctant Heroes (Attack On Titan)

Lee and lie dose a great cover of it. It's the slower piano version but still just as good. Great song

The best character song I have ever heard. If you have to listen to one song today make it this one

26 Resonance (Soul Eater)

This song suits its series quite well. What I love about this song is its catchy bead with a little darkness to it. But the icing on the cake is the fact that this song goes so well with the opening and the clips and effects are done so well that it just makes this song.

I haven't seen much of Soul Eater, but I HAD to download the song on iTunes! It really pumps me up!

It indeed does go well with the show, is extremely catchy, what can't you love? - SoulDeathTheKidMaka414

Whats this song doing so far down on this list

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27 Naguse (Tamako Market)

I like this song it kinda calms me too hen I watch the anime

28 Lost My Pieces - Toradora

So glad this is here. It needs to be higher though. Although it's short, it just rips your heart out so quickly. - calmeehan

Great music, my feeling always jumbled when I hear this.

This needs to be rated higher

Simply beautiful...

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29 Aka No Kakera (07 Ghost)

This song makes you keep awake!

I personally think that Aka No Kakera expresses 07-Ghost's Awesomeness in a 1+ OP.

30 Velonica (Bleach)

Bleach is the best anime ever

31 Blue Bird (Naruto)

Great melody and great lyrics. This I touching and even goes well with the opening video!

I really enjoy this song it make me moist

I rally lovd it because it has an upbeat thing to it so it makes you really confident

great song

32 Little Busters! (Little Busters!)

This song is amazing. FLCL is also great

It's the best

33 Sad Song - Yu Yu Hakusho
34 Ai Wa Kurayami No Naka de - Zard (Detective Conan Opening 22)

Detecive conAn is the best - sayanb

35 Diver (Naruto Opening)

Try to find the lyric meaning

36 Silhouette - Naruto Shippuden

Sends chills down my spine every time I listen to it

After Closer and Sign.. This is the best anime opening I heard... Soothing tune and clearly written lyrics based on konoha

37 Yami's Theme (Yu - Gi - Oh! Season 0)

When this music played, you knew it just got real.

38 Freedom (Naruto)
39 Shirushi - Sword Art Online 2

I like this song

I love this song

This song is one of my favorites...brings back so many memories

Wow SAO this song is deserve to be 1st

40 Days of Dash (Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojou)

Best ending eme ever

41 Butter-Fly (Digimon Adventure)

One of the most recognizable of all time.

The best

42 Daisy (Kyoukai No Kanata)

I love this series and this song too the more I listen it more I love it

This song is just so awesome and emotional

I swear it makes me cry

When you listen to this song, you just can't get it out of your head. hehehe this is my all time favorite.

43 The World (Deathnote)

Anyone who has watched Death Note will agree that this is THE BEST OP OF ALL TIME! The animation sequences are also awesome. Even if you aren't Japanese, you will feel like singing this song for days..

Hands down the best op ever!

I love this song

I like this song

44 Elfen Lied - Lilium

It's just a beautiful song, plain and simple.

It's in my brain. Help.

It will make you cry! Such a beautiful song ;(

Can't get this song outta of my mind. it's so sad and goes perfectly with the anime. it makes me cry. Its about love and suffering

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45 Lugia's Song (Pokemon)

Absolutely beautiful song from Pokemon 2000.

One of the best

But Pokemon xy&z' is better than that

46 Misty Mystery (Magic Kaito)

Yes, the melody very excited

47 Days ~aijou to Nichijou~ (Digimon Tamers)
48 Believe In Yourself (Baby Steps)
49 Trigger (Zankyou No Terror)

Really unique but has a lot of feelings packed into it

50 Hinagiku Theme (Hayate the Combat Butler)
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul)
2. Believe In Yourself (Baby Steps)
3. Trigger (Zankyou No Terror)
1. Sign (Naruto)
2. No Rain No Rainbow (Naruto)
3. Toumei Datta Sekai (Naruto)
1. Unravel (Tokyo Ghoul)
2. Guren No Yumiya (Attack On Titan)
3. Silhouette - Naruto Shippuden

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