Music can give life to a whole story and may define a character in a deeper way. A good soundtrack can not only improve an anime medium, but also a good anime. Background music simple but melodious can take you on a roller coaster of emotions unforgettable. When Shichiro Watanabe released the anime as Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo it is assured that even the music of these performances was of the first order, to make them even more impactful. Not only the music of these cartoons is able to improve in many ways, but the strong influence of hip-hop music in their pieces makes the shows more attractive to an international audience.
A soundtrack of the anime can be considered good if she gives you the green light, if it moves you with its melodies, emotional or if it makes you just feel something really deep. Good music can make or break an anime and can elevate the experience to a whole new level.
So we decided to make a compilation of some of the best OST anime that will probably remain with us forever, and, from time to time, we find ourselves back on the tracks with nothing but the memories of all of the scenes with which they were played.
The list below does not include intros or outros, because we are talking here about the actual partitions of the bottom that remind you of a particularly special time of the show. Without further ado, here is the list of best anime OST:
Best Anime Soundtrack
13. Cowboy Bebop (Bad Dog No Biscuits)
It is an anime that most of the spectators are, I’m sure, because, first, it is known to be the best work of Shinichiro Watanabe and, secondly, because, as mentioned previously, Shinichiro always makes sure that his music anime is perfect. Cowboy Bebop is known for having some of the best cartoons which were strongly influenced by jazz and blues with a touch of lo-fi. Among these pieces, the best one is the bad dog no biscuits, performed by the jazz band Seatbelts live. This song will give you goosebumps with its vibe electrical joyful, which fits in perfectly with the feeling futuristic 90’s anime. All those who have seen the anime will be able to see Hakim and Spike in the process of pursuing Ein every time they hear this song.
12. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (The Intrepid)
Metal alchemist: Brotherhood is known to be one of the best anime ever made and no anime can have this reputation without having the soundtracks of the most incredible. Of all the amazing OST of the anime, The Intrepid, interpreted by Akira Senju, is simply the biggest, as it makes you live a rollercoaster of emotions. For those who have seen the anime, he is profoundly moving in its own way it was majestic, but even for those who have not seen the show at all, this soundtrack can make you laugh and cry at the same time. Every time I listen to it, I can’t help but think of the noble words of wisdom Alphonse: humanity can’t win without giving anything in return. To obtain, one must lose something of equal value. It is the first law of alchemy, that of the equivalent trade-in. At the time, we really believed him that it was the one and only truth of the world.
11. Naruto Shippuden (Despair)
The entire franchise Naruto is known for having some of the greatest soundtracks of the popular world of anime. As anime is multi-kinds of long-term, it includes the OST from the effect of ejection of tears to pieces that can make you pump blood and make you want to take action. Among all the OST, it is really difficult to choose one but, for some reason, Despair resonates with all the feelings of real Narutards who is likely to know more of the characters of the anime, and the people who surround them in real life. This soundtrack is nostalgic and slightly sad plays when Hinata finally tells Naruto how she feels. This scene is definitely very memorable, but the music makes it even more intense.
10. Samurai Champloo (Obokuri-Eeumi)
Now that we have already mentioned the Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichiro Watanabe, the list would be incomplete without his series sister, Samurai Champloo, which has new bands that sound very unique and unforgettable and integrate seamlessly with the visual creatives of the anime. The audio tapes have a strong influence of hip-hop music that is mixed with fund lo-fi Japanese traditions. Most of the soundtracks of Samurai Champloo are the work of Nujabes, which are known to shape the future of hip-hop music. But the song the highlight of the series is Obokuri Eeumi by Ikue Asazaki. What is really special in this respect, it is that he plays with a scene that is probably one of the most moving of all anime. It turns out that Shinichiro Watanabe had also said in an interview that before you even produce the anime, he wanted, precisely, that this scene is exactly the same as she did.
9. Your Lie In April (Uso to Honto)
Your lie in April is an anime that is better than its source material, only because it is centred on the music and, for obvious reasons, the music can be represented much better way by an audiovisual medium. Each piece of music in the show was perfectly understood, as are its visuals, from the original pieces to the pieces of classical music. Among all of these songs deeply touching, one that will make you bawl is Uso no Honto composed by Masaru Yokoyama. For some reason, this song reminds me of the soundtrack to the Arrival of the birds of the film The theory of everything.
8. Death Note (L’s Theme)
All the OST of Death Note are as good as the whole story of the anime. The band-its the most striking of the anime is probably Low of Solipsism, which accompanies the scene with the legendary I’ll take a chip… and eat it.
But for me personally, the theme must be the best. It begins with a piano solo, which represents The full control of the situation. And then, suddenly, a bass guitar snaps, which shows that Kira begins to take control because the theme of Kira is completely based on the guitar.
Then, an electric guitar heavy ignites which shows that Kira is in full control. The music then continues to a change of pace and an intense battle starts between the two. When the music stops suddenly, The dies. Death Note is a work of art and Hideki Taniuchi is a pure genius.
7. Attack on Titan (You See Big Girl/T:T)
Attack on Titan is an anime-the most popular of the decade. All in all, it has elicited responses very different from the part of the spectators of cartoons since its release. But there is one thing that we can’t help but admire, it is its original soundtrack. You See Big Girl/T:T ” composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, is the best of all, because it perfectly captures the different emotions presented in the whole cartoon. When you listen to this soundtrack, the first thing that comes to mind is the face horrified to Eren when he realizes for the first time that the two people he trusted most are responsible for all damage caused. The beginning of the song sounds like a grand opera, and turns into a second part intense that depicts the shock, the surprise and horror, all at once.
6. Wolf’s Rain (Heaven’s Not Enough)
Wolf’s Rain is an anime dark emo style and his band’s sound is perfectly matched with its atmosphere lonely and depressing. The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the nobles have reached a point where they no longer have to do anything to stay in power because they already possess all the wealth of the world.
During this time, the common man, represented in the form of wolves, fight to survive each and every day in a world that is dying, with its totalitarian ideologies destructive. And while the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, the noble rot does not cling to anything other than immortality. As its name indicates, Heaven’s not enough by Steve Conte is the miserable life of these nobles who hide in their heavenly places, but even this is not enough to satisfy their greed is eternal.
5. Mushishi (Kotowari)
If you listen to Kotowari, composed by Toshio Masuda, the anime Mushishi, his calm tone will probably make you sleep. For those who have never seen the anime, this may sound very soothing, but only those who have seen the show will know that it accompanies one of the most important moments sad in its history.
The song is, no doubt, very relaxing but at the same time, she has this shade dark and may even scare you if you connect to the scene sad with which it is played. The song gives you the feeling of slowly sinking that feeling you get when someone close is no longer with you.
4. Ghost in the Shell-Making of Cyborg)
Making of Cyborg is one of the soundtracks of anime’s most iconic ever made. It is played in the opening scene of the animated film, and, until now, she is known to be one of the introductions to the highest of all films, animated or not.
This part of the anime original alone in defeating the adaptation live by Scarlett Johansson. Although it may resemble traditional Japanese music, according to the creator of the anime itself, this song is inspired by The Nosce of Igor Stravinsky and the traditional music of Tibetan old.
The lyrics of the song are usually based on a conlang, which includes the dialects of Tibetan and European. This anime is a masterpiece and it pushes very well the limitations of the narration conventional.
3. Clannad (Town, Flow of Time, People)
Town, Flow of Time, People from the anime Clannad is the kind of soundtrack that you glue to the skin and makes you feel the emotions even if you don’t know the whole show. But for someone who has seen the anime, it evokes a sense of nostalgia, euphoria and sadness, all at once.
Have you ever experienced one of those days where you sit down and look out the window, wondering where your life is going? Well, this song is perfect for those days and can lead you in your thoughts and your deepest emotions.
2. Kill la Kill (Satsuki Kiryuin Theme)
Satsuki Kiryun Kill la Kill is by far one of the femmes fatales of the most difficult in the history of anime. It has the ability to inspire the respect of all those around him, and she always manages to win. It has all the qualities of a natural leader and has a great sense of compassion that led her to take many crucial decisions. It is entirely mistress of her sexuality, even when she’s wearing her Junketsu perverse and revealing, and don’t let anyone dominate. The nature optimistic, and energetic, this soundtrack perfectly matches his or her personality and there is no doubt that no other piece of music could not portray it as the Alpha Woman that she is.
1. Cowboy Bebop (Blue)
Cowboy Bebop is an anime that has the style, characters, story, and without a doubt, incredible music. And this is the reason why it deserves to be mentioned twice on this list. There are great bands his and there’s also this piece of Cowboy Bebop, which completes perfectly the series. Although this song is played in the background, you feel sad that an epic series ends, but, strangely, you feel also gone up at the same time.
The OST Blue brings may be a happy ending in the abstract to the anime.
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