Top 20 Anime With The Best Music


The anime titles with the best and most memorable music (specifically background music) are the latest to be subject to rankification, for once yielding a music-related ranking free of K-ON!’s domination…

The ranking:

1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

2. Ano Hana

3. Gintama

4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

5. Clannad After Story

6. Persona 4: The Animation

7. Clannad

8. Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere

9. Strike Witches

10. Air

11. Bakemonogatari

12. Samurai Champloo

13. Fate/Zero

14. Natsume Yuujinchou

15. Fullmetal Alchemist

16. Blue Exorcist

17. A Certain Magical Index

18. Angel Beats!

19. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

20. Nichijou

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    Avatar of カンチ
    Comment by カンチ
    02:46 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is very lacking in logic.

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    Comment by Dan Hibiki
    03:24 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    yeah, it seems completely random. personally, i'd have to put ghost in the shell on this list. samurai champloo and bakemonogatari were good, so at least there's some i can agree with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 29/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Where is INITIALLLL D? Blast that eurobeat music and tap your foot to the beat while driving recklessly down your local mountain pass.

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    Comment by Siveria
    19:57 30/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I really don't know how Initial D didn't get on this list, there was alot of great music in that series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Thank you. If Ghost in the Shell is not on the list the list is a failure.

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    Comment by Benoist
    10:46 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    of course ! these are the Infamous Lists of discord : made out of chaos, to generate chaos here. ku,ku,ku...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Everyone should chill out.

    Think about why each show is on here.

    CG is obviously here because the insert song at the end was beautiful with the imagery...and well the end.

    Madoka is...well that's obvious.

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    Comment by Lunatique
    02:14 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    'Not this shit again!'

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    Comment by Solace
    03:32 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Not this shit again. []

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    08:34 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Seriously. Where the hell is Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles? I know people didn't like it (from what I heard) but godamn that was good music. .Hack//sign too. Rurouni Kenshin. Haibane Renmei. So much forgotten stuff my god.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:18 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some are not even Anime... lol~

    Le Portrait de Petite Cossette OST
    Ceui - Glassy Heaven
    Angel Beats!
    Abingdon Boys School
    Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
    Brain Sync - Guided Meditation
    Captain Beyond
    Code Geass
    Final Fantasy 7
    Gedo Senki (Tales From Earthsea)
    The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
    Hatfield and the North - Live in Nottingham
    Joe Byrd and The Field Hippies - American Metaphysical Circus (1969)
    Marconi Union
    Meditation Reiki Yoga Songs_Indian Meditation_sai
    Steve Hillage 1979 Kent University
    Super Eurobeat Presents Initial D Absolute Album Feat. Keisuke Takahashi
    (2011) Weightless
    Khan - Space Shanty (1972)
    Ojos de Brujo
    Scrapped Princess OST
    Shingetsutan Tsukihime Soundtracks
    Sousei no Aquarion
    Steve Hillage-Khan-Arzachel
    Super Guitar Vol 1
    The 25 Most Influential Ambient Albums Of All Time
    Tweeny Witches
    Wagaya no Oinari-sama
    Wolfs Rain
    Yami no Matsuei

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:23 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    sry Wanted to put in my 2 cents worth and this is was what was on my girl friends computer.. triti

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    Comment by Phantasm
    04:15 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes it looks like it

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    Comment by kazaza2
    03:56 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Wolfs Rain
    Cowboy Bebop
    Ghost in the Shell SAC
    ROD the TV
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Heat Guy J
    Witch Hunter Robin
    Lain Serial Experiments
    Ergo Proxy
    Last Exile
    Princess Tutu
    Gundam Seed

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 28/10/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)


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    Comment by Erranty
    10:17 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Yeah, why the hell isn't Ghost in the Shell SAC even on the full list, when it should be number 1?

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    Comment by MechaTama31
    09:53 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Took the words right out of my mouth, man. I would also add Haibane Renmei and .hack//SIGN to the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is my list in no order, Enjoy..triti

    Nadesico Martian Successor



    Gunslinger Girl

    Mai Otome

    .hack Dusk


    Gedo Senki



    Le Portrait de Petite Cossette

    Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon


    Scrapped Princess


    Shingetsutan Tsukihime

    Wagaya no Oinari-sama ~ Spice & Wolf


    Yami no Matsuei

    Sousei no Aquarion

    Tweeny Witches

    Not anime but worth listening to.

    Steve Hillage, Rotters Club, Budda-Bar, Marconi Union, Khan - Space Shanty, Abingdon Boys School, Glassey Heaven, Captian Beyond, Hatfield and the North, Juno Reactor, Ojos de Brujo... To be continued.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heck yeah!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck yeah. you know the shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    hitotsume no kotoba wa yume
    nemuri no naka kara
    mune no oku no kurayami wo
    sotto tsuredasu no

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross F. Hell any of the Macrosses.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    GTO, Driver's High is the best opening

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    02:30 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Gundam seed...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gundam SEED Destiny's only redeeming factor is the great bgm

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Garbage lost again by the disgrace of type b blind otaku!!


    If you talk bets music, at the top should be Macross 7 and works in which Yoko Kanno has worked! PERIOD

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    If you like to differentiate people by type a or type b

    you are the garbage

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think its best to say the Macross franchise in general has great music, (cept maybe Macross II) And yes, series Yoko Kanno and Yuki Kajiura worked on has awesome music!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    then you mean Cowboy Bebop. all the soundtracks are outstanding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone tell me what this "jajajajaja" shit means and why people keep posting it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    jaja = haha

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Learn spanish, dumbass.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Everything else of it might have problems but the music in it will always be one of the best

    Comment by Anonymous

    meh this kind of list seems to be too broad, i feel it might be more accurate if they simplified it for a specific genre of music; anyone who likes it can argue if rock or techno or symphony is the best, doesnt really mean any one actually is

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    15:00 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It says BEST. How much more specific do you need beyond that? For christ's sake man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    most stupid comment I've ever read, there's no such thing as "best". What is "best" for YOU is bullscrap for everyone else.

    That being said, my favourite anime music comes from Fairy Tail, judging by the OST and not counting the openings

    Comment by Anonymous

    good music, but the rest are bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    but isn't this a ranking for music only?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Macross Frontier beats out each and every one of these by country miles; I'm baffled that it's not there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 28/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Your opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and mine

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yep agree, this list make my eyes burns . .>_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    not by miles but do agree.

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    Comment by Masayoshi
    03:03 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mine too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not jesus's either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And mine too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not mine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    so am i~

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And mine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yours.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:16 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and my axe

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    my dick as well

    Comment by Anonymous

    And mine too. Ranka and Sheryl kick asses!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:35 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes quality wise opinions and shitty opinions! This last one fits you or anyone that does not consider this list total shit, nothing can beat Macross.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Macross as a series? Yes, it does. Any one of the entries, actually. You have to be on drugs to say otherwise. :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The list is a total shit but Macross is still not the best

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hi there. Series with music by any one of: Yoko Kanno, Yuki Kajiura, or JAM Project would like to disagree with you. Because Macross 7 has NONE of them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It clearly says background music - by the looks of it I'd say it generally excludes anything with lyrics. Frontier (and Macross in general) has an absolutely epic soundtrack, but I reckon most of it counts as insert songs.

    Probably the same reason K-ON wasn't on the list. I wouldn't consider it tops anyway, but I reckon its huge fanbase would've put it on the list if it weren't excluded automatically.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:34 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    came here to say this :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    MM,,, well at least yoiu say Macross, chanced are you belong to the generation of disgrace however, broaden your horizon, you have potential, anyway best music in Macrosss goes to MACROSS 7!!

    But Frontier had excelent music and ops eds indeed, no doubt, it was awesome series that could have bee infinitely better without moe, yes I am lookjing at you RANKA, dan you!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ranka was necessary though.

    Without a love triangle, its not Macross.

    Though I question how much of a triangle it really was.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember mindless brainless blind type b otaku cannot handle anything older that few season, couple years only!!

    Geass was good for for kids, I am amzed at how mnay thing it was so cleaver and so intellignet LOL, it was good albeit super flawed.

    You wanna watch the equivalent for adults: LEGEND OF GALACTIC HEROES, Dnote and CC look for kids, in diapers too boot, compared to LOGH! It does not get more awesome, more intelligent, more clever and has more badasses ultra intelligent rivals than LOGH!!

    LONG LIVE Reinhard von Lohengramm, unless yiou liked his rival genius Yang Wenli that is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, old Macrosses were even better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Macross 7 > Original Macross > Macross Zero > Macross Frontier!!

    BUT the order DOES OT MEAN the others sucked or were bad, NO, ALL WERE AWESOME, SOME MORE THAN OTHER THOU.

    If we consider only MUSIC

    Macross 7 > Frontier > Zero > Original

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    macross plus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    macross beats the shit out of all this bastards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 28/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Heavne, the world is ending, som many of us here agree MACROSS BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!

    I recommend you to get the Fire Bomber Music Collection over @ nyaa!!

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