Top 10 Anime With The Most Godly Music

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Anime fans rank the anime titles with the greatest preponderance of “godly tunes” – leading to a not unexpected domination by the big two.

The ranking:

1. K-ON!

2. Macross F

3. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun [tie]

4. Haruhi [tie]

5. Angel Beats!

6. Bakemonogatari

7. Eureka Seven

8. Gintama

9. Case Closed

10. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica


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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.9)

    TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Row Row Fight The Power!!

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    Comment by Tremere
    00:33 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    DO THE IMPOSSIBLE SEE THE INVISIBLE!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 04/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    FUWA FUWA TIME!!!

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    02:11 04/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWA

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 09/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ROW ROW FIGHT DA POWA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh crap, I forgot BECK. That WAS a music anime after all.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    03:36 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    best music for me was BECK.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:22 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Touch the untouchable, break the unbreakable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    row row fight the power!

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    03:41 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I was thinking the same thing. The music in TTGL was beyond godly...

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:01 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I forgive them for it merely because Eureka Seven is on there. In my opinion Eureka Seven's soundtrack was more robust and powerful than Gurren Lagann's in general. Gurren Lagann had themes and a few songs that were very specific and powerful in context. Eureka Seven's were more melodically beautiful, and remained such even without the imagery. Row Row Fight the Power was innovative and fun, and fit the context very well, but as a song, it's not that great to me.

    It's often hard to differentiate between whether people like the songs themselves, or the memories associated with it.

    One example is Ar Tonelico. In nearly every case of people I know who haven't played it, I would have songs from it on a soundtrack of mine and they'd be like 'what is this...?' and ask for something more driving-related. Then they played Ar Tonelico, now we enter meditative states listening to its incredible music. Almost like you had to unlock your ability to like the music by playing it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 04/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Really? I fell in love with the Ar Tonelico music at first site. And another case is where I listened to Tamakui from Ga-Rei Zero. I listened to that while going through the tracks without even watching the anime first except the first episode and I absolutely loved it! It was just so dark and beautiful. And generally I like anything from ALI Project just cause their type of music is the stuff I really like.

    But there is one case I agree with you. Sora Iro Days I think I like only because it was used in the anime and I remember the scenes when I listen to it.

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    01:11 06/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree with this list on the part of Railgun, Haruhi, Eureka seveN and, for once, Puella Magi. Though I have to say, if Madoka's gonna rank, .hack//SIGN needs to as well. Yuki Kajiura is an amazing composer and the only thing she's done better than Madoka was, in my opinion, the .hack// series.

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    Comment by Justwon
    21:22 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ What he said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Godly represents only 4 divided by 100000000000000000 divided by 1111111111111111111211211111 of TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN epicness....

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya, if you're only looking at the plot by itself. The plot was mediocre by comparison, but the execution surpasses everything else. Gurren Lagann can only be appreciated when you look at the whole picture, exaggerated cliches and all.

    Comment by Anonymous

    K-on the worst crap

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:55 02/07/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    except that Gurren Lagann sucked.

    Seriously, it was a mediocre show at best.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Duh, it's not on this list for a reason! anyone they asked just answered: "Gurren Lagann" so they had to tell them "Besides Gurren Lagann, naturally, you can't compare Gurren Lagann to common anime, especially when it's about the OST."

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:15 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here in the Philippines its Voltes V opening song.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you implying that people who only have the memory of 3 months aren't retarded.

    None of that list includes the older animes or movies.

    As usual I might add.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:27 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Altair is sooo noob. maybe all he can afford to watch is the tv programs on the local channels....still, why is there no deathnote and code geass on the list

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, if its in the karaoke than it popular also we have the ghost fighter opening.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the the animes on the list are from recent animes. Wonder why? Because music trends change fairly quickly. When was the last time they showed that anime in the Phillipines? I bet its still airing lol. I'm pinoy and I know how the show some old shows there from time to time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:07 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What happened to FLCL? It should have been on the list. I love the Pillows....and I'm from the philippines

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is this Flipishness I do not even...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Philippines? are you sure about that? did you do some surveys? or it's only your opinion?
    don't generalize unless you have some proof.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's for the retarded common people not for the otaku one's...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm glad this is the first comment. made my day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    am i the only one that liked air gears music?

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    Comment by kazaza2
    01:50 02/07/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    List fails! There isn't a single Yoko Kanno
    score on there.

    Cowboy Bebop
    Ghost in the Shell SAC
    Wolfs Rain
    Escaflowne
    Macross Plus

    To exclude any of her work is a travesty.
    She's pure genius.
    Need I say more?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 02/07/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Fucking K-on?!
    What about Hellsing or darker than black
    Savage dog cerberus <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 04/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    K-on the worst

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you Google "untz untz untz" Vicious Dog Cerberus is in the results.

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    Comment by Altimitt-kun
    01:13 07/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hellsing? we ARE talking about SONGS here aren't we?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:23 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And What about megumi hayashibara and ALL the old Slayers themes

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah Yoko Kanno rules!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    No Yoko Kanno score?
    Should I point out that No 2. Macross F was scored by her?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:14 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Macross F (Frontier) is Yoko Kanno.

    And Ao no Ether makes it worth being on this list alone, much less the other awesome songs.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    03:33 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Your right, I fucked up. Don't know how I missed that. Mea Culpa!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yack Deculture!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    She also did Macross Plus though, which I think was much better overall in terms of music. It's sad to see newer stuff make these kinds of lists just because it's newer.

    I do approve of Eureka 7 though, which had great music, but there are dozens of anime with better music than most of the list.

    Lupin III
    Shoujo Kakumei Utena
    Magic Knight Rayearth
    Record of Lodoss War
    .hack//
    HunterxHunter
    Elfen Lied
    Beck
    Read or Die
    A lot of Studio Ghibli's work
    etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Honey & Clover was full of good tunes .who picks the anime for these lists anyway ?

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    09:31 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agree on all of this list and would like to add

    .hack//SIGN|LIMINALITY|ROOT, Rozen maiden and Tsubasa Chronicles. Bascially anything with Ali Project and/or Yuki Kajiura.

    Also Bleach and Naruto, regardless of what you think of the shows, the music is good. FMA also fits here.

    Oh and everything by Megumi Hayashibara, all of ranma and Slayers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Beck, Mai Hime/otome, Noir, Gundam "Freedom and Justice" only Macross F, Eureka 7 and Magica I can agree with.

    Beck Music >>>>>> K-On!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem with the results here in Sankaku is (Umm I guess) they make surveys out of young people who only knows recent anime music. There are tons of anime music that are great which should have topped the list

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    Comment by Azyl
    05:30 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah they had a pretty good discography! i couldn't agree more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Cowboy Bebop's music might work well in the context of the anime, but it's not really something I'd want to listen to on its own.

    In any case, when it comes down to it, these top ten anime lists are a mix of...
    1) How well the anime fits the list.
    2) How popular the anime was.
    3) How recently the anime aired.

    A lot of anime have great soundtracks, but if they aren't fresh in people's memory, they aren't going to get as many votes. Likewise, those anime with a larger viewership will obviously have an advantage, since they'll have more potential votes. When it comes down to it, it's more an issue with top ten lists in general than with any list in particular.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:21 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why doesn't Jazz work in context of the anime? It totally does. Also, something like Oh Edo Rocket used it to great effect:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNy1Kr2ARWk&feature=related [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNy1Kr2ARWk&feature=related]

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    Comment by erochichi
    20:52 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, jazz has a place in anime, and so has SURF: Azumanga Daioh!

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    00:02 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot 4) can I beat off to it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Umm?
    Ranma 1/2
    TTGL
    Or Full Metal Panic oh my god so awesomely BEAUTIFUL!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    thumbs up to FMP! i memorized all three openings of FMP. tomorrow, minami kaze and sore ga ai deshou all sung by mukuni shimokawa. i think that ranma songs are not godly but iconic

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoko Kanno is god but she needs to work on more anime. What has she done lately?

    I also want her to collaborate with Ali Project.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont forget Rahxephon >.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was wondering how long it would take for that to come up. The music was, for me, the most memorable aspect of Rahxephon.

    Also: .hack//SIGN, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    take out escaflowne and i could agree with u

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wolf rain music sucked XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    no... Macross 7 had the best music ever so under rated

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    Comment by Actar
    06:12 02/07/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Totsugeki Love Heart!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    so true.

    k-on topping the list show how irrelevant that list is

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 04/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree k-on = Fail

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    Comment by alidan
    08:40 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cowboy Bebop - takes a love of jazz to appreciate, something not many people have
    Ghost in the Shell SAC - great songs, and memorable, but it suffers from having a story so good you forget about the music.
    Escaflowne - nothing memorable, i watched it once, because i believe everything after 17 pissed me off so much i couldn't watch it again. and i cant remember a single piece of its music, its not bad, just no lasting impression
    Ranma 1/2 - no... just no... the music is ok... but beyond a few op and ed, where was the great ranma muisc... its more than just the op and ed.
    TTGL - asside from 1 or 2 scores, nothing sticks out in my head as great.
    Full Metal Panic - this.... yea.... i can remember the sound track clearly. but its the same thing, its not just a good op and ed, the rest of the music may as well be stock
    Hellsing - i honestly cant remember music from this one, but i thought anime 1 was crap, and oav is takeing to damn long to finish

    anything i didn't comment on i didn't watch yet.

    and to everyone saying why k-on is number one, try listening to it, not watching it but listening to it.

    the op and ed are ok, and they are memorable, but the music outside of that is also memorable, not something that happens often, and beyond that, the music is used to such a great effect that it deserves to be high up there. if some of the anime listed didn't pull the music in the anime out of what sounds like a stock sound collection for XXXX situation, than they would have cracked the fucking list.

    fact is music outside of op and ed are usually after thoughts in anime, the ones listed thought about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I like jazz very much, i attempt to play 40s-50s bebop jazz guitar myself, sometimes succeeding reasonably well. Ppl should listen to real jazz more, you learn to like it.
    Ranma1/2 good music is not in TV series, but in related music CDs and partly in movies, yes, in movies.
    Otherwise, i can see your points.

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    Comment by erochichi
    18:54 02/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oops, it was me, "jazz guitarist", forgot to log in. Must mention music in Tenchi Myuo too, very fresh sounding still after 20 years soon.
    Have Ghibli movies music been mentioned? Orchestral pieces.
    Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko then? Funny and really music for fun anime!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think so, K-on has one or two good musics indeed, but it's nowhere close to the other like Beck, Angel Beats, Macross Frontier, Cowboy Bebop and others. And look that I put diferents musics types like blues, rock and pop. And I even said about Kara no Kyoukai...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 09/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    KAra no Kyoukai's is more than godly :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 03/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think so, K-on has one or two good musics indeed, but it's nowhere close to the other like Beck, Angel Beats, Macross Frontier, Cowboy Bebop and others. And look that I put diferents musics types like blues, rock and pop. And I even said about Kara no Kyoukai...










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