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Tracking The Soundtracks: Best Anime OSTs

Sorted loosely by genre and composer.
1 Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Typically Kajiuran, defined by flutes and chants.

2 Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

The best of Yuki Kajiura

3 The Garden of Sinners Movie 1: Thanatos. (Overlooking View)

The Garden of Sinners Movie 1: Thanatos. (Overlooking View)

4 Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Yuki Kajiura - awesome fight songs

5 Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Yuki Kajiura - awesome fight songs

6 Shiki

Shiki

Yasuharu Takanashi - hauntingly beautiful tracks

7 Hell Girl

Hell Girl

Yasuharu Takanashi- Has some of the creepiest tracks ever.

8 Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Takefumi Haketa -those heartwrenching tracks are very memorable 

9 The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Takahiko Obata - Has this one beautiful track that I adore

10 Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Kevin Penkin - Eerily beautiful.

11 Tower of God

Tower of God

Kevin Penkin -

12 Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Sawano Hiroyuki - Ominous battle music

13 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Hiroyuki Sawano - significant in fight scenes

14 Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.Zero

Hiroyuki Sawano 

15 Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

Hiroyuki Sawano - most known for its vocal tracks

16 The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Hiroyuki Sawano - fight songs and other touching tracks.

17 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Shiro Sagisu - A good score of arab influenced exotic tracks 

18 Bleach

Bleach

Shiro Sagisu - great tracks used in fight scenes

19 Black Butler

Black Butler

Taku Iwasaki - ominous chants and operatic compositions 

20 Black Butler: Book of Murder

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Mitsuda Yasunori - Dramatic and mysterious tracks

21 Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Yoshihisa Hirano - classical compositions, including chants

22 Black Cat

Black Cat

Taku Iwasaki - A good score of operas / arias

23 Blood+

Blood+

Mark Mancina - A good score of arias, such as

24 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Taku Iwasaki - Speaking of arias and operas, this show incorporates raps into operatic compositions which is pretty...amazing.

25 Noragami

Noragami

Taku Iwasaki - Interesting compositions that mix techno sounds with traditional Japanese instruments.

26 Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds

Iwasaki Taku - Technobeat

27 The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School

Taku Iwasaki - mostly techo songs, but my favorite track is this slow waltz :D

28 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Shiro Sagisu - Intense chants used in fight scenes.

29 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Hitomi Kuroishi - dramatic chants

30 Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hitomi Kuroishi - Hauntingly beautiful chants. 

31 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Senju Akira - Absolutely worth purchasing the entire soundtrack.

32 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Michiru Ooshima - Classical compositions influenced by traditional Russian music. 

33 Magic Kaito 1412

Magic Kaito 1412

Taku Iwasaki - Romantic and classy tracks

34 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Michiru Ooshima - Very romantic classical compositions.

35 Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery music

36 The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery orchestral compositions

37 Sound of the Sky

Sound of the Sky

Michiru Ooshima - a couple of enchanting tracks on guitar and the violin

38 Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Yoshihisa Hirano - this show is best known for the waltz composition

39 Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest

Michiru Ooshima - Ominous classical tracks of shakespearean tragedy.

40 Hyouka

Hyouka

Kouhei Tanaka - Mysterious tracks, definitely influenced by  Gabriel Faure

41 Glasslip

Glasslip

Akito Matsuda - The show may have been notoriously bad, but the classical compositions are very worth listening to. 

42 Simoun

Simoun

Toshihiko Sahashi - Lovely classical + tango tracks that are so worthy of purchasing.

43 Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Kaoru Wada - lovely tracks influenced by ballet scores.

44 Sound! Euphonium 2

Sound! Euphonium 2

Akito Matsuda - noteworthy scores for the brass band

45 Romeo x Juliet

Romeo x Juliet

Hitoshi Sakimoto - It has a number of romantically beautiful tracks from the classical genre 

46 The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne

Kanno Yoko - Kanno yoko goes classical.

47 Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

Evan Call - there is an antique and graceful feel to the tracks

48 Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Joe Hisaishi- Easily his best work.

49 Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Joe Hisaishi 

50 Summer Wars

Summer Wars

Akihito Matsumoto - the theme song is unforgettable.

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