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Tracking The Soundtracks: Best Anime OSTs

Tracking noteworthy anime soundtracks, with a favoritism towards classically inspired music. Sorted loosely by genre and composer.
1 Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Typically Kajiuran, defined by flutes and chants. Recommended for purchase.

2 Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

IMO Yuki Kajiura's best compositions. The tracks most likely became the base for the tracks for madoka magica, and is pretty much overshadowed by madoka magica, but I personally love the tracks composed for pandora hearts.

3 The Garden of Sinners Movie 2:  ...And Nothing Heart. (Murder Speculation Part A)

The Garden of Sinners Movie 2: ...And Nothing Heart. (Murder Speculation Part A)

Yuki Kajiura 

4 The Garden of Sinners Movie 5: Paradox Paradigm

The Garden of Sinners Movie 5: Paradox Paradigm

Yuki Kajiura 

5 The Case Study of Vanitas

The Case Study of Vanitas

Yuki Kajiura - This may be her first composition of flowery classical music. Hints of Paris feels.

  • Waltz of destiny 

6 Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Yuki Kajiura - awesome fight tracks

7 Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Yuki Kajiura - the epic track that plays during the starburst stream scene

8 Shiki

Shiki

Yasuharu Takanashi - hauntingly beautiful tracks

9 Hell Girl

Hell Girl

Yasuharu Takanashi- Has some of the creepiest tracks ever.

10 Izetta: The Last Witch

Izetta: The Last Witch

Michiru - mysterious witchy tracks

11 Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Takefumi Haketa -those heartwrenching tracks are very memorable 

12 The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Takahiko Obata - Has this one beautiful track that I adore

13 Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Kevin Penkin - Eerily beautiful.

14 Tower of God

Tower of God

Kevin Penkin - ominous battle tracks

15 Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Sawano Hiroyuki - Ominous battle music. 

16 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Hiroyuki Sawano - significant in fight scenes

17 Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.Zero

Hiroyuki Sawano 

18 Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

Hiroyuki Sawano - most known for its vocal tracks

19 The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Hiroyuki Sawano - fight songs and other touching tracks.

20 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Shiro Sagisu - Intense chants used in fight scenes.

21 Bleach

Bleach

Shiro Sagisu - IMO the best of Shiro Sagisu. Some of the most memorable tracks I've heard in anime. The arrancar arc has some really nice spanish influenced tracks. Recommended for purchase.

22 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Shiro Sagisu - A good score of arab influenced exotic tracks. It's insanely good.

23 Black Butler

Black Butler

Taku Iwasaki - ominous chants and operatic compositions 

24 Black Butler: Book of Circus

Black Butler: Book of Circus

Mitsuda Yasunori - Fancy tracks that feature the accordion, and other classical tracks

25 Black Butler: Book of Murder

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Mitsuda Yasunori - Dramatic and mysterious tracks

26 Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Takaki Hiroshi - tracks from all sorts of genres, including classical, jazz. The one’s that stand out are the mysterious-sounding tracks.

27 Hyouka

Hyouka

Kouhei Tanaka - Mysterious tracks, definitely influenced by  Gabriel Faure

28 Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Yoshihisa Hirano - classical compositions, including chants

29 Kemono Jihen

Kemono Jihen

Yuuya Mori - classical music influenced by impressionism

30 Black Cat

Black Cat

Taku Iwasaki - A good score of operas / arias

31 Binchou-tan

Binchou-tan

Taku Iwasaki - serene classical music that sounds a lot like debussy

32 Blood+

Blood+

Mark Mancina - A good score of arias, such as

33 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.

34 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

Iwasaki Taku - mix of classical compositions and techno/hiphop

35 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

Yugo Kanno - Jojo themes

36 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Yugo Kanno - Jojo themes

37 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind

Yugo Kanno - Jojo themes

38 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

Yogo Kanno - Jojo theme

39 Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

Yugo Kanno - a mix of techno, jazz and classical music. Cinematic and thematic tracks.

40 Noragami

Noragami

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

41 Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds

Iwasaki Taku - Technobeat

42 The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School

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

43 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Hitomi Kuroishi - dramatic chants

44 Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hitomi Kuroishi - Hauntingly beautiful chants. 

45 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Senju Akira - Melodic classical music and symphonies. Absolutely worth purchasing the entire soundtrack. Lots of intense chants.

46 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Michiru Ooshima - Classical compositions influenced by traditional Russian music. 

47 Magic Kaito 1412

Magic Kaito 1412

Taku Iwasaki - Romantic and classy tracks

48 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Michiru Ooshima - Very romantic and relaxing classical compositions. IMO the best of Michiru Oshima. The album is worth purchasing.

49 Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery classical music. It's a shame that the CD is discontinued.

50 The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery orchestral compositions. Lot's of tracks influenced by chopin.

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Buckylass Dec 30, 2021

discover the abyss by kevin penkin is my fav in his made in abyss album

InvalidCookie Nov 17, 2021

Yuki Kajiura is my personal favorite. She never dissapoints. If you have not heard the .hack//sign soundtrack, i highly recommend it. It is one of my favorites.