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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


Yuki Kajiura - awesome fight songs

5 Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Yuki Kajiura - awesome fight songs

6 Shiki


Yasuharu Takanashi - hauntingly beautiful tracks

7 Hell Girl

Hell Girl

Yasuharu Takanashi- Has some of the creepiest tracks ever.

8 Izetta: The Last Witch

Izetta: The Last Witch

Michiru - mysterious witchy tracks

9 Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Takefumi Haketa -those heartwrenching tracks are very memorable 

10 The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Takahiko Obata - Has this one beautiful track that I adore

11 Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Kevin Penkin - Eerily beautiful.

12 Tower of God

Tower of God

Kevin Penkin - ominous battle tracks

13 Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Sawano Hiroyuki - Ominous battle music

14 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Hiroyuki Sawano - significant in fight scenes

15 Aldnoah.Zero


Hiroyuki Sawano 

16 Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

Hiroyuki Sawano - most known for its vocal tracks

17 The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins

Hiroyuki Sawano - fight songs and other touching tracks.

18 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

Shiro Sagisu - Intense chants used in fight scenes.

19 Bleach


Shiro Sagisu - great tracks used in fight scenes. The arrancar arc has some really nice spanish influenced tracks.

20 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Shiro Sagisu - A good score of arab influenced exotic tracks 

21 Black Butler

Black Butler

Taku Iwasaki - ominous chants and operatic compositions 

22 Black Butler: Book of Circus

Black Butler: Book of Circus

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

23 Black Butler: Book of Murder

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Mitsuda Yasunori - Dramatic and mysterious tracks

24 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.

25 Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Yoshihisa Hirano - classical compositions, including chants

26 Black Cat

Black Cat

Taku Iwasaki - A good score of operas / arias

27 Blood+


Mark Mancina - A good score of arias, such as

28 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.

29 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

Iwasaki Taku - mix of classical compositions and techno/hiphop and rock

30 Noragami


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

31 Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds

Iwasaki Taku - Technobeat

32 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

33 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Hitomi Kuroishi - dramatic chants

34 Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hitomi Kuroishi - Hauntingly beautiful chants. 

35 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Senju Akira - Absolutely worth purchasing the entire soundtrack. Classical.

36 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Michiru Ooshima - Classical compositions influenced by traditional Russian music. 

37 Magic Kaito 1412

Magic Kaito 1412

Taku Iwasaki - Romantic and classy tracks

38 Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Michiru Ooshima - Very romantic classical compositions.

39 Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery music

40 The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy

Michiru Ooshima - Flowery orchestral compositions

41 Sound of the Sky

Sound of the Sky

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

42 Little Witch Academia TV

Little Witch Academia TV

Michiru Ooshima - Clarinet/Oboe based music that one might hear in stories of fantasy

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43 Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

 Yuuji Nomi - classically inspired tracks

44 Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

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

45 Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest

Michiru Ooshima - Ominous classical tracks of shakespearean tragedy.

46 Hyouka


Kouhei Tanaka - Mysterious tracks, definitely influenced by  Gabriel Faure

47 Glasslip


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

48 Sound! Euphonium 2

Sound! Euphonium 2

Akito Matsuda - noteworthy scores for the brass band

49 Simoun


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

50 Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Kaoru Wada - lovely tracks influenced by ballet scores.


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