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Your favorite anime soundtracks
Topic by: name0000
Posted: November 20, 2003 - 2:04 AM PST
Last Reply: September 7, 2004 - 2:29 PM PDT

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author topic: Your favorite anime soundtracks
post #41  on December 29, 2003 - 4:16 PM PST  
Where is the love for Inu Yasha?

The score to that anime is wonderful and amazing!

It has some very moving stuff. Great driving music too.
post #42  on December 29, 2003 - 5:15 PM PST  
From Inu Yasha, I like "My Will", I really like "Fukai Mori", but "I Want to Change the World" is only so-so and "Dearest" is just too sad.

What I find myself humming every once in a while is the song Melfina sings in Outlaw Star.
post #43  on January 2, 2004 - 6:22 PM PST  
The OP and ED songs from Inu Yahsa are good, but the score is amazing! Listen to "Fate of the Awakening Love for Inu Yasha" and "Hanyou Inu Yasha". They are amazing works of art. Sesshomaru's music is also cool, creepy, but cool.
post #44  on January 2, 2004 - 9:47 PM PST  
1) Symphonic Suite Yamato - even if you've never seen the show, the music on this CD will captivate you. Hiroshi Miyagawa's composition is flawless. If theres one yamato CD to get, this is it.

2) Mazinger Z - without doubt the great grand daddy of super robots has THE most popular opening theme song ever. Launching the career of its singer Mizuki Ichiro (aka the god of anime songs). After 30 years and countless variations (including an english one) the song is as infectious as ever. A real crowd pleaser.

3) Macross - what can I say about it which hasnt already been said...

post #45  on January 2, 2004 - 10:46 PM PST  
In Inu Yasha, Naraku's theme with the harpsichord-sounding instrument isn't that bad, but what's with the bosun's pipe/whistle at the end of the action theme? It always throws me off.
post #46  on January 3, 2004 - 9:49 AM PST  
Yegads, this will make me sound old, but Macross - DYRL? was a great soundtrack. Love Hina OP and Lain are also mainstays in my collection, as is the DNA^2 OP. I even like the Metal Fighter Miku OP...
post #47  on January 3, 2004 - 5:09 PM PST  
Okay, that does it. I have seen a few Inu Yasha's on the Adult Swim and found it lacking but I do know that English dub, edited for boardcast version are the way to get to know an anime. I will rent the first one and see. Anyone got a list?
post #48  on January 5, 2004 - 3:56 AM PST  
Here's ivygirl's Inu Yasha list. I'll be the first to admit that some episodes are "demon of the week" ones and that what I really like are the ones that concentrate on the interpersonal relationships between the characters and the emotional growth of said characters (although there are an awful lot of demon ass kicking along the way). And now that Koga has shown up, the series just makes me chuckle more.
post #49  on January 5, 2004 - 5:14 PM PST  
Well, this continues my thought from the other board but I get a kick out of the Sakura Taisen music pieces so I thought I'd throw it into the mix. It's not the typical J-pop found in many anime - I consider that a plus. In terms of OP themes, Geki! Teikoku Kagekidan hits some nerve and I seem to be addicted to it :)

Regarding Inuyasha, I'm almost hesitant to watch the series any further beyond what's shown on the Cartoon network since I know that it's still on-going with the episodes in the 140something range along with 3 movies or so from the fan-subbed world. It's awefully impressive how massive some of these Rumiko Takashi series are but at the same time, I wonder if they drag on too long.. (Ranma started to deteriorate a bit after a couple of seasons for e.g.)
post #50  on January 6, 2004 - 9:48 PM PST  
I just watched episodes 133 and 134, and it's still good.

If you can get your hands on the higher numbered episodes, like 60 and up, it really starts to get good. I promise.
post #51  on January 7, 2004 - 1:28 PM PST  
Inu Yasha the anime follows Inu Yasha the manga fairly closely so if one really wants to know what happens next plotwise, one can peruse the manga. However, the music won't be there.
post #52  on January 8, 2004 - 8:45 PM PST  
Not sure if my name is gonna show up or not. Trust me, I'm not an anonymous loser--just a regular one.

I'm particularly fond of the Bubblegum Crisis Complete Vocal Collection--it's old and mostly from the first BGC series, I believe, but it's very cool.

I thought some of the songs in FLCL by the Pillows were ok, but I'm not super-impressed. A friend of mine claims he's heard "Ride on Shooting Star" on the radio, but it was probably at a different friend's place who's obsessed with FLCL and loops the music 24/7.

The Hellsing OST's are very good--both Raid and Ruins.

I like a lot of the Macross and Robotech music (although you hear the same 6 songs about 100 times in the Robotech Macross saga) mostly for nostalgic reasons.

The Scrapped Princess OST is ok--it's growing on me. I enjoyed the show very much, BTW, and can't wait for it to be released domestically.

I've not watched Last Exile, but the OST's are way cool.

I recently stumbled across the entire box set of soundtracks for Sakura Taisen and was not blown away. I've only seen a few episodes of Sakura Wars TV, so if I got into that more I may like the music more. The theme song is cool though.

What I've heard off the Eva soundtrack is alright. Frighteningly enough I can almost sing along with the opening theme, although I couldn't read the romanji on a dare.

I listen to a lot of anime music at work, which may not be a surprise...although people who walk in while I'm jamming out to something in a foreign language get all confused.
post #53  on January 9, 2004 - 9:29 PM PST  

> From Inu Yasha, I like "My Will",
I think that was one of the things that first interested me in anime.
My favorite tune is anything that Mahoro hums while she is cooking.

post #54  on February 2, 2004 - 6:14 AM PST  
Apparently I'm a strange person. Some of my favorite anime music is from Card Captor Sakura, Fruits Basket, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Oh My Goddess.
post #55  on February 3, 2004 - 6:20 AM PST  
> On February 2, 2004 - 6:14 AM PST Barimen wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Apparently I'm a strange person. Some of my favorite anime music is from Card Captor Sakura, Fruits Basket, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Oh My Goddess.
> ---------------------------------

Yes, you ARE apparently strange...except for Nadesico (leave that to markhl) I also like the stuff on your short list, but are you talking about the score or the OP, ED, insert- songs? CCS has garnered an excellent collection OP/ED songs over the years, all very catchy and addictive. The score is good, too, but the same bits are usually played over and over. I love Ritsuko Okazaki's songs for Furuba, but the rest of the music I thought was nothing to write home about. Ah, Megami-sama the Movie had an excellent score and ED song, but the music from the OVAs were pretty much run-of-the-mill anime stuff.

While I was in Japan, I bought the brand new album put out by Masumi Ito, the singer who does the Haibane Renmei ED as well as half of the duo singing the Scrapped Princess ED. Pure lovely whimsy (the album includes "Blue Flow" but not "Daichi no la-li-la") but probably poison to the folks who dig the Berserk/Hellsing stuff. Barimen, do you have the ED song for Gasaraki? That's a good one...
post #56  on May 23, 2004 - 11:04 PM PDT  
May 5, 2004

Ritsuko Okazaki died of septic shock in Tokyo, age 44.

A singer/songwriter, she composed and performed OP/ED songs for Fruits Basket and Princess Tutu. She wrote songs for anime seiyuu, like Yui Horie and most notably Megumi Hayashibara (OP/ED Love Hina).

RIP Ritsuko!
post #57  on May 24, 2004 - 9:30 PM PDT  
Hellsing and Ghost in the Shell, Stand Alone Complex.
post #58  on May 27, 2004 - 11:13 PM PDT  
> On May 23, 2004 - 11:04 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> May 5, 2004
> Ritsuko Okazaki died of septic shock in Tokyo, age 44.
> A singer/songwriter, she composed and performed OP/ED songs for Fruits Basket and Princess Tutu. She wrote songs for anime seiyuu, like Yui Horie and most notably Megumi Hayashibara (OP/ED Love Hina).
> RIP Ritsuko!
> ---------------------------------

that's so sad! I just barely saw the first disk of Fruits Basket for the first time, and the OP song struck more than any has before. Septic shock sounds horrible.
post #59  on May 28, 2004 - 8:26 AM PDT  
Oh wow, someone mentioned the Bubblegum Crisis soundtrack. That is still one of my all time favorites (the original OVA, not that new thing). It really felt like they made an effort to have the music really work with the animation.

Now as far as other soundtracks:

Noir - Repetative during the show, but get the first OST. I love listening through it, it's beautiful. There's some amazing stuff in there. I didn't like the second OST as much though.

Last Exile - Another fairly good OST, and one of my favorite OPs.

RahXephon - One of my top three favs. It's just so easily to pop that in and listen all the way through, something I don't often find. So many times you get these little clips of music that feel like something not really complete.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST 1 - Amazing. Such a variety of stuff on this soundtrack. I just got the OST for the 2nd season, but haven't listened to it much. I'm expecting great things. (How can you go wrong with Yoko Kanno).

I'm sure there's others I'm missing (ROD TV?), but those are some of the ones that really stuck out for me. My favorites are ones where the soundtrack CD ends up being really listenable too. It is surprising how many aren't.

post #60  on July 1, 2004 - 9:47 AM PDT  
Opening themes for Sol Bianca, Tenchi Muyo, Pretear and Princess Nine are some not listed above that I really like.

I've been compiling a list of my favorites.

You can view it here:

Anime With Music That I Like

Feedback is always welcome.


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