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Anime With Music That I Like
List creator: thxman
Created on: June 26, 2004 - 8:20 PM PDT
Description: List of anime with good opening themes (generally the ending themes are too slow for my tastes) or just general soundtrack music that I enjoy

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Akira (Special Edition) (1988)
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  Drums, drums and more drums! The soundtrack for the opening clashes between the clowns and Kaneda's gang is pretty awesome with the thundering bass of all those drums. Plus I just like the "Kaneda! Tetsuo!" vocals.
The Big O Vol. 1 (2001)
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  The opener is a great homage to one of those Queen soundtracks that they made in the 80s by a Japanese group no less!
Bubblegum Crisis - Ep. 1-3 (1987)
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  From "Hurricane" to "Mad Machine" this series is packed with so many songs that I like...Plus it made the voice of Priss a household name in Japan.
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 Vol. 1: Genesis (1998)
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  Has that cool rockin opening theme that I like
Cowboy Bebop: Session 1 (1998)
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  Jazz in an anime opener. Pretty fresh. Good tune as well, I especially like the clarinet finisher.
Gatekeepers Vol. 1: Open the Gate! (2001)
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Not Rated
  Pure pop theme that goes well with the visuals of the gatekeeper characters.
Legend of Himiko Vol. 1: Sacred Fire (1999)
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Not Rated
  Pop-like opener that goes well with the visuals of each of the characters, plus has a nice payoff near the end.
Martian Successor Nadesico Chronicle 1: Invasion! (2000)
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  Another one of those pop tunes that gets stuck in your head and won't go out. Going your days grow up! Classic!
Outlaw Star Vol. 1 (Disc 1 of 2) (1998)
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Not Rated
  Rockin theme song that fits perfectly with the series. It's all about Gene Starwind and his never give up attitude.
Pretear vol. 1 (2003)
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Not Rated
  Yes, it's pop, but it makes me want to replay the opener over and over again.
RahXephon Vol. 1: Threshold (2003)
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Not Rated
  New Agey tune that starts off nicely and gets better with a "snap".
Sadamitsu the Destroyer Vol. 1: Crash Down (2001)
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Not Rated
  Gotta love the use of a "western movie" style theme song for this one.
Sol Bianca: The Legacy Vol. 1. Lost Treasures (2000)
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Not Rated
  Another one of those songs that is completely stuck in my head. Whenever I rent these I pay the opening theme over and over to the detriment of my neighbors I'm sure. Makes excellent use of synths, violins, vocal tweaks and has excellent singing.
Tenchi Muyo: DVD Ultimate Edition - OVA Episodes 1-7 (2004)
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  One of the rare soundtracks that is instrumental. Moves fast, makes good use of Asian instruments. The visuals and music work well to introduce the characters. I used to play this theme ad nauseum back in my Laserdisc days.
Vandread Vol. 1: Enemy Engaged! (2000)
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  I was a little sad when they changed the theme from season one to 2. Season 1's theme was another one of these pop themes that I could play over and over. Season 2's theme is starting to get stuck in my head too though, with it's techno riffs.
Vision of Escaflowne Vol. 1: Dragons & Destiny (2000)
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Not Rated
  New agey? tune with plenty of synths and violins that fits well with the series.

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