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Postby 0x2eleven » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:20 pm

What are some of you all's favorite anime songs?

Some of my favorites:
Ano Natsu He - Spirited Away
Inner Universe- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Valse de la Lune - Wolf's Rain
Days - Eureka Seven
Gravity - Wolf's Rain
Strangers - Wolf's Rain
Fukai Mori - Inuyasha
Pearls- Cowboy Bebop
Battle Cry - Samurai Champloo
Obsession - .Hack//SIGN
Angel of Doom - Rebuild 1.0

I'm sure this thread has been made before, but I couldn't find it in a search. Nothing wrong with a new, updated thread anyway, right?
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Postby Xeroko » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:23 pm

Rise from GITS: 2nd Gig
Sora iro days from TTGL
The OP and ED (both of them) from Outlaw Star
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Postby EvangelionFan » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:28 pm

I adore the Ghost in the Shell: SAC soundtracks! In addition to Inner Universe, my favourites from it are: Cbristmas in the Silent Forest, Cyberbird, From the Roof Top, Lithium Flower, Monochrome, Rise, Run Rabbit Junk, Torukia, Some Other Time, Velveteen and Zero Signal. From the '95 film soundtrack I adore the 'Chant' trilogy, Nightstalker and Floating Museum. Ballade of the Puppets trilogy from Innocence is also pretty good.

Of course there's 'Tank' and 'The Real Folk Blues' from Cowboy Bebop, the only other track from the series I know by name is Road to the West, I plan to look into the soundtracks next month.

I also have the three Death Note anime soundtracks, my prime favourites from which are L's Theme, Solitude, Sympathy, Death Note and Near's Theme.

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:37 pm

Anything Yoko Kanno, period.
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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:58 pm

View Original PostEvangelionFan wrote: the three Death Note anime soundtrack

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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:00 pm

I really like the ones that are Japanese. Those are cool.
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Postby Merridian » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:10 pm

Susumu Hirasawa's "Forces", from Berserk. In fact, Berserk's whole OST was awesome.

Soundtracks to the old Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 titles were kickass as well, but I have no idea where you could find those.

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Postby child of Lilith » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:39 pm

Yoko Kanno for the win.
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Postby WonderBug » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:47 pm

Seconding Yoko Kanno. Her work really goes above and beyond the average ost.

And I have to put a good word for G Gundam's music. It's so delightfully cheesey and never fails to get me pumped up.

Also, FLCL. Of course.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:42 am

Series where I've noticed the BGM enough to say "this is good" -- well, Princess Tutu goes without saying, really, being a special case, but also

Noir
Gankutsuou
Simoun
Letter Bee
Ghost Hound
Paprika

as opposed to generally fading from memory as anything distinct from the mood of the visuals.

OP/ED choices really go here -- viewtopic.php?t=5306 (even though that thread is mixed A/V, rather than just the music)
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Postby planet news » Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:55 am

Kare Kano opening song.
Kare Kano closing song.
Various songs used during Kare Kano which are also used occasionally in Rebuild.
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Postby 0x2eleven » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:17 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:=
OP/ED choices really go here -- viewtopic.php?t=5306 (even though that thread is mixed A/V, rather than just the music)


Well, this thread wasn't specifically about openings and closings. Granted, that's probably what will get mentioned most in this thread, I still wanted it to be open to all sorts of music. About half of my list doesn't appear in an opening or ending.
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Postby planet news » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:45 pm

Wow, I literally just did exactly what Tines said not to 'cause I didn't read any other posts at all.

But seriously, those are two of my favorites, regardless of openings or closings.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:34 pm

View Original Post0x2eleven wrote:About half of my list doesn't appear in an opening or ending.
Exactly -- OP/ED specific stuff can go in the other thread, especially if it turns to the visuals; this one is more for the broader scope of the music throughout.

For example, I gave Noir as a favourite -- and what really makes that are the character themes, Salva Nos and Canta per me; the OP and ED are done by different artists, and are much weaker than the music used within the story just as background.
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Postby carla » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:27 am

i... am a sucker for anime pop. *sigh*


-"1/3 no junjou na kanjou," "heart of sword," "kimi ni fureru dake de," "natsu no e" & "sobakasu" from rurouni kenshin.

-"butter-fly," "mujaki na mama de" & "with the will" from digimon.

-"hitotsu dake" & "yoru no uta" from card captor sakura.

-"fukai mori," "rakuen" & "shinjitsu no uta" from inuyasha (ahhhh, DAI...).

-"d-tecnolife" & "houkiboshi" from bleach.

-"gindokei," "link," "rewrite" & "undo" from fullmetal alchemist.

-"haruka kanata" & "wind" from naruto.

-"blaze," "kaze machi jet," "kaze no machi e," "loop" & "tsubasa" from tsubasa reservoir chronicle.

-"northern lights" from shaman king.

-"zankoku no tenshi no te-ze" (especially the version sung by HM+MY+MK, the fangirly glee cannot be contained) and the "beautiful world" planitb remix from EVA.

-"hikari" from kingdom hearts (does this count?).

-"taiyou no mannaka e" from eureka seven.

-"kiseki no umi" from record of lodoss war.

-"battlecry" & "shiki no uta" from samurai champloo.

-"yubiwa" from escaflowne.

-"let it out" & "rain" from fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood.

_"denwa shite iwa chan" from... i think it's from aa! megami-sama?

_basically every single song from cowboy bebop. or more like EVERYTHING BY YOKO KANNO, PERIOD.


...and there's probably a bunch more that i'm forgetting.
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Postby Halicat » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:29 pm

Pretty much all the music from Eva, durrrhurrr :P

Always adored the two-mix songs for Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, especially Just Communication. Probably my fave song from an anime EVER.

I love the entire Revolutionary Girl Utena soundtrack, but especially Anthy no theme.

Lilium from Elfen Lied melts my heart, even though that show was pretty bad.

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Postby Twin Drive Sigma Aquarion » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:56 pm

Shin Mazinger Z: Number 1 in anime music PERIOD. Both Ops and both Ends with the second end as my favorite, 'nough said. Everything else from favorite to least favorite that are good:

NGE:
-Op; regular ver, Megumi's ver, the "trio" ver
-Angel Attack
-Bardiel's theme, escape's me at the moment but I think it's called "waiting for death" or something
-Beethoven's 9th symphony 4th something
-Unit 00
-The Beast 2

Genesis of Aquarion:
-Both Ops
-Sal

Rebuild of Evangelion:
-Sin From Genesis

Gravion:
-Both Ops
-Gashin God Gravion
-Encougashin Sol Gravion

Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny:
-All Ops and Ends with the first ending of each in first

Getter Robo Armageddon:
-Op 2

The Vision of Escaflowne:
-Op; both Japanese and English ver, and before anyone asks yes there is an english version
-End
-Dance of Curse

RahXephon:
-Op
-The Chariot

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann:
-Op

GaoGaiGar:
-Op Grand Glorius Gathering ver
-Battle For Courage

King Gainer:
-Op

Gundam Wing:
-Both Ops
-Code Name Heero Yui
-Eternity and Infinity
-Mission Accomplished
-Sympathy

Blue Seed:
-Op
-End

After War Gundam X:
-Both Ops
-Ends 1 and 2

Neo Ranga:
-Both Ops
-End 2 (question my manliness and you will die)

Combattler V:
-Op

Victory Gundam:
-Op 1

Getter Robo:
-Op

Big O:
-Sure Promise
-The Storm
-The Great
-Stand a Chance

Macross 7:
-Dancing on The Planet Dance
-Overheart
-Power to the Music
-Holy Lonely Night

Guyver Biobooster Armor:
-Op

Turn A Gundam:
-Op 1

Voltes V:
-Op

New Getter Robo:
-Op

G Gundam:
-Op 1
-Battle Theme

Double Zeta Gundam:
-Both Ops

Gundam 00:
-Op 2 and 3
-Strike

Zoids:
-Desert Theme (does not think it's named)

Fafner in The Azure:
-Assimilation Crisis

And that's all of them. Before anyone goes "you sure?" Yes I am certain that is ALL of them.
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Postby Dartz » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:26 pm

Something a bit old.... before that other git gets in here.... but what I think is one of the best music/action bits in animé.... the Opening to Bubblegum Crisis.

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Postby Hexon.Arq » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:55 am

There are tons of great score tracks that I'd love to list, but I can't remember their names off the top of my head, so here are some theme songs instead:

"Yuzurenai Negai" - Naomi Tamura (Magic Knight Rayearth)
"Ai, Oboeteimasu ka? - Mari Iijima (Macross:DYRL?)
"Moonlight Densetsu" - DALI (Sailor Moon)
"Otome no Policy" - Yoko Ishida (Sailor Moon S)
"Invoke" - T.M. Revolution (Gundam Seed)
"Raspberry Heaven" - Oranges & Lemons (Azumanga Daioh)
"Danzai no Hana ~Guilty Sky~" - Riyu Kosaka (Claymore)
"You Won't See Me Coming" - Jean-Jacques Burnel (Gankutsuou)
"Lady Love" - RIZE (Shion no Ou)
"Tabi no Tochuu" - Kiyoura Natsumi (Spice & Wolf)
"You Get to Burning" - Yumi Matsuzawa (Nadesico)
"Pocket ni Fantasy" - Sachi & Juri (Pokemon)
"Morning Grace" - Ritsuko Okazaki (Princess Tutu)
"Dango Daikazoku" - Chata (Clannad)
"Hitori no Yoru" - Porno Graffiti (GTO)
"The Light Before We Land" - The Delgados (Gunslinger Girl)
"Lum no Love Song" - Yuko Matutani (Urusei Yatsura)
"Zetsubou Billy" - Maximum the Hormone (Death Note)
"Poppin' Heart wa Hitotsu Dake" - Clover (Mamotte Lollipop)
"Blue Water" - Miho Morikawa (Nadia:tSoBW)
"Yes! I Will..." - Miho Morikawa (Nadia:tSoBW)
"Beautiful World" - Hikaru Utada (Evangelion 1.0)
"Summer Vacation" - Ayumi Murata (Lamune)
"S-U-K-I" - Funta (Popotan)
"New World" - YUMI (Futakoi Alternative)
"Mou Nakanaide"- Senou Azusa (Ranma 1/2)
"Kami to Nare" - Kuniaki Haishima (Neo Ranga)

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Postby toe mash » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:35 am

View Original PostHexon.Arq wrote:"Tabi no Tochuu" - Kiyoura Natsumi (Spice & Wolf)


I happened to check out the Spice and Wolf OP about 2 days ago although I haven't seen the anime itself (yet).

Wow, really, this song is beautiful. It sounds good all by itself, unlike some anime themes that I realize I mainly like because I associate it with the anime itself which I enjoyed.


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