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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« on: November 09, 2005, 01:32:35 PM »
At first glance this thread may seem the same to the other thread already in this forum (the only one) but it isn't (i hope).

Oh well the killer question is:

In your favourite anime, what is the best peice of music in it?

Don't worry if you can't think of one, you can use one from your top 10.

One of my favourite anime is Cowboy bepop and the best music in it (in my opinion) would have to be the music which plays just before the credits (at the end of the battle) in Episode 5 (Ballad of fallen angels)


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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2006, 10:31:47 PM »
Beck - I've Got a Feeling.

I recently aquired the anime and after finishing it I just had to get the OST.  I've Got a Feeling is actually a cover song they did that was originally by the beatles, and it was such a powerful scene in the anime that it has become my favorite song on the album as well.  Moon on The Water comes in a close second followed by Slip Out in third.

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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2006, 10:43:30 PM »
Evangelion - Fly Me To The Moon

There is nothing like a rendition of a Sinatra classic to finish of an episode of teen angst. Coming in over 5 different versions, I could probably listen to this song every day and it would not get old to me.
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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006, 07:59:17 AM »
I despise Evangelion's Fly Me to the Moon. Except for maybe one variation (the one on the Refrain soundtrack), all the others were horrible in its vocals. It just felt funky.

FLCL - Hybrid Rainbow

Grave of the Fireflies - Almost any sentimental instrumental

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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2006, 10:43:45 AM »
.hack//SIGN - Fake Wings / Key of the Twilight / The World / Obsession / B.T. / Yasashii Yoake

Cowboy Bebop - Call me, Call me

FLCL - Hybrid Rainbow

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Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2006, 11:08:51 AM »
FLCL - One Life
 
Millennium Actress - Rotation (lotus 2)
 
Twelve Kingdoms - Juunigenmukyoku (otherwise known as the opening theme)
 
Haibane Renmei - Free Bird
 
Berserk - Forces
 
Someday's Dreamers - Kaze no Hana
 
X - Fate
 
Just a handful that popped up first in my mind. I might have cheated a bit on some of those, actually... for example, X isn't really one of my top favorite anime, but "Fate" is one of my favorite musical themes... so I snuck it on.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006, 10:53:10 AM »
FLCL - One Life
Descendants of Darkness - The Devil's Trill/Love Me
Noir - Canta per Me/Salva Nos
Petite Cosette - Houseki
Read or Die - Read or Die Theme/Read or Die (Instrumental by YKZ)
Madlax - Hitomi Wo Kareka/Nowhere
Witch Hunter Robin - The Opening Theme Whose Name I Can't Be Bothered to Remember

I kinda cheated too.  DOD and Madlax aren't really in my top five favorite anime (the other five listed are those) but the songs listed kick too much ass for this violin fetishist to ignore.  And it may be in the top ten, so it's excusable.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 07:25:39 PM »
+Beck - I've Got A Feeling
+Beck - Like a Foojin
+FLCL - Advice (FLCL version)
+Beck - Face
+Lain - Wind Of Space-Time
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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 02:30:58 PM »
Fantastic Children - Mizu no Madoromi
 
Ouran High School Host Club - Sakura Kiss (orchestrated and piano versions)
 
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto - Kouya Ruten (opening theme)
 
Alright! Alright! I cheated on BKI! I've only seen two episodes, so who knows if it will become one of my favorite series...... but the opening theme is bloody fantastic! I love Yuki Kajiura so much.  Even (gasp!  blasphemy!) more than Yoko Kanno.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2006, 06:13:46 PM »
:0!  I never posted here!

Off the top of my head since the bulk of my anime playlist is on a different computer...

Cowboy Bebop- Blue
Inuyasha- Come
Bubblegum Crisis- Hurricane! and Mad Machine  (80's tunes, not sure what they sound like to a fresh listener today XD)
Paradise Kiss- Lonely in Gorgeous
*Black Blood Brothers- Shinkirou (by Loveholic)

...and that's good for now.

*Cheating on BBB since it's not a favorite and also is a new show with only 5 or so episodes out.  The song is really worth checking out though. :>

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2007, 12:40:50 PM »
Paradise Kiss - Lonely in Gorgeous
Nana - rose

There are so many. But I don't know the titles! :(

Let me see.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2007, 11:28:13 PM »
* AC puts on his thinking helmet
 
Okay, here goes:
 
MONSTER - Angel Hand
This piece was played in a particular scene in episode 38, and I was simply mesmerized by it. I chose not to specify the scene in order to not spoil it for those who haven't watched it.
 
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen - Alone Again
Tsuiokuhen's most memorable moment is personally its ending, and its BG music for the scene can be highly credited for its reason. Another close contender is Kotowari ~ A Boy Meets The Man.
 
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG - I Do
The song played during episode 11, which was the most emotional episode in all GITS series. If only I could understand Italian... :(. Close contender: Rise during its opening sequence.
 
RahXephon - Hemisphere
Yes, a Maaya Sakamoto-Yoko Kanno tag team just can't seem to go wrong with anything they can chalk up. Damn, I just can't stop listening to this wonderful piece by Maaya-sama herself.
 
NANA - A Little Pain
This one just nicks its opening song, Rose by an inch. It just seems so sentimental with this. OLIVIA, I'll give a standing ovation for this one :3
 
Gundam SEED - Anna Ni Issho Datta No Ni
I think the Yuki Kajiura-See-Saw duo hit the jackpot with this masterpiece. Amongst all the other worthy mentionables, this one takes the cake.
 
There are a heck of others, but you can see, this isn't gonna stop... so for now, I'll just put a cork in it :C .

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2007, 12:07:46 AM »
Hmm... I'd like to try to avoid calling one song from a long standing or currently airing series the "best" because it seems to change. Before "Wish" and "Starless Night" came out for NANA, I was pretty sure "Rose" and "A Little Pain" were set in stone as the best songs we were gonna get. Now "Black Tears", the recent exit, is growing on me. So I think I'll wait til this gem of a show is over before I dare to pick a best song. Same with Bleach which has had some surprisingly good music for a shounen slugfest anime.

Honey & Clover (1 and 2): "Waltz." Though "Fugainaiya" was better then "Dramatic" for openings, and "Split" was very easy on the ears, "Waltz" is still the king This is especially impressive since H&C had so many insert songs that were memorable as well.

Mai-HiME: "Ensei." This was tough, as "Ensei" is one of the better background pieces ever made period, but then again, so was "Mezame".

Mai-Otome: "Materialise" (their spelling, not mine). Clever use of plucking violin strings to help create a memorable background piece that came with most of the Otome big combat sequences. Pulse pounding and riveting music. It sure crescendos nicely, at least. "Sei Otome no Inori" does a good job as the secondary combat piece.

Record of Lodoss War:  "Kiseki no Umi".  No matter how you judge anime music, this is a beautiful ****ing song.

Sousei no Acquarion: "Omna Magni". Shitty / brilliant anime, good music. Omna Magni is a HAUNTING song that sounds so innocently childish. It's an ingenious piece of work by the always amazing Yoko Kanno.

Welcome to the NHK: "Odoru Akachan Ningen". The first exit to the show. I still do not know to this day if this was a serious attmept at heavy metal, or one of the greatest pieces of mockery ever recorded. If it's the former, Japanese people should never do scream death metal. If it's the latter, bra-****ing-vo!

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Forgot one.

Eureka 7:  "Sakura".  This one was damn tough.  Having to pick a "best track" out of this brilliant compilation of music is nearly impossible.  So I went with my gut:  which song do I like listening to at full blast on my MP3 player?  The answer was undoubtedly this one.  The fourth intro to Eureka 7 combines, oddly, a rendition of Amazing Grace with a feel good beat and lyrics to create a new and unique song that stays with you after you've heard it the first time.
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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2007, 12:25:42 AM »
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Welcome to the NHK: "Odoru Akachan Ningen". The first exit to the show. I still do not know to this day if this was a serious attmept at heavy metal, or one of the greatest pieces of mockery ever recorded. If it's the former, Japanese people should never do scream death metal. If it's the latter, bra-****ing-vo!


Quoted for truth.  I loved this song in all it's absurdity, I think it summed the show up in a much better way than the much more softer second ED.  I dub it's style to be  'piano metal'.

Now, from my favourites shows:
Ghost in the Shell:  Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig:  Cyber Bird.  I heard this song before I had seen 2nd Gig, so what I see when I hear this song is markedly different from the episodes it plays in, but out of all of Kanno's excellent soundtrack, I will always stop to listen to this song.  I simply love it's rollercoaster of triumph to despair and back again.

Haibane Renmei:  Starting of the World, Ailes Grises.  Haibane Renmei remains my number 1 favourite show to this day, nothing has knocked it off of it's perch yet, and it's position is helped by a simply awesome soundtrack.  It's a real toss up between these 2 songs, because they represent my 2 favourite genres, solo Piano and String Quartet.

Someday's Dreamers:  Where the Sky and the Earth Meet, Home County of the Water Imp.  Somedays Dreamers is not the greatest of anime's around, but it has a simply delightful soundtrack.  Again, I present 2 songs, because I simply cannot decide.

Burn Up! Excess: Future Dream Burn Up! is more of a guilty pleasure than a favourite, but Future Dream is a fun little song, and combined with the amusingly drawn crayon ED sequence makes me squrim with delight.

And one final one for now:

Scrapped Princess: Daichi......memory failure, whatever the ED song is called.  For some reason the ED reminds me of a Mariachi band, and I don't consider that to be a bad thing........

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2007, 06:52:22 AM »
Otogi Zoshi: Attack Haus - Zen

So good, and very well-used with the opening visuals.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2007, 07:14:10 AM »
Ah, yes... the revival of a classic thread ^^. I hadn't posted in this kind of thread for ages. Let's see what I have up my mind:
 
Fullmetal Alchemist - Motherland
What can I say? I love Crystal Kay's sultry R&B voice and this song that complements her voice. Plus, her fame was pretty catapulted due to this song.
 
Mai-HiME - Mezame
This was a very tough one for me, because a strong contender is "Kimi ga Sora Datta", the closing song. At the end of the day, the song which never fails to keep my feet from tapping wins it. Kudos to you, Kajiura!
 
Inuyasha - Come
Another strong contender for this is "Dearest" by Ayumi-sama herself. Eventually, I find Namie Amuro's "Come" better than "Dearest". I don't know, but there's something about the song that's so... sexy (ooh...:E)
 
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence - Kugutsuuta Uta Mite Chiru
There's something so mystical and enigmatic about the song that I just can't grasp about it. Kenji Kawai did a masterpiece on this one, and he's also doing one as of this moment with Seirei No Moribito's background music.
 
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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2007, 03:53:45 PM »
Hmmm.....let's see....

Outlaw Star: Masahiko Arimachi - Through the Night
One of the best OP's I have heard in the past few years or so.  Its so energetic that it really reels you in, whether or not you are watching the anime.  I love how it is so spirited and sung with the right amount of energy needed to pull that song off correctly.  If that is not a good OP, I don't know what is.

Cowboy Bebop: Mai Yamane - The Real Folk Blues
I thought Mai Yamane did a good job singing this song, especially since his/her voice fits right in naturally.  Plus, the instrumentals really captured the feel of the anime as well.  As a standalone song, its all good for all 6 minutes.

X 1999: X Japan - Forever Love
I actually hated this anime movie and thought it made no sense.  But, the end theme was beautifully done, even though I was not big into J-Rock at all those years ago.  However, the lead singer sung this well enough and the guitar solo at the 5-6 minute mark hit it home for me.  And, the piano parts definitely made the song as nice as it was too.

Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohaheito: Fictionjunction YUUKA - Kouya Routen
Another anime I disliked, yet had a good OP at the sametime.  Kajiura's composition for this song was quite nice, starting off nicely with the supernatural-ish feel.   Even though YUUKA is not an exceptional vocalist, she did make the song work with her light and delicate vocals.

Bleach: HIGH AND MIGHTY COLOR - Ichirin no Hana
I may have dropped the series, despite going into the Arrancar-saga, this is my favorite Bleach OP.  I didn't really care for the other OPs at all, yet some of the EDs were not so bad.  Its just that hard rock style that got me into it, plus despite how limited Yusuke's and Mai's vocals are, they did a decent job that was actually rather catchy.

Record of Lodoss War: Maaya Sakamoto - Kiseki no Umi
Despite how awful the series turned out, this is yet another one with a good OP to it.  The dramatic feel and chorus is what makes this song great.  Plus, Maaya did a good job herself when it came to the vocal department, hitting her notes.

Mononoke: JuJu - Natsu no Hana
Some might argue how a ballad clashes with an anime full of quirkiness, but I think its plain beautiful.  JuJu just sings this ballad-style song nicely enough, fluid yet solid.  Plus, this is the song that got me into downloading her latest album as well.  Lol.

Deathnote - L no Theme
What can I say?  Its the theme for my favorite character in the entire series.  Not to mention, that it just fits using a blend of compositions and hard electric guitar.

Samurai 7: Rin' - Fuhen
Its just a nice song to hear, plus the folk-style instrumentals really make this a soothing piece.  While Rin' may not be considered an Enka-style band, they do some pretty good music.  As for the lead singer, she is not the most impressive, but she just does enough no more, no less.

FLCL: The Pillows - Ride on Shooting Star
I did not like this anime at all, yet another one with a good ED or so.  I just happened to like the spunk those guys showed for the song.  Plus, the guitar play was just cool.

Tsubasa Chronicle Season 1: Kinya - Blaze
The way the song was made from start to finish more or less had my attention the entire way.  Not sure what it was, but for some reason I liked the song.

There are other songs I liked, but it is a lot of anime songs though.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007, 04:22:50 PM »
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Inuyasha - Come
Another strong contender for this is "Dearest" by Ayumi-sama herself. Eventually, I find Namie Amuro's "Come" better than "Dearest". I don't know, but there's something about the song that's so... sexy (ooh...:E)
 
"So coooome my waaaay!
Coooome close to meee!"

I'm sorry, but when I feel immature, this song is a source of many a lulz.

Anyways...

Nana- Kuroi Namida and Starless Night

Elfen Lied- Lilium

End of Evangelion - Komm Susser Tod

When the Cry - Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Bokurano- Uninstall and Vermillion

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2007, 10:15:02 AM »
Why not?  Seems like I'll be listing a few of my favorite pieces:

ARIA the ANIMATION - AQUA
You have a lot of random melodies going off for the first 16 seconds of this piece until the acoustic guitar moves in with the main theme. Once it settles, you're pretty much in for a mellow, peaceful ride, especially around 0:'35 when the violins move in to accompany the guitar. The piece's strengths come from the serene mood it sets as well as the image of a beautiful, sunny day by the imposition of a melody that gets nudged along as it meanders and lets you flow along like a gondola in Venice's many canals.

Bartender - NO NAME ~Kami no Glass~
The piano here is what really caught my attention because the melody and the improvisations that the pianist uses keeps things really interesting. It also helps that the percussion in the background help set the pace with which the melody can build up around it.  Taken in the context of the show, this piece does a great job of evoking a slow, laid-back night at your local tavern. Maybe a nightclub where you have some performers on stage similar to the sort of atmosphere you get in older movies that showed this kind of lifestyle. It certainly brings out a soothing environment in which you can go after a long day's work and relax a bit. When it comes down to it, the melody isn't really all that complex to begin with, but it's a really pleasant piece to listen to because it's fast enough to hold my attention while succeeding in putting me in a calm state.

Renkin 3-kyu Magical? Pokan - Magipoka Theme ~ Spring
Noriyasu Agematsu (probably better known for his work with the Wild Arms video game series) has delivered with a fantastic piece.  The piano intro just gives it an upbeat and playful feeling right off the bat as it signals the coming spring full of possibilities. This fits in ridiculously well with the series, especially when you look at the girls' personalities, but that's for another time. The guitars then continue the sense of carefree days with its upbeat melody up until 0:25 when the piano takes over for awhile to serve as a transition for the violins which plays along with the piano to create a happy mood. The melody playing at 0:57 feels just a little more upbeat giving me an image of the characters going out into the world exploring as much as they can possibly explore. Their energy and sense of fun becomes especially apparent around 1:14 with this melody. If there's something I love about this piece, it's definitely the energy and the bouncy tune that carries itself through with some Celtic influences to project a really happy mood.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2007, 08:14:27 AM »
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"So coooome my waaaay!
Coooome close to meee!"
 
I'm sorry, but when I feel immature, this song is a source of many a lulz.
Yeah, I had orgasmic nights myself especially when I can't the song out of my head.
 
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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 11:38:19 AM »
Eureka Seven - Storywriter If only to bring attention to the awesome back catalogue of music that the band Supercar created over the last ten years before they disbanded.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 06:56:11 PM »
Zeta Gundam: Gackt: Since You Are Waiting
Death Note: Nightmare: The World
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Megumi Hayashibara: Fly Me to The Moon

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2008, 07:23:21 AM »
i'd have to say FLCL- little busters because it made the resolution a bit smoother for me.

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Re: Think of a fave anime and say what its best track is.
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2008, 02:46:29 AM »
FLCL-Funny Bunny (very simplistic, yet irresistably recurrent)
 
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