It’s common amongst anime bloggers and or fans to critic a series storyline. Character design, animation and things of that nature. But when was the last time, you’ve seen someone address the OST? OST meaning Original Soundtrack. It’s a such a crucial part of the process. These songs can make or break a project in the same way the script and pacing does. The soundtrack effect the story progression just as much as other elements more commonly discussed. it’s sort of eerie that we as times ignore this completely.
I’ve been blogging for quite sometime now. (A year via WordPress/ one year via Tumblr). It’s crazy that its taken so long to share My Love of The Ost. Anime OST’s are my shit. My love stems from my appreciation of both animation and music. Anime OST, are the best of both worlds coming together- in harmony. I also love how they are applicated. In certain instances they are placed to set the mood and in other moments used as part of the narrative. They can you make you happy. They can make you sad. They can remind you of past experience.
So your probably wondering what are some of my favorite ost?
For overall projects: I’d have to say Kids on the Slope 坂道のアポロン, Beck Mongolian Chop Squad ベック and Cowboy Bebop. Yoko Kanno is brilliant. I cannot stress this enough. A sleeper pick would be Kimi ga Nozomu Eien 君が望む永遠 aka Rumbling Hearts which is one another of my favorites. It was on constant rotation at a point in my life. And how can I forget the YuYu Hakusho soundtrack. Neon Genesis Evangelion soundtrack was pretty awesome too. The Inuyasha also had bangers. And side from those listed above, here are a few sings that I still keep on replay.
Rose – Anna Tsuchiya (NANA)
Cry No More – Mika Nakashima (Blood +)
Rewrite – Asian Kung Fu Generation (Full Metal Alchemist)
Come – Namie Amuro (Inuyasha)
Sakura Kiss – Chieko Kawabe ( Ouran High School Host Club)
So what are some of your favorite anime soundtracks and or songs? Let me know below.