Two years ago, I wrote a post about my love of ost. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, OST as in Original Soundtrack. This entailed what I loved about them and then extended to some of my favorite themes from anime. This got me thinking if I had to compile a list of my favorite soundtrack now, would it be any different. You’ll just have to take a look yourself, let’s get right into it.
Kids on the Slope 坂道のアポロン
While most the songs on this project are simply new arrangements for iconic Jazz records. There still so good. The anime took place in the past and the music was a reflection of that time period. It set to every scene perfectly. That’s what makes a solid soundtrack in my opinion.
I feel like this is a bit of a lazy pick because Cowboy Bebop is known heavily for it’s music but this list wouldn’t be right without it. Yoko Kanno is the goat and this is another one of those projects that she nailed beautifully. This is the type of soundtrack that you feel in your soul.
The soundtrack for Samurai Champloo is amazing. It fits the style, it fits the mood and over aesthetic of the animation. I feel like its similar to Cowboy Bebop in that the soundtrack fuels Champloo as well. The music in this series short of takes on a life on its own and that what I love about it.
Yu Yu Hakusho 幽☆遊☆白書
While I feel like the music is a bit dated in this one, it still hits home like my first time hearing I but the Japanese themes knock hard, the English version are pretty dope as well. This soundtrack is bop and so nostalgia triggering. I think that’s because it’s sort of like a time capsule and sonically reflections the music of the time. That’s why I put this ost high up on my list.
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad ベック
Full Metal Alchemist Full Metal Brotherhood
Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairytale Nana Naruto Streets of Rage 2
Here you have it. This is my list of memorable original soundtracks.
What are some of you’re favorite OST?
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