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Nov 2, 2015 1:21 AM
Anime Relations: Urusei Yatsura
Here is a list of my favorite anime OST, OP, ED, etc. that I'd also recommend to fellow fans. Some I like for music, some for animation and some for both. It's going to be a long list in the end, so instead of sorting it by favorites or by year, I'll do a bit of both. To make navigation easier, classic anime titles are in purple and modern anime are in blue.
NOTE: Some of the music on youtube is sped up/slowed down, due to copyright reasons, so get the original OST for the best experience.
Plus, this list is a work in progress - it'll take me some time to add all the favorite's I've been listening to over the years.

Carole & Tuesday
This being a Watanabe musical anime it's not surprising it has insanely good music and animation.
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj6H0LbjzKU
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wa2Ki3AvIk

Shield Bro
OP 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HutPrLMPWw0 . It's like an explosion, but both OP's have kick-ass animation. Shield bro has some amazing background music as well, made by Kevin Penkin.
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZvFEtR8RH0
ED 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WBB-jWrocQ

Demon Slayer
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFCFJbkzKGI . I like the singer's voice and the song has some interesting elements right before the chorus.

Dororo (2019)
Both the OP and ED are wonderfully sentimental and sorrowful just like the anime itself.
OP - Kaen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DCGQ57ykME
ED - Sayonara Gokko: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDow6LWVRYw

Promised Neverland
OP - Touch Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JoFsTDfd-8 - quite the catchy pop tune, but also fierce!

Kaguya-sama (Love is War)
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z33STjZpeMM - smooth!
ED2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_fMtLWehRo - Chika's cute dance!

Goblin Slayer
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z4WJAEG3u8 . Listen to it, all of it! It's just the right background for slaying a horde of goblins!

Bunny Girl Senpai
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1PCl5D-IpU . This multiple VA version is just mesmerizing.

SAO Alicization
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBUkTavYOjY . It looks and sounds amazing. I mean it's hard to top "shiny sword my diamond".

King's game
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzlmnDU5VrM . Feed the fire!

Urusei Yatsura
Spanning over a decade, with nearly 200 episodes and several movies and OVAs, Urusei Yatsura has a heap of great 80's tunes. I'll try to limit it to a small selection here.


Nodame Cantabile
OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_65IPFXarfQ
ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apb6EgcsLlQ
Nodame could easily be my favorite anime just for the OP alone, with it's awesome positive progression. Seriously, this OP descends on you like a thunderstorm.

Hinamatsuri
OP - Distance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJVAkofTFbI - I love the refrain on this song, they certainly took an interesting pitch on some of the notes.

Darling in the Franxx
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD_JhspDBIg . The violins are great.

7 Deadly Sins
Season 2 ED - Beautiful by Anly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTQKvvmKDts

Udon no Kuni
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4eJDEf7Sqs .

One Piece
When One Piece first started out (and had a more relaxed production schedule) the team behind it was able to create an amazing soundtrack that paired well with the beautiful hand-drawn pastel background.
  • We are! - The most famous tune from One Piece that every true pirate must sing to!

  • To The Grand Line - The Grand Line, the great sea where destinies clash, are made and broken! This melody brings out the tears, even if you don't want to shed them.

  • Crazy Rainbow Star - One of the most upbeat openings. The video is awesome too, just Straw Hats chilling and doing funny things!

  • Bon Voyage - Another great opening, that has both emotional moments and Straw Hats chilling.

  • Mirai Kokai (full) - A very relaxing ending.

  • Before Dawn (full) - A very much 90's ending, with great energy behind it.

  • Run, Run, Run - An even more 90's ending.

  • Fish - Another energetic ending, this one is more reminiscent of the 80's.

  • Good Bye Alabasta - I'm not crying dammit, real friendship is eternal!

  • Nakama no Shirushi da - Friends, let us go on a grand adventure! 1:37 will make you cry T_T .

  • Ikari Wo Kureyo - The One Piece Gold movie ending. Glim Spanky will blow your ears out with this soul-shredding goodness.



Wolf Girl and the Black Prince
ED - Wolf Heart, Oresama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwAgOqNvFGA - the amount of stuff drawn in this official video is bonkers.

Golden Time
  • Sweet & Sweet Cherry - This ending is so cute and upbeat!

  • Ending 2 - Cute! I love all the sounds they put in, that clapping is contagious.

  • World's End - Amazing composition and video. My heart feels like thumping when I listen to this.



Re:Life
ED 1-12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhRn40Nal5I .
Do you have time? Amazingly enough this show has 12 different ending songs. They're all very fitting with the daily high school theme, but my favorites are ED 2, 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11.

Erased
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9G20wV0KHE .

Sakurasou no pet na kanojo
ED 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p4WoJ86Xo0 . "I'm a dreamer!" gets me every time.
ED 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03l1_eivte8

Oreimo
ED (PSP game) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM_2avJHYMM . The anime has many ED's, but this one is my favorite. It's so nostalgic and the drums are catchy.

Perfect Insider
Both the opening and the ending are quite a sight.

Gangsta
The opening just blasts you away with acid colors.

Prison School
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoigtGFM2BQ . The perfect delinquent theme.

Ping Pong the animation
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px9FvddtgpM . So intense it'll rip your pants off your butt.

Genshiken
Nidaime ED - https://rutube.ru/video/5cbc1a8140769b0f9b8e2bf4eadee438/ . Unfortunately I don't have any other link, because it keeps getting deleted. This ED was incredibly catchy, I had to listen to it every single time it came on.

Itazura na Kiss
OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXP2H4hXIq4
ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iamocE3eTcw

Fushigi Yuugi
Tokimeki Doukasen - ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfQqamu90Wg
Instrumental: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k9kVChSl4Y
Miyaka Action theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVjREzKeMxk
Not for the feint of heart, this anime is quite a roller coaster of emotions, though I kept coming back for that ED.

Gundam
A few songs from the huge Gundam franchise.


Space Adventure Cobra
Daydream romance by Shigeru Matsuzaki - Movie OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f-90pdNvKg (video, with English dub).
Absolutely breathtaking opening. Do yourself a favor and listen to the Japanese original which fits perfectly with the video.

Dirty Pair - Project Eden
Safari Eyes OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM3O_EX1hCI . Another absolutely wild OP.
Through the danger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6FC6UMhLRI .
Matters to me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5woZYHckBOM .

Food wars
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh6bTCZGDuo
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm-rPMVnBQE
A bit NSFW-ish, but both intriguing visually and audibly.

Death Parade
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjjTMNDZi-A . Though I prefer Death Billiards, there's no escaping this catchy OP.

Lupin III


Angela
Instead of listing separate anime, I'll just list all the songs made by Angela here. Whenever I see their name on a new anime song I know it's going to be great.


Watamote
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PHbR3xf6Vs
ED 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64ZpTlwILyI . Vocaloid on rampage.

Asterisk
Waiting for the rain, ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxi19mhpLrU .

Barakamon
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pffJj1Bca1s

Baby Steps
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVZBYOlw27U

Maison Ikkoku
Hello Sadness - OP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znCRPdCabvQ .
Get Down - ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AylWPzelKtY . They only used this ending once, possibly because they didn't get the copy rights for the song.

A town where you live
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9IW_ZAhR3s
Hosoya's velvet voice makes this ED.

Attack on Titan
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMXgHfHxKVM
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOOMbMhiCRs
When AOT came out, the OP caused quite an euphoria which resulted in a lot of parodies being made. The ED is perhaps even more amazing, with great emotions and instrumental inserts behind it.

World god only knows
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZBgRDMyXzw
The anime might not give it away, but the full OP is an amazingly lengthy composition with the melody and rhythm changing up several times.

Idol Densetsu Eriko
If you're looking for a defining 80's OST, this has to be damn near the top. It pretty much consists of top-level idol songs. Just listen to Eriko's voice, it's clear as a glass!
Suki yo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrbvRBNST_k
Locomotion dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP3TWVlDSMY
Honki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-5nLZN-1TA
Namida no hanbun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU3hGvNg5cU
Rolling Nite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MlNL1U0DHY
Unchained Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28R3tcWDcW8
Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKhqJT_62Ko

Creamy Mami
This was the musical and magic girl anime of the early 80's, much of which is owed to Takako Ohta's crystal clear voice. And obviously Megumi's thunder slaps.
Binkan Rouge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJRh83AjW8
Pajama no Mama de: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgkYaWlLd7o
Love Seringaku: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9CD2gSGkmk
Beautiful shock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2XQBHPhA3o
Delicato no sukishite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvEM0BdjBo

Boys Over Flowers
OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvZ_f9umldU - Makino kicked ass and so does this OP which involves some crazy dancing
ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AY9jqUR2P0
ED2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxmJsLdBqE0

Marmalade Boy
OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6oYHRfMJTo - The famous OP and basically the whole OST was ridiculously catchy, as befits any proper shoujo show.
ED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YzKdSGVuGA
ED2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zySfBTWKEvc
ED3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i84AM39dTuw
Moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-saiR-7n_n4
Rival Arimi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSXN2qfnLQs&list=PLsav_WUvecfNgAkCVgM5yc3PthdayIOMV&index=15 - My favorite of the lot. The best song for the stormy girl!

The dagger of Kamui
OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcIMEnoyOrY&list=PL2pvCDABDYJahrYKIJXFRuC8XaDOhuFxc - a ridiculously good mix of ethno rock.
Kamui no Ken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcl-wYxDzJg&list=PL2pvCDABDYJahrYKIJXFRuC8XaDOhuFxc&index=13

Black Lagoon
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9GfkiZPnm8

Burst Angel
Jou no theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REsIOCdjLr0
Jou no theme 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM58YRxwGcQ

Geneshaft
New order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwGlTRZE-oI&index=8&list=PLF84CF41FE26CBDCD

Gunsmith Cats
OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7HPyUcy37I
Do it Minnie May!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_vk_DGFLFU - well, how often do you hear female Japanese rap xD?

Fantastic Adventure of Yohko (Leda)
Kaze to Bouquet no Serenade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0MRNrp9pBs&index=12&list=PLY37OB8VljQjIjvQB0RH_p2XMwzydP9xE

Orguss
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RjKv8J1y4U
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrwEJn0k30
It's the slightly cheaper version of Macross, but you have to appreciate it's style. And that ED which doesn't have much to do with the anime itself.

Cosmo Police Justy
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfCO8rmm1GY

Tokimeki Tonight
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffkxBqj3mCU .
ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmxkoaPW23w .
One of my favorite comedies, even though the production was really wonky at times. You can't deny the uniqueness of that OP and ED.

Creamy Mami
Binkan Rouge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJRh83AjW8. One of my favorite Mami songs.
Delicate no Sukishite - OP1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6ChvLXos0 .

Megazone 23
Having it's own idol - Eve Tokimatsuri - of course Megazone 23 had a bunch of catchy songs, yes even the shoddy made Part III.




Black Heaven - Hard rock save the space
OP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFOF9acNUH8

The "I don't know where I found these but they might be NSFW" category
Ahem, seriously, I just happened to find these by chance!

Highschool DxD OP 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EHne2id_Kk . Listen to that legendary opening riff.
Highschool DxD Born ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEE9YbeUhek . I love the "do-you do-you" part. Also when the reggae drops in.
Hajimete no Gal ED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8CfH-VXxOQ . I always find the high school garage band sounding productions amusing and surely this ED has a bunch of beats and melodies mashed in. It's also cute how the singer says "a-ta-ta-ke nai."
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