Forum Settings
Forums
#1
Sep 12, 7:47 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 37

Hello everyone!
Through the different anime I've come across, I still haven't seen any anime in which there is epic** music. Is it simply because Japanese culture does not have such music, or am I simply lacking knowledge, and I simply don't know where to look? Thank you very much for any hints/recommendations on the subject. I take notes of everything!

Edit:**Examples would be; Two Steps From Hell, Audiomachine, Iconic Audio

Edit 2: Living in my own little bubble, I realize "epic music" isn't a genre properly given, so I've edited the post to sound, maybe, less ignorant :>
Modified by amfpi, Sep 12, 7:58 AM
(ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣︿˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू) 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。 ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
 
#2
Sep 12, 7:49 AM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 11702
And what is your definition of "epic" music ?
GangsterCat said:
because there is no good yuri manga. it's always melodramatic love story of a confused hetero and a turbo dyke sexual offender
 
#3
Sep 12, 7:51 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 37

This would be considered as Epic music. :)
(ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣︿˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू) 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。 ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
 
#4
Sep 12, 7:51 AM
Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 24
If by epic you mean loud and hype-worthy, there's Gintama, Bungou Stray Dogs..
If you mean just remarkable sweet music, there's Mushishi, Grisaia, Usagi Drop..
 
#5
Sep 12, 7:51 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 101
Not anime but Shelter is a good music video
 
#6
Sep 12, 7:54 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 421
There's another one called re creators that has a Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34561/Re_Creators?q=Re%20crea
 
#7
Sep 12, 7:55 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2478
shingeki no kyojin and fate/zero have the most epic music
 
#8
Sep 12, 7:56 AM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 11702
amfpi said:

This would be considered as Epic music. :)

I don't think there is anime with that kind of music.
GangsterCat said:
because there is no good yuri manga. it's always melodramatic love story of a confused hetero and a turbo dyke sexual offender
 
#9
Sep 12, 7:59 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 292
Code geass has some pretty epic music
 
Sep 12, 7:59 AM

Online
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 1357
Did you just create a genre of music from out of the blue? Or do you mean orchestra music?

Does something like this count?



If so, Sound! Euphonium is about a concert band and they practice to play songs like that.
Sturgeon's Law Ghetto Corollary:
A "respectable" genre of fictional media will always be judged by the 10% of good works,
but a stigmatized genre will always be judged by the 90% of bad works.

My gaze is the measure of all things:
Anime of the Year 2018: Potential Nominee | Main Nominee
 
Sep 12, 7:59 AM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 184
Pretty sure this is what you looking for
Story of human, god, devils and dragon
 
Sep 12, 8:00 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 67
Some music genres don't apply to anime theme songs or op/ed but there are in fact a lot of series with a good soundtrack, if I think about it there's Bongou Stray Dogs, Naruto, Psycho Pass, Deadman Wonderland, Kiznaiver, Kuroko no Basket, Tales of Zestiria, Zero no Tsukaima, Fate (especially).. I could go on and on but most of these is just rock music, if you're looking for something that will give you chills then you have to search for specific songs that are played in animes. I'd recommend fantasy and mystery because that makes up for something that will put you into the mood before and mindst- watching.
 
Sep 12, 8:01 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 355
So I guess what you're looking for is something that has a mystic medieval vibe and lasts a long time. But part of that music are what fit for fight scenes and no anime would have a fight scene all throughout the episode.
That's hard.
 
Sep 12, 8:01 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 843
I think Parasyte how an incredible soundtrack, idk if it's what you were looking for though.
 
Sep 12, 8:02 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 37
Eanki said:
Does something like this count?


Thank you for your suggestion!
That would unfortunately not fall under that kind of music :<
I'll still take notes of that anime, classical orchestra music is nice too :)
(ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣︿˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू) 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。 ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
 
 
Sep 12, 8:14 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 37
animesscythe said:
Gintama, Bungou Stray Dogs

RapidShadow said:
Re:Creators that has a Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack

Hatred said:
Shingeki no Kyojin, Fate/zero


Apple_BS said:
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis

xnvrk said:
Bongou Stray Dogs, Naruto, Psycho Pass, Deadman Wonderland, Kiznaiver, Kuroko no Basket, Tales of Zestiria, Zero no Tsukaima, Fate.
I'd recommend fantasy and mystery because that makes up for something that will put you into the mood before and mindst- watching

You mean, the anime genre?


DrainZ said:
Megalo Box


Thank you all! I'll make sure to watch all these! (and maybe later create a list of anime with "epic" music :>)
Modified by amfpi, Sep 12, 8:18 AM
(ू˃̣̣̣̣̣̣︿˂̣̣̣̣̣̣ ू) 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。 ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚
 
Sep 12, 8:18 AM
Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 24
You should also check out any works by Yuki Kajiura or Hiroyuki Sawano
 
Sep 12, 8:19 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 42
Hm, idk if it'd be to your tastes, but I saw someone mention Re:Creators and that has pretty good soundtrack. The Kizumonogatari movies also have a really good soundtrack imo (plus the movies are really good).

The problem is, it seems you're looking for the type of epic music you'd find in Dark Souls and the like (at least by going off the video you linked) and I just haven't heard that type of music in many anime. I think its just different cultures. Most Japanese I think prefer a more electric sound then a heavy bass. I dont know if that makes sense, but I hope you get what I mean.

[EDIT] Oh, I forgot to mention that I also really enjoyed Gurren Lagann's insert music. It's more punkish (which I'm shocked I like since I dont enjoy punk) but it may be something for you to look into if you haven't seen GL.
Modified by GoofballPath53, Sep 12, 8:25 AM
Tutturu! Mayushii-des! ^-^
 
Sep 12, 8:23 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 40
This is probably the best soundtrack I've ever heard
1. Samurai Champloo
2. Cowboy Bebop
-Koe no Katachi
-Spirited Away
-Your lie in April
-Clannad: After Story
 
Sep 12, 8:23 AM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 183
Do ops count ?if so then ERASED opening i loved that
-Just roki roll!!!
https://myanimelist.net/profile/Wimp3452
If you click on that you will die
 
Sep 12, 8:26 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1827
I don't know about you but I think the Fate series has some really epic music. You've completed several of them already. From what I've heard Re:Zero has some epics as well and some tracks of Shinsekai Yori might count.
 
Sep 12, 9:31 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 67
amfpi said:

xnvrk said:
Bongou Stray Dogs, Naruto, Psycho Pass, Deadman Wonderland, Kiznaiver, Kuroko no Basket, Tales of Zestiria, Zero no Tsukaima, Fate.
I'd recommend fantasy and mystery because that makes up for something that will put you into the mood before and mindst- watching

You mean, the anime genre?


Yep, fantasy, medieval, magic, mystery, action and this type of stuff. They 90% of the time include awesome soundtracks.
 
Sep 12, 9:32 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 2277
Shingeki no kyojin has some epic music epecially the first season
.
Everyone except me has shit taste.
 
Sep 12, 9:39 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 5489
Gundam SEED is like one of the few that comes to mind.
 
Sep 12, 9:42 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 817
JoJo. You can't go wrong with JoJo.

"THIS PARTY IS GETTING CUHRAZY!" - Dante, son of Sparda
 
Sep 12, 9:50 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 556
Any show by Uki Kajiura [ https://myanimelist.net/people/5077/Yuki_Kajiura ] or Hiroyuki Sawano [ https://myanimelist.net/people/8509/Hiroyuki_Sawano ] is a good start for epic music.
Yuki uses more epic choirs, especially in Fate/Zero and SAO (if I'm not misaken) and Sawano is drops everywhere (Attack on Titan (especially in season 2 and season 3 where the songs become more instrumental than vocals) and Re:Creators).
 
Sep 12, 9:53 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 301
-Popular answer1: FMAB ost list. (Just listen through it, there will be some "preparing to battle" style staff, and some not so epic but still great tracks. Shout out to: Main theme, Lapis Philosophorum, and Battle Scherzo. More on the artisticside: Trissa"s lullaby)
-Popular answer2 : Shingeki no Kyojin
-A more sophisticated answer : Hiroyuki Sawano (there are 1H long "MOST EPIC ANIME MUSIC" youtube vids, only from him)

-Hidden gem: Kakumeiki Valvrave ost (hard to find online legally or illegally)

My advice: brows youtube "best anime ost" vids, and if you allow a "epic" musicto be more on the melody side then Yuki Kajiura is your composer (#Beliving in justice / credens justitiam).


Modified by Lanor-sama, Sep 12, 9:56 AM
 
Sep 12, 10:03 AM
Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 799
RapidShadow said:
There's another one called re creators that has a Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34561/Re_Creators?q=Re%20crea

that definatelly qualifies as epic (the real kind not the hype stuff)

Hatred said:
shingeki no kyojin and fate/zero have the most epic music


pretty good in my opinion too

Witness- said:
I think Parasyte how an incredible soundtrack, idk if it's what you were looking for though.

good but epic doesn't fit it well


But yeah. Half of what's listed in this thread can't be considered epic in any way.
 
Sep 12, 10:30 AM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Romeo x Juliet.
I wouldn't recommend the series itself, but it has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. Composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto, performed by Eminence Symphony Orchestra.

 
Sep 12, 10:36 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 5986
There are a lot:


Attack on Titan OST - "ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn" by Hiroyuki Sawano, performed by Mika Kobayashi





Aldnoah.Zero OST - "MKaLIEz" by Hiroyuki Sawano, performed by Mika Kobayashi





No Game No Life OST - "All of you is all of me" by Super Sweep





Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann OST - "Libera me from hell" by Iwasaki Taku, performed by Tarantula (Rap) and Kasahara Yuri (Opera)





Youjo Senki OST - "Young Girl's War Saga of Tanya The Evil" by Shuji Katayama





Overlord OST - "Arrival of the undead king" by Shuji Katayama





Just to give a few examples.
 
Sep 12, 10:39 AM
S'litist Patrish

Online
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 222
Idk what "epic music" is, but closest thing I can currently think of would be Hunter x Hunter. Give these tracks a listen and see if they're to your liking.

 
Sep 12, 10:40 AM
Offline
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
Hatred said:
shingeki no kyojin and fate/zero have the most epic music


Indeed. I remember listening to Attack on Titan's OST for the first time in my friends car and got goosebumps. I knew the show would be a classic and it was (still is). Need to watch Fate Zero though :(
 
Sep 12, 10:41 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 189
when i think of epic music my mind goes to Yoko Kanno's work on Escaflowne and her funky take on Cowboy Bebop.
 
Sep 12, 10:58 AM
VMC President

Offline
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 11
I would say bleach the evangelion movies gurren lagann everything with Shiro sagisu in general and hunter x hunter especially







Modified by JoyBoy_316, Sep 12, 11:06 AM
 
Sep 12, 11:12 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 370
Watch every anime with Taku Iwasaki involved like Bungou Stray Dogs, Noragami, Soul Eater, Kekkai Sensen and more and you'll get your epic music. He basically mixes every single genre into his music like Jazz, Rock and maybe even some Metal, Rap, Dubstep or Electronic music in general and more.

I also recommend everything with Yoko Kanno like Cowboy Bebop, Darker Than Black, Ghost in The Shell and Zankyou no Terror.

Other noteworthy examples are anime like Fate/Zero, Death Parade, Shingeki no Bahamut, Kiznaiver and more.
 
Sep 12, 12:51 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 233
Wow, nobody mentioned One Piece.
It has the most epic music ever recorded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yyIKuAKcc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYZao9qhyLI
(my favourite begins at 2:51)
Modified by alshu, Sep 12, 12:55 PM
 
Sep 12, 12:55 PM
Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 4
Attack on Titan, Death Note, Boku no Hero Academia they all have epic music! 😀
 
Sep 12, 12:55 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 20
Fate/Zero is what you're looking for, it has the most epic music imo
 
Sep 12, 12:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 204
My favorite music for anime include .hacksign and Death Note ost which are epic.

 
Sep 12, 12:58 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 69
RapidShadow said:
There's another one called re creators that has a Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack.
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34561/Re_Creators?q=Re%20crea


I agree that the soundtrack of that show is great... even tho it's the only good thing it has besides the animation XD
 
Sep 12, 12:58 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 820
The only answer is Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.
 
Sep 12, 12:59 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 553
NickDen said:
Idk what "epic music" is, but closest thing I can currently think of would be Hunter x Hunter. Give these tracks a listen and see if they're to your liking.


This really is epic. Hxh all the way.
 
Sep 12, 1:07 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 416
Anything Hiroyuki Sawano does the score for is going to be "epic".
Lolis - Siblings - Ecchi - Harems - NTR
 
Sep 12, 1:12 PM
Nana Deviluke❤️

Offline
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 6330
https://myanimelist.net/anime/355/Shakugan_no_Shana
small sample list of the OST so you can decide if epic or not for yourself
and Openings too
 
Sep 12, 1:42 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 773
If by epic you mean "heroic" or "war-inspired" music you have already watched one: Attack on Titan, since Sawano is on the score. I would also recommend some stuff made from Sawano for Kill la Kill and Kabaneri. Sounds like post-modern instrumentaton with strong electronic elements. He ocassionally mixes it with rock music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5HBuZCc3us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Ka0WFqftA


If you want something oldschool (and by oldschool I mean really oldschool) try Legend of the galactic heroes: it literally uses classical music. By classical music I mean not strictly classical (as a "broad definition"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHn-EJtYwd8&list=PLviRCiujlzqCYuoMJzMtpbR3seP3r_duP


I find music from olschool battle shonen like Dragon ball, saint seiya and Hokuto no ken as "epic" in its own particular way (not all of them, but some), while mixing orchestration (brasses specially) with 70s and 80s elements from popular music including disco and japanese pop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4dyPBJeTko

If you want something more "experimental" yet unique and totally distinguishable, Hirasawa stuff for Berserk 1997 is a great example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhx8yVvmM5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLiRMorUV2g

from ethereal and almost spiritual, too hell-ish and monstruos

Luck.
 
Sep 12, 1:49 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2667
Loud dramatic bombastic orchestral/rock soundtrack-style music (and I don't mean bombastic in a bad way) is actually reasonably common in anime.

@ OP (@amfpi) the suggestion about Hiroyuki Sawano is probably useful. He's scored a number of series, such as Guilty Crown.

I'd also recommend some of the following:

* soundtracks by Masato Kouda (such as Arpeggio of Blue Steel; he's also worked on the Monster Hunter games)

* soundtracks by Shiro Sagisu (such as Evangelion and Black Bullet)

* soundtracks by Hikaru Nanase (such as Beyond the Boundary / Kyoukai no Kanata)

* soundtracks by Shikata Akiko (such as Cross Ange)

If you're looking in general for anime series that offer you this sort of soundtrack, look for ones that have serious, dramatic atmospheres, probably with some tinges of darkness, as well as lots of action.
 
Sep 12, 1:54 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 322
Provably there is, depends what you like and what you're trying to find for 'epic music'.
 
Sep 12, 6:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 1529
People can trash the show all they want but what they can't deny is that the first Pokemon's music was darn epic:



Another example posted like this because the YT link isn't working


 
Sep 12, 6:51 PM

Offline
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2667
Arkab said:
People can trash the show all they want but what they can't deny is that the first Pokemon's music was darn epic:



Another example posted like this because the YT link isn't working


I've always said we need a remastered version of the first-gen games -- or some sort of "ultimate Pokémon universe game" -- that used the TV show arrangements of the Kanto themes.
 
Top
Pages (2) [1] 2 »