Best Anime Music: Iconic Japanese Themes!

Best Anime Music: Iconic Japanese Themes!

Hey Legendary Looters, time to check out some more of my favourite music in Anime history this time it’s Iconic Japanese Themes!. These are all my opinion, but I am open to hearing new music that I may have missed.  The only rules I’m following is 1 franchise per list and no song from a previous list can be used. So in no particular order, here’s my list!.

Neon Genesis Evangelion – Cruel Angel Thesis

If you’re an anime fan, you’ve undoubtedly heard this song and most likely like it. Well until it was throw in your face too many times, while personally I think the anime is over rated, not necessarily bad but it was way over hyped. I can’t fault the opening theme, it’s one of the most iconic themes from anime there has been, thus gaining a place in this category.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

This is a song that just blew up and was everywhere for a really long time, pretty much unavoidable if you were an anime fan at the time. The anime was already pretty popular as it did something very unusual, it showed all of the episodes out of order. I loved this song as well when I heard it but to me it suffered the same fate as sogns like cruel angel thesis and (though not anime) Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit but it’s still a great song and very well known.

Dragon Ball Z – Cha La Head Cha La

If you were alive durign the 90’s you probably know the anime and while I’m sure most of you loved the english song, this list is about the original japanese songs. Dragon Ball is seeing a resurgence in popularity with Dragon Ball Super, which started off a little weak in my opinion but after getting into the Beerus fight, they managed to get things on track.

Bleach – UVERworld

While several songs from Bleach could have made the list, when ever I remember the anime, this song comes to mind first. The other songs will definitely make it into future lists, don’t worry about that! This was one of those songs I heard back when I didn’t have a great grasp on the japanese language but I still knew the lyrics, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Hopefully once the manga has finished the final arc, the anime will make a return and we can get some more great music and awesome scenes.

One Piece – We Are

One Piece is one of the biggest and longest running series out there. While a lot of anime fans don’t watch the mainstream stuff, which I get sometimes, such as Naruto with the ridiculous amount of filler. However, if you’re that kind of person, you’re missing out here, One Piece is a great series with great music and a lot of powerful scenes. Other songs from this series will make it into other lists but this one is unquestionably the most well known.

I hope you liked my list! Since this first topic has tons to choose from I’m moving straight into part 2 next time, so look forward to Iconic Japanese Themes 2!

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