what's your favorite anime ost? not speaking about op/ed singles, pure soundtracks.
The Berserk ost was pretty awesome.
I'm not sure many people would agree, but I also love the P&S ost.
Got to be SnW OST, It's just perfect all over.
The wait is horrible.
My single favourite would be Joshiraku, followed by Ping Pong, Zetsubo Sensei, Monogatari, Maouu Yuusha, Hajime no Ippo S1, Katanagatari and recent things I enjoyed were Mahouka and Gits:Arise (altough all Gits music is notable as well)
Kara no Kyoukai
Faggots keep removing videos from YT, but 17 and 41+42 from 7 are particularly great
Sora no Woto
Paprika and everything else Hirasawa
Fuck so it has, Forgot about it cause of the Nyaa down time.
Kato is SERIOUSLY underrated, I don't know why, Free and Horizon are fucking glorious.
Darker than Black 1 had Yoko Kanno and 2 had some pretty good UNTZ.
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
i remember wen i was a narufag and downloaded the osts. pretty neat, though
Spice and Wolf definitely
Shigofumi also had some nice tracks
I'd guess it is because it is packed together with characters and the story.
When I listen to K-On songs I am not enjoying it on a musical level, but on a character level, it is like extension media to the show. I don't think I'd ever listen to songs like the ones from K-On if I didn't picture the characters with it.
Same thing with, for example, Opera. It's on a different level when you listen to a piece and knowing its context.
Difficult question, but I had say Cyberbird from GitS SAC 2nd. Jeez, that's one of the most freeking music out there, and we only listen to it a few seconds in two episodes.
Shingeki no Kyojin was pretty awful, but the soundtrack was good pushing very good, even though I'm not personally a huge fan of Sawano. If you can't disassociate your dislike of the show/it's tumblrcore fanbase from objectively evaluating the music you need to grow the fuck up.
It seems to me that a lot of soundtracks are as good as they are because they're able to be fusions of all sorts of different styles and traditions. You've got everything from the Western orchestral tradition to East Asian musical tradition to fucking American hip-hop. That combined with a large pool of talent makes for some really neat stuff.
Honestly I think it's like that for me for most songs. The main reason I listen to a lot of anime songs is because of the show it is related to and the memories it gives me when I think back on it, especially if it's a really great and emotional piece
>SnK's OST is amazing
I really liked pic related. Silly song names but listening to this shit at work really improves efficiency.
Second favorite would be
I agree that it's not anywhere close to his best, but it's still pretty decent. Just like with anime in general, we forget the enormous mass of truly mediocre shit out there. It's better than average.
Sawano has recently struck me as being stuck making the same OST over and over.
Go back to his older stuff like Blue Exorcist, unicorn and Sengoku Basara. They have his style, but also their own feelings to fit the show.
Meanwhile the SnK, KLK and even Aldnoah soundtracks all sound exactly the same.
Jesus, were you even in all of the Sidonia airing threads? Everybody was constantly joking about the "netflix original series" line that Netflix was advertising with, I was just using the fact that Netflix was touting it as such to show that it's not a hipster show.
Best ones I've heard are Mushishi
rerelease never ;_;, Kaiji (both seasons), Ghost in the Shell: SAC + SSS, Meguca, Kara no Kyoukai, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Macross (all), Aria, Spice & Wolf, Soranowoto and Kaiba.
I'm honestly starting to buy OST's for series I haven't even seen, simply because there's so many good OST's for garbage series. Case in point, Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere, Kill la Kill, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette and numerous others.
His work in Gundam Unicorn is something you can really, really appreciate if you listen to it intently. The way he introduced the base melodies in OST 1, built upon them in OST 2, interwove them into OST 3 and tied everything together in OST 4 was like listening to a musical tapestry.
Or maybe he just likes to remix random stuff and I'm thinking too hard.
Quite a bit from here, though some only have a few good tracks and others were more about the presentation in their series that the music itself
I'm just gonna post Sasami since people have already posted some other favorites of mine. Love this soundtrack.
have some more
>Attack On Titan and Guilty Crown being listed when they're not even his best works or even good OSTs
I love the Darker Than Black 2 soundtrack
What anime movie has the best soundtrack and why is it EoE?
While many on /a/ might hate Fairy Tail for everything but the fanservice, you must admit that the OST is also high-tier.
Bleach also had some pretty nice, very fitting BGM.
Redline's soundtrack is really overrated. Outside of Redline Day, Yellow Line, Machine Head, Monitor Room, and *maybe* LynchMan & JohnnyBoya none of the tracks are worth more than one listen or fit in well with the movie
Black Cat/Katanagatari/Gurren Lagann
Are some of my favourites. All time fav is Samurai Champloo
Actual salaried composer here, /mu/ is 4chan's cesspool and nobody there knows what they are talking about. There is a lot of good music happening in anime. Not all of it, sure, but a lot.
Not posting Natsume.
and my favorite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHwhr1G4Jzs&index=18&list=PLB9917D7910D1FDCD
I think it has a lot to do with how anime is edited and paced. You look at a lot of western movies and shows, and it feels less and less like they give music the room breath; tons of quick cuts and changes in perspective and shots, and in action movies in particular, fucking use of shaky cam. A composer can only do so much with that kind of imagery. Plenty of anime give the composers room to breath.
There's also this perspective in Hollywood right now where it's seen that music that's too upfront can be "emotionally manipulative", which leads to directors and people who are producing the film or show to ask for less melody and robust sound. I personally hate this mindset because I think it's spawned almost completely from a sense of cynicism and jadedness.
Katou has a lot of good OSTs: Gingitsune, Mirai Nikki, Buddy Complex and Fate/kaleid are good examples of that, even in shows like Hyakka Ryouran or Quaser, his work is good as fuck.
such a massive thread and so much bland
panty and stocking has the best musical talent of recent stuff, its also fun to listen to
old things are hard to judge, nostalgia makes even average stuff feel far better than it (probably) is
A lot of issues I have with recent Western films is the reliance on actual songs. It'd be like watching a Nanoha film and having 20 Nana Mizuki songs instead of actual score.
Honestly I'd much rather have something like, say, The Fountain, or Drive, or Bladerunner.
I still generally listen to vidya and animu soundtracks more often. Listening to something like NieR or Mushishi I just wonder whether there's any films in the last half decade or so that've actually had notable scores and generally don't find much.
I just noticed a lot more action movies and thrillers using that over-the-top score since Inception. I hope he isn't scoring Interstellar, but knowing Nolan he is. Oh well, at least it doesn't have Michael Cai-OH, WAIT.
I can't really blame Zimmer; he's writing the music these producers and directors want.
I mean I look at a lot of these movies, and I can't really hear them not sounding like they do, if that makes any sense. Like, people criticize him for writing music now that's ostinato heavy, and doesn't really have a whole lot of melody, but how can you really develop a melody when shots are changing every two seconds? The ostinatos also keep a sense of pacing when the scenery is being jerked around like crazy.
Almost forgot about UN-GO.
Either Gundam Unicorn or Turn A
Pic related is my most recent favorite.
I could listen to this all day.
You're not making this easy for me, man
I'm gonna post my 9 favorites in no specific order
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Kill la Kill
Gundam Build Fighters
Sora no Woto
Ghost in the Shell
A brilliant score doesn't necessarily have to accompany a brilliant work.
I still stand by my opinion of Call of Duty: Black Ops having one of the best scores of the last vidya generation, despite the game itself being complete shite.
Sora no Woto
Jigoku Shoujo had such a tense soundtrack.
Agreed. NCfOM is amongst my top 10 films of all time actually, it's a wonderful piece. The absence of music really fits the whole atmosphere and setting and adds an extra edge of creepiness to Chigurh's actions.
It fits the mood of the game perfectly. It's angry as fuck, fast paced and actually quite complex in places, which also sums up the battle system in Revengeance.
>I just wonder whether there's any films in the last half decade or so that've actually had notable
You have to look in weird, and sometimes lame places. A lot of the best, most listenable music for films is actually coming from shitty films.
>Taku Iwadubstep and Yuki "One song" Kaijura all over the place
Get some more powerlevel, nerds.
A good soundtrack is not necessarily good music. I've heard fantastic soundtracks that are a pain to listen to on their own. Hell, that's the case for most good soundtracks - if they sound too good on their own they become overbearing often.
Hell, MGR has really shitty metal but it works because of the context. And the fact that you're too distracted by the boss battle to notice it's shitty metal, and you're too distracted by the metal to realize how shitty the boss fights are. It's a win-win.
It's a drum
It's subjective, maybe because it's performed by a band, so it's easier for me to replicate it if i want to play along with my band.
>angry as fuck
I spent 2hrs to beat the senator and i'm not even mad because
>you're too distracted by the boss battle to notice it's shitty metal, and you're too distracted by the metal to realize how shitty the boss fights are
What kind of sense does that make? Unless you're just here to b8.
can't believe no one's mentioned CCS
His entire post, sans the video he posted, was obvious b8. Elitism, pedantry and calling out specific popular things that are already mentioned make up 90% of what he said.
That's the kind of fight I had but
in the end it has to be this way
My anime OST folder, my favorite is probably the C3-bu one, dem jazz tracks man.
Also downloading the Mahouka OST right now because I remembered how good it was, too bad the anime sucks, why are there so many bad anime with good soundtrack?
>A good soundtrack is not necessarily good music.
This sucks hard while at the same time being great. Stuff like Jihad would be pretty mediocre if it wasn't for the memories that come with it. I really don't like Kotoko's voice.
This entire show is fucking bonkers good.
Most of /a/ is tasteless plebs. That's why you get posts like >>113267214
Shikata ga Nai
It's a fucking joke. That said, he does his job adequately but not particularly well. Very hit or miss, and definitely overrated.
Let me elaborate, both elements are toned down somewhat compared to similar aspects in other games/media, and that allows them to mesh together better. Apart they're mediocre at best, but together it's amazing.
Imagine playing MGR without the music. Kinda becomes a meh game, right? The gameplay isn't all that engaging on its own, though still quite fun. Same goes for Giant Robo. Or Amadeus. Or anything else that utilizes music heavily. They tone down other elements to make room for the strong auditory input.
>Elitism is b8 now
I thought this was /a/.
Go play the game then on mute then, and come back and tell me it's the same experience.
Hell, watch this video without the sound.
The thing is, whether playing games or watching anime or what not, so long as the music isn't the main focus, it needs to be somewhat toned down for you to be able to digest everything in stride. You don't listen to Mendelssohn in soundtracks, and in MGR the metal isn't as complex or full-bodied as it could be. Melodically it's simple, the rhythm is consistent, and the only time it goes crazy is in an interlude or something, like that one guitar solo in the Monsoon fight.
There's no reason to fight this, it's a part of who we are, our human limitations, a
RULE OF NATURE.
Well, if you think it's shit with music, it's marginally more shit without.
It's /a/ related music, though. I think the MGR thing is going a bit far, but it's related to the subject and as long as we don't start talking about Radiohead or whatever else /mu/ has a boner for it's fine.
It can't be helped, it's
RULES OF NATURE
RoN was already used. But hey, I'm sure you can use it as
You're Your Own Master Now
That season of GSG wasn't as bad as it could've been, and that's coming from someone who read that arc in the manga before it aired. He also did soundtrack work for Shana S2 and S2 was garbage, but the score was wonderful.
On a related note, notice how all the songs in MGR are modulated so that the vocals don't even come in for most of the fight. That's part of keeping the music from becoming too distracting.
Meh. They're alright. Not total shit like G-Sen but not as good as, say, Ef or something. Seriously, fucking tenmon.
To each his own, but you can't deny that the music makes it that much more enjoyable.
Why the hell would you play a game on mute? I find it really distracting to be playing something in silence or without appropriate sound.
It'd be like watching Lord of the Rings and replacing the whole score with Skrillex.
This toning down music shit sounds like a load of bull. Like is that really something the composer would actively think about
>hmm how complex can i make this exactly
How complex can a melody get before it gets distracting even?
>YFW EVERYONE FORGOT ABOUT THIS
I even forgot about it ;_;
I dunno. If I want to do the VR missions, or go through the harder the difficulties, or if I'm going through a long dungeon in an RPG, I would listen to a podcast or something. It makes it feel less like a waste of time.
>he never fight for 1st place in all VR missions
No, that is something composers actively keep into mind. Seriously, look it up. There's a reason soundtracks tend to be so ambient. It's a staple of composing music for films and games and even anime. There's a place for grand melodies and golden-age film scores, but it's not the majority of the movie/game.
Find interviews with composers. Not a shortage of them and I'm sure some of them will say that. I recall hearing it on a TV program I saw a while ago about the history of film scoring.
Well, there's a reason you don't see songs as complex as classical compositions in movies, anime and so on. Like, you can slap Gymnopédies in almost anything with a more melancholic tone (Mother 3, Haruhi movie, Mahoyo, and Subahibi all have it, and a lot of other stuff). Same with something like Ravel's Bolero or Csikós Post (a fucking SNES yoshi game uses that song), but can you imagine something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKgcHjq1xKQ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UORxpTn-pOE working properly in most cases in anime, VNs or stuff like that? They would just distract the spectator/reader/etc. Of course in a more agitated scene they might work, but most of the times in stuff like that you'd just have a generic instrumental hard rock song slapped in.
The Rance Series OST.
It may not count but it blows my mind how a hentai visual novel of all things has one of the most based OST.
>Advance On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PQ6oeaQ9Y4
>Rebirth the Edge
Yeah, but I don't know if "ambient" is the right wording. It's about the composer ensuring that they aren't completely overwhelming the scene; being louder than the people talking, etc.
When I think ambient, I think of something synthetic with a lot of pads.
Well, you'll have to provide specific examples, because I'm not sure what I'm supposed to look for, exactly.
It just seems like you're just confusing composing something for a scene, and composing something for a game level. Obviously, when you're composing for a specific scene, you want to draw a specific emotion, or make something appropriate for what's happening on screen.
But video games aren't that specific unless we're talking about cutscenes. Like, I literally don't comprehend how complex music could distract people from gameplay. People listen to their own music(music meant to be listened to on its own) while playing video games all the time.
In that case, yes. But I just don't see enough space for more complex compositions in games and the like. Not because they're superior or anything, but because OSTs are supposed to enhance the experience. They can still be creative and interesting, but too many details will ultimately distract the player. Well, unless it's a really powerful scene, in a key moment of the game. Grandiose or complexity in those cases could work. I mean, if you do know a good example of a more complex song in a game, I'd like to see it. Most of the more memorable songs for me are more about how important they were for each moment in the game/anime/VN rather than their "quality".
>the best hentai VN OST
Step up your game motherfucker.
>Not posting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-xd84QdGz4 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFzBbWT7IVc or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWKilyOMJss or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deg1RHwmKpo
You had one job, dude. One job.
>They can still be creative and interesting, but too many details will ultimately distract the player.
As I said, I don't understand how, outside of cutscenes and story sequences. Unless we're talking about games where you need to think really hard, but we started talking with MGR, so.
Developers will sometimes give players a conversation or something to listen to while in regular gameplay, and it works fine.
Tell me, how exactly would more complex metal distract the player while they're fighting a boss?
I want to second that person whoever said Japanese really have a lot of fantastic OST almost everywhere.
I just don't see the variety that Japan does then here in good ol' US.
It got taken down but the Hero's Song from Ping Pong the Animation. You can probably still find it on the internet.
Sora no Woto, Simoun and Noein
what anime ? Never heard of it :^)
That was a VN ost
Some from the last year
Nagiasu is probably one of my all time favourites especially 38:25
And from this season this one
I love the music used in the monogatari series.
Dantalian no Shoka
Rozen Maiden, especially the piano sound album.
Kuroko no Basket
In that order. Still need to see how long it takes to get tired of Ping Pong's soundtrack
>Kamina will never be your bro
>Kamina will never be real
>you will never have an aniki that loves you and encourages you
>you will never save the day in even a small way
>you will never do anything worthwhile
It genuinely hurts to live sometimes.
It's a Vn whatevs, /a/ related
there's a anime version regardless, this is my personal favorite version
That you do
This little gem in particular from what I remember to be a very underwhelming movie. The Dredd soundtrack is gold too. But that would be talking about a movie that was actually pretty good.
For those who are too lazy to listen to all of it
My favourite OST would of course be from my favourite show: R.O.D.
But if I had to pick one that wasn't that, it would probably just be another of Iwasaki's, like CROWDS or [C].
I forgot how nice Pandora Hearts was.
It makes me smile while making me want to cry.
Its so relaxing, I could just have it in the background all day.
It was honestly a surprise that this show was good. The OST really made things more dramatic.
Never forget PTSD arc.
Patlabor, no question. Not a single bad track across three movies, two separate OVA series and a TV show. Hard as hell to find any of it on Youtube, but there's a quality torrent of absolutely everything on BakaBT.
I went back to the KLK Ost after
watching the dub as a jokeand was actually surprised how well put together and mixed into the show it was.
Definitely one of the shows strongest points.
The problem with Mekaku City Actors is that they are "alright" covers of KagePro, mostly because not all of the Seiyuu on the anime were vocalists. There are tons better covers on Nico.
Funnily enough I just got this today. Lower left corner is a 3-disk OST, although it's not exactly /a/ related since it's a VN, but still.
ALDNOAH/SAWANO BROS WHERE WE AT
It's the only anime soundtrack that I've played for normal-fags and they always ask me "dude who is this/ where's this song from" and when I tell them its from Bebop, an anime, they immediately lose interest. Goddamn it.
I don't even know any people who could listen to something like this:
all the way through.
But if I did, I would just tell them it was The Seatbelts or Yoko Kanno.
Do you remember what episode this song was featured in? I am trying to put the song in context.
Yeah; it starts out with an awesome alto solo but then divulges into African tribal beats. But towards the end combines back together. I like it all the same. The soundtracks actually have a variety to them; even though its mainly two genres(blues/jazz).
Asking me my favorite OST is a struggle. I definitely think Iwasaki Taku is the best at what he does. Wide range of taste from things like Katanagatari to Gatchaman to [C]. His music really fits the genre of what should fit in the show yet a show like Gatchaman and [C] which are both futuristic (sort of) both sound radically different. I like Sawano too, but he kinda does the same feeling music (and has the worst mixed music I have ever heard) so he doesn't seem as good to me.
Best OST for me isn't even done by these two. It's probably Chihayafuru then Spice and Wolf.
Fuck bondage head, this is better
What about Sailor Moon?
I completely forgot about Pandora Hearts. I probably should read the manga at some point to see where it went. Fantastic OST, though.
Each arc of Monogatari has a bunch of new tracks, right?
>Not listening to based Yonao's Senshinkan ost:
Basically every show Watanabe has ever done
Baccano had an awesome soundtrack, too
And Ghost in the Shell: SAC
Which reminds me, why does jazz work so well with anime? It may be just because of the fact that jazz itself is fucking awesome, but still
Look, it may not incorporate bland, dreary, mumbling, and/or abrasive vocals or dull guitar work or dadaist soundscapes, but just because you can't masturbate to videos of the Mongolian steppe while listening to it doesn't mean it's bad.
Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Death Grips is abrasive, mind-numbing trash
Toss up between Gungrave, Un-Go and [C]. Iwasaki Taku is my favorite composer/arranger though, his soundtracks always sound different but are distinctive enough that you could tell when a soundtrack is done by him.
>ctr+f no ano hana
>sorry for the
Pic not related I guess
>Now playing - Until my body is dry
>Oh nice, It's the "DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY" track
>Kobayashi's voice dicks are fucking my ears
>So fucking go...
>DONT LOOOOSE YOUR WAAAAAY
>Nigger comes in whit shit voice and shit lyrics
>The fuck is this?
>open Until my body is dry
>Improved song drastically
Who ever though that including fucking nigger rap in a Kobayashi song shouldn't be allowed to come anywhere near to music for the rest of his live, fuck this shit.
Yeah his mixing is absolutely horrible. Makes everything have this grindy distorted sound that's just kind of unpleasant. It also feels like the audio is boosted on some of his recent soundtracks give them a sort of static quality too.
Favourite is probably Evangelion soundtrack. TV series had the best one, first couple rebuilds are the meh though.
Gundam 00's OST was godlike. I love all of Kawai Kenji's works.
Gundam Unicorn also had a great OST, as well as Samurai Flamenco, Spess Dandy, and Symphogear.
Please save my Earth has some really good tracks. I had not seen any mention yet of Arjuna either.
The Kekkaishi score was pretty solid too.
By far the best OST for me in the past few years that gave me shivers and butterflies was Unicorn OST. I also took up anon's suggestion and tried his blue exorcist ost 1 - very good piece. His later pieces SnK, KlK, etc and even aldnoah (other than 3 tracks or so) really lacks the distinct colours of his earlier works. The dude needs a break or find a way out of slump.
Kaiji OST get a mention since it's rather different to current crops of OSTs.
>it's aimed at fujoshi so it can't be good
Anon pls. It's enjoyable even if you're a guy, especially ES.
He's 'cool' in a commercial way, the same way battle shounen attracts all the teens.
He lacks everything else and isn't actually artistic aside from the 'make cool now'.
He has a teeny thought process, comparable to the kids that search adrenaline rushes in the anime they watch.
From a musical standpoint, it's not impressive.
Susumu Hirasawa didn't only make Berserk OST you pleb
But my favorites one to cum on are the Paprika ones
If I was raped by an Alien succubus and had a last wish before I died I'd choose Susumu Hirasawa's music to be blasting in the background
.hack//SIGN OST every time.
>No mention of Bubblegum Crisis
It's not too late to change, /a/.
You have a problem with that?
I can't believe that gay is doing anime now. Seems like just yesterday he was doing porn and making the most amazing 2hu choir arrangements.
>a version of LOTR with all of Howard Shore's ost work replaced by Skrillex tunes
Actually, I think I would be able to sit through all five thousand hours of those movies if there was a version like that.
>Death Grips is abrasive, mind-numbing trash
only if you strictly listen to normal hip-hop/pop music and were not exposed to more extreme types of music prior to hearing Death Grips. If you listened to a lot of extreme metal and Industrial, DG feels right at home.