Best Anime Songs According to Japan

Best Anime Songs According to Japan

The TV special "Gaikoku Hito ga Gachi de Touhyou! World Anime Song General Election" unveiled the long-awaited TOP 20 of the most iconic anime songs in history according to fans around the world. In a survey of 1,740 anime enthusiasts residing outside of Japan, they were asked to select their favorite anime song of a lifetime. The result, a compilation of themes that have resonated at the heart of the global anime community, offers fascinating insight into fans' preferences and emotional connections to the music that accompanies their favorite series and movies.

Best Anime Songs According to Japan

The list, topped by Yoko Takahashi's "A Cruel Angel's Thesis," the unforgettable opening theme song for "Neon Genesis Evangelion," highlights not only the enduring popularity of this anime masterpiece, but also the nostalgic power it holds over the fans who have grown up with it. From songs that evoke deep emotions to those that awaken the spirit of adventure, each entry in the TOP 20 reflects the diversity of styles and genres that make up the anime musical universe.

The criteria that influenced the selection of fans can range from the emotional connection to the series in which the song is featured to the quality of the musical composition and vocal performance. In addition, the cultural impact and historical relevance of certain songs may also have played a role in voters' decision. Ultimately, the TOP 20 is a testament to the deep love and appreciation that fans around the world have for the music that accompanies their favorite anime stories.

20. "Guren no Yumiya" from Linked Horizon – Shingeki no Kyojin

19. "Shinzo wo Sasageyo!" from Linked Horizon – Shingeki no Kyojin

18. "Ai Higuchi's Akuma no Ko" – Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season Part 2

17. "Tank!" by The Seatbelts – Cowboy Bebop

16. EVE's "Kaikai Kitan" – Jujutsu Kaisen

14. "SILHOUETTE" by KANA-BOON – Naruto Shippuden

14. "ButterFly" by Kouji Wada – Digimon Adventure

13. "CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA" by Hironobu Kageyama – Dragon Ball Z

12. "Gurenge" by LiSA – Kimetsu no Yaiba

11. "Some Like It Hot!!" by SPYAIR – Gintama

10. "Where Our Blue Is" by Tatsuya Kitani – Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season

9. "Again" by YUI – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

8. "We Are!" by Hiroshi Kitadani – ONE PIECE

7. "SPECIALZ" by King Gnu – Jujutsu Kaisen 2nd Season

6. "Blue Bird" by Ikimonogakari – Naruto Shippuden

5. "KICKBACK" by Kenshi Yonezu – Chainsaw Man

4. "Unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure – Tokyo Ghoul

3. "Voltes V No Uta" by Mitsuko Horie – Chou Denji Machine Voltes V

2. YOASOBI's "Idol" – Oshi no Ko

1. "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Toko Takahashi – Neon Genesis Evangelion

Source: Livedoor News