If you haven’t noticed, the results are in…Spotify Wrapped is here. Which song and artist topped your Spotify Wrapped list? It’s probably not hard to imagine our most listened-to songs include some of anime’s greatest hits from this year, as well as a few classics.
Each of these songs reflects a respective mood, whether you seek nostalgia, confidence, dancey vibes, or a declaration of affection, anime songs have an incredible ability to capture these feelings.
This collection celebrates the incredible depth and versatility of anime music, proving that there’s an anime theme song for every mood, every feeling, and complements many moments in life.
So, put on your headphones, hit play, and let these anime tunes transport you.
Get ready to be hit with a wave of nostalgia. The following songs are renowned around the globe by many anime fans. Considered the classics, for many of us who grew up with series such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, and Samurai Champloo.
If you’re looking for more, give the whole list of Samurai Champloo songs a listen. The album by the late Nujabes is a masterpiece in its own right.
Rewrite by Asian Kung-Fu Generation for Fullmetal Alchemist
Asterisk by ORANGE RANGE for Bleach
Again by Yui for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Blue Bird by Ikimono Gakari for Naruto Shippuden
The Cruel Angel’s Thesis by Yoko Takahashi for NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
Battlecry by Nujubes feat. Shing02 for Samurai Champloo
Need a little confidence boost? Add our favorite earworm anime tunes from over the past year to your playlist, you can thank us later.
Seki no Owari by The Peak for One Piece
Kawaikute Gomen by HoneyWorks feat. Kapi from Heroine Taru Mono! The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task
Biri Biri by Yoasobi for Pokémon
If I had to guess one song that made it to most otaku’s playlists, it would be IDOL by Yoasobi. Trust us we listened to it nonstop, too! Considering it was 2023’s most played ani-song and currently sits at #2 on Japan’s Billboard 100 as of writing this, it had to make a spot on our dance-inspired playlist.
DADDY! DADDY! DO! by Masayuki Suzuki feat. Airi Suzuki for Kaguya-sama: Love is War
IDOL by Yoasobi for Oshi no Ko
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Queendom for Ya Boy Kongming!
Lost in Paradise by Ali feat. Aklo for Jujutsu Kaisen
Song of the Dead by KANA-BOON for ZOM 100: Bucket List of the Dead
Sukidayo (I Like You):
For those times you just want to shout from the rooftops your love for someone, this playlist encapsulates the giddiness you experience around your crush. There’s upbeat and sweet, and a few songs that perfectly sum up the realization of falling hard for that special person.
Home Sweet Home by Asako Toki for Fruits Basket
Koi no Yukue by Akase Akari for My Dress-up Darling
Aiue feat. Minami, SAKURAmoti Lyrics by MAISONdes for Urusei Yatsura
Toki wo Kizamu by Lia from Clannad: After Story
Stuck on You by Nowlu from More than a Married Couple, but Not Lovers
If you are looking for more anime songs to indulge in, scroll through Japan Billboard’s Hot 100 list updated every Wednesday. Each week you’ll be treated to the most listened-to pop songs in Japan.