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Anime: Original sound track

Updated on January 28, 2016

Original Sound Tracks

Original Sound Tracks better known as OST's are often used in many entertainment media specially in movies, daily soaps, animes etc.The term can be used to describe the musical soundtrack sold for any movie or TV series, but the phrase "OST" is more often used when describing soundtracks from anime. Animes are trademark of Japan. In Japan animes and manga's are the only source of virtual entertainment, there is no trend of daily soaps there. People of every class, caste, age have to rely on animes and manga's for their entertainment. Animes are made in such a way that that it becomes an important part of their life. OST are the sound which are combined with the anime's to bring out more of emotion as music always triggers emotion and rest of the work is done by the plot.

Few Anime OST's with their genre

Action - It is one of the most common anime genre. The name basically explains it, that this kind of anime is normally based on some kind of plot with huge amount of adrenaline rush. This genre of anime excites us and gets our blood rushing in our viens. Typical Examples of this Genre are Bleach, One Piece and Freezing.

Drama - This genre is mostly liked and appreciated by people. Characters and the plot are usually well developedin this genre and viewers get very easily attached with emotion and action the characters usually carry i.e Romance as well as Adventure. In fact, the Drama anime genre is very often synonymous with the Romance genre, a few common examples are Darker than Black, Death note and AnoHana.

Adventure - Also another popular genre of Anime, as the same suggests it deals a lot with characters moving around and exploring new places, these anime tend to be very long and drawn out but the characters typically have a solid background. The bring the flavor of journey or travel with a goal, it also trigger passion in many people's life to get them gooing towards their goal. Examples of this Genre are Kino no Tabi, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Pokemon

Fantasy - The main contents/components of this kind of anime is magical worlds, magical powers and monsters. The basic incredients to this type of anime is mythology and folklore. Mostly the lead characters have to undergo a lot of hardship and show magnificient talent to out do any challenge put in front. Some common examples are Fairytail, Fullmetal Alchemist and Inuyasha.

Love / Romance - This is a very popular genre which shows a detailed relationship buildup between two/multiple characters. The plot is normally created as mixture of comedy, drama, physological with love or romance genre. Few examples of this genre are Love Hina, Ai Yori Aoshi and Mirai Nikki.

Martial Arts - As name suggests this genre deals with special martial arts techniques. This genre also can be put under slice of life genre.Few examples of this kind of anime are Strongest Disciple Kenshi, Hajime no Ippo.

Slice Of Life - This genre can be described as a blueprint of real life happenings and emotion. This genre is a cocktail of romance, school and josei genres. Examples of this genre are Toradora, Kino no Tabi, School Rumble and Ai Yori Aoshi.

Sports - Inhabitants of every country have inclination towards sports and this genre deals with sports. Here the plot is mostly based on school and action genre, but mainly focused on sports. Characters in this genre are distributed as gifted or extremely bad players where he has to work throughout the anime to become better at it. Examples include Slam Dunk, Hajime no Ippo, and Prince of Tennis.

There are many more genre's in anime only few are listed above. OST's helps to relate ones feelings with the anime. The sound tracks are important and essential part of an anime which makes it more alive and real and brings it close to the real world.

Few Sugestions

Going out of track from the topic discussed above, I would like to suggest few manga's and anime for Anime Lovers. Slam Dunk, Hajime no Ippo, Bleach, Naruto, Toradora, Mirai Nikki, Fairy Tail, Great Teacher Onizuka, Durarara and much more are there but these are few of my favourites.

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    • MattBangkok profile image


      4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Wow! Amazing collection! I love Anime OST to compose and sample my rap-hip beats..those compositions are the best ever!!

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      5 years ago

      Slam dunk !


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