16 Music Anime That'll You'll Totally Groove With

By Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 17th September 2015

#1. Kids on the Slop

The coming-of-age story was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe (creator of Cowboy Bebop) and has a jazz soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno (composer for Cowboy Bebop). If that doesn't sell you on the series, then maybe the promise of a great character arc between Kaoru and Sentaro will.

#2. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad follows the tale of a rock band trying to make hit the big time. As with any band, there are highs and lows. But struggles lead to great music.

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#3. The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

Love triangles? Epic mecha battles? A killer soundtrack? Macross has it all. Idols play a vital role in the Macross franchise, and no matter which entry you start with, you'll ears will thank you.

#4. Love Live! School Idol Project

You'll come for the idol music, but you'll stay for the characters. By the end of the series, you'll feel the same emotions the girls have at the end of their journey.

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#5. Detroit Metal City

The series a parody of death metal and how the mainstream views the genre. It follows the hilarious exploits of Soichi as his on-stage persona Johannes Krauser II. You don't have to be a fan of death metal to enjoy the series.

#6. Your Lie in April

Classical music and raw emotions are the name of the game in this feels trip.

#7. Nana

The tale of the two girls named Nana, the personal struggles they each go through, and strain it puts on the popular Black Stones punk band makes Nana on of the top josei anime.

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#8. K-On!

Sure, K-On! is the very definition of cute girls doing cute things, but you have to admit that the music is catchy.

#9. Nodame Cantabile

Making it in the world of classical music is a tough battle. The tale follows two young people trying to make their dreams come true, and zeros in on their unconventional romance.

#10. Princess Tutu

Manliest anime ever. Princess Tutu is a unique series, that can only be described as a fairy tail ballet. Using dance to solve conflict instead of violence may seem silly at first, but it is surprisingly tense and dark.

#11. Hibike! Euphonium

Kyoto Animation does it again. The story revolves around a band club as they work to make it to a national tournament. Hibike! Euphonium is surprisingly accurate with the instruments, how they are played, and showing a band go from playing "bad" music to good.

#12. Skip Beat!

Skip Beat! focuses on the business side. Kyoko is a 16 year old, and she navigates the world of showbiz as she manages idols and their careers. Fingers are forever crossed for a second season.

#13. So-Ra-No-Wo-To

War is never a pleasant thing. It is a psychologically damaging thing for many people. But for Kanata, she joined the military so she can play the bugle (a simple brass instrument used in the military). Kanata uses her talents to hopefully bring a little bit of happiness in the war-torn world.

#14. The iDOLM@STER

Do you love idol music and on-stage performances? The iDOLM@STER just might be what you are looking for. The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls follows the same basic formula, but with a little more emphasis on characters.

#15. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! has a little bit of every thing for everyone, kind of like Macross. Elements of music, action, humor, and drama are present. Short length aside, you'll find plenty to love.

#16. Uta no Prince-sama

The series is targeted towards girls. If you like pop music and bishounens, you'll find plenty to love in this long running series.