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Questions tagged [music]

To be used for any music-related questions, including OSTs and insert songs, except opening and ending theme songs. Those questions should use the tag "theme-song". If the question is about a theme song but is particularly musically focused, both tags may be used together.

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How are the themes and songs picked for a particular series?

Are the opening/ending themes, insert songs, and background music created specifically for the series they represent, or are they just picked by the producers/production committee based on how well ...
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What is a “character song”?

I have heard of these things called "character songs", but I don't know what they are. Is a "character song" just like a theme song for a character? Can you give me some examples of character songs? (...
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Where is the first track of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S OST 2 first played?

The OST in question can be found here. I'm looking for where it was played in the anime. The title says "Saijaku VS Saikyou (最弱 VS 最強)," which translates to "Weakest vs Strongest," but I don't seem ...
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Is Black Rock Shooter the only anime soundtrack that features vocaloid singers?

Black Rock Shooter's opening theme is sung by Miku Hatsune. Are there any other anime soundtracks that incorporate a vocaloid singer (or a similar synthesized voice program) such as Miku?
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Who exactly is Benjamin Anderson in the Kill la Kill soundtrack?

I was listening to the Kill la Kill soundtrack which is amazing but I'm scratching my head over this particular artist who contributes vocals, Benjamin Anderson. I tried googling/wiki'ing and I found ...
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Has there been a study or documentary on the influence of Ani-song themes on Japan's music scene?

As noted on How are the themes and songs picked for a particular series?, some anime openings are created for their show; thus, the song and anime theme usually coincide and work together. Since ...
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What's this song in Code Geass episode 5?

There is a song that starts playing at around 13:04 in episode 5 and lasts for about 20 seconds. It doesn't have any lyrics, and it's not "Stories". I have been trying to track down this song and am ...
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Confusion about the naming of Aldnoah Zero's OST/opening/ending song titles

I have a couple of very closely related questions regarding composer Hiroyuki Sawano's choices in naming Aldnoah Zero's OST/opening/ending song titles. I will be referencing the tracklist for Aldnoah ...
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What's this vocal piece in the beginning of episode 18?

I'm on episode 18 of Cowboy Bebop, and I noticed vocal background music sung by a male singer that seemed rather classical in style at the beginning, when there is a montage of Faye at a horserace. ...
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Who typically owns the rights to an anime's soundtrack?

I watched episode 7 of Space Patrol Luluco today, and, well, that sure was a thing. Saliently, it featured (I'm spoilering this because, frankly, this is the best anime-related surprise I've gotten ...
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Who is the artist for Misty's goodbye song during the flashback at “Gotta Catch Ya Later”?

I recently rewatched Pokémon episode 273 - Gotta Catch Ya Later!, and was wondering about the vocalist behind Misty's goodbye song during the flashback; I can't seem to find the name of the artist ...
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What is the name of the background music that plays before Kaori and Kousei's performance?

In Episode 4, right before their performance, Kaori headbutts Kousei, and then some BGM starts playing. In the next episode, episode 5, as Kousei is running home in the rain, the same song plays again,...
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What is this anime song? [closed]

(Cross post from /r/AnimeOST, where I didn't get any answer) I have a song in mind recently, I'm pretty sure it comes from a well known anime that is less than 10 years old, but I can't remember ...
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What is the song that Drocell sings?

In Kuroshitsuji, they often sing a song that ends on "my fair lady," see here. It sounded really familiar to a song that I've heard before in several other languages, but I can't find the name or the ...
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What is the name of the musical piece that plays in One Piece episode 722 at 13:54?

There was a soundtrack piece playing in the episode 722 of One Piece. It started playing at 13 minutes and 54 seconds in. What is the name of that piece? It starts playing when Luffy rushes ...
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Identification of the soundtrack that plays just before the ending of Naruto Episode 5?

What is the name of the soundtrack that plays just before the end of episode 5 of Naruto: 'You Failed! Kakashi's Final Decision'? It plays after the guitar solo and right before the ending credits ...
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Who is Mizuki in SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki?

I really liked the songs sung by "Mizuki" of SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki in the Aldnoah Zero opening/ending/insert songs, so I tried looking for other songs that she sang. However, I can't seem to ...
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What's the name of the violin score played by Shaiapouf when Meruem is born?

In the episode where the Chimera Ant King Meruem is born, Shaiapouf plays some vigorous music with his violin. I want to know the name of the song he played.
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What song is playing when Eren cries in episode 2?

What is the name of the song about 13:00 into episode 2, when Eren is crying? I've searched in many places but I can't find it.
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What music was Kousei playing in the first episode?

Right after the OP on the first episode, 11 year-old Kousei is shown playing the piano. What music is he playing? Is this an existing music, or was it something made for the series?
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Where can I get the sheet music for the song Crescent Moon Dance?

I hope this is not too off-topic, but I recently watched Hibike! Euphonium (Sound! Euphonium), and I was wondering if anybody knows where I can find sheet music for the piece that they play in the ...
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Ano Hana's opening mentions “misanga”. What exactly is that?

In Ano Hana's opening theme "Aoi Shiori", the word misanga was mentioned a few times. Ichipeeji mekuru tenohira kuchibiru de musunda misanga Nee kyou mo kawaranai kyou de ame fureba denwa ...
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Why are there songs in OSTs and music albums that don't appear in the anime?

There are songs from OSTs, or even full albums by bands or singers in the anime, that I have never heard in the anime. Some music albums for which this is true: Neon Genesis Evangelion: S² Works — ...
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What is the title of the song that plays during the next episode(18) previews of Parasyte -the maxim-?

What is the title of the short insert soundtrack that plays at the end of every episode in Parasyte -the maxim-? During the next episode(18) previews (see images), a suspenseful/thriller song is being ...
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What is the name of the tune that Black always whistles?

When watching episode 10.5 of Kekkai Sensen, I found that Black, when possessed by King of Despair, was whistling some tune. I'm sure that Black whistles that tune more than once. I remember hearing ...
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In which soundtrack album can I find “Virgin Road Ni Hana Ga Saku”?

File 23 of the first season of You're Under Arrest (Taiho Shichauzo) featured the wedding of Daimaru (Ken's father) and Sena. I have found that the song used there that caught my interest has the same ...
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What is the song that Chika was listening to in the first episode of Strawberry Marshmallow?

In the first episode of Ichigo Mashimaro (Strawberry Marshmallow), right after Ito Nobue went into her sister Chika's room (that is, at around 3 minutes from beginning), there was several seconds of ...
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What is the song from Naruto Shippuden episode 48 - Bonds at 3:10?

This song is common in many episodes and even appears several times in one episode. It's kind of a sad music with male vocals and instrumentals such as some kind of flute or something similar. It's ...
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What song plays from 7:20 to 8:05 of FMA Brotherhood episode 5?

Does anybody know the name of the song that plays at 7:20 - 8:05 on Brotherhood episode 5, or the OST it's on?
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Melody from an anime I can't remember [closed]

I don't even remember the whole song. Just a very, very small part of the beginning which goes like this I think: But if you think you know what it's from, could you help me out? Any help is ...
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What do the names represent in Koe no Katachi soundtrack?

In Disc 1 of Koe no Katachi OST (link to online shop which includes the tracklist), the name of every soundtrack is a 3-letter "word" (except 38. Invention No. 1 C dur), such as "tre", "rev", "lit", ...
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What was the first anime to feature an OP/ED that was not performed by a Japanese group/artist?

I noticed a few animes in the 00s feature Western opening and closing themes. For example: Ergo Proxy's ending theme is Paranoid Android by Radiohead Speed Grapher's opening theme is Girls on Film ...
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What is the music that plays in episode 21 of Shippuden?

What is the name of the piece that plays in episode 21 (Shippuden) from 02:30-02:53? I have listened to many Naruto soundtracks, but still I still haven't able to find this one... it seems to be ...
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What is the music playing in the background of the sad scene in episode 9?

In episode 9 around 2:20. What's the music playing in the background during that sad scene?
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What song is Kyoko dancing to in Puella Magi / Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica?

I've just been re-watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (episodes, movie, doesn't change this situation). I noticed a song that sounded quite nice, that Kyoko was dancing to (...
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What is the name of the song that plays in One Piece episode 722 at 12:28?

The question is similar to this one but the song I'm looking for is different. I'm looking for the song that started approximately at 12:28 in episode 722. It begins when Doflamingo begins speaking. ...
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What is the name of the song played during the scene where Asuna is buffing the party underwater in SAO Extra Edition?

The song I'm referring to is often called the "Underwater quest BGM", as it is first played when Asuna is buffing the party in the Extra Edition. The next time it is played is in SAO II episode 2 near ...
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Where can I find this song from The World is Still Beautiful?

I'm searching for song from episode 12 of the anime adaptation of The World is Still Beautiful (それでも世界は美しい). I know both title and vocalist, but can't find it anywhere. It's called "Ame Okuri no Uta" (...
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OST from Tokyo Ghoul:re Episode 2 around 20:40

On Tokyo Ghoul:re episode 2, there's a song around 20:40. I already tried SoundHound but no dice. What is the song title?
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What is the song Yuji humming everytime?

Kaido Yuji sometimes seems to hum a song (which said in the anime was a popular song before the "Blue" incident) Yuji first hummed this "song" when he was first awoken by soldiers from second earth (...
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What is the tune played when the Strawhats stand against the CP9 in Enies Lobby?

In Episode 274 (Answer Us, Robin! The Outcries of the Straw Hat Crew!!), the Strawhat Pirates assemble on the roof of the Court House. They then walk towards the Tower of Justice to join Luffy, and ...
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In the manga, what piece is Chiaki playing at the beginning?

In chapter 1 of Nodame Cantabile, it is implied that Chiaki is playing some Beethoven in preparation for the school concerto competition. We also get a snapshot of a score, which presumably contains ...
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What is the name of One Piece background music in episode 296 during the scene Zoro decides to use Usopp as a sword?

What is the music playing as Zoro decides to use Usopp as a sword while they are in Enies Lobby to get Robin back? It's in episode 296 and the music starts at about 22 minutes and 48 seconds.
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Identification of the background music played in episode 2 and 3 of Beyblade Season 1 English dubbed version

I'm trying to find out the name or any identification of the background music played at: 01:05 in Episode 2 of Beyblade Season 1 (English dub) from original series. It's played during the battle ...
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What's the name of the song playing in Seto No Hanayome episode 24 at around 15:13?

Here is the scene where the song in question is playing. The clip is taken at around 15:13 into episode 24, at the scene where Hideyoshi Sarutobi slapped Mikawa Kai to calm him down. Thank you in ...
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Kyoukai no Rinne background music

I'm searching for the music of an anime. The anime is "Kyoukai no Rinne". The background music comes from episode 1 from 12:15 to 12:32.
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Was there ever an a cappella version of Nemurihime released?

In episode 21 of THE iDOLM@STER, Chihaya sings Nemurihime solo at a concert. Thanks to President Kuroi's interference, the technicians won't start the music, so Chihaya decides to sing a cappella (i.e....
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Name of song in Episode 8 of No Game No Life at around 6:05

As title says, Looking for name of song at time stamp. It also plays again at 7:20
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What is the name of the sound track played in Episode 296 of One Piece at 21:48?

I searched everywhere to find this piece. I even tried the android app called Shazam. It wasn't long enough to be recognized by Shazam. I'm talking about episode 296. The track starts at 21:48 (when ...
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My hero academia season 3 ep 13

My hero academia season 3 ep 13 what is the ost when they going in dormitory? (First minutes)