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15 Best Anime About Music Of All Time (2023 Update)

Anime, whose general theme is based on music, is one of the most underrated genres of all time. As everyone likes thriller, comedy, and action anime, no one pays attention to the song anime genre; however, this anime genre is lovely.

When you watch this type of anime, you will attain peace while watching it. Here, I recommend the 15 best anime themes based on songs you should try.

15 Best Anime About Music Of All Time

15) Burn the Witch


Name:Burn the Witch
MAL Ratings:7.11
Number of Episodes:13
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

One of the most unique storylines you can come across, Burn the Witch, is based in London, where citizens fear some unidentified creatures. They look like dragons at a glance, but they have yet to see them very clearly.

However, there is a place where you can be extremely close to this beast and make your presence known to them, and that is the mirror dimension. In the standard dimension, Ninny Spangcole is a member of a popular girl group; in the reverse dimension, she works as a “witch” at Wing Bind.

14) Uta no Prince Sama 2


Name:Uta no Prince Sama 2
MAL Ratings:7.18
Number of Episodes:13
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Uta no Prince Sama 2 takes us to a new world of adventure, comedy, and romance. Continuation of the first part, where Nanami Haruka is getting into trouble along with the six members of ST☆RISH. Overall, the anime is good; you can give it a try.

13) Tari Tari

Tari Tari

Name:Tari Tari
MAL Ratings:7.29
Number of Episodes:12
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Tari Tari’s plot is based on five high school students who love music, but due to the incidents that happened to them, they have stopped loving music and are in a distant place.

Wakana Sakai used to take music lessons but stopped after losing her mother; Konatsu Miyamoto is a girl who loves singing; Sawa Okita’s dream is to become a horse rider; and Taichi Tanaka is a badminton team member. However, each one of them decides to give it a try one more time to see what the future holds for them.

12) Forest of Pianos


Name:Forest of Pianos
MAL Ratings:7.31
Number of Episodes:12
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Forest of Piano is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Isshiki; later, it was adapted into an anime series. The anime is about a boy named Kai Ichinose who lives in the red light district but escapes at night to play the piano in the forest.

Soon, class bullies picked him up for competing with newly transferred student Shuhei Amamiya, the grade-school son of a professional pianist. Kai Ichinose goes through many obstacles while pursuing his dream. The anime is perfect; however, it might be emotional in some parts. Overall, the anime is interesting.

11) Sound Of The Sky

Sound Of The Sky

Name:Sound of the Sky
MAL Ratings:7.54
Number of Episodes:12
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Sound of the Sky is a 12-episode anime aired in Japan on TV Tokyo. The anime plot revolves around a young girl named Kanata Sorami who dreams of joining the military.

The story occurs like events in a post-apocalyptic world after a great war. The anime is exciting, and surprisingly, even though it is a music anime, it consists of some action scenes.

10) White Album 2


Name:White Album 2
MAL Ratings:7.61
Number of Episodes:13
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

White Album 2 takes place in the second half of October. The story starts with Haruki Kitahara and Takeya Iizuka being worried as the band members they had gathered have left. After a lot of trouble, they managed to get two recruits, namely Setsuna Ogiso and Kazusa Touma.

The two recruits with Haruki performed on the White Albu occasion of school. The story revolves around Haruki getting into trouble and then finally tackling it. The White Album 2 is a trilogy of Japanese adult visual novels developed by the visual novel company Leaf for the Microsoft Windows PC.

9) Looking for the Full Moon

Looking For The Full Moon

Name:Looking for the Full Moon
MAL Ratings:7.94
Number of Episodes:52
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Looking for the Full Moon is a Japanese manga series adapted from anime produced by Nihon Ad Systems. The story is about twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama. She dreams of becoming a singer and reuniting with her first love, Eichi Sakurai.

She met Eichi Sakurai at the orphanage. The main problem comes when she suffers from throat sarcoma, which affects her ability to breathe well and sing loudly. The anime is lovely and filled with fantasy

8) Sound! Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium

Name:Sound! Euphonium
MAL Ratings:8
Number of Episodes:13
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Sound! Euphonium is a Japanese novel series written by Ayano Takeda. Kyoto Animation was in charge of its anime adaptations; it produced two seasons of a television series.

The story follows the Kitauji High School Concert Band Club. Kumiko, the series’ main protagonist, is a euphonium player in the concert band. The show is quite interesting when it comes to the plot. The series will surely reach your expectations and please you.

7) Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

Name:Detroit Metal City
MAL Ratings:8.10
Number of Episodes:12
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Soichi Negishi is a kind of introverted young musician who likes pop. He enters the pop industry as the lead singer and guitarist of a blackened death metal band. In Detroit Metal City’s costume, he adopts the persona of “Johannes Krauser II.

On stage, he is a terrorist demon from hell said to have raped and killed his parents. DMC often does illegal acts on stage, but Negishi doesn’t like DMC’s acts and cannot walk away from his role as the band’s psychotic frontman.

This is where the real story starts, and Soichi Negishi tries to bring about a significant change in DMC.

6) K-ON!


Name: K-ON!
MAL Ratings:8.17
Number of Episodes:26
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

K-ON! is one of the most well-known music genre shows ever; despite the show drawing its curtains long ago, fans still remember the masterpiece, which will hurt your stomach.

The story takes place in Sakuragaoka High School, where four girls join a music club only to find out that it will be disbanded due to a lack of activities; to save it from getting disbanded, they all decide to team up.

5) Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

Name:Nodame Cantabile
MAL Ratings:8.27
Number of Episodes:23
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Nodame Cantabile is one of the most underrated series in all of anime, and without a shadow of a doubt, it deserves more attention. It has been distributed over the years. The main plot is based on Shinichi Chiak, who desires to become a conductor and is pursuing music at the Momogaoka College of Music.

Cantabile is an extreme perfectionist and does not accept anything less. Due to him being a prodigy and growing up around some of the best musicians in the country, he has decided to surpass everyone in his bloodline.

4) Beck


MAL Ratings:8.29
Number of Episodes:26
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Harold Sakuishi is the author of the series Beck, which was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2005. The story starts with Yukio Tanaka, known as “Koyuki” by his friends, who are 14 years old.

One day, he saves a dog named Beck from some kids bullying the dog. Beck’s owner turns out to be a famous musician, Ryusuke Minami. Soon, Koyuki also gets influenced by Ryusuke by seeing him play with his band and soon gains interest in music. The anime is simple and quite good, but it sometimes feels prolonged.

3) Kids On The Slope

Kids On The Slope

Name:Kids on the Slope
MAL Ratings:8.31
Number of Episodes:12
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Yuki Kodama authorized the famous Japanese series Kids on the Slope. Due to the immense popularity of the franchise, it was adapted as an anime in 2012 and later into live-action in 2018, which Takahiro Miki directed.

The main character of the series, Kaoru Nishimi, is timid. He has always been a loner and has been afraid of making friends. One day, he meets Sentaro Kawabuchi, who will change his life forever.

2) Your lie in April

Your Lie in April

Name:Burn the Witch
MAL Ratings:8.65
Number of Episodes:22
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Your Lie in April is one of the most sad yet amazing animes you can ever come across. The story is based around a young piano artist, Kо̄sei Arima, who was termed a prodigy. However, after the death of his mother, his love for piano vanished.

The passion is reignited when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, and he is impressed with her voice. After learning about Arima’s past, Kaori decides to help him regain his passion. However, their journey to the top is filled with obstacles and challenges they must overcome.


Nana Osaki

MAL Ratings:8.79
Number of Episodes:21
Where to Watch:Crunchyroll, Funimation

Nana is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa. The anime is an adaptation of a manga series. Nana’s name itself gives us a little hint about the anime. Two young women with identical names are brought together in Tokyo for different goals.

Nana Komatsu dreams about blissful love, while Nana Osaki aims for a successful music career. Shortly after they arrive in Tokyo, they coincidentally meet each other. Soon, they rent the same house, and as they spend time together, they grow closer.


Anime based on music is always a good pick to watch, considering it can help you refresh your mind and, once in a while, watch something different as compared to the Shonen anime. It is also a very underrated category and has some of the best anime you can come across, which deserves more recognition.

Do small things with great love.

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