At the start of the month, we put a poll together asking for your top 10 anime composers of all time. And now, we’re exactly a week from when the poll is set to expire. If you haven’t gotten around to doing so, you have one more week to go if you want to get your favorite anime composers tallied into the system!
Because we didn’t want to leave ourselves out of the poll, our writers got together to talk about our favorite anime composers, launching our Anime Music Live Show in the process. So in the inaugural episode of the Anime Instrumentality Live Show, me, Yu, and Pointblanket go through and talk about our favorite anime composers and why we enjoyed them so much. You can check out the live show below.
But if you just want to see how we ranked things, here are our picks along with some anime soundtracks and tracks that particularly resonated with us:
|1||Joe Hisaishi||Joe Hisaishi||Yoko Kanno|
|2||Michiru Oshima||Toshihiko Sahashi||Joe Hisaishi|
|3||Yoko Kanno||Yoshihisa Hirano||Taku Iwasaki|
|4||Kousuke Yamashita||Michiru Oshima||Yuki Kajiura|
|5||Yoshihisa Hirano||Taku Iwasaki||Michiru Oshima|
|6||Toshihiko Sahashi||Yuuji Nomi||Makoto Yoshimori|
|7||Taku Iwasaki||Kousuke Yamashita||Kousuke Yamashita|
|8||Shigeharu Sasago||Ken Muramatsu||Hiromi Mizutani|
|9||Tsuneyoshi Saito||Tsuneyoshi Saito||Jun Maeda|
|10||Yuki Kajiura||Yoko Kanno||Masumi Ito|