A short history of anime music
Music and Japanese anime have always been intertwined. The intro and end credits are always accompanied by a song – usually one that embodies the show or film’s worldview. In the ’60s anime developed into a musical genre in its own right, evolving into what is now one of the most popular types of Japanese music out there. If you’re new to the joys of anime and don’t know where to start, fear not – we’ve picked out the five tracks that define this most joyous of genres.