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Old 2008-08-05, 05:38   Link #1
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Favorite/Best Instrumental Anime Songs?

Hi, I'm looking for a good list of your favorite instrumental anime songs that are slow. Just to clarify, this could be the instrumental versions of songs that typically have words in them, but you've heard the instrumental versions and think they're also good. The bigger the list, the better! Thanks.
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Old 2008-08-05, 07:59   Link #2
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Ignited piano version - Gundam Seed Destiny
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Old 2008-08-05, 10:59   Link #3
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Practically every single song on Fullmetal Alchemist. Although I have the OST for it, the track list is in Japanese. So I apologize that I cannot list them. ^^;
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Old 2008-08-05, 12:03   Link #4
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Definitely take a look at the following soundtracks:

ARIA the Animation (for that matter, ARIA the Natural, ARIA the Origination, and all piano albums associated with this series) - Fantastic, laid-back music of the guitar and piano variety. Its slow pace is definitely right up your alley. The Choro Club and Takeshi Senoo deserve props for making such an enjoyable album.

Bartender Original Soundtrack - more of a lounge-ish atmosphere with a lot of emphasis on the piano. A lot of the tracks have light, jazzy melodies that's enjoyable to listen to.

sketchbook ~Full Colors~ Original Soundtrack - Nothing too demanding here since this is also another excellent piano album with great melodies. The composer also worked on Kure-nai if that helps any and it's a pretty solid atmospheric album.

I'll probably list some more as I dig through my collection.
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I love both the OP and the ark piano music from D Gray Man.
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Old 2008-08-05, 12:39   Link #6
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Refrain of Memory, Hanenone (Haibane Renmei OST)
by Kou Otani
Don't give up, for I'll always be beside you.

Nightstalker, Ghost in the Shell OST
by Kenji Kawai
Hark and repent thy sins, for the end is nigh.

The Sixth Station, Spirited Away OST
by Joe Hisaishi
Mourn, for they are gone, never to return, like shadows who've lost their owners.

Shell Guitar Version, Witch Hunter Robin OST (not slow though)
by Taku Iwasaki
Just to clarify, this could be the instrumental versions of songs that typically have words in them, but you've heard the instrumental versions and think they're also good.

If you include anime-inspired games:

Castle in the Mist, Melody in the Mist (Ico OST)
by Michiru Oshima
A lonesome traveller is joined by a lovely companion. Together, they find happiness.

Metal Gear Solid Main Theme, Metal Gear Solid OST (definitely not slow either)
Heroes never die. They merely grow older — and even more heroic.
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Old 2008-08-05, 13:31   Link #7
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The ending song to the final episode of Gunbuster.
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Old 2008-08-05, 19:42   Link #8
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mami kawada-joint
both awesome
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Old 2008-08-09, 06:40   Link #9
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Thank you for the recommendations! Please keep them coming. I have checked out some of these and they are just fantastic =) Thanks, everyone.
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Old 2008-08-09, 07:08   Link #11
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Hare Hare Yukai ~ Kyon (off vocal), it is on the Kyon Character Song CD (vol.9)
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Old 2008-08-09, 09:07   Link #12
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Kenshin - Tsuiokohen OST by Taku Iwasaki.
'Juuni Kokuki Piano Memories' and 'Juuni Kokuki Kokyu Memories' by Kunihiko Ryo.
Some Joe Hisaishi songs:
Inochi No Namae Instrumental version from the Chihiro Maxi Single
Mononoke Hime Instrumental version ffrom the Mononoke Hime Maxi Single
Also check out Hisaishis 'Works' sampler, there are 3 of them.
Something very good I stumbled upon recently is the Mononoke OST (not the OP and ED OST, the other one), it has also some nice slow instrumental songs.
Lots and lots of good stuff!

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Old 2008-08-09, 11:22   Link #13
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code geass also has somenice songs,especially by hitomi kuroishi,like "stories: in ost 1 and (my personall favourite) "innocent days" in ost 2.

hope u'll like em.

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Old 2008-08-10, 06:18   Link #14
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oh sorry,these songs arent really instrumentals,there is some singing is them,but their still nice,and ive got a good instrumental for you:last kiss by bonnie pink in gantz ost.
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Old 2008-08-10, 07:26   Link #15
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if anime movies count then I'd say almost every song from the Gibli movies XP
Mononoke Hime is my ultimate favourite as it comes to themes

^The instrumental version of the themesong
heres the vocal version of it:
Spoiler for for youtubelink:

All gibli movie themes are awsome X3

^my fav theme ever, specially if it is preformed live with an orchest, they ahve a live CD of Mononoke and it is awsome

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Old 2008-08-10, 12:08   Link #16
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Do you know 'Symphonic Poem Nausicaa' from the Works I album?
Best Hisaishi piece ever!

EDIT: Forgot another recommendation: Lady Eboshi from the Mononoke Hime OST is quite nice.
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Old 2008-08-10, 14:29   Link #17
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Kikyo's Theme, Inuyasha OST Vol. 1
Neither monster nor human. Merely woman.

Hajnali Nota (Morning Song), Only Yesterday OST (singing by Hungarian choir)
by Marta Sebestyen
Dawn breaks.

Omoi Haruka, Seirei no Moribito OST Vol. 1
by Kenji Kawai
The rain birds return. Peace be with us.

5 Centimetres Per Second (End Theme), 5 Centimetres Per Second OST
by Tenmon
For all good things must come to an end. Time may divide us, but the memories remain.

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Old 2008-08-11, 02:24   Link #18
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Another from Inuyasha: Inuyasha ~Soutanshi~ from Best of Inuyasha II OST, Track 21.
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Old 2008-09-18, 15:51   Link #19
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The Sky Crawlers - Main Theme (Ending), SOUND of The Sky Crawlers
by Kenji Kawai
An innocent airman forsees his death; a lonely impulse of delight, drove to this tumult in the clouds.

Mushishi - Main Theme, Mushishi OST 1
by Toshio Masuda
Journeys to the root of all life.
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Old 2008-09-18, 17:10   Link #20
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I recommend

Ef - A tale of memories OST
Macross Frontier OSTs
True Tears OST

those 3 osts are probably on my top list right now and I've been constantly listening to only them for about a good hrm 2-3 months now.
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