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With each anime season comes 100 or more new anime theme songs. Here are the ones from this summer I just can’t get out of my head.

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Anime: 7O3X
Song: “On my MiND”
Artist: Mrs. GREEN APPLE
Why I Love It: The song builds and builds through both verse and chorus—and it’s then the lead singer breaks out his awesome falsetto.

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Anime: A Centaur’s Life
Song: “Edelweiss”
Artist: Asaka
Why I Love It: This rock ballad has a beautiful chorus that is both heartfelt and uplifting.

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Anime: Fate/Apocrypha
Song: “Désir”
Artist: GARNiDELiA
Why I Love It: GARNiDELiA’s beautiful soprano voice is put on full display in this song’s powerful chorus.

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Anime: Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?
Song: “Uchiage Hanabi”
Artist: DAOKO × Kenshi Yonezu
Why I Love It: The mix of both male and female vocals backed by a piano and strings section has earned this song a permanent place on my personal playlist.

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Anime: Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic
Artist: TRUE
Why I Love It: The upbeat pace of this song—especially the syncopated chorus—just makes you want to get up and move.

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Anime: Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler
Song: “LAYon-theLINE”
Artist: D-selections
Why I Love It: The mixed male and female vocals build to a chorus that perfectly imparts the anime’s twisted love of compulsive gambling.

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Yumeko’s Twisted Insanity Makes Kakegurui Both Fascinating and Terrifying

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Anime: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection
Song: “Destiny’s Prelude”
Artist: Nana Mizuki
Why Sarah Loves It: A powerful, emotional rollercoaster of a song by voice actress/songstress Nana Mizuki, not only does this piece masterfully convey the image of friendship, family, and values the characters are fighting for through its lyrics, but also Mizuki’s voice is so passionate that it almost sounds as if she could cry.

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Anime: Princess Principal
Song: “The Other Side of the Wall”
Artist: Void_Chords feat. MARU
Why I Love It: This jazzy, brass-heavy song showcases some absolutely amazing female vocals that are just a wonder to listen to.

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Anime: Re:Creators
Song: “Sh0ut”
Artist: SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle & Gemie
Why I Love It: My absolute favorite of the season, I have had this one on repeat for literal weeks. The harmonizing female vocals. The rocking chorus. There is not a single thing I do not love about this theme song.

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Anime: Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
Song: “Yawarakai Kamen”
Artist: Higuchi Ai
Why I Love It: Piano, strings, and a wonderful voice come together to make a haunting song that penetrates right into your very soul.

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Bonus Pick — An Awesome Theme Song From a Not-Yet-Released Summer Anime

Anime: Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 1
Song: “Glory Days”
Artist: Hiroya Ozaki
Why I Love It: This song relies on an acoustic guitar, synthesizer, and distorted voice to create a unique, yet catchy, song that refuses to leave your head even after just a single listen.

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Comments (3)
  1. No love for the Aho Girl song? It’s been stuck in my head since the season started

  2. Thanks for this list! I don’t have time to watch a bunch of anime but I hate the idea I could miss some great songs. I’m now in love with “On My MIND”.

  3. Personally, I’ve got this one on repeat for a few days now:

    Probs for mentioning Glory Days!

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