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- June 26, 2015 at 5:58 AM #22685
009 Daniel BengtssonParticipant
I get the feeling the Naruto series is getting even more popular these days. The original Naruto manga might have come to an end, but we still have the anime to enjoy. Plus there are new movies, games, etc., about the aftermath of Naruto and his fellow ninjas in the works. But enough about that, you are here to check out some of the best songs the Naruto anime series has to offer.
There are quite a lot of songs to go through to choose the Top 10 Songs in Naruto. Music has always been a very strong point in anime, for it gives the anime that "wow" factor when it comes to really expressing a persons feelings, or showing the audience a powerful memory of the protagonist. In this list, we will not just look into the soundtracks of Naruto, but also some of the best intro songs.
So let’s start with the list shall we?
10. Naruto Main Theme
A song that in all it’s glory, introduces us to the ninja Naruto. The song creates the feeling of a young but, mysterious hero. We all know Naruto as this clumsy but brilliant ninja, and that is exactly what this song paves way the underlines for. The song starts off with drums and the old Japanese sounds mixed in with a modern electric guitar solo, which plays out perfectly for our new hero. A song we all have been introduced to in the anime of Naruto. And of course, we love it!
9. Wandering (Hyouhaku)
Every anime needs it’s anti-hero, and Uchiha Sasuke is that anti-hero in the Naruto series. This song explains it perfectly as Sasuke plans to get revenge for his clan being whiped out. The song itself starts out very slowly and has this kind of old western feel to it. It is easy to imagine a feeling of a deserted road with the steaming sun above you, though there is nothing in sight, the goal is clear. I believe that is the purpose of this song. It’s a calming song, but a song with the underlines of "The Calm Before the Storm".
8. Sunspot (Kokuten)
Talking about the calm before the storm. Kokuten is a song which is used in the Naruto series when a fight gets really interesting, a final blow, or a character is about to lose the fight. A song that gets the heart pumping, it has that feeling of adrenaline rush. That is why it is no surprise this song is perfect for fighting scenes in the world of Naruto.
7. Guren Theme
The Guren Theme song is more sad in caliber and the song starts of slow in a kind of mysterious way in how it plays out. It does so because of the emotion the song has to offer. In the Naruto series, there is a lot of talk about pain and what has been lost.
This song contributes to just that, with the feeling of a heartfelt goodbye to someone very dear. Even though the song is a more dramatic type, it is kind of mysterious too. A calming song, but yet quite beautiful because of the pacing and how it progresses.
6. Sasori’s Theme
Sasori’s past is what gives this song so much power. The sad way he lost his parents and how he just wanted to be held by them one last time. When listening to the song, it is not so difficult to see why Sasori joined Akatsuki. But as for the song itself, it describes something how it once was and how painful the past can be. The classical instruments demonstrates this in a good way because of the calming and slow progression of the song. The song also paints a picture of something mysterious, something that was long ago.
5. Akatsuki Theme
Evil is the name, the dark-voiced opera describes perfectly what Akatsuki really is and it gives the feeling of something dark and evil. When looking at the black robes with the red cloud, which Akatsuki wears, it’s even more noticeable why this song suits this group so well. The opera in the beginning of the song, which is rarely used in other songs in the Naruto series, becomes quite special because of this.
And that might be the purpose too, because the group Akatsuki, is special. But the song also has that Frankenstein feel to it. Because when Akatsuki is first introduced, the viewer doesn’t really have a clear vision of what the groups intentions are. But with a theme song like this, it is clear that their purpose is not with good intentions.
4. Pain Theme
The Pain Theme song is perhaps one of the most mysterious and darkest songs in the Naruto series. Which is understandable because Pain is one of the series most mysterious characters. The music is a perfect fit because of the scary and mysterious Rinnegan that Pain possesses, but also because he is the leader of the evil group Akatsuki. Pains theme is very similar to Akatsuki’s theme, and uses a lot of opera to convince the audience that this is a character who is not like everybody else. He is special.
3. Sadness and Sorrow
Perhaps one of the most popular Naruto songs, which is understandable because it has that special kind of Naruto sound to it. You will imagine the feeling of sadness and sorrow the moment you start to listen to it. It’s a really great piece that tells the most saddest parts of the Naruto Saga.
The song itself gives a feeling of loss and like something has come to an end. But also in the end, a song that has the feeling of moving on despite the hardships. It won’t be easy and it will be painful, but the only way is forward. That is why this song might be very popular, but also because it’s a really beautiful song.
A popular song in the anime universe and a opening that displays a young and lonely Naruto breaking free from bad memories. The song is about the past and the mysterious, but, bright future that lies ahead. The song has a more positive attitude, but there’s a sad underline in the song from the past. And the songs goal is to tell the listener, don’t try to be someone you’re not. If you do, you’ll hate yourself in the end.
The song, as well as the opening, is popular because of the songs lyrics and the art style of the opening, but also because of how they show Naruto struggling. It ends in a good way, with Naruto smiling with Sakura and Sasuke.
1. Silhouette (Shiruetto)
Silhouette, with Kana-Boon, is the best song and opening of Naruto Shippuden. It starts of by showing the faces of the strongest ninjas in the Naruto series. This song is filled with energy, and the meaning of the song is that it is the end but we’ll work together until the very end, which is where the anime is at right now, the fight with Uchiha Madara.
The song is about not knowing what will happen next, but we will keep on fighting and protecting the things that are most important to us. The song ends on "Lightly, and nimbly, they dance Leaves flying off into the distance". This line might be a clear reverence to the Leaf Village, which is Naruto’s home town.
The song, as well as the actual opening, gives you a first look at the main protagonists of the anime, but also the journey that took them there. It’s a powerful and strong opening that shows how far Naruto himself has gone to get to this point. It’s a bit different from the other openings and a clear favorite.
Perhaps, the most difficult task with a top 10 list like this is to actually pick 10 songs of all the masterpieces that Naruto has to offer in music. This list is a great way to experience some of those masterpieces and be sure to comment on which song lies closest to your heart.
by Daniel Bengtsson
- October 7, 2015 at 9:50 PM #35019
bracciali cartier donna
Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, thanks.