5 Anime About Music
Anime has a big following, but not everyone is on the hunt for anime about music. There are, however, some good series that focus on music, and for those who are both anime AND music lovers, here are five anime that you will want to check out.
1. Nodame Cantabile
Originally manga written and illustrated by Tomoko Ninomiya, Nodame Cantabile was serialized by Kodansha from July 2001 to October 2009. It was then adapted to TV.
This anime about music is also about school romance, but appreciation for classical music stands out. With some pieces of classical music in each episode, this can hardly be denied. If you’re into this genre, Nodame Cantabile is anime to watch.
2. BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad
Based on the manga Beck, this 26-episode TV series is definitely anime about music. The story revolves around Yukio Tanaka, a 14-year-old boy in junior high. His life was pretty boring but things took a different turn when he rescued Beck, an unusual-looking dog. His owner – Ryusuke Minami – as it turned out, was in a rock band. He encourages Yukio to play the guitar and the rest is history.
3. Kids on the Slope
From the creators of Cowboy Bebop – that ought to say something – Kids on the Slope is all about jazz. The life of Kaoru, the protagonist, has always been in a state of flux, but when he moves to a seaside town, things change. His new friends introduces him to jazz, and he discovers a whole new world.
You can buy Kids on the Slope here.
4. Karaoke Fighter Mike Jiro
Karaoke Fighter Mike Jiro is not too popular a series, but as the title suggests, it’s all about karaoke battles. Not an unusual thing in the land of karaoke.
The protagonist is an orphan boy who can’t sing for sh#t but when gets this magic mic from a mysterious old man, he turns into an awesome karaoke singer who battles his way to stardom in each episode.
Prayers only has four episodes, but it may very well become your favorite anime about music. The setting is 2014, where Shibuya has been segregated by the government.
The players are special youngsters who have the power to injure and kill their opponents in band battles.