14 Music Anime if You Love Musicians

Both anime and music are mediums filled with different genres and interests. In these music anime blend the artistic struggle of Japanese animators with the cross-dimensional stories of aspiring musicians across jazz, rock, pop, and the ever growing idol trend.

Most otaku are into these kind of music anime and they love how the journey of a musician is shown in the anime what they feel.

So without wasting any more time lets begin the list of 14 music anime if You Love Musicians and Their Journey.

14. Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) music anime

The coming-of-age story was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe (creator of Cowboy Bebop) and has a jazz soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno (composer for Cowboy Bebop).

If that doesn’t sell you on the series, then maybe the promise of a great character arc between Kaoru and Sentaro will.

13. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad

Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad follows the tale of a rock band trying to make hit the big time. As with any band, there are highs and lows. But struggles lead to great music anime.

12. The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross

Love triangles? Epic mecha battles? A killer soundtrack? Macross has it all. Idols play a vital role in the Macross franchise, and no matter which entry you start with, your ears will thank you.

11. Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live! School Idol Project

You’ll come for the idol music, but you’ll stay for the characters. By the end of the series, you’ll feel the same emotions the girls have at the end of their journey.

10. Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City

The series a parody of death metal and how the mainstream views the genre. It follows the hilarious exploits of Soichi as his on-stage persona Johannes Krauser II. You don’t have to be a fan of death metal to enjoy the series.

9. Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April

Classical music and raw emotions are the names of the game in this feel trip.

8. Nana


The tale of the two girls named Nana, the personal struggles they each go through and the strain it puts on the popular Black Stones punk band makes Nana on of the top josei anime.

7. K-On!


Sure, K-On! is the very definition of cute girls doing cute things, but you have to admit that the music is catchy.

6. Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

Making it in the world of classical music is a tough battle. The tale follows two young people trying to make their dreams come true, and zeros in on their unconventional romance.

5. Sound! Euphonium

Sound! Euphonium

Kyoto Animation does it again. The story revolves around a band club as they work to make it to a national tournament. 

Sound! Euphonium is surprisingly accurate with the instruments, how they are played, and showing a band goes from playing “bad” music to good.

4. Sound of the Sky (So-Ra-No-Wo-To)

Sound of the Sky (So-Ra-No-Wo-To)

War is never a pleasant thing. It is a psychologically damaging thing for many people.

But for Kanata, she joined the military so she can play the bugle (a simple brass instrument used in the military). Kanata uses her talents to hopefully bring a little bit of happiness in the war-torn world.



Do you love idol music and on-stage performances? The iDOLM@STER just might be what you are looking for. 

The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls follows the same basic formula, but with a little more emphasis on characters.

2. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! has a little bit of every thing for everyone, kind of like Macross. Elements of music, action, humor, and drama are present. Short length aside, you’ll find plenty to love.

1. Uta no Prince-sama

Uta no Prince sama 14 Music Anime if You Love Musicians

If you like pop music and bishounen, you’ll find plenty to love in this long running series.

Hope you like this music anime list comment below What are your favorite music based anime? and share it with your friends and don’t forget to bookmark MOW.

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Garima Singh

Moshi Moshi everyone! I'm Garima, an anime enthusiast with a passion for sharing my love of anime with others. I've watched over 1000 anime, and I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting shows to watch.

I love everything about anime, from the stories and characters to the animation and music. I'm also a big fan of anime culture, and I love to learn about Japanese culture and history through anime.

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