Chise Hatori has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise’s life will never be the same again.
I always liked insert song, like the background music it give a different vibe to a scene, making it more exciting or sad, it can also be a great introduction to a character or just be part of the story. Back in 2016, I published a post about my top 5 insert song heard in anime, now that I have watched a lot more series and heard many more song, I think it is time for me to give you a top 10 post.
Title: Poeme of Truth Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas Composer: Masato Kouda
This track can be heard in the anime series Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas (Winter 2017), it’s is performed by Musica voice actress, the song is sung as a spell to awaken a powerful dragon. It’s start slowly without instrumentation, then the piano join in. The track just sound magical.
Title: Melody of the Fight Series: Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitias Composer: Masato Kouda
This song can also be heard in Chain Chronicle: Light of Haecceitas and is also sung my Musica voice actress. This song is also used as a spell. It was sung to break the shield of Blackness surrounding the Black Land. It’s a powerful song that open with percussion followed by brass section. This is a typical fantasy fight song and work so well with the scene in which it play
Title: Barricade Series: Attack on Titan, Season 2 Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano
Coming from Attack on Titan OST, “Barricade” can be heard in the last episode of the second season. It’s the song that is playing when Eren can’t transform. The song is performed by Yush, Gemi and mpi
Title: Pushing the Sky Series: Cowboy Bebop Movie: Knocking on Heaven’s Door Composer: Yoko Kanno
Coming from the Cowboy Bebop movie, the song played during Vincent and Spike fight toward the end of the movie is performed by The Seatsbelt with Mai Yamano vocals.
Title: Reluctant Hero Series: Attack on Titan Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano
This one is coming from the first season of Attack on Titan and can be heard for the first time when Levi is introduced in the 3rd episode. Performed by mpi, the song might not be official Levi theme, but the lyric suit the characters, this is probably why the melody of the song was used as melody of Levi character song.
Reluctant Hero can also be heard in the second season, however it’s more acoustic.
Honorable Mention “JJ Theme” and “Tale of a Sleeping Prince”, both song can be heard in Yuri on Ice and was used as skating program song.
Title: Ancient Magus’ Bride Official Theme Series: Ancient Magus Bride Composer: Matsumoto Junichi
Also known other the name of “Iruna Etelero” or “Lindel’s song”, the track is sung by Lindel himself ( Lindel voice actor is Namikawa Daisuke, however the song is performed by Takenaka Daichi). This track has pretty much the same effect on me that “Poeme of Truth” is have a calming magical vibe coming from it.
I would really like to tell you in which language the song is, since it’s clearly not japanese, but I can’t tell you…. If one of you figure it out, let me know in the comment section below.
Title: Anno Domini Series: Ancient Magus’ Bride Composer: Matsumoto Junichi
Performed by Hibiki Hojo, this song is played when Chise and Ruth make the familiar contract. I remember the first time I heard it when the series aired, I absolutely loved it.
Title: Wake up call Series: Bungo Stray Dogs, Dead Apple Composer: Iwasaki Taku
Entering the top 3 with one of the song that fit the most the scene in which is played. “Wake Up Call” performed by the Japanese rapper LotusJuice is played during the scene where Chuuya is fighting against one of the Antagonists of the movie. This was one of the most exciting sequences of the movie in my opinion, Chuuya using Corruption always look cool but it’s become 100× cooler with that song in the background.
Title: Requiem of Red Series: K-project Composer: KATSU
For a long time this song was at the number one spot, until I heard the current number one. “Requiem of Red” is played in the last episode of K-Project, it is performed by Anna (Yui Horie) and the Red clansmen. This track is talking about Mikoto and the bond he made with his clansmen. Mikoto’s death didn’t affect me right away with it happen, however soon as I heard the song I started tearing up.
Title: Just Another Hero Series: My Hero Academia Composer: Hayashi Yuki
I love this song like it make me feel thing. Performed by Steven McNair, it play in the second season of My Hero Academia, when Endeavour is fighting a Nomu. While is is said as to be Endeavor theme song, it can really be all pro-hero and student theme song.
This was my top 10 of Insert song that can be heard in anime, hope you enjoyed it.
Now it’s time for you to share which insert song you like the most in the comment below