Beyond Akira: Bwana’s Guide To The Best Anime OSTs

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The Aus/LuckyMe affiliate reveals how deep his love for Japanese animation runs with an in-depth guide to 10 standout anime film scores.

Last month, rising house producer Bwana released Capsule’s Pride, a concept album that reimagines the soundtrack from Katsuhiro Otomo’s iconic anime film, Akira. The outing from the Berlin-based producer was anything but a passing dalliance with Japanese anime, as Bwana has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of anime films and a deep appreciation for their original soundtracks, or OSTs. Here, he walks us through ten of the best OSTs from old and new anime moves, from the trance-inspired tracks on Kensuke Ushio’s Ping Pong to the weird futurisms of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell and the J-Pop-meets-drone score for Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue.

Cover photo via Indiecurrent.

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