Anime are magical. The Japanese animation industry builds intricate plotlines, complex characters, and fantastic animations for their anime. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the anime industry grosses over billions of dollars from all around the world annually. Their visual impact is just as strong as their elaborate stories.

Music is just as rooted in anime as they are in the Japanese culture. The opening and closing tracks to some popular anime have topped major music charts in several countries. In Japan, music is a revered art, some of the world’s greatest musicians are Japanese and recitals and music competitions are the communal norm.

There is thus an entire genre of musical anime at your disposal. In Japan, musical anime aren’t about crooning lengthy dialogues as done in the west. They are about expressing the musicality of a musician and his understanding of music. To get your started, here are The Week’s recommendations.