Further down the page is a discussion about music in anime and what different songs mean to different people. I'd like to look at a slightly different perspective about music in anime. What show is most impacted by the music that's a part of it? For me the most obvious choice is Initial D. Between the music of the engines and the jPop music that defines the show I can't think of any other show that music has had a greater impact on. That includes some shows about music! The music goes perfectly with generating energy and excitement for the battles.

I think Hajime no Ippo could probably strike a few good notes as well. I'm thinking in particular of some of the music that played in Ippo's second fight with Sendo.

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What shows come to your mind when you think about what impact the music has had on the show?

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