Whether you’ve watched Garo: Vanishing Line or not, music is universal, isn’t it? Simply put, you don’t have to think about it or understand the words, you just have to listen and see how it makes you feel. In turn, I hope that you enjoy this list, and that you have a good time taking a look back at the MONACA-produced songs from the anime. So with that being said, I present to you the 5 BEST songs from Garo: Vanishing Line!
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5. Gina’s Theme
GINA’s theme song is playful, fun and groovy, isn’t it? It makes me want to dance and shake my cellulite, but maybe that’s just me? Nevertheless, it’s truly a light-hearted tune with some flavor and energy to it, which I can wholeheartedly appreciate it. Not only that, but it fits Gina perfectly!
While the song isn’t groundbreaking or particularly creative, it’s the familiarity of the melodies that makes it such a blast to listen to. In turn, it’s one of the few tracks from the OST that I still listen to in 2022. Therefore, I’m bound to include it on this list of the best Garo: Vanishing Line songs.
4. Sophia’s Theme
“Without ever saying goodbye,
Before I even knew it I was picking the wrong paths,
Being led astray…
Heading deep into this fate.”
Masami Okui brings some much-needed wholesomeness to Garo: Vanishing Line, with Sophia’s Theme. It’s a gentle song, focusing on Sophia’s difficult journey and her struggles making the correct decisions on her adventure. In many ways it’s a self-reflective song, where every line fits the character it represents; Sophia. Thus, it’s a must-listen, as it gives some insight into Sophia’s opinions and worldview.
When it comes to straight-up songs, Sophia’s Theme is arguably the best from the OST. From the track’s beautiful chorus to the message of the song, it’s nearly perfect.
3. Tomorrow With You
“So long to every yesterday that proved me wrong,
I sleep when the sun comes down”
Keiichi Hirokawa’s Tomorrow With You is the definition of a song feeling like a warm summer’s breeze during a heartwarming sunset. Right? Is that just me? Well give it a listen and see how you feel! In my honest opinion, it’s just a very summer-y song, with soft melodies that’ll make you feel all warm and gooey inside. It’s a good feeling, trust me.
I must aldo point out how beautiful Keiichi Hirokawa sounds on the track, as her vocals make this song what it is; beautiful. It’s the pronounciation of the words and how she’s elongating the syllables, making Tomorrow With You sound so sweet. In turn, I’m ranking this as one of the best songs from Garo: Vanishing Line.
2. SWORD/Garo’s Theme
In all honesty, the “GARO Theme” and “SWORD” sound pretty similar, so it’s difficult for me to pick one over the other. In turn, I’ll include both songs, but I favor SWORD. However, it’s a joint placement, meaning that both songs are #2 on my list!
So what makes these tracks so good? From the slow burn and build-up to the catchy melodies that’ll reach the depths of your soul, these songs are downright excellent. Not only do they fit the energy level of the well-animated action sequences, but they fit the franchise itself. That’s no small feat, alright? But there’s more, as these tracks have some complex and experimental instrumentals, that make them stand out. Thus, GARO Theme and SWORD share the 2nd spot on my list, as they are simply the most fitting songs for the show.
1. Luke’s Theme
Yes. Luke’s Theme. It’s the best. When you consider how action-packed the anime is, the best song can only be the MOST energy-fueled and lethal track from the OST; Luke’s Theme.
So, why is this the best song from Garo: Vanishing Line? It’s the rhythm, the tempo and how it incorporates the guitar and drums. In turn, there are plenty of reasons why it’s the best. While it’s always about taste and preference, Luke’s Theme hits the hardest when the chorus kick in. Because of the build-up and the instrumental, it gives off a feeling like being calm just before the storm. Thus, it’s fitting for Luke to have a theme like that, as he’s cool, calm and collected. But when he’s firing on all cylinders, he’s like a bat out of hell, and I just love it!
With that being said, I toss this crown to Luke’s Theme. It’s the best of the best when it comes to songs from Garo: Vanishing Line.