Anime Soundtrack Review: Inuyasha Best Song History

Inuyasha Best Song History is a two-disc soundtrack that was released in Japan in 2010. The first disc includes all of the opening and ending theme songs for the seven seasons of the Inuyasha anime series. The second disc includes the opening theme for Inuyasha: The Final Act, all three ending themes for Inuyasha: The Final Act, score pieces from the final episode of Inuyasha: The Final Act, the ending theme songs for the four Inuyasha films, and an insert song from the second Inuyasha movie.

Inuyasha Best Song History
Publisher: Avex Mode
Release Date: March 24, 2010

Admittedly, if you already have the Best of Inuyasha CD, then you already have most of what appears on the first disc of this set. However, since not all of the opening and closing themes were on that disc, this means that you gain five opening and ending themes that weren’t on Best of Inuyasha. You also gain the insert song from episode 124.

The second disc has a lot more material that did not originally appear on the Best of Inuyasha soundtrack CD. The only songs that appear on both releases are “No More Words” and “Song of Love.”

Compared to Best of Inuyasha, the sequencing of the songs on this release makes a little more sense. On the first disc, the songs are sequenced by what episode that theme first made its appearance in the series. The insert song for episode 124 is also sequenced in this manner as well.

My only real gripe with this set is the inclusion of “Final Speech Subtitle” for the final episode score. While this may have been a score that appeared in the final episode of Inuyasha: The Final Act, it’s only about 12 seconds in length. With that short of a length, I’m really not convinced that this absolutely had to be included on this release.

The booklet included with this release has the lyrics for the songs printed in Japanese, as well as credits and release information for each song. There is also an insert promoting projects that some of the acts that appear on this release were promoting at the time this was released.

It’s nice to have an Inuyasha music collection that includes all of the opening and ending themes songs from the original series, the ending themes for all four Inuyasha films, as well as the important music from Inuyasha: The Final Act. Ultimately, Inuyasa Best Song History is probably the closest thing there will ever be to a complete soundtrack for the Inuyasha franchise.

Unfortunately, since this album was not released outside of Japan, you will need to take a look around at sites that sell Japanese imports and try to find the best deal on this release.

I wrote this review after listening to a copy of Inuyasha Best Song History that my husband purchased for me as a gift.

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