Aside from K-Pop and Korean entertainment content, which has one of the biggest fandoms and support domestically and even internationally, Anime also has a vast fanbase, sometimes varying depending on the anime genre, sometimes due to the storyline, or many other factors. Both are undeniable points of pride in their respective countries, not only for their economic values but because they represent their culture globally.
What could be better than enjoying them individually than by combining the best of both worlds, providing compelling content for fans to make them enjoy their individual charms together? This comes in the form of Anime OSTs, either as an opening song or closing song for an Anime, sung by Korean artists. These songs can both indulge huge fans of Korean artists who enjoy their discography and Anime fans who enjoy jamming to the OSTs right before the main episode of the Anime. This is an even greater gift to fans of both content, making Anime OSTs sung by Korean artists an almost automatic "banger."
Here are some of the Anime OSTs that were sung by Korean artists that you should listen to!
1. Masayume Chasing
Masayume Chasing is the fifteenth opening song of the famous shounen anime, Fairy Tail, performed by one of the pioneer K-Pop artists in the Japanese market and the dubbed "Queen of K-Pop," BoA.
2. Everlasting Shine
Everlasting Shine is the twelfth opening song of the famous shounen anime, Black Clover, performed by the multi-talented and fourth-generation IT group Tomorrow X Together, which is their first original Japanese song.
Houkiboshi is the second single released by soloist Younha, one of the songs she released back when she began her career in Japan, where she was nicknamed the "Oricon Comet" for her success on the Japanese music chart. It was used as the third ending theme for the famous shounen anime, Bleach.
4. Forget Me Not
The famous fourth-generation group, ENHYPEN, has released Forget Me Not, a track of their Japan album, Border: Hakanai, and served as the opening theme song of the sports anime, Re-Main.
The award-winning fourth-generation K-Pop boy group, Stray Kids, has released their first Japanese single, Top, which also served as an opening of the anime Tower of God.
6. Breaking Dawn
Noblesse, an original anime and an adaptation of the webcomic of the same title, announced that its opening theme would be entitled Breaking Dawn and will be performed by a former member of TVXQ, part of JYJ, and now soloist, Kim Jae Joong.
7. Brand New Days
Rilu Rilu Fairilu is a fun fantasy anime focused on the adventures of the fairies in the human world, and what more could be fitting than one of the most refreshing girl groups, Apink! They performed Brand New Days, which is also their first original Japanese song.
Neverland is the tenth single overall in Japan by the rock band F.T. Island and was used as the opening theme song for the Japanese anime television series Ozuma.
9. Baby U!
Baby U! is the second Japanese single of the South Korean boyband, MBLAQ, which was used as the opening theme for the Japanese anime Beelzebub.
10. We Are!
Back when all the members of TVXQ were still together, they released We Are!, which is part of the labeled One Piece single. We Are! was a cover of the first opening by Hiroshi Kitadani and became the opening theme for the anime series One Piece from episodes 373 to 394.
11. Hakanaku Tsuyoku
Another anime OST performed by Younha was Hakanaku Tsuyoku, which served as the second opening for the isekai anime Kiba, and marked her last Japanese release before her Korean debut.
12. Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi
Another anime OST from the "Queen of K-Pop," Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi, is BoA's fifth single which was featured on the hit anime, Inuyasha, as the fourth (in Japan) and the second (Korean) ending theme song.
13. Share the World!
Alongside TVXQ's twenty-seventh Japanese single, which was dubbed the One Piece single, Share the World took the place of their earlier anime OST, We Are!, as the opening theme of the anime series, One Piece.
14. Beside You: Boku o Yobu Koe
Beside You: Boku o Yobu Koe is BoA's eighth Japanese single which was used as the opening theme song for the shounen anime Monkey Typhoon.
15. Asu wa Kuru Kara
Asu wa Kuru Kara, which literally means, Because Tomorrow Comes, is the 17th ending theme for the One Piece anime sung by TVXQ and was the bonus track of their One Piece single.
With the Japanese version of Memory which was her collaboration with Tablo, Younha made her comeback to the Japanese music industry through Kioku, which was the ending theme song to the seinen anime, Rideback.
17. Hitomi No Melody
Hitomi No Melody, also known as Melody of Eyes, is the third Japanese single by Boyfriend and was the 44th ending theme song of the long-time Japanese anime series Detective Conan.
18. Take Off
Take Off is the debut Japanese single by 2PM, and it was used as the ending theme song for the first 12 episodes of Season 1 of the shounen anime Blue Exorcist.
19. Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle, performed by Secret, is the first ending for Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth. The song was the theme song of the anime series from episodes 1 to 13.
Another song from F.T. Island, Satisfaction, is their seventh single overall in Japan and is included on their second Japanese studio album, Five Treasure Island. It was also the first ending theme for the shounen anime series, Toriko.
21. In My Head
In My Head is a song by the rock band CNBlue, which was their first major debut single in Japan and fourth single overall. The song was chosen to be the ending theme song of the anime, Supernatural.
22. Dear My Friend
Dear My Friend is the third Japanese single released by U-KISS and was chosen as the ending theme of the anime series Arashi no Yoru ni Himitsu no Tomodachi.
J-Min released a digital single titled Change which was used as the first opening theme song for the TV anime adaptation of Hanasakeru Seishounen.
Win is a digital single by CIX, with both Korean and English versions, wherein the English version was used as the ending theme song for the anime series The God of High School.
Alongside Stray Kids' Top, which was earlier mentioned as an anime OST, their song, Slump, is the first ending song for the Tower of God anime series.
Etoile is the 5th Japanese digital single by Oh My Girl and was included in their 1st Japanese single album, which was also used as the ending theme song for the anime television series, Noblesse.
Kokoro is SS501's debut Japanese maxi single, wherein their lead track, Kokoro, was chosen as an ending theme song for the anime Blue Dragon.
Beautiful is a Japanese digital single by TREASURE, which was also a part of their Japan debut album, wherein the song has served as an ending theme song for the anime Black Clover.
KARA's second soundtrack that they have recorded was Butterfly, which was chosen as a soundtrack of the famous shounen anime, Naruto.
Alongside J-Min's Change, she also released One, which was used as the first ending theme song for the TV anime adaptation of Hanasakeru Seishounen.
Here are some of the anime OSTs, either served as an opening or a closing song of an anime, which were sung by various Korean artists, groups, and soloists. Which among these songs is your favorite?