Whooshes, explosions, shockwaves and more inspired by iconic Japanese anime sound design.

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Create and destroy with the explosive energy of Anime – a go-to anime sound effects library for content creators of all kinds. With quintessential Japanese anime sounds created with a fresh and modern approach and inspired by works like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, Trigun, Cowboy Bebop and more, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to craft an authentic retro cartoon aesthetic. Add character to your projects using expressionistic and emotive sounds inspired by established tropes in anime sound design.

The Anime library was recorded and produced by Jason Strawley and Andrew Garraway using Eurorack modular synthesizers and a Moog Matriarch. Created after months of research, trial and error, and honing in on the iconic vintage “anime sound,” this library packs a punch with warm analog zaps, extreme explosions, whooshes, shockwaves, weaponry, movement sounds and more. A select number of sounds are also provided with alternate versions processed using tape for a slightly crunchier and warmer effect. Add that familiar high-voltage, gritty distortion to your video games, movies, TV shows, animations, videos and beyond.

“We spent months trying to hit upon what exactly makes anime sound so distinct. There isn’t a wealth of information out there about how these sounds were created. We knew going into it that the sounds were mostly synthesized, and often less literal than what we’d hear in Western entertainment. Beyond that, all we had to go off of was our in-house smell test of ‘does it sound like anime?’” – Jason Strawley

Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Key Features:

  • 657 files (4.8GB)
    • Includes 189 duplicate files mastered to tape
    • 468 unique files
  • View Sound List
  • 24-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/96kHz WAV files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • Universal Category System (UCS)  ?
  • 100% Royalty-Free


  • Blackguard Stock Media Group
  • Jason Strawley - Recordist / Editor / Producer
  • Andrew Garraway - Recordist / Videographer / Producer

Included Sounds – Tags:

Anime, monsters, fantasy, sci-fi, action, Japanese, zaps, shockwaves, explosions, weapons, video games, movies, television, animated, cartoons, weapons, whooshes, funny, comedy

Photos from the Recording Process:

Pro Sound Effects Anime - Modular Synth
Pro Sound Effects Anime - Oscilloscope
Pro Sound Effects Anime - Tapes