Numbers 9 and 8 on my JRPG battle theme countdown both come from Namco’s “Tales” franchise. The franchise doesn’t have a big fanbase as Final Fantasy, but I bet you that the fanbase is just as fervent, if not more so than their counterparts from Square, Capcom….maybe not Atlus.
#9 is “Drawing! Grind!” from Tales of Graces.
#8 is “Full Force” from Tales of Symphonia.
What do these tracks have in common? Motoi Sakuraba. He composed both of these awesome tracks. I can’t even begin to tell you how many enemies fell to my blades because of those songs. Ahhhh, memories.