Greatest Anime of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Dragon Ball Z
You heard it right, Dragon Ball Z haters! No matter how much you hate it, this anime has to be the most popular in our generations. Not only in Japan and the US but in other countries all over the world as well. Just check it's Wikipedia page and see how many languages it has been translated into. Most people who got into the anime fandom started with Dragon Ball Z. Some people bash Dragon Ball Z for it's long fight scenes that span into several episodes, for characters that move too fast that you don't see them anymore, etc. Some even compare it to newer action titles and say that the new title is better because it got better story and action scenes. Sure. When it comes to story and action scenes, I don't put Dragon Ball Z on my number one either but were talking "greatest" here. I try to recall how much I loved it during it's time when this new anime doesn't exist yet. How much excitement did it gave me back then and compare that to the excitement this newer anime with better story and fight scenes gives me. I can say that nothing beats Dragon Ball Z for that matter. It was the first of it's kind and the others only followed. Only a few considers Muhamad Ali to be the pound-for-pound best boxer of all time, he's been beaten several times while other fighters retire with their records unblemished. But why is it everyone considers him "The Greatest"?

olrak15

Dragon Ball z is the best. Is the father of all manga anime. If Dragon ball z wasn't exist Naruto and the others also wasn't exist. The nine tails fox is a copy by the giant monkey from Dragon Ball z
No show reinvented a genre like DBZ. They showed that fast paced action was awesome. But, its best aspect was its characters which were awesome. They fought from Radditz all the way to Omega Shenron. Best series ever and a memory of my childhood
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2One Piece
One piece is the best anime I'd watch ever because of unique story. I'm amaze on the writer who did this story.. Incredible imagination. How he did this?.. Huh.. Thumbs up.. For this.. It delivered to the audience a funny trek and more than that a true friendship and dreams occur in this story..
I just can't believe one piece doesn't at least have the number two spot! One piece is like the most epic anime I have ever watched(I've seen a lot of animes. ) Oda Sensei is an amazing story teller and has kept me interested in one piece up the current chapters that now number over 600. Yeah, the art may take a little getting used to, but it gets better along the way. Plus, it's more refreshing because it's different from a lot of other shows. I got to admit, the characters are awesome and the fights are just amazing. Anyone who says they don't like one piece obviously hasn't seen up to Sky Island Arc, Water 7 Arc, Impel Down Arc, MarineFord War Arc, Fishmen Island Arc, etc. Seriously, don't let the length of the anime and manga stop you getting into one piece because you won't regret a single moment of watching or reading one piece.
The best because of the great story, the many great characters and their background, the epic scenes, the combination of funny and serious and the imagination of Oda. Simply the best
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3Death Note
Best anime ever!
Let's put it in first place!
It the most amazing anime I've ever seen.
Death note is an epic, intense masterpiece, an unforgettable adventure. The plot is enthralling and the characters realistic and three dimensional.
Death note is the best anime I have ever seen... Perfect story and every episode makes you want to see the next one. Deserve more than the 3rd place.
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4Naruto
Its awesome never, beatable its is in top 3s
Its perfect for all ages
Eps are more interesting then manga

A good storyline, good fights and, as someone said before, it explains what happened to all the characters, unlike Bleach, where they really forgot about Ashido, Nelliel and Kuukaku.
Naruto is the new standard of a realistic fantasy!
Exaggeration is minimal.
And there's always explanation for everything...
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5Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail is amazing and is my favourite! It should definitely be number one in the list. I wish that this anime would be more recognized. I discovered it by luck and I love it. I love the bonds everyone shares and how Lucy won't leave her friends' sides even if it would cost her life. It's perfect. It's sad, dramatic, serious, funny, adventurous and includes fighting. Its the full package! If you haven't watched this anime yet I suggest you watch it as soon as possible! It may be an ongoing anime and it might take you too long to watch all the episodes up to date, but it's definitely worth it!
Fairy tail deserves a seat in the front row. Seriously, what is it lacking? A good protagonist, an anticipating plot, and action that doesn't eat away 10 episodes per battle. On top of that it lives up to its comedy genre.

Most anime have very irritating villains who do evil things purely based on the fact that they're evil. Not all the bad guys in Fairy Tail have a silly purpose like that. There's always a little reason why they take such actions. Not all the enemies are complete psychos or just plain evil.

But anyway any top 50 anime list should have fairy tail somewhere in there. Fairy Tail is marvelous. I absolutely adore this show.
Fairy tail is awesome. It is the best show. Every one are powerful and strong. Anyway natsu is the king.
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6Naruto Shippuden
In my onion, Naruto will be the best anime ever, but naruto shippuden is what makes it even greater. I think that a lot of good ideas have been used, its a perfectly executed story line with amazing characters. SNM!
I think naruto s should be up there. It is part of naruto just with a different name and the story gets 10 times better. It is action packed, mystery solving and has a great development to the characters it should be at least in the top 15
Best anime ever made
best epic fights of all time
best story line ever made
its genius, smart, and exhilarating
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7Bleach
Kenpachi could probably kill Chuck Norris and he hasn't even released his bankai yet.

Also, Gin and Toshiro are on this show.

Reason enough.
Great Characters, Great storylines, intense action. An excellent Anime, highly recommended.
This is the most amazing show ever. It's made me laugh, cry, and kept me at the edge of my seat. It will always hold a special place in my heart.
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8Code Geass
the ending... THE ENDING...
Code Geass is death note mecha no anime can even challenge it
It was everything Deathnote was except even smarter. It always kept you guessing and you never knew what was going to happen. It was so great I cried at the end, because how could it be over. It was a ride that I never wanted to get off. It is Hands down my favorite anime.
Smart, dark and captivating. Simply could not stop watching. I hate when no one ever dies in a anime. In this one, you're trying to figure out who is going to survive. Unbelievably great.
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9Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‎
Idiots if you haven't seen this. Oh my this is the REAL fullmetal alchemist it's based off the manga the story was way more progressed I found myself watching ever episode absolutely flawless an if you say the regular version is better you are truly an anime idiot this version explains the story so much better pure and utter masterpiece by the way not bashing the original just pointing out this is the better version
ITS AWESOME WATCH IT BETTER THAN FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1
Manga plots and characters are always well developed, this is no exception.
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10Fullmetal Alchemist
It is really really awesome
Fma rocks the story is great and the character also I don't know why it is in seventh position it deserves 2 or 3 position because it is the most popular anime ever from 2003 to 2009 it was very popular but because of some anime series
By far the best anime. Anime's should not be assessed on how strong the characters are. So far, that's all that has been shown. Full Metal Alchemist has an amazing plot, with a blend of action and adventure, with emotions. Full Metal Alchemist is a fairly short Anime series (compared to the ones above), yet has sensational character development. It also hurts to see people critiquing this series without watching it, because I can guarantee you, that if you see this whole anime, there is no way you can say it is substandard in any way.
It's a anime for mature people, great mixture of action and feelings. The history is the best that I've ever seen, very dynamic and aprensive. And it makes you reflex about life sense.
Every person should watch before die!
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The Contenders

11Sword Art Online
This is definitely the best new anime of 2012, and deserves to be higher.
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone, it is fantastic!
I think they should make another sword art online 2 cause I think its ganna be finished soon loke 12 epesode or so
This anime has some awesome action fighting, I like it.
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12Attack on Titan
Amazing. Such beautiful and innovative animes are making themselves rare these days. Those who like stunning graphics will be served, I personnaly have not seen anything like this since FMA Brotherhood.

Not to mention the plot, which is really something else. It is so well made that we instantly get into the "apocalyptic-kind" atmosphere, which is as well embodied by all the characters.

I highly recommend this one.
Best anime of 2013! It didn't drown us in introducing too many action paced scenes in the first episode. The animation is epic. There was a mix of amazing suspense in there. The plot seemed predictable but there was a great twist in it. I DID NOT SEE THAT PART COMING. I DIDN'T. It reminds us constantly about the fear, the hopelessness of the situation and the reality. How they handle it again and again and finally something turns up. Then there's a plot twist to that. Can't mention much. I'm just here to tell that this anime is incredible. It's still continuing and the most recent episode gets me thinking and I'm excited to learn the truth about it. So many possibilities.
Shingeki no kyojin (attack on titan) is definitely amazing anime. It has very beautiful graphic and the plot is superb. The anime will give you "cruel yet beautiful" kind of impression.
If you like bloody gory grotesque mature yet enjoyable anime, attack on titan is highly recommended.
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13Cowboy Bebop
This list is depressing, clearly most of the voters are children, I mean Naruto at number 2?! Cowboy Bebop is the best anime ever.
The only reason that DBZ and Naruto are as high up as they are lies in the fact that both are aimed at the younger generations. Anime is perfect for teenagers of ANY nation to get into. As people grow up, they lose interest in anime, and they develop interests in more mature shows because society deems we grow up. For those of you who looked back and gave older animes a try, you will quickly discover this one NEEDS to be number one. I grew up watching this, and some moments made you laugh, while others made you cry. Still others made your jaw fall off and roll across the floor. The story was masterfully crafted, the characters could be related to on nearly ALL levels despite being from a completely different time period. Everything was totally believable, while still being fresh. Spike was the quintessential main character. He had his past that you spent most of the series trying to peice together while enjoying the rest of the tale spun for you. Jet was the black dog, the hunter who wouldn't let go, mostly of his past. I always found it cool that they didn't overdo the presence of his cybernetic arm with stupid abilities. Faye was the woman of their crew. Smart, sexy, and probably TOO smart for her own good. She was for a bit, one of the CAUSES of their trouble, but just as often, the solution to other unrelated trouble. Ed was the clearly insane genius of the lot. A mere child, yet she hacked computer networks like it was as simple as breathing. Finally, last, and yet totally not least, the smartest member of their crew, and the hairiest, was Ein... The dog. Genetically engineered to be smarter than normal, the dog somehow accidentally became a member of their crew, and just ended up sticking around, managing to occasionally point them in the right direction without being too obvious about it. Can't have a dog making his "masters" look dumb. Some would say its not a "true anime" but I could care less what country made it. Cowboy Bebop is among the greatest series ever made, anime or not.
There's one other worthy show on this list, as clearly FMA is an almost perfect coming of age saga, however, nothing else here comes anywhere close to the writing, intelligence and all round brilliance that Cowboy Bebop displays. Sure, it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea; some accuse it of starting slowly and being painfully reluctant to clue the audience in on the central story and you know what? Those are valid criticisms. They bother me not in the slightest, I pretty much love each episode of the show, in its own right, so have no problem with waiting for plot details to accumulate and begin to form patterns. I can sit down an enjoy half an hour with Spike, Jet, Faye, Edward and Ein, simply for their wit, their sarcasm, their inanities, insanities, beautifully fluid animation and gorgeous music.

Then, of course, if you've stuck with the show, you get the added bonus of watching an ending which is perfect. The slyly dropped hints, the pathos, the sense of finality, it's all so well executed that it leaves you emotionally drained, devastated and curiously uplifted. With maybe one exception* this is a glorious show.

For those curious as to the fly in the ointment of Cowboy Bebop, it's episode 21: Boogie Woogie Feng Shui. Really this is a hideous bit of trash, made all the more inexplicable given that it's bracketed by two of the best, though utterly different episodes, in the creepy and acute Pierrot le Fou and the gloriously wild slapstick of COWBOY FUNK. Other than those we have so many gems to savour that it's pointless mentioning them by name. So I'll close out by saying that this show is what convinced me to give anime another chance, after having an endless desire to drop kick NGE into the nearest black hole or up its own fundament, which is to say much the same thing. And I'm glad I did as I would have missed the likes of Trigun, FMA, Baccanno, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and various other series which I'm astonished have failed to find their way on to this list.
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14InuYasha
Oh, this should be way up higher. It makes me laugh cry, and I always am wishing I could be kagome. This seriously needs to be higher up because its my life.
In my opinion this show should probably rank among the top ten anime shows. It was an interesting story.
Loves it! Needs to be all the way at the top because I says so. You can disagree but I don't care. There are amazing characters and a great story line that is extremely gripping and suspenseful.
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15Hunter x Hunter
It is an amazing anime written by the same author of yuyuhakushow Note: I am including the OVA's in this because they continue along the manga's main plot line.
Fast pace action scenes.. Unique story and characters
How come ds s way out of the list?
Dz movie is so great, lot of lesson can be learn
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16Yu Yu Hakusho
When people were starting to get tired of the Dragon Ball Z phenomena, they had to look for something else, something new, but will still provide the action and excitement Dragon Ball Z has given them. Then comes Yu Yu Hakusho. In our area, as far as I can remember, Yu Yu Hakusho became a household name. Everyone was watching it. Even some unexpected people came out of nowhere acting like they were Toguro and Yusuke. Even my classmate in high-school used to put Yusuke's name as alias in his test papers. And I thought that was just too much. The story is different from Dragon Ball Z and you might also notice the attempt to give it more twist. But I could say that the action and fighting scenes were somewhat patterned from DBZ. Really a great and entertaining show. According to my brother, this is his favorite series of all time. And for the balanced amount of popularity and "how much I liked it", I put it at number 8.

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Yes, DBZ deserves to be up there; in fact, I made my own list but mine was top 100 and was for all animated television shows. I think I put DBZ at number 3 on my list. With that being said, number 1 on my list was Yu Yu Hakusho. I have never watched a show animated or live-action as compelling and riveting as Yu Yu Hakusho. What an amazing show that's y I think it deserves to be the number 1 anime of all time.
THANK YOU! Yu Yu Hakusho is by far my favorite anime. This list has severely disappointed me. Dragon Ball Z is number 1? Clearly most of the voters are small children. As much as all of you would like to believe it Dragon Ball Z is the not the father of all anime, and it is extremely generic, standard, and un-creative, and it lost a severe amount of luster to me when it got to the point where every character could just blow up the world whenever they wanted. Dragon Ball Z holds nostalgia for me, but nostalgia isn't everything, without any plot, the bare minimum of character development, and tons of plotholes, it comes out as far worse than the fan boys believe. Then comes Yu Yu Hakusho. Delivered great action, had very compelling, interesting, and well developed characters, and a very well made and flowing plot, that keeps me hooked no matter how many times I re-watch it. I except how popular Dragon Ball Z is, but I simply can't acknowledge it as the best anime ever, when all it really has to offer is action, that becomes sub-par as the series continues, because it gets to the point when it's only energy blasts, and no martial arts.
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17Pokemon
Misty has never kissed Ash.
Anyway, pokemon is a groundbreakingly good anime. 700 episodes and 13 movies and still standing strong
Why is Pokemon 15th place?! It extremely entertaining to watch, and it is a awesome kids show, and all of their Anime's are so good to watch.
On worst this is #2... SCREW THEM! Pokemon is so awesome! But too many shows copied off it...
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18Dragon Ball
I didn't like Dragon Ball Z as much because the heroes never really lost. Also, when Goku set the bar, becoming a Super Saiyajin, I thought it was cool and all, but after Gohan became SSJ2, and the series progressed, there really was no limit to any of the character's strength, and that annoyed me. In Dragon Ball, the characters were very much balanced, and even when nearing the end of the series where Goku had improved greatly under Kami's guidance, the characters were still fairly balanced.
Better than z cause it's funny and still has that action. This is anime in its purest, most entertaining form.

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Definitely better than z or gt and the first one at that! I really loved the fact that there were really hilarious scenes (see episode 45) but in z and gt they forgot about some of the funniest characters. Definitely my favorite anime of all time!
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19Angel Beats!
Angel Beats was really influential and showed me that anyone can change their past for a better future if they tried. The struggles that all the characters go through shows that they really want to change their future even though they don't have one, cause they are dead. It shows the power of good leadership and... It is drawn really well!
This anime series from start to finish blows your mind and every time I reach the end of it I feel as if my life is coming to an end itself. There isn't another series that I feel can compare this this beautiful master piece, the stunning animation, the amazing music and the overall storyline. It makes you question yourself as a person and will capture the hearts of anyone who watches it. The only down side to this series is that, its as short as it is. :( I could go into detail but I don't want to spoil it for anyone planning to watch it.
I truly think this deserves to be top 5 easy I understand that it has a short story but who cares this series is my number 1 and I doubt that will ever change. I have seen many anime series like Bleach, Naruto, High School of the Dead, Hicaru no go, Blood+, Avatar the last airbender, Dragon Ball Z, Elfen Lied, Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and ghost hunters. I could go on but that not the point this decision of mine comes from watching many series and when it comes down to it Angel Beats! Is my favorite. :D A must watch for everyone!
Sad ending :'( watch its an amazing anime that should be number 2 death note 1
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20Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ok, so I happened to be perusing around the internet and came to this page. I'm surprised to see Avatar on here because many people don't consider it a real anime. To me, all the better, because Avatar (both TLA and Korra) are easily, and vastly superior to any and all "real animes" that have ever existed. Frankly, I'm just as surprised to see this show so low on the list as I am to see it on the list at all. TLA and Korra are currently the highest rated animated T.V. shows of all time on IMDB. And folks, here's why. The voice acting is simply better, more realistic, and altogether far more bearable than any real anime. The story is flawless - engaging, concise, with a minimal amount of filler. Avatar never drags on and on the way every single real anime I've ever seen tends to do. The characters are fantastic. Zuko's story arc is among the best and most powerful character transformations ever written. All the main characters are dynamic, useful (mostly), and as viewers we watch them grow into characters that we never want to part with. The action is great. The whole concept of elemental bending is wonderful. The idea of an avatar who can bend all the elements is a truly great plot device that lent itself to brilliantly to the conception of a fantastic story. Simply put, Avatar (since it's on this list) should be at the top of the list. It's better than regular anime (yes, that goes for every other show on this list), it's more than regular anime, it speaks to a much, much wider audience than ever last one of these typical (I don't care how different you think they are, their ridiculous voice acting and stupid story structure/editing of ALL OF THEM make them all the same) anime series, and that's why it is better than every other show on this list. The end.
I do like to watch a lot of anime and I know that a lot of people dislike Avatar because it's american, or the movie sucked or whatever, but the show is awesome it doesn't drag on for a million seasons like some of the upper contenders do and it still manages to make a great storyline with a lot of great wonderful characters. AVATAR ALL THE WAY!
A truly FLAWLESS ANIME! Great story, Epic action, comedy and a good ending. It deserves a spot in the top 3 at the very least.
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21Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
I would Agree w/ you
It's super awesome and I really2x love it For me it's top 1
Please watch and the story is about
the life of a young boy named Tsunayoshi Sawada, who finds out that he is next in line to become the boss of the most powerful Mafia organization called Vongola, the Vongola Family. As such, the Vongola's most powerful hitman, a gun-toting infant named Reborn, is sent to tutor "Tsuna" on how to become a respectable boss.
Katekyou Hitman Reborn is a story about friendship and how strong it is I really loved it so much
love everything about it!.. the plot.. character.. mixture of the genres... coolness! major2x.. one of a kind
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22Clannad
Dude, this will make real man cry, good luck resisting not to cry. This should be at the TOP.
Makes men cry and women cry more. And cry. And cry again. Top quality storylines and creative art
Amp!
This should be in the t0p 5
This is my sec0nd fav0rite anime.. But "we still d0nt kn0w the name of the fl0wer we saw that day" will be the best
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23Soul Eater
This is the most amazing anime/manga ever created! The Animation/Drawing style is so unique and lovely. The characters are developed very well. The set that its in (death city) is wonderful and dark. The fighting scenes are amazing and beautifully animated. The plot though, is the best bit. It's obviously been thought out hard.
There's sad meaningful episodes and then there's the lighthearted fun episodes.
Anyway.
If you haven't seen Soul Eater you must watch it. NOW. Though the first few episodes aren't as good as the rest it won't take long for you to get hooked...
I love how the anime was set up. They focused and a lot of main characters rather than just one. It had a very interesting story-line and the ending could have been better but over all it was Amazing. The fight scense and coreograph is amazing as well. YOU MUST WATCH!
WHY IS THIS 33! It should be 20-10 not in the 30's its really cool. The manga is awesome too. I've watched every single episode. And Crona & Ragnarok are BEASTLY
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24Ouran High School Host Club
Funniest anime that I have ever watched in my life.
Personally I would recommend this anime to anyone. The graphics, plot and episodes were perfect. The intro wasn't bad either. One issue that I have with this is that, I would prefer if this anime went for a longer period of time. It only has 26 episodes. I would prefer for it to have around 50-70 episodes, anymore than that it would get boring. But anyway all in all, an amazing anime.
This is such a good anime! I have watched the series around 50 times and still don't get tired of it! I even get my 11 year old sister to recommend it to her friends, trololololo...

;w; OHSHC for the win
It was THE funniest anime that I have ever watched.
The characters were amazingly hilarious with their own complexes.
I loved how the rich characters were so ignorant about instant coffee.
I also loved how they were always making fun of the poor "commoners".
And bananas were a recurring gimmick!
Oh, and the managers high power machine and her laugh.
Ohhohohohohohohohoh~
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25Case Closed AKA Detective Conan
Detective conan is the best anime for me. It's just the only that can make a viewer also think what is the true motive of the culprit or how/what method did he use kill the victim. Conan is still running and I hope that it will not end.

It has more than 600 episodes, 15 movies, OVAS, SPECIALS, LIVE ACTIONS, in which totally prove that many fanatics are still watching for this anime.
If you are to connect all episodes to one it's not very good. But each episodes individually are great and the way each character was shaped and molded... totally awesome... although I don't want it to end yet I so wanna know the ending
GIN! he's my fav antagonist in DC.. owh.. I don't want to talk about him.. I love this anime bcoz! it's my first anime I watched since I'm 11 years old.. woah.. now I'm 18.. n I love this anime till now! muahxx...

akuma_hime

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26Clannad After Story
I'm am male, 21yo and I was depressed as hell at that time. Before watching this anime I haven't cried for over 5 years. But during this anime my depression went away and I cried like a little girl. This anime has happy parts and sad parts. I actually became a better person after I watched it. Because this anime made me sit down and think for a while. Okazaki just represented me, he acted like me, used the same humor like me, skipped school a lot like me, hell he even looked like me, he had problems with his dad like me.

Hell I'll never forget this anime...
This deserves to be higher than 40. It's one of the very few animes where anyone can relate to the story.
Honestly yes, I'm one of those people who cried out at some parts.

It's just sad how the characters struggle and then touching when they fix their lives and endings. This anime is not aiming to be sad. It is, but it is still more TOUCHING. That's the key factor on why the characters are so sympathyzable. Their back-stories and how they help each other to end their suffering. Truly one of the best I've seen so far.
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27Rurouni Kenshin
WAY better than some of the ones in the top ten. This one is way more mature than DBZ or One Piece. The art style is way cooler too.
Definitely belongs in the top 7 at least! An amazing anime with a great balance of ACTION, COMEDY and DEPTH. Very realistic historical and very enjoyable at different levels for all audiences. A MUST WATCH!
My favorite Anime of all times. It has great characters, storyline, music/theme songs, and style, THE BEST! And Kenshin Himura is the best hero of all anime/manga!
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28Future Diary
I have seen a wide variety of animes, and this was my favorite (although it wasn't far ahead of some other anime). Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) deserves to be higher up on the list. You can never predict what will happen, and it consists of all sorts of elements inlcuding violence, action, romance, comedy, and mystery. No matter how hard you try to think of what will happen in the end, you will probably never guess what happens. This is the only anime I've ever cried in! That's pretty big for me since I come off as a generally stoic person. 10/10!
This is a great anime I think it should be higher up because the storyline is great and the girl is insane
No words to express the epicness of this show - its like a survival game, who win will become the new god of time and space, each one receives diaries which can predict the future in different ways... And each players backstory is great, its pretty much like death note - in fact is the anime you are looking for if you are trying to watch something like death note... 1000000000 out of 10
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29Black Butler
This is the best anime ever. The story goes with a young boy who made a contract with a demos Sebastian Michaelis in order to take a revenge on the death of his parents. Combined Comedy, action, and detective stories. And you must try it.
Black Butler is just amazing. Every character is different, and you get to really understand every single one, and why they are good or evil. (or in between! ) The plot itself is very complex, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. Black Butler is truly a masterpiece.
All the characters, every single one of them is developed with such skill, the plot will always keep you going and the perfection of this. One amazing anime/manga!
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30Steins;Gate
This should be #1 on the entire list! Anime News Network did a poll and then rated it themselves on the best animes of all time, and this came out as #1! It has an amazing plot that is unexpected at every turn and will keep you until 3 o' clock in the morning, because you can't resist watching the next episode! The characters were all great, the plot was the best that I have ever seen. One of the characters is based off of a true story! It is just plain amazing!
This is a slow but mind blowing anime. This should be in top 30 or so.

The character development is very great and as the anime progresses the true twists and turns can be known and in the end there is a mind blowing twist which lifts the anime and makes it one of the best.

So I highly recommend it.

P. S: Anime is is best for those who are searching for a plot driven story
Brilliant anime loved every bit of it. Loved all of the characters especially okarin and his laugh
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31Neon Genesis Evangelion
This is not my #1 favorite anime, but I think it's the best one on this list! Deserves its place in any top 10 or top 20 anime series list. It's unusual in that the characters are not really likeable heroes in the classic sense. One of the things that strikes me about it is how much more empathy I had for all of the characters as an adult compared to when I watched it as a teen- when I was younger I didn't feel particularly connected with most of them, and felt very dismissive of certain characters due to their personalities and portrayals (eg Asuka's abusive behavior and attitude was pretty off-putting to me, while Shinji seemed 'whiny', Rei was 'wooden') that, now since getting older seem a lot more human to me. I think sometimes you have to overcome or understand your own issues better before getting to like a series like this and it's characters, growing out of fantasizing about who you'd like to be or who you think you'd be (powerful, competent, cool, in control, super-heroic) and therefore who you'd like to see in this situation, versus the characters you actually get. Looking at the show through adult eyes I certainly understand the four main characters and their experiences a lot better. I think you need to grow up and seriously doubt yourself a little, experience depression, darkness, disappointments and failures after really over-confidently believing in yourself etc... what it's like to wear a social mask of happiness and responsibility... bad feelings, confusion... to really relate to Shinji, Asuka, Misato, Rei and co. Otherwise, unless you're already a very wise and empathic person at a very young age, you're just going to look at either some or all of the characters as annoying, whiny, weak, dull or bratty characters. Looking past the hype or the cool trappings like the giant robots and the very heavily merchandised 14-year-old girls who inexplicably enjoy cult pin-up status around the world, these are ultimately unusual and interesting, unique, challenging character choices that came to have a much greater effect on the type of psychological stories told since the series came out. I don't think that many shows portray seriously conflicted relationships between the various personalities and the effect it has on the characters quite as well as Evangelion (without resorting to the "I hate you, you stole my birthright! " / "You killed my brother / father / best friend", "You're my bitter rival because of _x_" kinds of stories). Evangelion at first looks like a simple power fantasy (boy gets robot & the power to save all of mankind), but it ends up also hugely deconstructing it and getting to the heart of something real: people, relationships, mental illness and existential torment. "The worst foe lies within the self". I don't think it proposes to have all the answers, it's just an interesting exploration and an attempt to grasp some meaning and make some sense out of reality when there is emotional and other kinds of chaos going on inside and out. Which is one of the things that sometimes tends to drive people to create art in the first place.

Ghost in the Shell movies are also great, too. Boogiepop, Macross Plus, Jin-Roh, Angel's Egg, Ergo Proxy and Haibane Renmei are other very good anime with both humanity and some kind of exploration of the psyche that are not on this list, so if you like this kind of thing give them a try (Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue and Millenium Actress are all very interesting too). While I do think that there's nothing wrong with enjoying a good old fun, entertaining 'action' cartoon sometimes, it's a shame none of these were on the list too.
What can I say, my favorite anime used to be deathnote because the psychological struggle, symbolism, and in-depth characters... Then I saw Neon Genesis Evangelion... Blew me away completely. For starters the characters are some of the most developed I've seen especially when you consider the story length isn't all that long. The story shines with complete originality along (angels coming to destroy earth and mankind using all it's resources to defeat them to control their own fates) with it's whole cast of interesting and diverse personalities (my favorite being Asuka, the red headed spitfire who pilots ever Unit 2, she's absolutely hilarious). The music is great... And the placement of each seperate tune is very choice. So much diversity even in the soundtrack... From some of the most happy sounding tunes (such as Misato or Asuka Strikes) to the most heartbreaking (I mean you Thanatos... Or even Kom Susser Tod! ). I don't know what else I can say about this show besides I fell in love with it. I never considered myself an Otaku or anything but I got tons of merchandise from shirts to figurines from specifically this show... I absolutely can't suggest this show enough to anyone searching for a show with depth, psychology, personality, philosophy, and originality. It's a masterpiece.
The series of evangelion is very complicated. It happens in the future when robots like usually seen in gundam series is being used to destroy their enemies. The pilots are called child Rei Ayanami, Asuka Soryu and Shinji Ikari being the 1st, 2nd and 3rd child. Being popular here is not guarantee that anime is the best but it is more appealing to more readers and viewers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but beware of controversial scenes that are not suitable for minors

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32Elfen Lied
Pretty much the best anime I've seen. It has a very deep and partly disturbing storyline. I don't think I'll ever forget this anime's story line.

Its not suitable for children for pretty much every reason and it goes well beyond your average R rating.
Its sweet but by far one of the best in terms of story
This gripping story will literally make you cry in places but makes up for it with its comical parts!
Quite literally one of the most creative anime out there
I really love the story line of this anime. If you look into it there is a deep meaning in the story. It is about trust and friendship. I hope they made it longer and make the ending more satisfying at it is. But overall it is the best.
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33Yu-Gi-Oh!
I love Yu-Gi-Oh! It annoys me that so many hates it. Most people has only seen the 4Kids version and then thinks: ", this show sucks! It's just a little kiddie show.. " or something like that. Yu-Gi-Oh! Is so much more! Personally I prefer the Japanese version. I just love Shunsuke Kazama! His voice as Yugi/Yami was so awesome! And Shinkichi Mitsumune's Soundtrack! And the original unchanged storyline by Kazuki Takahashi! Many people thinks Yu-Gi-Oh! Is just an anime about a card game. I must say if that's what you think, then you don't even know what Yu-Gi-Oh! Is.. Sure the card game is important, but there are so many more things in Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh has tons of great relationships, great character development, no stupid fillers that makes no sense and so much more! I highly recommend anyone to watch all the episodes of this show! Yu-Gi-Oh! Is my favorite anime of all time!
This show is amazing - Pokemon shouldn't even be in the top 10. Although the original series was definitely the best, each new one had something cool to add to both the game and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe. As for the original YGO, the character development was amazing, and it showed how truly in-depth a character can become in 5 seasons. The plot was awesome, and even though each new series gets progressively more and more about merchandising, YGO will always be one of my favorite anime.
I love yu-gi-oh, why is it #17?! I mean, the storyline may be a little long, but it's not boring or anything. The story actually has some depth, unlike animes like pokemon, pokemon currently has over 720 episodes and still airing... That series is becoming monotone~ But yu-gi-oh is awesome, I've liked it for 2 years and still going strong
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34Highschool of the Dead
20? really? its probably the most captivating anime I've seen. It really got me thinking about some stuff. The way some Highschoolers are forced to survive against endless undead in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. The animations are also fantastic. I was sitting on my arse watching all episodes non stop and then proceeded to read the manga. its awesome!
This was a great Anime and to find it at 21 is sad it is definitely deserves to be in the top 5. Great storyline and great action. It was so good I couldn't wait to get off work and throw it in the dvd player. Enough said.
Awesome... Where is my second season at?
Not deep but definitely workth watching
Great animation and sticks to the story nicely
Too short but that hasnt stopped me from any other anime
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35Kuroko No Basket
This is an awesome anime about basketball!
I LOVE KUROKO!
Fast pace, brilliant graphics, likable characters, it understands how seriously it should take itself. Currently it only has a single season, so it should be higher but not the best, until the animation companies can really show how superior this anime can be compared to any other sports anime. I have great faith in this one.
It's better in movie, I really like it..
This story make me curious what happened next
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36Spirited Away
Spirited Away is a captivating masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki. It has great art and the soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi is simply superb. The innocence of Chihiro at the start and how she develops into a more mature person as she fights for the people she loves. Another great aspect to it is that the main antagonist isn't shown to be evil. She does good things as well as bad which I believe is great.

Overall Spirited Away is a must watch movie and is better than crap like Naruto.
Spirited Away is something I watch every few months. It has loads of innocence in it and while the character growth isn't obvious, it has an inner quality that really touches me.
I truly adore spirited away, I have ever since I was a small girl! To saying I've watched it a hundred times is a great under statment! Please whenever you get the chance watch this anime!
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37Saint Seiya
Despite the low rankings Saint Seiya is one of the Greatest anime legends of all time well known in the West particularly Mexico.
The story revolves around the Bronze Saints Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryu, Cygnus Hyoga, Adromeda Shun and Phoenix Ikki fighting against evil to protect the human incarnation of Athena.

It shows how they became strong physically and emotionally through their rough times as orphans and as saints.

This anime is action packed, deeply moving, intense, epic and fast paced although there are some gory, scary and disturbing scenes that are best hidden away from kid's eyes because this anime is more aimed at teenagers. Once you watch it you get sucked in with the series remembering it probably for the rest of your life. There is the prequel of Saint Seiya that can be recommended called The Lost Canvas revolving the origin setting back the 18th century.
This is one of my favourite anime of all time, this anime focuses on the Bronze Saints Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryu, Cygnus Hyoga, Andromeda Shun and Phoenix Ikki protecting both the universe and the recent incarnation of Athena from evil gods. Have you ever felt your cosmos?
Saint Seiya is one of my favourite animes of all time, the story revolves around the Bronze Saints protecting Athena from evil gods. It revolves on how they become stronger both pyhsically and emotionally.
I like the Lost Canvas version too.
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38Digimon
One of the very first Animes that I started to watch was Digimon Adventure. It was totally different from any other Anime that I've seen before, it had a great story, lovely characters, good enemies and of course, the Digimons!

I can say that Digimon was the true beginning that encouraged me to see more pure Anime. I even think that, over the years, every time that I remember this Anime makes me love it more, even I feel that I was part of that great Adventure because it is stored in my heart. It's impossible for me to forget Digimon, specially Adventure, I grew up with this and it's very difficult to find something as big as Digimon!

Forever one of the best series of all time!
64? Why!? It's so amazing! It makes people cry.. So emotional it changed my life... I will always value it..
Digimon= amazing childhood
Love Digimon, I don't see why it didn't get bigger. The plot in the first seasons was extraordinary good, and there were so much humor into the series. No copy of Pokemon at all, the plot is as differnt as it can be. Kids that travel to another dimension and hook up with Digital Monsters, and saves the Digital world, and planet earth. Great!
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39Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
I've been putting off watching this anime for a while...started it this morning in the background as I did other stuff. After the first few episodes, I had stopped doing everything else. I just finished the entire show in one go...and I have no words. Shed manly tears numerous times (especially on the final episodes). I enjoyed bleach, loved death note (minus the end), and can't wait for the attack on titan to have new episodes...but none of them ever made me feel the way this show made me feel. It may be the greatest thing I've ever watched. The OST has replaced everything else in my workout playlist...nothing else could make me feel this determined. Hell, I think I'm gonna go for a run now. I only found this list looking for more stuff like Gurren Lagann...and there is nothing that can compare.
About a year ago I found this Anime on YouTube while looking around for more Animes to watch. I watched the 1st episode and to be honest I did kind of like it, but I had too many things going on in life that I forgot about it, and now I finally picked it back up and in one whole day of non-stop watching of this show, I melted. It was by far my favourite Anime. It has such an amazing story along with very unique characters that you can't help but love. Deafinetly shed some manly tears, not a few times, but a lot. It was a very emotionally fitting show for me and I'm sure it was for a lot of other people. It's one of those Animes that I think would be fairly cool as a reality. 10/10 in my books. Havn't found anything that can replace it yet. Don't think I ever will.
I accidentally tripped upon this gem while searching Youtube one day, and finding a review on it. I'm not the hugest anime fan (I'm more of a Video Game fanatic), but this has easily become my favorite show/anime of all-time. This even rivals in comparison to my favorite Video Games (The Metal Gear series and Mother/Earthbound series). The story is touching, the music is amazing, the characters are over-the-top, and the action is simply EPIC. I highly recommend this series. Go watch it if you haven't already ;D
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40Monster
Best Anime Ever experienced... Perfect psychology in which it changes our opinion about it the more we watch it. It is a true masterpiece... No offense to all fans but this Anime should be on the top.. At least the top 3. It was written by one of the most influential artists of manga, Naoki Urasawa... We should at least appreciate the effort of the creativity and the psychological thrill!.
It is an incredibly complex storyline woven in to a maze! Monster is more than anime... It is a classic.
A tad bit long in the amount of episodes. But man... Does it deliver. The best anime (for adults really) out there. A real marathon too watch, but as good as any thriller you'll ever see. My favourite.
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41Berserk
I've checked so many mangas in my life (from "Hokuto no Ken" to "Sakura card captor)... Berserk is the only series (including "real life" T.V. shows) that I've seen and seen again at least 10 times!
Berserk is absolutely not a grotesque manga focused on gore scenes and nudity (as written almost everywhere), but as said in the beginning of each episode, it philosophically focuses itself in the question of humanity, existence of God and the complex principle of karma (the "destiny", in indian philosophies like Buddhism)!
For instance, every act of violence ordered (naively? ) by the young and deeply charismatic army leader Griffith in and out the battle fields, all along the years, will have incredible serious consequences in the final episodes, for him, and most of all for his poor "friends".

Really this manga is full of serious dialogues (i.D. they are teens, but they talk like normal to very instructed adults) mixed with great action scenes and very intelligent scenarios. (watch out, the voices are far better given in Japanese than in english! )

Vincent Valentino (french from Belgium)
You have got to be kidding me 139?!? Berserk is easily in my top 3 of ALL time.

You have no idea what you are missing out on folks if you have never heard of or seen Berserk, just youtube search it, it's unreal! Even better read the Manga, and also 3 movies will be out in 2012!
The Anime Is Pretty Damn good. It has a great story line, its short with no fillers what so ever, The English dubs are done pretty damn well and there are plenty of epic gorey battles. The manga is 10 times better than the anime with epic demon battles, Huge ass sword that's around 7-8 foot, More gore and Darker. This is my number one anime and manga. I suggest you watch it and read it!
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42Hetalia
Hetalia to me, is just a beautiful thing. It has and always will change my perspective on the world forever. I know our fandom itself does not have a good history but that should not represent opinions on the show. It hasn't truly taught me history but it inspired me to look into different cultures of different countries I didn't even know existed. It really has opened my eyes to the world. It has inspired me and many others to write amazing fanfiction. It has brought people ALL OVER THE WORLD together. It has given me some of my best friends that I wouldn't have known otherwise. It has made me want to pay more attention in class because I know realize how interesting history can really be. The characters make me laugh. The characters make me cry. The characters are just flawless in my eyes. All they've been through and they still carry on. France and Joan of Arc. England losing the only person that stayed in the revolution. America in the strip Davie. Italy and HRE. Russia lost his minds for Christ sakes. But they still survive and laugh and smile. I admire them so much for that. I've heard stories of people heading into careers they love because hetalia inspired them to look into history. I've heard stories of people getting married through hetalia. I've heard stories of people quieting self harm because hetalia makes them smile again. I think hetalia will always be my favorite anime and I know there are much more amines out there with a more diverse plot and much more serious but hetalia is just flawless to me. I think hetalia has actually changed my life and others for the better, and that is why hetalia is my favorite anime.
I could go on and on forever about how amazing Hetalia is, but this is my thoughts in a small summary:

Hetalia is and will always be my favorite anime. Ever. One of the reasons I really love Hetalia is because you've never ssen anything like it! The characters are amazing, and you just fall in love with every single one of them. Hetalia has tought me more about history then any teacher ever has. Not only does it make you view the world in a compleatly differnt way (positively), but it is also extreamly funny and addictive! The art style is very unique too! Himaruya Hidekazu (The creator of Hetalia) is my hero and he is a genius for creating such a unique and outstanding anime.
PASTAA! ~~~~~~~~ To all you Hetalia fans out there- Bravo!
Funniest anime in the WORLD! It taught me a lot about world history while making me laugh at the same time! Okay, laugh is an understatement. I've laughed so hard that I CRIED! And all the characters are so cute! This will forever be my favorite anime!
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43Trigun
a future where everyone carries a gun, the universe's most powerful gunman, however, he's an idiot, vash the stampede is a legend
Probably one of the top 15 Anime ever made, although simplistic at times, it is definitely a very emotional anime, especially towards the end of it. Death, Compassion, the will to go on in a barren planet, It shows some of humanity's worst and best side, a 'must watch' if you like anime.
Vash is my favorite character of any anime. The show is worth it just to watch him and wolfwood together.
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44Maid Sama!
If you love romance/comedy anime you should really watch this! It has many romantic parts and a lot of funny scenes. This is the first anime I really got addicted to. I like the manga more than the anime 'cause it has many more "killigg" and funny parts. By the way, this is my 1ST FAVORITE anime and manga. Please. Try to watch it, 'cause you'll never regret watching it,
TRUST ME! ;)
Cutest drama ever! I recommend watching this if you like cute annoying guys or if you like tough acting girls! Heheh!
All the characters here are cute and also I like Misaki's braveness and boyish character which is not completely boyish
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45Vampire Knight
But is a good anime even though this may not get ratings fast it's a good anime and worth watching even though it has only got 26 episodes very in depth and suspenseful. Not you average story also there are not actually knights in it.
If you like vampires Vampire Knight is a great anime series for you, it has many sad, exciting and happy scenes. It's one of my favourite series that I ever watched.
This is the best anime ever... Yeah it may sound sad at the end but I really do like it... I wish if season 3 could be done soon. Zero, Kaname, yuki... All of them are totally grate
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46Fruits Basket
A beautiful story that had me in tears on more than one occasion. As an avid fan of stories featuring or concerning the zodiacs, this is definitely at the top (Fairy Tail a close second with Lucy and her zodiac keys). The characters are engaging, the voice-acting in the anime (Japanese, and surprisingly, English) is enriching and perfectly matched to the characters, and the adventure the manga takes you on is simply riveting. The only reason I can think why Fruits Basket is currently so low on this list is because not many people have been exposed to it. I implore all anime and manga lovers to give Fruits Basket a chance. Friendship, love, heartache, heartbreak, comedy, drama... Fruits Basket has it all. 10/10
Fruits basket was amazing. It had animals, romance and humor. It's also entertaining for all ages. I think they could of made it a bit longer though for me twenty-six episodes wasn't enough.
Fruits Basket has struck a chord within me. You can really relate anything with it. I was so into it, it make me cry for so many reasons. It's emotional, funny, dark, serious and so many more. The manga is so touching.
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47Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball Gt is about Goku be turned into a child which still contains all fighting experience and is able to unlock the next level of super Saiyans!

although with all the knowledge of an adult and the body of a child he has to relearn the skills that were learned while an adult as he races across the universe to collect dragonballs filled with negative energy. To restore the original shenron to its greater form, he then has to defeat the negative versions of shenron including the omega which fortifies his power with the other dragonballs collected by goku.

In order to hear more about this anime...
WATCH IT! No more spoiling...
I know it wasn't exactly canon to the original series and that DBZ and DB were better, but the 300's? That's just unjust. It was not bad at all, just simply not as good as its predecessors. It definitely should be in top 100-150, I mean come on, the Yu-Gi-Oh ABRIDGED series on YouTube beat DBGT. It surprises me that the people hating on GT the most, are actually the most die-hard fans of the Dragonball franchise. Even though it wasn't completely his, creator of all DB Akira Toriyama would be appalled, and might find it humorous/ridiculous that he has the ranked 1st and last greatest animes of all time, from the same series no less.
Dragon ball gt was still in my opinion a really good show even though it wasn't AS GOOD DB and DBZ but I think it was and always will be a good series and definitely should not be last
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48Blue Exorcist
A really great anime, worth watching.
Oh This is one of the best animes that I ever watch the soundtracks are EPIC and the story is interesting really must watch
It should be top 10 becuse the story is really great it deserves better
Its about twin brothers one of them a humen and the other is son of saiten
And you should see it and desied
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49Darker than Black
This anime is the definition of "cool. " also, Chinese electric batman, need I say more? Laugh out loud. But really, there's great action, deeply interesting characters that you can sympathize with, even if they are on the wrong side, and the plot is interesting and layered. It's a very well-rounded series and it's a sad testament to anime viewers that this isn't ranked higher.
In all my years of watching anime this show is one of the best I've seen, its a great original story with unique powers etc. You'll be hooked within the first few episodes
It should be in top 20 I think, its one of the most captivating anime in this list, I strongly advice yu to it immadiately
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50Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple
Are you serious?! 76th place!? Probably that's because it's new and most people didn't watch it.. I strongly recommend all FIGHT ANIME FANS to watch it, it's great, the storyline, the funny moments, the fight scenes, everything.
This should definitely. Be in the top ten. Kenichi is the ultimate underdog wile at the same time having the will do do what no one else can.
This story is both funny, inspiring, and incredibly bad ass to top it all off. It is everything you want from a good show and it will leave you wanting to watch it over and over again. But, and I know this is a big taboo amounst some anime fans... Watch it in English, all the characters are so much funnier and Apa Chi will leave you clutching your sides. In fact, I am going to go watch it now.
Kenichi is THE is just really something. if you had experience with fighting, or gang banging or just interested in seeing martial arts and street fights this is the show for you. well that's also if you are into little funny perversion, wimp turns to extreme fighter and more great stuff. there is a lovable brute in this show that make this show so much more fun to watch. check it out. if I can, I would rate this anime among the top 10.
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51The Melonchy of Haruhi Suzumumia
It seems like Haruhi doesn't want to win this...
She has the ability to change stuff and do what she wants.
For example, if she wants to win, we will definitely win.
By the way, it's The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Not The Melonchy of Haruhi Suzumumia
I loved this anime so much, I couldn't stop watching which made me feel bad after it was over that I hadn't slowed down and let the series last longer, and the move was just as good.

I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was because I didn't know much about it, but I love these kind of comedy, sci-fi things. All the characters were hilarious in their own ways. Makes me wanna be someone with supernatural powers to change the universe c:
It's a great anime, quite interesting plot and epic characters, with a very captative story and so all the turns this story has to tell you.
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52Slam Dunk
One of my best sports anime along with major. Awesome characters, extremely funny, the main character is one of my favorite characters of all time, the only flaw is the slow progression with the matches(1 match can maybe take 2-3 episodes). I recommend you watch the first 2 episodes and then you will see the rest in like 2-3 days(at least thats what I did :P).
WHY IS THIS ON NUMBER 27?! THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE! This anime's a legend, even Animax still show this in 2010 while this anime was born at 1993. Takehiko Inoue is a true legend! The storyline is also good. It shows friendship and everything else. This anime also make me play basketball... Until now
slam dunk.. the best anime ever..! Why.? It was a blending of love, school life, friendship, action, drama, dreams, failure, victory, strength, sports as well as drama... I'm not fond of watching anime' until I've just watched one of slam dunk episodes... I can't believe I'm falling in love over and over again in this anime... 10 years ago.. And it was still my favorite anime... I think it should be place on the top... ! It was almost based in real life... You must watch the series and you will know what I mean.. sad it was place as 25th... But I don't believe it was... But for me.. SLAM DUNK... the best among the rest...
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53Sailor Moon
Comon guys, who could forget those iconic pigtails brought into our culture by this show? Such a great series, in my view this is #1.
For sailor moon to not be in at least the top ten is blasphemous, even if I cannot spell that word. It is as classic as dragonball and is loved worldwithe. Although the English translation is full of cheesy 90s phrases, the original Japanese version is a jewel!
Sailor moon rules all. Sarena, Lita, Mina, Rini, Sailor Venus and Rey. The best set of girls in a series.
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54Guilty Crown
I do not understand why so many people hate this anime so much. It is hands down one of the greatest that I have ever seen
It is one of the best anime ever! Actually it must be at about 20th to 30rd rank! All the theme songs are also filled with heart touching lyrics! I wish there is another season of that! I can't just get enough of it!
I don't get why so many people hate this anime so much it is hands down one of the greatest I have ever seen
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55Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
My absolute Favorite, I think it is the best Anime ever. The Story is something I had never expierenced in other Anime. It is an Anime that you can't forget after seeing it, because of the setting and yu should watch all episodes to get the story
The anime is very confusing at first, but later it gets explained and it makes you think of it in a whole new way. When you watch it you will cry, laugh and feel every emotion of the crew. The original subbed version is the best, the dubbed ruins most of the suspense and emotion that the subbed portrays. Very good anime! Recommend 100%!
This is the best and most different anime I have ever watched! It was so powerful it made my cry. Rena with her supercute mode, Mion and Shion, Rika, Satoko, Keichii, and Hanyuu, this anime is not to be missed!
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56Another
Very good worth a watch if you like mystery, good action and some very good twists. Only this low because it is so new it will rise in rank quickly once people find it.
This anime could shock you, I know people who couldn't watch it with out the lights on. Very scary and suspenceful
Best horror anime so far.
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57Baccano!
It's so sad that a lot of people are unaware of this anime. It has a brilliant cast of distinctive and fully-developed characters, and the story-line is incredible. The jumping timeline can confuse people, but if you keep watching everything will become clear. Far superior to so many of the animes on this list- popularity does not necessarily equate to quality. The best anime of all-time.
Baccano! Really deserves a lot more fame. It was the first anime made by the production company Brain's Base and boy did they leave an impression! Seriously though, the characters are all likeable even though they've killed people and stolen things (except Eve, who's a saint) with Isaac and Miria being the most likeable characters I've ever seen! The plots are sure to grab your attention and the animation is fantastic. The dub is one of the best out there. You must watch this before you die!
Most interesting anime developed with a story line that lets you continue to imagine even after the series has finished. I will state that the first episode is hard to follow but afterwards the plot grips you and you can't help but be fascinated by the range of characters. Definitely worth the watch!
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58Ranma 1/2
Ranma is hallarious. I'd watch the whole series over again if I could.
Ranma 1/2 is the best anime and manga ever made. Can't believe it's on the 81st place.. It deserves to be at least in the top ten!
I have to say Ranma 1/2 was probably the one of the best animes that I have ever encountered. It was the first manga and anime that I ever finished and it is definitely worth your time to watch. It has everything from comedy to making you feel super awkward, haha. All in all, Ranma 1/2 should be in the top ten, because it is definitely top five in my list.
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59Shaman King
Shaman kIng The Best Anime! The Idea to made like that anime its really impressive I really love it! The beginning tHe story The Ending! Its so Special! The Fight, Spirits! GZ but to be 40 place nah that's sucks!
the best ever! Such a great storyline with the X-laws and Jean!
It has a great story line, a great cast of charecters and makes time for humour which to me is a very important part of any anime. Naruto manages to do this but on in fillers whilst Shaman King maintains a good balance throughout all of it's episodes. Never have I enjoyed an anime so much.
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60K-On!
This is the best anime ever! You should watch it. This is about your friends, your classmates, your teacher, and everyone!

It's so funny, but sometimes you'll cry because it is so touchy!
How this isn't no. 1 is dumbfounding! By far the best Anime ever. It's funny, it's sad, it'll make you laugh, cry and jump with joy.
K-ON! Is Japanese anime. They do light music as club actibity.
But they are rude. It is exciting for us to be rude.
You should watch this anime.
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61Gosick
Wonderful anime with a wonderful story and wonderful characters. The character development is really good and realistic. Gives you a lot to think about as the viewer in a wonderful way that no other mystery anime I've seen to this date has done.

The pacing might not be appealing to everyone though as this anime is very slowpaced compared to the more popular animes such as Dragon Ball and Naruto. Still a must watch if slow pace and having to pay attention to every moment is your cup of tea.
Gosick should be much higher. The plot was well developed and each episode related to each other. This detective anime hosts memorable characters (no one can forget Victorique! )
A beautiful anime of mystery love and friendship... For anyone to watch it will be the best anime and definitely make your day. Simply beautiful I LOVED IT! IT WIL BE THE BES!
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62Kill la Kill
Just finished watching this new anime and to be honest its just the breath of fresh air all anime lovers need after sitting and endlessly waiting for all of the big animes like Naruto and one piece etc to catch up to the manga. It's a short yet jam packed with many many great fight scenes that will make you remember the love of watching rediculous and uncomrehendable fights and in my opinion it should be up there with the likes of death note, code geass and other widely loved animes simply because its just the right mix of great fights, serious plot, humour and just pain wierdness! I recomend watching it! (Sorry for any spelling errors)
I was an anime hater. And then someone introduced to me and I decided to give the Japanese media culture one more shot. And I never regretted it. This one brings the genre of Magical Girls to another more matured and twisted level. The outfits might be skimpy, but for some reason the whole show erased the effect. it is amazingly heart warming and adorable.
I do not even think I NEED a damn explanation to put KLK on this list. There is absolutely no reason for it to not gun to one of the top 5 positions. #BASEDTRIGGER
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63D. Gray Man
ARE YOU SERIOUS!? THIS isn't EVEN ON THE 100THS!?
This, over ALL the anime's I've watched, is my ultamite(I know I spelled it wrong) anime EVER!
Around the time I watched this, I always got bullied. And usually, I'm always excited when I get home so I can see those smile faces of Allen, Lavi, and... Kanda!
I don't even know the words to describe how amazing this is! I really hope there's another season coming soon after 103! I've read the manga(still going on) and everything!
This anime (In my opinion) Tops One piece (But I still love zoro's bueatiful face)
Bleach (though I kinda of got mad when Orihime got captured and what not.. )
Naruto/shipudden (I actually stopped watching because it was to dramatic... )
And even Fairy tale! (I thought it was going to be about Nastu and Lucy, but really its about Erza and that one dude... )
WATCH IT... LIKE RIGHT NOW.. I don't CARE IF YOUR IN THE MIDDLE OF TAKING A CRAP, OR DRIVING- actually don't do that... That's very bad...
But go watch it! I've watched it 7 times already and I STILL love it.
It has Action, adventure, comedy,... Other things~ (can't think so straight at 4am in the morning... )
I think any age will love this anime! To be honest, its SORTA like bleach, just without all the drama and deruderu scence.
So go watch it, though the first episode isn't the BEST, but its VERY interesting on the 2nd. I sear I can even remember the dialog! Hahah!
SO~ Take my advice and go watch it this instant!
-HinameHureni
D. Gray-man is probably a show that some people judge a bit fast. The plot is about a boy named Allen Walker who fights against the Millennium Earl, using his Innocence, or Crystal of God, to destroy Akuma and save the trapped souls within them. There are some things that may offend people religious-wise, but I think it's kind of silly to take something as serious as that. If action, amazing story and interesting characters doesn't appeal to you, then don't watch this anime, because it has these and plenty more. I adore D. Gray-man, and I cannot wait for it to go further. I haven't reached the end yet, and to be honest, I hope I never do until the story has reached a good ending ;u; At the moment, this anime is definitely my absolute favorite. For now, it's only about 100 episodes long with the manga ongoing. People seriously need to watch this, since the worst thing in it, really, is cussing or blood. And there really is no cussing at all. Also, there are no super duper awkward moments where one may think "Holy crap, what am I watching? " There are maybe three or four. MAYBE. And to be honest, I kinda like that they involve God, because God isn't usually so intertwined into anime story lines. Sometimes, I find things a bit annoying, such as little hiccups where characters seem to forget why they're Exorcists.. But other than that, LOVE IT, IT'S BEAUTIFUL~ And I love both casts, Japanese and English. Can't wait for the rest of it to be dubbed ;u;

Long story short: this anime is beautiful, it's imaginative, and really, I think the only reason I wouldn't let kids watch it is for the cussing and the very rare somewhat-skimpy dressing*coughcoughEliadecough*
I'm 12 years old (girl) and I love d gray man! This show should be in the top 10 list not all the way here. I love the way katsura made the story about a 15 year old boy that goes trough a lot and still goes trough more hard times knowing that he is the 14th noah and feels like he can't be trusted anymore. It should be in the top ten list.
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64Rosario to Vampire
Rosario Vampire! The best anime ever! Inner Moka is awesome, Tsukune is so cute, Kurumu had really big breasts (perfect for perverts! ), Yukari is so smart, and Mizore is just awesome! ~
The best anime ever made of vampires I wish this series must go on...
My Friend Showed Me This and I really like it already ha. Especially Kurumu and her boobs. Really Funny and cool anime.
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65Ghost in the Shell
Oh come on... No comments yet?
You've got serious issues people.. If you haven't watched GITS yet!
It's kick-ass for all the cyberpunk lovers out there.
Not just that but the anime also takes the cake in action sequence..
Highly recommended!
This is the finest canon of anime that I've ever seen. It's not only an introspective look at a future society but it also dovetails into socio-ethics of politics, the thin line between democracy and dictatorship, questions of what defines humanity, among other things. Overall one of the most thoughtfully written, amazingly directed, and interesting anime's of all time.
This should definitely be AT LEAST in the top 10. No other Anime compares to the sheer amount of thought put into this. I guess there are not many Psychological lovers out there. I haven't seen every Anime on this list but out of the ones I have seen, this has a more intricate story than those and it almost requires you to think in order to understand things (which is probably another reason why it's lower on the list. A lot of Anime fans like the more simple things they don't have to strain their brain cells over. )
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66Special.A
S. A one of the epic anime of all time. Rivals in LOVE. Funny, exciting, drama, love story.. Surely to be enjoyed by everyone!
THIS IS MY FAVORITE ANIME...
I LOVE U TAKISHIMA AND HIKARI...
I'MYOUR FANATIC FANS

lovelyeunisse

! This is my most favorite anime since there is love, rivals, and ex factor in this anime. I really like how the characters get involve with each other and how they make me smile by myself. I also like the way they make funny pictures from the characters. Oh, HOW I LOVE THIS SHOW..
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67Great Teacher Onizuka
The funniest, most idotic teacher can really teach a class full of mean smarties to get rid of him. He is so stupid!
a teacher with a great passion in teaching, teaches life values more than the subject itself and it is worth watching it. full of suspense, drama, action, comedy, romance.

ronluna

Onizuka, a person who was a motorcycle gangster has only 1 dream, to become a teacher. Only problem is that most of his student try every method in the book to fire him because they hate the teachers. The story is about how he makes them love school and show that school can be fun too. Lots of fun, Heart touching moments, also some pervertness but it is controlled. The best part is that it is realistic. I really luvd it... It is too under rated.
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68Claymore
I love this anime, just too bad they messed up the storyline and wouldn't make another season. It's my Favourite anime and I have to watch it all over again sometimes.
Great anime that captures your attention straight from the get go. All but the last two episodes have a terrific story and great action. I highly recommend it.
Claymore is very good. Cause it is different from anything else, there is a lot of action, the writing is great and sometimes it can be really creepy.
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69Cardcaptor Sakura
The best anime ever by the best group of manga creators ever. The artwork and story are great, and all the characters are wonderful. Sakura is my favorite main character of all time, she is so cute and sweet. The magic and various costumes are incredible. The show is a wonderful mix of fantasy, friendship, and love. The music is also wonderful, and the interactions between the characters are great. It also shows various forms of love. This is a wonderful series, and I would recommend it to anyone.
My FAVOURITE anime of all time. The characters, plot, animation, action and just everything about it is just plain pose to the max. Plus it introduced me to CLAMP. If you haven't watched this watch it asap. Depending on how open minded you are, no matter who you are (male, female, teen, elderly, etc. ) you can watch it enjoy it to the fullest.
A story about friendship, love and fantasy. It's quiet pleasing to the eyes actually. The different cards sure is heart warming together with the different characters with different personalities.
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70Durarara
This anime is so awesome! The plot has so many twists and turns, it was surprising me until the very end, and the characters are some of the most awesomely developed I have ever seen. I literally cannot say enough about this anime, it was so good!
If there’s one word to describe Durarara!, it would just be the title: Durarara. You need a whole damn book just to describe the plotline. This anime is just... Everything. It’s gritty and down-to-earth. It’s dark with supernatural elements, yet has plenty of humour. It’s twisted and yet sometimes more straightforward than you think. But somewhere, along the way, at anytime, any episode or chapter, it will surprise you, and leave you speechless.
This is the best anime ever! It's got the characters, the humor and the great animation. The end is surprising ad the whole Anime wraps up in the end and God, I just love it!
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71Hellsing
Great Story Line from the very beginning, a lot of blood and gore, Some funny scenes and I would recommend it for people if they like: Vampires, Werewolves and nazis.
It has the best conflict a war maniac could imagine; the third crusade warriors; the most badass vampire aka Dracula, and the crazy Nazi soldiers! Not to mention the conceited English nobles..
Intense fight scenes and a over all great story line, I only wish it was higher on the list and this was also my first anime. Highly suggest this for anyone looking for a good anime.
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72Howl's Moving Castle
This movie is really great because you don't haft to know about anime to be-able to like it my friend who is in the 7th grade hates anime I don't know but she loves howls moving castle and gurran lagann (kamina(0[]0) any way this anime should be at the very least in the to twentys
Another one of Miyazaki's amazing animations. It is based on Diana Wynne Jone's book. Anyone who has watched Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away would love this too!
Its AWESOME! Its romantic, adventurous, and it really touches your heart. I think most of the girls would like this! Its about a spell which is put on a girl to make her look old and she goes to find the handsome wizard (howl) to break the spell, but later realizes the way to lift the curse is LOVE!
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73Black Lagoon
Ok, I must admit, if I could vote more than once, there are definitely a lot of series that I would also vote for. However, I totally agree with some of the voters here in that many of the series in the top 10 are simply OVERRATED! And many other great series are UNDERRATEEDD! Seriously, what are you voting for anyway? Black Lagoon is definitely a top 20! Yes, the fact that it is only two seasons (and a couple of OVA) makes it a little frustrating in that you always have this "I wish it continued..." feeling, but all the series in top 10 have like HUNDREDS OF EPISOODES (Except for DEATHNOTE and GEASS)! I think the industry should find a number in between: like not so little as 2 seasons, but then again not so long as Pokemon! In other words, VOTE FOR SOME GOOD SERIES LIKE BLACK LAGOON, AO NO EXCORCIST (BLUE EXCORCIST), HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, BLUE GENDER, NGE, SHINGEKI NO KYOUJIN, etc.
Beauthifull story line with amazing charactars, if this anime had more episodes then it would definitely be in the top 10 EAST.
Similar to bebop, but totally different at the same time. Is a work of art. Revi and chang are intense
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74Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
This is an awesome and hilariously funny anime. One of my personal favorites!
Smooth animation, well thought out characters, suspenseful battles. I also like Gyokuen: she's everything a villain should be. The girls are real tough too, and the boys are very charming. Love it. The manga is great too
Amazing anime! Original, funny, and just overall awesome! This anime should get some recognition and a way more better ranking.
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75Astro Boy
If you only saw the remake that was done in 2003, you're probably surprised why I put it in number 2. Just in case you don't know it, Astro Boy (Tetsuwan Atom) became a household name for many generations too just like Dragon Ball Z probably it's reign was even longer. It's a work of the late great Osamu Tezuka, The Father of Manga. I really don't remember the details of the story anymore because I watched this maybe 20 years ago, but I know I loved it back then. And my brothers and I grew up knowing who Astro Boy is.

olrak15

You know what, the people who are voting on this list didn't watch diffrent kind of cartoon shows. I got a say that the ten animation shows are terrible. I don' know this is the best animation show from japan, but there is no animation show that was more influential than this one. I don't care people voting on shows, but make SURE TO WATCH CARTOON SHOWS FROM THE OLDEST TO THE NEWEST BEFORE YOU VOTE. The shows higher on the list are for real kids. I'm not saying this show is the best, but made a revolution to the T.V. in japan.
One of the best anime stories ever written Truly great should have been higher on the list. Much better than Bleach and Naruto and even has one of the most Iconic anime heroes of All- Time.
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76Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal
Best piece of anime work in my opinion. The detail that was put into the work as a whole including the art, storyline and character development was phenomenal.
I'm a sucker for anything with action and romance, it's got a darker and deeper more meaningful connection to things than most anime. Looking at all the work put into the detail alone to stress the significance of situations proves that it belongs near the top 10...
Rorouni Kenshin ( Samurai X ) Best anime ever created and Trust & Betrayal shows why.
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77The World God Only Knows
This is definitely the best manga I've read so far... And I've read plenty! Storyline, plot, characters, everything is awesome and the main character is absolutely awesome! Love this!
This is the best work in my opinion. The protagonist is unique and unpredictable and at least he is being decisive. The story is creative.
Difinitely one of the Best Anime I've watched, recommend it to people who are game addicts/nerds, lonely. Haha Don't belittle this anime, I'm sure when someone watch this they'll love it (after 2-4 episodes maybe) haha :) love it
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78Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann should be at the top of this list, because no anime has ever presented its theme, in such epic passion and emotion the way Gurren Lagann did, and although the feats of the characters in this anime series is outright impossible and did not make sense, the way they repeatedly explain how they happened by the term "SPIRAL ENERGY" knocks some logic into this Heaven Piercing series.

It seems Gurren Lagann haven't been paid much attention by anime lovers everywhere, and makes me kinda sad about how the other noob anime got so many attention, even though their storylines are very cliche and full of fanservice. If you think the high ranking anime are great, Gurren Lagann went beyond great, beyond the impossible. Each episode is filled with extremely awesome badassery, unlike the high ranking anime which only have a few moments of awesome in their 500 long episodes, which even one of those moments can never top any of Gurren Lagann's CROWNING MOMENT OF AWESOMENESS

PS: I love Gurren Lagann. In my top 10 list, all 10 of them are Gurren Lagann
While Naruto and Bleach are popular, anyone who has ever seen Gurren Lagann will have to say that Gurren Lagann is the best. Other anime get high rankings because of ignorance, and they appeal to a main stream audience but Gurren Lagann has something for everyone, and anyone who has seen it can't deny that it's great, if not the best anime they've ever seen.
Gurren Lagann is the definition of epic. It's extremely over the top, but the way it does it excuses any faults it has (has none by the way).

Seriously, this show is unbelievably inspirational. While they do the most redonkulous things, the main message stands: Believe in yourself and you can do anything. I used to have a pessimistic outlook on life. But after watching this, I charge through the day with my head held high and confidence ablaze.

I actually hated anime prior to watching this show. And I never really got adrenaline rushes before either. But both have changed since. If you haven't watched this show, then you're really missing out. Go out and watch it. You'll love it. Take it from someone who disliked anime.
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79Beyblade: Metal Fusion
It's awesome beyblade v force and g revolution suck the beys are plastic and metal beys are way better and the show is so funny and it is so cool it should be number one
The metal tops have always been the best.
Come on 75 it deserve a much better place.
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80Gundam Wing
Oh, man really? No comments? I watched this series a dozen times between T.V. and DVD before the obsession wore off. It's a classic with the traditional Gundam philosophical and emotional depth. Good guys and bad are both strong, and the bad aren't necessarily bad... Which is realistic for a war anime. Good intensity on and off the battlefield. Gundam at it's finest.
I was in high school when I first watch this anime. What draws me at first is the bad-ass graphics at that time. But as the story progresses, you will be really amazed at how the storyline reflects the physical, psychological, and political effects of warfare. Told through the eyes of five teenagers, caught in a battle created by the old geezers hunger for power, this anime is a must see for all ages.
Got to be one of the best Gundam anime's out there. This is one of the few anime's I actually own personally. This is one of the few animes that doesn't insult your intelligence, you actually have to think about the plot and follow it along. The character development it fantastic as well as the intensity of conflicting ideas between sides.
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81Devil May Cry
Although I have not played the game but I love the anime it's amazing Dante is very very cute although he is very innocent he has a sharp persanality that every girl likes although he acts tough he has a soft side and the little girl patty that he had to take care off was also very cute and his girlfriend was even hotter
Dante is the man you wish you could be. He's cool, he looks awesome, he sounds awesome, he fights awesome and girls like him, no? Anyway a very enjoyable anime adaption!

82Princess Mononoke
Simply amazing... Can watch it over and over and still become totally mesmerized by the quality of animation, character depth, and engrossing story.
Its a really cool anime whats it doing down herewith Akitasha Mononoke and Moro its exciting
Princess Mononoke... Hayao Miyazaki Masterpiece :)
His Spirited Away and Howls Moving Castle are nothing compared to Princess Mononoke. Plus the great message it conveys!
Also that you discover new things even if you are watching it for the 16th time!
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83Prince of Tennis
Nice this anime is so cool.
Here you can see the improved quality of the characters even though the sketch is a bit different. This anime is so awesome! The plot has so many twists and turns, it was surprising me until the very end, and the characters are some of the most awesomely developed I have ever seen. I literally cannot say enough about this anime, it was so good!
This anime is little bit funny, all of my problems were erased because of this anime, in this anime they will show you what is tennis and their relationships as friends, it will show you that even though they have different personalities they have teamwork and even if it is not obvious they really love each other and willing to sacrifice their life just to fulfill their dreams, dream of winning in the competition,
Its just wicked awesome aniy fancyme...
The main thing about that it shows reality not like any other anime with fancy names
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84Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Honestly, this anime was top of the charts amazing for me. It not only changes the opinion people have on 'magical girls' but also their opinion on each of the characters, showing great development in the plot along with breathtaking art work. Although it is rather boring at the start, it's safe to say that once you get into it, you're thoroughly hooked.
The anime as said above, puts a different twist to the usual magical girl animes, whereby the good guys prevail by defeating the bad guys and everyone lives happily ever after. Instead, It shows a plot that's much more deeper and is tied closer to reality. Not only that, the anime slowly reveals how each character is much more different than what you may imagine.

I would HIGHLY recommend this anime.
I really enjoyed how this anime is more about plots and character interactions. The artistic unity in the anime makes it very easy to enjoy and nothing really seems 'out of place'. There isn't a single character that doesn't have some sort of story.

It's a rather short anime, but it does in 12 episodes what Naruto and Bleach try to do in whole seasons. This anime is free of filler episodes and covers loose ends quite nicely. Just a warning though, this pushes the limits of magical girl anime. The story is very good, and it ends very well, despite all the moments of sadness. Make a contract with this anime to put it higher on the list!
I am surprised to find it this low O. N the list. At first it looks like a regular magical girl animes, but its nothing like that. Characters might be cute, but that doesn't mean that its a cute anime. Each character has a deep personality, and even if you only saw him/her once, you already know a lot about him/her. It has many plot twists, an original story and heartbreaking moments. Even though it has only 12 episodes, it accomplished what many animes did not. It has grear soundtracks, songs and the voice acting is great, because it fits into the characters personality. It truly is a gem between magical animes. Great animation nly makes it better. It is an unique experience.
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85Toradora!
One of the best comedy/romance anime ever. Has a lot of emotion and feelings. I almost cried several times especially in the end of the series but I also got good laughs from this anime. Taiga (one of the main characters) is a very good tsundere character and she's my favorite in this anime. Toradora! For the win!
One of the best anime ever.. This one made me cry and laugh at the same time.. A lot! I wonder why its at 134, this should be at top 40's or higher. I like how Taiga evolves throughout the story and how she accepts her feelings for the one she love. From being the badass school girl to a lady who share the same feelings with any other girl who wishes to be loved
One of the best anime ever it could make you have different kinds emotions in every episode with all those romantic moments with Taiga and Ryuji most importantly episode 25 which was the first kiss but unfortunately they didn't get married but at least they turned out fine or even better and had someone who understands them
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86Deadman Wonderland
One of the best anime ever made with massive amounts of blood and also the greatest sequel of events. Some of the nicest characters and powers you can ever imagine, I have a particular interest for bloody anime but this one was really nice.
It's pretty gorey and a lot of blood is spilled, but the storyline is pretty awesome and what's more, there's a great twist. WE NEED SEASON 2!
It's the kind of work you search for as an Otaku, or even a semi regular watcher of anime. You want the best anime, and it's animes like this that you find it in. Season 2, bring it on, I personally can't wait.
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87Doraemon
Most Creative anime ever.
I love this cartoon... The best... It should be in the 1st no,
Come on is the best anime since ever we all grew up with him he taught us how to solve life problems
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88Shakugan no Shana
Really good show, it shows us some decent action and triangle love, it also shows us the determination that every character has to achieve its goal and never give up no matter what.
It's so awesome... Shana, as she has proven her worth once more after challenging her own lover for the sake of wanting to walk on the same, but improved, path as him..
Shana is the first anime I ever watched, and I have never found anything that came close to this storyline or emotional depth. A must see for everyone who loves a good anime series.
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89Skip Beat!
OH COME ON, I THINK THIS IS THE BEST ANIME EVER... I'm STILL W8TING FOR THE SEASON 2, HOPE IT WILL RELEASE SOON... I THINK I WATCHED THIS ANIME FOR 5 TIMES ALREADY.. HM VERY LOVE IT
Skip Beat is just hilarious! I'd say this should be the top shoujo anime of all time! The great part about it is that it shows great character development and have plenty of meaningful plots of each character's situations. It all fits right in and makes perfect chemistry for romance and comedy :D
I also love this Anime. It's still haunting up my mind until now. How I wish to watch the next season of this as soon as possible. To its author please grant my wish. I'll wait for it. Laugh out loud :-D
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90Love Hina
Hilarious fun in every episode ^^ the king of harem anime! Pervy while delivering wonderful story elements.

91Fushigi Yuugi
This is the best anime... Just don't understand y its on 43? There are a very few stories that touch your life and your soul and this is definitely one of them... Watched it 12 yrs back when I was a kid and am still in love with it... If you can't understand this story then sorry dude.. you don't understand life...
Fushigi Yugi or should I say Curious Play or should I call it Mysterious Play? Love it no matter what the name... It deserves to be on top 10, no, top 5... So what if its old... Its story will never ever ever be old enough for us fans... forever
One of the best anime... The story revolves around family, friends and loved ones...
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92Wolf's Rain
I really enjoyed the story line and plot to this, I wish it wouldve been higher in the list, it deserves it
Wolf's Rain should be Number one! It is much better than any of the other animes on this list! Dragon-ball Z? Come on! Wolf's Rain beats the lot!
The ending speaks for itself one of the best endings in anime history and one of the only shows that actually ended. The only problem is episodes 15-18 were recap episodes which could have been used for something else.
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93Inazuma Eleven
It has been one of the best soccer based animes. Some of it's excellent characters are= endou, gouengi, fubuki, kanon, fidio. I'ld tell you that this is an anime having some really good special moves. Watch it from episode 70. You would love it and I guess once you watch it, it will be among the top 10. It's a superb anime.
Oh come on people 81?
Really! It is the BEST ANIME EVER!
I can sit and watch it over and over and over till my eyes get out from it place
It's a very amazing cartoon what a story! It has took soccer far beyond imagination. It's a very nice anime. The characters are always blending each other.
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94Fate/Stay Night
I think that all Fate universe is fantastic for the plot, the drawings, the sound and the animation in generally. Fate was born as a visual novel and Fate/ stay night is only one of the scenarios possible in the story. I love especially this anime for his concern to the ancient myths and hereos and in particular to the translation of them in modern figure that fight in an epic battle to obtain the Holy Grail. I love very much Saber and Shirou's love story that describe very well the relations, often very difficult, between characters.
One of the best animes I ahve seen and should not be left at the bottom of this list it has a greta story and awesome ending and I found the love between saber and shirou truely interesting all the way to the end
Perhaps the most amazing and inspirational anime ever!
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95Afro Samurai
What did the producers take so long to create an awesome anime about totally badass black guys?
One of the best ninja anime around. It's exciting with great voice work, plot & soundtrack. It has that classic Ninja Scroll vibe to it. I highly recommend buying this whole set.
To be honest, I think its a bit racist, that this awesome anime isn't even on the list.
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96Shugo Chara
I love a lot of anime but seeing one of my favorites, Shugo Chara, at number 94, is just sad. I can't believe how low this amazing anime production is on the list. It not only is an amazing anime, but it actually teaches a lesson: Be Yourself. The Guardian Characters in this series symbolize your DREAM. They represent the you you want to be.

~SPOILER ALERT~
It's about a girl named Amu who wants people to see her for who she really is and her Guardian Charas; Ran, Miki, and SU, symbolize her wanting to be more athletic and outgoing, more artistic, and better at cooking. She helps other kids try to save their dreams.

It's such a cute series! Try watching it!
I really Shugo Chara! It is the best anime I ever watch beside Detective Conan and Skip Beat. I re-watch it like 10 times! I'm a big fan of Shugo Chara! He he)
Shugo chara really fun and cool you should watch it in crunchyroll.com it awesome ( in my opinion)
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97Gungrave
This anime has a well developed storyline that is action packed. After you have watched 3 or so episodes you'd be hooked
GunGrave has one of the best storylines, ever. the animation is gorgeous and the sequences are to die for. I couldn't say this it's my favorite, but it's absolutely in my top 5
Amazing anime, one of the best stories developed

98Hayate the Combat Butler
Lucky is very lucky to be mistress of a butler like Hayate. This show will definitely make anyone smile. The dutiful Hayate and the jealous in love Nagi form one f the cutest anime couple.
88.. Great..i mean come on man this deserves to be in the top 20 at least.. There should be a limit to underrating. Either no body has watched it or they don't understand what comedy/parody means.. At least develop a sense of whats good or bad before your'e voting.
I never really want it to end. It got everything. Its just so awesome. Just watch it you wont be dissapointed for sure. Love it
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99Kaichou wa Maid-Sama
This is Great Anime Romantique, What I can say, Just watch this anime

100Lovely Complex
Oh come on guys! 57? It is not the right place! The plot is so cute and the characters are so lovable I laughed so hard that my parents asked me if I was feeling sick! It is a distinctive love story of a really tall girl who falls for a really short guy... Give it a chance it is truly sweat!
And the feelings are drawn so well he came up with some totaly hilarious faces! It really is a light and truly funny anime!
I agree with everyone, this anime is hilarious, good characters, funny, romantic, drama I think was a great story, you don't have to miss it.
Ohh come'on this one of the best anime I have watch you guys should give it a try, personally this is one of my favorite, this anime is more realistic, it's funny, romantic, drama, insipirational and many more... Give it a try, don't hesitate...
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