Greatest Anime of All Time

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The Contenders: Page 3

41 Highschool of the Dead Highschool 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.

This should be Number 1 on the WORST List, After this there would need No more Roasting of This anime and Tranzit.

When you watch this anime you spawn in this terrible looking anime it's green, it's white, it's always sinful it's just god awful. We've got the most flat, boring, over the top trying to be funny but not funny characters. And, there's a bus. Okay the bus is going to be the most new the most innovative thing ever. But you realized the bus is the most flawed system ever and it's more of waiting simulator because you don't want to walk around in this anime for 2 reasons! We've got Lava, and we've got Denizens! Now denizens can be dealt with but the creators of this anime don't want to create a perk that would make it that you won't get effected by fire like PHD, no not a good idea that would be too easy! why do we want to the characters to walk, let's punish them for walking. There is a lot of cool stuff in this anime, like corn fields? Nacht Der Untoten with ...more

Not Better Than DBZ, Naruto, DBS, One Piece Et Cetera

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42 Hetalia

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!

Hetalia is one of the best animes I every watched. It taught me new things and definitely made me more aware of current world affairs. Not only is it somewhat educational, but it is extremely funny and made a large inpact in its fans. Hetalia needs to be up in the top!

Hetalia is probably THE best anime show I have ever seen. In all of my 7 years of watching anime, I've never laughed harder than I did while watching this ( When Russia jumped off of the plane screaming "Vodka! " I laughed so hard I couldn't breath! ). Hetalia has some pretty special things to it. For example, in most anime shows, there are usually characters that you hate. Hetalia isn't like that. In this show, every character has something to love about them. Another thing is that they use the character's personalities as stereotypes and they do them SO well! America is just so perfect!
Hetalia has also taught me some things about history. It taught me about certain wars and treaties that I never even knew existed! No, it isn't a replacement for history class like most fans would say, but it did teach me a ton of stuff.
Thank you Hetalia for changing my life!

Canada is love. Enough said for this series

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43 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items ...read more.

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

It's amazing and for the last episode bring a box of tissues

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44 Maid 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

I loved this one, and I'm extremely picky about my anime!

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45 Darker than Black Darker than Black Darker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was ...read more.

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, it's 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

I liked both the seasons... Hei is awesome... I like the dark n mysterious aura this anime bears...

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46 Another Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.

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.

Best horror anime so far.

This anime could shock you, I know people who couldn't watch it with out the lights on. Very scary and suspenceful

I love this anime so much

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47 Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio.

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.

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!

I really enjoyed the story line and plot to this, I wish it wouldve been higher in the list, it deserves it

This is great! I love Blue and the other protagonist wolves.

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48 D. Gray Man

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.

Let me give you an honest opinion of this anime:

1) It is rather complex to understand the main storyline.

2) It has a lot of ideas revolving around the main storyline.

3) It took me a lot to understand the cool and fascinating storyline.

4) It is supernatural.

5) It is funny.

6) It is thrilling.

7) It is inspiring.

8) It has a cool theme and finally,

9) It has a really marvelous protagonist - ALLEN WALKER!

This anime is one of my favorites. It has adventure, comedy and supernatural. I was very sad when it finished, because the story wasn't completed. Animation is also well done, along with soundtrack, which rarely happens.

D. Gray Man is the best anime/manga in my opinion.

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49 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

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) ...more

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 ...more

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 - ronluna

Frankly, I'm happy that this show isn't in the top ten, because that would make it generic and soulless. It's a brave show, a beautiful show, a masterpiece of interpretive fiction and a surreal science fantasy that will never be the kind of thing that the foolish masses would swallow. Evangelion will always be savored only by those willing to use their minds instead of dumbly staring at screens of filler and clichés. And for those that can grasp it's true brilliance, ratings don't matter, because they've witnessed something that truly transcends this empty process of ranking.

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50 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.

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

Iconic.

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51 Monster Monster

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.

It's a true masterpiece! Great characters matched with a fantastic plot.

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52 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a ...read more.

Why is this SO low. From the creator of the greatest anime of all time Cowboy Bebop... Enough said. How can there not be more people that think this is at least top 20? Three inseparable friends journeying through tons of action and a stellar ending, what's not to like. Come on fans start voting and move this great anime up in the ranks.

Its pretty obvious that most people don't give much of a chance to watch great anime such as this one and that a large portion of them would rather watch the ones the ones they have heard of the most. I feel this anime should be marked within the top 20 it is a better anime compared to Pokemon, Naruto, one piece, or fullmetal alchemist. This series is one of the best I have watched and it should be very questionable why this is not part of the top 20and those others are

Some of the best swordfights ever! The characters don't jump into hyperspacr whenever they go in for an attack like some anime. I've seen many badass animes like cowboy bebop and black lagoon, but for some reason I always find myself going back to this. I LOVE the setting- the Japanese Edo period with some elements of modern day, such as hip hop. Fuu was sweet and acted as the glue of the series, keeping the others together, Jin was the quietly badass ronin who, surprisingly, could be funny although he was always serious. Mugen, however tops my chart for being one of the most coolest badass character of any anime because of his hotheadedness, skill and blasse that he shows. He is also funny and many episodes are centered around this guy. I also LOVE his breakdancing technique of fighting! I strongly recommend this series because of the fact that it does not take itself seriously. It can be funny this moment and serious in another. I definitely think it should be higher up (beats the ...more

Best

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53 Toradora! Toradora! Toradora! is a series of Japanese light novels written by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. It received an anime adaptation directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and produced by J.C.Staff that ran from 2008-2009.

53 huh? Well there's a lot of anime out there, but I must just insist that this anime deserves better. There are those that are action-packed, those that focus on tradegies, and then there's the romance ones. This anime is easily the best one to ever execute romance in my opinion. It's about realization, that you don't have to be in a fairy tale to find love, there's no need for that. There are times that love can be right next to you and you don't ever notice it, unless you truly deserve it. That's the true meaning of the words at the beginning and the end of Toradora!. If I ever had to describe this anime is one word, it would be "complete". It had everything, great balance between comedy, romance and sad moments, some of the most memorable characters I have ever seen (that don't really do anything "big" like save a planet, etc.), music that was completely perfect for the moment, and something that most animes don't really have: reality to it. This anime, no this masterpiece, has ...more

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 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!

Rally cute and should be much higher on the list - Caladrius

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54 Fate/Zero Fate/Zero Fate/Zero is a series of light novels written by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. An anime adaptation of Fate/Zero was jointly produced by Aniplex, nitroplus, Type-Moon, Seikaisha, and Ufotable that ran from 2011-2012.

I seriously hope that the low ranking for this series is because of its relative newness. While from the outside it doesn't seem incredibly demanding, the show gets closer to perfection than most other series that I've seen.

The animation is beautiful, the characters real, the story engrossing, and the emotions are powerful. There are so many moments that this series has engraved into my brain, and even now as I'm trying to move on to other series, I just want to go back and watch it all over again.

Why why is this so so low on the list. Fate/Zero is easily the best anime of 2011. The jaw dropping visuals with fantastic use of CGI are outstanding. Each and every character is interesting and it is just amazing to see them develop. Just the overall epic nature of the story as a whole is amazing. But to sum up why you should watch this, simple: A medieval knight flying an F15 jet fighter, trying to shoot down the Mesopotamian king of Uruk while he flies some kind of UFO. (Stuff it 2 sentences) Meanwhile King Arthur and Alexander the Great fight the psycho French general Gilles de Rais as transforms he into a giant squid monster... Epicnesses in its purest form...

Fate/Zero is amazing. It's got everything I like in it. Legendary heroes from history fight to the death for their masters, and the wish-granting holy grail at the end of it all. There's magic, adventure, and some of the most amazing battles I have ever watched. I'd recommend watching the first episode twice, though, or at least make sure everything they firehose you with makes sense.

Master piece

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55 Rosario to Vampire

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.

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! ~

Nice. - NightmareIsHere_

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56 Saint 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.

Other comments have already stated how great this anime/manga is. It is amazing. Despite it not being mainstream in Japan or the US, it is popular in many regions of the world. So to those of us that live in the US and find this anime, it is a hidden gem to be sure. While everyone else is enjoying DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rururoni Kenshin, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, etc we are enjoying this masterpiece. If only more people in the US knew of its existence. They are really missing out on of the best anime experiences in their life.

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.

Number 1 in Latin America. Phylosophical, religious, traumas, horror and bravery. My favorite show all times. The cosmos!

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57 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

Gurren Lagann should be at the top of this list, because no anime has ever presented it's 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 ...more

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.

Kind of overrated. But still good. - Lollipopz

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58 Baccano! Baccano!

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!

Best anime ever!

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59 Vampire Knight Vampire 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

Best anime ever, why is it ranked so low, this has to be in the Top5s, and Yuki Cross is one of the bravest female anime characters I've ever seen! And Kaname must be one of the sexiest anime characters out there!

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60 Kuroko 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

Best Sports Anime...also check out haikyuu

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