Greatest Anime of All Time


The Contenders: Page 4

61 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.

After scrolling down for what seemed like an eternity I finally found one of the most under appreciated works of art in our existence as a species. FLCL will never be viewed or accepted for what it really is. This is because kids are too young to understand its hidden message, and adults refuse to see it due to its extreme style. FLCL is the most well thought out plot within a plot. The pirate king storyline was merely a tool used to give the complex characters a logical reason to their alternative motives. Naota wasn't some kid who wanted the alien girl, he was a child desperately seeking to live up to his own expectations. His admiration for his brother brought about a sense of maturity and respect he desired to emulate, as seen by living in his shadow and even spending time with his ex. Though he outgrows it and becomes his own "man", eventually growing beyond the perception of what he thought it was to be a man. In all honesty I could easily write a book about all the specifics ...more

To Be Honest I Would Say The Exact Same As The Person Below Me, People Don't Pay Attention To This Anime. Most Kids Want An Anime With Graphics That Look Flat And Simple. Whilst The Adults Want Something That Looks Mature And Long. People Need To Understand That The Plot Of FLCL Is Amazingly Thought About, And It Has Tons And Tons Of Hidden Messages. In A Mere 6 Episodes This Anime Told Me That You Can Destroy Giant Robots Reaching The Clouds By Whacking A Guitar At It. And Hearing About The FLCL Remake From Production I.G Is Probably Gonna Bring All Those Kids And Adults Into This. I Am Looking Forward To FLCL In The Future, I Would Give This Anime A 8.5/10.

Entertaining. I used to watch this a lot on netflix when it was on there. My friends and I used to get drunk and have a few good laughs while watching this- I would highly recommend for a good time!

This anime may be weird and hard to understand BUT it's a really funny and engaging series. Naota is you're average 12 year old when all of a sudden he gets run over by a moped then hit in the head with a guitar then he has a portal in his head where a robot can come out of and all that was in the very first episode. This has to at least be in the top 10 how can can this be lower than sword art online you got to be kidding me

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62 Dragon Ball GT Dragon Ball GT

I understand that it was not as good as DBZ and DB but you got to admit it that Baby, Super Android 17 and Omega Shenron were really cool villains with awesome power. Even though it all centered around Goku through the whole series and Vegeta got SSJ4 four at the end it doesn't changes the fact that it was good. The most awesome thing was Gogeta SSJ4 that was the most awesome thing in anime history. Main thing is it when it ended I cried and still remembered those words, " Until we meet again"

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.

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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

Yes, GT was weak, compared to its predecessors and even Dragon Ball Super. However, there are some good things I have to hand GT for. Some concepts, such as Super Saiyan 4, Baby and the Shadow Dragons were really good, its just the execution could have been better. The music is also something to be commended and the final scene is honestly one of Dragon Ball's best, even someone who dislikes GT would have a hard time hating that moment.

Its just that this show could been better. It had some good ideas and there are some technical merits, but those are unfortunately overshadowed. - CrimsonShark

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63 Kaze no Stigma Kaze no Stigma

Very good anime, Kaze no Stigma is one of the first I ever watched and I still love it to this day. I love the main character especially, as he is what I believe makes it great. The expressions and the way he acts always lets me see him as one of those "cool" characters that are usually not the main ones. It was a good change from the normal melodramatic main characters.

Kaze no stigma is awesome understood its awesome and what kind of anime lover r you doraemon 67 it should be last

Best Romantic-Comedy Anime but the finale's so annoyingly annoying.

This show is a stigma in my family because it was never finished.

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64 Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya is the title character and female protagonist of the Haruhi Suzumiya series created by Nagaru Tanigawa.

Should always be higher. - GodSlayer

What that a character!

I love this anime...I easily got hooked by it. It looks ordinary at first glance but after watching the first episodes, you will find out it is not. all I can say is that it is one of the greatest.

I have watched code geass, death note, Tokyo ghoul and mirai nikki (future diary). those are great animes right? those are my favorites... they would always be my favorites... but I never thought that this anime, the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya would even outrank my favorite animes... at first I only watched this anime because... when I was a kid.. those times when I don't even know anime... I can remember that I have seen this on our T.V... so when I found this anime on this list... I was overflowed with excitement... I did not hesitate to watch it... well, after a few episodes, I really never expected that it would be so great!.. by the way, it belongs to categories slice of life, sci-fi, paranormal, comedy and romance.. so if you're not interested on those kinds of stuff don't watch this anime... but if you are... a try wont hurt you... this anime is amazing! I like how the author put extraordinary stuff to an ordinary highschool life which made the story so interesting and ...more

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65 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

I don't think this is the best anime of all time or anything, but I find it depressing that it was not even included in this list. Anohana, Clannad, and Angel Beats are the big three of the genre, and yet Anohana isn't even included. This list is clearly made by a bunch of kids who haven't really dug into the world of anime.

Anohana, is a short anime about 11 episodes long, but during these 11 wonderful episodes you will fall in love with all the characters! But Anohana is an anime that will make you bawl. I certainly did! I started bawling at five AM. That's right I stayed up all night watching this anime. I love this anime, and I suggest you start watching!

Anohana may not be the full-packed anime that you are looking for, but it is enough to melt your heart and make your tears run down to your cheeks.

Sounds good - Ilovedolphins4b

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66 Love Hina Love Hina

Love Hina is a way better anime show than a lot of others that are ahead of it on this list. Seems like people need to stop watching a little less anime geared for 5-8 year olds and see what else is offered outside of the Sunday morning cartoon line up

Hilarious fun in every episode ^^ the king of harem anime! Pervy while delivering wonderful story elements.


Aw - Ilovedolphins4b

67 One-Punch Man

It is new, but one of the greatest anime ever, with many of the greatest animators coming together to make it.

One-Punch Man is exactly what anime needs. It is an awesome parody of many of the cookie-cutter animes we see today. It is funny without trying to be funny. Most important of all is that One-Punch Man is INTELLIGENT and UNIQUE. - guizzy

I feel like this was exactly what Anime needed right now, its funny, well written, and above all else, THE MOST BAD ASS FIGHT SCENES EVER

The best. enough said.

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68 YuYu Hakusho

I like it when a rascal like yusuke becomes the main character haha.
Ray gun!

I really like this anime.,.,.,. It's really teach how to become a fighter..



69 Parasyte The Maxim Parasyte The Maxim

One of my top 10 favorite anime, and I have watched over 100 anime in my life. This anime is REALLY worth it, so give it a try.

I still need to watch it but judging by the intro music its gonna be one of my favorite anime's ever

This is my 2nd favorite anime and the theme song is just the best. The story is unique and exciting and it should really be more popular

I have never seen such a beautiful anime story. Characters are perfect, conversations are smart, fighting scenes are amazing. One of my favorite and most memorable anime that will always stay in my heart.

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70 Astro Boy Astro 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

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.

Astro Boy seemed cheesy to me (no offense to Astro Boy fans). I mean, the character seems cool, but when you read the manga it just seems to drag on. Especially when you finish the Trigun series. Like I said, no offense to anyone who likes Astro Boy.

It is not astro boy fake fans

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71 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

Yuki is so cute

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72 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

Arguably one of best animes out there, this anime is second only to my favourite, Neon Genesis Evangelion, in quality. The reason I voted for this is because such a quality anime is at such a low point, when in fact Madoka Magica is far better that a lot of the ones above it. A story that only lasts 12 episodes, Madoka Magica is an emotional rollercoaster that doesn't stop going, and takes as many twists and turns as it can. Nothing is what you'd expect in this world, and those of you who think you know Magica Girl anime, prepare to have your previous conceptions smashed to pieces, by deconstructing the genre spectacularly. Instead of characters defined by one emotion, you have complex people with flaws as well as good points and seem more grounded in reality. It is dark, the animation is beautiful and nightmarish, and the twists are utterly unpredictable. Despite this, it still has a wonderful message. With only 12 episodes, there is no time for filler, everything in Madoka Magica ...more

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!

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.

More complex writing and creative plot than most real life shows out there, it grabs you with its cutesy art style and playful conversations between madoka and her family and friends until it slowly reveals itself and suddenly there comes the shocker and it goes from 10 to 100 in 1 second. Best anime in my list.

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73 Durarara

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 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!

Durarara is an incredible anime. I never obsessed with an anime so much like Durarara. The plot and story is wonderful. I especially loves how realistic the characters is. Everybody in this series is realistic. Their personality, interests and love life. The relationships in Durarara shows that there is no 'perfect relationship' in life. The amazing part is, even the protagonists is as twisted as everybody. I especially likes it when everybody have a reason why they changed into someone they are today..

I like this Anime it’s good - Starryskys122

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74 Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2

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.

Ranma is hallarious. I'd watch the whole series over again if I could.

Best Anime Ever

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75 Re:ZERO

Probably one of the best anime's that have released during this year. The story line is amazing, including the character development. Just an overall great anime.

I loved this anime so much! Rem is best!

There's already a list in the top 10 you know...

Now I know a lot of people complain about the MC not being as tough or badass as he "should" be, but let's throw those cliche tropes out the window right here right now.

What I love about the MC is simply the fact that he's the most meaningless person in the anime yet he has the most useful ability. He's underpowered, selfish, and doesn't think things through very well even if everything he tries seems to be the right thing to do, but that is what makes him such a complex character and gives off so much tension in the plot. His stubborn acts lead to a nightmare and he soon realizes that the world he showed up in is against him in every way possible.

This anime NEEDED this kind of MC. If It had a skilled, completely clever, all-round flawless MC, then the plot would've ended being so basic and so common that it would've been barely any different from any other fantasy anime. This anime has crazy good character development, and I highly recommend it to anyone who are ...more - Mcgillacuddy

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76 Gosick

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!

This is my second favorite anime. This should be way higher. - ToukaKirishima

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77 Howl's Moving Castle

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!

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!

Howl's Moving Castle is a unique and heart-throbbing anime for those who enjoy a good romance. It has a few twists and turns but that's what makes it interesting. you just don't want to stop or pause until you've finished it

Awesome movie...Sophie n Howl...:D

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78 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate

This should be in the top ten. The episodes are longer than they are in Hellsing and the main protagonist is a vampire who kills other vampires. What's not to love? And the whole thing is just packed with non-stop action. I love this show!

More closely follows the manga truly epic

I can understand Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day being below this but it should be number ONE! This is my childhood and first ever anime so putting it at 66 is basically saying I'm 66th in line to Hell.

The creator is versed in history, war and weapons. This anime is top class.

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79 Shaman King

The best ever! Such a great storyline with the X-laws and Jean!

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! It's so Special! The Fight, Spirits! GZ but to be 40 place nah that's sucks!

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.

The anime is really great I watched all 64 episodes but the manga 10 times better

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80 Afro Samurai Afro Samurai

I consider this anime to be a cult classic because of the sheer quality of it. It features, hands all the way down, the cleanest and most dynamic animation and art I have ever seen in any anime that cost millions of dollars alone to create. The blaxploitation theme brings back those memories that most people may not even know about, paying homage to the black exploitation films of the 60s, 70s, and 80s such as Foxy Brown and Shaft. The action is spectacular and features one of the greatest anime fights I've ever watched. You'll know which fight when you see it. Afro Samurai is a genius anime in its own way, and is highly overlooked and forgotten, which is a damn shame because if you haven't watched this, you're missing out on some real entertainment - Mcgillacuddy

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.

This had Samuel L. Jackson in it. This needs to be higher.

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