Greatest Anime of All Time


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61 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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62 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 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.

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

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

A masterpiece - UltimateHybridX

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63 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.

In order to hear more about this anime...
WATCH IT! No more spoiling...

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

DORAGON BORU (I'm from japan)

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64 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!

Not your typical Anime show, FLCL leaves the viewer with more questions than answers, and that's what makes the show amazing. The entire plot is up for interpretation, the drama is unforeseen and the furry, is curry.

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65 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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66 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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67 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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68 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

69 Bakemonogatari Bakemonogatari

It's a great anime, but it a little bit difficult to grasp everything in it. I watched it more than 5 times... Still in love with it

How can one watch it and not say they just wanna re watch it again and again and AGAIN. MY BEST ANIME OF EVER

This anime and it's prequels and sequels, are SO deep and amazing. But unfortunately this anime is not as famouse as it deserves to be. It dips in every genre... U looking' fir simthin' unique, exquisite, amazing, funny, romantic, and etc...? Just try this brilliant and smart anime. Anyone who has watched it, they've absolutely loved. Well, it's my favorite anime of all time and I'm sure nothing will ever beat it.

Nisio + shaft troll fashion narrative style.

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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 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.

Love it was funny - Leonardsnart0275

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72 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

Why is this so low on the list? It's a beautiful anime that's hilarious~

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73 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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74 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.

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

Don't know this one

Overrated. Overhyped. The only reason people like it so much is waifu wars. - Lollipopz

Another reason may include how Subaru is not a generic OP protagonist but instead a complete weakling (which actually worsens the anime considering he never grows). - SelfDestruct

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75 Slam 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 that's what I did :P).

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...

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

Deserves this spot

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76 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..

This show got me hooked as soon as I saw the first three episodes. I fell in love with the characters especially Masaomi because he's so immature and cute, Izaya because he is so eccentric, Shizuo because he is so strong, and Mikado because is so kind and shy.

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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 Hellsing

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.

I meaan what. this anime just as much as ultimate, deserves to be up there with cowboy bebop and the og's

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79 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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80 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

This is just down right awesome, everything about it is really well made and there is nothing like it. It's got really anything you could want.

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