Greatest Anime of All Time


The Contenders: Page 5

81 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.

I hate to do this, being a self proclaimed sailor moon fan, but heck; KYOUKO AM I RIGHT? sorry. fangirl attack there. unfortunately, I didn't cry like most people. this anime is sad, but maybe a little scary too. fairy tail is WAY too overrated. I absolutely HATE that anime. sorry fairy tail fans. oh, am I getting off topic again? whoops. Madoka is a great anime with characters you can't help but fall in love with. There are so many plot twists in this anime. Kyubey the little cute incubator will show you the consequences of saving people, while Homura will tell you what it's like to fall in love with someone you can't have, and to never give up. Mami... what does she do? right. introduce the series and to tell you how it feels to just want friends, simply. Sayaka is a lot like madoka, except a little less glimmer of hope. Sayaka will do anything for the one she loves. Kyouko will make you want to stay with your loved ones, till the very end. Madoka will show you TRUE HOPE. Together, ...more

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82 Fate/Stay Night Fate/Stay Night Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel and anime series by Type-Moon. There are three story lines in the visual novel: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. A 24-episode anime series based on the Fate route and a film based on the Unlimited Blade Works route were made by Studio Deen. A more.

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.

Perhaps the most amazing and inspirational anime ever!

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works was just a beautiful anime for me. Whether the routes be Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, or Heaven's Feel, all of them are part of the anime adaptations based on them that feature incredible animation and art, deep and complex themes, epic fights, wonderful music, and an engaging story that truly defines the interactive storytelling that makes Fate/Stay Night what it is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Oh I love it I just started though but I still love it so much!

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83 Princess Mononoke

Simply amazing... Can watch it over and over and still become totally mesmerized by the quality of animation, character depth, and engrossing story.

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!

It's a really cool anime whats it doing down herewith Akitasha Mononoke and Moro its exciting

Best anime movie of all time bar none. I have watched this movie more times than any anime movie or series it's simply amazing.

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84 Pokemon Origins

An anime based on the original Red/Blue/Green Pokemon games, what else can I say? These four episodes are far better than what Pokemon currently is now.

Watch it in English subtitles, as the English Dub is quite dumb.

Probably the best Pokemon series! Talks about Red's story! Almost like when you played the game and it retells the story for you in an awesome way!

I really liked this one. It's more mature than the main series and very loyal to the original story of the first games.

This needs to take the place of the Pokemon anime right now - shawnmccaul22

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85 The World God Only Knows The World God Only Knows The World God Only Knows, abbreviated as Kaminomi, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tamiki Wakaki. It has been adapted into three anime series produced by Manglobe.

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

It should be first I love this anime and I love shiori so much that I want to marry her

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86 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.

Legend of Korra is absolutely spectacular! I love how the main character is approximately of the same age as the people watching it, as we who used to watch The Last Airbender have matured in age the show has matured with us. I also love that the Avatar is a girl and there is romance in there show, it really reaches out to the female anime watchers.

This anime (or cartoon) was the series after Avatar: The Last Airbender. They made this one more funny but still action packed and really cool. This anime made America look good.

This is a great anime, I'm excited of what's to become of this. The first season was gripping and moving. It's full of love and action, you learn everything with kora, and I feel that, that's important in order to fall in love with the character and route with her all the way.

I'm glad they made a second to avatar.

The nest season to the last airbender

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87 Baka and Test

Why isn't this number 1? This anime is awesome!

Why is this lower than Boku no Pico. This anime is life.

This anime is like the funniest thing of all time I watched it twice and laughed at every joke. BETTER THAN DRAGONBALL Naruto AND... ONE PIECE!

Should be much higher

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88 Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

Definitely one of the best anime's I've ever seen. Not the best but probably in the top 10. However, given the way most people voted on this list (younger aimed audiences) I'm surprised it even got on here.

Amazing plot, music, gunfights - after I finished watching it I was thinking about it for the next 3 months...

This is an amazingly awesome! Anime it has badass music and good gunfight. This is definitely worth watching
But this is just my opinnion

89 Beyblade 2000

One of the best anime tournament series and great for kids

Its an awesome show! The new one is a complete waste when compared to the original one. It has an interesting story and col characters. It improve's the Beyblades after every episode. Its an awesome show! The new one is not so interesting.

It must be in top ranking. Its very good anime. I loved it.

Its about tops that fight eachother...

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90 Hajime No Ippo New Challanger

One of the greatest sports anime! Can't wait for the next season to be released.

Why did this anime landed at the 127th spot? This is the only anime that makes me cry out of sheer joy!

Boxing is awesome thanks to Ippo! I all was remember to try my best in sports thanks to this anime and Kuroko no basket.

This anime should be top 10

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91 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Come on, this is THE best comedy anime I ever saw!

This is already on the list?

This is already on the list

Baka so cool😊

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92 Haikyuu!! Haikyuu!!

I feel like this anime is incredibly underrated. I watched a few episodes and simply got addicted. I don't even like sports but this anime seriously inspired me and got me into liking sports. The characters each have different and beautiful personalities. This anime is filled with comedy and gets you laughing even when you had a bad day. The fandom is probably one of the best fandoms I've ever been in and that's saying a lot considering I've been in a lot of fandoms. The fandom is so sweet and everyone gets along and ship the same couples and like the same memes and it's actually pretty chill. I recommend this anime to pretty much anyone, whether you like sports or not.

What kind of ranking is this!? 97! It's BLASPHEMOUS! Haikyuu (all of its seasons) is the best sports anime out there. It doesn't have ridiculous super powers, nor does it prolong its matches. The series is pretty spot on in terms or realism (except the weird duo of course). I guess its still underrated and less appreciated because its not your usual fantasy action genre and its about volleyball. Trust me, this show is a must watch and once you watch it, every other sports anime will look extremely pale in comparison (coming from an anime enthusiast who loves the sports genre).

How is this 119, it's my 2nd favorite anime EVER. The characters are extremely likable and well developed. This anime even gave me a genuine passion for team sports. I never watch sports anime but this was a masterpiece, the soundtrack animation, was perfect. Even if you like sports or not I recommend this one


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93 Skip Beat! Skip Beat!

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

Mhh this is my favorite anime. The manga gets even better. I don't think anything can top this. It's Shoujo at it's peak. If the manga will be ever made into a complete anime it will be popular. Maybe it's not cutest drawing style ever, it's actually rather plain most of the time. But the story itself is just really well thought through (which is one of most important parts of manga). It's hilarious, it's serious, it's meaningful, it's cute. Nakamura-sensei gave her heart to make this I'm sure. I have to read it again and again to understand it all. But I'm talking about the manga here... So IF this ever will be made for the small screen, it will climb up on this list FOR SURE. Can't always be Shounen up there, right girls?

Amazing. I hope there will be a season 2. I don't like reading manga that's why I hope there could be one

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94 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon

Beauthifull story line with amazing charactars, if this anime had more episodes then it would definitely be in the top 10 EAST.

Dark storyline, really well done...I loved it. This is anime at its best, not kiddie cartoons, but true anime! I wouldn't call it beautiful(? ) but it is what anime should be, not cheesy silly crap but animation at its best, dark, graphic and really good.

Easily one of my top 10 if not top 5. Really good character development and the action scenes are great. I really love the plot as it was a twist from other animes I have seen being from the action category.

Not for kids at all. Not for adults with weak mental fortitude either. Be ready for more F bombs than all of WWII. Be prepared to witness awful crimes. A most excellent criminal underworld show.

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95 Shugo Chara Shugo Chara

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)

Best anime I've seen so far. Why did they put Shugo Chara here? There's a wonderful twist of fantasy, comedy, and romance. I've watched all series of them, like Shugo Chara!, Shugo Chara Doki!, and Shugo Chara Party! I also read the encore and fanfictions.

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It's about a girl named Hinamori Amu in Seiyo Academy. She is admired because of her cool & spicy personality, but she is actually cute and shy on the inside. One morning, she woke up and found three eggs. The eggs hatched and give born to guardian characters (Shugo Chara in Japanese). Ran the sporty one, Miki the artistic one, and Su the fluffy and love to cook one. Amu enters the guardians, like some sort of student council but the unique things are all the guardians must have guardian characters. The guardians were sorted by cards names, like king, queen, ace, jack, and joker. Amu met many good friends and fall in love. The guardians purpose is to get the embryo (because of the king's dream). They also ...more

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.

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!

Shugo Chara is about a girl named Amu who can't show her true feelings

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96 Claymore Claymore

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.

One of the best animes very nice action and storyline people should definitely watch it.

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97 Sgt. Frog

It's quite a funny anime! I mean, how many that exist shows a fun packed, yet hilarious and at the same time, aliens? Damm! You people should definitely watch this show, because this show is a anime that will laugh your heads off :D

This anime is just gut-busting hilarious. I enjoy it so much. While a lot of anime is serious, this one is more silly, and has a cartoony feel to it. It actually reminds me of Invader Zim.

This should be a bit higher, not in the Top 10 or anything, other people have opinions, but more people should watch this. If you're looking for a good laugh, I highly recommend this show.

This is a standout in a convoluted medium.

I remember watching this a while ago. So much collectible items seen and I just love how Keroro always misses a chance to get a collectible figure. - OtakuKat

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98 S-CRY-ed

My favorite anime of all time hands down. It brings back great memories every time I watch it so maybe I'm biased but that's what this list is for right?

This is one of my favorite animes of all time but it's so unknown I didn't even think it would be on here

I like anime

This series is very entertaining and a must watch for all anime viewers, although I have not seen anybody commented on it at all. It is indeed a very enjoyable piece of work. I really encourage you to check it out and add your opinion to this spot.

99 Beyblade: V-Force‎

Awesome series although Beyblade g revolution were better but the new Beyblade series suck

100 Dragon Ball Super

This is the best because it is a story of life that give us lessons to control our temper and mostly to think twice on what should be done... GO SUPER!

The creators are working hard so we should get a perfect anime in some recent years!

It will reach the top 10 just give it some time. However I'm still missing the battle damage and a bit blood to make their pain, anger, stress look realistic..

Better than gt and will be on top 10

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