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My Top 50 Anime Series

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1. Gurren Lagann (2007)
Some would call it mindless fun, which is most likely true, but I can't find another series with as much heart as TTGL. Basically it was the simple, yes sophisticated story; the memorable and likable characters; the over-the-top excitement and the superb quality of the artistic work that rocked my brains off and made me feel so good.
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People who added this item 814  Average listal rating (476 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
2. Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Plot, characters, enjoyment, entertainment, image, sound and greatness. This space opera is a blender of genres and originality for its time, it's a mix of artistic beautiful sounds and a colourful dish of various tasty foods. Cowboy Bebop follows bounty hunters Spike and Jet and the members they meet while traveling from planet to planet in a continuous search for bounties.
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People who added this item 425  Average listal rating (204 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 8.9 
3. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009)
One of the greatest animated stories ever told, and undoubtedly the most complete shounen anime series out there. This series has some of the most memorable episodes I have watched and so many outstanding episodes one after another that perfectly matches Brotherhood with the overused word "epic".
There's just something bad-ass about Brotherhood, especially as it leans towards the ending.
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. Usagi Drop (2011)
There's something of outstanding beauty about this series, it has a lot of heart and a lot of truth. Never have I seen the complexity of life presented in such simplicity and perfection.
Usagi Drop is the story of a simple man who suddenly becomes a single father. It's hard to describe this series because there's not much to tell, it must be felt.
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People who added this item 531  Average listal rating (320 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
5. One Piece (1999)
I love this series, every single aspect of it. One Piece constantly delivers intense fights, emotional moments, dramatic events, and most important of all, hilarious character interactions and dialogue! After all, this is a comedic adventure filled with your usual shounen elements (witty and hilarious elements)!
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People who added this item 371  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
6. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
I know I am before a series of exceptional quality when every episode delivers a story of great depth, emotion and reflection. GitS is an eternal classic, where every character is unique and of extreme importance to the plot, no matter how minor his role may be.
Everything in this series is simply phenomenal, from art to execution, I can't recommend this enough to anyone, especially for fans of cyberpunk content. This is cyberpunk at its very highest level.
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People who added this item 666  Average listal rating (401 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.6 
7. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Great series, it got me hooked from episode 1. The mecha designs are incredible...simply amazing, the action scenes are amazingly animated and intense, the characters are frightening well-developed and the psychological theme gets you in a lot of episodes, some can become really disturbing and graphical. Overall this series was outstanding with the ending being the only and great disappointment as a whole.

Note: Movie End of Evangelion is the right ending for this series.
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People who added this item 254  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
8. Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
The best vampire series ever created. Period. You might think Alucard is badass, but everything in this OVA is badass. This is some hardcore shit, it will make the first Hellsing TV series look like Sesame Street...
First off, the story is much smoother than the TV Series. The characters are much more interesting and way better developed. The production values are insane, and it has no barriers when showing a truly bloody and violent fight, battle or massacre. There's this darkness and perversion in this series that I find it hard to encounter anywhere else. It also has some pretty interesting views on war and conflict. The way I see it, one of a kind.

Are you ready for the ride?
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People who added this item 154  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.7 
9. Steins;Gate (2011)
An experience I would recommend to ANYONE (read: anyone! From my experience that is an incredibly rare occasion). Fans of time-travel, multiverses and the whole exploitation of cause and effect will especially enjoy this one. Steins;Gate is one of the best things in the entertainment industry exploring these themes.
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People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
10. Clannad: After Story (2008)
One of the most emotional and felt piece of animation I have seen and a wild ride, sometimes too hard to bear. It's amazing how a fictitious story can have such a huge impact on you.
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People who added this item 108  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
11. Kino's Journey (2003)
I was really fascinated with Kino's Journey since episode 1 to the very last. The metaphoric settings, the symbolism, the philosophies, the exploration of the human mind and so many more interesting themes make for a highly interesting series. This is anime brilliance in its purest state, highly recommended.
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People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
12. Fate/Zero (2011)
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People who added this item 100  Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
13. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Now this is a magical girl anime which completely shatters the genre. Remember Evangelion? Well, this has the same impact. It reached universal proportions in a fantastically executed story that you have to watch to the end to understand the genius behind it all.
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People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
14. So long, Mr. Despair (2007)
Even if it didn't have a "proper" ending or plot, this show was still top-notch! The first episodes were hilarious while the second half was a little more random. Overall this is a great parody and satire, well worth the watch. You won't find craziest and more eccentric characters!
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People who added this item 230  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.8 
15. Berserk (1997)
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (42 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
16. Future Boy Conan (1978)
One of the most fantastic science-fiction and heart-warming stories I've seen animated. And one of Miyazaki's earliest and best works to date.
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People who added this item 181  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
17. Great Teacher Onizuka (1999)
The craziest, most insane, most inspiring and awesome teacher ever to grace on screen! GTO!
This series truly shines as one of the best comedy and school drama anime out there! It has something for everyone.
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People who added this item 229  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
18. Baccano! (2007)
Probably the most original anime series I've seen. With a mix of action, violence, supernatural and gangsters, in a setting of the 30's, this series can prove to be something you quite never, ever experienced before.
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People who added this item 816  Average listal rating (490 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
19. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
An eternal anime classic. This story is all about the Elric brothers and the great cast of side characters. A very good show of the epic journey of the brothers to fulfill a dream of recovering something lost due to erros of the past.
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People who added this item 449  Average listal rating (264 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.7 
20. Samurai Champloo (2004)
This show started a bit slow and took some time to develop, but really this is just the nature of this anime. It's not about a continuous narrative nor is it a character-driven plot. Overall I greatly enjoyed it, apart from 3 or 4 episodes that really didn't do much for me... which is OK in a 26 episode series. The art, music and fluid animation are all very satisfying.
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People who added this item 1182  Average listal rating (706 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
21. Death Note (2006)
Griping, thrilling, intelligent and very worth sitting through it. In the end it was a good series, not the masterpiece a lot of people say it is, though. Mainly due to the fact that the series starts to lose it's steam after a certain character is out of the game. However, for some reason, Death Note is super popular, gotta have merit.
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People who added this item 141  Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
22. Eden of the East (2009)
Romance meets Bourne. There's a great feeling watching this series. The main characters are a very sympathetic young man who lost his memories and a naive young woman who gets involved with him in what seems to be a political conspiracy of gigantic proportions!
There's plenty of humour and thrills in Higashi no Eden plot, and every episode just leaves you wanting to know more!
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People who added this item 930  Average listal rating (575 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. Naruto (2002)
Naruto was one of the anime series that introduced me to the other Japanese works outside Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Digimon, Samurai X and what was popular back in the 90s in the western cultures. Despite what many say, haters or fanboys (or fangirls), I still think Naruto is a great experience in anime. It excels in action, drama and character development. Forget the fillers, this series ends precisely at episode 135. I will never forget some of the fights that were the highlight of this huge influence.
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People who added this item 206  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
24. Darker than BLACK (2007)
A very well-directed supernatural thriller with a lot of mystery and great characters. It has a lot of small arcs in its run, some related to the main plot, some with stories of their own, but most episodes will leave some impact on you.
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People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. Rainbow: Nishakubou no shichinin (2010)
An anime for adults that will make you thank God or whatever entity you believe in for your life. Based on the story of the writer himself, this series has no problem in showing all kinds of shit life can throw at you. With likable and real characters, this series takes you on a hard ride, but with very satisfying conclusions.
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People who added this item 64  Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
26. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990)
I had heard of the quality of this Nadia before, still it was surprisingly good. The characters were great and they kept developing each episode, the story was interesting and gripping and the ending was absolutely outstanding (a trademark of Gainax studios). My enjoyment of the series do not include the infamous filler island/Africa arcs. I've heard of how bad they were and how they didn't contribute to the story at all, so I skipped them, apart from 2 episodes that are canon.
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People who added this item 443  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.5 
27. Trigun (1998)
Vash The Stampede is one of the most memorable main characters of all time! Not only for his unorthodox entries and actions, but also for his flaws as a man who just had a dream.
The story has a few flaws as well, it's not that great of a story, actually. What really shines in Trigun is the fantastic cast and the journey of self-discovery for all the characters. A true development ride.
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People who added this item 231  Average listal rating (105 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
28. Black Lagoon (2006)
Black Lagoon gets extra points for being an over-the-top action-packed show with much more than action, superb characters (a lot of different nationalities throughout the series) and great values. You have to appreciate all the moral conflicts of the main characters. Good stuff.
However it is still too over-the-top and unrealistic in some of the scenes (mainly when a certain maid enters the scene...) That was my main gripe with it. It ended up being a pretty entertaining anime in the end.
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People who added this item 328  Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
29. Wolf's Rain (2003)
There is something about this story, I guess it is the perfect mix of fantasy with science fiction, the last episodes, the well-done characters and the outstanding soundtrack present in every episode. Overall great series, some inconsistencies and pacing issues here and there, but I would definitely rewatch it if I ran out of stuff to watch.

The OVA is some masterpiece out of this world, a must watch after this. A 4 episode conclusion to the series that destroyed me and made me cry my eyes out. In the end I guess it was still a happy ending.
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People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
30. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985)
I never thought this series could be so good, the story is really something and most of the characters are very realistic and well developed. The last episodes were incredible, I've never seen so much epicness, episode after episode... seriously. Zeta Gundam has a very dark tone, depressing moments and tragic events, but it is a memorable series.

Note that this is part of the Gundam franshise as well as the sequel of the first series (or adpated triology of movies) Mobile Suit Gundam.
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
31. Ano Hana (2011)
I give props to this series for building up a story about friendship and its hardships that never actually made much of an impact in me in its run, but that by the end, everything simply becomes perfection, while hitting the human in you with one hundred emotions. I'm not referring to a happy or sad ending, but to the whole concept of conclusion. The series simply ends on a perfect note.
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People who added this item 418  Average listal rating (204 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
32. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Unique anime and definitely not for everyone. Imaginative, inventive, mysterious, creepy, profound and hard to watch. A sci-fi/cyberpunk masterpiece of the 90's. Watch it with an open mind!
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People who added this item 145  Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
33. Outlaw Star (1998)
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People who added this item 241  Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.8 
34. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)
Pretty satisfying long shounen. Great fights, characters and values, and this one actually had a conclusion which seems to be a rarity in the genre now-a-days.
I do admit it ended somewhat abruptly, but the last episode transmitted so much emotion and peace of mind... It was a phenomenal peaceful conclusion to a very entertaining series. They don't make them like this anymore.
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People who added this item 277  Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
35. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996)
The Kyoto arc by itself deserves a perfect 10. This anime has my all time favorite villain.

One must not take into consideration the events that happen after the Kyoto arc, most are pointless fillers that got the series cancelled, and do not contribute to the story at all. My ranking of the anime ignores these events (third arc mostly).
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People who added this item 112  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.4 
36. Hunter x Hunter (1999)
Hunter x Hunter, just like Yu Yu Hakusho, is a kind of shounen you don't see now-a-days anymore. It has got its typical shounen elements (fighting, humor, training), but it is so much more mature and well structured than the colourful explosion-fest and meaningless action-oriented popular shounens today. My main complain is that Hunter x Hunter ends so suddenly it's offensive... or it would be, were it not for the OVA's continuing directly from where the series left off.
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People who added this item 731  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.7 
37. Dragon Ball (1986)
This anime has a lot of heart and great characters. It was my very first anime (at least the oldest I can remember seeing on TV) and one of the most memorables. I'll never forget those amazing adventures and unique characters that were introduced in every one of those adventures.
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People who added this item 17  Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
38. Space Battleship Yamato (1974)
Amazing space/sci-fi story from the 70's that aged really well. It gets a deduction point in ranking just because of some credibility issues in some of the episodes, even for a sci-fi anime from the 70's, after all this is a serious narrative and some details distracted me from it.

Anyway, the voyage was incredible and the ending was simply perfect and very satisfying. Recovers the lost point thanks to the phenomenal last episodes.
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People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
39. Mononoke (2007)
Feels like watching Alfred Hitchcock story-telling seasoned with colourful Japanese surrealism. It is awesome.



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People who added this item 98  Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
40. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
This series is on a completely different level than the first season of FMP, and I mean everything about it: animation quality, character development, military intelligence and action, war brutality and at the same time, light-hearted moments that will make you smile.
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People who added this item 96  Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
41. Spice and Wolf (2008)
Honestly, very enjoyable and surprising anime. For a romance, it's very witty and the story is incredibly engaging. It has this fantasy and adventurous feeling, but it never distracts from the plot and great dialogues.
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People who added this item 101  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
42. Texhnolyze (2003)
There was never a happy feeling or smile during the entire run of Texhnolyze. It is certainly one of the most depressing and gruesome stories told through this medium. It's very hard to sit through it because of this, and the fact that the story is kinda hard to follow in the beginning doesn't help. However, the dark gritty atmosphere and mysterious characters pull you in into the world of Texhnolyze, and will most definitely make an impact on you.

One of those series that is not for everyone. This one hardly falls into the category of entertainment.
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People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
43. Chihayafuru (2011)
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People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.4 
44. Rec (2006)
I'm not really into romantic comedies in anime, but for some reason I watched Rec in one sitting and really liked it. Rec has a very special feeling to it and very likable characters, while having some funny and endearing moments.
Worth giving it a try by anyone, it will give you one of those good and fuzzy feelings inside! Don't forget to watch the DVD special episode as it fits very well into this short story while having some funny moments important development.
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People who added this item 127  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. Angel Beats! (2010)
Since the beginning that this series was built on a very messy plot. The explanations took a while to start popping and the plot hardly moved forward. However there's something about the characters that make every episode so enjoyable. They are so unique and interesting and their crazy actions and interactions make for a hilarious show (I'm not even gonna mention TK!). There are also these mini-arcs throughout the series that in spite of being heavy on comedy and fights, will have its own dramatic impact.

Overall I don't think Angel Beats can be taken too seriously, it's almost a parody of itself, while having enough depth to keep it together.

And did I mention it's too funny?
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People who added this item 302  Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.1 
46. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006)
Considering the start of the show and the confusion in the beginning I can't say I loved the anime, but the second half is incredible. The mystery is the best part of this plot, the characters are original and interesting and the atmosphere of the "last" episode is amazing.

I will re-watch this in the chronological order.

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After re-watching this together with the second season chronologically, Haruri Suzumiya got extra points... It's just a whole new experience and things make so much more sense after the knowledge you get and after being familiarized with the characters.
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People who added this item 205  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.1 
47. Durarara!! (2010)
If there's something that clearly stands out in this series is its style! There's a great narrative and a lot of interesting characters in Durarara, and then there are gang wars, supernatural entities and devilish creatures pulling strings from behind!
I thought some episodes kinda messed up the plot of what started as a brilliant narrative, but it's still a highly entertaining and original anime. Highly recommended for those who've liked Baccano. Similar style and same team.
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982)
What I liked best about Macross was the characters' interactions and development. This series did explore a lot of the human mind and behavior and although is has a lot of silly and dull moments, those are mostly funny and entertaining.
Overall a great series, very interesting plot and characters. The animation in the beginning is poor, but gets better as it goes on. Didn't age very well, though.
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People who added this item 210  Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
49. Afro Samurai (2007)
Afro Samurai excels in its art work: fantastic animation, music and voice acting. This is the kind of production values I want in my anime. The story is pretty generic, but you watch this for the raw entertainment value! This anime gives a Bloodlust and Ninja Scroll vibe.
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People who added this item 656  Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
50. Bleach (2004)
A great series ruined by the fillers. It still has amazing episodes and one of my favorite anime characters of all time. The good score is because of the good characters and Soul Society arc.

Update: Skipped 226 to 267 and a lot of other episodes.
Stopped watching after the defeat of the main villain
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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 10 21:17
Nice list, TTGL fully deserves a high spot. Personally prefer Naruto over One Piece, but you have both of them highly ranked so it's all good. Cowboy Bishop, Neon Genesis and So long Mr despair are all shows I'm planning to see, as many people seem to have liked them.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at May 6 17:32
TTGl is the best anime. I felt naruto shippuden is better than naruto. bleach is great but manga is better. FMA and death note got it's correct place. i felt that fairy tail should have been given a position. Dragon Ball really sucked but dragon ball z was awesome
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at May 7 22:22
I watched most of these with subtitles, with the only really exceptions being Dragon Ball and Digimon back in the days.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at May 11 21:58
Baccano takes place in New York, mostly. When is not following Miria and Isaac or on the Pussyfoot. Stopped watching Bleach after SS arc. The whole series pretty much ended for me right there.

Awesome list. I think your comments are spot on.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Sep 16 4:28
sweet anime list. TTGL (obviously). Samurai Champloo, Rahxephon, Elfin Lied and so many more that I love. Good job. You should check out 'Speed Grapher'. I recently watched it and it's hella interesting. @_@
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 14 9:01
Have you seen Code Geass yet? You have one of the best lists I have seen yet that is closely related to my taste. for Code Geass not to be up there must mean something is wrong.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 9:43
I tried to watch CG, but couldn't get into it sorry.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 22 12:55
I see. Such a shame.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 22 12:56
I'm currently watching Clannad After Story. I was motivated by your comment. I finished Clannad before, but I didn't think it was that great.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 23 16:49
I'm glad. What I liked the most about Clannad was how funny it was at parts, and some of the arcs added a lot to the characters. After Story takes a sudden turn midway, but almost half of it is very much like Clannad. So it would take you around 12 episodes to get to the real After Story.
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Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 5:42
youtube.com/watch?v=1S35THmZD_E

Break Blade/Broken Blade + Picture Dramas (x6)

Deadman Wonderland + OVA

Hunter X Hunter Old & New, OVA's Too

Koukaku No Regios/Chrome Shelled Regios + Legend of Regios OVA's (x3)

Planetes + Picture Dramas (x9)

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Edit: The orginal Hunter x Hunter is a pilot that came out in 1998, then the original series came out a year later in 1999; which was 62 eps, then there's OVA-1 w/ 8 eps; which happens after the original series, then there's OVA-2_Greed-Island w/ 8 eps aswell; which hapens after OVA-1, then theres OVA-3_Greed-Island-Final w/ 14 eps; which hapens after OVA-2_Greed_Island. Now there's a new series of Hunter x Hunter 2011.
Edit: 2 years, 8 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 10:10
I love one piece, rorouni kenshin, gto and trigun!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 10:49
Bookmarked!
One of the Best Anime list ive seen on listal. I was wondering, whats the diffrence between fullmetal alchemist the regular series and FA Brotherhood?
Love your comments and the very good ranking!
Have you seen Canaan yet? or Lupin (the) 3rd?

Btw. where do you download or watch anime/manga?
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 11:14
Hippowill - Im glad you enjoyed it, it's the series that thrills me, inspires me and makes me dream :)

bgm - HxH is a must on my list! The break blade movies have already picked my interest.

I.T.log- The late 90s man, the late 90s :P

Lost in Space . Thx for the kind words man, check out your profile.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 11:39
Really nice. You seem like someone who knows his anime really well. Gave me a lot of ideas for new series to watch. But have to disagree with you on the Death Note thing. In my opinion it is a masterpiece, and should be higher, but eh, it's your top, so your opinion. Anyway, really nice job. And thank you, for new ideas
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 18:18
damn, I agree with a ton of these (though I actually don't know #1). you've got good tastes.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 20:34
Awesome List!
I agree with a lot of these! xD
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 24 5:07
Awesome List!!!!!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 30 13:39
I need to watch Berserk yet bud!
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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 31 5:45
Hi, rambo, (Jabaldo) "Have you seen Code Geass yet? You have one of the best lists I have seen yet that is closely related to my taste. for Code Geass not to be up there must mean something is wrong." (Veed) "I tried to watch CG, but couldn't get into it sorry."
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 1 2:58
Anyone that doesn't have Bleach and Naruto Shippuuden within their top 3 is either crazy or has not watched much anime. I have watch all of the top anime series in their entirety or as many episode as possible in this hemisphere. Later!
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 1 9:33
You clearly haven't watched much anime then, it's not all about Naruto and Bleach, not by a long margin. Just like Hollywood is not all about romantic comedies and block busters.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 20 4:59
Your list is really great, and I enjoyed all of your comments. Although personally I do think Neon Genesis Evangelion should be number 1, I still haven't read the manga/watched the anime of about half this list, including your number one choice which I'm starting right now, haha. I do think Fairy Tail, Code Geass, and Birdy the Mighty would be great additions to the list, but thats just me. I also liked the manga Akira,and Unbalance X Unbalance, but they have not received an Anime, unless you count the movie for Akira. ... And if you haven't read the manga for some of these uncompleted animes on the list, I feel like it might possibly change your mind, cause the mangas are often further ahead where all the action is at (a lot of crazy stuff is going on in Naruto, lol).

Black Lagoon, Elfen Lied, Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Death Note, Dragon Ball, Dragonball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, Spice and Wolf, High School of the Dead, Cowboy Bebop, Darker than Black, Full Metal Alchemist, Clannad, and Ghost in the Shell... I'm also glad you have them all included, because I enjoyed them all.

I also agree with you that animes like Naruto and Bleach aren't the only animes around, and it angers me when people think that way. I also would be curious to see a complete list of the anime in which you have watched and the manga which you have read. Anyways, great list again. ... Let me watch Gurren Lagann and let me see if it deserves a place over my beloved Neon Genesis Evangelion, haha. Take care man.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 20 17:13
Thx for the nice comment, glad you enjoyed the list.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 21 6:44
Great list! I've been using this for about a few months now and every single anime was worth the watch! Thanks so much for putting this list up! I would have never watched gurren lagaan if it weren't for you, and that anime seriously kicks ass. I've never found a list like this that really suits almost everybody's tastes and preferences for anime. (even HOTD is on the list, XD)
Thanks again!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 14 18:19
Is there connection between Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and Fullmetal Alchemist? You have posted them separately and I am a bit confused..which one should i watch first? Anyway nice list and i totally agree with your comments about death note (my favourite) and naruto shippuden.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 14 18:32
Also i have finished waching code geass and i have to say that it has a fast and a bit weird plot.Not my favourite but quite enjoyable though. Is there any anime close to the intelligence and as complicated as death note?
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 15 2:44
erosennin, If you rly like DN then try Eden of the East, it has a similar feeling in a different setting. Concerning FMA, they are basically based on the same story, with the exception FMW took a direction of its own while FMA:B followed the original manga (with production values worthy of a God)
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 30 17:01
Nice List. Thanks to it, I watched TTGL. The only one I haven't watched is "Usagi Drop" in the list.

So any recommendation for some Anime which is like full package (FMA like or TTGL likewise), Bedridden due to accident, Srsly need some good recommendation. ty!
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 3 6:35
In terms of "action" anime which this list seems to reflect mostly I would say two major items are missing.. "Beserk" which is an oldie but a goodie. More recent which is in my own personal top 10 is Hitman Reborn. or REBORN! It was a gag manga at first so the first 20 episodes are garbage but after that takes flight to become one of the more interesting animes in terms of concepts. Great watch but those first twenty episodes are like pulling teeth.

No Hunter X Hunter? Kenichi? Those are just the action anime i thought need honorable mentions.

Comedy/Romance Skip Beat! should be here even though the anime stops suddenly its still worth watching because of how hilarious it is as well as the character development.
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien is another short one thats never mentioned..That one is more mature drama.. but shocking right off the hop...
Love Hina is one of the best old time harem animes off all time!
both EF's were great.. 5cms per second.. This short always sticks out in my mind.. its like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya In terms of its simplicity but somehow you get drawn into it..

Sports animes.. Eyeshield 21 and Slam Dunk!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 25 0:34
I will eventually update this to a top 60
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 26 18:53
Hey,

made an account just to thank you: THANK YOU. So here it was.
Your list told me about some of the greatest anime I have ever seen. Some I already knew, some I enjoyed very very much and some just blew me away while i was not expecting it. Thanks again especially for "Baccano!" and "TTGL".
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 26 21:49
Dokwart: Im glad you took that much enjoyment out of this list and that you found some new faves. Sometimes I think "How can someone not enjoy TTGL?"

On and keep an eye on it, I update it with new (and old) anime from time to time!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 27 23:22
saltedmangos: not yet, can't watch them all ;)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 10:43
hey there need an opinion,
i watched gurren laggan for the first time about a month ago and i think it was a good anime but i didnt put it at my # 1 (cowboy bebop is my #1). for me it ended after spiral king. and i never really got attached to it from the beginning. many of my buddies think im crazy when i put laggan at like top 15 or so. am i insane or is it just my taste? thanks for this list!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 10:46
oh and do you think you can fit gun x sword/code geass anywhere on this list?
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 21:03
Lol, sometimes I dont comprehend how someone can NOT like TTGL, it makes you feel good! :P In any case, you do seem to have enjoyed it, it just isn't your favorite thing ever. Not everyone's tastes can be the same, the proof is that I didn't like the first episodes of Code Geass and I doubt Ill ever attempt to finish it, I hated the premise, Lelouch's character and the art style (not saying it doesn't get better, I just don't feel any incentive to keep going).

Gun x Sword I've never seen, so Ill have to save judgement for later, and I want to watch the Hunter x Hunter series, Outlaw Star and Monster before, so it may take a while before I pick that one up.

PS: Guys who give positive comments, you may as well leave me a vote :P (so this list gets more attention)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 2 23:37
haha i see what you mean. i did enjoy like a lot but i grew up with adult swim programs of the early 2000(bebop, trigun, outlaw star etc.). i think you'll enjoy outlaw star and gun x sword. thanks for your feedback!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 10 3:16
nice list.... but Hunter x Hunter deserved a place
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 6 4:45
love the list found some new favs one of the best lists ive seen can disagree with some things, but still i would have such a hard time picking my favs, great list :D
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 7 10:32
Well Majic, I accept your views, but you have to understand that what you think isn't necessarily what is right. I liked Durarara, but at mid-point, it loses track of itself and the direction becomes confusing, while in Baccano there's a growing plot from the last episode to the last and the thrills hardly ever stop. It's true that their nature is very similar, mixing crime and supernatural and it's only natural some people prefer one over the other. Im sorry for not being able to give a shot at Code Geass once again, what can I say, I have other stuff I'd rather watch.

xtoasterwaffle, Im glad my list helped you! And yes it's not easy placing 1 fave over the other, but the list is only a reference to what I really liked and a data base of the series Ive watched so far.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 10 0:31
I was hunting for a new anime to watch while I wait for Guild Wars 2 to be released, and stumbled upon this.

I've tried out TTGL once before. I absolutely couldn't stand the main characters. The one character I truly loved died very early, and the following two or three episodes just put me down with the main character being such a wuss (the same reason I can't watch Neon Genesis).

However, the way you described TTGL is the exact same way I feel about One Piece. I also used to think an anime had to be somewhat intelligent to actually be good. I'll say other anime, such as Bleach (exception of Soul Society, that was very well done)/Naruto, are entertaining anime and I enjoy them, but I wouldn't have ever called them good like I would Death Note(up until that said character dies, absolutely ruined the anime, I completely agree with you on that bit), Hellsing Ultimate, FMA:B, Code Geass, etc.

Then I watched One Piece. I also used to think for an anime to be good it had to be wrapped up quickly, so I went into this one with low expectations with it being at 500 episodes. But man, I love that anime, I truly do. It makes me -happy- when I watch it and I've taken the ideals from Luffy and tried to apply them to my life the best I can.

So that long-winded novel there to tell you that since you describe TTGL in the way I would describe One Piece, and your opinion on anime seems to be nearly spot on with my own, I'm going to give it another shot as soon as I'm done typing this out.

I'll join apparently an army of others in suggesting you give Code Geass another go - even though you're quite sure it's not for you. My biggest pet peeve in an anime is the main character being a complete wuss (obviously not true in CG) and normally turns me off right away (hence TTGL, Neon Genesis, I was able to take Guilty Crown but that was my limit) so I left TTGL immediately but with such high recommendations I'm going to try it again. I understand your premise, but I'll just be yet another thorn in your side nudging you towards it - the characters will blow you away at the end.

While I'm suggesting anime, I'll suggest one that you appear to have not watched/had suggested, Guilty Crown! It was very good, and -oh my goodness- the music, the art, the animation...it's all just so beautiful that it doesn't even need the story; which is also great.

And finally, I know it doesn't technically qualify as "anime" in the traditional sense of the word, but I was wondering what you thought of Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra?

Thank you so much for this list. It was well detailed, you thoroughly reasoned through each anime, and I will be sure to bookmark this and refer back to it once I'm done with TTGL. Maybe in a few years I'll have a collection as impressive as yours : )
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 11 6:49
Hey veed, great list!


Just curious, though. I loved Durarara! but it really made me sad that it ended so quickly since I felt like there was hinting at further plotlines than never came about. (I agree for the most part that it lost track of itself although I was hopeful that it would pick up again) Mabey it's better that it didn't stetch itself out. My point is, I'm thinking about watching Baccano! but I'm afraid it will be as good or even better but will have a similar abrupt ending that will inevitably depress me. Worth it?

Also, I did agree that overall the Soul Society Arc was the high point of Bleach, and the filler was absolutely painful. However I did think that the Turn Back the Pendulum Arc was AWESO... ahem.

Sorry, I almost started capping there. Just curious if you liked it too. That arc made Shinji Hirako my favorite character, oddly enough. Just thought he was weird at first. Then I decided he was a genius badass with a personal vendetta against the main villain to boot!
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 12 0:42
Argurotoxus, the reason a wuss character does not annoy me is very simple, they tend to feel realer then the norm, and usually have the best development out of all the cast since they end up as "complete" characters who overcame their fears and accomplished their goals. It's easy to relate to really.

I know how popular Code Geass is... And I know how it supposedly blows your mind, but there's just so much that is wrong with it in the first episodes. I won't put aside the possibility of picking it up again, but not atm. Thanks for your feedback though, if I can make you enjoy TTGL, great. If not, that's all good the same, you can't please everyone, but I still think that TTGL has something very special about it, that can only be truly appreciated after watching it in its entirety.

MasterMetzg, if you liked Durarara, DO NOT mis Baccano! Although it is quite different in content, it is done in the same fashion as Durarara and in my opinion, it's much superior. Why it won't leave you with negative feelings by the end? Because it completes what it started. The only drawback is that you can never have enough of those amazing characters. And I agree with you that Turn Back the Pendulum Arc was one of the best parts of the series. A little piece of gold among so many crappy episodes. If every arc was on that level of suspense and story-telling, Bleach would be incredible.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 12 22:39
hello friend who watches the anime. like so many others i came here because i needed some new anime in my life. i saw #1 TTGL and read the description and i loved how u described why u like anime, so i watched it. when the story stared picking up i just got sucked in man i cant describe it but the way this anime (and others on ur list 0.o) makes me feel and conect to things is why i love anime. great list-bookmarked
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 12 22:54
I'm glad to announce that anime like Berserk, Outlaw Star and Hunter x Hunter that was missing has been (finally) watched and greatly enjoyed. Every single one made it into the top. Berserk in particular I appreciated a lot, it told an outstanding story and rivalry (argh, but that ending).
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Aug 26 3:08
I think this list is great I feel it is missing quite a few great titles such as:

Gantz: Great Action and will get your adrenaline going.
Paranoia Agent: Great thriller
Zegapain: Not too well known but one of the better mech anime and you will never forget it for the rest of your life.
Beelzebub and Level E are both hilarious, two of the funniest anime ever!
.Hack // series all have great story lines.
No 6: It is pretty fun to watch and you never know what is going to happen.

Time of Eve, Big O, and The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, are good entertainment and will get you thinking.

Eureka Seven, Last Exile, Inuyasha, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Samurai 7, Gungrave, Coyote RagTime Show, Jormungand, and Golgo 13 are all really entertaining full of action and will make you feel as if you wish you could be in the anime in some way.

That just names a few great anime that I would recommend let me know what you think. I know of about 17 more series that I would recommend after you watched all of these that have been listed by Veed, myself, and you the people that have posted comments; you have a good couple of years worth of material here so enjoy!

Some great ones that are airing right now are:
Space Brothers, Hagure Yuusha no Estetica AKA Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Sword Art Online, Binbougami ga!, Oda Nobuna no Yabou and Accel World.
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Watched Baccano! on your recomendation. I loved it. The thing that really made it incredible to me is how the series has the most perfect mix of humor and dark, f&^%ed up stuff I've ever seen. It was much more satisfying to me than Durarara! (still like that one too, though)
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Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Sep 26 18:36
I haven't seen that much anime yet, but if all the animes above baccano, are better than baccano, I still have a lot to look forward too!
http://www.listal.com/list/top-9-anime-series, would appreciate if you took the time to visit. Still not not many views, but i see new animes and update the list everyday.
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Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 3 8:23
i've watched black lagoon. it was boring and the action scenes are too much unrealistic for my taste and i can't believe that its on a high rank on your list maybe i didn't see what you see in that anime series. i also didn't felt much of gurren lagann and i didn't finished watching it no offense but i'm using your list and i think you have a great list because all of the anime series that i love is in your list i'm planning to watch Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and i hope i won't be disappointed in this one again would you give recommendations on what to watch first in your list? i love full metal alchemist but i haven't watched brotherhood i think that death note deserves a higher rank in your list but i agree on your comment in this series
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Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 7 23:27
have you watched 'welcome to the NHK'?
great list to guide me. i will check some of these animes!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 9 4:40
for someone who watched ouran high school host club, haruhi suzumiya melancholy, long live the king and cardcaptor sakura, do you have animes that you would like to recommend? i'm not a big fan of a heavy anime...

anyway, i watched code geass, lelouch (i forgot the name) and blue exorcist. love the main characters btw ^^
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 10 6:01
I'm sad theres no Code Geass or Eureka Seven on the list. And no Gintama? Gintamas mah Numbo one! But great list, otherwise! All these animes are so good!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 7 6:21
I can't say I agree with this list so much, although I think it *can* serve as a useful guide.

I'm not saying the guy or girl who wrote this list is an idiot, but some of the comments are definitely bizarre to me. On the other hand, some of the comments do resonate with me.

I definitely do not see why someone would put Gurren Lagann as their #1 anime. Also, I would rate both Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden much more highly. Despite what anyone might say about their being tawdry, mainstream, or played out, I think they are classic, innovative, and among the best.

That said, I definitely did get some good recommendations off this list, which I ended up highly enjoying, even if I did not always agree with the writer's comments on the said shows.

As stated earlier, I'm definitely surprised by some of the choices/numberings on this list, and I'm somewhat surprised Speed Grapher is not on the list at all, considering Darker than Black is. I'm not saying Speed Grapher is the greatest anime, but I was a little surprised not to see it make an appearance at all. Also, where the hell is Elfen Lied? That one is a MUST see.

Finally, there are definitely a lot of other good animes not this list which I would recommend. For example, Squid Girl, Nichijou, Lucky Star (what, too girly?), Sgt. Frog... and - how could I forget? - Soul Eater! How is Soul Eater not on this list? Well, considering the list author's randomness and particular taste, perhaps it's not so surprising.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 8 0:56
Well and I can't see how someone can say Elfen Lied or Soul Eater are musts. Elfen Lied is a bizarre ecchi and gore fest, with some qualities, while Soul Eater is just... a lacking shounen. You can't please Greeks and Trojans, and this is a persoanal list, a database of what I've seen with comments for others to see, it is not factual.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 8 15:23
I know this list is old, but I'd like to thank you for making it. I love anime, but don't get to watch a ton. Upon seeing this list, I had never heard of at least half of them.

Then I watched Gurren Lagann, and my mind was blown. Kamina is a character who changed my way of thinking. Thank you for pointing out something so beautiful.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 9 16:50
You're welcome :) This list is old, but I update it from time to time!
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 11 21:20
yeah

i started re-watching gurren lagann and actually it's a lot better than i originally thought it was. i originally wrote it off because it was mecha-themed, but yeah it's obvious to me now that it's just a fast-moving must-see anime with its own laudable style, emotional register, and intelligence.

i like elfen lied for its weird starkness and overly graphic nature but also for its romance and portrayal of human behavior.

with regards to soul eater, i disagree that it's just a lacking shounen. to me the characters in it can be epic and also unique due to the overall tone of the show. even lord death became quite epic to me after a while, even though i originally found him rather annoying. though i would have to say franken stein's voice acting in the english dub is what really makes the show so unforgettable. also soul's voice acting in the dub is pretty good too, i thought. that said, i would agree with anyone who might say that kid and his two gun girl partners/black star/tsubaki are just silly characters, but for me that wasn't so important because the unique halloweeny/mild horror tone of the show overrode those silly characters and made it good to me. i mean, comparing it with say angel beats, which is on this list and can become a bit painful to watch, it just seems soul eater has a strong forcefulness to it which is worthy of recognition in its own right.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 11 21:31
well usually, someone who like soul eaater/TTGL, also enjoys the other at least a little, Im one of the odd exceptions lol
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 22 10:24
you might wanna watch monster rancher and fushigi yuugi Veed
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Nov 26 3:19
I posted a long list of some great anime back on August 25 didn't hear from anyone if they had a chance to watch them but I would definitely add a couple to this list and some great new anime to watch that were not listed and are rather new are:
K or K Project
Psycho Pass
Zetsuen no Tempest
Magi

And here is re-post of my Aug 25th post of a list of anime that I have not once been listed but I feel are "must see anime."

Gantz: Great Action and will get your adrenaline going.
Paranoia Agent: Great thriller
Zegapain: Not too well known but one of the better mech anime and you will never forget it for the rest of your life.
Beelzebub and Level E are both hilarious, two of the funniest anime ever!
.Hack // series all have great story lines.
No 6: It is pretty fun to watch and you never know what is going to happen.

Time of Eve, Big O, and The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, are good entertainment and will get you thinking.

Eureka Seven, Last Exile, Inuyasha, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Samurai 7, Gungrave, Coyote RagTime Show, and Golgo 13 are all really entertaining full of action and will make you feel as if you wish you could be in the anime in some way.

That just names a few great anime that I would recommend let me know what you think. I know of about 17 more series that I would recommend after you watched all of these that have been listed by Veed, myself, and you the people that have posted comments; you have a good couple of years worth of material here so enjoy!

Some great anime that are airing right now or just recently completed their first seasons:
Space Brothers, Hagure Yuusha no Estetica AKA Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Jormungand, Sword Art Online, Binbougami ga!, Oda Nobuna no Yabou and Accel World.
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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 29 16:32
Hey, have you heard of Psycho Pass yet? It is still ongoing and I believe it has huge potential already. Especially the world they created. Sci-Fi is rooted in the time period it is created in, more than any other fiction and maybe that is why I find the future they depict so intriguing.
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Dec 31 1:30
Well keel098890, Ive already decided Id give it another chance a while ago, but it's not one of my priorities atm. Time is scarce now a days, so, when I have the chance, Id rather pick up a movie or a series I know it will have something for me. And I dont care how popular something is, I decide what I watch. Thx for the feedback, though.
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Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 21 5:50
Just wanted to say thank you for not putting in anime series such as elfen liad and code geass.As anime, i can understand why they where "breakthrough anime" but like me you seem to prefer character development and story to the more over dramatic mood anime such as these.

But yeah anyways...i wanna add a couple of my fav's too!It's way too hard to decide on the ranking so i'll just throw out a few.
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~Claymour- loved the gore and the twisted monster creations and also the tone and cliff hanger at the end really made it true horror in my opinion
~Naruto Shippuden- obviously this is main stream but the character development and the relationships between the characters and also "hope no matter what" factor is what make's this anime a favorite of mine.
~Monster-be careful when watching it can get pretty deep but I've never seen anything like it, it is the most brilliant whodunnit mystery I've ever seen with excellent character background, development and is similar to baccanno because of all the character intertwinment. It's a masterpiece in itself much more so in my opinion then death note.
~Bleach-I had to stop reading the manga because they seemed to have lost the whole point in Bleach also just got finished watching the climax and wished they would have not focused so much on the fighting tactics and introduced more meaningful dialog and background stories. For some reason i just can't relate to them as well as i did in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. I definitely preferred when there was more interaction between Ichigo and his friends which they seemed to loose towards the climax.
~Morobito:Gaurdian of the spirit-One of my favs because of the beautiful landscapes,worlds and creatures.It also seemed pretty realistic considering it's definitely classed as fantasy due to the politic side of it.
Tsubasa Chronicles-couldn't help myself adding this,we seem to like similar anime,might be too girly for your taste but to me it's a classic,just wish it had more of an ending to it.!
My Neighbor totoro,Kiki's Delivery Service,Princess Mononoke,Spirited Away and anything else made by the famous Miyazaki,is a must see.They are all epic,touching and unique anime movies.Try out this link too [Link removed - login to see]
And by the way please DO NOT watch welcome to the NHK .I just got finished watching, because most sites are ranting about it and it was the most horrible and depressing anime I've ever seen in my life!!!!!No joke it was awful, all it did was go around in circles from one sympathy act to another. I get that it touches a subject that most anime have not gone to but seriously!At least give the audience a plot to work with!!
Again thank you for your list with the best commentary I've seen so far!Much appreciated!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 26 7:17
There's always that fight over Naruto and One Piece, with Bleach a close but definite third. One Piece carried many more emotions than any other show I've seen. Cried at Impel and Marineford, OP fans would know why. Personally, my favorite ongoing anime. But I understand why people love Naruto. I'm going to get back into that one once I finish Death Note
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Jan 29 20:26
Hey there, you made it happen.
After looking at your list so often when on the search of a new series combined with being tied to the bed for an entire week (flu) I made my own list. I tried to stay away from the absolute classics and maybe offer one or two anime that aren't super popular for people like me searching for good, unknown anime series.
This decision only came to my mind because I already made an account here to post on your comment-section, and rate your list.

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If you'd like to check it out : )
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Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 14 3:51
I really like your list. There are some on there that I definitely will take a look at. Thank you for bringing them to my attention.

About Gurren Lagann, I have watched it up to the end of the first arc, but then had to stop because what happened then upset me. I probably will get around to finishing it eventually, because I enjoyed it up till then.

And THANK YOU for putting Cowboy Bebop so high up on there. The list would not be complete without it. That series moved me to tears multiple times. You have great taste in anime.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 19 3:33
Epic list bro very surprised Gintama isn't up there but oh well i think its the best anime ever made only been watching for a year though so still newer to anime but becoming more an otaku everyday!

I even made a list of all the anime i have seen :D
http://www.listal.com/list/articulate-anime-analysis-log
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Feb 26 2:03
Omg so like thx for making the list. It has introduced me to many new animes that I now love and adore xD Btw, i would recomend putting sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo as it's a pretty epic comdey/romance ^_^ or fairytail
Anyways i only made an account to thk u as it help me have an open mind and not just obsess over the most popular series like naruto or watever so thank u!
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 6 20:38
One piece does not belong on this list never mind number 5
Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Oct 9 14:45
Nice list,you can check out my list if you want :)
Posted: 10 months, 1 week ago at Oct 13 12:25
I finished One Piece 616 its a damn super duper anime movies series which is the latest release and after finishing Watching One Piece i was like wandering wat other things i should do with my life and i finally found this website. Thanks Admin i really love this list.
Posted: 8 months ago at Dec 20 14:37
I agree with everything I've seen from this list (other than Evangelion which I found to be complete bullshit :P). I'd highly recommend Welcome to the N.H.K. if you haven't seen it. Great list.
Posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 4 18:51
Posted: 4 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 7 5:53
http://www.listal.com/list/top-50-greatest-anime
Posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago at May 28 17:34
I would like to know your opinion on the more recent anime, such as Attack on Titan, Kyoukai no Kanata, or perhaps Psycho Pass and Ao no Excorcist. I really love your list, but there's nothing "recent" here.

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