This list is based off what I feel will give you great satisfaction. Mostly deeply told stories.
These 15 shows have changed my life in one way or another.
The criteria for this list is how unique and revolutionary said anime are and how much I recommend them. Keep in mind that the order of this list isn't based on how much I like them.
Series with no specials, OVA, omake and movies. Mainly 12 episoded.
The list contains titles I really enjoyed. If you look for some nice anime I would recommend, you will certainly find it here. Contains only shows, otherwise it would be totally swarmed with Ghibli...