A list of anime in no particular order, that IMO, is essential viewing for any anime fan.
Includes some anime I've dropped, but overall I try to only include anime that I feel I can give a "fair" rating. Reasons are a work in progress.
This only counts full tv season anime, and not shorts, OVA's or films.
Entertaining to compare with previous list, only 3 anime carry over, significantly older anime feature much more highly.
Currently a rough list of top 50 anime favorites (just the first season of each favorite taking the place of the whole series)