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  • Joined Apr 5, 2011
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It's My Top 100, Not Yours ...

This was something more like a Top 90 List, but ...

That's what happens when you take a personal ranklist, organized somewhat differently than the way A-P does its stuff, and try to shoehorn it into this List form, which is governed by A-P's database structure ... ranks wander off-mark. Some of these are tied, up to three ways in some cases, or they represent whole franchises that dominate a single ranking slot, clustered together. I'll leave it for the reader to deduce ...

This list was ranked by using Richard Bolles' Prioritizing Grid, a well-known tool for parsing one's favorites from long lists of items first developed in the human resources / career-planning field. It almost always renders interesting and unexpected results. This was then further adjusted to account for other anime-specific indicators, like number of repeat viewings, genre preference, and the like.

For those who might be interested, a Web-based version of the grid is available for use at this link: Prioritizing Grid @

This is updated on a semi-annual basis, sort of ... these rankings are current through November, 2012.
  1. Air
  2. Air Summer Special
  3. Kanon (2006)
  4. Aria the Animation
  5. Aria the Natural
  6. Aria the Natural Special
  7. Aria the OVA: Arietta
  8. Aria the Origination
  9. Aria the Origination Special
  10. Aria the Origination Picture Drama
  11. Akage no Anne
  12. Konnichiwa Anne ~Before Green Gables~
  13. Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water
  14. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
  15. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Quiet Country Cafe
  16. Millennium Actress
  17. Ah! My Goddess: The Movie
  18. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  19. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
  20. Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya
  21. Grave of the Fireflies
  22. Ah! My Goddess TV
  23. Whisper of the Heart
  24. Magic Knight Rayearth
  25. Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion
  26. Honey and Clover
  27. Honey and Clover Specials
  28. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  29. Honey and Clover II
  30. To Heart ~Remember My Memories~
  31. Candy Candy
  32. Kokoro Toshokan
  33. Kanon
  34. Kanon: Kazahana
  35. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
  36. Ah! My Goddess
  37. Serial Experiments Lain
  38. Maison Ikkoku
  39. Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy
  40. ef - a tale of memories
  41. ef - a tale of memories: Prologue
  42. ef - a tale of memories: Recollections
  43. ef - a tale of melodies
  44. ef - a tale of melodies: Prologue
  45. Galaxy Express 999
  46. Galaxy Express 999 Movie
  47. Voices of a Distant Star
  48. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
  49. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
  50. Denno Coil