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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. Clannad
  2. Clannad After Story
  3. Clannad: Another World, Tomoyo Chapter
  4. Chobits
  5. Chibits
  6. Bakuman
  7. Bakuman.
  8. Magic Knight Rayearth OVA
  9. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
  10. Ah! My Goddess: Fighting Wings
  11. Emily of New Moon
  12. Planetes
  13. New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning
  14. Hakujaden
  15. Alakazam the Great
  16. Air Movie
  17. Clannad Movie
  18. Ghost in the Shell
  19. One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e
  20. Kamichu!
  21. Kimagure Orange Road TV
  22. Kimagure Orange Road Pilot
  23. Kimagure Orange Road OVA
  24. Crest of the Stars
  25. Crest of the Stars: Birth
  26. Banner of the Stars
  27. Banner of the Stars II
  28. Banner of the Stars III
  29. Wings of Honneamise
  30. Queen Millennia
  31. Queen Millennia Movie
  32. Captain Harlock
  33. Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia
  34. Love Hina
  35. Love Hina Special: Motoko's Choice, Love or Sword: Don't Cry
  36. Love Hina Spring Special - I Wish Your Dream
  37. Love Hina X'mas Special - Silent Eve
  38. Love Hina Final Selection
  39. Love Hina Again
  40. Rain, the Little Girl, and My Letter
  41. Galaxy Railways
  42. Galaxy Railways II
  43. Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet
  44. Prince Planet
  45. Neon Genesis Evangelion - Death and Rebirth
  46. Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya
  47. Wind: A Breath of Heart OVA
  48. Wind: A Breath of Heart
  49. Angel Tales
  50. Angel Tales 2