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My Top 100 Anime

Yeah, I don't know why I have this list either. And yes I need to watch Hunter X Hunter.
1 Kino's Journey
Kino's Journey

+ its specials and movies.

I don't think there's a single thing about Kino's Journey that I don't love. I could say 'because there isn't more', but that's retarded since there are 18 novels and most of them are translated.

2 Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop

See you Space Cowboy, your kind will never be seen again.

3 Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
4 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

Homura did nothing wrong.

fight me

5 Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon

+2nd season

If Michael Bay was Japanese and had talent.

But dammit Hiroe, quit drawing porn and continue this already.

6 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The actual TV series is hit and miss, but it was all worth it for this.

7 Fate/Zero
Fate/Zero

+ Fate/Zero 2. Good ol' Urobutcher took everything that made the Fate series great, amplified the bleakness up to 11, and erased all the highschool bullshit that plagued Fate/Stay Night.

8 Clannad After Story
Clannad After Story

A highschool anime that went... past highschool?

I am shocked that concept is so rare.

9 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Highschool lesbians suffer horribly to prevent the heat death of the universe.

What more could you want.

10 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Not including its other seasons (or the horrendous OVAs that I shudder to think of). They weren't as good. The story may have become clearer, but really, clearing up all the mystery came at a detriment to everything that made Higurashi great -- sheer paranoia and madness.

Animation was a bit... rough at times, though. Hey, it's DEEN, whatdoya expect.

11 Baccano!
Baccano!

It's like a Tarantino film but with actual hope for the future.

12 Welcome to the NHK!
Welcome to the NHK!
13 Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent

What the hell is wrong with this show it's fantastic.

14 FLCL
FLCL

I need to rewatch this.

15 Kara no Kyoukai Movie 5: Mujun Rasen
Kara no Kyoukai Movie 5: Mujun Rasen
16 Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf

+the second season. Watch it for the economics.

... well, ok, in all seriousness, the medieval economics aspect of the show aren't really as complicated as some people seem to make it out to be. The main reason you'll watch (and like) S&W is because of the fantastic banter between Holo and Kraft.

Also, Season 3 never. Read the books you twats it's never going to be made.

17 Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass

Not the second season or movie. They were still good, but it's pretty difficult to surpass Psycho-Pass's shadow.

Psycho-Pass is probably the least 'anime-like' anime that I've ever seen. Aside from character designs, it seems completely removed from the usual conventions found within the medium, and as such, is probably the best anime to give to newcomers.

I do feel like the Urobutcher kind of peaked in his level of quality with both this and the 3rd Rebellion movie (his magnum opus is still Saya's Song, though), everything he's made since has been fairly lacking (although I've yet to see Expelled from Paradise).

18 Durarara!!
Durarara!!

+ its sequels.

19 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
20 Honey and Clover
Honey and Clover

+the second season. Probably the best coming of age story you'll ever watch. Well, best realistic coming of age story. FLCL still holds the 'Best Absurdist Coming of Age Story', although I'm unsure of how many stories would even fit under that heading.

Shitty ending, though, I mean what the fuck was that.

21 Nichijou
Nichijou
22 Wolf Children
Wolf Children

Mama Bear: The Movie

23 Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

... just as long as you skip past the horror that is Endless Eight.

I get 'Nam flashbacks whenever anyone jokingly says "Kyon-kun, denwa".

which, i admit, is not often

24 Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

Went in with low expectations and was left bursting into laughter every single minute.

25 Baby Steps 2
Baby Steps 2

Baby Steps is the biggest surprise I've ever encountered in an anime. Normally I don't watch sports anime, but I decided to try out BS (what an unfortunate acronym) since I've played tennis for most of my life, but stopped a few years ago.

The second season of this may have rekindled my love for tennis. I think a reason for this is because most of the anime comes off as astoundingly plausible. Many sports anime can't really be described as 'realistic' (and that's fine, it ain't real), so they don't garner any of my interest in the sport involved -- but I could easily see everything happening in BS happening in real life. The MC's growth in tennis is remarkable, but well within in the bounds of reality. Unlike something like Kuroko no Basket, where people are somehow capable of shooting a hoop with 100% accuracy, in BS, even the pros make plenty of mistakes, like serving into the net.

Season one was decent, but had some issues, mainly failing to intrigue the viewer and having another seemingly shallow token love interest like thousands of other anime -- but the 2nd season solidified these points. The pacing suddenly went from shaky to utterly perfect, and Natsu proved herself to be more than just a stereotypical love interest.

More people need to watch this.

26 Azumanga Daioh
Azumanga Daioh
27 Daily Lives of High School Boys
Daily Lives of High School Boys
28 Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion

Controversial or not, Evangelion's influence is massive and undeniable.

But I'm not counting the shitty Rebuilds, don't fuck with me.

29 Darker than Black
Darker than Black

Season 2 does not exist. I can do without Drunken Asshole Batman and Mary Suou, thanks.

30 Mushishi
Mushishi

+its sequels.

Kick back and relax. Watch an episode before going to bed. This ain't a show you're supposed to marathon.

31 5 Centimeters per Second
5 Centimeters per Second

Punishing and unrelenting reality in movie form just to remind you that romance does not, and will never, work like it does in anime.

Just don't go in expecting to enjoy it.

32 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Watch it for the Count. Well, and the in-depth story and unique art style I suppose, but really, you're here for the Count.

33 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
34 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

A 'rom-com' done correctly. Unlike what some claim, OreGairu does not 'subvert' rom-com standards, it just uses them with a sense of realism and self-awareness, making it a thouroughly unique experience despite it's over-used setting.

Although the second season was not quite as good.

35 Eden of the East
Eden of the East
36 Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club

Watch it even if you don't normally like shoujo, or hell, because you don't like shoujo. The reason this works so well is because it mocks the hell out of all the bullshit often found in shoujo anime/manga.

37 Barakamon
Barakamon
38 Monogatari Series: Second Season
Monogatari Series: Second Season

The utter peak of quality in the Monogatari series.

39 Shirobako
Shirobako
40 Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon

+ second season. I really need to start the manga.

41 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
42 Usagi Drop
Usagi Drop

This show makes me happy.

But do not read the manga. Just be happy it ended here and do not inquire further.

I SAY THIS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

43 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

The second and last (first is Ouran) shoujo anime that I've ever enjoyed. It doesn't necessarily break free from the normal conventions found within the demographic, it just pulls them off very well with a great of sense of humour. Both the MCs are unique and fascinating people, and I genuinely cared about watching their relationship grow. A 2nd season would be great but I doubt it'll happen.

44 Rozen Maiden
Rozen Maiden

Just not the 2013 sequel, that was the most pointless addition ever.

45 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
46 Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
47 Monster
Monster

Ending was a fucking cop-out but nonetheless, it still has one of the greatest villains in anime.

48 Clannad
Clannad

Mostly here due to nostalgia factor. I'll admit looking back on it that it isn't nearly as good as I thought at the time, but it still paved the way for the greatness that is After Story, and has a pretty good sense of humour. Interestingly, I feel that while the drama in After Story was superb, the drama in Clannad felt arbitrary and, quite frankly, boring.

49 Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!

Another case of a Jun Maeda production needing far more than 1 cour to achieve its true potential, but still a fantastic show. Hopefully the VN will one day be translated, because as usual, Maeda's style and flair for grandious story-telling fits far better when he doesn't have time constraints.

Although, I think I'm kind of getting sick of Maeda's style by now.

50 Beck
Beck
51 Toradora!
Toradora!
52 Genshiken
Genshiken

Nidaime was ok, but it lost some of it's charm with most of the main cast gone.

53 Desert Punk
Desert Punk

The reason this show is so great is because the MC is the biggest fucking sociopathic piece of shit to ever grace an anime.

A lesson in how characters do not have to be likable to be great characters. To quote the show: "With people like this, it doesn't matter if humanity goes extinct."

54 Kanon (2006)
Kanon (2006)

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