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Personal Favorites

Anime that I consider to display uniqueness or extreme quality in their respective genre. This list is in no specific order, and will be added to over time.
1 Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Completely shatters the perception of an entire genre, and does so while making perhaps the most flawless use of a musical score I have encountered in any anime.

2 Steins;Gate
3 Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf
4 Durarara!!

Intricate plot disguised as complete chaos, then thrown at you in a mind twisting flurry of seemingly unrelated events where every answer you get generates more questions than you had before.

5 Angel Beats!
Angel Beats!

Overwhelming sadness and happiness at the same time. 

6 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Storytelling epic. Managed to have a large scale plot while avoiding the feeling of either being overly rediculous or tedius. 

7 Gosick

This one is here because of my personal affinity for the time period leading up to WWII. It isnt a masterpiece by any means, but I enjoyed it and was so impressed by how inexplicably satisfying the ending was that I had to include it on this list.

8 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
9 Fate/Zero

Probably the best thing out there in the "survival game" genre, although lumping it directly into a trope would do this show injustice. Refreshingly mature.

10 Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied

Rips apart your soul while constantly beating you with questions of morality, and manages to do so while still being incredibly enjoyable.

11 Death Note
Death Note

Just according to keikaku. While this anime isnt exactly the most consistantly brilliant thing, the best parts of it are so brilliantly crafted that they make up for the somewhat lazier plot points.

12 ef - a tale of memories
ef - a tale of memories

Somehow manages to one story to keep the other exactly on the line between emotionally charged and ludicrous. Impressively, neither story comes across as secondary or inferior to the other.

13 Mirai Nikki TV
Mirai Nikki TV


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