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  • USA
  • Joined Aug 17, 2013
  • ? / M

I started watching anime after I discover that many of my favorite Directors & Movies have been inspired by anime or manga. I decided to give it a try and I was hooked on the creativity of the stories. So, I embark on a journey to discover the Best Animes of All Time. I keep an open mind for any anime that has a good story to tell.

At some point, I decided to start watching in release order to give more time for sequels to be created (as I hate cliffhangers) and be able to watch the full story without waiting. I went as far back to the 1960s, I've been checking out every anime that ranks higher than 3.7 on this site for the chosen year, even for the genres that I"m not fond of (slice-of-life, episodic comedies, romance, moe, ecchi & harem), it helps me be more open-minded and I have found some that I really liked, but also dropped a lot that annoyed me too. Below 3.6 rankings I only watch the ones that I really think I would like (sci-fi, dark stories, action, thrillers, fantasy). Some OVAs & Shorts do not rank high due to lack of popularity and I have discovered some hidden gems at the bottom of the pile.

I've been collecting the Best Animes I have watched for each year on my lists:

1960s to 1970s • 1980s • 1990 to 1996 • 1997 to 1999

200020012002 • 2003200420052006200720082009

201020112012201320142015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018

And currently going through 2019 • 2020 (work in progress)

You may also want to check:

Animes with a Watching Guide

Animes with Incredible Art

and you can find more recommendations in my Custom Lists.

(To save the lists to your profile, just click the "Heart Icon", it gets saved to your likes > custom lists)

Find Something New to Watch | Best on Your Watch List (Filter further with tags and by adjusting the year & rating)

Life on anime

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Life on manga

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CelesteBlue Feb 28, 2021

Thanks a lot for your help ! 

CelesteBlue Feb 28, 2021

 I really like your custome lists , they're great ! 

XxGalaxyGirlxX Feb 22, 2021

Ya. im also doing the same thing.

Im waiting for all of season 2 to comes out so I can watch it all in a day.

XxGalaxyGirlxX Feb 21, 2021

The promised neverland season 2 came out!!!

1SAITAMA Feb 10, 2021

I am giving fate series a go is it worth watching tho?