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 by the creativity of the stories. So, I embarked 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 on a binge. I went as far back to the 1960s, and I've been checking out every anime that ranks higher than 3.7 on this site for each year while collecting the best on my lists, even for the genres that I'm NOT fond of (slice-of-life, dumb comedies, romance, moe, ecchi & harem), as it helps me be more open-minded. My Lists favors my favorite genres, sci-fi, dark stories, seinen, adventure, fantasy, isekai, action, psychological, thrillers, horror, mystery, survival, martial arts, etc; so if you have a similar taste you'll find them really useful.
BEST ANIMES IN RELEASE ORDER
Best Donghuas (Chinese Animation):
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)