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 Anime from 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 chronological order to give more time for sequels to be created and be able to watch the full story without waiting. I went as far back to the 1960s, I've been watching every anime that ranks higher than 3.5 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 like, but dropped a lot that annoyed me too. Below 3.5 rankings I only watch the ones that I really think I will like (sci-fi, dark themes, action, thrillers, fantasy). Some OVAs & Shorts do not rank high due to lack of popularity and I have discovered some real gems at the bottom of the pile.
I've been collecting the Best Animes I have watched for each year on my lists:
You may also want to check:
and you can find more recommendations in my Custom Lists.