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SeprithLiCastia

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Every Completed Anime (& Thoughts)

A comprehensive list of every Anime I have taken to completion (or feel I have seen enough) and my thoughts on each. Order was chosen based on personal enjoyment and feelings on the series in question.
1 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

A compelling and epic story with characters and themes to match it. The number of good things I have to say about this show are plenty, but I will leave you with one: watch it.

2 Death Note

Death Note

My gold standard; when I talk about good Anime this is what I measure it against. The premise alone catches, but the story is what drives this master-piece of work.

3 Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Deconstruction aside, this series has one of the greatest Anime female characters I have ever seen (so it has characters) and its story and themes are guaranteed to leave an impact.

4 Kiss x Sis TV

Kiss x Sis TV

I would call it my guilty pleasure show, but I have no shame. The humor and genuine feeling behind this one make it an all around enjoyable watch for me, but I would not easily recommend it to others.

5 Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

The knowledge-able Grand-Daddy of Anime ages like fine wine and only gets better with more Anime to compare it to. When 'smooth' is the word that comes to mind for a show, it did something right in my book.

6 xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

The characters and dark/flippant humor delights while the themes ensnare. Later seasons begin tying everything together in a magnificent story with a great, if tragic, ending.

7 Girls' Last Tour

Girls' Last Tour

Of that "Cute Girls Doing Cute Things" sub-genre. What are they doing? Dystopia. Not really an exploration of true theming or concept, but an exploration of character and personality. Loved it, but went "What!?" at the ending.

8 Eden of the East

Eden of the East

A brilliant premise and excellent theme, its weak characters are its only shame. The humor and concept of this show entertains me so I look passed its flaws.

9 Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

One easily hateable character (who just so happens to be a main) does not keep this show from shining through as a hilarious and charming character story. The plot twist/deconstrction of the genre at the end only cements my enjoyment.

10 Trigun

Trigun

One of those classics any long time Anime fan likely remembers. Good humor, great action scenes, and an... okay plot that stands well against even modern shows. In many ways, it stand above.

11 Shiki

Shiki

Vampires done right! Really slow around the middle, but it builds to one of the best endings I have ever seen. Characters, setting, and art style help it truly stand-out.

12 When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

With something of a misleading title, this is a very well done harem story. Decent pacing, good humor, developed relationships, and one of the best male leads I have ever seen for the genre. Enjoyable through-out despite its more... eccentric moments.

13 Overlord

Overlord

Trapped in a game (sort of)? This time I like it. The lively bunch of characters help sell an old idea (see Tron) with a new and fresh coat of paint. Later into the series it starts to take a turn towards the dark, though, and the main earns his title as "evil overlord".

14 Sekirei

Sekirei

Tough to get going, but the legitimate character development and honestly touching romance(s) sells this otherwise bland attempt at fan service like fine wine and a good article in Hustler magazine.

15 Heavy Object

Heavy Object

Something of a deconstruction of the mecha genre, this story about the ability of humanity to not only undue but save itself is filled with quick humor, likeable characters, and just enough story I am not left with too many questions.

16 No Game No Life

No Game No Life

To conquer the world of games you need the best people at games. The plot promises fun and the characters deliver with brilliance, style, and humor. Warning: should not be taken too seriously.

17 The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The devil working at MgRonald's (eye-roll) is oddly not an anti-corporate message, but a hilarious ramp through life with quirky and interesting characters to see it through.

18 Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!

Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!

Subverting the usual build-up times common in harem anime, this charming and comedic take on the genre offers enough surprises, character moments, and quirky romance to leave fans of the genre content, if not happy. I was thrilled.

19 Planetarian

Planetarian

A sweet and heart-warming tale about the nature of humanity and connection mixed in with the wonders of space and human potential. This short series lets the small cast shine while offering a rather focused plot and a powerful message.

20 A Sister's All You Need

A Sister's All You Need

First is first: that opening scene is horrid cringe (even if that is the joke). Loved the characters and independent stories, but it is the cast as a whole that gets me. One of my favorite group of characters in Anime.

21 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

The original, mind you. Not Brotherhood. Powerful (emotionally) characters and a 'right in the heart-bone' plot leaves this show firmly lodged in my chest cavity.

22 FLCL

FLCL

The well established measuring stick for the 'WTF' sub-genre of Anime. That... has not changed. Funny and whacky, this one comes down to your tolerance level for its type.

23 InuYasha

InuYasha

Lord Sesshomaru; that is all. Never before (or since) has my opinion of a show been tied so heavily to one character in it. Take him out and I could probably not care much at all, but with him it remains a joy for me to watch.

24 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

Finally! Gundam done perfect as a story (for perfect theme, see Thunderbolt)! Reminiscent of old west and war films that leads into one of the best war prologue stories I have ever seen. Heavily tied with the original still, but finally we have it!

25 The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

Taken alone or with its forebearer, this character story focuses more on comedy than anything else, but the sprinkle of romance and human connection between its cast makes it a joy to watch.

26 Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

Considered little more than hentai, I find that a real shame. While sex scenes are present, they are less graphic than most HBO shows. That aside: we have a nice and compelling omnibus style harem story that does not try to hide what it is while still being an enjoyable watch.

27 Durarara!!

Durarara!!

A scattered piece with so many stories better have a lot of good characters and this show delivers. Everyone has their favorites, but you are bound to enjoy this chaotic tale of color themed gangs, urban legends, demon swords, crime wars, and a coming of age story (with blood and knives). No joke.

28 Baccano!

Baccano!

Clusterf**k comes to mind with this show. In a good way, if there is such a thing. Just try watching this show once and be able to tell me the story in detail; I dare you. The amazing cast and intrigue inducing story keeps you afloat amidst a wave of... clusters?

29 GATE

GATE

Its real life political inspiration aside, this offers an interesting look at... Something. There is a theme somewhere. In execution we have hilarity, action, and the answer to what happens when you bring a sword to a gun fight. Answer? One dead swordsmen. Also answers the dragon v. rocket launcher debate, too.

30 Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Takes slice of life to a new level (moe, too) and I am fine with that. It is a genre with little for me to enjoy from it, but this one fired true.

31 Oreimo

Oreimo

The right show at the right moment, at least for me. It has its flaws, yes, but I really enjoyed its characters and their personal stories. Season one is mostly forgettable, but seaon two is amazing and well worth it. The ending suffers from adaptation decay, though.

32 Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

The original over the newer (I would say watch in that order, too), but the stories are all nearly perfect with interesting characters that never really over-stay their welcome. Also: Kino is one of Anime's best characters. Period.

33 Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Decent to good characters, well enough plot, and great fight scenes. Hurt by a few bad narrative choices, but I found it enjoyable.

34 Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

Push aside the ridiculously sexual and 'f**k reality' moments and we have a good action piece with decent-to-great characters fighting hordes of zombi--- Eh, I mean Them in a not-great-but-good show worth watching. If you disagree... I can understand why, honestly.

35 Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

A satirical, if not out-right deconstruction, of the harem genre, this show offers little in the way of romance but more than makes up for that with dark humor and enough fourth-wall breaks to bring down a house.

36 Monster

Monster

The depth of personal development and the feelings of dread, evil, and hopelessness that permeate this piece make it a stand out for psychologcial horror. Probably should not be as long as it is, though.

37 91 Days

91 Days

Man is wronged, seeks revenge. The flavor? Italian mafia. Sprinkled with a dash of Anime. Godfather if it were an Anime. A good story with good characters beside.

38 Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer

Little girls driving tanks at school to respresent their homeland... which are travelling air-craft carriers? Who writes this stuff? This show has no business being as good as it is, but the likeability of its cast and the great (tank) action scenes make it a joy.

39 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt

Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt

Easily the best of the Gundam short series, this astounding show has everything the seires is famous for: deep emotions, thoughtful commentary, and amazing giant robot fights. What makes this one so much better? It actually does all of that well.

40 Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori

Of the "Cute Girls Doing Cute Things" Slice of Life sub-genre. The appeal of this rests entierly with the cast and it is one of my favorites of the genre. I honestly cannot think of a character I did not like. Pretty funny, too.

41 Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

A feel-the-happy type of story nice for a few dozen laughs with (mostly) likeable characters. Not for everyone, though. My advice: watch a few and make your choice.

42 Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

In the 'dime a dozen' light-novel game to Anime adaptation market, this one stands as the shining jewel with amazing characters, a powerful plot, and time travel. Enough said, but you should ignore the movie sequel.

43 Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Went in expecting trash, but I found some pretty good characters and some... acceptable story work. Maybe in the following seasons it will fix its clear story defficiency.

44 Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Mix hip-hop and Fuedal era samurai to get this. Throw historical integrity out the window (and set it on fire, to be safe) and we are left with this fun action piece that knows when to get serious, when to tell a joke, and when to just hit something.

45 Tsuredure Children

Tsuredure Children

High school teen romance the Anime. Enjoyment of this depends heavily on your fondness for its type. I thought it was pretty good.

46 Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Opinions vary, but this stands as one of the best Gundam series out there. The giant mech fights aside, we are left with a great look into the human condition (Code Geass style) that appeals. Now if only there was less of an attempt at trying to be 'political' with this one.

47 Heaven's Lost Property

Heaven's Lost Property

With great power comes great responsibilty... and a flock of flying panties. That is a thing that happens in this show and it is funny. The rest of the show offers even more humor and a real romance to help smooth over the more... lewd moments.

48 Detective Conan

Detective Conan

Sherlock Holmes the Anime. Episodic as you might expect, some solid characters and some truly good mysteries make it a pleasure. The twenty-plus years and counting (and its 900+ episode count) make it a nightmare to try to keep up with.

49 Valkyria Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

A surprisingly faithful adaptation of one of my favorite video games? Color me surprised. The game taken from the story does nothing to hurt a powerful war story that champions humanity.

50 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

A surprisingly good adaptation (space and aliens ignored) of my favorite book? Huh... Never saw that one coming. The plot is almost all from the book and the visuals are... garish but still interesting in their own right.

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Cozc Mar 22, 2019

Thanks for the effort my man

Leadwyng Oct 8, 2018

I feel like you have seen sooo many anime that you find it hard to enjoy them. I believe you need to see how great anime is in comparison to regular stuff. I oppose that you stop watching for like a few months, maybe more, and maybe than you will enjoy it again. I did this myself, with me, it worked. (Disclaimer: I do not intend to insult anyone, please be aware of that).

SeprithLiCastia Sep 16, 2017

I would not feel that way. You like what you like, nothing wrong with that.

Sean7236 Sep 16, 2017

I've watched quite a few of the anime on this list, and I feel like my standards must be so much lower then your's. 

JapaneseFarmer Jun 19, 2017

Great list, gave me ideas on what anime I should watch/finish. Thanks!!!