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Hall of Masterpieces: The best of anime

Of course, this is my opinion, you may agree or disagree with my list, but I think I watched enough anime to put forward this much opinion.
1 Aldnoah.Zero

Aldnoah.Zero

BEST MECHA

Intricate storyline, innovative abilities for each machine, good development of characters, unexpected and interesting twists, relatble themes/motifs, things to be taken away, action-packed, and keeps you engaged the whole way through while explaining the more difficult and complex stuff in a way that is easy to understand.

2 Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park

NOTABLE COMEDY

Funny and continues being so in such a constrained plot space. Likable characters. Dash of shounen romance and seriousness.

3 Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

BEST ISEKAI(CLOSE ENOUGH)

Intersting plot, good comedy, feels, interesting likable characters.

4 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

BEST EMOTIONAL

Will definitely feel like crying at the end, powerful character development, side stories are interesting, engaging plot, in the end all characters become likable, good music. It's just full of feel, more pure than Clannad.

5 Assassination Classroom TV

Assassination Classroom TV

MOST ADDICTABLE

Though I kinda hate the series and character designs, its balance of comedy, action, plot, and knowledge keeps me going. Too many characters, but handled efficiently enough

6 Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

BEST SUPERNATURAL

A lot dialogue that is somehow engaging, an intriguing style, interesting characters and plots, twists, good music. It is an experience that cannot be described in words alone, must-watch.

7 Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

BEST VIOLENCE

Interesting, action-packed, likable cool badass characters, more deep than you would think.

8 Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

NOTABLE ROMANCE

Funny with some comedy, good character developments and relationship development, relatable references, and a classic anime

9 Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys

BEST COMEDY

Funny as sheht, with interesting storyline and characters, what more do you need?

10 Danganronpa: The Animation

Danganronpa: The Animation

BEST SURVIVAL

Good plot, interesting characters, interesting problems and questions, full of thrill, innovative death scenes, twists,

11 Darker than Black

Darker than Black

BEST ACTION

Interesting plot, likable character, character developments, deep stuff, complex, OP character, action-filled.

12 Death Note

Death Note

BEST CLASSIC

Good plot, symbolisms, iconic and likable characters, deep meaning, good music, character development (honestly only in Light), thrill-packed. Very popular, and is considered a classic anime masterpiece by many peers.

I could have put in Haruhi Suzumiya or Cowboy Bebop instead, but I just felt like this was the right choice.

13 Death Parade

Death Parade

BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL

Feels, makes you think, full of thrill, innovative ways to represent same idea every episode, though plot is episodic, it is interesting and overarching plot has good character development. Deep and dark.

14 Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

BEST FIGHTS

Interesting plot and supporting background info, likable characters, character development, deep stories, cool fights, good music and good art, Very detailed though at risk of some pace.

15 Gosick

Gosick

BEST MYSTERY

Likable characters, Sherlockian ways of solving mysteries, interesting plot, an excellent ship, jabs of comedy and cuteness, deep themes wedged within, a lot of symbolism, good pacing, all the arcs are separate yet connected resulting in a nice pace, historic references, good music and art.

16 Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

BEST MOVIE

Full of feels and context, relatable characters, intersting plot, character development, deep and symbolistic.

No, I don't think Kimi no Na wa is better than this one.

17 When They Cry: Higurashi

When They Cry: Higurashi

BEST HORROR

A lot of gore and horror, psychologically and visually disturbing, but engaging and uses an innovative style that enhances storytelling and quality.

18 Hyouka

Hyouka

NOTABLE MYSTERY

Interesting plot and mysteries, likable character. Good character develoopment. Mhm.

19 Izetta: The Last Witch

Izetta: The Last Witch

BEST HISTORY RELATED

Parallel to WWII, interesting plot, lovable characters, some feels and action, deep messages, subplots with backbone, relatable themes/motifs

20 The World God Only Knows

The World God Only Knows

NOTABLE ROMANCE

Innovative way to combine romance with otaku culture and became a classic. Interesting, although it does not have super deep relationship issues or such, but there are some deep themes/motifs here.

21 Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

MOST MEANINGFUL

Deep and interesting plot with many things to take away and familiar theme/motif presented in a new light. Likable character. 

Just is a masterpiece, that you cant describe in words.

22 Little Busters!

Little Busters!

BEST SCHOOL

Likable characters, interesting plot that fully uses school in its stories, character development, school moe events, ships/harem, deep, twist.

23 Maria Holic

Maria Holic

BEST CROSSDRESSING

Unique and engaging style, likable and fun characters, interestingly animated opening and ending theme. Interesting plot, though episodic, pretty good comedy.

Definitely noteworthy.

24 Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

MOST UNDERRATED

No one really seems to notice how funny and interesting this series is...

25 No Game No Life

No Game No Life

BEST STRATEGY/GAME

Interesting plot, lovable characters, super innovative and interesting inclusions of games and solving strategies, many different backgrounds of characters. Thriller, difficult things are explained well. OP characters.

26 Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

BEST MAGICAL GIRL

Plot twist, good plot, symbolism and message, engaging and artsy style, likable characters, excellent music, deep and dark.

27 Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

BEST SCIENCE

Interesting concept and plot, likable characters and comedy, as well as references, detail and deepness, popularity. Makes you think about the logics behind the concepts the series presents. Keeps you on the edge of your sit most of the time.

I would say about interstellar amount of smart, not rick and morty smart.

28 The Fruit of Grisaia

The Fruit of Grisaia

BEST HAREM

Lovable characters, deep backstories, interesting plot, OP character, twists.

29 The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School

NOTABLE ACTION

Cool fights with badass likable characters, interesting plot and innovative concepts. OP character and incest

30 Toradora!

Toradora!

BEST ROMANCE

Careful development of characters, the lovability of the characters, romance feels back and forth, good plot, good matches, substories with some backbone, some things to be taken away from it.

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kevserv26 Dec 23, 2018

love the list, I do desagree with some of the the choices there but not too many of them and even then I like your choices.

Like I said, love the list

chisayuki May 31, 2018

A lot of the anime listed here is on my best anime list too, nice choices!

Nessaa May 18, 2018

I totally disagree with the best romance choice. 

GintamaLove Apr 3, 2018

I agree with you about Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, it was so funny and didn't take itself too seriously. It's also a satire and they use gags. I'm thinking of starting the manga some time soon.