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Top Ten Best Animes of all Time

Dragon Ball Z​
Dragon Ball Z​

Nope. Dragon Ball Z is nowhere near the best, and quite frankly whoever says otherwise either has a horrible taste in anime, nostalgia is clowding their judgment or they have not watched enough to anime to know any better.

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Cowboy ​Bebop​
Cowboy ​Bebop​

Cowboy Bebop is not only a likely candidate for the best anime of all time, but I can go as far as putting this in at least top 100 best television programs ever made. The story is gripping and leaves you eager for more at the end of every episode. The characters are fun and memorable.

Fullmetal ​Alchemist: Brotherhood​
Fullmetal ​Alchemist: Brotherhood​

Is Steins;Gate the 3rd best anime of all time?Hell no.I still gave it a high score. just because a lot of people give Brotherhood high score doesn't necessarily mean they think it's the best of all time.A lot of people watch Brotherhood and a lot of them end up enjoying it,it's one of the shows that could appeal to a lot of people (and it's well made enough to see why),that's all there is to it.

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Code Geass​
Code Geass​

Code Geass. Lets just stop and say those 2 words one more time... CODE GEASS! It surpasses all anime up to today with a story line which makes you jump around and scream at how awesome the anime is. Every episode is page turner, compacted with everything, from, intense fighting, politics, real world issues, drama, romance.

Neon Genesis ​Evangelion​
Neon Genesis ​Evangelion​

View all comments about Neon Genesis Evangelion in our top ten list ... recommend many of the other animes on ... Neon Genesis is the best anime of all time, ...

Gurren ​Lagann​
Gurren ​Lagann​

Gurren Lagann is such an epic anime. Simon, Kamina, and Yoko each had personalities that are nothing like other anime. Come on, guys, let's do the impossible and get Gurren Lagann into the Top Ten! - Joey_SoccerFan. BEST ANIME EVER! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes mecha anime! Really good! Great anime with great characters.

Chobits​
Chobits​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

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Samurai ​Champloo​
Samurai ​Champloo​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

source: list25.com
Angel Beats!​
Angel Beats!​

Angel Beats!, an anime hailed by many to be one of the best, if not the best anime ever, but also an anime many think its bad and seriously overrated. So where does it stand? Well, it isn't downright terrible, but it's not the best anime there is either, no, it's not even close to it.

Kill la Kill​
Kill la Kill​

There's an element of political incorrectness to vengeance-seeking protagonist Ryuuko Matoi's sexy outfit common to a lot of anime which is clearly the product of male wish fulfilment fantasies, but none of this stops Kill La Kill being one of the most fun and intense action animes of all time.

Psycho-Pass​
Psycho-Pass​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

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Baccano!​
Baccano!​

Based on over 130,000 votes, Death Note is ranked number 1 out of 997 choices. Agree? Disagree? Place your vote on the top 10 list of Greatest Anime of All Time.

Steins;Gate​
Steins;Gate​

Beer stein (/ ˈ s t aɪ n / STYNE), or simply stein, is an English neologism for either traditional beer mugs made out of stoneware, or specifically ornamental beer mugs that are usually sold as souvenirs or collectibles.

Puella Magi ​Madoka Magica​
Puella Magi ​Madoka Magica​

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki.

Dragon Ball​
Dragon Ball​

Dragon Ball z is the best. Is the father of all manga anime. If Dragon ball z wasn't exist Naruto and the others also wasn't exist. The nine tails fox is a copy by the giant monkey from Dragon Ball z. No show reinvented a genre like DBZ. They showed that fast paced action was awesome. But, its best aspect was its characters which were awesome.

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Ergo Proxy​
Ergo Proxy​

Looking for information on the anime Ergo Proxy? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database. Within the domed city of Romdo lies one of the last …

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Anohana: The ​Flower We Saw That Day​
Anohana: The ​Flower We Saw That Day​

Looking for information on the anime Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. (anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database.

Case Closed​
Case Closed​

Here is every character from the anime series Case Closed, ranked from best to worst. The series is arguably one of the best detective anime of all time, and has been running new episodes for almost 20 years. The series stars child detective Conan Edogawa, who is the alter ego of famous high school detective Jimmy Kudo.

source: ranker.com
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Hunter x ​Hunter​
Hunter x ​Hunter​

Hunter x Hunter is truly a king of an anime, amongst the best. Honestly hunter x hunter should of made top 10. It's an old school anime that got reintroduced to the new school. What makes hunter x hunter so great is the characters.

Hajime no ​Ippo​
Hajime no ​Ippo​

Always loved Hajime no Ippo, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Kuroko no Basket. The methods of story telling are moreorless the same, and the biggest difference between the two being that Ippo has more outlandish characters in general. And like Kuroko, Ippo is plagued with pacing problems. But hey.

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Guilty Crown​
Guilty Crown​

The first two episodes of Guilty Crown were screened at the New York Anime Festival on October 15, 2011. The screening of the second episode was a world premiere as the episode did not air in Japan until October 20, 2011.

Serial ​Experiments Lain​
Serial ​Experiments Lain​

More importantly, I think Lain is quintessential 90's anime thanks to its interpretation of the rising technology of the time. The art style, character design, and soundtrack are representative of mid to late 90's anime aesthetic.

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Ghost in the ​Shell: S.A.C
Ghost in the ​Shell: S.A.C

Looking for information on the anime Ghost in the Shell? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database. In the year 2029, advances in Cybernetics allow people to replace nearly all of their body parts and organs with robotics.

Deadman ​Wonderland​
Deadman ​Wonderland​

Deadman Wonderland adapts the first 5 volumes of Kazuma Kondou's and Jinsei Kataoka's manga series of the same name. Some characters from the manga were not featured in the anime, notably the then minor character Azami Midou and the gay crossdressing character Masaru Sukegawa.

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Eureka Seven​
Eureka Seven​

Watch this anime. You will feel for the character, and the soundtrack is one of the best I have ever seen, and the storyline will nearly bring you to tears, both in happiness, sadness and frustration. From one of the most loved studios, another masterpiece. Eureka Seven has been one of the best (if not the single best) stories I have ever been told.

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Fruits Basket​
Fruits Basket​

Fruits basket has to be my favorite anime/manga of ALL TIME. I hate when people judge a series on the anime, because the anime is NEVER as good as the manga, which is very true in this case. Fruits basket is simply, amazing.

Clannad​
Clannad​

Clannad is my favorite anime of all time, it makes me laugh out loud and cry until my head starts to hurt. Clannad is a truly amazing anime that I recommend to everyone. So many tears.

Dragon Ball ​GT​
Dragon Ball ​GT​

Nostalgia aside, how does the classic Dragon Ball Z rank up to some of today's great animes and mangas? Now obviously everyone's initial reaction is a massive "hell yeah", but just take a minute to think. We all have great memories of DBZ, after all, 99% of anime fans only got into the genre in the first place BECAUSE of DBZ. But put all that aside.

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Kaiba​
Kaiba​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

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Terror in ​Resonance​
Terror in ​Resonance​

A long, long time ago I reviewed a little show called Eden of the East, the perfect comparison to Terror in Resonance. Each is dealing with politics, each deals with explosives, and each makes very little sense to an outside viewer due to the political and historical concepts being explored and criticized.

Mobile Suit ​Gundam Wing​
Mobile Suit ​Gundam Wing​

In every Gundam series the mobile suite are all 58-63 feet tall and 28-32 tons heavy nothing that big and heavy can move in reality from a mechanical point of view, unless of course you manage to warp the gravity around the mech (witch ahab reactor do in this series).

Princess Tutu​
Princess Tutu​

With all that said, it is a bit strange that there’s only one anime dedicated 100% to ballet. Princess Tutu is a beautiful story that mixes two fairytales, The Ugly Duckling and Swan Lake, with the grace of Ballet and the traditional Japanese magical girl.

Blood+​
Blood+​

Get ready to cover your eyes, because this is a list of the best gore anime of all time. Sure, a lot of anime have degrees of violence in them, but these shows will really gross you out with torn limbs, spewed blood, and whatever other awful things you can think of.

source: ranker.com
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Gankutsuou: ​The Count of Monte Cristo​
Gankutsuou: ​The Count of Monte Cristo​

Gankutsuou is an anime loosely based on the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of Albert Morcerf, a young aristocrat who happens to befriend a wealthy nobleman, The Count of Monte Cristo, through a series of bizarre events.

Kino's ​Journey​
Kino's ​Journey​

After a long hiatus from my regular anime viewing due to school, I was a bit skeptical of picking it back up by watching a story about a girl traveling around the world with a talking motorcycle. It sounded boring, plain, and dull no matter how many tens of times people told me otherwise.

Haibane ​Renmei​
Haibane ​Renmei​

For this reason, Haibane Renmei has some of the best characters ever conceived in an anime. Overall. In the end, what makes Haibane Renmei so great isn’t the symbolism, but how the anime combines this symbolism with its excellent character development to create a powerful human fable.

Sword Art ​Online​
Sword Art ​Online​

Sword Art Online is without a doubt in the top 5 Anime Created and definitely the best of its Age. Incredible story especially in Season 1. The best set of Characters in any anime I've seen, especially with the likes of Kirito, Asuna, Klein and so many more recognizable amazing characters.

Death Note​
Death Note​

Death Note is the best anime ever made. I used to be a huge Naruto fan, but when I started watching death note, I forgot about Naruto and and even started watching other anime series to see if they were as good as death note (the only animes I knew that time were were inuyasha, dragon ball z, and Naruto) and NONE could could beat the suspense and well-thought out plotline of death note.

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One Piece ​(JP)​
One Piece ​(JP)​

3 One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 749 episodes to date.

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Dennō Coil​
Dennō Coil​

List of the best technology anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page.

source: ranker.com
Yuri on Ice​
Yuri on Ice​

What do you think the greatest yuri anime of all time is? Are you a fan of Strawberry Panic? What about shows like Candy Boy or Marimite? Whichever yuri shows you love, be sure to vote for them so that they can rise to the top of this yuri anime list. It's kind of like gay anime, but with girls instead of guys.

source: ranker.com
Bleach​
Bleach​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

source: list25.com
The Vision of ​Escaflowne​
The Vision of ​Escaflowne​

The Vision of Escaflowne is an anime produced by ... Hitomi's powers for fortune telling also blossom during her time on Gaea. The Vision of Escaflowne mixes ...

My Ordinary ​Life​
My Ordinary ​Life​

Looking for information on the anime Nichijou (Nichijou - My Ordinary Life)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database.

Btooom!​
Btooom!​

Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is a space western with dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and more.

source: list25.com
Paranoia ​Agent​
Paranoia ​Agent​

While Paranoia Agent is an action/suspense/crime thiller-esque type of anime, what most intrigued me about it was the *almost* confusing plot line. Don't misunderstand me - that's not a bad thing. It forces you to think and pay attention, which is a nice addiction to the action genre.

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Mobile Suit ​Gundam UC​
Mobile Suit ​Gundam UC​

In every Gundam series the mobile suite are all 58-63 feet tall and 28-32 tons heavy nothing that big and heavy can move in reality from a mechanical point of view, unless of course you manage to warp the gravity around the mech (witch ahab reactor do in this series).

Future Boy ​Conan​
Future Boy ​Conan​

On Anime and Manga - Other Titles, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Any anime like Future Boy Conan?".

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