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Top Ten Greatest Anime

Dragon Ball​
Dragon Ball​

I think Dragon Ball is the best anime, Soul Eater 2nd, and 3rd DBZ. I don't watch much anime. Death Note was pretty good.

Cowboy ​Bebop​
Cowboy ​Bebop​

Cowboy Bebop is the Greatest Anime of All Time. There are definitely other contenders, but when push comes to shove the story, the music, the characters... Anyone who grew up watching this can tell you that hearing "Tank" feels like a homecoming.

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood tops three of these five lists and it's second and fourth on the other two, meaning it can be easily considered the highest rated and most critically acclaimed (by the viewers) anime series EVER.

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Code Geass​
Code Geass​

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

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Gurren ​Lagann​
Gurren ​Lagann​

Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

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Neon Genesis ​Evangelion​
Neon Genesis ​Evangelion​

Because Neon Genesis Evangelion means “Gospel of a New Century,” a more than appropriate name considering the show was released four years before the new millennium.

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Naruto ​Shippūden​
Naruto ​Shippūden​

Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo.

Kill la Kill​
Kill la Kill​

Kill la kill is a fantastic anime series with incredible animation and a great plot. would 100% recommend! One of the best anime ever its story line truly amazing it should be at least in top 20 :P You have not seen a truly "great" anime till youve seen this.

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Samurai ​Champloo​
Samurai ​Champloo​

Samurai Champloo (Japanese: サムライチャンプルー, Hepburn: Samurai Chanpurū), stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa and mechanical designer Mahiro Maeda.

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.

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Psycho-Pass​
Psycho-Pass​

Psycho-Pass (Japanese: サイコパス, Hepburn: Saiko Pasu) is a Japanese cyberpunk anime television series produced by Production I.G. It was co-directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi, with character designs by Akira Amano featuring music by Yugo Kanno.

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

The 2017 compilation album Puella Magi Madoka Magica Ultimate Best ranked at No. 4 on Oricon's weekly albums chart, having sold over 13,500 copies. By the end of 2017, Ultimate Best was the 29th best-selling anime CD album of the year.

Baccano!​
Baccano!​

The anime adaptation of Baccano! has received positive reviews. Several critics from various websites have praised the series for its plot, characters, animation, musical score and its voice acting, especially the English dubbed version.

Dragon Ball ​Super​
Dragon Ball ​Super​

I wrote an answer for the same question. The only difference was it was DBZ instead of DBS. So, I am copy pasting it here. Dragon Ball series doesn’t even nominate for the title of best anime.

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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.

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.

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

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day), tries to show us just how powerful an effect death can have on us. The keyword is ‘tries’, and for the most part, AnoHana succeeds.

Fruits Basket​
Fruits Basket​

The Fruits Basket anime adaptation has also been well received, ranking third in Anihabara's list of top televised anime series in Japan for February 2002. In the June 2002 issue of Animage magazine, the series was first in a list of the best twenty anime series in Japan.

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Hunter x ​Hunter​
Hunter x ​Hunter​

Hunter x Hunter is a spectacular anime and manga, it has spiritual powers, an amazing story line and incident after incident is basically just meant to happen, the start of the story features an exam based way of getting what you want, and it presents an inspiring and interesting goal which follows ...

Guilty Crown​
Guilty Crown​

Guilty Crown is the perfect example of an interesting premise going wrong. It is a very formulatic show : following every damn cliches in anime history. It seems Production I.G tried really hard to make something revolutionary. It is revolutionary ; this anime completely changed my opinion of what a poorly written plot is.

Ergo Proxy​
Ergo Proxy​

Ergo Proxy is a highly experimental show, and just like all shows of that kind it always divides the viewers into two camps: while the ones enjoy its complex story and thought-provoking symbolism, the others fiercely criticize it for "pretentiousness" or simply scratch their heads in perplexity, wondering what this whole thing is supposed to mean.

Deadman ​Wonderland​
Deadman ​Wonderland​

Deadman Wonderland (Japanese: デッドマンワンダーランド, Hepburn: Deddoman Wandārando) is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008.

Sword Art ​Online​
Sword Art ​Online​

An anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures, known simply as Sword Art Online, aired in Japan between July and December 2012, with television film Sword Art Online: Extra Edition airing on December 31, 2013, and a second season, titled Sword Art Online II, airing between July and December 2014.

Eureka Seven​
Eureka Seven​

Looking for information on the anime Eureka Seven? ... Eureka Seven, Eureka 7, ... Character" and "Best Television Series" during the 2006 Anime Expo SPJA ...

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...

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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).

Serial ​Experiments Lain​
Serial ​Experiments Lain​

Serial Experiments Lain is a paragon of many dimensions, and completely unparalleled in many more. It's a masterpiece of intellectuality, and utterly unparalleled in providing a mind-warping trip into extreme psychological and philosophical themes whose impact lingers and haunts like nothing I've ever experienced.

Clannad​
Clannad​

Clannad is a romance slice-of-life and drama anime and also has some supernatural and comedic elements mixed in with it. It´s source material is the Visual Novel Clannad. The anime consists of two season with After Story being the follow-up to the original Clannad and literally following the events after the ending of Clannad.

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Kino's ​Journey​
Kino's ​Journey​

What many people believe to be a great series, Kino's Journey is a collection of short stories revolving around different countries, customs, traditions and beliefs. The main character Kino travels to these countries with her talking motorcycle pal Hermes, and together they observe the world through outside perspectives.

Pokémon​
Pokémon​

Pokémon development all went to Infernape as it progressed and sucked it away from everyone else because: "BOO HOO! he got abused!" Paul is a Karma Houdini to the likes of Pinocchio's coachman, he abuses all of his Pokémon and never gets punished.

Yuri on Ice​
Yuri on Ice​

Yuri on Ice is a rare meeting point between two disparate audiences: anime fandom and professional athletes. World-class skaters love its accurate yet affectionate depiction of the sport, and everyone loves the addictive emotional rollercoaster of its romcom storyline.

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Dragon Ball ​GT​
Dragon Ball ​GT​

As a result, when compared to Dragonball Z and even Dragonball, Dragonball GT tended to have fewer fans, was considered to be the least favorite of the 3, and at best was pretended by many to have never existed by many.

Ghost in the ​Shell: S
Ghost in the ​Shell: S

Ghost in the Shell (Japanese: 攻殻機動隊, Hepburn: Kōkaku Kidōtai, "Mobile Armored Riot Police") is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ​Duel Monsters​
Yu-Gi-Oh! ​Duel Monsters​

Although it is by no means the greatest anime ever, I have to pay homage to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters as the anime that got me into anime. It's up there with Sailor Moon, although it came slightly later.

Terror in ​Resonance​
Terror in ​Resonance​

Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance or Terror in Tokyo in English) was one of my most anticipated titles of the season and I am sure I was not alone. The show also gained a bit of a hype because of the famous Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop), who I am in all honesty no big fan of, but okay, let's get this review started.

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The Vision of ​Escaflowne​
The Vision of ​Escaflowne​

The Vision of Escaflowne (Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ, Hepburn: Tenkū no Esukafurōne, lit. Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, and the final episode aired on September 24, 1996.

Gankutsuou: ​The Count of Monte Cristo​
Gankutsuou: ​The Count of Monte Cristo​

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is a science fiction anime series produced by Gonzo. An adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, the 24-episode series aired on Japanese television between October 2004 and March 2005; it was later licensed for a Western release first by Geneon Entertainment and later by Funimation.

Hell Girl​
Hell Girl​

The "Hell Girl" anime series is produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It is directed by Takahiro Omori and written by Hiroshi Watanabe. The first season spanned 26 episodes and premiered across Japan on Animax between October 4, 2005, and April 4, 2006.

Kabaneri of ​the Iron Fortress​
Kabaneri of ​the Iron Fortress​

Looking for information on the anime Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)? Find out more with MyAnimeList, the world's most active online anime and manga community and database.

Now and ​Then, Here and There​
Now and ​Then, Here and There​

Now and Then, Here and There (今、そこにいる僕, Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku) is a thirteen episode anime series directed by Akitaro Daichi and written by Hideyuki Kurata. The story was originally conceived by director Daichi. It premiered in Japan on the WOWOW television station on October 14, 1999 and ran until January 20, 2000.

Paranoia ​Agent​
Paranoia ​Agent​

Although Paranoia Agent has an ensemble cast of characters, the following five are the main characters for the plot. Tsukiko Sagi (鷺 月子, Sagi Tsukiko) : One of the central characters of the series, she is a famous, but timid, character designer best known for a cartoonish dog named Maromi. She carries a plush toy copy of Maromi everywhere.

Kenichi: The ​Mightiest Disciple​
Kenichi: The ​Mightiest Disciple​

An anime adaptation of Kenichi: History's Strongest Disciple animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha first started airing on October 7, 2006. It aired a total of fifty episodes, covering from the beginning of the story to the confrontation against the top members of Ragnarok. FUNimation has dubbed the series.

Chobits​
Chobits​

Chobits was Clamps first try at a seinen manga and it is intended for 18+ readers. I personally like the manga better than the anime. I loved Chobits (anime) but as always I was a bit disappointed by one of my favorite Clamp works in anime form.

K​
K​

I have watched around 800 animes but never seen an anime like this...best anime ever V 738 Comments 10 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa.

Turn A ​Gundam​
Turn A ​Gundam​

Gundam Age turns out to be an interesting series as it follows 3 generations of Gundam pilots. It shows the pilots of the first, second and third generation. The 3 main characters are Flit Asuno, Asemu Asuno and Kio Asuno.

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Revolutionary ​Girl Utena​
Revolutionary ​Girl Utena​

Revolutionary Girl Utena (Japanese: 少女革命ウテナ, Hepburn: Shōjo Kakumei Utena) is a manga by Chiho Saito and an anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. The manga serial began in the June 1996 issue of Ciao and the anime was first broadcast in 1997.

Dennō Coil​
Dennō Coil​

Dennō Coil (電脳コイル, Dennō Koiru, lit. Electronic Brain Coil or Computer Coil), Coil—A Circle of Children, is a Japanese science fiction anime television series depicting a near future where semi-immersive augmented reality (AR) technology has just begun to enter the mainstream.

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.

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One Piece ​(JP)​
One Piece ​(JP)​

Taste and content aside, the numbers prove Japan loves One Piece, and is the best running anime. The world thinks highly of it too, as it's been translated to over 20 different languages.

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Shirobako​
Shirobako​

Shirobako is the story of five girls who, after making a short anime while members of their high school animation club, promise to come back together as adults and make their own full anime. Aoi, the main lead of Shirobako, dreams of being an animator—as do Ema and Misa.

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