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Top 10 Anime Titles Of All Time

Screen Junkies: The top ten anime titles of all time are animated series and movies that have voyaged to the USA from Japanese shores. If you enjoy anime, you may want to become familiar with these intriguing plots and complex characters.

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Reibooi4215d ago (Edited 4215d ago )

A list like this is so pointless. Comparing these shows to each other and ranking them as all time bests makes no sense.

Yes many of the shows and fillms on the lists are great and have and more then likely will continue to withstand the test of time.

You can't tell someone to watch everything on this list and expect them to enjoy it all. I for example loved FLCL but hated Yu Yu Hakusho. Loved Ouran but thought Cowboy Bebop was only ok.

Not to mention where are some of the other greats? Like Perfect Blue, Millieunm Actress, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Patlabor(In particular Patlabor 2), Blood The Last Vampire, and series like Gundam, Macross, GITS Stand Alone Complex, Dragon Ball Z, Utena, Escaflowne and many many more.

Simply put even if a list like this made sense you wouldn't be able to narrow it down to only 10 unless it was based on pure personal opinion and at that point it stops being greatest all time and just a top 10 favorite list.

And why make a list like this if you aren't even gonna really go into what makes the show so great. They pretty much just put really vague summaries on what the shows are and not what made them great or what has made them keep their appeal for so long.

JAMurida4214d ago

That's the thing though. I just think people are probably too lazy to REALLY make a list of what they would consider the best because it would take a while to order it from 1-10. Even when I talk to other friends about anime, I can't even make a firm list of my top 10. I will have to say though, anime in general seems to have died down a "little" when it comes to truly story driven things. It's most likely just me, but I just want to see more stuff that is "out there" like another Ergo Proxy or Teknolize (spelling?).

I also wish they would start making anime of some of the mangas out now that are either done are really far, (Mirri Nikki, Alive: The Final Evolution, Onani Master Kurosawa, Fire Candy, The Breaker, (though that's manwha), etc...). I don't know how the process of manga to anime works and all the stuff they have to go through to get it done, but it would be nice to see some of those and more in anime.

Mc Fadge4215d ago

"“Ouran High School Host Club.” In this anime title, a tomboy joins a club at an upper-class school to pay off a debt. Her down-to-earth ways mystify and charm the other students."

Haha, what. That's not the best summary.

KonohagakureFC4214d ago

Is FLCL really that great? I watched the first episode and didnt know what the hell was going on half the time or what the show was about... all I remember was guitar's coming out of peoples foreheads and thinking what a weird weird show

Sweety85874214d ago

I for one loved how completely crazy it was. It was funny, the animation was great, nice music, craziness was really fresh

JAMurida4214d ago

Agreed. The thing that made FLCL, along with every other highly praised anime, so great was it's sense of uniqueness. Not to mention, it was that anime which is the reason I have almost every song from The Pillows on my iPod, amazing band.

When I get the chance, I really need to get the Blu ray version of the series.

KonohagakureFC4214d ago (Edited 4214d ago )

It's definately one of a kind, can't argue there

squidyj4214d ago

It's definitely weird, but it's also extremely familiar, I've always loved the seeming contrast of extremes in FLCL. The way I see it you can describe FLCL in two lines of thought.

1. 'Imaginative boy in a boring town grows up a little bit'
2. 'a giant iron threatens the earth, it can only be stopped by the infamous space pirate, atomsk.'

JAMurida4214d ago

FLCL was REALLY good, especially for only been 6 eps. But, IMO, I would still put Cowboy Bebop as number one of all time, followed by Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as number two. The rest would mean I would have to sit back and take time to think about it and I just don't feel like doing it right now.

On a side note, They are putting Cowboy Bebop the movie (blu-ray version) on Amazon this June for a good price, if anyone was interested.

CLOUD19834214d ago (Edited 4214d ago )

fail list is fail..

I have see all this anime and in total I have see over 300 different anime of all kind & genre and I can think so many to replace some if not all the titles in this list, first of all how is it possible to make a TOP 10 anime list a serious TOP 10 and not include anime like:

Fullmetal Alchemist
Great Teacher Onizuka
Hunter X Hunter
Hajime no Ippo
The Twelve Kingdoms
Ghost in the Shell
Full Metal Panic!
Nodame Cantabile
School Rumble
Eureka Seven
Fate Stay Night
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

I know I write more than 10 but what I want to say is look how many classics/must-see this guy left out of a TOP 10 anime list, all this Anime is some of the best there is and that's not just my personal opinion be sure about that.

Parapraxis4214d ago (Edited 4214d ago )

The Twelve Kingdoms < Number 1 for me
Blood: The Last Vampire
Ghost in the Shell (film, series is awesome as well)
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
The Girl Who Leaped Through Time
Cowboy Bebop
Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Spirited Away
Grave of the Fireflies
Great Teacher Onizuka
Perfect Blue
Tied for last place, Berserk and Golden Boy. =)

^^ A much superior list.
Still missing a few.
Consider it my Top 20 for now.

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