These Are the Top 100 Anime of All Time According to Japanese Otakus and you Won’t Believe Number 1

So ( i start articles with this a lot right?), the NHK (Japanese NTA?), the largest broadcasting network in Japan released a list of the top 100 anime of all time in celebration of a 100 years of anime (YAY!).

The “NHK Anime 100 Years” took a poll off the Otakus in Japan and they came up with this list.

What this list shows me is simple; Otakus in Japan are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay different from Otakus around the rest of the world.

If they said you should list your top 100 anime, without trying to sound presumptuous, i think it’s safe to say that Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X), Death Note and 2011’s Hunter X Hunter would make your list no?

Well, it’s not in this list at all

AT ALL!

Let that sink.

I know– nani???

Then the number one anime is one i’ve never heard of talkless of seen!

Okay, before i go on, perhaps check the list below;

1) Tiger & Bunny – 2011
2) Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- – 2014
3) Puella Magi Madoka Magica – 2011
4) Love Live! (Season 1) – 2013
5) Love Live! (Season 2) – 2014
6) Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Beginning-
7) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – 2006
8) Cardcaptor Sakura – 1998
9) Love Live! The School Idol Movie – 2015
10) Mr. Osomatsu – 2015
11) Gintama – 2006
12) Joker Game – 2016
13) Legend of the Galactic Heroes – 1988
14) Neon Genesis Evangelion – 1995
15) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – 2008
16) Is the order a rabbit? – 2014
17) Mobile Suit Gundam – 1979
18) Digimon Adventure – 1999
19) Psycho-Pass – 2012
20) Sword Art Online – 2012
21) Clannad ~After Story~ – 2008
22) Girls & Panzer – 2012
23) Haikyu!! – 2014
24) Detective Conan (Case Closed) – 1996
25) Hyoka – 2012
26) Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion – 2013
27) Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – 2009
28) Attack on Titan – 2013
29) Space Battleship Yamato – 1974
30) Revolutionary Girl Utena – 1997
31) Bungo Stray Dogs – 2016
32) Prince of Tennis – 2001
33) Love Live! Sunshine!! – 2016
34) Cowboy Bebop – 1998
35) Steins;Gate – 2011
36) Natsume’s Book of Friends – 2008
37) Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] – 2014
38) Hoshi no Ko Poron – 1974
39) Future Boy Conan – 1978
40) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED – 2002
41) K-ON! – 2009
42) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Season 1) – 2006
43) Gurren Lagann – 2007
44) The Castle of Cagliostro – 1979
45) Bakemonogatari – 2009
46) Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX – 2002
47) Sound! Euphonium – 2015
48) Free! – 2013
49) Girls und Panzer Der Film – 2015
50) Fate/Zero – 2011
51) Your Lie in April – 2014
52) Shirobako – 2014
53) Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior – 2008
54) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – 1984
55) Gintama’ – 2011
56) Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% – 2011
57) Your Name. – 2016
58) K-ON!! – 2010
59) Castle in the Sky – 1986
60) Sailor Moon – 1992
61) Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World – 2016
62) Free!-Eternal Summer- – 2014
63) High Speed! –Free! Starting Days- – 2015
64) Reborn! – 2006
65) Yu Yu Hakusho – 1992
66) The IDOLM@STER – 2011
67) Haikyu!! Second Season – 2015
68) Is the order a rabbit?? – 2015
69) Mob Psycho 100 – 2016
70) Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans – 2015
71) Fullmetal Alchemist – 2003
72) One Piece – 1999
73) Macross Frontier – 2008
74) Shonen Hollywood – 2014
75) Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato – 1978
76) Cardcaptor Sakura (Season 2) – 1999
77) Angel Beats! – 2010
78) Mushishi – 2005
79) Urusei Yatsura – 1981
80) Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju – 2016
81) K – 2012
82) Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 1) – 2012
83) anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – 2011
84) Hunter × Hunter – 1999
85) Pokémon – 1997
86) Armored Trooper Votoms – 1983
87) The Twelve Kingdoms – 2002
88) Blood Blockade Battlefront – 2015
89) Hetalia The Beautiful World – 2013
90) Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water – 1990
91) Mononoke – 2007
92) Kill la Kill – 2013
93) Inuyasha – 2000
94) Urusei Yatsura 2 Beautiful Dreamer – 1984
95) Den-noh Coil – 2007
96) Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders – 2014
97) AKIRA – 1988
98) Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? – 1984
99) Gan to Gon – 1974
100) The Tatami Galaxy – 2009

I understand that there’s a lot of fuss over the list, thing is, for a lot of people (me at least) the fact that Japan is the home of anime gives me a small sense of reverence as to the opinion of the consumers it was originally intended for. So because of that, i have a certain amount of investment in the list.

There’s some good though as Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront) made the list and God knows i love Kekkai Sensen. The was Code Geass and it was pretty high up. There was no Naruto or Bleach and the latter especially pleased me :D.

Kuroko no Basket, Haikyu and Hitman Reborn made appearances which was nice.

Then there were the pleasant surprises. The biggest was Joker Game at number 12. First off, i know very, very few people that have seen it and the ones who have, not all liked it. I thought it was brilliant. It was one of the times the MAL ranking failed me. MAL has it at 7.12 which is perilously close to the dreaded 6 point zone (i try to avoid any anime ranked less than 7 if i can) but thankfully i didn’t check the MAL ranking before watching and i think it was the best decision i made. Since then while i still take MAL rankings into consideration, i don’t overtly rely on it.

Now that i think about it, i think i understand a little more why the Japanese loved it. It was against the backdrop of a looming World War II and told the story of Japanese spies. It told them as the good guys and we all know that Japan has been somewhat painted in an unflattering light in terms of the 2nd World war. So a story that sorta celebrates their patriotism and heroism during the time will be much appreciated.

Another pleasant surprise was Shirobako at number 52. Another anime not many have seen, but it was lovely. I’m glad it’s appreciated by the Japanese because i Loved it.

Now let’s talk about that top 10

WTF?

WTAF???

Sigh

I understand that our cultures are different but this is too weird.

Of the 10, 5 of them are about Magical girls or Idols, 3 are from the Tiger and Bunny series (which i hadn’t heard about till i saw this list) and only Code Geass and Mr. Osomatsu are the normal ones. Code Geass is amazing while Mr. Osomatsu is pretty hilarious, but what’s with all the magical girls? Lol! to be fair Puella Magi Madoka Magica was phenominal, but man, number 3?

I guess it just goes to show how different our cultures are and the stuff we find interesting and what not. I should do a top 100 sef, maybe i could take a poll and everyone votes.

Anyways that’s that, any anime you’re outraged is missing? (Naruto fans arise!) what would you have as your top 10 anime of all time? Leave a reply in the comments below.

 

Till later

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