Top Anime

Here is a long list of every anime and a couple of manga I have watched or read in order of how much I enjoyed them. I have completed most of them excluding a couple near the bottom which sucked so much I dropped them. There is also a few anime I have watched the first episode of but didn’t like which did not make the list. The purpose of the list is so you can notice something I haven’t watched and recommend it to me in a fan boy like fashion to get me to watch it. The list does not contain anything that is currently airing this season unless I dropped it.

Blue things are added recently.

  1. Persona 4
  2. Angel Beats
  3. Steins Gate
  4. Avatar the Last Airbender & Avatar Korra
  5. Cowboy Bebop
  6. One Piece
  7. Death Note
  8. Full Metal Alchemist & Brotherhood
  9. Clannad
  10. Mushi Shi
  11. Ghost in the Shell
  12. Haibane Renmei
  13. Samurai Champloo
  14. Kino’s Journey
  15. Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
  16. Suisei no Gargantia
  17. Gurren Lagann
  18. Kill la Kill
  19. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion
  20. Soul Eater
  21. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  22. Sakamichi no Apollon
  23. Bunny Drop
  24. Sora no Woto
  25. Claymore
  26. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  27. Durarara
  28. Toradora
  29. Gin no Saji
  30. Nagi no Asukara
  31. Tiger & Bunny
  32. Yotsuba&!
  33. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  34. Last Exile
  35. Shingeki no Kyojin
  36. Mysterious Girlfriend X
  37. Shinsekai Yori
  38. Eve no Jikan
  39. Higurashi When They Cry
  40. Katanagatari
  41. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  42. Little Busters
  43. Baccano
  44. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
  45. Spice and Wolf
  46. Non Non Biyori
  47. xxxHolic
  48. Psycho Pass
  49. School Rumble
  50. Kuroko’s Basketball
  51. Daily Lives of High School Boys
  52. Rurouni Kenshin
  53. Infinite Ryvius
  54. Sankarea
  55. Shiki
  56. Serial Experiments Lain
  57. Ano Natsu de Matteru
  58. Noragami
  59. Watamote
  60. Shangri-La
  61. Toaru Majutsu no Index & Railgun
  62. Darker Than Black
  63. Monogatari Series
  64. Valkyria Chronicles
  65. The World Only God Knows
  66. Azumanga Daioh
  67. Genshiken Nidaime
  68. Shinryaku! Ika Musume
  69. Lucky Star
  70. Aku no Hana (Manga)
  71. Another
  72. Monster
  73. Full Metal Panic!
  74. Girl Friends
  75. Chobits
  76. Fairy Tail
  77. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai
  78. Kimi no Iru Machi
  79. Welcome to NHK
  80. Ghost Hound
  81. Seirei no Moribito
  82. Mawaru Penguindrum
  83. Cardcaptor Sakura
  84. Kyokai no Kanata
  85. Nichijou
  86. Devil Survivor 2
  87. Un-Go
  88. Black Lagoon
  89. Danganronpa
  90. Eureka Seven
  91. Kobato
  92. Gatchaman Crowds
  93. Michiko to Hatchin
  94. Cromartie High School
  95. Tonari no Seki-kun
  96. Servant x Service
  97. Love Lab
  98. Sakura Trick
  99. Big Windup
  100. Ouran High School Host Club
  101. Ergo Proxy
  102. Fireball
  103. Arakawa Under the Bridge
  104. Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova
  105. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
  106. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
  107. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
  108. Hataraku Maou-sama
  109. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
  110. Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu
  111. Robotic;Notes
  112. Bakuman
  113. Kill Me Baby
  114. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
  115. Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta
  116. Accel World
  117. Sword Art Online
  118. Black Rock Shooter
  119. Kamisama Dolls
  120. Kiniro Mosaic
  121. Ikoku Meiro no Croisee
  122. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou
  123. Gosick
  124. Rin Daughters of Mnemosyne
  125. Future Diary
  126. Ōkami Kakushi
  127. Nisekoi
  128. Hanasaku Iroha
  129. Honey and Clover
  130. Natsuyuki Rendezvous
  131. Jungle wa Itsumo Hale nochi Gu
  132. Gantz
  133. A Channel
  134. Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
  135. Thermae Romae
  136. RideBack
  137. Blue Exorcist
  138. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
  139. Dragon Crisis
  140. Ore No Imouto Ga Konna Ni Kawaii Wake Ga Nai
  141. Allison and Lillia
  142. Black Cat
  143. Kotoura-san
  144. Trigun
  145. Ga-Rei Zero
  146. Upotte
  147. Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions
  148. BlazBlue: Alter Memory
  149. Coyote Ragtime Show
  150. K-ON
  151. Air
  152. No.6
  153. Kanon
  154. Space Brothers
  155. Space Dandy
  156. Naruto
  157. Tenjou Tenge
  158. Eden of the East
  159. Unbreakable Machine Doll
  160. C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
  161. Dantalian’s Lib­rary
  162. DGrey-Man
  163. Ano Hana
  164. Sekai Seifuku Bouryaku no Zvezda
  165. Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
  166. EF A Tale of Memories
  167. Level E
  168. Gunslinger Girls
  169. Bleach
  170. Working
  171. C³ CubexCursedxCurious
  172. Hidamari Sketch
  173. Kurokami
  174. Guilty Crown
  175. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
  176. Onegai Teacher
  177. Kurau Phantom Memory
  178. Shinigami no Ballad
  179. NieA 7
  180. Yumekui Merry
  181. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai
  182. Kannagi
  183. Hyouka
  184. Kamisama no Memo-chou
  185. Coppelion
  186. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
  187. Outbreak Company
  188. FateStay Night & Fate Zero
  189. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  190. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
  191. Heroic Age
  192. High School of the Dead
  193. When the Seagulls Cry
  194. Hamatora
  195. Beezlebub
  196. Blood C
  197. Sora no Otoshimono
  198. Rozen Maiden
  199. Red Data Girl
  200. Ichigo 100%
  201. Sket Dance
  202. Deadman Wonderland
  203. Saki
  204. Elemental Gelade
  205. 07 Ghost
  206. Hyakko
  207. Persona Trinity Soul
  208. Innocent Venus
  209. Vampire Knight
  210. Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
  211. Elfen Lied
  212. Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien
  213. Akikan
  214. Yosuga no Sora
  215. Blood +

Responses

  1. You know what’s awesome? I think I’ve watched 95% of these in one form or another! And I agree with you for the most part. Besides the fact that ur forgetting Code Geass R2 and the fact you have HSOTD on here, this is a pretty good list!

    • I counted Code Geass R2 as part of Code Geass. So it earned it’s spot near the top too. HSOTD is near the bottom because it was a huge flop it’s not like I put it up near the top or anything crazy like that.

  2. Out of curiosity, why is Elfen Lied so low?

    • It was an alright anime and had a decent story but I felt the gore was excessive and the bit with the dog was too much. Plus I remember the main girl urinating on the floor. That is messed up and I don’t want to see that.

      So hence the low ranking.

  3. I’m so saddened to see Sket Dance below Highschool of the Dead and Kannagi…Whatever. Anyways, if you like Mushishi (which I assume you do, since it’s in the top 10), then I recommend you check out Kin’s Journey (Kino no Tabi). The two are very similar, enough that I like to refer to Kino’s Journey as “Mushishi’s lesser-known cousin.” Though that may just be me. Anyways, if the mood ever strikes you, you should check it out.

    Nice list. I’m sure it must have been difficult to try to rank things in descending order (I’d have a lot of ties between shows myself).

    • I got recommended Kino no Tabi a less then an hour ago so now that two people have said it I know I have to watch it. Thanks for the recommendation.

      All those anime I don’t really enjoy just end up in a huge pile at the bottom of the list so anything down that far sort of just goes where ever it wants. Except the very bottom. I know those things are suppose to be there.

      I started this list when I had watched only 70 anime so it’s a bit of a pet project.

      • Haha, it must be fate. I hope you enjoy it.

        “Except the very bottom. I know those things are supposed to be there.”

        (sees above statement)
        (looks at bottom of list and sees Yosuga no Sora)
        (nods head in solemn agreement)

  4. I’ve just finished watching Last Exile. It was a wonderful blend of CG and traditional artwork. The music used during the various scenes conveyed the proper emotions. The ship battles felt massive and the characters were memorable as well. Glad to see it’s up there. Is this only for anime tv series and manga? I’m surprised the popular Studio Ghibli works are missing.

    Recommends -> Honey and Clover

    • I’m not adding movies to the list just yet. I’m not a huge Ghibli fan anyway. They are good films but just aren’t really my cup of tea.

      Last Exile was great I loved the first season. I’m not as into the second season however. Something about Fam just doesn’t sit with me.

      I’ve been meaning to watch Honey and Clover for a while now. I’ll have to get onto that. Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Fate/Stay Night lower than Guilty Crown????

    • Fate/Stay Night isn’t Fate/Zero. All I remember from Stay/Night is the protagonist winning constantly using the power of friendship and naive idealism.

      I’ll admit Guilty Crown is a bit high so I might have to move it down at some point.

      • Check out the manga for Fate/Stay Night though, it’s really good. On a side note, I don’t know whether you’ve heard about this yet, but the Persona 4 Anime is getting a movie! I’m so excited for it :)

      • Oh yeah, I heard about the Persona 4 Movie a couple of hours ago and am super excited. It’s got so much potential; I just hope it gets a health budget and it would be nice if they incorporate the Persona 4 Golden game into the movie too.

  6. Hmmmm, why is Naruto so low?

    • Because although I enjoyed it somewhat I never really got attached to any of the character and now years after I stopped watching it I can’t even remember what happens so I guess that’s why it’s so low.

  7. Persona 4 on the top? That’s a surprise. While I think Persona 4 is good, I don’t think I would rate it so high up (I think the game’s actually better, but that’s a discussion for another time).

    • I adore Persona 4 because I loved the games to bits. I’ll admit the anime wasn’t perfect but it reminded me of all those hours I spent playing P4. I got P4 during a time when I didn’t have internet or many friends and I played it to death so that’s probably why it’s so high on my all time favorites.

  8. I’m posting a lot, but I highly recommend these:
    Shakugan no Shana
    Gintama
    Tales of the Abyss
    Tales of Symphonia
    Detective Conan
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Hunter X Hunter (2011)
    Inuyusha
    Psychic Detective Yakumo
    Hellsing Ultimate
    Shaman King
    Hajime no Ippo

    Weird statement, but it would be pretty awesome if you can make a list of your fav anime movies :)

    • Maybe it’t about time I try out some of these older popular anime. The reason I haven’t tried a few is because they are genres I’m not overly into but that being said if something is good enough it doesn’t matter what genre is about.

      Thanks for the list, as for movies I could try that but unlike a lot of anime fans I don’t watch a lot of anime movies. There would be a few on the list but it wouldn’t compare to this huge list.


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