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Undoubtedly the Best Anime of All Time

February 17, 2012 By: Nopy Category: Anime, Random Wonderings

Now that I have your attention, I have a question for you: what do you think is the best anime of all time?

While I could look at the numbers at any anime list site, I want to hear directly from you. Back in the late 90’s practically everyone would tell me “Evangelion”, but times have changed and people change. Please leave a comment with your answer and reason, or if you’d like, write a blog post explaining your answer and link to it in the comments. Ask your friends what they think too.

For the record, here’s my answer.

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29 Comments to “Undoubtedly the Best Anime of All Time”

  1. My favorite anime is Seitokai no Ichizon. Best anime would probably have to go to The Tatami Galaxy.

  2. Hmm this one would probably take me a while to figure out. But off the top of my head I want to say Gunbuster. Schoolgirls + giant robots + guts, it has everything I every wanted!

    Though if I went for a more modern one I’d say Gundam Unicorn.
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  3. That right there (the picture) is the single greatest list of anime I have ever seen…..except…

    No InuYasha….
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  4. I will give all these anime a try :D
    I really like Angel Beats. I recently watched it very much. It is from the same creator as Clannad and Kanon, so the theme is very similar. But this one, I think, is the funniest.
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  5. Best: Cowboy Bebop
    My favorite: Code Geass
    My opinions on everything else:

  6. Not sure what exactly the “best” would be, but my personal best would be ARIA, hands down.

  7. It’s hard to say what the absolute best anime is, since there’s a lot to take into account. For me, though, I would definitely have to say One Piece.
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  8. My answer will be a subjective one of course. For me it’s Eureka Seven – I loved the characters, the setting, the little romance and the extreme good music.

    Clannad and Cardcaptor Sakura would also be titles that I would nominate as best anime ever.

    I could also state that Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu is the best anime, but they should have already animated more of the books, it feels undone like that.

    in the end its hard to decide, there are many very nice anime…

  9. I don’t even know, I shall think about it and blog about my answer(s)
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  10. I have my list of favorites but I don’t know if I’ll call them the best anime of all time. But if I must name a few, I’ll say Lucky Star, Nodame Cantabile and Skip Beat!. I’m a huge fan of these three series.
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  11. I’m not the type to act like what I like everyone likes and that what I don’t like no one else likes and I won’t claim that this is the best anime ever made (though it might very well be, in my opinion), but my very favorite is Eureka Seven.

    Code Geass is really good too.
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  12. I’m inclined to still pick Evangelion, even though it has some large and obvious flaws, simply because it was the first to do so many things, and the anime world today owes it such a debt. But if you want sanity and consistency with your brilliance, I’d be looking at Princess Tutu, Utena, maybe Haruhi. My personal favourite; Lain, deserves to be somewhere near the top too, but the pedestal I put it on is rather affected by my own personal tastes and needs.

  13. You can’t really say of all time because there are still new animes being produced.

    So I will veto this question.
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  14. Man, I need to watch Black Lagoon real soon but I had seen the recent OVAs.

    Hayate no Gotoku is awesome.
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  15. I think it would be Katanagatari for me. Pretty much amazing in every way. Possibly CardCaptor Sakura.

  16. That would probably have to be Saint Seiya as I watched it when I was a kid with the Latin American dub.

    More recently though it would have to be the Pretty Cure franchise, I watched hundreds of episodes in the past two years.
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  17. I never ever liked Evangelion, dunno why it was so hyped back then (I watch anime since around 1996).
    My all time favourites would be Death Note, Lucky Star, Kanon (remake), Clannad and newly Mirai Nikki. Oh and ofc Welcome to the NHK is great too.

    As for the most balanced anime and the one I would objectively rate the highest, that would have to be Bakuman 1+2 , bause there was not one single episode that bored me :>

  18. Do have a favorite, but using it as the “best anime of all time” would be a bit much. Far from it, but close enough to me in some regards. Besides the unmentionable title, I do have various others, so it hard just to pick one XD

  19. It’s hard to nominate a “best” for me. Tastes can change over time, to me the best sounds objective. Nevertheless I do very much like a few of those you have mentined in the big picture in this post (and I am currently watching Monster with my sister).
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  20. Hm… It’d be impossible for me to limit it down to a single one. Even top ten is difficult. A quick look at my MAL profile (, it looks like some Miyazaki movies and Gunslinger Girl, Haibane Renmei, and others. Btw. I had a feeling that would be your best. ^ ^
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  21. Gonna have to go with Robotech…yeah it’s a combination of 3 anime, but every time I go back, I cry great nostalgic manly tears.

  22. Without any doubt, my favourite anime is Death Note. There also is Code Geass which is very similar to Death Note, that makes it my second favourite.

    I just love anti-heroes!
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  23. My favorite is Kino’s Journey, and I also consider it to be the best. Mushishi is an amazingly close second for both as well.

  24. Phatcorey says:

    I would say Clannad is the best anime! Not just the first one but add the after story and it is amazing!! It’s clean and will tear your heart to shreds by the end of the show! Though honestly i will say Shuffle! has the best ending of any anime. There are a lot of great animes but Clannad is just a once in a lifetime kind of amazing show!

  25. Monster01 says:

    My favorite anime of all time has to be evangelion it connects to me in a special way that no other anime has to me i like the apocylipic setting the ominous nature of the angels with the best elements of sci-fi mythology and human nature. I like how each of the characters have thier own strengths and weaknesses and how it shows how fragile the human syke can be.


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