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Feb 17, 5:27 PM

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As the title suggests, if you have to choose your top 1 anime ever, which anime show/film would that be?

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- Serial Experiments Lain
you're gonna have to carry that weight.
 
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Feb 17, 5:31 PM

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I'd say Steins;Gate

It's accessible to everybody, plot isn't complex, but isn't shallow as well, good characters, good plot, comedy, drama, romance

Steins;Gate has something that everybody likes
 
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Hunter x Hunter 2011. Shounen with great writing and story. Very epic
 
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Steins; Gate

It's got everything I could ever want in a good anime; Great characters, very interesting plot, great voice acting, etc.
 
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JoJo's bizzare Adventure. Reasons:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
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Feb 17, 5:40 PM
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Steins;Gate should've been at number 1 for sometime other than the recent Brotherhood/AoT s3 pt2 war. So I'll go with that.
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Kobato forever and ever. Can't imagine anything taking its throne any time soon.
 
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Feb 17, 5:49 PM
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans

 
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Feb 17, 5:55 PM

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End of Evangelion
it's the best part of a franchise that changed anime forever, not only holds up to this day but nothing came close to it.
 
Feb 17, 5:58 PM
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Well, nothing can top this. Here you go:

 
Feb 17, 6:04 PM

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Inuyasha.

Without a doubt. It has comedy, action, adventure, drama, supernatural/magic, romance, fantasy, history...(I mean just look at all its tags!). it's long-running but has an overarching plot, great characters, great animation. It made me cry, it made me laugh. I just love it. It has everything I'd want from a series and more. I'm not sure any other show will come even remotely close to it.
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Keijo!!!!!!!!

Simply culture and art
 
Feb 17, 6:08 PM

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This is a hard question but I'll go with One Piece.



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Feb 17, 6:13 PM
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Its Yu Yu Hakusho. There's nothing else I'd rather watch. Everyone who has watched the show all the way through knows how great it is. You can just feel the passion of every person who worked on it.
 
Feb 17, 6:22 PM

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Probably Shrek. Damn, that was hardcore.





 
Feb 17, 6:23 PM

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I just have to pick the first anime in my favourite list, so that's gonna be Natsume Yuujinchou
And then, God missed a step of his stairs
 
Feb 17, 6:25 PM

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Mine would be
Jojo`s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders season 2
 
Feb 17, 6:26 PM

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For me it would be Yu Yu Hakusho. It is my all time favorite anime and I have re-watched it more times than anything else.
 
Feb 17, 6:28 PM
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Kino no Tabi 2003, not the shitty 2017/2018 (Idek when it was exactly) re-adaptation. It's even listed as #1 on my profile. It's been my all-time #1 since 2004, and #1 it shall stay. I don't even think I can find a better anime.
 
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gwendal738 said:
Kino no Tabi 2003, not the shitty 2017/2018 (Idek when it was exactly) re-adaptation. It's even listed as #1 on my profile. It's been my all-time #1 since 2004, and #1 it shall stay. I don't even think I can find a better anime.

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Feb 17, 7:07 PM

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Madoka magica (the TV series and Rebellion)
Hunter x Hunter is a 1/10
 
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Oh hey, an excuse to plug Kiddy Grade.

Yeah, Kiddy Grade. How inspirational it is! How it (she?) willingly dives into the political despite knowing full well the consequences to itself (herself?). And how philosophical ideas spring forth from these experiences, yet, rather than being distant and intellectual, they're given the full and poignant force of the emotions.
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Feb 17, 7:19 PM

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The current one is fine. That or Gintama.
 
Feb 17, 7:23 PM

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Gintama is the best sinner out there.
 
Feb 17, 7:40 PM

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Anime Movie: Koe no Katachi (the Shape of Voice/the Silent Voice).
Anime TV Series: Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven (Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven).

Including Anime Movie & TV Series: Koe no Katachi (the Shape of Voice/the Silent Voice).
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It's fricking Gintama for me.I love this series so much.They should pump out more filler episodes like they did in first season.
 
Feb 17, 7:59 PM
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Hunter X Hunter 2011. Nothing has ever made me feel that hype and in awe. Steins gate is close.
 
Feb 17, 8:18 PM

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Mine is Yama no Susume. It's not going to be ideal for everyone, but for me personally it's the best anime that I've ever seen.
 
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Feb 17, 8:32 PM

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Steins;Gate is unbeatable. It's perfect in every aspect, from the plot to the characters.
 
Feb 17, 8:37 PM

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Inuyasha

It's the longest show of any kind I ever watched in order from the beginning in the shortest amount of time. It was my fourth anime and a substantial part of what hooked me into anime for the foreseeable future since I hadn't seen a story of such scope and epic scale in many other places and least of all expected to find it in an animated series, foreign or otherwise. It's one of two series I credit with my full-scale immersion in anime, and has yet to be surpassed or even remotely challenged in its position years later.

If you like long and serialized fantasy whether high or low in literary, film, or television form, like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, etc., and that has something to appeal to all ages and encompasses a wide cross-section of genres beyond just the obvious fantasy like a really grandiose adventure that spans the length of the whole show, drama, action, romance, etc. It's all there. There are episodes which also go to the brink of even horror and Slice of Life.

The setting - If you love traveling and road trips and prefer not to spend all or most of the series in a school or office building or in the same familiar spots around one town, the setting is all of rural Japan, up and down the mountains and countryside villages in the late 1500s. This means the setting itself can vary episode by episode, but also it allows the setting to become unimportant and just fade into the background when it isn't needed, allowing you to focus on the characters and serve as a faceless background for their development when they're just in some anonymous village and not constrained by the setting. There is a freedom to always traveling even if on a life-or-death quest I've never seen embodied as well as here.

The music - Kaoru Wada should have been able to retire and be memorialized forever for the soundtrack alone. There's maybe only five other entries in any medium where I feel the music amplifies the emotional cues like nostalgia and longing, sorrow, dread, steel resolve, or excitement and exuberance as well as this. And few where I feel the music is so strongly identified with every moment, large and small, of a series. It's evident that the series, masterpiece as it is, would lose a piece of its soul without this music and wouldn't have near the gravitas. The OST is such a fine achievement.

The characters are some of the realest and most invested I've ever felt in a set of characters in any media. If you love Japanese mythology and folklore, history (specifically medieval Japanese history like the Sengoku jidai or Era of Warring States), a mix of sci-fi and fantasy concepts like time travel and a cursed mystical object which can only bring tragedy and intertwines fates across generations together, a lot of character internal and interpersonal growth and depth, and something which shows the extent of human greed and atrocity, war, suffering of the average people, while still having no shortage of inspirational moments and a message of perseverance through hardship and terror, time, love and loss.

One last thing I'll say on the show - It isn't a simplistic story of good and evil as the ending and so many understated moments interspersed throughout serve to demonstrate. It would be so easy to start out or devolve into one and this genre lends itself to lazy caricature perhaps more than any other. Rather it's about how desire can corrupt the hearts of the supposedly good and justify the cruel in their own minds, and how no one is safe from the fallout of human ambition, even across the centuries; cyclical suffering but hope and opportunity in every generation to break the cycle. But that's always been my reading of it and it's also about a bunch of other things. It's just a one-of-a-kind story. If it's your first anime or one of your first, it could end up opening your mind for life.
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Daycrawler007 said:
Probably Shrek. Damn, that was hardcore.


Yeah, Shrek was damn amazing. All the blood, violence and political struggles really make it the best anime ever.
 
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Near impossible question to answer. If I have to go for pure quality, ignoring personal taste and my judging style, it's probably Code Geass. Just a really solid, well developed, relatively complex but easy to follow plot and great characters. Going by personal taste + quality, it's fucking Grand Blue. As much as I try to be an intellectual and watch better stuff, Grand Blue is both the most enjoyable anime I've ever seen and flawless in everything they proposed to do. It's hard to rate comedies without either giving it to low of a score just because comedies are in theory easier to make, or to high a score considering what you find funny varies greatly from other people, but every aspect of Grand Blue just hit me as well as it could have. It's MY personal no. 1, and I doubt anything will take the spot on quality alone.
 
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i would say texhnolyze, but i did enjoy the #2 and #3, steins gate was good so was hunter x hunter, greed island is way too painfully shit for the anime to be #1
 
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Banana fish! Loved the character and every episode felt like a rollercoaster. it also struck me emotionally like. seriously. An anime has never hit me like this.
 
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Code Geass nothing else even really comes to mind
 
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Pragyan1 said:
Daycrawler007 said:
Probably Shrek. Damn, that was hardcore.


Yeah, Shrek was damn amazing. All the blood, violence and political struggles really make it the best anime ever.

I would say Shrek 2 eclipsed the first and third seasons in terms of quality, characters and writing, and is a definite masterpiece. It's in my books a perfect sequel.
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I would have to go with Legend of the Galactic Heroes. It's a masterpiece and it's my all time favorite show.

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unpopular opinion darker than black
 
Feb 17, 9:48 PM

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Pokémon S1 since Misty is top shelf waifu material.
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Madoka magica (the TV series and Rebellion)

Now I can certainly agree with this.
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However, compared to the difference between
existence and non-existence, one and infinite are
nearly the same. I am the child destined to become
the best witch... no... The greatest Creator in the world...!"
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lxauren said:
This is a hard question but I'll go with One Piece.


There are very excited animes out there. SG, FMAB or HxH (2011) and Natsume Yuujinchou franchise...

But One Piece tops it all.

For me, after the Skypia arc, There is noting greater than one piece.
 
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unpopular opinion darker than black


Quite unpopular I will say. But isn't it looks bad compared to One piece? Specially after not so good 2nd season (in my opinion 2nd season is quite bad, compared to 1st season)?
 
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I'll be honest, I have a few top number 1 anime. Out of either Hellsing or Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I'd have to go with Hellsing. I've never experienced a show as amazing as that and it's definitely a show that's effect has stuck with me from since i last watched it.

Jojo's is another contender bc I just extremely enjoy the plot of each part and the characters which I find myself getting way too attatched to.
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[Insert an anime from my favourites list]

If the question was "What it's your favourite anime" half of the answers would still be the same.

Anyways, I think the top1 is fine at it is. Even though fmab is not even close of being my favourite show, for some reason i just can't see another anime in the top 1. But i wouldn't mind to see some anime of my list in top 1.
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Either Gintama (specifically season 4 or Enchousen) or Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu. Can't really choose between these two.
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It's only Gintama for me, the only anime I can rewatch hundred times without getting bored of it. I would be so happy if this show has the same amount of episodes that DC/OP has. It's truly a masterpiece imo and fuck the pathetic haters who always trashtalk it for no reason.
 
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The original Sailor Moon anime (not the remake)
I love it to pieces and it deserves to be ranked higher tbh.
 
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I think Code Geass should be number one.
 
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes easily
 
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