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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2017 7:07 AM | 548 Comments

To commemorate one hundred years of Japanese anime history, NHK has announced a list of 100 Best Anime on Wednesday at NHK BS Premium. The list is based on the audience's votes regarding their best anime that aired until September 2016; which was held between January 8 to March 31, 2017. The 3-hour program featured seiyuu interviews, promotional videos, polls, anime clips, commentaries, and talks about the industry in-between rankings. A variety of anime were also honorably mentioned but are not ranked such as Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni and Yuri!!! On ICE.

The list for ranks 101 to 400 has also been announced on the official website prior to the announcement.

**1 Tiger & Bunny
**2 Tiger & Bunny Movie: The Rising
**3 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
**4 Love Live! School Idol Project
**5 Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season
**6 Tiger & Bunny Movie: The Beginning
**7 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
**8 Cardcaptor Sakura
**9 Love Live! The School Idol Movie
*10 Osomatsu-san

*11 Gintama
*12 Joker Game
*13 Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
*14 Neon Genesis Evangelion
*15 Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
*16 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?
*17 Mobile Suit Gundam
*18 Digimon Adventure
*19 Psycho-Pass
*20 Sword Art Online

*21 Clannad: After Story
*22 Girls und Panzer
*23 Haikyuu!!
*24 Detective Conan
*25 Hyouka
*26 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
*27 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
*28 Shingeki no Kyojin
*29 Uchuu Senkan Yamato
*30 Shoujo Kakumei Utena

*31 Bungou Stray Dogs
*32 Prince of Tennis
*33 Love Live! Sunshine!!
*34 Cowboy Bebop
*35 Steins;Gate
*36 Natsume Yuujinchou
*37 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
*38 Hoshi no Ko Poron
*39 Mirai Shounen Conan
*40 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed

*41 K-On!
*42 Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
*43 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
*44 Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro
*45 Bakemonogatari
*46 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
*47 Hibike! Euphonium
*48 Free!
*49 Girls und Punzer der Film
*50 Fate/Zero

*51 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
*52 Shirobako
*53 Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
*54 Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
*55 Gintama'
*56 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
*57 Kimi no Na wa.
*58 K-On!!
*59 Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa
*60 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

*61 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
*62 Free!: Eternal Summer
*63 High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days
*64 Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
*65 Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
*66 The iDOLM@STER
*67 Haikyuu!! Second Season
*68 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
*69 Mob Psycho 100
*70 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

*71 Fullmetal Alchemist
*72 One Piece
*73 Macross F
*74 Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49
*75 Saraba Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshi-tachi
*76 Cardcaptor Sakura (2nd Season)
*77 Angel Beats!
*78 Mushishi
*79 Urusei Yatsura
*80 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

*81 K
*82 Kuroko no Basket
*83 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
*84 Hunter x Hunter
*85 Pokemon
*86 Soukou Kihei Votoms
*87 Juuni Kokuki
*88 Kekkai Sensen
*89 Hetalia: The Beautiful World
*90 Fushigi no Umi no Nadia

*91 Mononoke
*92 Kill la Kill
*93 InuYasha
*94 Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
*95 Dennou Coil
*96 JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders
*97 Akira
*98 Macross: Do You Remember Love?
*99 Gan to Gon
100 Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Source: Mainichi Shinbun

20 of 548 Comments Recent Comments

ImSorryUrWelcome said:
Taizaki-han said:
I only have 1 question, Where is KONOSUBA?

It's at the top of a list that's not from 4 years ago --->
Just reiterating for people still coming here 5 years later...

Aug 18, 2023 9:32 AM by ImSorryUrWelcome

I watched the broadcast in real time, though I got bored halfway through and dropped out.

I wish they would conduct the survey again, since the rankings are so many years old now. I didn't even bother to vote last time because it was too much of a hassle, but I'd like to vote next time.

Jun 15, 2023 12:14 AM by kihel

Girls und Panzer on no. 22. This is a great list.

Jun 14, 2023 10:05 PM by Hartm12

Seeing a lot of animes I've seen as a child and a teenger listed here. How nostalgic.

Apr 20, 2023 8:32 AM by Meixiu

Uhhh that is at least one ... individual and remarkable list. Tastes are just different ...?

But if I may be honest, this ranking looks like someone has a personal problem with me.

Apr 16, 2023 1:44 AM by Resting_Bonfire

This is why yiu can't make a good list based on anime fans voting.thr too 6 don't even make any sense. But to be they did asked them to pick between certain dates so maybe they voted what was option to them

Apr 12, 2023 11:48 PM by haz83

Champ said:
Robiiii said:
Also what the hell is this suppose to be?

Because way m
akemikou said:
NHK Top 20 for male votes
1. Madoka Magica
2. Love Live S1
3. Love Live S2
4. Love Live The School Idol Movie
5. Gochumon wa Usagi Desuka?
6. Legend of the Galactic Heroes
7. Girls und Panzer
8. Mobile Suit Gundam
9. Neon Genesis Evangelion
10. Code Geass
11. Clannad After Story
12. Sword Art Online
13. Hoshi no Ko Poron
14. Girl und Panzer der Film
15. Love Live Sunshine
16. Steins Gate
17. Madoka Magica Rebellion
18. Hyouka
19. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
20. Cardcaptor Sakura

If we conclude Love Live as a single series it still not a great list but still way better than NHK overall lis though also MAL to. For female votes Tiger Bunny dominate the top 3.
ore females voted thats why

Tiger Bunny Rising doesn't even show up on the top 100 list of males and ends up getting 2nd overal lol

Idk why there's a lot more females that participate than the males even though it would be the opposite on the rest of the world?
I'm glad that Madoka Magica is #1 ☺️ (Rebellion should be in top 10 though)

Apr 12, 2023 12:16 PM by Mesugaki4Life

Two full metal on the list of 100 Best animes in 100 years of anime ... Satisfied

Also stain gate Evangelion and sakura ... Only cuz a weird anime is top 1 or 2 doesnt mean the list in general lack value

Mar 23, 2023 8:11 PM by Noir_Alchemist

Gintama ranking higher made my day✨.

Feb 11, 2023 9:23 PM by shwaye

What is this disgusting list

Jan 26, 2023 5:41 AM by Onizuka_Reviews

tut_turuu said:
Rinrinka said:
What is this great list!? Japanese people really have great taste. *clap clap*
seriously SAO is above rated then bepop nd other best Anime this wrost list Japanese Audience have wrost taste of anime

bebop was not popular here

Dec 23, 2022 10:41 PM by DateYutaka

Nice. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 23, 2022 10:25 PM by tdog12

What… the…. What is this? Like, I’ve seen some bad top anime lists (*cough* IGN *cough*). This is not that. This is just WIERD. And it only gets wierder the more I look at it. I’m going to go lie down now.

Dec 22, 2022 9:31 AM by AraumC

what the fuck did i just read

Feb 22, 2022 2:31 PM by Crack

first time seeing bungou stray dogs in any lists like this like finally?? can't really say it's completely underrated, but it sure deserves more recognition and hype.

Feb 21, 2022 4:34 AM by satorusugoi

Rinrinka said:
What is this great list!? Japanese people really have great taste. *clap clap*
seriously SAO is above rated then bepop nd other best Anime this wrost list Japanese Audience have wrost taste of anime

Feb 16, 2022 5:55 PM by atool

I'm even more curious at why does people still replaying on 5 years old thread about (Outdated) anime ranking lol.

Feb 16, 2022 1:48 AM by MahiaErebeaNegi

Well, that list really confuses me

Some great animes isn't there or low in rank.
Some weird animes is on top.
And some I was surprised they are even there.

Maybe that's the purpose of it,
to shock us :) :)

Feb 15, 2022 11:23 PM by Yamabuki_Shizuka

Who asked about your opinion?

Feb 13, 2022 9:19 AM by MrFanatic

MrFanatic said:
Well it's visible that NHK doesn't know what is Death note or Dragon Ball 🤡🤪
death note yes dragon ball is understandable wouldn’t even break my top 100 there’s just better things out there that do the same as dragon ball.

Feb 12, 2022 12:03 AM by AnimeJeWEEBus

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