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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2017 7:07 AM | 442 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

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Beldarius said:
I'm rather surprised about the lack of Saint Seiya. It inspired so many other series that it should have been here... even One Piece was partially influenced by it, and a ton of series reference it in one way or another (Gintama outright parodies it, and a few series use the poses and such).

At least The Legend of Galactic Heroes, Gundam, Yamato, Bebop, Macross, Ghibli films, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Votoms, Nadia, Jojo and Akira made it.

Honestly, though... why add Sailor Moon and cut Saint Seiya? Sailor Moon is basically a genderswapped version of the latter - they're the origin for the whole magical boy/girl genre.


SS placed 123 in this ranking, not that bad considering the excessive recency bias of it and the fact that it was never that popular in Japan back in the 80s to begin with, and pretty good when considering that it placed even ahead of more popular shonens like DB, Naruto and Bleach...

Yesterday, 3:18 AM by Arkab

Cashdax said:
HAHAHAH, people saying everyone else's taste but theirs is shit XD


HAHAHA - I was scrolling down, reading posts, thinking, "I wonder why everyone thinks they're qualified to judge this list - all they're doing is saying everyone else's taste is shit..." and then I read your post. As they say, great minds think alike.

Dec 22, 2018 10:54 PM by shukujo

Oh my, I never expected love live to be that popular..
Maybe I've been living under a rock

Dec 13, 2018 5:35 AM by kuzamine

sunnykappa said:
@TodAboT
Omg SAO at top 20 best anime of all time.
Wowoow

Now you are just spamming.
Stop.

Dec 10, 2018 10:59 AM by TodAboT

@TodAboT
Omg SAO at top 20 best anime of all time.
Wowoow

Dec 10, 2018 10:55 AM by sunnykappa

I'm rather surprised about the lack of Saint Seiya. It inspired so many other series that it should have been here... even One Piece was partially influenced by it, and a ton of series reference it in one way or another (Gintama outright parodies it, and a few series use the poses and such).

At least The Legend of Galactic Heroes, Gundam, Yamato, Bebop, Macross, Ghibli films, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Votoms, Nadia, Jojo and Akira made it.

Honestly, though... why add Sailor Moon and cut Saint Seiya? Sailor Moon is basically a genderswapped version of the latter - they're the origin for the whole magical boy/girl genre.

Dec 8, 2018 4:16 AM by Beldarius

I'm surprised that people still reply to this thread even though this thread was made 1 years ago.......

Dec 8, 2018 3:11 AM by MahiaErebeaNegi

Wow the Japanese have awful taste in Anime.

Dec 7, 2018 6:44 PM by Kyotosomo

I love how two different animes take up most of the top 10. Xd

Dec 7, 2018 3:45 PM by MadaMadaDane44

Siyara said:
Wow...that's one useless Top 100 anime list


Useless in what way? The purpose of this list is to let people know which anime are favoured in Japan. That purpose was accomplished, so it's not useless. Did you mean to say you don't like the anime in this list? What would you have preferred to see?

Dec 7, 2018 2:11 PM by CommieCool

Koe no Katachi, Death Note, Oregairu...?

Nov 25, 2018 9:15 AM by HaChiiman

Interesting list.... :o

Nov 19, 2018 4:59 PM by AnimePixelz

BackstageMage said:
Ethan_07 said:
I'm a bit disappointed Violet Evergarden didn't make it into the list. I have lost my faith in this humanity.


This was before Violet Evergarden



You have restored the light in this world which is full of despair and darkness. Thanks for the clarification! Hope it will be in the upcoming list though.

Nov 18, 2018 8:54 PM by Ethan_07

Ethan_07 said:
I'm a bit disappointed Violet Evergarden didn't make it into the list. I have lost my faith in this humanity.


This was before Violet Evergarden

Nov 18, 2018 8:46 PM by BackstageMage

I'm a bit disappointed Violet Evergarden didn't make it into the list. I have lost my faith in this humanity.

Nov 18, 2018 8:42 PM by Ethan_07

Nice Haikyuu in the 20s

Nov 17, 2018 12:23 PM by Lunarkia

I'm glad that Japan loves Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. God bless Japan.

Oct 16, 2018 11:04 PM by Nurguburu

Wow...that's one useless Top 100 anime list

Oct 1, 2018 1:50 AM by Siyara

Of course the ratings of anime in Japan would be different from other countries, but to all guys here who try to open our eyes by saying this I'd like to mention one thing - judging from the grand title 'one hundred years of anime', isn't this supposed to be a top list of all anime ever aired before 2016? And if yes, then most fans are angry not simply because their favorite piece is not № 1, but rather because the top listed titles do not seem to be real standouts in the whole century of anime history. Since the twitter posts are protected and the original NHK link is expired, I can not trace the original survey, so this is only a suggestion, but I do believe a probable one.

Sep 20, 2018 6:59 AM by Eine

STROOOOONGLY disagree with the list, but i see why most of those would be high up, except... joker game srsly? why?

Sep 6, 2018 8:09 AM by guizo666

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