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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 7:07 AM | 336 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 336 Comments Recent Comments

* sighs * What a tragic list. About as unbiased and lacking real gems as the Oscars. Lists like this never get the full vetting and voting from the majority of the community, and thus end up being chock full of tons of crap shows. And like so much in the media the last couple years, everything seems swayed by brainless jaded youth with no taste. Come on cosmos, meteor us all already =,;,=

Yesterday, 4:31 AM by AnchientProphet2

Gurren Lagann and Re:Zero made the list so I'm happy

May 23, 11:17 AM by SinonLaifu

Code Geass > Gendums (or Gaydums)

May 23, 8:02 AM by SaltyShoebill

If it has anime you like it's a good list, if it doesn't it's a bad list.


May 18, 4:48 AM by Protaku

Yo, this is not a top, this a list bois

May 18, 4:46 AM by Souci

How is cowboy bebop on here if your going to exclude samurai champloo. and LUL that top 10...

And i understand the pokemon giratina movie, but they couldnt just put pokemon anime on here, ya the oldschool gens anime was good but the new pokemon anime is 7 year old targeted garbage... GG

May 17, 5:22 AM by blazkiller123

I do not know why there are so many people complaining about this list!? I do not see anything "wrong" with it. For me it's just one more list, out of hundreds already in existence over the years (and none of them was the same as another).

If this type of survey were conducted in several countries (separately), the results would also be very different from each other, and certainly would not please everyone. And in the same way that the results were very different between men and women, if the survey also separated by age group the results would be even more different.

There is no such thing as "bad taste", after all, who would be the owner of "real good taste"?

May 14, 9:56 PM by MMMacross

Interesting take on a top one hundred list.

May 14, 8:34 PM by Houndthree

Why are people getting mad at this list. Clearly this is a list made by NHK, meaning a Japanese broadcasting Corporation made this list from Japanese people who watched anime for 100 hundred years. So your opinion does NOT matter!!!

May 14, 2:57 PM by DevilDuo

That's it. I've officially lost faith in humanity..... wake me up in a century pls ty

Edit: Of course I'm biased, but this is me expressing my opinion. It's bad (mostly).

May 14, 2:13 PM by Silver-baka

What a bull***
Pokemon, Love Live, Angel Beats, One Piece, ....
this is a s***t list

May 14, 7:35 AM by susan00

SAO in Top 20 is fine for me... But Kimi no na wa and Re:Zero to be outranked by Pokemon is outrageous! And lol that top 10 xD

May 14, 4:03 AM by Yuki_Rin_Bushida

3 gundams on the list and not one of them is gundam wing

terrible list

May 13, 11:09 AM by Sasukesnake07

shit taste in animu confirmed

May 13, 11:05 AM by who_dat_ninja

Holy crap, this top 100 is so horribly bad

May 12, 6:36 PM by Daniieru

LOL that top 10.


May 11, 5:14 PM by 8797

the amount of nerd rage in this thread is giving me life

May 11, 1:33 PM by corpsedanceparty

Nice to see clannad and code geass up there, but as for some of the other choices. Alot more that i like are on the list as well, but the placements seem...odd.

May 9, 6:57 AM by Aceynn

Since Pokemon is there, I could say this list is legit.

May 9, 6:05 AM by Mariecat1

what kind of shitty list is that

May 8, 8:37 PM by ExTemplar

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