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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 7:07 AM | 391 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 391 Comments Recent Comments

At least some of great and favorite anime for me so far are in top 100 list. (S;G, Angel Beats, Ano Hana, Clannad, and Shigatsu)

I surprised that Love Live Series have such a great rank. I think maybe it's because there are one of such 'ultra rare' series that can greatly adapted in reality life. That's why people really feel attached on it, not just because there are "fan service waifu" idol groups.

10 hours ago by Yudistira

Ohh.. Well gotta start soon.

Yesterday, 4:26 AM by HawMskipS

Lolmao, Sword Art Online and Girls und Panzer in Top 22 but Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke not even in the Top 100¿
This list can't possibly be legit, japanese people don't have such an awful taste.

Nov 18, 4:12 AM by Zarutaku

Tbh it’s not that bad.There are some terrible shows in MAL top 100 as well.

Nov 17, 10:31 AM by MegaNOOB

Dennou Coil is here!
But Aria...
Nana!
But Nodame...
Gurren Lagann!
But Eureka...
Too many tigers, bunnies and idols ... No?

Nov 16, 8:18 AM by seva_bo

I am not sure whether I agree with this or not, but as long as detective conan is there, I don't mind.😄

Oct 23, 12:28 PM by Kuroshi7H

Don't get me wrong , I like me some Tiger and Bunny , but the movie... it's quite boring , so I don't understand all too much.

Oct 22, 2:09 PM by ZapplePie

Why erase is not in the top 100?

Oct 22, 8:26 AM by DJ19

T&B is only #1 because fujos wanted to send a message to Bandai, not because they genuinely believe that it is the best series of all time.

Oct 19, 9:57 AM by Adome

Ahhh 💜 atleast Gintama is there. y^o^y

Oct 16, 6:34 AM by Jetsies

I feel enlightened

Oct 15, 7:10 PM by Nyuran

after bahamut season 2 i no longer want a tiger and bunny 2nd season, but this list makes me worried there will be incentive for it

Oct 13, 10:49 AM by JizzyHitler

Much better than MAL's list
There is some shows which deserves to be in but they are not and there is which doesn't deserve to be in but stills a good list because AoT and CG are in a high position

Oct 13, 10:30 AM by No_Nah

I really don't felt that we have any right to criticize this list, as it says, list by the Japanese Otaku Community. By them,for them. Since it is a different country, they will have different tastes and anime is intended for them. The subtle things will be picked up by them. A south park episode about Trump won't be understood by them, but we might love it. So different factors contribute to this list which will vary heavily from county to country.

IF we want a list that appeals to us then the MAL list is good enough

Oct 11, 5:10 AM by nukerxero123

Tiger & Bunny has been on my watch list for a long time,
i am probably gonna watch it now

Oct 10, 12:49 AM by Ree2

That's a lot of Anime... :3

Oct 8, 11:27 AM by sleepyx

The Anime Man ver.

Oct 6, 10:52 PM by tsubasalover

This list is total crap. Kimi no na wa is at 57! FAB at 27! Sounds crazy. NHK is out of its mind. Honestly,I never expected some of the selections at that much low ranking.

Oct 2, 2:02 AM by Sujoy

Interesting list, especially that top 10. Yikes.

Oct 1, 7:58 PM by awal

Yay Utena made it!! Kinda sad Yamato got on there 2 times but Captain Harlock or Galaxy Express 999 didnt

Oct 1, 7:52 PM by Trypo

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