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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2017 7:07 AM | 478 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 478 Comments Recent Comments

Moe, Mecha and Waifus, that's all I see on top of this list with some exceptions of course. While the more appreciated and renowned works lurk on the end of the list. SERIOUSLY!!!

May 20, 12:39 PM by Disco_Fighter72

i can understand a lot of these anime on the list. however, this order is incredibly strange. a lot of the lower listed anime would be right on top for me personally.

Apr 30, 1:04 AM by haleytradescards

i can understand a lot of these anime on the list. however, this order is incredibly strange. a lot of the lower listed anime would be right on top for me personally.

Apr 30, 1:04 AM by haleytradescards

Love Live on the top? LOL
Proof that Japanese otaku are only care for their waifu thing.

Hayao Miyazaki was right, Animu was a mistake.

Apr 29, 8:43 AM by Hitoribotchan

I wonder what they would think of our top 100

Apr 26, 9:14 AM by Busubusu

Mmmm... don't know about Tiger & Bunny but I am going to have to watch it now!

Apr 22, 8:35 PM by elliumeffect

Tiger and bunny?!
Cardcaptors I can see, Love Live I can see, code geass I can see.
But this top 100 is..........

Apr 22, 2:04 AM by shintai88

What am I looking at!!?

Apr 20, 9:01 PM by AnimusIV

This list is embarrassingly bad

Apr 20, 7:49 PM by VashGokuSpike

It can be better, a lot better

Mar 30, 7:44 AM by Swift202

I'm looking at this very late, but I'm glad I found this post. I'm not too happy with the list, though ... Shikatanai yo!

Mar 29, 3:21 PM by ANormalUser

It’s just 1 channel (NHK), the list isn’t even up to date (2016) but it is sure interesting even through my taste doesn’t align to this.

Feb 7, 10:33 AM by kagetora

I’m glad to see LotGH up there in the top 15, although what we consider the best anime is quite different to what Japan thinks. I might give Bunny & Tiger a shot to see what it’s about

Jan 20, 10:18 PM by _cjessop19_

Interesting list but i ain't complaining.

Jan 20, 11:34 AM by Nicki_MP

My only problem is that K-ON! should be #1 😁

Jan 20, 10:09 AM by Yui_Suzumiya69

Not even a mention of Monster in here rip to one of the best anime out there

Jan 18, 10:53 AM by Kohmas

LL! must be super popular there. I'm not even mad; after finishing it I understand why :')

Oct 22, 2019 7:49 AM by SaiDrew

Seems like from this list, certain top animes may shift downward or disappear as time goes by...

Sep 20, 2019 8:57 PM by MiloD

Wow their taste is superior just like everything else can't say that I'm surprised lol.

Sep 20, 2019 3:22 PM by Xstasy

Very interesting list indeed.

Sep 20, 2019 3:19 PM by ApacheSnow69

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