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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2017 7:07 AM | 514 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 514 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 --->

https://www.anikore.jp/pop_ranking/
Thanks now I feels better.

May 4, 10:25 AM by Taizaki-han

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 --->

https://www.anikore.jp/pop_ranking/

May 4, 9:29 AM by ImSorryUrWelcome

To anyone about to complain about this list ----> it's from actual Japanese taste, it was made with profit in mind, and it's from 2017. Dont forget that and have a look at this current list to see if it meshes more with your vibe

https://www.anikore.jp/pop_ranking/

May 4, 9:27 AM by ImSorryUrWelcome

xdiogo630 said:
Horrible list. Whoever made this has the taste of a 5 year old


Oh yeah

All main stream anime should be top in this list isn't it lol

Japan has better taste.

Apr 30, 11:53 AM by Sakuta002766

Japan has great taste for having Madoka in the top 3

Apr 30, 9:00 AM by Totalitarian

I'm pretty sure the voters were all mostly under 16 or under 18 which is why this list is so weird

Apr 30, 8:57 AM by Rojaseb

I only have 1 question, Where is KONOSUBA?

Apr 21, 9:51 PM by Taizaki-han

Ok, I am gonna fall into a midlife crisis. Why the hell is SAO above Clannad: After Story? Why is Love-live so high? Why is Tiger & Bunny so high? Is this like a popularity vote or something?

Apr 6, 5:30 PM by nuerocast

Great to see my One piece in the list. :)

Apr 6, 12:24 AM by ClaireFroberg

Hraktuus said:
The responses to this list are pretty hilarious. Of course the Japanese aren't going to have the same tastes as weeaboos. The top anime on MAL just plain aren't the top anime over there. Yes, believe it or not, FMA:B is not the masterpiece many of you think it is, and SAO is not the lowest piece of crap many of you think it is. And I'm not saying the opinions on these are entirely wrong, but the overwhelming love or hate of many of these shows has more to do with groupmind that actual objective analysis.

Take a look at this site. It's sort of a MAL equivalent:

https://www.anikore.jp/pop_ranking/

Note the positions of shows like Steins;Gate, Bakemonogatari, Attack on Titan, and SAO. There are many similarities to the rankings on MAL, and some of the same shows are in the top 10/20/100 etc. But it demonstrates very well how the Japanese don't think FMA:B is the god of all shows and just how many more them love SAO than hate it like here.

Now, I'm not acting like that site is the end all site for all Japanese anime rankings, but it does prove a point. Their group taste is significantly different than MALs group taste (and IMO they have better taste).

I also think one of the huge flaws in MAL that has to be accounted for is that ratings for subbed and dubbed versions of anime aren't separated. An anime that is an 8 subbed can easily become a 7 dubbed. MAL has nothing to compensate for this problem. It's no different than how the PC version of a game might be terrible due to being a bad port of a console game (or visa-versa), even if that game on console was fantastic and highly rated. Sites like Metacritic separate the ratings based on platform. I really think MAL should do the same based on subs and dubs. You could still have an overall combined rating, but it would be interesting and possibly enlightening to see the separate sub and dub ratings.


The problem with separating rankings for dub and sub is the elitists who only watch sub because "sub is always better." They are already biased against the dub and would probably always rank the dub lower no matter the quality or just never rank the dubs. Generally speaking modern dubs tend to be of the same quality as the subs. Even if you see a difference in quality it usually isn't very bad. You may have a preference for one voice actor over another, but we don't have the bad dubs we had back in the 80s and 90s.

Mar 29, 9:27 PM by emmadel

It blows my mind that some of the same people who almost worship Japan and it's anime like :I only watch sub, I'm learning Japanese, the West should have zero influence on anime, I watch anime because I'm bored with western shows, are throwing a fit over Japanese tastes. You love the culture of Japan until you don't agree with it.

Mar 29, 2:38 PM by emmadel

TheLonelyCynic said:
What an interesting list...
WHAT THE ACTUAL F IS THAT PROFILE PICTURE DUDE YOU NEED HELP

Mar 26, 2:41 PM by Bariskardo

Who made this list be like: Random bullshit go!

Mar 20, 1:09 PM by Jaho-kun

Horrible list. Whoever made this has the taste of a 5 year old

Mar 19, 5:54 PM by xdiogo630

Japanese with opinion exist:
Weebs:oH mY GoD jApAn HaS bAd tAstE

Mar 18, 1:02 PM by FateMadMan

I would've loved to disagree but I haven't even seen 85% of the animes here so here we are..

Mar 6, 8:57 AM by InspectorLunge

Cool link! Intersting

Mar 4, 6:08 AM by ToniAlv32

Happy to see Cardcaptor Sakura in some top 10 list

Mar 4, 4:23 AM by curlywurlie

What about any of that is the best? The top 10 got me like

Mar 1, 8:02 AM by Doflamingo45

Tiger and bunny is the best superhero anime ever.,..worthy of top10 because of the banter alone...but cowboy bebop not being higher is strange and was death note or monster on this list...didn't see bleach rather(guilty pleasure of mine) and man SAO haters annoy me...it's like a fanboy group of haters

Feb 22, 1:04 PM by tdog65

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