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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 7:07 AM | 372 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 372 Comments Recent Comments

I don't get all the hate. Different cultures, different tastes. And not everyone has to like your pretentious, elitist anime you know...

Sep 17, 4:24 AM by PrevE

Looks closer to a list of Mehh shows to watch as fillers ? What the heck is this suppose to be a list of shows for Noob s! Its pretty bad and I dont mean that in a good way!

Sep 14, 8:07 PM by KibaFan

I'm really surprised that Naruto isn't on here?!

Sep 12, 4:53 PM by Charles_Donald

This list is horrible. Tigger and bunny is not bad, but good enough to be in the top 100? of 100 years of anime history? really? and 3 of them taking 1, 2 and 6 places of the very top of the list? really? are you kidding me? With this in mind, you can imagine how bad the list is done.

Sep 7, 1:00 PM by Belsel

This is the best List of all time

Sep 2, 9:47 PM by OOHOO

*disagrees with list*
*realizes that if "best" were changed to "most popular" list would make more sense*
*no longer disagrees with list since there's nothing to disagree with*
*becomes interested in demographics and stats behind rankings*
...
NOW PLOT A GRAPH FOR ME!!!

Though if I were to make a list, Kill la Kill would be #1. Ryuuko's so badass. :D

Sep 2, 9:12 PM by Fluffy55

Numchucks said:
I love:
1) How butthurt channers get about these lists.
2) That this is what you're supposed to like now, if you're trying to come off like some kinda expert.
3) The Japanese children who voted on this list have watched 1000× more anime than you will in your lifetime. They saw everything you have and more, as it was intended, in its original format. They are the intended audience, not you.


Aren't you saying that just because your old western anime isn't on the top ?

Beside, with Madoka at the third place, this list is clearly better than MAL.

The only shit of the list for me is Joker Game, that's all.

Sep 2, 11:39 AM by AkeHomu

This list was surprisingly terrible. tiger and bunny is decent but nowhere near the best. where is diamond no ace? diamond no ace> haikyuu and kuroko. I have more to talk about but the list is too bad

Sep 1, 12:42 AM by killerqueen2000

LOL this is a pretty bad list tbh. Quite a bit of animes that don't deserve to be on this list, let alone the top 10 (the entire top 10 is crap, aside from Code Geass).

No Zeta Gundam, Turn A Gundam (Yet SEED and iron-blooded orphans somehow made the list), Monster, Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin, and similiar other's haven't even made the list.

Aug 24, 3:54 PM by ReverseZero

Don't know how I feel about this. Why is shit lime sao, k-on, love live, free, and other cancer are so high up? Damn. Still though, it's better than mal's top anime list I guess.

Aug 20, 5:43 PM by Katholic

I love:
1) How butthurt channers get about these lists.
2) That this is what you're supposed to like now, if you're trying to come off like some kinda expert.
3) The Japanese children who voted on this list have watched 1000× more anime than you will in your lifetime. They saw everything you have and more, as it was intended, in its original format. They are the intended audience, not you.
4) "Japanese people have bad taste", says the guy obsessed with Japanese cartoons.

Aug 17, 12:53 PM by Numchucks

tiger & bunny deserve it tho. that is masterpiece .I have rewatch it many times and still great show. Iam happy that madoka is higher than lovelive.

Aug 16, 2:18 AM by alvinozthadr

You guys have shit tastes so you can't understand how awesome this list is

Aug 14, 8:53 PM by Mirika

after seeing that top 10 i want to kill myself more

Aug 14, 12:08 PM by LICK_IT_GOOD

Take it easy, you're all too fanatic, it's just an anime.
But I am still happy that many people in Japan like Steins Gate

Aug 14, 4:05 AM by kikiabdull

The Anime Man's video on this news.

Aug 7, 9:28 PM by tsubasalover

Just wanted to point out that on the male's list #68 is yosuga no sora, which is an incest anime that is borderline hentai.

Aug 7, 5:49 PM by paraboxes

I just feel like people outside of Japan just over analyze shows, where they try to find the smallest flaws. Heck cliche, and op mc, moe, is stuff we rate low that Japanese people probably rate high. It's like we criticize anime while, they just rate something they enjoyed the most.

But still, i can't believe Steins;Gate was beaten by many shows in this list. Even few shows considered overrated in the west isn't in this list. :/

Edit: I'm sorry. HYOUKA, and digimon, ya hear me DIGIMON, was above steins;gate.

Jul 30, 4:51 AM by EB3K

I'm just gonna rage and rant about my thoughts about this "top 100" anime list. One how the fu*k is fate stay night ubw higher than fate zero?! In my opinion it should be the other way around. Most importantly how is it that sao is higher that the fate series?! I mean come on now people, not to hate on sao or anything but it is a very and highly overrated anime of all time. Heck Mob psycho 100, your lie in April , clannad,and other shows should have been in higher places than sao and don't get me started on love live. Seeing this list makes me believe that Japan does have bad taste in anime And I'm sorry if anybody got offended by my response to this "top 100" anime thingy. My throat hurts from yelling out cursing words while reading this list and I'm gonna end it here

Jul 20, 8:14 PM by light-at-dawn

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