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NHK Announces Best 100 Anime

by tsubasalover
May 3, 2017 7:07 AM | 411 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 411 Comments Recent Comments

Hi brother. I'm Japanese. Let me just say one thing. This list is rubbish because of organized votes. Bye now ;)

Jan 14, 4:21 AM by Try_able

That list is shit.Where's Naruto!?

Jan 13, 11:40 AM by MujihinaAssassin

After seeing SAO on the 20th position , I stopped reading.

Jan 7, 11:18 AM by Shuforces

Where are the best anime like Dragon ball, naruto,bleach and all the other shonen anime??

Jan 3, 6:20 AM by ThreadFazer

FMA Brotherhood not in the top 5. And Steins:gate and Shingeki no Kyojin so far back.

We love a good joke

Jan 2, 4:09 AM by blackiemma22

Fullmetal Alchemist Brootherhood not in top 20, well gg

Jan 1, 4:35 PM by KSHProd

UndeadAlv said:
An Anime can be famous, but that doesn't make it better, what a bad list I gotta say .<.
Did anyone ask if It's the best?

Dec 30, 2017 2:55 PM by Apollo_Goddess

thisuserisshook said:
The list should start at #11



Pretty much this. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Dec 15, 2017 1:42 AM by LalatinaDarkness

How is Death Note not on this????

Dec 14, 2017 9:19 PM by beachfossels

Okay this list is kinda strange.....

At least detective conan is in top 20 lol.

Dec 13, 2017 7:33 PM by namphan1998

I was so triggered at first looking at this list, But I recently noticed that Psycho-Pass was in the top 20, My life is legit complete T^T

Dec 12, 2017 6:39 AM by EngravedinDeath

Love live, Osomatsu-san is in top 10 GochiUsa in top 20.

While Mushishi at *78, Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju *80, Tatami Galaxy *100 Lain, Monster, Haibane Renmei, Nodame Cantabile not even in top 100.

Wow, compared to us there are much less elitists in Japan. You'd think there'll be more considering the shows are originated there. Well, the more you know.

Dec 10, 2017 7:18 AM by Orhunaa

As Josuke once said "Oh I forgot...
Not even Crazy Diamond can fix people's **** taste in everything"

Side note: Are images containing a manga frame allowed? Or language(which I feel may be warranted given this awful list that seemed to miss half of the actual top 100 and replaced many of them with the weirdest choices). I wanted to reply with only the image.

Dec 10, 2017 4:27 AM by VersusXV

Shoujo Kakumei Utena at 30 Thats a fail list if ever seen one.

Dec 6, 2017 6:55 PM by Asarta

I'm just really happy that Tatami Galaxy, Mononoke and Utena are on the list.

Dec 6, 2017 3:45 AM by Indaco

An Anime can be famous, but that doesn't make it better, what a bad list I gotta say .<.

Dec 3, 2017 11:45 AM by UndeadAlv

Well, at least there's Gintama and Code Geass.

Nov 25, 2017 7:26 PM by Shineee_

thisuserisshook said:
The list should start at #11

Agreed. Except for code geass, all other nine don't deserve to even be in the top 100 imo.

Nov 25, 2017 1:10 PM by queenbanana

IMO the japanese fandom obviously has superior taste than the western. I repeat, IMO.

Nov 23, 2017 6:16 AM by bluedragon777

The list should start at #11

Nov 22, 2017 1:42 AM by thisuserisshook

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