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Most acclaimed anime series of all time 1-50

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bymjf314
Oct 18 2022, 11:55 PM | Updated Nov 1, 2022 1:36 PM
The most acclaimed anime series of all time, compiled from 57 lists. Last updated October 2022.

The lists come from many different sources, mostly blogs and forum polls, as well as a few lists made by critics, animators, and journalists. I used both old and new lists, and I avoided lists that focus on a single genre or a single decade.

The list is ranked by points. An anime receives points for each list it appears on. For polls, an anime receives points proportional to the number of votes, with weights adjusted to prevent individual polls from having too much influence. All anime in the top 100 appear on at least 5 lists.

1-50: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/16403
51-100: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/16406
101-150: https://myanimelist.net/stacks/16407

Below is the list of sources.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEVKkzP-sm0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9LVtXdkb_s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Wnxy7ooik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya3guHgPTNg
https://zenpiesama.weebly.com/animanga/my-favorite-animemanga-to-date-2018
A compilation of 136 anime bloggers' favorites
Neon Genesis Evangelion
TV, 1995
8.34
1,664,291
Cowboy Bebop
TV, 1998
8.75
1,719,409
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
TV, 2007
8.63
1,515,485
Shoujo Kakumei Utena
TV, 1997
8.19
201,102
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
TV, 2011
8.36
1,207,483
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
TV, 2009
9.11
3,079,125
Mushishi
TV, 2005
8.67
776,441
Serial Experiments Lain
TV, 1998
8.08
690,305
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
TV, 2006
7.83
875,161
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
TV, 2010
8.57
417,170
FLCL
OVA, 2000
8.03
767,214
Steins;Gate
TV, 2011
9.08
2,371,835
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
TV, 2006
8.70
2,099,108
Bakemonogatari
TV, 2009
8.33
1,331,253
Baccano!
TV, 2007
8.37
863,191
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
TV, 2011
9.04
2,566,258
Haibane Renmei
TV, 2002
7.97
264,216
Monster
TV, 2004
8.85
953,072
Kidou Senshi Gundam
TV, 1979
7.76
122,989
Death Note
TV, 2006
8.62
3,612,897
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu
OVA, 1988
9.03
297,196
NHK ni Youkoso!
TV, 2006
8.31
688,880
Princess Tutu
TV, 2002
8.13
158,421
Samurai Champloo
TV, 2004
8.51
1,158,309
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
TV, 2003
8.29
291,036
Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven
TV, 2005
8.06
421,538
Toradora!
TV, 2008
8.09
2,074,646
Psycho-Pass
TV, 2012
8.34
1,534,556
JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
TV, 2012
7.90
1,519,673
Shirobako
TV, 2014
8.29
422,788
K-On!
TV, 2009
7.85
993,872
Tenkuu no Escaflowne
TV, 1996
7.67
147,488
Gankutsuou
TV, 2004
8.14
235,705
Mawaru Penguindrum
TV, 2011
7.95
287,531
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
TV, 1997
8.55
584,337
Clannad: After Story
TV, 2008
8.94
1,126,258
Trigun
TV, 1998
8.22
700,492
Macross
TV, 1982
7.91
102,291
Fate/Zero
TV, 2011
8.28
1,417,912
Hachimitsu to Clover
TV, 2005
8.01
255,572
Nichijou
TV, 2011
8.46
830,762
Katanagatari
TV, 2010
8.32
535,899
Cardcaptor Sakura
TV, 1998
8.16
411,282
Shinsekai yori
TV, 2012
8.29
743,260
Made in Abyss
TV, 2017
8.67
1,244,135
Ookami to Koushinryou
TV, 2008
8.23
771,110
Planetes
TV, 2003
8.27
237,539
Mousou Dairinin
TV, 2004
7.67
384,292
Black Lagoon
TV, 2006
8.03
931,650

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