Post Your Favorite Anime

  • So, with the new site up and running, I figured it was high time to add a favorites thread; I'm surprised nobody has done this already.

    Before I move on, I will share some thoughts; the greatest thing about anime, visual media or any kind of art work for that matter is that it is for the most part; subjective. Meaning individuals can draw their own conclusions based on their own perceptions; now, this requires an open mind, analytical thinking and a desire to grow as an individual.

    It’s amazing what can be taken from art, in this case, anime with the variety of styles, genres and genre splicing that occurs. Sometimes in anime, it is possible to find themes, character development and plot in some of the most unlikely types of anime; however, an open mind is required to give a fair assessment of an anime. This mind must be free of any influence that may create bias that only serves to inhibit the individual’s ability to be objective in their critique of any given title.

    My favorites list is a testament to this philosophy; which is why there are so many and such a wide range of titles listed here. If it has well written, developed/dynamic characters, a solid story; whether complex or simple, good pacing, themes; something that connects to real life experience, something intelligent, good overall use of literary devices, and good execution; this is what will attract and retain my interest in an anime. It’s all of this that I need to consider an anime to be one of my top favorites; to be more entertaining or stand out, to create that urgency of desire the continue watching it. All of this anime here has done this and fulfills its duty as good quality series; and I will always be adding new shows.

    So listen up; here's the drill; list your favorites in whatever manner you wish; I look forward to seeing a variety of tastes. I will go first, because I can; I have divided up my list in sections.

    Top Favorites in Alphabetical order:

    Cat Planet Cuties
    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Hellsing Ultimate
    High School DxD
    High School of the Dead
    Inuyasha: The Final Act
    Princess Jellyfish
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Queen's Blade
    Queen's Blade Rebellion
    Samurai Champloo
    Samurai Girls
    Speed Grapher
    Stein's; Gate
    The Tatami Galaxy

    Top Favorite Anime Movies:

    Evangelion 1.11: You are (not) Alone
    Evangelion 2.22: You can (not) Advance
    Fullmetal Alchemist Conqueror of Shamballa
    Fullmetal Alchemist Sared Star of Milos
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Madoka Magica Rebellion
    Perfect Blue
    Summer Wars
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Wolf Children

    Level 1 favorites close behind top favorites:

    Black Lagoon
    Blood - C
    Dance in the Vampire Bund
    Eden of the East
    Neon Genesis
    Spice & Wolf
    Tenjho Tenge

    Level 2 favorites:

    Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
    Chrono Crusade
    Daphne in the Brilliant Blue
    Girls Bravo
    Heaven's Lost Property
    Heaven's Lost Property Forte
    Ikki Tousen DD
    Ikkitousen GG
    Ikkitousen XX
    Maken Ki
    Mermaid Forest
    School Rumble

    Level 3 favorites

    Accel World
    Attack on Titan
    Air Gear
    Baka and Test
    C- Control
    Ga Rei Zero
    Hellgirl Season 1
    Hellgirl Two Mirrors
    Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Rune Soldier
    The World God Only Knows

    Other favorite anime movies:

    Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Movie 1
    Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Movie 2
    Inuyasha: Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
    Inuyasha: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
    Ninja Scroll

  • I'm not good at listing things, so I'm positive there are things I've forgotten or left off but would add based on my mood.

    Cowboy Bebop
    Darker than Black
    From the New World
    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Higurashi When They Cry
    Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    My Bride is a Mermaid
    Pandora Hearts
    Princess Tutu
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Natsume's Book of Friends
    Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Silver Spoon
    Spice and Wolf
    Sunday Without God
    Umineko When They Cry

    Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

    Little Witch Academia
    Time of Eve

  • In no paticular order..

    Umineko No Naku Koro Ni
    Madoka Magica
    Love Live! School Idol Project
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Lucky Star
    The Melencoly of Haruhi Suzimaya
    Miyuki-chan in WOnderland
    Magic Knight Rayearth
    Sailor Moon
    Ebichi the Housekeeping Hamster

    Lots of others LOL

  • 1. Strike Witches
    2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    3. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
    4. Kanon
    5. Steins;Gate
    6. Fate/Zero
    7. B Gata H Kei
    8. Rurouni Kenshin
    9. Samurai Champloo
    10. Bakemonogatari

    Others, in no particular order:

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
    Darker Than Black
    Eden of the East
    Ouran High School Host Club
    Death Note
    Angel Beats!
    Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Haibane Renmei
    Last Exile
    Serial Experiments Lain
    Sound of the Sky
    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
    K-On! Movie

  • My list hasn't changed much since the last thread, but I'm planning on reevaluating it at the end of the year.

    1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    2. Black Lagoon
    3. Fate/Zero
    4. Code Geass
    5. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    6. Cowboy Bebop
    7. Neon Genesis Evangelion
    8. Steins;Gate
    9. Revolutionary Girl Utena
    10. Bakemonogatari
    11. Spice and Wolf
    12. Princess Tutu
    13. Vision of Escaflowne
    14. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
    15. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    16. Gunslinger Girl
    17. Serial Experiments Lain
    18. GTO
    19. Kino's Journey
    20. Gankutsuou
    21. Haibane Renmei
    22. FLCL
    23. Shiki
    24. Simoun
    25. Psycho-Pass

  • City Hunter
    Detective Conan (Case Closed)
    Neon Genesis: Evangelion
    Martian Successor Nadesico
    Golgo 13
    Outlaw Star
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Those Who Hunt Elves
    Golden Boy
    Full Metal Panic (especially FUMOFFU!)
    Fushigi Yugi
    Sorcerer Hunters
    Louie The Rune Soldier
    Get Backers
    Tenchi Muyo

  • I guess this is what my top ten kinda looks like at the moment, granted anything after my top 5 can change at a moments notice.

    1. Fate/Zero
    2. Martian Successor Nadesico
    3. Slayers
    4. Mahoromatic
    5. KnK The Garden of Sinners
    6. Bakemonogatari
    7. Orphen
    8. Neon Genesis Evangelion
    9. Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts
    10. Fairy Tail

  • FLCL, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and now Kill la Kill.

  • 1 - BlazBlue: Alter Memory
    2 - Fairy Tail
    3 - Valvrave: The Liberator
    4 - Naruto Shippuden
    5 - Ace of the Diamond
    6 - Yowamushi Pedal
    7 - Polar Bear's Cafe
    8 - MAJOR
    9 - One Piece
    10 - Silver Spoon

  • It would be literally impossible for me to sit down and do a numerical 'I like this better than that' list any higher than a generic 'Top Five' listing - and even then I wouldn't be sure about it - so for now, I'll just chuck a list of my favorites in random order.

    Dragon Ball/Z/GT/Kai
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Fullmetal Alchemist/Brotherhood
    One Piece
    Fairy Tail
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Lupin the 3rd
    Tenchi Muyo!/Universe/in Tokyo
    Girls Bravo
    School Rumble
    Sgt. Frog

  • I will give it a go… Well at least some of my favorites that I can think off the top of my head:

    Shakugan no Shana
    Fairy Tail
    Tenchi/Universe/War on Genenier
    When They Cry
    Ah! My Goddess!
    My Bride is a Mermaid
    One Piece

    Well those are the ones I can think of at this moment

  • As of now I would say my favorite anime are…


    • Black Lagoon
    • Case Closed (wish we could get more stateside)
    • Dirty Pair
    • Fairy Tail
    • Madoka Magica
      -Monster Wish VIZ would go back & release the whole thing!
    • Panty & Stocking W/ Garterbelt
    • Revolutionary Girl Utena
    • Sailor Moon
    • Slam Dunk
    • Squid Girl (so sad MB dropped S2, hope Sentai or Funi save it!)
    • Tatami Galaxy (My kindgom for a nice dub & LE release from Funi ala Princess Jellyfish...PWEEZE!)
    • Tenchi Universe
    • Watamote
    • YuYuHakusho

    As for honerable mentions i'd give a shout out to Moribito, Princess Jellyfish, Shiki, Toradora & may have to hadd Eccentric Family & Kill La Kill on to my list soon enough.

    and as for OVA's/ Movies

    • Anything by Ghibli Ecspecially Kiki's Delivery Service & Naussica
    • The Case Closed Films
    • Digimon The Movie
      -Eva Rebuild films
    • Little Witch Academia
      -Summer Wars
      -Wolf Children OK i'm cheating because I haven't seen this one yet, but it looks right up my ally!

  • My top favorits are

    Angel Beats
    Chrono Crusade
    Last Exile <- First season

    If I posted all my favorits I would be here to long time.

  • Just wondering if you had watched the original Hellsing english dub where between the two crispen freeman gives a better preformance imo?

  • Im suprised for the fact that no one has mentioned sword art online or AoT.
    but mine are as follows:

    Eureka Seven (Classic)
    Shikibane hime
    Spice and Wolf
    Fate Zero
    A Certain Magical Index
    Hellsing (original)
    Devil May Cry
    Clannad+After Story
    Melencholy+Disaperance of Hazuki Shizumia
    Moon Phase (fricken hilarious)
    Shakagana no Shana
    Dusk Madian of Amnesia
    Ghost Hunt
    Last Exile
    Is this a Zombie? (first season)
    Guilty Crown
    The Future Diary
    FMA brotherhood
    Darker than Black
    Aria of the Scarlett Ammo
    Fairy Tale
    D. Greyman(-.- tears are shed as funi never got the licence to finsh series)
    Soul Eater
    Angel Beats!
    ef- tale of memories+melodies
    Chrome Shelled Regios

  • No particular order but for me Yu Yu Hakusho is #1
    Asura Cryin'
    Black Cat
    Sword Art Online
    Angel Beats
    Summer Wars,
    The World God Only Knows,
    Bamboo Blade are just a few of my favorites.

  • Fast Pace/Interesting
    1.) Blood Lad
    2.) SAO
    3.) Guilty Crown
    4.) Dangonronpa
    5.)Black Blood Brothers
    6.)Speed Grapher
    Harem/ Cute
    1.) Highschool DxD
    2.) School Rumble
    3.) Love Hina
    4.) Kiss x Sis

  • I go for shows that are both enjoyable, engaging, and pack a strong emotional punch to them

    Top five are:
    1.Steins Gate (watched the entire series 4 times in 5 months and still love it)
    2. Evangelion (series, End of., and Rebuild, always good way to scramble the brain)
    3. Clannad + After Story (let the tears flow)
    4. Angel Beats (tons of fun and great heart to it)
    5. Witchblade ( amazingly moving despite excessive use of 'overdeveloped assets')

    Then in no particular order
    B Gata H Kei
    Death note
    Full Metal Panic, Fumufo?, and 2nd Raid
    The Future Diary
    Guilty Crown
    Heavens Lost Property. Forte, and movie
    High School of The Dead
    My Bride is a Mermaid
    Ouran High School Hosts Club
    Rosario + Vampire 1+2
    Spice and Wolf
    The World God only Knows 1+2

    thats about all i can think of

  • My favorite animes are…

    Cowboy Bebop
    One Piece
    Ghost In the Shell SAC and SAC season 2
    Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Perfect Blue
    My Neighbor Totoro

    I just got done buying Last Exile FAM, Michiko and Hatchin, and Lupin the 3rd the case of Fujiko Mine. All great animes I have yet to see except for the Fujiko Mine one. God Bless

  • First, there's the obligatory "old favorites" which are Dragon Ball (specifically the original show), Digimon, Cardcaptor Sakura and One Piece. Mind you, these shows can be good, but they're the picks where nostalgic love reigns supreme.

    Much of the stuff I see from Bones I can love on a purely technical level, but for standouts: Fullmetal Alchemist is a sublime show that I appreciate all the more as I grow increasingly weary of how anime usually does "adaptations," and Ouran High School Host Club is a wonderfully silly, sweet comedy that always makes me smile.

    And there's Gurren Lagann, of course–a wild, usually stupid, sometimes surprisingly insightful, but always enjoyable romp of pure cartoony mecha insanity.

    But my absolute favorite anime would have to be The Vision of Escaflowne. No other anime has snuck its way into my heart and made me love it so unconditionally. I love the fantasy world, I love the animation, I love the opening and "Dance Of Curse," I love all the characters–from beginning to end, this is the anime I love the most.

  • The first 3 are the most steadfast of favorites, the rest there's less commitment, might change depending on mood.

    The Slayers
    Full Metal Panic
    Rune Soldier

    Squid Girl
    Case Closed
    And Yet the Town Moves
    08th MS Team/Gundam 0083 (these two are really tied as far as favorite UC Gundam shows go)
    Dragonball Z
    Evangelion Neon Genesis

    A quick and very abridged listing of honorable mentions:
    Cowboy Bebop, Peacemaker, Sengoku Basara, Code Geass, Outlaw Star, Midori Days, Baka and Test, Heaven's Lost Property, Oreimo, Fullmetal Alchemist.

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