Japanese Fans Pick Their Favorite Original Anime

Favorite anime with original stories from Miyazaki to Madoka Magica

At least as far backs as Astro Boy kicked off the televised anime industry, anime has been linked at the hip to other media, whether it's manga, light novels, visual novels or games. Still, from Miyazaki to Madoka Magica, there's a history classic works with original stories. In a recent Biglobe poll, over 6,000 Japanese fans named their favorite anime originals. 

 

1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

2. Angel Beats!

3. Code Geass

4. AnoHana

5. Tari Tari

6. Summer Wars

7. Hanasaku Iroha

8. Dog Days

9. Spirited Away

10. Castle in the Sky

11. Tsuritama

12. My Neighbour Totoro

13. Princess Mononoke

14. Gurren Lagann

15. Mawaru Penguindrum

16. Dennou Coil

17. s-CRY-ed

18. Senki Zesshou Symphogear

19. Ano Natsu de Matteru

20. Sola

21. Ashita no Nadja

22. (tie) true tears

22. (tie) Revolutionary Girl Utena

24. Natsuiro Kiseki

25. The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki | 

26. (tie) Sound of the Sky

26. (tie) Noein

28. 5 Centimeters Per Second

29. Motto! Ojamajo Doremi:

30. Jewelpet Twinkle

31. Hell Girl

32. Mashin Hero Wataru

33. Kamichu!

34. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (requires a pretty qualified concept of "original")

35. (tie) Occult Academy

35. (tie) Eden of the East

37. Jinzo Konchu Kabuto Borg VxV (troll response)

38. Fushigiboshi no Futagohime

39. Night Raid 1931

40. Uta Kata

41. Wish Upon the Pleiades

42. A Little Snow Fairy Sugar

43. Jewelpet Sunshine

44. (tie) Science Fiction Saiyuki Starzinger (another pretty qualified "original")

44. (tie) Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne

46. Princess Tutu

47. Kowarekake no Orgel

48. Tamayura

49. Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh

50. Animal Detective Kiruminzoo

 

What's your favorite original anime? 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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