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The show(s) you consider perfect, a 10/10, 5 stars, A+ etc
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Have to go with Death Note
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I have to throw Cowboy Bebop into the mix.
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I can't think of anything that I would consider literally perfect. Any and every show I've ever watched I can find something to criticize or whine about. I don't think it's actually possible to make a perfect show.

But anyways, enough of my pretentious bullshit, here's a list off the top of my head.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
FMA: Brotherhood
Hellsing Ultimate
TGPL
Cowboy Bebop

Those 5 shows are exemplary in one way or another of the things that I like most about the medium. Exceptional and fairly unique. I could go into detail explaining specifically what each show means to me, but I don't feel like doing that right now.

There's obviously a ton of other shows that I really, really enjoyed but I don't feel comfortable putting on a list of perfect/masterpiece status series.

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Haibane Renmei and more (very) recently,
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Usagi Drop had everything I look for in a slice of life anime in a very small package. It used it's art style to a very good degree, had some of the most lovable characters in anime, and just makes me feel happy whenever I watch it. In that respect it's perfect
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I have a quintuplet of 10/10 shows:

One Piece
Rurouni Kenshin
Fullmetal Alchemist
Code Geass
Steins;Gate.

One Piece just brings a perfect combination of so many different genres to the table, and coupled with FMA, a lot of strong emotions. Code Geass and Steins;Gate are mainly for the protagonists who are my favourite in anime. Rurouni Kenshin set a great atmosphere, and there's a bit of nostalgia associated with that too, but the effect remains strong even after rewatching it multiple times.
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Leaving off my favorite anime series (as I am obviously biased) I would have to say

Now and Then, Here and There

Excellent story reflecting many issues in the world today .
Story was written very well
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None of them.
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FMA: B
Code Geass
Durarara! almost makes it. So close that I feel the need to add it lol

I don't consider Avatar: The Last Airbender an anime but it tops any animated show I've ever watched from any country.
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Monogatari and Kyousougiga.
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Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Sorry Code Geass, after I saw those two, I couldn't put you up top anymore. That and as epic as watching the Second Season was...it was totally fan fiction gone wild there. You're forever second...er.....6th best when it comes to Mecha anime.

Steins;Gate is really good, and I'm having a blast with Fist of the North Star. GTO is another show with comedy and writing that transcends it's medium and is always pure awesome.

I believe Magi is purely fantastic from the animation point of view, combining action, adventure, characters, and world building to present a solid tale. Unlike a slightly similar Fairy Tail, Magi has managed to create something interesting.


Trying to lead up to a 10 here.... Ranma 1/2 is the mecca of Harem anime, beating out the grandfather Tenchi as being the best Rom-Com and Harem anime one could ever watch...

Trigun.

As far as Anime goes, Trigun is perfection to me. With an amazing character, great animation, a solid soundtrack and voice cast, very solid visuals, and a Genre that both dominated the 90's and is wider than any other. If I find someone who isn't an Anime fan, I'll suggest Trigun.
It's just as deep at Now and Then, Here and There. But it's not as opressive.
It's just as wild and interesting as Cowboy Bebop, but not too forced.
Trigun holds my candle for the 10/10 spot, with not solid blemish on it's story, characters, or animation.

a 10/10 is a hard one, as it has to be a good story, adaptation, and contain widespread appeal. A good show isn't enough, and a sad or moving story isn't enough. It has to score high on multiple fronts, and that's what gives it a 10 in my book.

Everything else is just 9's.
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Shingeki No Kyojin and MPL FIM


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have to agree with code geass, hands down. Also Anohana
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I would also second Haibane Renmei, and add Serial Experiments Lain. It's mental and I never really understood it, but I can't not acknowledge it for what it is, whatever that might be. Figuring it out always felt to me like trying to solve a Rubik's cube while blindfolded, but for all that there's still something about it that simply has to command my respect.

If we get into movies it's easier, and I could probably list five that I think delivered perfectly on their intended aims.

  1. Ame and Yuki: Wolf Children for one. I'm looking forward to more work by Mamoru Hosoda because this movie can bring tears to my eyes if I simply think back to it for too long. He weaves strong themes with great characters and illuminating animation sequences while touching each key emotion in the audience in turn. It's extraordinary.
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  2. Next would be Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, one of only two films directed by Hiroyuki Okiura. Relying on a hyper-realistic animation style, this movie is comparable to a live-action film as we watch a young corporal's mounting struggles with PTSD in a German-occupied Japan. It's part of a larger storyline, but works fine as a stand-alone film.
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  3. Following that we'd have Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. There's a lot someone could object to in this case simply on the grounds of personal preference, but if you want what this movie has to offer it'll deliver it in spades. I still believe it's the strongest manifestation of the GitS franchise, and it's influence on later cyberpunk anime is very real.
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  4. I can't not mention Sword of the Stranger, both for its fantastic story and brilliant combat animation. Masahiro Ando has also directed TV anime such as Blast of Tempest, Canaan, and Hanasaku Iroha (two of which I have yet to see). I don't have much to add besides how awesome the dichotomous battles between Nanashi and Raro are.
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  5. And Spirited Away, even though I haven't watched it now in years. Sue me. XD

I should also mention Hotarubi no Mori e / Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light although I'm not sure what to call it. Apparently it's a movie but if I recall it's only a half hour long. But in any case it's a beautiful story about a girl growing up and the spirits who live in the forest behind her grandmother's house where she spends her summers away from school.

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