Poll: 30 Titles Essential to Anime History

Fan-created ranking tries to nail down the must-see

5,733 anime lovers voted on a fan-run Anime One poll where 50 works were suggested as ones that could not be not be left out of the discussion of anime history. See if you agree with the ranking they came up with:


1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

2. Mobile Suit Gundam

3. Space Battleship Yamato

4. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

5. Card Captor Sakura

6. K-On!

7. Dragonball

8. Sailor Moon

9. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

11. Pokémon

12. Astro Boy

13. The Castle of Cagliostro

14. Ghost in the Shell

15. Mazinger Z

16. Lucky Star

17. Spirited Away

18. Princess Mononoke

19. Future Boy Conan

20. Akira

21. Doraemon

22. Touch

23. Sazae-san

24. Magical Princess Minky Momo

25. Macross: Do You Remember Love?

26. Captain Tsubasa

27. Great Detective Conan

28. Urusei Yatsura

29. Star of the Giants

30. Azumanga Daioh

So those are works that supposedly most influenced (or in some cases, will influence) anime history. Anything you were surprised to see or not see? Let us know in the comments!


via Sankaku Complex (Caution: May contain nudity, etc.)

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