Japanese Fans Name the Anime All Otaku Should See

The anime that all anime watchers should axiomatically watch

In a new Biglobe Anime Ranking poll, almost seven thousand fans responded to a question looking for the anime that anyone who likes anime should axiomatically see. Basically, if you're an anime watcher, you should naturally make it a point to see this anime. The poll aimed for a top 20, but purposefully allowed itself to stretch further. 


1. K-on!

2. Neon Genesis Evangelion

3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

4. Gintama

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

6. Hyōka

7. Bakemonogatari

8. A Certain Magical Index

9. Code Geass

10. Gundam (whole thing)

11. Any Key anime (such as Clannad)

12. Lucky Star

13. Natsume Yūjin-chō

14. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

15. Detective Conan

16. Dragon Ball (all of it... didn't exclude GT)


18. (tie) Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (all)

18. (tie) Macross (again, not even Zero is left out)

20. Umineko: When They Cry (not Higurashi)

21. Pokemon

22. Doraemon

23. Genesis of Aquarion (not Evol)

24. Fate (/stay night and zero)

25. Sengoku Basara

26. Shakugan no Shana

27. Sailor Moon (all seasons)

28. Death Note

29. Certain Scientific Railgun

30. Bleach

31. Ghost in the Shell

32. Gurren Lagann

33. Durarara!!

34. Rozen Maiden  (former PM Taro Aso approves)

35. Pretty Cure (all of it)

36. Prince of Tennis

37. Space Battleship Yamato

38. SchoolDays

39. Aim for the Top! Gunbuster

40. Inazuma Eleven (all)

41. Millennium Actress

42. Card Captor Sakura

43. Urusei Yatsura

44. (tie) Sasami: Magical Girls Club

44. (tie) Perfect Blue



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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