How Many Of the Millennium's Culturally Defining Anime Have You Seen?

It's an interesting mix of movies and TV, hits and flops, mainstream fare and otaku favorites

Weekly Toyo Keizai is a Japanese finance magazine that launched back in 1895, modeled after the British Economist. The target audience is execs, analysts and investors.  We're almost two decades through the 2000s, and earlier this year, the magazine took a look at where anime stands in the 2000s and capped that off with a list of the top 20 must-see, Culturally Defining Anime so far (in chronological order).

 

It's an interesting mix of movies and TV, hits and flops, mainstream fare and otaku favorites.

 

1.) Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex- 2002

2.) The Voices of A Distant Star - 2002

3.) Paprika - 2006

4.) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - 2006

5.) Rebuild of Evangelion (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0) - 2007, 2009, 2012

6.) K-ON! - 2009

7.) The Tatami Galaxy - 2010

8.) Puella Magi Madoka Magica - 2011

9.) Tiger & Bunny - 2011

10.) Mawaru Penguindrum - 2011

11.) The [email protected] - 2011

12.) Girls und Panzer - 2012 

13.) Psycho-Pass - 2012 

14.) Wolf Children - 2012

15.) Coppelion  - 2013

16.) Non Non Biyori - 2013

17.) Shirobako - 2014

18.) Sound! Euphonium - 2015

19.) Love Live! The School Idol Movie - 2015

20.) Mr. Osomatsu - 2015

 


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