Akemi's Anime World

Anime Top Tens List

My answer to the common question "What should I see?" in conveniently-sized list form.

Keep in mind that these aren't the top ten best, they're a top ten. Meaning it's subjective and incomplete, so you can't really complain about all the things I've overlooked (though you're welcome to make suggestions).

Top Ten Classics

These are general old-time (or new-time) favorites, and there's probably something here for everyone (ordered more by what seems to be the fan following, not necessarily quality).

  1. AKIRA
  2. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  3. Cowboy Bebop
  4. Ranma 1/2 Series
  5. Ninja Scroll
  6. Vampire Hunter D/Bloodlust
  7. Macross Plus
  8. Princess Mononoke
  9. Ghost in the Shell
  10. Tenchi Muyo Series

Makosuke's Top 10 Favorites

  1. Tokyo Godfathers
  2. Spice and Wolf
  3. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  4. Project A-ko
  5. Baccano!
  6. Wings of Honnemise
  7. Gunnm
  8. Tenchi Muyo OAVs (only the OAVs)
  9. Vampire Princess Miyu
  10. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

Chainclaw's Top 10 Favorites

  1. Iria: Zeiram the Animation
  2. They Were 11
  3. Tokyo Godfathers
  4. Rune Soldier Louie
  5. Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight
  6. Dominion Tank Police
  7. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
  8. Lupin III: Secret of Twilight Gemini
  9. Princess Mononoke
  10. Crusher Joe: The Movie

Arcane's Top 10 Favourites

Yes, that's a "u" in favourites. He's not American.

  1. Princess Mononoke
  2. Rurouni Kenshin: The Remembrance OAV
  3. Akira
  4. Vision of Escaflowne
  5. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  6. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
  7. Ghost in the Shell
  8. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor TV series
  9. Macross Plus
  10. The Slayers series (esp. Slayers Next)

Legion's Top 10 Favourites

  1. Giant Robo
  2. Jin-Roh
  3. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  4. Cowboy Bebop
  5. Fushigi Yuugi
  6. Dragon Ball Z
  7. Vision of Escaflowne
  8. Boys Be...
  9. Golden Boy
  10. Street Fighter Alpha

Kayote's Top 10 (ok, 9) Favorites

  1. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
  2. Tenchi Muyo Series
  3. Shinesman
  4. Oh My Goddess!
  5. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  6. El Hazard
  7. Princess Mononoke
  8. The Slayers
  9. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

Got That Look: Ten Stylish Anime

  1. Akira
  2. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  3. Ghost in the Shell
  4. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  5. Macross Plus
  6. A.D. Police Files
  7. The Dagger of Kamui
  8. Vampire Princess Miyu
  9. Jin-Roh
  10. Serial Experiments Lain

Laugh It Up: Ten Crazy, Hilarious Anime

  1. Excel Saga
  2. Dragon Half
  3. Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
  4. Photon
  5. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  6. Urusei Yatsura
  7. Elf Princess Rane
  8. Gokudo
  9. Akahori Gedou Hour Rabuge
  10. Dokkoida?!

Action!: Ten Anime Action Picks

  1. Ninja Scroll
  2. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  3. Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie
  4. X Movie
  5. Kite
  6. Iria: Zeiram the Animation
  7. Sol Bianca
  8. Plastic Little
  9. Macross Plus
  10. Project A-Ko

So Bad They're Good

Ten awful anime that are ripe for some MST3K-style fun.

  1. Black Lion
  2. Fist of the North Star
  3. Space Adventure Cobra
  4. Kekko Kamen
  5. Suikoden Demon Century
  6. Agent Aika
  7. Battle Royal High School
  8. Battle Skipper
  9. Legend of Lemnear
  10. Art of Fighting

Ten Dumb... But Oh, So Much Fun Anime

  1. Daphne in the Brilliant Blue
  2. The Slayers
  3. Elf Princess Rane
  4. Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl
  5. Tenchi Muyo
  6. Special Duty Combat Unit: Shinesman
  7. Project A-Ko
  8. Plastic Little
  9. Photon
  10. Haunted Junction

Just Plain Nice: Ten Nice Anime That Are Just Fun To Watch

  1. Oh My Goddess!
  2. Kiki's Delivery Service
  3. My Neighbor Totoro
  4. Whisper of the Heart
  5. You're Under Arrest!
  6. Spirit of Wonder
  7. El Hazard Series
  8. Tenchi Muyo
  9. Ruin Explorers
  10. Adventures of the Mini Goddess