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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2014, 07:44:28 PM »
I like that Cowboy Bebop is finally on a list. I wish I could have given it more credit than I did, but I still haven't finished it due to it's episodic nature... I will do by the end of the summer though. Good lists here :)

(FLCL? really? :P)

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2014, 08:07:25 PM »
What's wrong with FLCL, bro? >.>

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2014, 08:18:26 PM »
Nothing, you can like what you like, I'm just surprised to see it on a top 10!

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2014, 08:25:33 PM »
Eh, it's a bit rarer now maybe, but it's not that odd.  FLCL might not be as widely seen as it once was, but it was an extremely popular show at one stage, particularly around the time it was on TV in the US.  It's no guarantee of quality, but I'm sure it even enjoyed a brief stint as 'greatest anime ever' in the eyes of the fandom at the time.

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 08:32:48 PM »
Every anime is the "greatest anime ever" in the eyes of it's fandom :P

I think that's the piece of info I was missing though, Anime doesn't air on TV here in the UK often, so it obviously got more exposure in the US, so it makes sense now to see it on some people's top 10s.

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2014, 08:50:36 PM »
I really meant more in the sense that it was the show everyone was talking about, that is to say, it was 'greatest anime ever' in the way that Attack on Titan has been for the past while, or SAO was before it.  Perhaps not to the same all conquering extent, but at least to a certain degree.

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2014, 10:46:32 PM »
Except unlike SAO and SnK, FLCL actually has the substance to be included in a discussion about the greatest shows ever. It's also held up through the years, one my criteria for all time greats.

However, I wouldn't call it THE greatest, but it is great. Any show that makes you think like that is worth something.

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 07:50:46 PM »
Updated my nearly 2 year old post, look for the op! I wanted to do a new top 10 but I thought it'd be best to bring back my old thread!

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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 09:47:48 PM »
1)"Wolf's Rain"(32eps)
"They say there's no such place as Paradise. Even if you search to the ends of the earth, there's nothing there. No matter how far you walk, it's always the same road. It just goes on and on... But in spite of that, why am I so driven to find it? A voice calls to me. It says, 'Search for Paradise.'"
Story: There is an old legend that speaks of a hidden paradise on Earth, a paradise which only wolves can find. And while thought to have been extinct for hundreds of years, wolves indeed still walk the Earth...hidden among mankind.


2) "InuYasha" (193eps & 4 movies)
Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she\'s pulled out of her own time and into another! There, in Japan\'s ancient past, Kagome discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular--the dog-like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." But demons beware...the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.


(3) "Yu Yu Hakusho" (112eps & 2 movie)
Yusuke Urameshi is a street-brawling delinquent with a tough guy approach to everything.However, no one expects a sudden act of heroism on his part: he dies trying to save a little boy from a speeding car. In fact, when he arrives in the afterlife, he is informed that no one was expecting him to die that way, and were not prepared for his arrival. After numerous tests to gauge his worth, Yusuke is eventually revived, and is assigned to work for the Spirit Realm as a detective investigating demonic cases in the human world.


4)Hellsing Ultimate(12eps)
The Hellsing Organization, a secret branch of the British government, has long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from creatures of the night. Its current leader, Sir Integra Hellsing, controls her own personal army to eliminate the undead beings, but even her highly trained soldiers pale in comparison to her most trusted vampire exterminator, Alucard, who is actually a powerful vampire himself.


5) "Cowboy Bebop" (26eps & 1 movie)
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?


6)Blue Exorcist (25eps)
Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons normally do not intersect. But having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race! There are those who can exorcise such demons.


7)"Sword Art Online"(49eps)
Story:In 2022, a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) is released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. On November 6, 10,000 players log into the SAO's mainframe cyberspace for the first time and discover that they are unable to log-out. They quickly discover from Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of SAO and NerveGear, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's castle and defeat the final boss if they wish to be free. Those who suffer in-game destruction or remove the NerveGear out-of-game will result in their real-life deaths.


8.)"Seraph of the End." (24eps and on going)
With the appearance of a mysterious virus that kills everyone above the age of 13, mankind becomes enslaved by previously hidden, power-hungry vampires who emerge in order to subjugate society with the promise of protecting the survivors, in exchange for donations of their blood. Among these survivors are Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya, two young boys who are taken captive from an orphanage, along with other children whom they consider family. Discontent with being treated like livestock under the vampires' cruel reign, Mikaela hatches a rebellious escape plan that is ultimately doomed to fail. The only survivor to come out on the other side is Yuuichirou, who is found by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit dedicated to exterminating the vampires in Japan.


9) "Kyoukai no Kanata" (12eps & 2 movies)
One day, high school student Akihito Kanbara instinctively goes to save his fellow schoolmate, Mirai Kuriyama, from committing suicide. Following his pleas, Mirai suddenly stabs Akihito with a sword formed out of her own blood and is shocked to discover that Akihito is an immortal "half-youmu"—the offspring of a supernatural creature, called a youmu, and a human. After learning that Mirai is a Spirit World Warrior —specialists who protect humans from being affected by youmu—and the last surviving member of her spirit hunting clan, their lives become intertwined as Akihito seeks to help Mirai gain the confidence to kill youmu so that she may stop attempting to kill him as practice.


10) "Future Diary." (26eps)
Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone, while conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god's servant. Revealing himself to be an actual entity, Deus grants Yukiteru a "Random Diary," which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries. With the last person standing designated as the new god of time and space, Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive.


I'd like to mention that I like a lot of anime shows out there that I can't fit into this top 10 list.
I picked only the ones that really evolved me and sort of played apart in my character development
All these anime's above either struck a cord with me on a personal level or was a great adventure to watch unfold.
Again there are so so so so many anime's out here that could of easily been on this list from pure child hood reasons and more.
I picked the ones I felt were truly my top ten, which is so hard for me to do. lol.
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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2016, 07:44:26 PM »
1. Little Busters
2. Kanon
3. Air
4. Fate/Stay Night
5. Yosuga no Sora
6. Myself ; Yourself
7. Rumbling Hearts
8. Shakugan no Shana
9. Fairy Tail
10. Steins;Gate

Honorable mentions include Sword Art Online, Shuffle, We Without Wings, Wixoss, Chaos;Head, Nabari no Ou, and Fate/Kaleid.
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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2016, 07:49:46 PM »
Someone else with Shana in their top 10! Dude yes, I never see much love for the show. Little Busters to, hell ya .

Your top three shows Key stories and no Clannad tho...to each their own. I haven't even seen Air past episode 3 or Kanon myself. One of these days.

Rumbling Hearts is a love triangle story yes? I have heard of it from White Album 2...don't tell me anything but this, will it destroy my soul? I'm ready for some anime feels once again.
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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2016, 11:38:29 PM »
Someone else with Shana in their top 10! Dude yes, I never see much love for the show. Little Busters to, hell ya .

Your top three shows Key stories and no Clannad tho...to each their own. I haven't even seen Air past episode 3 or Kanon myself. One of these days.

Rumbling Hearts is a love triangle story yes? I have heard of it from White Album 2...don't tell me anything but this, will it destroy my soul? I'm ready for some anime feels once again.

Yes Shana and LB are great. :) Love a crapton of things about both lol.

Yeah, Clannad just never really did it for me for some reason.

And as for Rumbling Hearts, yes it is a love triangle and a brutally realistic one at that. I found it pretty sad. It was based off an utsuge though, so yeah haha.
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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2016, 11:44:49 PM »
Ya man, Shana (the first two seasons) is a really nice story with a slow but steady romantic build. When I first watched it there where quite a few scenes that evaporated me. I still remember all of them today. Season 3...episode 3 I think it was, one of the saddest things I've seen in anime. When Yuji goes back home. But I couldn't watch that season past around episode 12. I disliked what happened to Yuji and how the story got so ugly. It removed everything that made me love the previous two seasons. Little Busters as I said in my OP is just a great tale of growing up, Rikki was a great lead and it was just a very special viewing experience for me.

Tsk tsk, ha ha ya I dunno, again I love and adore Clannad like no other show of it's kind but I suppose it doesn't hit everyone the same. I can look at it and see what others might not like but I think of the flower field scene followed by the train scene and that's it. All critical thoughts go out the window.

Rumbling Hearts sounds like something I gotta see then. That's why I love White Album 2, it's a love triangle gone all wrong and it pulls no stops to deliver a soul shattering ending. I could go on about it for great lengths. Let's see if Rumbling Hearts can capture just a little bit of that feeling. I haven't felt sad over an anime since...a few hours ago when I watched episode 10 of Silver Spoon. But before that it's been a while.
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Re: Your Top Ten Anime
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2016, 01:50:36 AM »
Updated for this year:
1. Cowboy Bebop


2. Mushi-shi


3. Tatami Galaxy


4. Serial Experiments Lain


5. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood


6. Mawaru Penguindrum


7. Death Note


8. FLCL


9. Dennou Coil


10. Kure-nai
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2016, 02:29:26 AM »
I personally love so many anime that I can't possibly make a top ten favorite list, but I can make note of ten particular anime that are in my "hall of fame", as it were.

1. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (as well as Second Gig).
The movie is a sci-fi classic, but the anime takes it to another level and explores the depths of cybercrime with twinges of philosophy and psychology strewn throughout. The animation and artwork are hardcore crazy good, and I have so much respect for GITS as an overall medium that trying to put it into words will make another vampire thread basically.

2. Haibane Renmei. I haven't heard many people talk about it, and I generally don't care much for slice of life, but something about this story in particular struck a huge chord with me, and it's the dynamic revealed in the end between Reki and Raka. I won't go into it for spoiler's sake, but how real this anime is to me and the fact that it's one of the very few and select anime that have ever made me cry earns it a place on this list. (Seriously, I cried like a little b!tch. It was painful and beautiful and just so real for me all at once.)

3. Mardock Scramble. This is technically an OVA set of three, I think, but I heavily enjoyed the color dynamic applied to the artstyle and how it was able to set a tone for the media. On top of that, the story has such a delightfully sick twist to it and how the main character is presented that I just want to take her in and make her my daughter. (No, seriously. Just a daughter. Like, my maternal instinct actually kicked in for that one.) The themes explored here are not for the faint of heart, but that's what made me enjoy it so much.

4. Blue Dragon.
Again, this is one that I don't see talked about much, and it kind of makes me sad. I get that the artist certainly has more popular works, but when I was growing up, this was my shiznitsky, so it has not only a nostalgia factor, but the concept was very interesting to me, and I still to this day adore the character depth of Zola. (Dub spelling. Again, this was a childhood anime from Toonami for me.)

5. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Speaking of childhood. Like I said with Haibane Renmei and how I don't usually like slice of life, I'll say here that I'm not huge in on mecha, but the story-telling in Gundam Wing was phenomenal, and while the animation may be old-ish compared to a lot of what mech is doing now,, I appreciate just how much thought and development went into this 51-episode series and the movie afterwards. I came to like all of the characters, even the ones I didn't want to at first. Everyone had a reason, and I like that in an anime.

6. Hellsing Ultimate.
It was only a matter of time before I dropped this little baby in here. I love how Alucard is a vampire that does not care about morality, and how despite his containment he still keeps to his guns (metaphorically and realistically speaking), but it's more than just him. Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing is practically a role model to me, like, the bull her job puts her through on a regular basis and just how well she's able to handle herself is awe-inspiring.

7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Yeah yeah, I know everybody and their brother has pretty much already put this on the list and said all that there is to say on the matter, but just speaking of strong, independent women who are awe-inspiring role models to me for the bull their jobs put them through--Major General Olivier Mira Armstrong, okay. But outside of that, this series take on karma, and the concepts of truth, and government, like, it started off so simply, but then the main characters realize that life isn't all about them, and the world just expands exponentially. It's a lot like growing up, and I see that in Ed and Al.

8. Baccano! If only for its ability to keep focus on storytelling through multiple perspectives that overlap. It was really refreshing and entertaining, and the music was on point. I'm a sucker for the immortality shtick as well, but this played it in really nicely. On top of that, again, it made me like characters I didn't want to to begin with, and that takes a lot of heart in a series.

9. Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne. Welp, I already mentioned women and immortality shtick. This show just treats the idea of constantly dying becoming normal so...well. I can't explain it without another vampire post, but essentially despite the show having plenty of plotholes and flaws that I recognize, it's just one of those things that I can't help but love. I think if I had to sit down and pin why exactly that is, it'd be because it takes this character, in all her bad situations, and shows you how she overcame it all in her search for some internal peace, and I sympathize so much with Rin for that.

I'm at the end of my list of ten, so I guess I should really make the last one count for something, but I'm kind of torn...Ah, well, why not both?

10, part 1: Maria-Sama Ga Miteru. Again, I don't do slice of life, but I will do it for this. I admit, I was drawn into this one during my "yuri phase" :sure: but you know what? I stayed for more than that. The drama and complexity of the characters drew me in. Sure there were obvious things that were going to happen and even the audience could tell it from like a few episodes beforehand, but the pacing and development don't make that a problem somehow. Like, you see that train wreck coming, but it's not a bad thing??? I dunno. Regardless, that big sister/little sister system paved the way for some excellent themes as far as maturity and self-growth are concerned, so this show is a fun little trip both for the schoolgirl shoujo entertainment factor as well as just sitting around and thinking about character psychology. I admit, when I first watched this in like 9th grade, I said to myself, "Man, I wanna be like Sei." I've virtually become her now, in a way, and I'm actually quite happy with that.

10, part 2: Simoun.
Ah, another yuri-phase pick. Now, somehow this series took the idea of an all-girl planet with choosing sex after maturity, something about what's supposed to be warfare, twisted into the most melodramatic character interactions of bullshot on the face of the earth, and I still enjoyed it. It's like Mnemosyne in that I can see so many flaws with it, but for some reason, I still love it. I'll chalk it up to the similar complexity of character and the deep, juicy, underlying interactions and how they affect the Choir Tempest's ability to function. It was so weird, but it kind of did the reverse of FMA:B that I mentioned where, instead of zooming out to see the greater picture, it zooms in to see the smaller details of the characters' personal lives.

I wonder if this'll get one of you into one of these or somethin, idk. Just thought I'd drop some credit where it's deserved.
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