Favorite Anime (Alphabetical)

by SerJaimeLannister | created - 08 May 2014 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Favorite anime listed here, Top 30, can't reduce to my standard 25, so many great shows!

If anyone cares here is a link to my full list of anime seen, no asking "what about X anime": http://myanimelist.net/animelist/gswelcome

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1. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is ... See full summary »

Stars: Miyu Irino, Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 6,630

2. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 131,400

3. Baccano! (2007–2008)

TV-MA | 384 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass, Akemi Kanda

Votes: 9,499

4. Bakemonogatari (2009– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Eri Kitamura, Yuka Iguchi, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 3,437

Some of the sequels get questionable but this first season of the series is terrific

5. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Music

Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music.

Stars: Tomohisa Asô, Greg Ayres, Taliesin Jaffe, Jamie McGonnigal

Votes: 1,942

6. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 10,309

7. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 42,827

8. Claymore (2007)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young, Motoki Takagi

Votes: 11,324

9. Cross Game (2009– )

23 min | Animation, Romance, Sport

5th grader Koh Kitamura lives next door to the Tsukishima family, owners of a batting cage and the Clover cafe. His girlfriend, Wakaba, is the 2nd Tsukishima daughter; the 3rd daughter, the... See full summary »

Stars: Miyu Irino, Akemi Kanda, Noriko Shitaya, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 326

10. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 79,113

11. Ergo Proxy (2006)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Stars: Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima, Rachel Hirschfeld, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 11,215

12. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

A group of seven mages gets chosen to become masters of seven classes of heroic spirits, in order to fight and win the Holy Grail.

Stars: Mela Lee, Bryce Papenbrook, Kari Wahlgren, Jun'ichi Suwabe

Votes: 4,971

This includes Fate/Zero, combining into one entry :)

13. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna, Muriel Hofmann

Votes: 97,047

14. Full Metal Panic! (2002– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.

Stars: Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki, Jason Douglas, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 4,037

15. Genshiken (2004– )

PG-13 | Animation, Comedy

The misadventures of the close-knit members of a small anime/manga club on a college campus.

Stars: Michael Perreca, Bill Timoney, Bill Rogers, Carol Jacobanis

Votes: 648

16. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

Not Rated | 50 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The vampire Alucard, his master Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, and his newly sired ward Seras Victoria, try to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Ralph Lister

Votes: 17,749

17. Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Ryô Horikawa, Katsuji Mori, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 1,754

18. Gungrave (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang

Votes: 4,341

19. Jormungand (2012– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company's ... See full summary »

Stars: Shizuka Itô, Mutsumi Tamura, Wataru Hatano, Hitoshi Yanai

Votes: 839

20. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002–2003)

50 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The discovery of an advanced model of combat mecha on their space colony throws a young man and his friends into involvement in an interplanetary war as the crew of a powerful fighting ship.

Stars: Sôichirô Hoshi, James Weaver Clark, Ted Cole, Brian Dobson

Votes: 2,081

21. Nana (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.

Stars: Romi Pak, Kaori, Brian Drummond, Toshiyuki Morikawa

Votes: 2,294

22. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 624 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 41,652

23. Nodame kantâbire (2007– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe.He is an infamous perfectionist, not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. But his... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Bob Buchholz, Joe Cappelletti, Doug Erholtz

Votes: 901

24. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Shizuka Itô, Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley

Votes: 13,356

25. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 36,025

26. Spice and Wolf (2008–2009)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town to make profits as a travelling merchant, with the help of a wolf deity by the name of Holo.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 3,375

27. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Ashly Burch

Votes: 35,638

28. Toradora! (2008–2011)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 7,370

29. Welcome to the NHK! (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Michael C. Pizzuto, Greg Ayres

Votes: 4,992

30. When They Cry (2006– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

The story of a group of young friends and the mysterious events that occur in the rural village of Hinamizawa.

Stars: John Snyder, Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 4,121



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