August 18, 2017

The Vote to Decide the Top 100 Anime of All Time


Several people have drawn to my attention the efforts a certain YouTuber is making to poll the entire international anime community on the 100 best anime of all time. This, it transpires, came about because of an earlier video in which this YouTuber, the Anime Man, discussed the Japanese anime community's vote to determine the top 100 anime. It seems many non-Japanese anime fans were taken aback by what the Japanese chose. 

Thus, said YouTuber embarked on a quest to find out which anime the international anime community considered to be the 100 best anime. For that, he needs our help. To take part in this effort, vote here. You can name up to five anime. The Anime Man made two additional requests of his viewers. These were 1) to share the poll with as many people as possible (which is how it came to my attention) and 2), for once in your lives, to be serious, meaning not to mention BnP, Cory in the House, and so forth.


Here is the video, if you want to watch it (start at 1:41).

Incidentally, the top 100 according to Japanese fans are:

100.) The Tatami Galaxy. (2011)
99.) Gan to Gon. (1974)
98.) The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)
97.) AKIRA. (1988)
96.) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. (2014)
95.) Den-noh Coil. (2007)
94.) Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer. (1984)
93.) Inuyasha. (2000)
92.) Kill la Kill. (2013)
91.) Mononoke. (2007)
90.) Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. (1990)
89.) Hetalia: The Beautiful World. (2013)
88.) Blood Blockade Battlefront. (2015)
87.) The Twelve Kingdoms. (2002)
86.) Armored Trooper VOTOMS. (1983)
85.) Pokémon. (1997)
84.) Hunter x Hunter. (1999)
83.) Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day. (2011)
82.) Kuroko's Basketball Season 1. (2012)
81.) K. (2012)
80.) Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. (2016)
79.) Urusei Yatsura. (1981)
78.) MUSHI-SHI. (2005)
77.) Angel Beats! (2010)
76.) Cardcaptor Sakura Season 2. (1999)
75.) Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato. (1978)
74.) Shōnen Hollywood. (2014)
73.) Macross Frontier. (2008)
72.) One Piece. (1999)
71.) Fullmetal Alchemist. (2003)
70.) Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans (2015)
69.) Mob Psycho 100. (2016)
68.) Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2 (2015)
67.) Haikyu!! Second Season (2015)
66.) The Idol Master. (2011)
65.) Yu Yu Hakusho. (1992)
64.) REBORN! (2006)
63.) High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-. (2015)
62.) Free! Eternal Summer (2014)
61.) Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-. (2016)
60.) Sailor Moon. (1992)
59.) Castle in the Sky. (1986)
58.) K-On!! Season Two. (2010)
57.) Your Name. (2016)
56.) Uta no Prince Sama Season 1. (2011)
55.) Gintama Season 2. (2011)
54.) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. (1984)
53.) Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior. (2008)
52.) SHIROBAKO. (2014)
51.) Your Lie in April. (2014)
50.) Fate/Zero. (2011)
49.) Girls und Panzer der Film. (2015)
48.) Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club (2013)
47.) Sound! Euphonium (2015)
46.) Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (2002)
45.) Hanamonogatari. (2009)
44.) Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro. (1979)
43.) Gurren Lagann. (2007)
42.) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. (2006)
41.) K-On! Season One. (2009)
40.) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. (2002)
39.) Future Boy Conan. (1978)
38.) Hoshi no Ko Poron. (1974)
37.) Fate/stay night. (2014)
36.) Natsume Yujin-cho. (2008)
35.) Steins;Gate. (2011)
34.) Cowboy Bebop. (1998)
33.) Love Live! Sunshine!! (2016)
32.) The Prince of Tennis. (2001)
31.) Bungo Stray Dogs. (2016)
30.) Revolutionary Girl Utena. (1997)
29.) Space Battleship Yamato. (1974)
28.) Attack on Titan. (2013)
27.) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
26.) Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. (2013)
25.) Hyōka. (2012)
24.) Case Closed. (1996)
23.) Haikyu!!. (2014)
22.) GIRLS und PANZER. (2012)
21.) Clannad After Story. (2008)
20.) Sword Art Online. (2012)
19.) PSYCHO-PASS. (2012)
18.) Digimon Adventure. (1999)
17.) Mobile Suit Gundam. (1979)
16.) Is The Order a Rabbit? Season 1. (2014)
15.) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. (2008)
14.) Neon Genesis Evangelion. (1995)
13.) Legend of the Galactic Heroes. (1988)
12.) JOKER GAME. (2016)
11.) Gintama Season 1. (2006)
10.) Mr. Osomatu. (2015)
09.) Love Live! The School Idol Movie. (2015)
08.) Cardcaptor Sakura. (1998)
07.) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. (2006)
06.) Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning. (2012)
05.) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 (2014)
04.) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 (2013)
03.) Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (2011)
02.) Tiger & Bunny: The Rising. (2014)
01.) Tiger & Bunny. (2011)

I can understand why this list caused some consternation, because, like, what even is Tiger & Bunny?

What do you think of the Japanese list? Is there anything you would add or remove?
Did you vote in the Anime Man's poll? For which anime?


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