“The Best Anime According to Foreigners”


2ch has discovered a ranking of the anime most well regarded by the hairy barbarians who dwell in foreign lands.

The exchange:

“The best anime tournament as selected by GAIJIN:”


“Looking at the top left I laughed.”

“Wait, Boku no Pico actually got quite far!?”

“Madoka lost to Eva!”

“What the hell is this tournament?”

“Looking at the whole thing it is full of quality anime. I’d have liked to have seen more recent ones though. Where’s it from?”

“I got it off 4chan.”

“4chan… looking at the results it seems some negative voting has been going on.”

“Naruto died early on.”

“This looks about right. That lot really likes Bebop.”

“Baccano is doing well…”

“I’m happy about that.”

“For K-ON! and Railgun to lose in the first round – foreigners have no sense at all.”

“Madoka was never going to beat Eva but Madoka has done so well to get this far with only a single season.”

“Bible Black…”

“Foreigners like Baccano… maybe because it is set in a foreign country?”

“Madocchi had nasty opponents, going up against AB and then Eva…”

Few could question the overwhelming worthiness of Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion, but with Boku no Pico beating Toradora and Baccano crushing Bible Black and Ghost in the Shell there is much to ponder about the results… and about 2ch’s belief that the results neatly represent the tastes of all “foreigners.”

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    Avatar of S|e|7|e|N
    Comment by S|e|7|e|N
    02:22 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Boku no Pico...
    I just wiki'd that.
    "pornographic shotacon anime OVAs"


    That beat Toradora!!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Dude, never watch an Anime called Boku... yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    How the hell did that thing beat the palm tiger?! Someone got some lulz.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:17 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It didn't. It lost 1-64.
    And that 1 was from the guy who watched it.

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    Comment by staida
    20:05 11/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem with this list is the problem with all bracketing. You pair up animes between which it is difficult to choose and you lose a big player (Naruto, K-ON, Toradora, Bebop, Champloo, etc) early on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 05/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    note it's a 4chan thingy. Cult for YOOOOOOOOOO~~~~ lulz?

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    Comment by Gitami
    12:37 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have put vote amount on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No - 1 and 64 were the series id numbers in the listing. No idea why they bothered including them on the chart, but it just means they were the first and last items in the list, so they got paired against each other for the voting.

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    Comment by Zanosuke_Kurosaki
    04:58 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone can beat the palm tiger. You just pick it up and throw it against the wall until the flat-chested abomination against nature stops moving. Then replace it with a real woman for the win.

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    Comment by Zanosuke_Kurosaki
    16:07 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe for -you-... In fact, you enjoy your trap, I'll be over here, enjoying the woman.* XD

    *That actually more or less enjoys the anime I've introduced her to. =D

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    Comment by ayu
    09:08 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    >>Then replace it with a real woman for the win.

    Correction: Replace it with a trap for the win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It is better than toradora. Less cliched too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I watch clannad only when i cant sleep

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yup Boku no pico is AWesome

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    Comment by Myballz
    09:39 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So 4chan likes Boku no Pico because its a great anime?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really sad to hear that. Toradora is a masterpiece, Boku no Pico a joke, and i'm being polite.
    Be serious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 19/10/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    everybody needs to watch the anime boku no pico

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    Comment by dantesmaster
    06:02 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    is probably me but toradora is garbage, i dont even find it cute... while at least the other one is has no plot but a traps

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So you guys dont watch boku for the plot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >He's never heard of Boku no Pico

    Comment by Anonymous

    wait wut.... clannad got beat first round by toradora, then got beat by boku no pico...

    and some of the highly rated anime was pitted against each other as first rounds.... this is dumb

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    10:24 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The way they rated it is silly, if that is indeed how they did it. But in the end likely Eva would have still won. It is a good anime and has lots of discussion about it which is what really makes an anime become "worthy." It's not it's wow factor but how long does it keep people talking about it... or recommending it to others...

    However you look at it though; the list represents 4-chan.. which, well, as many people know is not necessarily the most reputable location on the internet... especially seeing how far a certain yaoi shota anime made it... unless there really are that many people out there that like that... /shivers

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:15 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    correct,just because some anime you like doesn't mean everybody else like them also.
    Just think like this. Its 1(you) vs 9001.
    Its over 9000!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Still trying to figure out how Toradora beat Clannad, myself.

    Also, how the fuck does Diebuster make the bracket, but Gunbuster - which was FAR better - doesn't?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 17/06/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Boku no Pico Should of beaten every single 1 of them

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    Comment by cats2
    02:36 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    4ch as the source invalidates the list, the vote, the result, and this story..

    Moving on..

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    Comment by toyNN
    05:37 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Looks like a fun tourny but invalid as how did they come up with the top 64 and the seeding. Bebop seeded 61st? and Dragon Crisis was on the list at all? A bit random..

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    Comment by Andices
    17:55 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragon Crisis ain't that bad, i have seen worst.

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    Comment by Lilith
    13:15 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Amen? I thought they have better taste than the ordinary Japanese rankings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they do

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    Comment by TC-man
    03:01 17/06/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    So 2ch and 4ch are trolling each other with the list? Boku no Pico is such a nice troll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Well Eureka 7 is my all time favourite but.. since i tought it was a underdog to begin with it suprises me to see it beats naruto and were saddend but not suprised it was beaten by one piece.

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    Comment by Monsieur Dupants
    18:01 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea Eureka 7 is my all time fav too and One Piece is my 2nd so was sad to see E7 lose in the second round but even worse since One Piece went down right after it

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:30 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    nice boku you got there

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 19/10/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    bb is deep yo

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    Comment by Andices
    17:54 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Nice Bible Black Got In there too lol

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    Comment by AzureXuchilbara
    05:48 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's the good kind of troll since Boku no Pico (along with it's 2 sequels) always leaves me spent and contented...

    Now I can't wait for that new Poju shota hentai video to come out...

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    07:03 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Looks like Not all Foreigner are Narutard beaten in the first round by Eureka 7?

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    Comment by SaltyPenguin
    08:03 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I can see Eureka 7 beating naruto easily.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF? Dragonball Z defeated by Azumanga Daioh? Looks like foreigner do love High school girls!

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    10:53 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Black Lagoon, Canaan and Coyote Ragtime show? I think they will appreciate those anime if they like to watch Cowboy Bepop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Narutards are slowly disappearing, don't you think? Local conventions used to be filled with people with metal plates on they're forehead, now, they're into a bit more variety of mainstream anime.

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    14:23 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its obviously not the top list we have going in the SanCom Forums,... So they didn't lurk in our forum because the listing hasn't been concluded yet.

    Although the majority of users of the Sankaku Complex Forums ARE gaijin.

    And we're not as hairy as other hairy smelly foreigners with questionable tastes.


    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    11:48 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    @Altair,nice anime but some people only watch new animes or ecchi ones

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    > actually think Boku no Pico is a troll

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Actually I like this list much more than if it was the Japanese version. If the was the Jap the anime selection would be buried in shitty moe anime with Kon and Haruhi on top. I'm glad this list brings back some classics and other genres other than the generic moe shit these Japs watch nowadays.

    I don't even understand why that's all they watch. Is it because they are all perverts that live off fan service and little school girls? Or is because they spent their entire life being a pussy so now they want to watch an anime to pretend to be the main character getting all the girls in the class?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 17/06/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    If it was a Jap poll, all the titles listed would be made in the last 3-5years. Any old work would not make the list cause Japan's anime industry is driven by bandwagon jumpers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Haruhi is not moe shit, don't compare it to K-ON!

    so fuck your shit anon 04:44.

    Also, get off your high horse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    u mad

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The mad is strong in this one

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same fags?

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    Comment by Holly
    02:22 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha ur mad

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    :P.... Japan has good taste! Slam Dunk is one of their all time favorite mangas!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, but apparently you are.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    awww ur mad bro...

    Comment by Anonymous

    this guy is mad

    Comment by Anonymous

    No. Look at your post, sound like a child's crying :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:05 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hear ya!
    I still don't get how the fuck Madoka got past Angel Beats...
    Darker than black...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    VEN ESCUCHA HERMANO LA CANCION DE LA ALEGRIA, thats why evangelion won, and thats enough for me

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still don't know how you can say that Madoka was bad, because I personally find it to be a masterpiece. I like Angel beats as much as the next guy but I don't know why anyone could think that it was bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    madoka is shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, because AngelBeats is a disgrace to the entire Key franchises and a piece of shit!

    Comment by Anonymous

    cause Angel Beats is shit, jun had drinking problems when writing it and is now on leave to sort himself out.
    Sad that LotGH died so early :<
    why did that overrated, mediocre Evangelion win :|

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 18/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Better than those countless japanese blogs

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    this list is pretty much a fraud, but what amazes me is that i have 2 admit the 2 winners would have to be winners despite everything. after watching the last Evangelion movie i have to admit i am an Eva fan all over again.

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    Comment by Crommus
    20:33 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell is that tournament voting anyway? Why can't we have a common Top 10(0) voting?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sancom posting the results invaldiates this list
    Moving on

    Comment by Anonymous

    Truer words have never been spoken. If people actually go to /a/ for honest opinions on anime that is popular in America, then I feel sorry for them.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:43 17/06/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Everybody has the right to their opinions.

    It's just that 4chan happens to have toxic opinions too much.

    And I can't understand Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion being so high other than boys just being into the viscera of the action and the high production values. Not to say they're bad shows, but some of those shows' worship is out of control.

    Then again, so is 2ch's version of extreme hype.

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    08:12 03/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know about Cowboy Bebop, but Evas symbolism and dabbling in psychology is what makes it appealing to a wider audience outside the "visceral action" niche.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 04/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or people who just want to say how much they care about symbolism and psychology...

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