Anime fans provide a ranking of the titles they regard as having had the most “revolutionary” effect on the anime world.

The ranking:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

3. Gundam

4. Haruhi

5. Tiger & Bunny

6. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

7. K-ON!

8. Space Battleship Yamato

9. Code Geass

10. Pokémon

It is interesting to note that most of the list is comprised of anime originals.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    now would you please stop posting this useless lists and get some interesting stuff on here?

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    Comment by AsoTamaki
    17:45 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    How the hell could Tiger & Bunny, a series that just finished airing like a month ago, have had a revolutionary effect on the anime world?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I think Tiger&Bunny is included because of the effect it's had with fanbase. It's a series that has been incredibly successful not just with 'the usual suspects' of anime fandom but with people who usually don't watch anime, particular in the older age brackets. (having an older main character helps here)
    While people of all ages read manga in Japan, anime isn't watched as much by many viewers over their early 20s (who aren't otaku) so shows like T&B could be considered 'revolutionary' in that regrad. Sure, it isnt the first do this, but hopefully it could start at least a small trend.

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    Comment by HouseLife

    I literally just started it, and have completed episode 3 as of now and hopped on here to see this article. So far what it's revolutionizing to me is integrating 3D into anime style animation. It's something you have to look carefully for, but these animators are matching anime mannerisms gorgeously in those suits for Tiger. I can say that my professional animator side is truly enjoying seeing them finally starting to adapt to the movements we love while maintaining the style and character in the 3D models. That is the only real thing I would call revolutionary (so far). The rest is more a brilliant concept, but in reality, something revolutionary changes the industry forever from its creation. This list isn't necessarily inaccurate, just, as usual, generally shortsighted. Eva's only in its rightful god damn place because the movies are coming out now probably. Madoka did change the face of Magical Girl Anime, but to a degree so did Nanoha in many ways. But it's too soon to tell if it really changed anything for the rest of the industry.

    Haruhi did change many things. It set the bar for animation quality and as such has changed the industry standard for animation, on top of being a very interesting story in general based on a Light Novel which spawned many other light novel adaptations.

    The one that strangely doesn't seem to belong to me is Code Geass. In terms of revolutionizing anything, it really didn't, but it's easily one of the strongest plot/character driven stories in anime history. I can't quite tell if it's done anything beyond do well for itself, as opposed to changing the rest of the industry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lmao @ "hurr durr, it uses CG."
    CG fucking sucks, anyway. Studios with actual budgets use hand drawn animation as much as humanly possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    CG doesn't really suck. You just need brain to use it. A lot. Way more that most studios using it have.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:42 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    @ Anon :51

    You heard me say 'it uses CG so it's special' or something...? If you've ever actually animated, you'll know how much attention to detail it takes to match a specific 2D style in 3D. It was exceptionally well done in Tiger and Bunny as far as I have seen in the first 3 episodes. It's too soon to call it revolutionary, since just like Code Geass, it's just doing well for itself rather than changing the industry.

    I just don't get why I was downvoted. Perhaps some fanboys need to learn what the word "revolutionary" actually means. A series can be exceptional without being anything more than an exceptional modern series. But changing the future of an industry is another thing entirely. And if they didn't do that, then it just doesn't belong on this specific list.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Housewife...just kill yourself....

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't fall for the trolls. You arguments are valid.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:31 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What exactly did I say this time to deserve that...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 10/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are being trolled, no one deserves to that.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you arent actually trolling I suggest you, go watch Legend of Galactic Heroes, quality series as a whole have been existed since always you just arent looking good enough, more to the point Future Boy Conan looks, incredibly gorgeous to this date and its a series from the 78.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    why isn't dragon ball here?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Making a perfect ranking list by "voting" is generally the hardest thing to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Where's Akira and Ghost in the Shell? For that matter, where's Dragon Ball?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dragon Ball revolutionized shit. It's just Journey to the West with Superman, and Terminator added later on.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Akira and GITS were designed to avoid anime-like qualities. There are no sexy ladies nor fantastic giant robots in these films. The same is true with Ghibli works bar Lupin: They are made for a different audience than anime fans. Miyazaki writes for young general audiences, and Oshii writes for himself (he acknowledges this) and the quite justified fans of his work. Both worked on anime projects before abandoning increasingly stagnant anime. This is implicitly acknowledged as none of the very popular Ghibli films are in this list.

    Dragon Ball is a good point as well as perhaps Urusei Yatsura. Revolutionary Girl Utena explicitly tried to "revolutionize" Shojo but it hasn't gained mindshare.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    doesn't that BY DEFINITION make them revolutionary? they are, in fact, anime. and they were designed, and succeeded, in not being stereotypical.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't really see GITS as having revolutionized anime. No anime really derives elements from it from what I've seen. SAC itself which was done by Prod. I.G is remarkably anime-like for the same material - Motoko is highly sexualized, it has fan service, it parodies Senkosha, and the opening credits has a pop theme.

    SAC also has serious science fiction themes but the direction is also unlike GITS or Innocence. Sadly, concepts like stand alone complex or the location of the soul (as it concerns the Tachikoma) are exposed in heavy dialogue between Tachikoma instead of being shown with striking multivalent imagery as occurs in Oshii's works.

    In the west GITS may be seen as anime but I think it bears little resemblance.

    Evangelion is a good counterpoint as it completely circumscribes anime/otaku imagery and cliche. To understand the imagery of Eva you have to have broad knowledge of typical anime genres.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This is insane. Where's Ideon? Astro Boy? Not even a nod to Dragonball Z for popularizing shonen to the entire western world? Another shitty misinformed list that gives too much credit to recent series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I might be arguing semantics, but Astro Boy is more "seminal" than "revolutionary," IMO. To some extent, the same goes for many shows from before 1970 or so, especially those that actually DEFINED a genre (such as Tetsujin 28-go, the original mecha; and Sally the Witch, the original magical girl) rather than REdefining it.

    Not sure how revolutionary Ideon really was, coming on the heels of Gundam as it did. Gundam had already taken things in a more serious direction than earlier shonen mecha shows, so Ideon might be considered simply be a matter of degrees.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Excellent point on Astro Boy. Ideon, particularly the movies are essential anime viewing despite the rebarbative enemy of the week episodes. Considering this and my high regard for it, I am still not sure if it would be accurate to place it in a "top 10 revolutionary" list.

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    Comment by AVEN
    18:04 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Code Geass?, Pokemon?, Tiger & Bunny? that was a Really bad joke.

    Where is Akira?, Where is Nausicaa?, Where is Space Runaway Ideon?, Where is Dragon Ball?...

    this is a mediocre list

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 10/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    try watching T&B.

    ohhhhhhhhhh right fanboys.. you dont like plots.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Code Geass was the first anime that really blew me away.

    Tiger and Bunny was something new for once!

    And Pokemon was a worldwide phenomenon. Even over here in Noanimeland Germany EVERYONE watched Pokemon and EVERYONE played Pokemon.

    Dragonball was quite something too, though not as much as Pokemon was. And like all 100+ Animes I've tried to watch (including Pokemon), it got boring to me after a while.

    Nausicaä was just anohter Ghibli Anime, they're good, but they're nothing you don't already know about.

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    Comment by solopy567
    17:44 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    How the hell did Madoka revolutionize anything? And in that regard, how did K-on?

    The only thing they created are just more crazy fanatical fanbases.

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    Comment by cats2
    19:28 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yeah, lost all merit at Madoka..

    Be honest, it changed nothing and revolutionized nothing..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:27 08/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Actually it did rev the way we see moe....hmm............-_-

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    Comment by Bigall
    17:53 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    More retarded fans? This can't be considered as revolutionary. K-on? Tiger and Bunny? Madoka? Pokemon?

    They could have added Dragonball, Astroboy, Doraemon, Goldorak and others in the list...

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    Comment by Diemeow23
    18:44 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Excuse me but Pokemon certainly breaks grounds in introducing immortality of Ash! But if that was the case why didn't Conan get in hmmm the plot thickens. Or maybe for the most seasons of a title Ever

    As for Madoka don't get me wrong I though it was Godly, but just too new, it's legacy remains to be seen as how long fans will be able to remember it but for now it only hold the same title as every "best of the season" show possesses

    Haruhi sure why not, as if it didn't make my skin tingle if to think if God ever got bored and decided to take take form as a cute girl(Kyon, yes I am envious) not to mention the fact of her Godly power activating subconsciously

    Higurashi... I guess cause it brought killing intent closer to the audience ever before, sure other titles have displayed Gore and brutality before but Higurashi lets you seep into the story as the main character for the arc and then...Bam needle for dinner

    Code Geass it was just epic in so many ways

    K-on? Personally i think Konata herself would be able to beat all four any day but ya more weirdos grabbed on to that one so watcha gonna do?

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    19:31 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    OmG,... I guess the oldfags are really dying out.

    How could Sailor Moon and Ghost in the Shell, & & & Cowboy BeBop get omitted?

    This is a scandal!

    {insert Sulu troll face here}

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Higurashi is SO FUCKING MUCH MORE than blood and horror, dammit!! Read the novels, you ALL!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:57 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the anime wasn't that bad. Umineko anime was BAD, but Higurashi was awesome.

    Also, i'm reading the novels right now (tatarigoroshi-hen) and they are very very emotional. Higurashi anime, you don't exist anymore!! asdñkasd. Sorry for my bad english...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes but no one other than old people care about Sazae-san

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isnt sazae-san much longer than conan in terms of episode and season count with over 3000 episodes?

    Comment by Anonymous

    see u said it urself, read the novels. so its the novels that hv all the others. but this list is about anime...
    u get my point :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goes to show the average Japanese anime viewer cares more about trends than the history of the indrustry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The four are further down at #15, 22, 24, not there but Mazinger Z is at 21.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    these titles sure brings back good memories...

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    Comment by AVEN
    18:33 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    1. Astro Boy
    2. Gundam 0079
    3. Nausicaa the valley of the wind
    4. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
    5. Akira
    6. Doraemon
    7. Space Runaway Ideon
    8. Sailor Moon
    9. Dragon Ball
    10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Dammit my list is even better than that shit...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:45 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    much more accurate list AVEN.

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    21:00 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Damn Straight.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't agree on places, but indeed decent lest (unlike the topic one).

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    11:48 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nausicaa had some lasting visual impact, and the legacy of the creation of Studio Ghibli, but other than that didn't have a lot of direct impact.

    Macross is part of the revolution started by Gundam. Ideon is descended from both Gundam and Yamato, and was part of a wave of similar shows as pervasive as moe is now.

    Sailor Moon is spot on, though. Not sure about Doraemon.

    Dragon Ball, probably. Was there anything with the DRAG-ON BALL Z interminable setup fight anime format before that?

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    Comment by warjoke
    21:45 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Lupin the 3rd and Cobra?


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    Comment by Actar
    20:57 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah... Even I have to agree with this... considering the fact that this list is more factual than anything else.

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    Comment by dukemagus
    01:19 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    have to agree... most of them seems really unique and started tendencies

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    Comment by Diemeow23

    Remember unlike most foreigners Japs don't really have much time in watching back logs of anime So Your list I for one kind of appreciate, Normal anime watching Japs won't even get the chance

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Hokuto no ken should be on that list too, while the anime didnt hit as hard as the manga, the effect was and.. is still felt, it set up the standards of shounen per se.

    Hell no one ever did an evil/not evil bad guy as badass as Raoh, closest to him is Dio Brando.

    But if it wasnt for HnK as a whole, shounen would have existed from 80s to 90s.. where it was killed by the anti thesis of the badass character "Shinji" from eva, which spammed the intensive lame ass character for a while.

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    11:43 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Name 5 anime obviously inspired or influenced by Hokuto no Ken, with NO debt to its predecessors.

    I can think of two, and a few debatable ones.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    madoka is suck

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    Comment by AsoTamaki
    17:48 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    K-ON definitely made the whole moe phenomenon as popular is it is today. And it's inspired a lot of "cute girls doing cute things" shows that never would have been made if K-ON wasn't so successful.

    Agreed on Madoka though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 09/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wrong, Lucky Star was the most successful anime of 2007, the hardest hitting anime season ever since it brought Darker Than Black, Higurashi, Black Lagoon, and so many more hugely popular anime, Lucky Star still triumphed.

    K-ON would be nothing without Lucky Star or Azumanga Daioh as both practically defined the slice of life genres. When i first watched K-ON before the moe craze explosion all I could notice was that the characters just stole traits from Lucky Star and Azumanga. K-ON didnt revolutionize anything. It was just recycled concepts with cutesy attractive characters. And unfortunatly thats all otakus care about these days.

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    Comment by AsoTamaki
    04:10 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Look. I never said K-ON started a genre or was the first anything. The fact is that it has been by far the most successful. The sales of the actual anime DVD/Blu-rays alone show that, but when you add in all the merchandise, nothing comes remotely close. You can't deny that. Mention those two shows to the average person and then mention K-ON.

    As you should know, $$$ means everything so since then the companies have been pushing even more of these types of series to try and capitalize on K-ON's success. That is called having an impact on the anime industry whether you like it or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh didn't define the slice of life genre. They defined the slice of life with cute girls genre.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    23:17 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They may not have defined it but they were more popular and spawned more similar shows than pretty much anything else before them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Actually, I'd say Luck Star was what caused the Moe phenomenon.

    To top it off, Tiger & Bunny shouldn't be on that list. Its too new to "revolutionize" anything, same with Madoka. Madoka was basically a Horror/Betrayal anime like Higurashi.

    If anything Voltron should've been on there for making Robo-combining cool. And Speed Racer should be on there for being the first one to really introduce Anime to the American market.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 08/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Except it only influenced pretty much every Shonen Manga from then on. Whether or not it's your cup of tea is a different story entirely.

    The liks of Eiichiro Oda, Kishimoto and Tite Kubo have all listed Dragon Ball as being one of their primary inspirations for their works.

    Just saiyan. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Getter is what made robot combining cool (and made robot combining period), not Voltron

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    21:32 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    NGE, Gundam, Yamato, Pokemon are the most revolutionary from the list.

    As for others, they're just popular things that already were there; some of them just made the industry move more into one direction or the other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Actually the manga was just Dragon Ball.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Aso Tamaki
    True, K-ON was far more successfull but moe was already extremely popular before. Same goes for SoL anime with girls. K-ON didn't revolutionize anything, it strengthened an already existent trend at most.

    I really like some of the anime on that list but only NGE and Yamato can be described as some kind of revolution.

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    Comment by Arsène Lupin
    04:01 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    00:17 09

    Yes Kanon was a waste of time and money, while Kanon (2006) was worthwhile.

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    Comment by Myballz
    03:05 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Some of those Animes that are on the top of the list had good concepts. K-ON! just shouldn't be on the list. I am sorry, because didn't do anything special other then attract males who like the concept of girl's talking about food and school for god sake take a cooking class.

    I guess Ranma 1/2 and Tetsujin 28 didn't get on the list they were not that good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dbz IS legendary. There is a good reason why there over 9000 games based on the series!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand why isn't there any Studio Ghibli shows?

    Or does it have to be a TV series to count...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragon Ball Z is just the anime version's way of saying "and now for a time skip!" There is no differentiation in the manga version.

    Just like Naruto Shippuden is really just Naruto Part 2. It's just an anime marketing ploy I say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The manga and the anime are also two different things. And there exist differences between the adaption called dragon ball and the other adaption called dragon ball z.

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    Comment by Astray Flame
    22:04 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how did Pokemon revolutionize the industry? If it's for the fighting pets, then Digimon is what started it first with the fighting version of tamagocchi.

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    Comment by AsoTamaki
    18:27 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sure, Lucky Star was popular with otaku. But K-ON was far more successful and, more importantly, brought moe into the mainstream. That's what makes it a "revolutionary" anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:26 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought the same thing about Lucky Star and Tiger and Bunny. Although I think other mecha anime should be placed up there before voltron. Like SDF Macross

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol madoka? Not sailomoon? Which started the magical girl theme evolution.

    Comment by Anonymous

    "Speed Racer should be on there for being the first one to really introduce Anime to the American market."

    And do the Japanese anime fans care for the American market?

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    19:09 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    Surprisingly, the raking is quite accurate this time. Replace Higurashi with DBZ maybe. But why Tiger & Bunny... WHY???

    Comment by Anonymous

    Dragon Ball and.. "Dragon Ball Z" are two entirely different series. Don't confuse them, please? Like Kanon and Kanon (2006) are different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:38 08/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    DBZ? No, just no. DBZ didnt do shit and thank god, because it would've been a horrible influence since it sucked.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    22:50 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Then you are wrong. K-ON didn't inspire the "cute girls doing cute things CUTELY" sub-category of slice-of-life. That was accomplished by Azumanga Daioh.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:16 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree Azumanga Daioh

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:42 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    what about the original macross? back in those days, it hit us with modern pop music and love/drama within a mecha genre.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:56 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It in the full list at #12, right behind Cream Lemon..

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:39 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cream Lemon should be on second place instead of Madoka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Are you srs? The whole "cute girls doing cute things genre" is WAYYYY older than K-on :\

    Infact, the description for Mashimaro is "cute girls doing cute things" came out 2 years before K-on in both anime and manga.

    And this isnt even including the other shows it rips of like Lucky Star, Azumanga, Minamike, and the dozens of other shows that predate K-on by years.

    K-on didn't revolutionize shit. K-on gave us yet another moe blob cast with yet another cute idiot, and yet more cute "shy" characters which shameless otaku have blown completely out of the norm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 10/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    hidamari has more moe than K-On

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 10/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wrong getter is not the one its IDEON

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    10:47 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was Azumanga Daioh that started this shit. It was far from the worst, but AFAIK, it was the first plotless "let's stare at cute teenage girls in nonsexual contexts while we all masturbate furiously" show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    but there were plenty of shows doing that before K ON, actually i think K On came after the moe bubblu burst

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    Comment by Akashi
    17:34 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Madoka is there because it got the mahou shoujo's formula and threw it on the garbage making it a lot darker... Pretty much what NGE did to the mechas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sorry, no, long before there was k on, or lucky star, there was card captor sakura. that maanga/anime started the whole moe movement.

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    Comment by TNinja
    01:52 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A "-0" vote? What?

    Anyway, the only thing I find K-ON to revolution is the tendency of having those small eyes.
    Compared to other moeness that possesses large eyes.

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    Comment by Mr.Demon
    00:06 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Think that classics Like Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor moon, Slayers, You're under arrest and even Dragon Ball have more merits than some Moe-blobs like k-on, Madoka and such...

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    Comment by oniichan
    00:15 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see the big draw to K-On, it had it's moments but I felt it to slow and not interesting enough. I do like school girl slice of life series but K-ON was more of a K-Off for me.

    Azumanga Daioh, I'd consider this the first "Moe" school girl anime. Now IMOH it was a great funny series which really dove into not only each members personal lives but their group interactions as well. Lucky Star was a newer version of Azumanga Daioh I feel.

    00:24 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star and Azumanga started the whole slice of life with cute girls.

    Also no DBZ it set the standard for Shonen genera.
    There would have been no Bleach,Naruto, and One piece without DBZ and Inuyasha also has a lot to owe.

    Plus no Tenchi Muyo and Ranma 1/2 which pretty much invented the Harem genera.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 10/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Urusei Yatsura invented the harem genre

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Shonen" isn't a genre, it's a demographic. Shows as diverse as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Azumanga Daioh are officially "shonen;" a classification based on nothing more than their target market.

    If you mean fighting-themed action-adventure shows, then you would be correct that DB/DBZ had a major influence. However, if anything, Fist of the North Star had an even greater influence there (and influenced DB itself).

    Tenchi did pretty much invent the modern harem demographic. With Ranma, though, I'd say you have the right author, but the wrong story: Urusei Yatsura had nearly as much of a harem vibe going as Ranma did. Coincidentally, UY also pretty much invented the magical girlfriend genre. Takahasi also contributed heavily to anime/manga romantic comedies with Maison Ikkoku.

    I suppose we should give the respondents some credit for getting two two series from before 1980 onto the list this time, unlike, say that list of "unique" shows we just had that didn't have a single title from before Y2K.

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    Comment by Gradius
    00:57 09/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    K-ON? Pokemon? NO WAY! For retards yes, but for everything else, NO WAY!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 09/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Pokemon is for kids. If you want to think of kids as retards... well that goes to show your own maturity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kids ARE retards Hurrrrr

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    10:53 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pokemon DID inspire hordes of imitators. It more or less created the anime genre of shows with kids battling it out via proxies (even if the games ripped off Shin Megami Tensei).

    It doesn't matter how GOOD the show was. It matters whether the mix of anime after it was different than before it.

    By that token, it's a pity the influences of some of those shows (Yamato, Gundam) weren't longer and stronger.

    Comment by Ryuhouji
    08:47 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also... pokemon... WTF! anything that funimation/4kids does ecomes crap in the process.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll list is troll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disregard ranking

    Acquire logic.

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    Comment by TenguSan
    05:23 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    indeed.. popular =/= revolutionary.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this list is bullshit, except from some obvious ones, most people so far agree the ones that are bull.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 10/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    for that matter, gundam should be on top, cuz NGE was based on the fact that gainax was trying to make something as badass as gundam.

    theres a lot of things in today that was influenced by gundam >:U

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 12/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tiger & Bunny is quite revolutionary since it has a whole new level of product placement into anime by just selling characters to companies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea i was wondering the same The rest of the list is fine

    replace K-on and madoka with death note and Gurren lagan and i think were set

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Queens Blade could be on that list
    for creating the surge of blatant fan service/borderline porn anime being adapted

    ladies vs butler
    high school of the dead
    samurai girls
    to love ru

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just wondering where the hell SDF Macross is on this list...

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    Comment by Hayate
    18:10 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should have put School Days there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    School Days... maybe. It had its moment of craziness, but the overall School Days series doesn't do anything new for the genre. The original game followed the formula most of the time, anyway. It just happened that they played upon the crazy endings in the anime...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Card Captor Sakura ftw
    and Dragonball
    They belong up there

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    Comment by MK 7 DUDE
    20:57 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    1. Neon Genesis Evangelion - No argument...
    2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica - The fuck? Where's DBZ?
    3. Gundam - Well, duh this franchise is loved for 30 freaking years old(Gunpla)
    4. Haruhi - ......
    5. Tiger & Bunny - HOW? I need EXPLANATION on "Revolutionised The Anime World"
    6. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Loved this one personally though
    7. K-ON! - Really? wait oh..Haruhi reference (Moe+UBER FANBASE)
    8. Space Battleship Yamato - Classic
    9. Code Geass - Not that I care but it was awesome indeed.
    10. Pokémon - No. 10 How? The game practically sells like hotcake!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    TRUE! Madoka is a stupid anime

    Comment by Anonymous

    Pokemon should clearly be ranked #1. It's the only one that has impacts outside of the creepy okatu circles. A generation of kids the world over has memorized hundreds of pokemons, instead of their schoolwork... It has made the post 90s generation the intelligent young adults you see today.

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    Comment by Dia
    17:55 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I found the big plot "twist" in Madoka extremely trite, even though I usually like that kind of plots.

    I guess you could say it revolutionized the mahou shoujo genre, but I think it's more like mahou shoujo only in name...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Where is Cardcaptor Sakura? It started the so called "imouto-moe" if I recall correctly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:07 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    #12 macross
    #13 galaxy express 999
    #14 one piece
    #17 Nanoha
    #19 utena
    #20 Death note
    #22 Astro Boy
    #23 Ashita no Joe
    #27 Gurren Lagann
    #30 Getter
    #36 AKIRA
    #41 Kurokami (wat?

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    Comment by Wallace Hunter
    11:48 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Galaxy Express had no successors. Great anime aren't necessarily revolutionary.

    Comment by Anonymous

    if mahou shoujo then in dat case wouldn't nanoha be more fitting that madoka. it was did introduce that mahou shoujo's were not all cutesy and using cutesy magical wand type + the idea of her 'friendship' i think it deserves its place rather than madoka, sides the strength of the franchise already shows, 3 anime seasons, 1 movie, 2nd on the way, weiss scharwz cards, psp games, mangas and etc

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol ...No Tezuka?

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    Comment by SunnyJ
    07:54 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yes, Sailor Moon should be on the list as it was a defining moment in mahou shoujo anime... it really made it "boom" so to speak... tho, really they should also have really old animes on here to... As they were the start of it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nanoha wasn't the first of the serious drama-type Magical Girl shows. You also have other popular Magical Girl anime like Arjuna, Princess Tutu, and MY-HIME, the last of which was coming out around the same time as Nanoha and making just as much of an impact.
    As for comparing Nanoha's franchise material, Madoka has been creeping up on it quickly. Aside from only being new, so it lacks animated sequels, it has two spin-off manga, a PSP game, playing cards, figures galore, stuffed animals, and the mascot has definitely made more of a merchandise impact than Nanoha's cute mascot ever did.

    As for Madoka being "revolutionary," though, I definitely believe it has the potential to do so... but it's not quite there yet. You don't see many deeply layered anime out there like Madoka anymore, so it might have the effect of sticking in fans' minds. However, just being good and having lots of layers to it doesn't guarantee it a spot on this list 5-10 years from now. It will also take time for people to make it a "norm" and luck to keep it alive (whether it be from anime critics or its addicted fans). Still, I'm rooting for it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sailor Moon is revolutionary, yes. After all, it established much of the formula that Madoka played upon. =P

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree Nanoha should be in the list

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:12 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    if u are talking abt mahou shoujo i'd say sailor moon. hell it got ppl interested in teenage jap girls in sailor uniform.

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    Comment by Gradius
    00:57 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    K-ON? Pokemon? NO WAY! For retards yes, but for everything else, NO WAY!

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    Comment by humus

    K-ON created Moe-Bloob. which makes every anime after it became K-ON like for a while

    while Madoka, dont know. Making Magical girl died is not so Revolutioning

    There should be Ghost in the shell in that list, It particuraly set standard for Cyber punk world

    and also, DORAEMON. it revolutionize how a group should at least have 1 girl, 1 Bully big guys, 1 dude with glasses

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    Comment by Slush
    19:51 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    K-On created moe blob? No, no it didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 08/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I'm pretty sure I first heard "moe blob" for mentionning Mikuru from Haruhi. Like, moe and cute but useless and irritating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 09/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    agree with Ghost in the shell set a very high standard

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    Comment by Azrin
    20:50 08/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "K-ON created Moe-Bloob. "
    I smell a newfag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 10/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd agree that K-ON created moe-blob. Before then, people weren't utterly sick of moe (and the fans that were making the industry churn out so much of this crap) and so the phrase hadn't been coined. K-ON is the absolute opposite of revolutionary!

    Modoka was overrated. No complaints from me about a magical girl show that wasn't afraid to treat its audience like adults, and it was certainly pretty to look at. But it reminded me far too much of Alien Nine, and barely held a candle to Revolutionary Girl Utena in any department.

    Cyberpunk is something that anime had plenty of examples of prior to GitS. But it's odd that the top 10 has no examples of something that anime is so well known for.

    What did Haruhi, Tiger & Bunny, Higurashi and Code Geass contribute?

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