Top 20 Anime Originals

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Anime originals – titles not adapted from manga, games and light novels – may be few in number, but judging from the selection proffered by anime fans they not infrequently more than make up for this in quality and influence, with the exception of occasional disasters like Fractale…

The ranking:

1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

2. Angel Beats!

3. Code Geass

4. Ano Hana

5. Tari Tari

6. Summer Wars

7. Hanasaku Iroha

8. Dog Days

9. Spirited Away

10. Castle in the Sky

11. Tsuritama

12. My Neighbour Totoro

13. Princess Mononoke

14. Gurren Lagann

15. Mawaru Penguindrum

16. Dennou Coil

17. Scryed

18. Senki Zesshou Symphogear

19. Ano Natsu de Matteru

20. Sola


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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 01/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    oh otaku and their 30 second memory
    seriously where the fuck is eva

    Comment by Anonymous

    Evangelion had a manga first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The Eva manga hit the street first (mostly because of delays in the production of the anime, IIRC), but they were completely distinct: the anime was in no way an "adaptation."

    I suppose we shouldn't be surprised at the short memory at this point, but there were a shitload of shows of this type back in the '70s, some of which were seminal. Space Battleship Yamato and the original Mobile Suit Gundam come readily to mind. The former, especially, might have been expected to make the list, given the fact that the remake is airing next year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    no they didn't
    the manga was a "pilot". Nausicaa had an artbook of sorts before, too

    Comment by Anonymous

    because is shit???

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You gotta be kidding...

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    Comment by Smaterasu
    23:42 01/09/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Neon Genesis Evangelion?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 01/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Some animes on this list are not even original.
    And no Cowboy Bebop?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:02 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must be American... still liking Cowboy Bebop and probably Evangelion, really stop sucking that dick, you dumb fag.
    Go back to AnimeNewsNetwork Forum where all the faggots belong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 01/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No Eureka Seven or Cowboy Bebop?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    no eden of the east? well now i'm sad.

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Asa
    01:03 02/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    No Haibane Renmei? Sad.

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    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    11:24 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Especially considering it did half of Angel Beats work for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Gundam, macross, eureka seven, votoms, dourgram don,t show?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 04/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not sure about Gundam, since it had a manga, but I don't remember if it was simultaneous or made before the anime. I agree about Macross though.

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    Comment by Fate-
    18:23 01/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Another list, this is interesting. I will now contribute in the only way i know how!

    Lelouch lives! His anime should be #1 on this list and to anyone who thinks otherwise...You are wrong!

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    Comment by Kohaku
    22:28 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    CG could be a lot better and many questions were left unanswered, most likely forever.

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    Comment by Slush
    09:32 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I didn't think CG was bad, but #1.... yeah no way lol.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Code Geass was...I'll be simple and straight forward: bad.

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    Comment by x1o8x
    10:19 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    comparing gundam 00 and code geass, the former is way superior in every single aspect.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @05:22. Yeah, you're right. Code Gayass sucks

    Comment by Anonymous

    even Gundam G is better than Code Gayass, and that's saying a lot

    Comment by Anonymous

    I liked it when it was called " Gundam Insert Word or Letter Here". Wait. No I didn't.

    Comment by Anonymous

    lawl..

    plz go back to watching moe and bite the dust when u reach wizard lvl

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    im implying that those that dislike any serious thinking or a little complicated anime are mainly moe watchers who prefere the easy on the eyes and brain anime.

    tbh theres very few anime that can be called outright bad, even while typing this i cant think of any, every anime has something that keeps it from 'bad' and like CG its far from 'bad', u my not have enjoyed it, but anime is hardly ever 'bad'

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    Comment by Satonaka
    16:52 06/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Seems to me like you're describing Guilty Crown more than Code Geass. Now THAT was a train wreck.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    09:08 03/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code Geass was terrible and I enjoyed every bit of it.

    The music was good, the action exciting, the ladies gorgeous and I got caught up in the plot.

    But it was a terrible train wreck anime that did little sense, dropped plot lines left and right and made up new ones on the fly. Code Geass is the very opposite of the old "good idea, bad execution"

    Code Geass' execution was brilliant and it would have been an unbeatable instant classic if the writers had a coherent idea about what to do with the plot rather than just a bunch of cool but incomplete idea nuggets that were never tied together properly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:01 03/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code Gayass wasn't complicated. it was a failed attempt of making Deathnote-like forced drama, only 25 times more gay
    just because an anime has mechas doesn't make it better somehow. even the repetitive OST was horrible
    and if you think AAAAAALLL anime is good, you certainly haven't seen series like Final Fantasy Legend of the Crystals

    Comment by Anonymous

    so you imply that people who dislike Code Gayass are moetards? son..

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    Comment by Sasazuka
    02:31 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Was going to complain about the lack of KAMICHU! but it's at 33 on the full list.

    I also adore PROJECT A-KO, TENCHI MUYO, PRETTY SAMMY (it's its own thing independent of TENCHI, so I'll list it separately), and WINDY TALES.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.1)

    >Original.

    >Madoka.

    >It's almost a complete carbon copy of Kamen Rider Ryuki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    *reads first sentence of article again* "Anime originals – titles not adapted from manga, games and light novels..." I think you're arguing a different definition of original than this article intends...

    And if you wanna say that about Madoka why not say Code Geass is a rip off of Final Fantasy 6, replace magitek armor with nightmares, replace the Returners with the Black Knights, replace the Gestahlian Empire with the Britanian Empire, replace the power of magic with the power of Geass, replace Espers with CC and her kind, Kefka and the Britanian emperor both seek to become gods, I could keep going.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 02/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    make it easier. Replace everything with the Iliad and the Odyssey. Done deal, no arguments lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:03 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, technically CG isn't a ripoff of FF6, just because it's similar in a lot a ways doesn't mean it's a ripoff. And even if it is, CG is still a pretty damn good anime to begin with.

    Besides, if you consider that a rip-off, then how do you explain Illad and the Odyseey then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:47 05/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is just using it as an argument. Most stories nowadays use references from older sources, but it doesn't mean it was a ripoff.

    Though I think first commenter is joking because comparing those two is far too retard

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now thinking about it, you seem to be right. Just not the ending

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 03/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    casual not even knowing what original anime means and also confirmed for believing trollchart and not watching ryuki

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    Comment by Gitami
    23:28 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >It's almost a complete carbon copy of Kamen Rider Ryuki.
    Explain in more detail please.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    read the article. Original as in titles not adapted from manga, games and light novels, basically there was no source to get spoilers while the anime aired.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    More like a complete copy of Bokurano.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 02/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least that was acknowledged by way of multiple visual references.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yes, except Borukano was much better.

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    Comment by Alex Castle
    18:45 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did we watch the same Kamen Rider Ryuki? I don't remember it being anything like Madoka.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haters gonna hate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 01/09/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Truth hurts for Madoka fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:11 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don`t know, but I think the feeling of KRR and PMMM are not the same. And it is not like PMMM or KRR were bad.

    I think someone once said that even plagiarism is art

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    Comment by Jigoku 9akushi
    19:21 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Dude are you INCREDIBLY sure on your words? I watch Kamen Rider Ryuki too but both series shares no same elements AT ALL!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 01/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4731/ryukimadoka.jpg

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 05/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If we stipe most movies/animes/mangas of their definying characteristics and mantain just the plot, we have the same thing.

    Just search for the hero journey. And if you really want to learn about cabon copy, go read Eragon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 01/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Nothing.

    Make a contract with a shady person/being.

    Once the contract is made you must fight.

    Fighting pays for the wish.

    Fighting takes place where normal people can't enter.

    Killing monsters is beneficial for the Rider/Magical Girl.

    Yellow dies first; Scissors/Mami.

    Blue fights to save loved one; Knight/Sayaka

    Comment by Anonymous

    uhmmm, anon, you just described an insane amount of different series.

    So your argument is void.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 01/09/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    prove nothing






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