Top 10 KyoAni Anime


With all the recent moebyou action, Type B fans could hardly miss out on another chance to update their favourite Kyoto Animation titles – although how they choose between the titles making up this roster of masterpieces is anyone’s guess.

The ranking:

1. Hyouka

2. Clannad After Story

3. K-ON!!

4. K-ON!

5. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

6. Clannad

7. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

8. Nichijou

9. Air

10. Lucky Star

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    Avatar of Lunatique
    Comment by Lunatique
    04:48 29/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    KyoAni is win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:46 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How K-ON! and Hyouka are ahead of Haruhi is beyond me.

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    Comment by Momo
    14:57 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Quite simple really- 'cause it's better!...

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    23:38 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    While K-ON may still be debatable, Hyouka IS better than Haruhi, by virtue of the original novel predating the whole "moeshit" phenomenon, and thus actually has depth in its story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Are you fucking retarded? I'll answer that question: yes.

    Here is the release timeline of the books of both series:

    Volume 1 - The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第一巻: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 (Published June 6, 2003, ISBN 4-04-429201-9)
    Volume 2 - The Sighs of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第二巻: 涼宮ハルヒの溜息 (Published September 30, 2003, ISBN 4-04-429202-7)
    Volume 3 - The Boredom of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第三巻: 涼宮ハルヒの退屈 (Published December 27, 2003, ISBN 4-04-429203-5)
    Volume 4 - The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第四巻: 涼宮ハルヒの消失 (Published July 31, 2004, ISBN 4-04-429204-3)
    Volume 5 - The Rampage of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第五巻: 涼宮ハルヒの暴走 (Published September 30, 2004 ISBN 4-04-429205-1)
    Volume 6 - The Wavering of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第六巻: 涼宮ハルヒの動揺 (Published March 31, 2005, ISBN 4-04-429206-X)
    Volume 7 - The Intrigues of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第七巻: 涼宮ハルヒの陰謀 (Published August 31, 2005, ISBN 4-04-429207-8)
    Volume 8 - The Indignation of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第八巻: 涼宮ハルヒの憤慨 (Published May 1, 2006, ISBN 4-04-429208-6)
    Volume 9 - The Dissociation of Suzumiya Haruhi / 第九巻: 涼宮ハルヒの分裂 (Published April 1, 2007, ISBN 978-4-04-429209-6)
    Volume 10 - The Astonishment of Suzumiya Haruhi (First part) / 第十巻: 涼宮ハルヒの驚愕(前) (Published May 25, 2011, ISBN 4-04-429210-8)
    Volume 11 - The Astonishment of Suzumiya Haruhi (Second part) / 第十一巻: 涼宮ハルヒの驚愕(後)(Published May 25, 2011)


    氷菓 You can't escape / The niece of time (31 October 2001) ISBN 978-4-04-427101-5
    愚者のエンドロール Why didn't she ask EBA? (31 July 2002) ISBN 978-4-04-427102-2
    クドリャフカの順番 Welcome to KANYA FESTA! (24 May 2008) ISBN 978-4-04-427103-9
    遠まわりする雛 Little birds can remember (24 July 2010) ISBN 978-4-04-427104-6
    ふたりの距離の概算 It walks by past (26 June 2010) ISBN 978-4-04-874075-3

    Do you know when K-On was released as an anime? 2009. How about Lucky Star? 2007.

    Hell, do you even realize that the original Haruhi anime wasn't even animated in a moe artstyle? That didn't start until the later animations of it.

    FYI, I have read all of the Haruhi books. I believe just one arc in them contains more plot than the whole fucking series of Hyouka.

    The short bus called, they want you back.

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    Comment by Yamato
    09:14 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought Hyouka was a nice return to form for KyoAni after the Endless Eight crap and years of adapting simple 4koma gag manga*. However, I really don't think it compares to the likes of season 1 Haruhi, Full Metal, and their KEY series (especially AIR). In fact, looking at this list, I'd say it's another sad case of otaku short-term memory. -_-

    *For the record, I liked Lucky Star and K-ON! (have yet to check out Nichijou). However, they're far from the best shows that KyoAni put out, and I can agree that it turned them overly moe-focused for a while (didn't help that K-ON!'s art-style had to leak into season 2 Haruhi).

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    Comment by Momo
    14:52 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    I agree!

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you're a tasteless inbred exposed to nothing but the most rancid moe, sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If you think their anime shows are only about moe then there is something horribly wrong with your perception.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed, Kyoanicrap and moe lovers are a total disgrace!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nope. Highest quality animation. Fuck you.

    Comment by Anonymous

    And lowest quality everything else.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you're a tasteful outbred exposed to nothing but just plot, sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 29/10/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >all caps

    real mature....

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    Comment by Toma Haku
    04:45 29/10/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Here is the rest of all 14 entries in the ranking:
    11. KANON
    12. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
    13. Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid
    14. Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:56 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's so fucking hilarious that the only Original Work that KyoAni has made is at rock bottom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Huh? Chuunibyou is original.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:58 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And it's bloody hilarious. Painful, but hilarious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @06:58 nah your just retarded.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    07:20 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Painful to see FMP that low. I still pray for more. On the whole it was definitely their most engrossing show that covered all aspects: emotional, action, world-building, fun as hell. Granted it's based off an existing story, but so are most of their others. Among their list alone though, it's the most unique because it actually had focused growth in both world and character plots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So true, bro. FMP had everything I'm looking for in an Anime: story, humour, action, character growth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    FMP was great, but not one of their best. Probably not even in the top five...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're passive aggressive to the people you know, aren't you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    FMP is a goddamn classic.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    09:47 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will definitely admit FMP on its own wasn't particularly amazing, but without the initial FMP story, Fumoffu would not have had the leeway and preexisting world we were used to with which to let Sousuke go batshit crazy awesome and screw with it.

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    Comment by EndlessGr8
    14:32 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)



    KyoAni is all great stuff, but Hyouka is not even close to #1.

    First belongs to Haruhi or Clannad.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    03:59 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hyouka`s position is easily explained with short memory of Japanese otaku. It was still good, even in my opinion, but not No.1. Haruhi is No.1 for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:21 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Kanon 2006!?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    03:56 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked Kanon too. I would place it among 5 best KyoAni productions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What's next:

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I like KyoAni for the quality of their studio work, animation and jazz. It's really good. Hyouka is a great example of how pretty and high quality their shit can be.

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    Comment by Alfredonm
    04:39 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    loved them all!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In other words, poll participants have short term memories. Nothing surprising here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    1. Lucky Star
    2. Haruhi
    3. K-ON
    4. K-On!!
    5. Hyouka
    6. Chuuni
    7. Clannad
    8. Clannad AS
    9. Kanon
    10. Nichijou!


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    Comment by Olba
    14:53 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell do they even use as criteria to rank them? Is it animation quality? Artwork? Plot? Music?

    For example, personally I think that the second season of K-On was inferior to the first mostly because there was less actual music in it and more moemoe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:52 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The second season of K-On had MORE music than the first. It was just spread out more because the season was longer.

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    Comment by Nick R
    13:18 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad - Clannad After Story

    K-On! - K-On!!

    Haruhi Suzumiya S1-S2

    These things should be counted as ONE ITEM.


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:40 01/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hyouka ahead of Clannad?
    That settle it, this list is useless.

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    Comment by Indy
    11:46 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Type B fans? Seriously how many "types" are there in this universe? And also what are the characteristic for each type?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:09 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to San.Com. (or 2chan; I don't really care who made this up) there are 2 types of anime fans(A.K.A otaku):
    Type A
    A person who simply enjoys “anime.”
    Is proud of Japan’s anime.
    Evaluates anime based on direction, voice acting, art, etc.
    Hates shallow anime with no real content.
    Story emphasis >>>>> Moe anime.

    and Type B
    A person who simply enjoys “characters.”
    Will watch an anime if it includes cute or beautiful characters.
    Doesn’t care if story is awful, as long as the characters are of interest.
    Evaluates anime based on which seiyuu are in it and what the characters look like.
    Loves moe elements. Doesn’t like complex anime.
    The otaku the media picks up on are usually this kind.
    Doesn’t know that much about anime and so is often criticized by Type A otaku.
    However, they make much better customers than the more discerning Type A otaku.

    Of course, many anime fans have elements from both the Type A and B classification, but usually the characteristics from one type overwhelm those from the other type.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    03:52 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am type AB anime otaku:

    Type A
    A person who simply enjoys “anime.”
    Is proud of Japan’s anime.
    Evaluates anime based on direction, voice acting, art, etc.
    Hates shallow anime with no real content.
    Can see there can be good story also in moe anime!

    +Type B
    A person who simply enjoys “characters.”
    Will watch an anime if it includes cute or beautiful characters.
    Evaluates anime based on which seiyuu are in it and what the characters look like.
    Loves moe elements. Does like complex anime, if complexity is meaningful.
    Knows much more about anime than any plain,narrow minded Type A otaku.
    AB is very discerning type of otaku, but still good customer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly Nichijou is so brilliant that I could care less about the plots or production values of the others on the list, it deserves to be #1!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with Hyouka being on top, but I think Chuunibyou should be a lot higher.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's still airing so it's not qualified to be on the list.

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    Comment by Burly
    05:07 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    thats better! K-ON! back in a list, all is right with the world again after the other days list. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 31/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never watched any of them and glad i didn't since they all suck

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:34 03/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You DO see the complete fail in logic in that statement, right? You ARE aware you're an idiot, yes?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 30/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hyouka & K-on for the win, Haruhi sucks

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF Where is Full Metal Panic?

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    Comment by Vincent
    18:38 29/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad for the win.

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