Top 20 Anime To Represent The 2010s

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The latest ranking to be vexing Type A fans asks which of the latest decade’s anime look best set to represent the decade so far or in future, though for once the impressive array of blockbusters heading up the list look unlikely to be completely forgotten by the decade’s end – although whether they will be overshadowed is another matter…

The ranking:

1. K-ON!!

2. A Certain Scientific Railgun

3. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

4. Shingeki no Kyojin

5. Tiger & Bunny

6. Steins;Gate

7. Ore no Imouto

8. Shinryaku! Ika Musume

9. Girls & Panzer

10. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

11. Kuroko’s Basketball

12. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

13. Magi

14. Monogatari Series

15. Heart Catch Precure

16. Sword Art Online

17. Ano Hi Mita Hana

18. Durarara!!

19. Highschool DxD

20. Psycho-Pass

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 06/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    "We're going to do a look back of our decade!"
    "But... we're only 3 years into it!"
    Sancom logic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:26 06/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    SanK-ON logic

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 06/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    More like logic that's taken from a whole different (Japanese) site and merely reposted here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    look all the butthurt thumbs down

    Comment by Anonymous

    I see no logic here anyway

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 07/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Does it matter? If the list is made in 2020 then we won't be seeing animes from 2010-2017 anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 09/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then just say "top 20 anime to represent 2010-Auguest 1 2013" instead. Why the BS?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:44 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sancom logic is you complaining.
    You certainly don't know how embedded hyperlinks work do you.
    Here you go.

    Your point is valid but you should direct it at soukidan-san, the guy who started this poll.

    Comment by Anonymous

    As expected of Madoka the only pillar of mahou shoujo anime,it was able to get 3rd on sheer plot alone.Unlike all those moeblob and fanservice animes.I am happy Nanoha didn't get it,that slut filled anime deserves to disappear.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 09/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean on plot twists alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:07 15/06/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    All of the half-decent non-Precure mahou shoujo are from before 2010. This list should have waited until Sailor Moon Crystal was out, then we'd see what's what.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Generic shit self-sacrifice plot. Lolis.

    It's big hit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Clannad FUKEN WHERE?

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    12:30 06/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Way back in 2008...

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    19:34 06/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's "under 2010"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah....not to mention that this list is yet another fucking abomination, completely devoid of taste or style.

    4 and 5 are good. The rest of this list? Shame on you, Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    This isn't a list about, "taste"; this is a list about what shows represent and have impacted modern anime.

    Whether you like it or not, you cannot deny the impact that K-On! has had on the moefication of anime today. Shows like SAO and the Toaru series exemplify a trend of beautifully wrapped stupidity, and shows like Nyaruko and OreImo display a celebration of the current otaku culture.

    Actually one of the more interesting lists. Hell, even the fujoshi got in there with Kuroko's and Tiger & Bunny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:18 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nubs who dont know about Azumanga and talk to K-on is the base of moefication, are that, a simple nubs.

    And more interesting list?, sure, for people who dont know any the meaning of "GOOD TASTE".

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    09:15 here

    Sorry 12:18, but AzuDaioh's actually one of my favourite anime of all time; I like it a whole lot more than K-On!, to be sure. But AzuDaioh's style and influence really hasn't been seen much in recent times. Mitsudomoé employed a rather similar style of short, gag-based segments in its episodes, but most shows clearly do not follow suit.

    AzuDaioh is a show about likeable characters doing amusing things; K-On! is a show about likeable characters being likeable characters. Whether or not either show succeeds at these things is subjective on the part of the viewer, but the differences in their aims and presentation should not be understated. Yes, there are similarities, and yes, it's possible that the latter might not exist in the same form if not for the former (or the innumerable other influences that help compose ANY series), but being influenced by other works does not make a series less relevant.

    Again, it's not an issue of taste. If we were talking about Hollywood movies that represent the current state of that industry, one could not deny Micheal Bay's Transformers series a place on that stage. While it's critically agreed that these movies are complete garbage, the fact that they can make over a billion dollars at the box office says a lot about the industry and its consumers. Shows like K-On!, whether you personally enjoy them or not, are much the same. If one were to pick a single series that exemplifies the current notion of, "moé", it would have to be K-On!.

    K-On! is the face of the modern moéblob whether you like it or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On wouldn't have existed if not for Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh paving the way. Yes, I know those are 2000s anime, but they prove how I don't think K-On was all that unique.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:45 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Though really, K-On!, Railgun, and ~Monogatari all started in 2009, so they don't technically belong to this decade. And there were plenty of series that got the moe ball rolling back in the 00s and even the late 90s. Like Cardcaptor Sakura, Kokoro Library, Kanon, Da Capo, Air, Aria, Haruhi, Higurashi, Lucky Star, Hidamari Sketch, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yup, unique are shows like Tatami Galaxy or Zetsuen no Tempest. K-On is just a moeblob, nothing more, nothing less.

    Comment by Anonymous

    These don't represent 2010's anime, and haven't changed them much yet at all. It's a bit early to even pretend that Madoka changed anything, let alone K-On!!, which hasn't changed anything (the original from the 00's did).

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No love for Madoka?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shingeki no kyojin and Tiger and Bunny are good animes but Durarara!!, Psycho-Pass and maybe Magi are good animes that didn't fell in the hell of moefication.

    I also like To aru and monogatari series, but I think they're starting to be too moe for my taste.

    And I have to mention Madoka, Is not specially good, but is an anime who showed us how a magical girl anime could be extremely cruel.

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    Comment by Renzo
    22:39 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Durarara!! fell on moefication of bishounen.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:42 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Everyone wishes they could say that, and yet, you exist anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You exist, so your argument is bunk.

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    Comment by Renzo
    22:39 13/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I don't like you, then you're not allowed to exist ?

    It's pretty much a shallow-minded people to think that every people has to have the same mindset with you

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    Comment by Sylverstone Khandr
    06:57 06/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Isn't it a little early for such a list?

    (Plus some of the choices are pretty... bleh.)

    Comment by Anonymous

    As expected of shitty moetards

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    Comment by HouseLife
    09:39 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do you even know the meaning of that made-up worthless word? Please cease your thoughtless stupidity and provide something useful. Whether you agree with the choices or not, many of the things on the list have nothing to do with moe as their base at all.

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    Comment by คภєк๏
    10:32 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Parrots don't need to understand what they're saying.

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    Comment by Dick
    08:54 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    houselife stfu. and know that moeshit anime occupy alot of this list because japanese are moe shit tards. the end

    Comment by Anonymous

    Which sums up over 90% of the people on this whole site huh

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Mikasa's ass is awesome...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Dat mikasa ass

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    Comment by ricky murray
    08:14 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    K-ON an anime with strong story telling and plots

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    Comment by Burly
    09:07 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    K-ON was SO good it didn't need a plot!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People make jokes about plot/story and forget that it isn't exactly necessary to a comedy. Seinfeld being a prime example and self-admitted "show about nothing."

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now people will only get K-ON rehashed for the next n years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, what? K-On was a comedy? Which of its 3 jokes did you like the best: Mio's scared of something, somebody doesn't want to practice, or "we're supposed to be a music club!"

    I really wonder if people watched K-On or just replaced their memories of it with whatever they wanted it to be.. and this coming from a fan of the actual franchise.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    06:54 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This list is irrelevant, not because of the choices, but because it's 2013. Whoever requested this list has no creativity and is a waste of everyone's time to begin with for doing a decade-based list when the decade has only just reached its 1/3rd mark of completion.

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    Comment by Ishmael
    07:25 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, K-on is certainly influencial until now. Even if it loses this influence soon, it kinda belongs on such a list.
    Madoka might also have lasting effects.
    Other then those two any predictions are impossible (at least with the anime on this list).

    Comment by Anonymous

    The original K-On has arguably been influential (though one can argue that Lucky Star was far more influential, and that Azumanga was even moreso.. not to mention Aria). The 2010's K-On!! has changed basically nothing.

    Madoka has already had some influence, because it catapulted Urubuchi into superstardom. Hence, we have a lot of Urobuchi anime all of a sudden. I don't know yet if it's changing other people's anime substantially, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love it when people bury a comment because they don't agree with it, but can't formulate a reason why. Try harder, kids.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 07/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i hate it when people (like the government) bury a person in work because they dont want to have anything to do with it, but cant formulate a more convincing reason than: just do it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    to represent the 2010s? its only 2.8 years we have a long way to go to be "classic"

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:41 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Fate/zero, this ranking is shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 06/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who, exactly, compiles these lists and from what source? Posts here always show that nobody agrees with more than a couple of the items and sometimes we even get a reverse list (best of/worst of) with the same animes on it. This kind of BS is worthless filler.

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