You are proceeding to a page containing mature content. Is this OK?

check Yes, show me everything
close No, hide anything sensitive

Top 25 Anime That Hooked You on the First Episode


Some anime are so compelling they succeed in persuading many viewers to watch the entire series on the basis of only the first episode – anime fans supply a ranking of just which exceptional titles they found able to do so.

The ranking:

1. Tiger & Bunny

2. Code Geass

3. Ano Hi Mita Hana

4. Angel Beats!

5. Haruhi

6. Bakemonogatari

7. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

8. Yondemasu Yo, Azazel-san

9. Ga-Rei Zero

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

11. Full Metal Alchemist

12. K-ON!

13. Ore no Imouto

14. Mushishi

15. Mitsudo Moe II

16. Kore wa Zombie Desu-ka?

17. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

18. Clannad

19. To Aru Kagaku no Railgun

20. Highschool of the Dead

21. Toradora!

22. Dennou Coil

23. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

24. Cowboy Bebop

25. Gurren Lagann

The presence of Cowboy Bebop in the list, even at so low a point, alone probably validates its contents for many.

See also the near opposite “dropped in 5 minutes” ranking.

Leave a Comment