Top 25 Anime of the 2000s


Anime fans have delivered their latest verdict as to which anime titles of the 21st century (or such of it as has elapsed) are most worthy of having a lowest numbers, producing a ranking notably light in moe anime.

The ranking:

1. Clannad

2. Gundam SEED

3. Code Geass

4. Haruhi

5. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

6. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

7. Angel Beats!

8. Gintama

9. Bakemonogatari

10. Full Metal Alchemist

11. Working!!

12. Sora no Otoshimono

13. Tiger & Bunny

14. K-ON!

15. A Certain Magical Index

16. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha

17. A Certain Scientific Railgun

18. Ano Hi Mita Hana

19. Macross F

20. Toradora!

21. Steins;Gate

22. Lucky Star

23. Hikaru no Go

24. Natsume’s Book of Friends

25. Minamike

Compared to a earlier ranking offered up by NicoNico denizens, this group of fans seems to display markedly less interest in the great Type B franchises of recent years, not that the difference is tremendously pronounced.

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    Avatar of Alfredonm
    Comment by Alfredonm
    02:46 18/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Too many new titles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 18/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    well, i find the same with most of these top ##...
    #1 Some Kyoani Anime.
    #2~~25 Everything they've aired in the last week.

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    Comment by erochichi
    05:27 19/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 03:08 you said the sad truth. Ppl have very short attention spans, and are totally devoid of memory.

    But my list looks still like this, places 1-5:

    Magical Pokaan

    There was many very good animes in early 2000s. Galaxy Angel and Azumanga Daioh, somebody maybe remember these, to name only two?

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    Comment by Lycopene
    08:12 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Implying Hikaru no Go was last week.

    God you people are faggots. Worse than 2ch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 23/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What they are trying to say is that for a list of the top anime from this past decade, there is a disturbingly large amount of mediocre-average anime series that are being mentioned only because they are recent series.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    03:55 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Lol, we'll never see the end of this what's-top-and-what's-not debate that seems to to go on for eons. The older generation will be nostalgic of the classic titles that never made it on any recent lists while the new gen will usher in more moe and cute titles that just makes the older gen feel older. The slightest rebut and a wall of tl;dr post ensues, proving their shit is better that other peoples taste in shit.

    tl;dr deal with it. screw the list. enjoy what you like.

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    Comment by Erin Bushay
    05:13 18/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Gundam SEED makes this list void.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:39 19/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love it XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They just have very bad memory. FLCL missing says it all. Even Elfenlied is already forgotten.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:46 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Thats because elfen lied must be cast into the fire before the galactic community catches on to the fact that we even made that shit

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    Comment by LDC
    04:19 18/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    My favorites:

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Code Geass
    A Certain Magical Index
    Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
    A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Lucky Star

    not necessarily in that order.

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    Comment by Bastete
    04:07 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    EL... I really don't understand all that hype around that title.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Me neither, I never got the point of EL.

    It was violent, there were naked bodies, and it was sad. Meh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it was worse than the manga, I do agree. But it actually wasn't that bad.

    And in fact, there are a tad too many new titles. But whatever, no "top something" list is unbiased, and if the majority of people consider those to be the best shows, then so be it.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    05:17 19/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've watched like 1/3 if this and it seems more balanced than other lists but some are clearly wrong.

    Sora no Otoshimono is terrible. If you want really good plot Baccano and both versions of FMA were great, if you want fan service Seikon no Qwaser, Queen's Blade and Freezing are better. etc.

    Minamike is inferior to Azumanga and so on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    and fucking gurren lagann

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shut your hole! Elfen Lied is a great series and even if you hate it it still is one of the most popular titles of the recent 10 years! Yes, I enjoy your agony! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:56 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Emo people always seem to like that show, it reminds them of cutting themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, it reminds them of cutting ignorant bitches like you to pieces! :]

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    elfen lied should have been on there.

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    Comment by Silver Wolf Vaden
    07:45 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why did I read this as too many new titties?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. No Berserk, no Hellsing.....I wipe my ass with this list, as well as so many of the other fail-lists that crop up around here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:45 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hang on, isn't Berserk 199X?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 18/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Yeah all i remmber is... characters are pertty damn bad ass.... then gifford has gay butt sex for money than rapes a bitch the end

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the Berserk anime was a 625-minute game commercial, as well as a 625-minute manga commercial?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @08:05 Guess you never played the PS2 ver of Berserk, was pretty much GOW style berserk very well excecuted with well the necessary censorship to pass, contained what was from Vol 17-22, from the Troll village, until AD&D Guts party was set up and he received the Berserker armor, with plenty remember of his fight on the field of deads from the band of the hawks.

    Pretty fun and well done manga based game, one of the best adaptation from a comic book, second to Giogio bizarre adventure, ougon kaze.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 20/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To enjoy Berserk

    - read the god damn manga 1st!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @12:04 Nope, was in solitary at the time. (i.e. middle of marriage & working two jobs.) XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    was beserk anime even good? didn't it just end out of no where (incomplete)-_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even tho, i think the first arc of berserk is the best one so far

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    Comment by Imyou
    08:16 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. The original Berserk anime starts off with a peek of awesomeness, then starts into a totally mundane story, then at the very end, it gets really interesting and the credits roll. Ultimate troll anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesnt really matter since this list is for year 2000 n beyond and berserk is from the 90s

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, the Berserk Anime is not "incomplete"... it was deliberately ended like that to lead directly into the Dreamcast Game without really spoiling anything from it. Episode 1 is a retelling of the game's 1st level.

    And in answer to if it was any good: Yes... I still have the game, but I'd honestly have to say the Anime and Manga were much better in execution than the Game was.

    Kinda makes me want them to remake the game with today's tech. A GOW-style Berserk Game would rock.

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    Comment by Liusiwei
    08:39 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Come on, it`s the common problem of men, “liking the new and hating the old”.

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    Comment by Ihmhi
    05:05 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    No Gundam 00? It was the first Gundam in HD - kind of an important mark on a series that's over 30 years old. It diverged from the "every opening and closing song has to be super hyper J-Techno" theme. The stories were pretty interesting, the characters were compelling, and (most importantly in my book) it didn't devolve into a batshit insane clusterfuck of bad plotlines and magic powers.

    Sure, you had the whole "advanced humans" thing, but they explained it way better than previous series did in my book.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone tell me if I liked codegeass that I will like gundam 00? Someone recommend it but don't have a lot of time to watch animu

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:37 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Code Geass had more in common with Gundam Seed than 00.

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    Comment by Dummy00001
    06:23 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    > The stories were pretty interesting, the characters were compelling

    I have seen literally all Gundams, and I'm sorry for saying it, Gundam 00 was anything but original. All the same stuff, only now in HD.

    Gundam SEED had much more new stuff in it. (Though they have managed to f*ck up the universe irreversibly in the GSD.)

    > it didn't devolve into a batshit insane clusterfuck of bad plotlines and magic powers.

    Because it did just that literally from the beginning.

    Regarding the ending, to quote #GG editors, "OMG JUPITER FUCKING DEEP".

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gundom 00 had the worse character development that I've seen in any anime ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow they manage to make main characters more depressing with each gundam they go, by now amuro is god tier of manliness compared to.... last 10 years.

    Of course no one ever saw G or V, hell even Loran on Turn A TURRRRN A, was more down to earth than any main character on any gundam period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 19/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw G as a kid it was pretty much like a kung-fu montage but it was a pretty fun watch for the tech names XD

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    Comment by Sid Vicious
    02:48 18/10/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Clannad FTW.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Fuck that shit. Clannad's an overrated, melodramatic, and horribly forced pile of overblown drama.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 20/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow you gotall of it correct.

    Thats why its on the list

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon agrees, and I speak for all anons.

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    Comment by Kixiv
    05:13 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love Clannad, I really Do think it's one of the better anime of the past ten years. That said, I'm not sure it's number 1. There's no way I can judge that realistically however, as every one has their own opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:23 18/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Clannad is basically like a Drama.... well second season that is. I guess people really like dramas but they are more popular than animu after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:17 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dramas all suck compared to Clannad.

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    Comment by Kubo Toshimitsu
    11:26 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a complicated feeling too, seeing Clannad at number 1. I have to admit the strength of it's drama, though. Since I cried a lot watching it, something that never happened when watching others.
    Steins; Gate should be higher...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad(After Story specifically) is the only Anime capable of truly making you shed little schoolgirl bitch tears.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah but so can slicing an onion.
    clannad seems like the Lil´ Bwudder of anime.

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    Comment by SaltyPenguin
    08:41 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Clannad is #1 then all is right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clannad 0_o what about Rumble Hearts or Kanon?
    Chrono Crusade made me choke up at the end more than Clannad did.

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    Comment by Arsène Lupin
    16:44 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, Kanon should feature more in these lists. I think everyone forgot about it after Clannad.

    Also, Haruhi should feature higher.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or what happened to AIR?

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    Comment by Andices
    19:31 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude 21st century, not 19th century. Kanon was way old.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hence why it's called the God of all Anime.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:15 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right K-on 14th place WTF?

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    Comment by Bastete
    04:08 18/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    To high? I understand You very well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All is well indeed. Clannad, Code Geass, Madoka, Bakemonogatari

    Notice half that list is Shaft :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:20 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoa. Them's fighting words!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code geass in the top 3?

    All is right with the world, and there is piece.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:40 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ef - A tale of memories got shafted...

    It deserves to be on this list, too bad its so under the radar =\

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:18 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn list! Where's STRIKE WITCHES?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:08 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    tru dat why the fuck is k-on here -___-

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    that anime is terrible and K-on is right there too

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    Comment by Renzo
    16:32 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Actually it's Clannad After Story, that makes it godly. I would always remember the last scene forever ;)

    Comment by Anonymous

    @sidvicious hi,please tell me,wheres your avatar pic from????????????????? agradeço-lhe antecipadamente

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 18/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That avatars from Umineko no naku koro ni.

    Comment by Anonymous

    THX A LOTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

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