Top 25 Anime for People Who Think Anime is For Kids


Even in Japan, many dismiss anime as being no more than cartoons for kids – Japanese anime fans looking to challenge this prejudice provide 25 anime titles they would unhesitatingly recommend to those poor souls who might otherwise languish under the terrible misconception that animation consists of nothing more than Disney flicks and Saturday morning cartoons…

The ranking:

1. Ano Hi Mita Hana

2. Natsume’s Book of Friends

3. Usagi Drop

4. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

5. Clannad After Story

6. Chihayafuru

7. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

8. Toradora!

9. Hanasaku Iroha

10. Bakemonogatari

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion

12. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

13. Steins;Gate

14. Mawaru Penguindrum

15. Angel Beats!

16. Cowboy Bebop

17. Ghost in the Shell

18. Fullmetal Alchemist

19. Mushishi

20. Grave of the Fireflies

21. Black Lagoon

22. The Tatami Galaxy

23. Mononoke

24. Fate/Zero

25. Crayon Shin-chan: The Adult Empire Strikes Back

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