Top 20 Coolest Anime


“Anime” and “cool” in the same sentence may still strike some yokels as oxymoronic, but that has not stopped anime fans from voting for what they believe are the coolest anime of all time for this latest ranking – which not only again manages to include “that” anime, but even manages to see some recent blockblusters displaced by venerable classics…

The ranking:

1. Scryed

2. Tiger & Bunny

3. Cowboy Bebop

4. Black Lagoon

5. Ghost in the Shell

6. Fate/Zero

7. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

8. Samurai Champloo

9. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

10. Kuroko’s Basketball


12. Blast of Tempest

13. Blue Exorcist


15. Gintama

16. Fist of the North Star

17. Star Driver

18. Persona 4 the Animation

19. Jing King of Bandits

20. Ben-To

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    Avatar of Shadow C
    Comment by Shadow C
    21:59 07/02/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ghost in the Shell made it on there? Humanity might be worthy of surviving after all...

    Characters: Cool
    Action: Cool
    Soundtrack: Cool-gasm

    Avatar of Erranty
    Comment by Erranty
    00:14 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yoko Kanno cool-gasm or Kenji Kawai?

    Avatar of Shadow C
    Comment by Shadow C
    04:13 08/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Both! (but more Yoko)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where's INITIALLLLLL DDDDDD? A anime that encourages youths to participate in reckless street racing is surely enough to justify a spot on this list? Right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:12 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    GitS -- SAC was cool.

    The 1995 movie was garbage, because they took out all of the elements that made the main character human and interesting, turning her into a brooding killing machine reminiscent of Spawn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    but... she wasn't human

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Umm... yes she was?

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    Comment by Kyle8910
    18:16 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Major Kusanagi was most certainly human. She did have an entirely cybernetic body, but her brain was still normal. Granted, almost everyone had cyberization done to their brains so they could interface with the world. It is this part that can be hacked or used to read/write data to the actual brain. This is sometimes called the Shell.

    In the movie, they start by showing a body being formed from nothing. This is not the major, but just shows a cyborg body being made.

    If you follow the original manga for it, you find that near the end, she abandoned her last human part, her brain to merge with an AI and become something else. The new her then had bodies all around the world that she could "upload" herself into. These were all her and only one could exist at the same time. However, she does run into a different variation of herself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    if she had a brain, than still human...
    i dont know how movie version handled it, i watched it so long ago and care so little about it... its a good movie, just not one i like

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    she's a cyborg that's entirely synthetic... part of the film is about her not believing that she has any human part remaining in her and that she questions the memories she has as being entirely fabricated... that's why they purposely made her into a character that rarely shows emotions

    and no I don't believe in the soul :P I only use the term as figuratively speaking...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's actually arguable. If you don't believe in the existence of some kind of soul, she's not actually human, as she doesn't have any human parts, just a machine, constructed to replicate a certain human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    From what I know she doesn't have a normal human brain either, it's either heavily modded or entirely synthetic.

    Would a sentient machine that's capable of human thought process and possessed personality, traits, memories etc be human?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Garbage? yeah, probably that is why it is so influential in the cyberpunk aesthetics (The matrix was directly inspired by it).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wasn't the movie the original work and SAT a derivative? So it's more correct to say they added those "human" elements to appease fans.

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    Comment by Onanymouse
    07:18 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    What??? The original work was the 1989 manga. SAC is much more like the manga than the two movies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it is "GHOST" in the Shell.

    Comment by Anonymous

    As a fan of both SAC and the movie adaptations - I will interject. You're wrong the movies were imo superior to SAC (only slightly) they had a better soundtrack although Yoko Kanno's was insane as well the + portrayal was unmitigated by the episodic constraints of a series.

    The Major wasn't exactly emotional in SAC either

    Comment by Anonymous

    They still missed Gurren Lagann.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    #33 tied with the hitman reborn thing

    Comment by Dark Mage

    It's my only complaint about this list other wise it's actually pretty good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I think the overzealous fanboys ruined TTGL coolness

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 07/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Scryed? now that's funny!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:01 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    how come sancom dosen't have a vote sytem for its users?

    Avatar of Erranty
    Comment by Erranty
    21:20 07/02/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Because the lists would come out worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolls will be voting stupid things, just to ire fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, so you're telling me that's not what happens on these other toplists?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It'd be interesting to see what happens, actually..

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Fuck Tiger & Bunny, how is that crap ahead of Bebop? Fail!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Scryed over Bebop has already made this list shitty without me even saying where the fuck is TTGL, FLCL, Yu yu Hakusho, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    I'm sorry. What?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch it it's pretty awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous

    it is pretty awesome, but NOT enough to be on top, it shoulb be TTGL (wich is not even i the list oddly enough, must be the ending a lot of people got pissed by it)

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 11/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually, it's pretty terrible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is not on this list. Some faith in humanity restored!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 07/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's good, but not "cool".

    Indeed faith has been restored. At least they can see it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:14 07/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Eva = Meduka = Lain = Edgy, but not cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lain being edgy.

    10/10 would mad again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I like NGE, but I don't think it should go on this list.

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    Comment by Erranty
    18:04 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have to agree. Looking back on that anime, I didn't understand/like it when I was a kid, grew up and now that I understand it I like it even less.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:42 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    then you still have the tastes of a child.

    Avatar of Ota-Kool
    Comment by Ota-Kool
    22:15 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    And no Gundam Seed too...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Gundam Seed wasn't cool.

    Mobile Suit Gundam was cool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still can't deny that SEED still have one of the coolest Mobile Suit designs

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tominofag detected!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    no Darker than Black.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Almost as shameful as DtB's second season!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No one mentions how scryed is on top? Ughh that anime was, not even close to that good.

    Avatar of Shadow C
    Comment by Shadow C
    21:56 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm guessing it's on top because of the theme music, which was pretty damn catchy. Still, the story was way too inconsistent or poorly executed at a lot of points.

    Avatar of Erranty
    Comment by Erranty
    21:16 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's about a 6/10 overall. It got really stupid once the mainland was involved that the powers started evolving.

    What they should've done was force Kazuma to gain some level of personal growth by having to fight smarter, not give him an unstoppable trump card!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You guys misspelled a few on the list.

    It's T R I G U N, not Scryed

    And Hellsing is not spelled Kuroko’s Basketball.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 08/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    LOL, I laughed so hard. Scryed is probably the worst shit I've ever seen.

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