Top 50 Classic Anime

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Nikkei has compiled a ranking of the top classic anime dating from the sixties to the nineties based on a survey of Japanese of all generation, resulting in a fairly definitive indication of just which anime really have stood the test of time – though Japan’s demographics being what they are, the results may be too classic for some…

The ranking:

1. Gundam (1979)

2. Dragon Ball (1986)

3. Tonari no Totoro (1988)

4. Space Battleship Yamato (1974)

5. Laputa (1986)

6. Doraemon (1979)

7. Lupin III Series 2 (1977)

8. Sazae-san (1969)

9. Ginga Tetsudou 999 (1978)

10. City Hunter (1987)

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

12. One Piece (1999)

13. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

14. Slam Dunk (1993)

15. Alps no Shoujo Heidi (1974)

16. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

17. Manga Nihon Mukashibanashi (1975)

18. Touch (1985)

19. Fist of the North Star (1984)

20. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

21. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992)

22. Case Closed (1996)

23. Mahoutsukai Sally (1966)

24. Candy Candy (1976)

25. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

26. Cowboy Bebop (1998)

27. Mirai Shounen Conan (1978)

28. Chibiko Maruko-chan (1990)

29. Rose of Versailles (1979)

30. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (1992)

31. Kyojin no Hanashi (1968)

32. Cyborg 009 (1968)

33. Ashita no Joe (1970)

34. Yattaman (1977)

35. Dr. Slump (1981)

36. Urusei Yatsura (1981)

37. Haikara-san ga Tooru (1978)

38. Cat’s Eye (1983)

39. Tetsuwan Atom (1963)

40. Flanders no Inu (1975)

41. Crayon Shin-chan (1992)

42. Gegege ni Kitarou (1968)

43. Youkai Ningen Bemu (1968)

44. Rurouni Kenshin (1996)

45. Tiger Mask (1969)

46. Hakushon Daimaou (1969)

47. Maison Ikkoku (1986)

48. Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (1988)

49. Obake no Qtarou (1965)

50. Initial D (1998)

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