Top 10 Anime Masterpieces You Can Watch Over & Over

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Lady anime watchers have compiled a concise ranking of the anime that can be watched again and again without becoming stale – with the animated film powerhouse that is Studio Ghibli as usual dominating nicely, which may be as well considering the studio is now on “hiatus”…

The ranking, which as usual owes as much to its biased sampling technique as it does the merits of the works themselves:

1. My Neighbor Totoro

2. Castle in the Sky

3. Detective Conan

4. Crayon Shin-chan

5. One Piece

6. Princess Mononoke

7. Yu Yu Hakusho

8. Spirited Away

9. Gintama

10. Lupin III


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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 08/08/2014 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Watching One Piece over and over.
    I just have one human life.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    17:28 08/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Seriously.. whoever watches One Piece 40 times must be shit out of a life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Even watching it once is stretching it. There's only so much of the same thing you can watch before all variations of it bleed together into a giant mass of bleh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not to mention the god-awful character designs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watching One piece and calling herself human.........hahahahahahaha who is the next: i feel human seeing Laura bozzo shows?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 08/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I would like to see a list of the anime that made a cultural impact in the industry and it's fans overall (minus movies lest Ghibli clutter the list). I would like to see what besides Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Gundam, and the shonen giants steered the course of the manga and anime people like today. For example:
    K-On - a show that was followed by an increasing number of slice of life moe blobs
    Oreimo: - a show that generated interest in adaptations of novels with long winded titles
    Cowboy Bebop - the gateway anime to many westerners, especially Americans
    Evangelion - exploring a psychological mind fuck into a weak (by design) protagonist with power.
    Pokemon - the first notable cash grab franchise (so to speak)

    Thoughts?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    17:30 08/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    How can you miss Haruhi and Urusei Yatsura?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:44 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Or Magipoka.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:57 11/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What did that forgettable anime accomplish?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    06:26 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder too. YU needs to be watched a couple of times. Both tv-series and ova`s & movies.
    Haruhi 1st season too, if you don`t know which is the real order of episodes!

    I guess they mean One Piece movies only. Same with some other titles too, Crayon Shin-Chan movies are fun to watch several times for example.

    I think Ranma 1/2 and Tenchi Muyo feels fresh enough when watched once in every ten years or so.

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    Comment by yuriphoria

    A minor case of serious brain damage is not out of the question.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If you watch Haruhi you're going to be watching the same episode over and over anyhow. No need to bother watching the series multiple times for that effect.

    It was sad watching an otherwise entertaining series self-destruct at multiple levels. I wanted to see the story progress, but didn't quite care enough to read the light novels.

    Comment by Anonymous

    shitty scum moeatrd. haruhi ruined anime, downgraded it, fuck that shit and scum moetards

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:54 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Whatever your take, it had an impact on anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Calm down, tough guy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 09/08/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Haruhi sucked ass, that's why.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:09 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, Lucky Star was the start of moe blob, not K-on!. Watch your classics man.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:10 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    We could go even further back. Maybe 2002, with Azumanga Daioh. Card Captor Sakura (1998) also helped the genre grow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:37 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    As much as I consider Azumanga Daioh a pillar stone for slice of life genre, moe blob wasn't a thing at the time. It really started to grow around the time Lucky Star aired.

    Same thing for Cardcaptor Sakura.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    08:00 11/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because the word wasn't invented at that time doesn't mean it's not related.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Akira, didn't like it myself but it did impact the industry.
    Elfen Lied, another gateway to westerners.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    03:56 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't count, because it only had an impact for the west.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please don't forget the original "Ghost in the Shell", which met critical acclaim across the board and got the West to realize that many anime are really meant for adults.

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    Comment by kamehappo
    07:04 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On itself was not a slice of life anime, but science fiction. I fear many who did not like it missed that storyline completely. In novels science fiction part is the main thing. Yuki & The Great Data Overmind, do you get it, Haruhi haters?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    07:08 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did not mean K-On, but Haruhi. Stupid me, i should not write anything when i am sleepy.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:04 10/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Whoa.. that took me by surprise till I got to "Yuki & The Great Data Overmind".. nearly got me to finally watch season 02 of K-On xD

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    Comment by kamehappo
    05:09 11/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry my scribblings were nearly misleading you,

    Comment by Anonymous

    .....the only who make a good decent impact in the anime be Cowboy Bebop the rest, K-on, evangelion and pokemon are only franchises for sell tons of stupid things to otakus who have the taste of a belieber mister.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 08/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    One Piece? No way!

    Comment by Anonymous

    If your only argument is the length of the anime. I suggest you leave now.

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    Comment by Erranty
    20:21 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    My argument is that I found it boring for far too long. Then when I gave it another shot I picked it up in the Archipelago arc just before the time skip, and that was awesome!

    Then it lost steam again...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why not? It has about 15 million episodes, you can wach It over and over without getting tired because you are not repeating any episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    After a while they started to feel repetitive anyway, plus I don't think I'd ever want to rewatch it, which is what I'd suspect is the point of such a list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 08/08/2014 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Anon 12:00, you got the wrong series. What you mean is Bleach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh, what?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 08/08/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    One Piece? Seriously? Even the manga is getting boring, fast, can't imagine the anime with the massive amount of fillers they have.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i can watch the following for life and still not get bored of it.

    berserk , evangelion, ghost in the shell, raxhephon, perfect blue, lain , flcl, naruto and cowboy bebop.

    thats it. to me these are true master piece. and could watch forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    >One Piece, Gintama
    Sure! If I just accidentally have free four years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah. I read the entire manga in 2 weeks. It's definitely possible. But I won't want to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:50 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This list needs Summer Wars.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    01:59 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I loved that movie since the Digimon version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Summer Wars won a Japanese Academy Award and it's not even on this list? For shame!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i can watch the following for life and still not get bored of it.

    berserk , evangelion, ghost in the shell, raxhephon, perfect blue, lain , flcl, naruto and cowboy bebop.

    thats it. to me these are true master piece. and could watch for ever.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    01:58 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Bonus for mentioned Raxephon, FLCL and Lain and while we are talking about ABe's works, go watch "Haibane Renmei" for the main course and Niea_7 for dessert.

    Bogiebop Phantom is a mixed bag of good and bad. Technolize I don't recommend, ABe was trying too hard to repeat the success of lain there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:50 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Flcl - thanks for remind me. Watched it 15 times and every round notice something new.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You know Detective Conan has like 700+ episodes... And sure you can watch shit like One Piece or Detective Conan over and over... if you are a damn masochist.

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    Comment by Chris
    12:58 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh look it's a list..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I dont care about negative points, but thank god Naruto isnt here!

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    Comment by Sid Vicious
    19:19 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No Maison Ikkoku on the list?

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    Comment by Dia
    21:47 08/08/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've never watched Lupin, what's so great about it?

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    Comment by kamehappo
    06:34 09/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You have to watch it yourself to understand. Try watch Castle of Cagliostro movie first.






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