Best Anime Ranking

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    Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs recently released the results of a poll it had conducted to determine the best anime movies/series. Here are the top 50 anime:

    1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    3. Castle in the Sky
    4. Mobile Suit Gundam
    5. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
    6. Mushi-shi
    7. Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex
    8. My Neighbor Totoro
    9. Fullmetal Alchemist
    10. Ghost in the Shell
    11. Dragon Ball
    12. Princess Mononoke
    13. AKIRA
    14. Spirited Away
    15. Doraemon
    16. Fullmetal Alchemist-Conqueror of Shamballa
    17. Porco Rosso
    18. Legend of the Galactic Heroes
    19. Crayon Shin-chan
    20. Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
    21. Card Captor Sakura
    22. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    23. Kamichu!
    24. Patlabor 2: The Movie
    25. Z Gundam
    26. Voices of a Distant Star
    27. Mobile Police Patlabor
    28. Galaxy Express 999
    29. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
    30. Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi
    31. Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen (movie)
    32. Grave of the Fireflies
    33. Conan, The Boy in Future
    34. Howl’s Moving Castle
    35. Space Battleship Yamato
    36. Wings of Honneamise
    37. Slam Dunk
    38. Sailor Moon
    39. Gundam SEED
    40. Sgt. Frog
    41. Gunbuster
    42. Doraemon (Movie Series)
    43. Brave Series
    44. Cowboy Bebop
    45. Samurai 7
    46. Martian Successor Nadesico
    47. Heidi, Girl of the Alps
    48. Urusei Yatsura
    49. Astro Boy
    50. Lupin III (original TV series)

    The poll was apparently one in which voters could choose from a list of anime, but there was a write-in section as well. Here are the top 10 series for write-in votes:

    1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    2. Cowboy Bebop
    3. The Twelve Kingdoms
    4. Planetes
    5. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
    6. Rozen Maiden
    7. AIR
    8. ARIA
    9. Eureka Seven
    10. S-CRY-ed

    The agency also has also posted lists of the top 50 Japanese works of art, entertainment works, and manga on their homepage.

    [Hat tip to watashi to Tokyo]

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