Excellent Animated Series

This list is alphabetically ordered (so if you don't like the first few series on it don't assume that means it gets worse from there), a series is defined for this list as a work composed of two or more episodes/parts. A series is mostly eligible for this list regardless of initial or subsequent release format/s (TV, Theatrical, Direct-to-Home-Media such as VHS/DVD/Blu-ray, Internet streaming and/or download, etc), the exception is full length features and their sequels, when they are not continuations of a TV series (remakes are judged using a system I'm not sure how to describe, I don't consider the Evangelion Rebuild films to qualify for this list, they belong in my feature films list, but the Revolutionary Girl Utena film is on this list - then, I may change my mind later), or what essentially amounts to an OVA series presented in theatres such as Broken Blade or Towa no Quon (I wasn't very impressed by the former and haven't yet seen the latter, but they are examples of what I'm thinking of). Where possible, I have opted to watch the series on this list in their original language, with English subtitles if the series is not in English (and sometimes when it is if words are spoken too quickly or quietly). The reason the list is so long is because I am a huge animation fan and probably watch more animation than live action per year, however, the series on this list are not just here because they are well animated/visually designed (indeed there are a few that leave something to be desired in that department), but because I think they are excellent as a whole. I will update this list as I see more series so if this list interests you, check it now and then. I will put the most recent ten additions at the bottom of the list instead of in the alphabetical order to make it easier to see what's new to the list.
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1.
Air (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey, seeking a girl with wings who flies in the sky, as mentioned in a childhood tale... (24 mins.)
 
2.
“ Air in Summer Special Episode 1. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
3.
“ Air in Summer Special Episode 2. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
4.
Sweet Blue Flowers (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The trials and tribulations of a gang of schoolgirls as they walk through life together. (23 mins.)
Director: Kenichi Kasai
“ Sweet Blue Flowers. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
5.
The Heroic Legend of Arislan (1991 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Young Prince Arislan believes he is the rightful heir to the throne, but is he? The mysterious masked... (59 mins.)
“ The Heroic Legend of Arslan.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Age of Heroes. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
6.
Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The series is made up of three stories: "Yotsuya Ghost Story", an adaptation of the classic Japanese ghost story; "Goddess of the Dark Tower", and Goblin Cat. (25 mins.)
Director: Kenji Nakamura
“ Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror. I haven't seen the first two arcs (each arc tells an unrelated story), and have not heard good things about them for the most part, but the final arc, "Goblin Cat", is excellent and was so well recieved that it got a spinoff show called Mononoke (which I've only seen the first episode of, it was really good). ” - longlivesimpsons
 
7.
Azumanga daioh (2001 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A short compilation of humourous sketches featuring a group of friends in high school. (6 mins.)
 
8.
Azumanga Daioh (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers. (24 mins.)
 
9.
Batman: The Animated Series (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. (23 mins.)
“ Batman: The Animated Series. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
10.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin. (76 mins.)
 
11.
Gunnm (1993 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido... (54 mins.)
 
12.
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Koyuki meets the guitarist, Ryuske, and discovers a love and talent for music. (25 mins.)
Director: Osamu Kobayashi
 
13.
Please Save My Earth (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A group of students discover they are aliens reborn on Earth. But their past lives start to overlap with their present ones, leading to drama and heartache. (185 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Yamazaki
“ Please Save My Earth. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
14.
Cardcaptor Sakura (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards. (30 mins.)
“ Note: Watch the unedited Japanese version, not the dubbed and edited hack job Cardcaptors. Also I have not watched all of this, I have watched up to about episode 50, I eagerly anticipate my viewing of the rest. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
15.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Trying to escape his uneventful life, Albert, the son of a renowned general from Paris, makes a journey with his friend Franz... (24 mins.)
Director: Mahiro Maeda
“ Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
16.
The Chicken from Outer Space (1996 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elderly couple's dog must defend them from a malicious space chicken, bent on conquest by infecting them with mutagenic eggs. First this quiet farm in the middle of nowhere, next, the world! (8 mins.)
“ Courage the Cowardly Dog Pilot. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
17.
Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land. (11 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen all of the episodes after season one. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
18.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
 
19.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit. (115 mins.)
“ Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
20.
Creature Comforts (1989 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings. (5 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
21.
Creature Comforts (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Stop-motion animated series with a cast of animals, sound-biting on a specific topic each episode, such as creatures' sporting adventures... (10 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen the third season set in america, I am not sure if I will bother with it as I have heard it is not very good. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
22.
Video Girl Ai (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Yota's heart is thoroughly broken one afternoon, when Moemi, the love of his life confesses her love for his best friend Takashi... (174 mins.)
“ Video Girl Ai. Note: I am not sure I've seen all of the omake. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
23.
Eden of the East (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to...
“ Note: I have not seen the movies, I look forward to them. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
24.
Exosquad (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set in the beginning of the 22nd century, a interplanetary war between humanity and Neosapiens (a fictional race). (30 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen past episode 13, I intend to watch the rest of the show at some point. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
25.
FLCL (2000 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening. (151 mins.)
“ Furi Kuri, Fooly Cooly. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
26.
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back. (24 mins.)
 
27.
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home. (105 mins.)
Director: Seiji Mizushima
“ Note: I have not seen the Premium Collection OVAs, I intend to. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
28.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms. (24 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen the OVAs that accompany this series or the first one, I intend to. (I'm not that interested in the new movie The Sacred Star of Milos though, I won't necessarily bother with that). ” - longlivesimpsons
 
29.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999. (22 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen Seasons 6 and after, I intend to watch the rest of the show at some point. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
30.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Planet Express sees a hostile takeover and Bender falls into the hands of criminals where he is used to fulfill their schemes. (88 mins.)
 
31.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Avanzino
 
32.
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Planet Express crew get trapped in a fantasy world. (88 mins.)
 
33.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Avanzino
 
34.
Gargoyles (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago (30 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen the episodes that have not been released on DVD in the u.s., I hope to watch the rest of the show at some point. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
35.
Gasaraki (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The US and fictional Middle-Eastern Belgistan are at war. The US takes heavy loses when Belgistan uses their giant robots, but they get help in military aid from Japan including a superb giant robot and its Japanese pilot.
 
36.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team. (24 mins.)
“ Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Note: I have not seen 2nd GIG or the Solid State Society Movie, though I do have them waiting in my DVD backlog. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
37.
Gunsmith Cats (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two gun store owners/bounty hunters are forced to get involved in a gun running case that gets them targeted by a ruthless assassin. (70 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Mori
 
38.
Hitohira (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
 
39.
Hourou Musuko (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Yoshino and Shuichi are two friends, both starting at a new school, both starting puberty, and both trans-gendered. This series follows them as they come out and find acceptance. (25 mins.)
“ Wandering Son. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
40.
Strawberry Marshmallow (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
“ Strawberry Marshmallow. Note: I have not seen the OVAs released after the series, I intend to. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
41.
Invader ZIM (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An alien from the planet Irk is sent to Earth, not realising that his leaders were fooling him and didn't think a planet was there. He manages to fit in with school children but one boy sees through his disguise. (24 mins.)
 
42.
Jyu oh sei (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Thor and his younger brother Rai get sent to a planet for the worst criminals in the Bulken system, where they must survive to see the future of their life
“ Planet of the Beast King. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
43.
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
For his art project Mikuriya Jin carved a statue from the recently chopped local sacred tree. As he is about to bring it to school...
 
44.
His and Her Circumstances (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
TV series that tells the every-day stories of a group of teenagers in high-school, focusing on their romances and personal problems.
“ His and Her Circumstances, Kare Kano. Note: The version released on DVD in the u.s. is the Japanese TV version, which edits a scene in episode 18 and changes parts of future episodes that refer to it. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
45.
Karin (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the 21st century, a family of vampires settled down on the grounds of Japan and lived a modest life...
 
46.
Kemonozume (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Kemonozume "Beast Claw" is an anime series written and directed by Masaaki Yuasa, animated by Studio Madhouse...
 
47.
Martian Successor Nadesico (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Some unknown presence is attacking Earth with dangerous robots and the only thing that can save the day is the crew of the Nadesico: a powerful spaceship.
“ Martian Successor Nadesico. Note: The movie is terrible and I advise you skip it, about the only thing it has going for it is that the production values are higher than the TV series, and even then it's still not an incredible looking movie. Yes some of the characters look different, but I'm sure you can find pictures of the newer designs online. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
48.
Kino's Journey (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Young world-weary sharpshooter girl Kino and her talking inquisitive motorcycle Hermes travel around her unusual world, visiting various city-states for three days each to learn about their culture, history and ruling philosophy.
“ Kino's Travels. Note: There is an episode 0 (zero) called The Tower Country which is not included on the u.s. DVD release. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
49.
Kino no tabi: Life goes on (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
(30 mins.)
“ Kino's Travels: Life Goes on. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
50.
Gekijô ban kino no tabi: Byôki no kuni - For you (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(30 mins.)
“ Kino's Travels -The Beautiful World- The Land of Sickness -For You-. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
51.
Last Exile (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon...
“ Note: I have not seen Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-, I plan to. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
52.
Natsume yûjinchô (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When Natsume Takashi inherits a book that belonged to his late grandmother he realizes the book is filled with the names of spirits she defeated and bound to her will. He then decides to return their names so they can be free once again.
“ Natsume's Book of Friends. Note: I have not seen the sequel series Zoku Natsume Yuujin Chou, Natsume Yuujin Chou San and Natsume Yuujin Chou Shi, but intend to do so. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
53.
Paradise Kiss (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Top high-school student seeks some purpose in life. A group of fashion design students ask her to be the front model for their clothing label "Paradise Kiss". Although she finds them weird, she accepts and soon blossoms as a person. (23 mins.)
 
54.
Paranoia Agent (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Princess Nine (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a baseball team formed at an all-girls high school competing to enter and win the national championship.
 
56.
Princess Tutu (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A duck turned girl with magical powers must help save a prince from an unfinished fairy tale. (30 mins.)
 
57.
La princesse insensible (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An exasperated king offers the hand of his unsmiling daughter, who seems oblivious to and uninterested in her surroundings, to the first prince who can manage to amuse her. (4 mins.)
“ The Insensitive Princess. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
58.
Rex the Runt (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A surreal claymation series about Rex, a flat purple dog, and his equally odd friends. Rex and co. realize that they are being watched on the telly... (10 mins.)
 
59.
Rozen Maiden (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young boy's life is about to change when he finds a doll. (24 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Matsuo
“ Note: I haven't seen Traumend, Overture or the Detective Kun-kun special, I do intend to. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
60.
Samurai Champloo (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." (24 mins.)
 
61.
Samurai Jack (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world. (25 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen the 4th season, though I do intend to. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
62.
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan: Tsuioku Hen (1999 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity. (118 mins.)
“ Note: If you can, watch this in the original 4 episode OVA format in 4:3, the movie version does add a small amount of new footage (as well as editing some out, I think), and it's good, but it crops the top and bottom of the image from the original version to make it's aspect ratio 16:9. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
63.
3x3 Eyes (1991 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A demon girl's quest to become human, with the help of an unwitting boy named Yakumo. (110 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ 3x3 Eyes. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
64.
3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Yakumo has trained and searched for 4 years, following Pai's mysterious disappearance. However, when he finally finds her, not all is well as her memory seems to be gone. (45 mins.)
Director: Seiko Sayama
“ 3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
65.
Serial Experiments Lain (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired". (24 mins.)
 
66.
Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution. (24 mins.)
“ Revolutionary Girl Utena. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
67.
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A handsome youth by the name of Tenjo Utena transfers to the distinguished Ohtori Academy. But Utena's true identity is actually a girl... (85 mins.)
“ Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie/Adolescence Apocalypse, The Adolescence of Utena. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
68.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
“ Note: IMO, the first ten seasons are the bit that's worth watching, and I can't decide what I think of the movie which is why it's not on this list. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
69.
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple. (23 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen many episodes after season 1-3, which are the ones I have on DVD, I am not sure what I think of the movie which is why it's not on this list. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
70.
Tales from the Far Side (1994 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer... (23 mins.)
Director: Marv Newland
“ Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
71.
Tales from the Far Side II (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An anthology of original animated shorts in the style and theme of Gary Larson's Far Side comics. (45 mins.)
“ Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side II. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
72.
The Tatami Galaxy (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When a nameless student at Kyoto University encounters a demigod one night, he asks to relive the past three years in order to win the heart of Ms. Akashi, the object of his affection.
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
 
73.
Gunbuster (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young pilot, daughter of a deceased space captain, is selected to pilot a colossal robot as the key point of Earth's defence in a space war. (30 mins.)
Director: Hideaki Anno
“ Gunbuster. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
74.
Top wo Nerae 2! (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(101 mins.)
“ Gunbuster 2, Diebuster. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
75.
Toradora! (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed... (24 mins.)
 
76.
The Trap Door (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house... (5 mins.)
 
77.
Ushio & Tora (1998 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An ordinary boy who wields a magic spear and a demon find themselves reluctant allies against the supernatural threats to the world.
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
 
78.
Wolf's Rain (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct. (701 mins.)
“ Note: The 26 episode TV series and 4 episode OVA are under the same listing on the IMDb, with the OVA episodes listed as episodes 27-30 (which is basically what they are anyway). Episodes 15-18 are recap episodes, so if you're short on time or patience, you can safely skip them. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
79.
Tokyo Babylon (1992 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Subaru Sumeragi, a young Onmyouji sorcerer, investigates a series of unusual murders with the aid of his twin sister and fellow Onmyouji Seishirô. (113 mins.)
Director: Kôichi Chigira
“ The first OVA episode is good, but rather silly, the second episode is really something special, almost like a horror equivalent to Please Save My Earth. This is a prequel to X. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
80.
X (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates... (24 mins.)
“ Note: While the movie that preceded this is visually stunning in both art and animation (this series, while quite beautiful, doesn't have as high a budget, though it does have a gorgeous musical score that I find far more memorable than the music in the movie), it's also a jumbled mess which comes off as a failed attempt to create a shojo Akira (like Akira, the movie is based on a many-volume manga series, unlike Akira, or Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, it doesn't manage to successfully condense the material into a film that is enjoyable taken on it's own merits.) My basic point: Skip the movie and watch the TV series, or at least if you do watch the movie don't expect anything more than eye candy. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
81.
Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages. (24 mins.)
 
82.
Full Metal Panic! (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.
Director: Kôichi Chigira
 
83.
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori return in this hilarious to Full Metal Panic! as they try to navigate the hurtles of high school, stubborn classmates, and plain old everyday life.
 
84.
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
This is the sequel to the first Full Metal Panic! series and starts where the first series left off...
“ Note: I have also seen the "Episode 0" trailer that was released before this series came out, which features a short story not included in the series (though it is on the Funimation DVD release that I have). ” - longlivesimpsons
 
85.
“ Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid OVA. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
86.
Tetsuwan Birdy Decode (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kazuki Akane
“ Birdy the Mighty: Decode. I don't know what portion of the series this IMDb listing is supposed to include, but I have seen all 26 episodes (series 1 - 13 episodes, The Cipher OVA - 1 episode, series 2 - 12 episodes). ” - longlivesimpsons
 
87.
Ergo Proxy (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life. (25 mins.)
Director: Shûkô Murase
 
88.
Chowder (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Marzipan City, the young, excitable food-loving Chowder is the apprentice of Mung Daal, a very old chef who runs a catering company with his wife, Truffles and assistant, Shnitzel. (11 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen all episodes. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
89.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The comical seafaring adventures of a young, enthusiastic boy, his pirate captain mentor, and the talking whale that raised him from birth.
“ Note: I have not seen all episodes. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
90.
Dexter's Laboratory (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister. (23 mins.)
“ Note: I have not seen all of the episodes after season 1. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
91.
Noein: Mô hitori no kimi he (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teen girl is approached by a pilot who claims to be her from the future where a force from a parallel dimension is attempting to invade and destroy our universe and only she has the key that can stop this. (25 mins.)
“ Noein: To Your Other Self. ” - longlivesimpsons
 
92.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed. (24 mins.)
 
93.
Katanagatari (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Kyotoryuu, the legendary sword fighting stance is passed down from father to son. Shichika and his sister... (50 mins.)