Favourite Anime by Year

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1. Kimba the White Lion (1965–1967)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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The adventures of a brave and optimistic little white lion, moral leader for good animals in a jungle surrounded by dangers.

Stars: Yvonne Murray, Sonia Owens, Gorô Naya, Junji Chiba

Votes: 583

2. Kimba, the White Lion (1966)

75 min | Animation, Drama

7.8
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Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Toshiko Yokota, Hajime Akashi, Hisashi Katsuda, Kinto Tamura

Votes: 30

3. Speed Racer (1967–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes

Votes: 1,906

4. Kurenai Sanshiro (1969– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Stars: Ikuo Nishikawa, Azumato Kenbo, Hiroshi Ôtake, Kenji Utsumi

Votes: 52

5. Ashita no Jô (1970–1971)

30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.4
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Tange is a frustrated fighter with poorly life, he loses his eyesight and also his disciple.Passing by a town one day he meets Joe Yabuki, a brawler,lier and deceived person which he saw in... See full summary »

Stars: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Votes: 103

6. Rupan sansei (1971–1972)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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The adventures of the master thief Lupin III and his cohorts as they dive into various escapades, all the while in pursuit by the tenacious Inspector Zenigata.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Yukiko Nikaido, Gorô Naya

Votes: 1,358

7. Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (1972–1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A team of bird-themed superhero ninjas battle the menace of Galactor, a technologically advanced international terrorist organization determined to conquer the world.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Isao Sasaki, Kazuko Sugiyama, Yoku Shioya

Votes: 470

8. Great Mazinger (1974–1975)

30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

7.6
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The series begins after the battle against Dr. Hell with attacks from the Warrior Beasts. With the Mazinger Z overwhelmed by this new threat, it was almost destroyed until it was rescued by... See full summary »

Stars: Kei'ichi Noda, Ken'ichi Ogata, Hidekatsu Shibata, Jôji Yanami

Votes: 229

9. Arabian naitsu: Shinbaddo no bôken (1975– )

24 min | Animation, Fantasy

8.0
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A brave young boy from Iraq fights evil forces and evil to save the day !

Stars: Gernot Duda, Frank Engelhardt, Norbert Gastell, Inez Günther

Votes: 621

10. Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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The master thief Lupin III and his cronies continue their globe-trotting exploits, with the stubborn Inspector Zenigata ever at their trail.

Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Gorô Naya, Makio Inoue

Votes: 1,156

11. Mirai shônen Konan (1978– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.8
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After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization.

Stars: Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, Mieko Nobusawa, Kazuyo Aoki

Votes: 2,610

12. Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (1979)

102 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.8
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A flamboyant thief and his gang struggle to free a princess from an evil count's clutches and to learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue

Votes: 18,442

13. Champion Joe (1980)

84 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.7
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While serving his sentence in a Tokyo juvenile detention center, a wandering orphaned slum-dog enters the world of professional boxing after befriending an incarcerated pugilistic prodigy.

Directors: Yoichiro Fukuda, Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Teruhiko Aoi, Shôji Ishibashi, Jûkei Fujioka, Ryutaro Tatsumi

Votes: 72

14. Ashita no Jô 2 (1981)

110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.3
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Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Fumi Dan

Votes: 48

15. Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (1982–2006)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Music

8.6
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An alien ship crash lands on Earth and its secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien foe sent to retrieve the ship.

Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,382

16. Miyuki (1983– )

24 min | Animation, Family, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Hiromi Tsuru, Katsumi Toriumi, Yôko Oginome, Chisato Nakajima

Votes: 27

17. Super Space Fortress Macross (1984)

Not Rated | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Shôji Kawamori | Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Mika Doi, Michio Hazama

Votes: 2,279

18. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.4
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Eight years after the One Year War, the Earth Federation creates an elite force called the Titans to hunt Zeon remnants. When Titans proves to be no better than Zeon, the Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) is formed to restore peace in space.

Stars: C. Adam Leigh, Nobuo Tobita, Shûichi Ikeda, Hirotaka Suzuoki

Votes: 709

19. Castle in the Sky (1986)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.1
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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill

Votes: 111,408

20. Kimagure Orenji Rôdo (1987– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Kyousuke Kasuga is a completely normal Japanese high school student, with two very big problems. The first is his complete and utter inability to choose between two girls, the bright, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Eriko Hara, Hiromi Tsuru, Chieko Honda

Votes: 594

21. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 164,323

22. Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989–1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Kyle Hebert, Masako Nozawa, Christopher Sabat

Votes: 49,623

23. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne

Votes: 1,183

24. 3x3 Eyes (1991– )

110 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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A demon girl's quest to become human, with the help of an unwitting boy named Yakumo.

Director: Daisuke Nishio | Stars: Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Takeshi Aono, Brigitte Bako, Earl Boen

Votes: 610

25. Îsu II: Tenkû no shinden (1992 Video)

30 min | Short, Animation

7.1
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Adol Christin is taken to the flying land of Ys after defeating Fact and uniting the six books of Ys. He is taken and cared for by Lilia, a red haired girl from Rance Village. Adol learns ... See full summary »

Stars: Takeshi Kusao, Kotono Mitsuishi, Minami Takayama, Chieko Honda

Votes: 36

26. Slam Dunk (1993–1996)

22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sport

8.7
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About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joins the basketball team because of the girl he has a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport, he is no ordinary basketball player.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Hisao Egawa, Eriko Hara, Akiko Hiramatsu

Votes: 2,765

27. Macross 7 (1994–1995)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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A rock band must play a key role in the defense of a space colony fleet.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Yumi Fukamizu, Yoshiki Fukuyama, Shô Hayami

Votes: 288

28. Fushigi Yûgi - The Mysterious Play (1995–2002)

Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A girl named Miaka Yuuki and her friend Yui Hongo are taken into the book called The Universe of the Four Gods. There they battle many hardships including each other in order to become the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kae Araki, Nobutoshi Canna, Tôru Furusawa, Nobuyuki Hiyama

Votes: 672

29. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 13,584

30. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 256,953 | Gross: $2.38M

31. Trigun (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 15,632

32. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Junko Iwao, Nozomu Sasaki, Masami Suzuki

Votes: 10,121

33. Hajime no ippo (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.8
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Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Epcar, D.C. Douglas, Peter Doyle, Beau Billingslea

Votes: 3,443

34. Hikaru no go (2001–2003)

TV-G | Animation, Fantasy, Sport

8.4
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A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.

Stars: Tomoko Kawakami, Susumu Chiba, Sanae Kobayashi, Yumi Kakazu

Votes: 854

35. Furumûn wo sagashite (2002–2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Twelve-year-old Mitsuki loves to sing and she dreams of becoming a famous singer to fulfill a promise she made to Eichi, a close friend who moved away to American two years previously. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mayumi Akado, Chieko Honda, Ryohei Kimura, Myco

Votes: 176

36. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 46,228

37. Gantz (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Emily Carter-Essex, Shannon Emerick, John Gremillion

Votes: 5,585

38. Honey and Clover (2005– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Yuuta Takemoto is a poor college student who lives in a dilapidated apartment building with his two friends, Shinobu Morita and Takumi Mayama. The series chronicles the students' story as they struggle through life and love.

Stars: Heather Halley, Devon Bowman, Haruka Kudô, Hiroshi Kamiya

Votes: 811

39. Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 33,516

40. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 10,021

41. Clannad: After Story (2008–2009)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A sequel to the recently wrapped anime based on the Key Clannad franchise. After Story is a path that opens in the original visual novel after all the other paths have been opened. Life ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Luci Christian, Mai Nakahara

Votes: 5,776

42. Gekijô ban Tengen toppa guren ragan: Ragan hen (2009)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Drama

8.1
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Seven years after the defeat of the Spiral King, Simon and the Dai-Gurren brigade must set out to the vastness of space to defeat a new threat and save the universe. The last high-stakes battle for Simon and his team is about to begin.

Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi | Stars: Marina Inoue, Tetsuya Kakihara, Katsuyuki Konishi

Votes: 587

43. Angel Beats! (2010)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.9
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Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 7,602

44. Steins;Gate (2011– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Trina Nishimura

Votes: 24,923

45. Anazâ (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.8
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A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Madoka Yonezawa

Votes: 5,970