Top Anime

Here are my favorite shows. The further down the list we go the more likely I am to switch the order of things around if you ask me on a different day. All of these shows are of high quality though, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

1.  Cowboy Bebop

Japanese Title: Cowboy Bebop

Released: 1998, 26 TV episodes

Director: Shinchiro Watanabe

Screenwriter: Keiko Nobumoto, Michiko Yokote, Ryota Yamaguchi, Sadayuki Murai, Dai Sato

Designed by: Toshihiro Kawamoto, Kimitoshi Yamano

Lead Animator: Yoichi Ogami

Music: Yoko Kanno

Based on: Original story

Review: Coming someday

Streaming on Funimation

 

2. Toradora!

Japanese Title: Toradora!

Released: 2008, 25 TV Episodes

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Screenwriter: Mari Okada, Matsuto Higuchi, Juunko Okazaki, Masahiro Yokotani

Designed by: Masayoshi Tanaka, Chikako Shibata

Lead Animator: Masayoshi Tanaka, Tomoyuki Shitaya

Music: Yukari Hashimoto

Based on: Light Novels by Yuyuko Takemiya

Review: Coming eventually

Streaming on Crunchyroll

 

3. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Japanese Title: Kokaku Kidotai which translates as Armored Riot Police

Released: 2002, 2004, 26+26 TV Episodes

Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Screenwriter: Kenji Kamiyama, Dai Sato, Shotaro Suga

Designed by: Hajime Shimomura

Lead Animator: Yuusuke Takeda

Music: Yoko Kanno

Based on: Manga by Masumune Shirow

Review: Coming eventually

Streaming on Hulu

 

4. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Japanese Title: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, which translates as We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.

Released: 2011, 11 TV episodes

Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai

Screenwriter: Mari Okada

Designed by: Masayoshi Tanaka, Takayoshi Fukushima

Lead Animator: Masayoshi Tanaka

Music: REMEDIOS

Based on: Original story

Review: Coming soonish

Not currently available for streaming

 

 

5. Bakemonogatari

Japanese Title: Bakemonogatari which translates as Ghostory

Released: 2009, 15 Episodes

Director: Tatsuya Oishi

Screenwriter: Fuyashi To, Yukito Kizawa, Muneo Nakamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo

Designed by: Akio Watanabe, Hisaharu Iijima

Lead Animator: Akio Watanabe, Nobuhiro Sugiyama

Music: Satoru Kosaki

Based on: Light Novels by Nisio Isin

Review: Coming soon

Streaming on Crunchyroll, except the last 3 episodes

 

6. Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Japanese Title: Sakuraso no Pet na Kanojo

Released: 2012, 24 TV Episodes

Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

Screenwriter: Mari Okada

Designed by: Masahiro Fujii

Lead Animator: Hiroshi Tomioka, Masahiro Fujii, Yukie Hiyamizu

Music: Not Credited

Based on: Light Novels by Hajime Kamoshida

Review

Streaming on Crunchyroll

 

7. Mobile Police Patlabor: 1st and 2nd Movies

Japanese Title: Kido Keisatsu Patlabor

Released: 1990, 1993 2 Movies

Director: Mamoru Oshii

Screenwriter: Kazunori Ito

Designed by: Akemi Takada

Lead Animator: Hiromasa Ogura

Music: Kenji Kawai

Based on: Manga by Masami Yuuki

Review

Streaming on Hulu

 

8. Puella Magi Madoka Magicka

Japanese Title: Maho Shojo Madoka Magica which translates as Magical Girl Madoka of the Magus

Released: 2011, 12 TV Episodes

Director: Akiyuki Shinbo

Screenwriter: Gen Urobuchi

Designed by: Takahiro Kishida, Kunihiko Inaba

Lead Animator: Junichiro Taniguchi, Mika Takahashi

Music: Yuki Kajiura

Based on: Original story

Review

Streaming on Crunchyroll

 

9. The World God Only Knows: The Goddess Arc

Japanese Title: Kami Nomizo Shiru Sekai Megami-hen

Released: 2013, 12 TV Episodes

Director: Satoshi Osedo

Screenwriter: Hideyuki Kurata, Tatsuya Takahashi, Tamiki Wakaki

Designed by: Toshie Kawamura

Lead Animator: Toshie Kawamura, Yoshikazu Samura

Music: Hayato Matsuo

Based on: Manga by Tamiki Wakaki

Review

Streaming on Crunchyroll

 

10. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Japanese Title: Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru, which translates as My Youth Romantic Comedy IS Wrong as I Expected.

Released: 2013, 2015, 13 +? TV episodes

Director: Ai Yoshimura

Screenwriter: Shotaro Suga, Toko Machida, Katsuhiko Takayama, Wataru Watari

Designed by: Yu Shindo

Lead Animator: Yu Shindo, Keiya Nakano

Music: Kakeru Ishihama, Monaca

Based on: Light Novels by Wataru Watari

Review

Streaming on Crunchyroll

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2 thoughts on “Top Anime

  1. Takuto's Anime Cafe January 9, 2015 / 12:43 am

    So do you recommend My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU? I haven’t seen it but I’m debating if it’s worth the watch.

    • wellspokenman January 9, 2015 / 1:33 am

      Definitely. My only problem with show is how it just kind of cuts off mid-story. A second season coming in the Spring, which will hopefully finish the story. I highly recommend it.

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