How does your favourite anime stack up against the world's favourites?
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27 Aug 2015 - 2:41 PM  UPDATED 27 Aug 2015 - 3:23 PM

Internet Movies Database (IMDb) released their list of the top 250 TV series of all-time, as voted by regular users and reviewers and 28 Japanese anime titles made the list. That’s 11% of a list that includes all of the giant TV production across the world!

Here’s what IMDb has to say about how they formulated the list:

“The Top 250 TV list only includes TV series and TV minis-eries. The list is ranked by a formula which includes the number of ratings each show received from voters, and value of ratings received from regular voters. To be included on the list, a series or mini-series must receive at least 5,000 votes, and a TV series must also have aired at least 5 episodes“.

The current list in completely dynamic and your votes still count. So better still, get in there and help your favourite anime get more worldwide recognition.  

IMDb’s Top 250 TV List (Japanese anime series only):

242. FLCL (2000-2001)
219. Detective Conan (1996-ongoing)
209: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
202. Trigun (1998)
177. Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012)
159. Mushi-Shi (2005-2006)
158. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002-2003)
138. Monster (2004-2005)
137. Rurouni Kenshin (1996-1998)
133. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)
132. YuYu Hakusho (1992-1995)
120. Samurai Champloo (2004-2005)
105. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2004)
92. Berserk (1997-1998)
91. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006-2007)
90. Dragon Ball Kai (2009-2011; 2014-2015)
83. Steins;Gate (2011)
80. Dragon Ball [North American version] (2001-2003)
75. Dragon Ball [Japanese version] (1986-1989)
68. Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014)
65. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2008)
62. One Piece (1999-ongoing)
56. Attack on Titan (2013)
48. Dragon Ball Z [Japanese version] (1989-1996)
44. Dragon Ball Z [North American version] (1996-2003)
32. Death Note (2006-2007)
28. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)
24. Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999)

And here is the top 10 overall…

10. Sherlock (2010)
9. The World at War (1973)
8. The Sopranos (1999)
7. Cosmos (1980)
6. Cosmo: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
5. The Wire (U.S., 2002-2008)
4. Game of Thrones (U.S., 2011-ongoing)
3. Breaking Bad (U.S., 2008-2013)
2. Planet Earth (UK, 2006)
1. Band of Brothers (UK/U.S., 2001)

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Sources: IMDb, RocketNews