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12 Oct 2017 - 3:12 PM  UPDATED 13 Oct 2017 - 9:33 AM

Every Monday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!

In the latest episode, Joey and Aki tackle the top 100 greatest anime ever!

Inspired (and slightly triggered) by a recent list from NHK in which Japanese fans voted on what they think is the top 100 anime of all time, Joey decided to make his own poll for fans around the world. After a whopping 634,000 votes, the results are in and there were a number of very interesting placings.

Without further ado, here's the top 100 anime of all-time as voted by you all (complete with gifs)!

100. Free!

In a word, abs!

99. Lucky Star

Aka, an accurate depiction of high school life.

98. Elfen Lied

As described by the creators of Stranger Things, "It's like an ultraviolet E.T.!"

97. Log Horizon

No logs found anywhere.

96. Cardcaptor Sakura

Never has an anime about cards been so engrossing!

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95. Berserk (1997)

Lower than expected but at least it's not the films or the 2016 version.

94. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Sah much magic.

93. Hellsing: Ultimate

Alucard won't be happy at this low placing...

92. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

More pets please!

91. Katekyō Hitman Reborn!

Don't mess with Tsuna!

90. Yu Yu Hakusho

Don't tell Yusuke about being placed at only 90!

89. Yona of the Dawn

Don't get on Yona's bad side!

88. Charlotte

Oh right, the comet is named Charlotte, not any of the characters!

87. Seraph of the End

A vampire story involving an end-of-the-world element, what's not to like?

86. Akame ga Kill!

That is badass and lethal in equal measure!

85. When They Cry 

Cute yet scary!


84. Hyouka

Could get lost forever in those adorable eyes!

83. Ghost In The Shell (1995)

A classic that Hollywood shouldn't have touched.

82. Kuroko no Basket

Never has basketball been more badass!

81. Terror In Resonance 


80. Natsume Yuujinchou

Need a bigger hairdryer.

79. Pokemon

Gotta catch'em all!

78. Akira (1988)

A masterpiece that's surprisingly low on a list like this.

77. Mushishi

Trippy AF.

76. Dragon Ball

Young Goku is as adorable as adult Goku!

75. Another

Unsettling yet beautiful.

74. Spice And Wolf

Bottoms up!

73. FLCL (Fooly Cooly)

Whatever you do, don't tell AkiDearest why this is so low!

72. Samurai Champloo

In the words of Joey: "glad to see this in here!"

71. Monster

"You can call me Monster!"

70. Shinsekai Yori

An epic supernatural tale spanning a 1000 years (literally).

69. The Seven Deadly Sins

Which of the seven sins are you?

68. Baccano!

Many different time periods featuring countless wacky characters, a modern(ish) classic!

67. Bungou Stray Dogs

Not enough cute stray dogs!

66. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

How awesome would a dragon maid actually be! (Not very actually...)

65. Code Geass (Season 2)

Starts off slow, but that second half - WOW!

64. Sailor Moon

What more needs to be said about the classic that put the Sailor Scouts on the map?

63. K-On!


62. Nichijou (My Ordinary Life)

$10 on the blue-haired one.

61. Blue Exorcist

Needs more blue.

60. Love Live!

No surprises here!

59. Anohana

Make sure you have a box of tissues handy!

58. Inuyasha

Still figuring out how Inyuasha manages to balance really lighthearted stuff with some seriously dark subject matter...

57. Wolf Children 

Great anime - if you can get past the weird premise!

56. Howl's Moving Castle

The first Ghibli film on the list!

55. High School DxD

Not for kids!

54. Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars)

*starts salivating*

53. Princess Mononoke 

Glad to see another Ghibli classic pop up again!


52. Bakemonogatari



51. Erased

Starts of really well. But that ending though...

50. Mirai Nikki


49. Psycho-Pass

A stunningly beautiful look into a future where crime can be predicted, with terrifying consequences.

48. Naruto Shippuden

The sequel to the original Naruto anime!

47. Monogatari Series: Second Season

Having a hard time keeping up with all these great Monogatari series'...

46. Durarara!!

Dat head tilt!

45. Death Parade

Not a parade we want to attend...

44. Clannad

You will cry watching this. 

43. Kill La Kill 

Move over Hit-Girl, there's a new badass little girl in town!

42. Bleach

Suspicious lack of actual bleach in this series...

41. Full Metal Alchemist

A true classic, but wait until you see where the follow-up series landed!

40. Ouran High School Host Club

Don't remember high school being like this... 

39. Fate/Zero

a visual treat for the eyes! (And the story and characters are great as well!)

38. Soul Eater

A change in diet is needed!

37. Toradora

Fact: the title is derived from the names of the two main characters!

36. Mob Psycho 100

Don't get him angry...

35. Dragon Ball Z

It's Dragon Ball Z, of course it had to be here!

34. Noragami

A story about a poor god. Yeah.


33. Clannad: After Story

Prepare a second box of tissues.

32. Konosuba

Redefines the word "dysfunctional."

31. Black Butler

There's a butler and he wears black. Nothing more needs to be said.

30. Angel Beats

Also a great name for a band!

29. Sword Art Online

Not actually about artworks on swords found online.

28. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

A fantastic follow-up series to the original Hunter x Hunter.

27. Madoka Magica

An awesome subversion of the magical girl genre of anime!

26. Neon Genesis Evangelion

A head-tripping masterpiece that combines an exploration into existentialism with giant robots!

25. Yuri On Ice

It's Yuri and he's on ice!

24. Re: Zero

More to the eye than super cute characters.

23. Spirited Away

Still far and away Ghibli's most successful film (and for good reason!).

22. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

JoJo goes on an adventure and it's quite bizarre. (Okay, there's a bit more to it than that!)

21. Gurren Lagann

Redefines the word "epic!"

20. Haikyuu!!

Aka how to make volleyball cool.

19. Gintama

Not the samurai anyone expected (or wants).

18. Assassination Classroom

Steer clear of this classroom!

17. Hunter x Hunter

Another classic from the creator of Yu Yu Hakusho.

16. Cowboy Bebop

A surprisingly low placing for the mega-influential series that introduced anime to Western audiences,

15. Tokyo Ghoul

A lesson on how to humanise ghouls.

14. Naruto

One of the all-time most memorable anime series ever!

13. Fairy Tail

Not the kind of fairy tale one is expecting!

12. No Game No Life

Not as ominous as the title suggests.

11. Koe No Katachi (A Silent Voice)

A pleasant surprise from one of 2016's most emotional anime films.

10. One Punch Man

It's about a man who punches baddies, and one punch is all he ever needs.

9. Code Geass

Just watch it, you won't be disappointed!

8. Your Lie in April

An intense yet beautiful look into the lives of musicians.

7. One Piece

Been going on for nearly 20 years and still no closer to One Piece!

6. Steins:Gate

Based on the series of hit games.

5. Attack On Titan

Have you watched season 2 yet?

4. Death Note

Need to wipe the taste of that awful Netflix adaptation away? Watch the original anime!

3. Your Name

Unsurprising considering it is the highest-grossing anime film ever.

2. Boku No Hero Academia

We want to attend this academy!

1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Surprising, yet not surprising!

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