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1. Star Blazers (1979– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the year 2199, a starship must make a dangerous voyage to the distant planet Iscandar and back to save Earth from an alien invasion.

Stars: Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson, Lydia Leeds

Votes: 1,162

English Dub First anime series ever watched. Never finished.

2. Dream Hunter Rem (1985 Video)

55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Rem is a cute psychic girl who can enter people's dreams to hunt the demons that cause nightmares.

Directors: Yasunobu Kamii, Satoru Kumasaki, Shuku Nagao, Seiji Okuda | Stars: Naoko Matsui, Sanae Miyuki, Naoki Tatsuta

Votes: 21

Only first two out of the three episodes are subtitled into English.

3. Robotech (1985)

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

An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

Stars: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Votes: 3,338

English Dub Second anime series ever watched. Never finished.

4. Ranma ½ (1989)

30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka, Sarah Strange

Votes: 4,486

5. Kureyon Shin-chan (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy

English language adult parody based on the Japanese series Shinchan (1992). This entry is for the Funimation English dub which originally aired on CN's Adult Swim between 2006 and 2011.

Stars: Laura Bailey, Akiko Yajima, Cynthia Cranz, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 4,876

6. Golden Boy (1995–1996)

Not Rated | 165 min | Animation, Comedy

A University drop-out rides Japan on his bicycle, taking part-time jobs and trying not to take women.

Stars: Doug Smith, Matt Greenfield, Mitsuo Iwata, Gorô Naya

Votes: 4,266

7. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

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

A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 47,370

8. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

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

The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 85,513

English Dub and Subtitled Versions OP: "Tank!", composed by Yoko Kanno, performed by the Seatbelts

9. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

TV-14 | 316 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

Strange events begin to occur as a withdrawn girl named Lain becomes obsessed with interconnected virtual realm of "The Wired".

Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Bridget Hoffman, Dan Lorge, Randy McPherson

Votes: 10,580

OP: Duvet by BOA

10. FLCL (2000–2018)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

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.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 14,856

English Dub

11. Ghost Stories (2000– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

A group of school kids and a cat who fight ghosts.

Stars: Takako Honda, Kurumi Mamiya, Tomoko Kawakami, Makoto Tsumura

Votes: 881

English Dub

12. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 17,657

English Dub OP: "Inner Universe", performed by Origa

ED: "Lithium Flowers", performed by Scott Matthews

13. Azumanga Daioh (2002)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.

Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Yuki Matsuoka, Chieko Higuchi, Rie Tanaka

Votes: 2,658

OP: "Soramimi Cake" by Oranges & Lemons.

ED: "Raspberry Heaven", performed by Oranges & Lemons.

14. Witch Hunter Robin (2002–2003)

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

Witches exist, and it is the mysterious organization STNJ's job to hunt them down. Robin is a recent trainee who joins up, and begins unravelling the secrets of both the witches and STNJ...

Stars: Akeno Watanabe, Steve Blum, Paul St. Peter, Karen Strassman

Votes: 1,867

Never finished.

15. Cromartie High School (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

A satire comedy of a misfit high school with punks, robots, gorillas and much more.

Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Ben Pronsky, Takuma Suzuki, Allen Divers

Votes: 683

16. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

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: 60,125

Never finished.

17. Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

The Social Welfare agency, a government sponsored corporation is in the business for saving orphaned or abandoned children who are terminally ill or injured beyond the point of saving. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuka Nanri, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Laura Bailey, John Burgmeier

Votes: 2,056

Never finished.

18. Last Exile (2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

In a world of airships and civil war, two messengers come across a special girl who will change the course of history.

Stars: Mayumi Asano, Chiwa Saitô, Paul St. Peter, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 3,376

Never finished.

19. Scrapped Princess (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of a princess prophesized to destroy the world and her magic using sibling warrior bodyguards determined to protect her.

Stars: Mari Devon, Crispin Freeman, Kari Wahlgren, Bridget Hoffman

Votes: 678

English Dub

ED: "Daichi no la-li-la" by Yoko Ueno and Masumi Itou

20. Erufen rîto (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 29,032

OP: Lilium

21. Paranoia Agent (2004)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

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.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 9,242

22. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

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

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."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 39,060

English Dub and Subtitled Versions

OP: Battlecry by Nujabes ED: Shiki no Uta

23. Samurai 7 (2004)

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

Set in an alternate feudal Japan where mechas and giant airships are a common thing for humans to see. With in this time period is a small village that gets raided by bandits during every ... See full summary »

Stars: R. Bruce Elliott, Christopher Sabat, Sean Teague, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Votes: 3,699

24. Air (2005)

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

Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey, seeking a girl with wings who flies in the sky, as mentioned in a childhood tale. During this journey, he settles down in a small town, trying to make some ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Tomoko Kawakami, Monica Rial, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 1,261

OP: "Tori no Uta" by Lia

25. Eureka Seven (2005–2006)

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

14-year-old Renton joins the rebel GekkoState ship, co-pilots the TypeZero with the mysterious Eureka, and unknowingly becomes part of a grand scheme.

Stars: Yûko Sanpei, Keiji Fujiwara, Kaori Nazuka, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 2,807

Never finished.

26. Gintama (2005–2018)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, an unemployed samurai finds work however he can.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Rie Kugimiya, Kazuya Nakai

Votes: 6,040

27. Noein: To Your Other Self (2005–2006)

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

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.

Stars: Haruka Kudô, Fujiko Takimoto, Kazuya Nakai, Kôki Miyata

Votes: 921

Never finished?

28. Comic Party: Revolution (2005– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Comic Party Revolution is the sequel to Comic Party (2001).Kazuki, Taishi, and all their crazy friends are back and getting into all kinds of misadventures. Manga and madness abound as these college students navigate otaku subculture.

Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Riko Sayama, Kôichi Tôchika, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 33

29. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 11,498

30. Pani poni dasshu! (2005– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Rebecca Miyamoto, an 11-year-old child prodigy, accepts a teaching job at Momotsuki Gakuen (Peach Moon Academy), a high school that can be best described as 'bizarre'!

Stars: Chiwa Saitô, Ai Nonaka, Fumiko Orikasa, Kana Ueda

Votes: 165

31. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006–2009)

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

The crazy adventures of the SOS Brigade, led by the insane but charismatic Haruhi.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 7,317

32. Darker Than Black (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Liebrecht, Kate Oxley, Christopher Sabat, Brina Palencia

Votes: 10,764

Never finished.

33. Lucky Star (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing video games, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime-and ... See full summary »

Stars: Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato, Kaori Fukuhara, Aya Endô

Votes: 1,896

34. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007–2008)

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

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: 13,956

"Sorairo Days" by Shoko Nakagawa

35. Toradora! (2008–2009)

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

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 8,957

ED: "Vanilla Salt" by Yui Horie

36. Bakemonogatari (2009– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Eri Kitamura, Yuka Iguchi, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 3,936

37. Eden of the East (2009)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryohei Kimura, Saori Hayami, Leah Clark, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 3,359

38. K-On! (2009–2010)

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

K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.

Stars: Aki Toyosaki, Yôko Hikasa, Satomi Sato, Minako Kotobuki

Votes: 2,691



ED: #2: "NO,Thank You!" by HTT (Houkago Tea Time)

39. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Two Angels, Panty and Stocking, are kicked out of Heaven for bad behaviour and sent Ghost hunting by Garterbelt, a Priest of Daten City.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Arisa Ogasawara, Mariya Ise, Kôji Ishii

Votes: 1,507

40. The Squid Girl: The Invader Comes from the Bottom of the Sea! (2010– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Furious about ocean pollution, Squid Girl launches a one-squid land invasion to subjugate all humanity.

Stars: Hisako Kanemoto, Rie Tanaka, Alice Beaver, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 359

41. The Tatami Galaxy (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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.

Stars: Shintarô Asanuma, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Rin Mizuhara, Maaya Sakamoto

Votes: 2,746

42. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

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

Five childhood companions reunite when the ghost of their dead friends appears, and demands they grant her final wish.

Stars: Miyu Irino, Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 8,402

OP: Anohana by Aoi Shiori

ED: "Secret Base" by Kimi ga Kureta Mon0

43. My Ordinary Life (2011)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

A group of students lead normal lives and cope with normal predicaments, but all too often find themselves in abnormal situations.

Stars: Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno, Mariko Honda, Minoru Shiraishi

Votes: 1,859

44. Carnival Phantasm (2011–2012)

16 min | Animation, Comedy

Once every ten years, an event called "The Carnival Moment" occurs, where tales from other dimensions and worlds cross over paths, allowing characters from Kinoko Nasu's works to encounter each other.

Stars: Mai Kadowaki, Miki Itô, Nobutoshi Canna, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 184

45. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

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

A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 6,917

OP: "Connect" by ClariS

46. Usagi Drop (2011–2012)

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