Top 100 Best Anime to Celebrate the 100 Years of Japanese Animation

The 3 most popular might surprise you!

Japanese animation is loved in its home country and also became well known overseas in the last three decades. Anime art is meticulous and distinctive that combines traditional graphic art techniques with high-level cinematography that even Hollywood movies get inspired by. The industry has hundreds of production studios, and most of them are well-known and respected by fans of the genre, including Production I.G., Bones, Studio Ghibli and Toei Animation. To celebrate a 100 years of anime history, NHK has released a list of the 100 Best Anime based on their audience’s votes on the most popular titles that aired until September 2016.

Read on to find out which are the top 100 best anime in the first century of Japanese animation!

100. Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

99. Gan to Gon

98. Macross: Do You Remember Love?

97. Akira

96. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders

95. Dennou Coil

94. Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer

93. InuYasha

92. Kill la Kill

91. Mononoke