The Top 17 Best Anime In History, According To 30,000 Japanese Fans!

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Written by Theo J Ellis

The debate of which anime is better in dozens of different lists will always be a thing.

It’s an opinion and we all have plenty.

Sometimes if all the opinions you hear come from the west (the loudest ones), you forget how different those views are in the homeland of anime (Japan).

For example – not everyone thinks Fullmetal Alchemist is God’s gift in Japan.


Almost 30,000 Japanese fans with over 150K votes

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After Ranking, a Japanese site ran a in depth poll, these are the results.

Let’s get into it.


1. Code Geass

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2. Steins Gate

Steins Gate


3. Attack On Titan

Attack On Titan



4. Violet Evergarden

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5. Gintama




6. Re:Zero




7. Madoka Magica

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8. A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than The Universe



9. Haikyuu

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10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

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11. Sword Art Online

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12. Bakemonogatari




13. My Hero Academia

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14. Psycho Pass

Psycho Pass



15. Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter



16. Clannad: AFTER Story

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17. Konosuba




Top 17 anime according to Japan:

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Alice Harcourt
Alice Harcourt

So happy to see A Place Further than the Universe on this list! Such a true masterpiece! Now if it could only get a dub – one just as perfect as everything else about the show!

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