NHK is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Japanese animation. Part of their celebrations include a new fan poll which they conducted last January. The Japanese TV channel now revealed the results of the fan voting, which includes over 10,000 anime titles.

So which anime made the list? The results are a bit shocking, and here they are:

100) The Tatami Galaxy

99) Gan to Gon

98) The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?


96) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

95) Den-noh Coil

94) Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer

93) Inuyasha

92) Kill la Kill

91) Mononoke

90) Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

89) Hetalia: The Beautiful World

88) Blood Blockade Battlefront

87) The Twelve Kingdoms

86) Armored Trooper VOTOMS

85) Pokémon

84) Hunter x Hunter

83) Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

82) Kuroko’s Basketball Season 1

81) K

80) Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

79) Urusei Yatsura


77) Angel Beats!

76) Cardcaptor Sakura Season 2

75) Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato

74) Shounen Hollywood

73) Macross Frontier

72) One Piece

71) Fullmetal Alchemist

70) Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans

69) Mob Psycho 100.

68) Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2

67) Haikyu!! Second Season


65) Yu Yu Hakusho


63) High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-

62) Free! Eternal Summer

61) Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

60) Sailor Moon

59) Castle in the Sky

58) K-On!! Season Two

57) your name.

56) Uta no Prince Sama Season 1

55) Gintama Season 2

54) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

53) Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior


51) Your Lie in April

50) Fate/Zero

49) Girls und Panzer der Film

48) Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

47) Sound! Euphonium

46) Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex

45) Hanamonogatari

44) Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

43) Gurren Lagann

42) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

41) K-On! Season One

40) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

39) Future Boy Conan

38) Hoshi no Ko Poron

37) Fate/Stay Night

36) Natsume’s Book of Friends

35) Steins;Gate

34) Cowboy Bebop

33) Love Live! Sunshine!!

32) The Prince of Tennis

31) Bungo Stray Dogs

30) Revolutionary Girl Utena

29) Space Battleship Yamato

28) Attack on Titan

27) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

26) Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion

25) Hyouka

24) Detective Conan

23) Haikyu!!


21) Clannad After Story

20.) Sword Art Online


18) Digimon Adventure

17) Mobile Suit Gundam.

16) Is The Order a Rabbit? Season 1

15) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

14) Neon Genesis Evangelion

13.) Legend of the Galactic Heroes


11) Gintama Season 1

10) Mr. Osomatsu

9) Love Live! The School Idol Movie

8) Cardcaptor Sakura

7) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

6) Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning

5) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2

4) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1

3) Puella Magi Madoka Magica

2) Tiger & Bunny: The Rising

1) Tiger & Bunny

OK, when we said a little bit shocking, we’ll admit we lied a bit there. We meant really shocking! The Tiger & Bunny hero series gave a 1-2 punch, taking in the #1 and #2 spots for its TV anime and second film respectively.

The results surprised many fans, as it didn’t even contain a few notable classics. This “Best 100 Anime” list not only excluded a few classic anime films like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, but also classic TV anime like Doraemon, Cyborg 009, and Devilman. But then again, NHK conducted this via fan voting, so the result was more or less like a popularity contest.

You can check our the full results here (website is in Japanese):