28 Anime Ranked in IMDB 250 Top TV series of All Time

Recently IMDB 250 top TV series of all time was released. And wouldn’t you know it, 28 of these selections just so happen to be Anime. That a whopping 11%. Now I know that it doesn’t seem like much but considering this is a of all time list from a site that generally doesn’t look at anime that way, I’d say its pretty impressive. So what do you think of this list and did any of your favorites happen to make the cut? Or is there any shows that you think should have made this list? For one thing I’m really surprised that Madoka Magica didn’t make it but I guess most of these series are kind of generic shone stuff or mecha, so it’s not that surprising. Mushi-shi is probably the only show that doesn’t fit into that category here.

24. Cowboy Bebop

28. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

32. Death Note

44. Dragon Ball Z (North American version)

48. Dragon Ball Z (Japanese version)

57. Attack on Titan

63. One Piece

66. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

71. Dragon Ball (Japanese version)

76. Dragon Ball (North American version)

78. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

85. Steins;Gate

87. Dragon Ball Z Kai

91. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

92. Berserk

106. Fullmetal Alchemist

120. Samurai Champloo

128. YuYu Hakusho

134. Neon Genesis Evangelion

141. Rurouni Kenshin

143. Monster

158. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

159. Mushi-Shi

177. Hellsing Ultimate

205. Trigun

213. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

225. Detective Conan

246. FLCL

Of course like any poll this is strictly user based voting so don’t let these results get under your skin too much. I mean Dragon Ball made the list five times. I’m not even sure how I feel about that.


Logan Peterson
Logan Peterson
My names Logan and I love writing about Anime. Other art is guchi too. When I'm not writing gonzo reviews I'm writing books. *If interested look up The Dream Sequence on Amazon.* I usually write more editorial stuff than just plain reviews. I like my writing to be more big picture. I feel consumer reviews are a thing of the past and more personal reviews are the most valuable nowadays.