NHK has released the results for “Best Anime 100” online poll and the results are leaving America fans shocked. Please remember that this list was compiled in Japan and Japanese fans voted online.  Japanese fans and those from other countries sometimes have different tastes. An anime series may be huge in Japan and not so much in other countries. Case in point, Cowboy Bebop, arguably the best anime ever made, is #34; this doesn’t mean it isn’t a good series. It just wasn’t that popular in Japan.

The results were determined through a popular vote that was held from January 8 to March 31 of 2017. Fans had a chance to vote for almost 10,000 different series and movies. The results are as follows:

01.) Tiger & Bunny. (2011)

02.) Tiger & Bunny: The Rising. (2014)

03.) Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (2011)

04.) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 1 (2013)

05.) Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 (2014)

06.) Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning. (2012)

07.) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. (2006)

08.) Cardcaptor Sakura. (1998)

09.) Love Live! The School Idol Movie. (2015)

10.) Mr. Osomatu. (2015)

11.) Gintama Season 1. (2006)

12.) JOKER GAME. (2016)

13.) Legend of the Galactic Heroes. (1988)

14.) Neon Genesis Evangelion. (1995)

15.) Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. (2008)

16.) Is The Order a Rabbit? Season 1. (2014)

17.) Mobile Suit Gundam. (1979)

18.) Digimon Adventure. (1999)

19.) PSYCHO-PASS. (2012)

20.) Sword Art Online. (2012)

21.) Clannad After Story. (2008)

22.) GIRLS und PANZER. (2012)

23.) Haikyu!!. (2014)

24.) Case Closed. (1996)

25.) Hyōka. (2012)

26.) Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. (2013)

27.) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

28.) Attack on Titan. (2013)

29.) Space Battleship Yamato. (1974)

30.) Revolutionary Girl Utena. (1997)

31.) Bungo Stray Dogs. (2016)

32.) The Prince of Tennis. (2001)

33.) Love Live! Sunshine!! (2016)

34.) Cowboy Bebop. (1998)

35.) Steins;Gate. (2011)

36.) Natsume Yujin-cho. (2008)

37.) Fate/stay night. (2014)

38.) Hoshi no Ko Poron. (1974)

39.) Future Boy Conan. (1978)

40.) Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. (2002)

41.) K-On! Season One. (2009)

42.) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. (2006)

43.) Gurren Lagann. (2007)

44.) Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro. (1979)

45.) Hanamonogatari. (2009)

46.) Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (2002)

47.) Sound! Euphonium (2015)

48.) Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club (2013)

49.) Girls und Panzer der Film. (2015)

50.) Fate/Zero. (2011)

51.) Your Lie in April. (2014)

52.) SHIROBAKO. (2014)

53.) Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior. (2008)

54.) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. (1984)

55.) Gintama Season 2. (2011)

56.) Uta no Prince Sama Season 1. (2011)

57.) Your Name. (2016)

58.) K-On!! Season Two. (2010)

59.) Castle in the Sky. (1986)

60.) Sailor Moon. (1992)

61.) Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-. (2016)

62.) Free! Eternal Summer (2014)

63.) High Speed! -Free! Starting Days-. (2015)

64.) REBORN! (2006)

65.) Yu Yu Hakusho. (1992)

66.) The Idol Master. (2011)

67.) Haikyu!! Second Season (2015)

68.) Is the Order a Rabbit?? Season 2 (2015)

69.) Mob Psycho 100. (2016)

70.) Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans (2015)

71.) Fullmetal Alchemist. (2003)

72.) One Piece. (1999)

73.) Macross Frontier. (2008)

74.) Shōnen Hollywood. (2014)

75.) Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato. (1978)

76.) Cardcaptor Sakura Season 2. (1999)

77.) Angel Beats! (2010)

78.) MUSHI-SHI. (2005)

79.) Urusei Yatsura. (1981)

80.) Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. (2016)

81.) K. (2012)

82.) Kuroko’s Basketball Season 1. (2012)

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

84.) Hunter x Hunter. (1999)

85.) Pokémon. (1997)

86.) Armored Trooper VOTOMS. (1983)

87.) The Twelve Kingdoms. (2002)

88.) Blood Blockade Battlefront. (2015)

89.) Hetalia: The Beautiful World. (2013)

90.) Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. (1990)

91.) Mononoke. (2007)

92.) Kill la Kill. (2013)

93.) Inuyasha. (2000)

94.) Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer. (1984)

95.) Den-noh Coil. (2007)

96.) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. (2014)

97.) AKIRA. (1988)

98.) The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)

99.) Gan to Gon. (1974)

100.) The Tatami Galaxy. (2011)

As a HUGE fan of Tiger & Bunny, I am ecstatic that it took # 1, #2 and #6. A lot of American fans are raging that this “underground series” and Love Live! took the top spots. But, as I said in the beginning, shows can be popular in one place and not so known in others. Tiger & Bunny is still huge in Japan. It’s a series that, in my opinion, was ahead of it’s time and has aged incredibly well. Here’s hoping for a season 2!

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