An elemental workshop.

Top 10 Anime Films Of All Time

Dec 4, 2011 @ 18:50 CDT


A book claiming itself to be “The Rough Guide to Anime” compiles a ranking totaling 10 anime films it believes surpasses all else to be the most renowned in respect to everything from visuals to plot.

The list is one highly debatable, as with any list – yet seeing some familiar names, it is certain most of us can agree on the titles which appear, although their placement on the chart may be another factor up for discussion. Coming up at number one is dynamic action thriller of the future, Akira, released many moons ago during the year of 1988. As for number two, it’s another recognized name – yet considering how classic it is, most of us are likely to have never bothered watching it, Astro Boy.

At number three is a film far more to our tastes, revolutionary cyberpunk series Ghost in The Shell – the film responsible for further developing into one of the most legendary works of animation ever created. And at number four is another epic work from the same mastermind behind the aforementioned, Jin-Roh – a dark love affair taking place during a time of war which was simply never meant to be.

Below you can see the remaining entries of the relatively respectable ranking:

1.) Akira

2.) Astro Boy
3.) Ghost in The Shell
4.) Jin-Roh

5.) Only Yesterday
6.) My Neighbor Totoro
7.) Neon Genesis Evangelion

8.) Mind Game
9.) Wings of Honneamise
10.) Tokyo Godfathers

If you’ve yet to see any of these, this serves to be a grand excuse for you to try them out. While someone’s bound to find themselves in disagreement at what they see, this list truly does well to capture the works which did have a monumental impact on Japanese animation – movies which went on to inspire other creations, studios, and directors.

5 Comments

  • Sentum says:

    Mind Game is eight, it wasn’t that good. Well I miss Spirited Away, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya. Well actually I have seen only few anime films, so my opinion probably doesn’t mean much.

  • eirei07 says:

    My Neighbour Totoro and Tokyo Godfathers are in the list! That really made me happy, for some reason XD.

    • Seven says:

      I’d like to watch Tokyo Godfathers one day – it all sounds good besides the transvestite, that’s been making me avoid watching.

  • triton6783 says:

    Is it sad that I have only seen one of these?

Leave a Reply

Post a comment anonymously. Login, or register to post using your own name, avatar, and identity.

Your comment will appear shortly.

Article Comments Feed Random Post

In Other News...

  • “Seifukus Are Proportional To Success”
    With its latest two key visuals, the K-Project shares the sight of some interactions within some sort of educational institution – centering around seifuku clad characters instead of the usual gang members. ... read more
  • Idolmaster Loli Dessert Detective Duo
    As was only a matter of time, ninth episode of reverse trap action anime The iDOLM@STER points its spotlight on the series’ hyper twin lolis Ami and Mami as they investigate the death of a pudding dessert. ... read more
  • 2014 Hot Bishoujo Eroge Calendar
    Incredibly generous this holiday season, Dengeki Hime’s latest issue presents the gift of their second 2014 calendar, this one coming courtesy of eroge creator Alcot – contents expectedly erotic… and quite exquisite. ... read more
  • Inside The Rozen Maiden Limousine
    If mesmerized by the Rozen Maiden limo, now one can take a look inside – the most luxurious itasha in the world offers peasants a hint of what it’s like underneath the lolis, as well as a closer look at said lolis. ... read more

About | Random | Donate | Etiquette | Contact

All Anime Everything.