Japan Survey Reveals the Top 100 Anime of All Time — Check Out the Top 10!

Ever wondered what the Japanese consider to be the best anime series of all time? Japanese television network TV Asahi just released the results of their “Manga General Election” wherein they asked 150,000 Japanese citizens to rank manga titles and determine the best ones of all time!

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The results, which were broadcasted on Sunday, January 3, revealed the following to be the top 10:

10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki that has been running since 1987. It is popular for its iconic art style and poses, as well as its Western pop culture and fashion references.

9. Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist is a series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa that ran from 2001 to 2010. It follows the adventures of two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric who go on a quest to find the philosopher’s stone in order to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.

8. Haikyuu!!

Recently concluded anime series Haikyuu!! written and illustrated by Haruichi Furudate has become one of the best sports anime in history, with volleyball players commending it for its amazing “portrayal of high-level volleyball.”

7. Naruto

Naruto, written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, is the fourth best-selling manga series in history, selling 250 million copies worldwide in 46 countries. It ran from 1999 to 2014 and follows the adventures of a young ninja who dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.

6. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is a series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama which launched in 2009. It’s become a critical and commercial success since its release, selling over 100 million copies in print worldwide. It is set in a world where humanity is terrorized by gigantic man-eating humanoids called Titans and Eren Yeager, the series protagonist, has vowed to exterminate them to avenge his mother.

5. Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball is an iconic anime created by Akira Toriyama in 1984 which follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood to adulthood as he trains in martial arts before eventually embarking on a quest to search the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls.

4. Detective Conan

Detective Conan is an ongoing detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama that launched in 1994. It follows the high school detective Shinichi Kudo who was suddenly transformed into a child and goes on to solve plenty of cases while impersonating the father of his childhood best friend.

3. Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk may not be as popular abroad as it is in Japan and the Philippines, but we still hold it close to our hearts as one of the best basketball animes in existence. It was written and illustrated by Takehiko Inoue from 1990-1996 and follows the story of a high school delinquent who eventually joins his school basketball team in order to impress a girl. When he comes to fall in love with the sport, he then pursues a new dream: to win the national championship.

2. Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba may have just been a fairly new anime series, but it has earned global recognition throughout its serialization between 2016 to 2020. It is written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotōge and follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.

1. One Piece

The longest-running anime series One Piece just commemorated the release of its 1,000th chapter much to the delight of fans and loyal readers worldwide. It’s no wonder that it clinched the top spot in this year’s survey! Written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, it’s been serialized since 1997 and follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew.

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What are your thoughts on this list? Do you agree? Let us know in the comments! Meanwhile, check out the full list of the Top 100 titles and their corresponding points below:

  1. One Piece (33,600)
  2. Demon Slayer (29,100)
  3. Slam Dunk (26,700)
  4. Detective Conan (25,400)
  5. Dragon Ball (22,400)
  6. Attack on Titan (21,900)
  7. Naruto (19,800)
  8. Haikyu!! (18,700)
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist (18,500)
  10. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (17,100)
  11. Hunter X Hunter (16,200)
  12. Gintama (16,100)
  13. Kingdom (15,200)
  14. World Trigger (11,700)
  15. Doraemon (11,300)
  16. My Hero Academia (10,900)
  17. Yu Yu Hakusho (8,600)
  18. Black Jack (8,200)
  19. Jujutsu Kaisen (8,000)
  20. Natsume’s Book of Friends (7,400)
  21. Glass Mask (7,100)
  22. Fist of the North Star (7,000)
  23. Bleach (6,950)
  24. Touch (6,900)
  25. Phoenix (6,700)
  26. Banana Fish (5,800)
  27. The Rose of Versailles (5,600)
  28. Inuyasha (5,300)
  29. Ashita no Joe (5,100)
  30. Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (4,950)
  31. Rurouni Kenshin (4,900)
  32. Maison Ikkoku (4,600)
  33. Zatch Bell! (4,400)
  34. The Poe Clan (4,100)
  35. KochiKame (4,080)
  36. Golgo 13 (4,060)
  37. Sazae-san (4,040)
  38. Star of the Giants (4,020)
  39. Astro Boy (4,000)
  40. Golden Kamuy (3,950)
  41. Tokyo Ghoul (3,900)
  42. Dokaben (3,850)
  43. The Quintessential Quintuplets (3,800)
  44. Aim for the Ace! (3,600)
  45. Dobutsu no Oisha-san (3,450)
  46. The Promised Neverland (3,400)
  47. Hajime no Ippo (3,100)
  48. Ushio and Tora (3,000)
  49. Master Keaton (2,900)
  50. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War (2,850)
  51. Assassination Classroom (2,800)
  52. Kuroko’s Basketball (2,750)
  53. Black Butler (2,700)
  54. The Prince of Tennis (2,650)
  55. Haikara-san: Here Comes Miss Modern (2,600)
  56. Candy Candy (2,300)
  57. City Hunter (2,290)
  58. Chainsaw Man (2,260)
  59. Nodame Cantabile (2,230)
  60. Parasyte (2,200)
  61. Urusei Yatsura (2,000)
  62. Card Captor Sakura (1,900)
  63. Kinniku Man (1,850)
  64. Bungo Stray Dogs (1,800)
  65. Fairy Tail (1,790)
  66. Tokimeki Tonight (1,760)
  67. Reborn! (1,730)
  68. Hoshin Engi (1,700)
  69. Cyborg 009 (1,550)
  70. Boys Over Flowers (1,500)
  71. Tetsujin 28-Go (1,300)
  72. H2 (1,250)
  73. Galaxy Express 999 (1,200)
  74. Devilman (1,160)
  75. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (1,130)
  76. Oishinbo (1,100)
  77. Abu-san (1,050)
  78. Space Battleship Yamato (1,000)
  79. Basara (990)
  80. Captain (980)
  81. Barbaric Legend (960)
  82. Hikaru no Go (950)
  83. Major (930)
  84. Fire Force (920)
  85. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (900)
  86. Karakuri Circus (890)
  87. Fruits Basket (860)
  88. Kaze no Daichi (830)
  89. Yukan Club (800)
  90. Aria (780)
  91. Berserk (760)
  92. Macaroni Spinach (740)
  93. Princess Knight (720)
  94. Rent-A-Girlfriend (700)
  95. D.Gray-Man (690)
  96. Sket Dance (660)
  97. Captain Tsubasa (630)
  98. Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai (600)
  99. March Comes in Like a Lion (580)
  100. Dr. Stone (560)

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