My Top 10 Anime – MasakoX

Simple! These anime are the shows that made an impact in my life in some shape or form. Stories from the 80s all the way until present day, I list my ten favourite shows in order as well as ask you what YOUR favourite ten series are!

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About MasakoX

I'm MasakoX, part of TeamfourStar's Dragonball Z Abridged team. When I'm not fighting bad guys or eating muffins, I produce content for Channel Awesome! This ranges from my long-lasting anime reviews to reading bad fan fiction to even messing around with Google Translate for kicks. Either way, it is my pleasure to present my oddments to you in glorious awesomeness!


  1. TragicGuineaPig

    Azumanga Daio – I loved this anime back in the day. It’s chill but humorous tone gave me something I could watch just to relax. And yes, you can’t help but love these characters and want to see them grow up and graduate.

    Outlaw Star and Cowboy Bebop tied? No way! Both of them fit a similar subgenre, but wildly different tones. But to me, Cowboy Bebop ruined anime: the tone, themes, and writing showed me what potential the medium has for storytelling, it just set the bar pretty high for me. If there is one flaw to Bebop – something that does keep me from watching it more often – it’s that the noire tone of it can be very depressing. I feel the need to watch something like Azumanga afterward.

    But frankly, I didn’t like Outlaw Star as much as I thought I would. I can’t explain why, but about halfway through the series, I just gave up on it. Again, I can’t explain why, but it just didn’t hold my interest. And I honestly thought I was going to like it. And maybe I would have more if I had seen it first in the 90s.

    Haruhi Suzamiya – sounds like that kid from that one Twilight Zone episode.

    Martian Successor Nadesico – I loved that series.

    If you haven’t already seen it, let me suggest Stein’s Gate to you.

    • TragicGuineaPig

      I will add a few others I enjoy:

      Full Metal Alchemist (either version, although I like Brotherhood slightly more).

      Full Metal Panic.

      Trigun (Who doesn’t love Vash the Stampede?).

      Hellsing Ultimate (I prefer the tone of the first anime, but Ultimate actually tells a complete story, whereas the first anime felt rushed and thrown-together, especially toward the end. If you can even call that an end).

  2. I personally don’t have a top ten, I’ve just casually watched Anime over the years, and noted the ones I enjoyed the most.
    Wizard of Oz Anime, Little Prince, Pokémon, Digimon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon, Azumanaga Daioh, Fullmetal Alchemist and Brotherhood, Fruits Basket, Full Metal Panic, School Rumble, Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, K-ON, Clannad, Sweetness and Lightning.

  3. I don’t think I’ve seen enough anime series to make a top ten, I’m more familiar with the standalone films, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, etc. The series I am into however differ greatly than your picks. In tend to be more into the martial arts action side of things, DBZ, Baki the Grappler, One Punch Man (which I freakin love). I have been meaning to check out Cowboy Bebop (I’ve seen the film) and Outlaw Star, those look to be up my alley. I think my fav anime which I only discovered relatively recently has to be Berserk tho. Incredible characters and world, and that ending…was such a gut punch. I was bummed out for weeks after seeing that, and became further dismayed upon learning there’s still no resolution to the story. Say what you will of the animation style of the 2016 Berserk, I still enjoyed the series. I’m just grateful they’re finally continuing the story.

    • Oh and I totally forgot to mention Samurai Champloo! It’s a great fusion of the more character driven slice of life stuff, and badass action. Not to mention a great sense of humour.

  4. lilith_ascennding

    Ah! Azumanga Daioh is my absolute favorite slice of life anime! I normally hate those types of shows, but the humor and characters of Azumanga Daioh are very accessible and make it a good starter anime as well. Martian Sucessor Nadesico sounds kind of interesting. I think I’ll give that one a shot :). Anyways, my Top 10 List:

    1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    2. Princess Tutu (the anime that got me back into the anime fandom)

    3. Little Witch Academia (I know it’s not finished yet, but I’ve been in love with this world and these characters ever since I watched the first short when it premiered all those years ago. Plus, I like where the plot seems to be going.)

    4. Bokurano (or Bokurano: Ours)

    5. Gosick

    6. AnoHana

    7. Hell Girl (features my favorite anime character ever, Ai Enma or the titular Hell Girl.)

    8. Shiki

    9. Paranoia Agent (God bless Satoshi Kon)

    10. Steins;Gate

    • Martian Successor Nadesico is awesome. It’s mostly a sitcom – with the situation being a war in space fought with giant mecha – but it has its dark moments. It’s kind of like Gundam or Macross in that way. One hugely endearing factor is that the two main pilots are huge otaku fans of the show Gekigangar, which itself is a parody of even older-style mecha anime like Mazinger Z and Voltron. But at silly as the show is at times, at heart, it is a parable about war: in war, we like to believe that our enemies are so drastically different than we are, when in reality, they are just the same, for both good and bad.

  5. I must admit that Kampfer is a guilty pleasure for me, it is such trash but I love it.

  6. I’m not sure if I can list my current 10 favorites, but these are probably the ten which have had the biggest impact on me over the years.

    Sailor Moon


    Cowboy Bebop

    Rurouni Kenshin

    Revolutionary Girl Utena


    Fullmetal Alchemist

    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

    Shakugan no Shana (first two seasons)

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica

  7. My list would end up including pretty much every anime I’ve seen because I don’t watch that much, and they’re all big-name stuff that anyone who watched adult swim back in the day has seen. Inuyasha, Naruto, Tenchi, Pokemon, Bleach, DBZ, Outlaw Star, Ghost in the Shell, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop.

  8. Captain Chaotica

    Urusei Yatsura! Ee! Haven’t heard people mention that one in quite a while. It wasn’t my first Rumiko Takahashi anime–that was Ranma 1/2–but I first encountered the series at a fan-art exhibit in the early ’90s where a LOT of pictures of Lum were scattered around. Must’ve been when that artist first discovered the series for themselves, I think.

    Years later, I finally got to find out what they meant, and was sent the episodes over time by a friend in a…keep-circulating-the-tapes kind of way. Which just added to the whole mystique of the thing, ‘cos it was like I was back in the old days of American otaku-ism where bootleg tapes were played at midnight showings in conventions! 🙂

    DARLING!!! (zap)

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