Crunchyroll Names The Top 100 Anime of the 2010s

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll has revealed what it believes to be the top 100 anime of the last decade, across TV, film and OVA.

While there is no overall “No. 1” choice, the website’s editorial team who decided the 100 anime split the top 25 from the rest of the chart.

Crunchyroll said that: “To say that the past decade has been a transformative one for the anime industry would be a massive understatement. There was a major paradigm shift in the way we watch, discuss, and share our love for anime, and these changes were reflected in the sheer deluge of quality entertainment flowing through our screens and minds all throughout the 2010s.”

Below are Crunchyroll’s top 25 best anime of the 2010s (in alphabetical order):

  • Attack on Titan
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • DEVILMAN Crybaby
  • Dr. STONE
  • Fate/Zero
  • Flowers of Evil
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • KILL la KILL
  • Lupin the 3rd: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
  • Made in Abyss
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • My Hero Academia
  • Nichijou
  • A Place Further Than The Universe
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  • A Silent Voice
  • Space Dandy
  • Steins;Gate
  • your name.
  • Yuri!!! on ICE

On Monday Crunchyroll revealed the rest of their list. Below are the anime that make up 26-100 on the list (in alphabetical order).

  • Aggretsuko
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Anohana: The Flower We Saw that Day
  • Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-
  • Barakamon
  • Black Clover
  • Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Chihayafuru
  • The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Dororo
  • Dragonball Super
  • Durarara!!
  • The Eccentric Family
  • Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo
  • Fat/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Flying Witch
  • Food Wars!: Shokugeko no Soma
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Haikyu!!
  • Humanity Has Declined
  • Hyouka
  • In This Corner of the World
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • Kids on the Slope
  • Katanagatari
  • Kino’s Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series
  • K-On!!
  • Kyousougiga
  • Laid-Back Camp
  • Land of the Lustrous
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Deliusions
  • March comes in like a lion
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • KONOSUBA -God’s blessing on this wonderful world!
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
  • Osomatsu
  • New Game!
  • The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Non Non Biyori
  • One-Punch Man
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  • Parasyte -the maxim-
  • Planet With
  • Pop Team Epic
  • Princess Jellyfish
  • Samurai Flamenco
  • Sarazanmai
  • Silver Spoon
  • Sound! Euphonium
  • Space Brothers
  • Space Patrol Luluco
  • Sword Art Online
  • Symphogear
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Tamako -love story-
  • Tanaka-kun Is Always Listless
  • The Tatami Galaxy
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  • Tiger & Bunny
  • The Wind Rises
  • Wolf Children
  • Violet Evergarden

Some fans, including members of the Anime UK News forums, have been quick to highlight some anime that were missing from Crunchyroll’s top 100. These include Assassination Classroom, Free!, Monogatari, Penguindrum and Your Lie in April. There has also been criticism regarding what appears to be a preference for more recent series, including some anime that have only just started airing or being released like Demon Slayer, while also including anime that had begun in the 2000s but had later seasons in the 2010s, such as the second series of K-On!

Among the members of the Crunchyroll editorial team who judged the list were Reem Ali, Kyle Cardine, Paul Chapman, Cayla Coats, Kara Dennison, Daniel Dockery, Daryl Harding, Rene Kayser, Joan Lainé, Joe Luster, Nicole Mejias, Carlos Moncken, Humberto Saabedra, Miles Thomas, Sergio Vaca, Francesco Ventura and Azaly Zeldin.

Sources: Top 1-25 and Top 26-100.

Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and was also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. His debut book, CLAMPdown, about the manga collective CLAMP, is available now. Outside of anime, he is data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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