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Old 17-07-2001, 02:23 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Unhappy Wizard Magazine's "Top 50 Anime."

I found the following list on Anime News Network (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com). If these are their choices for a top 50 list, than this company has lost all credibility with me. Mind you, it's not so much the titles on the list (Only series and movies released in the US were eligible) as the order. Well, here it is. Decide for yourself what you think.

1. Akira
2. Original Mobile Suit Gundam
3. Star Blazers: the Quest for Iscandar
4. Ghost in the Shell
5. Princess Mononoke
6. Dragonball Z: TV Series
7. Neon Genesis Evangelion
8. Robotech: the Macross Saga
9. Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer
10. Astroboy 30th Anniversary Collector's Series
11. Ninja Scroll
12. Kiki's Delivery Service
13. Perfect Blue
14. Tenchi Muyo
15. Galaxy Express 999: the Signature Edition
16. Fist of the North Star: the Series
17. Ranma 1/2: the TV Series
18. Revolutionary Girl Utena
19. Grave of the Fireflies
20. Vampire Hunter D
21. Cowboy Bebop
22. Dagger of Kamui
23. Giant Robo
24. Riding Bean
25. Blue Submarine No. 6
26. The Castle of Cagliostro
27. Sailormoon: the Series
28. Oh My Goddess!
29. Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise
30. The Vision of Escaflowne
31. Wicked City
32. Gatchaman
33. The Original Voltron Defender of the Universe
34. Patlabor the Movie I
35. Samurai X
36. Devil Man
37. Street Fighter II: the Animated Movie
38. Trigun
39. Gigantor Retrospective 30
40. Fatal Fury
41. Kimba the White Lion
42. Roujin Z
43. Bastard!!
44. The Original Dirty Pair
45. Speed Racer: the Movie
46. Cardcaptor Sakura/Cardcaptors
47. Pokemon
48. The Guyver
49. Golgo 13 the Professional
50. Area 88
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Old 17-07-2001, 02:27 PM   #2   [permalink]
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Some of those titles are quite good, others are decent, and some of them just suck. Glad to see that Pokemon is only 47, would have hoped for lower but hey.
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Old 17-07-2001, 02:32 PM   #3   [permalink]
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If they were going by videos sold and other accesories/collectibles then I'm surprised that Pokemon is almost dead last.

damn little pikachu lovin' kids!
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Old 17-07-2001, 02:39 PM   #4   [permalink]
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Yuck... Well it's not that bad... Akira wouldn't be my top pick but I can understand why it got number one...

Fist of the North Star is way too high in my opinion though... Same with Dragonball Z...
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Old 17-07-2001, 02:58 PM   #5   [permalink]
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It shoes polls can't be trusted

Also to see Love Hina isn't in it shows it must've been made mostly by little kids.
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Old 17-07-2001, 03:08 PM   #6   [permalink]
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All I have to say......

Dragonball Z before NGE?! Someone kill those bastards!
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Old 17-07-2001, 04:33 PM   #7   [permalink]
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I agree. Oh well at least NGE is in the top 10!!!!
Why isn't Love Hina and Berserk in the top 50 Anime????
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Old 17-07-2001, 05:23 PM   #8   [permalink]
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Hey...I don't see Kare Kano or FLCL in there either.... this is an abomination!
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Old 17-07-2001, 05:42 PM   #9   [permalink]
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I agree with some(actually very little) of it... it's not the list I would make though..
And I would have had Escaflowne on the list and high up, as well as Record of Lodoss War...

We oughta make a Animeboards Top 50 once...
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Old 17-07-2001, 05:55 PM   #10   [permalink]
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I agree. Oh well at least NGE is in the top 10!!!!
Why isn't Love Hina and Berserk in the top 50 Anime????
Uhmm, je weet toch wel dat deze twee titels nog niet officieel uitgebracht is in America, dus kun je het ook niet beoordelen als het ware. Je weet toch wel dat het illegaal kopies zijn?
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Old 17-07-2001, 06:12 PM   #11   [permalink]
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That list is a pathetic excuse for a list. Wizard should be banned from writing anything relating to/ or resembling japanese animation/manga. They should stick to what they know. American Comic Boys.
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Old 17-07-2001, 06:41 PM   #12   [permalink]
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I don't see why Akira is always the default #1 in these Top Anime lists. I realize people call it revolutionary, but it's like nothing can ever beat it for the #1 spot. Not like I don't think Akira is good, but I don't think it's the best anime of all time like I see it all the time. Can't argue with most on the list, but the rankings I don't like. No Escaflowne either?
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Old 17-07-2001, 09:37 PM   #13   [permalink]
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they call rurouni kenshin samurai x, isn't that kinda say something?? i think this list is aimed toward the mainstream ppl, not otaku, i mean DBZ?? i have no problem with the show, but this is just weird
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Old 17-07-2001, 09:56 PM   #14   [permalink]
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I dont get it! How did robotech get in there?

And at #8 while where at it!
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For all of ou who feel that Beserk or Love Hina should be on the list, please remember that ONLY anime which have been released in the US were eligible. Love Hina and Beserk have been liscensed, but that isn't the same as a release. With that said...

This list was put together by gibbering chimps. Complaint one: The order. While I'll acknowledge DBZ deserves a place in a Top 50 List, no way in hell should it be ranked that high. Quality matters more than how many crappy plastic toys a show sells. Also, Cowboy Bebop should have been in the top 15 at least. I don't even think Ninja Scroll should be on there, but if it must be, put it where it deserves. Complaint two: what has been omitted. Now, most of these shows I have no qualms with. Some, like, Kimba, Astroboy, Robotech and so forth are important to anime fan culture in the US. But... Do you really expect me to believe that Fatal Fury, Street Fighter the movie, Riding Bean, The Guyver, Bastard!!, Wicked City, and Pokemon were all more worthy of being included than Fushigi Yugi? Complaint three: Cardcaptors. Cardcaptors is not the Americanized version of Cardcaptor Sakura; it is a deformed bastard child with no place next to the original. How can they possibly put CCS on the list AND Cardcaptors, when Cardcaptors clearly lacks everything that makes CCS a good show?

Bottom line: this list is a triumph of syndication and marketing over actual quality. Today, I also saw this list reprinted in Wizard's new anime magazine. I believe it is the first issue. God willing, it will be the last. Hell, even Animerica has more respect for the genre than these morons.
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