Top 10 Popular Anime Series

Anime has been around for quite some time now. It is, simply put, Japanese animated TV series (and movies). Due to the large variety and quantity of anime, it isn’t possible to make an uncontroversial “best anime” list. Therefore, this is merely a “most popular” list, with the top ten most watched and most well-known anime.

Top 10 Best Rated (bayesian estimate) (Top 50)
#titleratingnb. votes
1Clannad After Story (TV)9.083853
2Steins;Gate (TV)9.081700
3Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)9.073565
4Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal (OAV)8.976062
5Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV)8.966251
6(The) Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (movie)8.941849
7Spirited Away (movie)8.919005
8Cowboy Bebop (TV)8.9010482
9Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (movie)8.881351
10anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (TV)8.871789
This rating only includes titles that have at least 11 votes. The bayesian estimate is a statistical technique used to reduce the noise due to low sample counts. In effect, the less a title has votes, the more it is pulled towards the mean (7.5478). In other words, these are the titles that many people agree are great. formula