This might be the wrong place to put this, and if it is, I'm sure the moderators will move it, or close this down. In any case, I wanted to make this thread, because I've been really interested in the process of animation, particularly in Japan, and even more particularly, in the 1990s, and for this: I would like to tell you guys my favourite anime, and I would like to know yours. 1. Akame ga Kill! (2014) Akame ga Kill's premise is, an Assassin group called "Night Raid" working with the resistance in order to overthrow the corrupt regimen of the Empire. I know this is going to incur the wrath of manga enthusiasts, but hear me out, lol. This is purely down to nostalgia, as this is my first encounter with anime. (Yeah, even before I watched Dragon Ball Z) I don't think this anime is the best, far from it actually. But, I feel the most attached to this one, purely for nostalgic reasons. The characters in this anime are entertaining to watch and I find myself going back to watch this anime again and again. I think I watched this anime like, 25 times. I'm not joking, seriously. XD But, yeah, I do really love this anime and it takes my Number 1 spot. 2. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Neon Genesis Evangelion's premise is, an alien species (called Angels) are attacking humanity. It's the first attack in 15 years, and the only source of protection humanity has is the Evangelions, powerful mecha that are design specifically to take out the angels. Only 13-14 year old kids can pilot Evangelion though, and the story takes us through their journey. This may not be my favourite anime, but I think it's the best *I have* ever seen, for many reasons. 1) It was the birth of original animated series. What I mean by this, is that Eva (short for Evangelion), was the first anime episodic series that was created, not based from manga, or any original source material already. (With exception to some from Studio Ghibli, but that was purely to sell merchandise) 2) The themes explored in Evangelion are dark and realistic. The tone of this series is very dark, but also realistic at the same time, which allows us to connect to the characters on a personal level. Take Shinji Ikari for example. (He's the main character) He has no "heroic" qualities, in fact, some my view Shinji as supposed to be a side-character with no significance whatsoever. He is not a "hero". He is not a "good guy". He is simply human. Every character in this series is "human". There are no protagonists, antagonists or any defining role in the story. They are all human. I HIGHLY suggest you give this a watch. 3. Free! (2013) Free!'s premise is, 4 high school boys form a swimming club to compete in competitions, because they love to swim. I'll tell you this. I've never been that excited to watch guys swim in my entire life. Free was recommended to me by a friend, and at first glance, I thought it would be sheep. (Since this "friend" was my crush, I was much forgiving than I was for Eva, THAT's for sure XD) The way the anime makes people watching, actually care about a relatively boring premise, is amazing. Takes a lot of talent to do that. I also love that the series explores homosexuality to an extent, I hope this appears in the second season (Free! - Eternal Summer) which I am about to watch lol. I also love how the main male characters have female names, and the main female characters have male names. Makes you think about how society labels people, right?! (or maybe, it's just because the mangaka wanted to, I dunno lol) But yeah, those are my Top 3 anime. They probably will most likely change, but the only constant thing in life is change, so I think that should be excused. Please let me know what your favourite anime is/are. It doesn't have to be 1 or 3 like I did, it can be more, if you want.