We'll never agree on a single "best anime ever," but I think we can reach some consensus on a canon of titles that are all worthy of serious consideration.
ITT, legitimate contenders for the title of best anime ever made. Be objective. Set aside personal tastes.
Starting with an obvious one.
>"best anime ever,"
It's yuyushiki, but I don't expect you plebs to understand.
Only someone in complete denial of its status and influence within the medium would not be naming Evangelion as one of the first anime to be in the running.
You're welcome to your opinion on how good it is, but its importance alone is enough to make it a serious talking point. It would be like removing Vertigo or Gone with the Wind or something from talks about the greatest American film.
Abeshit and Yuaasashit
EoE and Evangelion
Tenkuu no Escaflowne
Kino no Tabi
Rose of Versailles
Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Tenshi no Tamago
Only the 2003 ver. Brotherhood is good but was filled with unlaughable jokes and the antagonist (Father) was too stereotypical in comparison to Dante
Nice recommendation/favorite anime thread