Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Name 100 Anime Other Than Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and Dragonball

This is a test. A true test for the true Otaku. Without the use of the internet or consulting any sort of reference guide can you name 100 anime that aren't Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, or Dragonball? Or their respective sequels, for that matter. Can you do it? It's got to be off the top of your head. Don't look at your blu-rays or your streaming channels. If you have to, go to a room that has no anime references of any kind. Close your search browser if you have to or reach for a pen and paper if sitting in front of a computer is too much temptation to Google.

My room is almost covered in posters and I have quite a few blu-rays. Hell, my own blog is devoted to this stuff. Still, 100 anime titles is a tall order. And I've become so reliant on my blog to keep everything straight for me. 

I'm not too sure I can name 100 off the top of my head. I'm going to avoid movies since that would be too easy and I'm only limiting this list to one entry per franchise. So no padding out the list with different Gundam titles. 

But I shall try... Wish me luck. I think I can do it. I know I've seen enough to fill up this list, but can I remember enough?

  1. H20: Footprints in the Sand
  2. The Big O
  3. Outlaw Star
  4. Gunslinger Girl
  5. Noir
  6. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam
  8. Boogiepop Phantom
  9. Attack on Titan
  10. Sword Art Online
  11. Cowboy Bebop
  12. Trigun
  13. Code Geass
  14. School Days
  15. Nisekoi
  16. Ultimate Otaku Teacher
  17. Eureka Seven
  18. FLCL
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh!
  20. Gurren Lagann
  21. Digimon
  22. Pokemon
  23. Ergo Proxy
  24. Black Lagoon
  25. Knights of Sidonia
  26. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  27. Psycho Pass
  28. Full Metal Panic
  29. Fullmetal Alchemist
  30. Hellsing
  31. Space Battleship Yamato
  32. Lupin the 3rd
  33. Basilisk
  34. Suzuka
  35. Rumbling Hearts
  36. Yu-Sibu
  37. Oreimo
  38. WataMote
  39. Noucome
  40. Dog and Scissors
  41. The Severing Crime Edge
  42. Flowers of Evil
  43. Elfen Lied
  44. Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
  45. Valvrave the Liberator
  46. Majestic Prince
  47. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
  48. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  49. Hetalia
  50. Fairy Tale
  51. Magi
  52. Eyeshield 21
  53. Yu Yu Hakusho
  54. Bakemonogatari
  55. When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
  56. I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying
  57. Terra Formars
  58. Black Bullet
  59. Tokyo Ghoul
  60. Samurai Champloo
  61. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  62. Silver Spoon
  63. Black Butler
  64. Shimoneta
  65. Higurashi
  66. Case Closed
  67. The Files of Young Kindaichi
  68. Mysterious Girlfriend X
  69. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
  70. Kids on the Slope
  71. Ninja Slayer
  72. Girls Bravo
  73. Log Horizon
  74. Legend of the Legendary Heroes
  75. Reborn
  76. Hunter X Hunter
  77. Another
  78. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  79. Boys Over Flowers
  80. Rurouni Kenshin
  81. White Album
  82. Sankarea
  83. Saekano
  84. Photo Kano
  85. Kill La Kill
  86. Mekakucity Actors
  87. .hack/SIGN 
  88. Dr. Slump
  89. Problem Children Are Coming From Another World
  90. Anohana
  91. Clannad
  92. Air
  93. Kanon
  94. Sound! Euphonium
  95. Monster
  96. My Little Monster
  97. Toradora
  98. Durarara
  99. Baccano
  100. Fist of the North Star
You know what? This was actually pretty challenging for me. There are tons of obvious ones like InuYasha and Gungrave that I missed. I didn't name anything from the Tenchi series, either. Memory really is a funny thing. Some of these anime I have never even watched. I just thought of these names out of the blue. There are plenty I have on blu-ray that I couldn't even think of while I was making this list. Honestly, it took me about a half hour of concentration to grasp for names and some of them were a little too obscure for their own good. I know I've seen more than a hundred titles. I'm pretty sure I've seen close to two hundred titles. More, if sequels and such are included. But every time I rattled off about fifteen or twenty titles I'd get stuck and fight an urge to look at my blog. It was frustrating. Then a random name would pop in my head and I'd type a few more titles. The final five were the hardest, but once I thought of the first one the others followed quickly and my list was finished.

Really weird how the memory is. Anyway, this is my list. Let's see if you can make your own the same way I did. Maybe you can do it in less time. 

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