Writing and reading top anime lists is an interesting activity because writing one requires some reflection and introspection, while reading one may help people discover some good old shows and learn about the general preferences of authors of such lists. This is a compilation of top anime of the decade 2000-2009 lists 🙂
As with any ordered lists of shows, the rank itself is not as important as the reason behind the preferences because people may like different aspects of an anime.
The posts are listed in chronological order by date of publication ( I’ll write one too sometime this month 🙂 ). I might conduct some statistical analysis on these lists later if time permits.
These are reflective posts:
Series of posts on anime trends in the first decade of the 21st century.
2000-2009 Part 1: Looking Back by sdshamshel
Reflection on the trends of the decade.
Anime decade: From ‘Japan Cool’ to ‘cooling off’ by Matt Alt
“I was surprised and shocked to witness the rise of anime in the 1990s, and now I feel those same emotions again as I watch it collapse in slow motion. Truly, the early 2000s timeline reads like the plot of an epic novel with an appropriately apocalyptic anime ending.”
2000-2009 – Decade Summary Part 1 by Psgels
Very detailed post listing top three shows for each year and season with brief impressions.
Well-described unordered list of favorites with some retrospective.
Top 50 Anime Series of the Decade by Gaguri
Excellent ordered list with over 4000 words, characterizing each anime. This list inspired several other people to create their own 🙂
50 animes of the decade by Sasa
Ordered list that includes many all-time favorites as well.
Top 50 Anime of the decade by Cokematic
Ordered list that also includes anime movies and OVAs.
List with brief impressions by genre.
Anime Favorites: 2000-2009 by Animekritik
Heading to a deserted island? Take these five shows with you 🙂
Ordered lists that feature some not very widely-known anime.
“…a good show should always be a good show no matter the subject matter and the intended audience.”
Ordered list with links to full reviews.
200 (+) Anime Worth Taking With Us Into the Next Decade by 21stcenturydigitalboy
“a list of every single worthwhile anime of the past decade.”
Top five anime series, movies, and OPs
Selection of anime by year with commentary.
Ordered list with commentary.
“My list of twenty titles that made an impact upon me in this past decade. ”
My Top Eleven Anime Of The Decade by Omisyth
Ordered list with impressions for each show.
Ordered list with commentary, including an anime that is described simply as “perfection”.
“…a decade of wonderful anime titles, most of them contributing to my all-time best list”
Ordered list of 50 anime with commentary.
Best Anime of the Decade: 2000-2009 by Kitsune
Ordered list with AMVs, OP/EDs, excerpts from anime, and links to reviews.
20 Awesomest Anime of the Decade (2000-2009) by Brikhaus
“My list probably won’t sit well with the pretentious arthouse goons or the moe-loving fapboys, but rest assured these anime are actually good shows.”
20 Decade Highlights by Kavik Ryx
“for all the anime I’ve missed this decade, I feel blessed that I had the opportunity have seen these ones.”
Ordered list with an interesting choice for the top spot…
My Noughties in Anime by Absolute0
“I am by no means proclaiming that these series are the best of the decade. Some of them might be on your list, some of them might not. Whatever the case, I definitely enjoyed these.”
A Reflection on a Decade by Shadowmage
Ordered lists of top 20 series and top 20 films/OVAs.
I’ll keep updating this post. Please let me know of any other decade posts that I might have missed 🙂
If you would like to write a post, but don’t recall all the anime shows of the decade ( very few, if any, can remember all of them 😛 ), these resources might be helpful.
- ANN list (I find this list the most useful because everything is visible on one page)
- AnimeNfo list browsable year
- Anime Planet list sorted by year
- Wiki list by year