Japan's Goo Ranking Rates the Most Popular Anime in the Last 20 Years

Ranking the most popular shows from 2000-2020

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Japan’s biggest ranking site Goo Ranking has published its list for the most popular anime that has debuted in the last 20 years. Among these titles, 29 shows have been mentioned, with some tied due to garnering the same number of votes from its consensus. The questionnaire has received responses from July 31 to August 14 this year and only includes shows that premiered from 2000 to 2020.

Anime like Inuyasha, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Hajime no Ippo, and Digimon Adventure 2 make appearances on the list. Boogiepop Phantom came in first place and serves as a sequel to its 1998 light novel counterpart. According to Goo Ranking, “the story is characterized by its unique dark colors and heavy atmosphere” and serves as a companion piece to “the live-action movie released in the same year.”

Check out the top 15 anime titles below, then watch the new trailer for My Hero Academia season 5.

  1. “Boogiepop Phantom”
  2. “Hamtaro”
  3. “Nyan is Nyan Nyander Kamen”
  4. “Banner of the Stars”
  5. “Inuyasha”
  6. “Oja Witch Doremi”
  7. “Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh”
  8. “Gensoumaden Saiyuki”
  9. “Hajime no Ippo”
  10. “Sakura Wars”
  11. “Digimon Adventure 2”
  12. “Ghost Story”
  13. “UFO Baby”
  14. “Love Hina”
  15. “Gear Fighter Dendoh”
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