This particular list makes me want to do the following: hurl, throw tomatoes, nod in agreement, reminisce down nostalgia lane, puke some more and give my middle finger. A friend agreed with my sentiments by asking, “Were the editors on crack?” Personally, I think they were. I mean, seriously, this list was so long. I think it would have been better to be more selective and picky and narrow the list down to like the top 50 or something. There were so many shows on here I never heard of or cared for, rendering me disgusted and apathetic about their choices. Some of their selections appalled me: why would they consider this show #n and whatnot?
On a more positive note, some selections made me happy because they were shows I personally enjoyed. Shows like Duck Tales, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Real Ghostbusters, and etc. These shows made me walk through memory lanes. However, IGN’s placement also made me question their sanity and made me wonder why they didn’t rank such great shows higher on their list.
Now, let me get away from being nostalgic and focus on the “Asian” aspect of this entry. I was
surprised by the number of animes on this list . . . fifteen to be exact — and not exactly ones I’d consider — but that’s besides the point.
Here’s the list of animes that are listed:
95) Fullmetal Alchemist
90) Afro Samurai
86) Astro Boy
78) Dragon Ball Z
73) Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
51) Death Note
44) Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets)
29) Speed Racer (1967)
14) Cowboy Bebop
10) Neon Genesis Evangelion
Do I agree with it? Well, no, I don’t. Am I glad that at least some animes made it onto the list? Yes, I am. But am I happy with their choices? A Big Fat No. I mean, sure I liked Gundam Wing, and Astro Boy deserve a spot on the list, but seriously, Neon Genesis Evangelion as 10? Just, no. I thought Death Note would be higher than its current ranking. On a side note, personally, I would have been happy to see like Tekuu no Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne) on this list, but considering how Fox butchered it, I’m not surprised. But that is yet another story.
All in all, this list was quite a disappointment, but at the same time it served its purpose, and it allowed me to cheer for my favourite shows on the list. What do you guys think of this compilation?
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