This is an experiment (and a game too, if you will)

She's not being depressed, she's just... thinking, that's all.

Some smart fellow at Facebook had this idea of asking people about the fifteen anime that they can remember within fifteen minutes, without looking at any source material. I figured that hey, I can use this as source material for my Statistics class, so would you be so kind, dear reader, to help me out in my academic endeavors?

The rules are simple:

Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen anime you’ve seen that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Don’t use any source material (including my list) and rely only on your memory. If less than fifteen anime comes to you, then that’s fine.

This is my list:

1. Clannad: After Story

2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

3. 5 Centimeters Per Second

4. Kanon (2006)

5. Higashi no Eden

6. School Days

7. Toradora!

8. Air

9. Strawberry Panic

10. Rurouni Kenshin

11. Mahou Sensei Negima!

12. Bakemonogatari

13. REC

14. K-On!!

15. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s

Update: As of March 29, 2011, 12:00pm, UTC+8:00, gathering 30 replies, the list is as follows:

1. Naruto (19)

2. Bleach (18)

3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (16)

4.5. Yuyu Hakusho (14)

4.5. Dragon Ball Z (14)

6.5 .One Piece (13)

6.5. Doraemon (13)

8. Death Note (10)

10. Toradora! (9)

10. Voltes V (9)

10. Sailor Moon (9)

12. Clannad (7)

12. Fairy Tail (7)

12. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (7)

16.5. Lucky Star (4)

16.5. Shakugan no Shana (4)

16.5. Code Geass (4)

16.5. To Aru Majutsu no Index (4)

16.5. Yamato Nadeshiko Seichi Henge (4)

16.5. School Rumble (4)


1. Multiseasonal anime are grouped as one. (i.e. Clannad and Clannad: After Story, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden)
2. Most participants are students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

  1. Canaan
    Madoka Magica
    Kaze no Stigma
    Darker than black
    Infinite Stratos
    Yumekui Merry
    Kore wa Zombie Desu ka
    Bamboo Blade
    Goshuushousama Ninomiya-kun
    Hidan no Aria
    Angel Beats
    Rozen Maiden

    Just off the bat without thinking too much. (less than 3 minutes to compile the list)

    • Thanks! ^^

    • Most of the ones you gave me are from this season, as well as the popular ones back then. Let’s see how they will fare once I finish my survey.

  2. Madoka Magica
    Rozen Maiden
    Lucky Star
    Code Geass
    Death Note
    Dragon Ball Z
    Voltes 5

    most of my list came from anime aired on local channels and the good ones during and last season

  3. Thanks for that.^^ I think most Filipinos who watch anime will probably come up with those TV5 shows, the the NaruBleach Piece trio, as well as anime classics that they STILL air today.

  4. 1: Kannazuki no Miko

    2: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    3: You’re Under Arrest

    4: Angel Beats

    5: Hidamari Sketch

    6: Strawberry Panic

    7: Vampire Hunter D; Bloodlust

    8: Queen’s Blade

    9: Rurunou Kenshin

    10: Simoun

    11: K-ON!!

    12: So-Ra-No-Wo-To

    13: Aria

    14: The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

    15: Red Garden

    • Thanks for the list. I probably would canvas all of the replies and make another post on the most popular replies both online and offline.

  5. Death Note
    Dragon Ball Z
    Clannad: After Story
    Code Geass
    Hungry Heart Wild Striker
    Haibane Renmei
    Zettai Shonen
    Elfen Lied
    Neon Genesis Evangelion
    Grave of the Fireflies.

    Recalled and typed within exactly a minute.

    • I see that you listed some very nice classics there. Dragon Ball Z reminds me of my childhood… and I’m surprised that I didn’t think of Elfen Lied when I was doing this myself.

    • Nakande
    • March 28th, 2011

    Nanoha A’s
    Madoka Magica
    Code Geass
    Digimon Tamers
    Shugo Chara
    Last Exile
    Asura Cryin
    Macross Frontier
    Shakugan no Shana
    Soul Eater

    • Digimon Tamers induces nostalgia…

        • Nakande
        • March 29th, 2011

        After doing this, I looked at my list of all the anime I watched and realized I forgot:
        Sora no Manimani
        Telapathy Shojo Ran


    Reviews 103-108 should be around there somewhere. They haven’t been added to the main list yet.

    • Yi
    • March 28th, 2011

    Gunslinger Girl
    Haibane Renmei
    Ghost in the Shell
    Witch Hunter Robin
    Ergo Proxy
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Spirited Away
    Samurai Champloo
    Rozen Maiden
    Kino no Tabi
    Mai Hime

    That was fun. ^ ^
    Our lists are really different!

    • Just goes to show that different people find different things memorable, yes?

      Anyway, thanks for the list! ^^

    • Yomi_tan
    • March 28th, 2011

    Card Captor Sakura
    Higashi no Eden
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Lucky Star
    Da Capo
    Shakugan no Shana
    Prince of Tennis
    Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

    in case you still need this~ :3

    • Haha, even if I finish my survey, which would probably be by the end of the week, people can still post their lists here. Maybe I’ll do some post updates on this one as soon as I get more replies offline.

  7. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    Kannazuki no Miko
    Comic Party
    Great Teacher Onizuka
    School Rumble
    Sister Princess
    Yosuga no Sora
    Shukufuku no Campanella
    Level E
    Astro Boy

    …Now I remember that the the amount of anime I actually watched is very very tiny.
    Especially compared to the manga series I follow and finishes. 😐

    • Thanks for the list. ^^

      I’ve been quite busy lately and haven’t had the time to go back to my older posts. Sorry for the late reply.

    • Johnny
    • April 4th, 2011

    1.Gurren Lagann
    2.Hayate No Gotoku
    5.Gundam Wing
    6.Eden of the East
    7.Code Geass
    8.Puella magi madoka magica
    9.Black cat
    10.Black Lagoon
    12.Darker Than black
    14.Monster Rancher.
    15.Air Gear

    • Thanks!

      Maybe I’ll continue to make a post about it sometime soon.

    • MkMiku
    • April 9th, 2011

    First ones that came to my mind, for obvious reasons. Some are favorites, some I just remember reading a lot about:

    Madoka Magica
    Gurren Lagaan
    Black Rock Shooter
    Dragon Ball Z
    Nanoha A’s
    High School of the Dead
    To-Love Ru
    Shinryaku! Ika Musume
    Excel Saga
    Strike Witches
    Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

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