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Japanese Magazine Lists the Anime That Have Defined the Millennium

Paprika, one millennium-defining anime

Believe it or not, we’re almost 20 years into the new millennium. Toyo Keizai, a Japanese finance magazine that also reports on pop culture, has assembled a list of 20 anime titles that have defined the first two decades of the 2000s.

In chronological order, here they are:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)

Voices of a Distant Star (2002)

Paprika (2006)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)

Rebuild of Evangelion film series (2007, 2009, 2012)

K-On! (2009)

Tatami Galaxy (2010)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

Tiger and Bunny (2011)

Mawaru Penguindrum (2011)

The Idolmaster (2011)

Girls und Panzer (2012)

Psycho-Pass (2012)

Wolf Children (2012)

Coppelion (2013)

Non Non Biyori (2013)

Shirobako (2014)

Sound! Euphonium (2015)

Love Live! The School Idol Movie (2015)

Mr. Osomatsu (2015)

OUSAers: do you think these films and series accurately represent the millennium? Anything you’d add? Sound off!

Source: Crunchyroll

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.