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By PHIL ARCHBOLD

"Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World" follows Natsuki Subaru, a hermit who's suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into a fantasy world. He's transported to a land inhabited by all magical creatures, killed not long after arriving, and regenerates in a refreshingly self-aware show.

30. Re:Zero

Lucy is a Diclonius (a mutated human species with invisible telekinetic appendages known as Vectors) who escapes from the government facility she's housed in. She's injured during the escape, however, and she develops a split personality as a result, in this seminal show that shouldn't be missed.

29. Elfen Lied

With just 13 episodes, this show is perfect for binging, and it still hits as hard today as it did when it premiered in 2004. "Anime auteur Satoshi Kon brings his feverish vision to the serialized form in 'Paranoia Agent,' a disturbing meditation on individual and societal anxiety," reads the Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, where it holds a perfect 100% rating.

28. Paranoia Agent

The highest-grossing media franchise of all time, "Pokemon" may not be a masterpiece, but it holds a special place in the hearts of '90s and '00s kids, and for good reason. The adventures of Ash and his trusty sidekick Pikachu never fail to raise your spirits, even today.

27. Pokemon

A pair of orphaned step-siblings are transported to a world centered around gaming and they become so successful that they're contacted by Tet, a god from another reality, who challenges them to a game of online chess. It is essential viewing for anime fans everywhere.

26. No Game No Life