Weekly Toyo Keizai is a Japanese finance magazine that launched back in 1895, modeled after the British Economist. The target audience is execs, analysts and investors. We’re almost two decades through the 2000s, and earlier this year, the magazine took a look at where anime stands in the 2000s and capped that off with a list of the top 20 must-see, Culturally Defining Anime so far (in chronological order).
Here’s the 20 culturally defining anime of the new millennium listed by a Japanese finance magazine Toyo Keizai in chronological order:
It’s an interesting mix of movies and TV, hits and flops, mainstream fare and otaku favorites.
01. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
02. Voices of a Distant Star (2002)
03. Paprika (2006)
04. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
05. Rebuild of Evangelion film series (2007, 2009, 2012)