1: "Astro Boy" Osamu Tezuka's creation revolutionized anime with its futuristic themes and lovable robot protagonist.

2: "Sailor Moon" A trailblazer in female empowerment, Naoko Takeuchi's magical girl series inspired generations of fans.

3: "Neon Genesis Evangelion" Hideaki Anno's psychological masterpiece redefined the mecha genre with its complex characters and deep storytelling.

4: "Dragon Ball" Akira Toriyama's iconic series set the standard for shonen anime with its epic battles and unforgettable characters.

5: "Princess Mononoke" Hayao Miyazaki's environmental epic showcased the beauty of hand-drawn animation and powerful storytelling.

6: "Cowboy Bebop" Shinichirō Watanabe's space opera combined jazz music and noir influences to create a truly unique and memorable series.

7: "Attack on Titan" Hajime Isayama's dark and gritty series broke boundaries with its mature themes and shocking plot twists.

8: "One Piece" Eiichiro Oda's long-running adventure series has captured the hearts of millions with its humor, heart, and world-building.

9: "My Hero Academia" Kohei Horikoshi's superhero saga has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with its diverse cast and inspiring message of heroism.