I’m willing to play along, but I’m puzzled by the question: “top 5 according to what criteria?” Should I list the anime I’ve enjoyed most, based on my initial reaction and number of rewatches? Or should I list the ones I admire most, based on overall artistic quality? These are not at all the same thing.
So I’m going to shrug and give both lists:
- Cardcaptor Sakura
- Spirited Away
- Shakugan no Shana
- Kanon (2006)
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (original broadcast order)
Of course, your mileage may vary.
There would be more overlap if I were doing a Top 10 list. Still, note that in one case I can’t link to a review since I haven’t been able to force myself to watch it again.
So what does it signify? I can’t say. You’ll have to draw your own conclusions.