Top 100 Best Anime of All Time [Top Anime List To Watch]
“Anime”. A medium that has shaped all of our lives in one way or another.
Whether it is by making us laugh or by making us cry, this medium holds ultimate significance in our hearts and can’t be replaced by anything else.
However, within the ginormous pool of anime offered by the industry, there is the presence of certain series that we prefer over the others.
Some shows hit our hearts harder than a truck and make us feel privileged to be able to have such a great experience.
And for all of us, that anime is different. There is a different series for everyone that struck their hearts the most.
Thus, there are different ‘Best Anime’ lists for each one of us. However, many of us haven’t watched a lot of good anime that can end up in our best anime list itself.
Therefore, I have accumulated the ‘Top 100 Best Anime’ in this list to give you a general idea of what amazing shows this industry has to offer.
This list is a comprehensive one. Consisting everything from TV series to Movies, from Modern Magicians to Cult Classic.
This is the list for every single person who wants to enjoy some great anime this year but doesn’t have an idea about the starting point.
But with this list, I have got you covered homie. You don’t need to worry about your entertainment now.
Just pick an anime from this list and start your binge session. I am sure you will have a great time doing that.
But enough blabbering! Let us start our massive list of Top 100 Best Anime that is going to shape your anime experience forever.
I hope you enjoy it. Let’s Go!
100. Seraph Of The End
Starting our massive list of anime, we have one of the most popular vampire stories in anime.
Yes, we are talking about Seraph Of The End. This 12 episode TV anime aired back in 2015.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by Kagami Takaya and Furuya Daisuke and animated by Yamamoto Yamato.
The story is about a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a lethal virus that kills everyone over the age of 13.
This virus has brought humanity to its knees, giving a chance of ruling the planet to vampires.
These vampires are co-existing along with humans and have a shelter of their own. Enter Yuu Hyakuya.
A young boy who managed to survive that virus and was taken by Vampires. Yuu and his ‘Family’ are having a decent life for kids but they want freedom from these vampires.
In an attempt to attain it, Yuu ends up losing his family forever but manages to make it free.
However, as soon as he makes it out free, he realizes that humans aren’t completely dead.
There are humans out there and they have formed an organization to fight vampires. Yuu joins this organization and swears to kill all of those vampires that killed his family.
The series is based on a very popular Vampire setting. However, there is also a pinch of emotional drama, relationships, and amazing fights added to it.
If you are a fan of anime that can make you burst with a certain emotion, then Seraph Of The End can be a great experience for you.
99. Lucky Star
While making ‘The Best Anime’ list it is important to include all kinds of anime ranging from high-octane action series to slow and steady slice-of-life series.
And one of the most fantastic slice-of-life series stands with the name of Lucky Star.
Lucky Star is a 24 episode long TV anime that aired back in 2007. It is an anime adaptation of a 4-Koma manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Yoshimizu Kagami. The story is about 4 school girls named Konata Izumi, the Hiiragi twins, and Miyuki Takara who are having a fun time of their life in school as well as outside in nature.
The series portrays the hilarious and comical reactions of these girls to everything that happens in their life.
Whether it’s Japanese tradition or the Otaku culture, this anime tackles them all in its fun and humorous approach.
This is a parody, slice-of-life anime that ridicules a lot of stereotypical mindsets that existed back then.
The jokes within that anime would give you an idea of how much the ‘Anime fandom’ has grown over the past years and the difference between the present and past culture of anime.
98. Cardcaptor Sakura
There are multiple anime series out there that shape the medium itself by their presence.
And one such anime that defines the shoujo genre is Cardcaptor Sakura. This 70 episode TV anime aired back in 1998.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by CLAMP.
The series is about a girl named Sakura who accidentally opens a book that contains some dangerous magical cards.
These magical cards are scattered around the world as she opens the book and soon realizes that this is a problem.
Those cards contain enormous powers and each of them acts independently. Appointed by a magical entity, Sakura has been given the task of being a ‘Cardcaptor’ who will collect these cards that have been scattered and bring them back to avoid any sort of commotion.
Accompanied by her friends, this anime discovers the journey of Sakura and her experiences as she collects every card and performs her job as a ‘Cardcaptor’.
This anime is looked upon as one of the best shoujo anime that came in the late 90s.
Not to mention, this series has won the Animage Grand Prix award for Best Anime in 1999.
So yeah, for anyone who wishes to experience some of their old-school shoujo adventures, this anime is for you man.
97. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Now then, it is time for some adorable and wholesome anime that would melt your heart with its cuteness.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is time to take a look at the very popular, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.
This 13 episode TV series aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Cool-Kyou Shinja. The story is about an office worker named Kobayashi who gets herself involved with the dragons.
However, these dragons aren’t what you are expecting them to be. These dragons are the ones who can transform into cute girls and the first ones to meet Kobayashi is Tooru.
She was a dragon that had no place to go and was offered her place by Kobayashi while she was drunk.
Now to repay her for the house, Tooru becomes Kobayashi’s maid and helps her with household stuff.
However, this maid is not your typical one. It’s a dragon so it is bound to create some and all such inconveniences make this anime, an exciting and fun watch.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a fun and hilarious series that takes the stereotypes and bends them for their own advantage.
If you are having a few hard days lately, then the cuteness of this can anime can let you blow off some steam.
96. Seven Deadly Sins
Well well, didn’t it take its time to show up on this list. The anime we are going to discuss now is from the very popular Shounen genre called Seven Deadly Sins.
This 24 episode TV anime aired back in 2014. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Suzuki Nakaba. The story is set in a world similar to the European middle ages when the ruler of Britannia is adored and despised by the knights.
These knights can use magical power and these magical powers come in handy while saving their nation.
However, as stated before, a certain set of these knights of people are against the ruler of this kingdom and wish to overthrow the ruler.
These knights are called ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. However, as time passed, the knights that adored the rulers turned their swords against them as well.
Now, Elizabeth seeks those Seven Deadly Sins to overthrow these knights and bring justice back to this world.
The manga series Seven Deadly sins was a best-selling one. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about some banger story that will excite you every time.
It’s already here.
Time for yet another cute and wholesome anime that can help you from anything including depression.
Enter, the adorable K-On! K-On is a 13 episode TV series that aired back in 2009.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga the manga was written and illustrated by Kakifly.
The story is about Yui Hirasawa who wishes to join a club in her precious high school days.
However, she is a bit confused about choosing a club. Initially, she decides to go for the light music club but after experiencing her weakness in music, she changes her mind.
However, the light music club is at the brink of its extinction and wants Yui to join to preserve the club.
Now the club tries its level best to make sure that Yui joins and sustains the club.
As she becomes a part of the club, these girls have their fun way of life with music and club activities.
K-On! is an amazing stress buster for anyone who is having an ugly time right now.
It’s an anime for those who wish to enjoy and calm themselves after their tough day at school/work.
Are you the one?
94. Natsume’s Book Of Friends
Looked upon by many as one of the best slice-of-life, shoujo anime of its time, Natsume’s Book Of Friends is an experience that can be life-changing for its viewers.
This 13 episode TV series aired back in 2008. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Midorikawa Yuki. The story focuses on Takashi Natsume who has been coming in contact with Yokai thanks to a contract his Grandmother made back in her days.
These contracts have been passed on to Natsume through a book which her grandmother used to call ‘Book Of Friends’.
Without parents and a likable atmosphere, Natsume’s only partner is Madara who is a spirit himself but wishes to save Natsume from the other spirits by being his bodyguard.
Therefore, Natsume now has to try his level best to bring peace to these spirits to have a safer life for himself.
This anime is one of those emotional series that can touch your heart so easily.
The Yokai within its narrative act as the game changer for this series. A pretty solid watch overall.
It is time to discuss some Isekai, weebs! That’s right, it’s an Isekai this time boys and we have to watch this one because it is an award-winning one.
You guessed it, I am talking about our favorite KonoSuba. Kono Subarashi is a 10 episode TV series that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Akatsuki Natsume and illustrated by Mishima Kurone.
Since it’s an Isekai, you know what’s gonna happen. Our main character Kazuma is a shut-in otaku who dies in the real world and gets reincarnated in a fantasy world.
However, he is given the option by the Goddess Aqua to take a strong weapon with himself to defeat the Demon King.
But Kazuma chooses Aqua as the one he wants to accompany. Now in the new world, instead of having an amazing adventure, these guys have a hard time even surviving here.
By performing odd quests to make a living, Kazuma forms a small party and begins his unconventional adventure in this world.
KonoSuba is a parody of Isekai anime that ridicules all the stereotypes of the isekai genre and presents it in a hilarious format.
How ironic is it that the anime that taunts the Isekai genre, won the Best Isekai Anime Of The Decade by FUNIMATION.
Now you want to watch it right?
92. Mirai Nikki
Let’s dive into a bit of darkness now. After a relaxing vibe with KonoSuba, it is time to take things seriously with Mirai Nikki.
Future Diary is a 26 episode TV series that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Esuno Sakae. The story is about Yukiteru Amano who writes a diary with his imaginary friends Deus, the God of Time and Space, and Murmur, God’s servant.
However, it turns out that these aren’t imaginary people. They are actual Gods who now gave a diary to Amano that has a detailed description of the future and asks him to fight 11 other people with a similarly powerful diary in a battle royale.
The winner gets to become the next God Of Time And Space. As time passes, Amano meets up with his stalker Yuno Gasai.
However, Yuno has her own secret that would be revealed as the story moves on.
As you can see from the synopsis, the story of this series is creative and has a lot of potentials to be admired by the fandom.
ln fact, it is one of the most popular anime of all time.
A great watch for anyone who wants some unique action series.
91. Soul Eater
Well, I guess it is time to talk about some bangers from back in the day.
Soul Eater was an anime that brought a new wave of fans after its release.
A series adored by action fans. Soul Eater is a 51 Episode long TV anime that aired back in 2008.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Ookubo Atsushi.
The story is about an Academy set by the Lord Death to develop ‘Death Scythes’ for the sake of fighting evil Shinigami in their realm.
Soul Eater Evans along with his meister Maka Albarn wants to become a soul eater.
Meeting along with new friends on his way, Evans and his group start collecting souls and attain peace of mind and body.
The series is an amazing watch for anyone who appreciates some high-octane action along with some cool characters.
Soul Eater is the series that would quench your thirst for some exciting series.
Now then, let’s have a chat about one of the most loved romance anime out there, Toradora.
An anime for anyone who hasn’t been much acquainted with the romance genre. Toradora is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Takemiya Yuyuko and illustrated by Yasu.
The story is about a boy named Ryuuji Takasu and a girl named Taiga Aisaka.
Each one of them has a personality trait that they are known for. Taiga has a strong and aggressive personality giving her the name of Palmtop Tiger.
However, Ryuuji has the looks and personality of a delinquent. They both encounter each other one day and realize that they are in love with each other’s best friend.
In an attempt to help each other out, Taiga and Ryuuji develop a bond themselves.
However, this bond would turn out to be much more than what they expected. This is yet another wholesome and cute romance series that would melt your heart and make your day.
The series is widely appreciated for its approach and narrative. A great pick for some who love his love.
What do you think of God? Strong, Fierce, and Almighty? Or something along the lines of a ‘White Ball’?
Whatever stereotype you hold for ‘God’ is bound to change once you watch Noragami. Noragami is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Adachitoka.
The story is about a God named Yato who works as a ‘Delivery God’ and performs any task at the price of ¥5.
That’s right. With just the amount of ¥5, you can enjoy all the services offered by Yato and his Godly strength.
And these strengths revolve from cleaning your house to cleaning a dead body. Yato is doing all this just so he could collect enough money and have his own shrine.
Later on, he encounters Ikki Hiyori and Yukine, and together, they come across more and more people as they work for them and learn from them.
This group has the time of their life as they have fun together and explore more about themselves.
Noragami is a series that hits the mark thanks to its amazing cast of characters that make the series all and more appealing.
It also has some great fights and emotional moments to spice it up. No wonder it is one of the most popular anime out there.
88. Angel Beats!
My Oh My, It’s Time To Cry! The next entry on our list is the cry fest king, Angel Beats!
Angel Beats is a 13 episode TV series that aired back in 2004. It is a Maeda Jun original directed by Kishi Seiji and animated by P. A. Works.
The story revolves around Otonoshi who wakes up in a new world just to realize that he is dead.
After he meets with Yuri, he understands the functioning of this world and tries to remember his past.
Unfortunately, he only remembers his name from his previous life. Now in this world, he is supposed to NOT live a normal school life otherwise he would die in this world as well and cease to exist.
However, Tenshi is continuously trying to let Otonoshi and Yuri as well as her group live a normal life.
Who will win in this battle between Yuri’s group and Tenshi? This is one of the most heartwarming series out there.
The synopsis above may seem standard at first but when you understand the themes and ideas behind this narrative, you would realize how beautiful this anime is.
Not to mention, this series is known for seemingly blending music, action, and drama into its narrative.
No wonder it was chosen as a recommended work by the awards jury of the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival.
87. Sword Art Online
Isekai fans, where are you? I have THE ANIME for you. One of the most popular anime of all time has made its way to our list under the name of Sword Art Online.
Sword Art Online is a 25 episode TV series that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Kawahara Reki and illustrated by BUNBUN. The story revolves around Kirito who gets his hand on this new virtual reality game called Sword Art Online.
Now you might be wondering what’s special about this game? Well, it’s simple! ‘NerveGear’ tech made its way to controlling your game avatar using your thoughts.
Now Kirito logs in to play and has his time of life when suddenly he realizes that he can’t log out.
Turns out that he is stuck in this world of Aincrad and can’t escape it until he completes the game.
Moreover, if he dies in the game, he dies in real life. Therefore, he has to complete a hundred levels of the game and make it out alive!
Will he be able to achieve this goal? Sword Art Online is a series that gained massive popularity thanks to its narrative that resonates so much with Otaku culture.
Being one of the most recognized anime in the anime community, this series has a lot of exciting fights and gaming-related stuff in it.
You should try this out if you are a gamer yourself.
86. Blue Exorcist
It is time to discuss some good Demon/Devil anime that can give you the vibe that you need.
And what other anime would be a better pick for this spot than the furious Blue Exorcist?
Blue Exorcist is a 25 episode TV series that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Katou Kazue.
The story is set in a world where two races i.e. Humans and demons reside in their own realm of Assiah and Gehenna. Now Satan wishes to take over both of these realms.
However, to do so, he needs an appropriate host. Therefore, he sends his own son to the world of Assiah to let him flourish and take his body later for conquering that realm.
However, his son Rin Okumura has other plans. Instead of siding with his father, Rin starts working against him and becomes an Exorcist to stop him from gaining control.
Will he be able to prevail against Satan himself? This is an amazing series for people who love their Demon-oriented story filled with some amazing action and drama.
Ohh, so you like such anime too? Well, here you go!
85. Yuri On Ice
Yaoi fans, I want to know your locations now. Here is the bigger gift you guys would be getting today (if you haven’t got it yet).
Yuri On Ice is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2016. It is an original anime directed by Yamamoto Sayo and animated by Studio MAPPA.
The story revolves around Yuri Katsuki who was one of the best figure skaters out there.
However, his loss at the Grand Prix Finale made him forget all of his hard work and return back to his home.
However, luck knocks on his door again when a video of Yuri performing a move by world champion Victor Nikiforov.
It got so popular in fact that Victor himself shows up at Yuuri’s house and asks him to become his mentor.
Now with the mentoring of his idol and guidance from the elite, Yuri tries to make it back and reach the top with all he has got.
To all those Yaoi fangirls out there, this is the anime for you guys. Have a great time feeling your fetishes!
84. Tokyo Ghoul
Should we get a little bit serious now? Because apparently, a tough anime has made its way to the ring…..
I mean list. The very popular Tokyo Ghoul. This 12 episode anime hit the TV back in 2014.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Sui Ishida.
The story is about our boy Kaneki Ken who loves reading his books and wants to have a normal life.
However, his meeting with Rize leads to him being in a predicament none of us could have expected.
Rize was a girl who asked Kaneki for a date. But later on, Kaneki realizes that she is not a human, she is a Ghoul!
Ghouls are humanoid creatures that rely on human flesh as a source of food. Now Kaneki Ken is about to be slaughtered by Rize but somehow manages to survive.
Unfortunately, he is a Ghoul now and fights his way through his own thoughts for being a human.
Challenges are yet to come as Kaneki looks at the world with his new eyes.
This seinen anime was another banger that shocked the markets with its popularity and serious tone of the narrative.
Anyone who wishes to enjoy some brutal, dark anime can definitely check out Tokyo Ghoul.
So now that you have had your share of the pain experience, how about something more soothing?
Something that would calm your mind and help you relax a bit. Well, if you want that, we have Nichijo for you!
Nichijo is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Arawi, Keiichi The series is just what it sounds like.
It’s about ‘Nichijo’ which means the ordinary life of a certain set of characters and their way of life as the episodes progress.
However, their ‘Normal’ life is not normal at all as they have some of the weirdest ways of experiencing even the simplest of things.
Situations get tougher for every character as we laugh upon their daily monotonous life and how they deal with it.
Nichijo is one of the best-animated works offered by Kyoto Animation. If you want to laugh to your heart’s content, this is the go-to anime for you.
Every scene has been portrayed with so much artistic weight and extreme efforts that you can’t help but appreciate them.
A must-watch for all Sakugatards.
82. Kill La Kill
Original anime is usually a hit or miss for anyone. If you have consumed the source material then you have a benchmark but that’s not the case for an original series.
Being at such a disadvantage may look like a hurdle for such anime to shine but Kill La Kill managed to make its name without any issues.
Kill La Kill is a 24 episode TV series that aired back in 2013. It is an original anime directed by Imaishi Hiroyuki and animated by Studio Trigger.
The story revolves around Ryuuko Matoi who wishes to seek the killer of her father.
As she roams around the land for the answer, she comes across a school where people at the top are given special treatment with supernatural suits called ‘Goku Suits’ that give the user some of the most insane powers.
Ryuuko believes that the student council president of that school has some vital information but to meet the president, she must fight her way out of all the other students in the council.
Even though she loses during her first encounter, after gaining a battle suit herself, Ryuuko challenges these students again but is now more powered.
Will she be able to know the potential cause of her father’s death?
Kill La Kill is looked upon by many as one of the best original anime out there.
So much so that it even won The Best Original Anime Of The Decade Award by FUNIMATION.
I don’t think I need to tell, why you should watch it, do I?
Talk about some classic magic romance series and your conversation would be incomplete without InuYasha.
InuYasha is a 167 episodes long TV series that aired back in 2000. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
The manga series was written and illustrated by Takahashi Rumiko. The story is about a girl named Kagome Higurashi who is brought back 500 years to the Sengoku period by a demon.
Now, this demon recognized her as a girl who possesses the wish-granting jewel and wanted to snatch that from her.
However, during their spar, the jewel ends up breaking into shards and scatters all around the world.
To control such a powerful object, Kagome asks a human-dog hybrid InuYasha for help. They both, along with new friends on the way, embark on their journey to the shards and bring them back to safer hands.
This is one of the most recognized series of its time. It has won the “Property of the Year” award in ICv2’s two times and received third place in Animage’s Anime Grand Prix “Best Anime” category.
Don’t you think that’s more than enough reason for you to enjoy this romance?
Another music-based anime is making its way, weebs! However this time, the vibe is completely different.
Tackling some mature and interesting themes, we have Nana. Nana is a 47 episode long TV series that aired back in 2006.
The anime is an adaptation of a Manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Yazawa Ai.
The story revolves around 2 girls named Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki. Both of them have similar personalities like Komatsu wants to find her true passion and Osaki wants to become a professional musician.
From their accidental meeting on a train, a series of events take place to make both of them become closer and closer.
They interact, communicate, and understand each other so well that they help each other at all moments in their life.
With their life in the new city filled with unusual experiences, Nana features both of these girls having to learn from romance, music, and challenges as their life progresses.
Nana features some of the most interesting presentations of Shoujo, Romance narrative. Its realistic and mind-blowing themes make it a fascinating watch for its viewers.
Not to mention, the manga of the series had a banger sales performance of 40 Million+ copies.
79. Samurai Champloo
Another classic is on its way, weebs. One of the most action-intensive and influential samurai series out there, we have Samurai Champloo.
This 26 episode TV anime aired back in 2004. It is an original anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and animated by Manglobe.
The story is about a waitress named Fuu Kasumi who once got harassed by one of her customers.
However, to her rescue came Mugen who uses a unique style of combat and defeated the ill-mannered.
However, during his fight, Mugen meets Jin whom he challenges for a fight but loses due to Mugen’s own unique fighting style.
Now due to such extensive fights, the bar Fuu was working, gets destroyed and Mugen and Jin end up killing a local magistrate’s son.
Now they get locked up but Fuu rescues them and asks for a favor. She wishes to find a Samurai who smells of flowers and asks the duo for assistance.
Now this group of three begins their journey to find such samurai as they meet new people, have high-octane combat, dynamic sword fights, and banger hip-hop music.
Samurai Champloo is one of the most acclaimed anime series of all time. With its amazing soundtrack to beautify choreography, this series is packed with amazing content that can appeal to any action fan out there.
78. Perfect Blue
Horror is a genre that is really difficult to translate into the anime medium. However, once in a while, we get movies like Perfect Blue that make us question our thoughts.
Perfect Blue is a 1 hour 20 min long movie that aired back in 1998.
It is an adaptation of a novel directed by Kon Satoshi and animated by Studio Madhouse The story is about a member of an idol group CHAM who left the group to pursue her career as an actress.
Her name was Mima Kirigoe and she got a mixed reaction from her fans for her decision of career change.
To get rid of the previous idol image, she takes a role in a crime drama series and gets a positive reaction from the same.
As time passes by, her demand in the acting industry rises and causes her more and more distress.
To add up, she is being stalked by a fan who couldn’t believe that she has left her idol career.
To top it all off, a website has been summoned up that seems to be replicating Mima, and CHAM has improved without her as well.
With so many activities taking place against her will, Mima gets to have some of the worst life experiences she could potentially have.
Perfect Blue is a series that targets a mature audience with its dark and slow storytelling.
Right after its release, the movie received awards for Best Asian Film and Best Animation Film.
It also received more awards and critical praise at film festivals. So if you wish to enjoy some dark movie that questions your experiences, then ‘Perfect Blue’ is the one for you.
77. Berserk (1998)
With one of the most influential series of all time, we have the legendary Berserk.
Berserk is a 25 episode TV series that aired back in 1997. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by legendary author Miura Kentarou. The story is about a mercenary named Guts whose birth was rather unconventional.
He was born from his mother’s corpse. Yeah, the situation is THAT detrimental. Set in a war zone with an unrealistic amount of war, Guts is scouted by the faction of Griffith who wishes to seek dominance.
The series focuses on the life of a man who starts to understand that the way of this dark world is not as dark as it may seem.
However, he has to fight his leader Griffith and his lust for money to find his own self.
Berserk is one of, if not The most critically acclaimed series of all time. It has a seriously dark and cruel tone added to its narrative that seemingly blends with its plot.
An anime that you wouldn’t wanna miss if you are a fan of some great seinen.
All my drama fans, I have got you covered for this one. The next entry on our list is a cute one.
Indeed, I am talking about one of the most loved Josei anime of all time, Chihayafuru.
This 25 episodes long TV anime aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Suetsugu Yuki. The story is about a girl named Chihaya Ayase who gets exposed to the vast world of the game ‘Karuta’ thanks to a friend she met in elementary school.
After realizing the enjoyment of the game and the potential to be the best, Chihaya becomes a Karuta freak.
Now in high school, Karuta wishes to create a competitive Karuta club with the intent of reaching the top.
She wants to compete and take over the nationals with all her passion. Her reunion with that childhood friend makes the situation even better.
All she has to do select the best of the best Karuta lovers to make sure an elite team.
Chihayafuru is one of the most loved Drama, Josei series out there. Not to mention, this series boosted the love for Karuta in Japan and also received multiple rewards for its manga version.
All the more reasons to watch it.
75. Banana Fish
Rarely do we come across any shoujo anime that can make even the shounen fanboys cry.
And so we have come across such an amazing shoujo series that goes by the name of Banana Fish.
Banana Fish is a 24 episode TV series that aired back in 2018.
It is an anime adaptation of a Manga. The Manga was written and illustrated by Yoshida Akimi.
The story is about the son of the Mafia Godfather named Ash Lynx. At the age of 17, Ash decides to search for the Banana Fish that his elder brother was talking about.
However, his father had other plans. He sent his men to take care of Ash in a bar he was visiting.
Now in this bar, he meets two photographers and has a conversation with them. Suddenly, his father’s men invade the bar, and in the commotion, two of Ash’s friends get kidnapped.
Therefore, Ash decides to save both of them while continuing his search for the Banana Fish.
But what was his father trying to do by sending men against his own son?
The story uses the Mafia, Gangster troupe beautifully and thus makes the series even more exciting.
Some heavy action blended with unconventional romance can be witnessed in Banana Fish.
74. The Grave Of Fireflies
Studio Ghibli movies just won’t rest until they make it in the list. But who can deny them?
Their beauty is just so vibrant that we all can’t help but love it. Grave Of The Fireflies is a 1 hour and 30mins movie that aired back in 1998.
It is an original anime directed by Takahata Isao and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is set after the conclusion of World War II.
Seita and Setsuko are siblings who lost everything in this war. From their beloved family to their bright futures, everything was gone for good for them.
Now they drift from place to place in the countryside while carrying disease and hunger.
On their way, they meet people who look at them with apathy. This teaches them that even the brightest smiles shatter when pure despair prevails.
However, their smiles are always filled with hope and strength irrespective of the unlimited troubles they are facing.
What has fate in store for these siblings? This story is one of the most heart-touching pieces you would encounter from Ghibli studios.
Not to mention, Japan Catholic Film Award, the Special Award in the 31st Blue Ribbon Awards, the Animation Jury and Rights of the Child Awards in the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and the 1st Moscow International Children’s and Youth’s Film Festival Grand Prix in 1998 are some of the many awards received by this movie.
If you have ever watched an anime and thought, ‘What The Hell Was That!?’, you are going to have a similar feel this time as well.
The anime that we are going to discuss now is the acclaimed FLCL. FLCL is a 6 episode OVA series that aired back in 2000.
It is an original anime directed by Tsurumaki Kazuya and animated by Studio Gainax.
The story is about a normal 6th grader named Naota Nandaba who lives in a city where nothing incredible seems to happen.
His life is changed when his elder brother leaves for America to play Baseball and his ex-girlfriend starts clinging to Naota.
However, this change is going to get even further when he meets Haruko Haruhara, an unconventional girl who ends up causing problems for Naota and continues to do so.
As time passes, the presence becomes even more vibrant and Naota gets catfished in one of the biggest battles humanity has ever experienced.
Ah, yes, the synopsis is kind of weird and random but so is the series.
It is an anime created for all this love to search for ‘Depth’ in their narrative.
Its unique storytelling is what let it win Best Animation Film at the Fantasia Festival as well as Best Comedy Series and the Best Short Series at the American Anime Awards show.
72. Akame Ga Kill
Another amazing series has made its way to the list, weebs. Looked upon by many as the Game Of Thrones of anime, we have Akame Ga Kill.
Akame Ga Kill is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga series.
The manga series was written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tashiro Tetsuya. The story is about a group named the Night Raid branch of the revolutionary army.
Their task is to overthrow the greedy Prime Minister Honest whose frail leadership has caused the entire nation to taste poverty.
Night Raid knows that killing is not ideal and they would pay for their deeds someday but priority is always given to their plans.
Enter Tatsumi, a naive boy who was inspired by Raid and its ideals. He joins the organization with the idea to work alongside.
However, strong assassins in the organization are on another level. Thus, Tatsumi tries his best to catch up with his superhuman comrades and help them with their goals.
This series is one of the most exciting and well-thought-out offered by its release year.
If you wish to enjoy some great anime that can make you feel a different and exhilarating vibe then Akame Ga Kill is the show for you.
Do I even need to say anything about this one? It is the legendary Kodomomuke series that is known and loved by everyone all across the globe.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the time for the amazing Pokemon. Pokemon is a 276+ episode TV series that aired back in 1997.
It is an anime adaptation of a game. The series is directed by Yuyama Kunihiko and animated by Studio OLM.
The series is set in a world where unique creatures called Pokemon exist and Pokemon trainers from all around the world compete to become the Pokemon Master.
The protagonist of this series is 10-year-old Ash Ketchum and he is on the same journey.
The journey for being the very best. Pokemon is one of the most commercially successful franchises out there.
Both the game and the anime gained massive popularity worldwide and thus, such a high rank on our list as well.
70. Sailor Moon
Alert Guys! Classics are coming to raid the list. This time, we are talking about one of the most popular Shoujo series of all time, Sailor Moon.
Sailor Moon is a 46 episode TV anime that aired back in 1992. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Takeuchi Naoko. The story is about a normal girl named Usagi Tsukino whose life becomes not-so-normal when she rescues a cat from danger.
The cat addresses that Usagi is now supposed to be a Sailor Moon, an interplanetary warrior who is supposed to fight the evil Dark Organization.
Usagi receives a brooch that allows her to shift her appearance to Sailor Moon. However, she not only has to protect the planet but also find the other members related to Sailor Moon.
This anime is the one that shaped the Shoujo series for good. It hit the market with a bang and gained massive popularity worldwide.
Not to mention, The anime won the 1992 Animage’s Anime Grand Prix Award. So yeah, if you want to experience the birth of Shoujo anime then this series is for you.
69. High School DxD
Ecchi anime is always enlightening in its own way (if you know what I mean).
And one of the most popular ecchi anime has also made its way to the list.The very special High School DxD.
High School DxD is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2012.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Ishibumi Ichiei and illustrated by Miyama-Zero.
The story is about a perverted guy named Hyoudo Issei who joins a school where the girls to boy ratio are extremely high.
However, despite having so many beauties in his school, he wasn’t able to get a girlfriend.
His luck changes when a girl proposes to go out on a date with him, although she was from another school.
Unfortunately, his luck changes again when that girl turns out to be a fallen angel who kills Issei.
Now a devil named Rias Gremory resurrects Issei as a devil and her apprentice. Thereon begins the journey of Issei and the Gremory peerage to perform as devils and do their best.
However, why did that fallen angel kill Issei? Truths are bound to unfold as the series continues.
This is one of the most looked-over anime by the community. Although it is heavy with ecchi and fan service, the series has a really good narrative and animation that gets unseen by a lot of weebs.
Make sure to enjoy the story as you watch this anime.
68. Yu Yu Hakusho
The anime defined the Shonen genre and gave it a new form. Yu Yu Hakusho is another classic that made a massive impact on the anime industry and gave a new direction to it.
Yu Yu Hakusho is a 112 episode TV anime that aired back in 1992. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Togashi Yoshihiro. The story is about a delinquent named Yuusuke Urameshi who dies as he tries to save a child from an accident.
However, his act of saving was so unexpected that the spirit realm wasn’t ready for it.
They allowed him to get his life back if he completes the tasks assigned by the Spirit Realm.
Therefore, Yuusuke along with a few more people begins his journey to destroy their enemies that threaten Humanity.
Yu Yu Hakusho gained massive popularity due to its narrative and story approach. If you want to experience some amazing shounen from the olden times, this anime is the one for you.
67. Slam Dunk
So are you a fan of Basketball? If your answer is yes then congratulations, you are gonna love this next entry on our list.
The elite sports anime Slam Dunk. This 101 episodes long TV anime aired back in 1993.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Inoue Takehiko.
The story revolves around Hanamichi Sakuragi who has been rejected by 50 girls in middle school.
He joined his high school with the intent of breaking this record. However, his overly strong physique and red hair give others the impression of him being a delinquent.
Although, he is not. But Haruko Aragi is unaware of all this asks Sakuragi if he knows how to play BasketBall.
My man falls in love immediately and says a ‘Yes’. She takes him to the gym and asks him to make a slam dunk.
Although he misses that dunk, Aragu informs the basketball team captain about his insane abilities.
Thereon, begins the journey of Sakuragi from seeking girls to seeking dunks. Slam dunk is a must-watch for any sports anime fan.
It gives you a vivid idea of what amazing sports anime were offered by the good old days.
66. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Greatness can be defined by many aspects, like financial success, love, popularity, etc. And one of the most important of those aspects is influence.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a series that took this aspect to another level. This 26 episode TV anime aired back in 1995.
It is an original anime directed by Anno Hideaki and animated by Studio Gainax. The series is set in 2015 when humanity is about to turn into ashes and the only ‘Nerve’ can stop that from happening.
Nerve is an organization that has the power of Mechs under its sleeves to save humanity.
The son of Gendou Ikari, Shinji, has been appointed as the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01.
The fate of the planet lies in Shinji’s hands as he tries his level best to save this planet from its fateful destruction.
However, what lies as the actual truth for the planet is something we could have never expected.
The extensive drama and heavy psychological horror gave a new path to the anime industry.
The success and critical acclaim of this series made way for its influence in the international markets and changed the anime industry forever.
A classic that you would never want to miss out on. I mean there’s a reason why The Japan Media Arts Festival in 2006 ranked it as the most popular anime of all time.
65. Ghost In The Shell
Talking about some Psychological anime, I wonder if we can commit the crime of overlooking this amazing work which goes by the name of Ghost In The Shell.
Ghost In The Shell is a 1 hour 20 min long movie that aired back in 1995.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Shirow Masamune.
The story is set in an advanced world where cybernetics is omnipresent. In fact, technology has become so advanced that human limbs can be replaced by robotic ones.
The peace and security of such an advanced place lie in the hands of Public Security Section 9.
But the peace is disturbed after the appearance of the Puppet Master, a criminal that leaves trails of his culprits behind.
Needless to say, Puppet Master has a large portion of the body being made from robotic parts and thus, his strength is immeasurable.
Major Motoko Kusanagi has been assigned to take on this task. However, as she digs deeper into the hole of this case, she finds herself questioning this world and its functioning only to realize that all of her philosophical questions will be answered by the Puppet Master only.
Ghost In The Shell franchise is another influential piece of work that made a massive impact overseas.
It reached Billboard Magazine’s #1 video bestseller list as the very first Japanese animated movie to do so.
Oh, and did I mention that matrix movies were inspired by this series as well?
So yeah, Ghost In The Shell is THE anime for anyone who enjoys his sci-fi.
64. Food Wars
To all my cooking lovers, I have the perfect anime dish for you. If you spare a bit of time from your beloved cooking, I would love to see you guys enjoy the fantastic Food Wars!
Food Wars is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2015. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written by Tsukuda Yuuto &Morisaki Yuki and illustrated by Saeki Shun. The story revolves around Souma Yukihira who has been in love with cooking since childhood and helped his father with his restaurant.
However, to test the skills of his son, Souma’s father sends him to the elite Tootsuki Culinary Academy where the graduation rate is just 10%.
Now Souma and his classmates have to try their best to survive in this cut-throat competition and grab a spot for themselves in the 10%.
Food Wars! is an anime that takes the idea of battle shounen and beautifully mixes it with the concept of cooking.
If you are a chef or just enjoy cooking in general then this anime will give you some nice savors.
For many, Sci-fi is the genre that opens the possibility of real-life future events. And thus, they enjoy their Sci-fi with love and pride.
So if you, my reader, are one of those who preserve this genre as the best then I have great news for you.
Let me present to you one of the most amazing sci-fi series, Psycho-Pass. Psycho-Pass is a 22 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012.
It is an original anime directed by Shiotani Naoyoshi and animated by Production I. G.
The story is set in a world where justice is served differently. Using the metric of psycho-pass, the criminal intent of any person can be taken into consideration.
Although this technologically advanced system may seem amazing at first that’s just the surface.
Akane Tsunemori is an honest woman with a true sense of justice and faith in this system.
However, her meeting with Shinya Kougami lets her know that this flawless system actually has flaws.
And this system to catch the corrupt may be corrupt in itself. Psycho-Pass is one of the best tech-based anime offered by the medium.
The beautiful and exciting blend of sci-fi and drama makes this series worth all your time.
If you love your sci-fi then I guarantee that you would love this anime as well.
Another influential classic has paved its way to this list. The move that gave a new shape to the medium, we have Akira.
Akira is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 1988. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Otomo Katsuhiro. The series is set in Neo-Tokyo, a place that was destroyed by a guy with psychic powers.
Although the guy was caught and put into custody, his actions led to World War III.
Now in Neo-Tokyo, two gangster groups called The Capsule and The Clown have issues against themselves.
Now Shoutarou Kaneda, the leader of The Capsule, finds his best friend involved with an esper who escaped government confinement.
However, this meeting leads to Kaneda’s best friend developing psychic powers himself. The government pushes their way through as they try to stop this newborn psychic.
Akira is a movie that showed the potential of the anime medium in the west.
It gave the viewers an idea of how competent this mode of entertainment is and how exciting it could be.
And did I mention that it won the Silver Scream Award in 1992? So yeah, if you wish to enjoy some absolutely gripping anime movies then Akira should be the one for you.
61. A Place Further Than The Universe
Creativity is bound by your own mind. And once you surpass this creativity, your creations reach a whole new level.
One such example of fantastic creative works is the next entry on our list A Place Further Than The Universe.
This 13 episode TV anime aired back in 2018. It is an original anime directed by Ishizuka Atsuko and animated by Studio Madhouse.
The story is about the creative Mari Tamaki who wishes to seek that answer beyond the universe and what lies beyond.
However, despite having such great dreams, she is restrained by her own capabilities. In the second year of school, she decides to not let her youth go to waste.
And this idea takes shape when she meets Shirase Kobuchizawa. Shirase is seeking her lost mother and wishes to visit Antarctica for the same.
Looking at the determination of Shirase and her ability to overcome her strength, Mari decides to join her and as time passes, a few more members join them on the task.
Together, they all travel to Antarctica for the sake of finding Shirase’s mother. The series is a beautiful representation of how your only limit is the one set by your mind.
Have the strength to overcome it and achievements are nothing more than a foot away.
So if you are having a hard time these days, A Place Further Than The Universe can enlighten you up!
60. Black Butler
All my shotacons, where are you? I have a special anime that will make you froth your mouth as you watch this series.
Yup, I am talking about the brilliant Black Butler. Black Butler is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The Manga was written and illustrated by Toboso Yana.
The story focuses on Ciel Phantomhive who works for Victorian England and takes any measure to make sure that the job is done.
He is helped by Sebastian Michaelis and uses superhuman abilities that are no less than amazing.
However, the truth for Ciel lies in the past. The time when he made a contract with Sebastian.
Ceil made that contract in exchange for powers for his soul. Now Sebastian is an amazing butler who will one day have a bite on Ceil’s soul.
As time passes by, their relationship gets stronger and the bond they develop becomes unbreakable.
Black Butler not only has some amazing characters but also an amazing story as well.
For all the Shotacons and Yaoi fans, this anime is something that they just can’t look over.
Are you one of them?
Have you ever thought about being a Mangaka? Of course, you did. After all, we are anime and manga fans so being a mangaka would be a dream come true.
However, thousands of people who hold the same dream try their best to make it happen.
And how does it happen? Well, that’s what Bakuman is here for. Bakuman is a 25 episode TV series that aired back in 2010.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga is created by the duo of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
The series revolves around Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi. Mashiro is a talented artist who wanted to become a mangaka but dropped the plan due to some tragedy.
However, after he meets with Akito who noticed his potential in drawing, Mashiro is now back at making Mangas again so he can keep his crush as a voice actor in its anime adaptation.
Now this duo takes the alias of Muto Ashirogi and starts their journey of becoming the greatest mangaka there has ever been.
The story focuses on the process of Manga creation and how difficult it is to make it out as a Mangaka in this brutal and cut-throat competition.
A beautiful representation of how your favorite series made its way to you. Oh, and did I mention that the creators of this series are the creators of Death Note?
So yeah, this anime is definitely worth your time.
58. Re: Zero
Isekai isn’t a genre that gets noticed easily. Due to the heavy abundance of Isekai anime that is.
However, that one Isekai that gained massive popularity right off the bat was Re: Zero.
Re: Zero is a 24 episode TV series that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Ootsuka Shinichirou. The story is about Natsuki Subaru who got transported to another world just in the blink of an eye, instantaneously.
In this world that he is transported to Subaru has nothing but mobile and few groceries.
He meets a girl named Satela and expects his Isekai transfer to be just like the ones he read in comics.
However, his strength in this world is rather unconventional. His strength is DEATH! Re: Zero took the stereotypes and gave a completely new approach towards it.
Thus, it was a fresh experience for all those who criticize Isekai for being Cliche.
A punch in the face if you ask me. And therefore, you should definitely check out.
Your experience would most certainly be unexpected.
57. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
Get ready to ball your eyes out if you plan to enjoy this movie. This film can make the hardest of rocks shatter with its music and animation.
Yup, we are talking about I Want To Eat Your Pancreas. This 1 hour 50 min movie aired back in 2018.
It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The movie was directed by Ushijima Shinichirou and animated by Studio VOLN.
The series is about Shiga Haruki who loves reading books and has given up on his life thinking that no one interests him and no one has an interest in him either.
That is until this bookworm meets Sakura Yamauchi. Truth be told, Sakura has a pancreatic disease and thus, her days are numbered.
However, unlike others, Haruki shows no sympathy to her and treats her like any other.
Sakura wishes to live her final days to the fullest and thus, she starts to spend time with Haruki.
However, these polar opposites have some of the best experiences of their life as they spend time along with each other and learn the meaning of life.
This movie can teach you a way to look at everything with a positive attitude.
Yes, Even Death. The amazing presentation of life and fun can be experienced in this piece of art.
If you wish to seek some life learnings from your anime, this series could be a great watch for you.
56. Tatami Galaxy
Looking at life with an eye that no one has. Looking at love with an eye that no one has.
Such is the narrative of Tatami Galaxy. Tatami Galaxy is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010.
It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The series was directed by Yuasa Masaaki and animated by Studio Madhouse.
The series portrays the life of a high school student who spent almost all of his high school life breaking up couples with his friend.
The time he had left, he tried to ask a girl out but failed to continue and thus, had a miserable high school life.
However, once he meets an interesting man who calls himself the God of Matrimony. As he introduces himself, the student reflects upon his bad days in high school and suddenly finds something odd with his consciousness.
HE IS BACK IN TIME! Now is the opportunity for that student to start making friends, find his love, and live his high school life to its fullest.
Tatami Galaxy is an artistic representation of one’s love for someone else. With its unique storytelling and approach, the series managed to win the grand prize for the animation category in the Japan Media Arts Festival.
No more reasons are required for you to watch it.
Slow, dark, sober. These are the words that would come out of your mind as you watch this series.
One of the most tranquil storytelling experiences out there, we have Mushishi. Mushishi is a 26 episode TV series that aired back in 2005.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Urushibara Yuki.
The series is about creatures called ‘Mushi’ who are on a different plane of existence.
A plane that none of us can assume to achieve. These creatures can take forms of natural phenomenons like disease or rainbows.
However, there isn’t much info about them mainly because humans aren’t aware of their existence.
Mushishi Genko searches for the answers regarding Mushi. He does so to make sure that the world is a better place for Mushi who don’t have a reason to live.
If he feels that Mushi is related to the rumors he heard, he would head that way.
Such is the journey of Mushishi Genko. This anime is one of the most critically acclaimed series thanks to its unique and calm approach.
The series also won the Tokyo Anime Award in the Television category. For all those who want a new look at life, this is the anime for you.
54. Monogatari Series
Talking about critical acclaim, I don’t think we can forget the very popular Monogatari series.
The Japanese series that even confuses the Japanese. Monogatari is a 15 episode TV anime that aired back in 2009.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by NISIO ISIN and illustrated by VOFAN.
The story is set in a world where apparitions occur now and then based on one’s feelings and emotions.
Araragi Koyomi is another student who experienced these apparitions himself and knows how miserable they are.
Being turned into a vampire, Araragi now meets other girls who are getting affected by these apparitions, and with the help of his friend Oshino, he tries his best to help them out.
This is a series that is looked upon by many as one of the most outstanding works of fiction.
Its amazing storytelling and mind-blowing adaptation make it a contender for all the appreciation it gets.
53. Bungo Stray Dogs
Are you a fan of the Detective series? If yes, then I have great news for you man.
The next anime we are going to discuss is the one that can appeal to you with its mystery.
Bungo Stray Dogs is a 12 episode TV series that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of its manga counterpart.
The manga was written by Asagiri Kafka and illustrated by Harukawa.
The series follows Atsushi Nakajima whose orphanage has been set to be taken over by a supernatural tiger.
As time passed by, he was suspected as the culprit and thrown out of the orphanage.
With no place to live, Atsushi used to have a miserable life. However, his fate changed when he saved Osamu Dazai, a psychopath detective who seems to be on the case of the Tiger who Atsushi witnessed.
Now Atsushi joins Dazai and his supernatural team to help them catch the tiger but later on becomes a part of his team and starts to have his weird days show up as they progress their investigation.
Take your Sherlock Holmes and mix it with a supernatural setting and you get Bungo Stray Dogs.
For all of my mystery and detective fans, this anime is a joy ride for you.
52. To Your Eternity
Despite being a new installment from the anime industry, this anime has made a massive name for itself right off the bat.
Indeed, I am talking about the acclaimed To Your Eternity. To Your Eternity is a 20+ episode TV anime that aired recently on April 12, 2021.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Ooima Yoshitoki.
Yup, he is the author of the fabulous ‘A Silent Voice’. The story is about an orb that can change its shape based on reflections.
This orb becomes various objects unconsciously and gains its senses after becoming a wolf. Now, this wolf returns to its owner and thus, the orb gets to meet the owner of the dead wolf.
However, it turns out that the owner of the wolf is a child who had been separated from his tribe and wishes to meet them again.
To search for his tribe and family, that kid begins his adventure with the orb in the form of a wolf beside him.
As stated earlier, this series is written by the author of ‘A Silent Voice’. Therefore, it is filled with human drama and emotions.
A series that would give you a true sense of what it means to be human.
51. Ping Pong
Talking about Drama, man I just can’t miss this series. I honestly can’t! The next entry on our list is the energetic yet deep, Ping Pong.
Ping Pong is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Matsumoto Taiyou. The story is about two Ping Pong prodigies named Smile and Peco who started out playing Ping Pong for fun but stopped enjoying the game as life moved on.
Later in high school, they participate in the Ping Pong championship. Peco is a confident kid who feels like he is the most privileged Ping Pong player of all time and he will become the best in the world.
A smile on the other hand is rather neutral to the sport. As they both compete in the competition, more and more elite players show up, and their perception of Ping Pong changes.
The director of this series is the renowned Maasaki Yuuasa who has a knack for drama series like this.
His method of intensifying the impact of sport in one’s life is what makes this anime, a commendable watch.
If you have ever been a part of any sport then this anime would be relatable for you.
50. Legend Of The Galactic Heroes
We are starting a new phase, weebs. And the beginning of this phase should be a banger.
Therefore, we have Legend Of The Galactic Heroes to make our way to the 2nd half.
Legend Of The Galactic Heroes is a 110 episode OVA series that aired back in 1998.
It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The series was directed by Ishiguro Noboru and animated by Mushi Production.
The story is about Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wenli. Two geniuses who lead two different groups in outer space with two different ideologies.
As time passes, both of these ideologies crash, one that supports a supreme leader and one that supports democracy.
These two mindsets clash head-on as they indulge in an intergalactic war only to realize the true sense of the war.
Legend Of The Galactic Heroes is one of the most critically acclaimed and universally loved series from the 90s.
So if you are having a bit of free time this weekend and want some old bangers then this anime would fit your vibe.
49. Wolf Children
Motherhood is one of the most beautiful experiences out there. And enlightening the importance of this experience, we have Wolf Children.
Wolf Children is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 2012. It is an original anime directed by Hosoda Mamoru and animated by Studio Chizu.
The story is about Hana who falls in love with a mysterious guy. Turns out, this guy isn’t actually a human, he is a werewolf.
Despite that, her love remains strong and they marry. Later on, Hana gives birth to Ame and Yuki, two children who possess the ability to transform into a wolf themselves.
However, an unfortunate event takes place as her husband dies leaving both Hana and her children behind.
Now Hana has to make sure that her secret doesn’t get out to the populated city and so, she decides to move to the countryside.
As time passes by, it becomes more and more difficult and challenging for a single mother to bring this special family and that is what Wolf Children is all about.
Wolf Children is one of the most heartwarming movies out there. Especially connective to single mothers.
So if mother’s day is on the way as you read this list, gift your mother with this beautiful piece of work.
So I heard that you are a fan of your mystery and psychological anime? Well, if that’s true, let me give you the chance to enjoy the fantastic Erased.
Erased is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of its manga sister.
The manga was written and illustrated by Sanbe Kei. With the ability to live a few seconds of his life back again, Satoru Fujinuma is your normal guy who wishes to be a mangaka.
However, in his world full of hardships, her mother’s murder takes place out of nowhere and leaves his jaws wide open.
Now Satoru tries to use his ability to save his mother only to realize that he has come back in time to his school days.
Is his mother’s death related to the high school kidnapping that took place in her childhood?
This mystery gets complex as Satoru lives his old yet new life and seeks the murderer.
Erased is an anime that has all the elements of an amazing murder mystery. Fans of series like Sherlock Holmes or Re: Zero would definitely find this series befitting for their standards.
47. Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi
The fans of the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise look at this movie as the Best of what the anime industry can offer.
Making its way to the list, we have the Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi. This 2 hour 40 mins long movie hit the TVs back in 2010.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel series. The light novel was written by Tanigawa Nagaru and illustrated by Itou Noizi.
The story is just what it sounds like. It is about the disappearance of Haruhi AND the SOS brigade.
Well, on Christmas day, Kyon goes to school only to realize that Haruhi is nowhere to be found and the SOS brigade is no longer there.
With the shock, he goes to ask other members only to get rejected by them.
Now that his world has turned upside down, Kyon tries all in his power to unravel the reason for this supernatural event and its occurrence.
This specific movie would hit your heart if and only if you are a fan of the Haruhi franchise.
If you aren’t then you can check it out, the series is great but if you are and you haven’t watched the movie yet, Man you are missing big time!
Do you love biking? Do you love excitement? Do you love them both? Well if you do then Durarara is the anime for you.
Durarara is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel series.
The light novel was written by Narita Ryohgo and illustrated by Yasuda Suzuhito. The story is about Mikado Ryuugamine and his life in the city of Tokyo.
As he moves to this new place, he encounters the rumored headless Black Rider. His search for excitement and fun seems to be so strong that he meets the unnatural on the very first day.
However, as unreal things start to happen with him and other members of the city, Mikado realizes that his journey is not going to be a smooth one.
Durarara is an anime that feels special to all those bikers and excitement seekers. Appreciated for its VA performances, this anime is the one for all those high-octane exhilaration and drama lovers.
45. Gurren Lagann
Now my mecha fans will praise me for this one. Rising the ranks of our super long list, we have the amazing Mecha series, Gurren Lagann.
This 27 episodes long anime aired back in 2007. It is an original anime directed by Imaishi Hiroyuki and animated by Studio Gainax.
The story is about Simon and Kamina who lived underground throughout their lives, literally. However, as they get their hands on an ancient war artifact, they get a chance to see the surface.
Now with this new power in their hands, Simon and Kamina head to the surface to unravel some mysteries.
Later on, they fight Beastmen who use Gunmen and try their level best to survive in this harsh environment.
Gurren Lagann is one of the most amazing Mecha series out there. Whether its narrative or execution is for the question, this series does it all amazingly.
No wonder it won awards like Excellence Prize, Best Television Production, and Best Character Design.
44. Ashita No Joe
Did you have a few ‘bad days’ recently? You know, hard times at school or work that made you stressed out and want to punch those who troubled you?
Well, you can relax by watching this fighting anime called Ashita No Joe. Ashita No Joe is a 79 episode long TV series that aired back in 1970.
It is an anime adaptation from a manga. The manga was written by Kajiwara Ikki and illustrated by Chiba Tetsuya.
The story is about a delinquent named Joe Yabuki whose personality is the last thing you would appreciate but his fighting skills are the first.
One day, he got scouted by a former boxing coach who gave him an offer to become a boxer himself.
Even though Joe denies initially it, he accepts his proposal when the coach saves his life.
Now starting a new life of the Boxer, Joe has to tackle all the hardships in his way to become the best.
This series is an amazing watch for anyone who wants some amazing action and sports anime.
After all, Ashita No Joe is a classic sports anime of its time.
43. Death Parade
Very rarely do we come across original anime that make you question our lives as well as our perception of a certain aspect of life.
And the one series that did it the best is Death Parade. Death Parade is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2015.
It is an original anime directed by Tachikawa Yuzuru and animated by Studio Madhouse. The story is about a place where one reaches after his/her death called Quindecim.
This is no heaven or hell. Rather, it’s a bar where the attendant asks all those who have died to play a certain game to decide their future.
If you win, you reincarnate, if you lose, you turn into nothingness. The cruel and dark nature of mankind unfolds as they play this game.
The game that decides their fate forever. Death Parade is an amazing original anime that is appreciated by many thanks to its interesting yet deep narrative.
The way this anime explores the ideas of death and the afterlife is amazing. You wouldn’t wanna miss it.
42. Howl’s Moving Castle
Time for a Ghibli movie to shine on our list, ladies, and gentlemen. And this time around, it is the spectacular Howl’s, Moving Castle.
Howl’s Moving Castle is a 2-hour movie that aired back in 2004. It’s an anime movie adaptation of a novel.
The movie was directed by Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is about Sophie who got involved with the infamous magician, Howl.
Now the witch of waste has cast a magic spell on Sophie with the intent of jealousy and transformed her into an old woman.
Thereon, Sophie needs to take curious steps to make sure that her life with Howl and his magic is safe and sound as they try to manage the curse.
This movie is for all the fantasy anime fans out there. Even though the narrative is simple, the sheer amount of wholesomeness and fun is something you wouldn’t want to miss upon.
41. Dragon Ball Z
Well, well. If it isn’t the legendary shounen anime, Dragon Ball Z. This anime is what shaped your favorite battle shounen, the way it is right now.
Dragon Ball Z is a 291 episode TV series that started airing in 1989. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. The story is set in the future of Dragon Ball where Goku has decided to reside on earth along with Bulma and the others.
However, the terror starts to show up as a random alien reaches the earth and claims to be his brother.
Even though he gets defeated by Goku and his gang, he does make the heroes realize that their life and the life of every earthling is in danger.
Will Goku and his gang be able to suppress the upcoming disaster? This battle shounen is the idol for many other manga series out there.
The best childhood memory for many and arguably, the most popular anime of all time.
For all those who haven’t watched Dragon Ball Z yet, you guys should definitely start your journey.
40. Rurouni Kenshin
Japan has been widely recognized as the country with a massive culture for combat. This includes their love and creation of various forms of martial arts and sword fights.
And this presentation of Sword Fights and amazing martial arts can be easily witnessed in their work called Rurouni Kenshin.
Rurouni Kenshin is a 4 episode OVA series that aired back in 1999. It is an anime adaptation of a Manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro. The story is about a kind-hearted boy named Shinta who was enslaved by a group of bandits.
However, he experienced their murder first hand and got himself christened by the man who saved him.
Shinta, now known as Kenshin Homura, is destined to be a swordsman who would shape this world.
Although his humble nature is not fitting for the task, his resolve to save the innocent is unbreakable.
This embarks the journey of a boy who dedicated his life to save the innocent with his peak swordsmanship.
Rurouni Kenshin is an amazing work for anyone who wishes to enjoy some amazing samurai series from the good old days.
To all those action fans out there, this anime is a must-watch for you as well.
39. Princess Mononoke
Not much of a surprise to see another Ghibli movie on this list. But you know what?
They freaking deserve all the recognition, especially Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke is a 2 hour 10 mins long movie that aired back in 1997.
It is an original anime directed by Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is about a guy named Ashitaka who seeks the cure for the curse that he got from a demon boar while saving his tribe.
He arrives at a place where 2 people are having a massive conflict. Princess Eboshi wishes to destroy the forests while Princess San wishes to save the forest.
After witnessing this commotion, Ashitaka gets himself involved in this and tries to establish peace between the two.
The series is a depiction of how technology and nature can co-exist side by side.
Made for the promotion of afforestation and demotivating deforestation, Princess Mononoke is a movie that will melt your heart and make you feel proud of Mother Nature.
Awards like Best Japanese Movie, Best Animation, and Japanese Movie Fans’ Choice are bestowed upon it thanks to its fantastic narrative.
You want to watch it now, don’t you?
38. Madoka Magica
The magical girl troupe is pretty popular in the anime medium. But very rarely do we experience a brilliant execution of that cliche plot that gives us a completely new vibe.
And luckily, one of them has made it to this list. Madoka Magica is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.
It is an original work directed by Shinbou Akiyuki and animated by Studio Shaft. The story is about Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki who were having a normal time in their life until they met a cat-like familiar named Kyubey.
Kyubey offers both of them the ability to fulfill any wish they possess in exchange for becoming a magical girl.
Even after being warned by everyone including a magical girl herself, Madoka and Sayaka choose the option to become one.
However, this choice would be the most miserable one for their life. As they start their journey as Magical Girls, they realize what needs to be overcome to achieve their deepest wish.
The dark and cruel tone of the series is what gives this anime the worldwide recognition and acclaim that it gets.
Awards like Television Award, Best Newtype Anime Awards, and Grand Prize for animation are bestowed upon this series and all of them are well worth it.
37. Great Teacher Onizuka
Teachers aren’t the closest beings to us in our childhood. I mean we all have different opinions on different teachers who taught us but the one opinion that we all can agree upon is the fact that Great Teacher Onizuka is amazing.
Great Teacher Onizuka is a 43 episode TV anime that aired back in 1999. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Fujisawa Tohru. Eikichi Onizuka is an ex-gangster who wishes to join a high school, not because he wants to teach but because he wants a hot wife for his old days.
However, after getting the task of a homeroom teacher of Class 3-4, he realizes that the life of students here is much more complex than what meets the eye.
Depression, self-doubt, peer pressure, etc are issues faced by these students daily and they can’t do anything about it.
However, using his unconventional methods, Onizuka makes these children realize the true purpose of school and teachers.
For anyone who wishes to be a teacher or who enjoys the high school setting should most certainly watch this comedy-drama series.
It will give you a new eye to look back at your school days.
36. Your Lie In April
Speaking of Drama, I think this list would be incomplete without one of the most heartwarming drama series in recent times.
Yes, boys, I am talking about Your Lie In April. Your Lie In April is a 22 episode long TV anime that aired back in 2014.
The anime is an adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Arakawa Naoshi.
The story is about Kousei Arima who was a piano prodigy but gave up on piano after his mother’s death.
Now Kousei is living his life in a dark mood with regret and pain in his mind.
However, his meeting with Kaori Miyazono, who gave him the eye he needed to hit the piano back again.
This tale unfolds with love and drama as Kousei finds that the strength of music isn’t perfection but play instead.
This series is one of the most popular anime thanks to its immersive storytelling and heartwarming narrative.
If you want some anime that can make you cry your heart out then Your Lie In April is your way to go.
There’s a part in the anime community that loves the hell out of this series.
And the other part just doesn’t know where to start from. Yes, I am talking about the very popular Fate Series.
And more specifically, Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel. The light novel was written by Urobuchi Gen and illustrated by Takeuchi Takashi.
The series is set in a world where a Holy Grail exists that promises to fulfill any wish one has.
However, this notion triggered 3 wars in the past with each of them so brutal that no one winner can stand out.
Now the Einzbern family believes that this won’t happen again and they hire Kiritsugu who would fight for them.
He has his own special weapon in the form of Saber and all the other 6 contestants have their own as well.
Thereon begins the catastrophic battle between these warriors to experience victory and have their wishes granted.
For anyone who has watched this anime, the Fate series is incredible. It has gained wide recognition and love from fans all around the globe and continues to do so as you read this entry and go on to watch it.
34. Made In Abyss
Just as dark as the title sounds, is the anime that lies behind. Made In Abyss is a series that would give a unique experience to almost all of its viewers.
The dark theme and narrative play a vital role in your decision to call this anime amazing.
Made In Abyss is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a web manga.
The web manga was written and illustrated by Tsukushi Akihito. The story is set in a world where a massive abyss that goes deep down the heart exists and various unknown creatures reside there.
People who explore this abyss are called Divers and their efforts are appreciated by everyone around them.
In this group of Divers, stands the legendary White Whistle who are known for their excellence in this task.
The daughter of one of the White Whistle named Riko wishes to be just like her mother.
So she dives into the abyss only to realize that this place is nowhere near as amazing as it may sound.
It’s harsh. Brutally harsh! Made In Abyss made a surprise entrance in the anime community that shocked the fans and the critics with its incredible story and presentation.
No wonder it has won The Anime Of The Year Award by Crunchyroll.
33. Hajime No Ippo
Boxing isn’t a sport that we all get ourselves involved in. However, the greatness of boxing can be experienced behind the screen as well.
And to do so with your favorite medium, anime, you should refer to the fantastic Hajime No Ippo.
This 75 episode TV anime aired back in 2000. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Morikawa George. The story is about Makunouchi Ippo who has been experiencing bullying for a major part of his life.
He wants to do something about it but doesn’t have the necessary passion to do so.
However, this is all changed when he meets a pro boxer named Takamura Mamoru. Now Ippo asks Takamura to make him stronger but he decides to decline Ippo due to his feeling of it being impossible.
But he gives Ippo a task and a time of one week. If Ippo completed the task in a week, he will be selected as an apprentice.
Now motivated Ippo goes on and does all in his power to complete the task and active what he is meant to.
For all the sports anime fans out there, let me remind you that this anime gave inspiration to many mangakas who wanted to make a sports series.
The anime would motivate you to a point where you yourself would like to start practicing boxing on your pillows.
32. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Drama series is always a different type of experience than normal. All they consist of are normal people doing normal stuff yet they seem so immersive.
And for all my drama fans out there, I have an anime that would give you the feeling that you desire so much.
It’s called Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of its Manga sister. The Manga was written and illustrated by Kumota Haruko.
The story is about Yotarou, an ex-yakuza member who completed his time in the prison and makes his move to make it to the outside world.
However, instead of becoming a criminal again, he chooses the path of Rakugo, a special form of Comedic storytelling.
He was inspired by a person and asks him to take him as his apprentice.
The teacher accepts and thus begins the journey of Yotarou who wishes to become an expert at Rakugo.
The drama element in this anime is one of the heaviest you would ever experience.
The lost treasure of Rakugo is explored beautifully in this series which makes it worthy of all the love it gets.
The gangster, mafia setting is pretty popular in the entertainment industry. But very rarely do we get such amazing narratives and story presentations like Baccano.
Baccano is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Narita Ryohgo and illustrated by Enami Katsumi. The story of Baccano comprises Mafia, Gangsters, immortality, alchemy, survival, etc.
It’s set on a train called Flying Pussyfoot that would travel various continents and lead to multiple deaths.
Meanwhile, a scientist seeks the lost immortality elixer. Moreover, mafia bosses are having a rough time with each other.
This anime is filled with high-octane action, drama, horror, and fantastic narrative. With its unique storytelling methods and presentation, Baccano becomes an unexpected experience.
This anime is for all those who want to enjoy some mature content where the good is not ALWAYS going to win.
The series received a massive amount of appreciation and love from fans all around the world along with critical acclaim.
Not much to explain here, just go and watch it yourself. Your experience would be inexpressible.
One of the most amazing AND critically acclaimed psychological series of all time has made its way to the list, weebs.
The mind-boggling Monster is about to unleash. Monster is a 74 episode TV anime that aired back in 2004.
It is an anime adaptation of a Manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Urasawa Naoki.
The story is about a neurosurgeon named Dr Kenzou Tenma who faced a dilemma while performing surgery.
He saved a guy named Johan Leibert using his surgical technique and later on realizes that the director of the hospital is dead.
Years later, it is revealed that Johan is involved in the wrongdoings that happened with him.
This man he operated on is a beast that should have been shut right at the moment.
But now Tenma has to pay for what he has done back in the day.
Monster is a series that can blow your mind and make you question a lot of things in your life.
The details and the mental chaos created by this anime are fabulous. Any psychological anime fan would love the hell out of it.
29. Fruits Basket
Shoujo anime tend to slide under our radar due to their absence of popularity and admiration.
However, a specific Shoujo anime that made its way to the top with thousands of fans is Fruits Basket.
Fruits Basket is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019. The anime is an adaptation of a manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Takaya Natsuki. The story is about a girl named Tooru Honda who has always felt fascinated by the Chinese Zodiac.
However, a few unseen incidents cause her life to turn into misery. Things start to look better when the renowned Souma family takes Tooru in and helps her out.
However, soon she realizes that the members of the Souma family have a secret of their own.
If people of this family hugged the opposite gender, they would turn into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac.
Now that this truth is out. The journey of Tooru is Souma residence is much unique than what we would expect.
Fruits Basket has comedy, romance, and drama, making it ideal for all our lovely anime fangirls out there.
This adaptation is appreciated even more than its previous one that was released in 2001.
Any female anime fan shouldn’t leave this one.
28. Bunny Girl Senpai
Now then, we were talking about comedy, drama, and romance right!? Add psychological genre into that and you get this fabulous anime that goes by the name of Bunny Girl Senpai.
This 13 episode TV anime aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Kamoshida Hajime, and illustrated by Mizoguchi Keiji. The story is about the beautiful representation of adolescent problems that teenagers face using the concept of Puberty Syndrome.
Ever felt that you want to just vanish from this world? Well, you are not the only one.
Superstar Sakurajima Mai also felt the same and got affected by Puberty Syndrome making her LITERALLY invisible.
And it’s not just her. Many more characters in the story face such problems and our protagonist Sakuta helps them to overcome all the hardships they face and realize their true self.
For all the teenagers out there reading this, YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS ANIME! LIKE RIGHT NOW!
Complete reading this list and watch this anime right after that if you want some of the most relatable anime experiences you could potentially have.
I won’t say anymore, JUST WATCH IT!
27. Kaguya Sama: Love Is War
Very rarely do we come across some romance anime that have a different take on the romance genre.
Not your typical high school love story. Rather a fun twist added to it. And such a fun twist has been added to this anime as well.
The name is Kaguya Sama: Love Is War! Kaguya Sama is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018.
It is an anime adaptation of its manga counterpart. The manga was written and illustrated by Akasaka Aka.
The story is set in Shuchiin Academy where education comes first and money comes second.
The home to many rich kids who are supposed to be leaders in the future.
Enter Miyuki Shirogane, a middle-class boy who got admission to this school thanks to his excellent academic performance.
Moreover, we have Kaguya Shinomiya who is from a rich family and has excellent abilities in extracurricular activities.
These two become the president and vice-president of the student council respectively and fall for each other.
However, instead of confessing their love, they try to make the other person confess first.
In this war of love, the one who confesses first loses. Kaguya Sama has one of the most interesting takes on the genre of romance.
They are unique, relatable, and fun to watch thanks to their hilarious narrative. A great watch for all the romance lovers reading this.
One of the BIG 3, had made its way to the list ladies and gentlemen.
This is time to talk about the revolutionary anime series called Bleach. Bleach is a 366 episode long TV anime that aired back in 2014.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Kubo Tite.
The story is about Ichigo Kurosaki who was living a happy life with his family when a hollow attacked them.
Hollows are evil spirits who try to eat human souls. Soul Reaper Rukia tried to save Ichigo’s family and asked him to become a soul reaper instead because of her lack of strength.
Ichigo accepts and kills the hollow that attacked his family. However, now is supposed to kill all these hollows that have a negative eye on humankind.
With the help of his fellow classmates as Soul Reapers, Ichigo begins his journey to kill all those evil spirits only to realize that they are not the only problem for humanity.
Bleach is a series that took the Soul Reaper troupe and gave it an exciting and engaging form.
Being a part of the revolutionary Big 3 is no joke and so Bleach has what it takes for any shounen fanboy to love it.
25. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
We are entering a new phase, weebs. The various anime in this segment is just going to get even better from here.
And starting this phase, we have a series that stands by the name of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
This 26 episode TV anime aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Araki Hirohiko. The anime is just what it sounds like.
It is about the rough and bizarre adventures of the Jojo family. Using supernatural powers called ‘Stands’, the Jojo family tries to put the evil down and ensure the safety of the innocent.
As stereotypical as it may sound, you can feel that this series is different. Whether it’s the art style or storytelling, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has a unique method of putting it and making it even more exciting.
Ohh yeah, can’t miss those references eh?
24. One Punch Man
Being one of the most popular anime that has ever hit the market, the One Punch Man series is a go-to anime for beginners.
It doesn’t mean that it can’t appeal to the veterans. This parody series has the power to make anyone fall in love with it.
One Punch Man is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2015. It is an anime adaptation of its manga sister.
The manga was written by ONE and illustrated by Murata Yusuke. The series is about a guy named Saitama who wishes to be a hero in his world.
Now you might be wondering, how is that possible? Well, the answer is that the area he lives in gets frequently attacked by monsters, and heroes are assigned to save people from those monsters.
Now Saitama has trained so hard that he has become invincible. Yes, Invincible! To the point that he can just one punch an opponent and the opponent would lose.
That’s how strong he has become. Being this powerful, the excitement of being a hero vanishes and he starts to live a peculiar life.
With Genos as his apprentice and applying for the Hero Association, Saitama continues his boring life with the hope that one day, he will face someone strong enough to be able to resist his one punch.
Do you see these typical shounen troupes in my hand? Yeah, One Punch Man picked it up, and threw them out of the window!
Just like that! They don’t care! They would entertain you in their own way.
23. Vinland Saga
Being a popular new-gen anime AND gaining critical acclaim is a tough task. Like really tough, especially these days.
But Vinland Saga is one of the rare occurrences that does have a massive name amongst anime fans while being critically acclaimed.
Vinland Saga is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of its manga counterpart.
The manga was written and illustrated by Yukimura Makoto. The season in subject with this entry is just the prologue of Vinland Saga.
But to explain the premise, basically Vinland Saga in the medieval age when the war between England And Danes was in heat.
Thorfinn, the son of the greatest warrior ever, Thors, witnessed his father’s ruthless murder and swore to take revenge upon his killer.
With this mindset, Thorfinn follows Askeladd, his father’s killer, with the intent to have a proper dual with him and attain victory.
However, this tunnel mindset of his life would soon be shattered when he would have a look at this massive world.
Vinland Saga is amazing! It’s just too good for anyone who enjoys their historical, seinen anime.
The storytelling, presentation, animation, etc are just so good that we can’t help but love it.
No reason for you to sleep on it!
22. Violet Evergarden
Looked upon by many as one of the most beautiful anime series out there, we have the amazing Violet Evergarden.
Violet Evergarden is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a light novel.
The light novel was written by Akatsuki Kana and illustrated by Takase Akiko.
The series talks about an emotionless soldier, Violet who loses the only person she had an attachment to, Major Gilbert, in a war.
However, right before his death, Major Gilbert said, ‘I Love You’, to Violet addressing his love for her.
Nonetheless, Violet didn’t understand the meaning of it, and after the war is dealt with, Violet takes the job of an Auto Memory Doll.
Auto Memory Doll is a female ghostwriter who writes letters on behalf of commoners to their loved ones.
Shaping someone’s feelings into words is what Violet wishes to learn so that she can understand what ‘Love’ means as well.
Violet Evergarden is another anime that is new to the medium but doesn’t stop to receive the massive amounts of appreciation it does.
Its animation is God tier and the storytelling is incredible. A great series for anyone who is having a bit of a hard time recognizing the feelings hidden inside the human speech.
21. Spirited Away
Whether it’s the previous phase of our list or the current one, Ghibli movies have to be on the ranks, not only surprising us but also pleasing the audience who wishes to watch some great shows.
And one of the greater shows offered by the Studio is Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 2001.
It’s an original anime directed by Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is about the cute yet stubborn 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino who witnesses an abandoned amusement park on their way back to their home.
She and her family decide to take a closer look at the park but this decision turns out to be a crucial and WRONG one.
For starters, her mother and father transform into pigs and free spirits are moving all around.
It has happened. They have entered the spirit realm and now it is all up to Chihiro to escape this realm by curing her parents.
But a 10-year-old in a completely new world is something that isn’t THAT reassuring either.
Will they be able to make it out alive? Spirited Away is one of the most critically acclaimed AND commercially successful anime movies of all time.
With countless awards and worldwide recognition, this franchise stands at the top of anime history as one of the best of what this medium could offer.
20. Mob Psycho 100
Remember One Punch Man from before? Yeah, the author of that anime, ONE, is also the author of the next entry on our list, Mob Psycho 100.
So you know where stereotypes are going. Mob Psycho 100 is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of its manga sister. The manga was written and illustrated by ONE.
The series is about a guy named Shigeo Kageyama aka Mob who was an esper and born with psychic power.
But what we would expect as an undeniable asset is a massive liability for Mob.
He has experienced how brutal this strength could be and wishes to overcome it all.
Instead of relying on his psychic strength, Mob wishes to gain physical strength to impress his crush Tsubomi chan.
Nonetheless, to control his powers, he becomes an apprentice of Reigen Arataka, who claims to be a psychic and uses Mob’s powers to earn some money.
Thus begins the life of Shigeo Kageyama who has one of the most unique abilities in the world but chooses not to rely on them.
Mob Psycho 100 is kind of underrated as compared to One Punch Man. Which anime is a better work of ONE is completely a matter of personal preference but both of them are incredible nevertheless.
Especially Mob because of its dynamic storytelling and amazing animation.
All my sports anime fans, where are you guys? I have the best gift for you all.
An anime that has set a new benchmark for the sports genre and stands at the top of its category.
Indeed, I am talking about the amazing Haikyuu. Haikyuu is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Furudate Haruichi.
The story is about a student named Shoyo Hinata who gets the inspiration of volleyball from a team called Little Giants and starts his journey as a volleyball player in middle school.
He, along with his team, makes it to the official tournament but wasn’t able to win because the opponent team’s Kageyama Tobio destroyed them.
After this crushing defeat, Hinata swears to defeat Kageyama only to realize that he has to play volleyball with Tobio as his team partner.
Even though it starts as a bitter relationship, these 2 boys have to work their way together to become elite volleyball players and win the cup!
Haikyuu is appreciated so much in the sports genres mainly because of its true nature of ‘Sport’ and its blend with Shounen.
The dynamic matches and emotion heavy face-offs are what make this anime such an amazing watch.
I mean, it has won the FUNIMATION’s Best Sports Anime Of The Decade.
18. Code Geass
It’s Big Brain Time! All the weebs reading this, I have a mind-blowing anime for you that would make you question every small detail in your life.
Even that fly sitting on top of your fist right now. Yes, I am talking about the intelligent and well-thought-out Code Geass.
Code Geass is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016. It is an original anime directed by Taniguchi Gorou and animated by Studio Sunrise.
The story is set in a world where the Holy Empire of Britannia seeks world domination and attacks Japan aka Area 11.
In this attempt, brilliant Britannian student, Lelouch Lamparouge gets himself involved with the war and ends up in a predicament that is until a girl named C.C. comes to his rescue and gives him the Power Of Kings called Geass.
With this new and incredible power in his hand, Lelouche decided to shut the Britannian empire and their useless search for World Dominance.
Code Geass is a series that would make us feel genius. Its method of presenting the story, action, and scripting are some of the many selling points of this series.
No wonder it has awards like ‘The Best Anime TV Series ‘, ‘The Best TV Animation’, and ‘The Most Popular Anime’.
Definitely worth all your time.
17. Your Name
Rising the ranks of our list is one of the most loved and appreciated Romance movies out there.
Yup, it’s time to talk about the commercially successful Your Name. Your Name is a 1 hour 45 min long anime movie that aired back in 2016.
It is an original film directed by Shinkai Makoto and animated by CoMix Wave Film.
The movie follows Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana and their connection through fantasy. Mitsuha is a countryside girl who wishes to live the life of a boy in the busy city of Tokyo.
Meanwhile, Taki Tachibana is a city boy living his life as a student who wishes to be an architect.
Suddenly, Mitsuha wakes up in a new room and a new place that she soon realizes to be unknown.
The truth is that her body has been switched with that of Taki and Taki’s body has been swapped with that of Mitsuha.
In search of each other’s body to gain it back, Taki and Mitsuha experience some of the wildest dreams that they never knew would come true and look at this new fate of their life.
Your Name is a romance movie that has its own unique way of portraying a story and the emotions that lie within.
It’s a Makoto Shinkai work so you know it is going to be fantastic. Various awards like LAFCA Animation Award, the Best Animated Film, and the Grand Prize Award are some of the many proofs of its excellence.
Ohh and did I mention that it had a Box Office collection of $357 million+?
Get ready to wet all those tissues with your tears. The one who is reading this would ball their eyes out the moment they complete this series.
Being one of the highest-rated anime series of all time, we have Clannad. Clannad is a 23 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007.
It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The series was directed by Ishihara Tatsuya and animated by Kyoto Animation.
The story is about Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa who meet each other by an accident and become friends as time passes.
Tomoya is a delinquent whose life is dull and dark whereas Nagisa has experienced severe illness putting her a year back than others.
Now as they become close friends, Nagisa explains to Tomoya that her dream is to revive the drama club.
Thereon, Tomoya begins to help Nagisa and the other 4 girls with the task of starting the drama club since he has nothing better to do.
However, as he spends more and more time with these fellas, he realizes that life isn’t as dull as he assumed it to be.
Clannad is a series mainly divided into 2 sections. Clannad and Clannad After Story. While Clannad may not appeal to you much, Clannad Afterstory is what makes this series absolutely incredible.
The play of emotions and feelings is so much that you can’t help but cry in the corner.
Don’t miss out on your chance on this one.
15. A Silent Voice
A conversation about brilliant movies would be incomplete without this amazing piece of work, A Silent Voice.
The anime shatters the boundary of fiction and reality and gives us a completely relatable and immersive experience of the acts of bullying and the meaning of friendship.
A Silent Voice is a 2-hour 10 mins long movie that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime movie adaptation of a Manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Ooima Yoshitoki.
The series follows the life of Shoya Ishida, a free guy in his school who always does what he likes.
Whether it’s avoiding studies or bullying unfortunate children, he never loses an opportunity to laugh at other students.
However, when he bullied a dumb girl named Nishimiya Shouko, he was caught red-handed and was accused all alone for the deed even though others had their hands in that act.
Now years have passed by and Ishida has been separated from society and lost his ability to look at anyone’s face.
However, time starts to rewind as he has an encounter with Nishimiya again and their life starts to take a new direction.
The beautiful and surreal expression of human emotions, feelings, and approaches is the bigger selling point of this series.
The atmosphere created by the series along with its animation makes it an eye-pleasing experience.
Well worthy of the Excellence Award at 20th Japan Media Arts Festival.
14. Cowboy Bebop
When we talk about Classics, we talk about the anime that not only gained massive recognition but also shaped the industry overall at the time they were releasing.
And based on this metric, the one anime that set a new benchmark for being a classic is Cowboy Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 1998. It is an original anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and animated by Studio Sunrise.
The story is set in a world where humanity has prevailed on other planets and thus, has created an intergalactic system of existence.
Now in this massive world of space, there are bounty hunters who hunt bounties for a living and one of them is Spike Spiegel accompanied by Jet Black.
These guys hunt bounties to bring food to their table and live a life worth living.
However, their past is what stretches them into their present and gives them a true taste of life.
As they travel across space and hunt those bounties, these two meet new people and realize that humans never change.
This anime is the one that gave a new definition to the medium. Back in 1998, it was the show that targeted the adult audience and thus, gained massive popularity amongst them.
With its high-octane mecha action to thought-provoking storytelling, Cowboy Bebop is the work that would never happen again.
13. March Comes In Like A Lion
All my drama fans, where are you guys? I have the best gift that you will get this year.
And this special gift is in the special form of March Comes In Like A Lion.
March Comes In Like A Lion is a 22 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Umino Chika.
The story is about Rei Kiriyama who is an expert Shogi player but his expertise puts him under pressure and expectations.
Therefore, he leaves his old life and lives in an apartment himself to make up for a new one.
However, his life changes right after he meets the Kawamoto family. One of the older sisters of the Kawamoto family is determined to make sure that Rei would be able to overcome the loneliness he is feeling as well as learn the important skill of communication.
March Comes In Like A Lion is an amazing drama series that deals with psychologically complex and deep standards of human emotions.
This anime starts great but as time passes, becomes even greater and takes the shape of a work of art.
A series that every drama fan should look up to.
12. Demon Slayer
If commercial success and sheer enjoyment were the only metrics to judge an anime then Demon Slayer is the series that would have topped this list.
This anime is insane in its production and story presentation. Demon Slayer is a 26 episode TV anime that aired in 2019.
It is an anime adaptation of a Manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Gotouge.
The animation was done by Ufotable. The story is about a boy named Tanjiro Kamado who lost his family in a demon attack and only his sister is breathing.
However, these breaths are not that of a human. Instead, his sister has transformed into a demon herself and Tanjiro wishes to find a cure for it.
Therefore, he joins the Demon Slayer corps in hopes of finding an answer to medicine for her precious sister.
Thereon, begins the journey of Tanjiro to become a demon slayer and find an answer for his sister’s problem.
Demon Slayer is a living example of the fact that ‘Just because it’s cliche doesn’t mean it’s bad ‘.
It has multiple troupes but their execution is amazing and gives a completely new feel to us.
And commercial success is just another story. With millions of volumes of manga sold and having the highest box office collection from the movie, the Demon Slayer franchise stands as one of the greatest series in monetary terms.
A great watch for any anime fan.
If unanimous love was a metric to judge an anime then this series would have topped the list.
Considered to be the King Of Top Anime Lists, we have Gintama. Gintama is a 201 episode long anime series that aired back in 2006.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga. The manga was written and illustrated by Sorachi Hideaki.
The story is set in a world where Aliens have invaded over the earth and the local government is no longer applicable.
These aliens, called Amantos, have prohibited swords and sword fighting throughout. However, Sakata Gintoki is a samurai from the heart and would do everything in his power to have possession of his sword.
Along with his fellow friends, Gintoki does odd jobs assigned to him so he could pay his rent and other expenses.
These errands always end up in a funny yet consequential situation. And our team tries their best to make the most of it!
Gintama is funny, emotional, adventurous, and filled with action. It has been on the top of many anime lists thanks to the sheer amount of fans: hater ratio this series has.
An amazing anime that can make you laugh to your heart’s content! Make sure to watch it and let off some stress.
10. Jujutsu Kaisen
We are in our Top 10 ladies and gentlemen. The final stretch of The Best Anime list.
And every anime from here on is an absolutely amazing series that you should watch irrespective of their rankings.
So to start this phase, let us begin with a newcomer that made a massive impact right off the bat, Jujutsu Kaisen.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2020. It is an anime adaptation of its manga sister.
The manga was written and illustrated by Akutami Gege. The series follows our protagonist Itadori Yuji who is not much different from any other high schooler in terms of personality.
He is cheerful and likes to have fun and all. However, his physical strength is incredible.
His speed and power are so good that people compare him with a car. Now Yuji was living his normal life when all of a sudden, his bedridden grandfather left him, making him homeless with no one to look up to.
However, soon he gets attached to a phenomenon that would change his life forever. Yuji faces a ‘Curse’ and in the accident, ends up eating a ‘Cursed Finger’ of the strongest cursed spirit.
Even though Yuji should have died, he manages to survive and is forced to become a Jujutsu Sorcerer.
Now living his life as a Jujutsu Sorcerer, he must save the weak with his strength as his late grandpa used to say.
Alongside Fushiguro Megumi and Kugisaki Nobara, Itadori has to make sure that he brings down every curse out there so they won’t end up taking any lives.
Jujutsu Kaisen raised the ranks of popularity right after its adaptation was announced and later on, went ahead to compete with behemoths like Attack On Titan Season 4.
A lot of Hunter x Hunter fans claim that this anime is amazing because of its well-thought-out concept like that of ‘Nen’.
Winning the Crunchyroll Anime Award For The Anime Of The Year, Jujutsu Kaisen paved its name as one of the best anime that the new-gen has to offer.
An anime that every week should take a look at.
9. My Hero Academia
Utilizing the cliche and making it exciting is a work of art that only a few can pull off.
You know, that typical Hero-Villain setting isn’t something outstanding but My Hero Academia gives it the vibe that we want so much.
My Hero Academia is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of its manga sister.
The manga was written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The story is set in a world where 80% of the population has an uncanny ability called ‘Quirks’.
These quirks can be anything. From the ability to release fire to the ability to increase your nail length, quirks have no limit.
And this lack of limit is what gave birth to people who wish to abuse their quirks.
They are called villains. And to stop such people from committing a crime using their powers are heroes who use their power for the good.
This situation has led to an actual profession of ‘Hero’ making many children aspirant of it.
Enter Izuku Midoriya, another student who wishes to become a hero and save people like his idol All-Might, the #1 hero.
However, Izuku falls in the 20% that don’t have quirks, and thus, his childhood dream shatters.
But he keeps trying to become a hero by analyzing other heroes’ quirks and all.
His passion for becoming a hero turns the table for him as he meets All Might himself and gets a chance to inherit All Might’s power.
He finally has a chance of becoming a hero. But power isn’t all you need.
To become a hero legitimately, you need to graduate as a hero, and thus, Izuku takes admission in the best hero course offering academy, U.
A. High. This school has nurtured countless heroes that made the way to the top and now Midoriya wants to be one of them as well.
This is the journey of how Izuku Midoriya, becomes the greatest hero that ever lived.
My Hero Academia is another example of ‘Cliche doesn’t mean bad ‘. This troupe of hero-villain is overly saturated but this anime made its name so easily.
That’s because of the sheer amount of excitement and fun that one gets while watching this series.
Its animation is great, the characters are relatable, the storyline is nice and the fights are brilliant.
No wonder it is looked upon as the new Big 3 of this generation.
8. One Piece
Infamous for being one of the longest-running anime out there, we have One Piece. The series somehow manages to pull off amazing experiences despite being ongoing for ages.
A work of art indeed. One Piece is a 900+ episode TV anime that started airing back in 1999.
Yes, it’s THAT old and STILL airing. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda.
The story revolves around the grand prize of ‘One Piece’ that was revealed by the previous pirate king, Gold Roger.
Right before his execution by the government, he mentioned the existence of this treasure that consists of everything that a pirate desires.
Enter Monkey D Luffy, an aspiring pirate who wants to become the next Pirate King and attain this precious treasure of One Piece.
Thus, begins the journey of a man with dreams to achieve what he always desired.
Despite being going on for over a decade and having more than 900 episodes, One Piece always manages to amaze its fans with every upcoming arc.
Every time, this series keeps a bigger and better step that seems to be impossible to improve yet becomes better almost right after.
This is an anime for someone who loves adventure and seeks the best of what that genre can offer.
If we are talking about revolutionary anime that shaped the medium for the better, our conversation would be incomplete without the address of Naruto.
This anime is absolutely stunning! Naruto is a 220 episode TV anime that aired back in 2002.
It is an anime adaptation of its manga counterpart. The manga was written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.
The series is set in a world where ninjas aka shinobis are omnipresent. Divided into various clans, these ninjas have to complete the ninja training and rise the ranks as amazingly as possible.
Enter Naruto Uzumaki, a troublesome guy who does all sorts of stupid stuff just to get people’s attention.
This is because Naruto has a giant beast sealed within him and people are scared of the idea of him going berserk.
However, Naruto wishes to have friends and gain recognition. He wants to be acknowledged rather than disregarded.
Therefore, he decides to become the King of his village aka Hokage. This is the tale of a useless shinobi who reached the top with just his strength and determination.
Naruto massively shaped anime and the industry involved. A lot of our favorite shounen in recent times are all thanks to Naruto and its influence.
This series gained wide recognition worldwide and is said to be responsible for bringing anime as a medium into the spotlight.
Apart from these victories, the major win for this series is the huge following it has developed because of its narrative and presentation.
Action, Drama, Adventure, Emotional, you name it, you will get the vibe. If you are reading this and you haven’t had a taste of Naruto, you should most certainly give it a try.
It’s worth all your time.
6. Assassination Classroom
Well well, it is time to talk about one of the most underrated anime out there.
This is the entry that deserves even more recognition than it already has because it is THAT EPIC!!!
Assassination Classroom is a 22 episode TV anime that aired back in 2015. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui. The story is about an obscure yellow octopus-looking creature that destroyed 70% of the moon and now threatens the earth.
The international government tries to stop him but his speed is that of Mach 20.
Therefore no one was able to kill him. However, for some, he demands to be the teacher of Class 3-E from Kunugigaoka Middle School now that he has proved his strength.
And he claims that he would teach those students, how to assassinate him. With such a weird request, he is permitted to become the homeroom teacher of Class 3-E.
Now Class 3- E is a class given to students who have been regarded as ‘Failures’ by society and have nothing supportive for themselves.
But if this trashy class manages to assassinate this superfast monster, they would get billions of yens as cash price.
Thus begins the journey of the failed classroom to become the Assassination Classroom. This is one of the most beautifully created anime out there.
The premise may seem weird at first but when you get to know the actual reasoning behind it, your heart would melt like chocolate.
It’s simple yet so heart-touching that all I can say for now is GO WATCH IT!
5. Death Note
For many of us, this is the anime that depicted the potential of the anime medium and its capabilities for enjoyment.
This is the anime that shut the mouth of every single person out there who says that ‘Anime Is Cartoon’.
Death Note is a 37 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The series is about a brilliant high school student named Light Yagami who gets his hand on a special notebook.
That notebook says Death Note and the contents written inside claim that if anyone’s name is written in that notebook, he shall die.
Not believing initially, Light later realizes that this book is no joke and now he has the power of becoming a God.
Taking the alias of Kira, Light starts killing all the criminals that have in Japan to attain peace using Death Note.
However, this act of Kira gets acknowledged by the police, and the best detective in the world named L starts investigating.
Now, this is a war between L and Light. A genius detective vs a brilliant high school student.
Two ideologies of justice crash as Death Note unfolds. For many of us, this was the ‘Gateway Anime’ that attracted our attention way too easily.
To this day, there has never been any anime that manages to have consistently dynamic episodes such as Death Note.
It is exhilarating, exciting, well-thought-out, and mind-blowing. If you haven’t watched Death Note yet, man you are missing one of the best anime out there.
Like seriously, go watch it!
4. Hunter x Hunter
For an anime that never stops to receive more and more critical acclaim as time goes on, we have the legendary Hunter x Hunter.
This anime gave a new direction to the shounen medium through its storytelling and amazing concept.
Hunter x Hunter is 148 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga.
The manga was written and illustrated by Togashi Yoshihiro. The series is about Gon Freecs who takes the profession of a ‘Hunter’ with hopes to find his lost father.
Hunters are just what they sound like. Professionals assigned the task of killing or catching special people.
However, being a Hunter isn’t an easy task, and this realization soon takes place in the mind of Gon.
But he doesn’t give and with the help of a few more comrades, Gon decides to venture out and become a hunter so he could finally find his father that left him behind.
This is one of the most amazing anime series out there. Apart from the massive amount of critical appreciation and love, the series also boasts an amazing power system and a great narrative.
So if you are having a bit of free time this weekend then giving a chance to Hunter x Hunter wouldn’t be less than the best idea.
Yo! My sci-fi fans, I have great news for you guys. The next entry on our list is not only one of the best anime out there but also the best sci-fi, time travel series offered by the medium.
We have the brilliant Steins;Gate. Steins;Gate is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.
It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The series was adapted by Hiroshi Hamasaki and animated by Studio White Fox.
The story revolves around a self-proclaimed mad scientist named Okabe Rintaro who feels that he creates the best gadgets for humanity.
Although, he and his lab, which is a rented apartment, just have one notable invention, a microwave.
No, they didn’t make a microwave. Instead, this thing transforms Banana into green jelly. But this is where the story ends.
The lab members who were friends Okabe never looked at the machine with a lot of potentials until recently they realize that this microwave can do the impossible.
It can send messages to the past. This anime adaptation of Steins;Gate’s visual novel is absolutely brilliant because of its mind-blowing direction and storytelling.
A must-watch for anyone who has even the slightest bit of interest in the Time Travel set.
Trust me, this won’t disappoint you.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
In the list of Best Anime, the difference between the position of the runner-up of first is almost negligible.
Because now it’s a matter of preference which anime do YOU think deserves to be the best out of the two.
However, the one anime that seems to be deserving this spot is in my opinion, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
This 64 episodes long TV anime aired back in 2009. It is an anime adaptation of manga series.
The manga was written and illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu. It’s the tale of the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse who tried to perform the biggest taboo.
These two guys tried to revive their dead mother back to life using alchemy but ended up losing their limbs and making an abomination.
Now, these guys are after the Philosopher’s stone that defies the most important law of alchemy.
That is, ‘To achieve something, something of equivalent value must be given.’ Philosopher’s stone has the potential to create anything from nothingness.
This journey of the Elric brothers would take an unexpected turn as they get to know about the dark secrets of this world they live in.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a work of art. For the most part, this anime is another shounen but the excellence in execution for this series is brilliant.
No wonder it was The Best Anime of all time for so many past years.
Whether it’s critical acclaim or sheet enjoyment, this anime excellence in every field making it one of its kind.
1. Attack On Titan
And finally, the anime that topped our ‘Best Anime List ‘ is obviously Attack On Titan!
I mean what else could it be huh? It’s the only series that has almost every element in it making him the topper for our list as well.
Attack On Titan is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013. It is an anime adaptation from its manga sister.
The manga was written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The story is set in a world where gigantic monsters called Titans have been living alongside humans but not quite as well as you might think.
These titans are the ones who crave humans and try to slurp them down as soon as they see one.
To keep themselves alive, humanity surrounded itself with the use gigantic walls to keep the Titans out.
Enter Eren Yeager, a kid who has the dream to take a jump towards the outside world and realize what lies behind the walls.
However, his dreams shatter when suddenly, a colloidal title breaks the first wall, and all the people behind it experience the worst nightmare they could have potentially had.
Eren Yeager himself witnesses his own mother being devoured by a titan and thus, swears to kill all of them.
Thus, he joins the Scout Regiment, assigned to take on titans, and works his way to become stronger.
However, soon he realizes that the true threat to humanity isn’t Titan. Attack On Titan is the series that set a new benchmark for any anime that has ever come out.
Its spectacular foreshadowing, influence, critical, acclaim, and commercial success are some of the many reasons why this anime has topped this list.
This anime has brought a new revolution with itself and now the anime industry is going to take a new direction right in front of our eyes.
Being able to pull that off in a world where millions of stories co-exist is impeccable and THAT is why you should be watching Attack On Titan as it the best anime of all time.
So there you have it, weebs! Top 100 Best Anime. Needless to say, anime is subjective so don’t bother getting salty just because your favorite anime wasn’t on the list or wasn’t in the exact position you wanted it to be.
You are free to love any anime you watch and your favorite anime is the best anime for you.
I hope you had a fun time reading this list. Thanks a lot for reading it.
Keep loving anime and until next time, Sayonara!