Ten Best Animes from 1970 to Today

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1Dragon Ball ZDragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

Just a flat out great show. So smartly written. Adults can easily get addicted. - marlmacmomark

Number one I don't care what anyone says - preachinpreach

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2Death NoteDeath Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Death Note is an unorthodox creation that brings you into its own world--it doesn't stop and doesn't make you want it to!

death note is so awesoem. the characters are fun, and L is smexy xD but this is one good anime/manga :3 - BrokenSong

Dragon ball is so overrated this is the real mvp!

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3Naruto / Naruto Shippuden

Amazing character development that is rarely seen in cartoons of any sort.

It's amazing to see a class clown became a true hero. - aeromaxx777

Best anime, best charecters, best story, best story, best friends, best and best and Naruto best in the world

4Fairy TailFairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

Why the heck is this so low? Good thing I brought it up from the 50's to number 41. Yay Fairy Tail! The plot is great and those graphics though. - Pokemongamer

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5Attack on TitanAttack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released . It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for it's emotional moments, ...read more.

Ever since watching Attack on Titan, the thought of eating people has become less than appealing to me... -PBG

6Blue ExorcistBlue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.
7Rosario + Vampire
8Elfen Lied

Brutal anime, but exactly this makes it so cool. I also find it cool, that they did use a foreign language to name this anime. Elfen Lied is German for "Elven song".

The chapter or episode "Vernichtung" is the best episode-of the very BEST anime since a long long time!


One of the best out there. Interesting plot with alot of twists that keep you wondering.

10Sword Art OnlineSword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

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11Darker Than BlackDarker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.

This is such a great anime! Really gripping and exciting.

12One PieceOne Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 749 episodes to date.
13Sailer Moon
14Neon Genesis EvangelionNeon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
15Black Butler
16Cowboy Bebop

Good animation and writing, deserves the number 1 spot just for the music

17Full Metal Alchemist

Great storyline and has a lot of tension. Also really funny.

18Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Truly MASTERPIECE amongs the best anime ever!
I can't find anime that as good as Code geass
As well as I can't find male chara as best as Lelouch Lamperouge!

EPIC story! - cinthiaaya

19Space Battleship Yamato
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Fairy Tail
2. Blue Exorcist
3. Attack on Titan
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
2. Death Note
3. Steins;Gate
1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Bleach
3. Naruto / Naruto Shippuden

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