Best Anime of 2018


The Top Ten

1 My Hero Academia Season 3

This is the best anime in general, the animation, music and action as well as the great characters make this show heads and shoulders above any anime of 2018, or in my opinion any anime out there.

Amazing never seen one with such a balance of comedy emotion and action must watch 10/10

With or without quirk, You can always be a HERO! Go beyond--PLUS ULTRA!

The best anime so far it has the same griping effect as naruto and awesome story line Epic anime love it so much❤"🙌

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2 Attack on Titan Season 3 Attack on Titan Season 3

Good character development with season 3 and catchy openings and endings

This was outstanding

The best thing ever

Wow if aot isn't number one u guys ain't anime lovers so people aot deserves number 1

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3 The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments

One of my favorites

My favorite I love the seven deadly sins!

That is one Good anime series

This is the session which introduce us the lion sin of pride ESCANOR
Enough said

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4 Fairy Tale Final Season

I love fairy tail it told me a special lesson that family comes first and its awesome that the main character is a demon but not just a demon it's the greatest of all time and destroys everything that doesn't treat their commrades as fairy tail

Even though I read the manga, I am still happy for the final season of the anime >.<

I really thought it ended I'm so excited to watch it again!

Bhen ke laudo agar ye n1 pe nahi aaya to tumharii ma randi

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5 Steins;Gate 0 Steins;Gate 0


I love this anine

yoo hype

I’m loving it so far. I watched Episode 18 just last night. The professor is so screwed up. - TGBBOD

6 One Punch Man Season 2

This isn’t even out yet, isn’t it? - TGBBOD

7 Banana Fish

All these mainstream-ass animes topping the list is bs. Banana Fish was fire and hella memorable.

Seriously! I love this anime! Eventhough there are BL undertones (not that I mind). It doesn't stay away from the plot! And now the fandom is currently breaking down from the last few eps. And I don't think we'll be taking well the last episode. And I actually would like to see the Garden of Light (spin off) to be animated too. Although, I'll be needing a lot of tissues. Manga and Anime are both awesome! Although as far as I know, In the Manga, it is very explained thoroughly on from what happened. Such as Shorter and Ash first meeting and etc.,. I'm just sad that this anime is underrated and the others are not watching it just because they heared its "Yaoi" eventhough it's not. All I know is they're missing out a lot. (KINDA SPOILER) For me, I actually half regret watching this because of the bittersweet ending. Although I think I can (I hope) accept about what will be happening in the last ep. I still don't know whether I like the ending to be change or not. But I'm sure I'd like ...more

8 Tokyo Ghoul:re Tokyo Ghoul:re

It was a lot better than season 3

It's the best!

Tons of action, unique characters, beautiful artstyle, and a smooth storyline.
Very, Very good. Greatly improved from the second season. - Not_A_Weeaboo

its ok

9 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 2

The funniest anime I have ever watched

Best anime ever

The Akechi arc was ' amazing. Plus the comedy was hilarious as ever, which honestly says a lot. - OPZoroark

10 Overlord II

Season three made me feel like I was in heaven

The Contenders

11 High School DXD Hero

Very romantic and heart touching anime you must see


Must Watch!

12 Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden is a Japanese light novel series written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase.

It is simply the best ever in quality of picture, characters, cinematography, sound and musics. It is visually stunning. It has its own sound tracks with a number of musical score that heighten your senses. It is a tear jerker.
Kids of years of age who like animes violence should not allow to vote

It's the only one I've seen but my point still stands. Also EPISODE 10 (and also 8, 9, 11, and 12)!

Definitely recommended

I love it
this anime made me cry

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13 Dagashi Kashi 2
14 Aggretsuko

The animation really reminded me of "Pucca," my childhood cartoon. - Not_A_Weeaboo

O my god I laughed my ass off in this anime

15 Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
16 Pop Team Epic Pop Team Epic

>everyone voting for season 2s of shows instead of pop team epic

17 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

This series is about a mere slime who is powerful

Entertaining anime

Best show, love everything about it. Shizue Izawa is best girl.

18 Persona 5 The Animation
19 Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

By far the best of the season...

Best anime ever

love it

20 Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

I don't know why there's so much hate on this show, its literally amazing and I just can't get enough. Its on my top 5. and that's where it's always going to be.

They've just confirmed that it'll be airing in April of 2018. Can't wait to see what the spin-off has in store. Hopefully, it won't be a Netflix exclusive like the Fate series has been doing recently with its latest anime adaptations... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Second update: Can't wait to see the first episode premiere tomorrow this Saturday! That is, unless Crunchyroll delegates it to premium status... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

A very entertaining anime to watch. Lolis with guns... Nothing else needed.

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21 Darling in the Franxx

Just finished watching it yesterday, the last episode made me cry it was so heartwarming.

Darling in the Filthy Franxx - TwilightKitsune

Best anime of 2018 no dought about it. Hope there are more seasons to come in the future

Definitely my favorite new anime to have debuted during 2018

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22 One Piece One Piece One 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 851 episodes to date.

Awesome I loved

Can't wait for luffy vs katakuri clash

23 Gintama: Silver Soul Arc

Loved this show

24 Sword Art Online: Alicization

With Alicization Beginning concluded and 4 episodes in, I think it's safe to say Sword Art Online as a franchise has finally improved. Without a doubt the best arc already, Alicization not only amps up what was already good about previous seasons of Sword Art Online, but it fixed most, if not, nearly all the flaws from those seasons. Better pacing, better characterization, better writing, topped off with ufotable-like quality animation, Sword Art Online: Alicization is without a doubt one of the best returning anime of 2018. See, guys? THIS is how you an improve an anime franchise. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I'm honestly interested in this arc of SAO considering of what I saw of it and that I heard it fixes the flaws the other seasons had. Can't wait for it to get dubbed - TheDarkOne_221b

The wait was long, but now it's finally here. The best arc in Sword Art Online will now finally be adapted. Who's ready for Eugeo and Alice? - ModernSpongeBobSucks


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25 Citrus
26 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Vento Aureo (Golden Wind)

Best Anime Of The Year - Kuro

What is this so low

I may be baised when I say this but I personally think this anime deserves a higher spot on the list. This is not only shapping up to be one of the best anime adpations of JJBA but it also appears to be surpasing the manga is some aspects (for example, the toture dance in the manga was roughly 6 pannels long but they managed managed to make it almost 1 minute long) and even adding somethings not present in the manga (granted they did forget things in the manga).

If you plan on watching this anime however, I highly recommend you start off by watching part 1 to part 4 of the anime so you have a better understanding of the story in this part (JJBA cannot be explained by mere words), either that or you could just read the manga starting from part 1 and stop at part 5 or continure reading into part 8 - jojofag

27 Black Clover

I think this is the best anime story and graphic in 2018

First few episodes astas voice is rough, but that gets better which is why its currently one of the most popular shows/manga in japan, by far one of the top 3 anime shows this year

In my option is one of new animes can get such biggest ep (in episodes like 300) have so much "history" like naruto,one piece, fairy tail when they came to people see on T.V./websites...

28 Devilman Crybaby

Genuinely a brilliant show. Many of the characters in this show are likable, and encourage you to root for them. Others (specifically one which I won't spoil) become despicable as the show moves on. The animation pieces, though sometimes unethical, are completely balls-to-the-wall awesome! The OP is fantastic, the story is engaging; honestly, this show is the complete package for me. If you enjoy torture-porn anime and manga, that is actually that way for a reason, check this show out. It's one of the original manga series' greatest adaptations, if not its best.
(*GRAMMATICAL) - MasonOcker

Great show with great aesthetic

This show is AMAZING with storyline and symbolism. kinda reminds me of a 2018 Death Note a little bit. This show has no limits when it comes to how rated r it can get. Just f ing great man

29 Fate/Extra Last Encore

I have high expectations for this next Fate installment! Only one concern: PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE EXCLUSIVE TO NETFLIX. I WANT IT TO BE ON CRUNCHYROLL SO I CAN STREAM IT FOR FREE. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

30 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
31 Super Smash Bros

Best anime ever

32 Goblin Slayer

Why was this not on here - Not_A_Weeaboo

Really good anime for only 7 EPs yet


33 Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Dragon 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 more.

Best anime to exist

34 Cells at Work!

I call this Anime Osmosis Jones. And I just love it. Combining biology education with anime comedy? Who knew they'd work so well together? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Should be in top 10. Cells at Work! is my best anime of 2018.

35 Karakai Jouzo no Takagi-san
36 Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma Shokugeki no Soma (食戟のソーマ Shokugeki no Sōma) is a manga written by Yūto Tsukuda and illustrated by Shun Saeki in collaboration with Yuki Morisaki, a famous chef. Its main character, Sōma Yukihira is a brash, confident, and skilled amateur chef who enters Tōtsuki Culinary Academy to graduate more.


37 A Place Further Than the Universe

I hope this gets approved to be on the list. This is a very interesting slice of life anime series about 4 high school girls taking a trip to Antarctica. Sure, this anime is kinda girly but in my opinion they do it in a way the girls are likable. Plus, it’s a great example of a GOOD slice of life anime. Something that piece of garbage Pokémon: Sin & Poop (Sun & Moon) anime isn’t. - TGBBOD

38 Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line
39 Assassination Classroom Assassination Classroom

The best and most funny anime I’ve ever watched and actually came up with something more than the same old ninja trash.

40 Death Note
41 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

This is really good along with every Sword Art Online, SAO Alternative GGO, and SAO alicization.

42 Radiant
43 Owari No Seraph Owari No Seraph
44 Golden Kamuy
45 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
46 Free!: Dive to the Future
47 Overlord III
48 Yuru Camp
49 Gegege No Kitarou (2018)
50 Laid-Back Camp
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1. Gintama: Silver Soul Arc
2. Violet Evergarden
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1. Attack on Titan Season 3
2. My Hero Academia Season 3
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