Top 10 Anime That Deserve a Reboot

HunterXHunter, Hajime no Ippo, Fullmetal Alchemist...these series have been lucky enough to get a faitfhul, if not superior reboot to their previous adaptions. What series do you believe also deserve a reboot? A long-running one with too much filler? A poor quality adaption? An unfaithful adaption? Vote!

The Top Ten

1 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

Sure, the anime boosted its manga sales to the point of it being the 4th best selling series of 2014 and will undoubtedly be within top 10 this year, as well as it being one of the best selling series in Western countries... but it still didn't give it the justice it deserves.

Anime-only watchers who are stubborn to try manga will never get to see its meaningful, well-written, and complex story

Haters that came from the anime who then decide to read the manga can never be able to genuinely give it a chance and now call it an overrated, a wannabe seinen series, among other blind hate

If it sold that much despite having a flawed anime, imagine how much a perfect adaption would have helped its popularity. But that will never happen, even with a reboot... haters tend to be too close-minded to witness the real, rich story objectively. But a reboot would help the ones who ARE open-minded, as well as giving anime-only watchers a gateway for them to see it without reading ...more - Stopthehipsterhate

This can get a reboot, it was great, but this shouldn't be number one for reasons, First of all, it wasn't the most powerful anime, it didn't have the strongest development, if you're looking for the best, though not most popular anime, then it's Gurren Lagann, Simon can beat the universe with one hand in Gurren Lagann.

I’ve read the manga. The anime really sucks

The manga was so much better than the anime. Even without animation, it was able to display emotions and touch readers in a way that the anime was not able to. - AlestAL357

2 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008.

Why did it have to end on a cliffhanger? All we got was an OVA and that was about it. If only this were more popular in Japan it would have kept going.

I really want a Season 2. Come on, don't stop at a cliffhanger while things were starting to get good, Woodpecker! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

More like a season 2 not a rebbot. If they EVER make ONE. - BM55

3 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series more.

It really needs a reboot, with better animation, no fillers, and better pacing, and it has to be one show with the entirety of Naruto

Very popular, but not the best, it's very good and should deserve a reboot, but it doesn't get first place, because the characters aren't anywhere near as strong as those of Gurren Lagann, which was less popular somehow, Those characters can outgrow and outpower the whole universe.

4 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

Needs a reboot badly. Ending kinda ruined it, along with all the changes.

I think a good title for a Soul Eater reboot that I heard would be Soul Eater: Resonance. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I think Soul Eater need something like Sailor Moon Crystal. I mean a reboot which is more similar to the Manga.

This anime had such a bad ending. This definitely should get a reboot superior to the original.

5 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.

Toei ruined One Piece and never did the manga justice. It being long running instead of seasonal makes things even worse.

Better than Tokyo Ghoul, and it didn't end, it's still there, and very popular, but still not the best, That would go to Gurren Lagann, which has universe sized characters raping universes in less than a millionth of a second.

One Piece is better than Tokyo Ghoul's anime, which is why Tokyo Ghoul is higher up in this list. This isn't the "Best Anime" list, this is the "Anime that needs to be rebooted" list, I can't see your argument here. Tokyo Ghoul is not as good as One Piece, which is why it's higher up on this list. - AlestAL357

If it was just done as a seasonal show like My Hero Academia then it would not only have better everything but also let new watchers catch up. plus the current ones terribly produced.

6 Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

It should be rebooted because the anime ruined the story from the manga jusy like mine,tatsumi and kurome are died in the anime but they survived in the manga

The ending was pointless. I heard about a remake though, so I hope it happens. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 Bleach Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. more.

A few episodes are good

8 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

Its mother f-ing berserk, it needs to catch up to its manga counterpart, and at least don't end on another gross cliffhanger


Berserl should be fully adapter no filler needed(after all the series has 350 chapters and they are super long chapter like. 70pages).
Thr trboot was bad it needs a full reboot

9 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Gainax CANNOT just leave us hanging the way they did at the end of Season 1.

I want to know if Panty lives and what happens to Stocking!

Something is going to be announced on December 16th...

10 D.Gray-Man

The Contenders

11 Katekyo Hitman Reborn

THANK YOU! no one gives this show the credit it deserves. I mean I get, tsuna is so annoying (when he's not in hyper dying will mode) but I loved all the characters and it really needs to be brought back so I can see if tsuna actually assumes the role of boss

12 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

The ending wa pointless + The manga has more than 100 chapters

13 Beelzebub

Beelzebub is in par with Gintama, the main problem of the anime was that it's ended unfinished.
Now that the manga has ended, there's enough material for a new adaptation without fillers.
Bandai Namco Pictures should definitely work on this project after they finish Gingama!

14 No Game No Life No Game No Life No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Blank." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and more.
15 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue 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.

It's getting a second season soon!

16 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

Gurren lagann needs to come BACK NOWW.

17 Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, a Japanese more.

Host Club definitely needs a reboot to tell the whole story from the manga. There was so much left out and too many banana slipping on scenes. The plot and characters were just starting to develop when it ended! It's so unfinished and it has the popularity and humor to deserve another go! - NerdBunny

18 Tantei Gakuen Q

Yes please, the old anime is conplete garbage

19 Inuyasha Inuyasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing more.

I think a reboot would be dope. I'd love to see inuyasha with updated animation since it's my all time favorite.

Inuyashaaa! Just make it all one series with better animation and take out the bad filler. I know the actual manga had filler esc chapters but I still loved them, just the anime filler, they were pointless

20 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

I know Book of Circus and Book of Murder were the reboots (I think. If they are called Season 3 then why do they have nothing to do with the last two seasons? ), but it would have made sense if they had rebooted the ENTIRE SERIES from scratch.

21 Shaman King
22 Fruits Basket Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her more.

Finally I's Rebooted!

Guess what? Fruits Basket is getting a reboot. Finally!

The anime barely scratched the surface of the manga! I've been waiting years to see Fruits Basket return and finished properly. Another humorous and unique story that deserves the right attention in anime form just like the Host Club does. - NerdBunny

I'm glad the manga got a sequel, but I wish the anime got a second chance.

23 Trigun Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.
24 Neuro: Supernatural Detective

The anime for this series didn't follow the story of the manga and most of the episodes were just mystery of the week instead of focusing on the actual characters and story. The arcs that they decided to put into the anime were all over the place, and some of the stuff that happens at the beginning of the manga is scattered as well. Cheesy ending, No Character development at all, mystery of the week, hell they even cut off some of the characters in the manga, this series could've been as popular as ass class if not more if it wasn't for the anime. Neuro deserves an anime remake.

25 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.
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27 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. more.

Good news: It got a reboot!

28 Claymore Claymore Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue, but was moved to one of their sister magazines as the content was deemed too adult for Shōnen Jump’s target demographic.


29 Gintama Gintama Gin Tama, also styled as Gintama, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump.

The early 4:3 season eoisodes need a 16:9 HD remake

30 Sonic X Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.
31 Space Dandy Space Dandy
32 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.
33 Hokuto No Ken
34 Fist of the North Star
35 Slam Dunk Slam Dunk
36 Record of Lodoss War

Only the greatest fantasy anime of all time. The way they work you into liking the characters is awesome.

37 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
38 Pokemon: XYZ

I hate the Sun and Moon anime! They should make a Pokemon Z instead of Sun and Moon so we can still see the best season in action!

39 Gokudo the Adventurer
40 Medaka Box Medaka Box
41 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
42 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
43 Trinity Blood

The whole anime needs to change the plot. Manga written by Kiyo Kyujyo is really interesting and has better plot compared with the anime's. The animation needs to be changed too.

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Top Remixes

1. Tokyo Ghoul
2. One Piece
3. Naruto
1. Soul Eater
2. Deadman Wonderland
3. Akame ga Kill
1. Tokyo Ghoul
2. Naruto
3. Elfen Lied


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