Top Ten Best Anime Episodes

The problem about anime is that you can't just see your favorite episode of an anime, whenever you want! Still there are some episodes, that just stood out for being simply incredible!

The Top Ten

1 "Re;" Episode 50 - Code Geass

Deserves to be on the top
It was definitely worth it

When the ending ensures that everything that happened so far actually makes sense

The last episode of Steins;Gate deserves this place

So happy to see this episode at number 1. It more than deserves the spot

2 "Ballad Of The Fallen Angels" Episode 5 - Cowboy Bebop

Best episode of one of my favorite animes.

3 "Gaara vs Rock Lee" Episode 48 - Naruto
4 "Overcast" Episode 7 - Death Note

The best episode you can ever ask an anime to make. Although we all know that Light is somehow going to survive, we did not know whether Naomi Misora would. For all we know, she could have survived and given information to the police and the plot could have been awesome from there on, too. Plus, it showed that Light would indeed kill anyone, if they threaten him, which is another way of character development. And, the ending, the ending. As Naomi's face becomes dark and lifeless as she heads on to her inevitable suicide, to the stairs of heaven. Just a godlike episode.

So glad to see this at number 5. When I watched Death Note for the first time all those years ago this was the hook episode for not just the series but anime as a whole.

5 "Hinokami" Episode 19 - Kimetsu No Yaiba

Gives me goosebumps and teary eyes on watching it even for the tenth time...the show is just above average in my opinion but this single episode is so amazing it pushed it way up

Breathtaking episode. Everything about this is beautifully made and fine-tuned to the max.

Should've been in the top 10

Simply magnificent

6 "Thank You Merry! The Sea of Seperation in the Snow" Episode 312 - One Piece

MERRY ;( A talking boat successfully made almost the whole fandom cried...

The Enies Lobby Arc was simply amazing and this episode was just the a perfect ending

Tell me, have you ever cried over a ship
If you did, then it must be over our dear Merry

7 "Death Of The Undying" Episode 19 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Damn I was overjoyed when Lust died! Seriously what a brutal killer she was. And when she killed Maes, I was so sad, I spoiled three boxes of tissue. All hale ROY MUSTANG!

Many many many episodes of this Anime is awesome but this one is the starting point of the change in the characters and developpment.

8 "Zero x And x Rose" Episode 126 - Hunter X Hunter

This episode was really perfect animation drawing voice acting directing feeling everything was amazing thanks madhouse

So glad everything happened and led up to this

9 "Shoto Todoroki: Origin" Episode 23 - My Hero Academia


10 "Confrontation" episode 2 - Death Note

That first time you realize how much of a threat L actually is... This episode is pure gold

The Newcomers

? I Want to Connect, but I Can't (Ep 10) - Sarazanmai

the fels - fiftythousandtoes

? The Mystery of King Crimson (Episode 21) - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind

The Contenders

11 "Hero" Season 3 Episode 17 - Attack on Titan

Best episode in all of anime history

Best of the best

Greatest episode of all time.

Should be way higher

12 The End of the World (Ep 14) - Sword Art Online The End of the World (Ep 14) - Sword Art Online
13 "Fairy Tail of the Dead Meeeeeeeeen" Episode 226 - Fairy Tail
14 "Open The Steins Gate" Episode 23 - Steins;Gate

The moment when everything clicks from the first episode and you realize exactly what happened July 28th, 2010 at the Radio Tower is the best scene in all of anime, and just one example of the excellent storytelling in this masterpiece of an anime.

15 "Transformed at Last" Episode 95 - Dragon Ball Z
16 Spring Wind (Ep 22) - Your Lie in April Spring Wind (Ep 22) - Your Lie in April
17 Violet Evergarden (Ep 9) - Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden (Ep 9) - Violet Evergarden
18 Truth (Ep 141) - Naruto Shippuden Truth (Ep 141) - Naruto Shippuden
19 "Recoome Unleashed" Episode 64 - Dragon Ball Z
20 "Graduation" Episode 13 - Angel Beats!
21 "The Outside of Madness" Episode 15 - Re:Zero

Hands down one of the greatest episodes of anime I've ever seen. The amount of emotions this episode alone evokes is enough to carry all 25 episodes of this anime alone. From beginning to end it is a true Masterpiece.

The best episode ever... - peyman_eun

Must be at 1# - peyman_eun

22 Mother’s Rosario (Ep 24) - Sword Art Online II Mother’s Rosario (Ep 24) - Sword Art Online II
23 "Anger × And × Light" Episode 131 - Hunter x Hunter

My jaw was dropped after 5 min, and stayed dropped for the rest of the episode. Spectacular.

The themes displayed in this episode is something worthy of being taught in a university level literature class. It will make you despise the revenge you wanted to get for so long and it will make you question the innocent light-hearted hero you have traveled with the whole series. Truly my favourite episode of any anime I've watched so far ever.

Single greatest episode in anime history

24 "Smile: Assault On Stohess Part 1" Episode 23 - Attack on Titan
25 "Another Super Saiyan?" Episode 120 - Dragon Ball Z
26 "Ghoul" (Ep 12) - Tokyo Ghoul
27 "The Beginning, The End or 'Knockin on Heavens Door'" Episode 24 - Neon Genesis Evangelion

This was the episode that showed just what Evangelion can be, and it also showcases why it is so popular. Now, if only the last two episodes were this great... - Elric-san

28 "Circular" Episode 8 - Tokyo Ghoul
29 Episode 10 - Violet Evergarnde

Best Episode of the series by far. Can even be watched without knowing the context of the series.

Turn you into a pile of tears

30 "Hinokami" Episode 19 - Demon Slayer

Hands down on of the best episodes ever

Best/most influential in the modern era of mainstream anime.

The best episode all time in anime - Zero-One

An awesome climax to the best arc in the series so far.

31 “overcast” (Ep 7) - Death Note “overcast” (Ep 7) - Death Note
32 "Warriors" Attack on Titan - Season 2 Episode 6

The reveal scene...The ost...

One of the most gripping anime episodes I've ever watched.

Is the best scene in the world

33 "God of Fire" Episode 19 - Demon Slayer

Probably the best 5 minutes of an anime!

This episode was just perfect... the whole music, emotions, animation,timing, colors, talk.. everything was on just an other level... it blows my mind and left me in teaars... it was the best episode I ve watched

34 "The Ends of the Earth" Episode 18 - Clannad: After Story

I cried at least 4 times during this episode.

35 "Chinmoku: Silence" Episode 25 - Death Note
36 "Head-to-Head Match with the Black Organization: A Dual Mystery on a Full Moon Night" Episode 345 - Detective Conan

It was a thriller, head to head I guess

37 Episode 13 - Darling in the Franxx

This episode alone made my cry. Best episode I have ever seen.

38 Girl of Morning Dew (Episode 11) - Sword Art Online
39 "Graduation Time" Episode 24 - Assassination Classroom Season 2
40 "Uchiha Madara" Episode 322 - Naruto Shippuden

Why is this not on top? I can't find anything of this level.

41 Episode 10: I Won't Depend on Anyone Anymore - Madoka Magica
42 "Storage" Episode 221 - Naruto Shippuden
43 Episode 110 - Dragon Ball Super


44 Episode 11 - Psycho Pass
45 "Historia" - Attack on Titan Season 2 Episode 5
46 Episode 85 - Hunter x Hunter 2011

The best episode ever - That ending and that feels ---

47 Episode 10 Season 2 - One Punch Man
48 "Baseball Blues" Episode 23 - Samurai Champloo
49 The End Of The World (Ep 15) - Sword Art Online The End Of The World (Ep 15) - Sword Art Online
50 Sworn Enemy (Ep 305) - Gintama

Time to pick up my jaws off of the floor this episode was amazing. SO GOOD

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Top Remixes (5)

1. The End of the World (Ep 14) - Sword Art Online
2. Violet Evergarden (Ep 9) - Violet Evergarden
3. Truth (Ep 141) - Naruto Shippuden
1. Spring Wind (Ep 22) - Your Lie in April
2. The End of the World (Ep 14) - Sword Art Online
3. Girl of Morning Dew (Episode 11) - Sword Art Online
1. "Confrontation" episode 2 - Death Note
2. "Gaara vs Rock Lee" Episode 48 - Naruto
3. "Shoto Todoroki: Origin" Episode 23 - My Hero Academia

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