Top Ten Anime Series That Should Have Lasted Longer


The Top Ten

1 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.

Deadman Wonderland was a good anime! It was actually one of my favorite anime before Gurren Lagann and Sword Art Online! Come on, an OVA isn't enough to satisfy me! I want a Season 2! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Read the manga. This should have a second season but unfortunately half of the manga series was not animated

The show needs an ending

I hate it when anime ends unresolved

The bad guys are still alive

Needs a second Season the series ends with so many things unresolved. - egnomac

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2 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

I don't get this one personally, as it was a perfect length for a series to me. - MasonOcker

3 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.

I said I loved this once and I say ill love it agin

I love Soul Eater. I have many favorite Animes and Mangas. I love Anime and Manga.
Anime Serien-Fan Janine Bartl Germany

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5 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

Is no more Naruto what?

Um...what? - Coreylordo

I've always wondered if the naaruto Shippuden series would end perfectly but nnnoo

6 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Death note is only lasted 11 episodes due to the bane of japan to death note, but I always like death note more than any show that make powers of the like meter.

I say the length of this show was adequate. - Tia-Harribel

It was so long, but not long enough - YOUnique253

7 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a more.
8 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack 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 its emotional moments, more.


9 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.

What does it stand for? Freddy Likes Colored Laptops? - HezarioSeth

6 episodes hardly make up a series. - egnomac

10 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z 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.

It's too short... Well, compared to the other mainstreams anyway! Everyone was sad to see the end of the greatest anime series ever. It would have lasted longer ( unless it follows the path of Bleach, because if so then I'd rather have it stay short but epic ) - Goku02

Those days I was four and I watched dbz. Brings memories back. I am twelve

I want goku to beat all 12 gods of destructions - reddeergoku

The Contenders

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12 Sword Art Online II Sword Art Online II Sword Art Online II is the second season of the Sword Art Online anime series, produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tomohiko Ito. It is divided into the "Phantom Bullet", "Calibur" and "Mother's Rosario" arcs.
13 High School Of The Dead High School Of The Dead Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.

I love this show so much! And Naruto has like 3,000 million episodes... Don't think it needs any more. - MoldySock

Just like deadman wonderland. Nothing was solved! It wasn't even a clifhanger ending. Needs a second season just like deadman wonderland

14 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.
15 I My Me Strawberry Eggs

Should have lasted a few more episodes. - egnomac

A few episodes I would have liked to see would be Hibiki finally coming back and be their teacher, Principle Chieko and Vice principle Reiko finally resolve their long time problems and Akira realizes his feelings for Fujio and has to fight off another rival. - egnomac

16 Gun Sword
17 Samurai 7
18 Gunslinger Girl
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.
20 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.

Yeah! I wish it lasted longer! - funnyuser

This and high school of the dead needs like 200 more episodes I need to know if otonashi and kanade are reencarnated into people it lefts wondering

21 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

There should be a sequel showing what else happened afterwards.

22 Skip Beat Skip Beat
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 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.
25 Air (2005)

I liked Air but it should have been longer. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

26 Outlaw Star Outlaw Star
27 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.

This anime was the first one I ever finished. It was VERY good and absolutely hilarious! However, there is only one season, something which I (and many others) do not understand and which I (and many others) cannot tolerate. :P There is seriously a huge mass of fans that have dedicated a lot of their time to trying to get this show a second season. I've signed several petitions myself lol

This is about a girl named Harohi that ends up getting mixed with 6 rich guys in the Highschool host club

28 Higurashi When They Cry
29 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.

Really leaves you hanging in the end.

30 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.
31 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
32 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.
33 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid

I hope those rumors of a second season are true (no, ViVid Strike doesn't count as it was a spin-off, not an actual sequel). - PerfectImpulseX

34 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight Vampire Knight is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and officially ended in May of 2013. Chapters were collected and published in collected volumes by Hakusensha, concluding with nineteen volumes released in Japan.
35 Letter Bee
36 Btooom!

Inconclusive ending to a really enjoyable fun anime.

37 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.
38 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
39 Little Witch Academia Little Witch Academia Little Witch Academia is a Japanese anime franchise created by Yoh Yoshinari and produced by Trigger.

The series was amazing. Too bad it it only had one season. There needs to be a season 2, I would love to see the new adventures Akko and her friends would have

40 Steins; Gate
41 Ranma 1/2 Ranma 1/2
42 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. The series was serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine from April 2011 to May 2015.
43 Himouto! Umaru-chan
44 Medaka Box Medaka Box
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Samurai Champloo
2. Death Note
3. Attack on Titan
1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Death Note
3. No Game No Life
1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Naruto Shippuden
3. Cowboy Bebop

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