Top 10 Anime Shows You Need to See Before You Die

Even if you've never seen an anime show now's a better time then ever, the Top Ten Anime Shows that everyone should see at least once.

The Top Ten

1 FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

First of all get your facts strait no one is forcing anyone to watch anything this list is solely for anime fans who haven't had the chance to see other anime series or for people who are open to new things not for ignorant jerks who constantly hate on anime. - egnomac

All you Anime haters completely misunderstood the list. This list was for Anime fans to look at so they know which Anime is recommended to them before they die. It wasn't for comments like "you are forcing us to watch them". Egnomac is not forcing you to do anything. He is just recommending the Animes to Anime FANS before they die. - EpicJake

FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood is better than wasting time

Best anime ever

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2 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.

There is no reason for anyone to skip out on one of the best anime ever. - egnomac

I love this show. One of the best anime shows ever made, without a doubt.

Amazing story lineup, characters and all the other things.

Too good

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3 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy 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 more.

I loved this anime! I surely recommend it!

Cool anime series. I love when the main character gets "fired up"

Best anime of all... I recommend this...

That's anime iv watch ever

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4 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.

Yea because it was anime and that's all you need. For almost all of you all it needs to be is an anime and then you love it and then it's a perfect masterpiece

Yes you need to see it. Naruto is one anime that can bring you the will to live with all emotions and deep feelings.

Naruto is an anime that shows people to follow their dreams and never give up hope. This anime is perfection.

It is the anime that will give hope and purpose to live and it will long lat until your must watch it.i will propose this to my generation

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5 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.
6 Gatchaman Gatchaman

Better known as Battle of the Planets/G Force in america, should be on everyone's must see list. - egnomac

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7 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".

Best Anime there ever was! I can't describe it...

Death Note is the best anime and manga ever. No one can beat this. But


Best of anime you've ever seen...
you will remember it

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8 Case Closed Case Closed

If you want to see the best mysteries that the manga of Japan has to offer, watch out read this!

Yea, there's a lot of other good animes but this one is a must see

Also popularly known as "Detective Conan" - Kiteretsunu

My favorite!

9 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 749 episodes to date.

I love this anime. I have seen every episode and am still watching them one every week. There are about 750 out now.

Its weird and freaky - egnomac

Best their is, best there ever will be!

It should be number 1

10 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.

Classic and a legendary anime.

It is the best anime ever

Best anime ever

If you didn't watch code geass you can't be an otaku

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The Contenders

11 Love Hina Love Hina

It's a really good story of a guy hopelessly trying to get into Tokyo you to fulfill a promise to girl from his childhood all while managing an apartment full of beautiful girls who make life difficult for him filled with humor and heartwarming moments. - egnomac

12 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.

How can this be at 36th position. Man this anime deserves a better shot. I mean come on! It's better than Many of the animes. The atmosphere is excellent, story and characters are amazing. And the concept is just brilliant.

Not the best but should be in top 3

This show is epic


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13 Bleach Bleach

Why is Bleach so far down the list? It should be in top ten. - Goku02

This is one cool anime

14 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.

Best anime ever

It needs to be above 15 it should be 1

How come this be at 16th pos. This is one of my favorite anime and had taught me many things in my life. please bring this up...

15 Hunter x Hunter Hunter x Hunter Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan's Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video more.

I've saw the 2011 version. Does that count? - MLPFan

1 of the best anime watched

16 Ai Yori Aoshi Ai Yori Aoshi Ai Yori Aoshi is a Japanese seinen manga written and illustrated by Kou Fumizuki and serialized from 1998 to 2005 in Hakusensha's Young Animal.

I love this series it's such a beautifully done love story of two individuals reuniting years later but because of circumstances their forced to keep it a secret which isn't easy when other girls move into the mansion. - Darkusmaximus

A love story with plenty of humor and heartwarming moments. - egnomac

17 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.
18 The Slayers The Slayers
19 11Eyes
20 Spirited Away

I love this movie but isn't it top ten anime shows?

21 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon 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.

Heavy,philosophical themes along with brilliantly-written characters. - Tia-Harribel


22 Darker Than Black Darker Than Black Darker 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. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was more.
23 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword 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". more.

I can't believe that this anime got such a low position, I mean seriously, this was an awesome anime.

I know! I had so many feels in Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online II!

24 Michiko & Hatchin Michiko & Hatchin

Very underrated anime deserves more attention. - egnomac

25 Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp.

A classic, groundbreaking magical girl series by CLAMP that deals with real-world problems? How isn't this a must-watch? - PerfectImpulseX

26 Clannad Clannad

So sad but very good

This anime has many outcomes, alternate worlds but is touching at the same time

27 Angel Beats

Very Touching. I cried in the end

You need to see this one because it will help you with your afterlife. No, jk, but it is awesome

ITS AWESOME NICE STORY best feeling one of the sadest animes ever

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28 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.

Everyone should watch this

This is the worst and most overrated show ever. Like every anime nothing about it is good

29 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.

The reason people should see FLCL is because its one of the most bizarre and over the top anime you will see. - egnomac

30 Monster Monster

A classic anime and one of the best you will ever see. Every episode deserves a standing ovation. If you haven't watched this yet, then you're missing a lot.

31 Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

This one deserves to be in top 10. A complete package. Watch the OVAs to fully appreciate the anime. If you don't cry as you watch it, then you're not human.

32 Overlord Overlord
33 HeartCatch PreCure! HeartCatch PreCure! Heartcatch Precure is a Japanese anime series and the seventh series of the Pretty Cure anime franchise by Izumi Todo that premiered on February 7, 2010, replacing Fresh Pretty Cure! on its initial timeslot. The series theme is flowers, which leads to their true definitions of Hanakotoba as of the season's more.

This anime changed the Precure franchise forever and for good reason. Every Precure series since has tried the same feel that HeartCatch had. For those looking to start your anime/Precure journey, please watch this anime first because it's the greatest magical girl anime ever made. - PerfectImpulseX

34 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.
35 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.
36 Akame ga Kill Akame ga Kill

Really good anime, must see

37 Parasyte: The Maxim
38 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Don't let the haters fool you because this and SEED Destiny are both a must-watch for any anime fan in my opinion. You'll be blown away by a deep tragic story about war, prejudice, politics, and giant robots. - PerfectImpulseX

39 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.
40 Kaze no Stigma Kaze no Stigma
41 Kanon 2006
42 Fate/ Zero
43 Kodocha

This was just the most humorous anime ever.
Its for sure one of my favorites

44 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.
45 K-On! K-On!
46 Baccano! Baccano!

Glad to have found this anime. If you loved Pulp Fiction, I'm sure you'll love this too.

Incredible story telling

47 Dimension W Dimension W

This anime actually isn't bad. Some of the episodes didn't get a real high opinion from some people, but I didn't think they were that bad. Episode 12 probably got the most negative opinions, but I didn't think it was all that bad. In fact, episode 12 is probably one of my favorite episodes. I can't wait for season 2 to air. This at least deserves a chance.

48 Hellsing Hellsing

Do I even need to say anything its hellsing also this is damn lower than sao you have got to be kidding me

49 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon
50 Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura.
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1. Dragon Ball Z
2. Bleach
3. Naruto Shippuden
1. Death Note
2. Ai Yori Aoshi
3. Kodocha
1. One Piece
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