Top Ten Anime With Beautiful Stories

Reosaki
Above all I think that the story makes the anime worth watching. Some of these anime inspired me a lot and took me somewhere else. If you're looking for such anime then I hope you find your answer in my list.

The Top Ten

1 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".

If you're not interested in anime based on mystery, this will change your mind. The main detective 'L' beats Sherlock Homes hands down. Over all the story is beautifully organized and complicated. - Reosaki

I've got to agree with the list. Thank god DBZ, Naruto or One Piece is not on top. They're just popular. Popularity and excellence are two completely different things. Death deserves to be on top.

Best anime in my opinion. - XxKrayziexX

They way L observes things makes me feel kinda dum not noticing 'em. Amazing Anime! The best Ever!

2 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‎ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‎ Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.

Don't get me wrong, Fullmetal Alchemist was good, but this... There are no words t describe what a masterpiece this was. The ending was so well written, I cried for two hours after I finished it. They all finally found their happily ever afters.

Fullmetal Alchemist Br. managed to deliver the story much better then Fulmetal Alchemist. But then again I think Fullmetal Alchemist was a masterpiece. They somehow managed to perfect a masterpiece.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood‎ is so flawless is so many ways that it's hard to explain in words. Every character's personality is very unique. This version explains the story much better than Fullmetal Alchemist. - Reosaki

Definitely superior to Death Note. Why is Death Note on top anyway? I can name at least 10 anime better than DN such as Cowboy Bebop,Hunter x Hunter,Code Geass,Darker than Black,Stein Gate,Fate/Zero,Baccano!,Golden Boy,etc.

3 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.

Code Geass is not really a sad anime but when it ended I could not but cry 'cause I didn't want it to end. - Reosaki

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 ...read more.

A long series and yet it's worth it. I got so attached to this anime that when it ended I felt like something very important was gone. But surely watching again is beyond question. - Reosaki

The best it has to be on top 1 for sure

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.

Cowboy Bebop one of the best anime I've ever watched. It will surely stand the test of time and I must say this anime is far ahead of it's time. - Reosaki

6 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.

Whoever watches this will admire the writer's imagination. The series is unpleasantly long. But if you start once you won't be able to stop. I suppose One Piece is as good as Naruto. - Reosaki

Is the best anime of all times

I'm 11 yrs old and I'm in the latest episode of one piece I just finished it in 2 months because once I started it I cannot stop watching it

7 Bleach Bleach

The story is more beautiful and unpredictable than any other anime I've ever seen... Except for Death Note. - Reosaki

8 Clannad Clannad

When it comes to sad anime Clannad is number one. The characters lead such an innocent life in a small town that it would bring some changes to anyone personality. The weird part is every single person there has a unnecessarily sad story. - Reosaki

Clannad is a great anime. But it's not just the story that makes it one of the best, the way it captured the emotion of the characters is ultimately the reason that brings tears to your eyes.

9 Claymore Claymore
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Monster Monster

Monster is almost as good as death note. It should at least be on top 10

12 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.
13 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
14 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 ...read more.
15 Clannad: After Story

Come on! Clannad After Story is better than Clannad, isn't it. SO IT SHOULD AT LEAST ON TOP TEN.

16 Baccano! Baccano!

More people need to watch this anime. It has one of the best plots in anime history, and every character is likable. Anyone who likes things like Death Note or SAO needs to watch this.

17 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.
18 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". ...read more.

Mother's Rosario touched me the most out of all the arcs so far. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

19 Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is the best comedy anime you can find anywhere. Every list gives action and sad anime more priority than comedy. But the story of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is wonderful enough to be on top 10. - Reosaki

20 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 ...read more.

I cannot forget how much I loved DBZ when I was a kid. I used to wait a whole day just for another episode. - Reosaki

I was a strange little girl back then, I used to watch this show all the time. - Pegasister12

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