Top 10 Anime With the Best StoryAnime has a lot of qualities, most other forms of media don't have! One of those is the unique stories of every anime! These are the ten with the best ones!
The Top Ten
One Piece is simply the gold standard for how to write a long running anime. Each saga is it's own confined epic and the variety from saga to saga is just brilliant. The characters are simply phenomenal with interactions that make them seem real. The emotional beats are hit every single time and no form of art has ever made me cry as much as One Piece has. While a lot of people who haven't seen/read One Piece like to say that it's just a classic "I wanna be the best" story with Luffy's goal being becoming Pirate King. But the concept of Pirate King and what it takes to become the Pirate King plays beautifully into the lore of the world, global politics, power dynamics, and what it means to truly be free. Above all else One Piece is an adventure and it takes you with it. - spirituallemon
One piece is the best epic anime/manga ever. Odd has just created a wonder. The excitement of each arc is amazing. I would recommend it to people of all categories. The jokes can give you tummy aches. About the story, alabaster arc was great. Sky Island was good too. Enies lobbies was amazing. Thriller bark was average, but contained important information. Whitebeard war arc was amazing even if it had a sad ending. Fishman Island was great. Dressrosa was like supper amazing. When Zoe is complete it will be great too. Wholecake is going on with superamazing twists. There are only few fillers with is not boring. Apart from fillers all other episodes is a must watch because it is a continuous story and each episode contains important information. The only problem I see is the video quality. Therefore I would recommend the Manga. But even when having a bad video quality it stands out in the top. People may say that it is very long but it is worth every second. Overall One piece is the ...more
The overall plot is very unique. The feeling when watching every arc is different from other Anime, because the feeling of excitement never fades and you'll want it more. Unfortunately, the only negative side is when you are waiting for the latest because it's a very annoying feeling.
Just incredibleV 52 Comments
If the quality was consistent throughout the entire show, I'd say it'd be gunning for the #1 slot. Unfortunately, things kind of take a nosedive halfway through the show after a major character is killed off.
I loved the story, I recommend some people to watch it. It's a very good anime with a good story. - SapphireGrim
Near killed it. But this anime is easily 11/10 because Near is in maybe 1/3 (probably less) of it. Even some of those were good. 11/10 anime.
A lot of smart people, trying to outplay each other. The animation is also good. For young and old.V 37 Comments
Everything about brother hood is incredible. Story, characters, plot, animation. If you really don't like this anime you may need to go to the hospital cause you have something wrong with you. Sucks you in from beginning to end.
Great story - and I think this Anime is the source of Attack On Titans - Both heroes their father kept an secret - both of them volunteered in the army - Both of them have a special power but they don't know at the beginning - Both of them has traitors in their armies with special power either - both of them has brother or sister with a sad story - both of stories depends on circle maps - Both of them sit in a big giant! what a coincidence!
FMAB has a brilliant, flawless storyline that is told through characters that are perfectly imperfect and you can easily relate to. Not a single filler episode to distract from the main plot, and is the only anime that will make you laugh, cry, and throw something at the screen all in one episode.
FMAB was actually the first anime I ever watched, and it was the show that got me into anime. It immediately sucked me in with its amazing plot and awesome characters! This show truly is amazing and one of the best I’ve ever seen!V 16 Comments
This is a cool list and all, but where the hell is Berserk! It is not even on the list and I think it definitely has the potential to be amongst the top 10.
My absolute favourite; just make sure you watch the movie at the right place in the series, because you absolutely must make sure that the final episode is the final thing that you watch from this amazing anime.
I think it's time we blow this stand... get everybody and their stuff together... OKAY 3 2 1 LET'S JAM
This is such an amazing anime, til this day I won’t get over how it ended.. literally a 10. - ashauriam_V 4 Comments
It has too many fillers, but also has the most detailed stories for each character
I, a grown man, cried watching this anime. The story is beautifully written, and though there are many fillers, they also have a lot of importance within the story and some are amazing (crystal user arc). There are many characters who ALL get their time unlike a few animes where one character hogs the story. The main character is an idiot who never gave up. Naruto made me look at life differently and I believe we can all learn something from this anime. 10/10. Outstanding job Kishimoto.
Best show I ever seen in my life, this show has me addicted to it, awesome character development and the best plot ever, I wish the would make another Naruto I'm begging. I even trued hypnosis on myself to forget the series so I can watch it all over again.
Best story based anime I've ever seen in my life. Naruto has too many characters and not only that Khisimoto the writer of 'Naruto' also explain most of the characters individually.V 43 Comments
It definitely has a good story line at some parts, like the whole time travel/Cell/Future Trunks thing, but that isn't why anyone watches DBZ. - Yoshilord
Best story, best actions, best characters,... Everything's perfect. - Goku02
It does not have that much of a good story but the whole anime itself is more than brilliant
The plot is simple but truly gripping and captivating, so I never got bored watching it - Goku02V 16 Comments
It may be somewhat cliched, but everything in this anime is executed perfectly, which makes it stunning to watch. - Mcgillacuddy
I really didn't want to watch this show at first but now I spend every day waiting for season 2 to come out.
Best anime the story is perfect and in the manga when they go to the basement and know the truth about the titans it's so unexpected
The bestV 19 Comments
My favorite anime of all time. Crazy over-the-top story and animation with some of the best characters I've ever seen.
Watching this changed my life. I'll never find an anime as powerful
This one really beats the HECK out of all anime, the characters on this were GIGANTIC and POWERFUL, Even Goku was puny compared to these.
Game changerV 5 Comments
Anyone who has seen Monster knows it is the number one.
Only reason this isn't near the top is because it's a long series that many people pass by on the list. Every single episode will have you on the edge of your chair, I promise.
How is this not number one? I'm not even a big anime fan, but I loved this one.
This deserves to be at the top spot!V 7 Comments
It's just too good, it ruined Anime for me, I can't watch anything else cause it can't compare to Code Geass. However I did watch Death Note right after because people said it had similarities so I might enjoy it as well. Death Note is also a great Anime until half way through but makes up for it in the end. In my opinion you should watch Death Note first so that you can't compare it to Code Geass so you can enjoy it more, than watch Code Geass.
I love this show so much. It was my second anime, my first was Naruto.
Code Geass has an amazing story! This should be much higher!
Get this to number 1, Lelouch Vi Britannia commands you!V 23 Comments
Good story overall great characters religion diversity I recommend this anime
The definition of cool
Best physiological anime ever.
Hell YAS - AnimemeV 1 Comment
An Anime that could have been the very best if they made 50-100 episodes and developed the world they were in and the characters a lot more. But instead they rushed a lot of what was happening and kept changing things up. I could make more sense of my opinion but I don't want to ruin the show for new viewers. Still worth watching.
Overall, it's very intriguing. The storyline has many details filled with action, mystery, and romance. You get so attracted to the characters, their personalities are amazing, the animation is beautiful, it is relatable to gamers, and anyone really. I loved it, but it does kind of lose it's fire by the second season.
Has its flaws, but it had its ups and downs. Still loved the anime series and I can't wait for Season 3. It might be an improvement from a few of the arcs that had some flaws.
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Shows classic story progression and plot, in a good way. The main characters are very likable and they approach manipulation of the elements in a fresh way. I prefer Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to the first attempt at the series because I think the plot progression is more smooth because it is following the manga. Definitely worth a watch.
I loved the plot - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
Probably should be number 1
Amazing plot and characters! - ashauriam_V 2 Comments
Yes, yes, yes, YES! Unlike many other shows about card games (read: Pokemon) this has a plot. Every villain, every hero, every anti-hero, fits in so well with the story. Each season the duels just get bigger and better, and you can relate to all the characters (even the villains! ) and some of the events. All in all, the best anime I have watched with a great, thought-out plot. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
"Best Card Game in the World?!?! "
Best story plot everrr
How is this not in the top ten? It blew my mind with its many plot twists and amazing character development. It had a great story, and it really drew me into the world it created.
This anime has LOADS of plot twists that you CAN NOT see coming
Absolutely the best plot I've had the pleasure to experience, tons of plot twists done right and the level of sympathy you develop for the main character is immeasurable.
Very well written series...really enjoyed it. - wa1V 20 Comments
Hands down, the best anime/show I have ever watched in my life. Nothing else can compare to it. I watched it 2 years ago and I still haven't found a show that is even close to as good as it.
This is my absolute favourite Anime of all time. The character development is insane, the character design is different (never seen before and I watch at least 1 Anime/week), story is really great and keeps you watching, good fights in which the characters think instead of putting their whole feeling into it and let it have a great bom (if you know what I mean) and beautiful pictures which garantees goosebumps.
This anime is very unknown to most anime fans but in turn it is one of the highest-rated anime ever created, and it's all thanks to an absolutely outstanding plot and character development throughout - Mcgillacuddy
Hunterxhunter = best story!V 18 Comments
Best ending in an anime ever. Yes, even better than my favorite anime, Cowboy Bebop.
Watch this anime, I mean it, it is one of the best anime ever created! - Skyrim1275
Love this! great plot.
I think,in terms of Plot, Baccano's is one of the best. it's solid and consisting...Especially if we keep in mind all the different characters, each with his/her own story, and the beauty of it is that we don't fully understand everything until the very end.
it's been years since I watched this (never read the LN), but I still remember everything in it...
Fairy Tail obviously doesn't have best storyline here. Every arc are same. Example for Natsu, every time he fight with strong opponent, he badly defeated. Then later on, when one of his friend been hurt or what so ever, he become angry and stronger. Then he defeat the opponent that have overwhelmingly power with ease. Every damn time. The power love what so ever give him strength. Well, that too irrelevant. I suspect with the power of love he can defeat God either in that anime. Honestly, fairy tail not really have a good story
Fairy Tail has some good elements as far as action and "The Hero's Journey" but it has some really annoying qualities that throw off the viewers. Like thecompletely unnecessary blue talking cat sidekick and the kind of disgusting over-sexualization of women so common in anime. Entertaining? Yes. A classic? Probably not.
This is an all in one anime comedy, action, romance. I really like Fairy Tail it's the best. You will also learn good things here.
Its awesomeV 17 Comments
Heartbreaking story but beautiful at the same time!
Love it good story
My childhood anime! Still loved it till this day. The character, the original sound track, the plot and everything.
Love this series
One of my favorite shows. It follows history perfectly, the sword fights are just perfect, as well as a love story that isn't rushed.
Maybe this too soft but this is an anime with a good purpose, and I remember the honor and friendship kenshin taught me when I was a kid
Its been 3 months since I completed the show and I still get goosebumps every time I hear anything related. Starts of as an almost comedy like show but the further u go the characters go. Also, maby the best ova's ever.V 1 Comment
Best story line ever
This should be at number 1 because it's better than one piece
The best anime I have ever seen in my life
Simply amazing. Loved both Naruto series but this one made me laugh, cry and want to “never give up”.V 8 Comments
The best anime, keeps you guessing until the last moments. Original ending fell short but redial solves everything leaving you fulfilled and wanting to watch it again! Never have I felt so connected to characters on a show before, emotionally intense and great watch!
Mirai Nikki gets you so bad. The story is so good, even after watching it I keep searching for anime's that are anywhere near as good as Mirai Nikki. Absolutely my favorite!
I'm not a big anime fan and I really almost never even watch T.V..
But I realized when watching Mirai Nikki that it was actually very good. I then decided to watch the whole anime and I'm glad I did.
You should too, Yes... You, outside the screen.
Good Characters Good StoryV 8 Comments
Great Storyline! Just expected from the creators of Death Note!
I think the creators made this anime/manga just like what happened in their real life from the start of their relationship to the ending of their work. Tsugumi Ohba as Takashi and Takeshi Obata as Moritaka. Reversi as their masterpiece Death Note.
Puella is very Very VERY sad and has so much anticipation that makes you come back for more. I can't handle how amazing this anime is. I also love the twist in later episodes explaining everything. It's so awesome! I definitely recommend it!
So magical + you have to ship Homura with Madoka.
To be honest there is a big story to this just saying
Love this show so much. I just wish Monty didn't die.
Rwby isn't an anime
I wish Monty died sooner, because it's been getting much better since then.V 1 Comment
This anime is just amazing this should at least be in the top 20 for its story
It's a unique story that makes you react emotionally with it no other anime did that but darker than black at least that's what I know
My second most lovely anime that I have ever watched with a unique story and thrill and strong emotions
THIS STORY MAKES ME SAD, I CAN'T TAKE A SIDE BETWEEN THE HUMANS AND GHOULS. THEY ALL HAVE EMOTIONS AND THEIR OWN STORIES AND PROBLEMSV 11 Comments
One of the bests
LOVE THIS ANIME
Its should be in top 10 it has amazing story
Amazing anime specially first season, nice story and nice interaction between character, season 1 was incredible, season 2 still great
BEST ANIME EVER! GREAT OP, GREAT STORY, AND GREAT CHARACTERS!
Norigami is very good including with Hyiori and Yatos personality ITS EVERYTHING
It is my favorite ♥♥♥V 1 Comment
Great plot, but a little (lot) on the religious side, good start and awesome characters.
I love this show! The plots pretty good, character are amazing, and I love Rin. Must watch! - ashauriam_
It's a great show! it's like a reality show with a bunch of hot and quirky guys
It's Top Ten Anime with Story lol
You won't be able to get out of Hetalia hell... Hehehehehe It's so fun! kolkolkolkolkol...
That club in school you always wish existed
Beautiful and stunning both visually and music wise, with great story, character dev, and a lot of feels. For as ambitious as it is, I think it succeeded well in both inspiring me and breaking my heart. Thoroughly enjoyed this, and couldn't wait for next episode.
Also known as your lie in April, this is a great anime. It also has great soundtrack which is important. Love it!
One of the most entertaining animes I've seen although it's quite an old anime. I liked it so much that I watched it twice and kept re-watching the funny scenes! The characters are likeable and although there are many story arcs and fillers, I enjoyed all of them.
Inuyasha is so amazing! It's has a great storyline. Filled with fantasy, adventure, romance, comedy it is absolutely awesome. The main character's romance is equally frustrating though, but the anime's ending is absolutely the best
One of the best animes I've ever seen. Great storyline.
This should forsure be higher!. Beautiful characters, it follows the story line so amazing, the romance is great, it’s tear jerking still til this day i’m heartbroken it ended! - ashauriam_V 1 Comment
AMAZING storyline. Intense chases, thrilling plot, topped with beautiful characters that you can admire, love, hate. This is the best out there.
Better version of Tokyo Ghoul 1&2 best anime alongside deathnote.
10/10, one of the best storylines, has a lot of action and glues you to the screen. Undoubtedly one of the best anime there is.
I absolutely loved this show. The characters all unique. The bad guys are truly bad. What I like most about it other then the moments of humor are the way the characters evolve throughout the series. Watching Blackstar's magnificence move the braggart in the first episode to the ass kicking bad ass at the end is truly enjoyable. I highly recommend this.
This shown is hilarious, and somewhat inspiring.
I love this show
I never watched anime before in my life so I decided to go online and check one out I'm glad I did soul eater has a extremely good story line to it not all serious even a lot of funny moments, the characters are amazing and it is amazing love it I truly wished they didn't end the series (for grammer nazi's my typing isn't the b est sorry :) )
Unexpectedly underrated anime even though it has one of the best representations of antiutopic world not only in anime but overall. It is mysteririos and has its own unique atmosphere. Characters are nicely written and there is little unnecessary fanservice which is nice. The whole storyline is really good. It should get more appreciation to be honest.
Case closed or detective conan (same thing) is one of the BEST anime I know, it is still ongoing with 904 episodes. It is all about action, drama, mystery and it has a tiny, tiny, bit of romance, but it is very "rare". The series has a very interesting story, even though it kinda is boring in the beginning, the more you watch, the better it gets. The thing about this anime, is that there is one thing that is basically holding the whole series, and it is still not found out yet, which makes it worth the wait. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS ANIME.
One of the best animes. It has a great story. - Maximus_
This definitely is the best anime and should be in top 10
It’s an awesome detective anime with comedy and drama it’s wild.V 5 Comments
The second season Magi: Kingdom of Magic makes this series a must view for any anime fan. Also watch Sinbad first, so there are really three seasons.
Watch Sinbad, then Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, then Magi: Kingdom of Magic. It's really three seasons...outstanding story line...the Magi is a little perv, but it's all good. - wa1
Really good story, had some seriously emotional moments in it and characters are loveable
Why is clannad here it doesn't even have a plot
Literally one of the best animes I've ever watched. The story is emotional and each episode will make your heart move. the characters are really cute too.
Seriously the worst
Clannad after story is so good...
Lots of emotions...
I really loved it...
One of my favorite
How is this not first?
The Undertaker is so hot, yeah he's creepy but he's HAWT, just like everyone else in the show! 😄😍
Great story plot with a genius main character. This badly needs another season
This should be in top 20
Bruh. This is NISEKOI. the plot is fantastic. No joke. I'm surprised it's not on the list. Had to post it what - CHIBI-CHAN
Better story in the anime, than in the manga. The manga is totally crap. And everybody who brought it should known that the manga ending is crappy than ever. The anime story will be better.
Anime is horrible, does not go along with the manga
Loved it I have nothing more to say
Amazing anime with A great story line that will hook you on the first episode!
Great epic with solid base and developing.
Best romance Anime ever! The story is so light and the two protagonist are so cute
It is a really clean and clear story and it will inspired people that are being bullied and people who are shy to change and befriend others however I love it and in the first season I love the song and I remembered all the lyrics I hope u enjoy it!
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