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
The best story ever told in anime/manga and one of the best in all mediums
Such a huge story. Can't believe this MASTERPIECE is created by a single man. Adventurous, Great characters ( don't even need character development), Superb osts, And BRILLIANT STORY TELLING. It has everything in it. My favorite anime of all time71 Comments
Ignore the last 12 episodes. The true ending is episode 25.
"I can't imagine a world without Light."
"Yes, it would be dark."
It's the anime I ever seen it has a awesome story and a heart breaking ending I would recommend this to everyone
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.43 Comments
Reason to smile while dying
I cannot imagine a show better than this one
People have opinions and yours doesn't matter more than anyone's. - RogerMcBaloney
Best shounen by a mile for a fact.
It has too many fillers, but also has the most detailed stories for each character50 Comments
ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Everything. IS. FANTASTIC! EVERY damn EPISODE FELT LIKE IT WAS HANDCRAFTED, EVERY SINGLE EPISODE DRAGGING YOU WITH IT, ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE FINAL SEASON! EVERYTHING FROM SEASON 1-4 CULTIVATED AND MASTERFULLY EXECUTED FOR THE FINAL SEASON AND THE ENDING OF THIS UNGODLY MASTERPIECE!
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.19 Comments
Although it seems pretty straightforward at first, everything you thought you know isn't true. Who's the real enemy? It's a little confusing at some points, but still really good! In season 3 part 2, you finally get the truth and IT IS SHOCKING! I'm so pumped for the 4th season!
It is my childhood dream to see attack on titans since I was in 8th standard now I am in 12th standard and I will see all the season in 2020 after 12 exam
Season one starts out as an action anime with a story that is very intriguing. The anime has great story telling, twists and character development.
Season 2 is where the anime really starts to shine though, the characters have to make difficult choices to survive, trust in people that they've just met and make hard sacrifices.
Has the best story28 Comments
Nothing beats this anime.
Great plot, characters have a background
The best plot - Elilacky
This should be number 1# this is hands-down the most fascinating anime ever created. This is the perfect gateway to anyone who's interested in watching anime9 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 - Goku0217 Comments
Naruto Shippuden's potential in the story relies a lot on whether or not you've watched Naruto. But if you have, it gives many nostalgic feels during flashbacks and conflicts between characters who share a relation towards each other in the original series. I don't agree that the original series is that far away in position than this one. It just as good and maybe even better. Seeing how much the characters progressed makes it feel so achieving to have gone this far in the series. Also, the 4th Great Ninja War was such a climax it got me so excited that I could not stop watching. It's a masterpiece showing both great action and emotion in such a way that the way they pulled off the story like that seems so unbelievable. I hope it ranks much higher than this...
Naruto was 16 in the 4th great ninja war
Someone save this world, putting shippuden under Attack on Titan and other garbage like that
How naruto is at 4th and shippuden at 13th.
What jutsu this site is using to keep this show at lower position.
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.
Wrong vote... oops25 Comments
The mind games are fascinating and the plot is clearly unpredictable. All Hail Lelouch!
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.
Character development, gripping scenes, amazing mind battles, tender, sad and funny moments, it's got them all. It has a complex storyline and a beautiful finale to end it all. Easily the best anime I've ever watched.
The story of code geass is just absolutely amazing. From the plot to the lovable characters, this anime should be rated much higher! Action packed with some of the coolest mecha battles, and brings along extreme tear jerker moments that we can't deny we don't love (sadly), this anime is a must watch!35 Comments
My favorite anime of all time. Crazy over-the-top story and animation with some of the best characters I've ever seen.
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.
Watching this changed my life. I'll never find an anime as powerful6 Comments
Its simply the best
Anyone who has seen Monster knows it is the number one.
Why this anime is not at top 3?
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.9 Comments
Good story overall great characters religion diversity I recommend this anime
The definition of cool
Best physiological anime ever.
I didn't watch Anime for many years. This Anime gave me the feeling again,that you just want to watch it and don't care about anything else. Great Show!1 Comment
This should be above overrated AOT. This show has in-depth characters, well executed plot, and an amazing protagonist. - TheDarkOne_221b
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 13 Comments
At at least it has a better storyline and more tension than pokemon would probably ever get.
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
One of the best I have seen. Story, characters, animation - everything is plain awesome
This is the best anime ever and you cannot change my mind
Excuse me? This anime got me into the anime world and it's the absolute best. Yes, I made my debut in the community from this anime. I fell in love when I read the manga and then I picked up the anime, I watched both the old one and the reboot, and nothing disappointed me. This is supposed to be in TOP 10, even the TOP 5. Masterpiece
Sword art online and Yu-gi-oh beat hunter hunter? I get that the beginning doesn’t have as much depth as later parts of the series, but the storylines from the York new city arc and Chimera ant arc should be enough to make up for that.26 Comments
Better scenario than most of these animes, even better than death note. Steins gate is insane and should je on top 5.
Trust me guys! I am not even biased towards this anime. This should be top 5. There's a reason why I am telling this. Give it a try. You would be amazed
Best anime plot ever death note. This is a amazing work of a genius mind with a deep relation to actual science and the timeline theory making it complex and engrossing. Truly deserves to be on the top 5.
This anime should take number 2 not 15 why is that24 Comments
Fairy tail is such an interesting story that the more of it you watch the more you start to appreciate every character and if they seem small at first you'll realize every single person shown gets at least some story behind them and later in the show even small characters that showed up once get a link back to them I mean it heavily understands it's own Canon and keeps things linked.
Many critics regard Fairy Tail harshly about the lacking of originality of the arcs and the 'treatment' of women. But isn't One piece and Naruto and many other anime the same? The difference between the classic overly sexualized female characters and the FT girls is that these girls are pretty and kick-ass. They're independent and strong, mega strong actually. They know this and they own this. And the arcs that are criticized for having little originality, are a bit unfairly judged, in my opinion. Natsu is flamboyant and a lot of the times steals the show at fights. The 'nakama power' is not a super skill but rather his loyalty to and love of his friends drive him to stand back up and fight. And all Fairy tail member are the same in their own ways. And each arc is an adventure. The character developement is delivered in spades, albeit subtly. I guess the thing I want to say is: This series never bores.
Honestly each arc is different or based on a characters backgroung and history but its an awesome anime. The art style and powers are what I like best.
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 story20 Comments
Great anime with a great ending!
Best anime ever.
I love this anime
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.4 Comments
Heartbreaking story but beautiful at the same time!
Love it good story
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...
The anime of DB SUPER is way better than the manga story. - NaruHinaBlaze1
Its should be in top 10 it has amazing 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.1 Comment
The story fell apart like my LEGO buildings - SirSalvador
Best plot every I have seen
Story is very good. Main characters has a lot of details. Story is very intense and you can't know what will happens next. You will stay connected with anime and if you never watched anime I recommend you to look this one. Also my friends who watched this anime liked this story and most of them starting watching anime because of this anime.
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!12 Comments
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!
One of the most powerful stories told by any movie or T.V. show, from any country, period. Perfect pacing, well-timed twists, very dark and sad throughout but with an ultimately hopeful and redemptive message. A probing, thoughtful story that keeps you yearning for more, with interesting characters and a stunning ending.
So magical + you have to ship Homura with Madoka.
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.
All he wanted was to go on a date feelsbadman
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
This is was so awesome! A must watch anime! I loved the whole season 1 and 2.12 Comments
Once you get to Volume 3, you'll be hooked.
Rwby isn't an anime
To be honest there is a big story to this just saying
Love this show so much. I just wish Monty didn't die.2 Comments
One of the bests
LOVE THIS ANIME
Noragami was one of my first anime and I still remember it to this day for its amazing characters and good plot.
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 EVERYTHING2 Comments
It is a painful anime but a at same time a heart warming story
One word for everything,
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!
I love this show
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 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 :) )
Especially the Disappearance Movie.
The story keeps you engaged till the end.The humour factors are a bonus.Just seeing how haruhi agitates cute mikuro is great.
That club in school you always wish existed
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
You won't be able to get out of Hetalia hell... Hehehehehe It's so fun! kolkolkolkolkol...
It's Top Ten Anime with Story lol
Might be my favourite anime of all time.
One of the best anime ever existed
Should be number 1
top 34 Comments
You will enjoy watching this anime if you have played the Pokemon video games. For me personally this is best anime I have enjoyed
It is and always will be the best if only the first season was out. Go and catch 'em all
This should be on top! I just started watching season 1, but so far it is amazing!
I still love this anime!6 Comments
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.
Inuyasha is also pretty good2 Comments
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
This one is a masterpiece people!5 Comments
Wolf's rain is amazing I would rate it 10/10
Who voted for dis crap
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! 😄😍
Really good story, had some seriously emotional moments in it and characters are loveable
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