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
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
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 time
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
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.
I loved the story, I recommend some people to watch it. It's a very good anime with a good story.
It is literally very better than 70% of the movies ever released,great twist and turns and heart breaking ending.
I like nauto a lot more then the aother 2 series on top so I am disappointed that this is knot number one
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.
All-time favorite. If you haven't watched this, you are seriously missing out. Best anime plot hands down.
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!
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.
It may be somewhat cliched, but everything in this anime is executed perfectly, which makes it stunning to watch. - Mcgillacuddy
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.
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 anime
I think it's time we blow this stand... get everybody and their stuff together... OKAY 3 2 1 LET'S JAM
This thing don't even deserve to be in this list...
Dbz literally have one of the worst story ever... - HunterX249
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
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...
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.
This should be at number 1 because it's better than one piece
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.
One of the best anime but during the second arc it gets boring as it looks like they went out of ideas. Overall its story is very good and main character's development is awesome.
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.
The mind games are fascinating and the plot is clearly unpredictable. All Hail Lelouch!
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!
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 powerful
I will sum this up with just one simple question...Who the hell do you think I am?
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.
Underrated yet mind blowing... simply a master piece
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!
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
This should be above overrated AOT. This show has in-depth characters, well executed plot, and an amazing protagonist.
Probably should be number 1
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
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
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.
Everything is so unique in this story. The characters, the personality, the power system "nen' is the best system I have seen in all of anime. What makes Hunter X Hunter different than any other anime is that, unlike Luffy, Midoriya, or Asta, Gon Freecss, the protagonist, started off pretty well with his power. Most other characters start from the bottom and become zero-to-hero. Instead of overcoming obstacles to become the greatest, he just wants to find his dad that abandoned him when he was young. Even with his great power, he is forced to sacrifice it all for the good of someone else. Even side character can put you through oceans of tears. No anime can come close to what Hunter X Hunter has shown me. I wish I could forget everything that I watched in this anime, so I could rewatch it again to get the same feeling that I did when I first watched it. That is how amazing Hunter X Hunter is.
Better scenario than most of these animes, even better than death note. Steins gate is insane and should je on top 5.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I love this anime
Great anime with a great ending!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My second most lovely anime that I have ever watched with a unique story and thrill and strong emotions
Rwby isn't an anime
Once you get to Volume 3, you'll be hooked.
To be honest there is a big story to this just saying
Love this show so much. I just wish Monty didn't die.
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 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!
It is a painful anime but a at same time a heart warming story
One word for everything,
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 :) )
That club in school you always wish existed
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.
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...
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.
Should be number 1
Might be my favourite anime of all time.
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!
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 good
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!
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.
Wolf's rain is amazing I would rate it 10/10
Who voted for dis crap
Really good story, had some seriously emotional moments in it and characters are loveable