Greatest Anime of All Time

Ranking the top 10 greatest anime ever. Based on over 100K votes from anime fans around the world.

The Top Ten

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 ever!
Let's put it in first place!
It the most amazing anime I've ever seen.

Death note is an epic, intense masterpiece, an unforgettable adventure. The plot is enthralling and the characters realistic and three dimensional.

Death Note is the best anime I have ever seen... Perfect story and every episode makes you want to see the next one. Deserve more than the 3rd place.

Clever, crisp, addictive, and unpredictable, Death Note's intelligence and dark appeal remain relatively unrivaled. Every storyline, no matter how minor, is thoroughly thought out and intelligently placed. The characters are striking. Lovable, realistic and relatable, they stand in sharp contrast to a sea of forgettable cliches, sucking you in with their own searing conviction and sincerity. They make you forget the world around you. They make you forget where you are, what you're doing. That's how entwined you will become in these characters.

Death Note manages to capture electrifying tension behind every word, filling the air with implications and assumptions, leaving you ringing with the raw impact of each line, building this tension as it goes, leaving you clamoring to see what happens next. You don't need to be a genius to deduce that it lives up to every bit of the hype. Death Note is definitely worth your time - and in my humble opinion, first place on this list.

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.

You heard it right, Dragon Ball Z haters! No matter how much you hate it, this anime has to be the most popular in our generations. Not only in Japan and the US but in other countries all over the world as well. Just check it's Wikipedia page and see how many languages it has been translated into. Most people who got into the anime fandom started with Dragon Ball Z. Some people bash Dragon Ball Z for it's long fight scenes that span into several episodes, for characters that move too fast that you don't see them anymore, etc. Some even compare it to newer action titles and say that the new title is better because it got better story and action scenes. Sure. When it comes to story and action scenes, I don't put Dragon Ball Z on my number one either but were talking "greatest" here. I try to recall how much I loved it during it's time when this new anime doesn't exist yet. How much excitement did it gave me back then and compare that to the excitement this newer anime with better story ...more

That's true I totally agree it is the greatest and always will be the GREATEST!

Dragon Ball z is the best. Is the father of all manga anime. If Dragon ball z wasn't exist Naruto and the others also wasn't exist. The nine tails fox is a copy by the giant monkey from Dragon Ball z

No show reinvented a genre like DBZ. They showed that fast paced action was awesome. But, its best aspect was its characters which were awesome. They fought from Radditz all the way to Omega Shenron. Best series ever and a memory of my childhood

Dragonball. I mean, nothing needs to be said more than that. It practically created the shonen genre (or at the least, brought it in the mainstream)

There is not a single shonen out today that does not, even if the slightest bit, take from Dragonball. It just captures fantasy, it captures it in a way none other anime or manga can; although, they can try and can even be on par with Dragonball, but the truth of the matter is: Dragonball was there first. It's fan base and notoriety spans across generations. I'm only 18, and my 28 year old brother is a fan, my 30 year old brother is a fan and our 56 year old mother is a fan. She would even stay up late and watch it with us when I was a baby and my brothers were teenagers. Whenever the family all gets together for special occasions (even extended family) we reminisce the awesomeness that is Dragonball.

If you went to the school I just graduated from, you could talk to anyone (jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, you name it) and bring ...more

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.

Its awesome never, beatable its is in top 3s
Its perfect for all ages
Eps are more interesting then manga

A good storyline, good fights and, as someone said before, it explains what happened to all the characters, unlike Bleach, where they really forgot about Ashido, Nelliel and Kuukaku.

Naruto is the new standard of a realistic fantasy!
Exaggeration is minimal.
And there's always explanation for everything...

How could this not be number one. Naruto is the best of best, the most exhilarating anime of all time. Naruto has it all, little romance, lots of action, martial arts, suspense, and etc. Why wasn't this number one I don't know, but I do know you guys should reconsider your choice of number one. This is an outrage to every Naruto fan out there. There's not an anime created that's better than Naruto. By the way people say Naruto doesn't have enough episodes but go to Naruto Shippuden which is also breathtaking you would see the anime and the manga are still being created. They have new episodes and manga chapters. No disrespect because these 2 animes still deserve to be in the top 5, but they can't compare to Naruto. Also there are no new manga or episodes out for dragon ball Z and OnePiece. This anime has a tremendous plot, storyline, and very organized characters. They also always leave you wanting to see the next episode immediately. No questions about it Naruto is #1 the best anime ...more

Naruto is the most amazing anime. The plot is so good and the characters are so well developed. I hope they make a new Naruto series maybe called Bolt Shippuden. I don't want this amazing anime to end. Naruto is love, Naruto is life!

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, ...read more.

Amazing. Such beautiful and innovative animes are making themselves rare these days. Those who like stunning graphics will be served, I personnaly have not seen anything like this since FMA Brotherhood.

Not to mention the plot, which is really something else. It is so well made that we instantly get into the "apocalyptic-kind" atmosphere, which is as well embodied by all the characters.

I highly recommend this one.

Best anime of 2013! It didn't drown us in introducing too many action paced scenes in the first episode. The animation is epic. There was a mix of amazing suspense in there. The plot seemed predictable but there was a great twist in it. I DID NOT SEE THAT PART COMING. I DIDN'T. It reminds us constantly about the fear, the hopelessness of the situation and the reality. How they handle it again and again and finally something turns up. Then there's a plot twist to that. Can't mention much. I'm just here to tell that this anime is incredible. It's still continuing and the most recent episode gets me thinking and I'm excited to learn the truth about it. So many possibilities.

Shingeki no kyojin (attack on titan) is definitely amazing anime. It has very beautiful graphic and the plot is superb. The anime will give you "cruel yet beautiful" kind of impression.
If you like bloody gory grotesque mature yet enjoyable anime, attack on titan is highly recommended.

This review contains SPOILERS about manga chapters not yet adapted to anime! Be warned!

The world building comes in first, since this anime has a very unique world, where mindless man-eating giants called Titans roam and humanity shuns inside three massive concentric walls (I guess everyone knows that much by this point). At first, it seems that it is the classic black and white morality of humanity versus titans, or in smaller scale, the foolhardy, suicidal Survey Corps versus the corrupt, cowardly Military Police (think of good side vs. The bad side, and the Gryffindors vs. The Slytherins and you'll have the outline). However, the first season alone reveals that in the Survey Corps' ranks, there are people like "humanity's strongest soldier" Levi who is undeniably violent towards his subordinates (he kicks a tooth off the main character's mouth), and the cloud cuckoo lander mad scientist Hange who tortures Titans (and later in the manga, people) as a part of her work, ...more

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 851 episodes to date.

One piece is the best anime I'd watch ever because of unique story. I'm amaze on the writer who did this story.. Incredible imagination. How he did this?.. Huh.. Thumbs up.. For this.. It delivered to the audience a funny trek and more than that a true friendship and dreams occur in this story..

Why is this below attack on titan? From the outside it seems stupid but it's a very heartfelt story and you can't help liking Luffy!

I just can't believe one piece doesn't at least have the number two spot! One piece is like the most epic anime I have ever watched (I've seen a lot of animes. ) Oda Sensei is an amazing story teller and has kept me interested in one piece up the current chapters that now number over 600. Yeah, the art may take a little getting used to, but it gets better along the way. Plus, it's more refreshing because it's different from a lot of other shows. I got to admit, the characters are awesome and the fights are just amazing. Anyone who says they don't like one piece obviously hasn't seen up to Sky Island Arc, Water 7 Arc, Impel Down Arc, MarineFord War Arc, Fishmen Island Arc, etc. Seriously, don't let the length of the anime and manga stop you getting into one piece because you won't regret a single moment of watching or reading one piece.

The best because of the great story, the many great characters and their background, the epic scenes, the combination of funny and serious and the imagination of Oda. Simply the best

One piece is the only anime till now, and I've watched a lot! , that can and will make you shed tears of joy and sadness. When you watch one piece you get a sense of adventure that no other manga/anime delivers quite as well.
You will always find yourself wanting more.
One piece is at his 547 episode in the anime and 666 chapter in the manga, for the people who have not watched it or have watched only a few episodes you may think that with that many episodes there gotta be a lot of time wasting, well guess what in the whole 547 episodes you will find less then 50 filler episodes and even those will crack you up.
The amazing thing about one piece is that its writer found a way to tell a HUGE story that got twist plots and so much glamor while giving the audience a feeling of adventure that will never make you lose interest in the characters or the story.
For every episode you will watch you will be wondering what kind of adventure will be waiting for them next. You will be ...more

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

Oh my this is the REAL fullmetal alchemist it's based off the manga the story was way more progressed I found myself watching ever episode absolutely flawless an if you say the regular version is better you are truly an anime idiot this version explains the story so much better pure and utter masterpiece by the way not bashing the original just pointing out this is the better version

It is not only based of the manga. It follows every scene that was in the manga. I read the manga and watched the anime and I am so happy that it actually did follow the manga 100%

ITS AWESOME WATCH IT BETTER THAN FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1

Manga plots and characters are always well developed, this is no exception.

Okay, for those of you that don't know, here's the basic premise of the story.

It is set in a world where alchemy evolved rather than modern science, in a country where military power rules the state. The story revolves around two brothers, who are on a quest to get their bodies back after they lost them performing an alchemy "transmutation" to try to bring their mother back to life after she died from a fatal disease. The ritual went wrong, and the oldest brother's left leg was taken while the younger lost his whole body. The elder brother then used his right arm as payment to take his brother's soul and attach it to a suit of armor before it could slip away to the other side. Oh, did I mention that this all happens when they are 10-11 years old? The older brother then gets mechanical "automail" limbs to replace the ones he lost and joins the military, gaining the title "Fullmetal Alchemist", hence the name of the series. The brothers then set out ...more

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.

Fairy Tail is amazing and is my favourite! It should definitely be number one in the list. I wish that this anime would be more recognized. I discovered it by luck and I love it. I love the bonds everyone shares and how Lucy won't leave her friends' sides even if it would cost her life. It's perfect. It's sad, dramatic, serious, funny, adventurous and includes fighting. It's the full package! If you haven't watched this anime yet I suggest you watch it as soon as possible! It may be an ongoing anime and it might take you too long to watch all the episodes up to date, but it's definitely worth it!

Fairy Tail is underrated, but it definitely shouldn't be first place.

Fairy Tail deserves a seat in the front row. Seriously, what is it lacking? A good protagonist, an anticipating plot, and action that doesn't eat away 10 episodes per battle. On top of that it lives up to its comedy genre.

Most anime have very irritating villains who do evil things purely based on the fact that they're evil. Not all the bad guys in Fairy Tail have a silly purpose like that. There's always a little reason why they take such actions. Not all the enemies are complete psychos or just plain evil.

But anyway any top 50 anime list should have fairy tail somewhere in there. Fairy Tail is marvelous. I absolutely adore this show.

Fairy Tail is awesome. It is the best show. Everyone is powerful and strong. Anyway natsu is the king.

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I adore Fairy Tail. I Honestly think it should be #1. No offense to the Naruto, Dragon Ball, or Bleach fans, but Fairy Tail is the only anime that means something. It's the one that always leaves a scar on your mind. You see, when I was watching Naruto, it was pretty good. It was funny and had pretty good fights. However, something always drags on. Be it Sakura's stupidly ridiculously bland love for Sasuke that drags on for who knows how long, or the "epic" fights that eat away episode after episode. The fights are cool and all but you begin to get tired of them. Dragon Ball Z was wonderful; when I was a child. As well as Naruto, Dragon ...more

You are the only other person I have seen to have an in depth understanding of fairy tail and why it trumps all the other anime keep up the good work, also if you haven't already I would suggest catching up with the manga, it's getting REALLY GOOD

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 ...read more.

It is really really awesome

FMA rocks. The story is great and the characters also. I don't know why it is in seventh position. It deserves 2 or 3 position because it is the most popular anime ever from 2003 to 2009.

By far the best anime. Anime's should not be assessed on how strong the characters are. So far, that's all that has been shown. Fullmetal Alchemist has an amazing plot, with a blend of action and adventure, with emotions. Fullmetal Alchemist is a fairly short Anime series (compared to the ones above), yet has sensational character development. It also hurts to see people critiquing this series without watching it, because I can guarantee you, that if you see this whole anime, there is no way you can say it is substandard in any way.

It's a anime for mature people, great mixture of action and feelings. The history is the best that I've ever seen, very dynamic and aprensive. And it makes you reflect about life sense.
Every person should watch before die!

A lot darker than Brotherhood, as well as more subtle. I love both adaptations equally. Can they please tie for first place? *doggy eyes*

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 ...read more.

Fast pace action scenes.. Unique story and characters

It is an amazing anime written by the same author of yuyuhakushow Note: I am including the OVA's in this because they continue along the manga's main plot line.

Hunter X Hunter is an amazing anime. From a compelling story line, to complex characters and good fight scenes, it has it all. Hunter X Hunter got me engaged in the very first episode. Each specific arc is amazing with a compelling story line. The detail and effort put into this anime is amazing. If you are considering watching Hunter X Hunter I suggest you do so.

Hunter x Hunter is a spectacular anime and manga, it has spiritual powers, an amazing story line and incident after incident is basically just meant to happen, the start of the story features an exam based way of getting what you want, and it presents an inspiring and interesting goal which follows on, it is adventurous, the main character is honest and the fighting scenes are amazing. It is by far my favourite anime. Inspiring and motivational, with a hint of horror and overpowering atmosphere that got me sucked in from the very start.

Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. ...read more.

Kenpachi could probably kill Chuck Norris and he hasn't even released his bankai yet.

Also, Gin and Toshiro are on this show.

Reason enough.

Great Characters, Great storylines, intense action. An excellent Anime, highly recommended.

This is the most amazing show ever. It's made me laugh, cry, and kept me at the edge of my seat. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

Ah I love bleach it's the best anime ever how dare they put it under Naruto and come on DEATH NOTE this deserves first place anyone who watches anime knows that just in case you don't know the plot I'll tell you ok ichigo kurosaki is a teenager gifted with the ability to see ghost his life is drastically changed with the sudden appearance of a shinigami (soul reaperdeath god) the one who governs the flow between the human world and the soul society ( were passing souls go to rest) rukia kuchiki a minor shinigami is on the hunt for a hollow a lost soul that has not passed on because of the regrets he or she had when living in a battle between a hollo rukia is severely wounded by protecting ichigo from a hollow that wanted to consume his high spirit energy ichigo desperately wants to protect his family and the only way to do it is for rukia to transfer her shinigami powers to ichigo so he can defeat the hollow but to her suprise he ends up taking all of her powers and has to fill in as ...more

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

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.

In my opinion, Naruto will be the best anime ever, but Naruto Shippuden is what makes it even greater. I think that a lot of good ideas have been used, it's a perfectly executed story line with amazing characters. SNM!

I think Naruto should be up there. It is part of Naruto just with a different name and the story gets 10 times better. It is action packed, mystery solving and has a great development to the characters it should be at least in the top 15.

Best anime ever made
Best epic fights of all time
Best storyline ever made
Its genius, smart, and exhilarating

This is gonna be the best anime I've watched so far. It's a unique and touching story which manifests sorrows, love, bliss and everything we humans experience in our lives. Naruto may seem immature, stupid or whatsoever to those who don't really watch it, but deep down he is a tough young man who has experienced many hardships and failures in life, yet he stood and stayed strong, persevered, and yes, the life he led with some people belittling and hating him, and some caring for him from the back, and even one who really loves him deep down, it has always brought precious lessons in our lives. He never backed down, never gave in, in attempt to achieve the goals he pursued, that is to be the Hokage, to fulfil the hopes and destinies entrusted to him by his former teachers, and to keep to his promise, to bring back his brother-like bonded friend, Sasuke, which he has swore to Sakura. Though the stories sometimes have boring flashbacks to the past, it always brought memories and tears to ...more

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.

This is definitely the best new anime of 2012, and deserves to be higher.
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone, it is fantastic!

This anime has some awesome action fighting, I like it.

I think they should make another sword art online 2 cause I think its ganna be finished soon loke 12 epesode or so

You know what I hate? I hate the amount of people that criticized this anime to the point of irritation and wrote it off as "overhyped." This anime is AMAZING. I really had never gotten so attached to an anime before... But the plot, the settings, the backgrounds, the outfits, the dialogue, the MUSIC, OH MY GOSH. It captivated me through all of the arcs. Kirito-kun is such a sweet character! (Sweet as in nice and sweet as in badass.) and asuna is a beautiful, meaningful female lead who actually DOES stuff. This was a real masterpiece, because of its retake on reality and its epic love story. Showed people that just because there are swords doesn't mean everyone has to slice each other open... Why not create memories and fall in love instead?

I agree. I cried the whole way through. It was so sad to see characters you slowly developed a love for leave the virtual, and real world... The characters are what intrigued me the most. There personalities and clothes... and everything about it just amazes me. I'm so happy I found this touching anime.

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.

Pokemon is a groundbreakingly good anime. 700 episodes and 13 movies and still standing strong.

Ash does not belong to anyone yet. Romance should not be a priority in Pokemon

Why is Pokemon 15th place?! It extremely entertaining to watch, and it is a awesome kids show, and all of their Anime's are so good to watch.

On worst this is #2... SCREW THEM! Pokemon is so awesome! But too many shows copied off it...

Oml, this is my whole childhood. I'm sorry but, whoever hasn't heard of Pokemon. You are living under a rock. But though even if the series and games itself having high rating, some people thinks it's stupid or 'overhyped' but if you look at the franchise it has grown A LOT, it's one of the longest running anime series ever (Though the Alola region season was a bit cartoonish looking) I'm honestly surprised what rank Pokemon is in right now, But it's definitely a great anime show, it's entertaining, it's fun to watch, and also you can even play to be a trainer yourself in Pokemon games.

Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.

I didn't like Dragon Ball Z as much because the heroes never really lost. Also, when Goku set the bar, becoming a Super Saiyajin, I thought it was cool and all, but after Gohan became SSJ2, and the series progressed, there really was no limit to any of the character's strength, and that annoyed me. In Dragon Ball, the characters were very much balanced, and even when nearing the end of the series where Goku had improved greatly under Kami's guidance, the characters were still fairly balanced.

Are you stupid? Krillin dies multiple times, the main character (Goku) dies several times! You must be feeling bad. What is up with you. DBZ is just as good!

Better than z cause it's funny and still has that action. This is anime in its purest, most entertaining form.

Definitely better than z or gt and the first one at that! I really loved the fact that there were really hilarious scenes (see episode 45) but in z and gt they forgot about some of the funniest characters. Definitely my favorite anime of all time!

Say what you want about dragon ball, but you can't deny that is was a huge game changer for anime

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.

This list is depressing, clearly most of the voters are children, I mean Naruto at number 2?! Cowboy Bebop is the best anime ever.

I am 22 and I consider both to be amazing. However, this is a list based on popular votes and Naruto is more popular than Cowboy Bebop. I'm just speaking facts here.

The only reason that DBZ and Naruto are as high up as they are lies in the fact that both are aimed at the younger generations. Anime is perfect for teenagers of ANY nation to get into. As people grow up, they lose interest in anime, and they develop interests in more mature shows because society deems we grow up. For those of you who looked back and gave older animes a try, you will quickly discover this one NEEDS to be number one. I grew up watching this, and some moments made you laugh, while others made you cry. Still others made your jaw fall off and roll across the floor. The story was masterfully crafted, the characters could be related to on nearly ALL levels despite being from a completely different time period. Everything was totally believable, while still being fresh. Spike was the quintessential main character. He had his past that you spent most of the series trying to piece together while enjoying the rest of the tale spun for you. Jet was the black dog, the hunter who ...more

There's one other worthy show on this list, as clearly FMA is an almost perfect coming of age saga, however, nothing else here comes anywhere close to the writing, intelligence and all round brilliance that Cowboy Bebop displays. Sure, it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea; some accuse it of starting slowly and being painfully reluctant to clue the audience in on the central story and you know what? Those are valid criticisms. They bother me not in the slightest, I pretty much love each episode of the show, in its own right, so have no problem with waiting for plot details to accumulate and begin to form patterns. I can sit down an enjoy half an hour with Spike, Jet, Faye, Edward and Ein, simply for their wit, their sarcasm, their inanities, insanities, beautifully fluid animation and gorgeous music.

Then, of course, if you've stuck with the show, you get the added bonus of watching an ending which is perfect. The slyly dropped hints, the pathos, the sense of finality, ...more

How is this not #1? It's a brilliant, mature, creative anime that appeals to all ages and has something for everyone. I mean, my parents love it for crap's sake. Really, it deserves so much more respect than it gets

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.

The ending... THE ENDING...
Code Geass is death note mecha no anime can even challenge it

It was everything Deathnote was except even smarter. It always kept you guessing and you never knew what was going to happen. It was so great I cried at the end, because how could it be over. It was a ride that I never wanted to get off. It is Hands down my favorite anime.

Smart, dark and captivating. Simply could not stop watching. I hate when no one ever dies in a anime. In this one, you're trying to figure out who is going to survive. Unbelievably great.

I love animes and mangas. I loved them as a toddler and I still love them now. But why? Most times you will find a hero, probably a bit simple minded and innocent, though he gives all he can to endure the greatest crisis. This hero will fail in the beginning. Nevertheless, he will always keep on fighting to fulfill his dream, to save his friends or to rescue the world. In this way, we will love this character, we will laugh with him, we will hate his enemies and maybe we will even have to shed a tear with him at his lowest point. That's the way Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tail etc. Work and that's what we call epic.

But, please, do not misunderstand me, I was sad when I saw how Ace died in Luffy's arms and, in my opinion, it was pretty overwhelming to see how Kurosaki Ichigo beat the crap out of Aizen before he lost his power.

In the end, that's the epicness we all love and want to see in an anime.

That's the way most animes and mangas ...more

My Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

All the characters are realistic and not super op, and relatable to yourself. It shows lots of character development, and it doesn't focus on too much shipping. It has a good art style, good story, and has many explanations for each and every character, to the point that you can relate to each one in some way or another. It doesn't try to have a villain attack that is just repeated over and over, the villains actually develop and make their plans better, and the main characters aren't the only focus of the show. It doesn't just make rip offs of itself when making a new season, they try to make different plot lines and explain why things are happening with good context and different locations, with many good characters. (EXCEPT ENDEAVOR CAUSE HE SUCKS)

I honestly hated this show, which was immature of me because I haven't watched the anime and already called it junk. But I do really love this anime so very much! I'm surprise how low ranked this is but the top 10s now deserve their position honestly. This show has been a roller coaster of lots of emotion, this show has so many character development and the characters become greater characters at a realistic time of rate.

It's sad that this is overruled by the Pokemon anime.

Season 1-2 are kind of cringy and childish, but season 3 and 4 delve into deeper themes and introduce the central villains of the show. The first half of season 2 is boring and long, but it is necessary for the development. Think of 1-2 as a setup for the rest of the series.

Plus, it has plenty of risque humor! It has a perverted schoolboy character and a perverted teacher, like every good school anime does! It's nothing too bad, just teenagers talking about... what teenagers talk about, and a couple nosebleed scenes, and Season 3 has a nude scene in the second episode that isn't too mature but still unsuitable to an 8 or 9 year old.

Why the heck is My Hero Academia all the way down here. Are you kidding me. We finally get an anime with girls who don't act all helpless. It's funny and has an amazing storyline. And how the flip did Pokemon beat this. I love Pokemon, but seriously the anime is kinda boring at times.

Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

This is the most amazing anime/manga ever created! The Animation/Drawing style is so unique and lovely. The characters are developed very well. The set that its in (death city) is wonderful and dark. The fighting scenes are amazing and beautifully animated. The plot though, is the best bit. It's obviously been thought out hard.
There's sad meaningful episodes and then there's the lighthearted fun episodes.
Anyway.
If you haven't seen Soul Eater you must watch it. NOW. Though the first few episodes aren't as good as the rest it won't take long for you to get hooked...

I love how the anime was set up. They focused and a lot of main characters rather than just one. It had a very interesting story-line and the ending could have been better but over all it was Amazing. The fight scense and coreograph is amazing as well. YOU MUST WATCH!

WHY IS THIS 33! It should be 20-10 not in the 30's its really cool. The manga is awesome too. I've watched every single episode. And Crona & Ragnarok are BEASTLY

I looove Soul Eater! The characters are all really unique and each of them have a amazing personality. I love Death the Kid, and Black Star. This show is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a funny awesome anime!

Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, a Japanese ...read more.

Funniest anime that I have ever watched in my life.

Personally I would recommend this anime to anyone. The graphics, plot and episodes were perfect. The intro wasn't bad either. One issue that I have with this is that, I would prefer if this anime went for a longer period of time. It only has 26 episodes. I would prefer for it to have around 50-70 episodes, anymore than that it would get boring. But anyway all in all, an amazing anime.

This show is so funny and cute. I love this anime I watch it over and over again.

I loved the comedy elements. The best part is how they let our imaginations run wild on how we want the couples to turn out.

Really like this one, I'm doing a role play of it with some friends.

Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

This is the best anime ever. The story goes with a young boy who made a contract with a demos Sebastian Michaelis in order to take a revenge on the death of his parents. Combined Comedy, action, and detective stories. And you must try it.

Black Butler is just amazing. Every character is different, and you get to really understand every single one, and why they are good or evil. (or in between! ) The plot itself is very complex, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. Black Butler is truly a masterpiece.

All the characters, every single one of them is developed with such skill, the plot will always keep you going and the perfection of this. One amazing anime/manga!

"I am just one hell of a butler" and "count till 10 and I will be done", these scenes are the most amazing ones in this anime!

Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.

Angel Beats was really influential and showed me that anyone can change their past for a better future if they tried. The struggles that all the characters go through shows that they really want to change their future even though they don't have one, cause they are dead. It shows the power of good leadership and... It is drawn really well!

This anime series from start to finish blows your mind and every time I reach the end of it I feel as if my life is coming to an end itself. There isn't another series that I feel can compare this this beautiful master piece, the stunning animation, the amazing music and the overall storyline. It makes you question yourself as a person and will capture the hearts of anyone who watches it. The only down side to this series is that, its as short as it is. :( I could go into detail but I don't want to spoil it for anyone planning to watch it.
I truly think this deserves to be top 5 easy I understand that it has a short story but who cares this series is my number 1 and I doubt that will ever change. I have seen many anime series like Bleach, Naruto, High School of the Dead, Hicaru no go, Blood+, Avatar the last airbender, Dragon Ball Z, Elfen Lied, Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and ghost hunters. I could go on but that not the point this decision of mine comes ...more

Sad ending :'( watch its an amazing anime that should be number 2 death note 1

One of the best endings in anime history. I would watch this 72 times over.

Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October ...read more.

When people were starting to get tired of the Dragon Ball Z phenomena, they had to look for something else, something new, but will still provide the action and excitement Dragon Ball Z has given them. Then comes Yu Yu Hakusho. In our area, as far as I can remember, Yu Yu Hakusho became a household name. Everyone was watching it. Even some unexpected people came out of nowhere acting like they were Toguro and Yusuke. Even my classmate in high-school used to put Yusuke's name as alias in his test papers. And I thought that was just too much. The story is different from Dragon Ball Z and you might also notice the attempt to give it more twist. But I could say that the action and fighting scenes were somewhat patterned from DBZ. Really a great and entertaining show. According to my brother, this is his favorite series of all time. And for the balanced amount of popularity and "how much I liked it", I put it at number 8.

Yes, DBZ deserves to be up there; in fact, I made my own list but mine was top 100 and was for all animated television shows. I think I put DBZ at number 3 on my list. With that being said, number 1 on my list was Yu Yu Hakusho. I have never watched a show animated or live-action as compelling and riveting as Yu Yu Hakusho. What an amazing show that's y I think it deserves to be the number 1 anime of all time.

Dragon Ball Z is, sure, a good anime. However, the battle scenes go on for more than just five episodes at the least.

When I first started watching Yu Yu Hakusho, I thought for sure the same thing was going to happen -- and I was very pleasantly surprised. Because even when they're fighting in a tournament, their matches sometimes only even last half an episodes, whereas Dragon Ball Z it would probably take... three episodes. (Not bashing on DBZ, but it's true. )

Yu Yu Hakusho does a brilliant job at packing the most punch in fight scenes, while still keeping them short and bearable.

Not to mention that none of the characters really look like their on steroids when they start fighting. Well, maybe Toguro...

Anyway, I like Yu Yu Hakusho because the characters are still powerful, yet they're limited which makes it that much more believable. Not to mention that each character has his own amount of kick-as time!

And speaking of the characters, they're ...more

THANK YOU! Yu Yu Hakusho is by far my favorite anime. This list has severely disappointed me. Dragon Ball Z is number 1? Clearly most of the voters are small children. As much as all of you would like to believe it Dragon Ball Z is the not the father of all anime, and it is extremely generic, standard, and un-creative, and it lost a severe amount of luster to me when it got to the point where every character could just blow up the world whenever they wanted. Dragon Ball Z holds nostalgia for me, but nostalgia isn't everything, without any plot, the bare minimum of character development, and tons of plotholes, it comes out as far worse than the fan boys believe. Then comes Yu Yu Hakusho. Delivered great action, had very compelling, interesting, and well developed characters, and a very well made and flowing plot, that keeps me hooked no matter how many times I re-watch it. I except how popular Dragon Ball Z is, but I simply can't acknowledge it as the best anime ever, when all it ...more

Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted ...read more.

Dude, this will make real man cry, good luck resisting not to cry. This should be at the TOP.

Makes men cry and women cry more. And cry. And cry again. Top quality storylines and creative art

Clannad and Clannad After Story. I have never been more emotionally invested than in this anime. It's sad to see this down at 49. I have seen all types of anime. I used to think of myself as an action-packed anime buff... But having seen this beautiful masterpiece... Words cannot describe the happiness and sadness that this anime has imparted into me. If you're looking for an anime to really mess with your emotions... If you're looking for many tears (on many different episodes even! ) then this anime is THE BEST IN EXISTENCE.

Recently finished this anime (and recap episodes) and it is truly a masterpiece. By far the best anime I've ever seen. The characters, the art style and most significantly the story, all add up to the greatest show I've ever watched. I believe that if you did not cry a little through watching every episode of Clannad, and obviously after story, then you did not watch it properly and therefore not witness the full effect it has on the viewer. It's mix of subtle comedy and romance, brings an amazing atmosphere when watching through it. I have a confession to make however. I did binge watch through most of it on one weekend, and I'm still thinking if that was the right thing to do. It let me have the full effect without me forgetting anything, but it was so fantastic that I feel bad for not savouring it. I usually don't re watch, however Clannad's perfection will make it re watchable for me. I almost want to take a break from anime, as I don't think it can really get much better than ...more

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 ...read more.

Oh, this should be way up higher. It makes me laugh cry, and I always am wishing I could be kagome. This seriously needs to be higher up because it's my life.

It needs first! All of the characters have amazing personalities, and I love the creativity thrown into this!

In my opinion this show should probably rank among the top ten anime shows. It was an interesting story.

Loves it! Needs to be all the way at the top because I says so. You can disagree but I don't care. There are amazing characters and a great story line that is extremely gripping and suspenseful.

Man. Inuyasha is what got me started with anime. Of course there was Pokemon, and digimon, and dbz. But they weren't what sucked me into the anime world. Now, I may love Naruto, bleach, and one piece but my vote would have to go to this anime. This is the anime of all animes. It makes you laugh, it makes you smile, it makes you cry and it makes you frustrated with characters. But you LOVE it! It's that type of show that makes you wish you were in it, and apart of that little group. I remember crushing on Inuyasha and Koga, and wishing I was Kagome when I was a little girl. This is an anime that warms the heart.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.

I love Yu-Gi-Oh! It annoys me that so many hate it. Most people has only seen the 4Kids version and then think, "this show sucks! It's just a little kiddie show" or something like that. Yu-Gi-Oh! is so much more! Personally, I prefer the Japanese version. I just love Shunsuke Kazama! His voice as Yugi/Yami was so awesome! And Shinkichi Mitsumune's Soundtrack! and the original unchanged storyline by Kazuki Takahashi! Many people thinks Yu-Gi-Oh! is just an anime about a card game. I must say if that's what you think, then you don't even know what Yu-Gi-Oh! is.. Sure the card game is important, but there are so many more things in Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh has tons of great relationships, great character development, no stupid fillers that makes no sense and so much more! I highly recommend anyone to watch all the episodes of this show! Yu-Gi-Oh! is my favorite anime of all time!

I think I watched the 4kids version, and I don't exactly find taking souls "kid friendly". It was amazing regardless, and never exactly cared about the voice quality.

This show is amazing - Pokemon shouldn't even be in the top 10. Although the original series was definitely the best, each new one had something cool to add to both the game and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe. As for the original YGO, the character development was amazing, and it showed how truly in-depth a character can become in 5 seasons. The plot was awesome, and even though each new series gets progressively more and more about merchandising, YGO will always be one of my favorite anime.

I love yu-gi-oh, why is it #17?! I mean, the storyline may be a little long, but it's not boring or anything. The story actually has some depth, unlike animes like Pokemon, Pokemon currently has over 720 episodes and still airing... That series is becoming monotone~ But yu-gi-oh is awesome, I've liked it for 2 years and still going strong

Love Yu-Gi-Oh I watch it on Hulu all the time and play the card game

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