Greatest Anime of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

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.

What I like about this anime is that there is no good guy. Every character has flaws or a bad side and that makes them engaging and interesting to watch.
Also, the cat and mouse chase between L and Light makes this anime a great experience. - Kana79

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2 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

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 - olrak15

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

BEST ANIME EVER - LuminousSaiyan27

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3 Naruto Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read more.

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...

Naruto sucks - LuminousSaiyan27

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4 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 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..

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

Good choice.

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5 Attack on Titan 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.

Such an emotional, action-packed, beautiful anime with a unique story and amazing characters. - blueLight

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6 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood‎ 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% - Jetister

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

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

Ugh why isn't this at the top?

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7 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated ...read more.

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 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. Every one are powerful and strong. Anyway natsu is the king.

The music, the story and the characters are the best! - Grobu

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8 Fullmetal Alchemist 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 character 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 it was very popular but because of some anime series

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. Full Metal Alchemist has an amazing plot, with a blend of action and adventure, with emotions. Full Metal 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 reflex about life sense.
Every person should watch before die!

So good its on this list 2wice

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9 Bleach 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.

I really enjoyed the the animie series so far and I'm going to sart the manga soon if I were to choose a top ten in my opinoin Bleach would defanatly be one of them

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10 Naruto Shippuden Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

In my onion, 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 s 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 story line ever made
Its genius, smart, and exhilarating

Naruto Vs Pain
most badass fight of all time
totally beast! - reaperam

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The Newcomers

? Vivid Strike! Vivid Strike!

The only good thing that took place after StrikerS (I haven't listened to StrikerS Sound Stage X yet though) - PerfectImpulseX

? My Hero Academia My Hero Academia

Better then Naruto not SHippuden just regular NAruto

It is very fun

The best Anime

Uhhh popcorn

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The Contenders

11 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". ...read more.

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

An awesome anime that I would recommend for begginners like me Fairytail was my first anime and love and sword art was the 2nd anime I ever watched. But more for a matrue audience - Masterfireymoon

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12 Hunter x Hunter 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.

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.

Fast pace action scenes.. Unique story and characters

How come ds s way out of the list?
Dz movie is so great, lot of lesson can be learn

It's the best hands down. The complexity, childish yet mature show brought me tons of laughter and emotions I can't stress how amazing this show really is.

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13 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

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. - RalphSaad

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

Best anime ever, has great characters and is overall just badass and cool

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14 Pokemon 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.

Misty has never kissed Ash.
Anyway, Pokemon is a groundbreakingly good anime. 700 episodes and 13 movies and still standing strong

It's a good thing Misty never kissed Ash right. Dawn is the only girl for Ash - Jackster

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...

Sun and moon ruined it.

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15 Dragon Ball 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! - EliHbk

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

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!

The Dragon Ball franchise was the thing that got me into anime, it's the only anime I still watch! Dragon Ball is just one of those anime's with comedy, adventure and action all packed in one show. Z Is just as good but Z lacks the comedy and is just more action, some adventure and getting even stronger. Dragon Ball Super is just recolours and new forms...Uhh..and new lore about the Gods..but...DBS is a different thing. Dragon Ball is still one of the best anime's out there considering the time it was released, and it will always hold a place in my heart.

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16 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

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.

Just watch this anime and tell me if you will have ever interest in any other anime

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17 Soul Eater 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

My favorite anime ever. I love the style, the characters, and the plot is pretty good too. My only problem is the anime only ending, which was just a copout. But the manga ending was better and everything else about the anime was amazing - Mattgamer03

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18 Ouran High School Host Club 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 is such a good anime! I have watched the series around 50 times and still don't get tired of it! I even get my 11 year old sister to recommend it to her friends, trololololo...

;w; OHSHC for the win

It was THE funniest anime that I have ever watched.
The characters were amazingly hilarious with their own complexes.
I loved how the rich characters were so ignorant about instant coffee.
I also loved how they were always making fun of the poor "commoners".
And bananas were a recurring gimmick!
Oh, and the managers high power machine and her laugh.
Ohhohohohohohohohoh~

Making fun of middle class!? Sorry but not everyone is Bill Gates! Seems like a nice anime though, I'll have to watch it.

YAS!

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19 Black Butler 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!

Awesome! Why is this number 22? - Amaimon

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20 Clannad 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.

This will make you drown in your tears. - happyplaces

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

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

From the moment I finished this anime it was my favorite. Everything from the characters to the storyline is amazing. I really like how each character has their own unique personality and opinions and the anime explains this in detail. Not to mention the ending is enough to make grown men cry, though I wouldn't know yet since I'm only in 9th grade and moving to 10th but I also cried at the end of the anime. 10/10

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22 Yu-Gi-Oh! 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 hates it. Most people has only seen the 4Kids version and then thinks: ", 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. - Qryzx

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

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.

Why is this below Pokémon? I’d gladly take this over Pokémon’s anime anyday, because Pokémon’s gone down the crapper, but this has gotten better (Arc V did feel a little too violent, can’t wait for VRains).

I also like Crow, Jaden, Yusei, Akiza, Jack, Alexis, Yuya and Zuzu. They are my favorites on Yu-Gi-Oh of all time.

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23 InuYasha 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.

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.

No doubt this anime is the best of all. Like seriously this is a complete package.

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24 Future Diary Future Diary Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. The plot surrounds a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future. The manga was serialized in the Kadokawa Shoten's Shōnen Ace between January 2006 and December 2010.

I have seen a wide variety of animes, and this was my favorite (although it wasn't far ahead of some other anime). Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) deserves to be higher up on the list. You can never predict what will happen, and it consists of all sorts of elements inlcuding violence, action, romance, comedy, and mystery. No matter how hard you try to think of what will happen in the end, you will probably never guess what happens. This is the only anime I've ever cried in! That's pretty big for me since I come off as a generally stoic person. 10/10!

This is a great anime I think it should be higher up because the storyline is great and the girl is insane

After having Steins; Gate and Code Geass tied as my top-favorite series of all time, I never expected to ever watch an anime again that managed to outrank either of the two. Imagine my surprise when by a random fluke some anime that I had never heard of that looked like some cringey cash-in on the initial mobile-phone craze entered into my radar and managed to gradually become my favorite series of all time, managing to safely beat out both Steins; Gate and Code Geass, two series which were both so very good that I couldn't decide between them for years.

This anime is great in so very many ways. From the very second episode, at the very least, you just KNOW that something big is up in the story and continuously reform your speculation of just what that something could be with every subsequent episode, the plot managing to keep releasing little insights every episode. In addition, the sheer number of times I expected the show to go one direction and it pulled a 180 and went in ...more

This is a really good anime for what it is and this really sticks out compared to other animes and besides its home to the most insane yandere there is which makes it a good mix of disturbing and funny

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25 Yu Yu Hakusho 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. - olrak15

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

How is this lower than Sword Art Online?

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26 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese ...read more.

I do like to watch a lot of anime and I know that a lot of people dislike Avatar because it's American, or the movie sucked or whatever, but the show is awesome it doesn't drag on for a million seasons like some of the upper contenders do and it still manages to make a great storyline with a lot of great wonderful characters. AVATAR ALL THE WAY!

A truly FLAWLESS ANIME! Great story, Epic action, comedy and a good ending. It deserves a spot in the top 3 at the very least.

Avatar is on its own level. It's not just another pointless, plotless story that has a few giggles and kisses to keep you interested, it has a real, powerful, heart-wrenching, intense yet oh so carefully soft story line. The characters feel so real it's as if they could really breathe... The voice acting is superb, every tear, fight and laugh sounds so realistic it's almost Unreal. The paths the characters follow are so twisted... with so many chances to take a wrong turn. And the best part? They do. They're humans. They make mistakes and feel the grief and self-loathing associated with their decisions. They fight for what they believe in, every single character will.

Avatar is not just another anime. It has a real-world feel to it... Their world faces the same problems that ours does, just with bending involved.

As a kid, it taught me to respect peace, not to look for a fight, or a war. It taught me to fight for what's right, even if I find out later I was wrong. It ...more

This is a bomb, but it isn't an anime lol. - LubieHue

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27 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

The most unpredictable and awesome anime I have ever seen. The fighting scene is powerful and the plot is not too fast. This anime take our eye off the good side of us and show us 'it is okay to be hurt than to hurt others'. The most epic anime I had ever seen

This Anime is amazing it shocks me that I can't find it on this list! It could possibly be the greatest anime I have ever watched, the Art style is gorgeous, the plot is amazing and the characters are awesome!

The greatest anime I have ever watched. Never have I been more invested in a show than Tokyo Ghoul, with a superb story and intricate characters. Outstanding and completely amazing.

Best show and anime that I have ever seen. Has great action, characters and plot.

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28 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

Come on guys, who could forget those iconic pigtails brought into our culture by this show? Such a great series, in my view this is #1.

For sailor moon to not be in at least the top ten is blasphemous, even if I cannot spell that word. It is as classic as dragonball and is loved worldwithe. Although the English translation is full of cheesy 90s phrases, the original Japanese version is a Jewel!

Sailor moon rules all. Sarena, Lita, Mina, Rini, Sailor Venus and Rey. The best set of girls in a series.

Fighting evil by moonlight
Cooking pasta by daylight - TimmyTurner

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29 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.

I was an anime hater. And then someone introduced to me and I decided to give the Japanese media culture one more shot. And I never regretted it. This one brings the genre of Magical Girls to another more matured and twisted level. The outfits might be skimpy, but for some reason the whole show erased the effect. it is amazingly heart warming and adorable.

This was one of the first animes I watched and it was AMAZING! I've seen a lot of animes since then and this one is still in my top 5. It's hilarious and entertaining from the very start and will leave you with that strange feeling that can't be described except that it happens when you finish an amazing book or show. It's plot is fantastic and doesn't feel rushed or drawn out at all. Oh, and there's tons of fan service.

Just finished watching this new anime and to be honest its just the breath of fresh air all anime lovers need after sitting and endlessly waiting for all of the big animes like Naruto and one piece etc to catch up to the manga. It's a short yet jam packed with many many great fight scenes that will make you remember the love of watching rediculous and uncomrehendable fights and in my opinion it should be up there with the likes of death note, code geass and other widely loved animes simply because its just the right mix of great fights, serious plot, humour and just pain wierdness! I recomend watching it! (Sorry for any spelling errors)

hella good

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30 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

This is not my #1 favorite anime, but I think it's the best one on this list! Deserves its place in any top 10 or top 20 anime series list. It's unusual in that the characters are not really likeable heroes in the classic sense. One of the things that strikes me about it is how much more empathy I had for all of the characters as an adult compared to when I watched it as a teen- when I was younger I didn't feel particularly connected with most of them, and felt very dismissive of certain characters due to their personalities and portrayals (eg Asuka's abusive behavior and attitude was pretty off-putting to me, while Shinji seemed 'whiny', Rei was 'wooden') that, now since getting older seem a lot more human to me. I think sometimes you have to overcome or understand your own issues better before getting to like a series like this and it's characters, growing out of fantasizing about who you'd like to be or who you think you'd be (powerful, competent, cool, in control, super-heroic) ...more

What can I say, my favorite anime used to be deathnote because the psychological struggle, symbolism, and in-depth characters... Then I saw Neon Genesis Evangelion... Blew me away completely. For starters the characters are some of the most developed I've seen especially when you consider the story length isn't all that long. The story shines with complete originality along (angels coming to destroy earth and mankind using all it's resources to defeat them to control their own fates) with it's whole cast of interesting and diverse personalities (my favorite being Asuka, the red headed spitfire who pilots ever Unit 2, she's absolutely hilarious). The music is great... And the placement of each seperate tune is very choice. So much diversity even in the soundtrack... From some of the most happy sounding tunes (such as Misato or Asuka Strikes) to the most heartbreaking (I mean you Thanatos... Or even Kom Susser Tod! ). I don't know what else I can say about this show besides I fell in ...more

The series of evangelion is very complicated. It happens in the future when robots like usually seen in gundam series is being used to destroy their enemies. The pilots are called child Rei Ayanami, Asuka Soryu and Shinji Ikari being the 1st, 2nd and 3rd child. Being popular here is not guarantee that anime is the best but it is more appealing to more readers and viewers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but beware of controversial scenes that are not suitable for minors - ronluna

Everyone who does not agree is crazy because this is the best anime ever

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31 Boku No Hero Academia Boku No 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.

The only reason I'm not surprised this is so low on the list is that it hasn't even existed for a year now. It's without a doubt the best new anime of 2016 by a landslide. The characters are interesting, the story is beyond gripping, the fights are badass, & the feels are heart-clenching. I actually binged the entire series in one night & eagerly await season 2! FUNimation has yet another great entering the ranks of Soul Eater or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Hopefully this anime will be like Hunter x Hunter and Assassination Classroom where it gets a whole lot better into the next season. Right now, it's not one of the best anime, but the action sequences and epic moments are just too much damn fun to miss out on. - Mcgillacuddy

Great new anime with interesting storyline and positive messages about overcoming! The characters are very deep, and are all interesting in their own way

This needs more votes!

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32 Clannad After Story Clannad After Story Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father. ...read more.

I'm am male, 21yo and I was depressed as hell at that time. Before watching this anime I haven't cried for over 5 years. But during this anime my depression went away and I cried like a little girl. This anime has happy parts and sad parts. I actually became a better person after I watched it. Because this anime made me sit down and think for a while. Okazaki just represented me, he acted like me, used the same humor like me, skipped school a lot like me, hell he even looked like me, he had problems with his dad like me.

Hell I'll never forget this anime...

This deserves to be higher than 40. It's one of the very few animes where anyone can relate to the story.

Honestly yes, I'm one of those people who cried out at some parts.

It's just sad how the characters struggle and then touching when they fix their lives and endings. This anime is not aiming to be sad. It is, but it is still more TOUCHING. That's the key factor on why the characters are so sympathyzable. Their back-stories and how they help each other to end their suffering. Truly one of the best I've seen so far.

I can't but into words how much I love this! - Justaloli

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33 Steins;Gate Steins;Gate Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime television series created by the animation studio White Fox based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's 2009 video game of the same name, and is part of the Science Adventure franchise.

This should be #1 on the entire list! Anime News Network did a poll and then rated it themselves on the best animes of all time, and this came out as #1! It has an amazing plot that is unexpected at every turn and will keep you until 3 o' clock in the morning, because you can't resist watching the next episode! The characters were all great, the plot was the best that I have ever seen. One of the characters is based off of a true story! It is just plain amazing!

This is a slow but mind blowing anime. This should be in top 30 or so.

The character development is very great and as the anime progresses the true twists and turns can be known and in the end there is a mind blowing twist which lifts the anime and makes it one of the best.

So I highly recommend it.

P. S: Anime is is best for those who are searching for a plot driven story

Brilliant anime loved every bit of it. Loved all of the characters especially okarin and his laugh

It
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34 Berserk Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

You have got to be kidding me 139?!? Berserk is easily in my top 3 of ALL time.

You have no idea what you are missing out on folks if you have never heard of or seen Berserk, just YouTube search it, it's unreal! Even better read the Manga, and also 3 movies will be out in 2012!

The Anime Is Pretty Damn good. It has a great story line, its short with no fillers what so ever, The English dubs are done pretty damn well and there are plenty of epic gorey battles. The manga is 10 times better than the anime with epic demon battles, Huge ass sword that's around 7-8 foot, More gore and Darker. This is my number one anime and manga. I suggest you watch it and read it!

I don't think I will ever fall in love with an anime as hard as I fell for Berserk. I was instantly captivated & since watched the whole original anime 10 times over. It makes me feel every emotion, it makes me feel ways I've never felt before. The soundtrack alone gives me tingles. No story I've ever come across is as deep as Berserk. You think other animes put their characters through all minds of trauma? NOTHING LIKE LIKE THE CHARACTERS IN BERSERK. But it also has SO many beautiful moments. I've also re-read the manga multiple times while painstakingly waiting for the new chapters. I would go into all kinds of detail about why Berserk is the BEST ANIME/MANGA OF ALL TIME but I'll just say GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW & YOU WILL UNDERSTAND... 1997 version by the way.

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say" Berserk is the greatest story ever told, the best manga, and this is the best anime (the remake isn't as good..).

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35 Toradora! Toradora! Toradora! is a series of Japanese light novels written by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. It received an anime adaptation directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and produced by J.C.Staff that ran from 2008-2009.

53 huh? Well there's a lot of anime out there, but I must just insist that this anime deserves better. There are those that are action-packed, those that focus on tradegies, and then there's the romance ones. This anime is easily the best one to ever execute romance in my opinion. It's about realization, that you don't have to be in a fairy tale to find love, there's no need for that. There are times that love can be right next to you and you don't ever notice it, unless you truly deserve it. That's the true meaning of the words at the beginning and the end of Toradora!. If I ever had to describe this anime is one word, it would be "complete". It had everything, great balance between comedy, romance and sad moments, some of the most memorable characters I have ever seen (that don't really do anything "big" like save a planet, etc.), music that was completely perfect for the moment, and something that most animes don't really have: reality to it. This anime, no this masterpiece, has ...more

One of the best anime ever.. This one made me cry and laugh at the same time.. A lot! I wonder why its at 134, this should be at top 40's or higher. I like how Taiga evolves throughout the story and how she accepts her feelings for the one she love. From being the badass school girl to a lady who share the same feelings with any other girl who wishes to be loved

One of the best comedy/romance anime ever. Has a lot of emotion and feelings. I almost cried several times especially in the end of the series but I also got good laughs from this anime. Taiga (one of the main characters) is a very good tsundere character and she's my favorite in this anime. Toradora! For the win!

I just finished watching this anime and I must say that this anime is one of the best I've ever seen. It's just perfect, when I started watching I couldn't stop, each episode made you wanna watch the next it's just so amazing! I especially liked the caharcter development in the anime, and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't hate any of the characters. The storyline is pretty good too, just love it! I couldn't sleep last night cause the power went out while I waswwatching the 8th episode, so I finished it today and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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36 Fruits Basket Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her ...read more.

A beautiful story that had me in tears on more than one occasion. As an avid fan of stories featuring or concerning the zodiacs, this is definitely at the top (Fairy Tail a close second with Lucy and her zodiac keys). The characters are engaging, the voice-acting in the anime (Japanese, and surprisingly, English) is enriching and perfectly matched to the characters, and the adventure the manga takes you on is simply riveting. The only reason I can think why Fruits Basket is currently so low on this list is because not many people have been exposed to it. I implore all anime and manga lovers to give Fruits Basket a chance. Friendship, love, heartache, heartbreak, comedy, drama... Fruits Basket has it all. 10/10

Fruits basket was amazing. It had animals, romance and humor. It's also entertaining for all ages. I think they could of made it a bit longer though for me twenty-six episodes wasn't enough.

Fruits Basket has struck a chord within me. You can really relate anything with it. I was so into it, it make me cry for so many reasons. It's emotional, funny, dark, serious and so many more. The manga is so touching.

It is superb and makes me cry and love all the emotions. - edgecombe

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37 Fate/Zero Fate/Zero Fate/Zero is a series of light novels written by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. An anime adaptation of Fate/Zero was jointly produced by Aniplex, nitroplus, Type-Moon, Seikaisha, and Ufotable that ran from 2011-2012.

I seriously hope that the low ranking for this series is because of its relative newness. While from the outside it doesn't seem incredibly demanding, the show gets closer to perfection than most other series that I've seen.

The animation is beautiful, the characters real, the story engrossing, and the emotions are powerful. There are so many moments that this series has engraved into my brain, and even now as I'm trying to move on to other series, I just want to go back and watch it all over again.

Fate/Zero is amazing. It's got everything I like in it. Legendary heroes from history fight to the death for their masters, and the wish-granting holy grail at the end of it all. There's magic, adventure, and some of the most amazing battles I have ever watched. I'd recommend watching the first episode twice, though, or at least make sure everything they firehose you with makes sense.

Why why is this so so low on the list. Fate/Zero is easily the best anime of 2011. The jaw dropping visuals with fantastic use of CGI are outstanding. Each and every character is interesting and it is just amazing to see them develop. Just the overall epic nature of the story as a whole is amazing. But to sum up why you should watch this, simple: A medieval knight flying an F15 jet fighter, trying to shoot down the Mesopotamian king of Uruk while he flies some kind of UFO. (Stuff it 2 sentences) Meanwhile King Arthur and Alexander the Great fight the psycho French general Gilles de Rais as transforms he into a giant squid monster... Epicnesses in its purest form...

Simply amazing

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38 Trigun Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.

A future where everyone carries a gun, the universe's most powerful gunman, however, he's an idiot, vash the stampede is a legend

Probably one of the top 15 Anime ever made, although simplistic at times, it is definitely a very emotional anime, especially towards the end of it. Death, Compassion, the will to go on in a barren planet, It shows some of humanity's worst and best side, a 'must watch' if you like anime.

Vash is my favorite character of any anime. The show is worth it just to watch him and wolfwood together.

Oh. My. God. Top ten at least. The saddest part about this anime is that it was only one season. An amazing an mysterious backstory to date, great character balance, and amazing villains. My only regret is that I can't see anymore of this show.

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39 Akame Ga Kill Akame Ga Kill Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

I truly hate to see kill la kill above this show in the ranking this show delivers the perfect impact of giving you an attachment to the protagonists and then just as quickly rips it away there is not many anime out there That kill off main characters but this anime does it in the most perfect ways I have seen

Let me say this: This anime is one among the top ten that I would advise watching. It is still strange that it is not even in top 50. One of the heart touching animes - So touching that I cried a lot. I suggest watching it.

This anime is one of my favorite from the action genres. Its contains "the feels" and gets you crying on how unfair it gets, and then you get mad at stuff happens, then you want to keep on watching it. - Bryanlai2000

Who can ever forget that this is way too epic than the manga story, itself? Even if it's sad, Akame Ga Kill anime is always better. - NaruHinaBlaze1

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40 Spirited Away

Spirited Away is a captivating masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki. It has great art and the soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi is simply superb. The innocence of Chihiro at the start and how she develops into a more mature person as she fights for the people she loves. Another great aspect to it is that the main antagonist isn't shown to be evil. She does good things as well as bad which I believe is great.

Overall Spirited Away is a must watch movie and is better than crap like Naruto.

Spirited Away is something I watch every few months. It has loads of innocence in it and while the character growth isn't obvious, it has an inner quality that really touches me.

I truly adore spirited away, I have ever since I was a small girl! To saying I've watched it a hundred times is a great under statment! Please whenever you get the chance watch this anime!

It was one of the best films made by Hayo Miyazaki

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41 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

Gurren Lagann... Gurren Lagann is inspiring. It doesn't have an overly complicated plot, and it doesn't try to leave it's viewers wondering about it's philosophical implications. It's a simple robot anime... Right?

Not even close. You see, one misconception I've found is that people like Gurren Lagann for it's sheer over-the-top action. This is often helped along by the Kamina fans who will shout out in capital letters WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM! And proclaim that he's the manliest thing ever, and that Gurren Lagann is the anime that will pierce the heavens, and talk about how EPIC and BADASS the final fight was.

That's... Well, I can see the appeal. But Gurren Lagann isn't really about mechas. You see, Gurren Lagann's strength isn't the fight scenes (though they are quite exciting), or in the plot. It's about the characters. At it's very heart and soul, Gurren Lagann is the tale of Simon, a boy who becomes a man. It's about an orphan who's good for nothing, and yet ...more

I've been putting off watching this anime for a while... Started it this morning in the background as I did other stuff. After the first few episodes, I had stopped doing everything else. I just finished the entire show in one go... And I have no words. Shed manly tears numerous times (especially on the final episodes). I enjoyed bleach, loved death note (minus the end), and can't wait for the attack on titan to have new episodes... But none of them ever made me feel the way this show made me feel. It may be the greatest thing I've ever watched. The OST has replaced everything else in my workout playlist... Nothing else could make me feel this determined. Hell, I think I'm gonna go for a run now. I only found this list looking for more stuff like Gurren Lagann... And there is nothing that can compare.

I accidentally tripped upon this gem while searching YouTube one day, and finding a review on it. I'm not the hugest anime fan (I'm more of a Video Game fanatic), but this has easily become my favorite show/anime of all-time. This even rivals in comparison to my favorite Video Games (The Metal Gear series and Mother/Earthbound series). The story is touching, the music is amazing, the characters are over-the-top, and the action is simply EPIC. I highly recommend this series. Go watch it if you haven't already ;D

TTGL should be at top 5 at least! watch it and then tell me it shouldn't, I dare you.

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42 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, ...read more.

Arguably one of best animes out there, this anime is second only to my favourite, Neon Genesis Evangelion, in quality. The reason I voted for this is because such a quality anime is at such a low point, when in fact Madoka Magica is far better that a lot of the ones above it. A story that only lasts 12 episodes, Madoka Magica is an emotional rollercoaster that doesn't stop going, and takes as many twists and turns as it can. Nothing is what you'd expect in this world, and those of you who think you know Magica Girl anime, prepare to have your previous conceptions smashed to pieces, by deconstructing the genre spectacularly. Instead of characters defined by one emotion, you have complex people with flaws as well as good points and seem more grounded in reality. It is dark, the animation is beautiful and nightmarish, and the twists are utterly unpredictable. Despite this, it still has a wonderful message. With only 12 episodes, there is no time for filler, everything in Madoka Magica ...more

I really enjoyed how this anime is more about plots and character interactions. The artistic unity in the anime makes it very easy to enjoy and nothing really seems 'out of place'. There isn't a single character that doesn't have some sort of story.

It's a rather short anime, but it does in 12 episodes what Naruto and Bleach try to do in whole seasons. This anime is free of filler episodes and covers loose ends quite nicely. Just a warning though, this pushes the limits of magical girl anime. The story is very good, and it ends very well, despite all the moments of sadness. Make a contract with this anime to put it higher on the list!

Honestly, this anime was top of the charts amazing for me. It not only changes the opinion people have on 'magical girls' but also their opinion on each of the characters, showing great development in the plot along with breathtaking art work. Although it is rather boring at the start, it's safe to say that once you get into it, you're thoroughly hooked.
The anime as said above, puts a different twist to the usual magical girl animes, whereby the good guys prevail by defeating the bad guys and everyone lives happily ever after. Instead, It shows a plot that's much more deeper and is tied closer to reality. Not only that, the anime slowly reveals how each character is much more different than what you may imagine.

I would HIGHLY recommend this anime.

Are you serious? 41? i. don't. uinderstand

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43 One-Punch Man

It is new, but one of the greatest anime ever, with many of the greatest animators coming together to make it.

One-Punch Man is exactly what anime needs. It is an awesome parody of many of the cookie-cutter animes we see today. It is funny without trying to be funny. Most important of all is that One-Punch Man is INTELLIGENT and UNIQUE. - guizzy

I feel like this was exactly what Anime needed right now, its funny, well written, and above all else, THE MOST BAD ASS FIGHT SCENES EVER

This anime needs to much, much higher in the rankings. For English-dubbed anime, it is easy to follow and entertaining as opposed so something like Naruto or the Mobile Suit Gundum series that are full of Japanese names and locations that are hard to remember if you are not familiar with Japanese culture. Yet, the characters and plot lines are very entertaining with some of the main characters being likeable and relatable.

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44 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.

A really great anime, worth watching.

Oh This is one of the best animes that I ever watch the soundtracks are EPIC and the story is interesting really must watch

It should be top 10 becuse the story is really great it deserves better
Its about twin brothers one of them a humen and the other is son of saiten
And you should see it and desied

I love this one my and my sister watched all the episodes in 2 days

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45 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

Pretty much the best anime I've seen. It has a very deep and partly disturbing storyline. I don't think I'll ever forget this anime's story line.

Its not suitable for children for pretty much every reason and it goes well beyond your average R rating.

Its sweet but by far one of the best in terms of story
This gripping story will literally make you cry in places but makes up for it with its comical parts!
Quite literally one of the most creative anime out there

I really love the story line of this anime. If you look into it there is a deep meaning in the story. It is about trust and friendship. I hope they made it longer and make the ending more satisfying at it is. But overall it is the best.

I mean watch it and vote

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46 RWBY RWBY RWBY is an American 3D web series created by Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth. The show is set in the fictional world of Remnant, where young people train to become Huntsmen and Huntresses to protect their world from the creatures of Grimm.

This is something that's one of a kind. An anime unlike others. It has a very unique story line along with exceptional development. Whilst the animation is rather flawed, it improves greatly in volume 2. I couldn't recommend it more, for it has great potential.

This show is totally something--something awesome! I was introduced to RWBY by a friend, and after I started watching it, I couldn't stop! It's very amazing.

This is really good if you like girls fighting monsters with stuff like shotgun gloves or scythe turn into a sniper rifle this is for you.
Team rwby contains ruby Weiss blake and yang as you see rwby
It's a acrostic poem it's also known as red white blake yellow. This was created by rooster teeth.

RWBY. May not really count as an anime but, it's amazing. Good story, action, Magic, adventure and so much more! You'll love RWBY even if you don't like anime.

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47 Your Lie in April Your Lie in April Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa.

I agree, this is one of the best animes I have ever watched! I can't believe it's so low however I can understand that many anime fans haven't watched this due to the anime not having any "action" or magic. It's definitely a little different from some of the other animes I've seen but it's filled with so much emotion and beauty. Definitely deserves top 30 I mean it's ranked behind a cartoon!

This was a masterpiece, enough said. I cried enough to use up 10 tissue boxes. Everything was simply beautiful, I'm usually a fan of action and adventure anime, but this is an exception. The characters were well thought out and developed, and the soundtrack was amazing. I rate it a 10/10 please watch this!

This anime is so beautiful. The end left me shocked, sad + made me cry

This anime was just something else, it's in it's own league. The characters are well developed and the storyline is just amazing. Not to mention the soundtrack is probably the best I've heard in my opinion. This is one of the very few anime that actually had a major impact on me, it litteraly had me on the gese of my seat the whole time, without even realising it, not to mention out of all the anime I've watched this was the second one that brought me to tears. I actually can't put into words how beautiful and awesome this anime is, that's why I find it sad that something like DragonBallZ would take the top spot while ssomething as raw and beautiful and flawless and inspiring (inspiring for me at least) as this is so low on the list, it makes me think that people don't appreciate things like this, that they only want action and mindless fighting, but that's their opinion I guess. This anime gets a 1000000/10 from me and takes the cake as my favorite anime.

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48 Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin Wiki is a collaborative website about the series 'Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story' (るろうに剣心 明治剣客浪漫譚, Rurōni Kenshin Meiji Kenkaku Rōmantan), also known as 'Rurouni Kenshin' and 'Samurai X'. ...read more.

WAY better than some of the ones in the top ten. This one is way more mature than DBZ or One Piece. The art style is way cooler too.

Definitely belongs in the top 7 at least! An amazing anime with a great balance of ACTION, COMEDY and DEPTH. Very realistic historical and very enjoyable at different levels for all audiences. A MUST WATCH!

My favorite Anime of all times. It has great characters, storyline, music/theme songs, and style, THE BEST! And Kenshin Himura is the best hero of all anime/manga!

Kind, Good, Strong, Historic, Reasonable and of course my favourite anime of all time.

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49 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.

WHY ISN'T THIS IN THE TOP 10?! Compared to every mainstream anime there is,(including the crap that is Sword Art Online...) there's really good story in this one! The characters made me get stuck watching this anime, and I have to say, Joseph is my favorite. The fact that people prefer SAO over this makes me think that this must be a work of a enemy stand.

The fact that this is at 345 and not in the top 10 is absolutely disturbing. Nothing is funnier than when people try to argue that anime such as SAO or Attack on Titan come even close to the beauty that is this show. JJBA is easily one of the greatest animes out there and needs more recognition in the western world. - LedPearlPeppers

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is absolutely stunning. If you're looking for some serious mind-bending thrillers and love intrigue, this anime will definitely keep you satisfied.

You fool! JJBA is the best anime in ZA WARUDOOO

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50 Dragon Ball Super

This is the best because it is a story of life that give us lessons to control our temper and mostly to think twice on what should be done... GO SUPER!

I believe its very much better than DBZ. Expanded universes, new characters, someone more powerful than Goku :P. Overall, I liked it very much and would recommend to EVERYONE to watch it. At least, the last few episodes, it has ended now...

It will reach the top 10 just give it some time. However I'm still missing the battle damage and a bit blood to make their pain, anger, stress look realistic..

I think this is better than dbz
Because here powerful beings are not only situated in earth abd there are many pwerful fighters far stronger than goku

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