Greatest Anime of All Time


The Contenders: Page 3

41 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead

20? Really? Its probably the most captivating anime I've seen. It really got me thinking about some stuff. The way some Highschoolers are forced to survive against endless undead in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. The animations are also fantastic. I was sitting on my arse watching all episodes non stop and then proceeded to read the manga. its awesome!

This was a great Anime and to find it at 21 is sad it is definitely deserves to be in the top 5. Great storyline and great action. It was so good I couldn't wait to get off work and throw it in the dvd player. Enough said.

This should be Number 1 on the WORST List, After this there would need No more Roasting of This anime and Tranzit.

When you watch this anime you spawn in this terrible looking anime it's green, it's white, it's always sinful it's just god awful. We've got the most flat, boring, over the top trying to be funny but not funny characters. And, there's a bus. Okay the bus is going to be the most new the most innovative thing ever. But you realized the bus is the most flawed system ever and it's more of waiting simulator because you don't want to walk around in this anime for 2 reasons! We've got Lava, and we've got Denizens! Now denizens can be dealt with but the creators of this anime don't want to create a perk that would make it that you won't get effected by fire like PHD, no not a good idea that would be too easy! why do we want to the characters to walk, let's punish them for walking. There is a lot of cool stuff in this anime, like corn fields? Nacht Der Untoten with ...more

This anime in a nutshell for all you guys think it's "Great."
"Revive me bro I have a ray gun! "

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42 Hetalia

Funniest anime in the WORLD! It taught me a lot about world history while making me laugh at the same time! Okay, laugh is an understatement. I've laughed so hard that I CRIED! And all the characters are so cute! This will forever be my favorite anime!

Hetalia is one of the best animes I every watched. It taught me new things and definitely made me more aware of current world affairs. Not only is it somewhat educational, but it is extremely funny and made a large inpact in its fans. Hetalia needs to be up in the top!

Hetalia is probably THE best anime show I have ever seen. In all of my 7 years of watching anime, I've never laughed harder than I did while watching this ( When Russia jumped off of the plane screaming "Vodka! " I laughed so hard I couldn't breath! ). Hetalia has some pretty special things to it. For example, in most anime shows, there are usually characters that you hate. Hetalia isn't like that. In this show, every character has something to love about them. Another thing is that they use the character's personalities as stereotypes and they do them SO well! America is just so perfect!
Hetalia has also taught me some things about history. It taught me about certain wars and treaties that I never even knew existed! No, it isn't a replacement for history class like most fans would say, but it did teach me a ton of stuff.
Thank you Hetalia for changing my life!

Yes. My favourite anime, and probably my favourite franchise of all time. It's so unique and colourful! Not to mention it's hilarious. I swear, if I'm sad, Hetalia will make me happy and hyper again. It has a few historical references as well. It even inspired me to love history- I'm even getting better grades now!
But beware: Once you get in, you can't get out.

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43 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


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44 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)

Still crying its been 4 years but DAMN IT SENKETSU WHY U HAVE TO DIE ),: - Lollipopz

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45 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.

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...

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.


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46 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items more.

I do not understand why so many people hate this anime so much. It is hands down one of the greatest that I have ever seen

It is one of the best anime ever! Actually it must be at about 20th to 30rd rank! All the theme songs are also filled with heart touching lyrics! I wish there is another season of that! I can't just get enough of it!

I don't get why so many people hate this anime so much it is hands down one of the greatest I have ever seen

It's amazing and for the last episode bring a box of tissues

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47 Darker than Black Darker than Black Darker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was more.

This anime is the definition of "cool. " also, Chinese electric batman, need I say more? Laugh out loud. But really, there's great action, deeply interesting characters that you can sympathize with, even if they are on the wrong side, and the plot is interesting and layered. It's a very well-rounded series and it's a sad testament to anime viewers that this isn't ranked higher.

In all my years of watching anime this show is one of the best I've seen, it's a great original story with unique powers etc. You'll be hooked within the first few episodes

It should be in top 20 I think, its one of the most captivating anime in this list, I strongly advice yu to it immadiately

I liked both the seasons... Hei is awesome... I like the dark n mysterious aura this anime bears...

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48 Another Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.

Very good worth a watch if you like mystery, good action and some very good twists. Only this low because it is so new it will rise in rank quickly once people find it.

Best horror anime so far.

This anime could shock you, I know people who couldn't watch it with out the lights on. Very scary and suspenceful

LOVED THIS! I have rewatched it at least 4 times now - emeraldfennekin

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49 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

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.

Guys this is AMAZING. I just can't stop watching it. How can it not be in top 10. IT'S ANIME CLASSICS. I love Sailor Moon.
I can't stop seeing the character development. It makes the series even more exciting. I will always remember the beautiful sailors who changed their world. Just thinking about it makes me tearful. My friends say I'm Sailor Venus and I love her.
If I were to pick an anime to watch over and over again.
It would be the Dragon Ball series, Fairy Tail, Ouran Highschool Host Club, and Sailor Moon. I adored this anime. Of course it had it's weird moments but that what makes it special to me. This anime was one of the best anime I ever saw, and I'm very picky of my anime.

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50 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, 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.

I hate to do this, being a self proclaimed sailor moon fan, but heck; KYOUKO AM I RIGHT? sorry. fangirl attack there. unfortunately, I didn't cry like most people. this anime is sad, but maybe a little scary too. fairy tail is WAY too overrated. I absolutely HATE that anime. sorry fairy tail fans. oh, am I getting off topic again? whoops. Madoka is a great anime with characters you can't help but fall in love with. There are so many plot twists in this anime. Kyubey the little cute incubator will show you the consequences of saving people, while Homura will tell you what it's like to fall in love with someone you can't have, and to never give up. Mami... what does she do? right. introduce the series and to tell you how it feels to just want friends, simply. Sayaka is a lot like madoka, except a little less glimmer of hope. Sayaka will do anything for the one she loves. Kyouko will make you want to stay with your loved ones, till the very end. Madoka will show you TRUE HOPE. Together, ...more

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51 D. Gray Man

I'm 12 years old (girl) and I love d gray man! This show should be in the top 10 list not all the way here. I love the way katsura made the story about a 15 year old boy that goes trough a lot and still goes trough more hard times knowing that he is the 14th noah and feels like he can't be trusted anymore. It should be in the top ten list.

Let me give you an honest opinion of this anime:

1) It is rather complex to understand the main storyline.

2) It has a lot of ideas revolving around the main storyline.

3) It took me a lot to understand the cool and fascinating storyline.

4) It is supernatural.

5) It is funny.

6) It is thrilling.

7) It is inspiring.

8) It has a cool theme and finally,

9) It has a really marvelous protagonist - ALLEN WALKER!

This anime is one of my favorites. It has adventure, comedy and supernatural. I was very sad when it finished, because the story wasn't completed. Animation is also well done, along with soundtrack, which rarely happens.

D.gray-man is the best anime of all time. It has the best plot, and great characters. Recommend to everyone.

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52 Rosario to Vampire

The best anime ever made of vampires I wish this series must go on...

My Friend Showed Me This and I really like it already ha. Especially Kurumu and her boobs. Really Funny and cool anime.

Rosario Vampire! The best anime ever! Inner Moka is awesome, Tsukune is so cute, Kurumu had really big breasts (perfect for perverts! ), Yukari is so smart, and Mizore is just awesome! ~

Nice. - NightmareIsHere_

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53 Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio.

The ending speaks for itself one of the best endings in anime history and one of the only shows that actually ended. The only problem is episodes 15-18 were recap episodes which could have been used for something else.

Wolf's Rain should be Number one! It is much better than any of the other animes on this list! Dragon-ball Z? Come on! Wolf's Rain beats the lot!

I really enjoyed the story line and plot to this, I wish it wouldve been higher in the list, it deserves it

I like this show a lot

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54 Monster Monster

Best Anime Ever experienced... Perfect psychology in which it changes our opinion about it the more we watch it. It is a true masterpiece... No offense to all fans but this Anime should be on the top.. At least the top 3. It was written by one of the most influential artists of manga, Naoki Urasawa... We should at least appreciate the effort of the creativity and the psychological thrill!.

It is an incredibly complex storyline woven in to a maze! Monster is more than anime... It is a classic.

A tad bit long in the amount of episodes. But man... Does it deliver. The best anime (for adults really) out there. A real marathon too watch, but as good as any thriller you'll ever see. My favourite.

Best anime ever. I didn't really get how it could be at 51! It should be at the top 3.

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55 Baccano! Baccano!

It's so sad that a lot of people are unaware of this anime. It has a brilliant cast of distinctive and fully-developed characters, and the story-line is incredible. The jumping timeline can confuse people, but if you keep watching everything will become clear. Far superior to so many of the animes on this list- popularity does not necessarily equate to quality. The best anime of all-time.

Baccano! Really deserves a lot more fame. It was the first anime made by the production company Brain's Base and boy did they leave an impression! Seriously though, the characters are all likeable even though they've killed people and stolen things (except Eve, who's a saint) with Isaac and Miria being the most likeable characters I've ever seen! The plots are sure to grab your attention and the animation is fantastic. The dub is one of the best out there. You must watch this before you die!

Most interesting anime developed with a story line that lets you continue to imagine even after the series has finished. I will state that the first episode is hard to follow but afterwards the plot grips you and you can't help but be fascinated by the range of characters. Definitely worth the watch!

My most favorite anime of all time. Not because it triggers a nostalgic area in my mind, but because it was just that good.

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56 Kuroko No Basket

This is an awesome anime about basketball!

Fast pace, brilliant graphics, likable characters, it understands how seriously it should take itself. Currently it only has a single season, so it should be higher but not the best, until the animation companies can really show how superior this anime can be compared to any other sports anime. I have great faith in this one.

It's better in movie, I really like it..
This story make me curious what happened next

Best Sports Anime...also check out haikyuu

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57 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!

Best anime I've ever watched. Seriously deserves more recognition. Many important life lessons and also very heart-touching. Should be in the tops 10s.

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58 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight

But is a good anime even though this may not get ratings fast it's a good anime and worth watching even though it has only got 26 episodes very in depth and suspenseful. Not you average story also there are not actually knights in it.

If you like vampires Vampire Knight is a great anime series for you, it has many sad, exciting and happy scenes. It's one of my favourite series that I ever watched.

This is the best anime ever... Yeah it may sound sad at the end but I really do like it... I wish if season 3 could be done soon. Zero, Kaname, yuki... All of them are totally grate

Best anime ever, why is it ranked so low, this has to be in the Top5s, and Yuki Cross is one of the bravest female anime characters I've ever seen! And Kaname must be one of the sexiest anime characters out there!

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59 Fate/Stay Night Fate/Stay Night Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel and anime series by Type-Moon. There are three story lines in the visual novel: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. A 24-episode anime series based on the Fate route and a film based on the Unlimited Blade Works route were made by Studio Deen. A more.

I think that all Fate universe is fantastic for the plot, the drawings, the sound and the animation in generally. Fate was born as a visual novel and Fate/ stay night is only one of the scenarios possible in the story. I love especially this anime for his concern to the ancient myths and hereos and in particular to the translation of them in modern figure that fight in an epic battle to obtain the Holy Grail. I love very much Saber and Shirou's love story that describe very well the relations, often very difficult, between characters.

Perhaps the most amazing and inspirational anime ever!

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works was just a beautiful anime for me. Whether the routes be Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, or Heaven's Feel, all of them are part of the anime adaptations based on them that feature incredible animation and art, deep and complex themes, epic fights, wonderful music, and an engaging story that truly defines the interactive storytelling that makes Fate/Stay Night what it is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Oh I love it I just started though but I still love it so much!

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60 Saint Seiya

Despite the low rankings Saint Seiya is one of the Greatest anime legends of all time well known in the West particularly Mexico.
The story revolves around the Bronze Saints Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryu, Cygnus Hyoga, Adromeda Shun and Phoenix Ikki fighting against evil to protect the human incarnation of Athena.

It shows how they became strong physically and emotionally through their rough times as orphans and as saints.

This anime is action packed, deeply moving, intense, epic and fast paced although there are some gory, scary and disturbing scenes that are best hidden away from kid's eyes because this anime is more aimed at teenagers. Once you watch it you get sucked in with the series remembering it probably for the rest of your life. There is the prequel of Saint Seiya that can be recommended called The Lost Canvas revolving the origin setting back the 18th century.

Other comments have already stated how great this anime/manga is. It is amazing. Despite it not being mainstream in Japan or the US, it is popular in many regions of the world. So to those of us that live in the US and find this anime, it is a hidden gem to be sure. While everyone else is enjoying DBZ, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rururoni Kenshin, Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, etc we are enjoying this masterpiece. If only more people in the US knew of its existence. They are really missing out on of the best anime experiences in their life.

Saint Seiya is one of my favourite animes of all time, the story revolves around the Bronze Saints protecting Athena from evil gods. It revolves on how they become stronger both pyhsically and emotionally.
I like the Lost Canvas version too.

Hades, Saga, Kanon, Shaka are the greatest characters of the series, the Asgard Arc is awesome (Odin's God Warriors stories are truly amazing and sadly at the same time) also de music of SEIJI YOKOYAMA made the series a total masterpiece

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