Top 10 Animes With the Best Animation

It's all about the style and substance, it doesn't always have to be crystal clear perfect.

The Top Ten Animes With the Best Animation

1 Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2014–2015 action, thriller, fantasy anime based on the visual novel Fate/stay night produced by Type-Moon. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works adapts the Unlimited Blade Works route from the Fate/stay night visual novel.

Since then,
Fate was been now my favorite anime and the best anime with high digital graphics I've senn

It's either this or fate zero. The animation for this anime is absolutely amazing. All of there movements are so realistic and beautiful.

The animation and art is so realistic! It even beats Attack on Titan in animation! And that's saying something! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

One of the shows with excellent animation and fight scenes just a pleasure to watch

2 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, more.

Amazing animation. The combat scenes and the emotion and lighting and effects that the animators put into the artwork of this anime just blows me AWAY. The animators are far from lazy with this show, and they put as much effort as they can into the work! 10/10, I highly recommend this anime! (Not just for the animation, but for the story, too! Although it gets a little nasty at points...)

By far, one of the best anime I've ever seen. From storyline to the fluidic animation, everything is just a TITAN!

No doubt this is best animation in an anime! It blows me away! - MontyPython

GReatest anime I've ever seen. 10/10 must watch for all ages

3 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.

Started watching it recently. I like the Theme of this anime. The animation appears to be very high quality. Although I'm not finding the story to be as good as AOT, but the animation is rivaling.

Prefer it over unlimited bladeworks as far as animation goes

Great anime deserve great animation after all

It looks a little rougher than UBW but that makes it look better

4 Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden is a Japanese light novel series written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase.

When I started watching the show I saw the really detailed character models and thought that the animation was going to be very stiff. Color me surprised when I was proven wrong.

The animation can convey more emotion than words. Never before have I seen an animated gem stone appear to be alive simply through how the light reflecting off of it is animated. Never before have I seen animated water look so fluid. Never before have I watched a series that made me cry in over half of it's episodes. This is one of the most visually appealing show's I've ever seen.

If there is any word to explain Violet Evergarden animation then it's "Beutiful". Personally it's the best animated anime for me.

I absolutely love it, this has to be my favorite anime I have watched so far

5 K

I am surprised that this not so mainstream anime will make it here and is known for great animation. They sure incorporated a whole deal of different techniques and it still looks nice

How should I search this anime?

K shows a veriety of textures and motions that are visually appealing. Not only does it give off a bold vibe, but it also gives off a warm vibe that when mixed together provides one the most aesthetic animations I've ever witnessed.

It's animations are mesmerizing

6 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". more.

A-1 Pictures does a great job animating Sword Art Online! The action sequences are well-choreographed, the animation is consistent, and the characters and the virtual worlds are beautifully designed. BEAT THAT, LOG HORIZON!

SAO may get its fair share of hate, but you can't deny how beautiful the animation is.

The animation, characters, backgrounds are cool too bad the anime sucks and get a lot of hates

Of all the anime series I watched, this is the best anime with the best animation EVER. To me, the animation is better than Attack on Titan, but only by a hair. SAO AND AOT ROCK! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Well, Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works are an exception... Nonetheless, you can't deny Sword Art Online has some of the best animation in any anime series there is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

7 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after more.

One punch man has some of the greatest visuals ever, whilst using the insane power of saitama for comedy, that the animation somehow also puts emphasis on it. The visuals and movements are genius, and incredibly hard to imagine something as good let alone animate it. Every single punch has a large amount of detail put into it in even the punches; and the air behind it. At first I thought someone who destroys anything in one punch would never be well animated, but in truth the art behind it is genius. Even if you do not enjoy that, the show focuses a lot on side characters who encounter more difficulty when fighting. Compared to any anime I've ever seen (including the ones at the top of this list) one punch man clearly outranks any anime in animation. For example attack on titan has minimal fight scenes, including titan fights which are just surprisingly immobile people fighting that have a bit of wind flying off the fists every once in a while. As well as, that in attack on titan the ...more

You can feel the combat rumbling through you as the protagonist's punches rock the screen with explosions.

Honestly you'd be hard pressed to find any better animated anime or even show it's not a stretch to call it the best animated show ever

One Punch Man is honestly the best animated anime of all time. The fight are choreographed so well and the animation for such a great studio (MADHOUSE) really brings the anime to life. I fell in love with this anime solely for the great animation.

8 Overlord

A unique and an amazing anime



9 God Eater God Eater is an anime adaptation of the God Eater video game series. It is animated by Ufotable and began airing on July 12, 2015 after a one-week delay.

God Eater's animation is different than many other animes, that's why I think it's better and unique.

All I can say is that this anime's quality is top notch and while I was watching this series is that the whole way through it looked like fan-art. The detail put into the animation was so intense. Best anime of the 21st century

Best animation I've seen so far in anime

10 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".



More realistic animation than others.


The Contenders

11 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.
12 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.

Not only the animation but the music is the best your ever going to get in anime period.

It's a legendary anime that people don't appreciate TT

The best anime ever!

13 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.
14 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.

For it's age as well the animation is groundbreaking and still amazing compared to modern anime quality like your name

Crap - HunterX249

15 Ajin: Demi-Human

I feel like the cgi works really well with the atmosphere - sadfag

For a CGI it looks great. - Not_A_Weeaboo

16 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.

A great blend of cartoony American style with an overall anime feel to it.

Yeah the fights look boss with the cool animation style

This is one of the reasons I love soul eater - aarond09

I am cool soul eater is too

17 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.

Honestly, it's so well executed that I can't help but love it. - MasonOcker

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

Despite being made during 2009 this show's animation was the best!

19 Mob Psycho 100

Really unique and god damn the animation is really intense and amazing. The details that it has are just incredible.

Intense fight scenes and unique artwork. The art style is so vivid and insane which make the fights seem on a whole different level. Season 2 had the best animation of 2019 in my opinion

The artstyle can really work with going off model and not be weird, the animation is always on point with the intensity of the scene. To get what I mean just watch Season 2 Episode 5 such amazing visuals and you can follow every movement, its just so good

Best animation, unique artstyle with creative animation. Pure eyegasm. Season 1 was too good but then Studio Bones went further and beyond in season 2, especially episode 5, best anime episode of this year at least. Truly deserves to be on top. - Uskhorm

20 Baccano! Baccano! (バッカーノ!), which Narita translates as 'stupid commotion', is Italian for 'ruckus'. An ongoing light novel series with over twenty volumes published, it takes place across three eras – the early 1700s, 1930s, and 2000s – and presents its story arcs in anachronistic fashion. Though more.

Baccano has to be one of the best shows I've ever seen. Almost everything about this show is incredibly underrated, especially its animation.

21 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 more.

I have only recently started Naruto, but I really love the way they animate the scenes! The story is also really nice, and I think Naruto's one of my favorite animes ever. I recommend it!

I love anime so much that Naruto was the very first anime that I started to watch and I love it so much LOL!

Crappy graphics - HunterX249

22 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a more.

While all of the other anime on this list have great animation and deserve to be here, this one completely dominates all others in terms of animation. But the best thing about it is the brilliantly insane idea to set the series in the beautiful setting of Edo period Japan, and animate it with a one-of-a-kind hip-hop style which can never be truly replicated. The true beauty of this anime lies in it's fight scenes which are stupendously over-the-top and are works of art in their own right. Seriously, Samurai Champloo is absolutely gorgeous, just look up any one of its many fight scenes on YouTube and try to argue that it isn't.


23 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.

It is sooo good I suggest it, all the Scences are so well made and so beautiful

This, Sword Art Online and One Punch man are by far the best animated anime series I've ever seen love that Kaneki boy :,D And can't wait for season 3 to be completed

24 My Hero Academia

Very smooth and crisp.

Fantastic Animation.



25 Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani & Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi.

Psycho Pass is very unique, and every character is amazing and interesting. It also lets u take a good look at their world, and u will see you'll make an opinion for urself about their world. The animation is 10/10, I love it.

26 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

The eyes are so beautiful!

27 Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji)

The art style is pretty realistic, also the clothes and everything fits perfectly well in the time period. The city itself is also shown from its wealthy side, but also the bad and the poor. This makes it all the more realistic.

It has a pretty realistic style, and it's beautiful. - funnyuser

28 Akira

Akira is a great anime with nice style.

Every frame is met with love.

29 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 more.

This show, along with after story, has made a huge impact on the way I want to tell visual stories. All of the animation is masterfully thought out. Without it, the story would not have touched as many hearts as it did.

I can't believe that this wasn't on the list! Clannad has amazing and unique art style. - funnyuser

this show is the best anime ever.

30 KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! is a Japanese light novel series written by Natsume Akatsuki.
31 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.

This is an anime with an incredibly unique art style that admittedly takes a bit to get used to. Once you do, however, you will begin to see how incredibly fluid and well-animated basically every fight scene is, and how much work went into painstakingly went into choreographing them.

jojo best

32 Dangan Ronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

May not be professional like Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works or Attack on Titan, but it looks very unique. - BZZZZZZZ

Am I the only one who thinks that this art-style is stunning?

33 Perfect Blue

There's a lot of trippy scenes, and it was done perfectly with amazing animation.

This is the best horror movie that was ever made!

Great story

34 Monogatari

Great Visuals with a lot of euphemism. Just what you would expect from shaft studios

35 Redline



This movie is all style. It allows the beautifully drawn and animated action to overshadow everything else about the movie. It's brilliantly engaging by its sheer panache, and you can't help but get sucked in and feel the adrenaline pump.


36 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.
37 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.
38 High School DxD High School DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The series revolves around Issei Hyoudou, a perverted high school student who is reincarnated into a Devil by Rias Gremory after being killed on his first date. He later joins the Occult Research more.

Quality shape defining characters, understands curvature and shapery

39 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.

This magical girl anime is rated R

40 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.
41 Black Lagoon
42 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.
43 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is an anime television series, the eleventh installment in Sunrise studio's long-running Gundam franchise comprising two seasons.
44 FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.
45 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. more.

Bleach's animation can get hard to get used to, but after a while, you'll love the animation. The aura scenes are always the ones with the best animation

46 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.

Just a beautiful atmosphere with its mixed sci fy and western films entwined together

47 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
48 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.
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