Top 10 Best Anime Episodes

The problem about anime is that you can't just see your favorite episode of an anime, whenever you want! Still there are some episodes, that just stood out for being simply incredible!
The Top Ten
1 "Confrontation" Episode 2 - Death Note

Light thought he was the smartest man in town but L was one step ahead!

That first time you realize how much of a threat L actually is... This episode is pure gold

The introduction to L couldn't have been better!

This is where it all began, the Greatest Cat and Mouse chase in the Anime History

2 "Shoto Todoroki: Origin" Episode 23 - My Hero Academia

Best episode of this series so far, excellent animation, excellent structure, this is how all battle episodes should be, where someone who was rooting for Todoroki instead of the main protagonist could really be afraid of Izuku, as an enemy. It was a battle where the two opponents where scary for the other one and that keeps the viewer excited for what's going to happen, the flashbacks where really well timed and the scenes that had to had a special animation and soundtrack were excellent, such as Todoroki using the fire + the flashbacks or the final blow between him and Izuku. Best episode ever!

Midoriya Izuku inherited One for All, one of the world's most powerful quirks. Despite this, his compassion has proven to be his most endearing trait so far. Deku is a determined individual who strives to give his all and inspire others to do the same. He, more than anything else, possesses the attributes of a true hero, as shown by his epic fight with Todoroki.
This fight served as a showcase for Deku's willingness to go to any length to save a challenger. Todoroki's backstory is also revealed in this episode, and with Deku's aid, he is able to briefly overcome his past and show a glimpse of his true potential. Shoto Todoroki: Origin, is a tear-jerking episode in which two young men give their all in battle to get closer to their dreams.

This was the best episode ever!
I think it's amazing how Izuku used so much of his strength, injuring himself so badly, just so Shoto could realize he can use his other power. He doesn't have to use that so that he can stay separated from his Father, he needed to use his power so he could separate himself. He was holding himself back, and for what? The powers past on to you don't make you who you are, it comes down to who you want to be. That is the message of this episode.

"Deku's highly anticipated battle against Todoroki surpassed my lofty expectations, delivering the character development and heart to match its jaw-droppingly beautiful and emotionally rousing action. The expertly placed flashbacks that flesh out Todoroki's harrowing past, coupled with Deku's selfless efforts to help his friend break free from the strongholds of his past and realize his full potential, make "Shoto Todoroki: Origin" the finest episode My Hero Academia has had yet. I look forward to seeing how Todoroki's newfound potential not only impacts the rest of the tournament, but also his relationship with his father, Deku, and the rest of his peers." - IGN

"Shoto Todoroki: Origin" is an episode where the characters want to get into their opponent's head just as much as they want to dominate them in battle, but it's a mix of the psychological and the physical that is an absolute success." - Den Of Geek

3 "Re;" Episode 50 - Code Geass

Undebatably the best anime ending of all time. The episode itself, godly.

The Greatest Episode in the History of Anime, Nothing Comes Close!

The ending is just a pure masterpiece nothing comes close to it!

Should be number 1. One of the only anime scenes which made me cry.

4 "Overcast" Episode 7 - Death Note

The best episode you can ever ask an anime to make. Although we all know that Light is somehow going to survive, we did not know whether Naomi Misora would. For all we know, she could have survived and given information to the police and the plot could have been awesome from there on, too. Plus, it showed that Light would indeed kill anyone, if they threaten him, which is another way of character development. And, the ending, the ending. As Naomi's face becomes dark and lifeless as she heads on to her inevitable suicide, to the stairs of heaven. Just a godlike episode.

So glad to see this at number 5. When I watched Death Note for the first time all those years ago this was the hook episode for not just the series but anime as a whole.

You can say he did it because he had no choice or he did it because he just doesn't care. You do feel sad at the end matter what.

Creates tension and builds character in the smartest ways.

5 "Hero" Episode 54 - Attack on Titan

The Greatest Anime Episode Ever. Levi taking on Beast Titan, Armin taking on Colossal Titan, Mikasa and Survey Corps taking on Armoured Titan, Erwin taking the Charge. Everything you liked about the series stuff into a single Episode.

This could be the greatest episode I have ever seen, in anything, everything from erwin to armin is just absouletly amazing.

One of the best TV show episodes ever. Up there with the best Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sopranos episodes

The ass kicking of beast titan and the fear of Levi on his face was a delight to watch.

6 "Gaara vs. Rock Lee: The Power of Youth Explodes!" Episode 48 - Naruto

Underdog Vs Monster. It's really cool to see a Side Character beating up one of the Main Villain from the Series

7 "The End of the World" Episode 14 - Sword Art Online
8 "Fairy Tail of the Dead Meeeeeeeeen" Episode 226 - Fairy Tail
9 "Beyond the Escape" Episode 7 - Charlotte

After the loss of Ayumi, Yuu separates himself from others out of grief, but soon finds himself going down a dark path from which there may be no return.

Charlotte may not be one of the best anime but this one episode hits very hard!

Woah, this came out of nowhere.
What an episode!

10 "Spring Wind" Episode 22 - Your Lie in April

Music connects people together, this episode justified it so well even if it's from our world to afterlife (Heaven). Kaori and Kosey playing Violin and Piano to their final Masterpiece performance.

The Contenders
11 "Chinmoku: Silence" Episode 25 - Death Note

This episode is stunning and amazing. Every moment of it gives me chills, and it has so much symbolism and foreshadowing. Everything about this episode is beautifully done- the animation, the tone, the music, the writing, the script. The foreshadowing with the bells and the metaphor in the scene where L washes Light's feet add onto how this episode left me in complete shock.

12 "Violet Evergarden" Episode 9 - Violet Evergarden
13 "Surprised to Be Dead" Episode 1 - Yu Yu Hakusho

Good grief, I was not prepared for the feels train to hit me like this in the first episode.
It's weird because I don't normally feel anything at funerals irl, but just seeing everyone's reaction to Yusuke's death made me cry like a baby even though I don't even know him.
The voice of Keiko was so emotional. her screams didn't sound like acting. It was as if someone had really died. Kuwabara showed all signs of grief. It's just the first episode, and ohh the feels. THE FEELS!

Clannad took 2 seasons for me to cry just a bit. This show got me tearing up in 1 episode and it was my 1st time watching it so I had no connection to any characters yet.
This episode is just a canon of feels.

A total tearjerker of an episode. It's hard to believe how the first episode of an animé hits right in the feels like this. Then again, it's Yu Yu Hakusho.

Best first episode ever!

14 "Zero x And x Rose" Episode 126 - Hunter X Hunter

The smile on netero's face just terrifying. I almost feel bad rooting for humanity. that's how crazy this is

This episode was really perfect animation drawing voice acting directing feeling everything was amazing thanks madhouse

15 “Scenery For A Doomsday” Episode 73 - Monster
16 "Open The Steins Gate" Episode 23 - Steins;Gate

The moment when everything clicks from the first episode and you realize exactly what happened July 28th, 2010 at the Radio Tower is the best scene in all of anime, and just one example of the excellent storytelling in this masterpiece of an anime.

17 "Truth" Episode 141 - Naruto Shippuden

The Greatest Plot Twist in the history of Anime when you realise that the guy you thought was a Crazy Murderer is in fact a Hero saving people from Shadows.

Best Villain to Hero plot twist in any anime.

I was crying by the end

18 "Encounter" Episode 9 - Death Note

An episode with good shots, tension (especially in THAT scene) and a very interesting color palette, here Light gets serious against L and is totally determined to kill him, and that laugh at the end is really great!

It only took him a matter of days to narrow down Kira's location and correctly suspect Yagami Light. That's how much of a genius L is!

"I want to tell you, I'm L".

19 "I Won't Rely on Anyone Anymore" Episode 10 - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
20 "Ballad of The Fallen Angels" Episode 5 - Cowboy Bebop

This is arguably the best episode of the entire series that is without a doubt a masterpiece of a show. After four average episodes Ballad of Fallen angels comes as a tornado and takes everyone by surprise. The story involves Spike's past and his inability to escape it. His story in a way that can be described in no other words but Brilliantly. And introduces his arch nemesis who also captures the role of a ruthless villain beautifully. The episode starts of strong and takes viewers on a roller coaster ride. The soundtrack is masterfully done that captures every moment beautifully. Whole episode is full of thrill, tension and emotions. And the whole church shootout is certainly one of the most iconic scenes of the whole series. Overall this episode really proves what Bebop is all about and it is near perfection.

The first episode in which viewers get an inkling of Spike Spiegel's backstory, which was previously shrouded in mystery besides a small clip in episode 1. Vicious, Spike Spiegel's arch-nemesis, is introduced for the first time in this session, a terrifying counterpart who embodies the worst of Spiegel while still arguably being his exact match.
Both want to eliminate each other and fight to the death, in order to claim peace for themselves and their troubled past. For many fans, this is the episode that cemented Cowboy Bebop's legacy. Not only that, but the song Green Bird is astonishingly beautiful.

There are three types of Cowboy Bebop episodes:
1. Funny Episodes
2. Serious Episodes
3. Ballad of the Fallen Angels

I was filled with awe at how good this episode was!

21 "Death of The Undying" Episode 19 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Damn I was overjoyed when Lust died! Seriously what a brutal killer she was. And when she killed Maes, I was so sad, I spoiled three boxes of tissue. All hale ROY MUSTANG!

Many many many episodes of this Anime is awesome but this one is the starting point of the change in the characters and developpment.

Mustang just quietly reminds us he is the biggest badass in the most explosive way.

Such a badass way to kill Lust. Flame alchemy is insane.

22 "Beyond the Inferno" Episode 54 - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

One of the best anime episodes ever!

23 "Transformed at Last" Episode 95 - Dragon Ball Z

I was so amazed when he transformed into super Saiyan I ran around my house in amazement

24 "Ghoul" Episode 12 - Tokyo Ghoul

Birth of the Most Badass Kaneki form. A kid who tried to deal everything with kindness was tortured so much that he unleashed his inner Demon and embraced his Dark Side and accepted being a Ghoul which he initially hated.

25 "Thank You Merry! The Sea of Seperation in the Snow" Episode 312 - One Piece

Yea... I cried over a ship... What about it?

Tell me, have you ever cried over a ship
If you did, then it must be over our dear Merry

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