Greatest Anime of All Time

Anime refers to animation originating from Japan, characterized by a unique art style that emphasizes artistic detail and camera effects. Anime include television series, films, OVAs, and web series. This is a list of the top 10 greatest anime ever, which may include critically acclaimed classics, top rated series, and international sensations.
The Top Ten
1 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".

The best freaking anime ever! The whole anime it's self is so mysterious and amazing!
The characters are all so uniquely made and created you can't just have only one favorite character! The story line is pressuring and thrilling, Because you never know what may happen thought the series and after watching one episode you practically binge watch the series because want to find out what happens one episode after another. Without extreme gore, horror and suspense this anime is just chilling even just by a notebook being used.

This show is a technical masterpiece. They create suspense without having any fights or "physical action" which is actually incredible. This show is so plot heavy and you genuinely have no idea where it is going until something happens. You literally can't binge this show because it hurts your brain (in a good way), 10 episodes of death note feels like an entire season of an anime. The characterization is on point and the pacing is perfect, not too slow and not too fast. Voice acting is so good, in the sub AND dub (yes, the dub is really good). Art style is pretty realistic and I like the blue and red dynamic they keep bringing up. This show is an actual 10/10.

What an amazing anime. I've binged watched this show three times, and have never gotten bored with it once. It's simply outstanding how a single show can bring so much suspense, thrill, sadness, and defeat. There are four main qualities, in my opinion, that make Death Note a superior anime. The first and probably main reason is the plot. Wow, what a plot. To be honest, the plot is so well laid out, and so well constructed, that sometimes I can't even tell that four whole episodes have gone by. The storyline is just so detailed and so well paced, and I think that that is a very important quality to have in any show or movie. The second reason is probably the characters. Death Note has some of the most likeable, and some of the most hateable characters out of any anime I've seen. Even if you don't agree with Light's reasoning, he is still a pretty well written character, and despite the fact that he's a mass murderer, he still has emotional moments from time to time, even if most of ...more

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

2 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

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.

Best of the best. Greatest of the greatest. I can't believe it's not first place. Second place is too low for Dragon Ball Z. It is litteraly the 'father of all anime'. All those action and all those fighting you see in other animes are inspired by DBZ. It is definitely my favourite anime. It is also the first anime watched. Akira Toriyama created a masterpiece and I hope that everyone will realise that someday. I don't get the hate or why you would hate it. I know not everything is perfect just like DBZ isn't but it is still awesome. When I first played a DBZ game when I was a kid I was going crazy! I loved it so much. Even the games are awesome and you can find some of 'em in some 'top fighting games of all time' lists. I always wanted to watch the show but never found it on TV. Sometimes I found a few episodes. That's cause I didn't know where to watch so a watched a lot clips on youtube but I could finnaly watch more because I knew where to watch cause I grew up and got smarter. ...more

I love the Saiyan Saga, Frieza Saga and the Android Saga. Those are SOOOO GOOD! Fantastic and epic battles, loveable characters and badass transformations, its just GREAT!
Other than that though, I don't care much about Dragon Ball. OG is fine, Buu saga has great set pieces, but drags on for far too long. GT was weird and felt like lacked a clear direction, but Super Saiyan 4 is 10/10.
Super was kinda underwhelming. Tournament of Power was awesome, most of it, but the rest of Super was just meh. Except Future Trunks saga, that one sucked big time.

3 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.

Best action show I've ever seen in my life, not kidding. The animation is genuinely stunning, I love the realistic look of the characters and the horrifying look of the titans (they seriously made them look like nightmare fuel). The plot is engaging and the pacing is slow but not so slow that it is boring, just slow enough that you can process everything that is happening. I love the realistic feeling of the characters, the internal conflict of characters feels very real. I like that they even give short lived side characters good internal conflict. No one feels overpowered when they fight titans, those who are good are obviously good and feel genuine which a refreshing take saying that so many characters are overpowered in some animes. It gives actual suspense since they aren't scared to kill off lots of characters and every time they fight, you're worried that your favourite character will die. This show also feels very mature, like I would show this to people and not feel ...more

This just may be one of the greatest TV shows ever and I am not joking. The story telling in this show exceeds all others (yes even the story telling ATLA as much as I don't like to admit it). The character development and plots are masterfully done, the twists are executed very well, the animation is just stunning, genres of war, action, horror, and comedy are mixed together very well, and this show can make me you feel all sorts of feelings. This show can make you feel happy, sad, angry, confused, excited, and scared. It is really easy to tell the creators of the show really worked hard on this masterpiece. In my opinion, AOT is the magnum opus of anime TV shows or movies. This is exactly what a masterpiece looks like, AOT is in a tier of its own. AOT set the standard and that standard is going to be extremely hard, or maybe even impossible, for other shows to live up to.

I was watching Attack on titan this past few days, I know I'm late but the fact that Season 4 would be release this 2020, it makes my heart go insane. This anime is one of the greatest and a must watch for everyone even for a beginner like me. The tense you feel is so worthwhile after resolutions. The emotion of the characters in despair and under motivation is really unexplainably awesome. You'll find yourself appreciating characters because of their sense of purpose, dreams and positive mindset. This anime does not only talks about individuals but displays unity, trust, momentum, hope and lessons of life and purpose. I REALLY REGRETED NOT TO WATCH THIS AS EARLY AS I COULD.

I saw this with zero expectations but it was so good that I finished whole thing in two days. It is the best ever show I watched, even better then classics like Sherlock, Breaking bad and the protagonist Eren is the best character I've ever seen. I think only Lelouch comes little close to him. He does have lot of flaws but you slowly realize how great his character is. He is ready to go to any extent to save his loved ones. And the story and number of twists are just great. Its done in such a way that though a character you loved suddenly dies you can't help but forget immediately and move on to proceedings, such intense story it is. And Mikasa dedication to Eren is something everyone should look up to.

4 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.

I just started watching Naruto about a month ago, and not really watching it either. About 2 years ago, kids in my school (I was about 9) started wearing these crazy headbands, and I asked what they were for. I guess my friend Zane (he's a big anime fan) said Naruto, but I didn't remember, until 1 month ago, when I was listening to a mix of gaming music, and who was on the screen, but a fan art of Kakashi Hatake! It just clicked in my head, and I watched all the episodes I could on Youtube. My favorite character is duh, Kakashi, but I love all the characters because most, not all, but most, give you life lessons. But when I see the comments on some of the Naruto videos, I feel sad because they say "This really brings back memories" or "This is my childhood." And there is nothing wrong with that, but my childhood, with school getting harder, and problems at home, feels like it's ending, and I haven't had the chance. It feels like I filled my childhood with dumb stuff. Naruto is ...more

Naruto is basically about a young boy, Naruto Uzumaki, who is a jinchuriki. Jinchuriki's are people that have living monsters inside if them. One of Naruto's friends, Gaara, had the One-Tails inside of him. Naruto and the members in Team 7, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, work together to train to become Hidden Leaf ninja. Naruto loves to eat Ichiraku Ramen. Naruto is basically about Hidden Leaf ninja training for that one day that Sasuke leaves the village. Naruto is a 10/10 for me.

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 an amazing mix of action, emotion and amazing plot. It is so well- written that viewers can understand the lives of not only the heroes, but the villains. The show is filled with amazing twists that mind-blow the viewers. And the thing I really appreciate about Naruto is that he grows a lot in the anime as in, he is not overly-powered or happy in the start and really learns throughout his life. This makes his ultimate dream more worth waiting for. The anime makes you really love certain characters and when they are killed, viewers feel like crying. That's what they mean to Naruto fans. Naruto also teaches many valuable life lessons to us and teaches us about loss. The music employed in the anime is amazing and unique, bless the composer. Finally, what is to be appreciated is the uniqueness of each character. The various powers, behaviours and magnificence of each character distinguishes them.

5 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.

Along with One Piece, along with AOT, are the greatest animes ever. The callbacks in this anime is just astounding. In one episode a character could say something that doesn't seem important and it comes back in a later episode as something very important. It's just so well written, very fun, the characters are great, and it's entertaining. I find it very impressive that this show has remained consistently great for 20+ years. Although I feel like AOT is the better anime with better quality, I have to give props to One Piece. I can say this anime has a case as the greatest anime ever made, and may still be considered one of the best in the future.

This is the best anime in the world because : This is a very original story and it's world too. It is very overwhelming the fact , that Oda could find lots od characters, theirs personallities , how they look likes and all of them differents and they are very detailed. I'm very impressed because lots of series and movies are going to be worse and worse when they are very long, and this series is going more than 20 years, and this isn't spoiled , but it's better, the stroy and everything in it. There are lots of genre in the One Piece, you can find everything: fight, drama etc. Also you can learn a lot's of thing from One Piece for example: forgivness, friendship, trust tc. Sometimes is very emotional and serious and sometimes you can't stand without laughing. This is a fantastic story. It can be very helpful. If I want to give up, sometimes the straw hats come to my mind, and I release I couldn't give up, I have to fight for my goals. I know this is a created world , but it can give a ...more

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

...Literally one of the greatest anime I've ever watched in my long years of existence. I definitely recommend this anime to anyone. However, it feels a bit crammed during the entire journey of 64 episodes, however I believe that it seems to be comfortable for me and my pace. If you want to watch this anime, or go on for another incredible journey with Edward and Alphonse Elric and Winry Rockbell, I highly recommend you watch it in dub. The dub is absolutely flawless and well-delivered. Sub is also rather nice, but dub wins it out for me.
10/10

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

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood should be at the top! This is one of the best anime I have ever watched in my life! This anime has action, suspense and so much emotion behind it, that you just fall in love with it. This anime shown me if you fall, just stand up and fight again! This anime is literally my motto! And you just fall in love with the characters! Some are hot-headed, kind, funny, scary, super adorable, mean, evil, womanizers, housewives, alchemists, brave, strong, emotional, and so on! The characters are different in their own unique way, and I love that each character is never the same! Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood also has an amazing plot and follows the manga. This anime can make you laugh and cry. The fights, battles, and wars that are fought in this anime can make you hold your breath or jump for joy. And I love that! The villains in this anime are also very unique, not gonna lie! This anime doesn't just have one villain though. This anime involves a want-a-be ...more

A journey to find the Philosophers stone with the Elric brothers to regain there bodies they lost, set in an amazing world build that feels like real, filed with hartwarming and back chiling memorable scenes in all of anime. A journey filled with such memorable characters, action scenes and a masterpiece of a plot that will carry you to a destination that might just be perfect. See for yourself why this anime is regarded as one of the gratest animes of all time.

7 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.

It's no surprise that Fairy Tail is on this list. Fairy Tail is amazing, and it was one of the first anime I watched. The animation is great, story plot --- awesome, the voice acting -- also great! Whenever the episode ends the suspense is crazy. I really can't wait for the manga to turn to anime. The anime is out, but there's a manga to continue from the end of the anime. I think it definitely deserves to be 1st place because of how great the anime is. This anime makes me cry, happy, laugh, feel angry, and more. I really recommend it, seriously, you'll love it!

Fairy tail is definitely the best show and my favourite, to top it all. I ship Natsu & Lucy above all, after all, the whole show revolves around them, though I ship others as well. I want that their 100-year quest should be animated soon, in which finally Natsu and Lucy are together, Erza and Jellal are together and definitely dubbed in English because that's the language I understand. Anyways 5 Star for Fairy Tail from my end.

8 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.

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

Like other people have said, this show even though it is short, is amazing. It is for a more mature audience, but the over all plot is brilliant. It had me staying up all night just to want to know what happens next. You get really attached to the characters as well, its almost like you get to be friend with them. This Anime will make you laugh, it will make you sit on the edge of the seat, and it will for sure make you cry. It makes you asses your own life. Someone once told me that you should gage things on what you learn from them, and I can say this show taught me about myself. So if you know whats good for you, watch this.

FMA has so much heart. It sends a great message to all of the viewers. That anything worth having is worth the sacrifice. Its about redemption, life, love, determination and the pathways that connect us all. The plot is amazing with so many interesting characters with different backgrounds, different reasons to be who they are. The philosophical aspects of Fullmetal Alchemist is problem one of the most amazing parts of the series. This anime makes you question your own resolve, your own journey, as you journey with Ed and Al. This anime has great character development and a action-packed story. With the perfect blend of thoughtfulness and action, this amazing masterpiece deserves to be at least in the top five best animes of all time.

I am so happy that everyone from shonen enthusiasts, to lovers of mature and complex anime can all rally behind this series. It's a show with quite literally something for everyone. There are extremely well choreographed fight scenes, brilliant comedy, an extraordinary cast of memorable characters, phenomenal performances in both sub and dub etc etc but the thing that really makes this series is the absolutely massive story and detailed, rich world created with its own history and rules, yet at the centre is a human story about the love between two brothers. I could go on and on but suffice to say that FMA is one of the biggest and richly detailed anime around yet never loses sight about what the story is really about, the simple and astonishing relationship between the Brothers Elric and the way they change the lives of people around them.

By a long way my favourite anime without a shadow of a doubt and I have seen a lot of anime. Damn near flawless series.

9 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.

Hunter X Hunter is one of the best anime of all time. If it continues it will be the best anime of all time which also will include the best arc of all time. Which is the dark continent arc. Really wish the writer gets better and finishes the whole thing. And also if we are talking about anime duos, Gon and Killua are number one for sure. And kurapika and leorio are amazing too. Great and powerful side characters. Amazing storyline and nothing is forced

I have so many animes,TV series and movies but I haven't encountered anything like this masterpiece. This is the only series which I have watched more than once. It's just another level. From writing to anime production, everything is 10/10 and there is not even a single dull moment. The fact that the main protagonist Gon and the main Antagonist Meruem didn't even meet once in the arc is just insane. This series is just a Gem, a beautiful art.

One of the best shonen ever made and really takes advantage of its interesting and complex writing together with its great world-building.

First anime I ever watched, and my only regret is that I can never regain the feeling I got when watching it for the first time. Words cannot describe my love for this anime and its protagonists.

10 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.

Naruto Shippuden is like Naruto, but when they are older. Naruto Shippuden is where the Jinchuricki get they're monsters out of them. Gaara, one of Naruto's friends, had the One-Tails. Akatsuki members hunter him down and used a jutsu, killing Gaara. This is also where Sasuke Uchiha comes back to the Hidden Leaf Village, after over 2 1/2 years. This is also where Sasuke kills his own brother, Itachi Uchiha. This is the anime where EVERYONE (some people) dies. In all honesty, it is a very great show!

Although nothing can beat the oringenal Naruto, Naruto shows how the characters have grown up, become more powerful (looking at you Sakura), and full-fill their dreams. If you just watch Naruto, it's not worth it, because you don't see Naruto become Hokage! But in Naruto Shippuden, you do, and it's worth it. If you don't like filler episodes, skip them! The anime is the best, the characters are the best, the villans are the...wait. No, not the villans, but some of the villans are villans because life made them that way. The plot is the best (not you filler episodes), and it has many life lessons. Thsi anime deserves all it's fame, and Naruto and Naruto shippuden will always be with us.

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

I like Naruto Shippuden more than the first one cause it has more episodes and I like anime with a lot of episodes and it feels like it has more action in it even though the whole end of the show is basically just fillers it is still good in my opinion.

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11 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.

Ok. So I was one of those fans who thought Naruto was the greatest anime ever and nothing could top it. Even when someone recommended me some other anime, I would be like "nothing can top Naruto for me." But Bleach changed everything. I was completely blown away when I watched Bleach for the first time. I fell in love with all the characters. Ichigo is my favorite protagonist out of the big three, Aizen is probably one of the greatest villains to ever have been created in an anime, all the captains, the Espadas, and (SPOILER ALERT) the Sternritters they stick close to your heart. People tend to downplay the contribution that Bleach gave to anime in general but it'll forever be one of the GOAT!

Bro this is such a good anime. Theres many twists and interesting characters. Not to mention the OST along with the openings and endings. I was obsessed with Naruto before I was always like Naruto is the best. Then I heard about this anime called Bleach that happened to be in the big three. I never heard about it as much as other anime. But I watched it.. one episode and I fell in love with it. So many memories from the time Rukia gave her powers to Ichigo up until Ichigo fights Ginjo. This anime is a little stretched and has quite a few fillers, but that didn’t really affect how good the actual story was. This is one of my all time favorite anime, and I can’t wait for it to come back! BLEACH 2021

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.

Oh, Bleach... will you forever be so underrated compared to trash like Death Note? People, please... This anime is what it's all about. Not some arrogant pretty boy with a God-complex like Light from Death Note, who also seems to always top the charts of the best villains as well... This anime is what opened my mind to watching others, like Naruto, Soul Eater, and so many more. Naruto and One Piece may have been around for longer, and may have sold more, but that's hardly a reason for Bleach to be down so low, when it is such a masterpiece. This show has the most humble hero, the most terrifying villain, a great storyline, wonderful amounts of sword fighting action, and some of the most heart-wrenching deaths imaginable. This show literally is one of the only animes with good FILLERS, one's that you can actually get into and not want to instantly skip (don't get me started on Naruto's pre-Shippuden fillers... ) Practically the only thing missing from Bleach is more romance, maybe ...more

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

Do NOT even get me started on this lecture. My Hero Academia IS ABOUT PEOPLE WITH AWESOME QUIRKS. It... *face gets a little pink* has some pretty hot guys... It's girls AREN'T helpless and annoying, they truly try their best and give it their all because they have a huge determination to succeed, and THAT alone makes this the best series I have ever known. The main character doesn't always win and is faced with tough challenges, challenges that uses intelligence THAT HE HAS. The main character is strong but not overpowered, making him one of the best in the series. It also helps the Horikoshi limits for the anime, there ARE drawbacks to certain things (Bakugo's explosions can hurt his hands after a while). Not to mention, they have such cool costumes varied personalities and great imaginations. Tell me, haters, what is there NOT to love?

ATLA and Fairy Tail have great story telling, but never have I fallen in love with a cast of characters as much as the MHA kids. Literally. This may not be the BEST anime ever, and it is overhyped, but it does deserve to be up in the top ten. The show does not rely on romance or drama to carry its plot. There is humor, action, and character development. The characters are very likable. The girls aren't useless or whiny. Not everyone is OP. The villains actually SCARE ME. This show is the whole package.

My Hero Academia is pretty good, but I've never been THAT crazy about it.
The animations are great and the characters are well done, but I never got super hard into it.
Well except the whole Overhaul saga, that one was amazing and easily my favorite arc of the whole series thus far. I am not all that into MHA, but the Overhaul saga was fantatsic!

I honestly really like this anime! It was my first one, and it has a great plot and great characters! It's just the fandom and a few other things that makes it not my favorite.
But this is about the anime, not the fandom! I think season 1 is rather childish until closer to the end, but once you get to season 2, the plot gets quite interesting. The plot is kind of like the plot of X-men, with 80% of the population with a superpower called a "quirk". "Hero" becomes a main profession, and the main protagonist once to be one. The main protagonist, Izuku, was born without a quirk. One day, he (kinda) saves his "friend" from a villain and the #1 hero, All Might decides to pass on his quirk to the boy so that he can become a hero.
If you like superhero movies, etc. then, I would definitely recommend this show! just try to avoid the toxic parts of the fandom.

13 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. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States ...read more.

This is not the best anime although it's up there, but this show has been part of so many people's childhoods (myself included). Pokemon has been embedded in pop culture and most people know about the show. The story telling and animation in Pokemon's earlier days were just beautiful and stunning. The pokemon designs are really well drawn too and the characters are memorable. People will say this show has declined, which it has. But think of other shows that have been on air as long as Pokemon has, they have declined in quality too such as the Simpsons, Spongebob, etc. Overall, Pokemon is consistent and is very lovable and entertaining.

Ahh the Pokémon anime. The nostalgia is strong with this anime.
Its not very good, very repetitive and the Pokémon Adventures manga is FAR SUPERIOR!
That being said, the Pokémon anime still holds a special place in my heart. Its good entertainment and its always a joy to watch the older seasons.
Though when it comes to this anime, I love the first 13 seasons from Indigo League to Sinnoh League Victors plus the XY series. I have fallen of the newer series and don't really feel like watching it, since it does get repetitive.
But those older seasons are still a joy...

But Pokémon Adventures is better, read it you want great stories, characters and battles and just all the things the anime and games never is.

Pokémon was my childhood and was the reason I even started watching anime, as a huge Pokémon fan I must say the newer generations aren't good but the older generations are amazing and worth checking out. My favorite is probably Pokémon indigo league. The characters are amazing. Ash ketchum, he's really annoying at times but in the end if you look past that he's actually a pretty decent character, brock is one of my favorites with his tendency to fall for every girl he sees and his funny lines, Misty is defidantly annoying and hot-headed but she's strong enough to be able to survive on her own and is actually really nice ..she just doesn't show it (a huge tsundere). This show plus some of the older Pokémon seriece really shaped my childhood and inspired me to be my best self.

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

14 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.

No matter how much people criticize Dragon Ball for it's old graphics, confusing story lines and overall craziness, you can't beat it, there's just something about it that lets people ignore those details. For one, behind maybe Dragon ball Z, it's one the most nostalgic anime that has ever existed, if not the very most. As well characters were pit into proportion, and you could see the characters' power increase overtime, unlike Z where they can just blow up planets with their fingers. It's probably how most kids born from the 80's-90's remember anime from when they were children, and on a side note, that is how I remember anime, and I was born in 2000. And am I the only one who misses Launch and Kami after they left the series, besides cameos? Dragon ball is the rock on which Dragon ball Z was built, the anvil on which the Z sword was hammered, the runway on which DBZ airlines landed their plane. It's the king because nobody can, or wants to let go of it.

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.

This was my favourite anime of all time! It was funny, had a fair amount of action, dramatic and was one of those shows that you could really sink into. I liked it better than Z & GT in many ways honestly. This one had more humor, was more focused all the characters and not just the most powerful ones. As well, this one was way more in proportion. in dragon ball, you can see the power of the characters changing based off of not what they can do to their opponents, but to their environment and themselves as well. For example, in dragon ball, flying, the strength of ki attacks, the speed of the characters and etc. , whereas in dragon ball, after the super saiyan level is introduced you can only easily see the difference of their power from the amount of and variation in damage they inflict on other characters, because by then whatever their new power is ends up usually being just a surge in strength and maybe a new formation of a specific kind of ability, and they are already powerful ...more

Characters balanced? Goku was the one OP, only one saving everybody, and only in the WMAT was he defeated (till piccolo Jr. that is) DBZ he at least died. DBZ at least in the beginning there was more help from piccolo, krillen, and his son. Even in the beginning of DB, goku was the one solving most the fighting problems and saving his friends.

Humor there is some in DBZ, just wasn't mostly innoproprate like DB.

We go goku' past in DB? We get more of it in DBZ, plus more about his planet & his family. And we learn more about kami/piccolo too!

Both are about equal. DB was more adventure sure, but other then that they are both good.

15 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.

To start, I absolutely love the opening, "Tank!" is one of my favorite opening songs of any show. Anyways, Cowboy Bebop is what I would call a literal masterpiece. What this show was able to do in a span of 26 episodes is just amazing. The quality of this show is almost second to none, none of the episodes are really "bad." The action and animation is top-notch, the characters are relatable yet complex, the story and plot are stellar, and the voice acting is absolutely amazing in both the sub and the dub (that doesn't happen often). Is this the best anime of all time? That's very debatable, but I do believe it's in the conversation. I also think it's not only in the conversation for best anime ever, but for best TV show ever.

Holy crap. I do not like scifi, but bebop was a whole different story. Yes, It may be old, and for more mature audiences, but that's what makes it special. It contains a perfect mix of happiness and sadness. In conclusion, it really tricks your brain by adding very deep themes. If I was rating by maturity level, I would say 13+. Yes, it might be a inappropriate, but it is definitely something that is a blessing to grow up with.

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

Cowboy Bebop is not only a likely candidate for the best anime of all time, but I can go as far as putting this in at least top 100 best television programs ever made. The story is gripping and leaves you eager for more at the end of every episode. The characters are fun and memorable. The best part about the show is that the character's back story aren't explained through simple exposition, but are gradually revealed throughout the series leaving room for many interesting reveals and plot twists. It also consists of the highest quality animation of any anime I have yet to see. This is a show that every animator, including myself, should look up to for techniques and creativity. A personal favorite of mine, Cowboy Bebop could quite possibly be one of the best shows of all time.

16 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 anime Is second only to one piece, the show gives a whole new twist on a fight scene, or what a setting can be like. this show has so much setting they could have extended it to 100-200 episodes and would
still be action packed. If you haven't watched this show you should and if you have watched this show you should watch it again (because it is much better the second time around.)

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

My tied for first favorite anime along with Tokyo Ghoul. The stories are fascinating and very easy to get charmed into binge watching it.

I love this anime a lot because kirito and asuna are going to be together and because its about romance well a little and but swords and action.

17 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.

Ain't no way they put Code Geass this low. As of now, Code Geass is at #17, which is just insulting. I would say this anime is often overlooked because of the bigger and more popular animes such as One Piece, Naruto, Dragonball, Attack On Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, etc. All of those animes can be considered masterpieces in their own right, but I'd put Code Geass over almost all of them (AOT is my favorite anime). Code Geass has the greatest finale of any show I've ever seen, it's not even close. The storyline, the plot, the character development, is stellar and essentially all other parts of the show such as dialogue and the animation itself is also on point. This show barely has any missteps along the way, something not many shows can say. I believe there is no such thing as a perfect show, but this show is as close to perfect as a show can get. I totally recommend this to anyone who hasn't watched it.

Although this is like a mastermind at work who lacks a proper rival. Most anime work well with two characters (either rivals or enemies) who are comparable in technically and tactically. But this anime just makes you want to watch more as it ends.

Lelouch vi Britannia begins as an average high school student. An exiled prince of Britannia, he has always sought to change the world for his sister Nunnally. One day fate arrives and gives him the power to due so. He gains the power of Geass, the ability to compel one to submit to his every command. Lelouch finally has the ability to destroy Britannia, the homeland that abandoned him. He adopts the identity of Zero and through his brilliance as a tactician puts his plans in motion. But who is the real Lelouch? Zero? Lelouch Lamperouge, his cover identity? Lelouch vi Britannia, exiled prince of a great empire? This character study makes Code Geass the best anime series ever.

I love this. I think that Lelouch is such a good guy and I hate to see that everyone doesn't like him. The fact that the Black Knights hate him because of the stuff he did. His Death was too brutal and I felt like the Black Knights just didn't care. Especially the people that looked up to him

18 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.

What an underrated show?! With a wide variety of characters, a unique concept of weapons and meisters, sing the human soul to gain power, and Kishin monsters and witches, the interest of this show keeps you hooked! The bold designs of characters and unique personalities really grow on you, plus the small journeys and plot lines really build up to the large conflict at the end making this a fun and satisfying anime to watch, and brilliant show that I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like!

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...

Soul eater has a unique art style I have never seen before, It is simply stunning. With the complex themes and rich characters with personalities of all types, it is a stunning show. The action is perfectly complemented and balanced with the light humour of the show along with Death the Kids occasional neurotic Breakdowns. The mystery and magic system of the show is also a key aspect of the appeal to the audience. And finally, the shows rich history and world-building is an envy for any show, in my opinion, this show has the quality to be on par with shows like Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood.

Agreed. Best anime/manga ever created. I ALSO agree that you have to watch the first three episodes before you judge! They're just introductions people! I just finished this anime some time ago. The ending made me cry. ALL the characters change and become better then they were before... To watch them grow is amazing. There are amazing fight scenes and amazing friendship scenes (episode 33). This anime has friendships, life lessons, self sacrifice, loyalty, secrets, tragedy, magic, technology, and SYMMETRY... But not Uncle Bob's Rumba (soul eater joke) Coffee. I'm talking for Death the Kid when I say, "You better vote for this yourAsymmetrical bastard! " (also soul eater joke).

19 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.

Wow, I didn't expect Ouran High School Host Club to be so high on this list, in the top twenty. This means it is recognized as classics like Cowboy Bebop and Code Geass. I'm glad this anime is getting the popularity it deserves.

I have almost watched the series straight through twice now since February 2014 and it's only April. I watched select episodes over 5 times each I'm guessing and I really enjoy watching this series. I will probably continue to watch it as the months go by despite the shortness of the series. I wish there had been more episodes because I completed it in about 2 or 3 days when I first got into it, but I can't control what BONES does (Or whoever controls that) and am grateful to have been able to witness the beauty and comedy this series has to offer. My favourite characters are Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin, those handsome and very close twin brothers, but I loved everyone in the Host Club. I can't believe that I denied watching this series about 7 years ago now, and I am so glad I changed my mind and decided to check it out.

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.

Amazing anime... Each episode gives you the stitches. The characters are hilarious and the plot is amazing... This anime took gender bender genere to a whole new level without failing to make us laugh out aloud. Each character is unique and amazing... Welcome to the host club... If you need a prince to sweep you off your feet then our doors are always open... Or is it you need devilish twins to show theie forbidden love or a super cute senpai? Or do you wish to see a girl dressed as a boy to pay off her debt? What ever you need please come to the music room and meet our host club... It will never bore you

20 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 love this so much and am grateful that it is on netflix, it a great show that everybody should watch. The story itself is great and I love all the trials they go through and character development from the start to the end. This show has everything to love about it. Aang's character was done greatly and I love how they ended it. it should definitely deserve a higher spot on this list. I also want to point out that sokka is not just a comic relief and his character is so much more than that. All the characters good and bad have much more than you just see them. I grew up watching this show and it is the best.

Oh my Avatar The Last Airbender is fanatstic! Great characters, villians, stories and great fight scenes! Seriously, if ya have'nt seen it, dew it! Its just THAT great!
Zuko and Toph are my favorites!

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

I don't wanna disrespect animes but Avatar is funny, charming, emotional and the characters are so relatable. You fall in love with the characters and genuinely feel connected to them; from Aang's sweet boyish love for Katara to Zuko's search for his destiny. It addresses so many things like war, redemption, love and is quite deep at times but never is remotely dark (though that isn't a bad thing, I loved Death Note, Shingeki no Kyojin and the likes). All in all if you love cartoons, are happy and you love life; this cartoon is for you, if you are unhappy with life and you want something to motivate you this cartoon is for you also. Watch this, peace out.

21 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.

Simply put, this is not for the faint hearted. Full of unexpected twists and darkness which will claw at you like never before. Just brilliant.

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

I feel sick how low this show is on this list! From the sick fake love dynamic going both ways as Yuki and Yuno mutually use one another (that eventually becomes real love, or does it? ), to the various powers of the diaries and how their (mostly insane) users exploit them in their bids for Godhood (or just desperate survival, not everyone wants to win! ), to the alliances that form and break up, to that sick twist towards the end! This anime blew me away and everyone needs to at least give this anime a chance. The main character (Yukitero) is a massive wimp at the start, which can be infurirating. However, this is half the point of his broken relationship with Yuno and he eventually grows a spine.

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!

22 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.

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

It’s so sad its underrated. I was scrolling through Hulu and found this and realized it was made by the same person who made Hunter x Hunter. It is amazing. The characters remind me of Hunter x Hunter characters. No scary looking bungee gum clowns in it. Sorry but this show is actually better than Hunter x Hunter. This show needs to rank higher.

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

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

Black Butler is my favorite anime. Every character has a different personality and back story which makes it more interesting. The ending of season one was very good too, although we knew what was going to happen it went down in a more interesting way that had me in tears. The character's backstories are quite interesting as well, they all have different backstories and not something like "his parents died in a wreck." Even though Ciel's parents died it happened in a way that kept you more interested. (MANGA SPOILERS) And not only that but apparently Ciel has a twin who was brought back to life which makes me want to keep reading the manga. I haven't reached this part yet so I don't know if it is true but him having a twin has been confirmed. And lastly, I guess you can say it has multiple endings like the ending of season one never happened in the manga, and Book Of Circus is what actually happened, or at least that is what I have heard.

Good story and plot, but the thing that made me love this series to death were the characters. Especially the main characters, Ciel is an adult in an adorable child's body (WHich I can often relate to) and Sebastian is just too handsome and cunning for his own good. Their rather cold personalities are (as far as I know) quite refreshing in the more

Mainstream anime. The combination of detective stories, comedy and action was near perfect, though Grell takes the cake for the comedy for me personally.

I found the second season not nearly as good and the end was AGGRAVATING. No seriously. Stupid wish.

This is a great anime, though maybe not for all. The art is amazing; it captures the romantic beauty of the gothic Victorian aesthetic. The themes overall are rather dark and twisted, however is balanced with comedic relief. The character matrix is very complex and intricate, each character distinctly individual, perfectly complemented by the voice actors (subs). The basic plot revolves around a 12 year-old boy named Ciel Phantomhive who makes a contract with a demon in order to escape from and enact revenge on all those who have sullied him and his family crest... In exchange for his soul. Ciel's character, assuming the role of the Queen's Guard Dog is rather cruel, but also pure, which makes for an interesting watch. Sebastian, Ciel's demon butler, is exceedingly capable however very twisted. There are BL hints between the two sprinkled throughout (which is why it might not be for all).

It is truely one of the best anime shows out there, Although it may not be for everybody. It is full of mystery and it is about young master ciel phantomhive who makes a contract with demon, sebastian Michaelis, who becomes his "black butler" as you may say. Sebastian stays at his ciels side like a shadow. Always there when needed although they may run into quite a few difficulties which is up to you to find out. The contract ends once ciel takes revenge on his parents. I recommend this for a more mature audience if you consider watching it though. And I guarantee you that sebastian is "merely one hell of a butler.

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

I adore this show, the themes spoke to me on a deeper level than any other show ever has. That paired with comedy that was way funnier than I expected make this one hell of an emotional roller coaster. But despite myself, I can't seem to find the words to describe those themes, so think I'm gonna let Yuri Nakamura from the show take it from here.

"This is my life. I can't entrust it to someone, I can't steal a new one, I can't force it on others, I can't forget it or erase it, I can't stomp over it, laugh at it, or beautify it! I can't anything! I'd have to accept my one shot at life no matter how cruel, merciless, or unfair I though it was! Sir, don't you understand? That is why I must fight. I must keep on fighting! Because... Because I can never accept that kind of life! "

-Yuri Nakamura

Wow absolutely wow. This anime has too be the best anime I have ever seen. I love the characters and I could really relate to them. The storey that I could relate to the most was Yuri's storey. I could relate because like her I have two little sisters and a brother. She really is a great example of a fantastic leader despite what had happened to her. She proved that no matter what hardships you go through that you can find peace. Then there is Yuzuru, He thought me that you always have something to live for. Even when you think that your purpose for living is lost there will always be one. Then Kanade. She taught me to never judge a book by its cover. Kanade was always so lonely only because she wanted people to have a normal youth. And yet everyone fought against her and wanted to hurt her. The thing I noticed about Kanade is that she only used her powers for defense. She was so delicate and never wanted to hurt anyone. Out of all the characters I see a lot of myself in Kanade.

This anime is capable of making any person go through an entire spectrum of emotions all in a single episode, let alone the entire series! Furthermore, the episodes are short, and so is the series, but the storyline has a great deal of depth to it, so you never lose interest but still get deeply obsessed with the plot and characters, plus there's no filler episodes! I finished the entire series in two days, and the only thing I regret about that is not spacing it out a little so I could enjoy it more. Make sure you watch it if you haven't, and if you did watch it but didn't like it you clearly lack a soul!

I have watched many animes, and Angel Beats! Was the best by far, the ending was so sad, in the 13 episodes, Angel Beats! Has created a bond between me and the characters most shows don't get in many, many seasons. You get to learn all their quirks, one sentence says enough, "This is so stupid.". This made the ending way, WAY sadder than I ever imagined, it was like saying farewell to dear friends. If you think you're man enough to not cry over an anime (I thought so too), I guarantee you this anime will invade your heart and tears will cascade down in a waterfall before you realize it. 11/10, should be number one for sure.

25 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.

Love it, first anime to ever pull me in. I watch a lot of different anime series now because of this series I saw on TV when I was 12(I'm 33 now). But I always return to my number one. Inuyahsa, it has everything, action, comedy, romance..and so much more. You can't even believe how thrilled I was when it was picked back up and finished and better yet a whole new series with all their children. You all should really watch this series, you will love it.

Inuyasha is one of the popular "first anime" that people typically watch, which eventually motivates them to become a full blown anime fan. In this case, I'm not surprised. Inuyasha is a story full of emotion, and is ranked high on my list of favourite anime. It isn't a typical "shounen" anime and it isn't obsessed with having fight scenes that last 5 episodes long.

The characters are human (well, even though some of them are demons) and they aren't heartless moving pictures with voices. Speaking of which, I recommend the dub (I'm typically a sub person though).

All in all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable anime. While some people may not like the somewhat slow pace akin to that of a shounen anime, I recommend Inuyasha wholeheartedly.

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

As are most commenters I am also female and this was the first anime I ever discovered. I cried and laughed and agonized with the characters and plot. My heart ached and yearned to be in this world. Although, I was never envious of Kagome, I felt very sad for her. I am not approaching 30. A poor move has deprived me from internet and have dug up the anime series from an ancient hard drive. I am very surprised to find that the effect of the anime is the same- still strong, large variety of emotions and thrills. Although I consider death note as 'the best', I would give this anime the number one spot any day. Read the manga people too! Long, but well worth it!

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