Top 10 Greatest Anime Series Licensed by Funimation Entertainment

The Top Ten
1 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 more.

First real break out anime that even after a long period of being over came back again to give us a new story board. Love it.

The show that transcends anime and pop culture. With such a deep story and great action it is simply the best.

Easily the most accurate thing I've seen! I love dbz with all my heart, even though I watch other shows(all by funimation of course) dbz will always be my number 1!

Great story. Well-developed characters. The new Kai version also improved upon the dialogues

2 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 feature film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess. The series ended its initial run on March 30, 2013. A new series premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2014.

BEST ANIME <3 So interesting and with all the fights and action they just keep the audience waiting for more! Its in its 7th Season in Dubs and in Subs I believe, but not sure. Anyways if your into magic and comedy totally check this anime out. Oh and, don't skip it just cause everyone says its cool or it looks dumb or whatever I did that too for a looong time till I started watching it on Netflix out of curiosity of why it's so good to must people, and now I'm a HUGE fan. This is definitely one of my top tens.

My favorite anime, I will always love this anime. This anime is like my life. I never want it to end not ever. The characters are all awesome and yes I can not help but like old enemies. Always making me smile and laugh no matter what mode I'm in. If anyone could make an anime like this one then my anime world would be complete

I would watch yourself before you start watching this anime. I swear that I fell into a hole that I will never get out of. This is downright the best T.V. series that I've ever watched in my life. And that is A LOT coming from me. You should really take the time to watch.

This show is AMAZING AND should be number one on the list. The characters literally leap from the screen and embody what life should really be about. This shows one of my ALL time favorite pleasures. As a 42 year old SCHOOL TEACHER I watch it unashamedly.

3 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 more.

Fullmetal Alchemist is downright amazing. No other show has ever managed to make me cry, but I found myself teary-eyed on many occasions and in tears during one particular unforgettable moment (You all know the one...).

Oh, and no other show has had antagonists that I've found so fundamentally terrifying... And pitied so much when they died. The whole series is extremely amazing, except for maybe the last season. But hey, Brotherhood has one of the best endings ever.

The emotion depth and plot line are far better than DBZ. This show also has action, and it's way more realistic than DBZ. It has way better animation too. Fullmetal Alchemist is considered one of the best animes of all time by many anime watchers, and anyone who watched it would at least say it's a decent series. It has such a beautiful story and the characters are so fun to watch grow.

Full metal Alchemist is one of my favorite anime series. This is a heartwarming anime; the big brother chooses the dangerous path for his beloved younger brother, Al. This anime will somehow can torment a person psychologically. Many people died in this anime. Because of such a stone, many people have been sacrificed.

Such a great anime it had me crying like a baby at the last episode haha I would recommend it to almost anyone I watched this a few months ago and I started watching anime 3 years ago so you can imagine I've watched quite a few different animes... And it jumped straight up to my 2nd favorite anime

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

Watching FMA03 is great but Brotherhood is the better of the two series. My favorite anime of all time. My recommendation is watch the 03 series to get some more background on the characters and then watch brotherhood. Yes some backgrounds are slightly different but you will appreciate Brotherhood so much more if you watch the first series.

This show has a longer journey for you. More character growth and better animation. It is truly a heartwarming anime, one recommended for teenagers who love action. This is my #1 best anime in the world. It truly has a touching meaning in it, love.

I love this anime so much it has so action and comedy. Don't even get me started with the ended it was so cool and romantic. I could've asked for a better ending.

I watched Brotherhood instead of Full Metal Alchemist because this one is more closely related to how the manga is written and follows the story, while Full metal alchemist ran along side the manga (like dragon ball z) and is full of filler episodes.
Not to say they both don't have a place because they are both extraordinary pieces of work.
It wouldn't hurt to watch both

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.

This anime has now surpassed DBZ after I finally catched up to manga and anime.
Naruto was my first anime and I loved it till the very end of the manga however one piece is (GOAT) greatest of all time due to the character development and hilarious comedy. This anime made make theories of things that not yet told but lots of foreshadowing. I love lots of anime especially mainstream e.g. one piece, Naruto,bleach and fairy tail have not really fully watched DBZ but plot is not as good as one piece not gonna lie all these anime are amazing but if I had to choose one it would be One piece.
hold up were are the sport anime at they should be in top 20 e.g. Kuroko no basket and Haikyuu

Very good story line that you can get in to and make you feel like your there too, at least for me. Super funny and kinda sad once you learn some of the crews past. Overall disappointed it only got 8 on this list, I would've put it right next to Fairy Tail.

By far my favourite anime yet, considering it is still going on! It is super suspenseful, will leave you with little to no knowledge about an important character for a long time (I.e Shanks). Bare with it even though it is 750+ episodes strong!

This show is impeccable. It has a great deal of suspense, it made me cry, it made me laugh until I fell off my chair. The character development and the story is completely brilliant. Recommend it for everyone.

6 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.

Giving off an amazing teary beginning that always made me curse at the titans. After watching the anime you will definitely be continuing to the manga!

I love this show it should be right under fairy tail. It's absolutely amazing and story line is so intense. It's an amazing show with amazing characters. So much girl power in it to

The best anime that I ever seen, best story full of mystery, awesome main characters, soundtrack and battle theme stand with honor to its name,... best anime

Took me 2 or 3 episodes to really get into it, but once I got in.. Woah! The fact that it is made by fans? ermahgurd even better! I know it is considered mainstream, but meh, so is the Dragon Ball brand. It doesn't take away the greatness. Watch and Enjoy!

7 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.

If you want great storytelling, this is the pinnacle of anime. It combines the advantages of a limited series with beautiful animation, great performances in both Japanese and English, thrilling action, and four of the greatest characters in anime.

It's pretty much the best anime you can find. Should be fighting for the number one spot. Artwork is gorgeous even though it is 20 years old. Characters are deep, with deeper back stories. It's just masterfully done. This anime is the GOAT.

This is a classic anime that everyone should watch. The plot is excellent, the characters are intriguing, and the jazz based soundtrack is to die for! If you haven't seen this go watch it!

This anime is so great, amazing story, great characters,action packed episodes and the artwork is done to amazing detail. This is a must watch

8 Hetalia

Out of Hetalia, Black Butler, Ouran HighSchool Host Club, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, etc. I have to go with Hetalia there should be literally no competition!

Only on 20? What the hell happened here, this has one of the hugest fan bases in any anime, only on 20?

This is one of the best anime ever. It's cute and has a lot of friendship moments.

Hetalia is really great! It deserves to be in The Top 10!

9 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.

My first anime, and although I liked the Manga ending better, this anime was action packed, with deadly and suspencing fight scenes, humor, romance, and a great storyline with different and unique characters, (Such as Kid's OCD, ) and although they can seem a bit naive, (ahem, Blackstar, Patty) they all seem to care for each other and get the job done. This anime must be watched in order, but it's one of my favorites.

Soul Eater is action packed. However, it only appeals to the kind of people who love fighting and friends and whatnot (if you liked Attack On Titan, you MUST watch this). The ending is definitely unexpected, and the series has unique characters that you're sure to love. Balanced with romance, humor, and ACTION AND ADVENTURE, Soul Eater is GREAT!

It has amazing characters and an interesting storyline. It contains humor and action. The characters have funny personalities and they all have a funny personality. There are some serious moments but they are sooo intense and interesting. WATCH SOUL EATER

When I watched this I thought it would be stupid in till I watched more and I was like this is the best thing! My favorite person is Death The Kid!

10 Boku No Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, and 20 volumes have been collected in tankōbon format.

I absolutely loved this anime! It is new but so well written! This anime deserves to be in at least the top ten. It is one of the only anime's that I have ever been so passionate about.

One of, if not the, best Anime coming out. I can't wait to see where it goes. My dad doesn't like cartoons and I was able to get him to watch and enjoy it.

An anime for those that love Super Hero origin stories. With an emphasis not only on the MC but on developing side characters, there are amazing characters to love.

Dude this anime has a cool fight scenes and also its very good. Whoever made this series is brilliant.

The Contenders
11 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 more.

An amazing show, it really hits the feels, it's a great reverse-harem that I would 100% recommend to anyone into that, I like the different characters in this anime, the boys in the host club are very naive when it comes to how Haruhi lives her life as a middle-class civilian, which just adds to the already funny plot.

Dubbed shows the emotions of each character so well. All in all it's so funny. The twins are hilarious while in sync. Bravo to Funimation because that must have been really hard to do considering when they talk separately there is just a small variation in voices. Works with the Twins whole concept.

This is probably one of the only anime that I will ONLY watch dubbed because it's so well done. If... no, when you watch this... because you HAVE TO... watch it with the Funimation dub. It makes things much more fun.

This anime wasn't as good as others I have watched but the twins make up for that. I would definitely recommend this anime for those who like funny, and mischievous characters

12 Yu Yu Hakusho

Truly the best show you will ever see. It'll have you in tears by the end of the first episode. Also features some of the greatest characters of all time. A massive step above DBZ.

Honestly, this is my favorite anime of all time. It's funny watching the characters interact with one another and the moves are badass. The dark tournament is the best story arc iv'e seen in an anime.

My all time favorite show. Definitely better plot and character development than DBZ. It's up there with inuyasha being my second.

One of the best, most underrated anime of all time. Its almost as old as DBZ and its one of the few anime of its time to still hold up today. It will always be in my top 3. Forever fornever

13 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.

Legendary!, It's really funny and emotional but also packed with action and the storyline is just amazing!

Naruto is the best, it is emotional, hilarious and action-packing! I recommend this anime a lot!

I can't even say in words how good and funny it is.

Not licensed by Funimation, but alright.

14 Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures. It premiered in October, 2008. It was based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. The series follows Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old Earl of Phantomhive serving as the Queen's Watchdog. He is tasked with solving crimes in the underworld of Victorian-era London. Ciel has formed a contract with demon Sebastian Michaelis, who disguises himself as his butler, to seek revenge on those who tortured him and murdered his parents. In exchange for his services, Sebastian will be allowed to consume Ciel's soul.

Absolutely a must see if you like mystery some what horror (depends on the person) and an overall well done story line in my opinion. Although, it ended so sadly that every time I watched the whole thing over again I always cry at the ending. Sad it didn't make top 10.

It has a full story arc that actually closes, something that a lot of Anime's don't have these days. They made a few spin-off series that occur by pretending the last few episodes never happened, but the first season is a complete story in itself.

I love this show so much! It was one of the first anime that I watched and it will always be my favorite. The characters are so lovable!

I love this anime it was my first anime and so far my favorite. If you like dark animes you should start with this one

15 Rosario + Vampire

This show was awesome! It made me laugh every episode I am now currently reading the manga because the anime just kinda ended so... Suddenly

Rosario+vampire is a awesome anime it made me laugh like none stop and I love it a lot I hope more
people watch this anime. and good luck laughing your ass off?

I love rosario vampire. Makes me remember my high school days. Music soundtrack nana mizuki good music

I just finished the series and my favorite character is Mizore. Who is your favorite character?

16 Heaven's Lost Property Heaven's Lost Property, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Suu Minazuki. The plot revolves around Tomoki Sakurai, a boy who desires to live a peaceful life but encounters a fallen girl with wings, named Ikaros, who becomes his servant.

It is emotional and dark. The story is so good and I cried a bit in some scenes. The gore is not heavily glorified; mostly when it is necessary to have some. Comedy is really good in this. It also clears up a lot of questions you may have about the events of the story. GO WATCH IT

Loved this show only thing that would make it better is to have even more of it to watch...

Best show I have seen so far will never stop loving this show just wish there was more... Be nice in real life too

This show will make you laugh out loud one minute and then cry another.

17 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.

Way better than DBZ, in character development, adventure, writing, and overall character.

Get this higher!

18 Assassination Classroom

This anime is one of the best anime I have ever watched. It has everything you could ever want; comedy, action, and mystery.

Love this series so much it is my favourite anime ever. assassination classroom is really good and I would suggest it to anyone how likes anime.

Totally top 5 anime. It has comedy, romance, and action. Everything you want this anime has it.

Is the best anime liscensed by Funimation. I laughed, cried, and held onto my seat for dear life throughout the rollercoaster that was Assassination Classroom

19 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

Kenichi is a master piece. Having only 50 episodes makes it more desirable. Every OVA released adds to the anticipation of the next season. Very good mix of comedy, action and character growth

Really good anime a lot of comedy and action hope they come out with another season in the future.

This show is amazing! My all time favorite anime! It is hilarious and inspiring.

20 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.

This show is awesome. It is one of the most gory animes I have seen. If you enjoy violent animes about vampires and Nazis. Check out this one.

They have 2 versions of this up on FUNimation for streaming and you need to go with the "ultimate" version of the show. amazing.

One of the best anime I have ever seen!

Gory violence with just the right amount of comedy and tragedy

21 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.

A times, especially right off the bat, you'll think this is super corny, but the character development is awesome!
The storyline is super interesting!
Can't wait for season 4!

Often funny, occasionally dark, full of supernatural action and developments.

One of the best I've seen in a while.

The plot is good I repeat the plot is good. if you went for the fan service you will keep watching because of the plot

Best anime I've ever seen. Waiting on season 4!

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

I loved the range in this anime, how its dark and slightly disturbing at times but jumps right back to romance, comedy and action. With a dark twist at the end that made it much worth watching. I would watch it again if I could, I'd like to see a lot more shows like it that delve into dark topics that most will not even touch.

A perfect mix of action, romance and dark physiological themes. This is the type of anime that will make you re-think your expectations of life itself. No other show will be able to perfectly fill the hole that finishing this anime will leave in your heart. A true must watch.

The anime itself had an amazing story, the hidden meanings in it's first opening, was my favourite!

Go watch it now

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.

This is the best anime I have ever watched! I love how it is a horror feel, but it is also very heart-warming. Words can not express how addicting this anime is. I stayed up till 4 in the morning watching this because I love it so much. It is a little bit of every genre, so it will appeal with the majority of people. It is exciting, sad, heart-warming, creepy, dramatic, and loving. You will just want to keep on clicking the next episode. You will have a mix of emotions when it ends and will beg for the next season. Plus the characters are hot and crazy

This is a horror anime about creatures called "Ghouls" who can only eat humans and are hunted by them. A boy gets turned into a ghoul unexpectedly in an accident at a hospital, and must fight between his hunger, humanity, his new ghoul friends, and his human friends. Very exciting, very sad, and has enough horror to keep you on the edge and always clicking the next episode.

This Anime has everything I personally like combined. I like the sad, darker, gorey and just a little sappy anime. It has a great suspense to it, really keeps you on the edge of your seat. I binged through both seasons and can not wait what season 3 has to bring us. A lot of fans didn't like the quick plot developement but I found it refreshing. If you like the dark stories definitely give this a go, you will not be disappointed!

It only took me about 4 days to finish all the episodes (2 seasons with 12 episodes each so far). In those 4 days, I found that this anime is great. A bit confusing to keep up with, but great style, music, and story.

24 Claymore Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue, but was moved to one of their sister magazines as the content was deemed too adult for Shōnen Jump’s target demographic.

One of my absolute favorites! Although when it comes to "funimation" they suck! It doesn't matter if a show is doing really well or not. They will and do cancel a show if 5 or pple ask about it. It's the DUMBEST thing ever! How many EXCELLENT shows were canceled because of their ridiculous rules! How this company is even still around...well I'll never understand!

One of my favorites. Action, monsters, swords, and a mysterious organisation who is in charge of the warriors called Claymores. Too bad it stops after season 1. I'll have to read the manga.

Best show I've ever seen. Been watching anime like crazy for 2 years now and this one is always on my mind. Absolutely amazing

Great anime if you like hot girls, monsters, swords, and mystery.

25 Baka & Test

Indeed, it's one of my favorite comedy series I have ever watch.

I loved this. It was by far one of my favorite animes!

No matter how many times I watch I always enjoy a good laugh. characters are great

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