1 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.
The best and everyone knows it
2 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.
I love a good anti-hero, even being a mass murderer with a body-count that has got to be in the 100,000's, everything Lelouch does is for his little sister. Which is completely adorable, watching him coordinate war strategies is enough to keep me entertained. The character's and great along with the action, great series, although I did enjoy R2 a little more than the first season.
After the first few episodes of this anime you really get into there series and its hard to stop watching. I went through about 6 episodes in one day one time. The plot is great and it ALWAYS keeps you wanting more. I was so sad that it ended.
Best anime ever!
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.
Inuyasha, another great series by Rumiko. A show with more of a dark tone than her previous series of Ranma, Maison Ikkoku, Lum. Rin-ne, her latest installment, is a real fun show.
Some amazing episodes, a lot of filler, one of my favorite character's of all time.
Amazing art style, amazing plot, amazing battles
5 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".
I know it is in just about everyone's top ten, but I can't think of mine without it. A battle of wits between two geniuses? Add in a question of morality and you've got me winner. Light's scheming and L's sheer awesomeness keeps the watcher riveted and thoroughly enthralled. Like I said it does raise a question, what would I do if the death had fallen into my hands?
6 Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
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.
This is a great anime but where is haiku no go and fruit basket those are great animes as well for those that love romantic dramedys along with action which some of these animes on this list lacks - twilightfan765
Yay! I just love this anime, and all the characters! GREAT plot, and awesome art work! Also, the story really shows how the characters grow, and change' just like real people!
8 Elfen Lied
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.
10 Higurashi: When They Cry
? Death Parade
Death Parade is a 2015 Japanese anime television series created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa and produced by Madhouse.
? My Hero Academia
Best Anime of the 2000s besides Naruto Shippuden
11 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.
Never seen, but know it's a must see. Can't believe I passed on it when it first came out but a definite must see for me.
Cowboys... In space. Need I continue?
One of the best anime(in my top 3), but it's a 90s anime.
12 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Probably the most influential anime of this decade, perhaps part of the appeal is trying to figure out what the hell is going on. It has grabbed the attention of thousands, the interactions between the characters is enthralling and despite many trying to imitate this beloved series, the likes have never been reproduced (even by it's own sequel).
13 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 749 episodes to date.
14 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.
The Hitachiin twins are literally my life now
15 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
16 Tokyo Mew Mew
18 Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a ...read more.
19 Lucky Star
Lucky star is an anime that first aired (april 8th, 2007 to September 16th, 2007) in Japan. The anime follows the daily lives of Konata Izumi, Kagami and Tsukasa hiiragi, and Miyuki Takura. The show is best known for the cute "moe" characters. The target audience is shouen.
21 Futari wa Pretty Cure / Pretty Cure
22 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
23 Fruits Basket
24 Negima! Magister Negi Magi
25 Azumanga Daioh
26 Love Hina
One of the best harem, romantic comedy series of the early to mid 2000's. Great music, characters, and awesome adventures.
27 Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu is a Japanese magical girl anime series created by Ikuko Itoh in 2002 for animation studio Hal Film Maker. Inspired by ballet and fairy tales, particularly The Ugly Duckling and Swan Lake, the story follows a duck who is transformed into the mythical ballerina Princess Tutu in order to ...read more.
28 Clannad After Story
Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father. ...read more.
29 Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
30 Lovely Complex
31 Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.
A hauntingly beautiful setting, dark and gritty plot, amazing leading character. Re-l is smart with an edge of rebellion.
32 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.
33 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.
This came out in 2013. So it was released in the 2010's, not the 2000's. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If you like Gore,this is the anime for you!
34 Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is a shōjo manga and anime series created by Michiko Yokote, with artwork by Pink Hanamori.
35 Hell Girl
Ai Emna is not only one of the most monotone characters in anime, but also one of the most interesting. There is an air of mystery surrounding Hell Girl that is incredibly intriguing. And watching some incredibly terrible people being dragged down to hell is very satisfying. Even if Kikuri did annoy the living hell out of me, the series is still amazing.
36 Black Butler
Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.
Darkly funny with a plot twisted enough to to keep my eyes glued to the screen, the relationship between Ciel Phantomhive and his demon butler Sebastian manages to creep you out and make you laugh. Like many I was slightly disappointed with the way Black Butler 2 ended, but the anime as a whole is still one of my favorites.
Monster managed to maintain it's suspense and intrigue throughout it's entire 74 episode run, it is both an amaing psychological thriller and a layered mystery.
38 Gunslinger Girl
This chilling and ever serious anime explores the relationships between the incredibly young assassins and their much older male handlers in a way that sends shivers down my spine. The story is depressing and dark but hugely fascinating. The series is filled with moral ambiguity. The sad anime is a poetic masterpiece.
Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because ...read more.
42 Yes! PreCure 5
43 Les Vacances de Piwi!