Best Animes of the 2000s

The Top Ten

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.

The ending of this anime of godly. I didn't think it was possible to create an ending so good that it makes you want there to be no sequels, just to preserve the ending

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.

one of the best anime with a twist!

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 in the 2000 but bleach is close to being as good in some cases.

The best and everyone knows it

Amazon story and felt real

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.

Best anime

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.

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.

The most 2000s anime I've seen. Kinda reminds me of Danny Phantom and Fairly Odd parents

Some amazing episodes, a lot of filler, one of my favorite character's of all time.

Amazing art style, amazing plot, amazing battles

Good plot and episodes. awesome characters. Nice job Tite Kubo

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?

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.

good fun

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.

Naruto was the first anime I ever watched. It is the anime that started to watch even more anime! But I am really behind on it. I tagged along with the series really late. I am only on season three of Naruto Shippuden. Sorry if I spelt it wrong, hopefully I didn't trigger anyone. At first Naruto was pretty boring, because it had to explain some many things. But if you think about, it is a really good thing. It might be annoying at times. But when you get to season three or four it stops explaining things, and becomes more fast pace. But it still sometimes will explain things. But Naruto will still be my favorite anime.

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

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!

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

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood trumps the original

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.

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.

The Contenders

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.

Awesome anime
The Hitachiin twins are literally my life now

Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.
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).

Tokyo Mew Mew
Higurashi: When They Cry
Baccano! Baccano! (バッカーノ!), which Narita translates as 'stupid commotion', is Italian for 'ruckus'. An ongoing light novel series with over twenty volumes published, it takes place across three eras – the early 1700s, 1930s, and 2000s – and presents its story arcs in anachronistic fashion. Though ...read more.
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.
Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted ...read more.

The emotional story of a teen boy with father issues who meets a teen girl (who happens to be one of the sweetest girls in anime) that he befriends and eventually falls in love with.

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.
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.
Futari wa Pretty Cure / Pretty Cure
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her ...read more.
Azumanga Daioh
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
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