Best Animes of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

1 Fullmetal Alchemist 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

2 Code Geass 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.

Easily one of the best anime ever.

Best anime ever!

3 Bleach 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.

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

4 InuYasha 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.

5 Death Note 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 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

7 Naruto 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.

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

This was released in 2010 - TheDarkOne_221b

9 Soul Eater 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

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The Contenders

11 Elfen Lied 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.
12 Cowboy Bebop 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.

13 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 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).

14 One Piece 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.
15 Ouran High School Host Club 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

16 Samurai Champloo 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.
17 Tokyo Mew Mew Tokyo Mew Mew
18 Baccano! 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.
19 Lucky Star 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.
20 Fruits Basket 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.
21 Clannad 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.
22 Futari wa Pretty Cure / Pretty Cure Futari wa Pretty Cure / Pretty Cure
23 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
24 Negima! Magister Negi Magi
25 Azumanga Daioh
26 Love Hina Love Hina

One of the best harem, romantic comedy series of the early to mid 2000's. Great music, characters, and awesome adventures.

27 Clannad After Story 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.

Amazing anime with really sad ending

28 Princess Tutu 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.
29 Fairy Tail 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.
30 Attack On Titan 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!

31 Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
32 Les Vacances de Piwi!

I love it! It used to air on Playhouse Disney for 14 years ago.

I love it! Thank you!

The French cartoon "Les Vacances de Piwi! " was debuted on July 9, 2002 in Montréal, Canada 🇨🇦, and then on November 2, 2002 in Paris, France 🇫🇷.

33 My Hero Academia My Hero Academia

Best Anime of the 2000s besides Naruto Shippuden

34 Lovely Complex
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.

So many life lessons learned through this anime

36 Ergo Proxy 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.

37 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! 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.
38 Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch 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.
39 Black Butler 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.

40 Monster Monster Monster (Japanese: モンスター Hepburn: Monsutā, sometimes referred to as "Naoki Urasawa's Monster") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. Monster has been critically acclaimed, with the manga having won several awards and its anime adaptation being called one of ...read more.

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.

41 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.

42 Monogatari
43 Rin-ne
44 Yes! PreCure 5
45 Death Parade Death Parade Death Parade is a 2015 Japanese anime television series created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa and produced by Madhouse.
46 Motto! Ojamajo Doremi
47 Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z Powerpuff Girls Z is a Japanese magical girl anime series directed by Megumu Ishiguro, based on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. The anime is co-produced by Cartoon Network Japan and Aniplex and was animated and produced by Toei Animation, featuring character design by Miho ...read more.
48 Ojamajo Doremi Dokkaan!
49 Ojamajo Doremi Na-I-Sho
50 Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!
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1. Tokyo Mew Mew
2. Lucky Star
3. Futari wa Pretty Cure / Pretty Cure
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1. Code Geass
2. InuYasha
3. Ouran High School Host Club
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2. Cowboy Bebop
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