Top Ten Greatest Anime Series Licensed by Funimation Entertainment
The Top Ten
I honestly hate how people bash Dragon Ball Z because it "isn't realistic."
1. People can fly
2.DBZ is in an era where there are flying cars, but dinosaurs are still alive
3.People can shoot ki blats(laser beams) out of their hands and eyes
4.There are 12 universes
5.The Grand Ruler of all twelve universe's has the maturity of a 6 yr old
6.An overgrown cat has the power to destroy half of a planet by tapping his finger
7.Collect all seven Dragon Balls and your wish will be granted
8.People can come back from the dead
9.There is a place where you can spend a year inside, but only a day will have passed in the real world.
Bottom Line: THE SHOW WASN'T MADE TO BE REALISTIC DAMNIT!
The most exciting and action packed show ever. Still watch episodes today
Best story, best characters, best attacks etc
Great story. Well-developed characters. The new Kai version also improved upon the dialogues
Best Anime I've watched in the past 3 years. Absolutely amazing. Incredible story with deep characters nothing predictable at all and overall heartwarming. A must watch for anyone who calls themselves a fan of Anime.
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
It has a wonderful story and it is very funny :3
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In simple words this is one of the best animes ever. Not only the story is superb but it also has comedy and a good ending. Everything u want in an anime.
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.
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.
One Piece is for sure a better manga, and the anime is stretched out but it's no joke either. There isn't much terrible filler, if you have the time to get through about 15 and a half days of nonfiller content. (There is a site with Dressrosa arc shrunk from 150 episodes to 48 so I suggest you use one pace for that)
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.
This show is Funny but it can make you cry over a boat.
People who say this anime is better than godzilla are idoits
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
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!
One of the best shows ever
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.
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.
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!
Should be in the top 5. Its definitely up there with the classics. It just isn't very long
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!
When I watch this anime from the beginning after I saw one of friends watch for the first I was hooked and thought it was awesome. It's not number one personal favorite but it's definitely one of them that's for darn sure. My number one favorite anime/anime(s) are of the Eureka Seven franchise. Soul Eater and Soul eater NOT! are in 2nd place but I still love them both all the same. Also there needs to a continuation to the original and must be balanced between the story content of the anime and what they added to it. Like Maka and Soul able resonate so strongly with one another and were to use the Kishin Hunter technique and her being a Meister-Weapon Hybrid because of her parents somehow along with other things put into the anime and the content of the manga for it's continuation to be good and it's most like going to be 51 episodes and need a lot money for a longer series and that's why they made Soul Eater NOT! into a 12 episode anime and not longer. I'm sure that was one of the ...more
Really enjoyed this one.
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!
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.
Is my all time favorite anime thought it was better than DBZ and DBZ is amazing and even better it has over 100 episodes without filler not many anime's can say the say
This is absolutely my favourite anime. All the characters are so amazing in their respective ways
This has held the #1 spot on my top 3 anime ever for a long time. It probably always will too.
Only on 20? What the hell happened here, this has one of the hugest fan bases in any anime, only on 20? - AlfredFJones
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!
My favorite anime. Deserves to be number one, it's so... BEAUTIFUL! - MontyPython
Not so great animation, but it most defiantly makes up for it in comedy and history
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.
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.
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
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.
Dude this anime has a cool fight scenes and also its very good. Whoever made this series is brilliant.
It is the perfect mix of western comic book and Eastern anime.
This is the coolest anime ever and I can't wait for season 2!
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 anime because it's has a dark feeling to it but a lot of funniness to.
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!
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!
I love Tokyo ghoul it gives me goosebumps, excitement and thrills. It leaves me salivating and wanting for more.
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
This show will make you laugh out loud one minute and then cry another.
Loved this show only thing that would make it better is to have even more of it to watch...
I gave this show a shot and it was great! Now I'm just waiting for the second movie
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.
Gory violence with just the right amount of comedy and tragedy
One of the best anime I have ever seen!
Naruto is an anime that I started watching and got entertained and also has a good comedy and action side of it so if their any viewers who haven seen it this is your chance to watch it as they say "better late than never."
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!
Very good anime, maybe the best of its kind (if u skip massive feelers)
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
I love rosario vampire. Makes me remember my high school days. Music soundtrack nana mizuki good music
This show made me laugh every time I watch this show I love this show as well
This show is predictable and repetitive no real reason to watch unless you want fan service or your 5
I love this anime. One of my favorites. It's dark, horror, and fantasy. About a high school boy who is framed for killing his class, and sent to prison with only a few days to live at a time. More days can be won by competing in a killer race (literally), or buy earning funds to buy them. He meets an adorable albino girl and they team up to try to team up to survive. Adorable, sad, gory, any very suspenseful.
A relly great dark anime. It's a shame it was cancelled.
Didn't finshed so it sucked
Way better than DBZ, in character development, adventure, writing, and overall character.
Get this higher! - RevolverOcelot
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.
It's the best anime series
People have bad taste in saying this the greatest anime.
This anime is garbage.
My favour at the moment but only 2 seasons with English dubbed so far
Often funny, occasionally dark, full of supernatural action and developments.
One of the best I've seen in a while.
Best anime I've ever seen. Waiting on season 4!
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!
10 out of 10, would recommend!
Never laughed harder in my whole life
I loved this. It was by far one of my favorite animes!
Indeed, it's one of my favorite comedy series I have ever watch.
Very good would like to see more
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.
It was the best series I had watched only lower than a couple others on my list the end made me cry while the rest was funny and very different from any of the other anime that I have watched - Raibe
This anime is one of the best anime I have ever watched. It has everything you could ever want; comedy, action, and mystery.
Totally top 5 anime. It has comedy, romance, and action. Everything you want this anime has it.
Amazing show, extremely confusing at first so you better hold on for my favorite anime so far, don't think too much about the first episode, wtach it, try and get it, fail, and as the story progresses, see as it makes more and more sense. An absolute watch.
Definitely top anime to watch if looking for something new this is my brand of crazy and I love it!
This show got me into theoretical physics, I regret nothing.
One of the best I've seen, definitely belongs in the top 10
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.
Awesome show, dark mystery huge ass swords hot girls cool unique art nice plot and overall great anime
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
This is a bubbly classic anime so sweet, but with no continuation it leaves a lot out of the manga. I loved no matter I can't even chose a side. (kyo). Another good anime like this is Kamisama Kiss, which is also licensed by Funimation.
First, its fruits basket singular, not plural.
Ok now that's out of the way...
This anime is one of my absolute favorites. All of the characters are unique and well developed. The story is filled with tons of plot twists. Fruits basket is the perfect balance of comedy, romance, and NO It's SO SAD. I think this really is one of the most hilarious animes but at the same time it ruined me emotionally.
Also if you haven't read the manga, read it. Read it now.
Very, very, very, very, very, very, very good. incredibly heartwarming. If you're a shoujo fan but you haven't seen this then I honestly don't know how you've survived this long.
I fell in love with the characters and the end left me crying. One of the best anime that I've seen. It really knows how to tug at the heart strings
This anime is very cool. I like it because the main character can be a zombie and still be good. He knows how to help his friends when needed and he is sort of immortal.
Much better than people think it is
It was so funny and cool and sad you should watch this anime
Its an anime which shows a guy wearing panties. How's that? Funny isn't it?
I LOVE THIS SHOW♥ it deserves higher and I think the only reason its down here is because they stopped dubbing it in america. please DUB THEM IN AMERICA!
This anime is incredible! I loved how the story-line took time to build up and made a lot of sense. The characters were absolutely wonderful! LOVE!
This is really cute. The forced romance is comical because in reality the forcefulness wasn't need all that much.
I love this anime and it's so sad that the author died before he got to complete it
So cute it reminds me of chobits
Great anime about a high-school girl named Kaname Chidori, who discovers she is a "Whispered" and is given protection by 16-year-old military sergent Sousuke Sagara, who works for an organisation named Mithril. All about the perks and cons of being a Whispered, the advanced military organisation Mithril and Kaname and Sousuke's "Hot-and-Cold" relationship. Funny, dramatic and an overall great anime! (Has 3 seasons: Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid).
Best anime. Especially with the romance between Kaname Chidori and Sousuke Sagara.
Season 2 was infinitely better than season 1.
It is hilarious, one of the best anime in my opinion. 10/10
A must watch for anyone who loves supernatural shows with demons and Gods/Goddesses! The first season is better than the second though.
One of the best, the second season is pretty good but the first season is best. The storyline has a lot of room to grow, hope it continues for many seasons.
Agree that's the first season is better than the second but the developing plot line leaves a lot to desire from the third season
THIS SHOW MUST BE WATCHED just go on anime sounds and watch it (for free) then come back to this website and vote for it!
A truly amazing anime, it has a a great balance of comedy and romance which goes along great with the action and adventure as well as the mystery that the main story follows all the way to the end. Watching how the characters grow through their endeavors and how they overcome adversity and stand back up even when the world breaks them down is nothing less than inspiring. This is a must-see for any anime lover.
To me this anime is the best anime in the world no matter what anyone saids and I also love it's sequel Eureka Seven AO and hope there's a other one. I just just them and it's movie amazing and beautiful and just pure perfection man. God bless this and it characters and it's fans everywhere. Also the same for another awesome anime that I like but that a different subject that I talk about somewhere in the ether along with Eureka Seven and Eureka Seven Astral Ocean. Peace and love be with you all, Amen.
It steps up a major gear half way through the season and provides such a different experience to other animes.
Definite top 10 anime!
Love it so cute
Poor Dororo, he's always being excluded, but he was the best member of Sgt. Frog's group. - Kyurem888
KERO KERO KERO KERO Haha I love Sgt. Frog Kululu is the best!
You gotta love dem froge memes
Easily my favorite anime. Only one to make me cry and yet keep me going so strong. Friends fighting for the same thing in different ways. Its literally such an amazing concept and you end up rooting for one team or the other based off your beliefs. Never seen anything better. Amazing!
A strategic Masterpiece indeed
Very smart intriguing and entertaining show possible top ten for me
Best anime around, surprised this is so low
Has a sort of unexplainable plot but it has a great storyline plus fight scenes
Good action and visuals, not the greatest plot though, it is very anticlimactic.
I BLAME MY SELF, because I ask bad critic for this anime, but from the time I I watch the 1rst episode I cannot remove it from my mind,
I have only watched 2 episodes yet I am amazed on the way they approach the storyline and the characters. This is a must watch for anyone who loves watching Vr-sci-fi-adventure-rpg related anime. The only bad thing I can find is that I can't rly give a damn about what happens to the characters( I know I am still in episode 3, I am just saying) - ForceWizz
It is easily one of my top 20 favourite anime of all time because although it is mainly a comedy show, it has some good fights in it and the last few episodes of season 1 were near perfect for me. - ForceWizz
My friend's favorite anime not my personal favorite but probably in my top 10
Easily in my top 5 all-time favorite comedies. Didn't expect to like it this much.
Funniest anime I've seen besides Prison School
Amazing! Waiting for the entire second season to be dubbed
Most amazing anime I have ever watched. Forget the fan service stereotypical females, Akane Tsunemori is one of the BEST female protagonists in the history of anime.
I wish I have the power like this!
great one! thanks for the entertainment!
Mishishi is one of the most unique animes I have ever watched, it's a bit slow considering I prefer action and there really isn't a lot but the concept of how the spirits work and all the scenery and travel is amazing, definitely in my top ten
Seriously..? 51..? This is one of the best anime that I have ever seen. An amazing plot, a good amount of romance but not overbearing, witty dialogues and everything a supernatural/romance/drama could wish for. Definitely needs to be placed higher.
I'd go 8 out of 10, it's a very nice anime, very intelligent conversation and entertaining banter with no forced drama like in many other anime's, fairly lighthearted with a good mix of romance but it has some serious times too and some fine action/adventure aspects all throughout the journey. It's a bit of a unique anime and if your in the mood for this genera of anime you would probably consider it a 9 or 10 out of 10.
This anime is full of romance, adventure and action on my opinion I will give it 6 out of 10
Fantastic, enjoyable, wish there was more
Funny slice of life. Anime it's a must watch by anybody.
Top of my views...character involvement was wonderful...
Haganai will always hold a special place in my heart. My spirit character, Yozora Mikazuki, is in it.
So glad senran kagura is not on here (because asuka's voice was abysmal)
Anyways haganai is a great dub! Love yozora's voice
Is there even a question of this? This show is underrated to the extreme. I find not only the story line, but everything else about it to be fascinating to the very least! This show needs to be watched more! I've watched it at least 13 times, and it still never fails to impress me! Currently waiting for season 3, but I know eventually it will pull through!
Always enjoy the growth of the characters...an excellent watch
Funny anime love it
An amazing harem/ecchi anime that has many characters in which I adore. The cute, lovable Yoshino and the badass Kurumi. The commander Kotori Itsuka and her kin, Shido Itsuka. The paranoid Tohka Yatogami and the Yamai sisters, Kaguya and Yuzuru. These characters all have amazing powers that cannot be equalled on battlefield.
One of the best action anime of all the time
Great story and character development.
Kenshin Himura "The Battousai"
A very different spin on the Shakespeare classic one of the best romance anime's I have ever seen