Top Ten Greatest Anime Series Licensed by Funimation Entertainment


The Top Ten

1 Dragonball Z Dragonball 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.

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


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2 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 more.

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

Yes.! Naruto is one of the most greatest anime series, but For me this is the best anime ever.

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3 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 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.

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.

Fullmetal Alchemist might not follow the manga after the halfway mark but the themes in this series are incredible and it is a lot better than Brotherhood. It's one of My favourite Animes of all time.

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

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.

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5 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, more.

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

Best Anime ever can't wait for the third season!

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6 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 749 episodes to date.

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.

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.

Hands down the best

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7 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.

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!


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8 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.

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.

Hi best anime ever. This should be #1

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9 Hetalia

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

This is one of the best anime ever. It's cute and has a lot of friendship moments. - Animegirl90

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10 YuYu Hakusho

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

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.

This has held the #1 spot on my top 3 anime ever for a long time. It probably always will too.

How is YuYu Hakusho not #1? I’m sorry this is an OG and the best anime of all time! (My opinion)

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The Contenders

11 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 more.

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.

Honestly when I read harem type anime on some reviews I was like uuhhh I don't know. But it's so god! Laughed almost every episode and craved more at the end. Season 2 please! I wanna see some Haru-chanxTama-chan!

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12 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

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.

Black butler is one of the best animes I've seen. It's got action, mystery and got character... oh and demons

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13 Heaven's Lost Property Heaven's Lost Property

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...

Brings back my chilled hood and can watch it over and over again

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14 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

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.

So dope

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15 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate

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!

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16 Rosario + Vampire 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

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

I love this moka and tskne for life I hate the girl with blue hair the scubua or something

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17 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 more.

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!

Funimation the not make narito

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18 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland

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

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.


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20 Dragon Ball 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.
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