Top Ten Most Iconic Anime Series

Here are the most easily recognizable and iconic anime series. These animes are good and iconic, and I hope you enjoy this list. You would often see a lot if merchandise and talks about these animes. You would probably see them everywhere too.

The Top Ten Most Iconic Anime Series

1 Dragon Ball 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.

Definitely the most iconic and easiest to remember, it made my childhood and still is one of my favorites, it will probably be my favorite action anime for a long time with others coming close


Not the best, not the funniest, and surely not the smartest anime series, but this is easily the most iconic of them all.

Who doesn't know Dragon Ball Z? - Goku02

2 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

I could ask anyone of any age what Pokemon is and they would 100% guaranteed know what Pokemon is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

No matter how much you like or dislike it it would have to be Pokemon. - ParasN2000

It's mostly because of the video games. Pokemon anime itself isn't that popular. - Goku02

3 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.

Favorite anime

4 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".
5 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. more.

So many anime tropes came from this, massive and ever growing fanbase to this day, the nostalgic factor is off the charts, so arguably the most iconic anime...

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of magical girl anime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Definitely the most popular shojo anime ever created. - Goku02

One of the most popular MG series.-Vestalis

6 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.
7 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.

The most overrated anime of all time

8 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. more.
9 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
10 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.

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11 Mirai Nikki Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It depicts a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future.

AKA The Future Diary-Vestalis

12 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after more.
13 My Hero Academia
14 Naruto Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.
15 Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.
16 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.
17 Your Lie In April Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa.

It's a pretty new anime, but I've heard many great things about it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

18 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

Basically, Mahou Shojo Madoka Magica is like Mirai Nikki, but without diaries and survival games.-Vestalis

It's iconic for its uniqueness. Many magical girl series are girly as hell (Sailor Moon, Ojamajo Doremi, Precure series, Kamichama Karin, etc.), but Madoka Magica gets dark once in episode 3.-Vestalis

19 Gundam
20 Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Best anime ever! And this is coming from someone who's had watched a LOT of good animes. This series never fails to amaze, entertain, and to make me cry :( Gon and Killua are the best pair of friends I ever encountered, and I would like to watch more. Hopefully, the manga artist continues to write again soon!

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

100/10 The plot is interesting, the characters are great, and the English dub is so good which is surprising because most anime with English dub are bad

you gotta love fma

22 Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.
23 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

I love this anime! - TwilightKitsune

It's good, but not iconic : P - Goku02

Mitometeita okubyo na kako wakaranai mama ni (English: Even as I've acknowleged my cowardly past, I still act so scared like I don't understand a thing.)-Vestalis

24 Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.
25 Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which some people are able to manipulate the classical elements by use of psychokinetic variants of Chinese more.

Dude, this is an anime-influenced animated series, not an actual Japanese anime series. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This is not an anime, it is a Western cartoon, but it is anime influenced.

It's a cartoon... - Goku02

26 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.
27 Owari no Seraph
28 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime and manga franchise originally written by Hirohiko Araki. It centers around the perilous journey of the members of the legendary Joestar bloodline.
29 Steins;Gate Steins;Gate is a 2011 anime television series created by the animation studio White Fox based on 5pb. and Nitroplus's 2009 video game of the same name, and is part of the Science Adventure franchise.
30 Demon Slayer
31 Mob Psycho 100
32 The Promised Neverland
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