Top Ten Most Iconic Anime Series

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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

1 Dragon Ball Z 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 ...read more.

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

It's the best

2 Pokemon 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

Now 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 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".
4 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.
5 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

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

If it wasn’t for this series, girls probably wouldn’t be as big of an audience to anime as they are today

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6 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.
7 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.

The most overrated anime of all time

8 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.
9 Bleach Bleach
10 Sword Art Online 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". ...read 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

The Newcomers

? Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 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

? 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.

The Contenders

11 Neon Genesis Evangelion 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.
12 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.
13 Mirai Nikki 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

14 One Punch Man 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 ...read more.
15 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.
16 Naruto Shippuden 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.
17 Trigun Trigun
18 Puella Magi Madoka Magica 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, ...read 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 Another 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.
20 Your Lie In April 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

21 Avatar: The Last Airbender 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 ...read 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. - AnimeDrawer

It's a cartoon... - Goku02

22 Gundam Gundam
23 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!

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