For the anime fans, we have composed a list of best animes of all times. The ranking is based on popularity. Since, the 80’s when anime began to get popular all over the world, we have been enjoying many new series, playing the anime games and getting to know the genre up close.
After decades of exploring Japanese animation, and checking the rankings on some of the leading anime websites. We came up with our exceptional list of the best original animes which you definitely need to watch.
From the most influential Japanese anime in the US to examining the genre across the pond, certainly, anime is taking over the world.
In this genre, anything is possible. With complex storylines accompanying a blend of action, adventure, love story, and philosophy of its own. A vast group of fans collect anime quotes and live by their messages.
Additionally, there are sites dedicated to nothing but anime. And, the fan base keeps growing and shows no signs of slowing down. Our list will probably grow as well but for now, enjoy this list of best animes.
1. Death Note ( Top on Best Animes of all times)
Death Note is number one on our list based on many reasons. It is the number one anime series of all time in Japan. It is also the number 1 most popular anime series on the MyanimeList website.
The series has been voted the best anime of all time in Japan for a reason. One of the things many fans find interesting about Death Note is that the protagonist isn’t your typical good guy, like your stereotypical hero.
The fact that this series goes where few others have dared to go. In terms of a unique moral theme, It is definitely one of the reasons you’ll find this series so interesting.
2. Future Diary (2nd on Best Animes of all times)
One of the most fascinating stories we have ever seen in genre history. The hero of this series has a diary that predicts the future. And is thrown into a battle with eleven others where the last survivor becomes God.
Undoubtedly, Future Diary is a gripping series. Needless to say, the story is a mega hit for sci-fi anime fans.
3. Pokemon (3rd on Best Animes of all times)
Well, we are all aware of the legendary adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu. He travels across many regions to become a Pokémon master.
Although artistically and even from a story point of view Pokémon is not near to the greatest or best anime ever. It’s unarguably the most influential on a global scale.
4. Attack on Titan -Shingeki no Kyojin
Voted the Best Action Anime by Ranker, Attack on Titan is definitely a revolutionary anime. The series is about a young man Eren Jaeger who fights all the humanoid Titans on earth. After they destroy his hometown and kill his mother.
The imagery, the exceptional story line, and the atmosphere of this series is what makes it so unique. And, that is why it is loved by most anime fans.
The captivating production of the anime series has made it famous as the longest running anime series. Even though the original Attack on Titans has only 25 episodes.
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood one of the best animes in our list. If you think anime is for kids only, you may think again. If you are an adult but want to explore the unrealistic world of anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a great place to start.
Unlike the first Fullmetal Alchemist, this series is after the completion of manga series and followed the original plotline closely.
6. Naruto Shippūden
Naruto Uzumaki is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and fame. Also to become Hokage, who is the leader and strongest of all ninjas in the village.
The story is absolutely beautiful and has epic fights. The deep emotion and unpredictable story changes will blow your mind.
7. Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z successfully crawls into our list of Best animes of all times. After knowing he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends defend planet from an onslaught of alien enemies.
We can safely call it the most famous Asian anime of all time in the West. Dragon Ball Z was and will always be to many fans one of the most influential cartoons ever created.
8. Tokyo Ghoul
Ghouls are terrifying creatures that feed on humans. When Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a ghoul-human hybrid and is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive.
Show is awesome, without a doubt. But our advice is that if you happen to find gore disturbing, then go for the censored version.
9. One Piece
Our hero Luffy has taught us that if you really want to accomplish something. You need to put your entire heart and soul into it even if it costs your life. This makes One Piece such an inspirational and influential anime series.
Luffy is an adventurous pirate, who is in search of the great mystical treasure “One Piece”. He is one of the Grand Age of Pirates, who are all pursuing the dream of becoming the first to find the treasure and claim the title of “Pirate King.”
The series follows the adventures of Monkey D.Luffy, who is just 17 years old. But he overcomes numerous amazing adventures. The series unveils dark mysteries and battles on this way to the coveted prize and title.