Here Is A List Of The Top 21 Best Anime Series Of All Time

Here Is A List Of The Top 21 Best Anime Series Of All Time

If you are one of the die hard anime fans, then we have a list curated just for you to satiate your search for an anime binge

Are you eager to know which are the best animes of all time? Then buckle up and get ready as we have prepared a list and will share with you the best anime ever! Ever since the 1980’s when anime began to gather popularity outside of Japan, we have been watching and enjoying the genre. And after decades of enjoying the amazing Japanese animation, enjoy the list of 21 best anime of all time. 

21. One Piece


This anime literally has hundreds and hundreds of episodes, but the main character of this show will definitely give you a life lesson that you are going to carry with you for a very long time in your life. He will teach you that if you decide to accomplish something, you should give all your effort and fight until you achieve the goal, or till the very last moment of your life. 

20. No Game No Life


It is regarded as a brilliant anime that can be highly addictive for gamers because of its unique plot that revolves around the concept a fantasy world where almost everything is governed by specific rules which one must follow at all times. 

19. Psycho-Pass


This is a smart anime that deeply speaks about free-will and whether or not a person's hue is cloudy can determine if they will become a threat to society or not. They use a weapon known as Dominator and the detectives are able to continuously read and send psychological data to determine a person’s crime quota. 

18. Akame ga Kill!


Even if you find the first couple of episodes quite boring, but as the story unfolds, you will realize it is one of the most interesting stories of all time that involves one of the most captivating fighting anime you may ever see. The story focuses on a boy named Tatsumi who sets out on a journey to the Capital to make a name for himself and meets a seemingly dangerous group of assassins known as Night Raid.

17. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai


This amazing anime series is focused on the adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Japan. This series has dramatic characters, great sword-fighting action scenes, a bit of history, along with some philosophies about living a life of violence versus peace, and if all of these ideas intrigue you, then you will love this series for sure. 

16. One-Punch Man


It follows the story of a hero who has the ability to end all the fights with a single punch and that is also a reason for his frustration. This might make you think that what is so special about this story? Don’t you want to see the hero struggling to kill his enemy? But here the hero has too much of a superpower who is struggling to find a stronger enemy. 

15. Inuyasha


This anime tells the story of Kagome finding a portal in Tokyo that leads her to medieval Japan, where she meets the half-demon Inuyasha. Upon meeting, she decides to help him find a magic crystal and fight the evil demon Naraku. This anime is a mix of romance, comedy, action-adventure, fantasy, and horror, and it will also keep you hooked until the end. 

14. Trigun


The critics and fans said that Trigun has some of the funniest, most absurd, but intellectual dialogue with powerful drama. The story is about Vash who is a gunfighter but hates the idea of killing but does it anyway. He has the power to destroy all life but gets upset at the death of a bug. And with a $60 million bounty on his head, he is one of the most wanted men on the planet. 

13. Samurai Champloo


This anime tells the story of Jin, who is a magnificent and skillful samurai named Mugen and Fuu, a girl who works at a teahouse. Jin and Mugen get caught and are about to be executed, Fuu saves their lives. In return, Fuu asks them to promise to help her find the Samurai Who Smells Like Sunflowers. 

12. Soul Eater


The plot of this anime revolves around Shibusen, a school for “Weapons and Masters” in the fictional town of Death City, Nevada. Fans mostly love this anime because it has something new to offer in terms of storytelling setting, the personas of the main characters, and artistic style.

11. Tokyo Ghoul


Ghouls are terrifying creatures who feed on human flesh. When the protagonist of the series, Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a half-ghoul, half-human hybrid and then he is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive. Without a doubt, it is one of the best tv shows, but if you find gore disturbing, then watch the censored version of the series. 

10. Cowboy Bebop


Regarded as one of the best action anime, Cowboy Bebop is an anime that has dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, and a lot more. In short, this anime touches almost all topics and has something to offer to everyone. 

9. Fullmetal Alchemist


It is one of the most popular anime both in Japan and America because the story is bound to pull your heartstrings. The plot revolves around Edward and Alphonse Elric and they are ready to do anything so that they can bring their mother from death. If you think an anime series cannot make you cry, be prepared to cry after watching this one. 

8. Code Geass


Set in an alternate universe after Japan conquered the Holy Britannian Empire with their powerful new robot weapons named the Knightmare Frames. It stripped Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. A Britanian prince named Lelouch vowed to destroy his father, the emperor, and Britannia after giving up his right to the throne. 

7. Sword Art Online


The plot of this anime shows that in the year 2022, gamers worldwide have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world. This story is about Kirito, who is one such gamer and in time quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. Eager to find out what happens next? You will have to check out the series to see and you will find out what makes it a great anime. 

6. Dragon Ball Z


This story is about Goku, who, after learning that he is from another planet, bands up with his friends set to defend earth from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies. Regarded as one of the most famous animes of all time in the West, Dragon Ball Z was and will always be of the most influential cartoons ever created.

5. Naruto Shippūden


This story revolves around the story of Naruto Uzumaki, who is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition. He also aspires to become Hokage as they are acknowledged as leaders and strongest of all ninjas in the village. It is a beautiful story that is combined with epic fights and deep emotions, coupled with an unpredictable story that is going to blow your mind. 

4. Attack on Titan


Voted as the best anime on Ranker, it is actually groundbreaking in terms of anime. The plot of the anime revolves around Eren Jaeger who vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans after his mother is killed and his hometown is destroyed. It is a fantastic anime in terms of story, the imagery, the vision, and the atmosphere. 

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood


One of the best anime series to be enjoyed by adults, this anime series is all about the search for a philosopher’s stone by two brothers after they attempt to revive their deceased mother. The attempt is failed and it leaves them physically deformed. It is an extremely satisfying series that manages to engage the audience till the last episode. 

2. Pokémon


This anime has spanned across generations and it tells the story of the legendary adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu, who travel across many regions in the world in hopes of becoming Pokémon masters. Even though Pokémon is nowhere near to be the greatest anime of all time, but the influence it has had over generations cannot be refuted. 

1. Death Note


Regarded as one of the best animes of all time in Japan, this dark anime series tells the story of a protagonist who isn’t your typical good guy. It is one of the very few series that dared to stray away from the moral themes and that is exactly why you will find this series so enthralling. 

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