This is the list of best Anime series of all time. The anime industry has grown exponentially over the years. This has led to the emergence of many talented animators, artists, writers, directors, and composers. The industry is still developing at a rapid pace and there are some promising shows that are on their way or have already been aired. Some of the best Anime series ever include Attack on Titan, Death Note, Hunter x Hunter, One Piece, etc.
- Attack on Titan, 2013
Attack on Titan is an anime series depicting the aftermath of the battle between humans and giants. Attack on Titan is one of the best anime series of all time. It has received critical acclaim worldwide following the release in 2013. The show has a dark yet compelling storyline set in a dystopian world where humanity lives in constant fear from giant humanoid Titans, who devour people without hesitation. The protagonist Eren Yeager joins the military to fight these monsters and avenge his mother’s death, who was eaten by a Titan when he was only a little boy.
- Naruto: Shippuden, 2007
Naruto is one of the best anime series out there, with a strong character development and an intriguing story. This series has been viewed by many people all over the world. It has gained a lot of popularity in Japan, America, Canada, Europe and other places. The show is about Naruto Uzumaki who is a young ninja that wants to be the Hokage – the leader of his village. But he will have to go through many trials in order to get there. The story revolves around Naruto’s quest to become Hokage despite every obstacle thrown at him. If you are looking for an alternative-style anime or are interested in watching something different from your typical anime series then this series might be right for you!
- Hunter x Hunter, 2011
Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese anime series, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The protagonist of the story is Gon Freecss, who sets out on a journey to find his father. The series was written by Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of Yu Yu Hakusho and Level E. It aired on Nippon Television from October 16, 1999 to March 31, 2001 with 64 episodes in total. The anime was directed by Hiroshi Kōjina with Yasunori Urata as its head writer. Hunter x Hunter follows the adventures of Gon Freecss as he strives to become a professional hunter just like his father before him
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 2009
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 2009 Anime Series is a Japanese anime television series which was created by the animation studio Bones. It is a remake of the original Fullmetal Alchemist anime that aired from 2003 to 2004. The series follows the adventures of brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric as they search for a way to restore their bodies so they may live normal lives. It also has a manga adaptation and a spin-off manga series called Fullmetal Alchemist: The Seven Homunculi, which tells stories about some of the characters from the anime and original manga. A live action film based on this show is also in the works with an expected release date in 2019.
- Death Note, 2006
Death Note is a Japanese anime series and was first aired on Nippon Television from October 3, 2006 to June 27, 2007. The series consists of 37 episodes. Death Note has been praised by both Japanese and international viewers for its high-quality animation, as well as its intellectual story line that is uncommon for a television series. The show is about a high-school student named Light Yagami who discovers a mysterious notebook known as the “Death Note”. The notebook has the power to kill anyone whose name and face it knows if written inside. With this, Light decides to set out on a mission to cleanse the world of evil before he would eventually become bored with the world’s peace.
- Naruto, 2002
Naruto is a manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto with an anime adaptation. The story follows Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja with a demon sealed inside him, that searches for recognition from his peers and the village and also dreams of becoming Hokage, the leader of his village. Naruto is best known for its characters that are complex in their personalities and deep in their motivations. It has simple art work that makes it appealing to readers with its humor and action scenes.
- One Piece, 1999
One Piece is an anime series with a unique mix of styles. It has a lot of comedy mixed in with the action, adventure, fantasy genre. One Piece is one of the best selling manga series in history and has been translated into many languages all over the world.
- My Hero Academia, 2016
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero anime series based on the popular manga of the same name created by Kohei Horikoshi. The anime tells the story about Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where most people have developed superpowers known as “quirks.” However, he seems to be one of the few unlucky people who didn’t inherit any such superpower and thus attends a school specializing in teaching children with quirks how to use them under company from his idol – All Might.
- Tokyo Ghoul, 2014
Tokyo Ghoul, a 2014 Anime Series set in an alternate reality where ghouls live and feed on human beings, is considered one of the best anime series of all time. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Shuhei Morita. The story centers on Ken Kaneki, a college student who survives a deadly encounter with a ghoul at an abandoned hospital. This meeting leaves him implanted with the memories and abilities of this ghoul-creature (a “ghoul”). He quickly learns that he is now able to transform into one as well.
- Dragon Ball Z, 1989
Dragon Ball Z, known as Dragon Ball Kai in Japan, is the sequel to the anime and manga series Dragon Ball. The series is developed by Toei Animation and began airing on Fuji TV. Dragon Ball Z has become one of the best anime series of all time due to its complex story line, interesting characters and development of martial arts techniques such as the Kamehameha Wave.
- The Seven Deadly Sins, 2014
The Seven Deadly Sins, 2014 Anime Series is a Japanese anime series loosely based on the 16th century Christian allegory. In this series, the seven deadly sins are personified as figures of various classes in a world similar to Medieval Europe when they clashed in a Holy War for over ten years.
- One-Punch Man, 2015
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero comedy webcomic written and illustrated by ONE. It was first published on the internet in 2009 and has since been translated into English. The story follows Saitama, a man who is bored with his easy life as a superhero, as he fights monsters and villains to gain fame and respect.
- Code Geass, 2006
Code Geass is an anime series that has captured the attention of many people. It is a unique show that delves into the idea of alternate worlds, time travel, and much more. Code Geass is not your typical show because it explores much deeper ideas than what you can find in most animes. For one, it deals with alternate realities to the point where the viewer may think they are watching two different shows at times. That’s not even mentioning how it dives deep into topics like terrorism and warfare to name a few.
- Assassination Classroom, 2015
Assassination Classroom is a show about an alien octopus-like creature, named Koro-sensei, who teaches a class of students how to assassinate him before the time limit of spacequakes destroys Earth.
- Akame ga Kill!, 2014
Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese anime series that has been produced by White Fox and aired in 2014. The series is set in a fictional world and follows Tatsumi and his group of assassins who want to overthrow the corrupt government. Akame ga Kill! is one of the best anime series of all time because it has great animation, intriguing story, memorable characters and relatable themes like self-discovery. It has received praise from critics and viewers alike.
- Parasyte: The Maxim, 2014
Parasyte is a 2014 anime series adapted from the manga of the same name. The series is about a creature called a “parasite” who takes over human beings by entering their brain and controlling their body, and the protagonist Shinichi Izumi has one such parasite attached to his right hand.
- Dragon Ball, 1986
Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime series created by Akira Toriyama. It was first published in Japan on February 20, 1986. This series was very successful and lasted for more than nine years (1986-1996), with the total of 291 episodes. Dragon Ball has also produced thirteen animated feature films, two television specials, an American live-action film, and numerous video games. Dragon Ball was one of the first anime series to be exported to China.
- Noragami, 2014
Noragami is an anime series that was created by studio Bones. It has a total of 12 episodes and first aired in 2014. It follows the life of Yato who is one of the minor gods in the world. He grants people’s wishes for 5 yen, but he also causes too much trouble with his power. It tells two stories, the first one is about helping out Hiyori Iki who was killed by a bus and Yato resurrects her as a deity. The other story follows Yato’s life as he tries to create stronger bonds with other gods.
- Haikyuu!!, 2014
Haikyuu!! is the best anime series of all time. It has a complex story, compelling characters, and humor that appeals to people of all ages. The show was originally created by Haruichi Furudate in 2014. Haikyuu!! is a story about two Shouyou Hinata and Kageyama Tobio, who are both passionate about playing volleyball together. The story follows them as they grow from being rivals to becoming teammates.
- Your Lie in April, 2014
Your Lie in April is an anime series about an adolescent boy named Kousei Arima who has perfect pitch. It was created by the well-known anime studio Shaft. The series mainly focuses on the relationship between Kousei and the violinist, Kaori Miyazono.