Best Anime List of All Time

The anime doesn’t end with Naruto, Blich, and Attack on Titan. More than 60 percent of the animation that exists in the world comes from Japan. So if you think you’ve seen almost everything in this life, think twice. Or even three times.

Because we have as many as 50 anime series for all occasions. There is definitely something on this list that you would call “the best anime of all time.”

Death Note

Death Note

  • Air Dates: 2006
  • Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
  • Producer: Tetsuro Araki

(jp. デスノート|Desu noto) Manga by Tsugumi Oba, illustrated by Takeshi Obata, published in Weekly Shonen Jump since December 1, 2003. Ranked 10th best manga of all time according to a 2007 poll by the Japanese Ministry of Culture.

The plot is based on the philosophical idea: “Is it possible to achieve good for some people by killing others?” The author came up with an original story that reflects the essence of what could happen to the world if a person could kill some people with impunity in order to make the life of others better. Tsugumi Oba examines the reaction of both the killer himself, his motives and desires, and the reaction of society to the killer’s actions.

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One Punch-Man

One Punch-Man

  • Air Dates: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Producer: Satoshi Adachi

(jp. ワンパンマン|One Punch-Man) A Japanese web comic by ONE, a mangaka that has been freely available on the Internet since 2009. In 2012, a digital manga was launched with illustrations by Yusuke Murata under the direction of ONE. The manga is licensed for publication in Russia by the Azbuka-Atticus publishing house. The total manga release in Japan alone in 2017 exceeded 14 million copies.

From October to December 2015, an anime adaptation of the manga prepared by Madhouse was broadcast on various television channels in Japan. At the end of 2016, the second season of the series was announced, which premiered only on April 9, 2019. This time, the release of the animation studio was J.C. Staff.

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

  • Air Dates: 2014
  • Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Action
  • Producer: Gen Fukunaga

(jp.トーキョーグール|Tōkyō Gūru) With an ordinary student, Ken Kaneki, trouble happens, the guy ends up in the hospital. But the troubles do not end there: he is transplanted the organs of ghouls – creatures that eat the flesh of people. After the ill-fated operation, Kaneki becomes one of the monsters, trying to become his own, but for people he is now an outcast, doomed to destruction.

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

  • Air Dates: 2012
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
  • Producer: Hideki Goto

(jp.ソードアート・オンライン|Sōdo Āto Onrain) Experienced gamer Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya was lucky to take part in the beta testing of the most anticipated next generation computer game – Sword Art Online.

When discs with the final version finally hit the shelves, thousands of gamers rushed into the perfect virtual world of MMORPGs. There they were in for an unpleasant surprise – the game master announced that it was impossible to leave the game on their own. The only chance to do this is to complete all hundred levels. And death in the game means death in real life.

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

  • Air Dates: 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy
  • Producer: Shin Furukawa

(jp. 進撃の巨人|Shingeki no Kyojin) For 100 years, humanity has been fighting the titans – huge creatures that do not have special intelligence, but eat people and get pleasure from it. After a long struggle, the remnants of humanity built a high wall that surrounded the country of people, through which the titans cannot pass. A hundred years have passed since then, people live peacefully under the protection of the wall.

But one day the teenager Eren and his half-sister Mikasa witness a terrible event – a section of the wall is destroyed by a super-titan that appeared right out of thin air. The titans attack the city, and the children are horrified to see how one of the monsters eats their mother alive. The brother and sister survive, and Eren vows that he will kill all the titans and avenge humanity.

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Naruto

Naruto

  • Air Dates: 2002
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Producer: Tomoko Gusima

(jp. ナルト) The story of ninja beginners who have just graduated from the academy and received their IDs in the form of bandages. Immediately after the end, the heroes find themselves in many alterations and dangerous situations, find friends, meet enemies.

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Naruto Shippuden the Movie

Naruto Shippuden the Movie

  • Air Dates: 2007
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action, Thriller, Adventure
  • Producer: Fukasi Adzuma

(jp. 劇場版NARUTO−ナルト− 疾風伝|Gekijōban Naruto Shippūden) Two years passed unnoticed in the world of Naruto. Former newcomers joined the ranks of experienced shinobi in the ranks of tunin and jonin. The main characters did not sit still – each became a student of one of the legendary Sannin – the three great ninja of Konoha. The guy in orange continued his studies with the wise but eccentric Jiraiya, gradually ascending to a new level of martial skill.

Sakura has been promoted to assistants and confidants of the healer Tsunade, the new leader of the Leaf Village. Well, Sasuke, whose pride led to the expulsion from Konoha, entered into a temporary alliance with the sinister Orochimaru, and each believes that only uses the other for the time being.

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Shaman King

Shaman King

  • Air Dates: 2001
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action, Thriller
  • Producer: Koji Asano

(jp. シャーマンキング|Shāman Kingu) Many of us know that there are two worlds on earth – the world of the living and the world of spirits. Every year people became more and more busy, soulless and stopped believing in spirits, having lost the ability to see them.

But from time immemorial in human society lived and live people who are able to see and hear spirits, to come into contact with them and control them. These people are the link between the two worlds, and they are called shamans.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

  • Air Dates: 2009
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Producer: Nobuyuki Kurashige

(jp. 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST|Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Furumetaru Arukemisuto) Violating the main prohibition of Alchemy and trying to resurrect their mother, the talented Elric brothers paid a high price: the youngest, Alphonse, lost his body, and now his soul is attached to steel armor, and the eldest, Edward, has lost an arm and a leg, so he has to use prostheses – car armor.

Thanks to his demonstrated abilities, Ed received the title of state alchemist and, thus, became part of the military machine of the state. Now he has a chance to return Alphonse’s old body.

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