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Updated on April 19, 2016

The Best Anime of All Time

In this Hub I list the very best anime of all time, organized into useful categories:

• shonen: where most anime/manga series listed are currently ongoing with more than 100 episodes

• shonen: completed series with more than 50 episodes (except Shingeki no Kyojin with 25 episodes + 5 OVA)

• shonen: original anime with less than 50 episodes

• light novel-based anime

• josei

• shoujo

• shojo/kodomo (usually targeted to children/younger audiences)

Shonen—Ongoing Manga, More Than 100 Episodes

One Piece
One Piece | Source
Prince of Tennis
Prince of Tennis
Naruto
Naruto | Source
Bleach
Bleach
Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden

In order of release date, these are the best long-running anime series based from shonen manga:

1. One Piece (1999)

2. Prince of Tennis (2001)

3. Naruto (2002)

4. Bleach (2004)

5. Katekyo Hitman Reborn (2006)

6. Naruto Shippuden (2007)

These anime titles are long-running anime series mostly based on shonen manga. These stories usually revolve around the main characters' search for power and strength to fulfill their dreams and protect their families, friends, and loved ones. As the story lines progress, the characters exhibit physical and mental growth, bringing them closer to their dreams (for example Naruto who wants to be Hokage or Luffy who dreams of finding the One Piece and becoming the Pirate King).

The manga counterpart of each title listed above is still currently ongoing except for the original Prince of Tennis manga, which ended in 2008. Good news for Prince of Tennis fans: A new manga series began serialization in 2009, called New Prince of Tennis, as a continuation of the original manga.

Shonen—Completed With More Than 50 Episodes (except SNK)

Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Code Geass
Code Geass
Death Note
Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou
Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou
Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin
Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul

The best completed anime/manga series with more than 50 episodes (except for Shingeki no Kyojin - manga ongoing, season 2 in the making), in order of release date:

1. Fullmetal Alchemist/Hagane no Renkinjustushi (2003)

2. Code Geass (2006 - original anime)

3. Death Note (2007)

4 Soul Eater (2008)

5. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009)

6. Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou - Season 2 (2011)

7. Shingeki no Kyojin (2013)

8. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)

Each of titles listed above is based on shonen manga series, except for Code Geass, which was an original anime production. Tokyo Ghoul is also categorized under seinen. The above-mentioned anime span 50 episodes or more, except for Nurarihyon no Mago with only 26 episodes (52 episodes if season 1 is to be included), Shingeki no Kyojin which only 25 aired episodes during its first season and Tokyo Ghoul with only 13 episodes in its first season (season 2, Tokyo Ghoul: Root A) is currently ongoing. Unlike long-running anime series, there are rarely filler episodes. These series are usually canon works that strictly followed the original storyline and have fast-paced but concise plots and breathtaking twists. The limited number of episodes means that there are rarely dull episodes and for some titles, every single episode is heart-stopping.

Both the Fullmetal Alchemist series, Code Geass and Soul Eater featured lots of physical battle scenes. While the fight scenes in Fullmetal Alchemist are often based on alchemy and/or military force, Code Geass featured mecha-type battles. Meanwhile, both Code Geass and Death Note were mainly battles of wits between main and secondary characters. As for Shingei no Kyojin, it has one of the most powerful plots I've ever seen, filled with intense and violent action scenes enough to give us mini heart attacks in every single episode. Tokyo Ghoul started slow, fight scenes are scattered across the 13 episodes but are awesome (especially season one's last episode), albeit censored.

I was hesitant at first if I will group Sennen Makyou with the rest of the amazingly intense titles here since Nurarihyon no Mago's theme is a bit lighter. In terms of plot, however, Sennen Makyou was beautifully done and is in no way inferior compared to the others. (Nurarihyon no Mago season 1 was intentionally excluded from this list)

Shonen—Original Anime With Less Than 50 Episodes

Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop
Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass

These are the very best original anime series with less than 50 episodes, in order of release date:

1. Cowboy Bebop (1998)

2. Samurai Champloo (2004)

3. Psycho-Pass (2012)

I made a separate category for the anime titles listed above because these are all anime originals and are short anime series spanning 22 episodes or more. Also, there are a lot of stand-alone episodes (self-contained stories which does not need prior viewing of other episodes) in Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. Unlike most of the anime listed earlier in this Hub, these series are already completed and were given a proper ending (even if it feels as if they ended too soon!). It is important to note that Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo are both Shinichiro Watanabe creations.

Light Novel-Based Anime

Scrapped Princess
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Full Metal Panic
Full Metal Panic
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online
Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary
Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary
Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei
Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei
Amagi Brilliant Park
Amagi Brilliant Park

The very best light novel-based anime, in no particular order:

1. Scrapped Princess (2003)

2. Full Metal Panic! (2002)

3. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)

4. Sword Art Online (2012) - Season 1

5. Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary (2013)

6. Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei (2014)

7. Amagi Brilliant Park (2014)

The above-mentioned titles are neither manga-based nor original anime creations but are based on light novels which were further developed into other media forms, such as manga and anime. Moreover, the number of episodes of both series are just above 20 (except for The Second Raid, with 13 and Kyoukai no Kanata with 12). The original Scrapped Princess light novel ran from 1999 to 2005 but the anime adaptation was aired in 2003 with 24 episodes. You might have noticed that two of the above-listed titles are Shoji Gatoh creations, namely the Full Metal Panic series (TSR included) and Amagi Brilliant Park.

Another reason why I grouped these titles together is because the creators of the above-mentioned works were able to balance the action and romance within the story—something that rarely, rarely happens in the previous categories I mentioned.

I would also like to emphasize that I am only recommending Sword Art Online's first season. Season 2 was.. oh well.

Josei Anime

Nodame Cantabile
Nodame Cantabile
Kuragehime
Kuragehime | Source
Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru | Source

The best Josei I've seen are:

1. Nodame Cantabile (2007)

2. Nodame Catabile: Paris-Hen (2008)

3. Nodame Cantabile: Finale (2010)

4. Kuragehime (2011)

5. Chihayafuru (2011)

6. Chihayafuru Season 2 (2013)

Nodame Cantabile revolves around the lives of very adorable, musically inclined characters, Nodame and Chiaki, while Kuragehime, about the jellyfish-loving Tsukimi and the fashion-loving Kuranosuke. I didn't expect Chihayafuru to be equally interesting at first but it was really beautiful. It introduced me to a fascinating sport called Competitive Karuta which was so damn good I would play it if I can read Japanese. I personally think Chihayafuru's selling point would be its characters (the character development of each person was commendable), the friendship, the sport itself and god, the love triangle. Just when you thought that Chihaya and Arata are official, how Taichi was being positioned halfway through the story would make you question what you thought was canon and then Chihaya would crush every theory you ever had all over again.

The humor of these titles also appealed to my liking.

Shojo Anime

Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club
Lovely Complex
Lovely Complex
Skip Beat
Skip Beat
Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke

The best shojo anime, in order of release date:

1. Ouran High School Host Club (2006)

2. Lovely Complex (2007)

3. Skip Beat (2008)

4. Kimi ni Todoke (2009)

These titles were grouped together because their stories are based on school life, friendship, and of course, romance. Skip Beat, explores the showbiz life while Ouran High School Host Club allows us a glimpse into the not so typical host club life - the rich kids way. The number of episodes per season is only around 25 episodes (more or less). Lovely Complex and Kimi no Todoke are about the high school life experience.

Both Lovely Complex manga and anime adaptation have successfully ended. Everyone is still waiting for a second Ouran season because the manga has long since ended already. However, Skip Beat and Kimi ni Todoke manga chapters are coming out at such a slow and painful pace that I am not expecting a new season release anytime soon.

The first three (Ouran High School Host Club, Lovely Complex and Skip Beat are romantic-comedy series) while Kimi ni Todoke is a light drama anime series.

Light Shojo for Young Fans

Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura

For younger audiences, these are the best light shojo titles, in order of release date:

1. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998)

2. Daa! Daa! Daa! (2000)

I created this category for a number of reasons: One, both attract very young audiences; two, both have adorable and satisfying endings (just a tiny bit different from the original manga plot); and three, Li Syaoran and Kanata look very much alike (in fact, my kind of boys if I were their age). The stories are both cute, and I love them both equally, although there was more depth to Cardcaptor Sakura but Daa! Daa! Daa! is adorable in its own way and is ideal if you are looking for anything feel-good to watch.

Do you Agree with my List?

Please leave a comment to let me know if I missed any of the best anime titles!

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      Christopher Gordon 3 years ago from Massachusettes

      You might want to list "Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood" instead, as that is the actual completed version of the series.

      I personally believe the Bleach Anime isn't worth it anymore due to the ridiculous amount of filler and would just stick to the manga.

      For the most part though, I like your list. I have seen almost every anime you've listed and they are all particularly good.

      I'd recommend Spice and Wolf (as a light novel candidate) as it is a very different kind of series and "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" which captures the essence of sarcasm.

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Thank you! I am finding the time to watch Brotherhood. My friends told me it was really good and that the story stayed close to the manga.

      I actually agree with you on Bleach, it is not as exciting anymore which is exactly why I skipped almost every filler there was.

      I've also seen The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and I personally loved it! However, I did not include it on my list because most of my friends did not appreciate it as much as I did, and it might not be a really good idea to recommend it to people who are not really into anime.

      Lastly, I'd be glad to watch Spice and Wolf! Thank you :)

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Another thing re Bleach, its fight scenes are still one of the best I just could not exclude it from this list! :)

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      Caleb Melvern 3 years ago from Philippines

      Interesting list, Ayu Bi. I've recently been hooked up with a lot of anime series, and I find them surprisingly exciting, something I wasn't exactly expecting because I'm already in my 20s. Thanks for recommending some anime, I'll be sure to check them out.

      Edit: By the way, I suggest adding more content to your hub. For example, say a few things about the anime, why it's worth watching, etc. Hubpages might eventually flag your hub for thin content.

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Thank you for the suggestion, I appreciate it. I will definitely do something to make this particular hub more interesting.

      The anime list I posted above are the best among those I've seen and I'm pretty confident you will like it too :) I'm also in my 20's and watching anime is still my number one hobby.

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      Xeng 3 years ago from Philippines

      Watchlisted. hoho. I'll be following this hub for future recommendations. :D Thank you for sharing!

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      Bubblegum Senpai 3 years ago from Little Tokyo

      Just a question... how did Haruhi not make it into the Light Novel category? :P

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Haruhi Suzumiya is actually a personal favorite. However this list was finalized based from my own personal opinion and other people's feedback (my friends, reviews and comments I read online). A lot of people were really bored by the looped episodes in Haruhi, so there. But I actually liked that part, I think that was original, unconventional and unexpected. I would love to see more anime like that :)

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      Bubblegum Senpai 3 years ago from Little Tokyo

      Yeah. Personally, I thought it was part of the charm of the series. I rmember having an Endless Eight marathon with a bunch of buddies. Then again, these were the buddies who converted e into hardcore otaku by forcing me to watch the first season in broadcast order instead of chronological order. :3 As usual, a great hub overall.

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      Will English. 3 years ago from Marietta, Georgia.

      You missed the giant robots, like Evangelion (A must see for any anime fan IMO), Gundam, Macross, etc. And you missed Excel Saga and FLCL, Akira, DragonBall/DBZ, Sailor Moon and....ehhhh maybe I better stop there lol. Good hub over all, though.

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Helllo Willsummerdreamer!

      Thank you for the suggestions. Those are a lot, but I'm definitely watching FLCL soon as it is currently pending on my waiting list. Will see if I can add it on this list :)

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      This article was revised as of May 1, 2013

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      Astlyr 3 years ago

      Thanks for the anime recommendations, I've watched some of these, but always looking for something new to watch.

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      You're welcome, it's always my pleasure to share good anime titles to fellow anime fans :)

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      Emily Nemchick 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      You have many of my favourites on here and some I should definitely look up! I love Nodame Cantabile, Bleach and Death Note... also like Prince of Tennis and Code Geass a lot.

      Also, I am in my 20's and love anime. Nout wrong with that!

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      It's great to hear that we both like Nodame, Bleach, Death Note, PoT and Code Geass! I am almost very sure you'd like everything on this list :)

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      ahmed 3 years ago

      what? where is naruto and dragonball and d-gray man

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi everyone! I just updated this hub and included Psycho-Pass under the anime original and less than fifty episodes category :)

      Definitely a must-see!

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      Lanao G 3 years ago from Ozamiz City, Philippines

      Interesting Hub!

      I am an anime lover too...I was expecting to see naruto shippudden at the top list...anyway...you've got one piece and bleach!!!Yupee!!!

      My favorite anime of all-time is DEATHNOTE!!! glad made it on your list...I found out that we both like several animes....like full metal alchemist(brotherhood is the best!)...hitman reborn...prince of tennis..CCS...

      will have to try Code Geass...

      by then....Great Hub! Thanks for sharing!

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi light20! The only reason Naruto isn't on this list is because I haven't seen it yet. I'm planning to watch all of it soon and I'm almost pretty sure it will be added on this list once I'm done :)

      Glad to know you liked my list. By the way, you might also want to try Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin. It is a great one but is still ongoing :)

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      DemonsKiss 3 years ago

      I know of several of these anime and have enjoyed two or three of them. I did try Fullmetal, but did not find it to my liking. However, I haven't a doubt in my mind it is a wonderful anime! :)

      I HIGHLY recommend that you watch Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). It is a simply splendid anime. I love the art, the characters, the plot.... Everything.

      In a short summary, it is of a 12 year old boy in Victorian London around 1888. He makes a contract with a demon to be his butler and protector until he gets revenge upon the people who killed his parents. On the meanwhile, he is the Queen's Guard Dog and goes onto cases such as Jack the Ripper.

      It is a beautifully infuriating anime/manga. There are two seasons, but I would recommend sticking with the first season (at least until you take a deep liking to the show). I say this because the second season, while still very good and I still love the show, seems stale in comparison to its prior season.

      Nonetheless, in conclusion, I feel that it is a simply marvelous anime and cannot be overlooked. It took me a bit to get into (a tad bit of a slow beginning) but I am glad that I stuck with it because WOW!

      Thank you for your time. :)

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Hello, demonkiss! I've seen Kuroshitsuji season 1 and I agree that it was good but I didn't think it was that great. I am looking forward as to how the story will progress though, because I still might change my opinion of it depending on the growth of the characters and their relationships, especially Sebastian and Ciel. Also, there are still a lot of questions left unsolved so I will still try to see if the second season or the more recent manga chapters will shed some light on those. There are a lot of anime series which did not start really good but ended up with a bang. I'm looking forward to that! :)

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      SKA613 3 years ago

      Hey min'na, ain't there any FairyTale fans here, and Bleach is awesome despite its fillers with Naruto and Dragonball Z/GT as well

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      Titan 3 years ago

      Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) - Best anime I have ever seen! :)

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      I definitely agree, Titan! Will have to add that once I've got time to revise this list! :D

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      Gmd 3 years ago

      Before I read the whole article I suspected some of the titles I'd read, but I was very surprised you didn't mention Dragon Ball, which everybody praises so much. I honesly don't like it, so it's ok. Anyway, you know, are some very good series missing there on your list, such as Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, InuYasha, CLANNAD, Toradora!, Kanon (2006), Another, and maybe Angel Beats and Shikabane Hime. I'/ pretty sure that anyone who's seen any of these series would seriously consider them for this list...

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gmd!

      Among your suggestions, I've seen InuYasha, Clannad and Angel Beats. Hmmm. If I would rate all the series I included on this list, most would be 10/10, some 11/10. As for Angel Beats and InuYasha, I'd give it around 9/10. I really love Clannad, especially the After Story but I'm not really a fan of Harem so season 1 was just okay. I would recommend it to some of my friends but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone. As for Angel Beats, I was really disappointed with the ending so I don't "highly" recommend it. There :D

      :)

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      belleart 3 years ago from Ireland

      Greta lists...is Full metal panic anything to do with Full metal alchemist?? Or is it just coincidence? FMAB is probably my fav anime so far with Code Geass and Attack on Titan coming in a close second....While I loved Bleach, the arc stories and fight scenes that went on for episodes puts it further down my list :( still a great show!

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      Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

      I kind of agree with you on Bleach! In fact, I didn't even bother watching the filler arcs. But there were just those really amazing fight scenes that made me fall for it :)

      Full Metal Panic is entirely different from Fullmetal Alchemist but I tell you that it was really really good, well-balanced in terms of plot, action and romance :D

      As for Attack on Titan, I am definitely adding it on this list, I just need to find the time to do the revisions.

      Thanks, belleart!

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Minna-san, this hub was edited on March 7, 2014. New titles added are as follows:

      Naruto and Naruto Shippuden under Shonen - manga ongoing / currently airing / more than a hundred episodes category

      Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan under Shonen - completed / more than fifty episodes (except SNK) category

      Kyoukai ni Kanata/Beyond the Boundary under Light novel-based category

      Thanksss!!! ;D

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      Isl_Swerve 2 years ago

      I love your list, but come on bro where is Darker Than Black?BK201 aka CHINESE ELECTRIC BATMAN! aka HEI aka The Black Reaper,.. HEI epitomizes BADASSERY! He is the embodiment of AWESOMENESS!

      SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

      DARKER THAN BLACK is just oozing with style, contractors, fake stars, dolls(looks just like Humans but they don't show any type of emotion) A talking Cat,..

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Isl_Swerve !

      Haven't seen Darker Than Black yet. Let me watch it first and let's see if I can add it on this list. Thanks for the recommendation! :D

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      NichKka 2 years ago

      How about Mirai Nikki?

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      NichKka 2 years ago

      And Special A and Kaichou Wa Maid Sama and Fruits Basket? :D

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      Isl_Swerve 2 years ago

      Oh and also check out Fate/Zero if you haven't,. I had just finished watching it yesterday and oh it was awesome,.. FATE/ZERO have all the elements that I personally love in a show,.. The animation beautiful, a compelling storyline with a lot of twists and turns,.. Interesting Characters, there's Magic,. There's also humor, action and the show can also turn Dark instantly,. With all that said,, Fate/zero is up there with my Top 3

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      I wasn't able to finish Mirai Nikki. Not a fan of Special A either. Maid Sama was better than Special A though, I kinda like it, including the first ending song, was that Yokan by Heidi?

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Also seen and heard people recommending Fate/Zero all over the place. Will definitely watch it. Thanks Isl_Swerve!

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      Sam_F 2 years ago

      Hey, I just wanted to say how awesome this list is. I've seen a fair few on it already, and thanks to you I can now add another to my viewing history. I just finished Psycho-Pass and absolutely loved it. I look forward to checking out more anime on this list.

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Thank youuuu Sam_F! I appreciate it :)

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      Hakaze 2 years ago

      Smiling as an idiot because I saw Kyoukai no kanata on the list ^^

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hihi, thanks Hakaze! :D

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      Reiko Kirisaki 2 years ago

      Hello, you can watch all episodes of Daa! Daa! Daa!(all subbed of course) on kissanime.com. It's where I watch all anime, and it has no annoying pop-up advertisement and it's 100 per cent free! Hope this helps^-^

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Reiko Kirisaki!

      Thank you for that, I appreciate it. Actually just finished watching it on KissAnime (as well) a couple of weeks ago :) I even read the manga on KissManga because it ended differently there. Im now a happy girl :)

      Must update these hubs :))

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      Nnen 2 years ago

      I absolutely like your list. It's awesome. I haven't watch some listed but I'll definitely watch when I have the time. Kudos to you author-san!

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Thank you, Nnen! So glad to hear that :) Am updating this list soon in a while! Drop by again! :D

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      Gon 2 years ago

      How about HXH? Like to know how you rate this one.

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gon! HxH is definitely one of my favorites! But I was thinking of watching it again both the first and second adaptations before deciding because I was too young when I've first seen the first anime adapt! :D Love the OSTs too! XD

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Thanks. I've already seen one piece, naruto, bleach, fmab, hxh and aot. What can you recommend for my next anime, reborn, code geass or death note? Thanks

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gon! Because reborn is kinda long, you might wanna start with death note or code geass first :)

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Thanks, which is better code geass or deathnote?

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      I think both are equally good. But you'd prefer Code Geass if you're more into action, Death Note is more of mind games and stuff :)

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Hi again, which is better? Reborn or Fairy Tail?

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Been researching on Animes, is soul eater good? Why is it not so popular? Is it as good as code geass and AOT? Thanks

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gon, Reborn is good especially if you wait til the middle and towards the end of the series, it gets especially good during the Byakuran arc. I'm not very sure if Fairy Tail is as good because I stopped watching at ep 50 something. I like Lucy and Natsu though, Gray is okay but I ended up disliking Erza. Lots of people really like it though you might wanna give the anime or manga a try :)

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Is it NOT popular? Im not really sure, haha. Not as intense as AOT and Code Geass but yes, it is good. Studio Bones made an awesome job of animating the manga series. I loved almost everything about the anime, the plot, characters, OST, etc. :)

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Thanks. Appreciate your guide so much.

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      I appreciate your comments too, Gon! ;)

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      Gon 2 years ago

      Hi, have you watched HXH 2011? I believe it should be inside your list. I also don't like Fairy Tail, its too childish and full of fan service. What do you think about the gundam series? Thanks

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gon! Not yet but HXH2011 is definitely on my to-watch list! Haven't seen any Gundam though :(

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      Nana 2 years ago

      Hi, just pop up to say I really appreciate your list, I have watched most of them and couldn't agree more. Recently, there're some good ones coming out, name a few as reference for people looking for more anime to watch:

      - Durarara

      - World trigger

      - Nanatsu no Taizai

      - Ao No Exorcist

      Old ones but check out if you haven't (but i assume everybody have already watched this list):

      - Rurouni Kenshin

      - Yu yu hakusho

      - Flame of Recca

      - Dragonball (Z)

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      Ayu Bi 2 years ago from Sorajima

      Hi Nana! Thanks :)

      Will definitely make time for Durara, World Trigger, Nanatsu no Taizai and Ao no Exorcist.

      I am thinking of adding Rurouni here but probably just the OVA. The series was good but the Christian arc kinda bored me (plus its non-canon) so I stopped. Will re-watch yu yu hakusho, flame of recca and the dragon ball series before too and we'll see :)

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      Gon 23 months ago

      What do you think about Kaji? I hope you can update this Hub and write a description on all the listed animes one by one. Thanks

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      lem 22 months ago

      What anime is the best to watch next to one piece, code geass, hxh ,fullmetal panic , attack on titan, i want to watch an anime that the genre is action, comedy with nice fighting scenes and lots of funny scenes :)

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      Ayu Bi 22 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi Lem!

      Naruto fits your description perfectly but it wouldn't be as light as One Piece. Reborn is also good but the beginning is quite slow you might get bored with the first few episodes.

      Have you tried Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and Soul Eater? They're one of my favorites too, action is real good with the right amount of humor as well.

      I highly recommend Kyoukai no Kanata and Mahouka Koukou no Rettosei too, fight scenes are good enough and you will look forward to the plot too, so many plot twists are waiting for you. Hope that helps! XD

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      Pat Servin 21 months ago

      Great Article! Naruto,One Piece, Naruto Shippuden,DBZ are just some of my favorite anime of all time. I also thought Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Ouran High School Host club were pretty good too.

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      Ayu Bi 21 months ago from Sorajima

      Thanks Pat! :)

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      Pat Servin 21 months ago

      No Problem :)

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      Kitty 20 months ago

      WHERE IS FAIRY TAIL!!!!!

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      Ayu Bi 20 months ago from Sorajima

      Sorry I couldn't finish it -.-

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      Treeburn 19 months ago

      Dude have you watched Hunter x Hunter? Its awesome and should at least be spoken of here.

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      Ayu Bi 19 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi Treeburn! Yep I've seen it on TV from when I was a kid and I loved it but I was thinking I would want to watch everything again from start to finish, the 2011 version as well before listing it here :D

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      Viscerene 17 months ago

      Hallo Ayu Bi

      I may be a bit of an odd creature..I'm 54, married and I've been watching anime now for about 2 years. I didn't get into manga at all, a bit afraid that if I started reading it, I may get super hooked. The first anime I watched was Black Butler, visually stunning to say the least.

      A few suggestions for your list;

      Bakuman all 3 seasons. Good characters, good story line, I've probably watched the entire series 5 or 6 times.

      Akatsuki No Yona; Haku is one of the most appealing characters I've come across, super cute!

      inu x boku ss: I like this series so much! Also, the opening song is one of the best ones I've come across in a long time.

      I have others, but don't want to clutter things up. I have taken all the animes you've listed that I haven't seen yet, and will for sure check them out!

      Thank you

      Viscerene van Pelt

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      Ayu Bi 17 months ago from Sorajima

      Interested to read Bakuman! Started inu x boku but stopped with a few episodes. Will try to resume :))

      Thanks Viscerene!!!

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      Gon 17 months ago

      Hi, i'm still waiting for HXH 2011 to be included in the list. I have watched One piece, naruto, bleach, code geass, deathnote, FMAB, snk, tokyo ghoul. HXH is in my top 3.

      Which is better for my next anime? Soul eater, reborn or sword art online?

      The best list i've ever encountered. Keep up the good work.

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      Ayu Bi 16 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi Gon, your comment is much appreciated XD

      I'd suggest you start with soul eater first, it's really good and shorter. Try reborn after, it starts slow but it gets better by the episode. I loved SAO, but only the first season.

      Im sorry about HxH, Im thinking of watching Gangsta first! You have to try it too!!!

      Lots of love,

      Ayu Bi

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      one piece 13 months ago

      Akame ga kill is the best anime so far ive seen :)

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      Ayu Bi 13 months ago from Sorajima

      Haven't finished it yet :( @one piece

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      Suck it 12 months ago

      I don't understand how full metal alchemist brotherhood is good like

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      naruto 11 months ago

      fantastic list and couldnt agree more. As for akame ga kill. DO NOT WATCH THE LAST 4 ANIME EPISODES. you can of course but its gonna leave a bad taste in your mouth like it did for me. I dont read manga and I immediately went to the manga after watching the ending because it was that unsatisfactory. It follows cannon somewhat up until epsiode 14-18 then the studio went original in a very very bad way as in they rushed the ending.

      Sorry the rant but just warning because if you dont like bad endings then i highly suggest avoiding the last 4-6 episodes.

      I am definitely not critical of animes maybe because Ive watched a majority of the mainstream ones on here and not much else, but akame ga kill left a seriously horrible taste in my mouth; otherwise its a good anime just poorly finished.

      If you do watch the last few episodes please let me know if im on point. Thanks!

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      Ayu Bi 11 months ago from Sorajima

      Sure will do naruto! How do I reach you though?? :))

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      lef papa 9 months ago

      Death Note has got 37 episodes. Just wanted to point that out :P

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      Haki user 7 months ago

      Hi Ayubi

      Its been more than 2 years since you've updated this hub and i believe its time to include new animes. I'm waiting for the next anime on your list, especially the shonen 50 episodes. I have watched all of your recos there. I hope there will be a new reco after Tokyo ghoul. Just love your anime shonnen selections.

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      Ayu Bi 7 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi Haki user!

      Wow, I'm super flattered to hear that there are people who really appreciated this list and are waiting for updates. Let me check if I've seen anything which I haven't included here yet!

      And I promise to update this soon!!!

      -Ayu Bi :D

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      Hmmmm 7 months ago

      No Berserk? Unbelievable

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      Shocked 4 months ago

      OMG no Dragon Ball Z? It's the ultimate anime legend! Definitely the most popular anime series of all time along with One Piece and probably Naruto.

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      Ayu Bi 4 months ago from Sorajima

      Hi Shocked, i was too young when ive last seen DBZ so planning to rewatch it again and before I add it here :)

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      Good day 2 months ago

      How the hell is Hunter x Hunter (2011) not there it's better than naruto,bleach and DBZ combined, hunter x hunter is a masterpiece.

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      Ayu Bi 2 months ago from Sorajima

      Because I haven't seen it yet :(

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      Blaster 2 months ago

      haven't seen ''fairy tail'' on the list

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      akhi80 8 weeks ago

      You should add shigetsu kimono uso ( your lie in April ) to the anime based on short story list that's a really good one

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      Meepo 6 weeks ago

      I agree, Hunter X Hunter 2011 should be on the list. Its beter than of all the animes listed here. btw, whens the next update? Any news on Tokyo Ghoul?

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      Emmada Rokuro 5 weeks ago

      aren't any gintama fans here?

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      Ayu Bi 5 weeks ago from Sorajima

      Me! I like Gintama too but I haven't watched it completely yet so please waitttt

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      Emmada Rokuro 5 weeks ago

      I hope you watch it sooner. Hey, do you know MASAMUNE-KUN NO REVENGE . If you don't know you better watch it. I highly recommend you and also thanks for your acceptance and reply.

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      Anon 5 weeks ago

      I suggest Zero starting life in another world.

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      torres 5 weeks ago

      I have seen all main stream anime like spa,Naruto,bleach,the mightest deciple,one piece,slam dunk,Kuroko,haikyuu,high school dxd n of dead also with many more to go plz give me suggestions

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      Mr.X 10 days ago

      why are Naruto and Bleach here but not Gintama and HxH ??

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