Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

Updated on February 17, 2020
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I am a huge fan of anime. I love sharing the best series with others.

These are the most popular anime of all time, so you can't miss them! If you are a true fan of anime, you probably know all of them. I have selected these titles based on their iconic status and how much they have resonated with anime fans. These entries are just my personal opinion, but I am sure most fans will agree with my choices. If you are new to these addictive Japanese cartoons, this is a perfect list for you. Millions of fans all around the world love these anime series. They are often rewatched and recommended to others.

Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

What Are the Most Popular Anime of All Time?

  1. Dragon Ball
  2. One Piece
  3. Pokemon
  4. Naruto
  5. Death Note
  6. Detective Conan
  7. Attack on Titan
  8. Sailor Moon
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist
  10. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Sword Art Online | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

10. Sword Art Online

Episodes: 49 (total)

Seasons: 2

If very beautiful animation and strong memorable characters is what you expect from an anime series, then give Sword Art Online! a shot. The animation and soundtrack in this series is really enjoyable. It may not have the best pacing and it's not without its flaws, but it's entertaining and it will keep you interested.

The story follows a teenage boy, Kirito, who gets stuck in a massive futuristic online game called Sword Art Online. He becomes one of those lucky enthusiasts who are the first to get access to the game. He logs into the game world full of medieval weapons and dangerous monsters. Sounds exciting for gamers, yes? However, the boy soon realizes that he cannot quit the game until he completes all one hundred levels! Now the game stops being fun and exciting. Actually, it turns into an extremely dangerous ordeal. If the players die into the virtual world, they die in reality. Kirito and his allies decide to do whatever it takes to survive. If you enjoy this anime, check out this list of similar shows.

Fullmetal Alchemist | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

9. Fullmetal Alchemist

Episodes: 51 ep. (Fullmetal Alchemist), 64 ep. (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Seasons: One for each series

Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of two brothers who make an attempt to bring their mother back to life. According to the fundamental law of alchemy, in order to get something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of the same value. Thus, one of the brothers loses an arm and the other loses his entire body (his soul becomes bonded into a suit of armor). Soon, the brothers learn about the existence of the Philosopher Stone, which has the ability to transcend the laws of alchemy. Our heroes decide to embark on a quest to get that stone. The further they go, the more they realize they are drawn into a far darker battle than they imagined.

As you might have already guessed, this series belongs to one of the most popular anime genres, shounen, which is aimed at teenage boys. They usually feature a male protagonist who embarks on a dangerous adventure. Actually, Fullmetal Alchemist has a more intricate and complex story then many other shounens. It's also different from many other entries in this genre because it takes place in a fictionalized world with a setting of somewhere in European the early 20th century. This action fantasy anime is considered a must-watch for any anime fan as well as those who are new to the world of anime! If you are still on the fence with this series, check out this review for more info.

Sailor Moon | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Sailor Moon | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

8. Sailor Moon

Episodes: 200

Seasons: 5

If you are looking for comedy, romance, dramatic moments, and a great soundtrack, Sailor Moon should be your choice. The romance and comedy here are well balanced with some funny moments and it works well! The characters here are so easy to relate to! They are cute, lovable, and relatable in many ways. This show may seem childish (primarily because of the voices in dubbed version), but it actually covers a lot of issues such as sexuality, violence, and many relationship problems. Many fans of this anime series say that it's better to avoid the English dubbed version. They recommend that you watch it with subtitles because the voice acting is way better in the original Japanese version.

Sailor Moon is about a regular teenage girl whose life is turned upside down after she learns about her fate. It is revealed that the girl is destined to become a planetary guardian and protect the planet. From then on, she is called the warrior Sailor Moon. She must make allies with the other Sailor Soldiers in order to defend the Earth.

Most Popular Anime by Year

Numerous shows must be discussed when talking about the most popular anime. I'm only covering 10 in this article, but here are some additional recommendations. These are some popular series that are organized by year. These are solid recommendations if you are new to the medium.

  • 2000: FLCL
  • 2001: Fruits Basket
  • 2002: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • 2003: Kino's Journey
  • 2004: Samurai Champloo
  • 2005: Eureka Seven
  • 2006: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • 2007: Gurren Lagann
  • 2008: Spice and Wolf
  • 2009: Bakemonogatari
  • 2010: Durarara!!
  • 2011: Steins;Gate
  • 2012: Psycho-Pass
  • 2013: Kill la Kill
  • 2014: Haikyu!!
  • 2015: One-Punch Man
  • 2016: Yuri!!! on Ice
  • 2017: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • 2018: Pop Team Epic

Attack on Titan | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Attack on Titan | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

7. Attack on Titan

Episodes: 54 (total)

Seasons: 3

If you are looking for an epic and dramatic anime with a captivating story, look no further. Attack on Titan is one of the most popular anime series that is full of epic fight scenes as well as an interesting and meaningful narrative. It is filled with tragic scenes and sad moments. This show will likely break your heart a lot as many characters sacrifice their lives in order to protect humanity.

Adapted from the award-winning manga of the same name, Attack on Titan takes us to a world where mankind is on the verge of extinction. Terrifying and enormous creatures called titans have forced humans to hide behind gigantic walls. These titans love human flesh not out of hunger but out of pleasure. That makes them even more terrifying. Humans have been hiding behind the walls for 100 years and they don't expect any intrusions. However, their calm life comes to an end when a titan breaches the outer wall. The story follows Eren Yeager and his two allies who dedicate their lives to defeating the man-eating creatures. If you're still uncertain about this series. you should check out this review for another opinion.

Detective Conan | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Detective Conan | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

6. Detective Conan

Episodes: Over 900 and counting

Seasons: 27 and counting

Detective Conan has everything to keep you interested. It has funny moments, a love story, drama, and unique mysteries. If you are looking for well-thought-out mysteries where the solutions are not so obvious, give it a shot! The writers definitely put a lot of effort into their work!

The story follows Shinichi Kudou, who has the magnificent skill of being able to solve even the most challenging cases. This is significant when you take into account that he is only 17. One night changes his life. It's the night when the young detective witnesses two suspicious men at an amusement park. They notice him and give him some experimental drug. He survives, but his body has shrunken down to the size of a seven-year-old boy! While hiding his real identity, Shinichi investigates the strange organization that has made a dramatic change to his body.

Death Note | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Death Note | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

5. Death Note

Episodes: 37

Seasons: 1

If you want to see a really unique and compelling story, you should try Death Note. This anime is truly one of the best and most popular out there. It keeps the viewer in suspense and keeps them thinking. You will be forced to wonder about what you would have done if you were in a character's place.

Imagine that you can kill people by simply picturing them in your mind and writing down their names in a special notebook. It's insane, isn't it? However, it's possible for Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles upon a Death Note. This special notebook has been thrown into the human world by a god of death, who did so just because of his boredom. After discovering such a power in his hands, Light decides to make the world a better place by extinguishing as many criminals as he can. However, police discover the unusual serial killings and wants to catch the culprit with the help of an eccentric young detective.

Best Action Anime

You may have noticed that a lot of these anime fall into the action or shonen genre. These genres tend to be the most popular as they cater to a wide audience and find the most commercial success. Here are some other action anime that are worth checking out.

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Angel Beats!
  • Baccano!
  • My Hero Academia
  • Fate/Zero
  • Trigun
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Tiger & Bunny

Naruto | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Naruto | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

4. Naruto

Episodes: 220 episodes (original anime series), 500 episodes (Naruto: Shippuden), and over 100 episodes and counting (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)

Seasons: 5 seasons (original anime series), 21 seasons (Naruto: Shippuden), and 1 season (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)

You will love the degree of emotions in this show. There are so many heart-wrenching moments that it will make you really worry about the characters or even cry a river! There are so many reasons to love this vastly popular anime series! First of all, it has character development. Everyone in the series has their dark past which binds the viewer to the story. We can't deny the fact that even antagonists in this show are likeable because they each have their own justified reasons. There are so many lovable, smart, and righteous characters! Another thing that makes Naruto so special is a deeply developed jutsu structure; each character is not simply overloaded with powers. They have their own unique fighting style. This complexity is one of the things that makes the series different from others.

Naruto revolves around the adventures of a boy with a living monster inside him. A long time ago, a powerful fox called Nine-Tails attacked one of the villages in the Shinobi Countries. The leader of the village sacrificed his life and sealed the monster inside his newborn son, Naruto. Years later, the boy struggles to find his place in this world. One day, the hyperactive Naruto becomes a ninja. He forms his own team and sets out on different missions requested by the villagers. Due to his temper, Naruto stumbles upon not only great friends but also some dangerous foes.

Pokemon | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Pokemon | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

3. Pokemon

Episodes: Over 1000 and counting

Seasons: 22 and counting

Pokemon is considered to be one of the most popular anime series out there. This show is fun and has adventure, action, and morals. Since the show is aimed primarily at kids, it teaches them many moral lessons. The road trip stories never take place in one town, so you won't be annoyed. Give this cute show a try, especially if you have experienced this franchise in other mediums such as games or cards.

The story centers on Satoshi, a 10-year-old boy who has always dreamed of becoming a Pokemon trainer. His dream is about to come true, but all three Pokemon for beginners have already been taken. Only one is left, a rebellious electric Pokemon named Pikachu. Satoshi and Pikachu set out on a journey to become the best among the best. That's when the adventures begin!

Most Popular Anime Characters

A memorable character can make a great anime. A funny personality or heroic demeanor can make a character stand out and become popular with anime fans. Here are some of the best characters from anime.

  • Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto
  • L from Death Note
  • Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece
  • Goku from Dragon Ball
  • Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Natsu from Fairy Tail
  • Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach
  • Killua Zoldyck from Hunter x Hunter
  • Inuyasha from Inuyasha

One Piece | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
One Piece | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

2. One Piece

Episodes: Over 800 and counting

Seasons: 20 and counting

One Piece is a great anime that you can easily become obsessed with! The show starts off with the Pirate King revealing the existance of One Piece, the treasure that will give its owner an unlimited amount of riches and fame. He reveals that before his execution. The anime follows Monkey D. Luffy, a teenage boy who forms his crew and travels across the Grand Line, battles strong enemies, and experiences different adventures in order to reach the greatest treasure. You will fall in love with each and every member of Luffy´s crew. All these characters are well developed and unique with their different and fun personalities. The beginning mostly spends time introducing the characters, though you will always find some action in these episodes. However, once the formed crew reaches their destination, you will dive into endless adventure!

The fans of this show recommend watching it in its original Japanese language with subtitles. That way, you can be sure the episodes are not cut, edited, and the characters are not given ridiculous voices. It should be noted that the art style in this anime is completely different from its contemporaries. It´s much more cartoonish.

Dragon Ball | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball | Top 10 Most Popular Anime of All Time

1. Dragon Ball

Episodes: 153

Seasons: 9

Dragonball follows Son Goku, a young boy who lives in the woods. He has no friends and lives alone until a girl stumbles upon him. She is searching for a set of Dragon Balls, magical objects that are said to grant one wish to anyone who collects all seven of them. The girl wants to find all of them and make a wish for a good boyfriend. Goku has one dragon ball. However, he has no desire to give it away.

Expect a lot of fighting and humor! You shouldn't expect a grand story from a fighting shounen. The fights are not ludicurously long here, so it's not boring to watch. Actually, it's very exciting! I have to admit that the animation and art are not the best here in comparison to modern anime. However, there's some charm in the old art style. Dragonball is a must-watch for anyone who likes anime. Give this remarkable classic a try!

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      Me 

      5 hours ago

      The best ones are

      Seven deadly sins

      Attack on Titan

      Full metal alchemist brotherhood

      Blue exorcist

      Black butler

      Sprited away

      My hero academia

      Hunter x Hunter

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      No comment for name 

      32 hours ago

      By the way Narutos fan,you should not say things like that because some people have not finished naruto shippuden. I have but I am just saying!

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      Somebody 

      2 days ago

      Jojo bizarre adventure!!!

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      chandan 

      2 days ago

      mine fav are :

      1: one piece (i would rate this anime more than naruto shippuden it gives me chills , and i enjoy every content of it.... )

      2: naruto shippuden (i dont like naruto series much and boruto too..)but shippuden is on another level

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      Chief 

      2 days ago

      Naruto is more popular than pokemon

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      Fun games 

      3 days ago

      Pokemon is more popular than Naruto for some reasons?

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      Anime Geek 

      4 days ago

      TBH some of you are suggesting jjba, (Yes its true it stands out a little for its Gayness since the author of it is bisexual). Anyways old animes like pokemon in my opinion is kind of good although The series is long.

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      Lotus 

      4 days ago

      Pokemon for the win always

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      Naruto's fan 

      6 days ago

      of course it should be naruto because naruto and sasuke work so hard to defeat kaguya and saving the world and it make the ichraku ramen always the best but what i should say is that i felt bad for niji for dying in ninja world war 4

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      Monkey D Luffy 

      6 days ago

      my top 6 is

      - One Piece

      - Naruto

      - Inuyasha

      - Blood Blockade battlefront

      - Demon slayer

      - Noragami

      one piece is awesome!!! i am fan of zoro

      naruto is my fav too Kakashi's yellow book...

      kagome: sit down inuyasha!

      leo: opens his eye

      tanjiro: yaaaa no one touches my sister!!!!

      yato: give my five yens and i will make season 3

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      I Want My Senpai~ 

      8 days ago

      My top five are:

      Future Diary

      Death Note

      Fate, Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

      Ouran High school Host Club

      My Hero Academia

      Future Diary was one of the first anime’s that I watched and it was amazing! It really opened up the rest of anime for me(also there’s my waifu queen Yuno Gasai so that’s part of it) all in all Future Diary is really an amazing anime and I TOTALLY recommend it.

      Death Note is so amazing I had a really tough time putting this in second because it’s so amazing! It really keeps you thinking and it’s really interesting. It has a ton of amazing characters that you fall in love with and I seriously believe that everyone should try it.

      Fate Stay Night is one of the many Fate animes, and I’m just going to say, the animation and the plot are absolutely incredible! Stay Night in my opinion has the best, most lovable characters in the entire franchise. This is a really great anime to start on, or to watch anytime! It has action, romance, drama, and comedy, and is just an amazing anime in general.

      Ouran Hight School Host Club is one of the most amazing anime’s I have ever seen it just so well done and hilarious, I am so glad that I watched it, though I was a little reluctant. If you ran out of things to watch, or want something that’s lighter and funny, or just want to try something new, I completely recommend it!

      My Hero Academia is a really great one, it’s a bit more straightforward and predictable, but it’s still a great show with awesome characters. It has some great ideas and I just love it. It is an amazing anime to start with and I seriously don’t understand how it’s not on this list because it is a really popular anime and a lot of people have watched it or at least heard of it so...but it’s not my list and there’s really no point in arguing about it.

      These are my top five favorites, and whereas I do think that they are great and recommend them, doesn’t mean they really are the best. But I do think that you should watch a couple of episodes and then make up your mind.

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      Saskue 

      8 days ago

      Naruto is the best duh

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      Welp 

      9 days ago

      I feel like we can't count any anime that's been released in the last 3 years with the rest, more and more are being produced now and its quality is becoming more subjective. Think we should leave classics as classics

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      Kamd 

      10 days ago

      My favorite is maid sama. Gets really juice after episode 10.

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      naruto + deku + full metal + kirto 

      10 days ago

      my dude where is my hero you cant say heres the best with out of of the best

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      reeeeeeeeeeeeeee 

      10 days ago

      how is pokmon before naruto how do kids want to watch magic animals that are waek or ninjas that can kill basicly gods

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      Midnightplayz_20 

      10 days ago

      sorry i don't really like any of these i mean i do like some but there not my favorite so bye then?

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      Sunshine_oWo 

      10 days ago

      My favourite anime is Toilet-bound hanako-kun(jibaku shounen) and twocar: racing sidecar(tsūkaa). Both of the styles are REALLY interesting and cute! I watched them from Animax Asia:3

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      Savannah 

      11 days ago

      My favorite anime is Dragon ball and all of the other dragon ball series because i think that it is very interesting to see the fight and it gets you all excited and you have to know what going to happen next.

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      Aadam 

      11 days ago

      I need to say somethin.POKEMON AND DRAGON BALL ARE DA BEST

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      Rando, DIngus 

      12 days ago

      POKEMON AND NARUTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!! In Naruto, Hinata and Neji are the best, in pokemon Misty and Marnie are the best. (I mean Marnie from pokemon sword and shield)

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      animeeee 

      2 weeks ago

      GO NARUTO!!!!!

      but like... where's fairy-tale...

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      DEKU 

      2 weeks ago

      My hero academia and haikyuu!! should be there too agree with all of them but i dont think attack on titan should be there

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      dumb people 

      2 weeks ago

      all of you are dumb. this list is very accurate if you base in the title.

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      Why Am I So Addicted To Anime? 

      2 weeks ago

      These are my too 10

      1. Fairy Tail

      It was my first ever anime and a great introduction too. I still love it to this day

      2. Black Clover

      Although a new anime its really good. The characters are interesting and the plot is straightforward and good.

      3. Magi(basically every series)

      Its a good anime that is underrated in my opinion

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      Something 

      2 weeks ago

      MANNN WHY DON'T THEY HAVE NO GAME NO LIFE DUDEE

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      my fav anime is my hero academia 

      2 weeks ago

      MY HERO ACADEMIA SHOULD BE HERE MAN

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      anime vibes 

      3 weeks ago

      fairy tail should be here and Pokemon out

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      Weeb_Rice 

      4 weeks ago

      Every Weeb has their preference in Anime. But 1 thing i can agree on is that all Weebs are family and we should like and hate anime. So if any weebs ever feel down or need someone to talk to follow my Instagram i might also give you recommendations.

      Instagram: Weeb_Rice

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      Beauty Ukpa 

      4 weeks ago

      Where is fairy tail

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      Izayoi 

      4 weeks ago

      Fairy tail is the best....

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      Bakugo 

      5 weeks ago

      My hero academia!

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      naruto 

      5 weeks ago

      i think naruto is the b3st

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      xxxtentacion 

      5 weeks ago

      I watched almost of jojo anime i'm on golden wind and i grow up on bleach dragon ball z one pieces tokyo ghoul naruto and jojo anime

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      Giorno 

      5 weeks ago

      I believe that this is almost bull crap but my favourite is JoJo its good except for season 1 really. All these people leaving at season one but season two+ is so much better. Ya'll should go watch it. Its on Tubitv.com and you can watch for free. Fr check it out its worth it

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      kakarot 

      6 weeks ago

      wtf, y´all trippin of thinking my hero is more popular than shippuden, and wtf u guys wanna compare NNT to this.

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      Ok Nerd 

      6 weeks ago

      @Shambless My Hero is better and more popular than Shippuden and DBZ includes DBS which is extremly popular and it is counted as a franchise.

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      At school 

      6 weeks ago

      WHAT HAPPENED TO SEVEN DEADLY SINS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!/1/!!?!?!?!

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      Shambless 

      6 weeks ago

      Y'all are CAPPING if you think My Hero is better than Shippuden.. Also I feel like One Piece passed DBZ in popularity

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      Guest 

      6 weeks ago

      Ha Ha! Hilarious! No one needs a whole summary of which are the best because it's quite obvious now that Naruto and Black Clover are the best anime ever

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      No comment is the name 

      7 weeks ago

      Here is my list people and i think you will agree. these are not in any sort of order. (i am to lazy to do that) there are 16 here (sorry)

      attack on titan(all seosons) btw there will be a season 4

      naruto(whole thing including shippuden)

      demon slayer

      my hero academia

      tokoyu ghoul(sorry about the spelling)

      dragon ball(whole sereies)

      black butler

      death note

      sword art online

      seven deadly sins

      cells at work

      angels of death

      one punch man

      hunterxhunter

      no game no life

      no game no life:zero

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      No comment for name 

      7 weeks ago

      I think you are right for most of them. MY favorite animes are Naruto,Attack on Titan and demon slayer. demon slayer is a brand new anime but it should be on this list!!!!!!!!1

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      Amanda.liang 

      7 weeks ago

      I think the best ones are NARUTO and one piece

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      Mickey Mouse 

      7 weeks ago

      Mine are:

      Naruto

      Death note

      Haikyu

      Atk On Titan

      And Dragon Ball

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      Earth worm sally  

      8 weeks ago

      Me not seeing seven deadly sins:sad hawk nosies

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      Nothingness 

      8 weeks ago

      My top 5 is :

      1. Haikyuu!! (All seasons are great)

      2. SAO (S1, OS, S3, S4) (S2 sucks)

      3. Dragon ball, Z, GT, Super

      4. Blue Exorcist

      5. Your name

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      Dbz4Life 

      2 months ago

      Ok I’m just gonna say some of my favorite so here it goes

      1. Dragon Ball

      2. Bleach

      3. Naruto

      4. Code Geass

      5. My Hero Academia

      Now I know some of you may say boku no is a lot better than those that I have listed but the ones I have listed all have for the most part a more interesting plot that keeps you guessing along the way

      Dragon Ball I’m gonna split between ball, Z and super. So ball in my opinion was a very funny comedy with some fights that were pretty interesting to watch. Z was where the fights were really getting intense and had you guessing and always made you wanna watch the next episode; plus what dragon ball is known for transformations came into play. Now in dragon ball super was when they accepted that people wanted big flashy twisting fight hence the final battles of the T.O.P. Which were the coolest fights I’ve seen still to this day. Plus how the main antagonist is beaten by a way if you saw Z and super would seem very nostalgic and give you shivers.

      Ok so bleach. Bleach was a nice experience for me in the fact that it did really well explaining its elements to the viewer so I understood how to view the main character and enemy powers when they fought. It also did really well with connecting... well it’s main plot together where everything that happened played a crucial role with many many plot twists that were not expected. The fights were also very fun to watch most times because of the sword fighting.

      Naruto is a very well developed anime. Like I said with bleach it had many time where everything was played out perfectly in the main plot the fights were a little drawn out at times but unique things were learned in the fights. They were not afraid to go into almost turning a one of the main antagonists against the other and did not just have two sides in fights. It is very tactical where everything down to how the environment is at the current sheathed condition which makes for edge of your seat plot twisting fights

      Code geass. I’m sure that if you have seen a little bit of it you would understand the amount of time that gets put into the way the fighting works with the strategies that are thoroughly put together. Plot twists are everywhere the story was at a good aim and it got its point down.

      Now a lot of people say My Hero Academia Is a better anime than a number five spot. But most of the time I already now what’s gonna happen next and it rarely keeps me guessing with the plot. The fights are its main focus and the quirks are a very unique idea. But the longer and longer I’ve been watching sheer power starts to overcome strategy which supports the fact that I know what’s gonna happen most of the time. But it’s still in the making and it’s a very simple anime it’s very easy to pick up so I might change my view but currently my hero is an anime you start with to understand how it works. But their is way better anime out their to watch

      These were just my personal opinions obviously but I do encourage you to take my advice and see what I mean when I point out certain things. And yeah.

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      TheDarkSoul 

      2 months ago

      well I watch other anime then just Pokémon, death note, sword art and many other's I just decide to vote other bc I like many other anime you should see Beastars Ruther then just one anime bc you just don't know what is the best one yet.

      PS: I believe U don't need to know I here the same thing and I think Pokémon is the top high episodes I mean holly crap 1000 episodes and 22 seasons JEEZ no wonder my friend watches Pokémon 0.0

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      U dont need to know 

      2 months ago

      Guys, I`m kinda pissed off that no one ACTUALLY gets Pokemon. Everyone is all about Death Note, JoJo, Fairy Tale and other stuff.

      There`s Litterally NO ONE who FRICKING remembers POKEMON, even though stuff like Naruto is awesome, Ya`ll FORGETING about the FLIPING CLASSIC POKEMON!!!!!!(btw I`m not really into My Hero Academia and everyone is talkin `bout it...

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      ImAnOtaku 

      2 months ago

      Im just stating my opinion.... So no offense. but im little disappointed at this list it says "updated on september 19, 2019" so the anime on this list should be updated.....

      Like why demon slayer, my hero academia, sheild hero, tokyo ghoul and many more trending and popular anime in this generation.

      And i know that some of this anime list is long lasting popular even though i haven't watched it whole like detective conan, one piece, death note, naruto and fullmetal alchemist...

      But come on........seriously?! Pokemon??

      Sailor moon??

      Sword art online??

      Pokemon is classic but.. Come on! many anime has surpassed it like fairy tail and bleach its also one of the classic and its more popular than pokemon.. It has more interesting story line, exciting battle scenes and plot twist that shook many of has. So i dont see how it could surpassed naruto and others from the list.

      I know Sailor moon is a good anime and I've watched it whole but mamoru and usagi's relationship not my type because they've known and loved each other in their past lives as endimyon and serenity... They will suddenly love each other in their present life. Even if they hate each other and always fighting when meeting as usagi and mamoru.. I hate it when they suddenly change emotion when they known each other identities. I know that sailormoon crystal. Change that. But seriously many anime surpassed it..

      SAO (sword art online)is a great anime great anime, Great story plot and good battle scene. But its season 3 pulled down the entire story....its sucks..... I mean did the characters became idiotic??like hello?? kirito your a programmer like the code to make light without match lighter or tools just by code should ve easy for you. And where did your skills.. your the moves in season 1 & 2 go?? Even if the system is supporting in sao and alo is gone your body should remember it...when you fall when someone stab you did you hit your head and became an idiot??? Why do you always lets someone to die.. You let asuna die is season 1. Then in season 3 you let Eugeo like seriously did you not learn??

      But even without season 3 some anime surpassed its viewer count its popularity like reincarnated into a slime, fairy tail, tokyo ghoul, bleach and so on.....

      But please dont hold a grudge on me..

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      ilovebts 

      2 months ago

      my hero academia is awesome

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      Asuna101 

      2 months ago

      Where's fairy tail, or my hero academia, or demon slayer, or one punch man. one of those should be up on the top 10 list instead.

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      fairytail yasss 

      2 months ago

      fairytail tho come on fairytail one of greatest anime ever.

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      hiii 

      2 months ago

      yeah bnha

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      Kaminari 

      2 months ago

      What happened to BNHA( My Hero Academia) !!!??? I can find about over 50 people at my school who watch it and love it. TwT BNHA is my favorite and I only saw it once. #I LUV BNHA

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      Mha 

      2 months ago

      Whoever said “naruto is the bets anime ever” no watch something else for once, like my hero academia

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      luna 

      2 months ago

      i like seven deadly sins and fairy tail.

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      Lol 

      2 months ago

      My fav are

      Naruto , code geass , aot , sao , death note

      Then it’s ,, demon slayer and boku no , akame ga kill and hunter x hunter , Tokyo ghoul

      And more

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      Gage 

      2 months ago

      My faves are

      Fairy tail

      My hero academia

      Naruto

      Soul eater

      Assination classroom

      Black lagoon

      And more

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      Bleh 

      2 months ago

      ;-; fairy tail r.i.p I’m surprised it wasn’t there but Pokémon was

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      marcus chance 

      2 months ago

      my favorite anime is assassination classroom and fairy tale

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      John Athan 

      2 months ago

      Dragon ball will always be Dragonball and it will always have a special place in my heart but ONE PIECE and NARUTO are clearly better than Dragonball,Z and Super!

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      jone 

      2 months ago

      naruto and dragon ball and one piece ore the best anime plust bleach

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      idk 

      3 months ago

      Naruto is the best anime ever:/

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      Shadeus 

      3 months ago

      Wow, Fairy Tail wasn't even there....I'm going to go cry myself to sleep now.

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      A666 

      3 months ago

      I'm sorry but One Piece is the best anime I've ever seen.

      It's more enjoyable than the dragon ball franchise.

      Pokemon is in second place for me

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      Idk 

      3 months ago

      Naruto is way better then Pokemon, like come on who was not crying over this series, i was a little addicted to

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      Person 

      3 months ago

      Pokémon is not better than Naruto

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      What The.....Kyoko? 

      3 months ago

      What about Sailor Moon people? Everyone is talking about One Punch and Attack on Titan (which I know why, because it's good.) But, what about Sailor Moon I mean, yea sometimes the drawings are wonky and the Chibi-Usa and Mamoru thing isn't good either but, Its amazing besides that if you haven't watched it I TOTALLY recommend. I love it. Fans love it. And maybe, you'll love it. Just try it, You can go to www.viz.com and watch both Crystal and the Original dubbed, or subbed its amazing! Just try it! I'm sure you'll love it!

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      nj 

      3 months ago

      my best 5 1.DBZ-DBS

      2.Sword Art Online 1

      3.Gurren Lagann

      4.Attack on titan

      5.Qwaser of stigmata

      Though number 5 is ecchi I love the storyline, especially season 2

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      nj 

      3 months ago

      Sword art online got 3 seasons

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      3 months ago

      Lol for me

      1. Naruto (Shippuden and original) RIP Neji

      2. Angel beats

      3. Bleach

      4. Seven deadly sins

      5. Food wars

      6. Kakeguri

      7. Demon slayers

      8. Tokyo ghoul

      9. Attack on titan

      10. My future diary

      If anyone needs anime I suggest these and Angels Of Death. I never got into Jojo or Dragon Ballz

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      Question 

      3 months ago

      My top 5

      1-dragon ball from ome season to dragon super

      2-gintama

      3-toriko

      4-fairy tail

      5- all anime I watch it

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      Bailey 

      3 months ago

      Animes are beautiful things...They teach you so much......and I think you can't compare animes.....It worthless fighting over something that you can't choose.....everyone has different opinions....For me....I'm a die heart naruto fan like literally....like I've learned so much from someone who's never existed .....but that's where other things come....seeing naruto....I know I luv anines even though I'm new.....I've seen fullmetal and it was pretty amazing...I luved it....I just started wid death note....saw it's first episode today....but I believe all animes are amazing..bleach, dragon ball, Tokyo ghoul, one piece, fairytale all r just amazing

      So one thing

      I'm a anime lover

      And maybe we could be a anime family and make people who don't know or don't like anime tell about it and spread d message of animes

      #ANIME FAM

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      Anuj mudgal 

      3 months ago

      Dragon ball is the best anime of all time 2nd is Death note...

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      Black 

      3 months ago

      Isn't bleach considered one the most famous anime

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      nova 

      3 months ago

      fairy tail is the best that and fruits basket and red data girl is pretty good.

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      Anime_Lover/4_lyfe 

      3 months ago

      My best Anime is( and ships are):

      Sword Art Online, (Kirito and Asuna) (Kinon Shippers I hate you)

      My Hero Academia, (Deku and Todoroki)

      Fairy Tail (Lucy and Natsu)

      Ouran Host Club (Tamaki and Haruhi)

      Soul Eater (Maka and Soul) (Kid and Maka shippers I hate you)

      Seven Deadly Sins (Elizabeth and Meliodas)

      A Silent Voice (Shouko and Shoya)

      Thank you for reading this comment! And people that I don't ship together get posted Imma break you.

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      Solomon 

      3 months ago

      MY top 10

      1. Naruto

      2. Dragon Ball the series including GT and Super and Z

      3. Demon Slayer( beautiful animations

      4. Seven Deadly Sins

      5. My Hero Academia

      6. JOJO

      7. Doctor Stone

      8. HunterXHunter

      9. Death Note

      10. Pokemon( my first anime as a child like age 7)

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      David 

      3 months ago

      This is most popular not your favorite. So yes JOJO and Bleach should be up here and Pokemon should not be up, but after that there really isnt a big argument you can put against this list

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      eat on it 

      3 months ago

      Its obvious one piece is the best and Naruto should be next!

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      Marcello 

      4 months ago

      What i tout that jjba was one of them

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      Val22 

      4 months ago

      I think Naruto should be second and The Seven Deadly Sins should be First

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      Ilyas 

      4 months ago

      I think Jo Jo is Better Than 2nd And 3rd.

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      Sad Emu 

      4 months ago

      Why wasn’t Jo Jo’s a option it is really popular in Japan and is still a big part of the anime and meme scene.

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      Caden Reichard 

      4 months ago

      I picked Pokémon because I have a butt load of Pokémon cards I watch Pokémon every day in my life

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      Michael 

      4 months ago

      I think naruto should come 2 or 1st

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      Imsupposedtobedoinghomework 

      4 months ago

      I agree i have heard of all of these but I think MHA should be on here because most people have heard of it and there merch is literal at target

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      U name 

      4 months ago

      Half of the anime here i already watch that’s why I have glasses

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      James 

      4 months ago

      TBH i think jojo is the best, the story the stands a little bit of gayness but before that (Part 1-2) is flaw free, i swear.

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      Brandon 

      4 months ago

      Attack on titan wil have a season4

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      im goku 

      4 months ago

      i only watch dragon ball/ the whole series,naurto/shippuden,and fullmetal.

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      dghsgvggf 

      4 months ago

      I only watched Dragon Ball and Naruto Shippuden the best anime evr! Who gives a crap about pokemon!

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      dioson 

      5 months ago

      i thing jojo is the best,the stands,the story is so good.

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      SKiZNOd 

      5 months ago

      Made in abyss.

      Makes me cry every time. to intense

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      boisss 

      5 months ago

      I only watch My Hero Academia, Attack On Titan, and Fairy tail. bOi

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      C h I c k e n 

      5 months ago

      My Hero Academia should be up there, and probably along with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Attack On Titan, or Danganronpa

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      Woodland Ruby Pierce 

      5 months ago

      Although I didn’t see sword art online the movie I still watch sword art online the series I really want to watch the movie

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      Big chungas. 

      5 months ago

      Well, Im a bit confused why tokyo ghoul isn't on here but like... okAY?

      If i be honest this list is kinda wrong.

      Deathnote is an amazing anime and very popular (Ill give you that)

      SPOILER!

      Deathnote is basically about a young boy named light yagami who finds a book laying on the grass (from the under world) it was dropped by a demon? I guess you could say. But i cant say anymore because its spoiling :) But it's a really good anime and I watched it was my first anime and after that im in love with anime

      If your into old animes I would say watch Spirited away, Its intresting and very unique to other animes and I really loved it

      Bleach, why the hell isn't it here? likeeeee huh? There may be 300 episodes (366 including fillers) but compared to on piece those episodes are nothing! Bleach is an amazing anime and I would reccomend it to anyone watching anime because its like deathnote but not. It's hard to explain but its about a young boy named ichigo (15 btw) who is transforming into a soul reaper.

      I reccomend

      1st is my hero academia

      2nd is black clover

      3rd is the seven deadly sins

      4th is Attack on titan

      5th is the rising of the hero shield

      6th one piece

      7th black butler

      8th bleach

      9th deathnote

      10th your lie in april

      11th kakegurui

      But there may be other animes out there i havent said! well i know loads more but i think you'll enjoy these! :)

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      longshlongbigdong 

      5 months ago

      where's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure? that community is unfathomably huge.

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