Top 100 Best Anime Of All Time

If you are looking for an anime to watch, this list of Top 100 Best Anime Of All Time is perfect for you. We have compiled the best and most popular anime series that everyone should check out. From comedy to action, these top picks will be sure to entertain. 

Listing down the ‘Top 100 Best Anime’ in this list will help you know what amazing shows are available. The lists consist of TV series, movies and cult classics so everyone can enjoy them without any problem.

100. Seraph Of The End

Seraph Of The End

“Seraph Of The End” is one of the most popular vampire stories in anime. 

Yes, we are talking about Seraph Of The End. This 12-episode TV anime aired back in 2015 and it’s an adaptation of a manga series with the same name that was written by Kagami Takaya and Furuya Daisuke along with animation handled by Yamamoto Yamato. It tells “the story where humanity has reached its end due to a lethal virus” .

99. Lucky Star

 Lucky Star

The Best Anime list should include all types of anime ranging from high-octane action series to slow and steady slice-of-life shows. One great example is Lucky Star, a 24 episode long show that aired back in 2007.

It’s an adaptation of the 4koma manga by Yoshimizu Kagami which follows four school girls named Konata Izumi, the Hiiragi twins, and Miyuki Takara as they have fun at school during their days off.

98. Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

The 70 episode TV anime, Cardcaptor Sakura, defines the shoujo genre. It aired in 1998 and is an adaptation of a manga series written by CLAMP about girl named Sakura who accidentally opens a book that contains dangerous magical cards which must be captured before the world falls into chaos!

97. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Now then, it is time for some adorable and wholesome anime that would melt your heart with its cuteness. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has 13 episodes which aired back in 2017.

It is an adaptation of the manga written by Cool-Kyou Shinja based on a woman named Kobayashi who gets involved with dragons but not quite what you are expecting them to be like; these can transform into cute girls!

96. Seven Deadly Sins: Best Magic Anime Of All Time

Seven Deadly Sins

“The Seven Deadly Sins” is an anime that aired back in 2014 and was adapted from a manga. The story takes place during the European middle ages where knights fight to save their nation using magical powers while adored by one ruler or despised by another.

95. K-On


The story is about Yui Hirasawa who wishes to join a club in her precious high school days.

However, she is confused about choosing which one. At first, the light music club seems like good choice but then after experiencing weakness of not being able to play any instruments properly decided against it and choose instead for Tea Club where they don’t need anything more than just tea making skills!

94. Natsume’s Book Of Friends

Natsume's Book Of Friends

Natsume’s Book of Friends is one of the best slice-of-life shoujo anime from its time. The 13 episode TV series aired back in 2008 and it tells a story about Takashi Natsume who has been coming into contact with Yokai thanks to a contract his Grandmother made years before she died.

This book that contains contracts have been passed onto him through her grandmother, but these were called ‘Book Of Friends’.

93. KonoSuba


KonoSuba is a 10 episode TV series that aired back in 2016. It follows Kazuma, who dies and gets reincarnated as an adventurer in another world because it’s like every other anime right now.

And this one was also adapted from a light novel! That means we’re gonna talk about the original author Akatsuki Natsume too since they wrote both of these things together (they share initials).

This guy has written quite some Isekai mangas before so don’t be surprised if you see more by him later on. He even won awards for his work with Kono Subarashi at Japan Media Awards Festival 2017 which is pretty cool!

92. Mirai Nikki

Mirai Nikki

Let’s go into a bit of darkness now. After watching KonoSuba, which is an anime about being carefree and having fun with friends, it is time to watch something more serious – Mirai Nikki (Future Diary). Future Diary was on TV for 26 episodes in 2011; you can find the manga version written by Esuno Sakae at most bookstores too.

The show follows Yuki Amano who has his own diary where he writes down what happens every day like any other person would do…except that this isn’t your average journal because not only does it keep track of daily events but also describes future happenings!

91. Soul Eater

Soul Eater

Soul Eater was an anime that brought a new wave of fans after its release. It aired back in 2008 and is adapted from the manga written by Ookubo Atsushi, which ran for 51 episodes.

The story centers around Maka Albarn and Soul Evans as they train at Death Weapon Meister Academy to become death scythes under Lord Death’s guidance while fighting evil shinigami throughout their realm.

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90. Toradora


Now then, let’s have a chat about one of the most loved romance anime out there—Toradora! Toradora is an 25 episode TV series that aired back in 2008. It was based off light novel written by Takemiya Yuyuko and illustrated by Yasu called “Toradora!”

The story follows Ryuuji Takasu who has palmtop tiger for his best friend named Taiga Aisaka as they start to fall head over heels with each other despite their opposing personalities.

89. Noragami


What do you think of God? Strong, Fierce, and Almighty or a ‘White Ball’?

Whatever stereotype you hold for ‘God’ is bound to change once watching Noragami. Noragami is an anime that aired in 2014 as 12 episodes based on manga series written by Adachitoka and illustrated by the same author. The story follows Yato who performs tasks at ¥5 price tag working as a “Delivery god” 

The show was well received among fans due to its unique premise with interesting characters like Yukine (the main protagonist) whom I personally loved!

88. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

The next entry on our list is the cry fest king, Angel Beats! The story of this 13 episode TV series revolves around Otonoshi who wakes up in a new world only to realize that he is dead.

After meeting Yuri and understanding how his surroundings work, he tries to remember more about himself but can’t seem to find anything except for his name from before.

Now if we return back again into this world where they are supposed not live like normal school kids or else their existence will be gone forever!

87. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

One of the most popular anime’s Sword Art Online is a 25 episode TV series that aired back in 2012. It was written by Kawahara Reki and illustrated by BUNBUN with Kirito as its protagonist who becomes involved through NerveGear technology after playing an online video game called Sword Art Online.

86. Blue Exorcist: Best Demon Anime

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist is an anime about demons and the devil. Satan wants to take over both Assiah (the human realm) and Gehenna (the demon’s world). The only way he can do that, however, is if he possesses a host body since it doesn’t work out well when you’re dead.

Blue exorcist follows Rin Okumura as he tries learn how become strong enough to fight otherworldly foes so they don’t destroy his school or town!

85. Yuri On Ice

Yuri On Ice

Yuri On Ice fans, I want to know your location now. Here is the bigger gift you guys would be getting today (if you haven’t got it yet).

The story revolves around Yuri Katsuki who was one of the best figure skaters out there until he lost at a Grand Prix Finale event and returned back home in disappointment.

However, luck knocks on his door again when video footage appears online featuring him performing moves that mimic those performed by world champion Victor Nikiforov’s routine for winning gold medals so far.

84. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is a popular anime that made its way to the ring. The 12 episode show first aired in 2014 and was adapted from a manga written by Sui Ishida with illustrations by him as well.

Our protagonist, Kaneki Ken loves reading books but he becomes involved when Rize who asked for his help turns out to be an omni-eater known as ghouls which are creatures living off human flesh instead of normal food sources like plants or animals.

83. Nichijo


Nichijo is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It’s an adaptation of the manga written by Arawi Keiichi and illustrated by him as well.

The series follows characters living their ordinary lives over time as episodes progress, hence the name Nichijou or “ordinary life”.

82. Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

An original anime is usually a hit or miss for anyone. However, Kill La Kill managed to make its name without any issues because it was based on the source material of another work rather than an original story.

The 24-episode TV series aired back in 2013 and featured Ryuuko Matoi as she looked to find her father’s killer with some help along the way from Senketsu who has his own agenda that gets revealed later into the show.

81. InuYasha


InuYasha is a 167 episodes long TV series that aired back in 2000. It is an anime adaptation of the manga series, which was written and illustrated by Takahashi Rumiko.

The story follows Kagome Higurashi who gets transported 500 years to the Sengoku period when she comes across a demon named Inuyasha while exploring her family’s shrine.

During their spar over possession of the jewel known as Shikon no Tama, it breaks into numerous pieces scattered around Japan .

Now they must work together with others like Miroku (a monk), Sango (demon slayer), Kaede (shrine maiden) etc., find all those shards before evil demons do so that peace may be restored.

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80. Nana


An anime about mature themes is coming soon, and it’s not what you might expect! We’ve got Nana. This 47-episode TV show first aired in 2006 and was adapted from a manga by Yazawa Ai.

The story follows two girls named Komatsu (Nana) and Osaki who have similar aspirations but very different personalities: while Komatsu wants to find her true passion, Osaki has dreams of becoming a professional musician.

79. Samurai Champloo: Best Samurai Anime

Samurai Champloo

One of the most action-intensive and influential samurai series out there, we have Samurai Champloo. This 26 episode TV anime aired back in 2004 and is an original anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and animated by Manglobe.

The story centers around a waitress named Fuu Kasumi who once got harassed by one of her customers but to her rescue came Mugen who uses a unique style of combat that defeated the ill-mannered customer before challenging Jin for another fight because he lost due to his own fighting style as well as meeting him during their first encounter.

78. Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

“Perfect Blue is a 1 hour 20 min long movie that aired back in 1998. It is an adaptation of a novel directed by Kon Satoshi and animated by Studio Madhouse .

The story is about Mima Kirigoe, who left her group CHAM to pursue acting career after receiving mixed reactions from fans for the decision.”

77. Berserk (1998)

Berserk (1998)

Berserk is a 25 episode Anime series that aired back in 1997. Berserk was adapted from the Manga of the same name, written and illustrated by legendary author Miura Kentarou.

The story follows Guts, an unconventional protagonist born out his mother’s corpse when she died during birth.

He becomes part of Griffiths’ mercenary group who seeks dominance over their war-torn surroundings with an unrealistically large amount of wars occurring at once throughout history set within medieval times on Earth where humans are struggling to survive against demons known as “Apostles”.

76. Chihayafuru


“Chihayafuru,” a Josei anime, is about Chiyaha Ayase. She gets introduced to the world of Karuta through her friend in elementary school and eventually becomes obsessed with it because she enjoys playing so much.

75. Banana Fish

 Banana Fish

In late 2018, we came across a shoujo anime that had us on the edge of our seats. Banana Fish was an adaptation from Yoshida Akimi’s Manga series written and illustrated in 1985.

The story follows 17-year old protagonist Ash Lynx as he searches for this mysterious “banana fish” his brother spoke about years prior to its release date. However, his father has other plans with him as he sends men after Ash himself!

74. The Grave Of Fireflies

The Grave Of Fireflies

Studio Ghibli movies just won’t rest until they make it in the list. But who can deny them? Grave Of The Fireflies is a 1 hour and 30mins movie that aired back in 1998, an original anime directed by Takahata Isao and animated by Studio Ghibli.

It tells of Seita and Setsuko’s story after their family perished during World War II; from losing everything to becoming orphans under war-torn Japan where food was scarce as hell itself – which forced children like them into prostitution just so they could survive another day.

73. FLCL


When you watch an anime and think, “what the hell was that!?” then FLCL is for sure going to leave you thinking just that.

It’s a 6 episode OVA series which aired in 2000 by Studio Gainax about Naota Nandaba who lives in a city where nothing incredible seems to happen until his ex-girlfriend starts clinging on him when they start school together again after years of being apart.

It changes everything since her brother has moved away from Japan to America because he wanted more opportunities playing baseball there while their father works at home all day watching TV shows without changing the channel once!

72. Akame Ga Kill

Akame Ga Kill

“Akame Ga Kill” is a fantastic anime that’s similar to “Game Of Thrones.” The series aired for 24 episodes on TV in 2014 and was inspired by the manga of the same name.

The anime Akame Ga Kill tells the story of a group called Night Raid whose goal is to overthrow an evil Prime Minister.

71. Pokemon: Best Anime Of All Time


Everyone knows the Pokemon series. It is a 276+ episode TV show that aired in 1997, and it became an anime adaptation of a game back then. The show was directed by Yuyama Kunihiko with Studio OLM animating their work on this project as well to bring us all these adventures!

This series takes place in our world where unique creatures called Pokémon exist, and Pokémon trainers from all around compete to become one too. Ash makes up the protagonist of this adventure who’s only 10 years old at first but grows throughout his journey through time because he has so many goals for himself to pursue before becoming its next master!

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70. Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a magical anime series based on the popular manga by Takeuchi Naoko. In this story, Usagi Tsukino rescues a cat from danger and then finds out that she has been called upon to become an interplanetary warrior named Sailor Moon who fights evil with her fellow sailor soldiers.

69. High School DxD: Best High School Anime

High School DxD

When it comes to ecchi, High School DxD is always enlightening in its own way. It’s one of the most popular anime adaptations from a light novel and aired back in 2012 for 12 episodes on TV.

The story follows perverted guy Hyoudo Issei who enrolls into an all-girls school but can’t get himself a girlfriend due to having so many beauties around him!

This is one of the most overlooked anime by the community. Although it’s heavy on ecchi and fan service, there are underlying themes that you might not notice at first glance.

This series has a lot more going for it than just risque content as fans flock to watch this show about an everyday young man who gets killed then resurrected into being a devil under his favorite character from High School DxD!

There have been many secrets revealed throughout its run so far which will continue with upcoming seasons!

68. Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho is an anime adaptation of a manga with 112 episodes aired back in 1992. It was written and illustrated by Togashi Yoshihiro, tells the story about a delinquent named Yuusuke Urameshi who dies as he tries to save child from accident but his act of saving was so unexpected that spirit realm wasn’t ready for it. They allowed him to get life if completes various tasks which makes series more interesting and engaging!

67. Slam Dunk: Best Sports Anime Of All Time

Slam Dunk

Are you a fan of basketball? If your answer is yes, then congratulations because this list will make for an interesting read. Slam Dunk is one of the best sports anime to ever be broadcasted on TV and has touched many lives with its 101 episodes length airing back in 1993.

It’s an adaptation from manga written by Inoue Takehiko which tells us about Hanamichi Sakuragi who enters his high school intent on breaking 50 rejections but ends up being mistaken as delinquent due to his red hair and muscular physique.”

66. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Greatness is defined by many aspects, like financial success or love. One of the most important one though is influence and Neon Genesis Evangelion took that to another level with its 26 episode TV anime back in 1995.

It was directed by Anno Hideaki for Studio Gainax and set in 2015 when humanity will turn into ashes if nothing’s done about it. The only ones who have Mechs under their sleeves are Nerve organizations so they can save us from turning to ash!

65. Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell

In 1995, a movie titled Ghost In The Shell was released. This is an anime adaption of the manga written by Shirow Masamune which takes place in a world where cybernetics have become so advanced that people can replace parts of their body with robotic limbs!

64. Food Wars

Food Wars

The manga, Food Wars! is about a boy named Souma Yukihira who wants to be just like his father. He opened up the family restaurant with him and helped out for many years until one day he was forced by his dad to take over Totsuki Culinary Academy.

At this academy there are only 15% of people that graduate from it but even though they were surrounded by elites in cooking he let them challenge each other so their skills would grow better than before every time someone won or lost you had food wars which made everyone want more because after these challenges your taste buds explode all at once making you crave for what tastes good next .

63. Psycho-Pass


For many, Sci-fi is the genre that opens the possibility of real life events. And thus they enjoy their sci-fi with love and pride. 

Let me present to you one of the most amazing series: Psycho Pass! It’s a 22 episode TV anime aired in 2012 (aired back). The story takes place in a world where justice is served differently using an individual metric called psycho pass.

62. Akira


“Akira” is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 1988. It’s an anime adaptation of the popular Manga series written by Otomo Katsuhiro, which was set in Neo Tokyo where World War III had broken out due to crimes caused by psychic powers led by antihero Tetsuo Shima.

61. A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than The Universe is one of the best examples of anime with fantastic creative work. It was directed by Ishizuka Atsuko and animated by Studio Madhouse, airing in 2018 for only 13 episodes.

This story follows Mari Tamaki who wishes to seek that answer beyond where she lives but doesn’t have any capability or power to do so herself–she’s stuck on Earth!

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60. Black Butler

 Black Butler

All my shotacons, where are you? I have a special anime that will make your mouth water as you watch it. It is an anime adaptation of Black Butler by Toboso Yana and focuses on Ciel Phantomhive who works with Victorian England to take any measure needed for the job at hand.

He’s helped by Sebastian Michaelis whose abilities aren’t anything less than fantastic!

59. Bakuman


Have you ever thought about being a Mangaka? Of course, we are anime and manga fans so it would be a dream come true. However, thousands of people who hold the same dream try their best to make it happen. And how does this happen? Well that’s what Bakuman is here for!

The series revolves around Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi as they chase after their dreams together in hopes of creating an awesome story like none other – Let us take out time to explore why exactly this show has such great quality through its characters (and animation too)!

58. Re: Zero

Re: Zero

Despite being a genre that doesn’t get much attention, Re: Zero was able to gain massive popularity right off the bat. This is due to its 24 episode TV series adaptation of a light novel written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Ootsuka Shinichirou released in 2016.

The story follows Natsuki Subaru as he gets transported instantly into another world where everything but his mobile phone and groceries disappear from sight.

57. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

 I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

This anime will make you tear up, and we’re not talking about the “tears of joy.” I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (2018) is a 1 hour 50 min animated film based off a novel.

The movie was directed by Ushijima Shinichirou and produced by Studio Voln; it has an 8.5 rating on IMDb!

The series follows Shiga Haruki who loves reading books but gives up on his life thinking no one interests him…until he meets Sakura Yamauchi , which changes everything for both characters in this touching story .

56. Tatami Galaxy

Tatami Galaxy

“Tatami Galaxy” is a 2010 Japanese anime television series that tells the story of an unsuccessful college student who lives in near-total isolation.

This series was directed by Yuasa Masaaki and animated by Studio Madhouse, giving it high production values such as good character designs and fluid animation to help tell its narrative.

The show has received universal acclaim from critics for its daring exploration into topics like existentialism, romance, suicide pacts or even just talking about how hard life can be during adolescence–but then again, there’s no topic this work won’t touch upon!

It certainly makes up for any other shortcomings with great writing capabilities though; after all “the author knows best”. 

55. Mushishi: Best Anime Arc


One of the most tranquil storytelling experiences out there, we have Mushishi. The 26 episode TV series aired in 2005 and is an adaptation from a manga that was written by Urushibara Yuki.

This anime features creatures called ‘Mushi’ who can take forms of natural phenomenons like disease or rainbows on this other plane which none us can assume to achieve.”

54. Monogatari Series

Monogatari Series

If we’re talking about the amazing and popular Monogatari series, I don’t think you can forget about it.

It has some great critical acclaim with a 15-episode TV anime airing back in 2009 on Japanese television – an adaptation of light novel by NISIO ISIN and VOFAN; set in a world where apparitions occur based on one’s feelings and emotions such as Araragi Koyomi is another student who knows how miserable they are.

53. Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs is an anime that can appeal to you if you are into mystery. If not, then I still think it’s worth a look because the animation in this series is brilliant and well-done.

The next 12 episode TV show we will discuss aired back in 2016 when Bungo Stray Dog was made its manga counterpart created by Asagiri Kafka with illustrations done my Harukawa.

 It tells of Atsushi Nakajima who has been thrown out of his orphanage after being suspected as the culprit behind its supernatural tiger taking over their building even though he wasn’t really involved at all!

52. To Your Eternity

To Your Eternity

Despite being a new installment from the anime industry, this anime has made a massive name for itself right off the bat. To Your Eternity is an acclaimed 20+ episode TV show that aired on April 12th at 9:00 pm EST with each episode running for 25 minutes.

It’s based off of manga written by Ooima Yoshitoki who also wrote A Silent Voice – another fantastic piece! The story follows Eru, which are orbs that have their own consciousness and can change form into various objects based only on reflections they see in front of them.

One day it becomes something completely different-that happens to be one wolf after seeing its reflection through water droplets near some trees.

51. Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Ping Pong is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011. It’s about two Ping Pong prodigies named Smile and Peco who started out playing for fun but stopped enjoying the game as life moved on.

Later, they participate in a high school championship where things get interesting when one of them starts to lose confidence due to personal problems outside their sport while the other struggles with insecurity issues because he worries his friend will surpass him if both continue along this path together.

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50. Legend Of The Galactic Heroes

Legend Of The Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is an anime series about two geniuses who lead different groups in outer space with opposing ideologies. It aired during 1998, has 110 episodes and was directed by Ishiguro Noboru at Mushi Production animation studios.

The story follows Reinhard von Lohengramm and Yang Wenli as they are thrown into a galaxy-wide war that may change both their lives forever.

49. Wolf Children: Best Animal Anime

 Wolf Children

Wolf Children is a 2-hour long movie that aired back in 2012. It tells the story of Hana who falls in love with a mysterious guy, only to find out he’s actually not human but instead turns into wolf during certain days of the month.

Despite this revelation their love remains strong and they marry before she gives birth to two children, Ame and Yuki, both capable of turning into wolves themselves.

48. Erased


Have you heard about Erased? It’s an anime where the protagonist is able to live life over again after dying. He uses this skill to save his mother from being murdered, but that doesn’t mean he’ll have good luck for long… 

The premise sounds interesting enough, right? If so then I’d recommend watching it! The manga was written by Sanbe Kei and published in Monthly Shonen Magazine back in 2012.

47. Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi

Disappearance Of Suzumiya Haruhi

The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi was voted the best anime movie by fans. It is a 2 hour 40 minute long film that came out in 2010 and adapted from a light novel series written by Tanigawa Nagaru with illustrations done by Noizi Itou.

When Kyon arrives at school on Christmas day, he realizes that not only has his friend disappeared but so have her entire SOS Brigade members!

46. Durarara!


Durarara is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an adaptation of the light novel series, Durarara!!

The story follows Mikado Ryuugamine as he moves to Tokyo looking for excitement and meets some interesting people along the way such as Izaya Orihara who has extensive knowledge about most things going on around town.

45. Gurren Lagann

 Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann is an original anime that aired in 2007. It was directed by Imaishi Hiroyuki and animated by Studio Gainax, which is why my mecha fans praise it so often!

The story follows Simon who has lived underground his entire life with Kamina until they find a war artifact known as the “Lagann” (means ‘spiral’ in Japanese). With this newfound power, they head to surface where there are still mysteries waiting for them.

44. Ashita No Joe

Ashita No Joe

Do you have a few ‘bad days’ lately? When you feel like punching those who trouble you, take some time to relax and watch this great fighting anime called Ashita No Joe.

The story centers around the protagonist named Joe Yabuki; he is in his adolescence when he gets into fights all over town with other delinquents because of jealousy or revenge.

However, after meeting Danpei Tange (a former boxer), something changes inside him as if it was fate that brought them together!

43. Death Parade

 Death Parade

Death Parade is an original anime directed by Tachikawa Yuzuru and animated by Studio Madhouse. The show first aired back in 2015, with a total of 12 episodes.

It was originally written as manga before it made its way to TV screens – fittingly so since the story revolves around bars where people who have died are asked questions about their lives that will decide whether they stay or move on from there.

42. Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle is a 2004 anime movie adaptation of an original novel. The story follows Sophie who got involved with the infamous magician, Howl.

Unfortunately for her, this was not enough to stop a witch from casting magic spell on her and turning into an old woman in order to get revenge out of jealousy for getting closer with him instead.

41. Dragon Ball Z: Best Anime Of All Time

Dragon Ball Z

You are probably familiar with this anime. You’ve heard about it all your life, haven’t you? Dragon Ball Z is a 291 episode TV series that started airing in 1989 and was adapted from the manga of the same name written by Akira Toriyama.

The story takes place after Goku leaves to live on earth where he stays along with Bulma and company who have moved there too. However, they soon find out an alien has reached their planet claiming to be his brother which starts up terror for them once again.

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40. Rurouni Kenshin

 Rurouni Kenshin

Japan is known for its large culture of combat. This includes their love and creation of various forms of martial arts, like sword fights. You can easily witness this in anime series Rurouni Kenshin (Rorouni means wanderer; kens-in are samurai). 

The OVA aired back in 1999 on 4 episodes with an adaptation from a manga written by Nobuhiro Watsuki that was about Shinta who became enslaved to bandits after his parents died when he was young.

39. Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is an original anime directed by Miyazaki Hayao and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story is about a guy named Ashitaka who seeks the cure for the curse that he got from a demon boar while saving his tribe.

He arrives at Princess Eboshi’s place where she wishes to destroy forests in order to save their people, but there are residents of this forest including San who wish to stop her plans.

38. Madoka Magica

Madoka Magica

One of the few anime to take a cliche magical girl story and make it entirely new, Madoka Magica is an original work directed by Shinbou Akiyuki. It aired in 2011 as a 12 episode TV series from Studio Shaft with music produced by Satoru Kousaki.

The show follows main characters Kyubey, Sayaka Miki and Madoka Kaname after they meet up at school one day where he offers them contracts to become Magical Girls who fight witches that feed on human misery .

37. Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

Teachers aren’t the closest beings to us in our childhood. I mean we all have different opinions on different teachers who taught us but one opinion that we can agree upon is how great Great Teacher Onizuka is. 

Great Teacher Onizuka aired 43 episodes back in 1999 and was adapted from a manga series by Fujisawa Tohru with illustrations done by him as well.

Eikichi “Eiji” Onzuka, an ex-gangster wants to join high school not because he wants to teach it’s for his own purposes of having hot wives later on life!

36. Your Lie In April

Your Lie In April

“Speaking of Drama, I think this list would be incomplete without one of the most heartwarming drama series in recent times. Yes boys, I am talking about Your Lie In April.” 

“Your lie in april is a 22 episode long TV anime that aired back 2014 and was an adaptation from manga written by Arakawa Naoshi.” 

“The story follows Kousei Arima who started playing piano at young age but after his mother died he gave up on it completely until he meets Kaori Miyazono -a violinist with free sprited personality-and rekindles his passion for music once again as they form ‘Fools’ trio together along with Tsubaki Sawabe (Kaori’s friend).”

35. Fate/Zero


There’s a part of the anime community that loves Fate/Zero with all their being. However, there is another side to this fandom who views it as overrated and doesn’t understand what makes so many people love it so much.

Fate/Zero was an adaptation from a popular light novel written by Urobuchi Gen and illustrated by Takeuchi Takashi in 2011 which takes place during three wars where each one had been fought for possession of The Holy Grail; but let me explain more about how great this series truly is!

34. Made In Abyss: Best Dark Anime Of All Time

Made In Abyss

The anime Made In Abyss is dark, intense and compelling. Based on the web manga written by Tsukushi Akihito it tells a story about an abyss that goes deep down into our hearts where mysterious creatures live in its depths.

Just as dark as the title sounds, Made In Abyss , 13-episode TV series which aired back 2017 gives viewers unique experience with adventure theme of storytelling .

The characters are well developed; however there’s lack of backstory for them though they’re interesting enough to keep you hooked throughout each episode.

33. Hajime No Ippo

Hajime No Ippo

Boxing is often a sport that we don’t get ourselves involved in. However, its greatness can be experienced through anime as well! One series to watch out for when choosing your favorite medium of entertainment is Hajime no Ippo (also known by the English title Fighting Spirit).

The 75-episode TV show aired back in 2000 and was an adaptation from manga written and illustrated by Morikawa George.

It tells the story about Makunouchi Ippo who has been experiencing bullying his entire life but never had enough passion or drive to change it until he got into boxing.

32. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is probably one of the best anime I’ve ever watched. The story focuses on Yotarou, a former yakuza member who’s released from prison after serving his time and makes up for lost time with Konatsu (his daughter).

He meets Sukeroku II by chance at an audition to become new members in rakugo troupes which he wins!

They are introduced as apprentices but they leave soon afterwards because of their desire not be bounded down by anything or anyone.

Years pass until both meet again where they join forces together yet this group breaks apart once more when tragedy strikes… But you have to watch it yourself if drama series interests you so much.

31. Baccano!


Baccano is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007. It’s an adaptation of a light novel written by Narita Ryohgo and illustrated by Enami Katsumi.

The story comprises Mafia, Gangsters, immortality, alchemy, survival etc., set on the Flying Pussyfoot train traveling various continents resulting to multiple deaths.

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30. Monster


One of the most critically acclaimed psychological anime series Monster is about to make its way into your list, weebs. This 74-episode TV show aired in 2004 and was adapted from a manga written by Urasawa Naoki with illustrations by him as well.

The story follows Kenzou Tenma, who’s faced with tough choices while performing surgery on patients that include saving one named Johan Leibert or his current superior at work even if it means losing both jobs later down the line once he realizes what happens next after choosing which patient lives through this life changing decision early on during an operation gone wrong when their director dies unexpectedly.

29. Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

“Fruits Basket” is a show that has captured the hearts of thousands. The anime was popular, and it even had an adaptation from a manga series written by Takaya Natsuki in 2019.

A girl named Tooru Honda feels fascinated with Chinese Zodiac symbolism but things turn for worse when she experiences several tragic events leading to her outcast status at school due to rumors about herself being involved in strange incidents surrounding her family’s past history.

Things look up when another student finally notices that something might be wrong and starts becoming friends with poor little Tooru who only wants some love and affection like anyone else during his/her high-school years.”

28. Bunny Girl Senpai: Best Comedy Anime Of All Time

Bunny Girl Senpai

Now then, we were talking about comedy, drama and romance right!? Add psychological genre into that and you get this fabulous anime called Bunny Girl Senpai. 

This 13 episode TV anime aired back in 2018. It is an adaptation of a light novel written by Kamoshida Hajime with illustrations done by Mizoguchi Keiji who used the concept of Puberty Syndrome to depict adolescent problems teenagers face using beautiful representation.

27. Kaguya Sama: Love Is War

Kaguya Sama: Love Is War

An anime that takes on a unique approach to romance. It is not your typical high school love story and has different characters with their own personalities coming together in unexpected ways. 

Not the usual type of romance, Kaguya Sama: Love Is War! tells an interesting tale where money comes second when it comes to education at Shuchiin Academy – setting itself apart from other series within its genre which are often about students’ romantic lives for example or relationships between teachers and one student specifically, rather than all-encompassing like here.

26. Bleach


In 2014, Bleach entered the BIG 3 as one of its members. It is an anime series based on a manga written by Kubo Tite.

The story follows Ichigo Kurosaki whose family was attacked by hollows—evil spirits who try to eat human souls—and Rukia Kuchiki’s request for him to become a soul reaper instead because she lacked strength at that time.

25. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Next, we’ll be looking at Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. This 26 episode series aired in 2012 and is an anime adaptation of a manga by Araki Hirohiko about the bizzare adventures of themembersof the Joestar family using supernatural powers called Stands to try to stop evil from harming innocent people.

24. One Punch Man: Best Action Anime Of All Time

One Punch Man

People who are new to anime can get hooked on One Punch Man. It’s a parody series that is easy enough for anyone to follow, but it has plenty of depth and appeal for even the most experienced watchers too!

Now, if are wondering how Saitama is so strong. The answer lies in the fact that he lives in an area often attacked by monsters and heroes are assigned to save people from them! His hard work has led him to become invincible (and capable of one-punching enemies).

Now that his excitement for being a hero has dwindled away because there’s less thrill when fighting against someone who can’t hurt you, it leaves room for some peculiar activities like having Genos as an apprentice and applying with the Hero Association… But even though life isn’t all exciting anymore, at least it’s calm!

23. Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga is a manga that was adapted into an anime in 2019. It follows the life of Thors, who seeks revenge on those who killed his family and burned down his village when he was young.

The entire series takes place during medieval times where there are tensions between different countries for land or resources around the world.

The show has been praised by fans of all ages due to its unique story-line but also being historically accurate with some events depicted in this season taking place from 982AD – 1002 AD (Vinland Sagas).

Despite only having 24 episodes, Vinland Saga’s popularity began before it even came out since its raws were leaked onto internet forums after production finished back in September!

22. Violet Evergarden

 Violet Evergarden

Did you know that Violet Evergarden is one of the most beautiful anime series out there? It’s a 13 episode TV show and it aired back in 2018. The anime was adapted from a light novel written by Akatsuki Kana with illustrations done by Takase Akiko.

The plot talks about an emotionless soldier, Violet who loses her only attachment to Major Gilbert during war; however he says “I love you” right before his death which leads us into believing that they were together as more than friends but didn’t get around expressing their feelings for each other until then.”

21. Spirited Away: Best Anime on Netflix

 Spirited Away

“Spirited Away” by Studio Ghibli is a great movie, now available on Netflix. 

In 2001 the original anime was directed and illustrated by Miyazaki Hayao for Studio Ghibli with Chi as its protagonist.

In this 2-hour long animation film, she comes across an abandoned amusement park while traveling back home from their new house after moving away to another city due to her dad’s job transfer.

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20. Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100 is another manga written by ONE that was adapted into an anime series in 2016. The show follows the life of Shigeo Kageyama, or “Mob,” who lives with his psychic powers and has experienced how brutal it could be to have such strength.

Mob doesn’t want to rely on his psychic abilities; he wants a more physical strength. He becomes an apprentice of Reigen Arataka, who claims himself as a psychic and uses Mob’s powers for money. 

Mob begins the life of Shigeo Kageyama with one of the most unique yet underrated abilities in this world but chooses not to depend on them since it would be easier if he had normal ones too.

19. Haikyuu!


Do you enjoy sports anime? If so, let me tell you about my favorite one. Haikyuu is an amazing 25 episode show that aired in 2014 and was adapted from a manga with the same name written by Furudate Haruichi.

It’s story follows Shoyo Hinata who becomes inspired to play volleyball after watching Little Giants when he enters middle school.

18. Code Geass

Code Geass

If you like anime, I have an incredible series for you that will make think about everything in life. It’s called Code Geass and is 25 episodes long.

The world of this show has three superpowers: the Holy Empire of Britannia (which wants to conquer Japan), The Chinese Federation, and the European Union who are neutral but often get involved with problems between these two countries.

One day Lelouch Lamperouge gets caught up when his best friend Suzaku Kururugi brings him along on a terrorist attack where he gains special powers by using someone else’s geass ability which allows people to control others or be able to speak telepathically etc.

17. Your Name: Best Anime Movie

Your Name

Your Name is one of the most loved and appreciated anime movies out there. It’s a 1 hour 45 min long movie that aired back in 2016, directed by Shinkai Makoto with animation done by CoMix Wave Film. 

Your Name follows Mitsuha Miyamizu and Taki Tachibana as they connect through fantasy while living completely different lives–Miyamizu in the countryside wanting to live life like someone else who happens to be male; on another side of things, we have city boy Taki wishing he had more excitement than just being stuck at school all day.

16. Clannad


Being one of the highest-rated anime series of all time, we have Clannad. This 23 episode TV Anime aired back in 2007 and was based on a Visual Novel.

The director is Ishihara Tatsuya while the animation work done by Kyoto Animation makes it even more interesting to watch! 

The story follows Tomoya Okazaki who meets Nagisa Furukawa after an accident happens between them which eventually leads to their friendship as they grow older together with other characters including Sunohara Youhei whom you wouldn’t want to mess with at first sight but his personality changes during the course of show making him very endearing – he might be your next favourite protagonist if not for our main lead already occupying that position until then!

15. A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

A conversation about brilliant movies would be incomplete without this amazing piece of work, A Silent Voice. The anime shatters the boundary of fiction and reality and gives us a completely relatable experience that will stay in our hearts for a long time to come.

It is an emotionally gripping film that perfectly captures bullying in schools as well as friendship between two people from different walks of life who eventually learn to understand each other through hardships they face together.

14. Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

When we talk about Classics, the one anime that set a new benchmark for being a classic is Cowboy Bebop.

It’s not only gained massive recognition but also shaped the industry overall at it was releasing back in 1998 with 26 episodes on TV.

The story of Cowboy Bebop takes place in 2071 where humanity has prevailed all over planets and thus created an intergalactic system existence.

13. March Comes In Like A Lion

March Comes In Like A Lion

Have you watched March Comes In Like A Lion, the new anime show which aired in 2016? If not, then this is your chance to watch it!

It’s an awesome 22 episode TV series that follows Rei Kiriyama who excels at Shogi but has a hard time dealing with his life. He leaves everything behind and starts over by moving into an apartment alone.

12. Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer is an anime adaptation of a popular manga series. It has 26 episodes and was produced by Ufotable, the same company that produces Fate/stay Night Unlimited Blade Works or Kara no Kyoukai: Garden of Sinners which are also beautiful Anime titles I’ve seen.

The story follows Tanjiro Kamado who lost his entire family to demons when he was young but miraculously survived with only his older sister still alive in their village at this time.

11. Gintama


If unanimous love was a metric to judge an anime then this series would have topped the list. Gintama, considered to be King Of Top Anime Lists, is 201 episode long and aired back in 2006. It is an adaptation of manga written by Sorachi Hideaki with illustrations done by himself as well.

The world where Amantos invaded Earth has prohibited sword fighting throughout but Sakata Gintoki isn’t one for rules that forbid his way of life so he takes up jobs along side Kagura who’s also from another planet called Yato which doesn’t live under any laws either except their own set ones!

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10. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

And every anime from here on is an absolutely amazing series that you should watch irrespective of their rankings.

So to start this phase, let us begin with a newcomer that made a massive impact right off the bat, Jujutsu Kaisen. 

Jujutsu Kaisen is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2020. It’s about our protagonist Yuji who stumbles upon one of his schoolmate getting bullied by another student and thus incurring her wrath which results him being killed via magic but he gets resurrected as fake hero due to encountering witch Misa under circumstances more or less similar except she was not bullying anyone at time when she got killed for revenge .

9. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is an anime adaptation of its manga sister, and it is set in a world where 80% of the population has an uncanny ability called ‘Quirks’.

These quirks can be anything from fiery powers to increased your body size. It was written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi with 13 episodes airing back in 2016.

The story follows Izuku Midoriya who dreams about being like his idol All Might but he doesn’t have any Quirk abilities at all.

8. One Piece

One Piece

One Piece is a legendary anime that has been running for nearly two decades.

It’s based on the manga series of the same name, created by Eiichiro Oda and follows Monkey D Luffy as he sets out to find One Piece -a treasure left behind by Gold Roger who was executed years ago after announcing its location in his deathbed confession- with his crew made up of Straw Hat Pirates: Roronoa Zoro (sword), Nami (navigation) , Usopp (marksman/sniperscope user), Sanji Vinsmoke(cooking expert), Tony Chopper and Nico Robin .

The story revolves around the grand prize of ‘One Piece’ that was revealed by the previous pirate king, Gold Roger. 

Right before his execution by the government, he mentioned about this treasure consisting of everything a pirate desires. Enter Monkey D Luffy who wants to become Pirate King and attain One Piece’s hidden booty as well as becoming an established name in piracy world like Gol-d roger!

Thus begins journey with dreams along side him on their way towards attaining what they always desired despite its long run for more than 10 years now and having over 900 episodes till date which never ceases to amaze fans worldwide!!

7. Naruto: Best Anime Arc Of All Time


Naruto is an anime that changed the industry for the better. It’s a 220 episode TV series with manga source material, and was created by Masashi Kishimoto in 2002.

The show takes place in a world where ninjas are everywhere – divided into various clans, these shinobis have to complete ninja training as well as rise up within their ranks successfully.

Enter Naruto Uzumaki, a troublesome guy who does all sorts of stupid stuff just to get people’s attention. This is because he has a giant beast sealed within him and people are scared of the idea of him going berserk.

However, Naruto wishes to have friends and gain recognition. He wants to be acknowledged rather than disregarded. Therefore, he decides to become the King of his village aka Hokage by using only his strength and determination as motivation .

This is the tale about an ultimately useless shinobi that reached greatness with nothing but sheer power behind it! 

Naruto massively changed anime for good along with its industry involved in huge ways due to how popular it became over time! A lot our favorite shows were influenced greatly from Naruto.

6. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

Well well, it is time to talk about one of the most underrated anime out there – Assassination Classroom. This 22 episode TV anime aired back in 2015 and was based on a manga written by Yusei Matsui.

The story follows an obscure yellow octopus-looking creature who destroyed 70% of the moon and threatens earth now that he’s been let loose from his laboratory prison. International government officials are unable to stop him with their weapons or tech because this being moves at speeds beyond Mach 20!

5. Death Note

Death Note

In 2007, Death Note aired on TV and was an anime adaptation of a popular manga. The series is about Light Yagami who gets his hands on a special notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in it as long as they are physically close by when he does so.

For many fans, this is one of their favorite shows due to its brilliant story-telling capabilities and engaging characters.

“That notebook says Death Note and the contents written inside claim that if anyone’s name is written in that notebook, he shall die.” Not believing initially, Light later realizes this book to be no joke.

Now with his newfound power of becoming a God as Kira, Light starts killing all criminals for peace using “Death Notes”.

However these acts gain acknowledgement by police leading L – best detective in world- to investigate. This now becomes war between genius detectives L & Kira set against brilliant but equally matched high school students.

4. Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter

For an anime that continues to receive more and more critical acclaim as time goes on, we have the legendary Hunter x Hunter.

Hunter x Hunter is 148 episode TV series that aired back in 2011. It’s a shounen-adventure adaptation of Togashi Yoshihiro’s manga about Gon Freecs who takes up the profession of ‘hunter’ with hopes to find his lost father. 

Hunters are professionals assigned tasks like killing or capturing other people – but certainly not for free!

3. Steins;Gate: Best Anime To Watch


I have great news for you sci-fi fans! The next entry on our list is one of the best anime out there. It’s Steins;Gate, a brilliant 24 episode TV series about time travel that aired back in 2011 and was adapted by Hiroshi Hamasaki with Studio White Fox as animation studio.

The lab members who were friends Okabe never looked at the machine with a lot of potentials until recently, when they realize that this microwave can do the impossible.

It can send messages to the past! This anime adaptation of Steins;Gate’s visual novel is absolutely brilliant because of its mind-blowing direction and storytelling. A must-watch for anyone who has seen any other sci fi before you watch it!

2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

In the list of Best Anime, there is a negligible difference between the first and second position. 

However, I think that Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood deserves to be at number 1. It aired from 2009-2010 with 64 episodes in total on TV as an anime adaptation of Arakawa Hiromu’s manga series also by the same name written and illustrated back then (2009).

The tale follows Edward Elric who tries performing a taboo alongside his younger brother Alphonse – this lead him into going through various adventures all while trying to resurrect their dead mother using Alchemy which turns out unsuccessful leading them both needing more power if they want another chance for success even though it might risk altering history itself forever.

1. Attack On Titan: Best Anime Of All Time

Attack On Titan

And finally, the anime that topped our ‘Best Anime List’ is obviously Attack On Titan!

It’s not like any other series and it has almost every element in it making him the topper for our list as well. The 25 episode TV anime aired back in 2013 with an adaptation from its manga sister.

“These titans are the ones who crave humans and try to slurp them down as soon as they see one.”

“To keep themselves alive, humanity surrounded itself with the use gigantic walls to keep these creatures out.” 

Eren Yeager has always wanted “to take a jump towards the outside world” however his dreams shatter when suddenly, a colloidal titan breaks through first wall. Eren witnesses this nightmare where he watches his mother be devoured by another titan and therefore swears to kill each and every Titan.

Attack On Titan is the series that set a new benchmark for any anime that has ever come out.

Its spectacular foreshadowing, influence, critical acclaim and commercial success are some of the many reasons why this anime has topped our list. Now considered one of the best shows in recent times it’s no surprise when you consider all these factors!

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At the end of a long day, you’re finally home. You take a deep breath and sink into your couch before going through today’s list on Top 100 Anime!

Thankfully, there was no drama at work this time because everyone is too tired to fight over it. Your favorite anime didn’t make the cut which bums you out but it doesn’t really matter since they all have such unique stories that impact viewers in different ways.

However, if we had to pick one absolutely amazing anime from this bunch then “Dragon Ball Z” would be our number 1 choice by far! The characters were so well-developed throughout each episode and seeing them evolve both physically and emotionally made us fall even more deeply in love with them than ever before.

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