The TOP 15 Best Anime Series of All Time
When i am looking for a new anime serie, i always browse the web to find the best series that are out there.
I enjoy reading opinions about series and it usually provides me with some good anime series.
I now want to return the favor by making my own top 15 list based upon my years and years of experience watching anime.
Lets get it on! Please remember that this is my personal opinion.
- Added Hunter x Hunter 2011 on the 7th place, amazing anime.
- I don't want to scrap BTOOOM! from this list so its on 15.5th place now ;-)
BTOOOM! follows a group of fairly normal(for anime standards) people who try to survive the onslaught. When they come across other people the tensions rise quickly and alot of people end up dying. The story is terrific, it drags you in and will not let you go until you have watched all episodes.
When I finished an episode I absolutely had to know what would happen next. This anime will make you watch episode after episode without realizing its way past midnight. The storyline is simply that exciting.
The main character is a poor bum who is given a chance to get very rich by gambling. Ofcourse the chance to get rich quickly comes with some major risks. The stakes of these gambling games are so high that Kaiji risks losing bodyparts and even his life. That is what makes this anime so awesome, the incredibly tense 'gambling' moments where you will be sitting on the edge of your chair. The animation style is a bit different though, i have never seen anything like it.
Season 2: Episodes: 26 | Game, Thriller | Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 28, 2011 | R - 17+ | Myanimelist rating: 8.32
This is where the claymores come in. They are a half-yoma, half-human species who carry huge 2 handed swords. The claymores are the only reliable weapon against the yoma because they can detect them. The story is dark and action-packed. Massive swords cutting off limbs and splitting body's in two is a common thing in claymore. The storyline is great except the ending. It is different from the manga because the studio wanted to end the series.
Claymore contains filler episodes. Go to the Claymore Filler Episode Guide for the entire list
13. Code Geass
The story is simply awesome, i love 'evil' kind of stories where an anti-hero-like character tries to take over the world. Code Geass has awesome mecha-battles combined with tear-jerking moments where you shed tears of pure sadness. The characters are interesting and diverse. The ending is good but sad.
Season 2: Episodes: 25 | Action, Mecha, Military | Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008 | R+ 17+ | Myanimelist rating: 8.99
12. Steins Gate
After sending some messages back in time the future changes drastically, but it does not always give the results that were intended. Steins Gate starts out a little cheesy but keeps getting more interesting and serious. The story is worked out very well and alot of attention has been given to the little details.
11. The Legend of Korra
The legend of korra is set some while after the avatar: the last airbender. The fire nation has been defeated and all the tribes live in peace again. The peace is about to disturbed brutally however. Troubling developments in the water tribe and the spirit world threaten to disrupt the balance. Aang and his fellow companions are now dead and a new avatar named Korra has been born.
Korra is getting better every season. I highly recommend watching it.
Season 2: Episodes: 14 | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Sep 13, 2013 to Nov 22, 2013
Season 3: Episodes: 13 | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Jun 27, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
10. Fairy Tail
Fairy tail is about one of the mage guilds in the magical kingdom of 'the earth land'. The story is mainly focused on the 4 mages Natsu, Gray, Lucy and Erza. Al kinds of (bad) things happen in earth land which usually leads to some epic mage fights. The magical fights are quite awesome, combined with the music they are just epic.
Just be ready the occasional fanservice, bouncing boobies etc.
After having been on a little hiatus, fairy tail has started airing again!! Lets hope they continue airing fairy tail for a very long time.
Fairy Tail contains filler episodes. Go to the Fairy Tail Filler Episode Guide for the entire list.
Season 2: Episodes: 17 | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Apr 5, 2014 - Currently Airing | PG-13 | myanimelist rating 8.59
9. Accel World
The accel world is a virtual reality in which you can battle other people. This world is ruled by about 5 (seriously addicted)players which battle with each other continuously. When in this special world the time in the real world passes really slowly. Ofcourse there are certain 'real life' risks involved when entering accel world.
8. Death Note
This anime is a must-watch. It unlocks a certain 'what would you do if' feeling which is great. Death note has a lot of 'cat and mouse' moments to it. Detectives are trying to find Yagami while Yagami tries to stay anonymous.
7. Hunter x Hunter(2011)
Hunter x hunter is about a teenage boy who is looking for his father, he sets out from his hometown and starts his own adventure in search of his father. While searching for his father he makes some friends, and a lot of other awesome stuff happens.
Hunter x hunter has an absolutely great storyline. I was hooked like an obese oba-san to riceballs after just a couple of episodes. The events are really exciting and the characters are all special and memorable. The main focus of hunter x hunter are the battles, which are truly amazing.
I believe hunter x hunter needs way more love than it is getting. It is just as good, if not better than bleach, naruto and one piece. Hunter x Hunters strongly resembles one piece in atmosphere but is more serious and faster paced.
Bleach is a great anime which you will particularly enjoy if you like long-running animes. The characters are interesting and the animation keeps getting better. The canon episodes are excellent but the fillers are a bit lacking. I hope season 2 will start airing soon. The manga is way ahead now so the producing studios should have enough to work with.
Bleach contains filler episodes. Go to the Bleach Filler Episode Guide for the entire list or go to the detailed Filler Guide & Review i wrote.
5. Naruto Shippuuden
Naruto is a great anime which you will particularly enjoy if you like long-running animes. The fights are awesome and it has the animation to go with it. I remember one fight with suck jaw-dropping animation it send shivers down my spine!
The bad thing are the fillers though, do NOT watch them. Unless you want to see the main character getting his ass kicked by a talking ostrich. Go to the Naruto Shippuden Filler Episode Guide for the entire list of filler episodes.
4. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Full metal alchemist is about 2 brothers who try to find the philosophers stone. With this stone they can restore their 'broken' bodies to their former glory. Their bodies have been seriously mutilated when they tried to revive their dead mother While on their travels they uncover a conspiracy that, in order to get power, will sacrifice a whole nation.
Go to the Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Filler Episode Guide for the entire list of filler episodes.
3. Sword Art Online
Sword art online explores how it would be if you had to live your life in a game world. The atmosphere and the story make this anime so addicting that I wish I was trapped in a virtual reality myself! Sword art online has everything a legendary anime should have and more. a definitive must-watch!
Season 2 has just started and is already just as good if not better than season 1.
Season 2: Episodes: 24 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | Jul 5, 2014 to Currently airing | PG-13 | Myanimelist rating: 7.99
2. Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin is set in a middle aged world where humans are being hunted by titans. The titans are huge humanoid creatures that have no other purpose in life than to eat humans. All humans live in a giant fortress so the titans can't get to them. They are quite safe until a huge titan suddenly kicks in the front gate.
1. One Piece
One Piece is about a pirate named Luffy who wants to become the pirate king, the greatest of all pirates. In one piece there are the so-called devil fruits which give you great powers. Luffy has the rubber power meaning he can stretch all parts of his body. During his adventures, he recruits other pirates, gets himself a decent ship and kicks alot of ass. The fights in one piece are always a blast to watch. Although one piece does not have alot of fillers, some can be pretty bad.
Go to the One Piece Filler Episode Guide for the entire list of filler episodes.