Actions speak better than words. But in our realm, anime speak better than reality. Lately, anime has been receiving a little attention outside Japan. You might wonder anime might be some little cartoon characters. Guess you’re wrong!
Anime is much more than to just some little cartoon characters. They’re full of incredible plot, fantastic characters, and they’re not prolonging at all (keep One Piece aside for a while). But if you consider long anime like One Piece and Naruto, even though they’re long, it’s worth the time you spend.
And if you want something to replace your boredom with something splendid, this is a perfect choice. If you’re going to attach with anime, you might want to start with some best anime. So, here’s the list of best anime of all time. This list includes anime from all genres like shounen, adventure, comedy, romance, and many more.
Best Anime of All Time!
Vinland Saga is nothing more than history. But why is it in the list of best anime of all time. Simple! It doesn’t just rely on the basic plot that adapted from a historical novel or manga. Instead, it utilises every element like character development, visuals, and what else. It even conquered the 6th anime trending awards as the best anime of the year. What else reason would you want to watch it? It is a type of anime where only 7 out of 10 people love it while the remaining three feels it boring. But I can say one thing for sure that it is not underrated or overrated.
The story sets in an ancient world where there is still slavery and wars. Thorfinn, the main protagonist of the anime, witnesses his father’s death and decides to avenge him with a duel. However, he is still a kid, so he keeps travelling with the person who killed his father and someday he wants to kill him with his own hands. But destiny always isn’t in our hands and filled with hatred in his heart, Thorfinn experiences a new world. Will he be able to get his revenge, or will he becomes the one who will change the world? It is a must-watch and don’t miss this classic at any cost.
The only word appropriate for this anime – “Masterpiece!” The plot makes you love it more over time. It had been voted the #1 anime of all time by Japanese fans. It contains 37 episodes in total. The thrill intensifies over the incidents. It ranks out every other anime on the list, being the 1st on the list of the best anime of all time.
The only thing Death Note lacks is no. of episodes. The character development, emotions, and mind game are some essential things that the anime structures.
The story revolves around the main character Light Yagami, a genius high school student. He gets sick of the world, which is full of crimes when he receives a mysterious book from the otherworld which belonged to Shinigami Ryuk and grants the ability to kill anyone whose name’s written in the Death Note. And soon, he encounters an investigator named L, where those two masterminds make it even more epic. If you want to start with a good anime, it is for you, and it is one of the best anime of all time.
If you are into anime, you might’ve heard about One Piece for sure. After all, it is the best selling manga series of all the time. This anime has been running since 1999, and the manga a bit longer than that. It is currently running over 900+ episodes. You might think it is too long. But once you get into the story, you will never know how you’ve watched all those episodes.
One-piece makes you laugh, cry, twitch in excitement like an eight-year-old kid. It never fails to entertain you, and even though it started a long time ago, it never feels old.
The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, who sets on a journey to find the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next king of pirates. As Luffy and his crew set out on adventures together, they encounter other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organisations, revolutionaries, and various foes and friends as they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams.
So, watch it if you want to experience one of the most adventurous series, make sure not to miss one of the best anime of all time.
Also read: 10 Best Moments of One Piece!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series followed by Fullmetal Alchemist. Unlike Fullmetal Alchemist, it follows the original events of manga and ranks #1 anime in MyAnimeList. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood sets in a world dominated by “Alchemy’, transforming an object into the desired material. It’s not power; it’s science.
The series follows two brothers Edward and Alphonse, who commit a taboo to bring back her dead mother using Alchemy. As a result, Ed loses his left leg and sacrifices his right arm to bound Al’s lost soul to an armour. Then the journey begins, and as unusual incidents take place, anime turns into a marvellous one. If you’re thinking of watching it, do it. After all, no one should miss such a fantastic series. Without a doubt, it is one of the best anime of all time.
The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland reminds me of the intellectual struggle between Light and L in Death Note. You’ll be hyped straight from the beginning. It contains flawless episodes with mind-blowing twists, and as you go through the pace, you will notice the development of each character.
The story starts at an orphanage where children believe it is their home. But what if it isn’t? What if the one they adored is not their mother? As soon as they realise it, the young brains try to escape from the Orphanage. Can they overcome the threat and escape? I can’t say much more. The thrill you experience while watching it is immeasurable. If you’re a fan of thriller/horror anime, then this show is perfect.
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is one of the best action and adventure anime. It gives importance to every character in the show. Even though it has 148 episodes, it has no unofficial fillers. The story runs at a pace where it includes plot twists, epic battles, and emotional scenes. The plot becomes unpredictable as it advances. It thus ranks 4th on our list of the best anime of all time.
The story starts with a kid named “Gon Freecs.” His dad leaves him to become a hunter when he was a little kid. It initially focusses on Gon and his quest to become a hunter to find his father, Ging, who himself is a hunter. That’s where the journey begins. If you’re a fan of epic fights, then definitely this is for you.
Naruto is a lot of the new generations’ first favourite anime. The plot, character development, and fight scenes are fantastic. Besides fillers, it is a beautiful anime you can enjoy, and you might as well think to re-watch it. It is one of the best anime of all time if you’re looking for a shounen anime.
The story follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja whose dream is to become the most powerful ninja to protect his village, which gets attacked by a 9-tailed fox demon. But getting powerful isn’t that easy. Naruto isn’t just an anime as you go more profound; it is a beautiful journey. To be more precise, Naruto is magnificent in every aspect. No Otaku should be without watching it. So, go and watch it if you haven’t yet.
Dragon Ball Z
Every 90’s kid’s face gets a glimpse when he hears the name Dragon Ball Z. It still reminds me of watching the show when I was young, even though I couldn’t understand all the details. Our childhood fills with memories of Dragon Ball Z. It is only one hell of an anime. Also though it is long, it isn’t the type of series which gets bored.
It follows the adventures of Goku, who, along with the Z warriors, defends the earth against evil. The story starts with a concept, and it completely changes it’s pace, as the plot twists about Goku and others get revealed, the action of the anime takes charge.
The story will be connected deeply to our hearts as we keep watching continuously. If you didn’t watch it in your childhood or if you want to bring back memories with DBZ, give it a shot. It is undoubtedly one of the best anime of all time.
Attack on Titan
The moment you watch this action-packed anime immediately, you will appreciate the level of thought and deepness of the anime. From episode to episode, you will think that you won’t be surprised. But you are wrong again and again. You will experience goosebumps in dialogues alone, and when it comes to epic fight scenes, you will be lack of words to express. And there will be no words for the visuals. It is one of the best action anime you can try.
Attack on Titan sets in a fantasy world where humanity lives within the territories surrounded by three enormous walls that protect from gigantic man-eating humans who call themselves as Titans. Even though the giants ate most of the civilisation, a small percentage of humanity survives behind those walls. And sooner or later, they realise the walls couldn’t hold the giants all the time. Let me leave it to your imagination. If you’re looking for something more than epic, your choice is right.
Bleach is merely excellent. It is the combination of Suspense, Action, Emotion, Love, Sacrifice, greed for power, and many more. I mean, what do we want more than this. Despite fillers, it is a fantastic anime with epic fights and a great storyline. Thus we brought it to the list of best anime of all time.
Ichigo Kurosaki was born with an ability to see ghosts. His family gets attacked by a corrupted hollow soul that seeks to devour human souls. It is when he meets a soul reaper Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured after trying to protect Ichigo’s family. To save his family, Ichigo had to accept to take the powers of Rukia. Then Ichigo becomes Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to save innocent lives and other tortured spirits to find peace.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
The plot begins with Kamado Tanjiro and his quest to become a Demon Slayer to cure his sister(Nezuko) who has turned into a demon after the tragic killing of their entire family by a demon. Tanjiro is driven by the motive to cure his sister than taking revenge on the demon. That makes him a pure human.
This anime shows the best relationship between a brother and a sister. If you don’t want to miss such a fantastic show, watch it. After all, no one should miss one of the best anime of all time.
The Seven Deadly Sins
There is a lot to like about this extraordinary anime. It has an exciting plot and enjoyable characters. This anime is a combination of humour, adventure, pure emotions, and romance, and the characters are the most influential aspects of this series. The author has done an outstanding job by giving them good flashbacks. As you go through the episodes, the excitement upsurges, and plot twists make you even more enjoyable.
The story starts with The Princess of Liones Elizabeth, who goes in search of legendary warriors known as “The Seven Deadly Sins” to reclaim her kingdom, which was overthrown by the Holy Knights. As she finds the Captain of the seven deadly sins, they both go on a journey to gather the rest of the crimes. If you’re thinking of stepping in the anime world, it is a beautiful anime to begin. If you’re looking for an action anime, then you can try this.
My Hero Academia
“I will become the greatest hero the world has ever seen.” Sound familiar! These words are said by the kid Izuku Midoriya who we admire the most in My Hero Academia. If you’re a fan of One Punch man, definitely this anime is made for you. The character development is a bit slow, but as you get into the story, it changes your intuition. Make sure you check this as well from the list of best anime of all time.
In a world populated with superhumans, Izuku Midoriya was born Quirkless and dreamed of becoming the world’s greatest hero. He gets chosen by the world’s greatest hero and symbol of peace, Almight, Midoriya struggles a lot with the inherited power. And as Almight becomes weak after a significant encounter, he retires. Now the world needs a new hero who can replace him. Can Midoriya become the new symbol of peace? Make sure to watch it if you don’t want to miss a great action anime.
Stein’s; Gate is an absolute masterpiece. It sets in 2011 yet is better than most sci-fi shows for straight nine years. It is one of the best anime that you could easily rewatch, and every time you do, you will end up connecting more dots- “Oh, so that’s why that happened! I get it now”. The first few episodes might be a little early to be judgemental. But still, it is one of the best anime of all time.
Stein’s; Gate is a story about time travel where a mad scientist, “Rintarou Okabe,” and his friends change their microwave into a device that sends messages to the past. As they continue performing, an organisation named SERN, who has been doing their research on time travel, finds them. Now Okabe and his friends should be aware of the organisation. Although the story is full of twists and turns, it is intertwining. Make sure to give it a try yourself if you don’t want to miss one of the best anime of all time.
Code Geass is one of the best anime out there. The plot is continuously twisting and turn and catching the viewer by surprise. If you haven’t already watched this, I highly recommend watching this anime. Lelouch is a mastermind genius. Watching him take down the Brittania empire is one of the perks in this anime. If you’ve loved Death Note, this one is one of the best anime for you. After all, it is one of the best anime of all time.
The story follows the exiled prince Lelouch Vi Britannia, who obtains the “Power of absolute obedience” from a mysterious woman named C.C. Using this supernatural power, known as Geass, starts a rebellion against the rule of Holy Britannia, commanding a series of mecha battles. If you don’t want to miss such a fantastic series, watch it. It has one of the best endings in anime and will have a place as the best anime of all the time.
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