Actions speak louder than words. But in our Otaku realm, anime speak better than reality. Lately, anime has been receiving a little attention outside Japan. You might think that anime is made of some cartoon characters. Guess you’re wrong. It is much more than to just some little cartoon characters. Anime shows are full of incredible plots, characters, and they are not prolonging at all (keep One Piece aside for a while.)
Even if you come across some long-running anime like One Piece and Naruto, they’re worth the time you spend. And if you want something to replace your boredom with something splendid, anime is a perfect choice. If you’re going to enter into anime fandom, you might want to watch some good ones. So, here’s the list of some best anime of all time that you must watch. This list includes anime from all genres like shounen, adventure, comedy, romance, and many more.
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Best Anime of all Time!
The only word that is appropriate to describe this anime is “Masterpiece!”The plot makes you love it over time, and the thrill intensifies over the incidents. It had also been voted as #1 anime by the Japanese audience. Though it has only 37 episodes, you get to witness a never-seen thriller. The only thing it lacks is no. Of episodes but other than that, every other aspect tops in contribution. It ranks out every other anime on the list being the 1st on the list of best anime.
The story revolves around Light Yagami, a high school student with a genius personality. He gets sick of the world by witnessing crimes and injustice. That is when he finds a mysterious book named “Death Note” which belonged to Shinigami Ryuk. This book grants the ability to kill anyone just by writing their name on it. Light Yagami finally obtained something powerful that can change the world but can he do that? Soon, he encounters “L,” a detective who chases after Light Yagami with his mastermind tactics.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series followed by Fullmetal Alchemist. Unlike Fullmetal Alchemist, it follows the original events of the manga and ranks #1 in MyAnimeList. It isn’t just an ordinary that you can simply watch and move on to another one. The plot, setting, characters, music and what else, everything keeps you attached with the anime. So, we recommend you watch this amazing anime since it is one of the best anime shows out there.
The series follows two brothers Edward and Alphonse, who commit a taboo in a process of bringing her dead mother back to life. As a result, Ed loses his left leg and sacrifices his right arm to bound Alphonse’s soul to an armour. To restore Al’s body and get their old life back, these two brothers embark on a journey and as unusual events take place, anime turns into something big. If you’re thinking of watching it, then do it right now. After all, it is one of the best anime of all time.
There is a saying that “Naruto is a lot of new generation’s first favourite anime.”The plot, characters, action scenes, and literally every aspect in the anime are on point. If you ignore the fillers that are present in a large amount, it is a wonderful anime that you can enjoy. Once you watch it, you might as well have thoughts of rewatching it. So, if you’re looking for a good anime, then this one is more than enough to entertain for a while. After all, it is one of the best anime shows out there.
The story follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who dreams to become the most powerful ninja and Hokage of the village which he loves the most. But it is not an easy task as it involves a great effort and obstacles as well as a few mysteries regarding his existence. Watch this unforgettable show to live a deep scar in your heart until you get over it (probably it won’t happen, though).
It has over 950 episodes! It has over 100 fillers! So what? It is One Piece we’re talking about and the efforts of Eiichiro Oda that made One Piece one of the best anime as well one of the big three for two decades. Just imagine how epic an anime would be from the adaptation of the best selling manga of all time? If you’re hesitant at first few episodes, then still it will be your cup of tea once you give it another shot. So, we recommend you watch this long-running anime at any cost.
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” and become the king of pirates. As he sets on his journey with his crew, they encounter other pirates, bounty hunters, criminals, revolutionaries, and various foes & friends. Thus, will they be able to pursue their dreams with all these obstacles? It is definitely a must-watch anime and undoubtedly one of the best anime shows to exist in the anime industry.
Vinland Saga is nothing more than history. But why is it in the list of best anime of all time? The answer is simple because it doesn’t just rely on a basic plot that adopted 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. Do you need any other reason to watch it? So, we say, just go for it and you’ll love it to the end.
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 become the one who will change the world?
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The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland reminds me of the intellectual struggle between Light and L from 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. Thus, we recommend this one as one of the best anime of all time.
The story starts at an orphanage where children believe it as their home. But what if it isn’t? What if the one they adored isn’t their mother? As soon as they realise it, the young brains try to escape from the orphanage. Will they be able to escape so easily? We can’t say much more because it might spoil you. So, if you’re looking for a short and best anime, then just go with it. After all, it is one of the best anime out there.
Hunter x Hunter
Not too many and not too less. Hunter x Hunter gives you the best experience with 148 episodes in it. It prioritises the importance of characters over any other aspects. And it doesn’t have any unofficial fillers so you can watch them comfortably. The story runs at a good pace and includes a lot of plot twists, epic battles, and intriguing scenes. As you advance through the episodes, the plot gets unpredictable. Thus, it is one of the best anime you can find in your life.
The story starts with a kid named “Gon Freecs” who lives with his aunt on whale island. His dad left him with his aunt when Gon was still a newborn baby. When he reaches the age of 11, he decides to find his dad and sets out on a journey to become a hunter. Since Ging is a hunter himself and finding him is like chasing after a rainbow. Could Gon’s wish to meet his father will come true? Watch it to find out.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a pleasant surprise. It is an incredible piece of art and when it comes to animation and screenplay is pretty good. It is a kind of anime that you view it in a one go. With just 26 episodes, it mesmerises you until the end. And with its manga breaking so many records, we’ll doubt you’ll skip this. So, if you’re looking for a short and best anime with lots of action and humour, then Demon Slayer is for you.
Kamado Tanjiro leads a normal life with his life by selling charcoal in the nearby village. But when he witnesses the tragedy of his family and Nezuko, his little sister being the only survivor, his life turns upside down. Though his family got slaughtered by a demon, his sister turns into a demon. Now, Tanjiro decides to find a cure for Nezuko even it costs his life. So, what do you think? Will he be able to find the cure or his sister will reach the same tragedy as her family in the end?
Attack on Titan
Tell us! Do you want to watch an action thriller with tons of twists in it? Then you shouldn’t ask for more because Attack on Titan got everything from action to plot. From the moment you view this anime, you’ll appreciate the level of thought and efforts put in it. From episode to episode, you’ll think that you won’t be surprised. But soon you’ll know that you’re wrong. So, if you want an intense action-thriller anime, then go with Attack on Titan. After all, it is one of the best anime out there.
Attack on Titan sets in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is driven to extinction. People live within the territories surrounded by walls to protect themselves from man-eating giants. The small number of people those who live inside the walls think they’re safe but what if these walls are not enough to defend upcoming threats. Of course, they’ll fight back to defend themselves. Along with the main character Eren, you’ll get to watch many characters in epic action sequences that’ll stun you every second.
Just like how Light Yagami takes Death Note anime into another level, the MC in Code Geass makes you go crazy with his genius brain. The plot is continuously twisting and catches the viewer by surprise. For the friendly remainder, this anime has one of the best endings out there. If you seek action in the series, well, there’s plenty of it. The fight sequences in the anime involve mecha robots and you’ll get to watch master plans between the characters.
The story follows the exiled prince “Lelouch Britannia” who obtains the ability of “Absolute Obedience” from a mysterious woman named C.C. Using this ability, he decides to put an end to the rule of Britannia which is the reason for his mother’s assassination. But he is alone and going against a nation? And he has his little sister “Nunnally” to protect. Watch this enticing fight between a mastermind with the ability and the world’s greatest nation.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Just by glancing upon the title, you could pretty much tell who the main characters are but you wouldn’t know how good this anime is unless you view it. Well, in this fantasy anime, you get everything from a beautiful love story to breathtaking action sequences. While backstories of the characters feel too emotional, they also look pretty cool throughout the anime. So, we suggest you watch this anime if you’re into fantasy genres since it is one of the best anime out there.
The story starts with Elizabeth, the princess of Liones, who embarks on a journey to search for the Seven Deadly Sins to fight back against holy knights who overthrew her kingdom. When she finally founds the captain of the Seven Deadly Sins, she learns that all of the other sins have scattered over the world. Thus starts her journey once again but with Meliodas to gather remaining sins. If you’re new to the anime culture, then this anime might be a good start for you.
My Hero Academia
Heroes, Villains, Superpowers, becoming the greatest from the weakest, this combination never fails to mesmerize the audience in any field. And My Hero Academia shows you an incredible action-packed story with some good pace and characters. For starters, it will be a good option to choose this one. However, if you’re more of a thriller or sci-fi genre fan, then the next recommendation is waiting for you below.
My Hero Academia sets in a world where people with superpowers exist and the world revolves around the quirks, the sole reason for the people’s powers. Izuku Midoriya born quirkless and dreamed of becoming the world’s greatest hero and symbol of peace after inspired by All Might. However, due to an incident, Midoriya crosses the path with All Might and becomes the successor of his power “One for All.” Now Midoriya has the chance to fulfil his dream but at what cost?
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If you’re new to watching anime series, then we recommend you not to start with this. However, once you’re done watching more than a couple of series, you can try Steins Gate. It has a very slow pace in the beginning episodes but once you get past the eighth episode, you’ll witness the true value of the show and why it is ranked on #2 in MyAnimeList. Thus, it is one of the best anime shows to exist to date.
The story follows Rintarou Okabe, who calls himself a mad scientist and researches time travel. When he and his friends finally succeed in changing the microwave into a device that sends messages to the past, Okabe discovers the consequences. But is it too late to turn back time? Besides, an organization named SERN is after him and his research. It has a good amount of humour, thrill and the concept is simply out of bounds.
Sword Art Online
Some people call it the worst anime, and others think of it as one of the best anime out there. Can a series have such a length of dual opinions? Yes, it can. Sword Art Online is definitely one of the most popular anime on the planet but some people drop it before watching a season. The reason is it shows a deviation in the plot in the midway. Well, then, why do people call it a must-watch anime? The answer is simple. It depends on the perspective of the viewer.
But you won’t be disappointed in the least bit once you watch all the seasons. Not to mention, it has one of the best animations to date, and the chemistry between the leads is so good. Well, the story sets in a world where virtual games rule the world. When a game named “Sword Art Online” launches and traps the people and challenges them to survive in the game to survive in real life, the amazing journey of the MC starts.
Well, that’s it for now. Since there are a lot of recommendations, you can watch them for a long time. But if you want to choose one, go with Death Note first and then Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Of course, all the anime on the list of worth the watch so try to watch them all. So, what anime are you going to pick from our list? Since we’re curious in knowing your choice, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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