How do you define an anime as Aesthetically beautiful? By its animation? or by the art? There are many anime series with stunning animation, but even they can’t please us as much as these do.
Some of the best examples would be Studio Ghibli movies. The vibrant colors, effortful character designs, eye-pleasing environments, and even minor details will move us from the depth of our hearts.
So, if you’re looking for some anime aesthetics that can entice you with unique worlds and storylines, this article is for you. Shall we explore this beautiful yet unique world of Aesthetic anime, then?
Aesthetic Anime List!
1. Your Name
Two strangers Mitsuha and Taki, are connected bizarrely. It seems they body swap alternatively and lives each other’s lives. What destiny awaits them?
You can get beautiful wallpaper from every scene of this anime. The visuals are simply stunning, and Makoto Shinkai’s masterpiece never fails to amuse the viewers with its aesthesis.
2. Spirited Away
When Chihiro and her family moves to a new town, they discover an abandoned amusement park. Unfortunately, Chihiro finds herself in a strange environment, and she has to save her parents too.
I don’t need to say a single word about Miyazaki movies. They are, without a doubt, aesthetically pleasing to watch, and most of them are masterpieces. Spirited Away even won an oscar for being too exceptional.
3. Violet Evergarden
Violet has been living as a tool for war ever since she was a child. But when Gilbert found her, everything has changed. But in his final moments, she couldn’t find the meaning of the words “I Love You.”
The first thing you’ll in Violet Evergarden is its artwork and animation. The visuals aren’t like an action anime but feels so pleasing to your eyes. It feels like you’re watching an anime with impeccable sceneries.
4. Beyond the Boundary
Akihito is a half-youmu and an immortal who lives in a supernatural world where youmu are hunted by Spirit World Warriors. Then he meets Mirai, who slays the youmu with her blood and can’t seem to part away from her.
While Kyoto Animation is known for providing Aesthetic visuals, this anime only proves that statement true. It immerses the viewer completely with animation quality, and you won’t even care for the storyline.
5. Clannad After Story
Setting after the events of Clannad, this anime follows the story of Tomoya as he starts his new semester and continues living with Nagisa and her family. Will his life go easy on him?
Kyoto Animation has done it again. The details blew me away, and even though the story is the best part (or on par with animation), the background visuals and characters impressed me more than ever.
6. Made in Abyss
Young Riko always wanted to explore the Abyss in which her mother disappeared. But one day, she finds a boy with a robotic appearance, and he seems to be coming from the Abyss. Will she finally start her journey?
What’s more pleasing than a unique animation and characters designs? Made in Abyss sets perfectly in the genre of anime aesthetic because the sceneries and the characters feel so different and simply beautiful.
The story is about a swordsman who fights without a sword and strategist girl of the army who seeks “12 deviant blades” for the sake of the Bakufu government. How adventurous will their journey turn out?
If you have seen a few Chinese anime, you might think of this one as one of them. The characters’ designs are fantastic to the point they look too good, and the whole animation is far from ordinary. The animators have done an outstanding job in making it unique and beautiful.
8. Land of the Lustrous
The story sets in a distant future, only new life forms named Houseki have survived, and they face a dangerous foe known as Moon Dwellers. Can they fight back and win against these merciless enemies?
I can say this without thinking that this is the most beautiful anime with incredible CGI I have watched in a while. The art quality is insane, and you can’t divert your eyes from the screen for even a second.
9. The Garden of Words
Takao meets a woman in the garden after skipping school. Soon, they both get close to each other, but their relationship is put to the test due to their personal problems.
The Garden of Words is a visual feast and emotional roller coaster at the same time. The amount of dedication animators put into making this anime is unimaginable. I was stunned when I watched it at first.
10. Birthday Wonderland
Just before her birthday, Akane meets a mysterious alchemist who later brings her into a fantastical world and asks her to save it. But she just wants to go home and have a good birthday party.
It is a simple anime without anything extraordinary, but there’s a reason why you should watch it. The animation isn’t unique, but the characters’ eyes, in particular, are one of the best I’ve seen.
11. No Game No Life
Sora and Shiro are unbeatable gamers, and they go by the code name “Blank.” But when they receive an invitation from an anonymous person, they beat him with ease.
However, they immediately get transported to a world where games decide everything. While this world would be their ideal type, what’s the main reason behind their summoning.
MADHOUSE really surprised me when I first watched this anime. The animation is too unique, and it only feels better during action scenes. The characters’ designs are way too awesome, and it is highly pleasing to watch.
12. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Set in the year 2029, Government forms Section 9 to fight against criminals who use advanced technology. But Motoko Kusanagi meets a formidable hacker who throws the whole plan into turmoil.
Ghost in the Shell is a terrific franchise with some of the best parts but this movie, in particular, nailed every aspect. The animation is simply stunning, and the colors, cityscapes look so awesome, and it is a feast for your eyes.
13. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Chise Hitari has been a lot in her life, and at last, she sold herself as a slave. But she gets purchased by a mysterious being who introduces her to a new fantasy world and says she will become her bride.
Every once in a while, we need to stumble on these kinds of aesthetic gems. That stunning visuals feel so pleasant to watch, and the characters are so lovable. We highly recommend you watch it!
In this world, only hover cars reign, and speedsters compete in a deadly race known as “Redline.” JP lost in a qualifying Yellow line race, but he’s determined to win this one no matter what. Will he achieve it?
Redline doesn’t have the best story or characters, but it shines like a diamond in the animation department. Well, we should expect nothing less than seven years of hand-drawn animation.
15. The King’s Avatar
Ye Xiu is a top-tier player in the game named Glory, and their professional team expelled him. Later on, he retires and works in an internet cafe. But after Glory launches a new server, he wields his best friend’s freelancer gear and makes a return.
Chinese anime have always been unique, but “The King’s Avatar” provides the true essence of Japanese animation with stunning visuals. It truly is a feast for our eyes and if you haven’t seen it yet, do it.
16. Carole & Tuesday
The story of two girls named Carole and Tuesday. One lives in the streets collecting scrap and practices music. The other one is wealthy, but no one understands her. Will her meeting with the other bring any changes in their lives?
I see this anime’s artwork with the standards of Violet Evergarden. The soundtracks, characters, and storyline make the anime even more worthwhile.
17. The Tatami Galaxy
The story is about a miserable man who tries again and again to live an exciting life. But every time he does it, it ends up with the same result. Can he ever get a satisfying life?
Let’s just talk about how fresh and engaging the animation is because the rest of the aspects in the anime are pretty decent. If you’re looking for something different than usual, you can watch this one.
18. Kekkai Sensen
When a breach between Earth and the Netherworld opens up, both creatures from other dimensions and humans are trapped there. Now Libra is the only group that can protect the peace between them.
Kekkai Sensen is criminally underrated. Studio Bones has once again provided us with masterpiece-level visuals, and the character designs are drawn effortfully. If you haven’t watched it yet, try it out.
19. Hakumei to Mikocchi
The story is about Hakumei, a cheerful girl who loves to explore the outer world, and Mikocchi, an introvert who prefers to stay indoors. How will these different tastes change their friendship?
I would love to live in a world like in the show. The visuals are so pretty, making you want to rewind the scenes again and again just for the sceneries alone. It’s a beautiful slice of life with a fantasy mix.
20. Flip Flappers
Cocona is a normal middle-schooler who hasn’t chosen her dream yet. But after meeting a strange girl named Papika who introduces her to a brand new world. But can they endure it?
I’m glad for picking up this anime after watching a clip on YouTube. The animation is top-notch, and fights are one of the best I’ve seen for a while. The background colors and character designs feel so pleasant to watch.
21. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
The story is about a college student who chases his underclassmen who have black hair. He always uses the same tactic of bumping into each other coincidentally, but how long will it work. Can he ever get her attention?
Probably it will take you a full Ninety Three minutes to notice the efforts of animators. Because every scene from the movie shows you true essence art style and is a bit funny, you can watch it for entertainment too.
22. A Lull in the Sea
The story is about four friends who attend the middle school of Oshiooshi land village from the Shioshisho, the Sea Village. Along with a friend from the VIllage of Land, they learn about the genuine bonds of friendship.
You’ll probably pause the anime once in a while just to admire the beauty of it. The animation is so splendid, and the character designs are beautiful as well. If you haven’t watched it, do it already.
23. Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Albert has everything like wealth, good parents, and even some great friends. But his life always lacked excitement until the day he meets a man named Count of Monte Cristo. His life always takes a tragic turn after this event.
A tale of lost love, revenge, and betrayal. What could be a more intriguing concept than this one? Keeping everything aside, the visuals in this anime are stunning and so unique.
Fourteen-year-old Kyoto searches for her mother in a city where humans, robots, and monsters live. Can he find her while both city and his family are on the verge of danger?
The first thing I loved in this anime is its fantastic imagery with a stunning background that gives you the feel of an unreal setting. If you’re looking for a fantasy action anime with a supernatural setting, be my guest.
25. K Project
The story is about an ordinary boy named Yashiro who gets blamed for the murder of one of the members of the HOMURA organization. Now can he prove his innocence and save his life?
K-Project is such an underrated anime. Just for visual presentation, I’d give it 10/10, and considering all the aspects; it’d get at least 8/10. Textures, effects, and lighting action scenes, none of them will disappoint you.
Concluding Aesthetic Anime List!
Well, these are the anime series I personally adored, and some of them have really impressed me by blowing my expectations away.
If you want to have a good experience while watching these beautifully animated anime, we highly recommend going with 1080p quality.
So, did you find our list satisfying? If you have any other anime on your mind, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comment section below.
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