Are you looking for the best anime series to watch?
Anime is a hand-drawn computer animation, originated in Japan. Animes have been popular all over the world ever since they first released in Japan during 1917. Although they gathered popularity outside of Japan during the 1980s.
The most famous and earliest anime released in Japan was Astro Boy (a.k.a. Mighty Atom). It was released in 1963 as the first anime series aired on TV.
We have grown watching anime during our childhood. We also have been playing countless anime-based games while enjoying the new series. Anime has thrived worldwide rapidly since the Japanese animations are accessible with English dubbing and subtitles.
If you’re an Anime lover or a debutant in the world of anime, then today we’re bringing you a whole list.
Top 10 Best Anime Series To Watch
Naruto is probably the most popular anime. It is the third bestseller in the manga list with over 235 million copies sold in over 35 countries. Naruto is written by Masashi Kishimoto. It’s a story of a young Naruto Uzumaki, a child ninja seeking for recognition while becoming the leader of his village, Hokage.
The story of Naruto is divided into two parts, the first during the adolescent years and the second, during the teenage life. Later on, the popular series was adapted into an anime, Naruto and its sequel Naruto: Shippuden. The former one aired from 2002 to 2007 and the latter one from 2007 to 2017.
The Naruto series has won numerous awards and it still seems to be the number one choice for people outside of Japan. It’s still a captivating anime to watch.
Air Dates: 2002-2017
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Monogatari Series is a popular anime series released in 2009. The anime is adapted from the novel written by Nisioisin. Monogatari means a tale or an anecdote in English. The anime showcases several unusual fictional stories which depict the lives of unique characters.
In the Monogatari series, the protagonist Koyomi Araragi deals with lots of problems emerging from hallucinations called Kaii in Japanese. The hallucinations have an influence on the characters, and he saves them. Monogatari series is a must-watch for anime lovers.
Air Dates: from 2009
Genre: Fantasy, Slice of life, Comedy
Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popular Anime and has often been cited as a masterwork. it is widely loved by western Anime Fans, especially in the US and UK. The series is set amidst the year 2072. It depicts the stories of humans who have colonized several other planets leaving earth uninhabitable.
There is a police force who’s in charge of keeping the peace in the galaxy. The policemen are supported by desperado bounty hunters referred to as “Cowboys”. The team in the Bebop spaceship is part of these Cowboys.
Overall, it’s an entertaining anime which has attracted a lot of western audience and is a must-watch.
Air Dates: 1998-1999
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Dragon Ball is probably the few anime series whose name you must’ve heard irrespective of whether you watch the anime or not. It’s the first series which led to the amazing growth of the Dragon Ball franchise. We are as crazy about Goku as the whole world is. Goku is an exceptionally strong young boy who along with a girl, Bulma goes on a journey to find seven Dragon Balls.
The series features some awestruck action scenes alongside some humour. The series is a pretty old and a classic anime, which aired from 1986 to 1989. In spite of being an old anime, it still rules over our hearts.
Air Dates: from 1986
Genre: Action, Adventure
We all have grown up watching Pokemon. We have spent endless hours being glued to our television screens watching the tales of our beloved Pikachu and Ash Ketchum. Pokémon is one of the most prominent Japanese anime and a videogame. Pokemon was first broadcasted in 1997 and continued till 2002. is an abbreviation for Pocket monsters in Japanese.
It was the few manga series which gained such fame in the US. Lately, a Hollywood movie was also made on the most prominent Pokemon, Pikachu. The animated series is split in six chronological series in Japan, and all these six series include 20 different seasons.
Air Dates: from 1997
Genre: Kids, Family, Adventure
Steins;Gate is a thriller and a sci-fi anime. This anime is about Rintaro Okabe, a crazy scientist who invents a time travel Phone Microwave, along with his friends Mauyuri Shiina and Hashida Itaru (Daru) by mistake. This device allows them to send texts and emails to the past, which eventually reflects the historic course and the present. The novel is actually an adaptation of the Visual novel by 5pb and Nitroplus.
If you admire time travel tales and journeys, this anime will truly fascinate you. The Steins;Gate anime is still considered one of the best sci-fi series in the genre by anime fans around the world. Certainly, this had to make our list of the best Anime to watch.
Air Dates: 2011-2018
Genre: Science Fiction, Time loop
Death Note: Another Must Watch Anime
Death Note is rated as the number one anime series of all time by Japanese fans. It is mystery anime based on the manga published on the Weekly Shonen Jump. Even though it is a relatively short series, yet it’s packed with a powerful storyline which keeps the audience engaged.
Unlike other horror anime, it’s quite dark, where the protagonist Light Yagami finds a book called Death Note. The Death Note is left among humans by the god of death. Anyone whose name is written in the notebook dies.
If you are willing to watch a dark anime, then Death Note will definitely provide you with an enthralling experience. If you’re actually planning to start an anime, then Death Note should be your foremost choice as it will surprise you with its exhilarating storyline.
Air Dates: 2006-2007
One Piece is one of the most famous and top-selling manga and anime series. Our protagonist Luffy has enlightened us that if we want to accomplish something then we need to put our full efforts into it. As we all know, when we desire something from the heart, the whole universe conspires to make the dream come true. One Piece is such an inspirational and loved anime series.
Luffy is a generous and courageous pirate, who’s on the lookout for the great mystical treasure called “One Piece.” He is a member of the Grand Age of Pirates, who are all seeking the fantasy of becoming the first pirates to find the treasure.
Air Dates: from 1999
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Drama
Attack on Titan:
Attack on Titan has been claimed as one of the best action anime in recent years. The anime was initially released as a manga in 2009. Further, the manga was adapted into the anime and was aired in 2013. The anime showcases that humanity is on the verge of extinction as it’s being ambushed by the titans. In this anime, the protagonists Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman with the other Survey Corps members fight against the titans.
The entire tale is draped in dilemma, however, the season 4 of Attack on Titan is being released in the fall of 2020.
Air Dates: from 2013
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a popular manga and an anime franchise. The manga was first published in 1987. The tales stresses on the mystical expeditions of the Joestar family. The main character varies by the part, but they all are the Joestar family. Unique characters and intense battle scenes are highlights of the anime.
Air Dates: from 2012
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
So, this was our list! These are some real treasures in the anime world. Now we know we haven’t included all the best anime but it was a tough choice for us also to sort out 10 best anime that every anime lover must watch. Few are well-known classics, some are hipster’s favourites, but one thing that they all have in common is that they are absolute quality! Give your suggestions in the comments below if you think we missed a big one!