Anime or Japanese animation has made its way to the mainstream market of western media. Shows like One Piece, Full Metal Alchemist, and Naruto have become staples of the industry. As anime becomes more and more popular, fans have been arguing about who the most powerful anime characters are. But today, we’ll be looking at the 10 best anime of all time.
The results shown here are not just based on only one person’s opinion, however. Instead, we’ve headed over to My Anime List and compiled a list based on the votes of anime fans from all over the world.
Here is the best anime of all time as voted by you, the fans.
Code Geass follows the story of Lelouch Lamperouge, the black prince of The Holy Empire of Britannia, who uses the power of the Geass to build a world based on his ideals. With this power, he liberates all of Japan and starts a rebellion under the alias “Zero”. Unfortunately for him, he soon finds out that Geass is not only a gift but a curse as well.
Every anime fan knows why Code Geass is known as a legendary series. With its intense fight scenes, captivating storyline, and amazing character designs, it’s no wonder so many fans love it. But what’s more intriguing about this series is its surprising ending.
Go watch the show and see for yourself why Code Geass offers the BEST ENDING in all of anime.
Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)
Before the Demon Slayer movie, Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi No Na Wa (or Your Name) was probably the most well-known anime film out there.
Offering some of the best animation and art in the genre, especially with regards to the beautiful backdrops, and an amazing soundtrack (with the iconic songs by RADWIMPS), Your Name follows the story of two teenagers who share a profound, magical connection upon discovering that they are actually swapping bodies.
This is a great gateway anime for all you new weebs, and definitely one of the best of all time!
If you thought that Naruto wouldn’t be making the list, you’re clearly not an anime fan. Naruto is one of the staples and an iconic series of the anime industry. It has shaped the childhood of so many fans and gone on to become legendary.
The series and the movies have some of the most relatable and yet diverse cast of characters. Even the villains in the franchise have captivating and emotional backstories.
While it is one of those longer-running series, Naruto is a surefire way to get that big dose of nostalgia.
The Monogatari Series
As confusing as the watch order of The Monogatari Series is, there’s no doubt that this anime series is one of the greats and the best of all time. With the deep themes present all throughout the series, it definitely is for the more dedicated anime fans.
The Monogatari Series is a masterpiece that’ll touch the heart and captivate the soul. The plot is the real selling point of this series. With a lot of mystery, romance, and even supernatural elements all mixed into one show, it is one to look out for.
Spirited Away is another anime film that shaped the childhoods of many fans in the anime community. It was made by the ever-famous Studio Ghibli and has made its mark even in western culture.
With how the art, themes, and the story is presented, Spirited Away can be watched by both kids and adults alike.
Jujutsu Kaisen is a bit newer than others on this list but its no doubt that it’s worthy of its spot. The anime series has some of the most memorable fight scenes and the best character designs.
Plus, Jujutsu Kaisen’s portrayal of female characters is also very on-point and it’s a bit rare to see that in most anime.
The gritty and dark storyline also fits in perfectly. The writers are not afraid to kill off characters and shock the viewers to their core.
Jujutsu Kaisen is definitely one of the best anime series of all time.
Attack on Titan
Not only well-known for having one of the most popular anime openings of all time with Shinzou wo sasageyo, but this franchise has also been the talk of most anime fans, especially since studio MAPPA picked up the job for turning the anime to the big screens. Despite the dispute for the change in studio, Attack on Titan has been a hit week-by-week.
This series will put you on the edge of your chair with its jaw-clenching turn of events.
There’s no doubt that Attack on Titan is one of the best and most epic anime of all time.
One Piece might be one of the longest-running anime series to this day. Hence, its top 3 spot on this list. For a total of 20 years and counting since its launch in 1997, the franchise has been on top of the charts and garnering several awards along the way.
One thing that is commendable about the series is its well-written variety of characters.
Gintama is an all-time favourite when it comes to brightening up the spectrum with its hilarious spills and shenanigans.
It’s a no brainer that this anime takes the second-highest spot as one of the best anime of all time since this is one of the best episodic series there is.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – the best anime of all time
Action, powers, philosophical themes, a rollercoaster ride on relatable human emotions, and the list goes on! Grasping the throne as the number 1 entry is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
The quest of the Elric brothers in order to reinstate their bodies is a front seat ticket you won’t regret watching. Its play on fantasy worlds and dwelling in the many aspects of the human experience is what shapes the story.