Anime Seen Till Nowby chrolucifer | created - 06 Feb 2017 | updated - 2 days ago | Public
Here, I've ranked all the anime I've watched so far......the list keeps growing. I must say, this ranking is TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE. Do read the comments under each title. I have written a brief note on all of them....... The list for anime movies : https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042402172/ My rating is like MAL: 10/10 - Masterpiece - #1 to #9 9/10 - Great - #10 to #33 8/10 - Very good - #34 to #68 7/10 - Good - #69 to #110 6/10 - Fine - #111 to #126 5/10 - Average - #127 to #141 4/10 - Bad - #142 to #152 3/10 - Very bad - #153 to #157 2/10 - Horrible - #158 to #160 1/10 - Appalling/Disgusting - #161, #194 to #198
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1. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gold Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".
There is a little too much I want to say about this series. But that would simply make this a huge read. That's why, I'd rather keep it to myself and say only marginal stuff. If you ever wanna discuss one piece, leave a comment and I'll ping you. One Piece is a legend. Everything I want from anime, is present in this brilliant series. Based on pirates, this anime has unparalleled world-building. The plot is superb and highly intriguing. I could go on all day about this anime, but.......... One Piece manga >>> anime. It has a ridiculous length(+750 episodes, +890 chapters). So my advice, do not try to jump ahead and see the whole journey in a nutshell. Just go with the flow and feel the journey. One Piece won't disappoint you.
2. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.
Now this is really a great series. I haven't watched/read all of it though. Part 1 is 7/10. Part 2 is 8/10. Part 3 is 9.5/10. Part 4 is 10/10. Part 5 is 9/10. Part 6 is 8.5/10. Part 7 is 15/10 for me. Right now, it has 8 parts. With every passing part, this series gets more and more creative. The powers reach a new level of awesomeness. The Hero of Part 3 is the most badass character I've encountered. The villain in part 4 is really amazing. Part 7 --- The best part in the series. Everything here was perfect for me. I loved every bit of it. Its main character was the best JoJo. Its deuteragonist is a legend. Its villains are literally amazing. The main villain is equal or somewhat greater than the part 4 villain. The story, pace and progress was mindblowing. JoJo is literally a God Tier Anime.
3. Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988)
TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.
Its a brilliant series. Filled with immense warfare and politics, it touched my heart to a very significant level. Throughout its run, it never allowed me to pick sides. In the end, I was the neutral bystander, who witnessed history being forged by these heroes. This series has a colossal amount of speech. It has less action, more talk. Less fighting, more strategizing. This might not appeal to many viewers and can often seem boring; depends on your tastes. However, I loved it right from the beginning. It has multiple flaws. If we check minutely, the flaws can often be disturbing. Yet, the series was nigh perfect for me. I wholeheartedly love it.
142 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world ... See full summary »
I READ THE MANGA. It is Naoki Urasawa's masterpiece. It is a deep, complicated and gigantic story. It is psychologically draining. A non-linear storytelling, never dragging never rushing. It jumps from place to place, from one hero to another with alacrity. It is not the story of one man, it is a huge story of multiple character but in the grand scheme of themes, it is extremely tight and collected. The story telling is totally of the charts, never maintaining a status quo. It ties itself up so well. At no point does the thrill die, even though the story keeps jumping all over the place. Small mundane events keep influencing big changes and we see how the past shapes the future. And as things make sense after we connect them, the feeling of satisfaction is unmatched. There are a huge amount a loose threads and we see them getting tied so well. By the end of the epilogue, it feels like being rewarded for reading it. And that is why I said it is drains your psyche. This manga has the capability to actually scare you, not with monsters, but with looming threat and incredible thrill. One simply drawn, dialogue-less panel of this manga can be far more scary than many other horror manga out there. After reading this, I am genuinely scared of 'Ninja Hattori' and I mean that literally. Though it is primarily psychological, it taps into comedy, slice of life, school, drama and a few other genres. One thing that particularly impressed me, was the parallel comparison of a man and his childhood self. We get to see these naive children with big, lofty dream get hardened with time and struggle to earn their place in life, while fighting their own battles. Then comes the villain. One of the scariest, weirdest and most dangerous type I've seen. I can't really get into details here because saying more will be a gigantic spoiler. Artwork is incredible. On first look, it seems mundane and simplistic but as we read it, we realise how fiercely it compliments the story, thereby being the perfect match. I am so glad I invested my time in this. Took me a long time to read and I am so glad, so satisfied.
5. Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji (2007–2011)
TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Thriller
Kaiji Itou is a good-for-nothing loiterer who spends his days drinking beer and stealing hubcaps-that is, until he ends up being tricked by his former co-worker. Unable to suddenly repay ... See full summary »
You see, there are bad animes and then, there are good animes. Above these good animes, there is 10 feet of awesomeness. Then there is kaiji. The legendary anime that nobody watched. Based on gambling, it literally had me biting my nails on nearly every episode. For some reason, the gambling genre is appeals to me way too much. Most people are thrown off by the fact that the artstyle of this series is weird and not an eyecandy like most anime. However, the artstyle matches the plot perfectly. The harsh plot which had many realities of life needed an angular and sharp artstyle in order to portray the different characters of different people. Its pace is slow at points, but its really a nailbiter. Kaiji is a survivor. It shows the truths of life, it shows the true nature of man. it shows how the rich can exploit the poor and it shows true despair. This is a series that'll grapple you by the neck and make you withstand cruel truths.
6. Vinland Saga (2019– )
24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Thorfinn is the son of one of the Viking's greatest warriors, Thors. However, his father is killed by the mercenary leader Askeladd, who is not as powerful as Thorfinn's father, but cruel ... See full summary »
First of all, I read the manga. Its one of those rare experiences that you cherish more than you imagined. The plot is amazing, it captivated me right to the core. After its tone shift, I was sucked it even more. Now, every month, I wait for each chapter to release. It is deep; very deep. It shows society from an eerie angle, it makes us experience war on a different, scary way. It teaches us about life. The protagonist is one of the best characters ever. I highly recommend this manga. Its pure brilliance. I watched the anime as well!!! It is a fantastic adaptation and the ANIME OF THE YEAR for 2019.
7. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.
Damn I loved this one !!! A brilliantly written series with nearly no flaws. It shows adventure, so the probability of someone getting bored is zero. Loads and loads of fun coupled with fantastic characters and innovative powers. It touches your heart like naruto and appeals to the brain, just like death note.
8. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.
The best SciFi anime on my list. A phenomenal anime. It might be tough to grasp for some viewer, but if anyone manages to understand whatever the hell is going on, then they'll see the brilliance of the show. Within 5 episodes, I was hooked into this. The premise is one of the most interesting ones ever --- Time travel. It has mild action, some romantic parts, lots of comedy, a complicated but mindblowing plot. The main and support characters, they're all top-notch. Right now, I don't think there is a sci-fi as good as this.
9. Kingdom (2012– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama
In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.
The Kingdom Manga !!! Oh what a read ! A wonderful story of warfare, filled with charge, and rage and a hunger for more. We get to see a wide range of fantastic characters, each more daunting than the next. It has politics, it has bloodshed, it has unending warfare --- instinctual and tactical. The main character is immensely developed along with quality support characters. Currently, the manga is ongoing. Do check it out.
10. Death Note (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
This is the anime that introduced me properly to the anime world and made me look into more of them. It is definitely one of the best anime series of all time, for it presents a deeply unique and compelling story. I can truly say it is one of the best as until now, I haven't found any series that comes even close to its level of psychological prowess. It is extremely fast paced with two of the best characters I've ever encountered. It is a clash of beliefs, of individuals, of demi-gods with mere humans, of deathgods with humans and so much more. The first part of this series is probably the best anime I've watched. However, due to certain stuff in the later part, I couldn't like it as much and thus put it here. It is a must watch. Anyone who hasn't seen it has missed an integral part of anime.
11. Oyasumi anmonite (2010)
100 min | Drama
OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN. OYASUMI PUNPUN.
NO. I'm talking about a fantastic manga called Oyasumi Punpun. It has no anime, so this is how I put it into IMDB. It is one of the best manga I've read. Melancholic, dark and very, very depressing, its highly realistic. The plot is perfect, the characters are perfect and the artwork is phenomenal. Highly recommended to every person who is 18 or more years old.
12. Samurai Deeper Kyo (2002– )
TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action
Renowned and feared swordsman Demon Eyes Kyo endures harsh duels with powerful enemies in search for his original body, as he struggles to maintain power of the body he is temporarily in, ... See full summary »
FIRST AND FOREMOST !!! DO NOT WATCH THE ANIME. So I read the manga. It is without doubt, a masterpiece. A long but very well written manga with stunning artwork. The amount of detail it puts on the eyes is really good; as if the eyes speak more than the tongue. The best thing about it are the characters. It has a big cast with lovely characters; each one have properly developed, fleshed out characters. We see their beliefs, ambitions, emotions and their way of life. Nearly everyone has a proper background that led them to their present morals and ideals. Then, the emotions. The whole manga is overflowing with emotions. You see, it portrays immense number of fights and every fight has its own significance. The clash of swords as well as the clash of morals and ambitions. Everyone's thoughts and feeling are properly shown which makes the manga extremely touching. The fights are very good. There are so many different styles and patterns of fighting, each character having specific skillsets and unique traits. The plot is nigh perfect. We get to see so many mysteries and ALL of them are solved by the end. The story is really very good with proper comic reliefs after the intense battles. This should be enough, if you wanna know more, come find me............ A manga that MUST BE READ.
13. Berserk (1997–1998)
TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.
There are multiple adaptations of Berserk. Movies trilogy, 1900s anime, 2016 3D anime and of course, the Manga. Out of these, the manga is undoubtedly the best form of berserk. Extremely brutal with lots of nudity [As brutal as Game of thrones. More nudity than Game of thrones]. Set in lot older times, the quality of art and the storytelling is simply genius. The best thing about berserk manga is its artwork. One of the best manga out there, berserk is definitely a must read. Its best if you are above 16-17. Berserk is a treat, a legend.
14. Monster (2004–2010)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
It has an amazing story. One of the best anime I've ever watched. It often gave me chills. It has just 1 fault - It is very slow paced. Otherwise, it is damn good.
15. Attack on Titan (2013– )
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.
This series has been a real roller coaster. The first season was mankind's struggle for survival. The next season made us question our memories and starts its mindfuck game. It is followed by a lot of political battles and we reach a proper foothold. The latest season, which is by far, the best season, gives us new hope as well as new despair. It introduces us to tremendous rage, fear, awe. It shows us epic battles; it shows us the first glimpse of the cruel world; it hints us on what lies ahead..........we reach the ocean, something we always wanted to see but the joy doesn't stay because on the other side, enemies await. The manga too, is pure brilliance. The plot is true mindfuck and 100% seinen. It is a damn cruel world and from a moral standpoint, it drives us crazy. The main character has become one of my favorites; Eren Jaeger, the man who went from 2D to 4D. His character development is a major portion of this manga's brilliance. I can probably spend an hour talking about him and him alone. And then there are the side characters, the ones who once outshined Eren but then, were shadowed in his brilliance. Animation is crisp, breathtaking and beautiful. Wit studio outdid themselves, especially in S3P2. The artwork is sinister and perfectly grasps the world. Soundtracks boil your blood. P.S -- AoT went from my top 10s to top 20s to top 50s and then jumped back up to top 15s. xD
16. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
TV-14 | 624 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.
I've always had a dislike for the mecha genre. But boy was I wrong about this one. This goes far beyond mecha, it is far deeper, much more complex. We start with the theme of humanity fighting an impending apocalypse with advance robot technology. But as the show goes on, we find that it was just the surface; reality is far too cruel, far too darker. It is the evolution of humanity and various plots for and against it. It has a deeply sinister feel to it and even though it felt somewhat infodumped near the end, it is written very skillfully. A major portion of the show is dedicated to character development. More or less all our main characters are mentally challenged. No they're not crazy, per se, but each of them has their own share of issues --- guy with father issues fighting loneliness by being a pussy?!! , a girl who is basically a bot but develops character over time, a girl fighting her inner demons and her need to be loved by being way too alpha and biting more than she can chew, a girl who fucks and talks non stop to forget her childhood trauma, a guy being the worst human being possible and having genocidal thoughts because he fears relations and wants to meet his wife respectively (boy thts a lot of crap !?!) One might hate the show because the main character is a giant wuss. But if they do hold on, they will realise tht he grows more manlier after every fight. His self loathing nature is solely because of his parents being bad at parenting. He grows a lot better, then he becomes trash, then he redeems himself, then he falls back again and he finally wins over his issues!!! What a roller coaster tht was. So, while he's not a likable character(actually I hated him for the first 3/4 episodes, he's so pathetic), he is a very developed one. We literally get to see him develop in front of us through a pseudo-therapy session. Animation is delightful. It is flashy, it is colorful, it is fluid. Given tht it was made in 1995, it is splendid. In the words of a friend, it has an appropriate amount of grit. The OP and ED are delightful, especially the OP(a cruel angel's thesis; give it time, it WILL grow on you). NGE is a true classic. It is an internet sensation, a phenomenon. Every anime fan must check it out.
17. Tomorrow's Joe (1970–1971)
30 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Tange is a frustrated fighter with poorly life, he loses his eyesight and also his disciple.Passing by a town one day he meets Joe Yabuki, a brawler,lier and deceived person which he saw in... See full summary »
The manga is one of the OG must read ones. Its a timeless classic. However, its more of a life manga than a boxing manga; joe might have been a swimmer or a wrestler, the plot won't differ much. If you want a proper boxing manga, hajime no ippo is the one. That said, the plot of this manga is fabulous. It is dark, it is good and something about it just clicks in the mind. Once you get sweeped into it, you would find it impossible to drop it. The characters the just as good as the manga. Joe, the MC, is literally one of the best. He's a beast, he's a fighter. He's arrogant and headstrong. I can spend a whole day looking at his antics. A man trying to thrive in the world amidst harsh conditions. Then comes his trainer, the kids, the WOMAN and ofc, the opponents; each more thrilling than the next. The art is actually dull, compared to today's top tiers but in no way is it bad. The intense scenes are made properly, the facial expressions are very good when they need to matter. Something about Joe's eyes just brings in the feels - melancholic, emotional, hungry...... The anime is not good, going by today's level. Now, the fault that irritated me enough to not give this a 10/10, and a position in my top 15. That fault is the disrespect to boxing. I'm a boxing fan, who has watched 100s of matches. The kicking, biting, hitting the referee and disregarding of rules showed in this manga ticked me off. Sure, they were meant to show the characters and their zeal but no. Boxing is a sport; boxers are athletes, not wild beasts. Play the game in the spirit of the game!!! With all this done, AnJ is more or less an actual masterpiece.
18. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.
First time I watched it, I was 16; the second time, 19. In the first time, I belonged to the target audience and the series deeply resonated with me. The second time, it didn't give me the previous feeling but this time, I could analyze it somewhat objectively. This series has nearly flawless writing. The pacing is incredible. You never feel it is getting dragged on and it is never too fast. When needed, it does a lot of things within no time and then again, it slows down to a point of stillness, when the story entails it. Every part of the plot is properly detailed and the way it all ties up in the end is just incredible. The ending is incredibly satisfying. The power system must be mentioned. The law of equivalent exchange is the basis of alchemy and the way it is used is just so perfect. It is adequately detailed, giving proper explanations to all the events and processes thereby giving us a deeper understanding of the plot. The characters are one of the best parts of this show. We got two male leads with different personalities, each complimenting the other. Despite having a lot of screentime, they do not overshadow the huge supporting cast. We have got a good female lead, an incredible deuteragonist, strong male as well as female supports, a great anti-hero, minor villains to set the scene, major villains behind every problem and a boss villain at the end. These were just the forerunners; inspite of the short, 64 episode run, the series has this amazing ability to provide small but significant developments to the side characters. The animation is very decent and the series has great OP/ED. Imo, it is a crime to rate this series lower than 9.
19. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1999)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.
Definitely a good anime. But main character seems too overpowered at different parts. Good story and the OVAs are a must.
20. One Outs (2008–2009)
Animation, Drama, Sport
Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the Lycaons, heads to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa to train and find a new pitcher for the team. There, he meets Toa Tokuchi, a 134-kmph ... See full summary »
Its a baseball anime. But then again, its not; its a psychological thriller. Its a short series with not much character development and side character focus. Centred around a genius gambler who is very skilled at mind reading and pitching, whose observation and quick thinking is astonishing, we get a sports anime that actually shows how a real genius thinks. The anime has the ability to keep us at the edge of our seats until the very end. A must watch !!!
21. Case Histories (2011–2013)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie becomes a private investigator.
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OK, I hope this is abundantly clear...........I'm talking about Historie manga, based on the life of the talented general of Alexander the Great, Eumenes. The manga shows how even the most simplistic of artstyles can depict the most meaning. Just looking at the simple character designs is enough to feel their soul. Their eyes and their expressions speak so much. Ofc our hero is totally different, he's kinda stoic and its hard to see through him. Sets him apart from the rest. We explore a very exciting story, where a man, who's intelligence and actions border on both genius and eccentric, keeps showing us how our actions and efforts contribute in determining our fate. Eumenes builds his own life with his own two hands. There are a lot of side characters who have tried their best to be as interesting as Eumenes himself. There is a simple slave who bought his freedom and went on to become an accomplished leader, the simple girl who falls in love but learns to accept her fate, the future legend in making, i.e, Alexander, the crafty and slutty queen and the extremely insightful King. Historie is a different level of genius. It is painfully straightforward with a very generic storytelling and yet, somehow, it manages to outshine many of the manga I've read so far.
22. Sanctuary (2008–2011)
44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.
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One of the best manga I've ever read. I guess I have a thing for politics and dialogue heavy series. This series captured me from a very early point. The premise is extremely intriguing and interesting. The steps to completely reform of a nation. God was I hooked. The storytelling is incredible. The 2 main characters form kind of a yin-yang. A Guy with a bright, attractive personality, leading the darker parts of the nation and the Guy with a darker, more serious and scary personality, leading the bright face of a nation. The Yakuza(Mafia) and The Government reformed together to form a Sanctuary of a nation. The story is flooded with plenty of side characters and most of them are worthy of having their own spinoffs. There are a few flaws with it too but I guess that's because of difference in opinion. I found the ending kinda underwhelming and the 'calm before the storm' to be slightly monotonous. Plus the portrayal of the society wasn't completely accurate. Nevertheless, this was an incredible read. ONLY for Mature readers.
23. Kengan Ashura (2019– )
TV-MA | Animation, Action
Kazuo Yamashita is an ordinary fifty-six year old man who one day is summoned by the chairman of his company and hired as a manager of a gladiator. He learns that these hired gladiators ... See full summary »
Such a fantastic manga. Since I'm an ardent lover of fighting, that includes any martial art, mma, wrestling, grappling, etc, this was gold. A fantastic artwork portraying a pure fighting series. It was amazing to flip through the pages and see the macho men defeating each other. The mc and his backstory was very good and the plot unfurled in a lovely manner.
24. Erased (2016)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.
Even before I completed the series, I knew that this one is special. This one really excites me to the core. So relatable !!! The soundtracks are lovely, the animation is nice and the story is heavenly. There are a few minor setbacks but they don't even come close to the amount of pros.
25. Bakuman. (2010–2013)
24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka ... See full summary »
Ah this was such a fun series. Its from the creators of Death Note and it is wonderful. The story is very compelling and realistic. We get to see the life of a professional mangaka and how hardworking they are. The characters are very well done. It has a last cast with very unique and interesting characters. We get to know everyone of them and all of them are so well done. The animation is fantastic and so is the music. Ofc it has its own share of flaws but that doesn't get in the way of it being incredibly enjoyable. P.S --- I generally do not find any similarity between anime characters and myself. This is the second anime to offer me a character who is, in fact, extremely similar to me --- Mashiro Moritaka. And for that, I'm so glad.
26. Akagi (2005–2006)
Animation, Sport, Thriller
Genius gambler Shigeru Akagi competes with members of the mafia in mahjong.
From the writer of Kaiji, here comes another thrilling series. Now qualitywise, its just as good as Kaiji. An incredible series that explores gambling and the thrill of that art to its fullest. However, it falls short of the thrill Kaiji provided. Next, common people CANNOT enjoy it 100%. Actually, the series revolves around a game called Mahjong. Since we don't know the rules and regulations, we have to depend on the explanations given. However, the series doesn't explain it fully either. Fact is, we always understand the tension, we understand the thrill, we recognise a good hand and the life-n-death situations but we can't experience it to its fullest. That is why I'm giving it a 9/10. Its a 26 ep series but 13 fast episodes would have covered it just fine. Do read the manga to get the full experience.
27. Ajin (2016– )
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A high school student discovers he is an Ajin, a demi-human being. He ends up a fugitive on the run because of his powers.
A fantastic series. Pure greatness. The plot is similar to that of tokyo ghoul and parasyte, although different in many aspects too. However, it surpasses tg and is better than parasyte too. The main character is relatable and well developed. The side characters are well fleshed out and get their fair share of screentime. However, for me, the main attraction was the villain. Oh he was crafty. His ideals aren't anything high and mighty. He was just a man playing life like a game, literally like a game. His perspective is incredibly appealing to me and his behavior, choices and words were really enjoyable. We see a bizarre fight, how a handful to players with cheat codes take out the whole game. Immensely enjoyable.
28. Violet Evergarden (2018)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
In the aftermath of a great war, Violet Evergarden, a young female ex-soldier, gets a job at a writers' agency and goes on assignments to create letters that can connect people.
Oh my GOD !!! This series is simply lit. The story is beautiful, the characters are so lovely, the animation and music are extremely good. This is the only slice of life series that truly touched me. Its filled with so much worth of emotions and the stunning animation simply clicks in our mind. It is truly a must watch series.
29. Tokyo Ghoul: re (2018)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Two years have passed since the CCG's raid on Anteiku. Although the atmosphere in Tokyo has changed drastically due to the increased influence of the CCG, ghouls continue to pose a problem ... See full summary »
For anime, S1 is 8/10, S2 is 7/10 and S3 is 4/10. The manga is 9/10. Since I read the whole manga, this ranking is based on the manga and not the anime. After finishing the first part, we get here. Anime first --- its good. slightly confusing and it really helps if we get more material to understand the events. the animation is decent and nicely covers the plot. however, it falls flat before the manga. Season 1 is very good and get us geared up for so much more. S2 is filler, S3 packs 140+ chapters in 24 episodes!!! So you see why I dislike the anime. Now the manga --- the action and detailing in manga is quite better and more spontaneous. Its still ongoing but we've reached a point in the story where lots of doubts have been solved and we get to feel good. The artwork is still okayish, kinda hard to understand the action scenes and thus it takes much more time to read it. However, its worth the effort. And we still face that choice about which side to support. Even now, I fail to decide.......
30. Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)
TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Horror
17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.
This series has one of the best character studies. Its skillfully told with amazing animation, fights, dialogues, twists and tragedies. Highly recommended.
31. Jormungand (2012– )
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime
The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company's ... See full summary »
Lit !!! As someone who is extremely into first person shooting games, this anime had the perfect scenario for me. Gunfights, bombs, terrorists, knives and so much more. They even had a bomb-planting part. The story was really good, I liked how the plot gradually unfurled. The characters were of a nice variety even though most of them were basically similar. Each of them was given attention and developed. It had its trump cards too, having a very big reveal at the end. Loved the show.
32. Assassination Classroom (2015–2016)
TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.
It simply outstanding. Wonderful plot and lots of fun. It has <50 episodes but still made me feel proud to watch it.
33. One Punch Man (2015– )
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.
Short, 12 episode anime. Hilarious. Action-packed scenes. Overpowered hero, but non-eloquent and somewhat stupid. Very enjoyable. Now, moving on to the manga. The artwork is probably the best I've come across, just check a few panels to understand how great it is. The story is really good and when someone really grasps what the series is all about, they start to enjoy it. The are so many good characters and everyone is quite nicely being fleshed out. Trust me, reading a major part of this manga is kinda like watching a sakuga scene from an action anime. And just to put this out there, this series is not about how an overpowered parody guy defeats all. Its more about how he struggles and tries to cope with normal life even though he is the strongest. It shows how life is extremely unfair to him and yet, how he goes on..............He's just a hero for fun, but you will like him when you get to know the man inside him.
34. Slam Dunk (1993–1996)
TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joins the basketball team because of the girl he has a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport, he is no ordinary basketball player.
The best sports anime I've seen. Brilliant. Comical. Intense. Highly recommended. After finishing the anime, read the final arc in the manga to have the complete experience. While the anime is 8/10, I believe that the manga is without a doubt, 9/10. Inoue's artwork is phenomenal.
35. Capeta (2005–2006)
30 min | Animation, Sport
Kapeta, is a 10 year old kid who loves racing. But due to his dad's low wages he can't buy a kart. So his dad makes a kart for him. This is the start of the great Kapeta. In his first race ... See full summary »
One of the best sports anime I've seen. This time, its all about car racing; not normal cars, this is about go-karts, FSte, FTRS, F3 and ultimately, hopefully, F1. The main attraction is how the MC struggles to win. Coming from a poor family, he has handicaps in almost all races. And yet, he continues without complaining. He adapts more than everyone and chases after his true rival against all odds. The side characters were really good too. A fearsome and respectable opponent, dedicated and loving friends and an ever-supporting father. Then there are supporters, other rivals, admirers and so. Its truly a great show.
36. Grand Blue (2018– )
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A college student spends his year at the seaside town of Izu, having fun on the beach with his school friends.
The funniest anime I've watched so far. It literally had me laughing loudly. It is one of my favorite Slice of Life as well because of how relatable it was to me. Drinking, having fun with friends, having a passion and sharing it with others, trying to get a girlfriend..........it all about youth. There was fantastic chemistry between the short but sweet cast. It was mentally, as well as visually refreshing. Previously, I considered Konosuba funny, but compared to this, Konosuba was too unfunny. I'd love to watch more seasons of this beautifully animated, refreshing, hilarious anime.
37. Haikyuu!! (2014–2020)
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching a national championship match on TV. Determined to become like the championship's star ... See full summary »
As a sports anime, it rocks. Everything that I love about sports anime, is available in this one. It made it take a liking towards volleyball, it gave me laughter, the moments of pure sadness, the moments of extreme hype. There were lovely characters and the plot is fairly good. Definitely a must watch for all sports fans.
38. Ace of Diamond (2013– )
Follows the life of Eijun Sawamura, a gifted baseball player who have his own extraordinary pitcher's talent. His goal is one, to become the ace of Seidou High School.
I never really had any interest in baseball. But this series, along with one outs, made me a big fan. This series is really enjoyable. It has the classic shounen-y feeling with the enjoyable main character getting developed along with his peers. Sports anime really is fun. That motivation, that optimism and that repeated occurance of tournaments..........god I love that.
39. Mob Psycho 100 (2016– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Horror
A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.
Sometimes, you come across these few series, that makes you think --- "Wow, that one was spectacular; I ain't forgetting it......EVER". Mob Psycho is is one of those. S1 was great. It was fun filled, light hearted and very, very humourous. S2 however, was darker with less fun. S1 wasn't as invested in the characters as it was in S2. So the experience from the 2 different seasons was varied. I can't say that I didn't enjoy this series. TBH, i enjoyed every bit of it, even the slice of life parts. However, I still can't say its 9/10 material. Its very amusing but I want more from it. Mob's berserk forms were overused to the point where it felt that the training he went through was next to useless. The ???% form was used 3/4 times in 12 episodes..........c'mon. Hype stuff like that ought not appear more than once.
40. Death Parade (2015)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror
After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at the Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim.
Now this is one roller coaster of emotions. The basic idea is simple but as we get into it, it gets really good. I can't call it slice of life; slice of life mostly repels me. This was a thriller, or rather an emotional thriller. It had beautiful moments. On the plot dept, it gets perfect score. The characters kinda seemed edgy and non-interesting at first but I started to like them more after some time. But its low on proper character development. Would love to see more of this, or maybe not........
41. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama
A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
A very good series. We are faced with a crucial choice; initially, it seems easy but as we get to know it better, we find it to be an excruciatingly difficult. The anime as well as the manga are very nicely made with a very interesting plot and we repeatedly ponder over the outcome and try to find a solution. The opening song is very good (Unravel). The animation is beautiful and to be honest, is just as good as the manga. The manga artwork is okayish and it has a few more details than the anime. Definitely worth reading.
42. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (2015– )
TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Meet Souma, he is the son of the owner of a small eatery in Japan. For his age, Souma is a very talented person able to easily come up with new dishes; sometimes these dishes are some ... See full summary »
Its more like Food Fetish. It is wonderfully weird and a very pleasant experience. To put it simply, it sometimes make you drool, sometimes make you laugh and sometimes cringe you out. Its highly bizarre. It has a very sports anime feel to it. The hero is fairly admirable. He's skilled and he strives to be better. He accepts himself and continiously tries to eliminate his shortcomings. Honestly, Soma is one the protagonists that I've liked right from the start to the end without doubting them even once. The animation is wonderful and the food prepared literally waters up your mouth, its as if we can literally smell it. Makes me jealous of the in-anime characters xD............ Okay S4 sucks a lot. Seriously, Here's my S4 review: https://myanimelist.net/reviews.php?id=324678