Who decides the best anime series of all time? You? Me? Or it’s just a matter of taste. However, there are several factors to consider while making the list of best anime series. For example, an influential anime series requires a special place in the list.
After receiving a considerable amount of love and hate for our 30 powerful characters list, we have brought the all-time favourite 10 bests anime series for you. So, let’s dive in now!
10. Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World
Re: Zero starts simple enough, but it turns into a series quickly. It is based on time loops, unique villains, and character development. In this anime, Subaru (the lead character) is thrown into another world on his way from the convenience store. Just after the arrival, he is killed while helping a young half-elf he befriends. Emilia (a candidate to become the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugunica), only has some hours to revive in the past. After drying, Subaru comes to know that he has the power to turn back after his death.
9. Death Note
Death Note generally follows a high school student who discovers a notebook that allows him to kill anyone whose names he writes in it. The only catch is he should know the name of his victim. Light is unaware that the book was dropped on Earth by the Death God Ryuk. Ryuk was curious to see what happens when Light starts using his book.
In no time, things were turned for the worst, as Light uses the book for what he deems good, and is being investigated by L. Light, a brilliant detective.
This series ran between 2002 and 2007 and then Naruto: Shippuden airing between 2007 and 2017. It is based on the Weekly Shonen Jump manga by Manashi Kishimoto released in 1999. Naruto anime series revolves around a fictional world of Shinobi, where Naruto learns to be a Ninja master with the help of his master and friends.
7. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai
“Rurouni Kenshin” Wandering Samurai is a type of anime that is based on a wandering swordsman who tries to put his tormented past behind him. However, the series takes on different topics, but there is an underlying tone to help and remain humble. Being an anime lover, you will love the story of this anime. Rurouni Kenshin should be on the list of the top 10 best anime series of all time.
6. Ghost In The Shell
Ghost in the Shell is a cyberpunk thriller film which is directed by Mamoru Oshii. The film is set in 2030, Japan, follows Motoko Kusanagi (a cyber public-security agent). He generally hunts a mysterious hacker known as puppet Master. Ghost in the Shell received positive reviews after release and therefore we have listed this anime at 6 in the list.
5. Steins; Gate
Steins; Gate is a 2011 released anime television series created by the animation studio, White Fox, based on 5bp. It is based on the genre like Anime, Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Psychological thriller, Thriller, Animation. An anime television series is a group of friends who creates a machine that is capable of sending messages across time and cause ripples through the past and present.
4. Fullmetal Alchemist
This show comes with two series, Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It is a series based on the Manga series. The first series proceeded to its end without the manga series conclusion, quite similar to Game of Thrones. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is based on the entirety of the completed manga.
3. Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo is the first and only anime to have featured music from the Japanese hip-hop producer Nujabes before his death in 2010. This show is aired in two parts. The first half was aired on Thursdays at 2:28 AM on Fuji TV from May 20, 2004, to September 23, 2004, whereas the second half was aired on Saturdays at 10:30 AM on BS Fuji from January 22, 2005, to March 19, 2005. If you are a first-time anime watcher then its comedic element and art style makes it an easy watch.
2. Darker Than Black
Darker Than Black is one of the most-watched and popular anime series among anime lovers. It is highly rated by many and thus we ranked it 2nd in the 10 Best Anime Series to watch in 2021. It might two series watches to understand and appreciate each detail and extract its meaning. It may be a short span of episodes, but can’t be an easy watch, especially for those who are new anime watchers. Apart from the contractor’s lack of humanity, Hei, the lead character, is quite a contradiction of this. He is battling against other Contractors through a group called ‘Syndicate.’
1. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is the series that comes on the top in the list of 10 Best Anime Series. This anime is based on a manga released in 2009. Its first episode was aired in 2013. After eight years, the show is in its final season. The “Attack on Titan” starts on Paradis Island. Here, inhabitants have built huge walls to protect themselves from mindless titans attacks.
Things quickly got worse when two titans break through the wall. Mikasa Ackerman and Eren Yeager join the Survey Corps as they ask for revenge on the titans after destroying their home and eating Eren’s mother.