Top 50 Anime Series Of All Time

List includes Top 50 and 10 Bonus anime series. Animes are selected by aggregating users score and personal view. List is not in any order. Total 60 Titles and 5745 Views.

1. Death Note(2006-2007)

Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Police|Psychological|Supernatural|Thriller|Shounen
Aired:Oct 4, 2006 to Jun 27, 2007 Episodes:37 Rating:R
Description:Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?
Tags: crime death detective justice Magic Book police shinigami drama mystery psychological supernatural thriller
9.00          8.67   

2. Attack on Titan(2013-2018)

Alternate Title: Shingeki no Kyojin
Runtime: Genres:Action|Military|Mystery|Super Power|Drama|Fantasy|Shounen
Aired:Apr 7, 2013 to Oct 8, 2018 Episodes:47 Rating:R
Description:Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by enclosing themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years.
Tags: Dystopia military post-apocalyptic shapeshifting superpowers titans/giants tragedy action drama fantasy horror psychological thriller
8.80          8.48   

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood(2009-2010)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Military|Adventure|Comedy|Drama|Magic|Fantasy|Shounen
Aired:Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010 Episodes:64 Rating:R
Description:Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn land for the Philosopher's Sto­ne, a fabled relic which grants the ability to perform alchemy in impossible ways.The Elrics are not alone in their search; the corrupt State Military is also eager to harness the artifact's power.
Tags: alchemy conspiracy Homunculi military steampunk tragedy adventure comedy drama fantasy thriller
9.00          9.25   

4. One Punch Man(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Comedy|Parody|Super Power|Supernatural|Seinen
Aired:Oct 5, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015 Episodes:12 Rating:R
Description:Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of 'special' training, though, he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch, and it turns out that being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. With his passion for being a hero lost along with his hair, yet still faced with new enemies every day, how much longer can he keep it going?
Tags: cyborg fighting gore parody superhero action comedy
9.00          8.72   

5. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion(2006-2008)

Alternate Title: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Runtime: Genres:Action|Military|Sci-Fi|Super Power|Drama|Mecha|School
Aired:Oct 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2008 Episodes:50 Rating:R
Description:Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The Empire's rule has never faltered, but cracks have begun to show...
Tags: Alternate history immortality mecha military mind control politics real robot school strategic minds terrorism war action drama magic psychological
8.70          8.78   

6. Steins;Gate(2011)

Runtime: Genres:Thriller|Sci-Fi
Aired:Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011 Episodes:24 Rating:PG-13
Description:A group of friends have customized their microwave so that it can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.
Tags: butterfly effect conspiracy technology Time travel tragedy adventure comedy drama mystery psychological romance science fiction thriller
8.70          9.14   

7. Fullmetal Alchemist(2003-2004)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Drama|Fantasy|Magic|Military|Shounen
Aired:Oct 4, 2003 to Oct 2, 2004 Episodes:51 Rating:PG-13
Description:Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers gifted with the ability of alchemy, the science of taking one thing and changing it into another. However, alchemy works on the theory of Equivalent Exchange for something to be created, something else of equal value must be sacrificed. When their mother dies, Edward decides to do the unthinkable bringing her back to life by breaking one of Alchemy's biggest taboos and performing Human Alchemy.
Tags: alchemy Homunculi military steampunk tragedy adventure drama fantasy
8.60          8.28   

8. ERASED(2016)

Alternate Title: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Psychological|Supernatural|Seinen
Aired:Jan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016 Episodes:12 Rating:R
Description:Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
Tags: assassins butterfly effect time travel tragedy drama mystery psychological thriller
8.50          8.55   

9. Gurren Lagann(2007)

Alternate Title: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Mecha|Sci-Fi
Aired:Apr 1, 2007 to Sep 30, 2007 Episodes:27 Rating:PG-13
Description:Simon and Kamina were born and raised in a deep, underground village, hidden from the fabled surface. Kamina is a free-spirited loose cannon bent on making a name for himself, while Simon is a timid young boy with no real aspirations. One day while excavating the earth, Simon stumbles upon a mysterious object that turns out to be the ignition key to an ancient artifact of war, which the duo dubs Lagann.
Tags: Burning Manly Passion mecha post-apocalyptic super robot action comedy drama science fiction
8.30          8.73   

10. One Piece(1999-9 to)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Super Power|Drama|Fantasy|Shounen
Aired:Oct 20, 1999 to Episodes:853 Rating:PG-13
Description:Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous One Piece behind. Whoever claims the One Piece will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed one of the Devil's Fruits, has it in his head that he'll follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece.
Tags: developing powers fighting navy pirates slapstick superpowers war adventure comedy drama fantasy
8.60          8.54   

11. Parasyte -the maxim-(2014-2015)

Alternate Title: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Horror|Psychological|Drama|Seinen
Aired:Oct 9, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015 Episodes:24 Rating:R
Description:Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself Migi(right). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and Shinichi slowly develop a grudging friendship. Migi isn't the only Parasite on earth, however, and as cases of Parasites killing humans begin to emerge, humans seek to kill off Parasites.
Tags: aliens blunted affect crime fighting gore tragedy action drama horror psychological romance science fiction
8.40          8.51   

12. Hunter x Hunter(2011-2014)

Alternate Title: Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Fantasy|Shounen|Super Power
Aired:Oct 2, 2011 to Sep 24, 2014 Episodes:148 Rating:PG-13
Description:Twelve year old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined to follow in his father's footsteps, decides to take the Hunter Examination and eventually find his father to prove himself as a Hunter in his own right.
Tags: bounty hunters coming-of-age developing powers gore organized crime special abilities survival game adventure comedy drama fantasy tournament
8.70          9.11   

13. anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day(2011)

Alternate Title: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Runtime: Genres:Slice of Life|Supernatural|Drama
Aired:Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011 Episodes:11 Rating:PG-13
Description:Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is at this point in his life that he starts to see Menma's spirit. She states that he may be able to see her because of a wish she would like fulfilled but is unsure of what that may be.
Tags: ghosts growing up love triangle drama romance supernatural
8.30          8.54   

14. Naruto: Shippuden(2007-2017)

Alternate Title: Naruto: Shippuuden
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Super Power|Martial Arts|Shounen
Aired:Feb 15, 2007 to Mar 23, 2017 Episodes:500 Rating:PG-13
Description:It has been two and a half years since Naruto Uzumaki left Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, for intense training following events which fueled his desire to be stronger. Now Akatsuki, the mysterious organization of elite rogue ninja, is closing in on their grand plan which may threaten the safety of the entire shinobi world.
Tags: evil organization fighting ninja powerful creatures revenge war action drama
8.40          8.19   

15. Puella Magi Madoka Magica(2011)

Alternate Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka?Magica
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Magic|Psychological|Thriller
Aired:Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 22, 2011 Episodes:12 Rating:PG-13
Description:She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.
Tags: Dark fantasy death fighting magical girl moe tragedy witches action drama magic psychological thriller
8.40          8.45   

16. Psycho-Pass(2012-2013)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Police|Psychological|Sci-Fi
Aired:Oct 12, 2012 to Mar 22, 2013 Episodes:22 Rating:R
Description:Psycho-Pass takes place in the future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person's mental state, personality, and the probability that a person will commit crimes with a device installed on each citizen's body called the Psycho-Pass. It follows members of Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division and the crimes they investigate.
Tags: crime cyberpunk dystopia future gore police action psychological science fiction thriller
8.30          8.44   

17. Fate/Zero(2011-2012)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Supernatural|Magic|Fantasy
Aired:Oct 2, 2011 to Jun 23, 2012 Episodes:25 Rating:R
Description:War of the Holy Grail Pursuing the power of the Holy Grail which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the fourth war commenced again. Entrusting their dearest wish of victory, the magi joined the battleground called Fuyuki, but amongst them, there was a man who was always alone, and could not find out the meaning behind his fights. His name was Kotomine Kirei.
Tags: fighting legendary warriors spirits action drama fantasy psychological
8.30          8.43   

18. Cowboy Bebop(1998-1999)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Drama|Sci-Fi|Space
Aired:Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999 Episodes:26 Rating:R
Description:In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as Cowboys) chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.
Tags: bounty hunters space space western action drama science fiction
8.90          8.81   

19. Dragon Ball Z(1989-1996)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Fantasy|Martial Arts|Shounen|Super Power
Aired:Apr 26, 1989 to Jan 31, 1996 Episodes:291 Rating:PG-13
Description:The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.
Tags: aliens developing powers fighting martial arts superheros action fantasy science fiction tournament
8.70          8.30   

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion(1995-1996)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Dementia|Psychological|Drama|Mecha
Aired:Oct 4, 1995 to Mar 27, 1996 Episodes:26 Rating:PG-13
Description:At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen years later, that day has come... but this time, humanity is ready to fight back with terrifying bio-mechanical weapons known as the Evangelions.
Tags: Angst hybrid robot mecha military post-apocalyptic super robot tragedy action drama psychological science fiction
8.60          8.32   

21. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma(2015-2018)

Alternate Title: Shokugeki no Souma
Runtime: Genres:Ecchi|School|Shounen
Aired:Apr 4, 2015 to Jun 25, 2018 Episodes:61 Rating:PG-13
Description:Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to cook in Europe. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?
Tags: cooking ecchi food school comedy drama tournament
8.30          8.53   

22. Clannad ~After Story~(2008-2009)

Alternate Title: Clannad: After Story
Runtime: Genres:Slice of Life|Comedy|Supernatural|Drama|Romance
Aired:Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009 Episodes:24 Rating:PG-13
Description:Clannad: After Story, the sequel to the critically acclaimed slice-of-life series Clannad, begins after Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. Together, they experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up. Unable to decide on a course for his future, Tomoya learns the value of a strong work ethic and discovers the strength of Nagisa's support.
Tags: bishoujo coming of age entering adulthood family moe parenting tragedy comedy drama psychological romance supernatural
8.40          9.00   

23. Samurai Champloo(2004-2005)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Historical|Samurai|Shounen
Aired:May 20, 2004 to Mar 19, 2005 Episodes:26 Rating:R
Description:Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets them out of hot water with the local magistrate, they agree to join her search for the samurai who smells of sunflowers.
Tags: historical samurai swordplay action drama
8.60          8.50   

24. Mob Psycho 100(2016)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Slice of Life|Comedy|Supernatural
Aired:Jul 11, 2016 to Sep 27, 2016 Episodes:12 Rating:PG-13
Description:Eighth-grader Shigeo Mob Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob's only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.
Tags: espers special abilities superpowers action comedy supernatural
8.10          8.50   

25. Dragon Ball(1986-1989)

Runtime: Genres:Adventure|Comedy|Fantasy|Martial Arts|Shounen|Super Power
Aired:Feb 26, 1986 to Apr 12, 1989 Episodes:153 Rating:PG-13
Description:Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever.
Tags: aliens developing powers fighting martial arts adventure comedy fantasy tournament
8.60          8.15   

26. Haikyu!!(2014-2016)

Alternate Title: Haikyuu!!
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Drama|School|Shounen|Sports
Aired:Apr 6, 2014 to Dec 10, 2016 Episodes:60 Rating:PG-13
Description: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 player, a short boy nicknamed 'the small giant', Shouyou joined his school's volleyball club. Unfortunately, he was the only member and the club didn't have so much as a place to practice.
Tags: sport volleyball comedy slice of life tournament
8.70          8.65   

27. Hellsing Ultimate(2006-2012)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Military|Horror|Supernatural|Vampire|Seinen
Aired:Feb 10, 2006 to Dec 26, 2012 Episodes:10 Rating:R
Description:Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to eliminate the undead beings, but even her highly trained soldiers pale in comparison to her most trusted vampire exterminator a vampire by the name of Alucard.
Tags: gore nazis religion vampires action drama horror supernatural
8.30          8.52   

28. Baccano!(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Mystery|Comedy|Historical|Supernatural
Aired:Jul 27, 2007 to Nov 2, 2007 Episodes:13 Rating:R
Description:In the year 1711, a group of alchemists are granted an elixir of immortality, with the stipulation that they must kill each other until there can be only one. The now-immortal group unanimously decides it wasn't worth it and destroy the elixir; but one of them, Slizard Quates, starts to kill off his fellow immortals. To reduce the risk of Quates tracking them all down, the group separates and goes their separate ways.
Tags: alchemy crime historical immortality mafia action comedy horror supernatural
8.30          8.48   

29. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure(2012 - ...)

Alternate Title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Supernatural|Vampire|Shounen
Aired:Oct 6, 2012 to ? Episodes:152 Rating:R
Description:Chronicles the struggles of the cursed Joestar bloodline against the forces of evil. Beginning in 1880, Part I follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando. Set in 1938, Part II follows the misadventures of Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan, as he masters the Ripple in order to combat hostile, ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men creators of the Stone Mask.
Tags: Vampire Shounen action supernatural thriller
8.30          8.40   

30. Welcome to the N.H.K.(2006)

Alternate Title: NHK ni Youkoso!
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Psychological|Drama|Romance
Aired:Jul 10, 2006 to Dec 18, 2006 Episodes:24 Rating:R+
Description:N.H.K ni yôkoso! (Welcome to the N.H.K) revolves around the life of Tatsuhiro Satou, a 22 year old hikikomori who hasn't got a job and feels that the world around him is all a 'conspiracy' controlled by the 'N.H.K'. He comes across a girl called Misaki Nakahara who is willing to change Satou's condition from being a socially awkward introvert into a more confident person.
Tags: conspiracy dark comedy hikikomori NEET otaku satire comedy drama psychological
8.40          8.37   

31. Made in Abyss(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Adventure|Mystery|Drama|Fantasy
Aired:Jul 7, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017 Episodes:13 Rating:R
Description:The Abyss is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, Cave Raiders. Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Tantalized by the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?
Tags: exploration post-apocalyptic robots adventure drama fantasy psychological science fiction
8.50          8.90   

32. Great Teacher Onizuka(1999-2000)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Drama|School|Shounen|Slice of Life
Aired:Jun 30, 1999 to Sep 17, 2000 Episodes:43 Rating:R
Description:Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets a job at a prestigious private school to handle their 'problem class' that made the past few teachers quit. He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan.
Tags: delinquents school troublesome kids comedy drama
8.60          8.73   

33. Barakamon(2014)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Slice of Life
Aired:Jul 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014 Episodes:12 Rating:PG-13
Description:As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to adapt to his new wacky neighbors, like people traveling on a tractor, unwanted visitors who never use the front door, annoying kids using his home as a playground, etc.
Tags: calligraphy country life comedy slice of life
8.30          8.47   

34. Yuri!!! On ICE(2016)

Alternate Title: Yuri!!! on Ice
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Sports
Aired:Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 22, 2016 Episodes:12 Rating:PG-13
Description:After a disgrace in the Grand Prix Final, Japanese figure skater Katsuki Yuri seeks to retire. Victor Nikiforov, Russian world champion in figure skating is known for his surprises but is feeling stuck when he realises he has no more surprises left. When Yuri dances to Victor's most famous routine 'Stay Close to Me' the video is posted online and is seen by Victor. In this moment the Russian world champion decides to move to Japan and become Yuri's coach.
Tags: ice-skating shounen-ai sports comedy drama tournament
8.50          8.16   

35. From the New World(2012-2013)

Alternate Title: Shinsekai yori
Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Mystery|Horror|Psychological|Supernatural|Drama
Aired:Sep 29, 2012 to Mar 23, 2013 Episodes:25 Rating:R
Description:Born into a world 1000 years in our future, Saki and her friends live in utopia. Not only is their idyllic community overflowing with resources, but technology is obsolete, thanks to a magical power that grants the ability to materialize anything. However, when Saki discovers a lost artifact, the facade is shattered! Faced with a startling truth about their town, Saki and her companions face dangers they never knew existed, and their choices may change the fate of everyone.
Tags: dystopia espers monsters post-apocalyptic sages Telekinesis tragedy adventure drama fantasy horror mystery psychological science fiction
8.10          8.47   

36. Nichijou - My Ordinary Life(2011)

Alternate Title: Nichijou
Runtime: Genres:Slice of Life|Comedy|School|Shounen
Aired:Apr 3, 2011 to Sep 25, 2011 Episodes:26 Rating:PG-13
Description:Follow the adventures of three ordinary girls as they make life’s awkward moments a thousand times worse. Along with a colorful bunch of classmates, they learn their most important lessons the hard way. Meanwhile down the street, a pocket-sized professor makes life difficult for a robot who just wants to be normal. But normal is the last thing you can expect in a town where salmon falls from the sky. In fact, the only thing you can count on is your friends, but even they are totally weird.
Tags: absurdity School life comedy slice of life
8.30          8.52   

37. Berserk(1997-1998)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Demons|Drama|Fantasy|Horror|Military|Romance|Seinen|Supernatural
Aired:Oct 8, 1997 to Apr 1, 1998 Episodes:25 Rating:R+
Description:Guts, a man who calls himself 'The Black Swordsman' looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed 'the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield'. Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and intelligent man named Griffith, together they battle their way into the royal court, and are forced into a fate that may change their entire lives.
Tags: bloodshed demons medieval middle ages sword-fights swordplay war action drama fantasy horror
8.50          8.46   

38. Violet Evergarden(2018)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Fantasy|Slice of Life
Aired:Jan 11, 2018 to Apr 5, 2018 Episodes:13 Rating:PG-13
Description:Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as 'the weapon,' has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of 'Auto Memories Dolls,' who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words.Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love.
Tags: living dolls military steampunk tragic past war drama fantasy science fiction
8.50          8.59   

39. Mushi-Shi(2005-2006)

Alternate Title: Mushishi
Runtime: Genres:Adventure|Slice of Life|Mystery|Historical|Supernatural|Fantasy|Seinen
Aired:Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006 Episodes:26 Rating:PG-13
Description:They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known as 'Mushi'. Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a 'Mushi-shi' who travels around to investigate and find out more about the 'Mushi'.
Tags: folklore iyashikei mythology nature spirits adventure mystery psychological slice of life supernatural
8.40          8.74   

40. Gintama(2006-2018)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Sci-Fi|Comedy|Historical|Parody|Samurai|Shounen
Aired:Apr 4, 2006 to Mar 8, 2018 Episodes:365 Rating:PG-13
Description:The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it.
Tags: Aliens historical parody Samurai action adventure comedy drama fantasy science fiction
8.70          9.00   

41. Bunny Drop(2011)

Alternate Title: Usagi Drop
Runtime: Genres:Josei|Slice of Life
Aired:Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011 Episodes:11 Rating:PG-13
Description:At the funeral of elderly Souchiro Kawachi, his family is shocked to learn he had a six-year-old daughter named Rin. There is talk amongst the family of putting her up for adoption to avoid talk; disgusted at this behavior, Souchiro's grandson Daikichi decides to take her in himself and raise her as his own child. Thus he begins an arduous, consuming but ultimately satisfying trip through single parenthood, as he and Rin struggle to become a part of each other's lives and bond together.
Tags: adoption family iyashikei parenting single parents taking care of a child comedy slice of life
8.40          8.51   

42. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files(1992-1995)

Alternate Title: Yu Yu Hakusho
Runtime: Genres:Action|Comedy|Demons|Supernatural|Martial Arts|Shounen
Aired:Oct 10, 1992 to Jan 7, 1995 Episodes:112 Rating:PG-13
Description:One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life.
Tags: demons detective fighting martial arts shinigami special abilities spirits youkai action comedy drama supernatural tournament
8.40          8.48   

43. Rurouni Kenshin(1996-1998)

Alternate Title: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Comedy|Historical|Romance|Samurai|Shounen
Aired:Jan 10, 1996 to Sep 8, 1998 Episodes:94 Rating:PG-13
Description:The Meiji Era was one of great renewal for Japan, where swords and killing were outlawed. However, many survivors from the time of Revolution still live, lurking in the shadows and waiting for a chance to use their killing blades again. Only Kenshin Himura, formerly one of the most brutal of killers, hopes to keep his swordsman's honor and still live in the new era.
Tags: historical martial arts politics samurai swordplay action comedy drama
8.50          8.39   

44. Monster(2004-2005)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Mystery|Police|Psychological|Seinen|Thriller
Aired:Apr 7, 2004 to Sep 28, 2005 Episodes:74 Rating:R+
Description:Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Tags: amnesia crime detective police serial killer tragedy drama horror mystery psychological thriller
8.70          8.69   

45. Fighting Spirit(2000-2002)

Alternate Title: Hajime no Ippo
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Sports|Drama|Shounen
Aired:Oct 4, 2000 to Mar 27, 2002 Episodes:75 Rating:PG-13
Description:Ippo, the son of a fishing boat tour owner, takes up boxing to increase his confidence. Through intense training and willpower Ippo claims the Japanese featherweight title.
Tags: boxing sports comedy drama tournament
8.70          8.80   

46. Hunter x Hunter(1999-2001)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Super Power|Fantasy|Shounen
Aired:Oct 16, 1999 to Mar 31, 2001 Episodes:62 Rating:PG-13
Description:The story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss, who one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead is in fact alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a famous 'Hunter': an individual who has proven themself an elite member of humanity. Despite the fact that Ging left his son with his relatives in order to pursue his own dreams, Gon becomes determined to follow in him.
Tags: assassins revenge special abilities adventure drama fantasy tournament
8.70          8.47   

47. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex(2002-2005)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Military|Sci-Fi|Police|Mecha|Seinen
Aired:Oct 1, 2002 to Jan 8, 2005 Episodes:52 Rating:R
Description:In the future when technological enhancements and robotics are a way of life, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 take care of the jobs that are too difficult for the police. Section 9 employs hackers, sharpshooters, detectives and cyborgs all in an effort to thwart cyber criminals and their plans to attack the innocent.
Tags: android cyberpunk cyborg military police virtual reality action drama mystery science fiction
8.50          8.46   

48. Nana(2006-2007)

Runtime: Genres:Music|Slice of Life|Comedy|Drama|Romance|Shoujo
Aired:Apr 5, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007 Episodes:47 Rating:R+
Description:Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.
Tags: music punk rock relationships drama romance
8.40          8.50   

49. Kids on the Slope(2012)

Alternate Title: Sakamichi no Apollon
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Josei|Music|Romance|School
Aired:Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012 Episodes:12 Rating:PG-13
Description:Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is, until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi.
Tags: coming of age friendship music drama romance
8.40          8.43   

50. Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad(2004-2005)

Alternate Title: Beck
Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Drama|Music|Shounen|Slice of Life
Aired:Oct 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2005 Episodes:26 Rating:R
Description:Koyuki Tanaka was feeling the rut, though he’s only a teenager. Between the sheltered and stifling grind of school and the girls that spend their time not noticing him… Every day was just another day of being a total nobody. Enter Ryusuke: a local rock n’ roller haunted by a shady reputation. Together they form Beck, a dynamic band that just might be the salvation of the stagnant music scene.
Tags: high school music drama
8.40          8.37   

51. Rainbow(2010)

Alternate Title: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Historical|Seinen|Thriller
Aired:Apr 7, 2010 to Sep 29, 2010 Episodes:26 Rating:R
Description:About ten years after the Second World War, a group of juvenile offenders are sent to the Shounan Special Reform School, a kind of juvenile detention center, to deal with the atrocities and injustices they experienced in the war.
Tags: abuse boxing delinquents prison drama horror romance thriller
8.30          8.59   

52. Ping Pong the Animation(2014)

Alternate Title: Ping Pong The Animation
Runtime: Genres:Sports|Psychological|Drama|Seinen
Aired:Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 20, 2014 Episodes:11 Rating:PG-13
Description:Despite having drastically different personalities, high school boys Peco and Smile have been friends since childhood. Now, they’re both talented members of a table tennis club but what happens when these sports lovers have to go up against each other in tournaments?
Tags: coming of age ping pong sports psychological slice of life tournament
8.60          8.64   

53. The Tatami Galaxy(2010)

Alternate Title: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Runtime: Genres:Mystery|Comedy|Psychological|Romance
Aired:Apr 23, 2010 to Jul 2, 2010 Episodes:11 Rating:R
Description:The story revolves around an unnamed third-year Kyoto University student who reminisces about his early campus life. He meets Ozu whose encouragement sets him on a mission of dubious morality. He contemplates his affection for a younger female student, Akashi, and makes promises to her, usually of and within a romantic subtext. The culmination of his dubious missions often conflict with his interest in her in some way.
Tags: absurdity comedy drama psychological
8.40          8.65   

54. Slam Dunk(1993-1996)

Runtime: Genres:Comedy|Sports|Drama|School|Shounen
Aired:Oct 16, 1993 to Mar 23, 1996 Episodes:101 Rating:PG-13
Description:Sakuragi Hanamichi is a junior high punk used to getting into fights and being rejected by girls but upon entering high school he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko Akagi. He will do anything in order to win her heart including joining the school basketball team that is aiming to conquer the nation lead by Haruko's brother. The problem is that Sakuragi has never played basketball before and a freshman sensation is stealing the spotlight and Haruko's affection from him.
Tags: basketball sports comedy tournament
8.60          8.54   

55. A Place Further Than The Universe(2018)

Alternate Title: Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Runtime: Genres:Slice of Life|Adventure
Aired:Jan 2, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018 Episodes:13 Rating:PG-13
Description:Filled with an overwhelming sense of wonder for the world around her, Mari Tamaki has always dreamt of what lies beyond the reaches of the universe. However, despite harboring such large aspirations on the inside, her fear of the unknown and anxiety over her own possible limitations have always held her back from chasing them. But now, in her second year of high school, Mari is more determined than ever to not let any more of her youth go to waste.
Tags: antarctica high school adventure comedy drama
8.10          8.61   

56. Kino's Journey(2003)

Alternate Title: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Psychological|Slice of Life
Aired:Apr 8, 2003 to Jul 8, 2003 Episodes:13 Rating:R
Description:In Kino's Journey, the protagonist, Kino, accompanied by a talking motorcycle named Hermes, travels through a mystical world of many different countries and forests, each unique in its customs and people. She only spends three days and two nights in every town, without exception, on the principle that three days is enough time to learn almost everything important about a place, while leaving time to explore new lands.
Tags: parables tragedy traveling adventure psychological slice of life
8.50          8.42   

57. Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit(2007)

Alternate Title: Seirei no Moribito
Runtime: Genres:Action|Adventure|Historical|Fantasy
Aired:Apr 7, 2007 to Sep 29, 2007 Episodes:26 Rating:PG-13
Description:Balsa the spearwoman is a wandering warrior, who takes on the task of saving lives, in atonement for a past sin. On her journey, she happens to save a prince, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. And he is going to need one, for his own father, the emperor, wants him dead. Throughout the story, Balsa's past will come to light and they will uncover mysteries about Chagum's condition while developing a family-like relationship with each other and others.
Tags: assassins female bodyguard fugitives spirits adventure drama fantasy
8.40          8.21   

58. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju(2016-2017)

Alternate Title: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Historical|Josei
Aired:Jan 9, 2016 to Mar 25, 2017 Episodes:25 Rating:PG-13
Description:Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling.
Tags: historical rakugo drama
8.20          8.62   

59. Kaiji: Against All Rules(2007-2011)

Alternate Title: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen
Runtime: Genres:Game|Psychological|Thriller|Seinen
Aired:Oct 2, 2007 to Sep 28, 2011 Episodes:52 Rating:R
Description: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 his friend's huge debt all by himself, Kaiji is offered a shady deal to participate in an illegal underground gamble on a cruise ship.
Tags: gambling game psychological thriller
8.30          8.28   

60. Steins Gate Zero(2018 - ...)

Alternate Title: Steins;Gate 0
Runtime: Genres:Sci-Fi|Thriller
Aired:Apr 12, 2018 to ? Episodes:23 Rating:PG-13
Description:The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them.
Tags: amnesia butterfly effect conspiracy technology Time travel tragedy
8.50          8.90   

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