There are numerous best anime ever created.
But the question is, which is the best anime series among all?
Overseas fans are probably thinking “What Anime Should I Watch.”?
When it comes to exceptional heroes, villains, romance, etc., anime is your medicine.
With that, here is a list of 18 Best Anime series to must-watch.
1. DEATH NOTE
Death Note is a best-rated series everyone should watch it once in life. Both in manga and anime form, Death Note was recognized as an overwhelming success. The way they featured its unique storyline, and the characters’ personality was a perfect masterpiece.
Death Note touted as an exceptional psychological thriller show which indicates a cat-and-mouse detective story between two great intellectuals. Written by Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note follows the story of an academic student who wants to change the world by erasing all the crimes happening in his city. However, unexpectedly he stumbles upon a mysterious supernatural notebook which helps him to fulfill his dream.
2. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD
If you want a long-running but adventurous anime show, then Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood comes into view.
Based on the manga of the same name, there are two anime versions. First one is Fullmetal Alchemist, and the later one is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Produced by Bones and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi, Brotherhood premiered in 2009 consisting total of 64 episodes.
With a flawless storyline, director Yasuhiro Irie had done an impeccable job by bringing every character on small screen. The story features two protagonists, Edward and Alphonse Elric who decided to bring back their dead mother with the help of the Philosopher’s Stone. Along the way, Elric brothers discover nation’s government conspiracy which triggers a war between heroes and villains.
The center of the series is its remarkable villains. The villains are nothing but the homunculi, a highly advanced artificial hominoid being. If we were to compare Brotherwood with other TV series, Game of Thrones is a good example.
3. ONE PIECE
TOEI Animation who brings the greatest anime like Dragon Ball Z/Super created the masterpiece “One Piece.”
As anime concept is all about for every ages people and One Piece is not a different one. The series has a lot of action, comedy, heroic and epic scenes.
Center of the series is Monkey D. Luffy who is a brave and compelling character. No matter how difficult challenges he faces, he never wavers. The anime tells the story of Luffy who wants to become the next Pirate King by exploring the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece”.
So if you want to feel the adventurous fantasy of finding treasure along with some super duper action pack, it is the only series that can fulfill your desire.
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden are the best anime series one ever can see. The exciting thing is that anyone is eligible to watch this TV show because it has several reasons.
The Japanese manga of Naruto series is written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, and further, it was adapted into anime version later in 2002.
The awesomeness about Naruto is its well-written storyline, plots, and great fillers. The greatest thing about Naruto is that it perfectly captures turmoil of the real world and how humans selfishly deceive others for their benefit.
When I completed Naruto series which includes 220 episodes in first season and 500 in its sequel, I came to know that this anime series is not for kids. I must say if you are 13 plus, then go with it.
Naruto is a complete package of a good storyline, lots of Ninja fights, superb character development, emotional, heartbreaking elements, and its outstanding music/OVA.
Naruto Uzumaki is a stubborn and gusty boy who wants to become the strongest Ninja of his beloved village. The story split into two parts — season 1 centers on Naruto’s teen adventure as his learning more about his abilities. Part 2 continues his Ninja journey as he grows into the powerful Ninja teen.
5. DRAGON BALL SUPER
Produced by TOEI Animation and written by Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super first aired on July 5, 2015. Following the events of Super, New Broly movie recently hits theatres which a colossal success. Based on a manga series, Dragon Ball gets massive popularity with a positive response when its dubbed version began telecasting in America.
Dragon Ball Super was the newest piece of anime from Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise. Sequel to original DBZ, DBS follows the events of Goku defeating evil Majin Buu and bringing peace to Earth.
The series features dumb but powerful Goku who always train to become stronger. His adventurous journey to fight against strongest villains leads the series to explore a unique storyline. This time, the hero encountered the most potent and influential characters. Thus to surpass all of them, Saiyan broke off his limits and achieved divine powers
To sum up, if you want to have endless enjoyment, the Dragon Ball is a complete package of entertainment for every anime lovers.
6. ATTACK ON TITANS
Written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan recognized as the best selling manga series in 2018. With its anime adaptation, the series has become a commercial success.
Attack on Titans sets in worlds where human beings surrounded by large wall protecting them from monstrous man-eating Titans. The story not only shows the brutal battle against titans but also includes governments’ involvement in this regard.
The series highly criticized for its storyline as well as music which helps to grow anime’s popularity even beyond Japan including Asian countries. In respect to the series characters and their background, director Tetsuro Araki perfectly brought those manga figures into life.
Finally, after Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Attack on Titans can be regarded as one of the best anime ever that could bring the enthusiasm as that of Game of Thrones.
7. ONE PUNCH MAN
The first season of One Punch Man consist only 12 episodes, and it didn’t fail to impose hero’s fearless impression on every anime fans.
One Punch Man is a classic story of how salary worked man turns into the world’s greatest overpowered superhero. Named by Saitama, he is an ideal superhero for every today’s kid who defeats any monsters with his single punch.
Created by ONE, One-Punch Man based on the Japanese manga series of the same name, first published back in 2009. However, the following year will continue anime’s second season which animated by J.C. Staff instead of Madhouse who adapted its first season.
Though Saitama possesses such as unbelievable skills that could outclass any Marvel or DC character, there is a reason behind his brute powers. That’s the exciting part of the storyline that you will only find out in Manga series and ultimately in the upcoming episode.
Steins;Gate is one of the rare but best anime series to know about love.
The series follows the story of a mad scientist, Rintaro Okabe who discovers the method of time travel.
The consequence of time travel leads the protagonist to fall in love with neuroscience researcher, Kurisu Makise.
Steins;Gate has two big seasons that well-received by critics.
Its anime’s best writing story and character development that led the series to a peek of success.
If you want story, drama, romance and science fiction, Steins;Gate is your destination.
And trust me, Steins;Gate is best story anime.
11. CODE GEASS: LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION
If you have already watched the Death Note series and wants to watch similar kind of thriller anime series, then Code Geass would be a good choice.
The anime features Empire of Britannia who gains control of one-third of the world including Japan. Now our hero comes here, Lelouch, a young Britannia who sworn to destroy Empire of Britannia to make a better world for his blind sister and also seeks to find out who murdered his mother.
The series is all about the rebellion against the Empire of Britannia. Now attraction of the series is Lelouch who has the eye powers called as Geass powers to control anyone when making eye contacts.
The animation is too good and you will find everything that you would expect in the anime.
12. TOKYO GHOUL SEASON 1
13. PARASITE – THE MAXIM
15. MY HERO ACADEMIA
16. HUNTER X HUNTER
17. THE RISING OF THE SHIELD HERO
18. THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
In conclusion, these are the best anime shows you should pick up first to watch if you are a newbie in the anime world.
Do comments in the below section and tell us other anime shows which can beat the above list.