Do you want to know which are the best anime of all time? Get ready, because this list is all you need! From spotlighting the most influential Japanese anime in the US to examining the genre across the pond, one thing is certain, anime is taking over the world.
In this realm, anything is possible. Ladden with layers of complex storylines woven into a blend of action, adventure, part love story, and all philosophical, animes have a charm all its own. Interestingly, a growing subgroup of fans collect anime quotes and live by their messages.
Additionally, there is even a site dedicated to nothing BUT the genre. It is truly an epicenter of all things anime! And, the fandom keeps growing and shows no signs of slowing down. Our list will probably grow as well but for now, enjoy the 25 best anime of all time (so far)!
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It is really difficult to sum up the story of a series with hundreds and hundreds of episodes, but we can guarantee you that the main character, Luffy, will provide you a meaningful life lesson.
He will teach you that if you decide to accomplish something, you should give your all and fight to achieve your goal till the last moment of your life. This message alone makes this anime great.
No Game No Life
This brilliant anime can be addicting for gamers thanks to its unique plot and concept of a fantasy world where almost everything is governed by specific rules which one must follow at all times.
The two protagonists are siblings named Shiro and Sora, who are violently transported to a different world that is run by games, and where they must develop a lifestyle to survive in a world where games are not so cool and innocent.
Psycho-Pass is a smart series that deeply analyzes free will and whether or not a person’s “hue,” when cloudy, can determine if they will become a threat to society.
Using a special weapon known as the Dominator, detectives are able to continuously read and send psychological data to determine a person’s crime coefficient. Depending on how clouded a person’s hue is, they will either receive mandatory rehabilitation or be executed on the spot. Fans of Minority Report should watch this anime.
Akame ga Kill!
According to reviews, it’s quite possible you will find its first couple of episodes boring, but as the story unfolds, it becomes one of the most captivating fighting anime you may ever see.
The story focuses on a country boy named Tatsumi who sets out on a journey to the Capital to make a name for himself and meets a seemingly dangerous group of assassins known as Night Raid. Will you join him on his journey?
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai
This fantastic series focuses on the adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji-era, Japan.
So, if dramatic characters, great sword-fighting action scenes, a bit of history (the story takes place in the 1870’s), and some philosophizing about living a life of violence versus peace intrigues you, you definitely need to watch this little masterpiece.