25 Best Anime Of All Time That You Will Want To See

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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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Close up on face of teen boy with blond hairhttp://fma.wikia.com/wiki/Fullmetal_Alchemist:_Brotherhood

One of the best anime series for adults, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is about two brothers’ search for a philosopher’s stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes poorly and leaves them physically deformed.

It’s a very satisfying series that manages to stay engaging throughout its sixty-four-episode run. Additionally, the bond between the brothers is heart-warming to watch.

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Dragon Ball

Small boy (Goku) surrounded by other larger charectershttps://www.anime-planet.com/anime/dragon-ball

Dragon Ball is another legendary anime that became a global phenomenon and gained millions of fans. The story focuses on the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for seven dragon balls.

These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any wish and the rest is part of pop culture history.

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Pokémon

Ash (boy) surrounded by pokemon and pokeballshttps://www.pokemon.com/us/parents-guide/

Well, what can we say about the legendary adventures of Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu, who travel across many regions in hopes of being regarded as Pokémon masters, that you don’t already know?

Although artistically and even from a story point of view Pokémon is nowhere near the greatest or best anime ever, it’s unarguably the most famous and influential on a global scale.

2

Future Diary

Young boy walking holding a cell phonehttps://www.anime-planet.com/anime/future-diary

One of the most fascinating stories we have ever seen in anime history, the hero of this series is given a diary that can predict the future and is thrown into a battle with eleven others where the last survivor becomes God. Sounds pretty sweet, no?

Without a doubt, Future Diary is a gripping series. Needless to say, the story is a mega-bonus for sci-fi/anime fans.

1

Death Note

Young man holding black diaryhttps://www.anime-planet.com/anime/death-note

This very dark series has been voted the best anime of all time in Japan.  One of the things many dedicated fans find interesting about Death Note is that the protagonist isn’t your typical good guy, like your everyday stereotypical hero.

The fact that this series goes where few others have dared to go in terms of a moral theme is definitely one of the reasons you’ll find this series so enthralling.




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