So, just what is included in an all-time best anime series online list? Is it the action, storyline, artwork, or the cast of memorable characters? Maybe it’s all of them. Anime has a combination of storylines. Popular themes usually include friends who do battle with each other. Additionally, there are stories about kids in school on a journey of some sort (finding themselves). Of course, it means they have to battles against monsters and aliens along the way. We may not know exactly what it is about them that we enjoy, but lots of times we find ourselves totally mesmerized. Here is a list of All-Time Best Online Anime Series That Everyone Should Watch!
Akame ga Kill
I just started this series, and I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed. The graphics of the fight scenes are incredible, and the storyline is great. It’s not the typical anime that I am into, but the characters are well developed, and I’m really into it. The story follows a group of assassins called The Night Raid as they go up against the Capital and its corrupt members. It’s also pretty funny in a twisted kind of way.
Don’t get it confused! I’m talking about the 80’s Voltron. (Can anyone else remember playing Voltron in the backyard with friends? I was always the red lion.) If you were a child of the ’80s, then you remember early Saturday mornings, sugar cereals, and turning on the TV for Voltron as they save Earth from the evil King Zarkon. The best part is when each member of the team comes together to form the super Voltron.
Laid Back Camp
Laid Back Camp is a touching anime about Rin Shima, a young girl who loves camping and is eager to see the best view of Mt. Fuji. She joins her school’s activities club and meets new friends. During these camping trips, Rin Shima and her friends bond and share their experiences with each other.
Cowboy Bebop is one of my personal favorites. It has it all – action, violence, comedy, and great graphics. Cowboy Bebop is the story of two intergalactic bounty hunters, Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, who, along with their team, go after the most wanted criminals. The storyline and the relationship that the characters have with each other, along with the action, is what makes this anime a great choice.
This is a great anime with a unique plot. An alien has come to Earth and has positioned itself as a teacher in a high school. The alien gives the students a challenge. If they can kill it, then he won’t blow up Earth. The problem is the alien is all-seeing, all-knowing, and can anticipate the students’ moves. For me, the reason I love this series is the dichotomy between the alien teacher’s permanent “Have a Nice Day” face and his penchant for creating chaos and destruction.
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
My wife got me into this one. It has a great storyline and amazing illustrations. It’s based on the original Saint Seiya series. The story is about two friends raised as brothers, Tenma and Alone, who both end up joining the forces of good and evil and end up having to fight each other. I found myself being transported back to my ’80s childhood and cheering for the good guys.
I came across this series by accident. I may be biased because I love supernatural anime, but Claymore is a great series. It’s about a group of witches hired to fight demons who hide among the humans. The graphics are great, and the storyline got me hooked from the first episode. When the demons hide as humans but then show their true form, it gets even better.
The original Dragonball is very lighthearted for an action anime series. It’s really an origin story of Goku when he was a little boy. Dragonball shows Goku as a child as he matures into manhood all while training in martial arts and looking for wish-granting orbs called dragon balls. Goku’s childlike innocence and his journey into adulthood are what makes this anime enjoyable to watch. The action is pretty good, too.
Erased is pure genius. Not only are the graphics and fight scenes incredible, but the way the characters and storyline are written, you’ll find yourself hooked from the first episode. At least I was.
Erased is a story in which the main character can go back in time in a process he calls “revival.” When his mother is killed, he goes back to his childhood in order to find the killer and stop a rash of kidnappings that happened at that time.
Death Note is a very interesting quite philosophical anime. It asks the question, “Who deserves to die?” and “Who should be the one to pass judgement?” It’s about a high school student named Light, who finds a notebook titled “Death Note.” Anybody whose name is written in the book will soon die. What I like about this series is how it’s not very colorful, but the dreariness of the anime adds character to the story line.
Attack on Titan
I love this show. The storyline, graphics, and action sequence are amazing. Imagine if your entire village was wiped out by bloodthirsty giants (Titans) and you swore revenge. Well, that’s the case for main character Eren Yeager and his friends as they arm to do battle. What I love most about this series is how the Titans look while they are destroying the village. They appear to be like friendly jolly giants with big smiles but with a bloodlust.