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41 Anime Like Link Click

Link Click is an 11-episode-long Chinese anime series produced by Studio LAN and Haoliners Animation League, first released on Bilibili and Funimation in the second quarter of the Anime Season of 2021.

The plot follows our two protagonists, Cheng Xiaoshi and Lu Guang, who possess unique supernatural abilities that allow them to travel back in time for a limited period of 12 hours. Cheng can enter images and take control of the person who took the photo, while Lu, on the other hand, can see what happens 12 hours into the future. Together, they fulfill their clientele’s requests by going back in time without altering the course of history.

Link Clink Season 1 (credit: Crunchyroll)

The story is centered around the pair’s adventures as they navigate through various situations, each time confronting moral dilemmas and dealing with the consequences of their actions. It has a refreshing and unique art style, with a unique premise and excellent direction that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with every episode.

Also Read: Link Click Review: Is It Worth Watching?

So with season 2 on the horizon, Here are 41 animes like Link Click, that can keep you engaged: 

1. Wonder Egg Priority 

“Wonder Egg Priority” is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by CloverWorks, a division of Aniplex. It first premiered on January 12, 2021, with its last episode airing on March 30, 2021.

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Wonder Egg Priority Season 1 (Credit: CloverWorks)

Directed by Shin Wakabayashi, the plot follows a 14-year-old girl, Ai Ohto, who’s struggling to cope with the suicide of her best friend, Koito Nagase. One day, while visiting a deserted arcade, Ai meets a mysterious entity, “Acca,” and gets roped into purchasing a “Wonder Egg.”

Upon breaking the egg, Ai is transported to a strange world that materializes in her sleep; she is tasked to save girls who have already committed suicide from their own monster. In doing so, she believes she has moved a step closer to saving her best friend. With this dangerous yet tempting opportunity in her hands, Ai enters a place where she must recognize the relationship between her and other people’s demons to survive.

Also Read: Will there be a Wonder Egg Priority Season 2?

2. The Daily Life of the Immortal King

The Daily Life of the Immortal King is a popular Chinese Donghua series based on the novel of the same name by Kuxuan. It follows the story of Wang Ling, a genius who has achieved a new realm every two years since he was a year old, making him invincible. However, at the age of sixteen, Wang Ling faces his greatest challenge yet… High School.

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The Daily Life of the Immortal King Season 3 (Credits: Haoliners Animation League)

Wang a cultivation genius trying to pass his days as a normal student but due to the many challenges that keep popping up, it’s difficult for him to maintain the low-key life he so desired. 

The series is produced by Haoliners Animation League, a Chinese animation studio known for anime and donghua series, such as The King’s Avatar and To Be Hero. The first season of The Daily Life of the Immortal King was released on Bilibili on January 18, 2020. The show currently has three seasons.

3. Death Parade     

Created, written, and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, Death Parade is an anime with a very unique concept, produced by the renowned animation studio, Madhouse. Originally airing in Japan from January to March 2015.

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Death Parade (Credits: Crunchyroll)

People who have died are sent to one of many bars in the “afterlife,” each run by arbiters who serve as judges of the soul. Each of these bars is designed to test the souls of the dead through various games, with results determining whether they would be reincarnated or consigned to the void. The story follows Decim, the lone bartender of the Quindecim bar, and his assistant, who has no memory of her past life. Later as the story progresses, Decim begins to question his role as a judge, and the system of the afterlife is challenged by a group of rebels seeking to overthrow it.

Also Read: Death Parade Review: An Uncanny Watch For Mature Audience

Death Parade is an enthralling and thought-provoking anime that is a must-watch for fans of psychological thrillers.

4. Odd Taxi      

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Odd Taxi (Credits: Chrunchyroll)

Odd Taxi is an anime series set in a world of anthropomorphic animals. The main protagonist, a 41-year-old walrus taxi driver named Odokawa, goes through various mysteries and anomalies in Tokyo. Produced by OLM and P.I.C.S, It first aired in April 2021.

Odd Taxi’s unique premise and complex plot make it stand out among the anime 2021, garnering critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase. Its success has led to the release of a manga series, which began publication in January 2021. Furthermore, an anime film titled “Odd Taxi: In the Woods” was released in April 2022. For those seeking a more thought-provoking anime series, Odd Taxi is definitely worth checking out.

5. Pet

Produced by Geno Studio, “Pet” is a psychological thriller anime series set in a world where people have the ability to enter and control the memories of others.

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Pet season 1 (Credits: amazon prime)

A shady insidious organization, only known as “the Company”, is creating agents, “Crushers”, with the ability to enter and control the minds of others to carry out missions assigned by their employers. This has helped the company become the most influential criminal organization.
The protagonist Hayashi uses his abilities to recruit two boys, Satoru and Tsukasa. Tsukasa eventually does the same to another boy, Hiyoshi. These guys, whose emotions and wills are indistinguishable from their masters, are known as “pets”. 

The series delves into the darker and more gruesome aspects of human nature. If you’re into stuff like this, then it’s a pretty good watch.

6. Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze is a 22-episode-long anime produced by Madhouse that originally aired during the winter anime season of 2003.

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Technolyze (Credits: MadHouse)

Ichise, a who loses one of his arms and leg due to displeasing a highly influential guy. Seeing his will to survive, “Doc”, a medical specialist, replaces Ichise’s lost limbs with prosthetic limbs through a process known as “technologization”. Now with his new prosthetic limbs, he gets caught in Lux’s violent and unforgiving world, which is on the brink of collapse. As Ichise becomes entangled in the power struggles and conflicts between various factions, he must confront his own demons and uncover the truth behind the mysterious Texhnolyze technology.

Texhnolyze is not recommended for younger viewers or the weak-hearted. The series is not for everyone. It’s violent, slow-paced, and downright depressing, but still, it’s a pure masterpiece.

7. Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World

Produced by the animation studio White Fox, Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World first aired in April 2016 and ran for 25 episodes, concluding in September. It was followed by a second season, which aired in two parts between July-September 2020 and January-March 2021.

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Re: Zero, Starting Life in Another World (Credits: White Fox Studio)

The series protagonist, Subaru Natsuki, is a young man who is suddenly transported into another world. After getting over the initial confusion, he befriends a half-elf, Emilia, who is running to become the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugunica. However, Subaru shortly gets killed by a criminal. To his surprise, he soon wakes up in the same place with all of his memories intact, thus discovering his ability to return to a previous point in time each time he dies.

Also Read: Re:Zero Season 3: Everything You Need To Know

Re: Zero has received widespread critical acclaim for its elaborate plot, well-developed characters, and stunning animation quality. It’s considered one of the best Isekai out there. It is a must-watch for an Isekai fan.

8. Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song

Produced by Wit Studio, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song is a sci-fi anime that aired during the spring season from April 3 to June 19, 2021.

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fluorite eye’s song season 1 (Credits: Chrunchyroll)

Set in a future where humans have managed to create functional autonomous AI with a single mission in mind, the first autonomous AI, a songstress named Diva, is tasked with bringing happiness through music. However, her world is turned upside down when she is approached by Matsumoto, an AI from 100 years into the future, who warns her about a future where AI has turned against humanity forcing humans to go to war with them. The series follows Diva and Matsumoto’s journey as they try to save humanity from the upcoming catastrophe.

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Also Read: Top 10 Anime Like Vivy: Flourite Eyes Song

The anime is visually stunning, with crazy fight scenes and unforgettable songs. It is a spectacular series that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

9. My Cultivator Girlfriend

“My Cultivator Girlfriend” is a Donghua series that premiered in 2020. Produced by Haoliners Animation League and Studio LAN, the anime is based on the popular web novel of the same name by You Ling.

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My Cultivator Girlfriend (Credits: Studio LAN)

The story follows Ma Yingxiong, a security guard who saves a cultivator girl named Linglong and inadvertently begins his journey in the cultivation world. The story is generic but relatable and hilarious. It’s like the typical rom-com we often have, but one cliche sets it apart from the rest: Cultivation. It has a good art style and decent animation quality.

The show aired in two seasons, with the first season premiering in April 2020 and the second airing from January to March 2021. With its unusual mix of romance and Cultivation, “My Cultivator Girlfriend” is a good watch for fans of the genre.

10.  Fairie’s Album

Fairie’s Album is a Donghua series produced by Haoliners Animation League that ran from April 25, 2020, to June 4, 2020, comprising 12 episodes.

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Fairie’s Album (Credits: Haoliners Animation League)

Tao Yao, a spirit doctor able to cure supernatural beings, travels with Mo Ya, a young monk, and Liugonzi, a snake demon, to relieve those in need. Despite her reputation, Tao Yao is both feared and revered by those in the spirit realm. The trio encounters various supernatural beings on the path of their journey. With Tao Yao’s unique abilities, they could help people to overcome their illnesses and ailments.

The show is based on Chinese mythology, coupled with decent visuals. The characters are also a highlight, each with a distinct personality and abilities.

11. Charlotte

Charlotte is a 13-episode anime series produced by P.A. Works studio that aired in the summer season of 2015.

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charlotte (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Charlotte follows the story of Yuu Otosaka, a high school student with the ability to possess anyone’s body for five seconds at a time. One day, he is caught cheating and is forced to attend a school for people with supernatural abilities by a girl named Nao Tomori. They form a student council with other students to protect others with supernatural powers from being used for the wrong reasons.

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Charlotte’s definitely an anime you wouldn’t want to miss out on!

12. The Country of Rare Treasure

Produced by Colored-Pencil Animation Design, “The Country of Rare Treasure” aired its first season in 2020.

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The Country of Rare Treasure (Credits: Crunchyroll)

“The Country of Rare Treasure” is a Chinese anime in a multiverse called the data world. The data from human culture has gained self-awareness and formed an alliance, The Country of Rare Treasure.
The anime follows the adventures of girls who restore the cultural relics transformed into human figures in different worlds. These girls, including the striker Zhong Zixin and the chime girl Chongyin, use their abilities to restore cultural relics and fight against the forgetting virus, a mysterious threat that seeks to erase all memories of the culture.

It is currently remains uncertain whether or not it will be renewed for future seasons.

13. GetBackers

GetBackers is a 49-episode anime adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name by Yuya Aoki and illustrator by Rando Ayamine. Produced by Studio Deen, it aired its 2 seasons between October 2002 and September 2003.

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GetBackers (Credits: Studio Deen)

The plot follows Ginji Amano and Ban Mido, two super-humans known as the “GetBackers”, who operate a freelance repossession service out of Shinjuku, Tokyo. Whatever is lost or stolen, they can definitely get it back, albeit with a fee. Their job often leads them into bizarre and dangerous situations to “get back what shouldn’t be gone”.

GetBackers is a thrilling action series with a unique premise and memorable characters, thus making it a must-watch for fans of the manga and action anime in general.

14. Iroduku: The World in Colors

Iroduku: The World in Colors is a 13-episode anime series by P.A. Works that aired in the fall of 2018 on the Animeism block.

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Iroduku: The World in Colors (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Set in the year 2078, Hitomi Tsukishiro is a teenage girl from a family of witches who lost her sense of colour due to a traumatic experience. Her grandmother, Kohaku Tsukishiro, sends her 60 years back in time to 2018 to meet her 17-year-old self in the hopes of helping her rediscover the beauty of the world.

It’s a beautiful emotional anime that I most definitely recommend.

15. Death Note

Produced by Madhouse Studios, Death Note is an anime based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba that first aired from October 2006 to June 2007.

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Death Note (Credits: Madhouse)

Light Yagami, a high school student, finds a mysterious notebook called the “Death Note” on his way back from school. Later, he learns from Ryuk, a shinigami, that it can be used to kill anyone whose name is written on it. Light uses it to eliminate all criminals and create an ideal world. He starts wiping out criminals left and right, thus catching the police’s attention. He soon finds himself entangled in a game of cat and mouse with a genius detective known to the outside world only as “L,” who is determined to capture and bring Kira to justice

Also Read: Did L Know Light Was Kira? Death Note Controversy Explained

It’s a must-watch for every anime fan, as it is regarded as the best-animated series of all time. Its storytelling, deep characters, and execution make it stand out among many others, as it remains a classic to this day.

16. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (credit: Madhouse)

Produced by the studio Madhouse, which is well-known for producing Death Note, No Game No Life, and One-Punch Man. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a sci-fi romance anime movie about a 17-year-old high school student, Makoto Konno, who gains a Time-travelling ability. At first, She uses her power to fix past mistakes but soon realizes the adverse effects of her action on others. The film premiered on July 15, 2006, and was later re-released on Funimation on February 16, 2016.

Further in the movie, Makoto, in a twist of fate, meets another fellow time traveler from the future, Chiaki Mamiya. During their short time together, she falls in love with him. As the story goes on, Makoto must make complex choices and sacrifices to protect the people she cares about and find a way to reunite with her crush again.

It’s definitely worth checking out for all you sci-fi romance fans out there!

17. Steins; Gate

Steins;Gate is a sci-fi anime series that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end and leave you thinking long after the credits roll. Produced by White Fox, the series aired in 2011 and consisted of 24 episodes. It is considered one of the most outstanding anime series of all time.

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Steins;Gate (Credits: Crunchyroll)

The plot follows Rintaro Okabe, a self-proclaimed “mad scientist,” and his companions as they accidentally discover a method of time travel. They realize that they could change the present by sending text messages back in time. Still, their actions have unpredictable outcomes, leading them to soon find themselves caught in a web of complex timelines threatening their original timeline.

Also Read: Steins; Gate Review: Time Travelling Like You Have Never Seen Before

Steins;Gate is a mind-boggling series that got time travel mechanics right. The animation quality is top-notch, with detailed character designs and colourful scenes that bring the world of Akihabara to life. The hauntingly beautiful soundtrack also perfectly complements the emotional beats of the story.

18. The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited

Produced by CloverWorks, The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited anime series aired during the 2020 spring anime season.

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The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited (Credits: Crunchyroll)

The series follows Daisuke Kanbe, a genius detective with a massive amount of wealth who transfers over to the Modern Crime Prevention Headquarters in Tokyo. His unconventional method and lavish spending habits cause discord with his partner, Haru Kato, who is from a far humbler background. Together, they tackle various cases ranging from simple robberies to complex crimes involving influential personalities.

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It’s quite a unique anime series, as there aren’t many light-hearted detective anime series. The series is impressive as it delivers high-quality animation and sound design. The soundtrack, composed by Yugo Kanno, is particularly noteworthy, featuring a mix of jazz and electronic music that perfectly syncs with the show’s tone.

19. Orange

Orange is a 13-episode-long anime series produced by Telecom Animation Film. The series is based on the manga by the same name by Ichigo Takano, which aired during the summer anime season of 2016.

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Orange (Credits: Crunchyroll)

The story revolves around a sixteen-year-old high school girl, Naho Takamiya, who gets a letter from her future self urging her to watch out for the new transfer student, Kakeru Naruse. Adult Naho reveals that Kakeru will become someone close to her and informs her that he will not live to see the end of the school year. Determined to change the future, Naho must navigate her feelings for Kakeru and her insecurities to try and save him.

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“Orange” is a well-executed series that balances emotional moments with speculative elements. The animation and soundtrack are also impressive, adding to the overall experience.

 20. Erased

Erased is an anime with mystery, drama, and time travel elements. Produced by A-1 Pictures, the series aired during the winter 2016 season, running from January to March.

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Erased (Credits: A-1 Pictures)

Satoru Fujinuma, a 29-year-old manga artist, has an ability called “Revival,” which lets him go back in time to deter tragic incidents. After an unknown assailant murders his mother, Satoru is sent 18 years back into his childhood in 1988, where he gets another chance to prevent his mother’s murder and a kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his childhood friends.

Also Read: 33 Anime Like Erased That Are Thrilling To Watch

Erased is an unforgettable anime series with a thrilling and emotional story. With each passing episode, it will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.

21. Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary is a dark-fantasy anime produced by Kyoto Animation. It aired 12 episodes from October to December 2013. The anime was followed by two films.

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Beyond the Boundary (Credits: Kyoto Animation)

The series follows Akihito Kanbara, a high-school student who is half-human and half-youmu. One day, after saving a girl named Mirai Kuriyama from falling off his school building, he discovers she is a Spirit Warrior and is sent to exterminate him. Despite their initial clash as the story progresses, Akihito and Mirai begin to develop feelings for each other, but their relationship is complicated due to their pasts.

Also Read: Beyond The Boundary Anime Review

The animation is beautifully crafted, with vibrant colors and fluid movements. The soundtrack, by Hikaru Nanase, flawlessly captures the series’ emotional moments. It’s most definitely a good watch.

22. Vampire Princess Miyu

Produced by AIC Studios, Vampire Princess Miyu first aired as a four-part OVA in 1988, licensed by AnimEigo. It was later adapted into a 26-episode TV series by Tokyopop and aired in 1997.

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Vampire Princess Miyu (Credits: AIC)

Vampire Princess Miyu is a Dark-fantasy anime series that tells the story of a young vampire Miyu and her partner Larva. The story takes place in a world where Shinma, god-demons, has entered the human world, threatening the natural order. As a Guardian, Miyu is responsible for hunting Shinmas and sending them back to “Darkness.” In the process, she must confront her for what she truly is and overcome any obstacles that may arise.

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It’s a must-watch for fans of the horror and gothic genres. Its unique combination of Japanese legends and Western mythology makes it a terrifying and unforgettable series.

23. Higurashi: When They Cry

Higurashi: When They Cry is a psychological horror anime created by Studio Deen that first aired in 2006; since then, the series has gained a cult following.

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Higurashi: When They Cry (Credits: Studio Deen)

The anime takes place in a fictional rural village, Hinamizawa, where slayings and disappearances happen yearly during the town’s annual festival. The story follows the protagonist, Keiichi Maebara, as he gets deeply involved in the town’s deep dark secrets and tries to crack the mystery behind the annual tragedies.

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It’s a gory and brutal horror series. The series has good character development, and suspense and does everything it tries to do really well. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys psychological horror anime.

24. Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers is a series produced by Liden Films based on the manga of the same name by Ken Wakui.

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Tokyo Revengers (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Tokyo Revengers follows the life of Takemichi Hanagaki, a guy in his 20s who is living an un-fruitful life, working a low-paying part-time job and struggling to make ends meet. His life turns unexpectedly when his ex-girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, is killed in a conflict involving the Tokyo Manji Gang. Takemichi is killed by a mysterious assailant on the same day. But to his surprise, instead of being dead, Takemichi suddenly finds himself returning to his middle school days. With this newfound power, he resolves to himself to prevent Hinata’s death and alter his life’s course for the better.

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Tokyo Revengers is a must-watch anime for action, time travel, and shonen fans. It has an engaging plot and well-written characters, making it one of the most popular anime series.

25. Lycoris Recoil

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Lycoris Recoil (Credits: A-1 Pictures)

Lycoris Recoil is an original anime series produced by A-1 Pictures that aired from July to September 2022. Created by Spider Lily and Asaura, the anime follows Takina Inoue, a member of an all-female government-sponsored task force of assassins and spies known as “Lycoris,” who operate covertly as school students to maintain peace. Due to defying orders during a mission, Takina is transferred to work with an elite agent Chisato Nishikigi, at a café called LycoReco.

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The series has a unique premise, which is further complemented by excellent animation from A-1 Pictures; this definitely makes Lycoris Recoil worth checking out.

26. Inuyasha

Inuyasha is a 178-episode-long anime produced by Sunrise Inc. that aired from the year 2000 to 2004.

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Inuyasha (Credits: Sunrise Inc.)

Set in feudal Japan, the anime follows a girl in her teens named Kagome who is ferried back in time to the Sengoku period, where she meets a half-demon, “Inuyasha.” Together, they embark on a quest to collect the scattered fragments of the powerful Jewel of Four Souls, Shikon, and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

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Inuyasha is a must-watch for fantasy, adventure, and romance fans. Inuyasha is one of the most iconic anime that has remained popular even after the passing of two decades.

27. Your Name

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Your Name (Credits: CoMix Wave Films)

“Your Name” is a 2016 film produced by CoMix Wave Films. The anime follows the story of Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, and Mitsuha, a girl from a rural town called Itomori. The two characters begin to experience switching bodies between them, leading them to start falling in love with each other eventually. However, their blooming relationship is threatened by a comet that seeks to destroy them.

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With its incredible animation and stunning visuals, “Your Name” is a must-watch that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

28. Id: Invaded

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Id:Invaded (Credits: Studio NAZ)

Id:Invaded is a physiological thriller produced by the studio NAZ. Narihisago is a detective imprisoned for killing serial killer Denshin Katsuyama who brutally murdered his daughter. Using the Mizuhanome System, an advanced technology that allows investigators to enter the unconscious mind of killers, a virtual psychological plane called “ID well,” Narihisago assists Kura in solving murders in a virtual reality.
Under the guise of “brilliant detective Sakaido,” he traverses the id wells of serial killers in endless loops to try and uncover the truth behind Kaeru’s murder.

It has a unique premise with a decent plot, making it a good watch for detective or mystery fiction fans. Quality animation and music add to the immersive experience of the show.

29. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, produced by Shaft Studio, is a critically acclaimed anime series that aired from January to March 2011 on TBS and MBS.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Credits: Studio Shaft)

From the cover art, it may seem like a typical fantasy shoujo anime, but let me tell you couldn’t be more wrong.

The story follows middle school girls who sign contracts with a supernatural entity, Kyubey, to become magical girls and gain the ability to battle against their enemies known as “witches.”

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It’s a series with a lot of bloodsheds where most of the characters die in the most gruesome way possible. It’s undoubtedly a great anime but just not for the weak-hearted.

30. Sakurada Reset

Produced by David Production, Sakurada Reset is a fantasy anime that aired during the 2017 spring season.

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Sakurada Reset (Credits: David Production)

The story is set in Sakurada, a town where everyone has supernatural abilities. The protagonist Kei Asai has an eidetic memory ability and meets Misora Haruki, a girl with the ability to reset the world to a maximum of 3 days in the past. Together they become part of the Service Club, a club that accomplices the tasks given to them. However, the club soon gets involved with the Administration Bureau, an organization that monitors special abilities users and uses the power of a “Witch” to orchestrate events in Sakurada.

The anime is focused on the concept of time traveling to fix the past to get a better future but, at the same time, also dealing with the consequences of altering the past as well too.

31. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Credits: Kyoto Animation)

Produced by Kyoto Animation studio, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” follows Kyon, a high school student who gets involved with Haruhi Suzumiya, a weird girl obsessed with finding supernatural beings. Along with three equally eccentric club members, they form the SOS Brigade, a group dedicated to investigating the occult. Kyon keeps getting whisked away on misadventures by Haruhi and the SOS Brigade, each getting him closer to the truth about who and what Haruhi is.

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Originally airing from April to July 2006, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” is a must-watch for anyone looking for a slice-of-life and comedic storyline.

32. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Produced by CloverWorks, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai revolves around the rare and inexplicable “Puberty Syndrome,” a rumored phenomenon that only affects those in their puberty. It aired its 1st season from October to December 2018, and later in 2019, a movie was set 6 months after the anime series was released.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (Credits: CloverWorks)

Sakuta Azusagawa is a high school student who has suffered miserably due to the rare condition “Puberty Syndrome.” He encounters Mai Sakurajima, a child actress who is also a third-year high school student with an air of unapproachability. Despite her popularity, Mai is invisible to others, and Sakuta learns she is another victim of Puberty Syndrome. As he tries to help Mai, Sakuta becomes entangled with more girls afflicted with this elusive disease. 

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With its well-written characters, intriguing plot, and visually stunning animation, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai is a perfect blend of drama, romance, and time-travel elements. It deals with major stuff that any teenager can relate to. The anime is good, and you better watch the movie after the series.

33. Summertime Render

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Summertime Render (Credits: OLM)

Produced by OLM, Summertime Render is an anime series that aired from April to September 2022. The anime is based on the manga by Yasuki Tanaka and follows Shinpei Ajiro, who returns to his hometown of Hitogashima Island after the sudden death of his childhood friend/ adopted sister Ushio. She is officially declared in a maritime accident while trying to save Shiori from drowning in the sea. Later that evening, Shinpei gets a call from his friend Sou who explains that the rumor about his father performing an autopsy on Ushio is fake, but strangler marks were also found on Ushio’s neck. Believing her death to be a murder, Shinpei starts investigating, leading him to uncover the enigmatic beings known as “Shadows,” who were once thought to exist only in myths and folklore.

Well-written characters, a perfectly executed plot line, excellent music, and great animation, the show will surely leave you amazed.

34. Great Pretender

Great Pretender is a critically acclaimed Netflix original animated series produced by Wit Studio, which is known for its work in popular shows such as Attack on Titan, Vinland Saga, and Spy x Family.

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Great Pretender (Credits: Wit Studios)

Makoto Edamura, self-proclaimed Japan’s greatest swindler, and his partner Kudo failed to swindle a seasoned French conman, Laurent Thierry. Eventually, Edamura ends up becoming Laurent’s partner in crime. Together with a team of con artists, they commence elaborate heists in top locations around the globe.

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The anime manages to find a good balance between drama and humor, where serious things can happen without compromising humor. It’s part of the show strengthened via art direction, displayed through beautiful bright and colorful scenes that establish a lighthearted tone.

35. Classroom of the Elite

Classroom of the Elite, produced by Lerche Studio, aired its first season in 2017, with a second season following in 2022. The series is based on the Japanese light novel of the same name written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, published from 2015 to 2019.

Classroom of the Elite
Classroom of the Elite (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a brilliant student from Class D, the lowest-ranked class in the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School. Kiyotaka uses his intellect to maneuver through the obstacles and achieve his goals while concealing his identity. Along the way, he allies with his classmate Suzune Horikita to help Class D climb the social ladder to become the top-ranked class, Class A.

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He is excellent at scheming and manipulating rules, a cunning mastermind who likes to stay on the sidelines and let others take the credit. The series has excellent plot progression and world-building, exploring a society where merit is highly valued. Classroom of the Elite is a must-watch that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

36. Banana Fish

Banana Fish is an action-adventure anime series produced by the animation studio MAPPA. Based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Akimi Yoshida, it first aired in the summer anime season of 2018 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block.

Banana Fish
Banana Fish (Credits: MAPPA)

Set in 1980s New York City, the anime follows Ash Lynx, a 17-year-old street gang leader who cares for his older brother Griffin, a War veteran who has been in a coma since an incident in which he opened fire on his squadron while uttering the words “banana fish.” After investigating, Ash discovered that “banana fish” is a mysterious drug that drives people insane. Later, he is joined by Eiji Okumura, a Japanese photographer’s assistant; together, they involve themselves in the dangerous world of crime and corruption to try and uncover the truth behind the drug.

It’s a wonderful series, with great character development and an excellent storyline. Though it’s a BL still, if you’re someone looking for a gripping and emotional anime with a unique setting and engaging characters, Banana Fish is a must-watch.

37. Lookism 

Lookism (Credits: Studio Mir)

Lookism is the anime adaptation of the popular Webtoon “LOOKISM.” Produced by Studio Mir, The anime follows Daniel Park, a high school student who’s constantly bullied due to his unattractive appearance. However, one day Daniel wakes up in the middle of the night in a completely different body, both handsome and muscular. Daniel discovers he can switch between the 2 bodies. With his newfound looks, Daniel sets on to navigate through the complexities of high school.

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Lookism is an amazing anime that explores the impact of appearance on one’s life and the harsh realities of social norms. It’s definitely recommended.

38. The Promised Neverland

“The Promised Neverland” is a dark-fantasy anime series produced by CloverWorks, based on the manga series of the same name by Kaiu Shirai. It aired in 2 parts, with its 1st season airing in 2019 and a 2nd season following soon after in 2021.

The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland (Credits: CloverWorks)

The story follows a group of orphaned children, led by Emma, as they uncover the dark secret behind their existence in what they thought to be an idyllic orphanage and plan their escape from the clutches of demons and humans who view them as a source of food, akin to a farm.

The series is set in a dark, twisted reality where demons crave human flesh, and the children must desperately struggle for survival. Season one of the anime is absolutely stunning, but I wouldn’t recommend the second season due to a massive drop in production quality.

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39. Garden of Sinners

The Garden of Sinners, or Kara no Kyoukai, is a great supernatural mystery animated movie series produced by the studio Ufotable.

Garden of Sinners
Garden of Sinners (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Based on the light novel series of the same name written by Kinoko Nasu, The anime consists of eight films released between 2007 and 2013, with an additional original episode airing in 2011.

Set in late 90s Japan, the anime follows Shiki Ryougi, a girl who possesses the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” and uses it to hunt demons. Along with her crush Mikiya Kokutou and other allies, they investigate paranormal cases as part of Touko Aozaki’s detective agency, Garan no Dou.

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Production is where the movies shine. The action scenes, while short and scarce, are simply amazing. The music is also brilliant and follows the same haunting yet upbeat and compelling theme perfectly.

40. ReLIFE

ReLIFE is an anime series based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yayoiso. Produced by TMS Entertainment, the anime aired during the summer anime season of 2016.

ReLIFE (Credits: Crunchyroll)

Arata Kaizaki, a 27-year-old man who became a NEET after quitting his job of 3 months at a black company. He took several job interviews to no avail. Later, Arata is scouted to be a part of the ReLife Project, a unique experiment that makes him 10 years younger, allowing him to relive high school for one year. Arata cherishes his new life, makes new friends, and even falls in love with a fellow student, Chizuru Hishiro. However, he knows that his time as a teen is limited, and he will eventually return to being an adult after a year.

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This anime is wholesome with everything in it: plot twist, romance, and comedy. It has good openings and endings themes, and the animation quality is also excellent.

41. Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent is a psychological horror anime series. Produced by Madhouse Studio, the series originally aired during the spring anime season of 2004.

Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent (Credits: MadHouse) 

The story revolves around the social phenomenon caused by a juvenile serial assailant, Lil’ Slugger, in Musashino, Tokyo. As the series progresses, both the victims and the detectives assigned to the case become increasingly intertwined with the secrets surrounding Shōnen Bat.

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One of the main themes of the series is how the human mind can be so very fragile and can, at times, become one’s greatest weakness. It also explores how the mind and body are indeed interconnected, and one cannot exist without the other. If you are into deep, psychological stuff like this, I highly recommend watching Paranoia Agent.

By Pranit Panda

Ayo, it's Panda. A guy hailing from India who's out exploring his creative side, which I hope you find entertaining. A sucker for dark fantasy and thriller. You can contact me at pandapranit566@gmail.com :)

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