The anime world is loaded with countless anime that have been entertaining fans for a while now. There are core fans of the animated series that have dedicated most of their time to their favorite series.
There is this specialty of the anime category; they give you wide emotions from the plot and the storyline. In this list, we will take a look at the most random anime to watch.
I have made sure to include anime from a wide variety of genres and types to give you a taste of different flavors. Some of the anime are so long that they have been running for decades, while others only have one season, but those limited episodes have made an impression in the viewer’s heart.
The list is in no particular order. All of the suggestions are good and will keep you occupied for long hours. So without any further ado, here is the list of 15 random anime to watch.
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Code Geass is an anime that shows an exceptional use of the human brain. It is the best anime for someone who what’s to question every small detail about life. Code Geass is directed by Taniguchi, and the animation is done by Studio Sunrise.
It has 25 episodes, and it came out in 2016. The premise is based on where Britannia, a holy empire, seeks to dominate Area 11, a.k.a. Japan.
So they attack Japan. In this attack, Lelouch Lamprarouge, who is an intellectual student, gets involved somehow. He ends up in a tight spot, but at that moment, a girl named C.C. gives him Geass, or the power of kings, and with the help of the new power that he just got, he escapes from there.
He realizes the potential of the power and decides to demolish this unwanted search for Britannia’s war domination in Area 11. Code Geass is an example of genius. From the writing to the story to the action and scripting and writing of everything character looks unconventional and full of brain-heavy. All these pointers are crucial for the name of the series.
Because of all this, it has awards such as The Most Popular Anime Worth, The Best Anime TV Series, and Best TV Animation.
See, Code Geass is, without a doubt, a great watch. It makes you wonder and think about the lengths of the human brain. So if you like to have some brain exercise, this is your best pick.
Every debate if Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop is a science fiction masterpiece or not is the pinnacle for the fans of the anime. Cowboy Bebop is one of the classics on this list. Not only did it gather a massive fan following, but it also shaped the overall anime industry back it was released.
After the release, it soon became a benchmark for other anime to top. It came out in 1998 and had 26 episodes, and it got animated by Studio Sunrise. The plot of the anime is based in a world where humanity has upgraded on other planets, which has created an interspace system of living.
In this huge space, there reside bounty hunters who hunt for a living. One of the bounty hunters is Spike Spiegel with Jet Black. They both hunt dangerous high rewarding bounties for money, food, and living a life worth living.
But their past pinches them and gives them a taste of life. As they travel in many worlds and hunt people, they meet many new people, and in the process, they realize humans cannot change their true selves. Cowboy Bebop gave this genre a whole new definition.
Due to its screenplay and script, it catered to adult audiences this gained a massive following and popularity among them. From its thought-provoking story to high-rush action, it is one of those anime that is rare and will never repeat itself.
Everything about this anime has a cult following, Netflix even tried to bring it to the live-action world, but it was not liked by the audience. So if you want to get a taste of what it is about, definitely check it out.
March Comes In Like a Lion
This is a treat for all the drama fans who want to enjoy this anime, and March Comes In Like a Lion is one of the best in the mentioned genre. It is a 22-episode anime that was aired in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of a manga illustrated and written by Umino Chika. The plot focuses on Rei Kiriyama, who is an exceptional Shogi player, but with his skills, he is always under expectations and pressure.
He leaves his old lifestyle behind and resides in an apartment to settle in this new one. But his life alters completely when he meets Kawamoto’s family.
In the family, the oldest sister is determined enough to bring out Rie from his sad and lonely life by making him realize the importance of communication. Everything from then is a piece of art. The scenes and the thought behind each scene are emotional.
It is an emotional drama that shows the complexity and profound human emotions in those tight spots, which is beautiful to see. The range of emotions these characters show resembles basic human nature, which makes this anime more alive and attractive.
The anime starts with a great pace, but as the story progresses, it gets better and better with every scene. If you’re a drama fan, then this should definitely be on your watchlist.
Demon Slayer is one of the best anime with exceptional animation and fighting sequences. If you want to judge an anime that gives you the utmost enjoyment and has a huge commercial, then this is the one which will be on the top of any list.
Demon Slayer is very good in its presentation. It debuted in 2016 in 2019 and became an instant hit. It is an adaptation of a manga that was illustrated and written by Gotouge.
The animation of this anime is given by Ufotable, which is one of the best you’ll ever see. The plot of the anime revolves around Tanjiro Kamado, who lost his whole family except Nezuko Kamqdo, his sister, in a demon attack.
But after this attack, he realizes that his sister is not a human. She has now become a demon, and just like every good brother, he promises her to find a cure to convert her back to a human.
So he joins the Demon slayer corps to kill the demon who destroyed his family and find a possible cure. It has multiple stories, all of them behind the main story, but both of them are tied in a simple manner which makes it a fun watch.
The animation, the sounds, the style of editing, and brilliance of color toning, and the granular character writing all of it makes a great anime.
We can also see the monetary numbers. It has sold millions of manga and has the highest collection for a movie (Demon Slayer Mugen Arc). Demon Slayer is the best anime for any anime fan, and it has all the elements which an needs to make it a top view.
Gintama would top any anime list if unanimity is a measure to judge it. Irrespective of it, it usually stays on top of any list. Gintama has 201 episodes that aired in 2006. It’s an adaptation of a manga that was illustrated and written by Sorachi Hideaki.
The premise is set in a plot where aliens have invaded planet Earth, and government officials have no more control. Amantos are the alien species and are skilled swordsmen.
Sakata Gintoki is a samurai, and he lists to be it from the bottom of his heart and wants to possess his sword and is willing to go to any length to do it. He and his friends do some random jobs here and there to earn and then pay for his rent and food.
These jobs are usually funny but end in a tight spot, and the team tries to make the most of those situations. Gintama is filled with action, adventure, and emotional scenes.
The aliens also play an important role in the screenplay of the story, which makes it a bit more appealing and natural. Gintama has huge popularity and has some dedicated fans.
The voice actors blend the emotions well, which balances the slow or long number of episodes. It is a decent watch, surely a good stress buster.
Jujutsu Kaisen has 24 episodes that were released very recently in 2020 and is adapted from the manga. The manga is illustrated and written by Akutami Gege. The main character is Itadori Yuki, who is just like any other random high schooler.
He is cheerful and likes to have fun here and there, but his physical endurance strength is phenomenal. His agility and speed are so fast that people usually compare him with a car.
He has a grandfather whom he takes care of, but all of a sudden, his grandfather leaves him, making him homeless and no one to take care of. But as the story progresses, he soon gets something so powerful that his life changes forever.
Yuji faces a curse that is common in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen, and in the process, he eats up the cursed finger of the most robust cursed spirit. He should have died by now, but he survives and becomes a Jujutsu Sorcecer.
His grandfather always taught him to help one who is weak, so now he does that as a jujutsu sorcerer. He also meets two sorcerers, Kugiswki Nobara and Fushiguro Mehumi whom he becomes friends, and now all three defeat curses and save people’s lives.
Jujutsu Kaise got very popular later. It was announced for a second season which is currently airing. Other than these characters, you will love Satoru Gojo, who is apparently their teacher who is very powerful, he cracks jokes, and his animation is also top-notch.
The fighting sequences and fast-paced scenes all look very intriguing and make it a funny watching experience. In terms of popularity, it goes head-to-head with something like Attack on Titan.
Jujutsu Kaisen has won the Anime Award of the Year for Crunchyroll and has named itself as one of the best new-age anime. Definitely check it out if you love fights and magical creatures.
My Hero Academia
To make a cliche into an exciting art piece is something very few can pull off. We already know a casual hero-villain stand-off is not something unique, but here that’s not the case.
My Hero Academia gives a totally different vibe to what looks like a cliche setup. My Hero Academia has 13 episodes which were aired in 2016, and is adapted from a manga. The manga was illustrated and written by Kohei Horikoshi.
The premise of the anime is set up in a world where the majority of people have this strange ability termed ‘Quirks.’ These quirks have no specific ability. It could be anything like releasing fire or releasing water or increasing body size, endless imagination, and possibilities.
Quirks of this world have no limit. This endless ability has given origin to people who abuse their so-called quirks and are villains. To stop these villains, we have Heroes who use their powers to stop their evil practices.
This mass evilness has led to a job profession as a ‘Hero.’ Now enters Izuki Midoriya, who is a student and wishes to become a hero and save everyone just like the #1 hero, his idol.
Surprisingly Izuki is in the minority of people who have no quirks, so his dream of becoming a hero shatters. But he keeps trying to become a hero by studying other heroes’ abilities. His passion gets noticed by All Might, and he gets a chance to get his power.
But power is not the only thing that is needed to become a hero. You need to qualify and graduate as a hero, so he gets into U.A. High to get his graduation.
This series gives you an immense amount of fun and excitement while watching the episodes because of the plot, the fights, the characters, and of course overall animation of the anime, and it is considered one of the biggest of this gen.
One Piece is infamous for being one of the biggest and longest-running anime on air, which keeps many new viewers away from it. But still, the anime pulls amazing plots and mini-stories, which still keeps the anime refreshed.
Indeed it is an art piece with more than 900 episodes which started back in 1999. Yes, it is so old that most of us were not even born, and it is still airing. It’s an adaptation of a manga series illustrated and written by Eiichiro Oda.
The plot of the anime revolves around the mega prize ‘One Piece’ that was shown by the last pirate king, a.k.a. Gold Roger. Right before his official execution by the government, he said that there exists a treasure greater than anything else and is everything a pirate wants.
The main character is Monkey D Luffy, who is an inspiring man who wants to become the next pirate king by getting the ultimate treasure, One Piece. Despite being on air for more than ten years, it still manages to excite the watchers with a new arc one after the other.
With so many episodes, it looks impossible and leaves you wondering what they will show in the next but be ready to be surprised.
This anime is for core fans of the adventure genre. If you can watch a long anime without getting bored, then you can check it out. Netflix’s live adaptation is also released pretty soon.
If we make a list that shaped the entire anime industry for good, any conversation or list would be incomplete without the shoutout to Naruto. It aired back in 2002 and has 220 episodes.
It is adapted from the manga of the same name, which was illustrated and written by Masashi Kishimoto. The anime’s plot is set in a place where shinobis, a.k.a. ninjas, are everywhere. They are divided into several clans, where they reach the top of the rank chart by training as hard as possible.
The main character is Naruto, who is a stupid restless boy who does all sorts of crazy activities to get the attention of everyone. People are scared of him because of a huge beast sealed inside him, and he can go berserk anytime.
Just like every other teen boy, he wants friends and recognition and acknowledgment from others. So he decides to become Hokage, king of the village.
Naruto is the story of a restless and carefree shinobi who worked hard, and with his strength and determination, he reached the very top of the ranks. Naruto massively paved the anime industry. Many of the Ninja and Shounen anime since then have looked up to Naruto one way or the other.
Naruto gained massive recognition and has a mammoth fandom across the world, the fans have been active, and they have brought the anime into the spotlight.
Naruto is liked because of the narrative and the message it gives to the audience. It is filled with adventure, emotional drama, and of course, a lot of action and fighting scenes. So if you have not checked the anime yet, then definitely check it out.
In this list of random anime, it is the most underrated anime out there. It clearly deserves more recognition because it is one hell of an anime. Assassination Classroom came out in 2015 and has 22 episodes.
The anime is adapted from a manga that was illustrated and written by Yusei Matsui. The plot is about a yellow octopus-looking creature that is very powerful, so powerful that he has destroyed half of the moon and is now threatening to destroy Earth.
The government has tried indefinite times to kill him, but he travels at the speed of Mach 20. Surprisingly he demands to teach Kunugigaoka Middle School’s class 3E. He promises that he will teach the kids in the class to teach them how to assassinate him.
This is indeed a strange request, but he gets his wish fulfilled and becomes the teacher of class 3E. Class 3E is a class of students filled with students considered failures by everyone and have no support for themselves.
But if this class filled with so-called failures kills the superfast octopus, then they will get billions of yen in the cash prize. This is how a failed classroom becomes an Assassination Classroom; it is one of the most beautiful anime.
The octopus man tries to actually teach the kids about meaningful things, which is surprising to see, given that they try to kill him every day.
The premise looks strange and has no logic, but when you watch the anime, it will all make sense. The anime has many underlying teachings and hidden emotions and messages; it is a good watch with many funny scenes. Definitely check it out of you like anime with a simple plot and storyline.
For many of the watchers, Death Note is the first anime that was introduced to us, and it showed us the true potential of the anime world. Death Note is a tight slap to the people who say anime is a cartoon.
Death Note aired back in 20017 and has 37 episodes, and is adapted from a manga. The manga was illustrated and written by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi.
The anime revolves around Light Yagami, a high schooler who is a brilliant student and is fed up with the world around him. One day he gets his hands on a special kind of notebook.
Death Note is written in the notebook, and if he writes anyone’s name on the book, he dies. He initially this is a joke but soon realizes that what is written is true, and now he has gained the powerful of becoming a God, ‘god of the new world.’
Under the name Kira, he begins to kill criminals in Japan to attain peace. This rapid killing gets noticed by the police, and they call L, who is the best detective in the world. Now both these characters engage in a war, a genius cold battle between two great minds to see who comes on top.
It is a gateway anime and gains attention from the first episode. The music every character has, the background music, the portrayal of every character, everything about this anime is epic. To this day, no other anime has come close and has managed to achieve what Death Note does.
It is still exciting to see how people get attracted to Death Note and get sucked into the world of anime. The anime is exciting, well-researched, and laid out.
So if by any chance you have not watched Death Note, then definitely check it out. You will love the characters, especially Light. It leaves you with the thought of how far one will go to achieve what he truly desires.
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is an anime on this list that never stops getting more and more critical applause. It paved a new path for the Shounen category through its amazing concept and storytelling. It is an adaptation from manga, has 148 episodes, and was aired in 2011.
It is illustrated and penned by Togashi Yoshihiro. The plot is about Gin Freecs, who becomes a professional hunter to find his father, who got lost. Just like a hunter, in reality, they kill and catch people on a contract.
But the profession of a hunter is not easy, and this realization soon hits Gon. But he doesn’t loses hope, and with the help of a few others, he determines to become a hunter so he can end the search for his father.
The rendition of the manga distinguishes HxH from other Shounen shows. Although the author is a genius in his own right, his overall artwork is mediocre, and his originality comes through in the way he distinguishes between characters and stories.
The adventure and friendship themes of the anime remain true to type. With just a touch of gloom, you may begin to empathize with the characters more and see just how terrible the world really is.
Hunter x Hunter is one of the best anime out there. It has gained massive fandom because of the narrative, animation style, characters, and plot it delivers. So definitely check it out if you have not yet already.
Steins Gate is one of the best science fiction anime that you can watch right now. It is more interesting because it talks tells us about what actually goes wrong in time traveling in detail. It has 24 episodes and was aired in 2011.
It is adapted from a visual novel. The anime was adapted by Hiroshi Hamasaki, and the animation was given by Studio White. The main character’s name is Okabe Rintaro, who is a mad scientist and is in the notion that he creates the best gadgets for humans.
He and his apartment cum lab has only a microwave as an invention. It is a strange microwave, it turns bananas into jelly, but that’s it. The members of the lab don’t realize its potential until very recently; the microwave has the ability to send messages to the past.
When viewers first start watching this anime, especially given the characters’ peculiar personalities, they will likely feel highly puzzled because of how unusual and odd they are.
The anime is a bit slow, but if you get past that initial phase of boredom, it becomes an exciting watch. The storytelling is fluent. Usually, any movie or anime with a time travel theme is a bit complex, but Steins Gate is as easy as it gets.
The screenplay and the storytelling all keep the plot floating and the story alive. If you love the idea of time traveling, then it becomes a must-watch. It is a best watch and will not disappoint you!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is adapted from an anime and has 64 episodes, and was aired back in 2009. The manga was illustrated and written by Arawakq Hiromu.
It is the story of the Elric Brothers, Alphonse, and Edward, who are going to do the biggest taboo. The two brothers tried to bring back their mother from the dead by using alchemy, but in the process, they lost their limbs.
Now they both seek Philosopher’s Stone that overpasses the most concrete law of alchemy and has the potential to create whatever they need from nothingness.
It works on the principle that if you want to get something, then you must sacrifice something. The journey of the Elric brothers takes a deep dark turn as they get to know about the secret they live in. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an art piece it can be categorized under the shounen genre, but the greatness lies in the execution of the plot and the whole narrative.
It is a good anime; the blending of alchemy with the saga of two brothers makes it a worthy watch. From the character’s screenplay to the fight sequences to the background music, all these things combine to make it a fun watch.
Attack On Titan
Any anime list will be incomplete without the mention of Attack On Titan. It is adapted from a manga and has 25 episodes which began airing in 2013. The manga was illustrated and written by Hajime Isayama.
The premise is set in a world where Titans, humongous creatures, have been residing with the humans but not in the style that you think. Titans crave human blood, and they want to kill and eat one as soon as they see them.
To keep humanity safe, they have made huge walls bigger than the size of Titans to keep themselves safe. The main character is Eren Yeager, who wishes to go outside the huge walls and wants to see what lies behind these walls.
But his dreams break for good when the Titans break the wall, and you can imagine what happens after that. All the people get killed and butchered by Titans. Eren sees his mother get engulfed by a Titan, and he swears an oath to kill all the last standing Titan.
He joins the Scout Regiment, whose sole purpose is to take down Titans; he trains with them and works his way to become capable and strong every day so that he can get revenge for the death of his mother. But as the story progresses, he realizes that the Titans are not the actual threat to humanity.
Attack on Titan is a series that will surely keep you hooked from the start. The plot of the anime is engaging and will never give you boredom.
The spectacular influence on other anime, acclaim, and huge commercial success along with the massive fandom. This anime has brought a revolution along with itself and has been an inspiration for many.
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