Are you ready to expand your Anime bucket list? We at OtakuKart present you the 50 Best Anime Series you can watch now. The list is not based on ranks or anything, so if you pick an anime series randomly, it will not disappoint you.
For this list, we will look for the best anime that leaves you saying to yourself, “Just one more….” at the end of every episode. So, without wasting time, let’s get into it.
1. Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man is based on the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto. Chainsaw Man provides all the elements that horror and superhero fans could wish for. The story of Chainsaw Man is quite dark, and our protagonist is a young man named Denji.
He has limited means and must pay his late father’s debt to the Yakuza, a group of gangsters. However, Yakuza betrayed him and killed him anyways, isn’t it sad? But no worries, there are demons in this world, and Denji deals with his Chainsaw cum Dog Demon, Pochita, to revive him whenever he dies. Weird, right?
The point is, Denji becomes a Chainsaw Wielding demon who will now fight evil in a rather bloody adventure. The first trailer of Chainsaw Man came out in 2021 and is currently airing on Crunchyroll from October 12, 2022. Now, anime streaming is region restricted and might not be available in certain countries. However, you can officially watch the anime series on Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc.
IMDB has rated Chainsaw Man 9.4 out of 10. However, it is a highly recommended anime show to watch.
2. Dance Dance Danceur
If you like sports drama, Dance Dance Danceur is for you. The anime show tells the story of a young man Junpei Murao, who didn’t find ballet mesmerizing. However, he finds himself attracted by this dance after seeing a man perform it. After his father passed away sometime later, he gave up on ballet to become more masculine and took up Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created by Bruce Lee.
Everything changes when a new student named Miyako Godai arrives at Junpei’s School; Jupai finds out that her mother is in charge of ballet in their school, and due to this, our young protagonist’s interest in dance is relighted. After all, this artistic dance form has no gender and is full of new challenges that renewed and motivated Junpei will have to face.
This series is an adaptation of the manga, illustrated and written by George Asakura, which was released in April this year, and has excellent reviews. Ready to jump into this story? Watch the show at DisneyPlus.
IMDB has rated Dance Dance Danceur 7.5 out of 10.
3. Love After World Domination
This anime would be for you if you were a fan of Power Rangers as a kid. Red Gelato, leader of the Gelato 5, falls in love with the Reaper Princess, one of the leaders of Gekko, an evil organization that seeks to end the world. And guess what? It’s a requited love!! Now, these two love birds must keep their relationship a secret so neither side finds out.
As you can expect, this will lead to complications during battles and just hilarious situations. The anime show is based on a manga series Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de, written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu.
Crunchyroll has licensed the anime adaptation, and we can see that the artwork is excellent. Will love grow in this fight between hero and villain? Well, you will have to find out!! You can read more about the Love After World Domination at OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated Love After World Domination 7.2 out of 10.
4. Vampire In The Garden
Vampire In The Garden is not adapted from any manga, and it is an original story created by Netflix. Interesting right? Also, the anime has been produced by our WiT Studio, the same ones that made the first three seasons of Attack on Titans and directed by Hiroyuti Tanaka, who was also responsible for the Helsing Ultimate. So let everything you find out serves as a reference to give an idea of how well-made this anime is.
The story is set long ago in a world where vampires defeated humanity. However, Momo, a young human survivor, and Fine, the Vampire Queen, decide to embark on an adventure to find out a legendary place called Eden, where it is said that humans and vampires can live in harmony.
IMDB has rated Vampire In The Garden 6.5 out of 10.
If the upcoming Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup has you looking forward to it, you could warm up your skills for the match with Aoashi, the best soccer anime you can watch right now. The anime is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Japanese manga artist Yugo Kobayashi and comes to anime format through Crunchyroll. It tells the story of Ashito Aoi, a high school student with remarkable skills in soccer, but he hides it for a reason.
You will find out if you watch the anime. After some events, he meets Tatsuya Fukuda, coach of the Tokyo youth team, who encourages our young athletes to try out for the team and become professional soccer players. However, like any sports story, it’s expected that he will meet different rivals, and obstacles will appear on his way to the end.
This anime has produced by IG Producers, who are responsible for Kuroko’s Basketball, so we can be sure that it has outstanding quality animations. The premises of the anime might remind you of the plot of Captain Tsubasa.
You can read more about Aoashi at OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated Aoashi 8.2 out of 10.
6. Tomodachi Game
It’s Mystery time!! Tomodachi Game is about finding out who stole the school’s trip funds. Katagiri Yuichi, the story’s protagonist, sets out to travel with his class. Because of this, he had to do part-time jobs to raise some money, but after collecting the funds, the money disappeared.
Every hint seems to indicate that one of his classmates stole it. However, soon after the incident, he and his classmates are kidnapped. Then they wake up, in a strange room, with a character that looks like a distorted cartoon, and this is not it, this whole kidnapping thing seems to be a game where they have to discover the thief who stole the trip fund, but the truth could break Yuichi’s heart because he values his friends above all else.
The story of Tomodachi Game is an adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Japanese artist Yuki Sato. In 2017, its puzzling premise caused it to be adapted into anime for the first time. However, this new adaptation looks even better, with some awesome animations.
You can read more about Tomodachi Game at OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated Tomodachi Game 7.5 out of 10.
7. Sabikui Bisco
Can you imagine what the world could be like if everything had rusted away? Well, that’s how the anime Sabikui Bisco, also known as Rust-Eater Bisco, begins. Now, two young people will embark on a journey to rid a legendary fungus that eats rust. Which they could give this rusted world a new opportunity. However, society is so destroyed that people don’t believe someone has good intentions toward them.
So our two protagonists will encounter more than one obstacle in their adventure. Sabikui Bisco is based on a manga written by Shinji Cobkubo and illustrated by K Akagashi, and Crunchyroll has licensed the anime adaptation. The manga quickly became a fan favorite, and anime has been very well received. Ready to embark on this post-apocalyptic adventure?
You can read more about Sabikui Bisco at OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated Sabikui Bisco 7.0 out of 10.
8. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
This anime is peculiar. While we might think it’s the classic school rom-com, this time, it’s a brilliant student who tries to suppress their feelings based on logic! And since their pride is as great as their intellect, the protagonists resist the idea of being the first to confess. So they’ll do everything they can to make the other reveal.
This series contains humor, awkward situations, and quite twisted plans. However, a bit exaggerated as well. It’s based on the manga written and illustrated by Akka Akasaka, and both the paper version and the animation have had an excellent reception from the community and critics.
Crunchyroll, the streaming service that distributes it, even considers it the best comedy. So the war of love has already begun. What do you think?
You can read more about Kaguya-sama: Love Is War at OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 8.6 out of 10.
Its plot revolves around mysterious message plates left by an ancient civilization that humans are now trying to decipher.
You can watch this fantastic show, Spriggan, on Netflix.
IMDB has rated Spriggan 6.9 out of 10.
10. My Dress-Up Darling
An anti-social doll maker becomes a cosplay costume designer after making a new friend. Interesting, isn’t it? You can watch the anime on Crunchyroll, and you know what? The anime has its own official Hindi Dubbed version, which you can watch without any cost on Crunchyroll.
My Dress-Up Darling can teach you some of the best lessons of life. The show also has beautiful quotes, which you can find here on OtakuKart.
IMDB has rated My Dress-Up Darling 8.1 out of 10.
11. Spy x Family
What would be better than a spy trying to pretend he has an average family!! Well, his daughter has psychic powers, and his wife is secretly an assassin. But, of course, they’re not a real family, and it’s all a pantomime so that Twilight, an elite spy, can infiltrate the inner circle of a politician who seems to be up to no good.
But Among so many shootings, fights and murders, the three allies gradually discover the value of a family. Crunchyroll licenses them. This anime is a hit all over the world. It’s a manga written in illustrated by Tatsuya Endo, sold over 800,000 copies in 2019 and was ranked the 17th best manga in 2020, beating even Dragon Ball Super and Gintama. Can you believe it?
No wonder its anime adaptation is sweeping everything. It’s simply a masterpiece and funny. You can get complete coverage of the plot and upcoming updates on OkatuKart.
IMDB has rated Spy x Family 8.6 out of 10.
12. Akudama Drive
Akudama Drive is one of the craziest, channeling the madness of Danganronpa with the trappings of a Tarantino flick. The plot revolves around highly skilled criminals. They find themselves roped into taking on multiple dangerous jobs in exchange for some high reward, some time for their own lives. This show has a lot of fun with the Swindler and the gang.
IMDB has rated Akudama Drive 7.3 out of 10.
13. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu, no Yaiba’s popularity by this point, is only matched by how binge-able it is. Following the mass killing of his family and his sister’s conversion to the demon, Tanjuro joins the demon slayer core in the hope of seeking a cure, the breadth, taking odd style, and epic scale of its battles have cemented it as a mod great. In addition, its shonen storytelling allows anybody to spiral down the rabbit hole quickly. After a record-breaking movie, Demon Slayer fever can be sticking around for the long haul.
IMDB has rated Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 8.7 out of 10.
14. Recovery Of An MMO Junkie
You can finish this show in a single day, so what are you waiting for? Falling into a middle-life crisis, Moriko Morioka decides to quit her successful job and throw all her time into MMORPG. However, she soon meets another player and grows attached, not realizing she may know them in real life.
Heartwarming and adorable in every possible way, MMO Junkie tells you a very relatable story, about pursuing your passion, even against societal pressure, then the good and evil that comes with it. Now anybody can find a little love along the way.
IMDB has rated Recovery Of An MMO Junkie 7.3 out of 10.
15. Odd Taxi
Exquisitely written and doesn’t even come close. Partial mystery thriller, part meditation on Japanese culture as a whole, this series focuses on a middle-aged cab driver who gets tangled up in the aftermath of murder with many of the key players, just ending up in the back seat of his cab. And yes, he is also a Walrus.
The anthropomorphic edge might get some getting used to, but the sappiness and width of its dialogue will have you entrenched before you know it.
IMDB has rated Odd Taxi 8.5 out of 10.
16. The Seven Deadly Sins
After taking over Princess Elizabeth’s kingdom, your highness seeks out the nights of Seven Deadly Sins, legendary warriors, who were once framed, to help her regain her homeland from the traitorous Holy Knights.
Not showing away from its sillier elements, there is plenty of fun to be had here between the sins of individual quirks, personal journeys, and some tremendous magical fights. Other than that, you have to watch it for Escinor alone.
IMDB has rated The Seven Deadly Sins 7.9 out of 10.
17. Fate / Zero
If you need a good anime show to start your first Isakai, we recommend Fate / Zero as a jumping-off point. The play tells the tale of the fourth Holy Grail War, a tournament where aspiring mages summon historical worriers to compete in a series of death matches to grant their wishes.
Still, the fantastic animations, a wide variety of mythical and ancient characters, and the use of magic make the show one of the must-watch fantasies in this genre.
IMDB has rated Fate / Zero 8.2 out of 10.
18. The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.
Quirky, crazy, and outright hilarious, Saiki K’s day-to-day antics are a train wreck that we can’t stop watching. Blessed with psychic powers that he deemed a curse, Saiki K struggles to lead an everyday life but repeatedly runs into problems, primarily due to the rest of the ordinary yet equally outrageous cast. However, the wall-breaking fast pace of the jokes and Saiki K’s deadpan style of narration ensure you will love your antenna off before long.
IMDB has rated The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K 8.4 out of 10.
19. Devilman Crybaby
Insanity, Tears, and Chaos mesh it all together and get the crown jewel in the Netflix anime catalog. When it starts to spill out of human society, former wimp Akira Fudo unwittingly fuses with one devil and, in doing so, attempts to save the people he loves while struggling with his dark desires.
The show’s animations feel like something close to a sensory experience with the show’s brilliant colors, unique scenery, and crazy runs. Not one of which takes away from just how heart-wrenching and despair-inducing the series can be at the best of times, and you will still be happy for the ride.
IMDB has rated Devilman Crybaby 7.6 out of 10.
20. One Punch Man
A premise is so simple it’s almost beautiful. Deconstructing taking sharp blowups at the Superhero trope, the story of One Punch Man follows a middle age man named Saitama. He is so strong that everything he punches is eliminated in only one hit.
Despite being surrounded by all kinds of heroes, villains, and everything in between, no one can come close to the strength of Saiama’s fist. This makes for incredible actions, and some hilarious comedy, one that will have you drawn in is the out-of-this-world final boss fight.
IMDB has rated One Punch Man 8.7 out of 10.
21. Kuroko’s Basketball
Kuroko’s Basketball is a sports anime that even casual sports anime fans can adore. Eager to help his team to become the best in the country, basketball prodigy Kuroko lends his skills to the team.
But for the championship, he also competes with the team, for he has played before. While not afraid to dip into some anime logic, for the most part, this is the best example of how anime, sports, and the growth of the character are a match made in heaven.
IMDB has rated Kuroko’s Basketball 8.3 out of 10.
22. Kill La Kill
As erotic as action-packed, Kill La Kill is a Quintessential studio trigger firing on all cylinders, with their incredible sense of humor and ridiculously awesome fights. Following the tale of Ryūko and her quest to find vengeance for her father.
Kill La Kill has sentient costumes, fan service, a slice of life, and so on. Managing to toe the line between a serious topic and a light-hearted presentation, this series is compelling no matter which aspect of its crazy spectrum it’s tackling. Kill La Kill is the anime that gave us our beloved Satsuki-san. It deserves your allegiance.
IMDB has rated Kill La Kill 7.9 out of 10.
Time travel and the murder mystery are made for each other, especially when they are layered magnificently, as in the anime series Erased. After being inexplicably transported back in time, when he was an elementary schooler, Satoru Fujinuma tasks himself with preventing the kidnapping and killing of his classmates and uncovering the madman behind it.
Unwavering in its exploration of human failing and compassion, Erased will thrill you from beginning to end. Fair warning has someone close by to hug. This gets way too real, way too quickly.
IMDB has rated Erased 8.5 out of 10.
24. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
If you are looking for a good Isekai anime, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation will be best for you. Starting life as a depressed, wasteful layabout Rudeus Greyrat is given another chance at life in a world where monsters and magicians live together.
While the top notched elements of the series are enjoyable on every level, its true heart lies in Rudeus’s redemption and how he slowly learns to become a better person while accepting his flaws. How something could be heartwarming, savage, sleazy, and eloquent at the same time is beyond us, but Jobless Reincarnation accomplishes it all the same.
IMDB has rated Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 8.4 out of 10.
25. Jujutsu Kaisen
Swiftly establishing itself as this generation’s must-watch shonen, Jujutsu Kaisen takes all the tropes you love, adds an extra layer of darkness, and comes out swinging. After being bonded to a demonic entity, hard-headed yet lovable Itadori Yuji becomes a Jujutsu Sorcerer to wipe out curses and ensure the beast inside him remains sealed.
What would be narrated pitfalls, the lesser series excels here, from its magic system, its resonant OP character, and its particular brand of tragedy. So watch this space because this is going to get even better, for sure.
IMDB has rated Jujutsu Kaisen 8.6 out of 10.
26. Made In Abyss
A work of art that loves nothing more than strangling your soul. Made In Abyss is binge-able as it is sadistic in how it presents a captivating story with wholly innocent characters who are forced to be content with monsters and men of the worst kind.
Alongside her cyborg companion, optimistic cave dweller, Riko, chooses to dive to the bottom of the chasm known as the Abyss, in search of her missing mother, in a journey that contains wonderous sights but sinister forces, all too happy to unmake them.
Beautiful and blisteringly painful to watch at all times, it’s a track that demands your attention, even if you want to turn away.
IMDB has rated Made In Abyss 8.4 out of 10.
27. Higurashi: When They Cry
A horror show masquerading as a slice of life, when a new student arrives in a new town with the hope of enjoying a new life, he soon finds that there is something wicked afoot, a curse that loves nothing more than loot time, just so it can present new opportunities for the cast, to lose their minds and try to ripe each other apart.
It is one of those types of anime, hardcore yet fascinating, it takes a while to get to the long sword good ending, but seeing so many versions of the same characters trying to fight their way out of their worst situations it’s entertaining nonetheless.
IMDB has rated Higurashi: When They Cry 7.9 out of 10.
28. Gyakkyô Burai Kaiji
These days shows based on death games are all the rage, with this being yet another classic example of why getting into debt is a terrifying thing.
Desperate to overcome his financial hellhole, eternal looser Kaiji, finds himself drawn into various games of life and death, all for the chance to earn that much-needed green. He may be an idiot, but Kaiji’s quick-wittedness in the heat of the moment, always makes for a riveting watch, especially with all the craziness tossed his way.
IMDB has rated Gyakkyô Burai Kaiji 8.2 out of 10.
29. Hunter x Hunter
Dreaming of finding his absentee father, Gon decides to become a hunter, which would help what many would consider the best shonen experience to date.
The ingredients are all here a fantastic Tournament Arc, foes with staggering complexities, fight scenes that put its contemporaries to shame, and an endearing cast constantly challenged by the world around them. It just keeps going. The right to reach the end is so good that it won’t even matter if a continuation seems increasingly unlikely.
IMDB has rated Hunter x Hunter 9.0 out of 10.
30. Attack On Titans
Giant monsters and Giant walls, and one angry youngster vowing to tear it all down.
One of the century’s most explosive and enthralling anime experiences, Eren Yeager, and the Survey Corps’s mission to wipe the titans, might sound like standard fare. Still, the series has proven to be a master at phenomenal world-building and subversive narratives.
This is the best time to get into the AOT franchise and see what everyone is talking about. If you are one of the two anime fans out there that haven’t taken the plunge yet, you certainly won’t regret it.
IMDB has rated Attack On Titans 9.0 out of 10.
31. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The second iteration of the Elrics and their journey to find the Philosopher’s stone is generally agreed to be one of the greatest anime ever created. It also proudly wears the crown of being the most binge-worthy, even with such a messy episode count.
Committing a terrible mistake while trying to bring back the deceased mother through the power of Alchemy, Edward and Alphonse’s journey to reclaim, what they have lost, is staggering and scope and effortless execution.
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is no slouch regarding its brawls, but it shines the most regarding the introspection of its leads. No matter how you look at it, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the best anime has to offer.
IMDB has rated Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood 9.1 out of 10.
32. Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
Going into a dungeon, and slaying a whole lot of monsters, is what you will witness in the anime.
To propel the Hestia Familia to greater rights, Bell and his allies are tasked with delving into the unknown, exploring the dangerously low levels of the dungeons. So, naturally, things don’t go as planned. Nevertheless, let’s hope this franchise can keep the momentum.
IMDB has rated It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon. 7.4 out of 10.
33. The Devil Is A Part-Timer!
Aside from an army of invading angels in search of the tree of life, living in near poverty, and dealing with a love interest who also wants to remove his head! Sadao Maou has to deal with a surrogate daughter.
We are still waiting to see how far the dysfunctional family dynamics extend. So far, Satan has struck gold with his second outing.
IMDB has rated The Devil Is A Part-Timer! 7.6 out of 10.
34. I Somehow Became Stronger By Raising Farming Related Skills
Al Wayne, a young prodigy in farming and cultivation, lives a quiet and peaceful life in his village. Through his practices, he has refined his farming skills to a great degree, and with this comes a few more benefits. Because of that, from time to time, the villagers use his help to exterminate monsters.
One day after finishing his daily chores, Wayne looks at his stats only to find them at an incredible magnitude. All his skills have combined and maxed out. But, with this, he also gains excellent physical capabilities, which marks the end of his peaceful life because, in the Royal Town, the threat of the one’s defeated Demon Lord again looms over them.
When an official named Cecil betrays his King and reveals his true identity, good old Wayne, finds himself in the middle of this chaos. Now he must use newly maxed-out abilities and battle for his kingdom’s survival.
35. Reincarnated as a Sword
Reincarnated as a Sword might be a little weird! But, following a car accident, a once ordinary person finds himself in another world, as a sword, with little to no recollection of his past.
Accepting his new fate as a blade, he begins to search for a wielder. In his lookout, one fateful day, as a caravan of slave traders is passing by, one giant two-headed bear appears and begins dragging habit.
In the last moment of desperation, a young cat girl enslaved person named Fran takes up the sword, releasing it from its servitude and unlocking the overwhelming powers that it holds. Using this, she easily beat the bear, and from then on, the dual stay with one another.
IMDB has rated Reincarnated as a Sword 7.5 out of 10.
36. The Eminence in Shadow
Cid Kagenou, as a child, dreamed of not becoming a heroic or villainous character but a mastermind who pulls strings from the Shadows. Still, while practicing for his dream, Cid befalls a terrible accident and passes away!
But then a reincarnated him wakes up in a magical world, finally having a chance of becoming a mastermind manipulator, hidden amongst the ordinary, maintaining a mediocre appearance.
His pursuit of the goal brings him into contact with Alpha, a beautiful elven girl who concocts a story of an evil organization. The Cult of Diabolos. Cid recruits Alpha into his made-up organization, The Shadow Garden.
IMDB has rated The Eminence in Shadow 8.4 out of 10.
37. Shinobi no Ittoki
In modern-day Japan, Ittoki Sakuraba, the main character, is living an ordinary high school life, but all this changes one day. While making his way home, a truck driver attempts to hit and assassinate him. Furthermore, it is revealed that he is the 19th heir to the famous Iga Ninjas and must protect his village from the rival clan, Koga.
Left with no choice, Ittoki decides to become a capable ninja to halt their nemesis once and for all. For this purpose, his mother enrolls him in a Ninja Academy, the only high school specializing in the Shinobi Arts.
Now, a practitioner of the modern ninja ways, equipped with high-tech gear and sleek suits, Ittoki, and his newfound shinobi allies, must battle the Kogas and end this generation’s old rivalry, and thus unfolds an action-packed story.
IMDB has rated Shinobi no Ittoki 8.4 out of 10.
38. To Your Eternity
A shonen anime series follows the story of an immortal named Fushi, who can adapt the form of anything in his contact. The anime is existential, as the eternal takes the form of many beings, such as an Orb that turns into a rock, then a wolf, a girl, and now a young boy, to understand what it means to live.
Despite being immortal, Fushi dies countless times throughout the series and returns to life again.
IMDB has rated To Your Eternity 8.6 out of 10.
39. Blue Lock
After getting fed up with their defeat, FIFA, the Japanese Football Union, hired Ego Jinpachi, a soccer enigma, who came up with the training regimen called Blue Lock. Design to build the most fantastic striker, this program is what might make it break the Japanese team.
Amidst the hype, the Japanese hype rise to the protagonist of this story, Yoichi Isagi, who also joins this program in hopes of becoming the world’s best soccer player. One can judge from the teaser alone what force this series is about to bring the character design, the well-built animation, and those eyes. After a worthwhile wave, we might receive a worthy successor of Haikyuu.
IMDB has rated Blue Lock 8.8 out of 10.
40. Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo Kageyama, also known as Mob, has awakened his dormant psychic powers and is now capable of extraordinary abilities. Though not to use these abilities, he mainly applies them to impress his crush.
The first two seasons of Mob Psycho 100 were among the best in terms of the best story and animation. With the current third and final installment, having gained confidence in his gifts, Mob approaches a beautiful ending to his story.
IMDB has rated Mob Psycho 100 8.6 out of 10.
41. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul happens in an alternate world where ghouls live among humans and survive by feeding on their flesh. The show’s protagonist, Ken Kaneki, gets invited on a date by a rather popular ghoul, and she has him for dinner, literally eats him for dinner.
Luckily an accident prevents his death, but Kaneki’s damaged organs are replaced by ghoul organs with a surgical operation, transforming him into a half-human and half-ghoul. The story then follows him as he gets dragged into a human-ghoul war.
The story is both action-filled and psychological. With this one, you may have heard of the ‘Read Manga’ joke too often, but the anime should be praised for its animation and directing.
IMDB has rated Tokyo Ghoul 7.8 out of 10.
42. JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure
Yes, this show originated through half of the memes you see on the internet. Based on the widely popular manga with the same name, the anime tells the conflict between Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando, the narrative is divided into several parts, and the protagonist of each part is a member of the Joestar Family, all of which possesses a star-shaped birthmark, above their left shoulder blade.
The JoJo Series manages to mix a realistic and rather dramatic story with its unique plot and art style. Instead of superpowers, we have users who can channel their inner spiritual powers into a significant energy form known as the Stand.
Jojo has some exciting fight scenes that complement its unique power system, and a source, along with those fight scenes, comes out some interesting dialogues that soon get turned into memes.
43. Black Lagoon
Since anime is based in Japan, you may think it should give you a Japanese feel, but there are some anime out there that can stand toe to toe with the western movie in terms of direction and writing, and one such show is Black Lagoon.
The show follows Okajima Rokurō, who joins the Lagoon Company, a group of pirate mercenaries sailing around the seas of Southeast Asia. The anime is filled with gun shootouts, suspenseful car chases, and a blend of mystery and gang wars to its fast-paced plot.
The world soon expands beyond the little boat of the Logooon Campany, and Rocks soon finds him in a company with the most dangerous people on the planet. Also, this is the type of anime you should watch dubbed. Just check it out.
It is rare to see significant action in a comedy anime, but Gintama is an exception. It delivers some great comedy, with gags and parodies, but when the action parts hit in, it doesn’t disappoint you with its Sumaurai mixed action.
It happens when aliens from outer space have invaded earth and taken over feudal Japan. Now Samurai in the world are kicked out and treated with disrespect, but among them is Gintoki, an errand boy with the heart of a samurai. His daily events lead to difficult situations, but it does;t take long for them to turn comical.
Gintama incorporates Eastern and Western concepts and parodies some popular animes. So if you need some excellent laughs plus great action, this is the anime for you.
45. Parasyte: The Maxim
Alien invasions are nothing new. You see alien ships and UFOs appearing in the sky and attacking and killing humans, but what if these aliens or monsters are intelligent and do not reveal themselves quickly!!
Parasyte is an anime about a boy named Shinichi Izumi, who discovers a strange species named Parasyte, who takes control of human brains. A parasite called Migi enters Shinichi’s body, and the two form a strong bond as they fight another parasite.
This is an ideal show for action and mystery fans, and you will be surprised by the twists the show pulls and the emotion it delivers. It may have a few action sequences compared to many others on the list, but when the words are no longer an option and the fists’ stars roll, that is when the anime indeed shows its colors.
Akira is hailed as one of the masterpieces that came out back in the day. If Akira didn’t exist, most of the great anime you already watched wouldn’t have had their inspiration. Akira happens in a futuristic world and follows Katsuhiro Ôtomo, a biker gang leader whose childhood friend acquires incredible telekinesis after an accident. Still, these powers aren’t your regular superpowers.
Soon his friend becomes a threat to both Tokyo and the military in the going chaos of the world. Rather than focusing on the potential powers, this anime movie shows the repercussions of Powers. For 90s anime, it has some incredibly animated action scenes and some great directing as well.
47. Black Clover
Our list would be incomplete if we didn’t mention our favorite screaming wizard guy. Black Clover follows Asta, a young orphan with no magical powers in a world where everyone has different magical powers but still aims high.
He soon gains the mysterious Five leaf Grimore and, along with his friend and rival Yuno, follows on various adventures to become the one and only wizard king. The first few episodes of the show might put you off a little since it borrows many elements of the gene, but soon the display stands on its legs with its impressive world-building and excellent character development and mysteries.
Toyohisa Shimazu is a mortally wounded soldier at the battle of Sakigahara. In his dying moments, he is transported into another world and finds himself in a group known as Drifters. The Drifters are made of other powerful worriers like him and need to fight off the ends who wish to take over the world and kill all of the Drifters.
Under the Ends’ command is an arsenal of monsters ranging from Giants to Dragons. Drifters are one of the most underrated anime shows and the one you should check out.
49. Vinland Saga
Nothing matches a good revenge story than Vikings. Unfortunately, they weren’t the best company to hang out with if you read or watched the reports. They pillaged villages, murdered innocents, and pulled out schemes to get power.
One of the victims of these actions is Thorfinn’s father, he was biking himself, but due to the schemes of cunning Askeladd, he met his death while trying to protect the rest of his crew. Naturally, this drove Thorfinn mad, and it didn’t take long for the boy to turn into a mindless killer, working under the man who murdered his father.
His only goal is to get strong and kill Askeladd to fill his revenge, and the story shows how hatred can corrupt any man until he turns into a monster. With the animation from WiT Studio, this show has some great, hand-to-hand combat science and greatly choreographed action to match the story’s overall tone.
50. Thermae Romae Novae
Thermae Romae Novae have the crazy premise you might ever hear of. Lucius is a Roman Empire architect who ran out of ideas but was magically transported to a bathhouse in modern Japan.
Where he will discover a whole repertoire of new artifacts and designs for inspiration in his creations, the funniest thing is that when he returns to his time to emit what he has learned, in the present day, things start to get a little weird.
It may sound irrelevant, but this anime is a gem of humor and wit because there is no funnier than watching an old architect imagine how electric appliances work. Thermae Romae Novae is based on a manga with the same name, created by Mari Yamazaki, and it’s not the first time it has been adapted into a series.
In 2012, the creators made an anime for Fuji Television. However, considering its popularity, Netflix decided to adapt it again to give a new style to this incredible and crazy adventure. You can read more about Thermae Romae Novae at OtakuKart, and check out the show on Netflix.
IMDB has rated Thermae Romae Novae 7.0 out of 10.