Best Anime To Watch: Top 10 Anime Of All Time

Last Updated on 20th January, 2023  • Shashank Jain   • 9 Minute Read

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Anime is gaining an audience and popularity in India. With each passing day, there is a considerable increase in the number of anime fans. There are several reasons for anime getting popular and some of them are, the plot created by the directors of these series are very unique and the animations used, are so astounding and breathtaking that it puts life into the characters.

One reason for the reasons for the growing popularity could be the Anime Community. Each state has there own anime community. Check if your state has a community too.There are thousands of anime, each one offering you a unique and different theme which makes it difficult to choose the best one to watch.

 So, here is a curated list of some of the best anime available on the internet.

Naruto 


Naruto is a Japanese manga series, written by Masashi Kishimoto and was released in 2007. Consists of three series. Naruto: Original, Naruto: Shippuden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

The first series has 220 episodes and It depicts the story of a young ninja boy who wants to be recognised by his friends and he has a dream to become the Hokage of his village.

The second series directed by Hayato Date consists of exactly 500 episodes and is the sequel to the first series(Naruto: original). This series starts with a leap of two and a half years in Naruto’s life and mainly focuses on the teenage years of Naruto Uzumaki.

The third series directed by Ukyō Kodachi and Masashi Kishimoto consists of 280 episodes. It focuses on an entirely new generation of Naruto Uzumaki, i.e., Naruto’s son(Boruto Uzumaki).

Naruto is best selling manga series and has more than 250 million copies worldwide. The whole Naruto series is interesting, adventurous, and mindboggling but the part which is most liked by the public is the second part, i.e., Naruto: Shippuden. It got around 8.7/10 ratings on IMDB. It got an honourable mention in Shueisha’s monthly hop step award.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba 

Demon Slayer is a Japanese manga series written by koyoharu gotouge. It was released in 2019. It consists of 26 episodes. The story begins in the Taish era in japan, where the demon slayer corps has been fighting demons for generations. The demons were humans who were turned into demons by Muzan Kibutsuji and they are cannibals and have supernatural abilities.

Demon Slayer is the 9th best-selling manga series with more than 150 million copies worldwide. It is famous for its unique plot and, most importantly, its high-quality animation.

It got an 8.7/10 rating on IMDB and was welcomed by all anime lovers. You can find various merchandise related to this show on the internet. After the success of the show, several movies were also released. one of the popular movies of the demon slayers series is Demon Slayer the movie: Mugen Train.

It generated revenues of around  ¥1 trillion, achieving the title of one of the highest-grossing media franchises. It won the Yahoo Japan Search Award for the highest number of searches in 2019 and 2020 and got the third position in 2021.

One piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written by Eiichiro Oda. The first volume of the series was published in 1997, and there are now more than 100 volumes sold around the world. The story begins with the adventures of Luffy, whose body has been rubberized because he ate a devil fruit and the plot goes on with Luffy searching for the deceased king’s treasure known as “one piece”.One Piece is the only manga whose volumes have ranked first every year in Oricon's weekly comic chart existence since 2008.

It was the best-selling manga for consecutively 11 years. it has also sold more than 100 million of all of its 100 volumes. One Piece had over 516.5 million copies worldwide.

it got an 8.9/10 rating on IMDB and was loved by the public. it was also nominated for the favourite manga series in nickelodeon’s magazine comic awards 2009. After one piece's success, various merchandise, novels and games by Bandai Namco entertainment were released. It was also nominated for the 23rd Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen category in 1999.

Death Note

Death Note is one of the most famous Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba. it was released in 2006 and consists of 37 episodes. The story starts when a teenage boy came across a mystical notebook known as “Death Note”. This notebook grants the user with supernatural powers of killing anyone whose name is written on the pages. And thus this genius boy decides to eliminate all the criminals and create a no-crime society.

By 2015, death note had over 30 million copies worldwide. The anime gained so much popularity that people getting influenced by the show started writing their death notes leading to controversies and its ban in china. The manga got a rating of 9/10 on IMDB and became the 3rd best-selling manga in North America.

People also started imitating the characters and the series and one of the cases were unveiled in which a few pieces of notes were found near the murdered body of a Belgian male. this case is known as mangamoord. It got the grand prize for best manga and best screenplay at the japan expo awards in 2007.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime written by Hiroku Arakawa and directed by Seiji Mizushima. It was released in the year, 2003 and comprises 51 episodes. The story follows when two brothers start searching for a stone known as the philosopher’s stone. This stone has a supernatural power to bring dead ones back to life. So, the brothers named Edward and Alphonse try to bring their deceased mother back to life. Instead of getting their mother back to life, they suffered a loss themselves where one of them lost a leg and the other’s body disintegrated.

A film was produced as a sequel to the television series - Fullmetal Alchemist and the movie was named Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa. The anime has a rating of 9.1/10 on IMDB. It has sold over 80 million copies worldwide and getting a position in the list best selling manga series. The anime is ranked #1 by myanimelist.

Bleach: Sennen Kessen-hen

Bleach is a Japanese anime produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. it was released in the year, 2004 and comprises 366 episodes. The story starts with the adventures of a boy named Ichigo Kurosaki who have got some mystical powers of a soul reaper. The story goes on as the boy keeps fighting the vicious spirits that threaten karakura town with his oldest childhood friend and his closest ally who has a healing ability and incredible strength. It got a top ten position several times in the Japanese tv ranking.

It was also nominated for the best manga, best DVD packaging design, best actor and best theme at the American anime awards in 2007. The anime is ranked #2 by myanimelist. It has a rating of 9/10 on IMDB. After the anime’s success, 4 films were also produced and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The first film, Bleach: Memories of Nobody, was released in, 2006. The second film, Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, was released in, 2007. The third film, Bleach: Fade to Black, was released in, 2008. The fourth and final film, Bleach: Hell Verse, was released in, 2010.

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu kaisen is a japanese manga written by Gege Akutami. It was released in 2020 and consists of 24 episodes. The story starts with a teenage boy name Yuji Itadori who has joined an organization of jujutsu sorcerers to get rid of a powerful curse,i.e., Ryomen Sukuna and later on he becomes the host of the organization. It had over 70 million copies by august 2022, making it one of the best-selling manga of all time.

A collaboration of Jujutsu Kaisen with PUBG: Battlegrounds was also announced in 2021. it was awarded "Anime of the Year" at the 5th Crunchyroll Anime Awards and Ryomen Sukuna won the "Best Antagonist" award and "Lost in Paradise" won the "Best Ending Sequence" award. two novels were written by Ballad Kitaguni. the first one was released in 2019, named Jujutsu Kaisen: Iku Natsu to Kaeru Aki. The second novel was released in 2020, named Jujutsu Kaisen: Yoake no Ibara Michi. In 2022, Viz Media announced they licensed the novels for English publication.

It was also the best-selling novel with over 487,434 copies worldwide. It has grown around 400% in a year having 70 million copies by the year 2022 making it the 5th best-selling manga series. The anime has got a rating of 8.6/10 on IMDB.

Attack On Titan

Attack On Titan is an anime written by Hajime Isayama. it was released in 2013 and consists of 87 episodes. The story follows in a post-apocalyptic era when human beings are butchered by monstrous strange creatures nearly to extinction. These creatures are called titans. the remaining humans live behind the walls to save themselves from these giant titans. The main character of the attack on titan named Eren along with his friends try to save themselves from the attack but one of the titan breach the walls of their hometown, destroy the city and eats Eren’s mother.

To take revenge, Eren joins a force that fights against the titans and tries to find a way of defeating them. These monsters seem to be very horrifying because they eat human flesh not because they are hungry but because they gain a sense of pleasure from it. It has been a successful series with sales of around 500,000.

it was also the number one-selling tv anime in japan in 2013 and is also among the list of top 10 best-selling anime. The anime has won multiple prizes,i.e., the title of the year award, best director, best theme song, best script, best female character and best soundtrack. It has also received an award for the best animation of the year at the Tokyo anime award 2014. It has also received an award for the best tv animation at the Animation Kobe awards 2013. It got a rating of 9.1/10 on IMDB.

Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw man is a Japanese manga series written by Tatsuki Fujimoto. it was released in the year, 2022. It consists of 12 episodes and the story follows when a young man named Denji makes a contract which combines him with a dog-like devil called pochita. And allows him to transform the parts of his body into chainsaws.

later on, denji joins an agency that focuses on fighting the devils. The other half of the story focuses on a high school student who makes a contract with Yoru: the war devil who forces her to defeat the chainsaw man. It had over 20 million copies by the end of November 2022, making it one of the best-selling manga series.

it won the 66th Shogakukan Manga Award and also won the Harvey Awards in the Best Manga category in 2021 and 2022. It has also won several awards such as best action manga, best screenplay and best drawing. It got a rating of 8.7/10 on IMDB.

Code Geass

Code Geass is a Japanese anime series produced by Sunrise and directed by  Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. It consists of 25 episodes. the story follows the banished prince named Lelouch VI Britannia who gains some supernatural powers from a lady named CC and using these unnatural powers the price leads a rebellion against Britain's empire.

This anime has been followed by a series of games published by Bandai games. The anime sold over 900,000 copies by august 2008. The series has grossed a huge sum, i.e, ¥647,802,700 in Japan. It won the best anime tv series award at Tokyo international anime fair in 2007. It has also won the title of most popular anime at Animage 's 29th Annual Anime Grand Prix. It was also awarded the best as the best Tv animation at the 12th animation Kobe awards. It got a rating of 8.7/10 on IMDB.

Steins;Gate

Steins; Gate is a Japanese anime series created by the white fox. It was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and Takuya Satō and written by Jukki Hanada. It was released in 2011 and consists of 24 episodes. The story follows the main character of the anime named Rintarou Okabe who has a great interest in science and finds a way to travel in time and send text messages to the past which can change the present. Rintarou works on nullifying the damage which is caused due to his invention and tries to save his loved ones.

It was a part of jury selections at the 15th japan media arts festival. It won an award for the best male anime character of the year in 2011. It is considered one of the best series of the year 2010. It was the 26th best-selling animation and DVD of the week. Several movies, merchandise and video games were also released after the success of the anime. It has got a 9.08/10 rating on IMDB. The series has also come up with an animated film sequel, Steins; Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu.

Conclusion.

The above article helps the user to choose the best anime to watch out for during free time or at weekends. It includes the best anime according to the ratings, storyline, animation etc. the above list is specially curated for anime lovers and also for people who are thinking to build their interest in anime and thinking, about where to start with. So, you have arrived at the right destination to select the best anime for your anime journey to start with.

How the above series are rated?

The above series are rated according to the people review, myanimelist, animations and IMDB ratings.

How these ratings are calculated?

People can watch the show and vote on a scale of 1-10 and the average votes of people are combined and shown on the sites.

Are these ratings trusted and genuine?

Yes, sites like IMDB and myanimelist are genuine raters of shows.

Best sites to watch anime?

You can watch anime on NetFlix, animixplay, Zoro etc.

Where to check anime rankings?

You can check the rankings at myanimelist, the site is updated twice a day and is trusted by most of anime lovers.

What is the anime community?

 One reason of the reasons for the growing popularity of anime could be the Anime Community. Each state has there own anime community. People can join these communities in order to gain regular updates about anime, ratings and all new releases.

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