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top 6 best anime series, ranked

With so many different genres to choose from, making a definitive list of the best anime series of all time is no easy task. A show that one viewer sees as overblown for it is a masterclass in realism to another. Not everyone likes a slice of life show, but for some, there is nothing more comforting than this.

Battle giant robots are a bore for many, while others are put off by the idea. From shonen, senen, and shojo to mecha, harem, and the ever-popular isakai, there really is something for everyone in the world of anime.

However, there are certain shows that go beyond the trappings of their genres, and it’s those universal crowdfunders that we’re going to see today. From seminal shows inspiring generations of fans and creators to modern-day classics that stand as a shining example of the medium, we’re ranking the 5 best anime series of all time.

most popular anime series of all time

The anime community over the years has been overrun by “twelvers,” aka seasonal anime that came and went before you even knew what hit you.

But in the “good old days” if an anime was successful, and preferably a shonen, it lasted longer than most marriages. So here we’re going to look at some of the longest running anime, then rank them by overall quality and what part of your teen years they’ll take to complete.

A young warrior named Goku along with his friends is tasked with defending their planet from attacks by extraterrestrial enemies. But things aren’t as straightforward as they are on paper, with Goku learning that he.

too, is from another planet, and there are plenty of twists and turns throughout the show’s, 90s. Most kids growing up in the ’90s would have seen or seen Dragon Ball Z. In South Africa, it was a huge hit, as I remember all my friends running home between 4 pm and 5 pm when the show aired.

Whether we are in the middle of a game of football or cricket, the roads will be clear. It was the impact of the show, which is still fondly remembered by many today.

Hunter x Hunter – ‘X’ is silent – has been a perennial favorite among anime fans for over a decade. In the 2011 series Gon learns that his pre-deceased father is actually alive and well as a ‘Hunter’, a member of the upper realms of humanity.

What starts out as a pretty light piece of anime soon turns into a shonen spectacle, a dark and intense story that opens as Gon finds his feet as a hunter.

It’s also rare in anime that it refuses to play to type with a ‘strong’ protagonist. Instead, Gon’s appeal to failing, reflecting on, and overcoming personal struggles is far more mature than we’re used to. All told, this is what makes the show worth watching over most of its peers.

Yugi Mutou is a fictional character created by Kazuki Takahashi and created by the manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! is the main character. Yugi is introduced as a teenager solving an ancient Egyptian puzzle known as the Millennium Riddle, hoping it will satisfy his desire to bond.

One of the most popular anime of all time, Yu-Gi-Oh! Featuring a hero with one of the most charming and memorable anime hairstyles ever. Of course, it helps that Yugi’s personality is also quite interesting – albeit with a few caveats.

Yugi’s personality changes from a shy student to a confident gambler in the blink of an eye. With this dual nature in mind, it’s really amazing to see how his character designs – especially his hair – compliment both sides of Yugi perfectly.

Detective Conan has everything to keep your interest. It has funny moments, a love story, drama and unique mysteries. If you’re looking for well-intentioned secrets where the solutions aren’t so obvious, try this one!

The authors certainly put a lot of effort into their work! The story follows Shinichi Kudou, who has a superb skill of being able to solve even the most challenging cases.This is important when you take into account that he is only 17 years old.

One night changes his life. It is the night the young detective sees two suspects at an amusement park. They notice him and give him some experimental medicine. He survives, but his body has shrunk to the size of a seven-year-old! While hiding his true identity, Shinichi explores the strange outfit that has caused a dramatic change in his body.

For anyone in the West, seeing Doraemon on this list can be a headcracker, as much of its notoriety is due to its success overseas. However, anime is so popular in India, China and Japan, that it makes up for not having much presence in the West.

Doraemon revolves around a robotic cat with no ears who travels in time from the 22nd century to the aid of a fifth-grade student named Nobita Nobi. The show is about conquering life’s tough odds as well as understanding that it’s okay to make mistakes.

As well as being one of the longest-running anime series, Doraemon’s films have dominated the box office, airing 1787 episodes from 1973 to 2005. As of 2020, the Doraemon franchise has grossed $1.7 billion worldwide across 41 films.

The anime that struck gold. With only one series, this now-legendary title has managed to establish itself as one of the smartest and most beautifully crafted examples of the covert detective genre to have ever been cast, both on screen and on paper.

After finding himself in possession of a notebook capable of taking life, gifted sociopathic student Light Yagami vows to fix the world, but to cut off those he believes to be rotten, only to disguise himself as L.

To bring into conflict with the intellectual equals going in. Both protagonists have been such a profound influence that there are still some who justify Light’s murderous actions, while others still insist that L is still the sexiest man ever. go figure.

top most popular anime of all time

1 Saitama (One Punch Man)
2 Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
3 Giorno Giovanna (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
4 Anos Voldigoad (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
5 Tetsuo Shima (Akira)
6 Muzan Kibutsuji (Demon Slayer)

1 Norman (The Promised Neverland)
2 Shikamaru Nara (Naruto)
3 Ray (The Promised Neverland)
4 Kiyotaka Ayanokoji (Classroom Of The Elite)
5 Senku Ishigami (Dr. Stone)

1 Griffith.
2 Annie Leonhart.
3 Super Buu [aka Majin Buu Evil]
4 The Major.
5 Naraku. “Inuyasha” (2000-04)
6 Johan Liebert. “Monster” (2004-05)