This is the top ten list of anime shows of all time. Many of the shows deal with the flaws of humanity and the strengths we hold in our hands. Some will make you cry, laugh, grin from ear to ear, and think about our lives on this earth. You will feel a range of emotions from watching the shows on the list, and I hope you take the time to check out each one. Take the time to check out other people's reviews of the shows since much of this is a matter of opinion. Anyways I hope you enjoy what I put together, and if you have any other shows put them in the comments below.
Here we go! Top ten anime shows of all time!
I would certainly recommend this series, it takes a few episodes to get into but the more episodes you watch the more you enjoy Gintama. I was a bit skeptical at first, and was thinking this show was going to be similar to the many ongoing series like Dragon Ball Z or Naruto, but boy was I wrong. This show already has a whopping 200 episodes, and is still hasn't lost it's touch.
9. Great Teacher Onizuka
Many characters in the show dislike him at first but people tend to learn to love him more over time. In the end of it all though, you will love Onizuka all the more. He is entertaining, and really contributes a lot to the show along with all the side characters. This show is certainly full of greatness, and if you haven't watched it yet I would certainly recommend checking it out.
8. Death Note
The main character is Yagami Light, a 17-year-old from Japan who is a genius and bored with his life, school and the world. One day he was on his way home and found a notebook with the words "Death Note" written on the front. He reads it and realizes that if anyone has their name written inside the notebook they will soon die. He couldn't believe it at first but over time he realizes that the book isn't a hoax. Eventually he starts a conquest of becoming God in a "new" world and has a character named L who tries to stop him along the way.
Once you start watching this show, you'll get hooked and won't be able to stop. The level of madness and psychological trouble will interest anyone who likes that. This is one that I recommend to anyone who loves shows that deal with the human psych.
7. Ouran High School Host Club
The show really lacks an overall plot, but has plenty of humor, drama and good ending. There is room left in the show to make a continuation of it, but doubt that will ever happen since this aired over 6 years ago.
This show is overall a good slap stick and anyone will really enjoy it even though it's filled with pink, laughs, sweets and is a girly looking show. It's certainly one of the funniest animes I have seen in years, and kept me watching it through the end.
Lupin the Third
The origins of Lupin III is traced back to the early 20th century works of Maurice Leblanc, a french writer. Leblanc created Arsene Lupin, a gentlemen thief who politely left notes to indicate where and when he would steal something who then always escaped the grasps of the police. His goal in the end was not to steal but rather to live life on a dangerous edge and savor every moment of the chase. Lupin follows in his grandfather's footsteps, does exactly what he does, and lives life on the edge. Of course, along the way he tries to woo some ladies, but in the end there is always one girl that seems to capture his heart, and his money.
I would recommend this series to anyone who loves a good adventure and a good laugh. This is a series that has been worked on extensively and is the most well known series in Japan since the 1970 and has hundreds of episodes and an extensive list of movies that goes along with it.
5. Attack on Titan
The plot isn't the most original in the world, but they execute everything perfectly. You feel a large range of emotions when watching this series, but there is one thing I can certainly say about the show, it's brutal. You watch characters get killed left and right, and many don't get developed at all because they are killed so quickly. This show has a lot of blood and gore, so it wouldn't be recommended for people who are a bit squeamish.
This show was certainly a highlight of 2013. It has a very strong start, gripping story, gorgeous soundtrack and animation. It has kept me waiting for more, hoping that the series will continue in the near future. It's lived up to all the hype that was revolving around it, and won't disappoint. It has a good plot but isn't too in depth, and the action scenes are in every episode.
Araragi is the main character, who is part of the world of supernatural. There is a big chunk of his history yet to be explained, but you find out bits and pieces about him over time, and the odd abilities he has.
Simply put, half of the show is about a romantic relationship between Senjougahara and Araragi. The other half is a constant argument between two values: The rational vs. the idealistic. It's either choosing to be the nice guy and seeking happiness for everyone in the end or doing what Araragi thinks is best.
The art and design of this show is very abstract and surreal giving it and absolutely creepy vibe but is gorgeous. The design is very artistic, and you see very strong elements of illusions throughout the show. The character design is beautiful and you can't help but appreciate the animators behind this series.
Once finishing this, and the second season, I have been hooked and waiting for more to come from this series. This is a showthat I don't ever want to have an end but with the story line that it has it will at some point. If you appreciate something different and odd this is certainly the the show that was meant for you.
3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
This show is just pure brilliance. It brings absolute genius comedy and has an excellent range of characters that keeps you hooked. Haruhi posses a strong charisma that you can't help but feel attracted and entertained by her. Kyon, who is the only normal character within the series is the character who will be the eyes of the show and appears rather normal but is witnessing everything that happens.
Kyon meets Haruhi, a girl who is looking for anyone that isn't a normal human. Haruhi announces she is searching for anyone that is aliens, time travelers, espers or any extraterrestrial life on their first day of class together. Kyon finds her strange and keeps trying to talk to her more and more. He tries to figure out why she joined every single club in the school and quit them all but by stating this to her he gives her the idea to start their own club. This causes Kyon, and several other characters to get dragged into spreading the excitement of the S.O.S. Brigade to the school and world.
All I can say is that this anime is straight-up hilarious and fun. The story is wacky, the animation is great and even though the character development issues seem rampant in this series.
The story is original, there hasn't been any other show like this. This show is certainly a big milestone in the world of anime, and I can't wait to see more of it.
2. Cowboy Bebop
The character development is extensive in this series. Each episode someone relates to someone's past, and really connects the dots after watching the last few episodes. By spanning out the character development it keeps you watching more and more, wanting to figure out the past of each character. In each episode there is a new bounty, all dramatically different events causing a certain degree of unpredictability throughout the series.
Overall I have to say this is one of my most favorite shows, and the amount of work that was put into it was immense. The animation is gorgeous for the 90s, the soundtrack is absolutely astounding and contrasts with the animation and scenes quite well. It's hard not to fall in love with the characters and wish there were more seasons to the show. I can say this is one of the greatest anime ever, and certainly the greatest anime of it's time.
The show revolves around the crazy antics of Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist who goes by the name Hououin Kyouma. He goes on crazy random chats with himself and freaks out about little things, I find it rather entertaining. At first this show is rather random and slow at first, but the more time spans on the more addicting it gets. It also gets very fast during the second half of the show, and the level of character development and enjoyment spikes drastically.
The level of detail in time travel itself, along with the character development, music and storyline made me absolutely put this at the top of my list. Unlike many time travels anime, This one doesn't contradict itself, making me go wow in the amount of detail and work that was put into the details of time travel.
This show has made me laugh like a maniac, and ball silently into my pillow. It made me wonder what would happen, had absolutely beautiful closure, clarity and left me very satisfied wanting more.
If you like time travel, action and humor mixed with a bit of romance this certainly is the show for you.