20 Best Anime Of All Time – 2018 List

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A massive poll was conducted by Japan TV Station NHK and they shared the results of this where they asked anime fans best anime of all time. Around 600,000 votes were cast from around 10,000 anime series. Fans have voted for their favorite anime series, and we picked top 20 anime and made a list of 20 Best Anime Of All Time. Let’s start with the list.

20. Sword Art Online

 

20 Best Anime Of All Time – 2018 List

Based on Light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec. The series takes place in the near future and focuses on protagonist Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko imprint from April 10, 2009, with a spin-off series launching in October 2012. A very famous anime, based on virtual reality. Sword Art Online takes the 20th spot on the list.

19. Psycho-Pass

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Cyberpunk anime television series produced by Production I.G. It was co-directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi, with character designs by Akira Amano featuring music by Yugo Kanno. The original Japanese cast includes Kana Hanazawa as Akane Tsunemori, Tomokazu Seki as Shinya Kogami, and Takahiro Sakurai as Shogo Makishima. The series was aired on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block between October 2012 and March 2013.Psycho-Pass is set in a world where machines control almost everything. It is one of the best psychological anime around, so it’s not surprising to see this anime take the 19th spot.

18. Digimon Adventure

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Also known as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters outside Japan, This anime television series created by Akiyoshi Hongo and produced by Toei Animation in cooperation with WiZ, Banda, and Fuji Television. It is the first anime installment in the Digimon media franchise, based on the virtual pet of the same name. The series features a group of children who are transported to another world called the “Digital World”, where each of them is partnered with a Digimon and become the “DigiDestined”. Digimon Adventure is a Fantasy/Adventure anime set in a place called Digiworld. Not everybody would like it, but it takes the 18th spot on the list.

17. Mobile Suit Gundam

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This one is a classic, so it had to make the list. Mobile Suit Gundam is set in year 0079 of the Universal Century. Mankind has moved to space, living in colony clusters known as “Sides.” One of these Sides declares itself the “Principality of Zeon” and declares war on the Earth Federation, the governmental body currently ruling Earth.

16. Is the Order a Rabbit?

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This is a famous comedy series, but I doubt many have heard about it. It revolves around Kokoa Hoto, who is a positive and energetic girl who becomes friends with anyone in just three seconds.

15. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

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It’s a sequel to anime named Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion its an another Classic makes the list. The series was directed by Gorō Taniguchi who has also worked with Ichirō Ōkouchi on the script. The characters were conceived by Clamp and designed by Takahiro Kimura.[1] R2 takes place a year after the events of the first series. The coup d’état by the Black Knights, led by the protagonist, Lelouch vi Britannia, ended in failure and resulted in Lelouch’s capture and brainwashing. Since then, the coup has been referred to as the Black Rebellion. I probably don’t need to explain the plot for this one. But, if you haven’t watched it, you should.

14. Neon Genesis Evangelion

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In the year 2015, the world stands on the brink of destruction. Humanity’s last hope lies in the hands of Nerv, a special agency under the United Nations, and their Evangelions, giant machines capable of defeating the Angels who herald Earth’s ruin.

13. Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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The 150-year-long stalemate between the two interstellar superpowers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, comes to an end when a new generation of leaders arises: the idealistic military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm, and the FPA’s reserved historian, Yang Wenli.

12. Joker Game

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Japanese novel series was written by Koji Yanagi. It has inspired a live-action film and an anime television series. This adaptation was produced by Production I.G aired from April 5, 2016, to June 21, 2016. With World War II right around the corner, intelligence on other countries’ social and economic situation has become a valuable asset. If the anime may suggest a light theme, it is anything but that.

11. Gintama

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Written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent. Sorachi added the science fiction setting to develop characters to his liking after his editor suggested doing a historical series. Gintama is one of the funniest anime out there, and even if you exclude that, it is an amazing anime. I won’t spoil the plot, but it is a must watch.

10. Osomatsu-san

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Aired back in 2015, this anime revolves around the story of 6 identical siblings who are extremely lazy. The anime is about them doing all sorts of crazy stuff. Boring as it may sound, it is actually pretty good.

9. Love Live! The School Idol Movie

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Hot on the heels of the third year students’ graduation, μ’s is invited to New York in hopes of spreading the joy of school idols to other parts of the world. This movie follows the events of the anime.

8. Cardcaptor Sakura

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Sakura accidentally spreads some magical cards across the entire world. These cards are extremely powerful and it is up to her to capture them back.

7. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Sure many of you knew Code Geass will make in top 10. Code Geass takes the 7th spot on the list. It revolves around the story of Lelouch who plans to destroy the holy empire of Britannia, a place he once belonged to.

6. Tiger and Bunny: Beginning

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The first of two Tiger and Bunny movies, based on the first two episodes of the TV series with additional new scenes. I won’t explain the plot here, because the main series has also made the list.

5. Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2

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The second season of Love Live! School Idol Project ranks 5th. It straight up follows the plot of the series. I won’t be spoiling it since that would require the season 1 to be spoiled as well.

4. Love Live! School Idol Project

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Otonokizaka High School is in a crisis! With the number of enrolling students dropping lower and lower every year, the school is set to shut down after its current first years’ graduate. However, second-year Honoka Kousaka refuses to let it go without a fight.

3. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are regular middle school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they encounter Kyuubey, a cat-like magical familiar, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student. This is one of the most highly rated anime, and with just 12 episodes, you should watch it.

2. Tiger and Bunny: Rising

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Another one from the Tiger and Bunny series. The film revolves around a mystery that happens on the day of the “Justice Day” festival that celebrates Sternbild’s legendary goddess. The plot revolves around Kotetsu and Barnaby, when have become part of the Second League to train new heroes. However, the Second League heroes are widely unsuccessful in their tasks, as Barnaby is the only one able to bring petty criminals to justice. As Kotetsu express his doubts of doing hero work while his Hundred Power is declining, the Second League is also in trouble as the ongoing losses are forcing Apollon Media to consider cutbacks.

1. Tiger and Bunny

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In Stern Bild City, those with special abilities are called “NEXT,” and can use their powers for good or bad. The anime is pretty good, aired back in 2011, and has 25 episodes. This series is produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character design by Masakazu Katsura. The series began its broadcast run in Japan on April 3, 2011, on Tokyo MX, followed by rebroadcasts on BS11 and MBS, and ended on September 17, 2011.Viz Media is also simulcasting the series, streaming on Hulu and Anime News Network.

This was our list of Best Anime of all time. Did we miss any? Let us know.

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