Top 10 Anime All Time: Must Watch for Every Otaku

Do you want to watch anime and do not know which one you should choose? Here is the list of Top 10 anime all-time best. Anime is one of the best sources of entertainment. Anime contains every type of genre from action, comedy to horror.

I made this list for you and ranked each anime on my own preference. I filter the best anime for you. Watching anime is fun but there are also some no-good anime series you should avoid. Each anime in this list is for everyone. 

After the top 10 anime, there is one more list of some honorable mentions. I can’t put every anime on the top 10 lists. There is a total of 11 honorable mentions anime.

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Genres: Action, Military, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

The first one is the all-time best and highest rated anime on My Anime List. Full Metal Alchemist has two series. Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (FMAB). 

The story is about two brothers Edward and Elfins. Also about Alchemy – the law of equal exchange. At the start they losses their body parts one his arm and leg and the other his whole body because of alchemy. The main point is to get their body or body parts back. 

2. Attack On Titan

Genres: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

One of the most popular anime for the last 7 years and the most popular anime of 2021. Attack on Titan is a great combination of action and mystery. Here you get the most badass characters

From the first episode, you will get hooked on this anime. The story is about Eren Yeager. A boy who loses everything at the start of the anime due to attacks by titans. Now, he wants to revenge by destroying each of them. 

3. Demon Slayer 

Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

Demon Slayer is about Demons and Hashiras (top-ranking slayers). Do you ever imagine if our world attack by demons what you should do? Well, In demon slayer that happens. 

To destroy demons and save the world we have demon slayers. The main protagonist’s whole family is murdered by Kibutsuji Muzan except his sister. She is turned into a demon. Now his goal is to turn his sister back to humans and kill Kibutsuji.

4. Death Note

Genres: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

What will you do if you get a notebook which has the ability to kill people by writing the name in it? Light Yagami gets this chance and becomes the world’s biggest massacre. 

The best thing about Death Note is it’s one shot. With only 37 episodes you get a great experience. If I say anything it would be a spoiler. But one this is for sure every episode is 100% worth your time.

5. Naruto

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Shounen

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

2nd the best action-comedy anime after Attack On Titan. Everyone in their childhood wants to become a ninja after watching naruto. It is one of the best longest-running anime series out there. 

Naruto is the name of the main character who wants to become a Hokage. The rank of most powerful ninjas. Naruto’s adventure is interesting and fun. I hope you will learn ninja techniques while watching Naruto.

6. Dragon Ball Z

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Fantasy, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime series. I am sure you know about it. Because Dragon Ball Z is super awesome. This was the first anime I ever watch (after Shinchan and Doremon).

If you live under the rock and don’t what is it then let me tell you. Have you ever heard of Goku? He is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series. Anime is about his journey to become the strongest in the world. If you love martial arts then you love this anime too. 

7. Fruit Basket

Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Shoujo

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

The first shojo anime on the list of top 10 anime or I think the only one. It’s time to dive into romance after 6 action anime series. If you want to watch a romance anime then you do not get better than Fruit Basket. 

Fruit Basket’s third and final season is 5th most rated anime on My Anime List. With a 9.08 rating. Most people are not in this type of anime but it did not mean Fruit basket is bad anime. 

8. Steins; Gate 

Genres: Sci-Fi, Psychological, Drama, Thriller

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly … Timey-Wimey … stuff” – The Doctor

Do you like physics and time-traveling stories? Stein; Gate is all about time. Some people think Steins; Gate is the best anime ever made. If you are searching for an anime like Death Note (mean dark and thriller) then can be Steins; Gate. 

The story is about a Mad Scientist who makes “future Gadgets”. The first few episodes are a little slow pace but it’s important to teach you the basics. I mean to explain the surrounding. 

9. Gintama

Genres: Action, Comedy, Historical, Parody, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

It deserves to be on the list of the top 10. At My Anime list, in the list of Top 10 anime, most of them are Gintama’s different anime series and movies. Without a doubt, it is the best comedy-action anime in the anime universe.

Gintama is about Samurai and Aliens. If you want a show without using your brain then it is for you. This one is the most enjoyable show without drama. I love it and you will too.

10. A Silent Voice

Genres: Action, Comedy, Historical, Parody, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

The last one is not a series but a movie. One of the best anime movies out there and the highest-rated anime movie. A Silent Voice is amazing. It was one of few anime movies which you can watch again and again without being bored.

It’s not just interesting but also teaches you a valuable life lesson. A Silent Voice has the correct combination of comedy and drama. There are moments where you laugh and also where you get emotional.

Top 8 Honorable Mentions Anime Series.

My top 10 list is over but there are more anime series which is amazing like others. The top 10 anime list is limited. They are almost equally good and amazing. Some of them are my favorite. 

1. One Piece

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen

Duration: 24 min.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

The first is my all-time favorite One Piece. One of the longest-running manga and anime series. With more than 1000 chapters in the manga and around 990 episodes in anime. 

One Piece is the same as Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. Our main protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy wants to become the King of the Pirates. Anime and manga both are still running.

2. Cowboy Bebop

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

One of the best 90’s anime series which is still popular among anime fans. An action, Sci-Fi, and comedy. Every episode is killer and enjoyable till the end.

This is one of few anime series which is more popular in America than in Japan itself. This one also has the title “True Classic”. If you are planning to watch a retro anime series then you don’t find it better than Cowboy Bebop.

3. One Punch Man

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

One-Punch Man has a very simple storyline. An over-powered character who can defeat anyone with a single punch. But the main plot of the story is no one knows he exists in this world. He is Hero for Fun. 

This anime is one of few anime series which make you punch on the screen. Because of the annoying side characters. But the anime is best and teaches you not to show off if you are exceptional. 

4. My Hero Academia

Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power

Duration: 24 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older 

In my recommendation My Hero Academia is the best non-drama anime series. After Gintama, it is the best action-comedy anime. It is still releasing relating, currently 5th season. 

The first season is good with 12 episodes. But from the second season, it becomes interesting and awesome (because of its fight scenes). You get a feel of Marvels and DC’s in My Hero Academia.

5. Your Name

Genres: Romance, Supernatural, School, Drama

Duration: 1 hr. 46 min.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

The most popular anime movie – Your Name. Some people say Your Name is overrated. But I don’t think. This movie has the best animation in the whole anime series. Sometimes you will confuse with real-world scenes. 

Your Name has the best combination of romance and supernatural genre. From the soundtrack to character development, everything is perfect. The story is simple but the main plot is amazing. I did not expect that can happen (you will know when you watch).

6. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Hunter x Hunter is one of the popular anime series. The story is about Gon, Who wants to become a great Hunter. In this anime, the antagonist is more popular than the main characters. This anime can be in list of top 10 anime list. But because of my own prefrence I listed it on hoborable mentions.

hunter x hunter has a slow start but soon it picks up the pace. I feel bad about this anime because despite being a killer anime it is not popular anime like others. 

but one thing is for sure every single episode is worth your time. All 148 episodes are awesome as hell.

7. Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Genres: Psychological, Drama, Thriller, Fantasy

Duration: 25 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

Re: Zero is sure the best Isekai anime out there. It is enjoyable from the first episode. The main thing that makes Re: Zero awesome is its story. Super interesting. 

The next best thing is its soundtrack. Engaging and perfect combination with scenes. Characters are adorable (I am talking about Rem). “The end is the beginning and the beginning is the end” – you will know the actual meaning of this line in Re: Zero.

8. Jujutsu Kaisen

Genres: Action, Demons, Supernatural, School, Shounen

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity) 

The most hyped anime of 2021. Jujutsu Kaisen is a popular manga and now anime as well. An anime about demons and curses. This is not extraordinary anime nor bad. But feel different while watching it. 

Jujutsu Kaisen is a great combination of super actions scenes and a storyline. But the best part of this anime is its characters. Each character is unique and has its own place. Even side characters are well written. 

I hope you like the list. If you have any suggestions then let me know in the comment section. 

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