Top 10 Must-Watch Anime Series that you can’t miss!
There are many amazing anime out there which are absolutely worth watching. When someone first gets introduced to the world of anime, they find themselves in a deep dilemma. The world of anime is just too vast as it is filled with many anime belonging to many different genres. If you are someone who is new to this beautiful world, then you should only stick to the good shows.
But you might ask yourself, “Which anime is the best to start with?”
The answer to this question can be quite hard as the best anime for you would be solely decided by your personal taste. However, I’ve got you covered! Today, I’ve compiled together a very diverse list of the top 10 must-watch anime that are loved by the whole anime community.
Read through this list and you will surely find at least one title that completely resonates with your taste!
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Now, without any further ado, let’s get started.
10. My Hero Academia
If you are looking for a compact shounen experience, then My Hero Academia is the anime for you. This anime is extremely popular in the anime community as it is much more than just another shounen. My Hero Academia gives us a compelling story which is backed up by its unique and amazing style of animation. The major strong suit of this anime is its realistic characters! We can relate to the struggles of many different characters in this anime. Nothing about this show seems cliché or repetitive as every new arc introduces a whole new type of danger for our heroes.
One day, some amazing super-powers known as quirks started appearing in different people. Over the years, the quirks spread like wildfire and now, almost 80% of the whole population is born with some kind of super-power. However, the remaining 20% people are born without any quirks and are helpless in this strong world.
Izuku Midoriya is a young boy who has always aspired to be an amazing hero but unluckily, this poor boy is born without any kind of quirk. In this anime, we follow the story of Izuku Midoriya as he tries to survive in this overwhelming world.
Naruto is a classic shounen anime, and it is loved by fans all over the world. Naruto is a long-running anime series, and many people grew up watching this spectacular masterpiece. Naruto has a very diverse story which expands on the lives of different unique characters. The animation and art-style of this anime might seem a little old as the anime started airing all the way back in 2002, but as you keep on watching, you get used to it. This anime doesn’t seem repetitive as the story progresses in a very unique and exciting manner.
One day, a mysterious nine-tailed fox suddenly appeared and started to destroy the village hidden in the leaves. The fox was very powerful and took the lives of a lot of valiant shinobi. The fox’s rampage was finally stopped by the 4th Hokage (leader of the village). The 4th Hokage sealed this fox’s spirit inside a baby boy named Naruto who was born on the same day.
Fast forward some years, Naruto is now a young boy who is mistreated by his entire village because of the demon that lives inside of him. Without a father, mother or any friends, this boy is living a very harsh life.
Steins;Gate will take you on a scientific rollercoaster of madness! This show has a very complex and interesting story about time travel. The show has very fluid animation, but the art style is pretty basic. The characters in this anime are not just represented by using a single trait, and all of them have their own unique personalities. Steins;Gate will require your utmost attention because of its complex and quirky nature, but it’s all worth it!
Rintarou Okabe is a mad scientist who lives at a small place in Akihabara and tries to invent different futuristic gadgets. This man is joined by his two fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina and Hashida Itaru. One day, they somehow manage to invent a weird contraption called the Phone Microwave. This microwave turns bananas into a mysterious green gel!
This invention is followed up by some strange and mysterious happenings. Until one day, Okabe discovers that this invention is capable of sending messages into the past, altering the flow of time itself.
7. Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April is a very emotional show about music. This anime shows us just how beautiful the world of music can be! The anime has an extremely beautiful art style and an equally amazing narrative direction. The characters in this anime have very diverse personalities, and they evolve as the show progresses. Your Lie in April shows us the struggles of all the different characters as they try to lead better lives. Your lie in April is a true musical anime which lets the music speak for itself. I’d recommend this anime to anyone who is looking for a new and unique type of emotional and romantic anime.
After the death of his mother, the once prodigious pianist Arima Kousei falls into a downwards spiral. Arima is so mentally hurt that he is no longer able to hear the sound of his own piano playing.
Arima loved playing the piano, and now, without the piano, he is like a walking body without a soul. Arima leads a colorless life with his childhood friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, one day, this young boy meets a very beautiful violinist named Kaori Miyazono, who brings back all the lost colors in Arima’s life.
6. Parasyte -the maxim-
Parasyte -the maxim- is a true psychological thriller which shows us a very horrifying world in which parasites are trying to take over the humans. This anime gives us a very emotional and entertaining story filled with diversity. The anime has a very strong cast of characters, but it mainly only focuses on the story of the main character. The different turns this anime takes leave most of us begging for more, but sadly, there is only a single season. However, we still get a complete and masterfully crafted story with an amazing ending.
One day, some parasitic aliens start to attack the people of Earth. These parasites take over the human brain and gain complete control of their actions.
One such parasite tries to attack 16-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi. Thankfully, Shinichi is able to fight against the parasite, and he does not let this being take over his brain. However, the parasite still manages to take control of Shinichi’s right hand. Now, the odd pair are forced to live together!
5. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland is a must-watch horror/mystery anime. This anime has a very good narrative direction, and it plays out in such a way that we feel just as trapped as the main characters. The story is filled with twists and turns as the show just keeps us guessing what’ll happen next. All the main characters have unique and realistic personalities, and they all have good character development. Each episode plays out in a completely new way as our brave little heroes face one difficulty after another.
A bunch of orphans live together as a big happy family in Grace Field House. The children are accompanied by their loving care-take whom they refer to as “Mama.” However, the reality is quite different from their fabricated life! The children are actually being raised as livestock, meant to get eaten by demons.
Ema, Norman and Ray are the eldest three children, and they somehow manage to find out about the reality of this whole situation. The three brave heroes promise themselves that they will escape from this horrifying place together with all of their other siblings.
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a highly lauded shounen anime series that is one of my most favorites. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime adaption of the manga, first being the equally popular Fullmetal Alchemist. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a show loved by every anime fan, no matter what genre is their favorite as this anime is a mesh of almost every genre! This anime is jampacked with thrill and excitement blended with emotions and seriousness. The intensely emotional bond shared between Edward and Alphonse (brothers) moves our hearts to the core. Its amazing animation and music also add to the excitement!
The science of Alchemy lies on the Law of Equivalent Exchange stating that to achieve something, you have to lose something of equal value. Things become unbearable when Ed and Al lose their beloved mother. Unable to withstand the loss, both of them perform the forbidden act of human transmutation that costs them more than just failure. Ed loses an arm and a leg while Al loses his whole body to this grim incident.
Filled with remorse and resentment, these brothers embark on the perilous journey to recover what they have lost to their terrible mistake. Ed and Al become state Alchemists to know the dreadful secrets that the world of Alchemy holds.
3. Death Note
Death Note is the type of anime which is enjoyed by even the people who are not necessarily a part of the anime community. This anime is hailed by many as a complete masterwork which will always remain an unrivaled classic. The show makes us all think about what we ourselves would have done if we had the power to kill almost anyone. Death Note has a very brilliantly crafted story which is made even stronger thanks to the diverse cast of characters. This show always keeps us at the edge of our seats.
Light Yagami is a brilliant young student who always gets the best grades. This guy is a natural-born genius, and now, he has gotten tired of his own life. Light feels like he lives in a society in which everyone is just living a meaningless life.
One day, Light suddenly finds a notebook called “Death Note.” This notebook has a bunch of rules written in it, and one of them literally says, “The person whose name is written in this notebook shall die.” At first, Light thinks of this weird notebook as some kind of prank, but later on, he sees the power of this notebook in all its glory. Once Light learns about the true nature of this notebook, he decides that he wants to kill every criminal in the entire world and make it a better place.
2. Code Geass
Code Geass is seen by many as the rival of Death Note as this anime is just as popular. Code Geass has a very compelling and unique story and an amazing cast of characters. The show itself is a very rare mix of realism and imagination. Code Geass is a seinen anime which shows us how huge wars are meant to be fought. The main character Lelouch proves to us that in war, the most important thing is strategy and not brute strength. Lelouch is the all-time favorite character of many people in the anime community because of his realistic yet quirky personality.
Code Geass takes place in the year 2017, and in its world, Britannia is the greatest power in the world, and it has taken over all of Japan. Even the very name of Japan has now been changed into just a number as Britannia is enjoying extreme superiority.
Lelouch is the former prince of Britannia, but he was stripped of his title and now, lives a normal life with his sister Nunally. However, Lelouch is extremely angry at his father as he did not even care about the murder of his mother. Lelouch plans on one day taking revenge from the person who is responsible for the murder of his mother. The mysterious power of Geass that he received from a strange green-haired girl gets him even closer to realizing his ultimate dream.
1. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is my all-time favorite anime as it gives us a taste of almost every genre in the world of anime, except for romance. This anime has a very strong cast of characters that we just can’t help but fall in love with. All the characters have very realistic personalities as they have their own dreams and aspiration. Attack on Titan is one of the few shows which gets better with the release of every new season. To be very honest, in the beginning, Attack on Titan will not really seem like the best anime in the world. But as the story diversifies in the coming seasons, we just can’t help but get addicted.
Centuries ago, humongous beings called the titans suddenly started appearing on Earth. These mindless beasts brutally massacred and ate human beings without showing any remorse. All hope seemed lost as humanity was sent to the brink of extinction. However, the remaining humans managed to survive by building huge walls which were unbreakable for the titans.
Today, humanity does not really think of the titans as a huge threat as the walls are there for their protection. Eren is a young boy who calls all the humans cowards for staying hidden inside these walls and not fighting the titans. Eren defines the titans as a huge threat, but no one ever takes him seriously. This boy’s words come to life when one day, the titans manage to break the walls and get inside.
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