Top 5 Anime of all time

Anime, which is short for “animation” in Japanese, refers to a style of animated entertainment that originated in Japan. Anime encompasses a wide range of genres, including action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance, science fiction, and many more. It has gained immense popularity not only in Japan but also worldwide, attracting a large and dedicated fan base.

There are many animated series produced and released all over the world every year. The first Japanese animation was made and released in 1917. Anime’s popularity is currently at its peak. Choosing the “best” anime series is very difficult and dependent on personal preferences. Here are some recommendations across various genres. We will explore the top 5 best anime series of all time.

One Piece

Total Episodes: 1067
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Kōnosuke Uda,
Junji Shimizu, Munehisa Sakai, Hiroaki Miyamoto, Toshinori Fukazawa and Tatsuya Nagamine
Writer: Junki Takegami, Hirohiko Kamisaka and Shōji Yonemura
Network: Fuji TV
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

“One Piece” is a long-running manga and anime series created by Eiichiro Oda. The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate with the dream of finding the ultimate treasure, known as One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King. Luffy started his journey after eating the Gum-Gum Fruit, which grants him the ability to stretch his body like rubber but takes away his ability to swim. He forms a crew of diverse individuals, each with their own goals and dreams, who share his ambition to explore the Grand Line, a treacherous and mysterious sea where the One Piece is rumoured to be located.

One Piece explores themes of friendship, loyalty, dreams, and the pursuit of freedom. Luffy and his crew, known as the Straw Hat Pirates, traverse the Grand Line, they encounter numerous challenges, including other pirate crews, powerful and eccentric individuals, and the agents of the World Government. The story takes place in a world of vast oceans and islands, inhabited by diverse races, including humans, fish, giants and talking animals.

Death note

Total Episodes: 37
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological thriller, Supernatural thriller
Director: Tetsurō Araki
Writer: Toshiki Inoue
Producer: Toshio Nakatani, Manabu Tamura and Masao Maruyama
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Death Note is a popular anime series written by Tsugumi Ohba. The story revolves around a high school student named Light Yagami, who discovers a supernatural notebook known as the Death Note. This notebook has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it, as long as the writer knows the face of the person. Light, after realizing the immense power he holds, takes it upon himself to cleanse the world of criminals and create a new world. Now he is the god of the world.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Total Episodes: 51
Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy, Steampunk
Director: Seiji Mizushima
Writer: Shō Aikawa
Producer: Masahiko Minami, Hirō Maruyama, Ryo Ōyama
IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

“Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” is an anime series that aired from 2009 to 2010. It is the second anime adaptation of the “Fullmetal Alchemist” manga series, written by Hiromu Arakawa. The story of the anime is set in a fictional world where alchemy is a widely practised science. The series follows two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are alchemists searching for the Philosopher’s Stone. In an attempt to resurrect their deceased mother using alchemy, the brothers committed a forbidden act known as human transmutation, resulting in Edward losing his left leg and Alphonse losing his entire body.

Edward sacrifices his right arm to bind Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armour. Motivated by their desire to regain their original bodies, Edward joins the State Military as a State Alchemist, earning the title of “Fullmetal Alchemist,” while Alphonse accompanies him as they uncover the truth behind the Philosopher’s Stone and the mysteries of their world.

Attack on Titan

Total Episodes: 88
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Post-apocalyptic
Director: Tetsurō Araki and Yuichiro Hayashi
Writer: Yasuko Kobayashi and Hiroshi Seko
Producer: Hitoshi Matsumoto
IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

“Attack on Titan” is a popular manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama. The story is set in a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction due to the existence of giant humanoid creatures known as Titans. These Titans disturb humans without reason, leading them to build massive walls to protect themselves.

The narrative follows Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. They live in the town of Shiganshina, located within Wall Maria, the outermost of the three concentric walls. One fateful day, a colossal Titan breaches Wall Maria, allowing other Titans to invade and wreak havoc within the city. In the chaos, Eren witnesses the death of his mother, which fuels his determination to eradicate the Titans and avenge humanity.

Hunter x Hunter

Total Episodes: 62
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Martial arts
Director: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Writer: Nobuaki Kishima
Producer: Shunichi Kosao, Keiichi Matsuda, Daisuke Kawakami
IMDb Rating: 9/10

Hunter x Hunter is a popular Japanese manga and anime series created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss as he embarks on a journey to become a Hunter. In the world of Hunter x Hunter, Hunters are licensed individuals who possess exceptional skills and are tasked with various missions, such as hunting down rare creatures, searching for hidden treasures or defeating criminals.

Gon’s motivation for becoming a Hunter is to find his absentee father, Ging Freecss, who is also a legendary Hunter. Along his journey, Gon befriends and encounters several other characters, including Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Each character has their unique motivations and abilities, contributing to the depth and complexity of the story.

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