Anime attracts more and more new fans every single day. Watching anime was once a niche pastime that was rather uncommon, but now, it’s nearly impossible to find someone who hasn’t at least watched one title from the menengah.

According to IMDb, some anime are better than others. These titles managed to get a stronghold on IMDb’s anime chart, whether it’s because of their outstanding characters, entertaining fights, or thought-provoking premises. Some of them are instantly recognizable classics that defined the medium for years, but a few newer-generation hits also have pretty high ratings.


One-Punch Man Has Knee-Slapping Comedy & Action-Packed Battles – 8.7

Saitama after punching an enemy to oblivion in One-Punch Man.

One-Punch Man
combines knee-slapping comedy with the action-packed battles that define shonen anime. The series follows Saitama, an average guy who wants to become a hero. It’s a pretty pataka premise, but Saitama turned himself into one of the most overpowered characters of all time after three years of training that also resulted in besaran hair loss.

Saitama became so powerful that he could defeat all of his enemies with a single punch, earning him the titular nickname, “One-Punch Man.” Unfortunately, Saitama becomes bored since it’s so easy for him to defeat anyone in a battle. One day, he meets Genos, a teenage cyborg who wants to become Saitama’s underling. The two join the Hero Association, and the rest is history.


Naruto Shippuden Is The Perfect Continuation Of A Classic Series – 8.7

Naruto happily smiles in Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden
is a continuation of the main
series. It takes place after a two-year time skip and follows the titular protagonist’s journey after leaving the Hidden Leaf Village to further hone his abilities as a ninja.

Across 500 episodes,
Naruto Shippuden
introduced some of the series’ best villains, like Nagato and the rest of the Akatsuki.
also makes the rivalry between Naruto and Sasuke a focal point, and their final battle has become one of anime’s most legendary fights. All the characters are older, and this continuation satisfied fans with the character growth they needed from characters like Hinata and Sakura.


Steins;Gate Perfectly Combines Mystery & Science-Fiction – 8.8


stars Rintaro Okabe, a scientist who is always excited for experimentation and exploration. He founded the Future Gadget Laboratory with Shiina and Itaru to create never-before-seen technology. Unfortunately, the best that the trio could come up with was a microwave that turned bananas into Nickolodeon-esque slime.

However, Rintaro discovers that there’s more to this seemingly useless microwave than what meets the eye. Users can send messages to the past with it. Rintaro soon discovers that it’s somewhat of a time travel device, but also quickly realizes how much damage he’s caused to the universal timeline.


Dragon Ball Z Innovatively Expands Its Universe – 8.8

Dragon Ball Z Cast of Characters Wallpaper

Few anime characters have become as iconic as
Dragon Ball Z‘s protagonist, Goku. He’s a Saiyan warrior and the bintang beredar’s strongest fighter, and he leads the Z-fighters on their quest to obtain the Dragon Balls and defend the satelit against various enemies. The series is a continuation of
Ular besar Ball, and it expands upon the series’ universe in innovative ways.

After winning the Martial Arts tournament, Goku settled down, married, and has a son. Goku’s true origins are revealed after his brother Raditz comes to Earth. It turns out that Goku’s true mission was to destroy the satelit. Since he fell off a huge cliff and landed on his head, he ended up with a case of amnesia.


One Piece’s Luffy Is A Shonen Protagonist Unlike Any Other – 8.8

One Piece cast cheering and celebrating

With adv lewat 1,000 episodes and counting,
One Piece
is one of the longest anime series of all time. However, its length didn’n stop fans from becoming immersed in the story of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates.

Luffy is less like a typical pirate and more similar to other shonen protagonists. Instead of a ruthless schemer, Luffy is a zany 17-year-old who believes that nobody’s dreams are impossible to achieve. One day, he wants to become the Pirate King. Luffy leads the Straw Hats, a tough squad of pirates from all walks of life who teamed up to find the titular One Piece.


Cowboy Bebop Is A Sci-Fi Classic – 8.9

Cowboy Bebop cast

Cowboy Bebop
is a 26-episode classic that every anime fan needs to watch at least once. Starring Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, the series is set in a dystopian future in which humanity has conquered the galaxy. Unfortunately, this means that the rest of the universe is now plagued with the crimes that polluted the Earth.

Spike and Jet hunt down these evildoers to make a living for themselves. Spike is one of anime’s best gunslingers, despite his lazy attitude, who struggles to cope with his past trauma. Jet looks after him and their spaceship. The two go on adventures across time and space, catching as many criminals as possible.


Death Note Features An Excellent Psychological Pencelup-And-Mouse Dynamic – 9.0

Light and Ryuk from Death Note Anime

Many anime fans’ first exposure to the medium is none other than the psychological classic
Death Note. The anime follows Light Yagami after picking up the titular notebook that allows him to kill people after writing their names inside. He appoints himself as the God of the New World and the arbiter of justice, killing off every criminal possible.

Light quickly lands himself in a tight cat-and-mouse game with L, the world’s best detective. Light assumes the alias “Kira” to cover his tracks, but as the series progresses, he grows more and more evil. It’s a psychological war between two brilliant minds – one using his wits for good, the other for evil.


Hunter X Hunter Has Exciting Adventures & Distinct Characters – 9.0

Hunter x Hunter's main cast

Yoshihiro Togashi’s
Hunter X Hunter
is a classic. The series is about Gon Freecs, a young boy who runs away from home to take the Hunter Exams. He hopes that by passing the exams and becoming a Hunter, he’ll finally find his long-lost father, Ging.

Along the way, he meets Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio. The quartet becomes friends as soon as they meet, and they go on many adventures together. From battling it out in Heaven’s Panggung to fighting the Phantom Trope in Yorknew City, these four see it all.

Eren And His Friends Enjoy Life In Attack On Titan

Attack On Titan
is a cultural phenomenon that stands out from other shonen anime. It challenged its audience, garnering equal amounts of admiration and controversy over the years.

The series follows Eren Jaeger, a boy who swore to eradicate every single one of the man-eating Titans who breached the walls and destroyed his hometown. He joined the Survey Corps and underwent extensive training to achieve his goals. From there, the world continually becomes murkier as more truth about the origin of Titans emerges. At its core,
Attack On Titan
is a criticism of war and has strong bertentangan-fascist undertones.

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Final transmutation

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
is a classic anime that almost everyone has undoubtedly heard about, anime fan or otherwise. The anime follows Edward and Alphonse Elric, two brothers who use alchemy to revive their mother.

Unfortunately, the experiment went horribly wrong, and they had to deal with the consequences. Edward lost a limb, and Alphonse almost died, but his soul remained on Earth after being bound to a suit of armor. They’re saved by Pinako and Winry. Winry, in particular, is an engineering prodigy who whipped up a few prosthetics for Edward. After that, the brothers go on their journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone.

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