50 Best Anime You Should Watch Before You Die

Top 50 Anime Everyone Should Watch

People are crazy about anime.

Do you know the what is anime? Well to know that you will have to watch some. But certainly it’s not cartoon.

If you are new to anime but don’t have idea about anime. You must watch these TOP 50 anime. The basic essence of action anime is so profound that they have easily reserved their place in the hearts of anime lovers. These all popular anime have great graphics and unique stories.

 1.  Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

This is my favorite anime. Like number one , especially I like the dub over sub. Because the voicing in dub is really good and there are no plot changes or anything. The over powered characters , the feels and most lovable main character. Some might feel like its for children with all the robots and fighting stuff. But this anime has a lot of mind games and plot twists. All in all you will be a lelouch fan as soon as you watch this. All hail Leouch Vi Britannia !!

 2.  Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter

OMG ! This anime has got it all. Great fight scenes , character growth , OP punches and for once smart enemies. It has different arcs so you can actually experience a lot of things from it. Like there is a arc where they go inside a game , involving various cards with extra powers.

One of the best is Spider Arc which is lot of cool fights and action. You love this anime for the thrills , unpredictability and lovable characters. Mystery is maintained throughout on various things.

 3  One Punch Man

Ultimate fight and humor. I just haven’t seen any anime like this. Like the main character is a little out of zone and plot is biased to keep him under shadows. Like most people don’t know that how powerful Saitama is , various things happen on that premise. Although he is the most powerful hero and wants to fight stronger villains. Truly a binge worthy anime.

 4  Detective Conan

This is one of my most initial anime , yes I watched this even before death note. It has a lot of episodes and is still ongoing. This involves a young handsome detective who was turned back into a child and now lives with his cute girlfriend and her detective father. He solves the cases and gives credit to her good for nothing dad. Some arc involving major plot will certainly give you goosebumps like black organization. Each episode is fun to watch and this anime has many movies too.

 5  Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Wow,wow,wow. The MC struggle you see in this anime is unprecedented. He keeps loosing ,loosing and loosing. He cries and makes a comeback then looses again. This anime took the world by storm and it will take you too. Without giving any spoilers , just go watch it. It’s worth every second of your time. Specially if you enjoy MC struggle and comeback.

 6  Sword Art Online II

Did you ever wanted to be in a virtual game ? plus being the most powerful male player too ? This anime is the continuation of SAO 1 the last one was all sword fight but in this one you will be able to enjoy some gun action. As well as have fun with nerve wracking plot twists. Must watch for fans of mmorpgs and virtual games.

 7  Boku no Hero Academia

In 2018 hero animes really got popular. One of the best is this. It shows the journey of a boy who had no power , but he gets a mentor and due to his willpower make the things happen. To sum it up it’s quite inspiring , involves school setting and lots of superpowers.

 8  Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Want more OP main character ? That helps a lot of girls but is always upright and a total gentleman ? School settings ?

The characters don’t get more OP then this. If you want to have lots and lots of feels then just watch this on an afternoon. The character has low magic skills but is god level in combat and science. He knows everything , fight for military while going school with his cute sister.

 9  Akame ga Kill!

Too emotional , because the characters keep dying till there is none left. But awesome music , you will still go back for music after anime is over. Fight scenes are good.

 10  Haikyuu!!

Again an inspiring one. The one on the right is pic has small height but still makes it up with his speed and crazy jumps. They both overcome their problems and make a super team which wins.

 11  Shokugeki no Souma

Cooking and ripped clothes. Its all about eating out of the world food then getting your clothes ripped based on the level of tastiness. The characters are very hard working and work continuously to improve their skills. It has showdowns , cute girls and lot of good food.

I especially like the school setting where MC goes and conquer all.

 12  Shingeki no Kyojin

Imagine humans fighting giants with super acrobatic skills and compressed air equipment. It involves a lot of blood , amazing scenes , twisting plot and much more. You will rewatch this anime for 100% and will add this to your favorites. A masterpiece indeed.

 13  Tokyo Ghoul

This anime has more of a love/hate relation with me. I watched first season , it was great. I tried watching more but couldn’t , the plot can get confusing and few characters just got lost in new season. Many people say that Manga is a work of art while anime the things are too rushed.

 14  The Seven Deadly Sins 

The Seven Deadly Sins

Let me tell you first ” The 7 deadly Sins” and ” The Seven Deadly Sins” are totally different anime. Yes that 7 or Seven can make a lot of difference. Here we are talking about ” The Seven Deadly Sins. This is action packed and has a bit of weird romance too. The MC is over powered which only makes this anime more lovable.

 15  Kuroko no Basket Popular anime

This one is quite similar to “Haikyuu” , if your a fan of sports anime then you can’t miss it. This anime is going to be a rollercoaster ride of happiness and sadness , all of this will leave you satisfied. But you will be back to rewatch it for the feels.

 16  Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

If your looking for some steampunk and zombies then go for this. The main character is a normal kid in start but goes to extraordinary lengths with his courage and determination to change.

 17  Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

A fun chill anime , in school setting. Where you see lots of funny moments and serious fights too. Then anime keeps you entertained and has enough episodes to last a while.

 18  Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

One of the best anime of the last decade for me. This is as serious and deep as it can get. There is struggle , love and action. You will see main character growing and becoming a man.

 19  Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Totally unique , fast paced and leaves a mark.

This is new setting and new story. You won’t have seen anything like this before , the feeling and fast paced plot. Everything about this anime is worth remembering. There is a reason why this anime took the world by storm and topped all the charts.

 20  No Game No Life

No Game No Life , this is all about mind games and cuteness. This anime has the potential to easily become your favorite , no boring arcs or anything. Full of adrenaline , twists and turns.

A must watch.

 21  Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

This is all about music , coping with rough childhood. This anime is full of tragedy and music , love and cuteness.

If your a piano lover then definitely watch this , this anime has lot of scenes which will leave you in awe.

 22  Log Horizon

What makes Log Horizon stand above other animes with similar themes (i.e SAO and Accel World) is that it’s much more mature, focuses on the story , looks at the events from a strategic point of view , shows us what happens behind the curtains i.e the political side of the whole thing .

 23  Mirai Nikki (TV)

Mirai Nikki

“Mirai Nikki” also known as “Future Diary” is a Japanese anime short film from 2010 and this one was the basis for a television series that followed shortly afterward. It is in the Japanese language, so maybe you will need subtitles if you don’t go for a dubbed version. The title already gives away that this is about a diary predicting the future .

 24  Death Note

Deat note is a great anime. It is all about Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Watch it to know more about this anime.

 25  Ao no Exorcist

For all fans of demons, exorcism and action this should be on their must watch list. This series starts off with pretty interesting with decent fighting, demons, magic and a basic plot… but towards the midway point slows down with limited fighting and lots infighting between main characters with an ending much to be desired.

 26  Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

An entertaining comedy fantasy anime. This is the kind of anime where you should not be worrying about the real storyline and focus more on the daily life from a band of misfit that working together to overcome every obstacle.

 27  Mob Psycho 100

Absolutely amazing fight scenes, very similar to One Punch Man. Awesome story as it is set in a world of psychics. The action scenes were TOP notch, it had LOTS of comedy.

 28  Beelzebub

Beelzebub is a story about a demon baby that has to go to earth in order to master his demon skills. With the help of a teenager called Oga Tatsumi Beelzebub must learn to be a demon lord. To Know more watch it.

 29  Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Growth is always something that you will feel defines a good series. Seeing someone overcome a hardship, seeing them realize potential in themselves; these are the things that differentiate series that I lose interest in versus ones that keep me hooked.

 30  Toradora!

This is a unique story about love and friendship, how those too can conflict with one another and the results of valuing one over the other. It’s also about self discovery and acceptance of oneself, it will make you laugh and cry. Must Watch

 31  DanMachi

This anime has a pretty funky name, despite this it is pretty damn good. This series is a little reminiscent of SAO, but it has its own unique flair. There’s a lot to like about this show. It has humour, action, a good plot, interesting characters and great animation. To know the concept, must watch it

 32  Steins;Gate

If you are looking for an amazing anime, this is you call. You get in it from the first episode of this master piece. A perfect combination of comedy, romance, thriller and much more. Also remember to watch the special episode

 33  Overlord

With the main character following a less than perfect moral compass, the anime brings a rawness and practicability to the actions of the cast as they resolve the challenges set before them. The animation for this series is very good and flawless. The artwork is colorful and each of the character designs is very well done. Concept of creating a non human for the main lead is also fresh scene once in a while.

 34  Grisaia no Kajitsu

As shows go this one is pretty dark. While the overall tone is fairly light a lot of darker elements run below the surface with the story often dwelling off in those directions. A really good watch if angst, violence and some ecchi is your thing. A main part of the show comes from the colorful cast of characters.

There is one main guy (Yuuji) who is not the typical harem protagonist. He is very self-dependent and is able to maintain his cool in almost any situation.

In fact, he treats almost every situation intuitively while also possessing a good judgment and control. In short, Yuuji is the type of guy that thinks before he acts.

 35  Berserk (2016)

Nice berserk series with awesome action. This show continues the story of Berserk and is definitely for people who’ve seen the original 1997 animated series. It’s dark, grim and surprisingly funny for such as dystopian tale.

 36  ReLIFE

Well, the title says it all. A simple but powerful premise coupled with a well-written but not overly-complicated plot line. A good watch for someone who likes a thoughtful high school-centric easy-drama show without the need for tissues.

About the anime: it falls in to the category of comedy and slice of life.

 37  Fate/stay night

Fate/Stay Night is an animated series inspired by a h-game. It has a great story, interesting characters, and some of the best animation I’ve seen. It also has some great Japanese music in it too!

 38  Ajin

The concept behind this series is both interesting and entertaining, and to some extent it achieves its potential. The concepts that the characters struggle with are interesting and engaging, and the plot progression is well played out. Virtually everything about the production other than the dialogue is excellent.

 39  Rainbow

Rainbow is one of the greatest Children’s shows of all time it always had something new every week it helped kids learn about life and have fun at the same time. In fact it was as much fun for grown-ups as for tots. Rainbow is a fantastic character driven story chronicling the lives of seven inmates who became best friends. The show is not for the weak of heart but you can give it a try, you’ll be surprised how much you love it

 40  Clannad

Based on the visual novel of the same name, ‘Clannad’ tells the story of Tomoya Okazaki, a former basketball player who had been forced to quit his school team and all of basketball, and who’s now going through life aimlessly. Clannad was an anime that didn’t know what it wanted to be. It tried being a drama, romance, slice-of-life, and comedy all at the same time and just ended up becoming dumbed down.

 41  Another

It is highly recommend this Anime because, most Anime just don’t give you the feeling of investment in these characters. Characters are consistently sharply drawn and the backgrounds are lush with detail. The show’s few action sequences are fluidly animated. The dark artistic imagery, such as the show’s fixation upon dolls, fits the eerie tone well.

 42  One outs

It is not a simple work of entertainment, it is an entertaining anime that commands you to think. Each and every character has their own unique personality, with of course Tokuchi being the smartest man both off and on the baseball field. This show never really gets boring. You know Tokuchi is always going to win, but it doesnt matter, because seeing him in action is just too freakin awesome.

 43  Bakuman

This is one of the best animes out there. This anime explains a lot about being a mangakka, a seiyuu and it also walks you through the whole process. It is an incredible anime, a must see for anyone who wants to know how the world of manga is. The true meaning of the title was never revealed, but most speculators believe it’s short for ‘Bakuchi Manga’. (Gambling Manga). It is a simple tale of two middle school guys setting out to become professional manga artists.

 44  Barakamon

Enjoyable for everyone, from children to jaded adults, Barakamon seamlessly interweaves a TON of themes. Animation is quite good, and characters are extremely likable. Must watch this to check out the story of this anime. Watching Barakamon was like going to a birthday party or a picnic outdoors, chock full of excited children running all over the place, doing what they do best. Barakamon is a work of art. However, it’s more than just calligraphy as words alone cannot describe the exact nature and discovery of Barakamon. For instance, the show takes place on an island involving a young man named Seishuu Handa.

 45  My Teen Romantic Comedy: SNAFU

This was a fun anime with good deeps of the dark side/antihero perspective, entertaining comedy with some dark deeps. HIGHLY recommend this to those of you who are constantly in self-doubt and beating themselves up, this one will be one of your favourites! It is honestly one of the more contradictory and unique anime.

 46  91 Days

This series had a very dark back story and how the main character follows though to get revenge on the family that kill his family. Very high tension at certain points and really shows great deal of manipulation within characters to get what they need. You see the struggles and always wondering what he’s going to do next.

 47  Kokoro Connect

This anime series follows five high school students, all members of the Cultural Research Club. They don’t actually do any cultural research; they just formed the club because for one reason or another they didn’t want to join any of the other clubs. To know more about this anime, watch it J

 48  The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

All it does is bring some nicely animated action scenes and plenty of humour. Beautiful story line and heart-warming to see. This comedic-yet-emotional anime series are very pleasant to watch. The slice-of-life show paired with a twist of supernatural beings leave a pleasant and charming experience to viewers.

 49  Highschool of the Dead

Despite ecchi being the main focus in this anime, the story itself is well done; more than you could expect to be. The show is completely over the top as you’d expect; chock-full of scantily clad young women, tons of f-bombs, an exorbitant amount of blood, dismemberment. The characters are all very well developed and the story is very well written and keep’s you wanting to see more, the music plays on the right mood. To know more, Just watch it J

 50  Btooom!

If you are into anime series that constantly keep you at the edge and do have a sense of realism and plausibility all through the story or ‘world’ that has been created, then this is for you. The story is that a lot of people, including the protagonist, find themselves on a deserted island where they are forced to play an exact real life version of a popular online game. It was interesting enough to get you hooked and anticipated for every next episode. Must watch to know more about Btooom!

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