Top 25 Best Anime Series and Movies

These are my picks for the top 25 best anime series and movies.
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1.
Dragon Ball Z (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies. (24 mins.)
“ No other series offers the amount of unique and excellent designed villains in terms of background and appearance as this. My all-time favorites being Zarbon, Dodoria, and Cui. ” - Zabon
 
2.
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic... (24 mins.)
“ If someone likes DBZ, they eventually might get into this. Gama from the Dark Tournament is my most favorite here. Make-up of the Seal! ” - Zabon
 
3.
One Piece (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece". (24 mins.)
“ I love the story arcs and villains as usual. Some of my favorites are Cabaji, Siam, Butchi, Captain Kuro, Don Krieg, Arlong, etc. another really long list of favorites here. ” - Zabon
 
4.
Shaman King (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
SHAMAN KING follows the adventures of a 13-year-old shaman and his teammate a samurai warrior spirit, who traverse the world fighting evil spirits and misguided shamans on their journey to be the next Shaman King. (23 mins.)
“ After seeing Lee Bailong (Pyron), it seemed to go well with me. Other favorites of mine include Faust VIII and Tokagero. ” - Zabon
 
5.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back. (103 mins.)
“ The animation was extremely brilliant in both instances (especially Bloodlust) and there's a slew of villains I like from both. My all-time favorites being Mashira and Benge. ” - Zabon
 
6.
Hellsing (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British taskforce, lead by the daughter of the vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing, battles the supernatural with the aid of two vampires. (23 mins.)
“ The storyline is intensely awesome. The characters are brilliant as well, especially Paladin Alexander Anderson, my personal favorite. ” - Zabon
 
7.
Cowboy Bebop (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. (24 mins.)
“ Always loved the entire story. However, I wish it were longer. My favorite tale is definitely Waltz for Venus due to my favorite guy being Roco Bonnaro. ” - Zabon
 
8.
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to... (80 mins.)
Director: Toyoo Ashida
“ I love this one. Quite a few nice characters here. I love Dr. Fering. ” - Zabon
 
9.
Hell Girl (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When someone wants revenge, they post about it on a special website at midnight. Then Hell Girl appears to do their bidding.
“ Hell Girl is just plain awesome. I like a lot of the people who are sent to hell in this series (especially the evil stalker guys) ” - Zabon
 
10.
Dragon Ball (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire. (24 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Here's the awesome beginning to the best anime series ever. ” - Zabon
 
11.
InuYasha (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a orb of great power. (24 mins.)
“ Season 5 was likely the strongest due to the inter-connective plot point, far surpassing the previous seasons in terms of storyline and maintaining the best supporting villains; the likes of which include the Band of Seven's Bankotsu, Jakotsu, and Ginkotsu. ” - Zabon
 
12.
Hellsing Ultimate (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army. (50 mins.)
“ Here's how the story goes down... real well. ” - Zabon
 
13.
Berserk (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. (22 mins.)
“ This was another nice one. ” - Zabon
 
14.
Bastard!! (1992 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dark lord is trying to destroy his foes, take over the world with his demonic armies and bed women along the way. (180 mins.)
“ I liked the art style here. ” - Zabon
 
15.
Fist of the North Star (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak... (25 mins.)
“ Excellent kung fu style action, with pulsating and exploding nerves and muscles. Constant rage aspect with pressure points. Very awesome series. ” - Zabon
 
16.
Fullmetal Alchemist (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
The Elric brothers' deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back. (24 mins.)
“ I really love Shou Tucker in this one. There are other villains that I like also and the story is rich and vivid with nice twists and turns. ” - Zabon
 
17.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms. (24 mins.)
“ More closer to the manga and just as good. ” - Zabon
 
18.
Trigun (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after! (24 mins.)
“ Nice series overall. ” - Zabon
 
19.
Elfen Lied (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality. (24 mins.)
Director: Akira Iwanaga
“ I really liked Bando in this one. Also, the concept of the series was well crafted into a nice little message. I liked the sacrifice near the end by Kurama (he's another awesome character). ” - Zabon
 
20.
Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Goku is made a kid again by the black star dragon balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self. (24 mins.)
Director: Minoru Okazaki
“ Here's the great conclusion to the best anime series ever. I loved the "Piccolo's Decision" episode: Hands down, the single saddest moment in anime history. Piccolo's tragic demise makes this series worth owning. ” - Zabon
 
21.
Blood+ (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005.
 
22.
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government... (48 mins.)
 
23.
Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun... (25 mins.)
 
24.
XXXHOLiC (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-schooler, is troubled by monsters and spirits who are magically attracted to him...
 
25.
Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan. (24 mins.)