30 Anime titles everyone should watch (imo).

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1.
Fairy Tail (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Grey, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail. (24 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
InuYasha: The Final Act (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
InuYasha's story draws to a close but not before finding Naraku and the Sacred Jewel, and facing new enemies and new dangers.
Director: Yasunao Aoki
 
4.
Angel Beats! (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school. (25 mins.)
 
5.
Shana-tan (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Yuji is returning from school when suddenly time stops and monsters appear to devour people. He is not frozen, however. When one of the monsters spots him, he is saved by Shana, the great equalizer, who tells him he's a fading spirit.
“ a.k.a Shakugan no Shana (Shana of the burning eyes) ” - firegoddesslily
 
6.
Shakugan no Shana II (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The heated bond between Shana and Yuji is tested as their paranormal adventures continue. The Flame Haze fends off supernatural foes by night...
 
7.
Blue Exorcist (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After discovering that he's the son of Satan, a young man must join the True Cross Academy in order to master his abilities and defeat Satan himself. (30 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
On his first day of high school, Kyon meets an eccentric girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, who announces to... (24 mins.)
 
11.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life... (163 mins.)
 
12.
The Cat Returns (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. (75 mins.)
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
 
13.
A Certain Scientific Railgun (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A spinoff series from a certain magical index that follows Academy city's third ranked psychic power user or "esper"... (24 mins.)
 
14.
Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Second Empress hires a spear-wielding woman to save her son from the Mikado (emperor) who believes the young prince is possessed by a water demon foretold to bring a terrible drought upon the land should he live.
 
15.
Spice and Wolf (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Kraft Lawrence, a 25 year old peddler travelling from town to town selling and buying various things...
 
16.
Spice and Wolf II (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Continuing from the first series, it follows Kraft Lawrence a experienced traveling merchant and his... (325 mins.)
“ The second season of Spice and Wolf. ” - firegoddesslily
 
17.
Macross Frontier (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Taking place in 2059 A.D., Macross Frontier chronicles the events of the 25th Frontier fleet, located near the center of the Galaxy...
 
18.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
19.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own. (98 mins.)
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
 
20.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
21.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
22.
Clannad (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Clannad: After Story (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A sequel to the recently wrapped anime based on the Key Clannad franchise. After Story is a path that...
 
24.
Kanon (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone. (22 mins.)
 
25.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
26.
Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages. (25 mins.)
 
27.
Black Lagoon (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang. (25 mins.)
 
28.
Fate/stay night (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
There is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each... (25 mins.)
Director: Yuji Yamaguchi
 
29.
Vampire Knight (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Yuki Cross, along with her best friend Zero, attempts to keep the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy, but personal issues soon threaten the situation. (30 mins.)
 
30.
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group... (23 mins.)