Rome's Recommended Anime Series

by romearoundsmiling | created - 19 Feb 2013 | updated - 19 Feb 2013 | Public

My Recommended Anime Series in no particular order of preference :)

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1. Beelzebub (2011– )

Animation, Action, Comedy

7.7
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The story follows the strongest juvenile delinquent, Oga Tatsumi, he is a first year in Ishiyama High, the school for delinquents. The story starts as he is telling the story of how he ... See full summary »

Stars: Shizuka Itô, Katsuyuki Konishi, Takahiro Mizushima, Miyuki Sawashiro

Votes: 1,184

2. Bleach: Burîchu (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power.So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper.

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Jamieson Price

Votes: 35,844

3. Birdy the Mighty Decode (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.4
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Stars: Luci Christian, Micah Solusod, Jamie Marchi, Chris Ayres

Votes: 217

4. Anazâ (2012)

TV-MA | Animation, Drama, Horror

7.8
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A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Natsumi Takamori, Tomoaki Maeno, Madoka Yonezawa

Votes: 6,267

5. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2003–2008)

TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena

Votes: 162,672

6. Afro Samurai (2007)

TV-MA | 125 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal, Greg Eagles

Votes: 12,842

7. Mugen no Juunin (2008– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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In medieval Japan, a witch curses a master swordsman with immortality. After many years he grows tired of it and asks her to make him mortal again if he atones for his sins by killing a 1000 evil men. A girl seeking revenge helps him.

Stars: Mela Lee, Keith Silverstein, Rina Satô, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 359

8. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum

Votes: 64,901

9. Kôkyô shihen Eureka Sebun (2005–2006)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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14-year-old Renton joins the rebel GekkoState ship, co-pilots the TypeZero with the mysterious Eureka, and unknowingly becomes part of a grand scheme.

Stars: Yûko Sanpei, Keiji Fujiwara, Kaori Nazuka, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 2,412

10. Eureka Seven: Ao (2012– )

Animation, Action, Drama

6.9
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In a technologically advanced future, a young boy accidentally activates the strange giant robot his mother piloted before she went missing. He becomes a pilot with only one mission - to find his mother.

Stars: Yûtarô Honjô, Tetsuo Gotô, Chie Nakamura, Jamie Marchi

Votes: 298

11. Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

Votes: 32,327

12. Fate/Zero (2011– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.3
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Seven chosen magi and their summoned epic heroes fight against each other to try and win the holy grail: a magical device that can grant any wish.

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kari Wahlgren, Sayaka Ohara, Jôji Nakata

Votes: 6,388

13. Fate/Zero (2011– )
Episode: Fate/Zero (2012)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.5
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Saber destroys the Grail along with the theater before disappearing. As the smoke clears, Kiritsugu bears witness as the Grail's curse pours from the sky, consuming Archer and rapidly ... See full summary »

Director: Ei Aoki | Stars: Rikiya Koyama, Ayako Kawasumi, Sayaka Ohara, Mai Kadowaki

Votes: 200

14. Fairy Tail (2009– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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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.

Stars: Tetsuya Kakihara, Aya Hirano, Rie Kugimiya, Brittney Karbowski

Votes: 14,576

15. FLCL (2000–2001)

TV-14 | 151 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

Stars: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Suzuki Matsuo

Votes: 12,055

16. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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When a failed alchemical ritual leaves brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric with severely damaged bodies, they begin searching for the one thing that can save them; the fabled philosopher's stone.

Stars: Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 47,401

17. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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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.

Stars: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Muriel Hofmann, Lili Troncale

Votes: 70,306

18. Full Metal Panic! (2002– )

TV-14 | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.

Stars: Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki, Jason Douglas, Yukana Nogami

Votes: 3,637

19. Giruti Kuraun (2011– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Romance

7.3
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After the outbreak of the unidentified virus "Lost Christmas" in 2029, Japan has been under the control of a multi-nation organization called GHQ. Ohma Shu is a 17 year old boy who has a ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Ai Kayano, Austin Tindle, Kana Hanazawa

Votes: 2,781

20. Gunslinger Girl (2003–2004)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The Social Welfare agency, a government sponsored corporation is in the business for saving orphaned or abandoned children who are terminally ill or injured beyond the point of saving. ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuka Nanri, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Laura Bailey, John Burgmeier

Votes: 1,862

21. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.4
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The vampire Alucard, his master Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, and his newly sired ward Seras Victoria, try to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Ralph Lister

Votes: 15,280

22. Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.9
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Kinji, a student of an elite academy that produces Butei - highly skilled soldiers who fight crime in an anarchic society, gets attacked by a criminal who hunts Butei members. Aria, an elite Butei, saves him and they team up.

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Leah Clark, Todd Haberkorn

Votes: 424

23. Hiiro no Kakera (2012– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Believing she is to live with her grandmother because her parents are transferred abroad, Tamaki Kasuga travels to the town of Kifumura. There, she is told that she is actually to perform ... See full summary »

Stars: Chihiro Aikawa, Daisuke Hirakawa, Tomomi Isomura, Yoshihisa Kawahara

Votes: 177

24. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Issei Futamata, Erica Mendez

Votes: 27,340

25. Ixion Saga DT (2012– )

Animation

7.0
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Stars: Takuya Eguchi, Hiroshi Kamiya, Kazuya Nakai

Votes: 65

26. Jormungand (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.5
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The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company's ... See full summary »

Stars: Shizuka Itô, Mutsumi Tamura, Wataru Hatano, Hitoshi Yanai

Votes: 647

27. Level E (2011– )

Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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In the present day, hundreds of extraterrestrial species walk the Earth. Some are pacifistic, others violent. Some are here for research purposes, others are career criminals. However, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Seidel, Terri Doty, Christopher Wehkamp, Satomi Akesaka

Votes: 151

28. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (2012– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Aladdin, Alibaba, and Morgiana go their separate ways after spending time together in Sindria to develop their own strengths, make new friends and prepare for what is coming.

Stars: Kaori Ishihara, Yûki Kaji, Haruka Tomatsu, Erik Scott Kimerer

Votes: 1,866

29. Môsô dairinin (2004– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 7,173

30. Munemoshune no musume tachi (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Rin Asogi runs a private investigation agency in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, performing odd jobs ranging from finding lost pets to hunting rare stamps in order to get by. Yet despite ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Cason, Jamie Marchi, Mamiko Noto, Rie Kugimiya

Votes: 1,405

31. Robotics;Notes (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.0
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2019, Divergence Ratio 1.048596. The near future, where a device popularly called the PokeCom, packaged with PhoneDroid OS, spreads, bringing the Augmented Reality world close to existence.... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Seidel, Lydia Mackay, Jamie Marchi, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 237

32. Sakamichi no Apollon (2012– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Music

8.4
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Two different students - a successful but aloof academic and a rebellious but kindhearted delinquent - form a friendship through their love for music.

Stars: Andrew Love, Ayumu Murase, Ryohei Kimura, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 1,510

33. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers."

Stars: Kazuya Nakai, Ginpei Sato, Ayako Kawasumi, Steve Blum

Votes: 29,972

34. Uchû kyôdai (2012)

129 min | Comedy

6.7
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As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling.

Director: Yoshitaka Mori | Stars: Shun Oguri, Buzz Aldrin, Masaki Okada, Hirofumi Arai

Votes: 342

35. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.8
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After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Trina Nishimura

Votes: 26,005

36. Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (2010– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Romance

6.3
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A young boy named Takuto arrives at the island of Southern Cross, and begins to investigate the island's deep-set secrets, to which he is somehow connected.

Votes: 121

37. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Kanae Itô

Votes: 24,189

38. Zetman (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The story starts off with showing what players are and showing how Kouga and Jin were friends when they were young than the story makes a leap forward in time and follows the 2 main ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Griffith, Michelle Ruff, Erin Fitzgerald, Casey Mongillo

Votes: 318

39. Zetsuen No Tempest (2012– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.7
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It's about Fuwa Mahiro and how he and his friend Takigawa Yoshino, try to find out more about the mysterious murder of his sister and at the same time save the world. Together they shall have to overcome logic itself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Koki Uchiyama

Votes: 838