English Dubbed Japanese Anime Series

by jesicabloom | created - 10 Feb 2012 | updated - 03 Oct 2013 | Public

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1. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

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

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 160,009

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 37

2. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)

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

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: 50,267

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 115

3. Mushi-Shi (2005–2006)

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

They are neither plants nor animals. They differ from other forms of life such as the micro-organisms and the fungi. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life and are generally known ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham, Kôjun Itô, Jennifer Seman

Votes: 9,723

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

4. Erufen rîto (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 24,731

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 13 English title: Elfen Lied

5. Gakuen Mokushiroku: Highschool of the Dead (2010)

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

High school students are overwhelmed with the start of the zombie apocalypse.

Stars: Jun'ichi Suwabe, Marina Inoue, Eri Kitamura, Miyuki Sawashiro

Votes: 8,466

Rated R Seasons: 1 (I think there's a second season coming out.) Episodes: 12

6. Naruto (2002–2007)

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

Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village's leader and strongest ninja.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Kate Higgins, Chie Nakamura

Votes: 50,692

Rated PG-13 Seasons 1 Episodes: 220

7. Blood+ (2005–2006)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

In present day Okinawa, a young amnesiac girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting vampires. Her adoptive family and friends help her track down their source and uncover her past.

Stars: Eri Kitamura, Katsuyuki Konishi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Akiko Yajima

Votes: 3,858

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 50

8. Vampire Knight (2008– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Drama

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.

Stars: Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker

Votes: 3,427

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 26

9. Sôru îtâ (2008–2009)

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

Set in the Shinigami technical school for weapon meisters, the series revolves around 3 duo's. These pairs are a partnership between a weapon meister and a human weapon. Trying to reach a ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod, Brittney Karbowski

Votes: 9,176

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 51

10. Bleach: Burîchu (2004–2012)

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

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: 36,504

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 366

11. Fairy Tail (2009– )

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

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: 15,125

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes:

12. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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".

Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Akemi Okamura

Votes: 51,536

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: Ongoing

13. Deadman Wonderland (2011)

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

After being falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, a young man must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also looking to clear his name.

Stars: Greg Ayres, Kana Hanazawa, Romi Pak, Monica Rial

Votes: 6,799

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

14. Black Butler (2008–2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Crime

A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Brina Palencia, Monica Rial, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 4,749

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 36

15. Kaichou wa meido-sama! (2010– )
Episode: Misaki Is a Maid! (2010)

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

Student school president Misaki is overly stern due to some tough going in her life. This sparks the interest of exceptional student Usui.

Directors: Takashi Ikehata, Hiroaki Sakurai | Stars: Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kazuyoshi Shiibashi, Kana Hanazawa

Votes: 95

(It's possible to find the Animax dubs now, but they really suck in comparison to the originals.)

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

16. Baka to tesuto to shoukanjuu (2010– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

All the students in a school are distributed according to their individual score in a test into six section and are treated according to their section. The least scoring students then makes... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Terri Doty, Greg Ayres, Tia Lynn Ballard

Votes: 923

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 26

17. Ichiban ushiro no daimaou (2010– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

One of the most promising students of the Wizard academy takes a career assessment test and the results say that he'll become a demon king. The students treat him differently after this, but the female android is still in love with him.

Stars: Takashi Kondô, Yôko Hikasa, Tsubasa Yonaga, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 1,180

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

18. Angel Beats! (2010)

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

Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 8,154

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 13

19. Kore wa zonbi desu ka? (2011–2012)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

Ayumu has no pulse and very little luck. He was murdered by a serial killer and has been brought back to life. Sort of. He has come back as a zombie in servitude to the cute necromancer who... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Garrett, Caitlin Glass, Austin Tindle, Megan Emerick

Votes: 1,130

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 22

20. Devil May Cry (2007)

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Dante, a superhuman son of a powerful murdered demon and human woman is a master of gun and sword who runs an "odd-job" agency. Despite financial troubles, he never loses his cool since work always comes calling sooner or later.

Stars: Toshiyuki Morikawa, Reuben Langdon, Hilary Haag, Luci Christian

Votes: 4,011

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

21. Dansu in za vanpaia bando (2010– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

Vampire queen Mina Tepesh comes out of hiding to offer peace between vampires and humans. Japan gives her a bund, where she goes to live with her people. However, extremist human and vampire groups do not want to coexist.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, Monica Rial, Alexis Tipton, Eric Vale

Votes: 530

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

22. Ôran kôkô hosutobu (2006)

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

At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High ... See full summary »

Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Masaya Matsukaze, Ken'ichi Suzumura

Votes: 6,325

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

23. Chobits (2002– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Hideki finds the discarded and malfunctioning Persocom Chi, a personal computer that looks like a girl. While trying to fix and care for Chi, Hideki discovers that she might be a Chobits, a robot of urban legend that has free will.

Stars: Rie Tanaka, Crispin Freeman, Tomokazu Sugita, Karen Strassman

Votes: 3,662

PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

24. Fruits Basket (2001– )

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Eric Vale, Yui Horie, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 4,428

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

25. Midori no hibi (2004– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

"Midori No Hibi", also known as "Midori Days" is a story about a boy and a girl. Not a normal story, however, but one very entertaining story if anything. Seiji, who was known for his "... See full summary »

Stars: Mai Nakahara, Kishô Taniyama, Darren Pleavin, Reiko Takagi

Votes: 438

Rated R Episodes: 13 Seasons: 1 English title: Midori Days

26. Clannad (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, Mai Nakahara, David Matranga, Luci Christian

Votes: 5,651

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 47

27. B-gata H-kei (2010)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A 15-year-old girl has a goal of bedding 100 boys. The trouble is she's a virgin who knows nothing about dating, relationships, or sex.

Stars: Yukari Tamura, Atsushi Abe, Yui Horie, Rumi Shishido

Votes: 922

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

28. Suzumiya Haruhi no yûutsu (2006–2009)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The crazy adventures of the SOS Brigade, led by the insane but charismatic Haruhi.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 6,266

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 28

29. Ghost Hound (2007– )

25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

The experiences of three boys who have had traumatic experiences in childhood from which they have learned to transfer their souls to a parallel world known as the "Unseen World".

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Sôichirô Hoshi, Kenshô Ono, Akiko Yajima

Votes: 560

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 22

30. To aru majutsu no indekkusu (2008– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

Index is still a fugitive and many powerful Magical organizations and individuals want to take her to use the books in her memory eliminating her in the process. War between those ... See full summary »

Stars: Atsushi Abe, Yuka Iguchi, Rina Satô, Nobuhiko Okamoto

Votes: 992

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 48

31. Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye (2009– )

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

The sequel that follows season 1 countless powerful women from around the continent join a tournament called the Queen's Blade tournament to challenge one another and eventually try her skills at defeating the current queen

Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Kenzie Brooke, Jessica Calvello, Darla Chaney

Votes: 215

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 24

32. Sekirei (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

Shy and awkward, but moral and caring late teenager Minato, after failing to get into college again, runs into Musubi, a girl his age who surprises him with her superhuman abilities. He's ... See full summary »

Stars: Joel McDonald, Alexis Tipton, Monica Rial, Lydia Mackay

Votes: 1,421

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 25

33. Kaze no stigma (2007– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

Yagami Kazuma was part of a family of fire users, the Kannagi family. But with no talent in fire magic he was banished and cast out from the family. After four years he returns to Japan as a powerful wind user.

Stars: Josh Grelle, Cherami Leigh, Robert McCollum, Mark Stoddard

Votes: 978

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 24

34. Ookamisan to shichinin no nakamatachi (2010– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Ryoko-san and her friends at the Otogi Bank help classmates with their problems, in exchange for their help later on.

Stars: Luci Christian, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Terri Doty, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 315

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

35. Murder Princess (2007 Video)

25 min | Animation, Short, Action

In the land of Foreland a coup d'état has occurred and the princess, after witnessing the death of the King, is on the run. She meets with battle-hungry bounty hunter Falis, and with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Shinya Kawamo, Tomoyuki Kurokawa, Tomoaki Ohta | Stars: Bob Carter, Leah Clark, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Daniel Drumm

Votes: 205

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 6

36. Ôkami to kôshinryô (2008–2009)

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town to make profits as a travelling merchant, with the help of a wolf deity by the name of Holo.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 2,952

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 2 Episodes: 25

37. Xenosaga: The Animation (2005– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight an alien form of life, Gnosis, mankind developed KOS-MOS - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When a ship ... See full summary »

Stars: Carli Mosier, Ai Maeda, Stephanie Wittels, Mariko Suzuki

Votes: 134

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

38. Kono minikuku mo utsukushii sekai (2004– )

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Drama

It's a sweet but at the same time tear jerking story. It teaches you how the world can be hard and ugly at times but then again it could still be beautiful. It starts off with a high school... See full summary »

Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Jessica Boone, Quentin Haag, Braden Hunt

Votes: 236

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

39. Heaven's Lost Property (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Comedy

Girl-crazy Tomoki's quiet life gets turned upside down when beautiful, winged Ikaros falls from the sky -- and starts calling him master.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Brittney Karbowski, Saori Hayami, Terri Doty

Votes: 1,289

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 3 Episodes: ?

40. Maburaho (2003–2004)

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

His name is Kazuki Shikimori, 17 years old. He attends Aoi Academy, a school for elite magicians. Each magician has a set limit of spells, and performing more spells than the limit allows will cause the user to turn into dust.

Stars: Daisuke Sakaguchi, Blake Shepard, Luci Christian, Cynthia Martinez

Votes: 212

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 24

41. Please Teacher! (2002– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

An alien who becomes a teacher, and a student start a relationship and have to keep it all secret.

Stars: Sôichirô Hoshi, Kikuko Inoue, Ayako Kawasumi, Sayaka Ôhara

Votes: 924

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12

42. Please Twins! (2003– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A boy named Maiku gets the surprise of his life when two girls show up on his doorstep and demand to live with him. Only problem is, one of them is his twin sister.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Johnny Yong Bosch, Mai Nakahara, Ai Shimizu

Votes: 466

Rated PG-13 Episodes: 12 Seasons: 1 English Title: Please Twins!

43. The Sacred Blacksmith (2009– )

TV-MA | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The knight Cecily wants to defend the weak, but her lack of skill makes her an unlikely heroine - until the blacksmith Luke comes to her aid, using magic to forge blades of supernatural ... See full summary »

Stars: Ayumi Fujimura, Cherami Leigh, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Blake Shepard

Votes: 212

Rated R Episodes: 12 Seasons: 1 English title: The Sacred Blacksmith

44. Seto no hanayome (2007– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his ... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Takahiro Mizushima, John Swasey, Alexis Tipton

Votes: 504

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 26

45. Karin (2005–2006)

Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

In the 21st century, a family of vampires settled down on the grounds of Japan and lived a modest life whilst sucking on the blood of humans discreetly. However, the eldest daughter of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hillary Blazer-Doyle, Sayuri Yahagi, Katsuyuki Konishi, Chelsea Curto

Votes: 308

Rated PG-13 Seasons: 1 Episodes: 24

46. Rozario to banpaia (2008)

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

Tskune accidentally gets on a bus to a school of monsters.

Stars: Daisuke Kishio, Nana Mizuki, Tia Lynn Ballard, Leah Clark

Votes: 1,794

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 26

47. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

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

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Soldiers to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin

Votes: 10,199

Rated PG-13 Seasons: I think there's a 6th season airing 07/13 Episodes: ?

48. Shuffle! (2005–2006)

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

Rin is a seemingly normal young man in school. Orphaned as a young boy he has since lived with his childhood friend Kaede who lost her mother in the same accident that he lost both of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Jerry Jewell, Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 653

Rated R Seasons: 2 Episodes: 36

49. Asobi ni ikuyo! (2010– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Kio Kakazu's life takes a space-aimed turn when Eris, a captain of an alien race, comes to Earth on a mission to establish connections between humans and her people, the Catians. Together ... See full summary »

Stars: Terri Doty, Jamie Marchi, Kana Hanazawa, Kanae Itô

Votes: 274

Rated R Seasons: 1 Episodes: 12 English title: Cat Planet Cuties

50. Golden Boy: Sasurai no o-benkyô yarô (1995– )

Not Rated | 165 min | Animation, Comedy