TOP 30 Animes Of All Time

by NeoMerz | created - 28 Jul 2013 | updated - 09 Nov 2014 | Public

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1. Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)

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

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

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

Votes: 66,893

2. Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995–1996)

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

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: 33,235

3. Full Metal Panic! (2002– )

TV-14 | Action, Comedy, Romance

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: 3,701

4. 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: 158,344

5. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

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

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: 27,427

6. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

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

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 14,902

7. Berserk (1997–1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 21,243

8. 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: 6,226

9. 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: 24,583

10. Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999– )

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the era of Japan's Meiji Restoration, an assassin regains his humanity.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Junko Iwao, Nozomu Sasaki, Masami Suzuki

Votes: 10,670

11. Maho Shojo Madoka Magica (2011)

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

A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 4,763

12. Monster (2004–2010)

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

A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Liam O'Brien, Mamiko Noto, Karen Strassman

Votes: 13,917

13. Durarara!! (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Crime

Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Erholtz, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 4,832

14. Baccano! (2007–2008)

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

A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades.

Stars: J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass, Akemi Kanda, Maxey Whitehead

Votes: 8,448

15. 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: 9,570

16. N.H.K ni yôkoso! (2006– )

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Drama

This surreal dramedy follows Satou Tatsuhiro as he attempts to escape the evil machinations of the NHK.

Stars: Yutaka Koizumi, Yui Makino, Wataru Hatano, Asuka Ideno

Votes: 4,227

17. Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu (2006–2012)

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

The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in ... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 35,600

18. Hagane no renkinjutsushi (2009–2010)

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

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

Votes: 74,626

19. Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)

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

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, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Teiyû Ichiryûsai, Tomiko Suzuki

Votes: 2,002

20. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1999)

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

The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 14,275

21. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

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

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: 15,628

22. Darker Than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (2007–2010)

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

In Tokyo, an impenetrable field known as "Hell's Gate" appeared ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who wield paranormal powers at the cost of their conscience also emerged. Hei is ... See full summary »

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Matthew Leonhart, Christopher Sabat, Jason Liebrecht

Votes: 9,508

23. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)

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

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: 30,831

24. Sword Art Online (2012– )

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

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, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 25,177

25. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007)

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

Two friends, Simon and Kamina, become the symbols of rebellion against the powerful Spiral King, who forced mankind into subterranean villages.

Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Kana Asumi, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 10,650

26. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2003– )

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Comedy

Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori return in this hilarious to Full Metal Panic! as they try to navigate the hurtles of high school, stubborn classmates, and plain old everyday life.

Stars: Tomokazu Seki, Satsuki Yukino, Jason Douglas, Ikue Kimura

Votes: 2,457

27. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Animation

This is the sequel to the first Full Metal Panic! series and starts where the first series left off. Sousuke is back and is having a hard time mixing school and his military job, but things... See full summary »

Stars: Tomokazu Seki, Satsuki Yukino, Akio Ôtsuka, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 2,519

28. Black Lagoon (2006)

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

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.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 8,685

29. FLCL (2000–2001)

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

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: 12,339

30. Shin Sekai Yori (2012– )

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

In a post-apocalyptic world set a thousand years after our era, the remaining humans, now with telekinesis, live in a seemingly peaceful society, but dark secrets of the past will soon be discovered by a small group of friends.

Stars: John Kaiser, David Wald, Haruka Kudô, Ayumu Murase

Votes: 1,625