Best Anime Movies & Series

by skyfx4 | created - 21 Sep 2013 | updated - 21 Sep 2013 | Public

I haven't made a list in a bloody long time. Hell, I haven't even visited my account in a while :(. Well, here's a list of the greatest anime in no real order except for the first few.

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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: 158,394

2. 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: 66,900

3. 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: 30,837

Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo are the 3 greatest anime series ever. I can't decide which is better.

4. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Tesshô Genda

Votes: 127,156 | Gross: $0.55M

Greatest anime film ever

5. 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: 33,238

2nd best after the first 3

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery

A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 8,708

7. Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Action, Crime

76 Metascore

A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 107,724 | Gross: $0.52M

8. 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: 14,905

9. Spirited Away (2001)

PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

96 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi

Votes: 509,985 | Gross: $10.06M

10. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 271,334 | Gross: $2.38M

11. 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: 50,267

12. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)

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

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan, Chie Nakamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

Votes: 58,118

Way better than the original series

13. 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: 14,276

14. 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: 36,365

15. 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: 51,146

16. Black Cat (2005–2006)

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

Train Heartnet is a famous assassin known as Black Cat. He works for Chronos, an organization that secretly controls the world. However, he begins to question the morality of his actions ... See full summary »

Stars: Russell Wait, Jamie Marchi, Lydia Mackay, Bradford Hutson

Votes: 776

17. SoltyRei (2005–2006)

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

On a wrecked, class-divided world, Solty, a robot with no memory, is adopted by an unlikely guardian: a bounty hunter looking for his missing daughter. Together, they discover secrets about their world that will change their lives forever.

Stars: Luci Christian, Kara Edwards, Christopher Sabat, Carrie Savage

Votes: 186

Cute as hell

18. Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)

TV-14 | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami ... See full summary »

Director: Noriyuki Abe | Stars: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Hiroki Yasumoto, Noriaki Sugiyama

Votes: 3,077

19. Black Jack: The Movie (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

The adventures of the unlicensed but genius doctor Black Jack, who encounters extraordinary people and phenomena as he attends to unusual medical cases.

Directors: Osamu Dezaki, Fumihiro Yoshimura | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Kirk Thornton, Akio Ôtsuka, Julie Maddalena

Votes: 739

I mean the 11 episode OVA series. I can't find it on IMDB, so I put this here.

20. New Dominion Tank Police (1993– )

30 min | Animation, Short, Action

The year is 2016. The place is New Port City. The Tank Police are still waging a desperate war on crime, and their tactics are still highly questionable. Mayor Weatherby is trying to pass a... See full summary »

Stars: Rei Sakuma, Toni Barry, Hiroyuki Shibamoto, Adam Henderson

Votes: 422

Totally obscure yet awesome

21. 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: 49,913

22. Speed Racer (1967–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes

Votes: 1,976

My childhood. The first anime I ever watched

23. Noir (2001– )

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

Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

Votes: 1,695

24. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Action, Horror

44 Metascore

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo | Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt

Votes: 10,939