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1. Bleach (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: 39,252

2. Pokémon (1997– )

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

Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 33,693

3. Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Horror

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Aya Hirano, Brittney Karbowski, Nobunaga Shimazaki

Votes: 17,174

4. Gantz (2004)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth.

Stars: Chris Ayres, Emily Carter-Essex, Shannon Emerick, John Gremillion

Votes: 6,309

5. Psycho-Pass (2012– )

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

Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Robert McCollum, Kate Oxley, Tomokazu Seki

Votes: 12,568

6. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)

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

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, Cristina Valenzuela

Votes: 35,599

7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)

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: 90,063

8. 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: 7,641

9. Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls (2005)

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

The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession Tokugawa ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kôsuke Toriumi, Troy Baker

Votes: 3,291

10. Akame ga Kill! (2014)

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

A countryside boy named Tatsumi sets out on a journey to The Capital to make a name for himself and met a seemingly dangerous group of Assassins known as Night Raid. Their journey begins.

Stars: Sôma Saitô, Corey Hartzog, Sora Amamiya, Molly Searcy

Votes: 11,184

11. The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi (2006–2014)

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

"Weak Legs" Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting.

Stars: Tomokazu Seki, Tomoko Kawakami, Sonny Strait, Vic Mignogna

Votes: 1,593

12. Eyeshield 21 (2005– )

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. Since elementary school, he always play the role of the 'errand boy' to the extent that he has become ... See full summary »

Stars: Kate Higgins, Neil Kaplan, Dave Mallow, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 465

13. GTO (1999– )

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

About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tom Fahn, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Wataru Takagi

Votes: 4,414

14. Afro Samurai (2007)

TV-MA | 26 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 13,733

15. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

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: 75,745

16. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)

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

Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards.

Stars: Sakura Tange, Andrea Kwan, Junko Iwao, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 3,631

17. 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: 34,588

18. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

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

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 102,027

19. 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, Haruka Tomatsu, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 29,622

20. Death Note (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: 185,802

21. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World ... See full summary »

Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Christopher Sabat, Cynthia Cranz

Votes: 10,021

22. 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, Kate Higgins

Votes: 65,658

23. The Knight in the Area (2012– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Kakeru Aizawa loves soccer, yet always lived in the shadow of his exceptionally talented brother and hence relegated himself to the position of manager. Kakeru's life changed however after a tragic accident.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Shizuka Itô, Yûko Sanpei

Votes: 154

24. Blue Exorcist (2011–2012)

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

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.

Stars: Nobuhiko Okamoto, Bryce Papenbrook, Jun Fukuyama, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 8,897

25. 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: 56,539

26. Attack on Titan (2013– )

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

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 120,457

27. Boku no Hero Academia (2016– )

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

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Clifford Chapin

Votes: 17,121

28. Ushio & Tora (2015– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

Ushio Aotsuki unknowingly releases demonic energy that attracts monsters. The demon Tora, makes him an offer. He will help fight the monsters if Ushio removes the legendary Beast Spear that trapped him in Ushio's basement for 500 years.

Stars: Greg Ayres, Tiffany Grant, John Gremillion, Tasuku Hatanaka

Votes: 490

29. Prison School (2015– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

Hachimitsu Academy, once an all-girls school, has become co-ed, and teen Kiyoshi is one of five boys to enroll. When he is caught peeping, Kiyoshi is sent to the schools prison, where his punishment is carried out.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Katsuyuki Konishi, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Daisuke Namikawa

Votes: 2,571

30. Assassination Classroom (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Mai Fuchigami, Christopher Bevins, Luci Christian

Votes: 4,599

31. Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World (2016– )

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

Shortly after being summoned to a new world, Subaru Natsuki and his new female companion are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat.

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Takahashi, Kayli Mills

Votes: 5,550

32. Fate/Zero (2011–2012)

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

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 Ôhara, Jôji Nakata

Votes: 7,906

33. Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007– )

Animation, Action, Drama

The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Emi Shinohara, Seizô Katô, Nozomu Sasaki

Votes: 1,812

34. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 624 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: 37,013

35. No Game, No Life (2014)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Siblings Sora and Shiro together make up the most feared team of pro gamers in the world, The Blank. When they manage to beat god himself in a game of chess, they are sent to a world where all disputes are settled with games.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Ai Kayano, Yôko Hikasa, Scott Gibbs

Votes: 8,123

36. Dragon Ball (1986–1989)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Brice Armstrong, Stephanie Nadolny

Votes: 41,020

37. Dragon Ball GT (1996–1997)

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

After Goku is made a kid again by the Black Star Dragon Balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self.

Stars: Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler, Masako Nozawa, Yûko Minaguchi

Votes: 21,346

38. 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: 10,310

39. Hajime no ippo (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Staley, Richard Epcar, D.C. Douglas, Richard Cansino

Votes: 4,099

40. Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger (2009– )

Animation, Action, Comedy

Ippo continues to defend his title and training to reach his goal, Ichiro Miyata. While Takamura goes for the world, and faces the world champion, Brian Hawk. In what is to become his toughest fight so far.

Stars: Keiji Fujiwara, Yuka Hirata, Kôhei Kiyasu, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 1,416

41. Hajime No Ippo: Rising (2013– )

20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Ippo the Japanese Featherweight champion will defend his title against amazing challengers. Takamura fights for the second WBC title in the middleweight class, and Aoki fights for the Lightweight title.

Stars: Kôhei Kiyasu, Rikiya Koyama, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 1,186

42. Erased (2016)

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

29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff, Minami Takayama

Votes: 16,749

43. KILLING BITES (2018– )

24 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

People have been created that are human-animal hybrids, and powerful businesses bet on the outcome of their duels. College student Nomoto Yuuya's casual friends ask him to drive them around... See full summary »

Stars: Sora Amamiya, Maaya Uchida

Votes: 205

44. Megalo Box (2018– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

Junk Dog, an underground fighter with the alias of "Gearless Joe" sets out to join the worlds most prestigious mecha boxing championship, Megalonia.

Stars: Robbie Daymond, Greg Chun, Dorah Fine, Yoshimasa Hosoya

Votes: 1,320

45. Made in Abyss (2017– )

TV-14 | 325 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A girl and her robot companion search for her mother, who's lost within a vast chasm.

Stars: Miyu Tomita, Mariya Ise, Luci Christian, Brittany Lauda

Votes: 3,281

46. Slam Dunk (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

About Sakuragi Hanamichi, a freshman of Shohoku High School who joins the basketball team because of the girl he has a crush on, Haruko. Although he is newbie in this sport, he is no ordinary basketball player.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Hisao Egawa, Eriko Hara, Akiko Hiramatsu

Votes: 3,381

47. Baki (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Animation, Action, Sport

The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world.

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Troy Baker, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kirk Thornton

Votes: 1,528

48. Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018)

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

Six months after the defeat of Majin Buu, The mighty Saiyan Son Goku continues his quest on becoming stronger.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Naoki Tatsuta, Ryô Horikawa, Masakazu Morita

Votes: 18,440



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