Favorite Anime titles

by chribren | created - 05 Mar 2016 | updated - 22 Jul 2016 | Public

This is the list of my favorite anime titles. The list goes in a kinda random order, except from the first two in the list, which are my favorite anime titles of all time.

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1. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

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

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

Votes: 145,577 | Gross: $0.55M

No doubt my favorite anime of all time.

2. Golgo 13: The Professional (1983)

Not Rated | 91 min | Animation, Action, Crime

After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.

Director: Osamu Dezaki | Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Gorô Naya, Toshiko Fujita, Kôsei Tomita

Votes: 2,435

My second favorite anime of all time.

3. 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: 2,305

One of favorite Toei anime of all time, along with the movie from 1986.

4. Fist of the North Star 2 (1987–1988)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Peace was brought to the land by Kenshirô years ago. But now he is gone; merely a legend. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes, and soon a new era of violence began. A new ... See full summary »

Stars: Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba, Mîna Tominaga, Shinji Ogawa

Votes: 610

5. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,853

One of favorite Toei anime of all time, along with the original anime series from 1984.

6. Megami Paradise (1995 Video)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

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Director: Katsuhiko Nishijima | Stars: Kyôko Hikami, Kikuko Inoue, Masako Katsuki, Yûko Kobayashi

Votes: 26

Simply my favorite "ecchi" anime of all time.

7. 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: 129,712

One of the absolute better anime from the 2010s.

8. New Fist of the North Star (2003– )

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Kenshiro is back to make more people's heads explode in this 3 episode anime OVA.

Stars: Takehito Koyasu, Robert Ashker Kraft, Yurika Hino, Akimitsu Takase

Votes: 526

11. Shin Kyûseishu densetsu Hokuto no Ken - Kenshirô den (2008)

83 min | Animation, Action

Ken is backstabbed by Shin (Fist of The South Star) who kidnapped his love, and claimed Kens powers to stop conflict . So Ken now almost dead , goes through the post apocalyptic wasteland to learn to fight for the innocent ,and reclaim his title as the legendary fighter .

Director: Kôbun Shizuno | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yuriko Ishida, Romi Pak, Takeshi Aono

Votes: 280

12. 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: 194,962

13. Violence Jack (1986–1990)
Episode: Violence Jack, Part 1, Slum King (1986)

Unrated | 37 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Set on a future Earth that has been ripped apart by natural disasters. Civilization has turned into a brutish nightmare of survival. Violence Jack is caught in the crossfire when a new ... See full summary »

Director: Ichirô Itano | Stars: Tesshô Genda, Shigezô Sasaoka, Norio Wakamoto, Yoshino Ohtori

Votes: 343

14. Violence Jack (1986–1990)
Episode: Violence Jack, Part 2: Hell City - Evil Town (1988)

Unrated | 58 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned civilization into a brutish nightmare of survival and has left whole cities buried ... See full summary »

Director: Ichirô Itano | Stars: Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Bob Sessions, Arisa Andô, Chieko Honda

Votes: 272

15. Violence Jack (1986–1990)
Episode: Violence Jack, Part 3: Hell's Wind (1990)

Unrated | 60 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The survivors of Kanto's Hell Earthquake built a new city and christened it "Hope Town". However, this peaceful town becomes a nightmare when it's raided by the motorcycle gang, "Hell's ... See full summary »

Director: Osamu Kamijô | Stars: Unshô Ishizuka, Kappei Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Run Sasaki

Votes: 237

16. Spriggan (1998)

R | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

48 Metascore

An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

Director: Hirotsugu Kawasaki | Stars: Shôtarô Morikubo, Ryuji Aigase, Takehito Koyasu, Katsumi Suzuki

Votes: 3,396 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Venus Wars (1989)

Not Rated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko | Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Yûko Mizutani, Eriko Hara, Yûko Sasaki

Votes: 1,350

18. Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 762

One of my favorite Comedy anime of all time.

19. Wicked City (1987)

Unrated | 82 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirô Nagai, Takeshi Aono

Votes: 5,498

20. Munemoshune no musume tachi (2008– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 1,603

21. Devil Man - Volume 1: The Birth (1987– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu.

Stars: Shô Hayami, Alan Marriott, Yû Mizushima, Adam Matalon

Votes: 1,202

22. Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000 Video)

46 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo with the revelation that demons in fact exist amongst us. Paranoia and the darker side of humanity boils onto the streets as people turn on one another, ... See full summary »

Director: Ken'ichi Takeshita | Stars: Shinji Takeda, Tomokazu Seki, Atsuko Enomoto, Kazuki Yao

Votes: 469

23. 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: 6,440

24. Wairudo 7 (1994– )

50 min | Animation, Action

An elite police crime fighting team is formed using convicted criminals. Using their first hand knowledge of the criminal mindset, the Wild 7 are first sent after a gang of Bank robbers. ... See full summary »

Stars: John DeMita, Susan Hickman, Masahiro Anzai, Reiko Chiba

Votes: 11

25. Dream Hunter Rem (1985 Video)

55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Rem is a cute psychic girl who can enter people's dreams to hunt the demons that cause nightmares.

Directors: Yasunobu Kamii, Satoru Kumasaki, Shuku Nagao, Seiji Okuda | Stars: Naoko Matsui, Sanae Miyuki, Naoki Tatsuta

Votes: 12

26. Sailor Moon (1992–1997)

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

A group of schoolgirls discover they are incarnations of super-powered alien princesses, and use their abilities to defend the earth.

Stars: Stephanie Sheh, Kotono Mitsuishi, Kate Higgins, Aya Hisakawa

Votes: 4,740

One of the greatest Magical Girl-Anime classics.

27. Anne of Green Gables (1979– )

24 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, this 50 episode series tells the story of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living in 19th century Canada.

Stars: Eiko Yamada, Fumie Kitahara, Michio Hazama, Ryûji Saikachi

Votes: 1,260

28. .hack//SIGN (2002– )

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

A strange boy named Tsukasa appears in the online video game "The World". He claims to be alive, and without a computer.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Kazuhiro Nakata, Amanda Winn Lee, Paul Mercier

Votes: 1,126

29. Lensman (1984)

PG-13 | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Kimball Kinnison, a young man from the agricultural planet Mquie and his Valerian companinon, Buscirk find a dying man with a legendary crystal lens embedded in his hand. As the man was ... See full summary »

Directors: Shûichi Hirokawa, Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Mami Koyama, Chikao Ohtsuka, Nachi Nozawa

Votes: 558

30. Elfen Lied (2004)

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

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: 27,367

31. Magical Angel Creamy Mami (1983–1984)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Yuu Morisawa, an ordinary schoolgirl, leads a double life as the magical singer Creamy Mami.

Stars: Takako Ôta, Yû Mizushima, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Yûko Mita

Votes: 176

Favorite 80s Magical Girl-Anime from Studio Pierrot, which is why this anime is on the list.

32. Bleach: Burîchi (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: 40,071



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