Anime Series Top Tier List

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1. Ergo Proxy (2006)

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

In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Stars: Kôji Yusa, Akiko Yajima, Rachel Hirschfeld, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 11,359

2. Berserk (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 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: 25,454

3. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)

TV-14 | 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: 80,210

4. 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: 10,895

5. 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: 27,809

6. Claymore (2007)

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

In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young, Motoki Takagi

Votes: 11,422

7. 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: 6,538

8. Welcome to the NHK! (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, Michael C. Pizzuto, Greg Ayres

Votes: 5,082

9. FLCL (2000–2018)

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

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: 14,124

10. Paranoia Agent (2004– )

TV-MA | 312 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. As detectives try to link the victims, they discover that following the assaults, the victims' lives have improved in some way.

Stars: Shôzô Îzuka, Toshihiko Seki, Michael McConnohie, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 8,515

11. The Ping-Pong Club (1995– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A school's ping pong club tries to take back their ping pong practice room from rivals despite their differences.

Stars: Sharon Becker, James Carter Cathcart, Crispin Freeman, Gil Goujons

Votes: 111

12. Golden Boy (1995– )

TV-MA | 165 min | Animation, Comedy

Golden Boy is the story of Kintaro Oe, a twenty-five-year-old in pursuit of life's lessons. A brilliant student, he dropped out of Tokyo Universiy's law program because he had had mastered ... See full summary »

Stars: Doug Smith, Matt Greenfield, Mitsuo Iwata, Gorô Naya

Votes: 3,900

13. One Punch Man (2015– )

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

The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Max Mittelman, Zach Aguilar

Votes: 96,768

14. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-MA | 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: 133,889

15. Drifters (2016– )

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

Various historical fighters are summoned from across time to wage war on each other, with the fate of the world in the balance.

Stars: Justin Briner, Josh Grelle, Gwendolyn Lau, Robert McCollum

Votes: 1,792

17. Desert Punk (2004–2005)

TV-MA | 580 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary »

Stars: Cole Brown, Eric Vale, Chihiro Suzuki, Luci Christian

Votes: 1,178

18. 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: 9,164

19. 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: Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna, Muriel Hofmann

Votes: 99,359

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: 200,907

21. 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: 36,554

22. Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (2005– )

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A boy is fond of an angel that kills him again and again.

Stars: Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Kyle Hebert, Mela Lee

Votes: 673

23. Trigun (1998)

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

Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after!

Stars: Masaya Onosaka, Hiromi Tsuru, Satsuki Yukino, Johnny Yong Bosch

Votes: 18,108

24. 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: 42,577

25. Inuyasha (2000–2004)

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

A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a jewel of great power.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Darren Pleavin, Satsuki Yukino

Votes: 13,546

26. X (2001–2002)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years... See full summary »

Stars: Ken'ichi Suzumura, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Ryôka Yuzuki, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 1,359

27. Escaflowne (1996)

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

Hitomi is a girl with psychic abilities who gets transported to the magical world of Gaea. She and her friends find themselves under attack from the evil Zaibach empire, and the Guymelf ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Kelly Sheridan, Brian Drummond, Jocelyne Loewen

Votes: 3,686

28. Wolf's Rain (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 701 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Animation

In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Darren Pleavin, Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 6,850

29. Arjuna (2001– )

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A fatally injured girl is saved in her near death experience to become the chosen defender of Earth.

Stars: Mami Higashiyama, Maggie Blue O'Hara, Alaina Burnett, Trevor Devall

Votes: 364

30. Tengen toppa gurren lagann (2007–2008)

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: 13,031

31. 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: 4,827

32. Gintama (2005– )

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, an unemployed samurai finds work however he can.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Rie Kugimiya, Kazuya Nakai

Votes: 5,065

33. My 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, Ayane Sakura

Votes: 22,721

34. 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: 10,510

35. Hunter x Hunter (1999–2001)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The history of Gon Freecs, a boy who left home alone to become a Hunter. In the hard test, Gon meets Leorio, Kurapika and Killua.

Stars: Hozumi Gôda, Yuki Kaida, Junko Takeuchi, Annika Odegard

Votes: 4,665

36. Bakemonogatari (2009– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Eri Kitamura, Yuka Iguchi, Chiwa Saitô

Votes: 3,514

37. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014– )

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

The legend of the confrontation between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Holy Knights.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Misaki Kuno, Bryce Papenbrook

Votes: 16,415

38. My Love Story!! (2015– )

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

A pretty young girl and a sweet but plain-looking boy fall in love. Will their relationship prevail?

Stars: Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tia Lynn Ballard

Votes: 978

39. K-On! (2009–2010)

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

K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.

Stars: Aki Toyosaki, Yôko Hikasa, Satomi Sato, Minako Kotobuki

Votes: 2,412

40. Barakamon (2014– )

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

As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Suzuko Hara, Nozomi Furuki, Rina Endô

Votes: 2,231

41. School Rumble (2004–2010)

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

A young high schooler is in love with an oblivious classmate; a delinquent classmate is in love with her. Both struggle to confess their feelings and their antics lead to crazy situations.

Stars: Luci Christian, Brandon Potter, Brina Palencia, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 1,775

42. 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: 9,814

43. Mob Psycho 100 (2016– )

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

A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.

Stars: Setsuo Ito, Takahiro Sakurai, Akio Ôtsuka, Miyu Irino

Votes: 9,001



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