Top 25 Animes

by squidaddle | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

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1. Shôwa Genroku rakugo shinjû (2016– )

26 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Yotarou is a former yakuza member fresh out of prison and fixated on just one thing: rather than return to a life of crime, the young man aspires to take to the stage of Rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of comedic storytelling.

Stars: Akira Ishida, Tomokazu Seki, Megumi Hayashibara, Shinpei Hayashiya

Votes: 596

2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

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

A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

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

Votes: 5,914

3. Your Lie in April (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Music

A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Risa Taneda, Ayane Sakura, Ryôta Ôsaka

Votes: 10,034

4. A Silent Voice (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada | Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki, Kenshô Ono

Votes: 27,908

5. Baccano! (2007–2008)

TV-MA | 384 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, J. Michael Tatum, Caitlin Glass, Akemi Kanda

Votes: 9,337

6. Yona of the Dawn (2014– )

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

The story takes place in a fantasy world. The culture is influenced by the Korean and Chinese culture. This influence is evident in the distribution of the kingdoms, and also in the names of the characters as well as their clothing.

Stars: Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat, Chiwa Saitô, Tomoaki Maeno

Votes: 1,762

7. Snow White with the Red Hair (2015– )

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

Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. ... See full summary »

Stars: Saori Hayami, Ryôta Ôsaka, Yuichiro Umehara, Kaori Nazuka

Votes: 1,332

8. 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: 93,414

9. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)

Not Rated | 163 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »

Directors: Tatsuya Ishihara, Yasuhiro Takemoto | Stars: Aya Hirano, Tomokazu Sugita, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 5,536

10. The Promised Neverland (2019– )

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

A group of the smartest kids at a seemingly perfect orphanage uncover its dark truth when they a break a rule to never leave the orphanage grounds. Once the truth is discovered, they begin to plan an escape to save all of the children.

Stars: Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, Mariya Ise, Shinei Ueki

Votes: 4,197

11. Haikyuu!! (2014–2017)

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

Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching a national championship match on TV. Determined to become like the championship's star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Satoshi Hino, Miyu Irino

Votes: 4,015

12. Land of the Lustrous (2017– )

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

In the distant future, a new immortal and genderless life form called Gems populate the Earth. The 28 Gems must fight against the Lunarians, who attack them regularly to abduct them and to ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoyo Kurosawa, Sarah Wiedenheft, Ai Kayano, Yumi Uchiyama

Votes: 538

13. My Ordinary Life (2011– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

A group of students lead normal lives and cope with normal predicaments, but all too often find themselves in abnormal situations.

Stars: Shizuka Furuya, Hiromi Konno, Mariko Honda, Minoru Shiraishi

Votes: 1,491

14. 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: 12,921

15. DARLING in the FRANXX (2018– )

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

In a world where future where humanity has been driven to endangerment by giant beasts, a strike force is assembled to destroy the monsters and save the world.

Stars: Bryn Apprill, Leah Clark, Brittany Lauda, Matt Shipman

Votes: 2,200

16. 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: 17,865

17. Banana Fish (2018– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

* Based on an action shoujo manga by Yoshida Akimi. 1973, Vietnam - an American soldier goes mad and guns down his buddies. Since then, the only words he has uttered are "Banana Fish"... ... See full summary »

Votes: 708

18. Kingdom (2012– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama

In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Stars: Masakazu Morita, Jun Fukuyama, Akio Kato, Rikiya Koyama

Votes: 351

19. KILL La KILL (2013–2014)

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

A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father's murder.

Stars: Ami Koshimizu, Aya Suzaki, Toshihiko Seki, Shin'ichirô Miki

Votes: 8,717

20. Noragami (2014–2016)

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

A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human girl he saved to gain fame, recognition and at least one shrine dedicated to him.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yûki Kaji, Bryn Apprill

Votes: 8,293

21. 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: 3,603

22. 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: 35,252



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