Great Animes

by rebeccagruber | created - 23 Nov 2014 | updated - 06 Sep 2017 | Public

A list of my favorite animes.

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1. Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (2010– )

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

All the students in a school are distributed according to their individual score in a test into six section and are treated according to their section. The least scoring students then makes... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Greg Ayres, Anthony Bowling, Leah Clark

Votes: 1,065

2. 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, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Rebecca Forstadt

Votes: 16,402

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: 79,998

4. 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: 57,300

5. 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: 98,917

6. The Rose of Versailles (1979–1980)

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

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda, Nachi Nozawa

Votes: 1,513

7. Squid Girl (2010– )

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

Furious about ocean pollution, Squid Girl launches a one-squid land invasion to subjugate all humanity.

Stars: Hisako Kanemoto, Rie Tanaka, Alice Beaver, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 329

8. Mitsudomoe (2010– )

25 min | Animation, Comedy

Three sisters create chaos at their elementary school.

Stars: Satomi Akesaka, Ayahi Takagaki, Haruka Tomatsu, Hiro Shimono

Votes: 133

9. Cobra the Animation (2010– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

Cobra, a famous charismatic space pirate with "psychogun" for a hand, decides to renounce his ways, and become an ordinary person with a new identity. His memories do come back and he becomes a space adventurer fighting villains.

Stars: Naoya Uchida, Takako Honda, Marina Inoue, Yumi Kusaka

Votes: 132

10. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006–2009)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The crazy adventures of the SOS Brigade, led by the insane but charismatic Haruhi.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Aya Hirano, Minori Chihara, Yûko Gotô

Votes: 7,037

11. Kanon (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city; however, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

Stars: Tomokazu Sugita, Mariko Kouda, Yûko Minaguchi, Yui Horie

Votes: 1,386

12. 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: 19,146

13. Yowamushi Pedal (2013– )

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Onoda is a cheerful otaku looking to join his new school's anime club, eager to finally make some friends. Unfortunately, the club has been disbanded and somehow he stumbled into the bicycle club.

Stars: Kôsuke Toriumi, Daiki Yamashita, Jun Fukushima, Ayaka Suwa

Votes: 488

14. Spice and Wolf (2008–2009)

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

Kraft Lawrence goes from town to town to make profits as a travelling merchant, with the help of a wolf deity by the name of Holo.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Brina Palencia, J. Michael Tatum

Votes: 3,411

15. Ghost in the Shell: 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 Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 16,919

16. Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual Eleven (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 162 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The year is 2030 and an influx of refuges have effortlessly transformed themselves into a terrorist organization known as the Individual Eleven. With a sadistic intent of mass destruction, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Kamiyama | Stars: Alison Matthews, Russell Roberts, David Kaye, Trevor Devall

Votes: 2,504

17. Planetes (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cappelletti, Nao Nagasawa, Beau Billingslea, Kazunari Tanaka

Votes: 3,039

18. 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: 10,863

19. Mushishi: Zoku-Sho (2014– )

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre ... See full summary »

Stars: Mika Doi, Yûto Nakano, Daisuke Kishio, Akira Matsushita

Votes: 1,804

20. Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (2015– )

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

Meet Souma, he is the son of the owner of a small eatery in Japan. For his age, Souma is a very talented person able to easily come up with new dishes; sometimes these dishes are some ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Minami Takahashi, Maaya Uchida, Ai Kayano

Votes: 4,368

21. 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, Miyuki Sawashiro, Noriko Hidaka, Shizuka Itô

Votes: 13,601

22. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013– )

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

Hilarity and fun ensues when Satan ends up in modern day Japan without any magic to return, and starts working part time in a fast food joint.

Stars: Ryôta Ôsaka, Yôko Hikasa, Nao Tôyama, Yuki Ono

Votes: 3,807

23. The File of Young Kindaichi (1997– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

Kindaichi Hajime, a lazy, perverted student with an IQ of 180, and the grandson of famous detective Kindaichi Kosuke, is often put into situations where he must discover the killer and their trick.

Star: Kazuyuki Aijima

Votes: 93

24. 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: 646



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