Anime I Must Watch

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1. 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: 13,619

2. 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: 12,304

3. 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: 34,900

4. 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: 9,381

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: 9,278

6. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

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

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Ashly Burch

Votes: 33,631

7. 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: 26,864

8. 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: 10,870

9. 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: 91,555

10. 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: 3,257

11. RWBY (2012– )

Not Rated | 13 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

4 Teenage girls form Team RWBY and train to fight crime and monsters known as the Grimm, while the world of Remnant remains on the brink of an all out war.

Stars: Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Barbara Dunkelman, Arryn Zech

Votes: 4,402

12. 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: 11,375

13. Future Diary (2011–2013)

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

A young man competes with people around the world for a chance to become the succesor of God, with a diary that is able to tell the future.

Stars: Josh Grelle, Brina Palencia, Emily Neves, Jamie Marchi

Votes: 11,706

14. 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: 15,823

15. 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: 11,057

16. Ping Pong the Animation (2014– )

TV-14 | Animation, Drama, Sport

Five ping pong prodigies learn to navigate the harsh climate of competitive sport and the even more frightening realm of self realization.

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Alan Chow, Aaron Dismuke, Tyson Rinehart

Votes: 1,876

17. 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: 36,339

18. 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: 24,101

19. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006–2012)

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

After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Jun Fukuyama, Takahiro Sakurai

Votes: 41,144

20. Clannad (2007–2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara, Luci Christian

Votes: 6,423

21. Clannad: After Story (2008–2009)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A sequel to the recently wrapped anime based on the Key Clannad franchise. After Story is a path that opens in the original visual novel after all the other paths have been opened. Life ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Luci Christian, Mai Nakahara

Votes: 7,026

22. 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: 8,281

23. 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: 16,325

24. 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: 8,015

25. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014–2015)

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

A group of seven mages gets chosen to become masters of seven classes of heroic spirits, in order to fight and win the Holy Grail.

Stars: Mela Lee, Bryce Papenbrook, Kari Wahlgren, Kaiji Tang

Votes: 4,674

26. Durarara!! (2010)

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

Tired of his mundane life, Mikado Ryugamine decides to move to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, when a friend invites him. With everything from invisible gangs to rumored beings, Ikebukuro is full of connected mysteries where people's pasts intertwine with the present.

Stars: Brian Beacock, Johnny Yong Bosch, Doug Erholtz, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 5,502

27. Fairy Tail (2009– )

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

Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the (in)famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail.

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Lynn Ballard, Tetsuya Kakihara

Votes: 17,372

28. 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: 1,307

29. Kuroko's Basketball (2012–2015)

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Sport

The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The school that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called "The Generation of Miracles." There was ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenshô Ono, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuki Ono, Hirofumi Nojima

Votes: 3,757

30. Golden Boy (1995– )

Not Rated | 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: 3,668

31. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)

Not Rated | 50 min | Animation, Action, Drama

The vampire Alucard, his master Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, and his newly sired ward Seras Victoria, try to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army.

Stars: Katie Gray, Crispin Freeman, Victoria Harwood, Ralph Lister

Votes: 17,154

32. Gungrave (2003–2004)

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

Gungrave follows the story of best friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they join and rise in the ranks of Big Daddy's Millenion crime syndicate. The story begins in the future ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirk Thornton, Beau Billingslea, Steve Blum, Lex Lang

Votes: 4,266

33. Angel Beats! (2010)

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

Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Ryohei Kimura

Votes: 9,384

34. 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: 3,561

35. The Big O (1999–2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic city with lost memories, an expert negotiator fights threats to the city with the help of an android and his own giant robot.

Stars: Mitsuru Miyamoto, Steve Blum, Akiko Yajima, Motomu Kiyokawa

Votes: 1,753

36. 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: 6,690

37. 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: 499

38. Knights of Sidonia (2014– )

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Adventure

A thousand years after the destruction of Earth by gigantic aliens called Gauna, mankind is living on massive spaceships. One of these space ships is Sidonia, which is protected by large pilot controlled exosuits called Gardes.

Stars: Pete Sepenuk, Ryôta Ôsaka, Takahiro Sakurai, Aya Suzaki

Votes: 3,700

39. Kite (1998)

50 min | Animation, Action, Crime

She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Stars: Konami Yoshida, Kinryû Arimoto, Kôsuke Okano, Tatsuo Matoba

Votes: 3,505

40. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (2013– )

TV-14 | Animation, Adventure, Drama

While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a ... See full summary »

Stars: Fabien Albanese, Alan Lee, Michelle Ruff, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 1,272

41. 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: 29,910

42. Black Butler (2008–2010)

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

A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Daisuke Ono, Gloria Ansell, Brina Palencia

Votes: 5,469

43. Shiki (2010– )

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

When many deaths occur in the quiet village of Sotoba, Doctor Toshio Ozaki initially suspects an epidemic but soon becomes convinced that something else is causing them.

Stars: Tôru Ohkawa, Koki Uchiyama, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Wataru Takagi

Votes: 2,254

44. Monster (2004–2010)

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

A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.

Stars: Hidenobu Kiuchi, Liam O'Brien, Mamiko Noto, Karen Strassman

Votes: 16,445

45. 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: 10,351

46. 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: 17,812

47. Paranoia Agent (2004– )

TV-MA | 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: 8,131



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