1. Death Note
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.
Death Note is number one on our list based on many reasons. Firstly, it has been voted the number one anime series of all time by Japanese fans. It is also ranked as the number 1 most popular anime series on the MyanimeList website.
Death Note is rather dark, and its protagonist isn’t a stereotypical good guy like in many other series. The film goes to places where other anime series haven’t dared, and this is what makes it absolutely enthralling.
The Shinigami is a god of death able to kill any person as long as he is able to see the victim’s face and write their name down in the Death Note notebook.
Ryuk, who is bored by living the god of death lifestyle, leaves one of these notebooks in human reals to see how humans use it.
The prodigal high school student Light Yagami finds the Death Note and begins testing it by writing the name of a criminal in it.
The criminal dies immediately, and Light realizes how devastating the power of the notebook in his hands really is.
Light decides to clear out the world from criminals with the help of the notebook, and people begin worshiping him.
The police, though, realize that there is a serial killer targeting criminals and try to apprehend him with the help of an eccentric detective named L.
The original manga series was published from 2003 to 2006 and includes 12 volumes and 108 chapters.
The anime series developed by Madhouse was composed of 37 episodes directed by Tetsuro Araki. These were broadcasted in Japan from October 2006 to June 2007.
In 2006 a light novel based on the series was also released, followed by a series of Nintendo video games and three live-action films, a TV drama, and mini-series in Japan as well as a US film shown on Netflix in August 2017.
The series became so popular that there was even a Broadway musical written and composed based on it.
If you want to see and experience the absolute best in the world of anime, Death Note is definitely a series which you should watch first and foremost.
You will be amazed by the experience which awaits you with this very dark and fascinating series.
2. Attack On Titan – Shingeki no kyojin
Voted the Best Action Anime by Ranker, Attack on Titan is definitely a fantastic and revolutionary anime.
The series is about a young man called Eren Jaeger who vows to destroy all the giant humanoid Titans on earth after they destroy his hometown and kill his mother.
The imagery, the incredible storyline, and the atmosphere of this TV series is what makes it so unique and why it is loved by most anime fans.
The captivating storyline and the entire production of the anime series have made it as popular as the longest-running anime series, even though the original Attack on Titans has only 25 episodes.
It is based on an award-winning manga by Hajime Isayama. This series follows the adventures and the fight against the Titans by Eren Shingeki no Kyojin, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert, who all do everything possible to keep the three walls surrounding the remaining humans on the planet from the horrible Titan attacks.
There are three different military branches that are also engaged in protecting humans.
The soldiers use special grappling systems referred to as Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, which they use to jump on trees, walls, and buildings in order to attack the Titans.
The original series aired in 2013, and a spin-off light novel and manga series have been created as a result of the success of the anime series. The second season aired in 2017, and there is a third one scheduled for July 2018.
In 2018, the Attack on Titan manga had sold 74 million printed copies, which has made it one of the best-selling manga series in history.
So, if you want to see some inspiring, well-paced, beautifully drawn action anime, make sure you get to see the Attack of the Titans series. We are positive that you will be so enthralled by them that you will most likely binge-watch the entire series at once!
If you have heard of manga and anime, then you have probably heard about Naruto. It holds third place in the bestsellers manga list in history with over 235 million copies sold in over 35 countries.
Written by Masashi Kishimoto, this is a coming-of-age story about young Naruto Uzumaki, who is a child ninja looking for recognition and with a dream of becoming the leader (Hokage) of his village. Prior to his birth, Naruto gets a huge demon Kyuubi sealed inside him, which causes problems for the boy when trying to find his place in his village.
The story is divided into two parts – the first during the early adolescent years of the boy and the second when he is a teenager. The famous manga series was adapted into one of the most popular anime TV series of all times, which consists of 220 episodes, which originally aired in Japan from 2002 to 2007, and on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2009.
The sequel – Naruto: Shippuden aired from 2009 to 2011 and consisted of a whopping 500 episodes. The story doesn’t end there as the story continues with Boruto Uzumaki, who is Naruto’s son in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.
Apart from the series, Naruto fans can watch one of the 11 movies and 11 original video animations, as well as video games, light novels, and trading cards based on the characters and storyline from Naruto.
The Naruto series has won numerous awards and is still a captivating anime to watch with its mixture of adventure, action, martial arts, comedy, and Shounen in each 23-minute episode of the original series.
So, make sure that you watch this story about growing up, which is filled with adventure, fun, drama, and everything you would expect from an anime series that has such a strong following.