Anime is the shortened word for ‘animation’. It is first introduces by the Japanese, and has been really popular ever since. The birth of anime has brought millions of audience from around the world, especially when the Japanese introduced the idea with American animators and Walt Disney productions. Now, there are hundreds of popular anime series that are being watched all over the globe.
Here is a compiled list of some of the best anime series of all time:
#1 – Death Note
This is a manga series that is written and created by Tsugumi Ohba together with Takeshi Obata. The main character is named Light Yagami or Yagami Light. The story involves a high school boy who discovers a notebook that is supernatural which is the ‘Death note’. The notebook was dropped by a death god Ryuk. It is where the story revolved, as the boy tries to cleanse evil off the world.
It is sort of a suspense anime series that has a lot of twist into it that makes it more interesting. It is not the best anime series according to surveys.
#2 – Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series that is written and illustrated by artist Hiromu Arakawa. The plot of the anime series has a European style art that is of Industrial Revolution. It is based on a fictional universe where alchemy is the best technique that is used by man. The character Edward and Alphonse Elric uses alchemy to bring back their dead mother.
#3 – Naruto
I don’t think anyone would NOT know who Naruto is. This is one of those anime series which is popular all over the world. It probably has one of the longest series as well. Young and old, western and Asian have all been captivated by this anime.
#4 – Sailor Moon
This is one of the best anime and probably the most popular in the 1990’s. Every 90’s girl would know Sailor moon and her friends as they fight the evil forces of the world. It is a very fun and entertaining anime of the earlier years, and which little kids would really get addicted to.
#5 – Fruits Basket
Fruits baste is another Japanese manga series that is created by Natsuki takaya. It is inspired by the Japanese magazine Hana to Yume which is being published from 1999 to 2006. The anime was created after that, and has been popular over Japan and other Asian countries ever since. It is a story about an orphan girl who found out that her family members are possessed by the Chinese zodiac animals and were cursed that if they are touched by the opposite sex, they will turn into animals.
#6 – Cowboy Bepop
This is an award winning Japanese anime series that is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto. It has 26 series that follows the tragedies and misadventures of a group of bounty hunters called ‘cowboys’. They travel on their spaceship which is called the Bepop.
#7 – Bleach
Bleach is a manga series that is written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. The story follows the adventures of Ichogo Kurosaki. He gained several abilities that force him to take on the duties of the defending humans from the evil spirits. He also guides the souls of the dead on their way to afterlife.
Most of the anime series covers a suspense story and a bit scary for little children. That is why most of its viewers are teenagers and other adults.