If you are a fan of the Japanese anime genre, you will probably know two concepts: subbed anime and dubbed anime. Unlike subbed anime, which have subtitles and the viewers listen to the original voiceover in Japanese, dubbed anime are those dubbed in other languages when bringing that anime internationally.
1. Fairy Tail
When it comes to successful series from manga to anime, we have to mention Fairy Tail, an anime series that has firmly established itself in the hearts of audiences throughout the years. Not only the Fairy Tail manga was a huge success. It was translated into many languages and known to readers around the world, but the anime of this series was also adapted into an animated film directed by Ishihira Shinji. This TV anime series has left an indelible impression on the audience.
2. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is an anime based on the manga by Kohei Horikoshi, published in 2014. This is an anime suitable for those who love Marvel and DC heroes. This anime is so successful that it has collected over 300,000 monthly searches. The appeal of My Hero Academia made this anime go beyond the world.
3. Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is about an animal that takes the form of a terrifying octopus. It landed on Earth and announced its plot to destroy the Earth a year later. However, it has a requirement to be a teacher in class 3E of a prestigious middle school. With exciting and humorous content and details, Assassination Classroom has been loved by many anime lovers worldwide.
4. One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man is a testament that an anime adaptation is even more successful than its original manga. The plot of One-Punch Man revolves around the life of the character Saitama – an ordinary young man with dreams of becoming a hero. He has practiced a lot and has possessed tremendous strength that can knock down opponents with a single punch. This anime series has attracted a wider audience than the manga version and is well-received by passionate fans around the world.
5. The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is adapted from the famous manga of the same name by author Nakaba Suzuki. The anime tells the story of a group of Seven Deadly Sins on their journey against the jihadist knights to regain the kingdom for Princess Elizabeth.
6. Hunter x Hunter
Before the anime adaptation, Hunter x Hunter was a very popular shounen manga. This anime is a story about the hunter profession, with unique details and curious situations. Not only that, the details and the content in Hunter x Hunter are very new. This anime is always loved and has a high search rate.
Regarding the most popular anime series of all time, we can’t help but mention Naruto. This anime was directed by Hayato Date, produced by Studio Pierrot and TV Tokyo, and premiered in Japan in 2002. With unique content and many interestingly built characters, Naruto has become An indispensable spiritual dish in the anime list of fans worldwide.
8. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is always on the list of anime with the most spectacular and beautiful effects. This movie is probably familiar to otaku and anime fans. Attack on Titan is a long-running anime series with many interesting details, suitable for audiences who like horror and fantasy or want to experience unrealistic things through movies.
9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa (2006)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa is an anime movie franchise of the popular anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. The context of this film is two years since the main character Edward Elric had to leave his relatives and friends when he was dragged to a parallel world called Earth. Here, he teamed up with the young Alphonse Heiderich to research and build rockets to find a way to return to his world one day.
Noragami focuses on the main character Yato, a boy with dreams of being worshiped by many. However, he is not a famous god, thus living an ordinary life and doing various trivial tasks. Yato’s life is forever changed when he meets a middle school girl named Hiyori Iki.
Bleach is a shounen action anime series, with the story revolving around the main character Ichigo Kurosaki after he gains the powers of a Soul Reaper. This anime is very successful and has repeatedly entered the top XNUMX from the Japan Television Charts.
12. A Silent Voice
A Silent Voice is one of those anime that has brought tears to many viewers. The anime is successful because of the touching plot, and the images and sounds are beautiful. The film’s drawings are pure and lovely, with simple but realistic movements. The movie has moved viewers with friendship, camaraderie, and even the wounded souls’ voices.
13. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is an anime that is not only extremely popular in Japan but also famous around the world. First released in 2012, the anime series is set in a near-future world in which Virtual Reality technology has achieved incredible achievements. The main events revolve around the virtual world of online role-playing game titles and the applications, benefits, and implications behind the technology.
Haikyuu!! always rated as the best sports anime. The anime tells the story of Shoyo Hinata, a high school boy determined to become a great passer who is undaunted by his short height. Shoyo and Karasuno’s volleyball team teamed to make their team the best in Japan.
15. Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop is a classic anime series that greatly influenced Japanese popular culture. The anime is set in the future when humanity has conquered the universe, and criminal gangs begin to appear rampant throughout the galaxy. Bounty hunter team Cowboy Bebop, including Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine, are willing to risk their lives to chase dangerous criminals. The anime was so successful that Netflix adapted it into a live-action film and released it in 2021.
16. Howl’s Moving Castle
Based on the novel by writer Diana Wynne Jones, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki has breathed new life into the Howl’s Moving Castle anime. This film was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 78th Academy Awards. Howl’s Moving Castle has successfully conveyed many meaningful messages, creating an extremely attractive and memorable film. The film has left many deep impressions in the hearts of viewers, thereby bringing the work into the ranks of the classic films of Studio Ghibli.
Ponyo is a lighthearted but happy anime film from Studio Ghibli. Many children around the world have loved the film because of its cute images and meaningful story. The story is about the little girl Ponyo, who has two bloodlines of magic: she has a human father and a Goddess of the Ocean mother. She has thousands of siblings who are also goldfish. By chance, she meets a kind boy, Sousuke, five years old. She has always had a special affection for Sousuke and gave up the ocean to transform into a human form to stay by Sousuke’s side.
18. Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon is one of the most known anime in the world. The manga version of this anime series has been released in Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Vietnamese, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, and many other countries worldwide. That’s why its anime adaptation is also viral.
19. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul revolves around the story of Ken Kaneki, an ordinary university student living in Tokyo. Kaneki has a crush on a girl named Rize Kamishiro, and he asks her out on a date. But something terrible happened when Rize tried to eat Kaneki because she was a ghoul. Although saved, Kaneki turned into a demon and had to fight against his ghoul and hide from humans.
20. Black Clover
Black Clover is set in the kingdom of Clover 500 years after the original Sorcerer King used all of his power to stop evil from destroying the country. In a small village called Hage, the two main characters of the anime, Asta and Yuno, were born. These two characters are close friends and rivals simultaneously, trying to overcome each other to cherish the dream of becoming a Magic King.
21. Your Lie in April
Your Lie In April is a 22-episode anime adapted from the famous manga of the same name by artist Naoshi Arakawa. The anime has received a warm reception from the audience. Your Lie In April entertained the audience with a sumptuous acoustic feast from classics Chopin’s piano masterpieces to Saint Saens’ violin sounds, with extraordinary masterpieces from Beethoven and contemporary works by Japanese musicians.
22. Dr. Stone
At the time of its release, the anime series Dr. Stone had attracted many viewers worldwide and received showers of compliments. Dr. Stone is set in a fantasy world, telling the story of the restoration of civilization by two characters, Senku and Taiju. Right from the time of preparation, Dr. Stone has attracted a lot of attention for lovers of the science fiction genre because the anime has extremely creative details, closely following the history of human civilization.
23. Death Note
Death Note is one of the brightest names in the list of the best detective anime of all time. This anime is a highly satisfying anime with a creative, engaging, and addictive plot. The plot of Death Note is extraordinarily creative and excellent. It has created an addictive psychological detective anime for the audience from the beginning to the end.
If you are a true otaku, you definitely cannot ignore Fate/Zero. This anime captivates the audience with its eye-catching visuals, catchy soundtrack, and dramatic, deep plot alongside a cast of unique characters. Fate/Zero is an anime that deserves to be listed among the rare Japanese animation masterpieces that reach perfection.
25. One Piece
One Piece is another household name for the fan community of Japanese anime. The story revolves around the long journey of the boy Luffy and his teammates in search of the treasure of the pirate King Roger. One Piêc belonging to the action and adventure genre, with novel developments accompanied by many funny cases, the anime conveniently conquers followers of many ages.
26. Super Dragon Ball Heroes
Super Dragon Ball Heroes is a spin-off of the popular anime series Dragon Ball. This part of the series promises to bring back old heroes and powerful villains to give the audience top-notch battles full of eyes. Super Dragon Ball Heroes kicked things off on a larger scale by creating a whole new universe within the Dragon Ball universe.
27. Spirited Away
Spirited Away is an anime movie that premiered in 2001 and became the most successful animated feature film in history, grossing over $347 million worldwide. This anime was successful in all aspects and received many positive comments about the film’s content, details, and meanings.
28. Your Name
Your Name is an anime movie of the romance, fantasy, and fantasy genre directed by Shinkai Makoto. The film tells the story of a high school girl Mitsuha and a beautiful love story with a young man Taki. In addition to excellent content, the film’s success is also thanks to the good soundtrack and beautiful graphics. The audience always considers your Name one of the best-animated movie titles of 2017.
29. My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro is an anime film associated with the childhood of many people. This movie brings back fond childhood memories for viewers of any age. The film is about the Kusakabe family’s family move to the countryside. There, they met a giant beast named Totoro. Totoro can bring about miracles like in fairy tales, which can make any child feel happy when they see it.
30. Blood Lad
Blood Lad is a Vampire named Staz, an otaku who is a massive fan of manga and anime. One day, a human girl named Yanagi Fuyumi was lost in the Demon World in the territory where Staz was the boss. Blood Lad’s adventures begin when Fuyumi becomes a ghost, and Staz vows to revive her.
31. Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair is a shojo anime series revolving around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl who works at a village infirmary. After being noticed and pursued by the kingdom’s prince, she flees and meets Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. She admires Zen’s courage and decides to stay by his side as a doctor.
The anime series InuYasha is adapted from the manga of the same name, a famous Japanese animation work by female author Takahashi Rumiko. The story follows InuYasha’s quest to find the Shikon no Tama jewel, a treasure that can increase his power. This is a popular anime series with the international otaku community.
33. Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf is adapted from the famous light novel series of the same name. The anime’s content is set in medieval Europe and revolves around the main character, the young merchant Kraft Lawrence. He traveled all over the world doing business to open his shop. On his journey, he accidentally meets a wolf god named Holo. Kraft and Holo start an adventure together and help each other to overcome difficulties.
34. Angel Beats
If anyone is a fan of anime romance – comedy, surely you can’t help but know Angel Beats! This is a really different series, with incredible plot twists and unexpected twists and turns. Angel Beats! brought a lot of emotions and touched the hearts of every viewer.
35. Yona of the Dawn
The plot of Yona of the Dawn follows a country called Kouka, discovered by the Crimson Dragon God. He restored power and prosperity in Kouka with the help of the four Dragon warriors. But after his death, the four Dragon Warriors went their separate ways and founded five different tribes in the kingdom.
36. Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden is considered a blockbuster in the anime world. The anime series with the most elaborate preparation and promotion of the famous Kyoto Animation studio. What makes this anime so successful is the beautiful and perfect graphics to the smallest detail. The film is full of scenery and fanciful colors and is carefully invested.
37. Kiki’s Delivery Service
Kiki’s Delivery Service is an exciting anime about the first independent life of an apprentice witch named Kiki. This is an anime that brought home many awards for Studio Ghibli. Kiki’s Delivery Service had the highest box office grossing of 1989 in Japan with over 2 million spectators. Walt Disney Pictures provided an English dub for the film in 1997, and it premiered in the United States during the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.
38. Princess Mononoke
Princess Mononoke is one of the best cartoons of all time. This is a classic fantasy epic animated work by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. Not only successful thanks to the meaningful message behind the film’s story, but Princess Mononoke is also known for its diverse and unique character system. Moreover, the movie’s music also contributed to this anime’s great success.
39. Black Butler
Black Butler is an anime series of the comedy shounen genre. This anime is set in the 19th-century Victorian era, with a classic and mysterious twist. The content revolves around a contract between an evil butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and a boy, Ciel Phantomhive. The audience loves the film for its extremely attractive characters and plot.
40. Date A Live
Date A Live is adapted from one of Japan’s best-selling light novel series. The anime’s plot follows the turning point in the life of the main character, Shidou, after he meets a mysterious girl. Date A Live is unique because the anime version premiered in its entirety before the final volume of the original light novel was published.
41. Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is an anime television series of the action and adventure genre. This series combines beautiful graphics, fascinating character personalities, and a compelling main story. Everything about Guilty Crown is impressive, from the supporting characters and the background to the epic action scenes.
42. Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland is about a 14-year-old student, Ganta Igarashi. Ganta was among those who escaped death in the rubble after the Great Tokyo Earthquake. Deadman Wonderland is a sad and tragic anime, with emotions overflowing in every scene. Although the content is very realistic and somewhat cruel, this is definitely an anime worth watching.
43. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland is an anime title with a super brain-hacking plot and is extremely attractive to anime fans worldwide. The Promised Neverland has unexpected episodes, breathtakingly tense situations, and unpredictable episodes that appear denser and denser.
The vampire is a prevalent theme in anime series, but there are only a few that impress, one of which is Hellsing. The story is set in England, where vampires and zombies still exist. The Hellsing Organization silently carries out a noble and dangerous mission: to destroy the evil Vampires that harm humans and ghouls.
45. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is an anime series about the underworld, full of crime, alcohol, guns, and the killing of people worldwide. Although the film is bloody and violent, Black Lagoon is still worthy of a good anime about action and crime.
Psycho-Pass is an anime of the detective, criminal, and mystery genres. The anime’s content is about the struggle between good and evil, reflecting on the social reality of human control. This is an intense character-building anime series with a plot that attracts viewers until the last minute.
47. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is a popular anime series debuting in 2002. The story is set in a future world where the line between living in the digital world and real life is slowly blurred.
48. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a well-received anime series by many fans. The anime follows Chise Hatori and her fateful meeting with a man named Magus. He is a wizard with strange great powers. The unique thing is that he has the he ad of an animal. Magus announced that Chise would become his apprentice and bride.
49. Darker than Black
Darker than Black has a storyline throughout assassination missions and brain battles for rights between organizations. This is a good anime and very worth watching. Darker than Black won the Best Original Anime of The Year award, voted by GoGoplex.
50. Trinity Seven
Trinity Seven is a fantasy romance anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by author Ken Nao. The anime plot follows Arata Kasuga and his admission to the Royal Biblia Academy, a private magician school. Here Arata meets the Trinity Seven – seven powerful mages at the top of their respective fields who will help him in his goal of becoming a powerful mage.