Entertainment has a variety of forms. From television, movies, games, radio and many more have been entertaining people all across the world from longest time ever. Amongst many such mediums, one very popular spot is covered by Anime series. One should first know what anime series are? These are actually a medium of entertainment, where animation is adapted to showcase the story or plot. But, in general, it is identified s the Japanese animation, which has created many such series. These series has garnered a wide across popularity and appreciation. There is a huge demand of these in all age groups, gender, class, etc. It is discussed earlier that these are running from a long time and has earned a legacy. So, now a variety of anime series are available and all being in demand. It is quite a tough job to shortlist some of them and place it in the top twenty list. But, still we have tried our best to narrow down the long list to the top 20 anime series. The narrowing down has been based on the popularity, ranking and their long lasting impact on the viewers.
One Piece is an action anime series full of adventure that takes after the story of Monkey D. Luffy, who has the unique feature of elasticity. The gift makes all the happenings quite interesting and worth to watch. The series presents more than 600 episodes and is a most sought after anime’s ever made. It is inspired by the manga series having the same title, One Piece has picked up popularity for its amusingness, action, and exceptional characters.
It has a look of the European Industrial revolt and is loaded with adventure and fun. Full Metal Alchemist readily becomes one of the mainstream anime that has the soul and storyline which keep the audience connected and entertained all through the series. It is the storyline of two siblings Edward and Alphonse who are willingly looking out for the philosophers stone to have their bodies restored, which gets completely disastrous after an experiment. The show gives you a good time and you enjoy every bit of it.
Death Note is regarded as the most amazing and loved anime show by most of the viewers. It has a huge popularity and people go crazy over this show. There is a mass of the population who goes gaga over it and loves to watch each and every episode. It is a psychological thriller of amazing high points and balanced content of 33 episodes that keep you stick to the show. A by the chance gain of superpower for an intelligent secondary school student brings him the ability to kill anybody he wants to. This by chance happening is actually placing his hands on the notebook of death. But, the best part comes, when he uses his ability for the goodness and welfare of mankind. He put his efforts to make the world a better place to live in. His way is loaded with complexities including finding the node for doing something, which is quite difficult to do.
Attack On Titan
It is latest in the lot and is full of excitement and turmoils. It is not only popular amongst the audience, but are also well praised by the critics. A large mass of titans have attacked the world and are smashing cities in a brutal way. In all happenings, only one city has survived and now trying to figure out how to survive the attack further and also in another hand know the reason behind their attack. The save and onslaught journey has many twist and turns, which are amazing to watch. It has only one season aired but has the quality plot and presentation to wait for the further season. The actions scenes are worth of watching characters drawn are very interesting.
It is the story of an ordinary student just doing schooling gets astonishing powers. He gets the capacity to control anybody to do his bidding, and further he takes his powers in the use of commanding Britannian Empire. The Britannian group has taken over the world, and the boy acts as the savior. It is a psychological and mecha based rivalry between the two. The intense happenings and fast pace of the story brings an amazing sequence of scenes. It charms the viewers and keeps them bonded to the series.
Another exceptionally prominent anime show with a huge fan base all across the globe is Naruto. It is a long-running series with superb action and gripping plot. It starts with the incident, where a nine-tail fox, which is quite powerful, assaults the ninja village of Konoha. The leader of the village left with the choice of controlling it and in due course, he captures the spirit and seals it inside his own newborn son named Naruto. The anime series takes you to another level of thrill and you get the full dose of entertainment. The main story starts, when Naruto comes to know about his powers and true self.
This is the story of choice to be made turns out to be right or wrong. A surgeon gets stuck in a situation, where he has to make a choice between a mayor of the city and the orphan child to be saved. He chooses the orphan child. And from here the anxiety and mystery filled situations starts. This decision costs the surgeon everything he has earned in his life and the result is even more thrilling. The saved child turns out to be a serial killer and leaves a question of the value of life and the choices to be taken. It is a dark take on the human emotions and life happenings.
If you love to watch stylish anime, then Samurai Champloo is the perfect choice for you. It is based in an Edo era, an antiquated Japan. The background track is quite unusual and funky. Full of hip hop music and powerful storyline. The characters drawn in this stylish anime series is very captivating and leaves you completely entertained.
It has a different plot, which takes a strong view upon the human situations. It is based on the Guts, a mercenary, which is set up in European Medieval world. One gets to see the adventure and action packed performances. It brings out a question about are we good spirit or bad ones?
If you would talk about the legend anime series, then the very first name pop up in our head is Cowboy Bebop. The acting, music, plotting, characters, voice-over, everything is out of the box and regarded as the best ever in the lot. It is a storyline of the bounty hunter, which brings you thrilling and astonishing episodes.
Ghost In The Shell
It has been first released in 1995 and several series has been out from that time. The long-running has not affected the audience interest at all. It is still as popular as it was in its first outing. It has a complicated plot and the execution is brilliant. At the time of its first installment, the world of anime series comes up to the storm by its quick popularity.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
When we talk about the mecha based anime series, then there are the lot to count on. But, when we talk about Neon Genesis Evangelion, nothing comes closer to this one. The time, when it hits the screen first, it becomes immensely popular and loved by the audience. Critics too have all the praise for this mecha action anime show. It is regarded and loved as the biggest in a lot of mecha-based anime.
The violence has been presented in the most stylized format in the series of Hellsing. It is all about a vampire, Hellsing, which turns out to be the killer of other vampires. Why and how leaves you with an amazing show.
Hunter x Hunter
An anime series, Hunter x Hunter is the balanced proportion of action, drama, and humor. It is the tale of Gon Freecss, which is living in a world predominant with hunters. He believes in the fact that his father was also a hunter and he also wants to be the same. But, in this journey, he needs to pass several hunter exams, which are life risking. But, still he chooses to be the one and story unfolds with his journey.
It is a sci-fi based series, where the job is to save the planet. There is an evil organization namely SERN, which is planning to take over the planet and control it. To stop this unfortunate take of evil, there is only one way and that is the use of technology to deliver the messages into the past days. For this, a time travel is required and obtains a win over the evil group.
It is a show, which would compel you to go from start to finish. One gets so much trapped in the tale, that another episode waits so eagerly. It is based in the prohibition era, in 30’s which contains multi characters intertwined with each other life.
It is one anime series, which has the ratio of many genres, as sci-fi, supernatural and fantasy. It is the story of antagonistic government and a brave hero. Government plans to compel the creator of the hero to bring unwanted scenarios.
It is the rivalry of the shape-shifting killers and the Claymore’s. Claymores are the silver eyed witches, who take down the killers, who have appeared in a large number in the world. The witches find them and kill them. The voice over performances in this anime series is outstanding. Also, action scenes are choreographed in a superb way.
In another wonderful mecha series, Gurren Lagann utilises a dystopian setting and an unlikely hero to produce the action of a grand level. When humanity gets forced to live in the backyard just because of a catastrophe that happened a long time ago, a small group of heroes arrive to venture the surface and finds the truths that are long unremebered.
It is an interesting plot, where androids and humans live happily, but few murders in the town create turbulence. The murders are done by the robots and this shakes the balance and trust between the two groups. It has the unique content and best known for its art style.