Anime is a name for Japanese animation. When we think about Anime first thing that comes into mind is colorful graphics, second vibrant characters, and third fantastic stories and themes. Anime is a part of otaku’s life. From action to romance and horror to Sci-Fi, there is a lot of Anime available out there. So it becomes very hard to choose the best one among thousands of anime options. So we are here with a list of top best 15 Anime shows which you must watch!
There are a lot of different Anime available, it is hard to find the good ones out of them. If you are new to Anime fandom or even if you are an old watcher, here is the list of best anime shows for you. Since this is the list of the Anime which came in recent years, we won’t include old mainstream animes in it. All of these anime titles are filled with fresh and otaku friendly content.
|No of Episodes
|My Animelist Ratings
|One punch man S2
|Kimetsu no Yaiba
|Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteru
Best Anime Series to Watch on Binge
However, we have picked some of the best animes for you with good reviews on the internet. You can see their detailed plot analysis and review down below.
Hinamatsuri was first aired on 6 April 2018 made by Feel studio. The genre of the Anime is Comedy, supernatural, and SciFi, and it has a rating of 8.27 stars on my anime list. This Anime has a total of 12 episodes, and each chapter is 23 minutes long.
Basically, the story of Hinamatsuri revolves around two main characters. Yoshifumi Nitta and Hina. Nitta is a member of Yakuza. During reveling in the successful clinching of a prized vase for his collection, he gets interrupted when a capsule materializes and falls on his head. When he opens the capsule, a young, blue-haired girl, who doesn’t remember anything about herself but her name Hina. Hina has immense power, but there is a catch to it. If Hina’s power stays unused, she loses control of her power and unleashes an explosion. Nitta becomes the caregiver after Hina helps Nitta, and she becomes a valuable asset to Nitta and his yakuza business.
2. One Punch Man
One punch man is not a new anime, but it is on the list because of its second season. The first season was aired in 2015, and the second season came out in 2019. One punch man is one of the most famous Anime out there. The genre of One punch man is Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Supernatural. This Anime has a total of 12 episodes in both seasons, and each episode is 23 minutes long.
One punch man is the story of a self-made superhero Saitama. Saitama, a guy with a childhood dream of being a superhero. To fulfill his dream, he goes for three years of training. As a result, he becomes powerful, but he loses his hair. After all the training, he becomes so powerful that no enemy can beat him. Since Saitama is so Powerful, it takes only a single punch to beat any enemy he fights.
A 19-year-old cyborg named Genos comes to Saitama. He is impressed with Saitama’s powers, and he wants to be a disciple of Saitama. With the arrival of Genos, he asks Saitama to join the Hero Association. The Hero Association provides certificates to Heros, and thus they can be recognized by society. They join the hero association, and after that journey of our hero begins. In season 2, the story of the previous season continues.
3. Kimetsu no Yaiba
Kimetsu no Yaiba, also known as a demon slayer, is popular among the viewers. It was aired on 6 April 2019. It has a rating of 8.81 stars on my anime list. Ufotoble studio made the show. The genre of the show is action, shounen, historical, and action. This Anime has a total of 26 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
It is the story of a boy named Tanjirou Kamado. After the death of his father, he is the only person in the family who is able to take responsibility. The family lives a peaceful life in a mountain area. Tanjirou decides to sell charcoal in the village area. Coming back to the home, he takes shelter at a house of strange man as it is already night time. A strange man warns Tanjirou about a flesh-eating demon lurking in the forest at night.
The next day when he reaches home, he is met with a horrific sight, his whole family is slaughtered. Nizuko, his sister, is the only surviving member, but she is turned into a bloodthirsty demon. With rage and sorrow, he decides to take care of his only left sister and avenge his family’s death. As a result, He joins up with a group named the Demon Slayer Corps. Here the story of this demon Slayer begins.
4. Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone was first aired on 5 July 2019. Studio TMS entertainment made the show. It is a Sci-Fi, adventure, shounen show. Ratings of Dr. stone is 8.42 stars on my anime list. This Anime has a total of 24 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
Taiju Ooki is ready to confess his love to Yuzuriha Ogawa after five years of unspoken feelings. He is about to do it, and just after beginning his confession of love, a strange green colored light strikes the earth. This light turns every single human into stone. After several millennia Taiju wakes up, and he finds out that his whole modern world is turned into a world full of nature. In the world full of statues, Taiju finds out another living being who is his science-loving friend Senkuu. Senkuu has a great plan to revive whole humanity with the use of his scientific knowledge. Taiju’s brawn and Senkuu’s brains combined formed a partnership, and soon they found a way to revive stone to their human form.
5. Vinland Saga
Vinland saga was first aired on 8 July 2019 made by Wit Studios. It is An action, adventure, drama, and historical genre show. It has a rating of 8.77 stars on my Anime list. This Anime has a total of 24 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
It is the story of Young Thorfinn. He grew up listening to Stories of Vinland. It is a place of legends where old sailors reached. Unlike the frozen village of Iceland, where he was born, Vinland is a place with no war and no need for fighting. He lives the life of a mercenary. With each passing year war of the Danes and England grows more.
Among the chaos, Thorfinn must take his revenge and kill the man who murdered his father, Askeladd. It seems, in the era of war and death, where there is no sign of peace.
6. One Piece
One-piece was aired in 1999. It is still ongoing, and that is why it is on the list. One piece is rated 8.48 on my anime list. This Anime was created by Toei animation. It is an action, adventure genre anime. This Anime has a total of 894 episodes, and it is still ongoing. Each episode is 24 minutes long.
The story of One-piece revolves around Monkey D. Luffy, who is a 17-year-old pirate. The pirate king Gol D. Roger spoke about a treasure named One-piece before his execution. Luffy is running on the steps of his childhood hero. He travels across the grand line with his crew fighting strong enemies and revealing dark mysteries. His goal eventually is to find one piece.
Beastars was first aired on 10 October 201 by Orange Studios. Ratings of Beastars on my anime list is 8.30 stars. The genre of Beastars is Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, shounen. This Anime has a total of 12 episodes, and each episode is 22 minutes long.
It is a story of a civilized society of anthropomorphic animals, and an uneasy tension exists between carnivores and herbivores, after the death of an alpaca named Tem at Cherrystone Academy, this mutual distrust peaks. Tim’s friend Legoshi, a grey wolf, was an object of fear his whole life. Louis, a red deer which is a star actor of the drama club, sneaks into the auditorium to train Tim’s replacement for the upcoming drama. At that time, he puts Legoshi on lookout duty. That very night Leogoshi encounters Haru, who is a white dwarf rabbit scorned by his peers. He develops feelings for Haru, And the story begins.
8. Banana Fish
Banana Fish was first aired on July 6, 2018. The anime is rated 8.30 stars on my anime list. The genre of Banana Fish is action, adventure, drama, and shoujo. Banana Fish has a total of 24 episodes, and each episode is 22 minutes long.
Banana Fish is the story of Aslan Jade Callenreese, also known as Ash lynx. He was a runaway and infamous godfather of the mafia, Dino Golzine picked him up and raised him. After 17 years, Ash is now a mafia leader with his own gang. One day he gets his hand on a drug that is mysterious and called Banana Fish. To his wonder, Banana Fish are the only two words his brother Griffin has muttered after returning from the Vietnam war. However, his investigation about it gets hindered by Dino’s men who came to retrieve the drug from him.
Ash must find a way to investigate, but will he be successful?
9. Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteru
Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteriu was first aired on 3 October 2018 by I.G. Studios. The genre of Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteriu is Comedy, sports, and drama. This Anime has a total of 23 episodes, and each episode is about 23 minutes long.
Kakeru Kurahara is a former ace runner of Sendai Josei High School. He meets Haiji Kiyose, who is a student of the same University as Kakeru. He is Impressed with Kakeru’s agility. As a result, he offers him to live in Chikusei-sou apartment, Where he lives with the other eight students.
At the welcome party of Kakeru, Haiji reveals that he wants to take part in participating in the Hakone Ekiden—one of the most prominent university marathon relay races in Japan. On the other hand, there is a problem, except Haiji and Kakeru, all other students are novices. Only months before the deadline, will they be able to take part in the marathon?
10. Grand Blue
Grand Blue was first aired on July 14, 2018. Zero-g studios Studio made it. The genre of Grand Blue is a slice of life, comedy, and seinen. It is based on Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka’s popular comedy manga with the same name. This Anime has a total of 12 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
The story of grand blue revolves around Iori Kitahara. He moved to the coastal town of Izu for his freshman year at University. He takes residence above grand blue. When he enters his uncle’s scuba shop, he finds out that most of the diving club members are sucked into alcoholic activities. Lori joins the bizarre party, and later his cousin Chisa Kotegawa catches him in the act. This is how the story starts with Lori’s adventure and learning of scuba diving.
This Anime was first aired on 5 April 2020. Pine jam studio created this Anime. The genre of this Anime is Ecchi, supernatural, and mystery. The anime has a rating of 6.86 stars. As it is, the recent Anime rating is not accurate. This Anime has a total of 12 episodes, and each episode is 23 minutes long.
Shuichi Kagaya is the main character of this Anime. Shuichi is a great student and skilled in sports, but he also has a secret. He is a monster with brute strength. Shuichi was a normal guy like any other school going kid, But one morning his fate changed when he woke up as a monster. He decided to save Clair, and now she holds his secret. Clair is a sadistic and twisted girl, and she has no feelings for others. He is holding his humanity and motility, but for how long?
12. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari was first aired on 9 January 2019 by Kinema Citrus Studios. Anime has a rating of 8.5 stars on my anime list. The genre of this Anime is action, adventure, drama. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari has a total of 26 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
This Anime is a story of four Cardinal Heroes. They are ordinary modern-day japan men. The kingdom of Melromarc summons them to become its saviors. Naofumi Iwatani The protagonist is cursed with the fate of being a shield hero. He only holds a shield, and because of that is, offensive capabilities are weak. Because of his weakness, People discriminate against him. Later he buys a demi-human slave named Raphtalia. He sets off on a journey to gain power with Raphtalia. He must fight to save the kingdom from waves.
13. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken was First aired on 2 October 2018 made by 8bit Studios. Anime has a rating of 8.12 stars on my anime list. The genre of this Anime is Fantasy and shounen. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken has a total of 23 episodes, and each episode is 23 minutes long.
This Anime is the story of Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami, who is a typical corporate worker. Satoru falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, he hears a voice in his head, which gives him instructions. When he regains consciousness, he finds himself in another realm, and he is reincarnated as a goop of slime. Soon he finds out that he has the power to mimic anyone with their appearance. Since he is now free from his past life, he begins his new journey with new goals.
Konosuba was first aired on January 14, 2016. It has a rating of 8.16 on my anime list. The genre of this Anime is adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, and magic. Konosuba has a total of 10 episodes only, and each episode is 23 minutes long.
Kazuma Satou, a high school student, dies a painful but laughable death while returning from buying a game. After that, he finds himself sitting with aqua, a beautiful but obnoxious goddess. She gives him two choices. Go on to heaven or reincarnation in a fantasy world. Kazuma chooses the 2nd option, and as a result, he reincarnates in a fantasy world.
15. Houseki no Kuni
Houseki no Kuni Anime was first aired on 7 October 2017 made by Orange studios. The rating of this Anime on my anime list is 8.44 stars. The anime is action, drama, mystery genre. Houseki no Kuni Anime has a total of 12 episodes, and each episode is 24 minutes long.
This Anime takes place in the future, destroyed by six meteors. Crystalline organisms called Gems inhabit this world. All gens have assigned a special role to fight Lunarians. Lunarians are a species that wants to kill gems and use their body as decoration. Phos a young and fragile Gem dreams of helping their friends in the war effort. This is the story of his adventure and how he protects other gems and his friends.
From Editor’s Desk
This was the list of some of the best anime of recent times. The list is not only based on ratings but Also on the suggestions given by regular hardcore anime fans. All of this is best, and it is hard to rate them on the scale. The number given to them is just for order and not for ratings.