Friendship has been a very common theme in anime, mainly animes belonging to the slice of life genre or shoujo genre. Animes have been very much popularized all over the world since the last decade and are loved by all. The biggest feature of an anime is that every anime beyond its entertainment person has a life meaning or lesson deeply rooted in the story. Animes may look simple but deep a deep mark on the audience’s mindset and heart. According to statistics, one of the most searched names of animes is mainly based on friendship or love.
Below are the top 10 animes that have been completely based on friendship and are easily available on most anime streaming platforms.
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have been considered as one of the top animes by many critics in the world along with many athletes and celebrities referring to it. the anime has an 8.3 IMDb rating and has also got a huge fan base. The show has been running for many years and is now continued with Boruto. The show is completely based on the story of a little kid named Naruto who has a big dream of being the Hokage, the village head someday, he has also got a nine-tailed fox stored in his body.
The entire story is based on the story of the boy chasing his dream along with his journey to bring his friend Sasuke to the right path. We see a deep sense of friendship that Naruto shares for Sasuke and many other friendship themes shown throughout the story between other characters. The story is beautifully written and animated along with the manga being available for the series.
2. Hunter X Hunter
Hunter x hunter is anime which released in the year 2011, though an older version of the show is also available. This show is one of the best shows on the list and has beautifully depicted the journey of four friends towards their dream of becoming a hunter. The anime has also received a 9.0 IMDb rating which surely speaks for itself. This is one of those anime that has been binged by almost all anime lovers out there. The story is mainly based on gon freeces who has his dream of becoming a hunter just like his dad. Hunters are basically dignified officials of the hunter ass
ociation who solve different mysteries of the world. The four friends, gon, killua, kurapika, and leorio meet at the hunter exam entrance. The story is mainly known for the friendship that gon and killua share along with all the hurdles they pass together and the deep bond they share. The show is surely worth a watch for all those who haven’t seen it yet.
One-piece has been considered as one of the best animes of all time by many critics and is surely worth all praises. From the starting episode to the present episode, we hear one word glorified which is Nakama(friends). The show has got an 8.7 IMDb rating which also speaks for itself and is one of the longest-running anime. The show is based on the main theme of pirates where a small-town boy gains the power of a devil fruit and ends up going on a journey searching for new Nakama, making an entire crew while he travels on his path to becoming the pirate king.
The show is full of new challenges and adventures where the main theme at the end of each story is being a friend with each other. The show defines the true meaning of a friend and has also got a beautifully written manga. Both the anime and the manga are still running and are worth a read or watch.
Bleach is another anime that is particularly not based on the theme of friendship but we see a great bond being created between the main protagonists of the story. The anime has got an 8.2 IMDb rating which is comparatively great and the anime has also got a considerable fanbase. The show is mainly based on two different worlds linked with souls and the soul reapers who protect the humans from them attacking.
Ichigo Kurosaki is the main character of the anime goes on a journey of being a soul reaper temporarily after meeting Kuchiki who was already a soul reaper and transferred her powers to Ichigo. we also see a deep bond between Ichigo’s friend group who go on with him on his journey to save Kuchiki Rukia. The show glorifies friendship and having each other back at any cost and is surely worth a watch for all. It is still an ongoing show with manga available.
5. My Hero Academia
My hero academia is a very popular anime that currently has a huge fanbase and has also received an 8.4 IMDb rating. The show has a beautiful depiction of a group of classmates or friends as we may say, who stick around each other, save each other from every danger that comes in their way of saving the world. The story is set in a universe where superheroes play a big role and mostly all humans are born with superpowers unlike our protagonist Midoriya.
Though with his pure urge to prove himself and help others he gets complete guidance and mentoring from a superhero named all might and ends up being one of the strongest superheroes from his class. The show revolves around all those superheroes fighting against the supervillains and helping each other while they try to save the world.
Horimiya is one of the best slices of life anime from this entire list. the anime came out just in 2021 and has received a huge 8.2 IMDb rating which is remarkable along with a huge fanbase who are anticipating the release of the second season of the show currently. The show is based on the relationship story of Hori and Miyamura, two high school students, and the beautiful bond they share with their group of friends. The story though doesn’t highlight friendship in all terms. The show mostly shows the different complications friendship comes with and how feelings for each other affect the entire group.
7. Kuroko No Baske
This is an anime that is truly worth watching for every anime fan who loves basketball and is fond of high school sports drama. The anime is currently complete and has received an 8.3 IMDb rating which is quite admirable. The show is based on a generation of prodigies who can be compared to professional basketballers and the entry of a 6th person who challenges their completely wrong ideology of playing the sports alone and winning alone. The true meaning of a team is being different at different stages along with a deep bond of friendship being restored between the generation of miracles.
8.Shokugeki No Soma
This is an anime that is perfect for all the food lovers out there along with its theme completely based on friendship and facing all odds in life. The show has already been completed and has received an 8.1 IMDb rating along with a huge fanbase out there. The show is mainly based on one of the based culinary institutions of the world where we find our protagonist soma gets into because of his father’s insi8sting. Soma aims at gaining the first seat in the school and has to go through various fights or shokugekis against the existing students and also gets a lot of friends on his journey. They fight for each other, support each other and show a healthy competition between all and fight all evil that comes in their way and aim at ruining the culinary world.
9. Black Clover
This entire anime is very much a fan favorite for the asta and yuno duo which is one of the best friendship duos we can find throughout the entire list. The show was released in 2017 and has received an 8.3 IMDb rating which is quite admirable and is being anticipated for the second season to release. The show is mainly based on every kid having magical powers whereas our main protagonist has no magic, he actually has antimagic and yuno on the other hand is one of the young talents who can be easily referred to as a prodigy. They both have the same goal of being the wizard king and though being enemies, they end up pushing each other beyond their limits.
10. A Silent Voice
This anime can also be regarded as one of the best slices of life anime series on the entire list. The anime received an 8.2 IMDb rating and has also been appreciated by many critics throughout its way. The show is mainly based on making a high school bully understand the need for friends in life. One of our protagonists is Nishimiya who was a deaf girl and was being always bullied by Ishida, so much that Nishimiya ends up changing school. We soon see Ishida ending up all alone and walking on a path of redemption when he understands what wrong he has done towards all.
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