Japanese anime is gaining worldwide popularity in the present time. Fans love to watch them. Anime makes us sad and happy, takes us on an adventure, and has more fun with fictional characters. These characters are the heart of anime. The anime is often released with different and imaginary plots. They have many genres like romance, fantasy, action, martial arts, operational, science- fictional and more. In a single anime, you will find more than two or three genres and that is the specialty of an anime series. In recent times, many anime have been released and audiences get confused about what to watch! If you are also confused then don’t worry, today in the article I will tell you some anime that I liked. So here are the 20 anime which you can watch if you are an anime lover.
If you are searching for animes to watch or where to start watching anime then you can go through the article. Hope it will help you!
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen after hearing the name, one word that comes to mind is anime, Right?! The anime has had a lot of crazies after it was released. The action scenes are very wonderful and people can’t stop talking about the series. The more we talk about the series, the more it is dark fantasy and supernatural. The series tells us the story of high school student Yuji Itaduri. He joins the school’s Occult Club for fun and later discovers many new things that we were not aware of. Itaduri was not very good in academics but he was quite excellent in sports.
He won’t have a parent but he used to take care of his grandfather who was hospitalized and after that also died. Before he died he told his grandson Yuji that he must always help others no matter what. Along with Yuji, there are more characters in the series that fans loved. The story is good and the character is also very amazing. The series was released on 3 October 2020 and have 24 episodes.
2. Death Note
Death note is one of the most popular anime and it is also said to be the debut anime of most watchers. Death note is based on the story of a mysterious black. The book was found by a high school boy named Light Yagami. After he fully discovers the book, he comes to know that the book can kill the people whose name is written on it, if the writer knows his face and identity. This was quite an amazing and interesting book. After this, he started making the target of bad guys and criminals. He used to write the names of those people and all started dying suddenly because of heart attacks or some other reasons.
After some time the real power of the black mysterious book arrives. He is invisible and his name is Ryuk, a shinigami. He visited Light after five days of dissolving the notebook. Ryuk reveals that he dropped the notebook onto the human world as he was bored. The story is very interesting. If you have not watched it yet then it is a must-watch! The series was released on 4 October 2006 and ended on 27 June 2007. It has a total of 37 episodes and it received a 9 out of 10 on the IMDb rating.
3. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is an ongoing anime series released on 3 April 2018. The anime has a total of six seasons. The anime tells the story of a world, where people have their own different and unique superpowers. They are born with their ‘Quirks’. The people with superpowers used to fight villains. To practice and learn the skills to fight Izuku Midoriya and his friend got admitted to U.A high school. Izukuneas was not born with a quirk so he used to bully his friend. His friend Bakugo was close to him and used to hang out with him.
Later Bakugo was in danger so Izuku saved his life without thinking about him even once. Seeing this All Mighty gave him his power and he was appropriated for that. Izumi dreamt of becoming a superhero. Later Bakugo becomes jealous of his power. Bakugo has his power but still. As he became even more powerful than Bakugo. Later in the series, they became rivals of each other. They had many fights in the series. The fight was very fun to watch. The anime has a unique plot and was loved by the fans a lot. If you like fantasy then you should go for it. Izumi’s character was very fascinating in the series. The adventure mad actions are at the next level in the series. The series has an excellent plot and received 8.4 out of 10.
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4. Naruto: Shippuden
The anime is based on adventure, martial arts, and fantasy. Naruto is a young ninja who dreams of becoming the head of the village. He has very amazing martial art skill. The series tells us the story of Naruto and his life journey throughout the series. The series teaches us the value of friendship and other beautiful bounding. He has a lot of respect for a master who trained him in the series. The series is nasty which made it more interesting. Many anime fans’ favorite series is Naruto. Anime is very popular all over the world. The action scenes and fights are fascinating for the fans. The Ninja world is very good and it was liked by the viewers. If you have not watched the well-known and popular anime then you should watch it! The Japanese anime series was released in February 2007 and has a total of 500 episodes. The series received 8.7 out of 10 on IMDb rating.
5. Tokyo Revengers
Tokyo Revenger is an ongoing anime series and the story of the anime is based on time travel. Takemichi Hansgaki is a 26-year-old freeter. He discovers that his twelve-year-old girlfriend Hinata Tachibana and her brother Naoto got killed by the Tokyo Manji band. After this, he suddenly gets back to his 12 years past in 2005, when this everything started. During that time he was pushed in front of the train. After going into the past he succeeded in saving the life of Naoto in the future. Later, after coming back to the future he discovers that to save Hinata he needs to stop the growth of the Manji group.
So to save his girlfriend, he once again goes back to his past to save her. The story is very fascinating and the more episodes are released it introduces new characters in it. Though the anime series is based on time travel it has great action scenes and characters. It has a genre of action, science fiction, and thriller. The story is a little complex to understand but very interesting. The anime premiered on 11 April 2021 and has 25 episodes. It received 8.1 out of 10.
6. Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is one of the best anime and is liked by the fans. The Japanese name of the series is Kimetsu no Yaiba. The story of the series takes place in the Taisho era, in Japan. The demons have been having a secret war for centuries. These demons were earlier human and later converted into demons because Muzan Kibutsuji injected them with his blood into others. This demon possesses supernatural power and eats humans. Our main leads in this series are Tanjiro Kamado. He is very intelligent and hardworking. After his father’s death, he took responsibility for his family. We often used to go to sell charcoal in the nearby city. He was quite famous in the city where he used to sell charcoal as he was quite helpful.
One day while returning from the city he discovers that his family is slaughtered by the demons and his sister remains alive. Her sister, Nezuko was alive but she converted into a demon. Though he was converted into a demon she still has feelings and emotions. After a dreadful incident, Tanjiro decided to avenge. He took care of her sister. The series is showing a revenge story. It has the genre of dark fantasy, martial arts, and adventure. The anime series is fun to watch with its outstanding action scenes. The series was released in April 2019 and has 44 episodes. The series received 8.7 out of 10 on IMDb rating.
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7. Spy X Family
Spy X Family is an anime series based on a family drama with comedy and action. The story has three main characters Loid Forger, Yor Briar and Anya. Loir is a spy agent who works to maintain peace between two rivals Ostania and Westalis. These are the two rival nations. Loid was also called ‘Twilight’. As a part of the mission, He adopts a girl named Anya and marries Yor Briar. She was an assassin. They both were unaware of their original identities. Loid’s duty was to spy on Donovan Desmond. He was the leader of the National Unity Party of Ostania. His son used to study in a school, so to keep an eye on him Loid also enrolled Anya in the same school. He played the parent role by picking up and dropping Anya from school.
Bound is Anya’s pet, he is very cute and her friend. He often saves Anya from her problems. The terrorist student of Ostanian was planning to kill Wetalian foreign minister Brantz and Anya heard it. During that time she got caught by the terrorist group and his pet Bound saved her from them. Lord can’t give much time to his family because of his work. Anya is very clever and cute. The series was released in April 2022 and received an 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb rating. The series has a total of 25 episodes.
The anime is based on a romantic story. The show tells us the story of two high school students who fall in love with each other. The story revolves around Kyokyo Hori and Izumi Miyamura. Kyoko Hori is a bright and well-known student at her school. Izumi is a nerd and was on a spaceship while he was in school. He is quite different outside the school. He has lots of tattoos and piercings. Hori looks after her younger brother named Souta. She is very caring and responsible. Izumi and Hori are quite opposite of each other. One day Izumi came to Hori’s house along with her brother. He had lots of tattoos and piercings, so it was quite difficult for her to recognize Izumi. Though she recognized her, while she was dressed down in her home. Even Izumi didn’t fail to recognize her. She did not want to know anyone about her private life.
Meanwhile, Souta was having a nosebleed so he came home with Izumi, as they both used to usually hang out. Both our main leads had different social statuses. As Hori wants to keep her private life a secret, Izumi also wants the whole class to not know about his other side. So, they both decided to keep each other secret. After some time Izumi started visiting her house often and they both became close. After that, they fall in love with each other. They both finally graduated from high school. It has a total of 13 episodes. The series received 8.1 out of 10 on IMDb ratings and was released in January 2021.
9. Maid Sama!
Maid Sama is based on a high school story. The high school story is very interesting and if you are in tern age then it is must watch! The story revolves around the love story of Takumi Usui and Misaki Ayuzawa. Seika High is a high school that was first only for only later became a mixed school. Misaki is the head of the student council and shows very power. She is not afraid of anyone is and very cool. She often used to take the side of girls so that both genders get treated equally in the school. She works in a maid cafe to pay her home loan. She has struggled past and her father abandoned her and her family.
She is the best example of a powerful and independent girl. Her mother often stays ill and she has a sister. Takumi is very tangent bad and is excellent in everything. He is very intelligent in studies, cooking sports, and more. Takumi came to know the secret of Misaki and this was quite embarrassing for her. She did not want to anyone know about it. After some time their love story began in the series. The series is romantic and has amazing characters in it. Loved the anime! If you also like this kind of anime then you should for it right away! The series has a total of 26 episode episodes released on April 2010. It received 8 out of 10 on IMDb.
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10. My Little Monster
My Little Monster is also known as Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun. It is also a romantic anime that tells the love story of Shizuku Mizutani and Haru Yoshida. Shizuka Mizutanis is shown as very cold-hearted. She focused on her goals and study. She is nick-named ‘Dry Ice’. Haru often used to sit behind Shizuku in the classroom. But Haru rarely attends school. Later, Shizuku was tasked to give a class printout to Haru’s hime. There Haru makes Shizuku his friend.
Though she is cold-hearted she is touched by Haru. Haru is very innocent and lacks knowledge. They both become friends and start to hang out together. Haru was well known for his violence but yet he is very gentle and kind. Everyone thought of him as a monster, but he was not one. Haru and Shizuku started to spend more time together. It took a long time for Shizuku to realize her true feelings for him. The story is good and was released in October 2022. It has 12 episodes with the interesting story of our leads. It received 7.2 out of 10 on IMDb.
11. One Punch Man
One Punch Man is an anime series based on action, superheroes, and comedy. The story takes place on a supercontinent. A monster attacked the city. One punch man as the name suggest saves the city with his punches. He has the power of punching and with only one punch he can defeat the villain or the monsters. The series has very amazing action scenes and a plot. If you like the action and operational amine that you should for it. The series was released on October 2015 and has 24 episodes. It received 8.7 out of 10 on IMDb.
12. Tomodachi Game
The story anime revolves around a boy named Yuichi Katagiri. It tells us about the importance of true friendship. There are a total of five friends who were forced to play a dangerous game. The game tested the love and importance of each other. Yuichi is a poor boy who used to do lots of hard work for his eating and to live. He has four friends, the close ones with whom he often hangs out. His life was very tough and he never had any complaints in his life. He used to be happy and blissful with his friends. Later the school announced a trip and on that trip, his friend agreed to go. Yuichi started saving money for the trip and after that, his money was stolen.
He didn’t blame the stolen money. Later all five became unconscious and dragged into a mysterious dark room. After they gain consciousness, they find that they are trapped in that place because of someone’s death and have to play the dreadful Tomodachi game. The game tests the level of friendship and love for each other. They had to go through difficult situations in the game. The anime series was amazing and fun to watch. It was released in April 2022 with a total of 12 episodes and received 7.5 out of 10 on the IMDb rating.
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13. Dr Stone
Dr Stone has a sci-fiction anime series based on an imaginary story. The anime series tells us about 2019. During that period, due to a sudden flash, all the humans froze into stone. After 15 years Senku Ishigami once again turns into a human from the stone. After he learns all this and finds that all the humans have turned into stone, he starts researching to bring all humans back to life. He continued his research and converted everyone back into humans. His friend Taiju Oki woke up after six months. He was the first to wake up after the doctor. It was quite a difficult task for him, but he succeeded.
After he succeeds all of them started calling him Dr. Stone. He started the development of the village for the survival of the people. After time passed he became the most trusted man in the village. Later he discovers that the village was started by his adoptive father. Not only his father but also along with five more Katrina he started the village. The story is good and received an 8.1 out of 10 on IMDb rating. It was released in July 2019 and had 24 episodes in the series.
14. Sasaki And Miyoni
Sasaki And Miyoni is a Boy Love Japanese anime series. The series tells us the story of Sasaki and Miyoni, two high school boys. It is based on a romance between two boys. Shumei Sasaki is a 2nd-year graduate student and Yoshikazu Miyano is in their first year. He is secretly obsessed with BL. They both meet each other and start getting close. Sasaki and Miyano first become friends. They started hanging out together. One day while walking they both realized that it had been a year since they first met. While they were sharing umbrellas during their mid-term exams Miyano asks Sasaki whether Je is gay to which he replies that he was not invested in boys before he meet Miyano. At school Sasaki files with Miyano.
The bonding between them grew stronger and both later started daring each other. The anime shows the story of a high school gay couple. The story was a little unique. It was released in January 2022 and had a total of 12 episodes. The anime is good and received 7.7 out of 10 on IMDb ratings. If you love BL drama or series then you should go for this anime.
15. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brother is a Japanese anime series released in April 2009. The anime series is based on steampunk, dark fantasy, and adventure. The a
Anime tells us the story of two brothers who explore their alchemy. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric started showing their affinity and discovering the secrets of alchemy. They used to live in the remote village of Resembool in the country of Amestris along with their mother Trisha Elric. Their father Hohenheim abandoned them at a very young age and he is a noted alchemist. After the brother’s mother died due to a lingering illness, they started staying with their friend Winry Rockbell and her grandmother Pinako. They traveled the world to advance their alchemy and after returning they decided to bring her mother back to life. But they failed to do so and instead in failure Alphonse’s body became obliterated and Edward lost his left leg.
To save his brother he sacrificed one arm. After some time the brother decided to become a Government state alchemist and went to the capital city. After they passed the exam by the state military, Edward was named a ‘Fullmetal alchemist’. After they were selected for the military they start gaining their full body through the fable philosopher’s stone. While working there they learned some conspiracy and about their father’s past.
The series was directed by Yasuhiro Irie and received 9.1 out of 10 on IMDb. The series has 64 episodes.
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16. Hunter x Hunter
Gon Freecss is a boy who has a dream of becoming a hunter. He lives on Whale island. In the world of hunter x Hunter there are some creatures from different places that have some unique power that is very dangerous. To tackle these creatures there is the vintner who fights against them and saves the people. In the anime to become a hunter, one needs to have a hunter license and the license is received after cracking an exam. Gon discovers that his father is alive. He was told that his father is dead. He is somewhere the top hunter who is risking his life to seek unknown items. Gon wanted to become a hunter but her aunt Mito was against him.
She told him that if he will catch the fish of Rod Of the lake then she will tell him to become a hunter and he succeeded in catching the fish. To become a hunter he leaves the island and starts preparing for the hunter examination. One person asked him why he wanted to attempt the hunter examination, to which he answered that he wanted to find his father. He wanted to become a professional hunter and eventually meet his father. The anime series received 9 out of 10 on the IMDb rating and was released in October 2011, it has 148 episodes.
17. Stein; Gate
The anime is based on science fiction and the main character is a mad scientist named Okabe Rintarou, who is just 17 years old. He runs a rented small lab in Tokyo. He is quite smart, intelligent and much more interesting. The show is based on time travel and has 24 episodes. The main character is quite funny. Everyone knows that time travel is not realistic but the way time travel Is shown in the movie is at another level. The first half shows the discovery of the time machine and the second half is shown time travel.
The anime tells us the problem that one faces while having time travel. Time travel is not an easy task, it has many issues and big things to go through. The anime has the genre of slice of life, thriller, and science fiction. He, Mayuri Shiina and Itaru “Daru” Hashida run a “Future Gadget Laboratory”. Kurisu Makise is a neuroscience researcher who has feelings for Okabe, both of whom love each other. Okabe does time travel multiple times in the series. We can see the past, present, and future of Okabe in the anime series. In the anime series, Okabe does a lot of time travel to save his friend Mayuri. The anime series released a total of 24 episodes. It was released in April 2011 and received 8.8 out of 10.
18. Clannad: After Story
Clannad is an anime series released in 2008 and has a total of 24 episodes. It is a supernatural, romance and slice-of-life anime. The story is based on a school life drama and some parts show the afterlife. This anime is shown by Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa who have completed their high school life. They were unable to decide the course for their future. Okazaki and Nagisa are high school couples. Okazaki used to solve everyone’s problems during his school days. Nagisa repeated the class due to her illnesses. Her friend passed out of school. Okazaki never was friendly with anyone but he became friends with Nagisa. They faced emotional problems together during their life after high school. After time passes, the couples decide to strengthen their relationship and grow it even deeper.
In the anime series, Tomoya’s mom did and he doesn’t have a good relationship with his father. The anime is also supernatural, it tells us about another dimension and another world concept. The anime sees a sudden change in its plot when it comes up with a fictional story. In the anime, a small girl is shown who makes a robot, the small girl is linked with the couple. The anime series is directed by Osamu Dezaki. It got a positive response from the fans and received 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb ratings.
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19. Code Geass
Code Geass is an anime series released in April 2008. The anime has an excellent plot but still many don’t know about the series. It is one of the underrated anime series. You should watch the show because of its wonderful plot. The story takes place in a different world called the world of the sea. The world has an advanced level of military service and roads. In this story, the world is divided into three. The Eupora United, Chinese federation, and Britannia Empire. Lelouch vi Britannia is an exiled Britannia prince. His mother was killed by royal consort Marianne vi Britannia. While her mother was murdered Lelouch’s sister, Nunnally vi Britannia witnessed it. Lelouch is the son of Emperor Charles Zi Britannia.
After their mother’s death, Nunnally was traumatized and lost her sight and ability to walk. Their father sent the siblings to Japan to lull the Japanese government. They were sent there as political paws. Later after seven years, Lelouch is now grown up and famous. He was a student at Ashford University. He meets a girl named C.C. who gives him a power called Geass. She was a mysterious girl and even saved him from Britannia royal guards. After gaining the power he decides to find the culprit who killed her mother. The anime series has released its 2 seasons and has a total of 50 episodes. It has a good plot and received 8.7 out of 10.
20. Cowboy Bebop
The anime series is set in 2071. This year it is shown that people are not only staying on earth but also in the galaxy. Due to this the crime rate has increased and the government hires bounty hunters, these bounty hunters are also called the Cowboy. They must bring the criminal alive and for this, they will be rewarded. They form a group in which there are four members. Spike is a member of the group whose attitude and martial arts skills are at the next level and have a dark past. Jet Black guides the member and he often repairs the spaceship. He is like a father figure to the group and has quite a good past.
Valentine is another member of the group quite greasy and never trusts anyone. The last one in the group is a small girl who is adventurous and quite intelligent in hacking. All the members never trust each other in the group. The anime series has been directed in a western style. Considering the time the anime with western style was very unique. The series tells us the story of the future. The anime series is very interesting and was released in 1998 and has 26 episodes. The series received 8.9 out of 10 on IMDb rating.