What are the best anime?

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    #1Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan
    Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the manga series of the same name, written and animated by Hajime Isayama. This post-apocalyptic TV series follows the story of Eren Jaegar as he vows to cleanse the earth.
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    Patrick Black
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "Sie sind das Essen und wir sind die Jäger"! Where to begin with this anime masterpiece? Attack on Titan its stunningly amazing: a top notch animation, a thrilling plot, unique and complex characters and the most craziest actions scenes of 2000's anime! Don't forget to read the manga after you finish the anime to know what will happen next to Eren and the others."
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    #2Death Note

    Death Note
    Death Note is Japanese animated series directed by Tetsurō Araki and animated by Madhouse. Before turning into an anime, Death Notes was originally a manga of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba.
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    Kyle Wade
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "Is it right to be judge and executer simultaneously? Death Note tries to answer this question in a thrilling story but one of the best battle of wits ever: the one between Light, the owner of the strange Death Note, and L, the misterious teenager trying to stop its killing madness. The first half of the series is astounding and you'll binge it because you'll wanna know what's going to happen next. The second half is still god but it lacks gusto for reasons I can't explain."
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    #3Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    Spirited Away is a Japanese movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It follows the story of yokai and the spirit world and mythology of Japan. Chihiro and her parents are traveling to their new home when they enter a magical world.

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    Nathan Price
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "An extraordinary experience and one of the best anime films ever created, this is a must see! Moving and amazingly crafted, this is one of my favorite films and it is well deserving of its Oscar win. "
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    #4My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro is one of the classics from Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tale of magic, love, fantasy and adventure shows us the story of two young little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, that move with their father to a new house in the countryside while her mother is at the hospital. There, they will meet a forest spirit called Totoro only visible for the kids.

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    Brandon Meyer
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "A very good choice, however when recommending Studio Ghibli, consider "Spirited Away" as a strong contender."
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    #5Paprika

    Paprika
    Paprika is an animated, drama, fantasy, and crime movie directed by Satoshi Kon. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. It follows the story of a young female therapist Paprika.
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    Brian Fuller
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I'm really not a fan of this anime. There are so many better ones out there to watch. The only reason I would consider finishing this is if I ran out of other shows to watch, which won't happen anytime soon."
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    #6Dragon Ball Z

    Dragon Ball Z

    Dragon Ball Z is an anime series by which follows the adventures of Goku who, after learning that he is from another planet, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. It was produced by Toei Animation and was released in 1990.

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    Benito Saldaña
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "Anime seems to be taking over the world. So why not a series about saving the world from being taken over. Looks like a lot of folks love this, and about 10% hate it, an interesting spread. But I guess anime has very devoted fans who can be very critical as well. "
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    #7Naruto Shippuden

    Naruto Shippuden

    Naruto Shippuden is a Japanese anime TV adapted from the manga series written by Masashi Kishimoto. This centers on Naruto Uzumaki who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage. 

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    Gloria Lawson
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "If we're talking solely by popularity in America, Naruto would be the best selling. However, as an anime nerd I'd say there are far better anime out there even for beginners. It's recognizable though. "
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    #8One-Punch Man

    One-Punch Man

    This anime is a story of Saitama, a hero who is a hero just for fun. Saitama can also defeat his enemies with a single punch. One Punch Man is based on Yusuke Murata's manga remake of ONE's original webcomic.

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    George Peterson
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "There are a lot of great anime series out there, but this is one of the best. One Punch Man offers enough depth for an anime aficionado, but is also accessible to the casual viewer. This is my favorite anime series by far."
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    #9Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online is a fantasy romance anime series that tells a story about 10.000 VR players including Kirito and Asuna that are imprisoned on a game without the chance to return to real life. The anime was first released in 2012.

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    Bryan Burke
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Sword Art Online. SAO. The series that introduces a lot of youngsters into the anime world. The premise it's great: the protagonist enters a a Virtual Reality MMO where if you die, you die also in the real world. What's going on? Who's behind this wicked idea? There's a lot of actions, twists and romances... But also some letdown episodes. It's not perfect, but it's great and enjoyable."
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    #10No Game No Life

    No Game No Life

    No Game No Life is a Japanese anime television series directed by Atsuko Ishizuka. It first aired on April 9, 2014, until June 24, 2014 closing with 12 episodes. It is based on a light novel series by Yū Kamiya.

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    Walter Simmons
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is all subjective, and I don't agree with the solution. but my favorite anime is Naruto. There is so much amazing action and witty plot/backstory. It's such a great anime and will have you wanting more because of it's intense action and suspenseful plot."
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    #11Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

    Rurouni Kenshin: Origins

    Kenshin Himura was a relentless killer for the empire during the Shogunate, he promised never to kill again. This promise will be tested ten years later. Rurouni Kenshin is a 2012 Japanese film adaptation of the manga of the same name originally written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. 


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    Victoria Ávila
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "If you have never seen any Kenshin, or are not a big Anime fan this won't be for you. Not a big anime fan and have never seen Kenshin but my boyfriend explained a bit so i really enjoyed the film. It had wonderful scenery and you can watch with subtitles. "
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    #12One Piece

    One Piece

    The One Piece is an anime TV series adaptation of the manga series of the same name written by Eiichiro Oda. Since its inception on October 20, 1999, the show still continuously produces episodes following the life of Luffy.

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    Danielle Fowler
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I really enjoyed this anime. It has a great story arc. I loved the adventures."
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    #13Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

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    Lawrence Bates
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Puella Magi Madoka Magica is the best anime title. The story is beautiful and the artwork is amazing. The dialog and accompanying music also help to bring this story to lige."
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    #14Bleach

    Bleach

    Bleach is an anime series that is based on Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. It follows Ichigo as he becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping spirits find peace.

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    Harry Stewart
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I was on a search far and wide. I came across bleach. Here i am, thinking about laundry and bleached blondes; little did i know i was on the verge of one great Anime series. Not only that, but this set is cleaned up and on high quality blu-ray. Doesn't get any better than this. "
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    #15Psycho-Pass

    Psycho-Pass

    Psycho-Pass is an anime series directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi. The anime show follows the story of Akane Tsunemori and working with the police and the Sibyl System.

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    Jordan Walsh
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "Urobuchi Gen it's one of the greatest anime writers, and Psycho Pass, one of its original creations, is no exception to this rule. Psycho Pass sets in a near future where police can quantify a person's state of mind to calculate its Crime Coefficient. But, what'll happen when an awesome and charismatic villain tries to destroy the system to reveal its moral flaws? You'll need to watch it to know it!"
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    #16Fairy Tail

    Fairy Tail

    Fairy Tail is a Japanese animated series that takes place in a fictional world populated by wizards who coalesce into guilds. Lucy joins Fairy Tail, a guild famous for its destructive antics and her adventure begins.

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    Rishika Dasgupta
    Written on November 23, 2018
    "I love the concept of this show ❤️️ Fairy Tail will make you love the main characters Natsu, Gray, erza, Lucy, happy and root for them no matter what! "
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    #17Castlevania

    Castlevania
    Castlevania is the anime adaptation of the famous video game of Nintendo. A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself.
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    Jacqueline Cooper
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This is a very deep graphic anime. The mystique and depth of characters is very good and interesting. I really liked the resolution of the graphics and attention to detail."
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    #18Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese animated war film based on the true story of Nosaka Akiyuki. It tells the struggle for survival of two orphan brothers during the bombing of Japan in 1945 months before the war ends.

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    Bruce Simpson
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Grave of the Fireflies is anti war anime. It is known for being one of the saddest and most dramatic anime stories ever. It centers around two Japanese brothers in World War 2 Japan. If you like anime this might be for you but I'm not into anime so it isn't very fitting to me, but might be for many others."
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    #19Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop is an anime series that follows the story of the futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners that unravel their dark and mysterious past little by little.

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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I took this advice and decided to watch this anime, and wow what a classic! This has to be the most western style anime I've seen in a while, not to mention how classic it is."
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    #20Code Geass

    Code Geass

    Code Geass (Lelouch of the Rebellion) is an anime series created by Sunrise. It tells the story of The Holy Empire of Britannia as it conquers the country known as Japan and now call it Area 11.

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    Michael Reid
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "Code Geass is legitimately one of the best anime series to ever be created. If you enjoy an incredibly intelligent main character that uses people as pawns in his real life chess game, you'll enjoy this anime. The plot is excellent, the character development is off the charts, and the animation is great."
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    #21Samurai Champloo

    Samurai Champloo

    Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack.

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    Ralph Walker
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "Samurai Champloo is an excellent series from the people who made Cowboy Bebop, the animated sequence in Kill Bill, and a few sequences in the Animatrix. So if you are a fan of Cowboy Bebop you may enjoy the innovative energy, drama and beauty of this television series. Although you will find similarities in style there are many differences; Bebop was about dreaming of the past Champloo is focused on the future."
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    #22Fullmetal Alchemist

    Fullmetal Alchemist
    Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series that follows the adventures of the Elric brothers in their search for the Philosopher's Stone, after performing a forbidden human transmutation that makes them lose their bodies. 
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    Jack Cole
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Fullmetal Alchemist is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
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    #23Dragon Ball Z Kai

    Dragon Ball Z Kai
    Dragon Ball Z Kai is a revised version of Dragon Ball Z. The ending suffix means "updated". The original material and any damaged frames were removed to more closely follow the manga.
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    Emily Silva
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This show is not really for me but my kids like it. I was happy that it didn't cost me too much to order this and at least the quality of it seemed pretty good."
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    #24Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    One of the epic adventures of Studio Ghibli, the Princess Mononoke tells the epic story of the young warrior Ashitaka that travels to the west to find a cure for a deadly curse that is haunting him. In the west, he finds the powerful Lady Eboshi and her people of Iron Town that are in conflict with the mysterious Princess Mononoke, a girl that was raised by wolves. The Princess wants to save the forest and the animal and spirits that live there.

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    Edward Brown
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "The link is to a Amazon Product page for the DVD movie for Princess Mononoke. The product page also offers a Blu-ray version on the movie. The reviews for the movie currently rank at 4.5 with over 1,800 customer reviews."
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    #25Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. The story follows two brothers' quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt at human transmutation goes horribly wrong.

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    Frank Holland
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This is a great contender for best anime. It's surprisingly dark, brooding, has a great story and well developed characters. Overall a great ride. Be aware, Brotherhood is actually the second adaptation of the anime, the first being made before the manga was finished, so Brotherhood has a much better ending thats fully fleshed out and quite enjoyable. "
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    #26My Hero Academia

    My Hero Academia

    Boku No Hero Academia: My Hero Academy is a Japanese action and adventure anime adapted  from the manga illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi's. It was released April 18, 2017. Christopher R. Sabat, Justine Briner and Luci Christian were the English voice-over.

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    Richard Robertson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It came in great condition. I bought it for my fiancé as a random gift. He loves this Anime. If You are loooking for something fun to watch this is perfect!"
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    #27Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as Nanatsu no Taizai, is a fantasy anime where a group of knights is disbanded. Ten years later,  there's a coup d'état the king is captured. The princess then starts a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins.

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    Ryan Berry
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "As an Anime nut I am always looking for something new to watch and have been hooked on Seven Deadly Sins for some time now. I am generally not a binge watcher but once I turned on Seven Deadly Sins I was so hooked that I bought one DVD set and had to buy another very quickly as I was craving more content for my new favorite show. If you are an anime fan don't miss out on it."
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    #28Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu) is an action-adventure anime series sequel for Code Geass created by Sunrise. This anime was directed by Goro Taniguchi and written by Ichiro Okouchi.

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    Ralph Lane
    Written on April 11, 2019
    "In terms of art and animation, I commend this anime. The production value is so high, the animation is colorful and eye-catching especially for younger boys. And I think what really made this one of the best animes of all time is the voice acting. Zeru and Suzaku's voices really fit them!"
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    #29Eden of the East

    Eden of the East

    When Saki Morimi gets into trouble with the police while in Washington D.C., she is helped by a Japanese man who calls himself Akira Takizawa. Akira has only two things, a gun and a cell phone loaded with 8.2 billion yen in digital money.

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    Carl Crawford
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "This is a really interesting anime with amazing artwork. The adventure is great, and you get to see a really interesting story unfold."
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    #30Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin (also known as Samurai X) is a samurai-based anime show. It tells the story of a master swordsman that is traveling around Japan during the Meiji era. He arrives at a martial arts school in era of the opium trade wars.

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    Li Song
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Let's admit that Rurouni Kenshin isnt the best samurai series out there that i have seen. But this made me an anime fan and the very first samurai series that i saw. Indeed a classic anime on Amazon Prime that you must see. "
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    #31Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, also known as Gurren Lagann, is an action-adventure mecha anime aired in 2007. This tells the story of Simon and Kamina who became symbols of rebellion against the Spiral King who isolated mankind.

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    Alejandro Blanco
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Incomparable anime! It is full of deep story, crazy actions and characters that will get close to your heart. Unfortunately, you can't watch this in English dubbed on Amazon Prime but that's totally fine with me. "
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    #32Future Boy Conan

    Future Boy Conan

    After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization. Future Boy Conan is a classic anime series directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

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    Ayaan Kapur
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "With only 1 review at 3/5 stars, the search result doesn't really make any case for Future Boy Conan being any good or even popular. The description does mention the show as being a classic directed by Miyazaki, but the actual content of the link doesn't seem to be very emphatic about this. And as someone that used to watch quite a bit of anime. I have to say even among Miyazaki's works, this show pales in comparison to Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. Anyway, beyond the result being an anime series, it really fails to properly answer the full intent of the query."
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    #33Dororo

    Dororo

    Dororo is a historical action anime that premiered in Winter 2019. The supernatural shonen anime began airing on January 7, 2019, and its end date is to be announced. The main characters of the anime are Hyakkimaru and Dororo.

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    Lauren Murray
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Discovered this anime on Amazon Prime while browsing new anime to watch. Am only six epsiodes in and I can already say that this will be on my top list of anime shows. "
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    #34Dragon Ball GT

    Dragon Ball GT

    Dragon Ball GT is a Japanese anime based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. Set ten years after Dragon Ball Z, Goku and his team travel across the universe to find the Black Star Dragon Balls and prevent Earth's destruction.

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    #35Clannad

    Clannad

    Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for PC in 2004. A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. 

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    Jessica Obrien
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I can't believe the whole set is available! I love Clannad! Its such a sweet story about friendships and learning to break out of your shell. I love the main character. The school problems are just like mine! Every anime fan should have Clannad in their collection. "
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    #36Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate is a Japanese animated series with 24 episodes and an OVA released by White Fox studio. It follows the story of a group of friends creates a machine to send messages across time. 

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    Nathan Crawford
    Written on March 5, 2019
    "if you are looking for an anime on Hulu that you wanna bingewatch then i suggest that you watch Steins;Gate isntead. this anime can be watched on Hulu with subs and has 24 episodes only. So you can finish this in a week."
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    #37Hunter x Hunter

    Hunter x Hunter

    Hunter x Hunter is an adventure, fantasy, and martial arts anime series which is based on the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The TV series was released in 2011. The story is about a young boy who aspires to become a Hunter.

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    Mark Evans
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Wonderful and brilliant are the two words I would use to describe Hunter x Hunter. This is one of my favorite anime series and for good reason. This specific set contains the first half of the first arc. You get an overview of their world and get to experience a really good story in the process. The bonus features aren't great, but everything else makes you not even recognize them. Great addition to any collection."
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    #38Anime: A History

    Anime: A History

    Anime: A History is a non-fiction book by Jonathan Clemens. First published in 2013 by the British Film Institute, it provides a comprehensive history of Japanese animations.

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    Mary Lawson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Factual researched information from a matter-of-fact author. It covers a wide breadth of anime and gives just enough analysis to connect to other facets without becoming self-gratuitous. A treat for any anime admirer."
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    #39Slam Dunk

    Slam Dunk

    Slam Dunk is a sports anime series in 1993. Delinquent Hanamichi Sakuragi plans to become a basketball player to impress Haruko Akagi. Sakuragi's motivation changed when he joins Team Shohoku and participates in the Japanese championship.

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    #40Understanding Manga and Anime

    Understanding Manga and Anime

    Understanding Manga and Anime is a non-fiction book by Robin E. Brenner. First published in 2007 by Libraries Unlimited, it provides a brief background information about anime and manga.

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    Linda Jacobs
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book is interesting nonfiction. It's not an actual anime though."
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    #41The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story (Experimental Futures)

    The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story (Experimental Futures)

    The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story is a non-fiction book by Ian Condry. First published in 2013 by Duke University Press Books, it focuses on the multi-media success of manga.

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    Alexander Peters
    Written on May 14, 2018
    ""The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story (Experimental Futures)" is not Anime. It is a non-fiction book about Anime. The solution for this topic should be an actual Anime to watch and not a book about the industry itself. "
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    #42Devil May Cry

    Devil May Cry

    Devil May Cry is an anime series which follows the story of Dante, a half-demon, half-human demon hunter. Based on the namesake video games series.

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    Albert Hart
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I always feel video game animes don't live up to other high quality animes, or their video game counterparts. This isn't an exception, it's fairly dull and uninvolved. If you want an anime based on a video game, Castlevania on Netflix is what you want."
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    #43Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster is a free entertainment app that contains a catalog of movies, television series, anime, gaming series, documentaries, and more. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices as well as Smart TV, Chromecast, and Apple TV. 

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    Christina Santos
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I believe Viewster has the right idea. I dote on Viewster and recommend it to all users because it is legally free. I ensure viewers that the best anime lovers app for android is Viewster."
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    #44Anime & Manga Amino for Otakus

    Anime & Manga Amino for Otakus

    This mobile app is an anime network for Android, where you will be able to chat with anime and manga fans from around the world, discover and share new anime titles and also create content to help grow the community. 

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    Michelle Chapman
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "I had spent hours and days creating my Vampire Knight outfit and really needed some feedback on how it looked, not just on the hanger, but how my entire look was coming off. This app allowed me to reach out to other Vampire Knight followers and get a true understanding of how well I had designed my outfit and what needed to be embellished. "
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    #45The Japanophile's Handbook

    The Japanophile's Handbook

    The Japanophile's Handbook is a non-fiction book by Alexei Maxim Russel. First published in by 2015 by Why Not-World Dot Com, it is regarded as the Otaku's official handbook.

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    Benjamin West
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I bought this for my daughter, who just loves everything manga. She absolutely loves it and I have even gotten into some of the shows she is into with the help of this little book. For the price, you can't beat it."
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    #46Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is a platform where you can watch your favorite animes. It has over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of the latest and greatest anime series available, including a system that will help you discover new animes. 

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    $7.99- 1 month

    Rebecca Taylor
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "I started to use crunchyroll when I was looking for new manga to watch. I used the free trial and I still have it on my android as the content is still current and worth the price. Most of the anime series are available on here like my fave Naruto Shippuden and Dragon Ball Super. Shows are ad free and they even have a manga shop on here to read new manga."
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    #47Black Clover

    Black Clover

    Black Clover is an anime series adaptation of the adventure, fantasy manga of the same title by Yūki Tabata. The anime TV series was premiered on TV Tokyo on October 3, 2017, and it was directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara.

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    Noora Alharbi
    Written on April 17, 2019
    "It amazing"
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    #48Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

    Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

    Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma originally began as a manga series and was adapted into an anime on October 2014 by Shueisha. It was directed by Yoshitomo Yonetani under J.C. Staff studio and has more than 61 released episodes.

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    #4918if

    18if

    18if is a mystery anime written by Atsuhiro Tomioka, directed by Koji Morimoto and produced by studio Gonzo. This tells the story of Haruto Tsukishiro who must fight his way into waking up from being trapped in the dream world.

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    Aldo G
    Written on November 15, 2018
    "Multimedia project that derives from the franchise The Art of 18 and that now has a game for mobile and virtual reality, as well as an anime produced by the Gonzo studio with premiere in the summer of 2017"
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    #50Fist of the North Star

    Fist of the North Star

    Fist of the North Star is the anime adaptation of the manga with the same title. Set in a nuclear post-apocalypse, the story is about Kenshiro, a practitioner of the violent Hokuto Shinken. He battles the forces of evil who threatens peace.

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    Gregory Clark
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "I'm a big manga fan and found Fist of the North Star to be very funny yet also very entertaining. Kenshiro is a very interesting character and all of his combat movies are very exciting to watch. "
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    #51The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation

    The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation

    The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation is a non-fiction book by Alexei Maxim Russel. It proposes a new theory about Japanese animation and argues that anime is fundamentally different when compared with other visual media.

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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "While I do think this book is a good and very interesting read, it's not actually an anime. It's moreso about anime and the medium of using animated characters to tell meaningful stories. Awesome content, but if you're looking for an actual anime, look elsewhere."
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    #52Cooking Master Boy

    Cooking Master Boy

    Cooking Master Boy is an anime adaptation of the manga series Chūka Ichiban! The anime series is directed by Masami Anno. The story is centered on a boy whose aim is to become the best chef he could be.

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    $21.5

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  50. -1

    #53Yakitate!! Japan

    Yakitate!! Japan

    Yakitate!! Japan is a Japanese anime television series about 16-year old Kazuma Azuma. It was produced by Sunrise and aired on TV Tokyo and other local stations from 2004 to 2006. It had a total of 69 episodes.


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    $7.99- Varies by plan

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  51. -1

    #54Adult Manga : Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society (Consumasian Book Series)

    Adult Manga : Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society (Consumasian Book Series)

    Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society is a non-fiction book by Sharon Kinsella. First published in 2000 by University of Hawaii Press, it focuses on the history of the manga industry.

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    Grace Mason
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "When I'm looking for the best anime, I want anime, not a dissertation on the anime industry. I was disappointed when my search for some good manga or anime ended up with a history book. It's great if you're interested in the history of Japanese cartoons, but I'm not. I just want a good story, not a business backstory."
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    #55Toriko

    Toriko

    Toriko is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro and is about a Gourmet Hunter and his search for diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. On 2011, Toei Animation created an anime television series version of it.

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    #56Claymore

    Claymore

    Claymore is an anime series based on the manga with the same name. Set in an ancient time where humans are scared of demons, the only way to stop them are the Claymores, a group of women half-demon, half-human.

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    Bobby Brown
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A lot of people might argue, but I believe that Claymore is one of the best anime series of all time. This series touched on a lot of moral aspects of life that I feel most anime leaves alone. This anime really made me thing. I enjoyed it a lot."
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    #57Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

    Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

    Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga is a non-fiction book by Jennifer S. Prough. First published in 2010, it focuses on the manga industry and its influence on other media.

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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The product details was not fulfill.."
  55. -1

    #58Yume-iro Patissiere

    Yume-iro Patissiere

    Yume-iro Patissiere (Dream-Colored Pastry Chef) is a Japanese manga adapted into two anime television series by Pierrot and Studio Hibari. The series was licensed by Crunchyroll for online streaming with English subtitles. 

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    $7.99- Varies by plan

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    #59Ben-To

    Ben-To

    Ben-to is a Japanese manga series which was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series produced by David Production aired in Japan between October and December 2011. Funimation has licensed the anime in North America.

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    $5.99- 1 month

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    #60Ristorante Paradiso

    Ristorante Paradiso

    Ristorante Paradiso is a Japanese manga series that was adapted into an anime aired on Fuji TV's late night in 2009. It was officially streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. It was also subsequently licensed for North American release.

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    $7.99- Varies by plan

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    #61Knights of Sidonia

    Knights of Sidonia
    Knights of Sidonia is an anime show on Netflix that tells us the story of a hero that rises to save a world that's also a spaceship under siege by an alien threat. The show is based on the popular manga and is a fantastic sample of science fiction mecha anime. 
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    William Stephens
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "Don't get underwhelmed by Knights of Sidonia CG animation. If you accept its style, you will enjoy a great post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime with mecha battles, aliens and  an antixenophobic message. The second half plays with more innovatives ideas and focus more in the characters instead of the action, a change that I greatly enjoyed."
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    #62Gourmet Girl Graffiti

    Gourmet Girl Graffiti

    Gourmet Girl Graffiti, known in Japan as Happy Cooking Graffiti (Kōfuku Gurafiti), is a comic strip manga that was adapted into a 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Shaft aired between January and March 2015.

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    $7.99- Varies by plan

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    #63Ajin: Demi Human

    Ajin: Demi Human
    Ajin: Demi Human is a anime fantasy show that you can watch on Netflix. It tells us the story of a teenager discovers that he is an Ajin, a type of supernatural being, and flees before the authorities experiment on him. Other Ajin plan to fight back and he must choose a side.
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    Bryan Alvarado
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "Ajin is more that it seems in a first glance. Perhaps you'll think it'll be an action anime full of tropes but it has some unique ideas and characters. The Ajin, a new sub-species of apparentely inmortal beings, are the center of everything and a perfect excuse to try to answer the question "what is really a man?". "
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    #64Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is an action drama mecha anime released in 1995 which was created by Hideaki Anno by the studios Gainax and Tatsunoko Production. It centers on Shinji Ikari who was recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots. 

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    $8.99- Varies by plan

    Brandon Contreras
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "cool suggestion for anime, but I prefer gundam and i think it should be higher than evangelion :)"
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    #65Parasyte: The Maxim

    Parasyte: The Maxim

    Parasyte: The Maxim is a science fiction Japanese anime series directed by Kenichi Shimizu and written by Shōji Yonemura. It follows the story of a 17-year-old Shinichi Izumi as he gets partially infected by a Parasyte, monsters that butcher and consume humans.

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    Zhou Lai
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "Brutal & violent, just like how I like my anime shows. Its gritty and scary despite its outlandishness. It aslo instills a fear of regular people. Just watch it, youll see what m babbling about 😂"
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    #66Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam

    Mobile Suit Gundam is a TV anime series, produced and animated by Sunrise. It was created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and it premiered in Japan on April 7, 1979, until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes.

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    Muhammad Mittal
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "The "father" of all mecha anime. Now before you hang me, I know this probably isn't the first mechasuit anime in existence, but I think this one is the show that made the genre popular. XD"
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    #67The Ancient Magus' Bride

    The Ancient Magus' Bride

    The Ancient Magus' Bride is an anime series based on the manga by the same name. It tells the story of young Chise Hatori, who is bought by a non-human mage named Elias to be his apprentice and future wife. 

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    Free- Varies by plan

    Howard Miller
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "The Ancient Magus' Bride is an anime series based on the manga by the same name. i watched it and I found it to be so much fun."
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    #68Ergo Proxy

    Ergo Proxy
    In a post-apocalyptic future, humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.
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    Ralph Oliver
    Written on June 3, 2017
    "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Ergo Proxy is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
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    #69Saga of Tanya the Evil

    Saga of Tanya the Evil

    An office worker is resurrected in an alternate world by Being X as a girl. As Tanya Degurechaff, she joins the country's military and applies the same ruthless performance from his previous life to her military career. 

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    $2.99- Price per episode

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    #70Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

    The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter-intelligence agent and her support team.  

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    Samuel Mendez
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Ghost in the Shell is and always will be my favorite Anime of all time. So when I first heard about the series I almost dropped to my knees in excitement. Did it live up to the movies god like status? Almost. While it isn't as good as the original movie. I don't think it could have been improved. The show is as good as it can be and does the name proud. "
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    #71Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil)

    Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil)

    Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil) is a shonen, coming-of-age fiction, and thriller manga series created and illustrated by Shuzo Oshimi. This manga was serialized by Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.

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    Joe Graham
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Aku no Hana is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
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    #72Kakegurui

    Kakegurui

    Kakegurui is a gambling thriller anime based on a manga series of the same name. This tells the story of Yumeko Jabami at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school where students are evaluated on their gambling skills.

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    Diana Wu
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I don't gamble but this would be good for those who do. A very interesting thriller for sure."
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    #73JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken

    JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken

    JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken or JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime based on Hirohiko Araki's manga of the same title. The action anime began airing on 2012 and revolves around a protagonist who fights against evil.

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    $5.99- 1 month. Free trial available

    Lisa Xie
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I’ve never heard of this show but after I have watched on crunchyrol, I have always wanted to discover new anime to watch! "
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    #74Fate/Stay Night

    Fate/Stay Night

    Fate/Stay Night is an action adventure dark fantasy anime series written by Takuya Sato, directed by Yuji Yamaguchi and produced by Masaaki Saito. With 24 episodes, this anime aired between January and June in 2006.

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    Dennis McCoy
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Best anime to watch on Crunchyroll. PERIOD. Too bad it only lasted for 24 episodes. If only it had been a little longer, it would be much better and not cliff hanging. 😊"
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    #75YuruYuri

    YuruYuri

    YuruYuri is anime television adaptation of the Japanese manga series with the same name. It tells the story of Akari Akaza who joins the Amusement Club with two of her childhood friends, Kyouko Toshinou and Yui Funami. 

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    Harini Gupta
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Please give me a review of this anime I badly need it for my school. 💔"
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    #76Panzer Waltz

    Panzer Waltz

    Panzer Waltz is the anime version of World of Tanks. This is the first anime mobile games featuring top Japanese CVs, like Aya Hirano or Sumire Uesaka. All figures from the game are designed base on real historical tanks in WWII, so this is otaku's way of understanding WWII.

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    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Charlotte Fu
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "Panzer Waltz is a neat little game. It's an anime mobile game and it's very interesting to play. I don't like it but I think anime lovers would appreciate it. "
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    #77Naruto Shippuden Official

    Naruto Shippuden Official
    This app will allow you to watch every episode of Naruto. Powered by Crunchyroll, this Naruto app is perfect for this anime fans, as they will be able to also know a lot of information about the characters from the show. 




    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Andrea Gutierrez
    Written on July 22, 2018
    "I recently got really into the show Naruto and was looking for someway to catch up on all the old episodes I've missed. My friend recommended the App Naruto Shippuden Official. This App is great, it has all the old episodes and tons of trivia about the show. It is a great way to kill time and entertain yourself."
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    #78One Piece Treasure Cruise

    One Piece Treasure Cruise
    The game One Piece Treasure Cruise is a game by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is an amazing adventure in which you have to recruit your pirate crew and fight in thrilling battles, living the life of a real misfit pirate with his crew. 
    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Johnny Hill
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Pretty fun app for One Piece fans. Nothing spectacular but a good nod to the series."
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    #79Made in Abyss

    Made in Abyss

    Made in Abyss is an anime television series released in 2017 based on the Japanese manga series written by Akihito Tsukushi, which follows young girl Riko who befriends a humanoid robot in search for her mother. 

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    Anna Simmons
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Made in Abyss has everything i love about anime. This is beautiful, and has a wonderful sense of adventure and fun characters. This is actually the main reason why I got an Amazon Prime susbcription. "
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    #80Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

    Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

    Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is an anime directed by Noriyuki Ube and was premiered on April 5, 2017. It was the sequel to the Hayato Date-directed anime series Naruto and tells the story Boruto Uzumaki, Naruto Uzumaki's son, and his ninja team.

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    Free- Varies by plan

    Wei Lai
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I’m done binge watching Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and I think that I’m gonna watch this anime on crunchyroll. 👌🏻"
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    #81Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese action and fantasy anime by Funimation Entertainment. It was released in the year 1992. The anime, directed by Noriyuki Abe and written by Yukiyoshi Ohashi, adapts the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi.

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    Brenda Palmer
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Yu Yu Hakusho is a good anime show, it has many interesting stories and everyone will enjoy this. This show is amazing for watching at night before sleeping. Highly recommend it. "
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    #82Darker than Black

    Darker than Black

    Darker than Black is an anime television series created and directed by Tensai Okamura. It premiered in April 2007 with 25 episodes. It was produced by Bones and Aniplex.

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    Zhao Song
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Anyone looking for a dark and gritty story then I suggest that you check out this anime on Amazon Prime. Oh and I also watched the first season of this and i find that this is so much better than season one. "
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    #83Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist is a dark fantasy adventure anime that aired on MBS from 2011 to 217 with 37 episodes and 2 OVAs. It was based on the manga of the same name by Kazue Kato and an anime film was released on 2012. 

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    Joseph Carr
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Been hearing about Blue Exorcist for years already but i just recently watched this after I saw an episode of this anime on Amazon Prime while I was at my friend's house. This anime is filled with fantastic action sequences and so engaging story. "
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    #84Eyeshield 21

    Eyeshield 21

    Eyeshield 21 is a slapstick comedy sports anime that first premiered on TV Tokyo in 2004. It follows the story of Sena, who's gifted with speed and agility, and his football team's progress to becoming the number one team in Japan.

    TV Shows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sun Su
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "When I first watched Eyeshield 21, this is where I knew that I am going to be in a football team. And although i failed i would like my child to fulfill my dream. "
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    #85Great Teacher Onizuka

    Great Teacher Onizuka

    Great Teacher Onizuka is a Japanese comedy-drama anime series that aired in 1999 based on the manga series of the same name by Tooru Fujisawa. It centers on former biker Eikichi Onizuka who teaches at the Holy Forest Academy. 

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    Betty Su
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "I am a 90s baby so yes i have seen this anime. This anime is hella funny with Onizuka's embarassing antics. Aside from that it also made my insides feel warm...And now I am currently re-watching its past episodes. Reminisicing my childhood days..."
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    #86Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle

    Sony Crackle is an over-the-top service of Sony Pictures Entertainment. It offers movies, TV series, and original content. It's available in 21 countries and accessible on devices like smartphones, smart TVs, computers, and gaming consoles.

    Websites

    Free

    Jane Wade
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This link goes to iTunes. I found an Android version of it on google play. This app is popular but not focusing on anime. Not a good match."

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