Dubbed Anime Shows

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Japan is known for its prolific production of stories in the form of manga and anime. There are a lot of different types of anime genres, and the list of anime shows is extensive.

If you are a fan and looking for new content and anime to watch, here is a list of the best anime shows with English dubbed in alphabetical order.

Best English Dubbed Anime Shows

7 Seeds

This dubbed anime series is about a group of chosen individuals bands together to save the earth and its people. The group must find their way in the world that’s vastly changed.

  • Years: 2019
  • Genre: Survival, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Accel World

Accel World Dubbed Anime

A bullied boy explores the virtual world and uses augmented reality programs to boost his abilities in the real world. This anime series is really fun to watch.

  • Years: 2012 – next release?
  • Genre: Sci-Fi; Fantasy, Action, Romance

A Certain Magical Index

Supernatural and scientific abilities battle in A Certain Magical Index. This anime series has been around for over a decade. You’ll enjoy watching this anime show.

  • Years: 2008 – 2019
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action

Air Gear

Orphans who call themselves Storm Riders must compete in a dog-eat-dog world of street sports. If you’re into sports and action then you’ll enjoy this anime show.

Akame G Kill!

A young swordsman takes it upon himself to save his hometown. Together with other members, they fight to defeat the reigning corruption of their village. Akame ga KILL! is a nice dark anime series.

  • Years: 2014
  • Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy

Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park English Subtitled

Students go out on a date in Amagi Brilliant Park, the most boring attraction in Japan. If you’re into romantic comedies then you’ll enjoy this anime show.

  • Years: 2014
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Comedy

Angel Beats!

Teens band together in the afterlife to defeat common enemies. As these kids soldier on, they find themselves getting to know more about the afterlife. This is a fun anime fantasy show.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action


A young lad transfers to a new school. Here, he tries to solve the mysterious deaths surrounding his institution. This anime show is perfect for people who enjoy the horror genre.

  • Years: 2012
  • Genre: Horror

Assassination Classroom

This anime show is about a group of misfits joins forces to defeat their tentacled teacher. The teacher, in turn, will pick a deserving student to save the earth.

  • Years: 2016
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan Dubbed

One of the most popular dubbed anime series is Attack on Titan. Eren Yeager makes it his mission to fight against Titans that wreak havoc on Earth and that threatens to kill all of the human race.

  • Years: 2013 to Present
  • Genre: Action, Post-Apocalyptic, Dark Fantasy


Characters from different eras and walks of life touch base with one another after an immortality elixir is created. Listed as one of the top dubbed anime shows of all time. Baccano is a great series that includes a bit of everything from adventure, supernatural phenomenon and mystery style storytelling.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Supernatural

Baka and Test

Akihisa Yoshii and the rest of F class use their summoned creatures to wage a battle against the higher classes in the hopes of attaining certain perks and privileges. This is a fun romantic comedy anime show.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy


A young, handsome promising calligrapher living in Tokyo is banished to a small group of islands to find his unique sense of style. This shonen anime show started as a manga series.

  • Years: 2014
  • Genre: Comedy


Berserk English Dubbed

A former mercenary embarks on a quest to avenge his loved ones unfortunate fate. Click here for the latest info on the next release date. This anime show originated from a Japanese manga series.

  • Years: 2016 – 2017
  • Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy

Black Butler

Ciel Phantomhive sells his soul to a demon in order to make their family business thrive. In exchange, the demon, Sebastian Michaelis, is obligated to serve Ciel to uphold the Faustian contract. This anime show falls in the shonen genre.

  • Years: 2008 – 2014
  • Genre: Thriller, Dark Fantasy

Black Clover

Asta and Yuno, two abandoned children compete against one another to see who can take the title of the next Wizard King. This anime show originated as a manga series and falls in the shonen category.

  • Years: 2017 to present
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Black Lagoon

A group of pirate mercenaries sabotages Rokuro’s trip by kidnapping him to join their troop. To survive, Rokuro must adapt to his team’s needs. This anime show is started from a manga adventure series.

  • Years: 2006
  • Genre: Crime, Thriller


Bleach Anime

Ichigo Kurosaki is dubbed as the next Soul Reaper. Together with his friends, Ichigo takes on the task of hunting the Hollows. He faces some powerful characters along the way like the 13 Bleach Captains and Kenpachi Zaraki. Check out our guide to watching the show with filler episodes. Many fans are waiting to see if another season will return.

  • Years: 2006 – 2010
  • Genre: Adventure

Blood Lad

A young vampire named Staz strives to protect a human girl who entered the Demon World. Staz struggles to keep the human world safe from his enemies. This is a dark anime show that also has a manga series.

  • Years: 2013 – 2013
  • Genre: Supernatural, Horror

Blue Exorcist

Rin works hard to pass his exorcist test and ultimately defeat Satan. This Japanese anime series is popular among shonen fans.


High school student Godo Kusanagi successfully kills a god in battle. Awarded as a Campione, he is dragged into numerous battles against other gods. If you like a good romance anime show you should check this one out.

  • Years: 2012
  • Genre: Romance, Harem



A vampire hunter takes it upon himself to save the people Eastern Europe from extinction at the nads of Vlad Dracula Tepes. This anime show was inspired by the popular 80’s video game.

  • Years: 2017 – present
  • Genre: Horror, Action, Adventure


Three teenagers explore the depths and limitations of their supernatural abilities. Some of the best anime shows are ones about characters who obtain supernatural powers.

  • Years: 2015
  • Genre: Supernatural, Drama


This Sci-fi fantasy anime show is about a prep school student who discovers a personal computer called Persocom that has been thrown away. He later discovers that his Persocom named Chii is a Chobit that has independent thought.

  • Years: 2002
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sci-Fi; Fantasy


This drama anime series is about a young boy who befriends a lonely girl who had to repeat her senior year.

  • Years: 2007 – 2008
  • Genre: Drama, Romance

Clannad: After Story

Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa lean on each other as they face the world outside of high school. If you like romance drama animes then you’ll enjoy this show.

  • Years: 2008 – 2009
  • Genre: Drama, Romance


Deadly creatures called “youma” roam the earth, and half-breeds called Claymores are tasked to fight their counterparts and save humankind. This anime series is full of action scenes.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural

Code Geass

Code Geass

A young man crosses paths with a girl who grants him powers. To help reclaim Japan’s freedom, he dons a mask and uses his powers to rally an army. The cliffhanger left at season 2, have fans waiting anxiously for the release of season 3.

  • Years: 2006 – 2007
  • Genre: Adventure, Mecha

Cowboy Bebop

A group of bounty hunters travels around galaxies in search of the most dangerous criminals. This space western-style anime show is a wild ride!

  • Years: 1998 – 1999
  • Genre: Space Western

Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier

Cyborgs continue their fight years after superhumans plan to destroy humanity once more. This sci-fi anime show will have you on the edge of your seat.

  • Years: 2001 – 2003
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

Dance in the Vampire Bund

A vampire queen builds a sanctuary where both vampires and humans exist. However, people are skeptical about her plan. This drama faced anime show is fun to watch.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Drama, Supernatural

Darker than Black

A contractor named Hei is hired to assassinate different entities. Upon learning about their Syndicate’s plan, the contractor’s band together to show resistance. This anime is great for fans who enjoy a little mystery mixed with sci-fi.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery

Date A Live

Shido finds a mystical spirit at the site of a recent spacequake. To prevent this spirit from further harming the earth, Shido must make the spirit fall in love with him.

  • Years: 2013
  • Genre: Harem, Romantic Comedy, Supernatural

Date A Live II

Shido continues to go on dates with these spirits to help save the world from disaster.

  • Years: 2014
  • Genre: Harem, Romantic Comedy, Supernatural

Deadman Wonderland

During a high school field trip, Ganta Igarashi visited a Deadman Wonderland, a prison amusement park. A tragic turn of events finds Ganta framed and convicted for the murder of his classmates. This anime is another great mystery genre style series.

  • Years: 2011-2011
  • Genre: Horror, Crime Fiction, Mystery

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

This dubbed anime show is about Ichiro Suzuki, a 29-year old video game programmer. While working long hours to help develop a MMORPG he falls asleep. When he wakes up he is suddenly in a parallel world where he finds himself in the game. He is now a 15 year old character in the game named Satou Pendragon. As he explores this fantasy world he meets other characters and gains experiences to find bosses within the game.

  • Years: 2018 – TBD
  • Genre: Isekai, Fantasy, Harem

Death Note

High school student Light Yagami comes across a supernatural notebook that gives the holder the power to inflict death on people he deems deserving of death. He uses his new-found power to play judge, jury, and executioner.

  • Years: 2006-2007
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Crime Fiction

Devil May Cry

The anime follows half-human, half-demon Dante, a demon hunter who runs the demon-hunting business “Devil May Cry.”

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy


Set in the 19th century, Allen Walker joins the Black Order set on fighting the Millennium Earl and his Akuma.

  • Years: 2006 to 2008
  • Genre: Action, Adventure

Dragon Ball

The story follows Son Goku who went on a journey to gather the Dragon Balls together with Bulma, Krillin and many others they met along the way. Dragon ball is considered to be one of the best shounen anime of all time. Fans love to collect merchandise and clothing from their favorite dubbed anime show. Check out our guide on how to watch the Dragon Ball series in order.

  • Years: 1986 to 1989
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragon Ball Super

Years after what happened in Dragon Ball Z, Goku and the gang are faced by an ancient evil named Beerus, a powerful God of Destruction. He will also have to face Yamoshi, a powerful Super Saiyan God.

  • Years: 2015 to 2018
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Goku fights alongside the Z Warriors to defend the world against Cell and other evils that threaten the earth. The anime series features a lot of powerful Dragon Ball characters. Who do you think are the strongest?

  • Years: 1989 to 1996
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy


Mikado Ryuugamine moves to Ikebukuro and becomes entangled in the mysteries the city holds.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Urban Fantasy


Split into three anime, the sequel to Durarara!! follows Mikado Ryuugamine becomes more immersed into the darker and more mysterious side of Ikebukuro.

  • Years: 2015 to 2016
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Eden of the East

After Japan suffers a terrorist attack, college student Saki Morimi finds herself in trouble with the Washington Police. A mysterious man with a gun and a whopping 8.2 billion yen in digital cash saves her.

  • Years: 2009
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

Elfen Lied

A result of government experiments, Lucy sustains a head injury that leaves her with a split personality. The story follows Lucy and her rescuers as she struggles with her murderous tendency and her innocent personality.

  • Years: 2004
  • Genre: Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Action


Satoru Fujinuma starts saving lives when he goes back a few minutes before unfortunate things happen. He finds himself back in 1988 when he was accused of murdering a close friend.

  • Years: 2016
  • Genre: Mystery, Supernatural

Eureka Seven

Fourteen-year-old boy Renton Thurston joins Eureka, a mecha pilot and member of Gekkostate to find out that the life of its members is not as dazzling as he thought.

  • Years: 2005 to 2006
  • Genre: Adventure, Mecha

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail Anime

The story follows the celestial spirit mage Lucy Heartfilia in her quest to join the Fairy Tail Guild. Along the way, she meets Natsu Dragneel and Happy who are looking for the infamous dragon Igneel.

  • Years: 2009 to 2013
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Familiar of Zero

After being branded “Zero” by her classmates at Tristain Academy of Magic, Louise de la Valliere summons a human familiar which helps her save their country.

  • Years: 2006
  • Genre: Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

High School student Shirou Emiya finds himself in the adventure of his life as he unwillingly participated in the Fifth Holy Grail War.

  • Years: 2014 to 2015
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy


Taking place before the events of Fate/stay night, the story follows the efforts of the Einzbern family to with the Fourth Holy Grail War.

  • Years: 2011
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action

Fruits Basket

Tohru moves in with popular student Yuki Souma and his strange family. Living with the Souma family, Tohru finds out that the family is cursed.

  • Years: 2001
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural

Fullmetal Alchemist

Young alchemist Edward Elric goes on a journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone to restore the body of his brother Alphonse whose soul is bound to an armor.

  • Years: 2003 to 2004
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

After three years of searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, Edward and Alphonse find themselves fighting with others who covet the powers of the legendary stone.

  • Years: 2009 to 2010
  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Set in a future in which humans can transplant their consciousness to machines, Major Motoko Kusanagi leads efforts to fight cybercriminals.

  • Years: 2002 to 2003
  • Genre: Action, Cyberpunk

Ghost Hound

A breach appears between the Unseen World and the corporeal world and three boys with traumatic childhoods who have trained to enter the mysterious world take the task of repairing this breach.

  • Years: 2007 to 2008
  • Genre: Mystery, Supernatural

Ghost Hunt

Is about the adventures of some Shibuya Psychic Research as they look into mysterious events that happen throughout Japan with a team of other spiritualists and clever assistants.

  • Years: 2006 to 2007
  • Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural

Ghost Stories

According to legends, supernatural forces in the local schoolhouse was banished by a certain girl. The story follows a group of students fighting against these entities and learning about the identity of the girl.

  • Years: 2000 to 2001
  • Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Mystery

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

This fantasy-themed anime show follows the journey of an inexperienced priestess. She comes into danger fighting goblins during her first adventure. If you swords, knights, and armor then you’ll enjoy this dark fantasy anime.

  • Years: 2018 to 2020?
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy

Golden Boy

Kintaro Oe learns the biggest lessons in his life by going on an adventure on his bicycle and working odd jobs.

  • Years: 1995 to 1996
  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Guilty Crown

The life of a high school boy becomes entwined with the chaos of war. Accidentally gaining great powers, he unearths the secrets of GHQ, the military force that overtook Japan after a devastating virus outbreak.

  • Years: 2011 to 2012
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action


Gundam is a Japanese science fiction anime that was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise. The series features giant robots aka “Gundam.” Gundam’s massive popularity in Japan resulted in generating over $20 billion in total revenue. Its long tenure has resulted in a distinguished list of best anime series.

  • Years: 1979 to 2019
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Gurren Lagann

Set in the future, Guren Lagann tells the story of orphans Simon and Kamina, who lives with the rest of humanity in an underground village. When digging downwards to escape the deadly earthquakes of the surface, the orphan finds an ancient war machine, starting their journey through the discovery of a lifetime.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


The members of Hellsing, an organization that fends off supernatural danger, work to exterminate a vampire than has been terrorizing the village of Cheddar. Amongst the team is Alucard, a formidable vampire who saves the life of a mortal police officer.

  • Years: 2001 to 2002
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural

Hellsing Ultimate

The story follows Alucard, a great vampire who works against his own people as an exterminator for Hellsing. Humans and supernatural forces fight in a battle to save humanity.

  • Years: 2006 to 2012
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural

Highschool of the Dead

High School of the Dead anime

A group of high school students becomes entangled in a nightmare a horde of the living dead attack their school.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Supernatural

Highschool of the Elite

Also known as Classroom of the Elite, the anime shows the changes undergone by the students of Koudo Ikusei Senior High School as they work their way through the fiercely competitive environment they are in.

  • Years: 2017
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller, Slice of Life

High School DxD

Things change for pervert Issei Hyodo when he goes out on a date with Yuma Amano, a fallen angel who ends up killing him. Issei finds himself adjusting to his new school in the afterlife and joining the Occult Research Club.

  • Years: 2012
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance

Howl’s Moving Castle

Powerful wizard Howl, who lives in a peculiar flying castle, meets Sophie, a simple girl with a simple life. Their budding friendship takes an unfortunate turn when the Witch of Waste takes notice of their bond.

  • Years: 2004
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Hunter X Hunter

Gon goes on an adventure of a lifetime in search of her missing father. Along the way, he made and lost friends, battled powerful forces and unveiled secrets.

  • Years: 1999 to 2001
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Akuto Sai seeks to become a great magician in order to contribute to his country. When he entered the Constant Magical Academy, his life changed as his assessment test predicted that he will be the Demon King.

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy


Kagome Higurashi, an average high school student living in modern-day Tokyo, was pulled down into a sacred well by a demon centipede. Instead of hitting the bottom, she found herself back in feudal Japan, where she met a young half-demon by the named Inuyasha.

  • Years: 1996-2008
  • Genres: Adventure fiction, Fantasy, Romance

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Bell Cranel, a naïve young man, aspires to become the greatest adventurer in land. With the help of a lonely goddess named Hestia, together, they set out on an adventure towards the city’s famed dungeons. Will they be able to make it?

  • Years: 2013 – present
  • Genres: Fantasy

Is This a Zombie?

Ayumu Aikawa was murdered by a serial killer but was brought back to life. Now, together with a silent necromancer, a bubbly magical girl, and a vampire ninja, Ayuma must fight against hostile monsters, track down his killer, and accomplish his tasks as a magical girl … err … boy.

  • Years: 2009-2015
  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Crossdressing

Kamisama Kiss

High schooler Nanami Momozono is homeless and penniless. However, after saving a man from a dog, she suddenly finds herself with a new home … just not the way she expects it to be.

  • Years: 2008 – 2016
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural


Karin Maaka is not an ordinary vampire. Due to a rare illness, she must periodically inject her blood to another. Together with her siblings, she was able to survive each day by forcing her excess blood onto random strangers. However, Kenta Usui, her new classmate, finds her behavior suspicious.

  • Years: 2003 – 2007
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Supernatural

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

A 15-year-old Kenichi Shirahama is a long-time victim of bullying. However, things change when he met the beautiful yet mysterious, Miu Furinji. Following her steps, he found himself walking towards a dojo house called Ryōzanpaku. Will Kenichi finally be able to stand up against his bullies?

  • Years: 2002 – 2014
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Martial Arts

Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill

A girl is set to bring down a set of school elites and uncover the true culprit behind her father’s death with the help of a talking suit that grants her superpowers.

  • Years: 2013-2014
  • Genre: Action, Comedy

KK Project

Yashiro Isana has lived a relatively ordinary, simple life. That is until a manhunt has been declared for his head after being accused of homicide.

  • Years: 2012-2013
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy

Knights of Sidonia

Set in the year 3394, the story of Knights of Sidonia happens after Earth was destroyed by shape-shifting aliens known as the Guana. In their attempt to survive, mankind created hundreds of massive ships. That will take them into the next liveable planet and escape from the terrorizing power of the extra-terrestrial destroyers. Fans are anxiously awaiting the release of the next season.

  • Years: 2014 – 2015
  • Genre: Action, Mecha, Space Opera


This anime show follows the story of Kazuma Satou, a boy transported into a fantasy world filled with goddesses and other magical creatures alike. Fans have been patiently waiting for the release of the third season.

  • Years: 2016 -2017
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

This popular anime show follows the story of a young orphaned girl named Riko. She becomes friends with a humanoid robot named Reg and they end up exploring the depths of the earth in hopes of finding her mother.

  • Years: 2017 – Awaiting Release
  • Genre: Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic

Aladdin and his friends had now departed the land of Sindria and must now go about their separate adventures. However, a bigger and deadlier threat arises. Will they be able to survive it?

  • Years: 2013 – 2014
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

In a land of magic and mysterious dungeons, young Aladdin and his courageous friend Alibaba set out for the ultimate adventure of their lives. Fans have been waiting for the release of season 3 for many years.

  • Years: 2012 – 2013
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen

Maid Sama!

Misaki Ayuzawa, the “Demon President” of the Seika High School, has one embarrassing secret: she works part-time as a maid at a maid café outside school hours. Will she able to hide it from the rest of the student body? Or will the most popular boy in her school destroy her reputation?

  • Years: 2010
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo

MegaMan: NT Warrior

The year is 20XX. Fifth-grader Netto Hikari, together with his virtual buddy Megaman, must fight back against the forces of evil and protect the world from a NetCrime organization called World Three.

  • Years: 2002 – 2003
  • Genre: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy, Mecha, Shounen

Midori Days

Seiji Sawamura is the toughest guy in his school and is granted the title “Demon Right Hand” by many. One day, he woke up finding that his right hand had been replaced with a girl named Midori.

  • Years: 2002 – 2004
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy

Monogatari The anime show revolves around Koyomi Araragi, a high school student who became a vampire. This fantasy horror anime show will have you on the edge of your seat. Here is our suggestion on how to watch the series in order.

  • Years: 2009 – 2012
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Murder Princess

A royalty and a bloodthirsty bounty hunter suddenly find their bodies switched due to a life and death incident.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy


In a world filled with ubiquitous creatures called Mushi, white-haired Ginko sets out on an adventure to understand Mushi and uncover their place in the world's hierarchy of life.

  • Years: 2005 – 2006
  • Genre: Adventure, Slice of Life, Mystery, Historical, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen

My Bride Is a Mermaid

Nagasumi Michishio almost got drowned while swimming at a beach. Thanks to a mermaid, he survived the incident. However, due to an unbreakable law, Nagashi must now tie the knot and marry his mermaid savior.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Comedy, Parody, Romance, School, Shounen

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

In a world where people are born with superpowers called Quirks, a young boy named Izuku Midoriya sets out to become a hero despite being “Quirkless.” There are many reasons why you should watch this anime show. We’ve listed some here.

  • Years: 2014 – ongoing
  • Genre: Super Hero, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy, School Life, Coming-of-Age


Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who aspires to become the leader of his village, known as the Hokage. There are a lot of powerful characters in the series in which he will have to face off with. Will he be able to do it alone? During his journey, he recruits some powerful female allies to help him too. Some even become love interests for him. In the anime show, there are some dramatic turn of events that will shock you and make you wanting more. This is why Naruto is such a popular anime show.

  • Years: 2002 – 2007
  • Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Fantasy

Naruto Shippuden

An older and stronger Naruto gets back on his village to overcome bigger enemies and save his friend from being consumed by darkness. Many fans who follow the series love to dress up as their favorite characters too.

  • Years: 2007 – 2017
  • Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Fantasy

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Fifteen years after a global cataclysm, Shinji Ikari decided to join his father's group NERV as a mecha pilot who fights the monstrous Angels.

  • Years: 1995 – 1996
  • Genre: Apocalyptic, psychological drama, mecha


This show also known as “False Love” is adapted from the Japanese manga. Nisekoi follows the adventures of two high school students Raku Ichijo, and Chitoge Kirisaki. It’s a cute romantic comedy series which fans have fallen in love with. We’re still waiting for the release of season 3.

  • Years: 2014 – 2015
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy

Nodame Cantabile

A hopeless love story between a first-class violinist and an eccentric pianist.

  • Years: 2007
  • Genre: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei

No Game No Life

Two gamer siblings found themselves plunged into an otherworldly realm where everything is to be settled by high-stake games.

  • Years: 2014- Release Date TBD
  • Genre: Game, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy


Due to an accident, high schooler Hiyori Iki acquires the ability to travel from the world of the dead to the world of the living. Together with an eccentric god and a Shinki, Hiyori must set out on an adventure to bring her body back to normal.

  • Years: 2014 – release date TBD
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen

One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy dreams of becoming the King of the Pirate. Together with his crew, they decided to set out into a grand adventure in hope of finding the greatest treasure in the world, the One Piece. There are many reasons why you should watch this anime show.

  • Years: 1999 – ongoing
  • Genre: Shounen, Adventure

One Punch Man

Saitama is a lonely hero who can easily defeat his enemies with just a single punch. Bored and purposeless, he sets out in search of a formidable opponent that will give him a good fight and trigger his excitement again. He meets powerful characters like Blast along the way.

  • Years: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen


A young man finds himself trapped within a video game as the “most powerful wizard.” Confused about his situation, he decided to command his loyal servants and make this new world his own empire. Rumors of a 4th season of Overlord is coming soon. Fans are anxiously waiting for the official release date.

  • Years: 2015
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural

Ouran High School Host Club

Scholarship candidate Haruhi Fujioka accidentally went into the club room of the school’s popular Host Club. After knocking over a priceless Rennaissance vase, she must now become a member of the club and serve as an errand “boy” to a group of rich, good-looking lads.

  • Years: 2006 – TBD
  • Genre: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo

Parasyte: The Maxim

Parasyte: the Maxim (English Dubbed)

A sixteen-year-old high school student wakes up with a parasitic alien overtaking his hand.

  • Years: 2014 – 2015
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Psychological, Drama, Seinen

Please Teacher!

A romantic comedy featuring a love story between a high schooler and an alien officer pretending to be a human teacher.

  • Years: 2002
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School

Please Twins!

Maiku Kamishiro is unaware of his past. One day, two very different girls show up at his door claiming to be his twin.

  • Years: 2003
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Harem, School, Sci-Fi


In a world filled with powerful beings known as Pokémons, Ten-year-old Ash sets out on an adventure to become the greatest Pokémon trainer. Along the way he meets many creatures and characters like the lovable dogs.

  • Years: 1997 – 2002
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Kids, Fantasy

Princess Mononoke

On a journey to find the cure for a curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a conflict between forces of nature and mankind.

  • Years: 1997
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy


In a world where citizens are being examined by a technology called the Sibyl System to determine their threat level, inspectors and enforcers must set out on missions exterminate lethal criminals and prevent murders from happening.

  • Years: 2012 – 2013
  • Genre: Action, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Rosario + Vampire

Unable to get into any school, Tsukune Aono was forced to enter Youkai Academy. Unknown to him, his seemingly normal school serves as a home to monster students learning to coexist with humans.

  • Years: 2008
  • Genre: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Vampire, Fantasy, School, Shounen

Rurouni Kenshin

A former merciless killer tries to escape from his old ways and repent for his sins. Will he be able to do it?

  • Years: 1996 – 1998
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Historical, Romance, Samurai, Shounen

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who will learn her destiny as a legendary warrior. As a warrior, she has the duty to protect the galaxy and universe from the evil and total annihilation.

  • Years: 1991 – 1997
  • Genre: Superhero Fiction, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy

Sailor Moon Crystal

This dubbed anime show is one of the two reboots of the Sailor Moon anime. This means that this new series provides a fresh new take on the original. While fans can expect to see the same beloved characters, there are some changes to the storyline.

Samurai Champloo

Three strangers come together to a journey across Japan. As a band of Samurai, the three helps fight evil until a condition was made to duel with one another until the journey is done.

  • Years: 2004 – 2005
  • Genre: Adventure Fiction, Comedy, Drama


Minato, a teenager is failing to get into college again until he runs into Musubi, a girl age his age that has unique and inhuman abilities. Little did Minato know that he was destined to be an Ashikabi that will strengthen Musubi.

  • Years: 2010 – 2015
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Harem

Seraph of the End

A deadly virus has spread throughout the world, and an orphaned boy named Yuichiro is on an adventure to rid of the vampires that enslave the human race. His adventure will commence as he joins the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. Many fans are anxiously awaiting for the release date of the next season.

  • Years: April 2015 – December 2015
  • Genre: Dark Fantasy, Tactic Role, Adventure Fiction


The typical life of a second-year high school student, Rin Tsuchimi finds himself popular among the girls. Rin will get caught up in a love triangle between a human, a god, and a demon.

  • Years: 2005 – 2006
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem

Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a cheerful red-haired girl in Tanbarun. She will meet a foolish prince named Raji, who will soon fall in love with her. The prince orders to become his concubine and Shirayuki finds herself escaping into the country and cutting her hair.

  • Years: 2015 – 2016
  • Genre: Romance, Fantasy

Soul Eater

In a world when humans can transform into weapons, teams consisting of a weapon user and a demon weapon attended a school called death weapon meister academy. In an attempt to hunt down the 99 evil human souls and a witch soul, the teams defend the world.

  • Years: 2008 – 2009
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy

Spice and Wolf

Kraft Lawrence is a 25-year-old merchant who travels from town to town. One time, she met a wolf-deity named Holo, which changed her life.

  • Years: 2007 – 2017
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Spirited Away

After her mother and father transformed into giant pigs, Chihiro discovered a mysterious park. She meets a mysterious Haku which explained how Chihiro needs to work in order to free herself and her parents.

  • Years: 2001 – 2004
  • Genre: Coming-Of-Age, Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Steins; Gate

A mysterious gate in modern-day Tokyo allows access to a fantasy world. As the story progresses, the Japanese military squad was formed to establish ties between both worlds.

  • Years: 2015 – 2016
  • Genre: Fantasy

Stigma of the Wind

A 16-year-old Kazuma was defeated by a 12-year-old second cousin named Ayano and has banished him from their family. After years of training, Kazuma returns with the master of Fujusu—controlling the wind.

  • Years: April 2017 – September 2017
  • Genre: Supernatural, Action, Comedy, Romance

Sword Art Online

Kirito receives a call from the government worker who wants to kill him. In a world of games, this villain has the ability to kill players in real life, which puts Kirito in danger.

  • Years: July 2012 – December 2012
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Sword Art Online II

The continuation of the first installment is another adventure, focusing on resume his life after the SAO incident in 2024. Kazuto began connecting the deaths in the Gun Gale Online game, discovering a lot of secrets.

  • Years: July 2014 – December 2014
  • Genre: Video games, Battles, Fantasy, Adventure


The story revolves around the high school life of Ryuuji Takasu, who is an intimidating guy but with a gentle personality. He was put together with his best friend, Yusaku Kitamura and his hidden crush, Minori Kushieda.

  • Years: 2008 – 2009
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

A story about a man who was reincarnated in a world as a slime named Rimuru. He had the ability to devour other creatures and obtain their abilities.

  • Years: 2018 – Present
  • Genre: Fantasy

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The story is about a demon king named Sadao Maou, who is seeking to conquer the world. When confronted by Hero Emilia, he was forced to retreat through a gate that transports him to modern-day Tokyo.

  • Years: 2011 – 2018
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Being born with psychic powers and telepathy abilities, Kusuo Saiki is a weird pink-haired high school teenager. The story revolves around Kusuo dealing with the ordinary life of his classmates and secretly using his powers.

  • Years: 2016 – 2018
  • Genre: Supernatural, Comedy

The Future Diary

In the Diary Game, there will be deathly battles that can be given Future Diaries. These special diaries can help predict the future, but the road to getting it wouldn’t be easy.

  • Years: 2008 – 2013
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller, Romance, Mystery

The Irregular at Magic High School

Set in a world where magic has become a systematized technology. The anime series follows the story of two extraordinary siblings: Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba. Fans are anticipating the release of second season.

  • Years: 2014 – present
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Kyon is a high school student who was dragged along by his classmate Haruhi into a supernatural phenomenon seeing aliens and time travelers. Kyon discovered a new world called Save Our World By Overloading.

  • Years: April 2006 – July 2006
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy

The Sacred Blacksmith

In the attempt to find a blacksmith to repair her old sword, Cecily met a man with a ruffian used for devil’s power. The man named Luke defeated him with only one blow of his weirdly shaped sword.

  • Years: 2007 – 2013
  • Genre: Adventure Fiction, Fantasy

The Seven Deadly Sins

It is a story about the strongest and cruelest criminals who have been framed for the murder of Great Holy King. They were disbanded until a new mission has made.

  • Years: 2018 – 2019
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World

Two high school students, Takeru and Ryou have been working for their uncle doing deliveries. One night, they discovered a young girl emerging from a mysterious light in the woods.

  • Years: April 2004 – June 2004
  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama, Magic

Tokyo Ghoul

Ken Kaneki is a college student who survived an encounter with a Ghoul. As he managed to get by, he met another Ghoul which taught him a new life as a half-ghoul.

  • Years: April 2018 – December 2018
  • Genre: Thriller, Horror Fiction, Dark Fantasy

Tokyo Ravens

Long back, there was a powerful magic technique known as the Onmyoudou. Used by Japanese soldiers at the time of the Second World War, this power offered them a maximum advantage during the wars, allowing them to establish their reputation as the strongest force. Fans are waiting for the release of season 2.

  • Years: 2013 – 2014
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural


Vash Stampede is a gunfighter with a $60B bounty on his head. Despite his bad reputation, Vash is heroic in nature and a complete idiot at times.

  • Years: 1998 – 2010
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Space Western, Adventure

Tsurezure Children

Tsurezure Children follows the stories of different high schoolers as they struggle to confess their true feelings to the people they like. This romantic comedy anime show has fans waiting anxiously for the next season.

  • Years: 2017 – 2017
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy

Vampire Knight

In the discovery of the awakened nature as a vampire, Yuki chooses to go against the taboo and feed Zero in secret. To prevent Zero from escaping, Yuki promises him to be an ally and kill him if he becomes the Level E vampire.

  • Years: April 2008 – June 2008
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Adventure, Romance


A kid who works in a factory making giant military robots decides to steal one for himself. After being caught with the crime, Habiki ends up in a messy dogfight which led to an adventure.

  • Years: 2000 –2001
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Fantasy

Violet Evergardem

After a great way, a young female ex-soldier gets a job in a writer’s agency to create letters that connect to people. Violet Evergreen begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll who comforts people’s emotions and suffering.

  • Years: January 2018 – April 2018
  • Genre: Drama, Coming-Of-Age

Wan Pisu

The story follows the adventure of Money Luffy and his pirate crew. They are on a mission to find the greatest treasure ever left by legendary Pirate, Gold Roger.

  • Years: 1999 – present
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Drama

Wolf’s Rain

In a post-apocalyptic world, humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland. It is believed that wolves are two hundred years extinct until a boy discovered a beautiful white wolf.

  • Years: 2003 – 2004
  • Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Supernatural, Action, Adventure

Xenosaga: The Animation

Over 4000 years after abandoning the Earth, a new merciless enemy from another dimension appears. At the center of the chaos, a mysterious monolith appears with unknown powers.

  • Years: 2002 – 2005
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Space, Action

Your Lie in April

The story follows a teenage piano prodigy who won many competitions. After his mother died, Kosei no longer plays the piano. He will meet an eccentric girl who can bring back traumatic events of his childhood.

  • Years: 2011 – 2015
  • Genre: Romantic Drama, Music, School

Your Name

Two strangers meet in an unexpected way. Drawing a connection between them, distance becomes an obstacle that can draw them apart.

  • Years: July 2016 – August 2016
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance


Yugi Moto receives fragment pieces of an Egyptian artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle. When Yugi reassembles the puzzle, he was possessed by a 3,000year-old spirit in ancient Pharaoh.

  • Years: 2000 – 2006
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy

Yuri!! On Ice

After losing from a huge competition, the 23-year-old Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about skating and puts his career on hold. He returns to his hometown in Kyushu and met a girl he will love.

  • Years: 2015 – 2016
  • Genre: Sports, School, Drama, Romance

Yu Yu Hakusho

A 14-year old boy named Yusuke Urameshi was hit by a car in an attempt to save a young boy, then eventually dies. He gets a chance to live again by Koenma, a prince of Reika, in one condition, to be a detective for the ReiKai.

  • Years: 1990 – 1994
  • Genre: Adventure Fiction, Martial Arts, Drama


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