Are you looking for all-time favorite anime movies? Then this article is for you; keep reading this article till the end for more on this topic. These lists are ranked according to the popularity and personal preference of anime fans, so don’t go fighting if your favorites don’t top the charts according to your choice, as all these anime are popular among anime watchers.
Top 20 Of All Time
Below we have listed some of the top names of anime movies.
1. Attack On Titans
The series is about the inhabitants of Paradis Island who built huge walls to protect themselves from mindless attacks from Titans. Two Titans break free through the walls, which leads to a war of 13 years, where Eren Yeager, accompanied by Mikasa Ackerman, joins the Survey Corps to fight the Titans.
2. Darker Than Black
A mysterious gate opens up above South America, which changes location and alters the sky, and creates chaos in surrounding areas. The Hell Gate replaces real stars with fake stars, which represent humans with special abilities who are called contractors, who are trained and used as spies by the Government.
3. One Piece
The series is based on the adventure of Monkey D. Luffy on his journey to become a pirate king along with his crew Straw Hat Pirates, and to find the greatest treasure left behind by Gold Roger, a legendary pirate.
4. Samurai Champloo
Fuu Kasami is a kind and bright yet accident-prone teenage girl who rescues two master swordsmen, Jin and Mugen, and asks them to accompany her to Japan in the hope of finding a Samurai who smells like sunflowers and the adventure they have together there. Among other female anime characters, Fuu’s character will entertain you throughout the series.
5. Fullmetal Alchemist
The Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse get affected by alchemy while trying to revive their dead mother leading to Alphonse losing his entire body and replacing it with a metal body to save his brother Edward who too loses his hand. The duo goes on a mission to find the philosopher’s stone and save it from an evil group to achieve their goal.
6. Steins; Gate
The anime is about Rintaro Okabe, who is a university student who discovers time travel along with his co-workers and tries to stop the evil corporation from executing their plans through time travel.
7. Ghost In The Shell
The anime is set in a future timeline of 2030, where science and technology have advanced to the level where humans can be turned into cyborgs with different abilities to help humanity towards more progress. The main character, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is one such cyborg who works as an officer in Public Security Section 9 and wonders if her soul has any humanity left or if she has any soul left or she is a ghost.
8. Chainsaw Man
The anime follows the story of Denji, a poor young man whose body merges with a dog-like devil named Pochita, allowing Denji to transform his body parts into chainsaws who eventually uses this ability to fight devils by joining Public Safety Devil Hunters, a government agency. The biggest twist comes through the character of Makima, who is the leader of the Public Safety Division and gives orders to Denji.
9. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai
This anime is based on an assassin named Hitokiri Battosai who wants to become a protector rather than a killer and leave behind his past life, and be known as Himura Kenshin.
This famous anime is about the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, who learns to become a ninja master with the help of his masters and his friends. He looks different than his peers, which is later revealed due to a powerful demon being sealed within him. He became a human sacrifice the day he was born to protect the world from Ninetails. Naruto has a huge fan base across the anime world.
11. Death Note
Light Yagami is a school student who finds a notebook capable of killing people when a name is written on it. He uses this notebook to get rid of evil people and criminals in the world but soon gets entangled with the notebook’s power.
12. Re: Zero − Starting Life In Another World
The anime is about the lead character, Subaru Natsuki, who is transported into another kingdom named Lugnica in Isekai and his adventures there, starting with his encounter with the anime’s heroine, Emilia.
13. Hunter x Hunter
This anime is based on Hunters who have the capability to find rare beasts and track secret treasures and other individuals. They have to pass an extremely difficult Hunter examination to get the license of being a hunter, as they can even access locations that other regulars can’t find. It has multiple series, similar to most anime series, with the recent one being Hunter x Hunter season 7, out in 2023.
In this anime, a 29-year-old is sent back in time to when he was 18 years old, and he tries to prevent his mother’s death in his teenage years. He possesses the ability of “revival,” which transports him to a time before a terrible incident happens so he can stop it from happening.
15. Cowboy Bebop
This anime is about Spike Spiegel, who is a bounty hunter with deadly martial skills and roams the galaxy searching for fugitives with the highest bounty on his head along with his partners, Black and Valentine.
A few notable mentions of famous anime movies are:
16. Akira (1988)
17. A Silent Voice (2016)
18. Castle In The Sky (1986)
19. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
20. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
Did you know the term ‘Anime’ is given by the west which means animated movies which are mainly made in Japan as they produce the best animated movies of all time.
Hope you liked this article about the top 20 anime series of all time. Let us know which you have already watched from this list and which you liked the most.