Anime is probably the most watched cartoons in the world today. They are, essentially, a good way in which Japanese children and adults lose their spare time. Despite the variety and large number of such TV shows would be difficult to achieve a top ten of best anime and not to stir up controversy. However, today we present 10 of the most watched and most popular cartoons of this kind.
10. Dragon Ball
Being aired for the first time in 1984, Dragon Ball is the oldest series from this list. Has enjoyed of immense popularity at that time and received two sequels. Dragon Ball follows the story of young Goku, who is seeking the seven magical dragon balls. The adventure, the hero encounters enemies that he defeats thanks to supernatural powers. Dragon Ball anime is full of action, some of the fights shown lying on full episodes.
09. Black Butler
Black Butler was a black comedy which ran in 2008-2011. But the two seasons of the anime have enjoyed success. Black Butler tells the story of Sebastian Michaelis demon that, through a Faustian agreement, it serves Ciel Phantomhive Count, aged 12 years. While Sebastian seems the perfect butler, his character is a sadistic, but at the same time, hilarious. So, Black Butler is a funny show that you should not miss it!
Perhaps some would place this anime first in our ranking. It is one of the longest running television cartoons, and yet, thanks to its continuation, Naruto: Shippuden. However, the anime is much appreciated by children and is regarded as a waste of time for older fans of this type of cartoon. Series story revolves around Uzumaki Naruto and his friends. Hero grows, it gets dangerous travel and try to become the most respected ninja in his village home. The battle scenes are balanced with comic moments.
Hellsing has only 11 episodes during 2001-2002, but still remains a fascinating anime for fans. His story is, as in other series presented, supernatural. Hellsing is a secret organization founded in England, dealing with killing vampires. Their ace in the sleeve is actually a vampire, Alucard. In fact, Dracula spelled backwards. In fact, Hellsing is an anime action, which leaves some romantic stories like Twilight or Vampire Diaries.
06. Elfen Lied
In German, Elfen Lied is “elf song”. It sounds gentle and quiet, right? But when you look at the first seven minutes of this anime you can see the most brutal scenes from anime history. Aggression and nudity are two characteristics of Elfen Lied. Perhaps for these reasons it is so famous worldwide. The story revolves around Lucy, a humanoid with two horns on its head and a lot of invisible hands. Elfen Lied focuses on morality, revenge and identity.
05. Rurouni Kenshin
Also known as Samurai X, Rurouni Kenshin tells a story from Meiji period, early modern era in Japan. The main character is Himura Kenshin, a former assassin who wash their sins by helping those in need. The series has some dramatic, showing the consequences of war and the difficulties that have been affected by it. Also has comic moments, do not make that the anime to be sober.
Bleach is one of the most popular anime still running on TV. The drawing portrays very well the values of friendship and loyalty, has a lot of action and comedy and show unique characters that develop extraordinary. The story revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki student, which is given the powers of a shinigami (god of death) to save his family. Soon, it becomes his job, and the hero has to protect people and souls “black shadows”.
Action in Full Metal Alchemist takes place in the industrial age in Europe, only in a parallel world where alchemy is the most prized scientists. The design focuses on morality, friendship, relationships between brothers and philosophy. We have a slight action, suspense and comedy. In short, after trying to resurrect his mother, Edward and Alphonse alchemists have suffered some terrible accidents. Edward has lost a hand and Alphonse, the whole body.
02. One Piece
One Piece has currently over 500 episodes. This makes it undoubtedly one of the longest running anime. The main character of the show is Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who gained superpowers after eating a magical fruit. The hero travels with a few pirates across the ocean Grand Line in search of the famous treasure One Piece. Anime gets a fantasy world very well defined, well individualized characters and well written stories.
01. Death Note
Death Note is a modern anime, whose story takes place in Japan today. Is part of intelligent characters and tangled story and sometimes we can hardly imagine what will happen. “Hero” from Death Note is Light Yagami a high school student who takes possession of a mysterious notebook, entitled “Death Notebook”. This allows him to kill anyone whose name is written on its pages. Light uses the notebook to kill various defendants, but the police come after him and fires a real game of cat and mouse.