The Best Anime TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-10-21

Serial Experiments Lain

Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1998

Serial Experiments Lain

Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1998

  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • 8,1/10

1 season, 13 episodes

Lain is an avant-garde anime influenced by philosophical subjects such as reality, identity, and communication. The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network similar to the Internet.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2003

Fullmetal Alchemist

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2003

  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • 8,1/10

1 season, 51 episodes

Edward and Alphonse Elric are two brothers gifted with the ability of alchemy, the science of taking one thing and changing it into another. However, alchemy works on the theory of Equivalent Exchange -- for something to be created, something else of equal value must be sacrificed. When their mother dies, Edward decides to do the unthinkable -- bringing her back to life by breaking one of Alchemy's biggest taboos and performing Human Alchemy. Thinking they have nothing more to lose, he and Alphonse make their attempt -- but something goes horribly wrong. In the process, Alphonse loses his body and Edward loses his leg. Ed manages to save Al by attaching his spirit to a suit of armor, but at the cost of his arm and leg.

Clannad

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2007

Clannad

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2007

  • Clannad
  • 7,5/10

2 seasons, 44 episodes

Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya's shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction. Anime based on a popular visual novel game.

Your Lie in April

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2014

Your Lie in April

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2014

  • Your Lie in April
  • 8,7/10

1 season, 22 episodes

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. Can the heartfelt sounds of the girl's violin lead the boy to play the piano again?

Erased

Crime Drama Mystery Japan 2017

Erased

Crime Drama Mystery Japan 2017

  • Erased
  • 7,7/10

1 season, 12 episodes

After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.

Violet Evergarden

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2018

Violet Evergarden

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2018

  • Violet Evergarden
  • 8,2/10

1 season, 13 episodes

The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War's final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning. Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an "Auto Memory Doll," amanuenses that transcribe people's thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.

Death Note

Crime Drama Japan 2015

Death Note

Crime Drama Japan 2015

  • Death Note
  • 7,3/10

1 season, 11 episodes

Light Yagami is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals. L is a well known private detective. L appears in front of Light Yagami. L defines Kira as evil and decides to catch Kira. Then N, who has a beautiful appearance but dangerous existence, appears.

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