Top 10 must watch Anime series of all time

Today we will discuss Top 10 must watch Anime – People get attracted towards Anime because of their deep story line, the meaningful content that people of every age group can understand. Although the most interesting are those series which are great in every aspect whether it is story, art, action, romance, plot execution etc. But such series are pretty hard to find, or you can say that one can find such Anime only after they have watched hundreds of series. Here are some series recommendations of ‘Top 10 Must watch.’

Note : The Anime are arranged randomly and not according to rankings but these are definitely my Top 10 must watch anime series.

List of Top 10 must watch Anime

1. Seirei No Moribito 

Seirei No Moribito
Seirei No Moribito

 

Synopsis – At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and doom its inhabitants to piteous deaths. Prince Chagum has been imbued with the power to stave off the drought and bring new life to his empire. However, this is a suspicious time, and he is accused of possession by an evil spirit. Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father’s hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul?

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review – Seirei No Moribito is one which i watch recently this is somewhat the series that touched my heart the most, both emotionally and logically. The Anime is the blend of realism and supernatural things which keeps you glued to your chair the entire time!

Rating – 8.5/10

2. Uninhabited Planet Survive

Uninhabited Planet Survive anime
Uninhabited Planet Survive anime

Synopsis – The story is set in the 22nd century where space travel, planet colonization and anti-gravity basketball are practically everyday things. Planet Earth has become uninhabitable, and therefore people live in colonies on the surrounding planets. On a school field trip, a mistake causes the protagonist, a young transfer student named Luna, her pet robot, and six of her classmates to be thrown through a gravity storm and crash land on a seemingly uninhabited planet. Without any experience of untamed nature, the motley crew is faced with a challenging struggle to stay alive until rescue comes. If it comes… But is the planet really uninhabited….?

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review – I’ll be honest, this series is underrated to most extreme levels,  This series is really good, at first half you will get to see the struggle of characters trying to survive on an empty plant, but then on the second half shows shocking revelations that keeps you glued to your computer screens until you finish the entire Anime

Rating – 8.5/10

3. Hungry Heart : Wild Striker

Hungry heart wild striker
Hungry heart wild striker

Synopsis – Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new high school discovered him and asked him to join their team. Kyosuke joins it and befriends two other first year players named Rodrigo and Sakai with the dream of becoming professional soccer players themselves.(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review – If you’re a fan of soccer as well as sports anime then this is the right series to watch. And honestly among all the soccer Animes I have watched this is the second best series after ‘Captain Tsubasa.’ The Main character reminds me of ‘Sakuragi Hanamichi’ from ‘Slam dunk’ and there is romance as well (but not that much). Also there are few emotional moments that will make you cry. Overall this Anime is a ‘Must watch’ series!

Ratings – 7.5/10  

4. Basilisk

Basilisk
Basilisk

Synopsis –  The year is 1614 AD. Two warring ninja clans, each supporting a son of Hidetada Tokugawa as the next shogun, send ten representatives each to fight to the death for the possession of a scroll. The prize: the annihilation of the other and the staunch support of the Tokugawa government for the winning clan for the next thousand years.

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review – This Anime is a ‘True Jewel’ but to be honest, i only watched it ‘One Time.’ I have the habiht of re watching the series i liked, I watched Clanned like 10 times and same with Angel beats though they were emotional i didn’t mind watching those two Anime again and again. This series was emotional too but the story was so dark, deep and sad that it actually gave me goosebumps. So Much that i didn’t slept entire night when i finished the series From then onwards i seriously didn’t have enough guts to watch the series again. Literally a ‘True Masterpiece.’ I bet when you will watch the Anime you will start crying from Episode 1 itself.

Caution – Too much blood and gore (18+)

Rating – 10/10 

5. Bakuman

 

Bakuman
Bakuman

Synopsis – Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi are pretty much foils of each other. Mashiro, an average 9th grade student but talented artist, and Takagi, an overall advanced 9th grader and aspiring writer. After great convincing, Takagi convinces Mashiro to join him in becoming the greatest mangakas Japan has ever seen. Takagi, with his gift of writing, hopes to become a successful mangaka, and Mashiro, with his gift of art, hopes to marry the girl of his dreams, Azuki Miho. (Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review –  If you tried to ignore this series i bet god won’t forgive you! This series is real treat, as an Anime fan you must be curious about how Mangas are made and how an actual Manga artist lives his life. And how the Manga publishing and Anime industry works then this Anime is for you! In fact if you read my very first article on this blog that states the entire prediction of One Punch Man getting a second season or not, is based on the entire knowledge or information that i gained from this Anime – Link to the article : Will One Punch Man get a second season? How long it will take?I have no words to describe the awesomeness of this Anime and trust me you will thank me later for suggesting or recommending this Anime, Its a definite ‘Must watch!’ guys. Anime consist of 3 seasons containing 25 episodes that makes total 75 episodes. One more thing, this is created by the Death Note’s writer.

Ratings – 9.5/10 

6. Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkoku

Synopsis –  Maison Ikkoku is a romantic comedy series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The story centers around the development of the relationship between Kyoko Otonashi and Yusaku Godai. Kyoko is a recent widow who moves into the apartment house Ikkoku-kan where she becomes the manager. Godai is a wanna-be student (“ronin”) struggling with college entrance exams. When they meet, it`s love at first sight–for Godai anyway. Along the way, the other tentants, the mysterious Yotsuya, the seemingly alcoholic Ichinose, and the brash Akemi, watch and occasionally take part to make their lives more interesting. To complicate matters further, the wealthy tennis coach Shun Mitaka has his eye on Kyoko, while Godai is pursued by both Nanao Kozue and Ibuki Yagami.

(Source – Kissanime.to | Edited)

Quick Review – This is an Anime aired from 1986-1988 an old romantic love comedy, which is without a doubt a ‘Masterpiece.’ The Anime itself has a mature feel despite being a love comedy, well since its an Anime from 1986-1988 having a mature feel is just another ‘Plus point.’ The Animation is old but ignoring that, this Anime is definitely worth watching and i bet it won’t disappoint you! The Anime consist total 96 episodes.

Ratings – 9/10

7.  Hadashi No Gen (2 parts movie series)

Hadashi No Gen
Hadashi No Gen

Synopsis – It’s the summer of 1945. 3 years have elapsed since the war between Japan and USA began. Gen is a young boy living a struggling yet satisfying life in the city of Hiroshima, that has been strangely spared by the bombing taken in almost every other Japanese City. Food is scarce, and Gen’s family is suffering from severe malnutrition, which endangered his pregnant mother. There isn’t much spare time as Gen and his little brother Shinji help their father and mother at work and try to make sure their family survives the tough times. Little do they know, what the Americans have in store for the city of Hiroshima and as of the 6th of August 1945, their lives are about to change dramatically.

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review –  An old Anime which is from the era of 1980s and a god level masterpiece 2 parts movie series. Why god level masterpiece? That’s because the events stated in the Anime are related to real life incidents of World war 2 which are so dreadful, that you will get goosebumps and eventually you will start crying. The series itself gives you heavy feeling inside because of which you won’t sleep entire night. Emotional on so many levels!

Rating – 10/10

8. Sengoku Musou

Sengoku Musou
Sengoku Musou

Synopsis – Toyotomi Hideyoshi is on the verge of unifying the realm, and all that remains is the Odawara Castle protected by the “Lion of Sagami” Ujiyasu Houjou. Hideyoshi’s personally trained generals—Ishida Mitsunari, Katou Kiyomasa, and Fukushima Masanori—as well as Ootani Yoshitsugu, Shima Sakon, and Naoe Kanetsugu are all on the frontline of the battle. Amidst the battle formation are the two young warriors of the Sanada household: older brother Nobuyuki and younger brother Yukimura. As the stalemate begins to break down, Sanada Yukimura rides on a lone horse into the fray. His brother follows him right after.

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review – This Anime is based on Sengoku era focusing Yukimara brothers. Giving you the entire overview of the life of ‘Sengoku warriors’ including their way of living, thinking, their morals and wisdom.

Ratings – 7.5/10

 9. Welcome to the N.H.K 

Welcome to the NHK
Welcome to the NHK

Synopsis – Satou Tatsuhiro, 22 years old, thinks that everything that happens around him is a conspiracy. He even figured out who is behind it all: The NHK, an evil secret company.”When you think anime, you think otaku. When you think otaku, you think people that dislike other people. Those people become hikikomori (people who shut themselves in)”. So Satou manages to uncover the plot of The NHK (stands for Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai), after three years of shutting himself in (and rapidly approaching the fourth).In reality, he is nothing more than a NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), desperately in need of a cure from that “disease”. He wants to break out from the curse, but going out and getting a job is frightening enough for him. That is until he gets selected for a “project”; it is a plan to help hikikomori like him in facing the reality of this world.

(Source – Kissanime.to)

Quick Review –  I guess a quick review is not just enough to sum the entire awesomeness of this Anime and its also not enough to describe why this Anime is so fantastically good because of which i will soon give a brief review on this Anime. But i must say that this anime is emotionally gripping and throughout the Anime i was like rooting for Main character so much that i literately screamed “You Can do it!” So from me, I’ll say, its definitely an Anime you should watch. – Read the brief review of Welcome to N.H.K

Ratings – 10/10
 
10. UN-GO

Un Go
Un Go

Synopsis – He pursues his job as the “Last Great Detective”. Others call him the “Defeated Detective”. What’s certain is that he’s Shinjurou Yuuki, a young man with a passion for mysteries and a talent for solving them that has made him the target of dark forces now stirring within the sinister underworld of a near future Tokyo. That could prove lethal, given that not even the other “good guys”, including the police, are exactly on Shinjouro’s side. Fortunately Yuuki’s not completely on his own, and with the aid of his uniquely talented associate Inga, he’s ready to cut a swath through the veils of secrecy that have been laid before him. Get ready for mind against matter and a lot of cloak and dagger as the ultimate battle of clue and deduction begins in UN-GO!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Quick Review – This Anime is a mixture of Mystery and Supernatural genre, which at some point will make you unpredictable and at the same time will keep you curious. First episode is bit slow or should i say normal but after Second episode the Anime gets more interesting.

Rating – 7.8/10  

Ps. More Top 10 Must watch Anime lists will come in future!

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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