What are the best anime series of all time?

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    Tyler Webb
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "I absolutely love this! I can watch actual TV channels and get movies and tv series and all I need is an Internet connection. Plus, when I want to watch football or soccer matches, I can get them live. "
    1. 90
      Dragon Ball Z
      After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies. The U.S. version is a dubbed alternative version of the Original Japanese anime.
      TV Shows

      $1.99 - Price per episode

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      Vivian Liang
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "This is the best anime series by far. Even with the dubbed version you can still really get into and relate to the story. And what is better than aliens :)"
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      Vivian Liang
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "This is the best anime series by far. Even with the dubbed version you can still really get into and relate to the story. And what is better than aliens :)"
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      Benito Saldaña
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "Anime seems to be taking over the world. So why not a series about saving the world from being taken over. Looks like a lot of folks love this, and about 10% hate it, an interesting spread. But I guess anime has very devoted fans who can be very critical as well."
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      Julio Carrasco
      Written on July 4, 2017
      "When people mention anime, DBZ is usually the first mentioned. And after viewing, there is good reason for that."
    2. 78
      Death Note
      An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
      TV Shows

      $24.95

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      Kathryn Turner
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "When people ask me what anime series they should start with I always recommend Death Note. This series is a classic. Viewers will be on their edge of their seats the entire..."
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      Kathryn Turner
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "When people ask me what anime series they should start with I always recommend Death Note. This series is a classic. Viewers will be on their edge of their seats the entire time. The packaging of the blu-ray is gorgeous and fans will be glad to know that there is an English dub on the discs."
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      Guo Gao
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Death Note is a little newer, but it still has etched its place into anime history. I really enjoy the entirety of the character development."
    3. 52
      Cowboy Bebop

      The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. Cowboy Bebop's biggest influence has been in the United States, where it premiered on Adult Swim in 2001 with many reruns since.

      TV Shows

      $28.39 - Varies by seller

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      Jeffrey Fox
      Written on July 8, 2017
      "There is no "problem" listed; just a fragmented demands. The songs listed, even though I've never seen it, is commonly praised by my friends for being an excellent story. ..."
      JF
      Jeffrey Fox
      Written on July 8, 2017
      "There is no "problem" listed; just a fragmented demands. The songs listed, even though I've never seen it, is commonly praised by my friends for being an excellent story. Many people consider it to be one of the must see anime."
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      Henry Roberts
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "Cowboy Bebop is a stone cold classic. For those looking to experience history, this one is a good place to start."
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      BROOKLYN WILLIAMS
      Written on December 11, 2017
      "the days are old"
    1. 39
      Samurai Champloo
      Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." Samurai Champloo is the only anime to have featured music from the Japanese hip-hop producer Nujabes prior to his death in 2010.
      TV Shows

      $34.99 - Varies by seller

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      Ralph Walker
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "Samurai Champloo is an excellent series from the people who made Cowboy Bebop, the animated sequence in Kill Bill, and a few sequences in the Animatrix. So if you are a fan of..."
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      Ralph Walker
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "Samurai Champloo is an excellent series from the people who made Cowboy Bebop, the animated sequence in Kill Bill, and a few sequences in the Animatrix. So if you are a fan of Cowboy Bebop you may enjoy the innovative energy, drama and beauty of this television series. Although you will find similarities in style there are many differences; Bebop was about dreaming of the past Champloo is focused on the future."
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      Lawrence Vargas
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Samurai Champloo is a period piece filled with anachronisms that takes place during Japan's Edo era. The soundtrack has rap beats, and urban influence is strongly infused here. It has a great overarching story over the series, instead of other anime that tends to jump all over the place."
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      Lawrence Alvarez
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Samurai Champloo is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
    2. 38
      Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

      The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter-intelligence agent and her support team.  

      TV Shows

      $41.46 - Varies by seller

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      Samuel Mendez
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Ghost in the Shell is and always will be my favorite Anime of all time. So when I first heard about the series I almost dropped to my knees in excitement. Did it live up to..."
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      Samuel Mendez
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Ghost in the Shell is and always will be my favorite Anime of all time. So when I first heard about the series I almost dropped to my knees in excitement. Did it live up to the movies god like status? Almost. While it isn't as good as the original movie. I don't think it could have been improved. The show is as good as it can be and does the name proud."
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      Craig Castillo
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "Ghost in the Shell just had a full fledged movie devoted to it. I'd say that and my personal experience of it warrants a personal mention."
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      Tejas Patil
      Written on May 28, 2017
      "Ghost in the shell. the entire season for your collection."
    3. 36
      Fullmetal Alchemist
      Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series that follows the adventures of the Elric brothers in their search for the Philosopher's Stone, after performing a forbidden human transmutation that makes them lose their bodies. 
      TV Shows

      $129.99

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      Jack Cole
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Fullmetal Alchemist is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time...."
      JC
      Jack Cole
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Fullmetal Alchemist is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
      Beatriz Ávila
      Written on September 23, 2017
      "There's a lot of good anime out there, but the best of the best is definitely full metal alchemist. It's pretty much a classic at this point. It has it all friendship, love, and action!"
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      Sue Kong
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "Need something new to watch? Fullmetal Alchemist centers on family, war, and corruption."
    4. 33
      Psycho - Pass

      Akane Tsunemori knows how the Sibyl System works choosing to obey it, believing both in humanity and order. But, now in the new police, she faces everyday criminals. *This is no longer available to stream on Netflix. *

      TV Shows

      $34.99

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      Louis Ferguson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I get skeptical when people start throwing around terms like "best anime series of all time." I mean, there's so much to like, and so many different aspects to praise in each..."
      LF
      Louis Ferguson
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "I get skeptical when people start throwing around terms like "best anime series of all time." I mean, there's so much to like, and so many different aspects to praise in each series. That said, I think that Psycho - Pass has a legitimate claim to be in this conversation about the best ever. It's dark and moody, a compelling (if depressing) vision of the future, with sharp dialogue and some great action. It's a series that sticks with you long after you set it town; to me, that's the mark of a great."
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      Tyler Wilson
      Written on March 18, 2017
      "Psycho-Pass may be the best anime series of all time - the story is compelling and the graphics are stunning. In this series, a system has taken over law enforcement and has the ability to find people who even think about committing crime! Everyone can identify with the theme of an all-powerful system monitoring for criminal thoughts before action is even taken."
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      Scott Fernandez
      Written on May 3, 2017
      "Psycho - Pass is one of my favorite anime series. The series focuses on Akane Tsunemori, who becomes a police officer and then encounters the ultimate crime boss. The DVD series are on Amazon."
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      Walter West
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "A good anime series, but not one of the best of all time. The show isn't even a year old, so it is far too early to deem it a classic anime."
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      Code Geass
      The Holy Empire of Britannia conquered the country known as Japan and now call it Area 11. Lelouch, the black prince, has endless ambition and uses the power of the Geass to build a world based on his ideals. Suzaku Kururugi, the white knight, aspires to justice and strives to live an honest and fair life.
      TV Shows

      $1.99 - Price per episode

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      Rachel Smith
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I think this fits into a solid anime series to check out. I would think this is a pretty good solution."
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      Rachel Smith
      Written on January 19, 2017
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      Samuel Maldonado
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "any anime lover will have to watch"
    6. 31
      Ergo Proxy
      In a post-apocalyptic future, humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.
      TV Shows

      $54.99

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      Ralph Oliver
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Ergo Proxy is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results..."
      RO
      Ralph Oliver
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Ergo Proxy is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
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      Leticia Gálvez
      Written on April 28, 2017
      "A friend told me that this is the best anime series of all time. So I decided to watch it, and boy is that guy a liar. I don't get why this has such good reviews, I think it really stunk in my humble opinion."
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      Richard Wheeler
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Wonderful anime but shouldn't be placed on the list for best of all time. There are many others that could come before this."
      WL
      Wei Lai
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "wow, post-apocalyptic future, how interesting. Murder, human and androids, totally worth having a look."
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      Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil)

      Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil) is a shonen, coming-of-age fiction, and thriller manga series created and illustrated by Shuzo Oshimi. This manga was serialized by Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.

      TV Shows

      $34.6

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      Joe Graham
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Aku no Hana is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The..."
      JG
      Joe Graham
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "Unsure what exactly is being searched for but Aku no Hana is definitely an anime series that might interest the searcher. It's not necessarily the best of all time. The results all come down to preference but this may be a place to begin."
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      Ivy Cao
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Great anime for older kids. Wouldn't recommend it for anyone younger than high school."
    8. 28
      The Ancient Magus' Bride

      The Ancient Magus' Bride is an anime series based on the manga by the same name. It tells the story of young Chise Hatori, who is bought by a non-human mage named Elias to be his apprentice and future wife. 

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      melerita mcgaughey
      Written on December 10, 2017
      "Watch this anime now!"
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      melerita mcgaughey
      Written on December 10, 2017
      "Watch this anime now!"
    9. 18
      Future Boy Conan

      After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is left of civilization. Future Boy Conan is a classic anime series directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

      TV Shows

      $22.99 - Complete Box Set

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      Ayaan Kapur
      Written on May 18, 2017
      "With only 1 review at 3/5 stars, the search result doesn't really make any case for Future Boy Conan being any good or even popular. The description does mention the show as..."
      AK
      Ayaan Kapur
      Written on May 18, 2017
      "With only 1 review at 3/5 stars, the search result doesn't really make any case for Future Boy Conan being any good or even popular. The description does mention the show as being a classic directed by Miyazaki, but the actual content of the link doesn't seem to be very emphatic about this. And as someone that used to watch quite a bit of anime. I have to say even among Miyazaki's works, this show pales in comparison to Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. Anyway, beyond the result being an anime series, it really fails to properly answer the full intent of the query."
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      Doris Qiu
      Written on June 5, 2017
      "Future Boy Conan is an amazing anime directed by the anime master himself, Hayao Miyazaki. It is the tale of a war torn country and the boys who will have to save humanity. It is a must see classic for all anime fans."
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      Juan Greene
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "While this is an extremely popular show from awhile ago I can't possibly say that it is the best. This series is however worth watching if you haven't seen it as it is a classic."
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      Catherine Ford
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "I don't think Future Boy Conan is the best anime series of all time. I think Dragon Ball Z or Naruto is more considered the best anime series of all time."
    10. 15
      Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

      Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, is the independent second anime adaptation developed by Bones based on the Fullmetal Alchemist manga.

      TV Shows

      $186.96

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      Albert Gomez
      Written on January 15, 2018
      "This was the series that got me into magic. Most people like the inferior Harry Potter series, but this is the real deal. It also stays true to the original Manga, which the..."
      AG
      Albert Gomez
      Written on January 15, 2018
      "This was the series that got me into magic. Most people like the inferior Harry Potter series, but this is the real deal. It also stays true to the original Manga, which the original show didn't! It might not be the best anime series of all time, but it's really pretty gosh darn good!"
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      Claymore

      Claymore is an anime series based on the manga with the same name. Set in an ancient time where humans are scared of demons, the only way to stop them are the Claymores, a group of women half-demon, half-human.

      TV Shows

      $35.49

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      Bobby Brown
      Written on April 27, 2018
      "A lot of people might argue, but I believe that Claymore is one of the best anime series of all time. This series touched on a lot of moral aspects of life that I feel most..."
      BB
      Bobby Brown
      Written on April 27, 2018
      "A lot of people might argue, but I believe that Claymore is one of the best anime series of all time. This series touched on a lot of moral aspects of life that I feel most anime leaves alone. This anime really made me thing. I enjoyed it a lot."
    12. 9
      Kakegurui

      Kakegurui is a gambling thriller anime based on a manga series of the same name. This tells the story of Yumeko Jabami at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school where students are evaluated on their gambling skills.

      TV Shows

      Varies by plan

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      Diana Wu
      Written on May 20, 2018
      "I don't gamble but this would be good for those who do. A very interesting thriller for sure."
      DW
      Diana Wu
      Written on May 20, 2018
      "I don't gamble but this would be good for those who do. A very interesting thriller for sure."
    13. 8
      Devil May Cry

      Devil May Cry is an anime series which follows the story of Dante, a half-demon, half-human demon hunter. Based on the namesake video games series.

      TV Shows

      $96.22

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      Melissa Tran
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "Devil May Cry is arguably the best anime series of all time. Based loosely on the game, the anime delivers just as the game does in every respect. Clear graphics, interesting..."
      MT
      Melissa Tran
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "Devil May Cry is arguably the best anime series of all time. Based loosely on the game, the anime delivers just as the game does in every respect. Clear graphics, interesting story line, and the details with which the characters are represented are all top notch. This is one anime that generations of anime fans will enjoy for some time to come."
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      Fist of the North Star

      Fist of the North Star is the anime adaptation of the manga with the same title. Set in a nuclear post-apocalypse, the story is about Kenshiro, a practitioner of the violent Hokuto Shinken. He battles the forces of evil who threatens peace.

      TV Shows

      $100.2 - Varies by seller

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      Gregory Clark
      Written on June 5, 2018
      "I'm a big manga fan and found Fist of the North Star to be very funny yet also very entertaining. Kenshiro is a very interesting character and all of his combat movies are..."
      GC
      Gregory Clark
      Written on June 5, 2018
      "I'm a big manga fan and found Fist of the North Star to be very funny yet also very entertaining. Kenshiro is a very interesting character and all of his combat movies are very exciting to watch."

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    Summary

    Best anime series of all time
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Dragon Ball Z TV Shows 90 Paid
    2 Death Note TV Shows 78 Paid
    3 Cowboy Bebop TV Shows 52 Paid
    4 Samurai Champloo TV Shows 39 Paid
    5 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV Shows 38 Paid
    6 Fullmetal Alchemist TV Shows 36 Paid
    7 Psycho - Pass TV Shows 33 Paid
    8 Code Geass TV Shows 32 Paid
    9 Ergo Proxy TV Shows 31 Paid
    10 Aku No Hana (Flowers of Evil) TV Shows 30 Paid
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