Anime Ranking

February 9th, 2015 | by Animecut
Anime Ranking

We Rank the top Anime shows out there. The best of the best in terms of Value, Importance, Popularity, and quality.As much as we wanted to include Dragon Ball, Cowboy Beebop, Great Teacher Onizuka, and many more, this list is limited to Anime made beginning in the 2000’s up to now.



Top 24 Anime


1. Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter

A remarkable cast, original story, and amazing battles are among the many things that make Hunter X Hunter epic.


2. One Piece

One Piece

The world of One Piece has captivated our hearts. Luffy and crew have kept us on the edge of our seats for more than 600 episodes and we look forward to another 600.


3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

A superior Version to the original Fullmetal Alchemist. Brotherhood follows the original manga and is a deeper and developed story compared to the original. FMAB is a masterfull Anime with a masterful plot.


4. Code Geass

Code Geass


Code Geass throws the lovable do no wrong for justice Main character Cliché out the window and gives us Lelouch Lamperouge. An intelligently written and conflicted anti hero. Add exciting mecha action and a story that keeps us guessing throughout and we end up with an Anime Great.


 5. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate Anime

Steins;Gate is a roller coaster thrill ride that goes up and never comes down. A magnetic cast and beautifully executed story make this one of the best science fiction Anime around.


6. Bleach

Bleach Anime

Part of “big 3”. Bleach balances everything that makes a great Anime and never stops moving. Like Naruto and One Piece, Bleach is one of the most recognized Anime shows in the world.


7. Death Note

Death Note Anime

Cleverly written, action packed, and consistent. Death Note’s L vs Kira is one of the best battles of wits ever seen.


8. Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden

 One of the big 3 Gateway Anime that introduce many of us to Anime. Although feelings are always mixed, the fast paced flashy fighting and music to match has made Naruto one of the most recognized Anime shows.


9. Clannad After Story



Not many shows connect with the viewer like Clannad does. The second season, Clannad After Story, was memorably charming and heartfelt.


10. Fate/Zero

Fate Zero


The prequel to Stay night took everyone by storm. Sporting some of the best animation around and superb action, combined with its mature story gives Fate/Zero a spot on our list.


11. Darker than Black

Darker than black


Darker than Black has a mature and gritty story that is pulled along by the show’s cutthroat action.


12. Attack on Titan


The show opens with a brutal episode that would set the tone for the entire series. Attack on Titan showed us just how vulnerable human life is.


13. Puella Magi Madoka Magica


Don’t let Puella Magi Madoka Magica fool you. An excellently written, deep, dark, and multilayered plot will catch most of us of guard.


14. Bakemonogatari


Bakemonogatari does not try to impress anybody with flashy action. With a fast talking dynamic cast, this Anime is dialogue gold.


15. Hajime No Ippo


An explosive anime that’s also charming. Hajime No Ippo can always make the case of being the best true sport anime out there.


16. Gurren Lagann


Gurren Langann is an Anime of many variables. It’s funny, action packed, and heartwarming. The World is Vibrant and colorful. The characters are intriguing and loud. The Anime, manages to stay fresh and new throughout its duration.


17. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Hari Suzumiya is an audacious, charismatic, and colorful female lead that is the heart of this cast. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is weird, fun, and crazy Anime with a plot included somewhere in all the madness.


18. Black Lagoon


This Anime is vicious and violent fun all around. Black Lagoon has no reservations and is not afraid to push.


19. Psycho-Pass


A Cyberpunk murder mystery. Psycho-Pass manages to put us in a believable world with real concerns and paints a picture of how a perfect society is truly not.


20. Samurai Champloo


A mix of martial arts, samurai battles, and chaotic humor. Samurai Champloo is fun action.


21. Tokyo Ghoul


A brutal world filed with complex characters, Tokyo Ghoul gives us all the action and violence that we can get and extra.


22. Bakuman


Bakuman is an Anime about making manga and Anime. Filled with multilayered characters, an inspiring story, and a great view into the world on Anime and Manga.


23. Sword Art Online

sword art online

Sword Art Online is built on a great situation. Putting Kirito and the rest of the cast trapped inside a virtual reality game where death is real.


24. The legend of legendary heroes

the legend of legendary heroes Poster

The legend of legendary heroes has superb writing and exceptional pacing. The characters are conflicted and the action is insane at times.


Closing Thoughts 

This is Top Anime ranking. again this list is not ranking THE GREATEST ANIME EVER. Although a case can be made for a few of the shows here, everyone has their own opinions and more importantly in this case, “Taste”. What should the best Anime be? An intelligently written, plot heavy thriller? How about insane fighting and over the top spirit bombs? Is it a horror or comedy? the list goes on. We wanted to make a list that showed some of the best Anime has to offer and we feel this list shows that.

As for the best Anime made before 2000? They will have their own list posted soon.