Some people hate it, others think that it is the best way of visualizing a good narrative. This Japanese animation has become a part of the local culture already and we all know that Japanese respect what their country produces, especially if it’s good. Since the 1910s industry was growing impressively quickly, and with the internet, the progression has reached geometric scale.
Though anime looks like a product for kids or teens, it holds a deep meaning that leaves you thinking even after you watch it. Thematic also varies greatly: from childish fables to erotic scenes and detective stories that leave Sherlock and Doctor Watson scratching their heads. Unusually grown-up morale and depth of the story is not what we are used to at western world, and that’s why anime conquered us like a horde of Mongols.
Huge variety of subgenres generated a big popularity abroad and it is not rare to see some kind of youtube video titled “My Anime List”. Pokemon, Death Note, Naruto, these are just some of the top anime works that come to mind. Even one of the 2017 movies,”Ghost In The Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson, tells us an adapted story, originally seen in Masamune Shirow’s manga and multiple anime series that came to life afterward. This list depicts top anime movies and series, voted by our users. Just so you know how largely scaled the whole thing is, if you didn’t know already.
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The Pokémon anime series and films are a meta-series of adventures usually separate from the canon that most of the Pokémon video games follow (with the exception of Pokémon Yellow, a game based loosely on the anime storyline). The anime follows the quest of the main character, Ash Ketchum (known as Satoshi in Japan), a Pokémon Master in training, as he and a small group of friends travel around the world of Pokémon along with their Pokémon partners.
It is a dubbed anime with a narration worth a thousand blockbusters. A story of a detective and a boy with a demon assistant deserves to be in an oscar-winning thriller movie. Dark scenes, ambient music and great characters let the viewers feel the range of emotions through seeing Kira write down next victim’s name.
Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village. The story is divided into two parts, the first set in Naruto's preteen years, and the second in his teens. The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto: Karakuri (1995), which earned Kishimoto an honorable mention in Shueisha's monthly Hop Step Award the following year, and Naruto (1997).
Produced by the animation studio Gainax and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, Gurren Lagann aired in Japan on TXN stations between April 1 and September 30, 2007. The anime has 27 episodes plus two specials, the first being the uncensored version of the sixth episode, and the second is episode 5.5, a bonus that came with the Nintendo DS game.
Studio Deen produced a twenty-six episode anime adaptation of the Vampire Knight manga, using many of the same voice actors featured on the drama CDs and directed by Kiyoko Sayama. The episodes started airing on TV Tokyo in Japan on April 7, 2008 and ran until the season conclusion on June 30, 2008. The episodes were also aired at later dates on TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Osaka, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co. The second season, named Vampire Knight Guilty, premiered on the same station October 6, 2008. The final episode aired on December 29, 2008. On July 24, 2009, Viz Media announced it had acquired the license for the Vampire Knight anime and would begin releasing it to DVD on July 20, 2010. In the UK, the first volume was officially released on DVD via Manga Entertainment on November 22, 2010. In Australia, ABC3 began airing the series (English-language version) in March 2011 and began repeats on July 3 later that year.
A 12-episode anime adaptation by Diomedéa aired on TV Tokyo between October 4 and December 20, 2010. The fifth and sixth DVD/Blu-ray volumes, released on April 20, 2011 and May 18, 2011, contained bonus "Mini-Ika Musume" side-stories. A second anime season, titled Shinryaku!? Ika Musume (侵略!?イカ娘?), aired in Japan between September 26and December 26, 2011. Both series were simulcasted by Crunchyroll. An original video animation (OVA) episode titled Shinryaku!! Ika Musume was bundled with the 12th manga volume released on August 8, 2012, and a second OVA was released with the 14th manga volume on June 7, 2013. Crunchyroll began streaming the OVAs in February 2014. A third OVA was released as a Blu-ray Disc bundled with the 17th manga volume on September 9, 2014.
Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece.
Amnesia is a Japanese visual novel series by Idea Factory. It was first released on August 18, 2011 for PlayStation Portable, and then a fan disc in Japan, Amnesia Later, was released on March 15, 2012. Another sequel titled Amnesia Crowd was released on April 18, 2013. They were later combined for a PlayStation Vita release titled "Amnesia Later x Crowd V Edition" on October 16, 2014. Since this series is well received in Japan, it produced various related merchandise such as drama CDs, character music CDs and books. A 2013 anime television series has been produced by Brain's Base. A PlayStation Vita game has been announced.
Mobile Suit Gundam
In February 1980, Mobile Suit Gundam was aired in Italy, the first country to broadcast the show outside Japan. Mobile Suit Gundam was also later aired by the anime satellite television network, Animax, across Japan, with the series continuing to be aired on the network currently, and later its respective networks worldwide, including Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and other regions.
A 22-episode anime adaptation of the first four novels, directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto and produced by Kyoto Animation, aired in Japan between April 22 and September 16, 2012. A bonus original video animation episode was streamed online on UStream on July 8, 2012 and was later released on Blu-ray Disc with the third manga volume on January 12, 2013.