Top 10 Popular Japanese Anime Series

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10. Another

‘’Another’’ is a horror anime. It is written by Yukito Ayatsuji. The anime starts with a disappearance of a popular student called Misaki in the year 1972. However, the disappearance of the girl Misaki doesn’t only affect her circle, the town of Yomiyama also will never be the same after her death. Twenty-six years after her death, a 15-year-old student, Kouichi Sakakibara, transfers to the class where Misaki was studying and he suddenly finds himself drawn to a mysterious girl wearing an eyepatch. The strange thing is the other students and the teachers do not seem to be aware of this eyepatched girl and the things begin to get more complicated. As Kouichi begins to get closer to her, he realizes that he gets closer to the gruesome phenomenon influencing his classmates, too.

If you like horror genre, it is an interesting anime with a very interesting plot.

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9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series. It was illustrated by Hiromu Arawaka. The plot of the anime is enriched around  Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who is trying to use alchemy to revive their mother when they were kids, but they took something horrible in return. While Edward loses his limbs, Alphonse loses his all body. Then, they realize that they can’t revive their mother, but they decide to take a journey to develop their alchemy and to take what belongs to them. During their journey to gain their bodies back, they will also discover some other truths related to their father who left the house years before and the mysterious attacks taking place in the city.

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8. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is also a Japanese manga series which were written by Sui Ishida. The story is mainly about the continuous fight between humans and  fictional creatures called ‘’ghouls’’ in Tokyo. The main character of the story is a standard college student, Ken Kaneki who turns into a ghoul after an unfortunate accident.  Being half- human and half-ghoul, he might be the only one who can stop this endless fight between humans and ghouls.

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7. Fairy Tale

In Fairy Tale, the main character is  a young wizard Lucy whose dream is to join the Fairy Tale Guild. After a while, Lucy is caught by some mysterious men to be sold as a slave, but Natsu saves her. Natsu is a very powerful fire wizard and a member of the Fairy Tale Guild. Then, Natsu offers Lucy to join the Fairy Tale and finally they become a team.

If you like adventure animes, it is the one you definitely should watch!!

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6. Naruto

Naruto is also an anime inspired from its manga series. It was illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto and the events take place around a child called Naruto who is pushed aside by the people of Konoha because they think that Kyuubi, a 9-tailed legendary fox who has destroyed the Konoha once in the past, is trapped in him. The anime reflects the adventures of Naruto who has a naughty personality and who is at the same time so decisive about learning to manipulate the power of Kyuubi hidden within him.

When you are watching this anime, you can witness power, love, despair and friendship at the same time.

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5. One Piece

One Piece is one of the longest Shonen manga series and it was written by Eiiçiro Oda.

The subject of the anime is about a kid called Monkey D. Luffy whose main aim is to become the next Pirate King by taking over the treasure of the previous King Gold Roger. The treasure is said to be hidden somewhere in the Grand Line which is an ocean line where the great dangers are hidden. During his journey to collect One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy will collect his crew and he will go to dangerous and funny adventures on the Grand Line.

If you want to meet characters with powers that can go beyond your imagination and if you want to laugh outloud, it is worth giving this anime a shot.

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4. Bleach

Bleach is a Japanese shonen manga series written by Tite Kubo.

In the anime, Kurosaki Ichigo who is a high school student at the age of 15 and who has the ability to communicate with the dead although he doesn’t know the reason why. One night, he encounters a soul reaper named Rukia Kuchiki and he has to borrow Rukia’s Shinigami powers to help her protect the innocent souls from the attack of hollows who are the sinful souls eating them. After that night when he meets Rukia, Ichigo’s life changes forever.

Bleach is an anime that attracted many western and eastern anime lovers with its catchy plot and legendary characters. If you are an anime lover and haven’t seen Bleach yet, it is accepted as a real shame.

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3. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is a manga series which was illustrated by Reki Kawahara.

The ‘’Sword Art Online’’ is originally the name of a MMORPG game and the anime tells the story of the characters who are involved in this online game accidentally. Kirito becomes one of the first players to take part in Sword Art Online, and they realize later that there is no exit from the game. The only way to get out of the game is to complete the hundredth stage of the Sword Art Online world. However, the players need to be aware of the fact that the person who is dead in the game will also die in real life, too. Additionally, if someone outside attempts to interfere with the game to save the players, the game will kill all the players included.

If you like playing multiple player games and if you are an anime fan, you can find everything you are looking for in this anime.

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2. Attack On Titan

Attack On Titan is a manga series that is prepared by Hajime Isayama.

The anime is based on a dystopia where human race has come close to extinction due to some huge creatures called Titans. It is a world where human race is forced to build huge walls to survive and spend the rest of their lives between those walls. The key events start with the attack of a giant Colossal Titan on the small town of Eren and Titan’s murder of his mother. Eren swears to take the revenge of this tragic death of his mother and he joins the army with his step sister Mikasa.

It is an anime that will leave a question mark in your mind every time you finish a chapter, and you are going to admire at the struggle Eren and his comrades give throughout the series.

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1. Death Note

Now we finalize our Top 10 anime list with an anime that leaves a mark on every anime lover. Death Note is an anime that is included in the bucket list of every anime lover. It has been loved and embraced in all times by all the people who watched it.  It was loved so much that it had to be banned in China because the kids who were affected by the anime started to keep Death Note Notebooks to write the names of all people they hated and wished them to die!!

The anime is originally based on a manga series written by Tsugumi Ooba and it tells the story of a very clever high school boy named Light. Light is a kid who all the time criticizes the world and the way it is and he feels quite disturbed about his weakness. Luckily, when he is sitting in a garden, he encounters a notebook accidentally dropped by a Shinigami called Ryuk. On the first page of the notebook, it says ‘’The person whose name is written in this notebook will die.”

From then on, the Earth is going to witness a new justice system that is introduced by Light.

Since the anime had an incredible influence on the people no matter they were from the east or west, it was also adapted to a movie to be released in 2017. However, if you ask me, the movie version could not come any closer to the original work.

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