Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time

By Nubia Brice
Published: January 30, 2023 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)

Please bookmark this page as we celebrate and list what is deemed the Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time.

Different fans have different opinions on what the best anime of all time is. Whether you’re a shonen fan, someone who loves romance, or a lover of gore, everyone has a series they consider the best of the best.

However, numbers don’t lie, and for some fans, it might be rough knowing that not everyone feels the same way about your favorite anime as you do. So it’s time to put the guessing and fighting aside and see what viewers consider to be the best anime of all time based on the numbers. We have used ratings from our friends MyAnimeList (MAL) to determine this list.

Last Updated: September 9th, 2023

Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time

10. Gintama: Enchousen (2012)

Season two of the 2012 version of the anime series Gintama. This season falls between Gintama’ and Gintama°, where Gintoki Sakata is replaced as the Yorozuya leader.

MAL Score: 9.03

9. Kaguya-Sama Love is War: Ultra Romantic (2022)

While the entire Love is War series is highly regarded among fans, season 3 is one of the best seasons of romantic comedy anime viewers have gotten in recent years. In this hilarious series, student council members Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya refuse to acknowledge the chemistry that’s right in their faces. It’s not that they do not have feelings for one another.

It’s quite the opposite, in fact, but they each refuse to be the ones to confess first in fear of “losing” in the relationship. It makes for some hilarious antics and awkward encounters as viewers watch them try to force others to admit their feelings first. 

MAL Score: 9.04

8. Hunter x Hunter (2011) 

This fan-favorite action series follows 12-year-old Gon on his mission to become a hunter in hopes it may eventually lead to him finding his mysterious father. If he manages to pass the hunter exam with his life, he will get a license, allowing him to travel the world fighting monsters and collecting items on missions. However, no one could’ve prepared him for all the danger that comes after.  

MAL Score: 9.04

7. Gintama: The Very Final (2021)

Although technically a movie, The Very Final serves as the conclusion of the popular series as the group comes together for one last fight. 

MAL Score: 9.04

6. Gintama’ (2011) 

This long-running series somehow seamlessly blends historical anime and science fiction to craft an interesting story about grief, honesty, and living life to the fullest. After an alien attack, Gintoki Sakata is a samurai turned freelancer in a world where carrying swords in public is illegal. Despite there being no place for his kind anymore when these new invaders defeat the samurai, he refuses to let the tradition die as he and his friends work odd jobs and get into trouble.

MAL Score: 9.04

5. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 (2019)

In a world where massive humanoid monsters called Titans pose a grave threat to humanity, Eren and the other members of the Survey Corps seek to irradicate these creatures and liberate themselves. Season 3 Part 2 of this popular anime follows the group as they attempt to take back a compromised Wall Maria from the Titans, only to learn far more than they bargained for. 

MAL Score: 9.05

4. Gintama° (2015)

The fourth season in the Gintama franchise is in which Gintoki is gifted a strange clock to protect and ends up making time stand still. 

MAL Score: 9.06

3. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War (2022)

Although a relative newcomer, the latest season of Bleach catapulted to the top of the rankings upon its debut. Fans of the series have been waiting for the anime to return for over ten years, and they were not disappointed. The edgy action anime follows a young boy named Ichigo Kurosaki, who is forced to become a soul reaper after a girl named Rukia risks her life to save him from a lost soul called a Hollow. 

MAL Score: 9.06

2. Steins; Gate (2011)

Ask any avid anime fan for a recommendation, and Steins; Gate is often a popular choice. This science fiction series deals heavily with time travel and the consequences that changing the past can have on the future. What starts as an innocent project for Rintarou Okabe and his friends soon turns deadly when they realize the harmless microwave they invented actually has the power to send messages to the past. 

MAL: 9.07

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

This series follows brothers Edward and Alphonse, who, after attempting to bring their mother back to life using alchemy, pay the ultimate price instead. While Edward must pay with his limbs, Alphonse loses his entire body and must have his soul transferred to a suit of armor instead. Now, they’re on a mission to restore their full bodies, but the only way to do so is to find a stone that may or may not exist. 

MAL Score: 9.10

And that completes our Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time list. What’s your favorite anime of All Time? Comment below.

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