Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time

January 30, 2023
Daniel Hart 4
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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.

Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time

10. Legend of the Galatic Heroes (1988)

This anime series, although older, comes with high praise from many fans. Set in a futuristic society, it tells the story of two warring space empires: the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance. Each side has its own young military genius with unique ambitions and motivations, as they both try to understand the real politics behind their fighting. 

MAL Score: 9.03

9. 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

8. 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

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: 9.05

6. 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: 9.06

5. Gintama° (2015)

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

MAL Score: 9.07

4. Steins; Gate (2011)

Asks 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: 9.08

3. 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 one 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 the other to admit their feelings first. 

MAL Score: 9.08

2. 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: 9.11

1. 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: 9.14

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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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Best and Highest Rated Anime Shows Of All Time

  • February 4, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Bro one peice

  • February 5, 2023 at 5:59 am

    When people do these top 10 choices do really analyze there choices or do they just go off new fan based answers ? Of course people always gonna go off new stuff as number one because it’s fresh. But really looking over the real shows that started this trend and broke the mold.

  • February 7, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Why is Cowboy Bebop not on this list?!?!

  • February 7, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    Wrong…so so wrong bro

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