The Most Popular Anime of All Time

Have you seen some of the most popular anime of all time? Do you have any favorite anime that you plan to watch all over again? Watching and reading anime has been considered as one of the many favorite pass time activities for anime lovers. But did you know that all anime originated from Japan with Cowboy Bebop as its most notable anime?

Anime is a Japanese term that derives from the English word “animation” which describes all animated works. Anime focuses less on movement and uses more camera effects such as panning, angle shots, and zooming. The Japanese animation industry has recently seen an increase in revenue sales both local and overseas compared to the previous year.
Production companies such as Toei Animation and Madhouse have organized themselves into a trade association called the Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).

5 Most Animes of All Time

Here are 5 of the most popular animes and animated films of all time.

Dragon Ball

This anime is created by a manga artist named Akira Toriyama in the year 1984. It was originally inspired by the Chinese novel called Journey to the West. This classic anime talks about the adventures of a monkey-tailed protagonist named Son Goku who trains in martial arts and possesses superhuman strength. Son Goku meets several friends who joined him in the quest of exploring the world to search for the seven orbs. Son Guko has fought a wide variety of villains and became a family man.

One Piece

Eiichiro Oda is the writer and illustrator of this anime that talks about the adventures of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who explores the Grand Line with his crew of pirates to become the next King of Pirates. The reason why this anime is very appealing to its readers and viewers is that Luffy and his crew are designed to have their unique style. The gigantic ocean current Grand Line is said to be so vast that it circles the planet in the anime. This anime also had set a record in the Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same book series by a single author.


Have you watched the adventures of a young boy and his Pokemon named Pikachu who is trained of becoming a Pokemon master? This anime television series talks about the main character named Ash Ketchum who competes in various battle tournaments called the Pokemon League with his partner, Pikachu. Different writers such as Takeshi Shudo and Junki Takegami wrote this anime, which was aired on TV Tokyo in 1997. Pokemon has also become the most popular anime TV series around the world.


This anime is about a young ninja named Naruto who seeks recognition from his friends and dreams of becoming a village leader. The main protagonist was ridiculed for being the host of a powerful fox known as the Nine-Tails. Naruto joins the ninja academy and his teacher, Kakashi Hatake, and two other comrades, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno, to form Team 7 to complete various missions. Masashi Kishimoto wrote this anime and was considered the fourth best-selling manga series in history.

Death Note

Death Note is a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and has a television series adaption produced by Madhouse Inc. that aired in 2006. This anime centers around a teen genius named Light Yagami who discovers a mysterious notebook that belonged to the Shinigami Ryuk. The Death Note grants the user the supernatural ability to eliminate anyone whose name is written on its pages. The main character used Death Note to carry out a massacre of individuals who are considered immoral and create a crime-free society. Also, it is made into a three live-action film adaption directed by Shusuki Kaneko and Hideo Nakata.

Are you satisfied with this list of the most popular anime of all time? Have you read the manga or watched the series of any one of them? You can now start reading manga or watching the series of these animes while confined at home and avoid going to public places. Also, you can get a subscription to these anime online without going outside to look for them.

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