6 Most Popular Anime Series Of All Time (May 2021)

anime series you should binge watch

Looking for a new anime series to watch in 2021? I would like to suggest some anime shows that you may or may not have heard of, but these are some of the most popular animes of all time you should binge-watch right now!

If you are into Isekai Animes than Don’t miss this Isekai Anime list.

It not only contains popular Japanese anime like ‘death note’, but some of the other great animes like ‘black clover‘ or ‘Kimi no na wa’. After reading this post, I can bet you will become an anime fan if you think of it as a cartoon right now.

Naruto

naruto

Naruto Characters

Here is the list of some of the main characters and characters of Naruto that had a great impact on the series along with their voice actors. There are other characters also who had a huge impact on the series but mentioning everyone would make list very long so I am mentioning only a few of them from every anime.

  • Naruto Uzumaki (Maile Flanagan)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Yuri Lowenthal)
  •  Sakura Haruno (Kate Higgins)
  • Kakashi Hatake (Dave Wittenberg)
  • Iruka Umino (Quinton Flynn)
  • Jiraya (David Lodge)
  • Tsunade (Debi Mae West)
  • Hinata Hyuga (Stephanie Sheh)
  • Shikamaru Nara (Tom Gibis)
  • Itachi Uchiha (Skip Stellrecht)
  • Haku (Susan Dalian)
  • Gaara (Liam O’Brien)
  • Temari (Tara Platt)
  • Tenten (Danielle Judovist)
  • Rin Nohara (Stephanie Sheh)

Overview

So, Naruto is an anime series about a kid named Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive ninja knucklehead who was despised by all at the beginning, but then he became the Hokage of his village.

He lives in the village called Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf. Moments before his birth, the village was attacked by a nine-tailed fox called Kubby; to save the village, the fourth Hokage sacrificed his life and sealed the beast inside the Naruto. Because of which all neglected him, and he aims to become a Hokage to achieve the admiration of all.

This anime series is quite long containing 720 episodes. It can be divided into two parts: One in which Naruto is 12 years old kid. It is 220 episodes long, available on Netflix.

The second one is Naruto Shippuden, where he is a teenager, learning to control the chakra of the nine-tailed beast. This 500 episode- series might be available on Netflix, depending on your region. You can surely watch complete series on other streaming sites like Crunchyroll.

Ratings:

IMDb : 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes : 77% fresh

Personal rating : 5/5

Why should you watch Naruto?

So, the question that arrives here is why you should watch Naruto when there are other action-packed anime like the attack on titan. I liked this anime because it does not only contain a good amount of action, but it also has a good amount of humor as well as some emotional moments that will really make you want to cry.

If that’s not enough here are some of my favorite quotes from Naruto that’s hit on a different level.

Naruto Quotes

“A place where someone still thinks of you is a place you can call home”

Jiraya

“People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That’s how they define “reality” 

Itachi Uchiha

“As long as the concept of ‘winner’ exist ‘loser’ will also exist”

Madara Uchiha

The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins

The Seven Deadly Sins Characters

  • Meliodas: dragon, sin of wrath (Bryce Papenbrook)
  • Diana: serpent, sin of envy  (Erica Mendez)
  • Ban: fox, sin of greed (Benjamin Diskin)
  • King: grizzly, sin of sloth (Max Mittelman)
  • Gowther: Goat, sin of lust (Erik Kimerer)
  • Merlin: boar, sin of Gluttony (Launder Landa)
  • Escanor: lion, sin of pride (Tomokazu Sugita)
  • Elizabeth Liones (Erica Harlacher)
  • Hawk (Cristina Valenzuela)
  • Zeldris (Bryce Papenbrook)
  • Estarossa (David Vincent)
  • Griamore (Patrick Seeitz)

Overview

The next anime on our list is an action-adventure anime, seven deadly sins. The story sets in a world similar to the European middle ages, where the feared yet honored Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely powerful magic to protect the region of its kingdom.

But some of these betrayed their comrades and tried to overthrow the kingdom of lines. Holy knights defeated them, but rumors are there that ‘seven deadly sins’ are still alive.

This is the story of a group of 7 strongest people each representing one of the seven deadly sins present in the world. For example, the seven deadly sins ‘ban’ represents the sin of greed which is symbolized by the fox in the anime. Seven deadly sins ‘Meliodas’ represent the sin of wrath or anger as you may call, symbolized by a dragon.

In the story, Elizabeth Liones, the third princess of the kingdom try to find seven deadly sins when she finds out that the kingdom will be overthrown by some of the betrayers.

The anime follows the original manga named ‘nanatsu no taizai’. It contains 3 seasons of 24 episodes each and another season containing 4 episodes making a total of 76 episodes.

Seven deadly sins don’t end here, the show stills go on and another season is expected next year.

Ratings:

IMDb : 8.1/10

Rotten tomatoes : 75% fresh

Personal rating : 5/5

Why you should watch The Seven Deadly Sins?

I would suggest this anime to watch because of its epic fighting scene and great storyline.

You would enjoy this action anime series and will find some new things about the characters along with the show.

Also adding my favorite anime quotes to convince you.

The Seven Deadly Sins Quotes

“It’s troublesome if the villain doesn’t show their evil. Villains are necessary to make knights into heroes”

Helbram

“No matter what lies you tell you can’t fool your own heart”

Meliodas

“No matter how much you bleed and even if your tears run dry, you stick to it. That’s what a knight stands for”

Meliodas

Black Clover

blackclover

Black Clover Characters

  • Asta (Dallas Reid)
  • Noelle Silva (Jill Harris)
  • Yuno (Micha Solusod)
  • Zoro Ideale (Johnny Yong bosch)
  • Licht (Jerry Jewell)
  • Nero (Monica Rial)
  • Charmy Papittoson (Sarah Widenheft)
  • Nozel Silva (Clifford Chapin)
  • Yami Sukehiro (Christopher Sabat)
  • Mereoleona Vermillion (Monica Rial)
  • Fugeleon Vermillion (John Michael Tatum)
  • Mimosa Vermillion (Bryn Apprill)
  • Luck Voltia (Justin Briner)
  • Julius Novachrono (Robert McCollum)
  • Magna Swing (Ian Sinclair)

Overview

Oh shit! Here we go again. This series is an action-adventure with a touch of comedy and one of my favorite anime shows I would suggest you watch. Black clover sets in the world of magic. Clover kingdom where magic is everything; a boy without magic is born. He wishes to become the magic-king of the kingdom.

You must be thinking it’s ridiculous how someone without magic can become the magic-king. Well, that’s where the twist comes in. Don’t worry, I am not going to spoil the fun by giving you spoilers of the anime. If you want to find out how he is planning on becoming a magic knight, just start watching the show.

The show is 155 episodes long, but it’s not the end. In fact, it’s nowhere near the end. The fun has just begun, the new episode comes out every Tuesday. So, what are you waiting to start watching to catch up till the next episode comes out?

Ratings

IMDb : 8.1/10

Personal : 5/5

Why you should watch Black Clover?

I am sure the overview was more than enough to convince you to watch this anime. But if you are not satisfied here are some other reasons: This anime tells you about the power of hard work and how much it is important in life. Also, there is some twist you will never see coming. And some quotes from Black Clover to inspire you.

Black Clover Quotes

“Protect something whatever is precious to you one day it will lead you to protect something else”

Yami Sukehiro

“Being weak is nothing to be ashamed of staying weak is”

Fuegoleon Vermillion

“Gravel may be Gravel, but me? I am gravel that shatters diamond”

Asta

Parasyte

parasyte

Parasyte Characters

  • Shinichi Izumi (Adam Gibbs)
  • Migi (Brittney Karbowski)
  • Satomi Murano (Luci Christian)
  • Ryoko Tamiya (Joanne Bonasso)
  • Kana Kimishima (Maggie Flecknoe)
  • Goto (Jason Dougals)

Overview

The next anime on our list is parasyte. No, I am not talking about parasite, the Korean movie. Parasite and Parasyte anime have no connection at all. So, the question arrives what is this anime? As the name suggests parasyte anime is a story based on alien creatures known as parasyte who must invade and take control of a human host to survive.

Once parasyte have attacked and took control of a human body, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monster with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands.

After taking control of a human body, most of them hide their lethal purpose behind an ordinary human face. No one knows about their secret until one parasyte tries to take over a high school student and fails to do so, resulting in the coexistence of that student named Shinji and the parasyte.

Ratings

IMDb: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomatoes : 97% fresh

Personal: 5/5

I know you must be thinking that why I am giving 5/5 to all anime but as the title suggest these are some of my favorite anime and so I am adding anime to the list which I can give 5/5.

If you think I have not included some of your favorite animes, comment down below, and if its really good, I will include it in the next article

Why you should watch Parasyte?

If you are looking for something like drama mystery anime then this one is definitely for you. It not only tells you about the life of parasyte but it also tells you about the harsh truth of the human world.

Also, this anime is only 24 episodes long so if you don’t like watching the long anime series, it’s perfect for you. You will realize all the things that have been said about human in this anime is true. Here are some quotes from Parasyte which you can’t miss out on.

Parasyte Quotes

“if you are cold you hurt people, if you are sensitive people hurt you”

Shinji

“We protect the environment because humans themselves don’t want to go extinct”

Shinji-parasyte

“Upon researching the concept of demons, I believe that among all life, humans are the closest thing to it”

Parasyte

Death Note

Death Note

Death Note Characters

  • Light Yagami / Kira (Brad Swaile)
  • Ryuk (Brian Drummond)
  • L / Ryuzaki Lawliet (Alessandro Juliani)
  • Near / N / Nate River (Cathy Weseluck)
  • Misa Amane / Misa-Misa (Shannon Chan Kent)
  • Rem (Colleen Wheeler)

Overview

It would be a shame if I am making a list of top anime and I don’t mention death note,1st anime I ever watched. In fact, this was the first anime for most people who started watching anime. In this anime there is a notebook named death note, whosever name is written in that book will die.

The book belongs to Shinigami (grim reaper), who drops it into the human world just because he was bored sitting above in the death realm. The book is picked by a high school student who first used the death note to kill a criminal who was trying to harass someone just to check whether it is real or not.

Ratings

IMDb : 9/10

Rotten tomatoes : 100% fresh

Personal rating : 5/5

Why should you watch Death Note?

This is like a gateway to enter the anime world. It is one of the most impressive anime series made to date with a great storyline, suspense, and great animation. Not only that it is only 37 episodes long which you won’t even know when it ended.

After reading the review and seeing this score from Rotten Tomatoes you are not convinced to watch this then I am not sure what will.

But if you love to read anime quotes, here are some great quotes from death note.

Death Note Quotes

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple”

L Lawliet

“You can’t ever win if you are always on defense, to win you need to attack”

Kira

Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)Anime movie

your name

Your Name Characters

  • Taki Tachibana (Michael Sinterniklass)
  • Mitsuha Miyamizu (Stephanie Sheh)
  • Yotsuha Miyamizu (Catie Harvey)
  • Hitora Miyamizu (Glynis Bell)
  • Sayaka Natori (Cassandra Lee Morris)
  • Katsuhiko Teshigawara (Kyle Hebert)
  • Tsukasa Fuji (Ben Pronsky)
  • Shinta Takagi (Ray Chase)
  • Miki Okudera (Laura Post)

Overview

Let’s end this list with one of the most emotional anime movies, your name (Kimi no na wa). It is a romance-comedy movie with a slice of life. The story goes like a Tokyo high school boy wakes up one day and found himself in a girl’s body.

At first, he was confused about what was happening but then he thought that he is in a dream. The same thing happens with the girl she finds herself in the boy’s body and disregarded it as a dream.

But that was not the case here it was not a dream. Somehow, they both were interchanging their body on random days. They both realized what was the case and tried not to ruin other’s life when they were in their body.

Suddenly they stopped changing their bodies. But remembered the sensation they had. I would leave the overview here as more than this would ruin the movie and I wouldn’t like to do it

Where to watch your name anime? Sadly, your name is not available on Netflix American region, however, you can watch on United Kingdom Netflix.

Ratings

IMDb : 8.4/10

Rottentomatoes : 98% fresh

Personal : 5/5

Why you should watch Your Name movie?

I would simply say that there is more than meets the eye in this movie. I would highly recommend watching this movie if you don’t want to start any series.

Instead of quoting lines from anime, I would like to link the songs from this anime. It’s superb, makes you lost in the beauty of the scenes recorded in the movie.

Nandemonaiya - movie ver.

Conclusion

So, this is the list of anime I would highly recommend you to watch assuming you haven’t watched it already.

Some series mentioned above are available on Netflix, but if you want to watch all of them, I would suggest sites like Crunchyroll.

I recently published an article on the fairy tale 100 years quest. If you love fairy tale and their arcs, check out this article.

Don’t forget to share this with your friends who love anime just like you. Would you like more such articles? comment down below your opinion and also your favorite anime character with whom you would like to go on a date(or have a conversation)!


Read Next:

How many seasons of Naruto are there?

There are total 5 seasons.

Best 3 Anime series to watch

Naruto, Death Note, and Your Name. These 3 series are so good that you won’t regret after watching.

On which Platform Death Note series is available?

It is available on Netflix.

Is Parasyte a horror anime?

Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series from 1988, which was written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

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