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Another Top 10 Anime That Everyone Needs to See

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Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Because there’s more than just 10 anime you need to watch… Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for another top ten anime that everyone needs to see. For this list, we’ll be looking at another set of anime that those who are new to the medium should definitely check out. We’ve taken a look at all your suggestions and put them all together here - If you didn’t see a series that you think should have made the cut, then be sure to check out the original top ten!
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Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Another Top 10 Anime That Everyone Needs to See


Because there’s more than just 10 anime you need to watch…
Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for another top ten anime that everyone needs to see.

For this list, we’ll be looking at another set of anime that those who are new to the medium should definitely check out. We’ve taken a look at all your suggestions and put them all together here - If you didn’t see a series that you think should have made the cut, then be sure to check out the original top ten!

#10: “Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu” (2016-)


Sit down - it’s time for a story! If you’re in the mood for an anime where dialogue and atmosphere is king, then we recommend this tale of second chances. Recently released from prison, a man by the name of Kyoshi soon finds himself as the apprentice of a respected rakugo performer. Finding himself drawn to the thrill of entertaining audiences via exhaustingly long comical stories, he strives to better his skills as a storyteller, all the while the anime gives us glimpses into the contrasting and pained lives of its cast.

#9: “Attack on Titan” (2013-)


As mankind nears closer and closer to extinction at the hands of the rampaging, cannibalistic giants known as Titans, a select few endeavour to fight back. The action is bloody, there’s death aplenty, and with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness, you learn early on that none of your favourite characters are safe. Newcomers who are dying to see unrelenting yet stunning anime violence need look no further, after all, this show does have Levi…

#8: “Death Note” (2006-07)


What is the true definition of justice? Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? These are the questions that loom as we follow genius student Light Yagami, who one day finds himself in possession of a notebook that can kill anyone just by writing their name it. Under the alias of Kira, he decides to rid the world of criminals. In response, he finds himself entangled in a battle of wits with the enigmatic detective known as L. With clever twists and unrelenting suspense, anime has never had deadlier game of cat and mouse.

#7: “Ping Pong the Animation” (2014)


Following the trials of two childhood friends, the outrageous Peco and the introverted Smile, who, despite their contrasting natures, both seek to become the best in table tennis. Aside from having everything you’d love in a sports anime, the art design in the series literally comes off the page, creating a unique experience that will win you over with its charm in no time. Needless to say, this one’s a smash hit.

#6: “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” (2010)


If you were a fan of the original reality-bending misadventures of the SOS Brigade but somehow have not come across this little gem, then we highly recommend you check it out. Not only does it have all the parallel dimensions, time travel and general hysteria you could want from Ms Suzumiya and company, but it also has an overwhelming amount of heart, especially in the form of Kyon, who for all his sarcasm has come to value the zany but deep-rooted affections of his friends. It’ll make you scratch your head, laugh out loud but most of all it will hit you right in your feelings.

#5: “Mononoke” (2007)


First things first, this series is visually gorgeous. Though don’t get too comfortable since it will also creep you out to no end. Leading us across the horror show is the nameless Medicine Seller, the only one capable of exorcising the titular monstrous spirits known as Mononoke. It’s brimming with exquisite visuals, and disturbing stories, and though it’s sometimes formulaic, it’s quite easy to enjoy watching the routine of the Medicine Seller unravelling the mystery behind each evil entity before letting loose that sword of his.

#4: “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” (2011)


It’s no secret that the magical girl genre has gotten more than a little saturated, but that’s what makes the harrowing exploits of Madoka a must-watch. Offered the chance to become a Magical Girl and defeat the threat known as witches, Madoka soon finds that such a life isn’t as cheery as you’d expect. In fact it’s full of danger, suffering and sacrifice. While its characters are as sweet as can be, its violent action scenes and dismantling of the typical heroine’s journey will not only leave you with a very different viewing experience but also make you forever question cute animal sidekicks.

#3: “Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)


For those that like their anime filled with adventure and lovable characters, we refer you to one of the greatest entries to come from the shonen genre. Seeking to become a Hunter (an individual with the authority to explore and chase down who or whatever they wish) we’re introduced to the young but strong-minded Gon and his three companions Killua, Kurapika and Leorio. With their own personal dreams but tangible bond, these four find themselves in not only plenty of bizarre situations but also some pretty intense battles.

#2: “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion” Series (2006-08)


In a timeline where Japan has become a property of wicked colonists, it’s time for a rebellion. Determined to defeat his home nation of Britannia, Lelouch assumes the guise of the masked figure known as Zero, staging a mass rebellion with the subjugated Japanese forces while using the powers of the mind-controlling Geass. Aside from the fierce mecha battles and supernatural elements, the real draw of this series is Lelouch himself, whose desire to destroy Britannia takes him to some pretty dark places.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

“Bacanno!” (2007-08)

“Millennium Actress” (2001)

“Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor” (2007-11)

#1: “Lazy Town” (2004-14)

Yeah, nah.

#1: “Mobile Suit Gundam” (1979-80)


Have you heard of this mega franchise but have no idea where to start? Well look no further, as even after so many years the original Gundam still holds off magnificently. As the Earth Federation faces off against the space-faring Principality of Zeon, a young pilot by the name of Amuro Ray finds himself experiencing the full force of war as he and his Mobile Suit face off against the ace pilot; Char Aznable. Fans may find the 43 episode run a little intimidating, but the three summary movies cover everything you need to know. Seriously, what are you waiting for?
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