Anime is generally used to refer animations from Japan or Japanese disseminated animation style. A good anime focuses on its soundtrack, use of descent camera effects, zooming and angle shots etc. It consists of ideal story telling way, good characterization, realism, combined graphical art, cinematography and other imaginative techniques in order to catch eyes of the audience.
So being an anime lover, we have curated some highly rated anime that one should not miss. These names are based popularity and the IMDB rating they have received in all these years.
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10 Anime Series That Are Highly Rated on IMDB
One-Punch man is an ongoing Japanese superhero mockery web comic. Currently it is the highest rated anime series with IMDb rating of 9.4/10. This anime series exceptionally got viral in 2012 with 7.9 million hits. In this series Saitama is the protagonist who can easily defeat villains and other monsters with a single easy punch. Because of his limitless power he starts getting bore from his own strengths and tries to find a challenging opponent. In most of the story Saitama struggles to get respect. Also, he never takes credit of defeating enemies.
2. Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar last Airbender is one of the best anime series with an IMDb rating 9.2/10. A western animated television series that got hyped for three seasons and universally praised for its humor, direction and themes by audience and critics. The story goes in an Asiatic like world of elemental magic. The story follows the thrills and adventures of protagonist Aang and his friends, who need to bring unity and peace to the world by ending fire lords war against the other nations.
It is a series that strives for excellence and perfection. The best thing about this show is it never lefts its original plot unlike that of others. With a IMDb rating of 9.1/10 it comes on third position. You can stream this series on popular anime sites. Story of this show revolves around two brothers Edward and Alphonse elric who lives with their mother. Unfortunately their mom dies and they were cared by their best friend Winry rockbell and her grandmother. Later the boys travel the world to improve their alchemic training and tries to bring their mom back to life with alchemy.
4. Death Note
It is a thriller with a bit of comedy and fantasy. IMDb rated it as 9.0/10. Story of this anime is about a genius high school boy Light Yagami, who finds a supernatural notebook ( The Death Note). This notebook allows its user to kill anyone whose name and face is known. The boy decides to kill all evils’ by the use of this diary. Light catches the eye of Interpol and world’s famous detective “ L” when all killers, thieves and prisoners start mysteriously dying. Later, the “L” tries to locate Kira, who is non other then the light.
The show gets a rating of 9.0/10 by IMDb. The story is about a young boy Gon Freecss , who was told that his father is dead but later he discovers his father to be alive and he is also a worlds renowned hunter. Despite of being abandoned by his father he decides to reach to him at any cost. He chooses to step into the shoes of his dad and decides to be a full time hunter. For that he passes many rigorous hunting tests and finally managed to reach to his dad.
6. Attack on Titan
This anime series got IMDb rating of 8.9/10 with 55k viewers voting. The story centres on Eren Jaegar whose home town is invaded and mother is killed by the humanoid titans. He vows to completely clean the earth from these titans and joins military along with his friends. Further story goes as per Eren’s plan of finishing the titans. Attack on titan is not just a anime but it’s a masterpiece of thrill and fantasy.
7. Dragon Ball Z
This show is something very close to the heart of every 90’s kid. With a IMDb rating of 8.8/10 it enters in the top 10 anime series. This show was first aired in japan and later it was universally praised. Story of this show follows the adventures of protagonist Goku. One day a alien named Raditz arrives on earth and tries to track down goku. Raditz reveals that goku is his long lost brother. He also proves that aliens have sent goku on earth when he was infant in order to make earth suitable for them but he lost his memory because of a extreme injury. Later goku along with his friends defends earth against onslaught of villains.
8. One Piece
The IMDb rating of 8.8/10 makes it tie with position 7th but according to interest bar of IMDb this show didn’t get so much of fame. This anime series is about a young man named Monkey D.luffy whose body mysteriously gains properties of rubber after unwillingly eating of a devil fruit. Rest of the story is about adventures of luffy and his friends in order to find world’s greatest treasure “One Piece” to become next ruler of pirates.
One more masterpiece with a rating of 8.6/10 on IMDb. For a action and fantasy lover this is a stuff to watch. Once a powerful nine-tail fox attacks Konoha, a small village in ninja world. So, in order to get rid from it their Hokage (leader ninja) seals the fox inside the body of his newly born baby, Naruto Uzumaki. As a child , Naruto was isolated from konoha community, who still considers him as a nine-tail. Just because of this separation he decides to be a hokage himself. Rest of the series revolves around his actions and adventures.
With a rating of 8.3/10 on 30k viewers voting on IMDb this show comes on 10th position. Story line of bleach follows the thrills of Ichigo Kurosaki , who suddenly obtains powers of a soul reaper. His newly discovered powers makes him to take responsibility of defending humans from evil spirits. He later finds most of his friends have their own powers and they are spiritually aware. In this anime most of the story follows its initial plot.