What is Anime?

Anime, an abbreviation for animation in Japanese, is animated images rooted in Japan. It also includes television animation series, films, OVA (original video animation) put on DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and a variety of other forms of animated works. Anime is also deeply concerned with Japanese comic books known as Manga since lots of modern anime are created based on them.

The number of new anime titles is increasing year after year partly because of diversification of the ways of making them. In addition to traditional hand-drawn animations, more digital anime used with computer graphics have been made recently.

A style of the modern anime has its origin in Japanese animations around the 1960s, when the first successful television anime series Astro Boy was produced by Osamu Tezuka, the Father of Manga. Since the 2000s, a large number of low-budget but high-quality anime series have aired especially during late night hours.

The rapid market growth in recent years has established the anime as part of composite art as well as literature, music and entertainment. Some renown anime directors including Hayao Miyazaki from Studio Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai have led the anime industry worldwide lately. The expanding Japanese pop culture are globally supported by the popularization of smartphones and tablets and diverse video streaming platforms.

List of Best Anime of All Time

For every anime fan including beginners and advanced watchers, this best anime list introduces 30 renowned anime series recommended to watch on various global platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc.

Tanjiro Kamado from Kimetsu no Yaiba:Demon Slayer

Check out the Latest Anime Series and Movies in 2024

More anime series and movies have been released every season for this decade, and you can expect tens of the new finest-quality anime in 2024 as well. For those who are wondering what to watch this year, these two perfect lists offer nice recommendations to watch right now!

Best Anime 2024
Best Anime Movies 2024

Enjoy the Finest Selection of both Classic and Modern Anime Movies in Japanese History

In addition to popular television anime series consisting of lots of episodes, there are quality one-shot anime films made by renowned animation directors ever. It is highly recommended for beginners to start watching anime movies with a single story. These best titles of all time are also worth completing for advanced fans.

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Looking Back at Past Masterpieces

Although we introduce lists of the latest anime this year, the quality of anime has dramatically increased since the 2020s. It's also recommended to look back at the great works from the past few years. Let's take a look back at recent anime trends!

Best Anime of 2023
Best Anime Movies 2023
Best Anime of 2022
Best Anime Movies of 2022
Best Anime of 2021
Detective Conan The Scarlet Bullet (名探偵コナン 緋色の弾丸)

Don't Miss the Must-Watch Lineup on Your Favorite Anime Streaming Platforms

Which is your best subscription service to watch anime series and movies? Each popular anime site offers a large number of anime titles, adding new trends there every season. If you wonder what to watch there, this nice recommendations will help you.

Netflix on TV
Crunchyroll website
Amazon Prime Video
Anime on Hulu
Best Anime on HBO Max

Anime-Related Attractions in Japan

If you are an anime/manga fan travelling to Japan, don't miss a chance to explore the world of anime,manga and gaming culture through the related events and attractions in the country!

Best Anime Spots in Japan
Best Spots in Tokyo for Anime and Manga Lovers
Otaku Towns in Tokyo
Anime Inspired by Real-Life Locations in Japan
Best Anime Locations in Japan
Ghibli Spots in Tokyo


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Magical DoReMi Cafe
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Jujutsu Kaisen Cafe in Japan 2024
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