What Is The Most Popular Anime?

Anime isn’t just a form of entertainment; it’s a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of millions around the globe. It can lessen your sorrows and immerse you in a new world. It’s equivalent to therapy for most weebs.

Watching anime is a different experience for everyone. I love watching anime, and the genre depends on my mood. If I want to watch comedy, I’ll watch a clip or two of Gintama. What can be better than Howl’s Castle if I want to watch something romantic?

Right? But everyone has a different experience.

Watching Japanese anime is personal, and fans often share their love online. After collecting some of the readings and ratings, I’ve compiled a list of anime that are highly popular among anime lovers.

You might love the list, or you might not like it. Either way, this way, you will definitely be able to add more animes to your watchlist.

However, the list of popular anime keeps fluctuating based on the updates and latest releases.

10 Of Most Popular Anime History

There are many anime, but here’s a list of 10 anime that are extremely loved by anime lovers all over the world. Let’s review these anime characters.

1. Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon is a famous anime from the 1990s. It gave people of the 90s a new hero they could look at, especially young girls who wanted to feel better about themselves. Sailor Moon gave them exactly what they needed, and that’s why it gained huge popularity.

That’s why even if today you hear the phrase:

Fighting Crime By Daylight

You’ll get the urge to shout at the top of your lungs with:

Winning Love By Daylight

It all begins when airheaded Usagi Tsukino finds a cat. But this is not a normal cat. It’s a cat with magical powers who gave a magical brooch to Usagi Tsukino through which she can transform into a magical girl. Just like that, Usagi finds more girls joining Sailor Scouts. This story has been adapted in several ways to satisfy the needs of anime lovers.

2. Your Lie In April

If you love short anime that makes you feel certain emotions, then this is an anime you must watch. It has strong themes of hope, love, union, music, and the power of friendship.

It’s a bittersweet anime that many love, which is why we have added this anime to the list.

The story starts with a teenager, Kosei Arima, who is lost and empty. So, the playful activity of playing piano becomes a headache for Kosei because of her mom. He doesn’t find any joy in playing piano anymore. But all his worries fade as he meets lively Kaori Miyazono. Her passion will inspire Kosei to start his passion for music once again.

3. One Piece

One Piece has a huge fan base, and we are not amazed that it made it to the list of most popular anime in the world. The manga of One Piece is the longest. Despite that, it has sold more volumes than competitor anime such as Naruto, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Bleach.

It’s a legendary story of a Shonen hero, Monkey D. Luffy. He aims to explore the sea, find the hidden mythical creatures, and become the pirate king.

But many anime watchers don’t even start One Piece. The reason for that is quite obvious.

It’s because this anime has more than 1000+ episodes. It also has a live-action movie, a must-watch for anime lovers.

4. A Silent Voice

This movie is based on the seven-volume manga series. It’s a romance drama anime. But it discusses various sensitive topics that will touch your heart.

It’s about the consequences of bullying, hatred, mental health issues, and, more importantly, how two people try to understand each other deeply despite their differences.

In this anime, Shoyo Ishida bullied one of her classmates, Shoko Nishimia. She is a girl who can’t speak properly. But years later, in 12th grade, Shoyo met Shoko once again. This time, he wants to apologize for his mistakes and seek forgiveness.

5. Jujutsu Kaisen

It’s considered one of the best anime in the 21st century. Following in the footsteps of Bleach, it’s part of the “dark trio” with Hell’s Paradise and Chainsaw Man.

The star of this anime is Yuji Itadori. But he accidentally eats a curse object, and now he is a vessel of one of the strongest curses of the Jujutsu Kaisen world.

Many characters, such as Gojo, Nanami, Maki, Nobara, and so on, will make you fall in love with them. This anime also has a Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, which will win your heart. Especially Yuta in the movie is top tier.

6. Tokyo Ghoul

Manga readers aren’t satisfied with the anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul. But I’m a huge fan of anime.

It’s a world where humans live along with ghouls, but they have to keep their identity hidden. Kaneki Ken, a normal teenage boy who wants a good love life, decides to go on a date. But his date turns out to be a ghoul. A twisting turn of events takes place, leading to Kaneki becoming a half-human and half-ghoul.

The animation revolves around Kaneki and how he handles his new life. After all, going from eating pizza to eating the flesh of a mortal is not easy.

Even if you have not watched this anime, I’m quite sure you must have heard its soundtrack at least once.

7. Naruto

If I make a list of people whose first anime was Naruto, it will be extremely long because it’s like a gateway for new anime watchers. The story is popular because of Naruto’s determination, resilience, and passion.

A boy named Naruto is treated as an outcast by almost everyone. He has just one dream, which is becoming the Hokage. It’s a position that is highly reputable in Hidden Leaf Village.

The story shows his teammates, Sauske, Sakura, and how they grow as a person and skill levels. You’ll absolutely adore Naruto’s character. He teaches amazing life lessons that make viewers feel as if they are also growing as a person with Naruto.

8. Demon Slayer

In recent years, the popularity of Demon Slayer has skyrocketed. The story is about Tajiro Kamado, who returns to his home. But to his utter surprise, all of his family is killed.

By who?

By some demons. Tanjiro was gone for a single night, and now he has lost his family except her sister. But this good news turns horrifying when he discovers that her sister Nezuko has become a demon.

There is a huge emphasis on familial bonds in this story. Even though her sister is now turned into a demon, Tanjiro still does everything to protect her and avenge his family.

It is one of the most amazing anime, where you’ll find drama, romance, comedy, and action.

9. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

“Everything’s a JoJo’s reference.”

Jojo’s like the anime version of The Simpsons, always linking up with pop culture. It’s become super popular worldwide and a big part of entertainment.

It debuted in 2012, and the series has become one of the most popular shows ever.

It tells us the tale of the Joestar family and the bizarre gifts and curses they bear. The US loves it so much that it’s more in demand than in Japan. Parrot Analytics says it’s 23.4 times more popular than your average TV show in the US right now.

10. Attack On Titan

Attack on Titan is an anime that might look like a simple anime. There is action, people are fighting, and some weird things are happening.

But digging deeper, we will notice how this anime discusses various topics that shape our society.

People have been safe behind Walls in Attack on Titan for a century. But that changes when Abnormal Titans break in, and Eren’s life is wrecked by a Titan who smiles while killing his mom.

And now it’s his mission to eliminate every single titan in the world. But wait a minute.

Eren can turn into a titan, too. What a surprising turn of events. You’ll never know what to expect next in this anime. The show’s packed with action surprises, making it one of the best anime.


Each of these anime has a unique story that resonates with a wide number of audiences. From story to animation, all are extremely loved by the fans.

But here are my two cents on this topic.

Ultimately, the “best” anime is a matter of personal choice. I believe individual experiences and connections to the stories and characters influence it.

A story that you might love to the core might be the least favorite of your best friend. But there is one thing that I can say for certain: the anime community will keep growing, and we’ll be able to enjoy more amazing animations in the future.

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I'm Reki, and I'm here to share my undying love for anime with all the weebs. My passion for anime is infectious. I'm like a cupcake-toting cupid, spreading joy and enthusiasm wherever I go. Anime lovers, I'm here to guide you through this colorful world.