The Best Anime in Hulu We Should be Watching Now!

We enjoy anime shows in different ways.  The majority choose to watch via free websites and the reason why is very obvious.  Why pay for something you can have for free?  But we can all agree that doing so will not help the anime industry other than spreading its popularity.  I too am guilty of this selfish act.  I really can’t spare a few dollars to pay a monthly subscription to watch anime on premium video-hosting websites like Hulu knowing that there are other important bills I need to settle.  Talk about the dark side of being an adult.  I really envy teens living in first world countries who can buy whatever they want and enjoy other privileges that money brings.  But that’s another story.  Going back to the main topic, paying to watch anime shows is a legit way to give back to their producers and writers.  It’s a way to help them earn and encourages them to do more.  So if you belong to the lucky group of people who can buy the latest iPhone model without even looking at its price tag, then you should not hesitate to subscribe and watch the best anime in Hulu.

There are hundreds of anime titles in Hulu so finding one that perfectly suits your taste might be a bit daunting.  But worry not my rich otaku friend because I created this list of the best anime shows on Hulu especially for you.  Enjoy and I hope you find one that will either rekindle your love for anime or deepen it to the point that you’ll read my other articles and support fellow Otakus!

 

 

Hunter X Hunter

 

This anime show tackles the beauty of friendship and freedom.  It follows the story of Gon Freecss, the son of Gin Freecss, one of the most influential Hunters in his era.  A Hunter is an individual who possesses unique skills which he uses to explore new boundaries in his chosen path.  He can be at the frontier of creating new food recipes or be the deadliest assassin there is.  Gin is an explorer so he left Gon as a child and went on to new adventures as a Hunter. When Gon was old enough, he set off from his home island to be a Hunter and know what makes it worth leaving your only child for.

 

 

Attack on Titan

 

An apocalyptic theme is common in anime.  Even so, almost all the anime shows that chose to follow this common path succeeded in getting enough fan-base to go on for a couple of seasons.  A good example is Attack on Titan.  It was a very popular manga series and its anime adaptation gave way for its fans to even grow by the millions worldwide.  So is it worth the hype?  To be honest, I’m not really a huge fan of Attack on Titan but I watched several episodes with a friend who enjoys it so much.  And I can say that it’s brutal and action-packed.  If you’re into gore, tragic deaths, and unpredictable series of events then this anime show is the right one for you.

 

 

Cowboy Bebop

 

Let’s forget about recent anime shows for now and focus more on their great-grandparents.  Anime shows like Trigun, Voltes V, and Yu Yu Hakusho started it all. But the anime genre was very limited back then.  Most of the anime shows lean toward fantasy were the main protagonists have special powers and need to embark on a dangerous adventure to either save his love interest or free his kingdom from a demon king.  Cowboy Bebop chose to avoid this cliché and told the story of a bounty hunter.  He doesn’t have special powers but his gunslinging skills and laidback attitude easily captured the hearts of anime fans.  If you’re looking for a retro anime that perfectly combined humor and action, be sure to put Cowboy Bebop at the top of your list!

 

 

One Punch Man

 

How powerful do you need to be to finish off every enemy with just one punch?  I don’t really have the answer to this question but you can ask Saitama, the main protagonist of the hit anime how entitled One Punch Man.  So what is One Punch Man all about?  The title says it all.   It showcases the life of a hero who can basically finish his job with just one punch.  He claims that he gained his insurmountable strength by simply doing basic physical training every day.  Like everyone who he shared his story with, I don’t believe it’s all that simple.  It’s more likely that he is not human and carries the blood of an alien race which can be compared to gods.  Watch One Punch Man in Hulu if you want to know more about Saitama and who knows you might think of a better guess than mine about the origin of his power.

 

 

Haikyuu!!

 

Volleyball is a famous sport so I started to wonder several years ago why an anime show based on it was still nowhere to be found.  Is volleyball not good enough?  Well, Haikyuu!! answered all my questions.   It’s an exciting anime about high school volleyball.  It’s realistic unlike other sports anime shows that exaggerate in-game strategies and techniques. You’ll not only enjoy heart-pumping volleyball action but learn interesting ideas on how to play better which you can apply to your next game.   It’s also a perfect anime show to binge on since it already has three seasons and the 4th one has been given a green light.  Every volleyball fan should watch Haikyuu!! and experience their favorite sport in a way only anime can deliver!

 

 

Naruto Shippuden

 

You can’t be called an anime fan without watching at least a single episode of Naruto.  I know the original series already ended and now they came up with a new one that features Naruto’s son but we should never forget that it was one among the few anime shows that started the craze.  I can still remember my friend recommending it to me when I was just in college like it was yesterday but it has been more than a decade now and Naruto has come a long way and managed to influence millions of anime fans across the globe.   If you are among the few who skipped Naruto, particularly Naruto Shippuden for any reason valid or not, now is the time to redeem yourself. Watch it and just thank me later.  It’s one of the best anime in Hulu for a reason.

 

 

Fairy Tail

 

Have you ever wondered how our world would look like if magic exist?  Don’t worry if you lack imagination to picture it all out since that’s why anime shows are for.  One good choice for this purpose is Fairy Tail.  This anime show features the struggles and triumphs of a renowned Magic Guild known as Fairy Tail.  They are often called to do dangerous missions and they never fail to deliver positive results.  This shows how powerful the Fairy Tail members are but what others often fail to realize is that this guild is not just a simple gathering of strong magicians. They are effective not just because of individual strength but mainly due to their teamwork.  Every Fairy Tail member treats their companion as family that is why they never leave anyone behind and would gladly face danger and defy their limits if it would mean saving a comrade and accomplishing the task at hand.  If you’re a fan of anime shows that center on friendship and other good values while offering intense magic battles here and there, Fairy Tail is perfect for you!

 

 

My Hero Academia

 

They say heroes are made, not born.  This famous quote is probably one of the inspirations behind My Hero Academia.  This increasingly popular anime shows follows the journey of Izuku Midoriya.  He is a normal child who like everyone else aspires to be as great as the hero they idolize.  Nevertheless, there is one huge obstacle in front of him in realizing this dream.  He is not talented nor does he have the strong and resilient body heroes normally have.  Any of us would naturally give up in this situation but Midoriya is different.  He has what it takes to be a hero in his own right because of his passion.  He does not take no for an answer and would do anything just to defy everyone’s expectations.  I know you’re rooting for him to be one of the greatest heroes someday and he probably will.  Why not watch his growth from the start?  Watch My Hero Academia now and get on board the hype train along with millions of anime fans across the globe!

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul

 

Can a monster be lovable?  I know it sounds impossible but it is the case with Kaneki, the main protagonist in the hit anime series Tokyo Ghoul.  How did he become a monster?  Is it something activated from anger like other typical anime characters with split personality?  Don’t continue reading if you don’t want to be spoiled.  Kaneki started out as a normal human being.  Ghouls exist in his world and humans are wary of them but Kaneki was living a normal life thinking that being attacked by Ghouls is the least of his problem.  But after several events, Kaneki found himself being attacked and almost eaten by a female Ghoul. He was saved by an unknown person but the cost was severe.  He ended up with Ghoul body parts inside him so he is now half-human half-ghoul.    Can he still live normally despite his unique condition?  Which side should he choose in the battle between humans and ghouls?  There’s no better way to answer these questions than by watching Tokyo Ghoul!  I highly recommended it especially for those who love protagonists who are both compassionate and brutal.

 

 

The Devil is a Part-timer!

 

If you’ve been reading by recent articles, you can attest that I’m an Overlord fan. But before Overlord, my favorite anime series is The Devil is a Part-timer.  For me, it is better even compared to mainstream anime shows like Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.  And like everybody else, I’m still waiting for The Devil is a Part-timer to be continued.  There are just too many questions left unanswered and interesting plot twists that it has to offer.  So why do I love it so much?  The Devil is a Part-timer! offers a complete viewing experience.  It has action, drama, humor, and even romance.  What else would you ask for from a show to be entertained?  I have yet to find an anime series that entertained me as much as the Devil is a Part-timer did.  Well if you have recommendations please do share them in the comments section below.  Who knows you might have encountered a rare gem that I skipped for some reason.  And I’ll be sure to thank you in my next post.

 

To some, watching anime is a complete waste of time.  I advise those who think this way to ease up on the criticism and don’t judge the hobby without even trying it.  No matter what you guys say, watching anime is fun for me and my fellow Otakus.  And what else do we seek in this world other than happiness?  We have different ways to have fun and it just happens that watching anime is what gives us joy and excitement amidst this chaotic and often depressing world.  To all my Otaku friends out there, don’t let others stop you from doing what you love.  As long as you do it in moderation, you’re completely fine.  Remember that anything, how beautiful it might be, if done in exaggeration can lead to negative consequences.  As always, don’t forget to give this article a LIKE and continue to SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Best Horror Anime Movies to Watch this Coming Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching my Otaku friends.  Have you thought of amazing plans on how to celebrate with family and friends?  Are you going on a trip?  Or do you prefer relaxing at home and giving out candies to horrifyingly cute trick-or-treaters?  If you ask me, I rather stay at home than be exposed to all the stresses that come with traveling.  Don’t get me wrong, I love exploring new places and meeting new friends but Halloween for me is not just a holiday but a chance to relax and step outside all the everyday life hustle and bustles.  And what better way to spend the Halloween night than watching horror movies, right?  For Otakus like us, it’s ten times better if they are horror anime movies.

There are hundreds of titles to choose from ranging from old school anime horror to new ones complete with 3D effects and new art styles which greatly improves the viewing experience.  I know it’s hard to decide with all these options so I’ll save you time by creating this list.  All of the anime movies mentioned below are worth your time.  It all comes down to personal preference and your level of tolerance when it comes to gore and scare.  Go on, read through the list and I’m pretty sure you’ll find one or two that would peek your interest.

 


Blood: The Last Vampire

Release Date: 2000

My Personal Rating: 5/5

Gore and Scare Level: 5/5

Blood: The Last Vampire is a must-watch not just this coming Halloween but any time you want to experience anime artistry in its full potential.   I consider it one of my favorite anime movies.  Although it has a dark setting, the story is basically all about hope. As it follows the life of the last remaining original vampire who slays her evil brethren, we can slowly realize that she is mankind’s only hope to fend off evil.  She easily eliminates even the most powerful vampires with her katana.  Being outnumbered is also not a problem as she overcomes every challenge not just by physical prowess but through her unrivaled skills and wit.  But why is an original vampire doing so much for mankind who obviously hates her kind?  What sacrifices is she willing to give just to accomplish her mission?  There’s no other way to answer these questions than to watch this epic movie! I suggest inviting your friends to come over for this one because it guarantees a fun and exciting time.

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Kakurenbo

Release Date: 2004

My Personal Rating: 4/5

Gore and Scare Level: 3/5

Probably the only bad thing about Kakurenbo is its length.  Come on, 25 minutes is too short for such a wonderful anime movie.  I was excited the moment I got a copy because the title really doesn’t tell you much.  The art style also surprised me as it is very refreshing in contrast to other anime movies made way back in 2004.  But what really influenced me to give it a very high rating, one short of perfect, is its story.  You might have several guesses as to how everything will turn out but you’ll be wrong in the end.  It’s a horror movie that is fun to watch especially if you are with scaredy-cats!

I know you want a copy so grab it here now!

 

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Seoul Station

Release Date: 2016

My Personal Rating: 4/5

Gore and Scare Level: 4/5

Have you watched the hit movie Train to Busan?  Seoul Station follows the same circumstance but this time the Seoul Station is the one plagued by a horde of zombies.  These scary creatures are the last thing you want as pursuers.  They never tire and their hunger for flesh is almost like insatiable.   Would you run and seek help or fight?  Zombies are easy to kill if you encounter them one at a time.  Almost everyone today is aware that the only way to kill a zombie is to crush its brain thanks to the help of zombie-inspired Hollywood movies and television series.  But the story is different if they come in groups.  Against a hoard of zombies, you’ll easily be trapped in a corner or bitten in your arm or feet without knowing it.

Relive your love/ hate relationship with zombies and grab a copy of Seoul Station now!

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Release Date: 2000

My Personal Rating: 5/5

Gore and Scare Level: 5/5

The best thing about this movie is that it is not only purely horror, it also have a mixture of science fiction and samurai culture. You will definitely not fall short of great action scenes which are very much thrilling – there are many of these in the movie.
It has a good pacing which is great especially for those who wanted to know more about the characters and the overall story of the movie.
Make sure that you finish watching the movie since many would agree that it has a great finale. It will be something that you will remember for a long time.


Perfect Blue

Release Date: 1997

My Personal Rating: 4/5

Gore and Scare Level: 5/5

The animation of this movie is not very flashy but it is still very good. The story is great which makes viewers hold on to it from the start till the end. Overall, it has a very creepy feel which makes it one of the best. The camera angles were planned well which makes the scenes mysterious and dreamy.


Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic

Release Date: 2010

My Personal Rating: 4/5

Gore and Scare Level: 5/5

How far would you go for the woman you love?  I know you’ll give me crazy answers but I’m certain none is as daring as Dante’s.  He ventured to hell just to save her woman’s spirit.  She is destined to be in heaven yet a powerful demon grasped her by the throat and captured her in front of Dante.  Our hero was left helpless at that time but he eventually found enough courage within him to knock on death’s door and rescue the love of his life.  This anime movie will take you to a horrific yet entertaining adventure.  Dante needs to survive several representations of hell along with their unique challenges in order to succeed.  Is the power brought upon by his love enough to make this happen?  Or will he yield against the powerful demon and be left trapped in hell?

Watch it this coming Halloween especially if you played the game as it can be a fun and nostalgic experience.


Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III

Release Date: 2013

My Personal Rating: 3/5

Gore and Scare Level: 4/5

The Berserk anime show is known for its brutally entertaining fight scenes and interesting characters with unique personalities.  The Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III takes the franchise to a whole new level.  The animation is crispier and the story has never been as exhilarating.  But it’s really not a horror anime movie so why is it included in this list?  It’s simple, the entertainment value and level of excitement this anime movie offers can rival the most terrifying anime movies out there.    You’ll easily be at the edge of your seat as Guts avoid enemy attacks by a hairline as Griffith comes up with a plan to turn the tides of the battle a split second before it can be ruled late.

So don’t think twice and grab a copy of Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III and enjoy your upcoming Halloween movie marathon with anime-loving friends!


The Empire of Corpses

Release Date: 2015

My Personal Rating: 3/5

Gore and Scare Level: 3/5

Frankenstein is the famous scientist of European horror folklore who is responsible for reanimating the monster.   He was killed right after accomplishing his lifetime goal and the monster terrorized the living afterward.  The story has been told a couple of times so a different twist won’t be bad right?  This is probably the reasoning behind The Empire of Corpses.  This anime movie took the vital elements of Frankenstein’s story and transformed it into a new masterpiece with the help of anime’s magic and ingenious storytelling.   The art style of The Empire of Corpses is really good so I suggest it to every anime fan who appreciates visual beauty.

Watch the Frankenstein anime version now and find out if it gives justice to the original!


The Garden of Sinners

Release Date: 2013

My Personal Rating: 3/5

Gore and Scare Level: 4/5

Can’t get enough of Fate/stay night?  Then why not learn more about its history and other relevant things regarding its universe by watching The Garden of Sinners.  This series is a collection of anime movies that showcases various serious topics like incest, suicide, rape, patricide, and murder.  So be reminded not to allow your kids to watch along with you.  Even though it’s not for the whole family, The Garden of Sinners surely deserves a spot in your upcoming Halloween movie marathon.  It gives a type of entertainment that only a few can appreciate making it a rare catch.  This is not just enjoyable for Fate/Stay Night fans but everyone who wants a good time and be immersed into a strange yet distinctive movie experience.

Don’t settle with the usual horror movie.  Grab a copy of The Garden of Sinners and let’s enjoy its perfect mix of suspense and action!


 

GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack

Release Date: 2012

My Personal Rating: 5/5

Gore and Scare Level: 4/5

A lot of monsters were born as pop culture flourished for years.  They came in all sorts of sizes from small goblins to gigantic treants.  But it’s the first time I’ve heard or read about fish monsters that fly and eat humans living in a city.  This is how unique GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack is.  At first, it may sound funny but a few minutes of watching the show is enough for you to be convinced that it’s worth your time.  The entertainment value is almost equivalent to watching famous horror movies like Dracula and Van Hellsing for the first time.  You’ll never know what will happen and how the protagonist can survive since the monsters they are up against are new to us.

Get to know more about these fish monsters that defy logic.


Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare

Release Date: 2016

My Personal Rating: 4/5

Gore and Scare Level: 2/5

Detective Conan has been around for quite some time.  The story started when the promising detective Shinichi Kudo was transformed into a young boy after being caught by a dangerous crime syndicate.  This movie takes the Detective Conan franchise towards a mind-boggling and thrilling turn.  This time around, Conan will stumble upon clues pointing to the syndicate that caused his condition.  The clue is not a page of a notebook or a recording but a woman who infiltrated the NPA Security Bureau Office with a goal to get the list of undercover agents in the Black organization.  Can Conan and his friends stop the Black organization’s plans before the agents are put into grave danger?  Will Conan be able to find a permanent cure to his condition?

This movie is not that scary nor does it have a lot of gore but it’s a show for the whole family.  The upcoming Halloween Party Night with your kids will surely be more enjoyable with the help of Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare!

 


Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Release Date: 2013

My Personal Rating: 3/5

Gore and Scare Level: 5/5

Japanese horror movies are often weird but they never fail to give us a good scare.  This goes true with their animated versions.  The Corpse Party: Torture Souls has a unique plot.  It’s all about friends who did a ritual for good luck but ended up trapped in a haunted building.  They later on realize that there is more to their situation than they’ve imagined.  Can they get out of this predicament alive?   Will help arrive in time?  How can they solve the mystery behind the haunted building while being chased by dangerous spiritual entities?

This thrilling movie can liven up your upcoming Halloween movie party with your friends so I recommend it to be your finale movie to finish the event with a bang!

 

Have you decided which of the awesome horror anime movies mentioned above to watch?  Don’t stress yourself since any of them is a good choice.  Besides, Halloween is not about having the best costume or watching the most epic horror movie.  In the end, this special time of the year is all about having a good time with family and friends.  Your goal must be to gather as much wonderful memories as possible.  If a friend invites you to go trick or treating even though you’re clearly overage, don’t hesitate and simply go!  Set aside your shyness and have fun!  You can also cook for the whole family and pamper your parents for a change.  They’ve always been for you through thick and thin whole year round so it’s the perfect time to give back and let them feel that you appreciate everything they’ve done for you.  I hope you have a spooky and fun-filled Halloween everyone!  As always, please don’t forget to give us a LIKE and SHARE the ANIME LOVE MINA!

Top 10 Demon Romance Anime

Are you tired of the typical anime love story?  Have you tried those that feature interracial couples?  Demon romance anime, for example, is a good choice if you want to deviate from the norm and experience a new and more exciting anime love story.  And like always, I’ll help you save time and effort in searching for the best demon romance anime by making a list of the best I’ve seen so far.

The power of love knows no boundaries.  It disregards social status, age, physical appearance, gender, and even race.  Once cupid’s arrow hits you, there’s no fighting it.  Demons are regarded as creatures of malice.  We expect them to have little to no ability to show compassion.  But in the anime world, it’s a completely different scenario since a lot of anime shows showcase good demon characters.  They stepped out from the bubble which society’s beliefs made for them and tried their best to productive members of the society.  Some of them even end up saving the whole world or building a strong bond with a group of friends or a special someone.  These demons deserve a chance and they should be celebrated as perfect examples of changing in a good way.  I hope you enjoy this list and somehow learn a lesson or two from each of these shows that has romance anime elements.

1. Inuyasha

Inuyasha and Kagome is undeniably one of the greatest anime love couple so far.  First of all, it’s mutual.  They care for each other and would risk even their own life just to guarantee the other’s safety.  Such a move is relatively easy for Inuyasha since he is a powerful demon who dances with death in every battle but it’s another story for a normal school girl like Kagome.

It takes a lot of guts and love for her to move in the frontline of a battle just to aid or rescue Inuyasha but he did it in a couple of occasions in the series.  This only proves how much she cares for Inuyasha.  Their love is brave, true, and kind; something every one of us is hoping to experience in real life.  How about you?  Have you found the person brave enough to fight for your love?

If you don’t mind, share your wonderful story in the comments section below to inspire other readers!


 

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2. Kamisama Kiss

The anime revolves around the story of Nanami who is a high school girl. Due to some misfortune, she ended up being homeless. This was the time when he met someone in the name of Mikage who is in trouble. Nanami extended her help and as a sign of gratitude, he offers the use of his unoccupied home.
The house was actually a shrine where Nanami also met Tomoe (a fox yokai) and their love story developed in time. This goes to prove that being in love with a supernatural is not impossible in the anime world.
This anime is fun to watch and would really make you fall in love and be reminded of love.

3. The Devil is a Part-Timer!

A demon lord and a hero are destined to fight each other to the death.  This is the template in almost every fantasy anime nowadays other than The Devil is a Part-Timer.  The setting introduced in this anime series is quite unique as these two mortal enemies are trapped in modern Japan.  They were left with almost no choice other than to work like the usual employees and live normally in order to survive.

And along the way, they develop a special kind of bond.  Emi Yusa, the hero, started to know the real Satan, Sadao Maou.  He is far different from the demon lord he wants to kill back in their original world.   Will their impromptu truce lead to them being friends or even more?

The Devil is a Part-Timer! Is a fantasy, comedy, and romance anime how you surely don’t want to miss!


4. The 7 Deadly Sins

The love story of this anime highlights the couple Meliodas and Elizabeth. Meliodas is the captain of the famous powerful group called the 7 Deadly Sins. This group is known to be able to take down an entire kingdom army.
On the other hand, Elizabeth is the princess of  Liones who is on the journey to save their kingdom from the Holy Knights.
Elizabeth immediately fell in love with Meliodas because she saw his sense of justice. Meliodas is the kind of person who would not want to see anyone oppressed by anyone. He helps without hesitation.
Meliodas slowly fell in love with Elizabeth since she resembles someone who he loved so dearly in the past.

5. High School DxD

We all have our fair share of fun High School memories.  But I’m sure they are all nothing compared to what Issei Hyodo and his friends can share.  Don’t get me wrong though, Issei is not the ideal prince charming or knight in shining armor.  He is basically a stupid pervert.  His goal is to become the harem king.  Despite all of this, there are still a few people who believe in his potential.

And he did not disappoint them.  Issei slowly climbed from being a low-rank devil to becoming one of the strongest in their school.  Asia, his party’s healer, played a major role in his success.  She is attracted to Issei to the point that she would be jealous every time he flirts with another girl.  Although Issei only sees her as one of the many girls he wants to belong to his harem, their relationship is somewhat special.

Who knows someday Issei would have a change of heart and only devote his heart only to Asia?


6. Chrono Crusade

A demon and a nun is a weird pair.  Nonetheless, it clicked in Chrono Crusade.  Their relationship was supposed to be like that of a slave and a master but it turned out to be something more special.  Rosette Christopher, the nun, needed Chrono’s power in order to save her brother.  Chrono, the demon, on the other hand, is searching for his true identity and is in a constant struggle against his true nature.

Although he is a demon, Chrono is gentle and kind. He is loyal and would do anything to protect Rosette.  The anime showed a few hints that their relationship has already gone past friendship but it was not given enough time to materialize.  I’m about to spoil the show so skip this if you are planning to watch Chrono Crusade for the first time.  They both die in the end after failing to save Rosette’s brother.

It’s such a tragic ending.  Nevertheless, it’s not just all about what happened in the end but mostly in between.  Their struggles together made their relationship stronger and it can serve as a reminder for new couples out there to never give up and always fight for the love they share.


7. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Have you ever thought what happens after the demon king is defeated?  Do you expect every chaos around the world to end in an instant which would lead the way to peace and prosperity?  If your answer is yes then you’re probably reading too many fairy tales.  It’s not the case.  In fact, it’s the other way around.

The demon army won’t stop just because their leader is dead.  Moreover, other people corrupted by greed will eventually take the place of the demon king’s role.  The hero in the anime Maoyuu Maou Yuusha realized this when he reached the demon king palace.  He decided to work with the demon king which is actually a woman so she is technically a queen.

The demon queen is far from the ugly and wicked creature everyone imagines her to be.  She is beautiful, kind, and rational.  So it’s not surprising that the hero slowly falls in love with her as they both embark on a journey to help the struggling kingdom and make it a better place for everyone.

8. Blue Exorcist

The story of Blue Exorcist centers on Satan’s two sons who were raised in our world.  The older one Yukio Okumura ended up as a completely normal person but his younger brother, Rin Okumura, was different.  He inherited a demonic power specifically the ability to conjure blue flames.  This is probably the main reason behind the anime show’s title since Rin aspires to be a good exorcist just like his older brother.

So where’s the romance in this Blue Exorcist?   You might not see it in the first episodes but Rin’s female friends Shiemi Moriyama and Kamiki Izumo have special feelings toward Rin.  They may not be expressive about it but it’s obvious that they see Rin as a man worth being with for the rest of their lives.

 

9. Rosario+Vampire

Would you go as far as enrolling in a Yokai Academy just to finish school?  This is what Tsukune Aono did after he wasn’t able to get into the local high schools.  The Yokai Academy is not only dangerous for humans but they also do not allow humans to be enrolled in their school.

Such an act is punishable by death so Tsukune is trying his best to hide his true identity. His stay in the monster school would have been harder if not for Moka Akashiya.  She is a powerful vampire who is also Tsukune’s first friend in the school.  Moka always helps Tsukune whenever he finds himself in a bad spot.

Despite being a normal human, Tsukune does not back down to any challenge especially if it involves a pretty woman in distress.  But it’s obvious that no matter how many he ends up saving, his heart belongs to only one, Moka.

10. Yu Yu Hakusho

Love in anime is not hard to find.  This is because fans love it when they see their favorite anime characters fall in love with each other despite all the challenging circumstances around them.  I think this stems from the fact that we want their love to bloom despite all odds and it inspires us to fight for love as well in real life.

Yu Yu Hakusho may be a classic anime but it is still one of the most well-known and loved today.  It follows the life of Yusuke and his adventures in both the real world and the afterlife where demons rule.  All throughout the series, it is depicted that he is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Keiko.  They were simply close friends at school in the beginning but their relationship was taken to another level when Yusuke died.  Yusuke was raised from the dead at the expense of being a detective of the underworld’s governing body.  He was tasked to battle the most powerful demons in a competition and to maintain the world’s balance in the underworld.

His last and most dangerous mission yet took years.  Despite all this, Keiko patiently waited for his return. This kind of love, although it’s not in real life, is beautiful to watch.

Best Demon and Human Romance Anime

The list below this are the anime series which we think are still best but did not make it to our top choices. The choices above are the ones we highly recommend. But, we all know that there are still a lot of great series which really good and we decided to include these in our list here.


Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Anime shows about Otakus like us are common but Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai took this genre to the next level.  They added more humor and pretty ladies to the equation creating an anime series that Otakus and casual anime fans would equally enjoy.  The story is about Keima Katsuragi.  He is a certified Otaku who is known for being the best in capturing girls in virtual simulation games.  The problem is that his skills and experience in girls are only limited to the virtual world.  As the series progressed he finds himself in the middle of a mission to collect souls trapped in real girls in order to save his own life.  He desperately used his dating game knowledge for this purpose and it went well.  What he did not expect was to fall in love with Chihiro.  He tried to stop his feelings but his efforts are futile.  When love struck, it is unstoppable.  And it appears this rule is applicable not just in real life but in the anime world too.


 


Beelzebub

Would you still love someone who currently has heavy responsibilities and simply can’t focus all his attention and love towards you?  What if it’s a baby?  And on top of that, the son of Satan himself?  That’s got to be hard for a woman to fall in love with such a guy right?  This challenge was wholeheartedly taken by Hilda.  She is the adoptive mother and wet nurse of Beelzebub IV, one of the main protagonists in this anime series.  Tatsumi Oga is the young lad who adopted her master in our world.

She disapproved of the idea at first and belittles Oga’s capability as a parent.  But everything changed when Oga successfully protected the child from a strong adversary.  She even thanked him afterward which is contrary to her usual cold personality.  As their story went on, Hilda suffered from amnesia.  In this state, her treatment toward Oga took a completely different route.  She is now appreciative of Oga’s efforts as a parent and even blushes whenever she is near him.

Is this really love or just a result of her condition?  Regardless of what it is, it’s fun to see how a cat and dog relationship blooms into a sweet and romantic one.


Black Butler

Romance is not limited between opposite sexes.  Our society evolved over the years and gender orientation went along with it.  In fact, there’s a worldwide community composed of individuals who prefer the same sex as a partner.  Although it is not obviously portrayed, it’s nice to see that anime shows like Black Butler feature same-sex relationships.  In the mentioned anime show, Sebastian Michaelis, the demon butler, shares a special relationship with his master Ciel Phantomhive.

There are times when the butler manifests common demon traits like being unforgiving, brutal, and uncaring but he never fails to protect his master.  There’s no greater love than from a person who is willing to give away his life just to save you from any danger.  Do you agree that these two are bound to be lovers as their story progresses? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!

 


Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

What would you do if the woman you love in the past is reincarnated as a man?  Would you still love her?  This is the question Luka Crosszeria, a strong and handsome demon and one of the main protagonists of the anime show Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru needs to answer.  And his action defied the expectations of many.  He decided to stay beside the love of his life Yuki Giou and take care of him just like before.

Luka is the only one aware of their past so they are currently sharing an awkward relationship.  Yuki’s power relies on the light which is contrary to demons like Luka yet they trust and help each other every time an enemy arises.  But Luka doesn’t want to be healed by Yuki every time he is injured since he knows that it causes him pain.

This alone proves how much he cares for Yuki and that his love for him transcends beyond gender.

 


Yumekui Merry

Are you a dreamer?  I have a friend who dreams a lot and she shares her amazing dreams often making me very obvious.  It’s been a while since I had one and I’m looking forward to one as long as it doesn’t turn into a nightmare halfway.  The anime show Yumekui Merry is all about dreams.  The story is simple but unique and there’s a sprinkle of romance and comedy every now and then making it very entertaining.

It features the dynamic duo composed of the gifted Yumeji Fujiwara and the kind dream demon Merry Nightmare.  The two of them needs to collect various clues and fight off other evil dream demons to find a way for Merry Nightmare to return to the dream world.

 


Shuffle!

Being in love with your childhood best friend is a common story.  However, this kind of relationship does not always go well.   There are cases where the boy is indecisive or the girl develops feelings toward another boy as they grow older.  In the anime show Shuffle!, Rin Tsuchimi and Kaede Fuyou struggled to keep their relationship as childhood friends because of a bad experience.

It’s obvious that they like each other but the bad memory that links them together makes it almost impossible for their friendship to bloom into love.  Moreover, since Rin is kind and caring for the girls he meets along the way easily fell in love with him.  Will they be given the chance to express their feelings?  Or will this be another romantic anime series with a sad ending?

Check out Shuffle! and follow Rin and Kaede’s love story to find out!


Hagure Yuusha no Estetica

How can you love someone who killed your father?  If you want a good answer, ask Miu Osawa.  She is the daughter of the demon king slain by the hero Akatsuki Osawa.  To the defense of the hero, he is simply doing his job.  And he even granted the demon king’s last wish which is for him to look after his daughter.  Miu posed as Akatsuki’s younger sister so no one would question why they are living together.  Despite Akatsuki’s pure intentions, it was not easy for Miu to forgive him.

Nevertheless, her feelings toward Akatsuki slowly changed every time he saves her from one predicament to another.  Akatsuki might be abusive to other girls and very prideful but his courage, loyalty, and care towards the people he loves are unrivaled.  He is the hero for a reason, right?


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The Testament of Sister New Devil

In most cases, it’s the servant’s duty to protect the master but it’s the other way around in the anime show The Testament of Sister New Devil.  Basara Toujou, the hero, tied Mio Naruse in a slave contract.  It was only recently that Mio became aware of her origin.  But it was not a problem for Basara.  Her magical powers are strong but still not enough to protect her from the current demon king and his minions.

This is where Basara comes in the picture.  As the successor of the Hero Clan, he is confident of his skills and he would do anything within his means to protect Mio.  Why would a hero do so?  Of course, it’s because of the power of love; a love that defies both race and duty!

 

 


I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job

A hero trains in preparation for the day he faces the demon lord.  This is why the Hero School was founded.  It serves as a training ground for heroes so they won’t end up as sacrificial lambs for the demon lord and its army.  But what if somebody already defeated the demon lord?  What would happen to the students?  Raul Chaser fell to this tricky situation so he decided to look for a job aside from being a hero.  Coincidentally, he met the deceased demon lord’s daughter Phino Bloodstone along the way.

The duo struggles to live and work normally.  Nevertheless, they always find a way out of every problem with the help of each other.  And of course, a special kind of relationship is blooming between the two without them noticing.


Kyo Kara Maoh!

Another boy to boy romance here so heads up! This anime show is really entertaining not just because of its funny characters but mainly due to the truckloads of comic relief it brings on the table.  They usually focus on the two male characters who are engaged Shibuya Yuuri and Wolfram von Bielefelt.  Yuri is the 27th demon king of Shin Makoku while Wolfram is the youngest son of the former demon king.

They were rivals at first but everything changed when Yuri defeated Wolfram in a duel.  From that day on, Wolfram vowed to be Yuri’s most loyal aid.  Wolfram is obvious about showing how he feels toward Yuri.  He turns jealous when a beautiful girl or handsome boy approaches Yuri.  He also shows up in Yuri’s room without prior notice just to surprise him or check his well-being.

If that’s not sweet, I don’t know what is.  If you’re a fan of this kind of romance then this anime is a must-watch!


Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Have you been friend zoned?  Is it cruel?  Well, ask Favaro Leone from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis if you want tips on how to get over from such kind of experience.  As a bounty hunter, he accepted Amira’s proposal.  What he thought of as a normal work relationship turned out to be something more special later on.  It was supposed to be just an escort service but he slowly developed feelings towards Amira as they escape one dangerous situation after another.  Amira’s personality also changed after spending time with Favaro.

She was once a recluse and finds it hard to trust people. We can’t blame her because of it is a result of her dark past.  Nonetheless, Favaro’s laid back and quirky personality go through her.  She made a friend for the first time which changed Amira’s view of life as a whole.  That it’s not just all about despair and struggles but it can also be fun and exciting at times.


Berserk

What type of girl are you looking for?  Are you into the shy ones?  Or those who can fight back and would never back down in an argument?  Guts from Berserk will surely prefer the latter.  He is one of the strongest members of the Band of Hawks.  The gang forced him to join at first but he did it willingly after being beaten by their leader, Griffith.  Guts and Casca’s love story did not start right away.

It was not love at first sight by any means.  In fact, Casca did not approve the idea of recruiting Guts.  Nevertheless, the hands of faith brought them closer to each other.  And they were given the chance to express their feelings toward each other after Guts returned and saved their gang from enemy attack.  Is it really possible to nurture a pure relationship in a cruel world?  Guts and Casca are fighting their way to prove that it’s possible!


Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

Is this another boy to boy anime romance?  Am I starting to imagine things or is this kind of genre slowly becoming popular?  I’m not really against it though.  We are all free to love whoever we want.  This time around the persons involved are the demon Dantalion and a member of the noble family William Twining.  William is the main protagonist of this anime show and is known to be an extreme realist and a brilliant mind.  He is a descendant of Solomon and the Elector, someone who is tasked to choose the next King of Hell.

As a realist, he was skeptical about the existence of demons at first but gradually accepted them after several encounters with beings and phenomena that science and logic can’t explain.  He made ties with Dantalion in the school he is attending.  Although still unconfirmed, William and Dantalion might have mutual feelings for each other.

Dantalion is more expressive as he once said that he wants to stay by William’s side forever.


Hakuouki Hekketsuroku

An anime that highlights swordsmanship and romance; what more can you ask for?  The anime show Hakuouki Hekketsuroku offers this unique flavor and as a result successfully gathered a huge number of fan base worldwide.  The story revolves around Chizuru Yukimura and her struggles as the newest member of the Shinsengumi.  She is the only female member so her early life with the group was not easy.  She was tasked to do trivial things Chizuru did not miss any chance to prove her worth.  In fact, she caught the attention of Toshizou Hijikata also known as the Demon Vice-Commander.  Although the feeling is still one-sided, the two of them being a real couple is not out of the possibility.  You might be wondering which part of this anime is demon-related.   Well, Chizuru is a member of a clan claimed to be descendants of demons.  Her current fighting skills disapprove this but who knows. He might become one of the strongest Shinsengumi members someday and prove that her demonic blood is not mere hearsay.


Overlord

I really can’t help but be excited every time Overlord is included in a list.  Isn’t it obvious? It’s currently one of my favorite anime shows.  So you’re asking me why? It’s simple. Overlord has everything we want from an anime show.  It has an interesting plot, a funny but wise main character, interesting side characters, a vast world setting, and most importantly intense fight scenes. Not to mention the sexy and beautiful Overlord female characters. What more can you ask for?  Haven’t I told you it also has a little bit of romance?

The main protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown may not be able to express strong emotions because he is a skeleton but without this, it would be easy for him to reciprocate the love Albedo, the Guardian Overseer, is constantly expressing towards him.  They share a unique relationship but since Ainz is incapable of loving, he decided to treat her along with all the NPCs as his own children.


Seraph of the End

What’s wrong about becoming a vampire?  It has a lot of benefits if you ask me.  You’ll live for an eternity and you don’t have to worry about any kind of sickness.  As long as your family and other loved ones are also vampires, you can enjoy life as it is but longer.  Yuichiro Hyakuya will never accept this logic.  For him, vampires are the enemy of humanity and should be all exterminated.  He was once enslaved by vampires during his childhood so having such kind of mindset is not surprising.  His childhood friend Mikaela Hyakuya was left during their escape and was turned into an experiment which made him hate vampires even more.  They met again several years later but they found themselves on different sides of the war.  Is their relationship strong enough to overshadow their present dissimilarities?  Can Yuichiro love the existence he hates the most?


Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren't They?

There are a lot of transported to another world anime being developed and released nowadays.  Some of them are good but most are mediocre at best.  Problem Children are coming from Another World Aren’t They? successfully tweaked the common storyline and made it more interesting.  The main protagonist Izayoi Sakamaki has only one goal and that is to have fun.  He does so by solving problems instantly through violence and using this brilliant mind as a tactician to overwhelm overconfident adversaries.  He is also a pervert and one of his targets is Black Rabbit.  She is the one who summoned the problem children from another world.  The two of them share a funny relationship.  Izayoi won’t ever miss the chance to peek on Black Rabbit whenever she takes a bath.  Nevertheless, Black Rabbit seems to trust Izayoi and Yo as companions.  Will their wild encounters lead to love?  That’s for all of us to find out!


Congratulations!  You made it through all the list entries!  That’s something worth being proud of especially if you read all my rants on each one of them.  I know you also stumbled upon several grammar mistakes so please overlook them.  The important thing is that you get me right?  We share the same anime language so I bet you do.  Do you have other demon romance anime in mind that is better than any of the titles mentioned in this list?  Then share your great ideas in the comments section below!  Help me make this list a better one.  As always, LIKE and SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

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Best Mind Blowing Anime that you will Not Regret Watching

There is a big percentage of anime fans who just loves mind blowing anime. Usually, these are anime series which requires one to think a lot on what is happening and what is about to unfold in the storyline. This type of anime is very exciting and would make you want to watch the next episode immediately. Its the type that you can watch in a marathon. Below is a list of anime that will leave your mind blown.

 

Death Note

 


Death note is without a doubt one of the best and highly recommended in this type of anime show. It's one of the reasons why the main character Yagami Light is among the most famous anime characters.  The concept/story is quite unique and very interesting. To give you a bit of an idea, the story revolves around a notebook where anyone whose name is written on it will die. Interesting right?

 

After watching the first episode you will definitely watch the next until you find yourself marathon watching. Another thing that makes it a must watch is the 2 interesting characters known as Kira and L. You'll understand why when you watch it yourself. One of them will use the notebook according to his own definition of justice, while the other one will do the best of his ability to stop the other from doing unnecessary killings due to being blinded by his own perception of what is right.

 

Things are also very unpredictable so you will constantly be thinking about what would be the next turn in the story.

 


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Psycho-Pass

 

A lot of anime fans give Psycho-Pass a thumbs up mainly because it's among those high-quality anime. It's in a mature theme where there are a lot of violence, gore, and even sexuality, however, the writers were able to handle things perfectly making everything look gruesome but real. The main reasons why it is commended by many are its story and characters. To name some of the characters we have Akane Tsunemori, Shinya Kogami and Shougo Makashima. These characters have their own uniqueness and motivation.

 

Though I have loved both season 1 and season 2, I personally think season 1 is better. When it comes to animation and voice quality acting, I give this anime a 5 star. The same as with Death Note, the mysteries in this anime show will make you keep watching it. If you watch it now, definitely you will not regret it.

 

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Darker Than Black

The thing that makes Darker than Black mind blowing is the super-powered humans called Contractors. If you are a fan of X-men, those guys with extraordinary powers, then you would surely appreciate this anime show. Now your question might be, who gave these humans these powers? Or how were they able to acquire it? Well, that's for you to find out. After watching this anime, you might also find it somehow similar to what is happening in Tokyo Ghoul. So if you're a fan of Kaneki, then you might as well check this out.
What makes this a good anime is its interesting characters and they have many of these characters in the series. You would easily fall in love with this if you are a sci-fi fan.
Even though the title implies it to be a very serious anime, you will find comedic scenes which are often hilarious.

 


Death Parade

We already have heard or read different stories about what happens after we die or what we call the afterlife. The Death Parade gives us another concept of this which surprisingly is interesting as well. Some even claim that this anime is one of the best psychological anime out there.
Everyone who dies will end up in a bar where they have to play a game where their soul is at stake. When these dead people realize what is at stake it would completely show their true color or their real character. This will be the basis if they are reincarnated or not.
This is not only a staggering show but also an emotional one since you will eventually know the life story of these people who died. You will feel their frustrations, regrets as they approach the last chapter of their life. This is the kind of anime that could put a tear in your eye as it will most probably touch your emotions.

Monster

Monster is an anime series that is usually compared to Death Note. This mere fact only means that it's worth watching. But let me establish the fact first that these 2 anime series are different. Monster has its own pros and you'll be able to understand when you watch it yourself. One of the best things about this anime is its rooted in realism. You might find the animation somewhat old, but the story will carry everything. You will love it due to its different and complex story and it's not just an intellectual anime but more of a mature one.

You might see that this series if quite long with its 70+ episodes. On the bright side, expect that the writers were able to properly introduce every important character in the show.

There are anime fans who claim that this anime is a classic masterpiece. It's bloody, its scary and totally different and you would never expect how this will end. A piece of advice, when you watch the anime, give it a chance, its true that its slow at the start but eventually you will see why this anime is also loved by many.


Attack on Titan



The Attack on Titan deserves to be on this list due to a different kind of enemy faced by the protagonists in this anime. And these enemies are flesh-eating giants. Yes, you will see a lot of people being devoured by these monsters so you better prepare yourself for one hell of a bloody anime show. The anime is great in terms of keeping tension in the story since it is not certain who among the important characters would die next.

Another thing that is worth mentioning for this anime is the machine or gear used to fight the giants. It gives our human fighters the ability to jump from a high place to another and gives more mobility. Plus, equipped with swords for cutting.

In general, what this anime series portrays is really quite shocking and mysterious as well. It a show that excellently introduced a lot of main characters to the viewers and after you fall for these characters you will eventually find them in a life or death situation leaving you at the edge of your seat watching closely what would happen next.


One Outs

One Outs is an interesting show and it would somehow blow your mind due to how genius the main character is. If you think that Light of Death Note is pretty smart,Kojima, the protagonist of One Outs.

It's fun to watch how the protagonist gets through about every situation with different enemy teams. This is a sports anime called 'One Outs' which is a simplified version of baseball. If you are a fan of baseball or sports in general, you will also be interested in this show.

As soon as you watch the anime, you will most likely end up watching the whole series because each episode ends in a really interested in a cliffhanger. So what would do you? Yeh, you got that right, watch the next episode until you become hooked to it. Most of the time, things that happen in this anime show is really interesting.

This will be one of the few sports anime shows where the main protagonist is enough. You don't have to look for back-story of other characters.


Zetsuen no Tempest

If you are among the anime fans who are very meticulous with the plot and overall story, you will appreciate this anime series. Most of the episodes of Zetsuen no Tempest are worth talking to with friends or anyone who is also into watching this anime. It only means that it leaves viewers with something to think about after every episode. Its a great anime since its something that is not quite predictable.

It has a lot of very interesting characters. You will love some and you will surely hate some. The animation is also good and something that would also make you want for more.

With this anime series, you will be mind-blown with the turn of events in the story. It is praised by anime fans for being mysterious and different.


Steins Gate

Steins Gate is an amazing anime due to excellent character development and a well-created storyline. The whole story is intriguing and every episode leaves you with something that you would surely think about and be excited on the next episode. The main character, Rintarou Okabe is an interesting guy and is one of the reasons why a lot of anime fans are loving the anime series. It will surely give you a thrill as it will tackle a technology that could interfere with time. As we all know in most of the anime which involves going through time, like Dragon Ball, doing this affects a lot of things in the future. Even a slight change could have a big impact.

If you are looking for an anime show to watch in the sci-fi and thriller genre, check this out. The anime is well-applauded character development. You will not only fall in love with one character but most likely you will appreciate most of the main characters and would understand the things they are going through. With this, viewers easily get attached to the characters and get emotional on the hardships and success they encounter.


Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

This anime has a nice story. It starts with the main character waking up one day without any trace of his memories and whats more interesting is he is already set to be trained as an assassin. Though the story is interesting, the writers somehow did not make the characters likable. What would be more remarkable in the story is the villain. You definitely would hate the villain in this Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. Since assassins are involved, expect this series to be action packed plus a lot of emotions that comes with the main character's desires for inner peace.


Other Anime Series Worth Mentioning

Aka mega kill

This anime series is a great fighting anime. It has excellent anime, nice soundtrack and very interesting characters. There is one thing that you will definitely not forget about this anime aside from the action scenes and that is No One is Safe. Yes, you will certainly be wrong on who you think will be the characters who will not die.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

This anime is good from start to finish. TTGL is a mecha anime series, but there are a lot more to it. The mecha battles are really excellent and there is good character development.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)

What if you are given a gift that could help you prevent a death of someone? Will you actually consider it a gift or a curse? This is what this anime series would be all about. So if you are looking for a mystery, this anime is what you are looking for. It's somehow astonishing how the main character could go through time and save lives. However, it's one thing that keeps this show really interesting. Since its only 13 episodes, expect that the story would be fast-paced. There are a lot of thrilling parts in this Erased that you should watch out.

Tokyo Ghoul

This anime is one of the most popular anime series today. Right from the start, you will immediately get hooked to it especially on the main characters Kaneki. It's a bloody anime so if you are ok with gore, Tokyo Ghoul will not frustrate you. The overall story and fight scenes will definitely overwhelm you.
So that's our list of mind-boggling anime, do you have some shows in mind not mentioned above? You can leave it in the comments below.

Top 10 Anime Villains We All Love to Hate

Almost every credit for the success of an anime series is given to the main protagonists.  Although it’s true that anime characters like Naruto, Son Goku, and Monkey D Luffy gather the most fans because of their lovable appearance and unique personality, it can’t be argued that their villain counterparts play a huge role in molding them into the characters we all enjoy to watch. Can you imagine Naruto without Pain and Uchiha Madara?  Will he become the strong and competent Hokage he is now if they were not there to test his limits?

The best protagonist can’t exist without an equally good antagonist.  And the best anime antagonists deserve all the praise they can get for playing a crucial role in the success of the anime series they came from.  The anime villains featured below are the best I’ve found after being an anime fan for more than a decade now.  All of them annoyed me at one point yet I appreciate these antagonist anime characters as they made their respective anime shows unpredictable and very exciting to watch.

 

 


1. Yagami Light from Death Note

What if you’ll be given the chance to control someone’s death by simply using a notebook?  Death Note revolves around the story of Yagami Light and other chosen people who were bestowed with the cursed notebook used by Death Gods.  It started just because a Death God was bored and interested in humanity’s limitations.  Yagami Light responded by killing convicted criminals around him and he acted as the new face of justice.  He is a top student in his class and even considered a genius so it was not hard for him to understand the situation and come up with ideas on how to fully utilize the cursed tool he acquired.  He is acted both as a protagonist and antagonist in this anime show.  Whether you’ll see him as a villain or not depends on which perspective you’ll look.  Somehow, he provided a direct path in punishing wrongdoers but the fact that he has the ability to kill anyone in an instant makes him a grave threat to humanity.  Are you a fan of Yagami Light and his perception of justice?  Or do you believe L’s reasoning that our current world is not ready for his idea of justice?  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!





2. Don Quixote Do Flamingo from One Piece

Monkey D Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king is slowly turning into reality.  He managed to acquire a strong and loyal crew.  The straw hat crew started their journey in the grand line with hopeful spirits but they were clueless back then about the enemy they’ll face outright.  He is one of the most corrupted members of the Shichibukai, Don Quixote Do Flamingo.  For his clan, he is the reliable leader who would do anything for the sake of family and to be a step closer to his ultimate goal.  He cares less even a country is destroyed as long as his plans succeed.  To many, he is the reincarnation of the devil himself and is the root of their suffering.    Even the government is afraid of his twisted personality.  He thinks no one as his ally and would turn his blade to anyone who blocks his path regardless of their affinity.  This is why Monkey D Luffy and his paths crossed.  They are destined to fight to the death because they carry opposite morals and effect to the people around them. Do Flamingo strives in destruction and betrayal while Monkey D Luffy fights for new beginnings and loyalty.

 

 


3. Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter

Clowns are often seen in birthday parties entertaining children and making sure they leave the event with a big smile.  But even though they dress up to look as colorful and funny as possible, many still fear them.  Some consider clowns as their greatest fears and this is not just applicable to children.  This fear most likely stemmed from famous horror movies and TV shows which feature a killer clown as the main antagonist.  Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter is one of them.  Despite being an antagonist, he is surprisingly very popular.  He’s definitely evil but there are several points in the anime series where he helped Gon and Killua, the main protagonist of Hunter X Hunter.  Although his intentions in doing so are crooked, he still manages to assist them during dire predicaments which makes it hard to entirely hate him.  But don’t be too comfortable around him because Hisoka is merciless and would kill anyone including the ones he considered allies in the past just to satisfy his craving for a good fight.

 

 


4. Shishio Makoto from Rorouni Kenshin

Many would easily forgive after being wronged but not Shishio Makoto.  To his defense, the government which he loyally served all his life betrayed and treated him like trash so his vengeance can’t be considered unjustifiable.  He was killed and burned to hide government secrets as they try to transition to a new era of peace.  However, they fail to consider the resilience of a man who has survived countless death battles.  Shishio came out burnt and in the process gained the ability to conjure fire which he can use to heat up his weapon. He can also overheat if used in excessively so it’s basically a double-edged weapon.  After being burnt, his role as the government’s assassin was given to the young and naïve Kenshin Himura.  They did almost the same acts for the government but followed different path afterward.  The two of them cut their ties from the government after realizing that their actions were pointless in attaining real peace.  However, Shishio decided to take matters into his hands and create a government that follows his ideals while Kenshin wandered and chose a peaceful way of living away from the sword.

 

 


5. Toguro from Yu Yu Hakusho

What is true strength?  Is it the ability to overpower anyone that challenges you?  Or is it measured by how you protect the weak and be irrepressible even against a mightier foe?  Toguro sees optimal strength as his sole goal in life.  He wants nothing other than to be the strongest.  This caused Toguro a lot including his only comrade who treated him more than a friend but a true brother.  He crossed path with Yusuke and his friends when he was acting as a bodyguard for a wealthy underground businessman who kidnapped Yukina, Hiei’s sister, for her crystal tears.  Yusuke somehow defeated Toguro with the help of Kuwabara during their first encounter. Nevertheless, it can’t really be counted as a win because Toguro was going easy on him and the outcome was what his employer wants. Their second meeting is in an otherworld martial arts tournament.  Can Yusuke defeat Toguro if he decides to go all out?  If you’ve never watched a single Yu Yu Hakusho episode then you are surely missing half of your life as an anime enthusiast!

 

 


6. Team Rocket from Pokemon

Villains are expected to be ruthless and cunning.  They are merciless and relentless in coming up with evil plans to either defeat their rival hero or finally attain their most coveted goal; world domination. However, this is not applicable to Team Rocket particularly one of their teams composed of Jessie, James, and Meowth.  It is a huge organization which aims to abduct Pokemons and uses them in wrong doings but this team is so bad in their job that they’ve never won an encounter against Ash and his friends even though they’ve been pursuing for several years now.  Their failures are the main source of humor in the anime series.  It’s entertaining to see Team Rocket blast off every time they are defeated but sometimes I feel bad for them.  They do deserve credit for not giving up after countless futile efforts.  And I know every Pokemon fan would agree that the Pokemon anime series won’t be complete and will never achieve the fame it is enjoying today without the quirky and funny Team Rocket.

 





7. Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord

You might be wondering why the main protagonist of the anime series Overlord is included in this list but please hear me out first.  Despite having a good sense of justice, we still can’t deny the fact that Ainz is an Overlord.  His character is the manifestation of evil and is designed to hate the living.  Of course, he is a villain but he turned out to be a special one because he is a former human being.  All of his subordinates are clueless about his situation and all they see is the mighty Momonga who rules all the supreme beings so they expect him to be wise and evil.  He saved a couple of humans along the way but his subordinates only see such actions as a way of showing mercy towards inferior beings.  Ainz also lost a lot of his humanity including the ability to experience intense feelings and the need to sleep and eat.  He became a monster not just in the outside but also inside as he does not feel even a little remorse after killing humans given such action comes with a justifiable reason.

 

 


8. Hao Asakura from Shaman King

Brotherhood is supposed to be eternal.  Brothers should not fight but instead, support each other.  Yoh Asakura harbors no ill feelings toward his brother Hao Asakura.  Nevertheless, he simply can’t work together with his older brother as he plans to rule over the world after acquiring the title “Shaman King”.   It is the ultimate dream of every Shaman across the world so everyone is aiming for it with the help of their respective guardian spirits.  Hao, the current “Shaman King” is merciless and will easily let his Spirit of Fire consume anyone who would dare cross his path.  He also managed to gather strong subordinates making it harder for Yoh to stop his wicked plans.  Will Amidamaru, Yoh’s guardian spirit, be strong enough to match Hao’s Spirit of Fire?  Can their duo achieve what is thought to be close to impossible, subdue a Grand Elemental Spirit?

 

 


9. Sosuke Aizen from Bleach

The most dangerous villains are not those with inhuman strength or speed but those who are wise and tricky.  These villains carefully lay out their plans and make sure they would succeed in the end regardless if certain parties try to stop them or not.  Sosuke Aizen belongs to this rare breed of villains.  What’s more disturbing is that apart from being clever, he is also strong enough to become a Captain of Squad Five.  Ichigo and his gang were left clueless as Aizen’s plan went forward from one phase to another.  They only realized that they were all dancing in his palm when it was almost too late.  It took Ichigo’s final Shinigami form to defeat Aizen and he had to sacrifice every ounce of his power to do so.  After their match, Ichigo was left without any spiritual power turning him into a normal human being.  This only proves how powerful and dangerous Aizen is.  He cornered Ichigo in a tight spot.   Although Ichigo’s appearance in the Shinigami world was a part of his plans, it ended up as its major flaw because he never thought about the possibility of Ichigo becoming strong enough to defeat him.

 

 


10. Pain from Naruto Shippuden

It is said that pain shapes us.  It brings out the diamond hiding within all of us after we overcome it through sheer will and the help of people around us who truly care.  But it does not go towards a positive outcome every time.  There are also some cases where pain leads a person to the brink of disparity until he loses hope and succumbs to darkness.  This is what happened to Pain.  Jiraiya, his previous master, tried to save him but it was already too late. He lost every reason to live after witnessing the death of everyone dear to him.  Jiraiya was not there to save them so he also held an irreversible grudge towards the only person who tried to reach out to him.  It’s truly a sad story but Naruto simply can’t leave Pain be just because of all the sufferings he had to endure.  Naruto needs to stop Pain from destroying Konoha.  Pain believes that doing so would make him feel better as he considers Konoha as the main reason for his sufferings.  Despite Pain’s inclination to evil, in the end, Naruto managed to reach the innermost of his heart.  Pain realized that the people who are suffering from his actions has nothing to do with what happened to him before and agreed to undo the destruction and death he caused at the expense of his own life.  Is he truly a villain or just another victim of the world’s cruelty?  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

 


Other Villain Characters Worth Mentioning

Majin Buu from Dragonball Z

It’s hard to hate on someone who is chubby and cute.  But the Dragonball Z world was left with no choice when Majin Buu was summoned and he started destroying one city after another.  Son Goku was not ready to fight him back then because he was still dead so the world was left in the hands of Vegeta, Son Gohan, and the rest of the Z fighters.  They were easily defeated by the seemingly indestructible Majin Buu.  He might act like a spoiled child but his power is the real deal.  Gohan was trained by the Great King Kai to surpass a Super Saiyan but it was still not enough.  It was only until Son Goku and Vegeta worked together when they got a fighting chance against Majin Buu.  The Kid Buu appeared and trapped the fat Buu inside him.  When Son Goku’s Spirit Bomb, carrying the power of everyone on earth, killed Kid Buu, Majin Buu was released and they spared him.  He became the new member of the Z fighters and for me, it’s a really good bargain.  As a villain, he is merciless and dangerous because he can’t be killed but as an ally, he is loyal and very dependable.

 

 


Kureo Mado from Tokyo Ghoul

Monsters should be hunted and killed.  Anything that is a danger to humanity should be eliminated at once.  This is the mindset of the people behind the Commission of Counter Ghoul.  They are tasked to investigate cases of Ghoul attacks an act accordingly.  Hunting Ghouls is a very dangerous way of living so their best agents are equipped with high-tech weapons known as quinque.  Kureo Mado is one of their most renowned members.  He successfully hunted down even the most dangerous ghouls with his wits and fighting prowess.   Mado might act and look weird but his subordinates respect him.  He is so dedicated in eliminating Ghouls to the extent that it has become an obsession.  Age and sex won’t matter to him when it comes to Ghouls.  He seems them equally as monsters that should be killed on sight without further negotiations.  Kureo Mado was killed by Touka when he tried to sneak an attack towards Hinami, the daughter of the Ghoul he killed in cold blood.

 

 


Naraku from Inuyasha

Is immortality really a gift or a curse? What’s the point of living forever if you don’t have anyone to spend all this time with? These questions are irrelevant for Naraku, the rival of Inuyasha.  He is among the many yokais who was born from the human, Onigumo.  He is the one responsible for the death of Kikyo and the seal placed on Inuyasha.  He desires the Shikon no Tama, a jewel which could make him the most powerful yokai.  Throughout the anime series, he raced with Inuyasha in collecting the shards needed to form the jewel.  He successfully completed it later on but he was slain by Inuyasha right after.  He transformed into his real form and gained the power he long wanted but his selfish purpose and lack of trustworthy allies made him weak.  His failure is a reminder for all of us that no man, or in his case monster, is an island.  No matter how rich, powerful, and influential you are, these advantages will always fall short against the existence of real friends and family when it comes to being happy and successful in life.

 

 


Titans from Shingeki no Kyoujin

Science is both amazing and scary.  History has already proven that scientific breakthroughs are not just limited to technologies that are beneficial to all humanity.  Remember the Atomic Bomb?  Science paved a way to its development and it wiped out an entire city in just a few seconds leaving thousands dead and millions sick.  This is very similar to what happened in Shingeki No Kyojin.   The only difference is that the experiment gone wrong in their situation does not involve bombs but oversized humans who developed an insatiable desire for human flesh.  They were referred to as Titans and ever since then humanity has been fighting them off with tall walls and military forces specifically trained to go up against them.  These giants are formidable opponents not just because of their size.  A few rare ones also have the intellect that can match humans.  They are also very agile.  One wrong move and you’ll end up inside their belly in an instant.  Topped up with their weird body proportion and scary faces, the Titans definitely deserve a spot in this list.

 

 


Ryo Mashiba from Hajime no Ippo

Intimidation is a crucial skill in boxing.   Mastering it would make it easier for a boxer to close in an opponent and chop off a huge chunk of his confidence especially during the early rounds.  And it does not really require a huge body and a scary face to be good at it.  The main ingredients to have an intimidating presence as a boxer are attitude and confidence.   But I’m no expert so maybe there are more.  If you’re really interested in this aspect of boxing, you should meet Ryo Mahiba.  He is the second formidable opponent Ippo Makunouchi met next to Miyata, his rival.  Ryo’s intimidating presence stems from his desperation to win.  He can’t afford to lose because his sister depends on him.  He is also willing to do even the nastiest tricks in the books just to grab the win making it seems like is nothing more than a ruthless and merciless wild animal inside the ring.  It’s different from his sister though.  She sees his brother as a hardworking man who sacrificed everything just to make a living and support her.

 

 


Judar from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

It is said that your childhood shapes you and all the experience you’ll gather when you’re just a kid will affect your overall personality as you grow up.  Judar is a living proof that this is true.  He had a dark past but managed to get out of it and became one of the most powerful Magis in his generation.  The bad experiences he had to endure and his absurd ice magic made him arrogant.  He is the type of person who would not mind killing bystanders during a fight or using innocent people in his plans. Judar is a villain any hero would not want to face.   But is he beyond saving?  Like everybody else, there is still hope to redeem Judar.  Deep inside him is a boy who simply wants to be cared for and loved.  He might violently deny this but Judar’s only wish is to have comrades to fight along with as well as something precious that is worth protecting with his power.  Once led towards the right path, Judar has the potential to be a loyal and trustworthy ally.

 

 


Zeref from Fairy Tail

How can I disregard Zeref Dragneel, the most powerful and evilest Mage in Fairy Tail, while making this list?  He is Natsu Dragneel’s big brother and mortal enemy.  For Zeref, Natsu is nothing more than a tool which can free him from a sad and lonely life brought upon by his cursed body.  His powerful and destructive magic and spread death to everything around him in an instant.  He is so powerful that entire guilds fear him while others who are a bit daring exclaim that they are willing to do anything just to make him their ally.   Zeref’s duel with his brother Natsu is one of the best fight scenes in Fairy Tail.  Since Natsu will suffer the same fate as Zeref, our beloved mage is basically forced to sacrifice his own life for the good of all.  To the eyes of his friends and guildmates, it’s a battle that would lead to no other path than seeing their comrade die.  How can Natsu get out alive from this ordeal?  Will Fairy Tail’s firepower be enough to stop Zeref and his plans to end an era? You should start watching Fairy Tail now if you want to catch up to the hype!

 

 


Gin from Detective Conan

Shinichi Kudo is always vigilant against the syndicate who is responsible for turning him into a kid.  The organization boasts a wide influence scattered across the globe and their operations vary from manufacture and distribution of illegal drugs, smuggling and dealing of guns, and even assassination.  Gin is one of their most loyal and influential high-ranking executives.  Despite his rank, he makes sure crucial missions are done smoothly by personally leading his men on the field.  He is skilled in both armed and unarmed combat.  But probably the most dangerous thing about him is his wit.  Gin easily evades police traps and thinks several steps ahead while strategizing.  These are the reasons why even the genius Shinichi Kudo can’t catch him or gather enough information about his origin and the current structure of the organization.

 

 


Sea King from One Punch Man

Saitama is unrivaled in almost every aspect as a superhero and is considered as the most popular bald anime character by far.  He is super fast and ultra-strong.  Inflicting damage on him if ever you land a lucky punch is seemingly impossible.  If it does happen, it’s a good idea to immediately check the hand or foot that landed the blow because it will be most likely injured.  That’s how tough Saitama is.  Nonetheless, he still comes with several flaws and one of them is the inability to fly or teleport to a location he desires.  This gave Sea King, a strong monster who claimed to be the most powerful creature living beneath the sea, enough time to wreak havoc in the city and injure several heroes who responded first.  Zenos, Saitama’s disciple, was one of them.  As an advanced battle android, he managed to fight toe-to-toe with Sea King for a while but it was completely over when the latter decided to get serious.  He can turn a droplet of water into a bullet-like projectile weapon by simply flicking it.  He is also fast enough to out-run escaping heroes and has the strength to mow down cement walls with a single punch.  But is he a formidable foe for Saitama?  Well, the answer is obvious but I don’t want to spoil the show even more so why not watch One Punch Man?  I guarantee it’s definitely worth your time!

 

 


Tomura Shigaraki from Boku No Hero Academia

There are several types of villain anime characters.  Some specialize in pressuring the protagonists with a huge army which they can order to attack at will.  Others work alone but boast superior strength and other special abilities which make it almost impossible for the main character to win a duel against them without the help of trusted allies.   A few rare ones only rely on their wit and have little to no power on their own.   This type of enemy is the hardest to deal with in my opinion. Tomura Shigaraki belongs to this rare breed.  Yes, he has the ability to decay anything he touches and has boosted strength and speed but these abilities fall short compared to strong professional heroes in Boku No Hero Academia.  What makes him truly dangerous is his ability to command his allies as their leader and strategize.  He has no qualms about killing the innocent and involving them in battles just to gain the upper hand.

 

 


Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti from Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World

What if you accidentally take the life of the most special person in your life?  Would you ever forgive yourself? This is the predicament that caused Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti to lose his mind and turn wicked.  He had a tough and gentle look a hundred years ago but everything flipped when he accidentally killed Fortuna with the use of Pandora’s Power.  The pain was too much for him to bear and now he has become an active member of the most feared Witch Cult.   They met path with Subaru, the main protagonist in the main series, and he managed to kill Subaru and even infiltrated his body.  It took everything going perfectly before he and his crew successfully defeated Petelgeuse.

 

 


Nobuyuki Sugo from Sword Art Online

Love is patient and kind.  The definition if far from how Nobuyuki Sugo thinks of love.  He is the main antagonist in the hit anime series Sword Art Online.  After defeating the final boss, Kayaba Akihiko, Kirito woke up after more than a year of being trapped inside the game.  He immediately searched for the real Asuna but was confused and worried when he found out that she did not wake up like him and the rest of the players.  He did his best to solve the puzzle and was able to find hits of Asuna being trapped in another game.  And he was right. All along, Asuna was being held captive by Nobuyuki Sugo, the man his family wants her to marry.  He plans to further develop the game and weaponize it.  And it’s up to Kirito and his new allies to rescue Asuna and stop Sugo from starting another Virtual Reality nightmare.

 

 


Seijuro Akashi from Kuroko’s Basketball

Basketball is a team sport.  No matter how good you are, winning without the help of your teammates is impossible.  But this common thought can be argued if we talk about extremely talented individuals like the captain of the famous generation of miracles, Seijuro Akashi in the famous sports anime Kuroko No Basket.  He is the one who thought most of the generation of miracle members their abilities and his leadership ability is at the level of professional basketball players.  He plays basketball not per quarter but as a whole.  Against him, it would seem that everything that will happen in every ball possession is going according to his plan.  And if by anyway something unexpected happens, he can easily carry the whole team with his own superior scoring and defensive skills.  Seijuro gave Kuroko and the whole Seiseki Team the hardest time in their basketball life as they all need to play at their best in order to stand a chance against his team Rakuzan High.

 

 


Hendrickson from Seven Deadly Sins

It’s ironic to see a holy knight being corrupted.  They are supposed to be the protectors of peace and justice.  Nonetheless, in the anime series Seven Deadly Sins, they are cruel and unreasonable.  Hendrickson to be specific turned to his demonic powers just to achieve his selfish goal which is to rule over the land along with the Holy Knights.  Mediolas and his group suffered a lot of loses just to subdue Hendrickson in his demon form.  But this is a far cry from his personality way back when he was just a loyal knight of the kingdom.  He always scolded his comrades who are slacking and is also extremely loyal to his masters.  He is gentle, respectful, and just.  But people change right?  And sad to say, his change leaned toward the bad side.  Do you know someone close to you who undergone the same change?  Have you tried urging him to come back to the right path?  Share your experience in the comment section below!

 

 


Azami Nakiri from Food Wars!

How far would you go to achieve perfection in cooking?  Azami Nakiri took it to the next level by conspiring with top chefs and selfishly deciding for his subordinates.  He was once the director of Totsuki Culinary Academy after manipulating the Elite Ten back then to oust his own father-in-law.  Everyone hates him including the wealthy owners of famous culinary businesses.  And this is not surprising because only a few understand and accepts his meaning of culinary perfection.  He cultivated God Tongue through abusive means despite the fact that the guinea pig is his own daughter, Erina.  This goes without saying that he only thinks of her daughter as a tool for him to achieve his selfish goals.  As a result, Erina developed a rooted fear towards him which she struggled to overcome.

 

 

 

That’s a wrap!  Did you like the list?  Do you also think that anime villains should be credited as well?  They truly make the anime series more fun and exciting.  The stronger and eviler the villain the better, right?  Or do you have better anime villain characters in mind?  Don’t be shy and share your thoughts in the comments section below!  Who knows you might convince me to tweak this list and of course give you a shout out for coming up with an awesome suggestion.

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Top 25 Cute Anime Couples: [Updated: May 2019]

An anime series won’t be complete without romance.   An interesting protagonist would need a partner who will stay by his or her side no matter what.  It does not have to be a perfect couple but as long as they stay honest and true to their feelings, their love team would easily inspire viewers.  With all the chaos happening around the world, it’s refreshing to see shows that feature cute anime couples every once in a while just to change the atmosphere and inspire us to love more and hate less.

I’ve decided to compile the best anime love teams out there to spread happiness, love, and inspiration to all of you my otaku friends!  May the anime love story behind these love teams encourage you to dig deeper into your hearts to forgive those that made wrong to you and have the courage to trust even though almost every news around you is about heartless acts and betrayal.  Enjoy and spread the love my otaku friends!

1. Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi from Inuyasha

Humans and demons are mortal enemies.  This is usually the norm in fantasy worlds because demons treat humans as nothing more than food.  But then again, Inuyasha sees things differently so it’s fair to say that he is a peculiar demon.  Despite being at the top of the food chain among demons and having enough strength that equates to a vast army, Inuyasha respects humans especially those who don’t have ill intentions toward peace-loving demons.  In fact, he fell in love with a human, Kagome Higurashi who belongs to the family of his first love.  The two of them prove that race is never an issue between two people who truly love each other. This is the reason why this show is among the best romance anime of all time.

 



 

2. Kyo and Tohru from Fruit Basket 2019

From the anime series Fruit Basket 2019 which is a remake of its original release in 2001. The cute couple of Kyo and Tohru are some of the main characters in the story.
These two have a lot of sweet and fun moments in the series where they show love and support for each other. Kyo sees Tohru as someone who is very special to him making him above anybody else.


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3. Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

There is no better love than one that can make the couple a better version of themselves.  Kousei is the youngest pianist to win the Saki Competition.  He was on his way to become the best in Japan but everything changed when his mother died.  Kousei’s mother is not only his trainer but his biggest inspiration in playing the piano.  After she died, Kousei lost the ability to hear what he plays.  Kaori, an aspiring violinist, became his light of hope.  She persevered to bring back Kousei’s love for music.  It’s never easy since Kousei haven’t played for years and initially has no motivation to play the piano again.  This anime love team is made and bound by music.

 

4. Eren And Mikasa from Attack on Titan

This couple is among the main characters in the anime series Attack on Titan which is currently on its 3rd Season. Personally, I see them as a nice couple especially when Mikasa shows how much she wanted to protect Eren and do not want him to be in harm’s way.
On Eren’s side, she might not think too much yet about love in a romantic way due to their current situation, I could still see that she loves Mikasa and he is willing to risk his life for her. In the kind of world they are living together, it’s great to see this kind of love team.

 



5. Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad

Tomoya and Nagisa is the popular couple in the anime series Clannad. They became boyfriend and girlfriend and ended with marrying each other which is a very sweet love story.  They are somehow destined for each other since they first met on their way to school and together they helped each other restart the drama club. It is great to see that each of them complement each other. Nagisa brings hope and joy for Tomoya while on the other hand, Tomoya is always there to support Nagisa. They became officially a romantic couple when Tomoya finally confessed his feelings for Nagisa which she reciprocated.

 



6. Misaki & Usui from Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama

These characters are among the most popular anime couple of all time. They are the main characters in the anime series Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Their love story is somehow very much relatable since Misaki always says she hates Usui, but deep inside, its the other way around. And she represents those women who try to hide their feelings for someone. On the other hand, Usui truly and deeply loves Misaki and is waiting for the right time for them to be together.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Uzumaki Naruto and Hyuga Hinata from Naruto

Are you in love with your childhood friend?  Don’t be shy since it’s typical for two people who grow together to develop a special bond.   Others might say that relationships with this kind of foundation usually don’t last but cheer up since NaruHina is one of the many anime lovers that proved them wrong.  Hinata secretly admired Naruto after he saved her from a group of bullies when they were just kids.  From that day on until their adulthood, Hinata grows tense every time Naruto is near.  She even collapses if Naruto is too close.  It was a one-sided love at first but eventually, Hinata’s true feelings reached Naruto and they became an official couple.  They even got married and now enjoying a family life with two bubbly kids.  Are you a fan of NaruHina? Which among the many sweet moments of this love team in the Naruto anime series is your favorite?  Tell us about your pick in the comments section below!

8. Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna/ Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online

Love is not a game.  But what if you fell in love inside a game?  Does it translate to the real world?  How can a relationship made in a virtual world strive in the real one? These issues concern Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki more than anything else.  They met when a famous Virtual Reality MMORPG became a death trap for millions of players.  Kazuto known as Kirito inside the game immediately responded to the challenge and worked hard on his own to not just survive but with a grander goal which is to clear the game and save everyone.  He became a solo player while Asuna decided to join one of the biggest guilds in the game.  Although they met early in the game but since Kirito decides to do things on his own, they separated.  Their paths met once again during a dangerous mission and from that moment onwards were inseparable.  Kirito managed to beat the game but Asuna was left trapped.  Their love story is filled with challenges yet they never give up.  They support each other in every way which gives them the power to topple down even the strongest adversaries.  And sharing the same passion towards the virtual world made their relationship even stronger.


 

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9. Sadao Maou and Emi Yusa from The Devil is a Part-timer

A hero is destined to slay the demon king.  This is the cliché in every fantasy world tale but what if the female hero develops romantic feelings toward her arch rival?  Such kind of twist would change everything.  It would lead to humanity’s destruction but did not happen in Sadao and Emi’s case.  In fact, it turned out well for both parties.  Sadao Maou was transported to the present Japan when his castle was being sieged by the hero and his party.  Emi, the female hero who wields the sword bestowed by an angel, pursued Sadao.  She decided to monitor the demon king who is currently living as a normal staff in a famous food chain store.  Emi refused to believe that the demon king will be contented in becoming a normal employee but she is proven wrong every time Sadao uses the magical power he gathers in incidents to help others and restore everything back to normal. In the end, Emi admired Sadao’s sense of justice and how he prioritizes the safety of the people close to him above all even against his own. Their unique love team only proves that love knows no boundaries and affiliations!

10. Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura from Yu yu Hakusho

Can a delinquent and a top student become friends or even more?  Of course, they can! Yusuke and Keiko’s relationship proves that love is universal.  Yusuke is not your average troublemaker.  He does not play dirty and is against bullying.  In fact, he prefers cutting classes and spending his time strolling around than fighting other delinquents but he is a trouble magnet.  Gangs target him because he is known to be unbeatable.  Keiko, on the other hand, is a diligent student who frequently reminds Yusuke to at least attend his classes.  She is not afraid of Yusuke unlike most of his classmates because she knows that he is a kind person and is just misunderstood.  Yusuke was introduced to the world of spirits and demons as the story progressed so he was forced to leave Keiko behind.  But the love they share did not fade while apart instead it ended up stronger when they were finally reunited.

11. Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya from Rurounoi Kenshin

Love is probably the last thing anyone would think of during an era of war and bloodshed.  Kenshin Himura is the legendary battousai who killed countless people with his sword.  After the war and realizing that his blade failed to accomplish his goals despite sacrificing so many lives, Kenshin wandered and decided to never kill again.  Along the way, he met Kaoru Kamiya, the sole heir of a small kendo dojo.  She was troubled by a group of thugs back then who uses the nickname battousai for their own gain.  Kenshin saved Kaoru from the predicament and agreed to stay in Kaoru’s dojo as a tenant.  He told her that the life of a wanderer is starting to tire him but is that really the case?  Eventually the feelings they secretly feel towards each other surface.  Kenshin now keeps his promise to never take a life again not just for his own salvation but for Kaoru’s sake as well.

12. Recca Hanabishi and Yanagi Sakoshita from Flame of Recca

A ninja back in the day is a warrior known not to protect but to kill.  Nonetheless, it is now celebrated as a lethal yet loyal ally in books and movies.  Recca Hanabishi can be considered as a new-age ninja.  He was a fan of these mighty warriors way back when he was just a kid.  Recca was so fascinated by it to the point that he practiced their way of moving and fighting.  He developed inhuman strength, agility, and senses as a result.  He was undefeated in fighting among delinquents yet he was beaten by a mysterious lady while saving a woman in distress.  The woman involved is Yanagi Sakoshita, a woman who possesses a unique gift of healing.  Due to her ability, she was kidnapped by a group of criminals that aims to develop a drug that can give eternal life.  After being defeated by the lady who turned out to be his long lost mother, Recca along with his friends vowed to save Yanagi. I know I’m spoiling the show big time but it’s important to narrate these events to justify Recca’s actions.  He chose to face dangerous foes in a tournament including his step brother who controls a more powerful flame just to save Yanagi.  This is in accordance to his vow as Yanagi’s ninja.  If this won’t be good enough to express your love towards someone, I’ll be clueless what will.

13. Ichirou Suzuki/ Satou Pendragon and Aialize  from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Ichirou Suzuki was transported to a fantasy world.  He was initially worried about surviving in an unknown and dangerous world but he discovered that he is granted with overpowered abilities. Since he concluded that he can live peacefully in the new world he decided to fully enjoy the experience.  He made new friends along the way and even gathered a few fangirls because of his strength and wealth.  But none of them even though they were all attractive and kind captured his heart.  Cupid’s arrow only managed to hit Satou when he met Aialize, a high elf.  Not only is her beauty unrivaled but she is also innocent and kind.  Satou’s feelings gradually grew stronger when he spent a couple of days in the elf town under Aialize guidance.  But since Aialize is a high elf and is immortal, she was hesitant about becoming Satou’s wife. Satou responded by finding ways to reach Aialize status.  He even ventured in a far and dangerous continent just to achieve this goal which only shows how he truly wants to spend eternity with Aialize.

 

14. Shinichi Kudo and Kazuha Toyama from Detective Conan

A detective’s life is dangerous.  This is why having a partner with this kind of profession can be daunting.  You can’t help but constantly worry about his welfare especially if he is assigned to a daring mission.  No matter how skillful a detective is, he simply can’t predict everything and he will suddenly end up cornered before he knows it.  This is what happened to the rising star detective Jimmy Kudo.  The syndicate he was tracking abducted Kudo and turned him into a kid with the use of a mysterious drug.  Kazuha Toyama, Kudo’s childhood sweetheart was worried sick about him after reports about Kudo missing started to circulate.  She was clueless about the fact that the man she misses is posing as the elementary student Conan.    Toyama’s worries about Kudo are lessened every now and then as Conan manages to temporarily negate the effect of the drug and meet her.  Their close relationship is obvious during these moments and no one can deny that they value each other far more than friends.

 

15. Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!

Do opposites really attract?  Of course, this goes true with magnets but what about two people with different personalities, body size, intelligence, and even minute details like favorite color and food?  In reality, there are only a few couples who can attest to this famous quote and one of them is from the anime series Toradora! composed of Ryuji and Taiga.  Ryuji is tall for his age and has scary eyes, which is why many are intimated by him.  Those who don’t know Ryuji would instantly think of him as a delinquent.  But don’t be deceived since Ryuji is a gentle and calm person.  He is also studious which explains his good grades. On the other hand, Taiga’s cute appearance is a far cry from her straightforward and daring attitude.  She resolves almost any conflict through force and won’t back down on anyone.  She might be small but Taiga is someone you don’t want to mess with.  The two met and got close after they discovered each other’s secret crushes.  They later on agreed to help each other out but slowly realized that the two of them are starting to like each other more than their initial crushes.  This love team is the best proof that no amount of differences can stop love when it strikes!

 

 

16. Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi

Love moves in mysterious ways.  Raku and Chitoge met when they were just kids but they were taken apart due to unavoidable circumstances and moved on with their own lives.  However, they made a promise to be a real couple when they reunite in the future.  Raku is now the heir of a powerful gang while Chitoge’s family also controls a huge part of the city because of their influence and wealth.  The two parties agreed that their marriage would benefit them without knowing about their past.  Is this destiny at work here?  I don’t know but such coincidence even made their reunion a lot sweeter.  Since they were too young when they made the promise, both of them have hazy memories of it.  The only things that reminded them of it are the key and locket they gave to each other.  The locket will only open by using the key.  It was supposed to be a happy ending but another girl close to Raku who also holds a key from her childhood emerged.  Will Raku and Chitoge’s childhood fling transition to a long and lasting love?  The uncertainty of their feelings and if they were truly paired by destiny makes this love team one of the best anime has to offer!

 

 

17. Rokuro Enmado and Benio Adashino from Twin Star Exorcists

Arranged marriages are frowned upon by today’s society but in some rare cases they turned out to be just fine for the two main parties involved.  This is what happened to Rokuro and Benio.  They were destined to marry and give birth to the strongest exorcist, the Miko.  Despite being forced to live together, it did not end up the way their superiors planned.  Although it’s obvious that Benio has strong feelings toward Rokuro, their relationship failed to move up to the next level because of Rokuro’s hesitance.  He simply does not want them to be together just because they are instructed to.  Deep inside him, he wants their relationship to be real.  Rokuro is passionate about protecting Benio even at the expense of his own life.  This anime love team will surely melt anyone’s heart as they express their feelings toward each other through simple yet sweet antics but can’t fully commit in making everything real because of their responsibilities as the savior of mankind.

18. Bell Cranel and Hestia from DanMachi/ Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

It’s said that you’ll most likely meet the girl destined for you in an unexpected place.  But does a dungeon count?  Bell Cranel is a new adventurer who aims to reach the topmost level of the dungeon like everybody else.  Many even risk their life just to achieve this goal since reaching the top of the dungeon would mean prestige and mountains of riches.  Bell Cranel’s goal is a bit different though.  He explores the dungeon for a living and won’t mind being popular but what he truly wants is self-improvement and the ability to protect the head of his family, Hestia.  She is a new-comer just like Bell Cranel and is innocent when it comes to hardship.  Nonetheless, she loves Bell Cranel and would do everything for him to be safe while adventuring.  Bell Cranel might be too young to notice it for now but Hesita has strong romantic feelings toward him. This cute anime love team works hard together in achieving their goals and even though they often stumble upon challenging obstacles along the way, they maneuver their way out of them by trusting and supporting each other.

 

 

19. Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld from Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Ayato and Julis met in an awkward fashion.  Julis was changing in her room back then when Ayato decided to return her handkerchief.  The incident led to a duel which resulted in a draw after Ayato successfully landed a surprise attack.  Julis acknowledged Ayato’s fighting skills after that.  Although she treats Ayato coldly, it can’t be denied that she trusts him.  It even came to the point where Julis is willing to open up to Ayato whenever something is troubling her. This anime love team is in the denial stage.  They share the same romantic feelings toward each other but are too shy to admit it.   But isn’t that how true love should be?  It is supposed to be hard to say because you don’t want your love to end up unrequited.  Maybe someday one of them will have the courage to confess and I know very Gakusen Toshi Asterisk fan is looking forward to that moment.

 

 

20. Sorata Kanda and Mashiro Shiina from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Pet lovers are known to be kind and trustworthy people.  Many believe that pets have the ability to see a person’s innate personality and they only cling to those who are good.  This is probably why Sorata and Mashiro easily got close to each other.  They both love the stray cats they choose to keep after being found loitering around their dormitory.  Pets are not allowed in their dormitory so both of them worked hard to go around this problem.  Sorata is so kind that he already adopted 7 cats.  He finds Mashiro to be beautiful.  Although he is a bit protective, it’s only because he wants nothing but the best for the girl he loves. Sorata is shy and is bad at social interactions but he eventually gathered enough courage to confess his feelings Mashiro and they became an official couple.

 

 

21. Lux Arcadia and Lisha/ Lisesharte Atismata from Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

A knight in shining armor only comes around saving a princess in a fairy tale.  But this is not true for Lisha.  Yes, he met a knight but not because he was in distress but it happened when Lux Arcadia broke into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory by accident.  Lux may not be wearing a shining armor but he is a competent drag knight who is sometimes called the “Weakest Undefeated” or the “Black Hero”.  He is also a prince of a kingdom that was destroyed 4 years ago because of a coup d’état.  Although their meeting is just by accident, it’s as if they are fated to cross paths since Lisha’s kingdom is currently in turmoil and she needs someone with experience and strength to help solve the issues before it’s too late.  Lux decided to lend her a hand and they grew closer as they face one dilemma after another.  A relationship formed this way is bound to last since it has bloomed at dark times.  What more would it be if they successfully made the kingdom peaceful and prosperous again and they have all the time in the world to focus on their feelings?

 

 

22. Takashi Komuro and Rei Miyamoto from High School of the Dead

Who in the right mind would think of hitting up with a girl during a zombie apocalypse?  This is a time when you need to focus on escaping the zombies and securing the necessary goods for your own survival.  Takashi Komuro made this daring move to rekindle his childhood fling with Rei Miyamoto.  It was easy because Rei was also in love with him at some point in the past.  But there are zombies around right?  This couple simply can’t leave everything behind and entirely focus on their relationship.  They need to lookout for their friends and visit each of their homes to reunite with their respective families.  But will their relationship last in a world that is now engulfed by death where every people would do anything to survive?

 

 

23. Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail

Love usually is rooted in friendship.  Natsu and Lucy hold on to their friendship every time they encounter dangerous enemies in their missions.  Natsu’s ability to control dragonic magic made him one of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail.  Many argue that he can pull off any mission alone through sheer force but that’s definitely not the case.  He may be strong but he is too straightforward.  Because of his personality, Natsu easily falls to deception and would greatly struggle against an enemy who uses wits over strength.  This is where his friend Lucy comes to play.  She is not even close to being a genius strategist yet her second opinion during missions can be quite handy.  Lucy is a newcomer but her innate talent as a mage is more than enough to compensate for her lack of experience.  This duo is unbeatable especially if they share a common goal and if the safety of their friends and guildmates is on the line.  But are they really a love team?  For me they are!  Natsu may not admit it but he rampages every time Lucy is in danger which only shows how she treats her dearly.  Lucy also worries a lot about Natsu and is always the first to give a hand every time he is in trouble.

 

 

24. Shouta Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke

There are only a few experiences in life that can match the happiness you’ll feel when finding out that the one you love also feels the same way.  Sawako is among the few lucky ones to enjoy this moment.  She was initially a shy girl.  Many were hesitant to befriend her because of her pale skin and long black hair which made her look like a ghost.  Nonetheless, her physical appearance did not stop Shouta, a famous male student in her school, to reach out to her.  Sawako captured his attention after later on because of her kindness and unique personality. They dated and then confessed to each other.  It was a typical love story but the emotional struggles they have to overcome in order to express their feelings made it extra special.

 

 

25. Hiro and Zero Two from Darling in the FranXX

Don’t despair when it seems everything that is happening as of the moment is against you.  The universe will surely find a way to repay your struggles and might even send someone special to serve as your saving grace.  This is what Zero Two is for Hiro.  They met when they were lonely and not given the chance to be pilots. Hiro, later on, was able to put his feelings for Zero Two into action with a kiss and piloted Strelizia.  This happened even though Zero Two has horns that usually turn off others who want to get close to her.   From that day on, he continuously exerts effort to prove that he is worthy not just as a pilot but also as Zero Two’s partner.

 


Other Cute Couples Worth the Mention

 

Monkey D. Luffy  and Boa Hancock from One Piece

One-sided love is a tragedy. It’s sad to see a person loving truly but not loved back.  A person who chooses to pursue such kind of love is bound to tread a challenging road.  This is the same dilemma Boa Hancock from One Piece dared to face after developing strong romantic feelings towards Monkey D. Luffy.  It’s not that Luffy does not like Hancock but he is just too innocent and straightforward to be romantically involved with anyone.   Luffy will eventually mature and Boa Hancock probably knows this which is why she is doing everything to be closer to Luffy and help him as much as possible to leave a lasting impression as soon as now.  Boa’s funny lovestruck expressions and Luffy’s innocent reactions to these acts makes this love team worthy to be a part of his list.

 

Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach

Saving a princess in distress is a knight in shining armor’s duty.  This is what Kurosaki Ichigo is for Kuchiki Rukia.  Although Rukia is a strong shinigami, she was abducted by her own brother and childhood friend.  She was forced to come back to soul society and be executed because of the dangerous evil power trapped inside her.  Ichigo can sense spirits despite being a normal human.  He was saved by Rukia from a Hollow attack and gained shinigami powers as a result.  With his newly gained powers, he ventured head first to soul society in order to save Rukia.  Ichigo knows it is like knocking on hell’s door because Soul Society houses hundreds of powerful shinigamis who can kill him in an instant.  Yet he carried out the mission without even a slight of hesitation.  This act alone is an honest confession of love.  A man would do anything for the woman he loves even at the expense of his own life.

Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo from Overlord

Typical neets easily welcome the idea of having romantic feelings toward computer-generated characters.  This is true especially for those who are avid fans of MMORPGs and simulators where the player can immerse in an entirely new world using his own customizable avatar.  Since they are lonely, it’s not a surprise for them to be attached to characters they’ve interacted with every day even though they are not real.  But what if the so-called NPCs in MMORPGs were given life and their own unique personality?  This was the dilemma Satoru Suzuki endured when he was transported to a fantasy world along with their guild’s loyal NPCs who were turned into real beings.  Since he playfully changed Albedo’s settings before the incident, the sexy yet dangerously powerful demon lady is now madly in love with him.  I can’t really consider them as a real couple but there is definitely a spark every time Albedo tries to seduce Ainz with her demonic charm.  It would have been easy for her to grab Ainz heart if he was not transformed into an undead whose emotions are controlled.  This peculiar love team made it to this list not just because of their growing popularity but mainly for the funny story behind their relationship and how funny, awkward, and sweet situations easily materialize whenever they are together.  If you want to get to know more about Ainz Ooal Gown and other cool Overlord characters, be sure to check out this anime characters list that I’ve made: >>List of Overlord Anime Characters<<.

Krillin and Android 18 from Dragonball Z

Do you believe the opposites attract?  Some say this is true while others argue that this bizarre pairing only happens in fantasy.   But sad to say for those who frown to this idea because Krillin and Android 18 proves that it’s possible for two people with different attitude and size to be a perfect couple.  They first met in a battle where android 17 and 18 completely overpowered Krillin and his comrades.  Android 18 found Krillin to be adorable but the receiver of the praise thought of it as some kind of mockery because it came from an enemy.  Later on, Krillin pleaded Vegeta to save Android 18 after he was puked out by Cell.  He also used a Dragonball wish to turn her into a real human.  Talk about the lengths a man would make for her special someone right?  Despite being small, Krillin turned out to be a dependable husband and father.  This couple’s happy ending is an inspiration especially to all the little guys out there!

 


 

Here is the video of Zero Two and Hiro Epic reunion and Kiss


 

And that’s a wrap my otaku friends!  I can already see hearts in your eyes now after reading about all the anime love teams featured in this list.  I won’t blame you since they are all inspiring.  Loving is truly challenging but it’s definitely worthwhile especially if you are among the lucky ones who have found a partner that would exert an equal amount or even more effort to keep your relationship strong.   Are you presently in a relationship?  Are you happy? Then share this with your partner so you’ll both be inspired to love even more!  And as usual, even if you are still single, give us a LIKE AND KEEP ON SHARING THE ANIME LOVE MY MINA!

Top 10 From Another World Anime you should not miss!

Have you thought of being trapped in another world?  We usually fantasize with such kind of scenario when we are fed up with our current life and when it starts to feel that everything and everyone is going against us.  If given the chance, would you really leave behind everything and set forth to a new journey in a new world?  This is the question shared by all the main characters in this list of anime series where the hero is transported to another world.

This interesting "from another world" anime plot is now taking the world by storm from one successful show another and you should never let everyone leave you behind.  Get on the hype train and be sure to read until the anime show featured in this list so you can include all of these gems in your future late night anime binges!


GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There

 

Year Released:  2015

No. of Seasons: 3

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

What would you do if a portal to another world suddenly appears at the heart of your city?  I won’t blame you if you end up among the crowd that will surround the portal hoping to at least have a little peak of what’s found beyond.  But don’t you think this is a really reckless move?  What if the beings that created the portal appear while harboring ill intentions?  How would you react if they slaughter the people around you without even saying a word?  The protagonist of GATE, Yoji Itama, had to answer all these tricky questions and respond as soon as possible.  He had the option to run like everybody else but since he is a member of JSDF, his sworn oath to protect the citizens got the better of him and gave him enough courage to fight a mysterious primeval army that came through the portal.

So how does this anime belong to this list?  Our main protagonist along with his subordinates eventually led the first expedition to the world beyond the portal.  The setup is quite unique because he was not transported without his prior permission and by force but he simply responded to his duty as a soldier.  This anime perfectly combines guns and other modern warfare equipment with magic and mythical monsters only found in a fantasy world.  Added with pretty anime girls and a little bit harem, GATE: Thus the JSDF Fought There offers a complete package to cater anime lovers across different age categories and genre preferences.

 

 


Overlord

 

Year Released:  2015

No. of Seasons: 2

Anime Score:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 5/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Suzuki Satoru loves Ygdarasil.  It’s a VRMMORPG which showcases an open world which you can do almost anything through magic.  He plays the character Momonga, an Elder Lich, while being the guild leader of an all-succubus group called Ainz Ooal Gown.

They had a lot of fun exploring the fantasy world, finding rare items, and protecting their base, The Tomb of Nazarick against intruders. Nevertheless, the game’s glorious days ended after 12 long years and only Satoru was the only guild member left in the game’s last day before its servers are officially deactivated.

It was a sad moment for Satoru but what he thought was a saddening farewell turned out to an astonishing surprise when he found himself still in the game world after the announced server shutdown.  What happened? Is this a glitch or the developers decided to extend the game?

He eventually realized that he was transported to the game world with his character’s body after noticing the NPC’s exhibit facial expressions other normal gestures when talking.  It marked the start of Satoru’s adventure in the new world where magic, dangerous monsters, and warring kingdoms, are the norm.

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

 

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Art Style: 5/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Usually in transported to another world anime, the main protagonist gains a cheat ability which makes his life in the new world easier.  But this is not what happened in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.  It is a story of a group of young people who were transported to a game-like world without anything other than hazy memories of their past.  They have nothing to start with which is why they struggled to survive.  Although they managed to live on by adapting to both the unwritten and written laws of the new world, mistakes were made along the way.  The world they were forced to live in is a dangerous place.  Since they are not overpowered, the group needs to work together in perfect harmony to boost their individual strengths while hiding their weaknesses.

 

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Can they continue to survive while gathering new leads on how and why they ended up in such a dire situation?  This anime illustrates a realistic picture of what will happen when a person is transported to a strange and dangerous world.  It may not have the usual humor-filled and bright vibe of most anime series of the same genre but everyone will definitely enjoy how each of the featured characters is developed and how their perspective about life changes as they encounter hardships and losses.

 


Re: Zero Starting Life in another World

 

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Subaru Natsuki is someone who would rather stay hut in his room than go out and hang out with friends.  In Japan, he is referred to as a hikikomori.   Yet his stagnant life spun around in an instant after being summoned to a fantasy world.  The new environment and the crowd that surrounded him almost placed Subaru in a state of panic but he endured. He befriended a silver-haired elf girl called Stella but unexpected turn of events led to Subaru along with her newfound friend dying.  He was ready to accept his unlucky fate but the phenomenon happened again.

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This time around, he came back to the time when he first met the elf girl.  He retains the memory of everything that happened prior to his death which gave him clues on how to avoid the same path in the future. Can it be called a cheat skill? Of course!  Whether he can do this indefinitely is still unknown but being given another chance every time you die like game characters can literally turn you invincible!


 


Zero no Tsukaima

 

Year Released:  2006

No. of Seasons: 4

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 3/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

This is a classic anime series which features a light story filled with humorous and romantic situations.  Basically, it’s the typical rom-com anime with frills of fantasy and action here and there.  The story revolves around the chaotic love-hate relationship between Saito Hiraga and Louise de la Valliere.  Saito was summoned by Louise to her world when she used a familiar-summoning spell.  She is known as Zero because an explosion always happens if she uses magic and summoning a normal human during their most awaited event as a magician even solidified the bad impressions of many that she is a failure.  Saito was confused at first but was left with no choice but to go with what his new master wants.

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Eventually, Saito realizes that being he is the successor of a legendary mage who managed to cross worlds as he found evidences of weapons and vehicles from his world being used.  Being the only one who can use these powerful arsenals made him a strong companion for Louise and their love story progressed as they protect each other and their friends from all sorts of adversaries.

 


The Rising of the Shield Hero

 

Year Released:  2018

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

The sword, arrow, spear, and wand are the most popular weapons of choice in RPG games.  They are weapons which greatly help players survive by improving their offensive ability.  But what if you can’t use none of them and be restricted to only a shield?  A shield is good for defense but it’s not ideal in inflicting damage to enemies.  This is the predicament Iwatani Naofumi in The Rising of the Shield Hero faced upon being transported in a fantasy world.  Right from the start, he was told that he needs to be the hero of a kingdom and save them against invading demons.  Anyone with a right mind would say that it’s an absurd request.  Yet, everyone in the throne room where he was summoned acted like it’s expected to happen.  Naofumi objected but he was framed and bad mouthed after refusing to be the people’s savior.  He decided to live independently while the other summoned heroes who specialize on other weapons stayed after being promised with fame and riches.  How will he survive in a new world as a newcomer?  Will his shield and the skills that come with it be enough to help him live freely in a fantasy world?


Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Year Released:  2018

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 5/5

Art Style: 2/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

It was a normal work day for Ichirou Suzuki as a game developer.  Or that’s what he thought.  He was working almost 3 days straight to meet deadlines as he was working on upcoming game while fixing the issues of the already released one.  He decided to take nap to freshen up a bit but woken up in a different place.  Like any of us would think, his first guess was that everything is just part of a dream.  But then again, that hypothesis was easily disproved by how realistic the people, buildings, and the overall environment he had seen after being transported.  He also concluded that it’s not like the previous world since lizard-like warriors greeted him with flying spears right from the start.  Although he managed to eliminate an entire army of them in one hit using a skill from the game he was working on in his world, he was still cautious about the dangers of living in a world where monsters and demons exist.  Can a normal game developer strive in a fantasy world? How will he use his vast game knowledge and overpowered skills in the new world?

Although the light novel where this series is based from is pretty good, the anime adaptation is obviously rushed.  You can tell by how the fight scenes were made.  The characters seem lifeless which is why it got a very low score in the visual department.

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In Another World with my Smartphone

Year Released:  2017

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Art Style: 3/5

Is it worth watching? Yes/Maybe

Most of us nowadays can’t even spend an hour without looking at our smartphone.  It has become a necessity in our daily lives from making important calls to simply passing time.  But what if you transported to another world with it? I know you’ll say that the battery will eventually run out and it will turn out useless if there are no network providers in the new world.  Well, all of these issues can be solved in an instant with magic.  This is what happened to Touya Mochizuki.  He died from the previous world because of gods own fault so he was given a perk in the new one.  It made Touya confused at first but he simply had no choice since it was something arranged by god himself.  To his amazement, the new world he was transported to isn’t bad at all.  He met new friends and went on a journey while using his handy smartphone and its cheat-like functions to get out from dangerous situations, save his companions, and help others solve their problems.

This is like another version of Death march to the Parallel World Rhapsody. Sadly, it suffered from the same flaw as it was serialized.  The art style looks rushed and a lot of good parts in the novel were skipped.  I know the story is intended to be light and it’s designed for kids but it’s hard to overlook obvious plot holes like nobles easily acknowledging someone with no background and the main character instantly becoming a genius detective who can easily deduce complicated situations as if he is Sherlock’s apprentice


Knights & Magic

Year Released:  2017

No. of Seasons: 1

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Tsubasa Kurata was a mecca otaku in his previous life.  He was killed in a car accident and was reincarnated in a fantasy world with all the memory from his previous world still intact.  He is now Ernesti Echavalier and he plans to use his vast knowledge about mecca anime to his full advantage.  The world where he was resurrected is a dangerous one.  It is ravaged by demon beasts that can instantly devour anything in its path through brute strength. Ernesti vowed to change everything and build his own Silhouette Knight, a huge robot-like machine that acts like the people’s hero, to save his friends, family, and the whole kingdom.  Can a simple mecca otaku take up such a heavy responsibility?  How will he exploit his previous knowledge and defeat the dangerous demon beasts that come his way?


KonoSuba: God’s Blessing in this Wonderful World!

Year Released:  2016

No. of Seasons: 2

Anime Score:

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Art Style: 4/5

Is it worth watching? Yes

Just when Kazume Sato thought that his life would continue to be a boring and lonely one, he was transported to another world.  He was involved in an accident after trying to safe someone and it turns out he died in the process.  Such heroic act needs to be rewarded right?  Technically, he did nothing remarkable since the person he tried to save will eventually turn out just fine even without his help.  This was explained by the god he met after dying and it hit him hard.  He was given the option to either rest eternally or be reincarnated into another world.  Obviously, like him all of us would choose reincarnation right?  In his new life, he met weird but trustworthy friends who also have their own issues to deal with.  This anime series is not the usual transported to another world story simply because its plot is nowhere to be found.  It’s simply a collection of funny stories about the adventure of Kazume Sato and his friends.  Although a slight resemblance of a grand plot is there, in the end this anime series is designed to be humorous with a few action scenes perfectly sprinkled in several episodes.  It’s hard not to love an anime series like KonoSuba: God’s Blessing in this Wonderful World that can draw out a smile in your face after watching it.


Honorable Mentions:

Sword Art Online

This anime series is to be precise not a transported to another world anime.  But then again, it follows the concept of the MC being forced to live in another out worldly dimension. This time around, our hero, Kazuto Kirigaya was trapped in a VRMMO. He is a social outcast who prefers spending most of his free time in games which is why unlike newbies he instantly responded to the problem without being confused and clueless.

Satou, his game name, decided to play solo.  This is not because he doesn’t need anyone or he dislikes making friends but since the game became real including the dangers, he simply doesn’t want to see his newfound companions meeting their ends.  Eventually, he met Asuna and his worries and fears even heightened as he developed feelings toward her.  How can he save Asuna from the game and its dangerous elements?  Can’t both of them escape from the virtual prison and reunite in real life?

This anime series was a hit not only because it is very much relatable but it also has a lot of great anime fights. The franchise even extended to several movies which also feature Satou along with his friends as they try new VRMMOs and encounter new foes.

Log Horizon

MMORPGs have lost their shine thee past few years.  But then again, this sad reality should not stop us from reminiscing its golden times.  There was no better way to spend the weekend before than grinding a dungeon with friends or ambushing enemy guilds as your group rally towards being the best in the server.  This is what Log Horizon was designed to be as a game but it turned out to be a virtual prison for players.  Log Horizon is very similar to Sword Art Online but with more depth when it comes to character development and integrated game elements.  Any MMORPG enthusiast would love Log Horizon.  It even spent several episodes where the group raided a dungeon and faced a troublesome boss just to farm for rare items and treasures.

Although critics say that Log Horizon’s pace is too slow to be enjoyable, I disagree.  It’s just enough to keep us wanting for more every episode ends while satisfying our daily dose of anime action, camaraderie among characters even with various differences, and even a little bit of romance.

 


Old but Goodies:

Monster Rancher

The new generation won’t be able to experience the excitement and frustration of waiting, watching, and wanting for more anime every day.  Monster Hunter was released when there was still no free online streaming so we have no other option than to patiently watch every episode one day after another.  But if you think about it, that’s the exciting part.  You’ll have something to look forward to everyday and there are no spoilers since internet social media back then was also non-existent.  Going back to Monster Rancher, this anime show tells the story of Genki and his adventures in a new world where monsters rule.   Some are friends while others are foes.  Genki’s mission along with his newly formed team is to defeat the Monster King and bring peace to the land. The animation may be outdated but this show is truly a must-watch.  Classic anime at its finest!


Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was your average high school delinquent student.  He skips classes and often fights with gangs for fun.  But he’s not what he seems to be.  Yusuke is in fact a kind-hearted person who frowns upon the weak being bullied and abused.  He is even willing to lay down his own life just to save a stranger in danger.  He has proven this by jumping in between a child and a car.  Yusuke died but was revived by the afterlife administrator for him to serve as an agent whose duty is to maintain

order in both the land of the living and the dead.

This anime series is one of my favorites simply because it offers everything including lessons about friendship, selfless brotherhood and sisterhood, high-intensity action scenes, and heart-warming romance.  You simply can’t ask for more!  According to trustworthy sources, Yu Yu Hakusho 2018 which makes me excited more than anything else!  This is truly an anime series the current generation would love to experience!


Magic Knight Rayearth

Field trips excite us above anything else when we were in high school.  But what if it would lead us to another world?  This is what happened to the three girls who are the main protagonists of Magic Knight Rayearth.  This classic anime is a must-watch especially for those who are into magic, knighthood, heroines, and romance.  The three have different personalities and gained unique powers after being transported to another world.  Although I have not completely watched this series, most of my girlfriends love it so I’m giving this one the benefit of the doubt.   Have you watched at least an episode of Magic Knight Rayearth before? How would you feel about a remake? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

 

 

 


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Having second thoughts about being transported to another world after reading the list?  I don’t blame you.  It’s cool that you’ll be able to see new things and places, make new friends, and start a grand adventure but the hazards will also be real.  What if you don’t have a cheat-like ability like most of MCs in transported to another world anime?  That’s truly a disaster right?  You might even experience more hardships in a fantasy world than the one we have now so I think it’s best to think about it carefully if ever you’ll be given a chance to choose.   In the end, contentment is nothing but an elusive dream regardless if you live in a normal or fantasy world.  We always want what we don’t have, it’s the sad reality so might as well enjoy what you already have to the fullest.  As always, give us a LIKE and continue SHARING the ANIME LOVE MINA! 

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1. Baki 2018

 

Can you imagine yourself facing off someone who can annihilate an entire army barehanded? This might seem like a nightmare for normal people but it is Baki’s dream.  Since his childhood years, he has no other goal in mind other than beating his father, Yujiro Hanma who is regarded as the strongest man alive. He rigorously trained both his body and mind for several years just to be at least worthy enough to challenge his father.  But sad to say, during their first encounter Yujiro did not even considered Baki an opponent but a child trying to prove his worth and failing miserably.

 

The upcoming continuation to Baki’s journey is expected to be more brutal and intense than the last.  It has been decades since the first season was aired so the sudden announcement of its second season got a lot of classic anime fans hyped.  Known to be one of the best martial arts anime of all time, the wait is truly worth it as long as it delivers the same or even more outrageous fight scenes every episode. Fans would definitely witness various fighting styles like kung fu, karate, grappling, street fighting style and a lot more.


2. Hinomaru-Zumou 2018

 

Sumo wrestling is a famous traditional sport in Japan.  Despite its popularity, we rarely see sumo wrestlers take the center stage in an anime series. Although I’ve noticed a few anime series that follows the life and adventures of sumo wrestlers, none of them are as grand as One Piece, Naruto, and Samurai X which are also based on Japanese martial art disciplines.

 

Hinomaru-Zumou 2018 aims to break the silence and introduce sumo wrestling to the world in a more exciting and action-packed perspective.  The story will revolve around the struggles and accomplishments of Hinomaru, a rising sumo wrestler who may not be gifted with a big and strong physique but has a bigger heart and determination to cope with such disadvantage.


3. Dragonball Heroes 2018

 

There are a lot of speculations surrounding the newest installation of the Dragonball franchise entitled Dragonball Heroes 2018.  The success of Dragonball Super made this anime series possible and millions of fans across the world are looking forward to another story involving Son Goku and the whole gang.  Some online sources claim that the new antagonists are ancient Sayans who managed to survive when Freeza destroyed their planet.

 

I just hope they don’t mess up the power levels once more since these Sayans back then are obviously weaker than a Super Sayan and given Son Goku and Vegeta can power up and be as powerful as Gods, it’s interesting how the writers can think of villains that can challenge them. And with this, surely, most of its fight scenes would land in various list of top anime fights.

 


4. Yu Yu Hakusho Special 2018

 

The adventure of Yusuke Urameshi in the anime series Yu Yu Hakusho played a major role in starting the anime fever way back in the 90s.  His easy going attitude which can instantly switch to a relentless and determined one if the need arises easily captured the heart of viewers.  Together with his new found friends who also have their own unique personality and special abilities, they battled strong demons in a tournament to the death and even visited the underworld just to save earth.  They are unsung heroes who did not ask for anything in return and are contented in just seeing their loved ones back in Earth safe.

 

Their story ended well especially with Yusuke reunited with his childhood sweetheart but no one would dare complain if they added more to it.  The Yu Yu Hakusho Special 2018 is expected to be a hit just like its predecessor and with characters that millions of anime fans already know and love, there’s only a very slim chance that it won’t meet everyone’s expectations. 

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5. Ultimate Muscle 2018

 

Fighting enthusiasts often frown when anything about wrestling comes up.  The popular wrestling we often see on television is scripted and does not involve any kind of skill whatsoever so we can’t blame them.  However, professional wrestling is a different story.  They are not actors but real fighters who can submit people bigger than them and use their extensive repertoire of technique to disable their opponent and force them to surrender.  It’s even considered by some as an art due to the grace and precision required to successfully pull-off powerful wrestling techniques.  All of the wonderful things about wrestling are featured in the Ultimate Muscle franchise and they are releasing a new anime series this 2018. It’s safe to assume that it will still focus on our hero, Mantaro Kinnikumaan who is also known as Kid Muscle.  What challenges await the wrestling prodigy this time around?  Will his in-born talent and the techniques passed down by his father be enough to overcome them?

 


6. The King of Fighters: Destiny

 

Anime shows are usually based on Mangga and Light Novels but there are rare exemptions like The King of Fighters.  This franchise started as a fighting game where the player chooses a character among a group composed of fighters with varied styles, weapons, and specialties.  Later on, the game was improved and it became a team battle where you need to select three fighters to complete your team.  Each of the fighters in the King of Fighter games has a unique backstory which is probably why it was not hard for its developers and anime producers to formulate a grand story that would link them all together.  Given the success of the game, the anime series received tons of praises.  Fans of the game were excited to see their loved characters and the special moves they have in game used in the anime version.  The King of Fighters: Destiny aims to replicate the same success or even trample it with a better one. For me, this alone made2018 an epic year for both anime and fighting game enthusiasts!

 


7. The Emperor’s Strategy

 

Korean Light Novels are gaining popularity nowadays. Some of these novels even managed to surpass those made by Chinese and Japanese writers in terms of number of readers and overall popularity online.  The Emperor’s Strategy carries the leading flag among all of them.  This Korean Light Novel is expected to have an anime adaptation and everyone is highly excited about it.  Who wouldn’t if we are talking about a story that has almost every tasty flavor packed in one including politics, action, history, friendship, and even romance?  Although this upcoming anime show target’s mature audiences, I’m quite confident that the lovable characters, interesting story, and eye-catching art style will be more than enough to attract viewers of other generations.


8. Batman Ninja

 

Heroes are not limited to those with super powers.  This is what Batman has proven over the years.  Although it’s debatable that having insurmountable money and influence itself can be considered as form of power, we still can’t deny the fact that Bruce Wayne, who is the man behind the mask, is a mere human.  Like any one of us, he can die once inflicted by a mortal wound or if deprived from oxygen.  Nevertheless, his determination to implement his own version of justice is inhuman.  He would go through any length just to serve what is due for those who defile Gotham city.  He is cunning and merciless which makes him the super hero Gotham needs.  But what if he is suddenly transported to the samurai era?  How would Batman react with the new environment, allies, law, and enemies? This is what Batman Ninja is all about and every anime fan is exited how the popular marvel hero will turn out as both an anime character and ninja!

 

 


9. Kengan Ashura

Can’t get enough of Baki the Grappler? Are you hungry for more brutal and intense anime fight scenes? Then you should check out the upcoming anime series Kengan Ashura.  It won an online poll where the winning manga series gets an anime adaptation and anyone who read at least three chapters of the manga would surely vote the same.  Kengan Ashura has a lot of similarities with Baki the grappler but the most striking one is the main protagonist. Tokita Ohma, the young mysterious fighter featured in Kengan Ashura, started out as a nobody which is similar to Baki when he was hiding his true identity.  No one knew his name or his origin yet he can defeat muscular street thugs easily and he does so even if he is outnumbered by a huge margin.  He eventually finds himself in a gladiator arena run by influential businessman where they are represented by their own fighters.  How will Tokita Ohma carve his name in the history of street fighting?  Is his raw strength and peculiar technique enough to reach the top against seasoned and ruthless martial artists?

 

 


10. Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi

 

Are you into fantasy/action anime?  Do you want a better plot than the protagonist being transported to another world which is overused nowadays?  If it’s a yes then look forward to Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi this 2019.  This anime series is bound to take the world by storm with a unique plot and lovable characters.  If it manages to create a wonderful fantasy world alongside with an interesting plot then nothing can stop this anime series from reaching the same heights or even higher than Overlord and Dan Machi.  Have you heard or read about this upcoming anime series?  Are you looking forward to what new things it will offer in the fantasy genre?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

And it’s a wrap! Have you found an anime series worth your time? I know some of the titles mentioned above are not purely under the martial arts anime genre but I guarantee that all of them are packed with intense action scenes and cool characters with unique fighting skills and abilities. If ever you are not pleased with an entry included in this list, you can always share your opinion in the comment section. You might be able to convince me to improve the list based on your suggestion.  And as always, don’t be shy to give us a LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

Top 10 Mind Blowing Anime in Real Life You’ve Got to See to Believe!

It’s always awesome to know that someone famous looks just like you. It can take anyone’s pride up by several notches in an instant. What about if your looks resembles an anime character? Would you react the same way? As we all know, anime characters come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are designed to look as pretty as princesses from bedtime stories while others have bodies and faces that can only be described as out of this world. In the end, whether being an anime look-alike is a compliment or an insult will depend on the character you are being compared to. How about famous international celebrities? Would they be offended? Here’s a list of the most mind blowing anime in real life that can help you come up with a reasonable answer.

 

 


Eminem & God Eneru of One Piece

The Slim Shady himself is in the house y’all! Eminem is one of the best rappers if not the best of his generation. In fact, it’s a mortal sin to not know him you are interested rapping and the hip-hop culture. What made him special is that he is the first white person to do so in the industry which was founded and dominated by people of color. And if you ever watched One Piece particularly the arc where Luffy and his gang visited Sky Island, you’ll instantly notice how Eminem resembles God Eneru. They both have the same facial structure, skin color, and even hair. But the best part of all is that both of them stand on the top of their chosen path in life as a ruler where Eminem is the God of Rap while Eneru is the God of Sky Island.

 

 

 




Jet Li and Saitama from One Punch Man

There are only a few action holy wood actors who actually know how to fight in real life. And one of them is Jet Li. He started practicing Wu Shu at a very young age due to his parent’s influence and he managed to reach the international stage which only proves that he has the innate talent, body, and heart for it. Several years fast forward and we find Jet Li in hit martial art movies performing jaw-dropping stunts and fight sequences. It came to a point where he became the face of martial arts after Bruce Lee. This makes me wonder if it’s truly just a mere coincidence that he looks like Saitama from One Punch Man. Saitama is the strongest hero in his world and he happens to be bald just like Jet Li in his famous movies where he played the role of a shaolin martial arts expert. Well it won’t be disrespectful in any way to compare the two because both of them have the skill and charisma to back up their reputation and fame.

 

 


Hulk Hogan and Killer Bee from Naruto

Before Mixed Martial Arts took the center stage in fight entertainment, wrestling was hailed as the number one. It also became the venue where famous personalities of today started their career like Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Triple H. and many more. Among them, one stood out and became the face of wrestling for decades. His unique antics in the ring and never-say-die attitude impressed billions worldwide. He is none other than Hulk Hogan. Even though time got the better of him today, he is still regarded as one of the most influential wrestler of all time. This is probably why the creator of Naruto can’t help but create a character that closely resembles him, Killer Bee. This goes true not just because of their physical similarities but also for sharing a funky and outgoing attitude. Killer Bee like Hulk Hogan is fond of throwing out catchy phrases and funny gestures which made him very lovable. Although he is not as famous as the lead character Naruto, he unquestionably belongs to the top ten within the Naruto anime series.

 

 


Bruce Lee and Lee Pai Long from Shaman King

The untimely death of Bruce Lee is regarded as one of the most tragic events in the modern entertainment industry. During that time, he was at the top of the world with international exposure and millions of fan worldwide. He started the martial arts revolution and greatly increased his fame along with the art from one movie to another. The world misses him until now which is why a lot of video game and anime characters are based out of him. One of them is Lee Pai Long from Shaman King. They have the same hairstyle and facial structure. Their fighting techniques are also very similar as they focus on inflicting the greatest damage possible in the least possible time using any part of their body or a pair of nun chucks.

 

 

 

 


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Keanu Reeves and Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate

It’s common for famous people to be prideful an arrogant. Most of them succumb to the ravaging whirlpool of fame and worldly riches and as a result forget their roots. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that there are a few exemptions among them and the best example is Keanu Reeves. Despite starring in several blockbuster movies, he remains grounded. He has a really charming face so it’s hard to accept that there’s someone that looks like him. However, anime fans who got to know Rintaro Okabe from Steins; Gate won’t say the same. Their facial features are the same as well as their hairstyle. Both of them are also socially inept but are experts in their field of choice as a scientist for Rintaro Okabe and as an actor for Keanu Reeves.

 

 


Manny Pacquiao and Makunouchi Ippo of Hajime no Ippo

It’s impossible to gather 8 division belts in professional boxing unless you are Manny Pacquiao. He is the Filipino boxer who took the world by storm and impressed boxing fans across the globe with his inhuman hands speed and unrivaled punching power. Manny Pacquiao was unstoppable during his prime as he demolished previous boxing legends like Marco Antonio Barrera and Eric Morales. His boxing intensity can be compared to Ippo Makunouchi’s aggressive and relentless style. Although he does not use Ippo’s signature move, Dempsey Roll, Pacquiao’s humble beginnings, knockout ability, and hunger for greatness equals Ippo’s. So if Pacquiao is Ippo, who do you think should be the Miyata Ichirou of boxing? Leave a comment below!

 

 


Dirk Nowitzki and Midorima Shintarou from Kuroko’s Basketball

Are you a basketball fan? Or were you a high school basketball varsity player or simply play with friends during weekends? As long as you have a bit of knowledge about basketball, you’ll agree that those who are blessed with height conventionally take the center role during a game. This role requires the player to control the rebound, box out the opposing team center, and make put backs when possible. Dirk Nowitzki, an NBA superstar, defied this norm by becoming one of the best jump shooter of all time despite having the height of a center. Kuroko’s basketball fans will instantly compare him to Midorima Shintarou upon knowing such fact. Although they don’t look exactly alike, everything about them aside from that perfectly fits like their shooting form and accuracy.

 

 


Scarlett Johansson and Motoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is one of the prettiest faces in the Hollywood today. This is one of the reasons aside from her innate talent in acting why she already starred in a number of box office movies for the past decade. Anime fans were excited as news regarding her portrayal of the role of Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell since she has every requirement to pull of it off. And as expected, she delivered with flying colors. Although critics say that the movie ended up as a typical Hollywood hero movie without offering something new in the plate it somehow gave justice to the franchise. At least they go Motoko’s looks right as Scarlett Johansson’s transformation in the movie made her look like the anime character’s real-life version. What do you think about the Ghost in the Shell 2017 movie? Share your thoughts below!

 

 


Chris Hemsworth and Brain Unglaus of Overlord

Upon facing an opponent that you can’t beat and you feel certain death is just a few seconds away, would you run for your life or hold your ground to at least put up some kind resistance? This decision where your life is one the line is not easy. This is why no one has the right to criticize Brain Unglaus of Overlord when he ran like a mad man after realizing Shalltear Bloodfallen’s strength. It’s not that he is a coward, he simply responded to human instinct. He greatly reminds me of Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor. Courage is written all over Thor’s personality but it’s not one brought upon by ignorance. He knows his limits just like Brain. And the fact that they look alike aside from Brain’s hair color makes the resemblance more striking.

 

 


Chris Evans and Commander Erwin of Shingeki No Kyojin

We talked about Thor so why not talk about his good old pal Captain America portrayed by Chris Evans. He is the avenger’s conscience as he always put the people’s welfare above any objective. Captain America is also highly respected by every member despite being the weakest among them in terms of raw power. If you’re a fan of Shingeki No Kyojin, you’ll surely point out the fact that he looks and acts like Commander Erwin. They share the same hairstyle and color, facial features, and even body type. Both of them carry a serious yet compassionate demeanor. They are leaders in the vanguard force who protects humanity from extinction.

 


Honorable Mentions

 

Kim Taehyung and Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul

 

They really look alike and I think it’s not surprising because majority of anime characters are designed based on Asian people. Kim Taehyung belongs to a popular South Korean idol group called BTS. He is both a singer and actor which of course different from Kaneki of Tokyo Ghoul who need to hide his true identity to protect himself and the people close to him.

 

 

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert of Tiger and Bunny

 

Robert is based on Robert Downey Jr. making them exactly lookalikes. This goes true from the hair, body shape, color, and even their attitude. We all know that Robert Downey Jr. is known for playing a variety of roles in Hollywood movies including weird ones where he was required to overhaul his overall persona.

 

 

Ji Eun and Hinata Hyuga of Naruto

 

Another famous South Korean idol almost made it to this list, Ji Eun. She is a member of the girl group Secret. Like almost every South Korean girl idol, she loves to play around with her style. The picture here was taken from a music video where she slayed the bangs look like the one Hinata Hyuga is famous of. Although they look alike, their personalities are total opposites since Ji Eun is outgoing and bubbly while Hinata tends to be shy and freeze up during embarrassing moments.

 

There are other anime characters out there who lookalikes in real life.  Those that are not planned are more special though.   If you have noticed anime characters that resemble your friend, families, or famous personalities aside from the ones mentioned above, feel free to share below in the comments section.  Moreover, include pictures to help convince us that they are truly worth being a part of this list.  As always, give us a LIKE AND SHARE THE ANIME LOVE MINA!

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Anime High School is one of the most popular genres.  This is not surprising since anime fans find it easier to love shows that successfully portray a part of their lives.  While watching the best high school anime shows, viewers can instantly relate to the character’s struggles and fun experiences since they also tread the same path at some point in their life.   Having secret feelings toward the most popular girl in the school, skipping school to do something fun with friends, and even practicing until evening together with your sports club team mates are just a few nostalgic scenes relived by this type of anime shows that put a smile to fans.

Whether you simply want to watch an anime show with a light story during a cold Saturday evening or you really prefer this genre, the titles included in this list of best anime High School will surely match your taste.  Don’t hesitate to binge each of them since they are all worth it!

 


Sket Dance

Each one of us has fond memories of high school.  Most of them did not happen within the four corners of a classroom but in the school grounds as we mingle with others especially during club activities and events.  Joining a club in high school is almost mandatory to gain social experience.  Clubs are also great venues in making new friends and learning new skills. Sket Dance is school life anime series which centers on the club known as Sket Dan. The club name is an abbreviation to support, kindness, encouragement, and troubleshoot.  The members are Yusuke Fujisaki, Hime Onizuka, and Kozuyoshi Usui.  Each of them has unique personalities and talents which they use to help their fellow students in any task as long as it does not offend anyone and go against the school policies.



 


Toradora!

Opposite attracts.  This is a common quote pertaining love.  And as we all know, a lot of heartwarming anime love stories started when the couple are in their high school years.  This is the point in life when you are old enough to start feeling attraction towards the opposite sex yet still immature to be shy about it which results to awkward and funny situations.  These wonders of puppy love composed most of the highlights in the anime series Toradora! It follows the funny but heartening love story of Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka, two high school students with completely opposite personalities.  Will their differences hinder them from getting closer?  Or will they find a way around them and finally express their true feelings toward each other?

 


Hyouka

High School is when good memories are made.  This is what the anime series Hyouka wants to portray.  It is a feel-good anime show which is fun to watch especially among friends.  Some may guess that it’s boring even without watching a single episode but you’ll be surprised once you give it a chance.  The main protagonists in Hyouka is  Houtarou Oreki.  He is one of the few who wants to make his high school experience as plain as possible.  Houtarou’s reason is simple.  He doesn’t want to waste energy in this period of life which he thinks is not important.  As show progresses, he slowly realizes that he is entirely wrong in thinking so as he gains new friends and enjoy fun-filled activities with them.

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Kimi ni Todoke

If an anime show is based on a novel that has been adopted in both manga and in television, expect nothing but a good time.  Kimi ni Todoke is a wonderful love story between a shy and conservative girl and a popular boy in High School.  Sawako Kuronuma is bad at making new friends.  Because of her pale skin and long black hair, many are scared of her appearance claiming that he looks like a ghost.  She is also the type who rarely talks and if she does so scares others more because of her soft and eerie voice.  She thought her high school life won’t be any different until he met Shota Kazehaya.  What sort of events would make them closer to each other?  Can the shy Sawako be able to confess her feelings to Shota before it’s too late?

 


Kuroko’s Basketball

High school basketball is exciting and intense.  Being a high school basketball varsity is not as easy as many would assume because you are not only expected to do well in the court but in your studies as well.  Among the many Anime about High School life out there that also features basketball, Kuroko’s basketball is the best in representing both worlds.  Kuroko’s basketball is also considered by many as one of the best sports anime of all time.   It successfully touches the importance of friendship and teamwork in both the game of basketball and real life.  This anime show revolves around Tetsuya Kuroko and the Seirin Basketball club where he belongs.  Their team is far from perfect. They lack both members and talent.  Nevertheless, with the arrival of Kuroko and Taiga Kagami, a strong-willed and highly skilled first year, their chances of making it on the top of Japan High School basketball skyrocketed! Can the two of them work their way to shatter everyone’s doubts and become champions?

 


High School DxD



High school DxD is a perfect mixture of two famous genres.  Fantasy and High School inspired anime can never be better than this anime show.  The story is set in Kuoh Academy, a former all-girls school that just recently turned co-ed. Externally, it looks like a normal school but unknown to normal people angels and devils compromise part of the student population.  The main protagonist is Issei Hyoudou, a class 3-B student who is a member of the school’s “perverted trio”.  As they name implies, they are the most perverted students in the school.  But don’t scorn him for this and set him aside along with common perverts since he comes with some good things too.  He is a pawn, a devil that has the weakest power level yet he strives to improve and eventually became the strongest.

 


My Hero Academia

Have you ever thought about having a school for heroes?  Super hero stories have been the highlight in holy wood movies for several years now and each of them managed to grab millions which is a good hint of how huge their fan base is.  This also goes true with anime shows which is why My Hero Academia which is both an High School Life and Super Hero show managed to extend until three seasons.  It features the everyday struggles of students and staffs in U.A., a hero academy.  The main protagonist is Izuku Midoriya.  Judging simply by appearance won’t justify Isuku’s strength.  In U.A., he simply wears a standard uniform and there’s nothing striking about his looks.  In fact, it’s easy to think of him as a typical geek due to his messy hair and short height.  Nonetheless, he works hard to turn his life around and become a super hero everyone would look up to. He is the living testament that hard work and perseverance can make up with lack of talent in any aspect of life especially if your aim is to become a renowned super hero.

If you are already hook by  this anime series, then you might also be among the millions waiting for its first movie.

 


Ansatsu KyouShitsu

Imagine a classroom filled with assassins who all aim to kill their teacher and anyone can easily see chaos.  However, this was not the case in the anime series Ansatsu KyouShitsu.  The story started when an octopus-like being destroyed 70% of the moon and is threatening to do so on Earth.  No one could stand up against him in terms of power yet he was kind enough to give humanity a chance.  He agrees to train normal students how to kill him for a year and be their homeroom teacher.  He was given the name Koro-sensei and all of his students turned out as the most skillful assassins and young warriors the whole world could find.    What is the true intention of Koro-sensei?  Is he really the monster they think he is?  Can his students do the impossible and kill Koro-sensie after a year of being his student?

 


Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

What are you willing to sacrifice for a pet? Having one alone requires you to exert effort and invest time in taking good care of him.  Sorata Kanda, the main protagonist in Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, gave up his right to stay in his dormitory just to keep a pet.  He simply can’t abandon a helpless cat.  After being forced to move to another dormitory, he met new friends who feel the same towards pets.  This started his adventure in high school with his new found friends and cute pet. If you are looking for a new anime high school series with playful characters and interesting plot, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is your best choice!

 


Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

High school years are filled with awkward and funny situations.  And all of them usually happen when you start falling in love with someone who is out of your league.  This is what Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru story is all about.  The main protagonists in this anime series are Hachiman Hikigaya and Yukino Yukinoshita.  The two of them are both shy and loners.  They prefer enjoying their privacy instead of sharing wonderful experiences with their classmates.  Nonetheless, they are obliged to socialize with others as members of the school’s service club.  They will surely have a hard them with just the two of them due to their personalities but they are saved by the third member, Yui Yuigahama is cheerful and friendly.


High School of the Dead

Now, if you are into a different kind of high school themed anime, not the typical drama type where you can some how relieve your high school life, High School of the Dead is worth checking. Its a zombie anime with high school students involved, you definitely would be thinking what would you do if you are in their shoes. This anime show is fun and exciting so most likely you’ll love it. Still has some drama in it, but not the main dish.


Have you felt nostalgia just by knowing a little about these high school animes included in the list?  I’m not surprised since high school memories are hard to forget.  They include times when we first felt love, a strong friendship towards others who were complete strangers at first, and the importance of hard work in achieving our goals in both academics and extra-curricular activities.  If you currently attending High School, then you’re a lucky one!  Be sure to watch any of these anime shows during the weekend so you can learn a thing or two to make your high school experience more memorable!  As always, thank you for reading until the end and don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE, AND SPREAD THE ANIME LOVE MINA! 

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