Considering the diversity in the choices and preferences of people throughout the decades, today we’ve come up with the 10 best anime series of 2018 so far.
These shows include ‘One Piece’, ‘Kill la Kill’, ‘Dragon Ball Super’ and some other series that will never be forgotten by us. Filled with terrific adventure, mesmerizing fantasy, and exciting horror, these series will make this year a memorable one with your loved ones.
The direction, the composition, the animation and everything about these top anime Television series are awe-inspiring that can never be easily replaced by some other shows. The studios have wonderfully created these masterpieces with great efforts and passion. Check them out.
10 Best Anime To Watch This Winter 2018 (so far)
1. Dragon Ball Super
Here comes the most famous and best of all the finest anime series that have left an everlasting impact on the minds of people. This adventurous journey of the enormous fighter Son Goku was written by Akira Toriyama. Its 74 jaw-dropping episodes were directed by different talented directors of the industry. Toei Animation has been given the credit for the wonderful animation and graphics used while Fuji TV has incredibly distributed the famous anime series. The first episode of this awesome series was released on 5th July 2015.
2. Deadman Wonderland
Brought to you by Kōichirō Hatsumi, the series was originally released on 17th April 2011. It brought 12 enchanting episodes enriched with horror and science-fiction. Written by Yasuyuki Muto, this masterwork was done within the premises of Manglobe studio. This is the story of an imprisoned guy who was untruthfully sentenced for the assassination. The wonderful composition of NARASAKI amused the viewers to the utmost level. The 13th volume was released last year on 9th February 2016. Don’t dare to think of ignoring this series while making your watch-list for this weekend.
3. One Piece
Headed by several talented directors, this series is a precious and unforgettable anime show based on fantasy and adventure. The write-up of the series was written by the finest authors in the industry and it was developed in Toei Animation Studio. It is a comprehensive and lengthy series of 772 electrifying chapters. The leading character of One Piece is Monkey D. Luffy and his squad of loyal companions.
4. Samurai Champloo
Shinichirō Watanabe is proud of this Japanese anime series which was originally released on 19th May 2004. Written by Shinji Obara, this series consists of 26 episodes. It is a flawless mixture of animation and action with the reflection of adventure encountered by a female attendant at a teahouse who helped two men escape from being executed. It was developed in the studio, namely Manglobe and was distributed by Fuji TV. The series depicts the ancient styles and settings of the Japanese culture and also the historical incidences of Japan’s Edo period. Also, it reflects some sexual content in the form of homosexuality.
5. Kill la Kill
Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, Kill la Kill ranks as the 5th best anime TV series. Originally released on 4th October 2013, it was written by Kazuki Nakashima. The thrilling 24 episodes of this series revolve around the bravery of a young girl seeking for the reasons and facts behind the killing of his dear father. The series was developed by the Japanese animation studio called Trigger. Richard Eisenbeis of Kotaku cherished the series for “perfectly mixing comedy and action“. This series is something anime lovers are looking forward to watching.
‘Btooom!’ is another masterpiece among the finest anime shows. Originally released on 4th October 2012, this series was written by Yōsuke Kuroda and revolves around the life of a game player who was trapped somewhere and in order to escape he was required to murder people. This action and psychology-based series was altered by Madhouse into an anime series. It has been composed of twenty tankōbon volumes as of May 2016. The direction is given by Kotono Watanabe.
7. Haibane Renmei
Haibane Renmei was originally released on 9th October 2002. It had 13 captivating episodes written by Yoshitoshi Abe. It is the story of a rebirth in which the girl didn’t remember whom she was in her previous life. The astonishing composition by Kō Ōtani has a major contribution in the success of this anime series. The genres are drama and fantasy and it was admired by a large number of audience. The title reflects a girl who possesses grey-colored wings. The series was distributed by Fuji Television and Animax. Tomokazu Tokoro’s masterpiece is now in the list of the most popular anime series.
8. Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist was originally released on 4th October 2003. It was written by Shō Aikawa, this fabulous anime series came with 51 exciting episodes of unforgettable adventure and mesmerizing fantasy. The plot revolves around the Elric brothers crazy in love with their mother and willing to get her back. Bones, the animation studio modified it into a 51-episode anime series. Michiru Ōshima added value to this remarkable series with a wonderful composition. The sequel of this series was aired in 2009 called Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which was made after the alteration of the episodes. Seiji Mizushima’s great efforts can be seen as a reflection of outstanding direction.
9. Basilisk (manga)
Written by Masaki Segawa, this Japanese series was originally released on 12th April 2005. Consisting of 24 episodes, this series is considered among the best anime series to watch. It was published by Kodansha and was directed by Fumitomo Kizaki. It is based on adventure, fantasy & romance and everything that the viewers love to watch. It is the story of two tribes of ninja who were against each other. The era of 1614 AD has been shown in Basilisk and the graphics used are extremely advanced and outstanding. You’ll definitely love the series and will recommend others to watch.
10. Code Geass
This series was originally run on 5th October 2006. The show is all about adventure, kingdom and superpowers in order to overcome different regions of the world. The story focuses on a supremacy called Geass attained by Lelouch vi Britannia. 25 episodes have been aired up till now. Under the influence of Code Geass, video games have also been created by game developers. Moreover, light novels have also been written under its inspiration. For children who love to watch this animated show, certain art books are also available in the market.
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