My Top 10 Anime Series

by - Monday, February 04, 2019

If you all are familiar with my blog, I am a big nerd. I like games, and I like anime, but today we're focusing on my top anime. I've been a fan of anime since I was a child, if you count series like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, and Yu-Gi-Oh, but I quickly found my niche in the shonen part of anime, so here are my top ten anime series!

1. Naruto Shippuden
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING can ever top this anime. This is hands down the best anime series I've ever seen. Naruto Shippuden is the continuation of the original Naruto series, but it takes three years after. I love this series because it shows how much every main character has matured, but especially characters like Sakura, who managed to unlock a skill that only Tsunade had unlocked, and Naruto, who has not only matured but gotten stronger. Of course, I also love Hinata's growth because she's no longer as meek as she was in part 1.

2. Fairy Tail 
Second on the list is Fairy Tail, which is about a mage's guild called Fairy Tail, but focuses on five main characters: Lucy Heartfilia, who is able to summon Celestial Spirits, Natsu Dragneel, who has the power of the Fire Dragon and his Exceed companion, Happy, Erza Scarlet who is my personal favorite and wields the power of The Knight, which allows her to change armor and weapons at will, Gray Fullbuster, who is initially an Ice Make mage, but later becomes an Ice Devil Slayer with powers granted to him by his father, and Wendy Marvell, a young girl who is the Sky Dragon Slayer and her Exceed partner Carla.

3. Boruto
Boruto places third, because it's not as good as Naruto Shippuden but it's still pretty good despite mixed opinions. It's the sequel to Shippuden, and follows essentially all of the children that the original characters has: Boruto is the son of Hinata and Naruto and he has a sister named Himawari, Sarada is Sakura and Sasuke's daughter, and Mitsuki is essentially a clone that Orochimaru made. There are some other characters like Inojin, who is Sai and Ino's son, Chocho, Choji and Karui's daughter, and Shikadai, Shikamaru and Temari's son.

4. Bleach
Bleach was the anime that really kicked off my obsession with anime and follows Ichigo Kurosaki, who assumes he's been a normal human, but secretly he's basically every series in the anime/manga: human, Quincy, Fullbringer, Shinigami, and Vizard. The reason why this places fourth is because I feel like Ichigo is slightly too overpowered, but it makes up for that fact in cool weaponry and moves.

5. Food Wars (Shokugeki no Soma)
This is one of the slightly stranger animes I've watched, because it's amazing how it's a literal food fight-not throwing around food, but making food and competitions as to who can make the tastiest meals. The show follows Soma Yukihira, who wants to be a full time chef but his father enrolls him in Totsuki, an elite cooking school in Tokyo where Soma meets plenty of friends, rivals, and enemies. I love how this anime makes even anime food look really good, and there have  been recipes based on foods in the anime and manga.

6. Black Butler
Black Butler is pretty dark, to say the least. It follows Ciel Phantomhive, a 12 year old earl who has to solve mysteries all throughout London and England, while followed by Sebastian Michaelis, his demon butler and the Phantomhive servants, as well as his fiancee, Elizabeth Midford.

7. Death Note
Death Note is a classic, one everyone should watch. It follows Light Yagami, who stumbles upon the Death Note, a powerful notebook who lets the user essentially kill anyone they want in any way they want as well, but Light unfortunately lets the power get to his head and suffers the consequences via L Lawliet, a socially awkward but brilliant detective.

8. Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club is another classic, and one everyone should watch as well to get a taste of shoujo and everyday life anime and manga. This manga follows Haruhi Fujioka, who is a student who accidentally wanders into the Host Club and breaks a 2 million yen vase and has to serve in the Host Club in order to pay it off.

9. Darker Than Black
Darker Than Black follows The Syndicate, a group of Contractors (people who have obtained special powers, but in return for using their powers, must engage in behaviors ranging from self-harm to eating a certain food), and Dolls (who are able to observe everything in a certain area thanks to their observer spirits). The first part of the series follows Hei, who passes off as a Chinese exchange student but is actually a Contractor himself, and the second part of the series, called Gemini of the Meteor, follows Hei's encounter with a Eurasian girl named Suo.

10. Naruto
The first series of Naruto isn't as good as its successors, but everything has a start right? The first part follows Naruto when he becomes a genin and gets teamed up with Sasuke and Sakura, and competes in the Chunin Exams, beating out Neji. However, where this series really amps up is when Sasuke wants to avenge his clan's death by killing Itachi, so he defects from the village.

What are your favorite animes?

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