Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again. I’m happy because so many of you guys responded to my last blog post with comments and questions! Some people were confused and I wanted to confirm that the list is perfect for people who haven’t seen any anime and/or wanted to start watching. (Go check it out if you haven’t read it yet!) This does not mean there aren’t other great ones out there —
My history with anime goes way back to when I was a young girl. I started watching all the of the popular shows like Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DragonBall Z. I never realized I was a fan until I watched my first “real” anime on adult swim when I was about 12-13 years old. The rest was history! If you want to check out a rough estimate of the list of anime I have watched click here.
Many of you guys requested a list of my favorite shows. Without further or due, I bring you a that list. Here are my top favorite anime shows!
4. Fruits Baskets (2001)
Fruits baskets is about a young girl, named Tohru Honda, who stumbles upon what seems like a regular family of brothers. She was currently trying to support herself, alone, while going to school. (If you called living in a tent supporting herself) The brothers insisted she live with them while going to school but then she finds out their biggest secret, they turn into the zodiac animals when they touch the opposite sex!
I just think this show is so quirky, fun, and cute. When watching, it is so easy to fall in love with the characters. This story is a mix of romance, love, and comedy that will bring you so much warmth. For some reason, they never finished the anime! I was extremely sad when I was near the end of the season. I had to finish the story by reading the manga.
3. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992-1995)
This is such a classic! The main character Yusuke is a misunderstood high school student who suddenly dies. Because he has no place in heaven or hell, he gets the chance to return to earth as the underworld detective. He fights crime and saves people while meeting great characters on the way.
This show is so great! You are able to go on journeys and grow with the characters as they try to hon their powers. I believe that this anime was very unique for its time. If you aren’t a fan of the old animation or just want something newer, I would recommend looking up HunterXHunter. It is made by the same creator and has many similarities. Also very good and worth a watch!
2. Naruto/Naruto Shippuden (2002-2017)
I don’t know where to start with this show because there is so much! Naruto is basically about a boy born who gets a power beast put inside of him when he was a child. This fact makes him looked down upon by his village. This troubled child swears one day he will protect the world.
In the beginning, Naruto starts off as a children show, but in Shippuden it gets really dark. Because the show and world is so complex and highly detailed, it is a work of art in my eyes. Another great thing about this anime is that the characters literally grow with you (Not many anime actually change their character appearances as they get older). This show will make you laugh, cry, and all of the above. The only bad thing about Naruto is the filler episodes.
1. Inuyasha (2000-2004)
Inuyasha is a story about a girl named Kagome who falls into a well and is teleported into the world of feudal Japan. She was reincarnated from a spiritual priest with a sacred jewel that was found in her body. This jewel makes individuals extremely powerful and is wanted by all types of beings including demons and humans. The world is in her hands.
This was my first ever “real” anime! I remember being so obsessed with it that I watched the whole show all the way through about 5 times (200+ episodes & movies). It definitely has a special and nostalgic place in my heart. The romance, thrill, and action made me wanting more. This lead me to searching more about the anime as entertainment and made me the person I am today.
Thank you reading and I hope you guys enjoyed. Please leave a comment and share what your favorite shows are. Thanks again for you support, I’ll see you next week!