When it comes to pop culture, one of the good thing about it is the production of entertaining, creative and enthralling contents. Cultures from every country has somehow impacted one another since the beginning of civilization.
One of the countries, whose culture is adored by many is non other than the land of the rising sun, Japan. Their “anime culture” especially has gained millions of fans across the world because of its sophisticated style along with their incorporation of realism that was built on moral dilemmas.
Since the number of fan base is still on the rise, we have curated 10 must watch anime series that you will want to watch (in no particular order):
1. Fairy Tail
Join Lucy, a novice mage, Natsu, a fire dragon slayer and Happy, a blue-winged cat along with the rest of the guild members as they take on various exciting yet dangerous paid job requests in a world where magic is commonly used and sold.
A compelling story filled with deep emotions, unpredictable twists and epic fights that will blow your socks off. The story revolves around the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and loud ninja, as understands what he capability and who he really is while following his dream towards becoming Hokage, an acknowledge leader and the strongest of all ninjas in the village.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist
One of the best series in which, their storyline will keep you engaged thoroughly. It is about two brothers’ quest on searching for a philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies after an attempt to revive their deceased mother went wrong.
4. Dragon Ball
A legendary anime that became a global hit, gaining millions of fans worldwide. The story focuses on the adventures of Goku, an extraordinary strong young boy who is in search of the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, are able to grant any wish from the owner.
Kurosaki Ichigo, is not just your regular high school student; he possesses the ability to see ghosts. He gained powers which was transmitted by a Soul Reaper in an attempt to save him after he was under attacked by a Hollow in the woods. From then on, begins his training as a temporary Shinigami aka Soul Reaper who obtains his own power along the way.
6. Cowboy Bebop
Regarded as one of the best action anime, just imagine what it would be like if every good movie you have ever seen were to fit in just one series. The characters, voice-over acting, music and settings are some of the best elements that has ever happened to the anime series. Just a heads up if you are new to the show, you will be following a space-age bounty hunter’s story which can be thrilling, shocking and also gruesome at times.
7. One Piece
An action adventure series with over 600 episodes that has gained acclaim for its humor, unique characters and action. It also has meaningful life lessons for instance, to never give up on your goals if you want truly want to accomplish it and to persevere till the end.
8. Rurouni Kenshin aka Samurai X
If great sword fighting action scenes and some philosophizing about living a life of violence versus peace is your cup of tea, then you definitely must watch this masterpiece.
This classic anime is a mixture of horror, comedy, romance, action-adventure and fantasy which revolves around Kagome, a modern girl from Tokyo who was transport to medieval Japan after discovering a portal, where she meets Inuyasha, a half demon. Together, they go on an adventure in a search for a magic crystal and fight Naraku, an evil demon during their journey.
10. One Punch Man
The main character can literally end his enemy in one punch which frustrates him all the time. This series is completely different then the rest whereby the hero usually has a hard time dealing with the enemy, but not this time because for him it is as easy as 1,2,3. You will see his struggles to find a stronger enemy and to feel the thrill during the fights when he was weak.