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Top 10 Most Epic Anime Ever!

Updated on October 30, 2016
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Top 10 Most Epic Anime Ever!
Top 10 Most Epic Anime Ever!

Anime Top 10 List: Most Epic Anime

Epic anime, you say? Well, when one says epic anime, it pertains to anime that are nonetheless—EPIC! And when one says epic, that means—great, awesome, and breathtaking! The anime worthy of be called as such are usually those shows that are capable of luring anyone in and giving them a chilling sensation that they will never forget! Excitement, exhilaration, hype, and amazement—these are the elements trodden in epic anime and derived from watching them!

And as I myself have come to watch a lot of anime and certainly can now identify which ones are the greatest and the best—here’s a personal collection of what I think are the most epic anime in existence!

10 – Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack onTitan)

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack onTitan)
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack onTitan) | Source

With gargantuan hype, Shingeki no Kyojin (a.k.a. Attack on Titan) barges into the #10 spot to deliver a tremendous blow of grandeur! The moment it was unleashed, watchers have been left with a chilling sensation that made just go wow! It’s that great, and it’s that gigantic! Bloody, brutal, and packed with action and drama—this show is as epic as it can get!

Ever since anyone could remember, humanity has living behind enormous walls, protecting them from the similar enormous threat. Behind the walls, there exists—the titans! These titans are mindless but, they devour only humans. And so, everyone had been living in fear of them! One day, an aberrant titan—the Colossal Titan--destroys one of the protective walls. And with such event transpiring, the humans are left with no choice but to fight! Thus begins a new age, humanity shall finally originate—an attack on titan!

9 – FLCL (Fooly Cooly)

FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
FLCL (Fooly Cooly) | Source

Compressed in just six episodes, FLCL (Fooly Cooly) is dense piece of awesomeness! It’s hyper, it’s fast-paced, and it’s manic—FLCL doesn’t fail to impress! Although quite nonsensical and silly, its folly combined with its crazily hyperactive formula produces a one-of-a-kind anime that drags you in irrepressibly.

Living a mundane life in a place where nothing ever happens, Naoto is bored to the core. All that changes though when an odd woman crashes her motorcycle into him, kisses him, and hits his head with an electric guitar! Suddenly, the boring has turned into exhilaration! Nothing is ordinary anymore! The bump on his head produces robots and the woman who he wildly encountered is now living with him. What’s with all the sudden craziness and folly? It’s all but just tip of the iceberg though, because soon he shall experience the craziest moment of his life!

8 – Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop | Source

Cowboy Bebop is one of those gems that surprise everyone the moment they are exposed and scrutinized from inside-out. As a matter of fact, this show is already considered a classic! Not only does it present a complete package providing exquisite enjoyment, it also proves to the world it’s shining worth by beguiling tons of die-hard fans.

In an age where humanity has surpassed the limits of Earth and have come to live in space, a new phase for humanity dawns! Peace is still an issue for everyone so, bounty hunters known as “Cowboys” hunt for hardened criminals and felons. And one them is—Spike Spiegel—a rash and tumble kind of guy who does the dangerous work for money and survival. Along with his partner “Jet” and a few other vagabonds, they glide through space, hopping from planet to planet, going on epic space adventures!

7 – Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill
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Flashy, overblown, and exaggerated—these are the main reasons why Kill la Kill is here on top 7 of this list! What’s ordinary has become extraordinary! What’s simple has become complex! What’s normal has been overblown! This anime is all eye-candy and being stylish! Couple everything with a wobbly plot filled with brilliance and superb fight scenes, then you’ve got a larger-than-life show that is definitely worth the watch!

Ryuuko Matoi’s father has been murdered, but the circumstances remain mysterious! With only the Scissor Blade as her lead, she ends up in Honnouji Academy—a school ruled by the student council president, Satsuki Kiryuuin and her minions, the Elite Four! There, she faces humiliating defeat by one of the students. And so, she retreats only to discover the Senketsu (God Clothes) in her home. Thus, a new lead appears! Ryuuko’s quest for revenge is starting to get nearer to the truth.

6 – No Game No Life

No Game No Life
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At first glance, it may not look all extravagant and splendid but, after watching it and witnessing everything it has to offer, you’d realize that this anime—No Game No Life—has already taken your breath away. Yup, it’s breathtaking and mind-bending! No Game No Life has the power to appease your gaming cravings, especially your mind-game yearnings. It’ll tickle your mind silly while serving you a fantastical platter of wonder. And that’s why it’s here, well-deserving of the admiration.

Sora and Shiro are shut-in siblings who are collectively known as the legendary gamer “Blank”—a player who’s practically invincible to regular gamers and cheaters alike! And so, as they are already the best, the world has become a boring place for them. Fortuitously, a mysterious email sent by someone who claims to be the “God of Games” challenges them to a game of chess. As expected, Blank wins! And so, the greatest opportunity of their lives appears! They are invited to “Disboard”—the world of games!

5 – Code Geass

Code Geass
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Code Geass is undeniably one of the most brilliant anime in existence! And for that, it’s epic! Not only does this show compels you to get absorbed in the plot with all the action, drama, and vantage points but, it also engrosses you to think multiple steps in advance just so that you can enjoy it more. Just like how Lelouch does it, once you watch this show, you immerse yourself in a battle of wits and attrition like none you’ve experienced before!

Life has been harsh for both Lelouch and Nunnaly Lemperouge. But, the time for change and retaliation has come! In the midst of war, Lelouch inauspiciously stumbles upon C.C.—a witch who can grant the power of Geass. Lelouch receives his geass with the power of “Absolute Obedience”—all he commands shall unconditionally obey! As such, Lelouch begins his mission! Conquer everyone, destroy Britannia, and create a world where his sister Nunnaly can live in bliss and peace!

4 – Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood | Source

Knocking competition to reach the #4 spot, “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” is an alchemical transmutation of show done right! In fact, it’s highly revered as one of the greatest anime in the world. And all is because it effectively combined excellent story and story-telling, cutting-edge action, relatable drama, and exhilarating twists into an almost perfect alchemic reaction!

The Philosopher’s Stone—it is said that whoever possesses the stone is given the power to break the laws of alchemy and bypass the law of equivalent exchange! This is the very stone that the Elric brothers—Edward and Alphonse—seek! Little did they know that it will also be the reason why they will be entangled in an even bigger mess. The gruesome past and the truth about the Philosopher’s stone—everything shall soon be revealed!

3 – Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) | Source

On top 3 is an anime that touches the boundaries of time and space. Well, saying more would spoil everything, so I’ll just say that this show—Mirai Nikki (a.k.a. Future Diary)—has a lot of aces down its sleeve. Surprises, twists, shocking revelations—these are what makes it a truly remarkable anime. Then there’s hair-raising suspense, breathtaking thrills, and psyche-rending execution so just watch and let it masterfully engage you!

Yukiteru Amano had always played as the observer in his mundane life. Unknown to him, he shall soon be selected, not as a mere observer, but a main player in a deadly survival game with the title of “God of Space and Time” as stake. Provided with unique diaries that can predict the future in order to outwit their competitors, Yukiteru is now involved in a game that will change his life and the world’s future forever!

2 – Hunter X Hunter

Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter | Source

Shounen anime at its finest—such is the attribute of Hunter X Hunter! Everything’s so well-executed and top-notch in this show that it will captivate you completely with no chance of escape. The brilliant story, the perfect execution of all its elements, the well-thought and logical presentation, and all the perfectly blended shounen rudiments—Hunter X Hunter is one that will never let you down and will forever be etched in your memory!

Gon Freecs is a twelve-year-old boy who dreams of becoming the best hunter he can be in order to search for his father who is a world-renowned hunter himself! With overwhelming determination, courage, and potential, he embarks on a perilous journey just to become a worthy and well-experienced hunter. Together with friends he meets along the way (mainly: Kurapika, Killua, and Leorio), Gon treads through difficult obstacles and life-threatening dangers in order to achieve his dreams and goals and fully immerse himself in the extravagant hunter experience!

1 – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann | Source

Finally, we’re here on top 1! And for the highest seat of noteworthiness and glory here is an anime that blatantly defines EPIC! As a matter of fact, this show might just be the one that started the placement of the word “epic” in every anime that’s great and amazing! Here we have the embodiment of the word “epic”, transcending the boundaries of the universe from zero, and considered the most EPIC anime of them all—Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!

Humans have lived underground ever since they could remember. Ignorant about the surface world and its nature, everyone has come to accept the fate of anyone who lives for the underground world. But one day, two young men pierces the heavens to commit the impossible. Simon with his incredible curiosity and miraculous drill, and Kamina with his tremendous recklessness and determination, will soon break through the ground to reach the surface and explore the world like never before. Believe in the drill that will pierce the heavens—Gurren Lagann!

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      Cheeky Kid 4 months ago from Milky Way

      @ZeroWays Happy that you liked it. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure sure is epic as well. As for Unlimited Blade Works, I still haven't gotten the time to watch it. Cheers.

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      Zero Ways 11 months ago

      Seeing FLCL listed here was a pleasant surprise considering not a lot of people know about it. I would've liked to see Unlimited Blade Works or Jojo's Bizarre Adventure get listed here but still a great list nonetheless!