Anime fans love to try out different anime shows for different reasons. While some people love to experience unique stories, others admire great action scenes, funny sequences, or psychological brilliance. Similarly, a vast majority of the audience appreciates anime shows for their spectacular animation and are always hunting down some hair-raising visuals.
But, with so many great shows, each one promising better animation than the other, it’s hard to choose which anime to watch and which one to leave behind. Here are a few shows that feature the greatest animation ever done in an anime.
10/10 Mob Psycho
Studio Bones has animated Mob Psycho in a bit of a comical way. Unlike other anime, the characters in Mob Psycho don’t look very attractive; the colors look pale, and everything else seems average. But, once the action starts, that’s when Studio Bones show us their true potential. Every single action scene looks quite detailed and colorful. Especially when Mob powers up, it’s hard to turn your eye away from the scene.
Mob Psycho is the story of an overly powerful psychic named Shigeo Kageyama, who lives in a world where a few selected individuals have psychic abilities. While some people try to use their powers for world dominance and to hurt others, a few people, like Mob, save humanity from those evildoers.
9/10 The Garden Of Sinners
The Garden of Sinners is a 2013 anime, but after all these years, it’s still hard to find a show that matches the quality of visuals. Every character and every scene in the show seems like an impeccable piece of art. No wonder people consider Ufotable the best animation studio out there. The franchise has a total of nine movies and an anime series with a total of 13 episodes.
The show takes place in September 1998, when a shocking series of suicides by young high school girls takes place. The reason for their suicide remains a mystery as they didn’t have any apparent reason to end their lives. Shiki, the main character of the series, tries to figure out the reason for the atrocities and soon discovers a strange force behind everything.
8/10 Violet Evergarden
This series proves that good animation is not just about exhibiting impressive action scenes in the most unique way possible. Violet Evergarden shows beautiful surrounding scenes and landscapes that are enough to express the emotions of the characters. From running water to starry nights and modern architecture, every scene in the series is perfectly detailed.
The great war has finally come to an end after four years, and Violet Evergarden, a young girl, previously known as “the weapon,” has started a new life at CH Postal Service. Violet is deeply impressed with Auto Memories Dolls and becomes one herself. She meets different people with different emotions and tries to discover the meaning of words given to her on the battlefield by someone she cares about.
7/10 Sword Art Online
While the story and other elements of the series have had mixed reactions, one thing that everyone appreciates about Sword Art Online is its animation. Another thing that the fans love about the series is its music which perfectly suits every situation. A-1 Pictures is the animation studio behind the series, well known for its exceptional work in several anime shows.
The story is set in 2022, when the new technology, NeverGear, allows players to enter a video game for a real experience. Kirito enters the Sword Art Online game using this technology, where he becomes friends with Klein. Their gaming experience becomes their biggest nightmare when the logout option is removed, and the only way out of the game is to complete all the levels.
6/10 One Punch Man
The biggest credit for One Punch Man’s success goes to its overly powerful character Saitama and the fun and clever writing showcased throughout the series. But, it shouldn’t be overlooked how hard Madhouse and J.C Staff have worked on animating the action scenes. Every fight in the series is able to bring out the supremacy of Saitama perfectly.
Where all the other characters lust for more power, Saitama can’t find an opponent who can stand against him for more than a single punch. He also joins the Hero Association to meet powerful villains, but no one meets his expectations. Few understand his potential aside for his disciple, Genos.
5/10 Fire Force
From animation to the storyline, character development, and soundtracks, there’s nothing this series misses from being a masterpiece. There are two seasons of Fire Force, with each one consisting of 24 episodes, and a third season is expected to release in 2023.
Humans are becoming victims of Spontaneous Human Combustion, a plague known to turn them into mindless monsters known as Infernals. To deal with them, a team of people known as the Special Fire Force is prepared, which is also joined by the main protagonist of the series, Shinra Kusakabe.
4/10 Fate/Stay Night
From the expressions of the characters to the surrounding locations, the creators have tried to give originality to every scene. The detailing in the background looks so authentic, and the action scenes will make you go crazy. Despite being a 2006 series, Fate/Stay Night surpasses the animation of most anime shows out there.
This is the story of Shirou Emiya, a teenage boy who enters the deadly tournament known as the Fifth Holy Grail War, where fighters from all around the world enter and fight using deadly weapons and magic in order the win the competition and get their wishes granted by the Holy Grail.
3/10 Jujutsu Kaisen
Whether this was a list of the best anime shows or the ones with the best animation, Jujutsu Kaisen deserved a place on this list. With so many different characters with distinctive Cursed Techniques and Domain Expansions, it must have been difficult for studio Mappa to animate the series, but they pulled it off perfectly.
In the Jujutsu Kaisen world, the negative emotions of people give birth to curses. The stronger the emotion, the stronger the curse. The king of these curses is Ryomen Sukuna, and Yuji Itadori becomes his host. Yuji is made to join the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, where great sorcerers work to eliminate curses.
2/10 Attack On Titan
There’s nothing bigger than Attack on Titan for anime fans in recent years. The series is one of the most awarded anime shows of all time, which also includes several awards for best animation. The first three seasons of AOT were animated by Wit Studio, while Mappa took over the animation for the last season. But, there’s nothing to complain about the job done by both of them.
Attack on Titan is the survival story of Eren Yeager and hundreds of other people like him who live in a world where giant humanoids known as Titans attack humans and kill them mercilessly. To free the people from the Titans, Eren and his friends join the Survey Corps, who kill them using special gear.
1/10 Demon Slayer
What Ufotable has done with Demon Slayer still feels unbelievable. After watching the first season, fans appreciated the show for its marvelous animation. Then came the Mugan Train Arc, and everyone believed the animation couldn’t get any better. Then, fans witnessed the Entertainment District Arc, and every single frame looked like a framed piece of art.
The world has become a place where human life is threatened by demons. Someone has to save humanity, and the Demon Slayers have taken this responsibility. They fight demons of different levels, while their ultimate goal remains to kill the demon king Muzan Kibutsuji.
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