16. Tomako Mar
Inside the Usagiyama Shopping District lies an eccentric but close-knit community of business owners. Tamako Kitashirakawa, a clumsy though adorable teenage girl, belongs to a family of mochi bakers who own a quaint shop called Tama-ya. One day, Tamako stumbles upon a talking bird that presents himself as royalty from a distant land. Dera Mochimazzi, as he calls himself, states that he’s seeking a bride for his country’s prince. Intent on his mission, Dera follows Tamako home and develops an addiction to mochi, becoming painfully overweight and subsequently unable to fly back to his homeland; thus, he takes up residence with Tamako’s family and becomes the community’s beloved mascot.
Bleach tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager who has the ability to see ghosts. His life is changed forever when Kuchiki Rukia, a Soul Reaper, suddenly appears to save him from a Hollow, which is a lost soul that seizes energy from other souls. Not being able to defeat the Hollow, Rukia transfers part of her energy to Ichigo to allow him to defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of Rukia’s energy, causing him to transform into a Soul Reaper.
At that moment, they are faced with an unexpected situation: Rukia must remain in the human world and Ichigo must take her place as a Soul Reaper, defeating Hollows and making sure that souls reach the afterlife realm called Soul Society.
Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The story is in two parts, the first set in Naruto’s pre-teen years, and the second in his teens. The series is based on two one-shot manga by Kishimoto: Karakuri (1995)
Konohagakure is a ninja village that is attacked by the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, Kyuubi. With the lives of the villagers in tremendous danger, the Fourth Hokage, Konoha, sacrifices his life in order to seal the demon fox inside the newborn Naruto Uzumaki.
Iruka Umino, his teacher, eventually reveals to Naruto that the Nine-Tailed Fox dwells inside him. From then on, he makes a vow to be the best ninja and become the Hokage of Konohagakure.
19. One Piece
The story follows a group of pirates, led by Monkey D. Luffy, on their quest to find One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world. Luffy isn’t a typical pirate. He cares about more than just finding One Piece and is also thrilled to meet new people and go on amazing adventures with his friends.
Somehow, their crew gets into a lot of trouble, and they experience many crazy mishaps and unforgettable experiences. The series is filled with a lot of action, and you are going to find yourself laughing at many comical scenes.
“Hunter Hunter”, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story focuses on a young boy named Gon, who discovers that his father, whom he was told was dead, is actually alive and well. He learns that his father, Ging, is a legendary Hunter, an individual who has proven themselves an elite member of humanity and who specializes in finding rare creatures, secret treasures, and other individuals. Despite Ging having left his son with his relatives in order to pursue his own dreams, Gon becomes determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, pass the rigorous Hunter Exam, and eventually find his father to become a Hunter in his own right. The original inspiration for the manga came from Togashi’s own collecting hobby.
21. Fairy Tale
Lucy Heartfilia, a traveling Mage, meets Natsu Dragneel, a Mage looking for his foster parent, a Dragon named Igneel, with his best friend, Happy, a blue, talking and flying cat. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who was posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, to be sold as a slave. Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail and has the skills of a Dragon Slayer, a form of Lost Magic. He offers her membership into the guild, which she gladly accepts. They, along with the armored Mage Erza Scarlet, Ice-Make Mage Gray Fullbuster, and Happy, become a team performing various missions offered to the Fairy Tail Guild.
22. Death Note
It is one of the most brilliant pieces of work out there! It narrates the story of a young man who picks up a notebook that has the ability to kill anyone who has their name written in it. It’s a unique power that creates a unique narrative. The series also features interesting characters and their exceptional battle of wits. This anime is all about thrilling strategies and tactics!
This series is spectacular as it is controversial. It talks about death, justice, human nature, and the essence of good and evil. A series this great will leave you wanting more. And that’s the reason why I’m making this list. I have provided shows similar to this one that will blow your mind even more.
23. Death Parade
What comes after death? That has been an eternally unanswered question! But what if I say that there are only two doors that exist after death? One is reincarnation, and the other is a void. Sounds constraining? Whatever happened to freedom and liberation in death?!
Death Parade talks about letting the chains of life loose and being judged. Whatever you did with your life will be your key to the door you’ll encounter after death. Shinigami, or death gods as you may call them, will be the judge of you.
This anime tackles some dark topics. It doesn’t tiptoe around them either. It faces them directly, much like how we all have to face the inevitable one day.
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