While there is certainly no shortage of entertaining anime shows available to enjoy, there are those that are more popular than others. If you consider yourself to be true fan of anime, you’ll likely know all of them, so join us as we countdown the world’s most popular anime shows of all time.
1. Detective Conan
Detective Conan offers everything that keeps anime lovers coming back for more: comedy, drama, and romantic interests. Following the adventures of Shinichi Kudou, a 17 year old detective who has a knack for solving even the most complex of cases, Kudou must track down the strange organisation who dosed him with an experimental drugs which has left his body shrunken down to the size of a 7 year old’s!
2. Death Note
Death Note is arguably one of the most suspenseful anime shows around and will keep you guessing right to the very last moment.
Consider the possibility of being able to kill someone just by thinking about them and writing their name down in a special notebook. It sounds insane, but it’s a possibility for Light Yagami who stumbles upon the Death Note which has been flung into the human world by a god of death.
The character development in Naruto is some of the best of its kind and there are plenty of heart-wrenching moments.
Following the adventures of a young boy who is living with a breathing monster inside of him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the world and he becomes a ninja (even though it would’ve been easier to just play bingo Canada), forming teams and setting off on missions at the behest of local villagers.
Even if you’re not the greatest fan of anime, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Pokémon!
Considered to be one of the most popular anime shows of all time, Pokémon tells the story of Satoshi who has always dreamed of becoming a Pokémon trainer and he ends up working alongside the rebellious Pikachu, an Electric Pokémon.
5. One Piece
Starting off with the Pirate King revealing the existence of One Piece, a treasure which gives its holder unlimited riches and fame, One Piece follows a teenage boy, Monkey D. Luffy, who forms a crew to travel across the Grand Line and fight powerful enemies in order to reach the ultimate treasure.
The start of the show introduces us to a host of unique characters, but the real adventure begins once they reach their destination.
6. Dragon Ball
So here we have it! The world’s most popular anime show of all time: Dragon Ball. Following the story of Gokuu Son, Dragon Ball tells of how Gokuu lives all alone in the woods without any friends until one day a girl stumbles upon him.
The girl is in search of a set of magical Dragon Balls which are said to bestow one wish upon anyone who collects all 7 of them. Gokuu has one such ball, but he doesn’t wish to give it up and the battles begin!