9 Anime With The Best storyline

Over the years, anime has become more successful than any other 3d Hollywood movie section. Anime with the best storyline have proven wrong all stereotypes. I’m talking about being biased that some recent anime plot twists and storylines are even more detailed and potential, than popular Hollywood series like Game of Thrones and Vikings.

As people usually consider an anime worthy to watch for its fight sequences. Anime over the years have proven that there is more to be praised for than watching one spiky-haired punching the other characters.

While top Anime for adults such as No Name, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Demon Slayer Mugen Train have set the bars way higher. When an anime movie consisting of 2 hours can set the hearts blaze of the audience, ten hour-long most expensive anime series can do wonders to amuse the audience on the other hand.

Get ready to watch top animes with the best storyline to offer so far.

9: Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball super

People who have watched Dragon Ball from 2000 are aware of being raw destruction animation of the anime. Even though Dragon Ball Kai and Z has a very powerful storyline to offer but sparkling animations for each and every sidekick were not very good, to begin with.

Growing body and hair to raise the power level of any Saiyan was the worst-case scenario with Dragon ball z and in the recent Super saga surprisingly they maintain it very well alongside with Tournament of Power storyline. Which was full of manageable and admirable transformations and character to be praised for.

Even though z and Kai were good with Super Saiyen’s legacy, Super Saga was the best of it so far.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • My Anime List rating: 7.4/10

8: Horimiya


The people who have fond to watch romantic anime might know, that romantic characters in anime usually took half of the season to fall in love. In Horimiya two high school students quickly fall in love despite having polar opposite social personalities.

The best thing about this anime is the proper ending which is quite difficult to find in any romantic anime these days. However, the story is more diverse than giving all the screen time to one couple. In the romance genre, I found Horimiya the most suited anime with the best storyline,  best romantic characters, smooth animations and a proper ending.

  • IMDb rating: 8.1/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.2/10

7: Monster

Monster anime with the best storyline

As mentioned in the name of the series, this anime is related to monsters but not any other species than humans. This is one of the great phycological anime with tragic and complex storylines.

The story starts by featuring the main character, a doctor who saves the life of a random person by risking his entire career, but the person he saves starts taking the lives of others after recovering. In simple words, you can say, the monster is an anime about the creation of a human monster and exploring its personality in various possible ways.

Anyhow monster is not very suitable for audiences who praise sequenced action scenes combined with fantasized animations. Monster is a 2004 drama and phycological thriller containing 75 episodes with multiple ups and downs in the pace of the series. In short, the chances are very low that you’ll get addicted to this show but many critics fanbase consider it one of the best anime with the best storyline to offer.

  • IMDb rating: 8.7/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.9/10

6: Made in Abyss

anime made in abyss

An Abyss appears on the surface of Earth with a depth of kilometers down. Where people nearby start colonies to find valuable resources from the depths of the Abyss. A girl dives down into the Abyss to find her mother alongside her robotic companion.

The reason this series is on this list is its intense twists and turns in the storyline, however, at first glance, anime looks like it’s made for children with its Lego-like character designs. Rather than this, Made in Abyss has a very dense story on the greed of humans which is displayed with beautiful worlds and deadly creatures deep down in Abyss.

You can compare it with ThunderCats, but it’s mature anime that even adults can’t hold themselves after watching the first season of Made in Abyss. Making people desperate for another round is one of the qualities of animes with the best storylines.

  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.7/10

5: Parasyte

parasyte anime with the best storyline

A story featuring a normal high schooler who is living his peaceful life in a small town until a Parasyte enters his body. As the parasite was not able to reach his brain, the boy remains conscious and they became partners to fight the other Parasytes that also arrived on Earth.

Yes, it’s the same copy of Venom if you have watched but way more to tell about the bond between a parasite and a human. The story is not literally focused on action and fights but also displays the complexity of a bond between two opposite species.

According to me, it’s an engaging show displaying both aspects of life and death from humans and parasites. The show has a deep storyline mixed with romance, school life, action and dual personas.

  • IMDb rating: 8.3/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.3/10

4: Mob Psycho 100

mob psycho

It was quite handy to pick one from One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 for this ranking. However, I have picked the deserving one. It is a story of a boy who has infinite psychic powers that he uses to defeat evil spirits. but rather than copying Saitma, Mob is an unconfident silent neat bowl haircut teenager who struggles in his daily life to remain a normal kid.

The best part of this anime is its storyline which is quite balanced even though having a  character just like Saitama. Mob Psycho 100 provides vital growing roles to sidekicks and villains. Still, the best part of this anime is that Mob tries to fill his personality weaknesses without using his psychic powers.

In my opinion, the theme of Mob Psycho is about, how humans praise each other abilities avoiding their own. Overall in this shounen anime, you’ll find sparkling animation, proper character development, plot twists and a natural storyline that literally reflects the typical human persona. These are the reason why I have preferred Mob Phycho over Saitma in this list of anime with the best storyline.

  • IMDb rating: 8.6/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.5/10

3: Tokyo Ghoul

tokyo ghoul

The anime series is set in a world full of humans and superpower humanoid ghouls who feed on human flesh to survive. The story starts when a boy got killed by her first love and became a half-ghoul after receiving an organ transplant from a ghoul.

The basic part of a good storyline is the motive, ideology and actions of its main characters, and in all such aspects, Tokyo Ghoul will not disappoint even a bit. The half-ghoul boy Kaneki who was experiencing the worst aspects of being a ghoul and trying to retain his humanity is the best part of this anime alongside creepy animations giving dark vibes.

  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • My Anime List rating: 7.8/10

2: Chainsaw man

chainsaw man

Anime created by Mappa Studios featuring a boy who works as a bounty hunter to kill demons. The indebted boy has sold his many organs such as an eye to pay his debt but failed. And gets killed by one of his loan donors.

The opening of the story is quite similar to Tokyo Ghoul, where the boy gets killed and saved by his devil pet Pochita by receiving its heart. With such a procedure, he becomes a chainsaw man and is discovered by a demon hunter’s organization. Where he gets everything he needs for killing demons or devils.

I have considered this anime worthy of being in this list of anime with the best storyline for its completeness. The anime tells us that a friend can be a foe and a foe can become a valuable friend. How badly financial circumstances can impact an adult. How people should be thankful for what they have been given like a good lifestyle, proper human organs and family.

  • IMDb rating: 8.5/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.6/10

1: Attack on Titan

attack on titan anime with the best storyline

Finally the last but not the least anime with the best storyline to offer. Attack on Titan is been considered one of the most depressing anime after Code Geass.

The story of a boy who became the cause of the world’s deadliest genocide to obtain freedom.  Even the beginner anime lover would have watched AOT so this much introduction would be good enough to introduce.

The basic storylines of this great masterpiece have been described in the first episode of its first season which was “the awareness of the humiliation of being caged like birds”. The story mostly focuses on Eren Yaeger who is sick of being weak and determined to obtain freedom even though his life is at stake.

Moreover, the story lights up the thought of how the false conception of people and nations can lead human peace toward great destruction. However, there are so many aspects displayed in the form of several characters and their motives. These are the reasons why AOT has aced the list of anime with the best storyline to offer.

  • IMDb rating: 9.1/10
  • My Anime List rating: 8.5/10

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