Top 5 Genres in Animes to Watch

November 6, 2023 | by Zaid Mughal


There are a lot of anime genres to watch animes from but what are the top ones that are famous in the world

Here are the Top 5 genres of animes:

Shonen (Action/Adventure):

1- “Naruto” – The story of teenage ninja Naruto Uzumaki, who aspires to lead his village as Hokage and become the strongest ninja in the world.

2- “Dragon Ball” – Follows the adventures of Goku as he develops his martial arts skills and prepares to save the Earth from dangerous villains.

3- “One Piece” – A tale of pirates and the quest for the ultimate treasure, the One Piece, in a world of devil fruits and incredible powers.

4- “My Hero Academia” – Depicts a world where nearly everyone possesses superpowers, following Izuku Midoriya as he aims to become the greatest hero.

5- “Hunter x Hunter” – Follows Gon Freecss on his journey to become a Hunter, seeking his long-lost father and encountering numerous challenges.

Shojo (Romance/Drama):

1- “Fruits Basket” – A story about Tohru Honda, who becomes entwined with the mysterious Sohma family, cursed to turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac.

2- “Sailor Moon” – Follows Usagi Tsukino, a teenage girl who transforms into Sailor Moon to protect the world from evil forces.

3- “Ouran High School Host Club” – Centers around Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at an elite academy who stumbles into a host club for wealthy girls.

4- “Kimi ni Todoke” – Focuses on Sawako Kuronuma, a shy girl often misunderstood by her peers, and her developing relationship with her popular classmate.

5- “Clannad” – Explores the emotional journey of Tomoya Okazaki and the girls he meets, particularly Nagisa Furukawa, as they face life’s challenges together.

Seinen (Mature/Adult):

1- “Death Note” – Follows the intense psychological battle between Light Yagami, who possesses a deadly notebook, and the genius detective L.

2- “Attack on Titan” is a dark fantasy that follows Eren Yeager and his friends as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by enormous human-like creatures known as Titans.

3- “Berserk” is a violent, epic medieval tale that follows the mercenary Guts’ quest for vengeance against demonic forces.

4- The cyberpunk thriller “Ghost in the Shell” is centered on Major Motoko Kusanagi and her squad of policemen as they battle cyberterrorism and investigate the nature of consciousness.

5- “Monster” – Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a gifted surgeon who decides to right a terrible wrong he made in the past with a violent psychopath.

Isekai (Alternate World):

1- “Sword Art Online” – Players find themselves trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG, and the protagonist Kirito must clear the game to escape.

2- “Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World” – Subaru Natsuki is transported to a fantasy world and gains the ability to reset time after dying, facing various challenges.

3- “No Game No Life” – Siblings Sora and Shiro are transported to a world where conflicts are settled through games, and they aim to become the rulers of that realm.

4- “Overlord” – Momonga, an overpowered player in an MMORPG, finds himself transported into the game world as his powerful skeletal avatar.

5- “The Rising of the Shield Hero” – Naofumi Iwatani is summoned to another world as the Shield Hero and must battle the Waves of Catastrophe to save that world.

Mecha (Robots/Science Fiction):

1- “Neon Genesis Evangelion” – Teenagers piloting giant mechs called Evas to defend Earth from mysterious beings known as Angels.

2- “Mobile Suit Gundam” – Set in a future where humanity wages war using giant humanoid robots known as mobile suits.

3- “Code Geass” – Lelouch Lamperouge gains the power of Geass and leads a rebellion against an oppressive empire using advanced mecha technology.

4- “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” – Simon and Kamina pilot their mecha to fight against tyrannical Beastmen and explore the surface world.

5- “Eureka Seven” – Renton Thurston joins a group of rebels, piloting mechs known as LFOs, in a battle against the oppressive military and strange creatures called “Coralians.”

These genres and examples represent a wide range of themes and storytelling styles found within the world of anime, appealing to different tastes and preferences.


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