The Best Anime of Every Year (2010 to 2019)

Every year we see tons of great anime series from great shonen to intense anime with much other anime that always promises the best action, drama there are so many various sorts of anime to look forward to.

No one can pick the best year for anime, as more often than not, verdicts are based on the most popular Best Anime of Every Year. (2010 to 2019)

If you are looking for a list of all The Best Anime of Every Year. I am going list a lot of the big classic anime shows.

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Best Anime of Every Year

2010

Angel Beats

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Angel Beats! is a 13-episode anime series, Angel Beats! is set in the atmosphere of a high school in the afterlife, a type of limbo where people have endured shock or hardships in life and must defeat them before passing on and being reincarnated.

High School of the Dead

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Highschool of the Dead is an anime series adapted from the manga name Highschool of the Dead.

The dead began to rise and Japan was driven into chaos. As these monsters begin terrorizing a high school, Takashi Kimuro is bound to kill his best friend when he gets bitten and joins the ranks of the walking dead.

Durarara!!

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Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series,
In Tokyo’s city district of Ikebukuro, amidst many outlandish rumors and warnings of secret gangs and dangerous inhabitants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo.

2011

Fate/Zero

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The story of Fate/Zero takes place ten years earlier to the events of Fate/stay night, describing the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City.

The Holy Grail War is a contest, founded by the Einzbern, Matou, and Tohsaka families centuries ago

With the promise of granting any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and desperate to leave a victor.

The Future Diary

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Yukiteru Amano is a 14-year-old, shy, and daydreaming loner who observes life and jots down the events on his cell phone while conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god’s assistant.

Showing himself to be an actual entity, Deus gives Yukiteru a “Random Diary,” which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries.

With the last person standing appointed as the new god of time and space, Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive.

Steins;Gate

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Steins;Gate is an adaptation of the visual novel of the Steins;Gate. It is set in 2010 in Akihabara, Tokyo, and follows Rintaro Okabe, a self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, who runs the “Future Gadget Laboratory” in an apartment together with his friends Mayuri Shiina and Itaru “Daru” Hashida.

Though extraordinary in itself, the phenomenon doesn’t provide anything concrete in Okabe’s search for scientific discovery; that is until the lab members are driven into action by a string of mysterious happenings before falling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the course of history

2012

Sword Art Online

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In the year 2022, virtual reality has grown by leaps and bounds, and a huge online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched.

With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can feel and control their in-game characters with their minds. Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game.

On November 6, 10,000 players log into SAO‘s mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to find that they are incapable to log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is the setting of SAO, if they wish to be free.

Psycho-Pass

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Psycho-Pass is set in a futuristic Japan where the Sibyl System a powerful bio-mechanical computer network, endlessly measures the biometrics of Japanese citizens’ brains and mentalities using a “cymatic scan.” 

The resulting assessment is called a Psycho-Pass, which includes a numeric Crime Coefficient index, revealing the citizen’s criminality potential, and a color-coded Hue, alerting law enforcement to other data, as well as the improvement (clearing) or decline (clouding) of said Psycho-Pass.

Hyouka

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At the request of his older sister, student Hotaro Oreki joins Kamiyama High School’s Classic Literature Club to stop it from being removed, joined by fellow members Eru Chitanda, Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara.

The story is set in Kamiyama City, a fictional city in Gifu Prefecture that the author based on his real hometown of Takayama, also in Gifu. The fictional Kamiyama High School is based upon the real-life Hida High School. They begin to solve several mysteries, both to help with their club and at Eru’s requests.

2013

Attack on Titan

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Centuries ago, mankind was butchered to near extinction by enormous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. 

To assure their survival, the remains of humanity began living within protective walls, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan clash. However, that weak calm is soon destroyed when a colossal titan manages to breach the seemingly strong outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

The Devil is a Part-Timer

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The Demon Lord Satan seeks to conquer the world of Ente Isla by annexing its four continents with the help of his demon generals Alciel, Lucifer, Malacoda, and Adramelech.

After being faced by the hero Emilia and her partners, after they had killed Malacoda and Adramelech, Satan and Alciel escape the world of Ente Isla through a gate to modern Tokyo, Japan and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla.

KILL la KILL

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After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other.

The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four.

In the school’s brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called “Goku Uniforms,” which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.

2014

Tokyo Ghoul

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Tokyo has become a brutal and ruthless city a place where cruel creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. 

The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh.

However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

The Seven Deadly Sins

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In a world alike to the European Middle Ages, the feared yet respected Holy Knights of Britannia use immensely strong magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms. 

However, a small subset of the Knights probably betrayed their country and turned their swords against their friends in an attempt to defeat the ruler of Liones. 

They were beaten by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, absolute rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.

Akame ga Kill!

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Tatsumi is a warrior who, accompanied by his two childhood buddies, sets off to the Capital in search of a method to make money to assist his poor village. 

After being isolated from his friends in a thief attack, Tatsumi unsuccessfully tries to get in the army and is cheated out of his money in the Capital.

He is taken in by a noble family, but when an assassin group called Night Raid strikes, he learns that his noble hosts planned to torture and kill him as they had done to his friends.

2015

One Punch Man

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On a supercontinent Earth, powerful monsters and villains have been wreaking destruction in the cities. In response, the millionaire Agoni forms the Hero Association, which employs superheroes to combat evil.

The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. To pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years and lost all of his hair in the process.

Now, Saitama is amazingly powerful, so much so that no enemy can defeat him in battle. All it takes to defeat criminals with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem he is no longer able to experience the excitement of battling and has become pretty bored.

This all changes with the arrival of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg, who wishes to be Saitama’s disciple after seeing what he can.

Death Parade

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Whenever someone dies, they are sent to one of many secret bars run by bartenders serving as judges inside a tower in the afterlife. 

There, they must play in Death Games with their souls on the line, the consequences of which show what secrets led them to their situation and what their fate will be afterward, with the arbiters deciding if their souls will either be sent for reincarnation or expelled into the void.

Whether it’s bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person’s true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar’s master. 

Overlord

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The last hour of the popular VR game Yggdrasil has come. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, decides to use his last few minutes in the game as the servers begin to shut down.

To his surprise, despite the clock having struck midnight, Momonga is still fully awake as his character and the NPC seem to have developed personalities of their own! Confronted with this unusual situation, Momonga commands his faithful servants to help him study and take command of this new world.

2016

My Hero Academia

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The appearance of “quirks,” recently found superpowers, has been regularly increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity holding many abilities. 

This leaves the remainder of the world entirely powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such person. Since he was a child, the aspiring middle schooler has wanted nothing more than to be a hero.

Izuku’s unfair luck leaves him praising heroes and taking notes on them whenever he can.

Mob Psycho 100

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Eighth-grader Shigeo Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a burden when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. 

Choosing to contain his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.

In order to effectuate control on his abilities, Mob gets himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a fraud pretending to be a psychic, who uses Mob’s powers for pocket money. Now, exorcising evil spirits on command has become a part of the Mob’s daily. 

ERASED

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When disaster is about to happen, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back some minutes before the accident happens. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken benefit of this powerful yet strange phenomenon, which he calls “Revival,” to save many lives.

But, when he is wrongfully blamed for killing someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past.

Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child.

2017

Classroom of the Elite

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Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find a profession.

The students there have the right to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they want. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most excellent of students receive favorable treatment.

Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a specific reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination and was put in D-class.

Knight’s & Magic

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A mecha otaku is reincarnated into another world as Ernesti Echevarria, also known as Eru.

Knight’s & Magic is set in a world where medieval knights use giant robots called Silhouette Knights to fight against demon creatures, magical hungry animals that devour everything on sight.

Dreaming of piloting those robots, Eru and his friends, Archid Olter and Adeltrud Olter aim to become Knight Runners.

In Another World With My Smartphone

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In Another World With My Smartphone is another great anime in the list of best anime of every year.

Touya Mochizuki was unintentionally killed, and as an excuse, God permits him to be reborn in a fantasy world and will grant him any one wish he wants. And so, Touya wants to keep his smartphone in the next world.

In his second chance at life, he befriends many important figures and comes across the world’s secret. He obtains the legacy of an ancient civilization and travels around casually while possessing powers that rival this world’s kings.

2018

Violet Evergarden

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The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. 

Violet Evergarden’s journey of reintegrating back into society after the war is over and her search for her life’s purpose now that she is no longer a soldier to understand the last words her major, Gilbert, had told her: “I love you.” 

Recovering from her injuries, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new proposed guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper.

Re: ZERO

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Subaru Natsuki is a NEET who does nothing but play games. One night, after visiting a convenience store, he is quickly summoned to different realm. With no indication of who summoned him, he soon befriends a silver-haired half-elf girl who presents herself as Satella, and her companion Puck.

When he and “Satella” are mysteriously killed, Subaru awakes and finds that he has obtained an ability which he names “Return by Death,” enabling him to reverse time by dying.

Record of Grancrest War

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Once upon a time, the world was ruled by Chaos. Chaos is one of many features of this mysterious world. Its concentration distorts the laws of nature, which leads to the emergence of demons and natural disasters, which people call “the scourge of Chaos.”

the Lords have the power of a holy seal that can calm the chaos and protect the people. However, before anyone realizes it, the rulers cast aside their creed of purifying the chaos, and instead start to fight each other for each other’s holy seals to gain control over one another.

Siluca, an isolated mage who despises the Lords for leaving their creed, and a traveling knight named Theo, who is on a journey to train to one day free his hometown, make an eternal oath to work together to change this continent ruled by wars and chaos.

2019

Kimetsu no Yaiba

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This is probably the most popular anime in 2019, and probably the one of the popular anime in this list of The Best Anime of Every Year.

Ever since the passing of his father, the responsibility of carrying the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado’s arms. 

Though living impoverished on a distant mountain, the Kamado family can enjoy an almost peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou chooses to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal.

When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight his entire family has been murdered.

Worse still, the remaining survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been transformed into a bloodthirsty demon. Overwhelmed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling.

The Promised Neverland

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Circled by a forest and a gated entry, the Grace Field House is populated by orphans joyfully living together as one big family, looked after by their “Mama,” Isabella. 

Although they are needed to take examinations daily, the children are free to spend their time as they see fit, regularly playing outside, as long as they do not attempt too far from the orphanage a rule they are required to obey no matter what.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

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The Rising of the Shield Hero is one of the most popular isekai anime in this list of The Best Anime of Every Year.

Naofumi Iwatani, a calm Japanese boy, was summoned into a parallel world with three other young men from parallel universes to become the world’s Cardinal Heroes and fight inter-dimensional packs of monsters called Waves.

Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, becomes cursed with the fate of being the “Shield Hero.” Armed with only a measly shield, Naofumi is deprecated and mocked by his fellow heroes and the kingdom’s people due to his weak offensive capabilities and dull nature.

When the heroes are provided with supplies and associates to train with, Naofumi sets out with the only person willing to train alongside him, Malty Melromarc. He is soon betrayed by her, however, and becomes wrongly blamed for taking advantage of her. Naofumi then becomes heavily discriminated against and hated by the people of Melromarc for something he didn’t do.

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