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Top 10 Best Anime Series of 2019

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Published on December 28, 2019

It's almost the end of the year, the year filled with unique anime, the year of thriller, action, and mystery. Hence, let's recollect the memories of the best anime series of 2019 which made our year the best one too.

Also Read: Top 10 Fall 2019 Anime that are worth watching

10. The Rising of the Shield Hero

The rising of the shield hero, as the name suggests shows the rising or character development of the shield hero Naofumi. The character developments of this show, in particular, are incredible.

The storytelling is so good it even makes us burn up with respect for the protagonist. The anime is a very good display of how a person can be treated by others with false accusations and how society blindly believes it and how we have to fight against it. The plot is very thrilling while the designs of the characters are amazing. Overall, it's a very enjoyable journey to watch.

Category: Winter 2019 Anime
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Seinen

9. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

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Confessing love to someone is one of the most intimidating challenges we face in our lives. Kaguya-same: Love is War takes this relatable fear and centers it around two stubborn geniuses in a battle of who will confess first. Rather than simply confessing, they use their intellect for schemes to make the other confess their love first. Their trickery is undoubtedly the most extreme, and hilarious this genre can be taken to.

The opening credits are a very cheerful and beautiful showcase of the cast and over-exaggerated mind wars between the two leads. Its visual excitement, music, and wildly contrasting tones craft a dynamic comedic experience. And hence its the best romance anime of 2019 while Kaguya Sama herself stands proudly as waifu of the year.

Category: Winter 2019 Anime
Genre: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen

8. Beastars

Beastars

Can wolf even fall in love with a rabbit? Can instinct ever loose before willpower?

This anthropomorphic story is a very unique and creative anime. Beastars has good animation, soundtracks, and characters. Although the anime doesn't deal with humans as other regular anime does, the creativity put into this anime is astounding. Yet the animation is done so well it feels very realistic and relatable. Beastars is an overall package of emotions, drama, fear, romance, and psychology.

Beastars is the best anime among the anthropomorphic animes.

Category: Fall 2019 Anime
Genre: Drama, Psychological, Shounen, Slice of Life

7. Stars Align

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How many peoples do we know around us who's dreams were killed by their parents, in the name of love? How many peoples do we know who couldn't be what they wanted to be?

Stars Align is a very realistic story with relatable and lovely characters.

The fact is that the story doesn't only revolves around sports. It also has other elements like domestic violence, team comradeship, fighting for acknowledgment, LGBT acceptance which makes it emotionally rich and beautiful. Stars Align initially seems like a typical sports show but it also has the very much deeper significance of parental abuse and violence, and how we get used to it. It is so heartbreaking yet beautiful that you can't help but fall in love. With soothing op and ending, Stars align is an anime you must totally not miss.

Category: Fall 2019 Anime
Genre: Drama, School, Slice of Life, Sports

6. The Promised Neverland

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"If we mess up, we die. The outside world is at worst, a world filled with demons. Even so, will you run away with us?"

-Emma

Feeding on humans is one of the most used story plots in the anime but The Promised Neverland takes the fear of death or losing your loved ones to the next level. With good directions, animations, art style, and sound design we can feel the genuine tense which even gives us goosebumps. Mind games to escape from death with no idea of what future waits for ahead, The Promised Neverland hooks us up. The storytelling is so good we get attached to characters and keep praying for them.

Category: Winter 2019 Anime
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Shounen

5. Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba

With great varieties of characters, beautiful animation, and soundtrack and jaw-dropping action scenes, Demon slayer is undoubtedly one of the best anime series of 2019. Even with the very dark and grim setting and story plot, the anime has still managed to keep us laughing with good humor and our lovely Tanjirou's expressions.

Hypocrisy, mortality, hope, and despair are run as prevalent themes in Tanjiro's tragic journey. But the pacing is so fine, we never get bored of it rather crave more and more. Just like any other anime of 2019, the antagonist Muzan Kibutsuji also seems very epic. Since Demon slayer is revealed to be much more as the series progresses, we have much more to look forward to.

Category: Spring 2019 Anime
Genre: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural

4. Dororo

Dororo anime

Dororo banged into 2019 with so much of epicness. It's purely awesome. The anime is a little dark, just perfectly befitting of thriller story. The characters are intriguing, the themes are complex, and the plot is so far both tragic yet hopeful. As someone perfectly described it: it's dark without trying to be edgy.

The plot is riveting, the art is amazing, and the entire thing is both unique and leaves the audience craving for more. The action-packed scenes that leave you in awe, this is truly one of the best anime remakes that you can watch.

Category: Winter 2019 Anime
Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural

3. Dr. Stone

Dr Stone

Post-apocalyptic settings are very old now but Dr. Stone takes it to a whole different level. The concept is very very rich and new. For a science lover, it's a package of fun while for those who don't love science, well it'll make you love science. The anime makes us realize the beauty of science and technology which we take for granted in an easier way.  Characters are decent, comedy is on point, and animation is amazing.

The protagonist, Senku is such a cool main character you can't help loving, but, I also love how the antagonists also have some purpose and views on the world. Like he's just not an antagonist, he's the main character in his own ways. Dr. Stone is a sci-fi anime that does not disappoint, best SciFi of 2019 and a very different approach in a whole decade.

Category: Summer 2019 Anime
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Shounen

2. Vinland saga

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What makes one a true warrior? What is love? Why do we fight even though we're all humans? What makes one go to the path of violence? Where is the heaven we search for?

Vinland Saga is one of the best thought-provoking anime with great characters and their developments. The story is awesome and intriguing. The art style is very befitting with the brutality and soreness of the story.

Each and every character is unique and has different personalities and psychology befitting their character design. It is no good or Evil in this anime, it is just you and your views towards it. The characters driving from innocence to Vengence and  Self-Enlightenment in a world which knows nothing but violence, war and betrayal are just beautiful.

The varieties of characters like Thors, Askeladd, Prince Canute apart from main characters also have the ability to leave deep marks on viewers. The anime is very entertaining, thrilling and thought-provoking. Vinland saga won't ever become boring because it's philosophically and story-wise very rich.

Category: Summer 2019 Anime
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Seinen

1. Babylon

Each year many suicides take place even with the law against it. But what if there was a right to die. What if it was morally okay for people to commit suicide. How many people do you know around you that would choose to die? Would you be able to resist not dying? And, Is suicide really a bad thing?

Well yes, the top anime of this 2019 was chosen from the very beginning. Babylon has all the elements a great anime needs, the philosophical values, political propagandas, and a good main character. The anime is thought-provoking and makes you question your moral values. This is an anime not only for anime lovers but also for non-otaku. Babylon has more realism, supported by the perfect dark tone and the heavy storyline. The darkness and moral fights almost are at the level of the greatest psychological anime in history (Death Note).

Since a good story is not about a great protagonist but the way he deals with the villain. The villain already seems epic with folklore references and similarities to greatest antagonists like Makishima Shogo (Psycho-Pass) or Twenty faces (Trickster) even the narcissism of Johan Liebert (Monster). Hence, it's an anime to look forward to. Babylon makes it to the best of the year which is a must-watch.

Category: Fall 2019 Anime
Genre: Thriller

Conclusion

2019 was such a great year for the thriller lovers, it has left us craving for more and thus we have more to look forward in 2020. A very very Happy new anime, new season and a new year.

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