[Top 25] Best Adventure Anime of All Time

Best Adventure Anime
Why read the manga when you can just watch the series?

25 of the best adventure anime you need to binge! Grab some snacks and be prepared to sit in front of your screen for hours! 

25. RWBY

In a world terrorized by monsters known as Grimm, heroes known as Hunters and Huntresses are its only hope. At an academy that trains young students to fight these creatures, four girls meet and team up. As they become acquainted with each other, they realize that their world is more at stake than they believe. 

RWBY-L-M-N-O-P!: (left to right) Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Beladonna, Yang Xiao Long form the ultimate girl-powered team to fight Grimm.   

24. Attack on Titan

2,000 years ago, humanity made a deal with the Devil for divine power. That power has slowly descended into what is humanity being terrorized by cannibal giants known as the Titans. After watching his mother get devoured, Eren Yeager vows to annihilate every single Titan in existence.  

Teens Vs. Titans: It’s like David and Goliath, but f*cked up.  

23. Black Clover

In a world where magic is the common trait, Asta is the only exception. Orphaned and magicless, he strives to do the impossible. He vows to become the next Wizard King.

Anime style Hogwarts: Magic ability? Or the ability to annoy each other?

 

22. Dr. Stone

For nearly 4,000 years, humanity remained petrified in stone by a mysterious flash. 16-year-old Senku Ishigami suddenly revives and uses science to bring life back to the world. However, there are those he onced cherished who feel the old world does not deserve a second chance. 

Prehistory repeats itself: With a knack for science and a strong desire to save all of humanity, Senku and his group are forced to venture into a de-modernized civilization.  

 

21. Case Closed

High school student Jimmy Kudo is famous for his incredible detective skills, even by the FBI. However, during one investigation, Jimmy gets attacked and poisoned by those only known as the Black Organization. But instead of being killed, the poison somehow turns him into a child. 

Reliving childhood: Under a new identity as Conan Edogawa (current version, left), Jimmy Kudo (teen version, right) intends to find the people who attempted to kill him. But not without solving more mysteries along the way.   

 

20. Cardcaptor Sakura 

Sakura Kinomoto was just an average ten-year-old before she accidentally opened a mysterious book, unleashing what are called the Clow Cards. She meets Cerberus, the guardian of the cards, who informs her she has magic. With her newfound powers, Sakura must reclaim every card before chaos erupts. 

Watch out, Sailor Moon!: Newly destined magic girl powers are like the ultimate little girl’s dream, as Sakura graces the series with her fun-fashion flair!  

 

19. Inuyasha

A sudden drop into a mysterious well introduces Kagome to a pre-modern Japan where she meets a half-dog demon. It’s revealed she is the reincarnation of a priestess who took down a great evil long ago. Kagome is thrust into a journey alongside the half-dog demon known as Inuyasha.

 

The anime furries will love: Despite bad first impressions, Kagome (right) and Inuyasha (left) find a connection even though they come from two completely different worlds.

 

18. Net Ghosts PiPoPa

Yuta Akikawa moves to Kamimai City, a technologically-advanced place. The place intimidates him for one reason: his dislike of computers. However, that all changes when he suddenly gets sucked into the world wide web and meets three Net ghosts known as Pi, Po, and Pa. 

Search history uncovered: In the Net world, every website is run by a Net ghost. Be it gaming, education, or you-know-what.  

 

17. Goblin Slayer 

 In a world just like a D&D boardgame, a newly-registered priestess goes on her first adventure involving goblins. However, it all goes wrong and her party is taken down instantly. She gets rescued by a mysterious man in armor only known as the Goblin Slayer.

The ultimate D&D player: Newbie adventurer Priestess (left) is taken under Goblin Slayer (right), forging a partnership.  

 

16. KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonder World!

After an embarrassing death, shut-in teenager Kazuma meets a goddess named Aqua, who tells him he’s got two choices: continue to Heaven or get reincarnated into a fantasy world. Being a die-hard MMORPG gamer, he chooses the latter, with Aqua as his go-to helper. However, one problem: she is totally useless.

One giant ad-filled app of an anime: Kazuma (far left) is hit with the reality that the fantasy-game-fantasy he envisioned is far from it. Instead of adventure and heroism, there’s work, bills, and a bunch of idiot women.

 

15. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor 

Sistine Fibel enrolls in the highly-prestigious magic academy, hoping to be trained by the very best. However, their instructor retires and is replaced by a younger, lazier douchebag whom Sistine finds incompetent. However, she realizes she’s judged too soon when this BMI (“Bastard Magic Instructor) is forced to reveal his past. 

When your teacher is more your sibling: It takes a good while for Sistine (right) to consider Glenn (left) less of a moron than he appears to be.  

 

14. The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani was supposed to be made as a Hero, given the Legendary Shield. However, disrespect, betrayal, and rejection has forced him to work alone. It isn’t until he meets a tanuki-human named Raphtalia and newly-hatched bird-like monster Filo, he strives to become the ultimate Hero. 

Owner of a raccoon and bird: Having been unfairly treated by the world, Naofumi (middle) will not only prove them wrong, but make those (especially the nobility) pay for wronging him.  

 

13. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! 

Animation is hard and anyone who does it for a living deserves more respect. That’s what three girls learn when they decide to turn their imagination into reality. Don’t ever say making an anime is easy, because this series will prove you wrong.

The world is your canvas: three aspiring artists create the “Eizouken club”, where they work together to make the best anime ever. 

 

12. Digimon

A group of kids suddenly find themselves in what is known as the Digital World. Each is given their own digi-device...and meet their Digimon companion. Friendships immediately formed, they soon discover the dangers both the Digital World as well as theirs will face.

Tamagotchi got an upgrade: Tai (middle) and his friends venture into the Digital World filled with Digimon and possible adversaries. 

 

11. Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yugi Mutou was just an average-yet-troubled boy who stumbled upon the Millenium Puzzle. Now his body is possessed by a different Yugi of a mysterious spirit. Not only that, he and his friends find themselves battling for their lives in a special card game known as the Shadow Games. 

Your move: Yugi pulls out one of his best cards known as Dark Magician. 

 

10. Fullmetal Alchemist

After their mother dies due to illness, brothers Edward and Alphonse try to bring her back with the art of alchemy. It backfires, resulting in Edward losing both an arm and a leg to save his brother from being taken, whose soul is now placed into a suit of armor. They begin the journey of State Alchemists in order to restore their bodies. 

Brothers from the same mother: Remember, the big armor dude is the little brother.

 

9. Luping the Third

Lupin the Third is a master thief aided by his group of crafty characters. An expert shooter, a samurai, and a female fatale, Lupin’s antics are well-known around the world. Capturing him has become Inspector Zenigata’s life goal. 

Like grandfather, like grandson: Taking the reins of his late grandfather, Lupin (middle) is wanted around the world for thievery. But with his ensemble dark horse cast, he’s always one step ahead.  

 

8. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

After being killed, a man is brought to a different time and reincarnated as a slime (no joke). Accepting his new life, he comes across other characters who are in dire need of his help. And despite looking like a transparent putty, he makes it clear that he is this world’s greatest hero. 

One player, so many pawns: If MMORPG was done in your favor.

 

7. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 

Bizarre doesn’t even begin to describe the Joestar family. In a series where each member gets their moment to shine in every episode, rivalries and witty banter ensue. And often or not you’ll be more distracted by the brilliant (and very handsome) animation to even pay attention to the plot. 

Not for the easily turned on: An anime brimming with wonderfully-detailed musclemen. Yes, please. 

 

6. Fairy Tail 

A world filled with mages and wizards, dragon slayer wizard Natsu hopes to find his long-lost father. Along the way, he meets bubbly-yet-dimwitted Lucy, and other characters to fit their awkward family mold. They take down criminals, discover secrets, and always take a moment for a snack. 

Dumb, pretentious, moronic: Your typical adventure group.   

 

5. Naruto 

At 12 years old, Naruto Uzumaki finds out that he possesses the Nine-Tails fox, a creature that once terrorized the village when he was only a baby. Often ridiculed and disrespected by even those in his own team, the student ninja vows to become the village’s future Hokage. But first he has to get his head out of the ramen bowl enough to pay attention! 

Eye of the Fox: Usually goofy Naruto makes it clear when you push him to his limit.

 

4. One Piece 

Luffy dreams of becoming the King of the Pirates. With his  Strawhat crew in tow, he ventures the ocean in search of its treasure. Along the way, the world slowly begins to learn his name. 

Even better if you’re high: It’s one of those anime where you don’t need drugs. Because these characters are already full of it! 

 

3. Sword Art Online 

A popular fantasy game becomes deadly when players literally become their avatars. As that popular movie phrase goes: You die in the game, you die for real. But one player might be able to turn the tables and gain a real-life love interest. 

Ultimate gaming experience: You get to enjoy the fantasy game...just try not to get killed.

 

2. A Place Further Than the Universe

When a girl meets a quiet classmate with over 50,000 yen in her possession, it becomes their moment to shine as each other’s supporters. A group of young high school girls embark on a journey to Alaska. Pain, comfort, love, and letting go all come together in this anime where you realize you don’t have to be alone. 

Young, inexperienced, adventurous: four very different girls make the high school year of their lives---by not going to school but to Alaska instead! 

 

1. Pokemon

Ash Ketchum dreams of becoming a Pokemon Master. With a love for Pokemon and adventure, the ten-year-old becomes the sole trainer of a Pikachu that becomes his best friend. Together, their journeys around the world involve meeting new people, new Pokemon, and new discoveries. 

Pokemon Goh: Pokemon Journeys is the latest series involving Ash and Pikachu travelling with their newest companion Goh (right). 

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