tv programs The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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For those of you looking for anime that is a bit more mature, like seinen anime, here's our list of the best adult anime of all time. One of the worst stereotypes about anime is that it's just for children, but the shows below prove that to be completely wrong. What makes an anime mature or "adult?" It isn't just the graphic violence, but the themes and ideals that are presented in the show that would likely go over the head of a younger viewer. In fact, many are great stoner anime, filled with jokes and funny anime characters that children just won't understand. Take Samurai Champloo, for instance, which addresses topics like homosexulaity and prostitution. Would a young viewer understand the heart-wrenching dilemma of Jin falling in love with a sex slave? Ghost in the Shell is another great example, where the subject matter revolves around politics and philosophy, both of which will not likely not be understood by someone under the age of 18. What is the best anime for adults to watch? We want you to vote for you favorites on the adult anime list below, but only if you've actually seen the series. Is one of your top mature anime shows missing? Add it to the poll so that others can vote for it also.

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Death Note 2006-10-03

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Berserk 1997

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Hellsing 2001

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Code Geass 2006

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Elfen Lied 2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Claymore 2007

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Parasyte

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The Best Gore Anime of All Time The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Monster 2004

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
InuYasha 2000

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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Mirai Nikki

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Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Samurai X

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Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Blood+ 2005

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Ergo Proxy 2006

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Devil May Cry: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Spawn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Spawn 1997

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Grantz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Grantz

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Another 2011

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Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Baccano! 2007

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Aeon Flux is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Aeon Flux 1991

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Hell Girl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Hell Girl 2005

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One Piece (US) is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
One Piece 2004

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Witchblade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Witchblade 2006

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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Outlaw Star is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Lupin III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time