Anime Underground 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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11,139 5,185
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Death Note 2006-10-03

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

2
10,728 2,910
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3
7,410 1,979
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Berserk 1997

4
11,104 2,991
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charles-olivier-proulx added Attack on Titan 2013

5
7,654 1,741
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Hellsing 2001

6
7,320 2,105
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7
4,926 2,321
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pawan-d added Code Geass 2006

8
9,160 1,947
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9
7,890 1,918
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Elfen Lied 2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

10
5,130 1,242
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11
4,429 1,586
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Claymore 2007

12
4,603 1,094
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FlashBoomerang added Parasyte

13
6,530 2,092
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14
4,243 1,134
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15
3,904 593
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The Best Gore Anime of All Time The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

16
3,060 1,412
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17
3,001 1,253
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18
3,447 978
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19
4,964 1,309
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charles-olivier-proulx added Deadman Wonderland 2011

20
3,862 1,664
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21
4,431 746
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

22
2,025 1,157
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Monster 2004

23
2,556 1,079
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mohammad-almasri added Mirai Nikki

24
4,057 2,629
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added InuYasha 2000

25
3,634 822
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

26
2,400 1,068
Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
DeryckCaid added Wolf's Rain 2004

27
1,625 949
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Ergo Proxy 2006

28
2,277 1,017
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Samurai X

29
2,985 1,278
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Sara Alexander added Black Butler 2008

The Weirdest Anime Shows of All Time The Worst Things To Wake Up To

30
3,092 776
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
ToyotaObsession added Neon Genesis Evangelion 1995

31
1,955 913
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Garret Hoffman added Gurren Lagann 2007

32
1,736 895
Devil May Cry: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Devil May Cry: The Animated Series 2007

33
2,746 809
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Blood+ 2005

34
1,859 786
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Spawn 1997

35
2,960 1,018
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36
1,991 883
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Another 2011

37
1,808 760
Aeon Flux is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Aeon Flux 1991

38
1,629 884
Grantz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Grantz

39
2,665 958
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40
1,820 618
Outlaw Star is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
-1452209729396 added Outlaw Star 1998

41
1,334 902
Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added Mushishi

42
1,637 346
High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Omar Haggag added High School DxD 2012

43
1,288 926
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Baccano! 2007

The Best Yuri Anime of All Time The Best British Crime Movies

44
1,125 706
Hell Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
ChristopherYang added Hell Girl 2005

45
1,673 658
Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Northern220 added Fate/stay night 2006

46
2,579 2,106
One Piece (US) is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
charles-olivier-proulx added One Piece 2004

47
2,240 788
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

48
1,442 567
Witchblade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Lancer Infiknight added Witchblade 2006

49
1,501 744
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time
Wayne Mckay added Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz

50
1,098 502
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time