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The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked 

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Updated September 18, 2019 71.2k votes 13.4k voters 218.9k views 102 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite animes by the Japanese studio, Madhouse.

 

The best Studio Madhouse anime films and shows always leave viewers wanting more. They have been producing anime for over three decades and are behind some of the most popular animes of all time, including One Punch Man, and Hunter × Hunter. Did you know they assisted with the production of the WW2 anime Barefoot Gen? With so many hit animes though, which one is their best? See what fans like you think is the best Madhouse anime in the ranked list below.

With a plethora of famous anime under its belt, Madhouse has established itself as one of the most dominant anime studios of the modern era. To help you rank the best Madhouse animes, every single one they've ever produced is listed below. Their worksspan multiple genres of anime, including fighting, horror, mecha, adventure and a lot more. Some of the anime included on this list are juggernaut shows, such as Claymore and Strawberry Panic! 

Vote for you favorites on this list of all Madhouse anime, and watch them rise to the top! If you haven't seen a show, please don't vote it down. To help you decide whether or not to watch a series, we've included trailers when available. Just click on the name of the anime. Aside from being a crowdranked voice on the the best Madhouse anime, this list can also help you find some new shows to marathon!

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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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One-Punch Man (TV Tokyo, 2015) is a Japanese anime series based on the webcomic by ONE. The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series directed by Kazuhiro ...more

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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Hunter × Hunter is a 1999 television series and is part of the Hunter × Hunter media franchise. The story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss, who one day discovers that the ...more

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Hellsing Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and ...more

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Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki, and published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1988 to 1995. Parasyte centers on a male ...more

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Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and ten collected volumes have been released ...more

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Trigun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. Both manga were adapted into an anime television series in 1998. Trigun revolves around a man known as "Vash ...more

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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more

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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Btooom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. An anime adaptation covering the first 50 chapters of the manga was produced by Madhouse. Ryōta Sakamoto is an ...more

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Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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Parasyte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked
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The Irregular at Magic High School is a Japanese web novel series by Tsutomu Satō. An anime adaptation by Madhouse was announced and was broadcast between April and September 2014. The story ...more

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