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The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked

Updated April 30, 2020 68.8k votes 14.5k voters 234.3k views68 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Hunter × Hunter (2011)1
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    Hunter × Hunter (2011)

    Action, Adventure
    Hunter × Hunter (Madhouse, 2011), also known as Hunter x Hunter (2011), is a Japanese action... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • One Punch Man2
    5,302
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    One Punch Man

    Action, Sci-Fi
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  • No Game No Life3
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    No Game No Life

    Game, Adventure
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  • Parasyte: The Maxim4
    1,849
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    Parasyte: The Maxim

    Action, Sci-Fi
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  • Death Note5
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    Death Note

    Mystery, Police
    
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  • Death Parade8
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    Death Parade

    Mystery, Psychological
    Death Parade (Madhouse, 2015) is a Japanese supernatural anime series. Decim, the lone... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tokyo Ghoul9
    2,010
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    Tokyo Ghoul

    Action, Mystery
    Tokyo Ghoul (Studio Pierrot, 2014) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Hellsing Ultimate10
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  • Hunter × Hunter (1999)11
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    1,156

    Hunter × Hunter (1999)

    Action, Adventure
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  • Yu Yu Hakusho12
    1,110
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    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Action, Comedy
    Yu Yu Hakusho (Studio Pierrot, 1992) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Black Lagoon13
    1,329
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  • Highschool of the Dead14
    1,705
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    Highschool of the Dead (Madhouse, 2010) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Irregular at Magic High School is a Japanese web novel series by Tsutomu Satō. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Trigun16
    1,589
    689

    Trigun

    Action, Sci-Fi
    Trigun (Madhouse, 1998) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Yasuhiro... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Monster17
    363
    120
    Monster is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. The manga was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Claymore18
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    Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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  • Btooom!20
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    Btooom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. An anime adaptation... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!21
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    Hajime no Ippo: The Fighting!

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    Hajime no Ippo: Rising

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    536
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    Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

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  • Paranoia Agent25
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