Anime Underground The Best Adult Anime of All Time  

Ranker Anime
Originally by
504.8k votes 61.8k voters 3.4M views 213 items
Ranker Video Best Adult Anime Of All Time

For those of you looking for anime that is a bit more mature, like seinen anime, here's a 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 homosexuality 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 of an adult anime series, 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 series for adults to watch? Vote for your 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.

 

Skip the hobby shop. Loot Anime delivers awesome anime gear to your doorstep! Subscribe.

list ordered by

1
17,217 8,017
Ranker Video
2006-10-03

2
11,249 3,181
Ranker Video
1997

3
16,745 4,679
Ranker Video
charles-olivier-proulx added 2013

4
15,443 4,249
Ranker Video

5
7,842 3,338
Ranker Video
pawan-d added 2006

6
13,559 2,802
Ranker Video

7
10,521 2,809
Ranker Video
2004
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

8
10,189 3,023
Ranker Video

9
10,272 2,577
Ranker Video
2001

10
6,200 2,249
Ranker Video
2007

11
7,190 1,682
Ranker Video
FlashBoomerang added 2014

12
4,913 1,929
Ranker Video

13
8,767 2,871
Ranker Video

14
6,161 1,063
Ranker Video

15
4,318 1,709
Ranker Video

16
6,863 1,830
Ranker Video

17
6,458 1,608
Ranker Video

18
7,975 1,458
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

19
5,122 1,384
Ranker Video

20
6,551 1,902
Ranker Video
charles-olivier-proulx added 2011

21
5,349 2,395
Ranker Video

22
3,118 1,552
Ranker Video
2004

23
3,912 1,623
Ranker Video
mohammad-almasri added 2012

24
5,297 1,417
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Anime of All Time

25
2,434 1,309
Ranker Video
2006