The 25+ Best Anime With Only One Season

List Rules
Vote up the best anime that only has a single season.

Some of the best anime can turn sour for refusing to end quietly. Thus, some studios have opted to release only one season to curb any temptation to potentially ruin a great series. After all, even the best shows can become afflicted with weak storylines and useless filler when it has to air for numerous seasons. It's always terrible when your favorite show becomes an anime that went for way too long.

These days, fans are bombarded with shows with tons of episodes, so finding the best anime with one season is a treat. Not only is being able to effectively complete an arc (or multiple arcs) within a shortened timeframe great, but being able to present a solid ending is also amazing. Compiled here is a list of anime that tell their unique story in only a single batch of episodes. Vote up the most satisfying anime that has just one season. 

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  • Erased
    1
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    Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural
    • Death Note
      2
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    • Parasyte: The Maxim
      3
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      Action, Sci-Fi, Horror
      • Cowboy Bebop
        4
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        Action, Adventure, Comedy
        • Death Parade
          5
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          Mystery, Psychological, Drama
          • Steins;Gate
            7
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            Thriller, Sci-Fi
            • Trigun
              9
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            • Angel Beats!
              10
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              Action, Comedy, Drama
              • Kill La Kill
                11
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                Action, Comedy, Fantasy
                • Elfen Lied
                  12
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                • Gurren Lagann
                  13
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                  Action, Adventure, Comedy
                  • Deadman Wonderland
                    14
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                    Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
                    • Highschool Of The Dead
                      15
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                      Horror, Action, Supernatural
                      • Neon Genesis Evangelion
                        16
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                        Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological
                        • Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
                          17
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                          Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama
                          • Fruits Basket
                            18
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                            Romance, Comedy, Supernatural
                            • Claymore
                              19
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                              Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Action
                              • Outlaw Star
                                20
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                                Space Western, Action, Sci-fi
                                • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
                                  21
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                                  Fantasy, Magical Girl, Drama
                                  • Btooom!
                                    22
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                                    Action, Survival, Sci-fi
                                    • Baccano!
                                      23
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                                      Action, Mystery, Supernatural