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The 25+ Best Black And White Anime 

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Updated November 12, 2017 133 votes 48 voters 1.8k views 25 items

It turns out there are some great black and white anime, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime made in black and white, including older titles, as well as new black and white anime that you may not know about.

One example of a great black and white anime is She and Her Cat, a five-minute OVA by Makoto Shinkai that inspired the anime Everything Flows. The story is all about a year in the life of Chobi, a grey cat, and his new owner, Her. Another good example of anime that forgoes bright color in favor of black and white is Osomatsu-kun, based on the manga by Fujio Akatsuka. There are actually two anime for this story, produced more than 20 years apart: 1966 and 1988.

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Astroboy (1963) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Astroboy (1963)
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8 Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
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Tetsujin 28-gou is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Tetsujin 28-gou
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Cyborg 009 (1968) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Cyborg 009 (1968)
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Other Worlds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Other Worlds
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Osomatsu-kun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Osomatsu-kun
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GeGeGe no Kitarou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
GeGeGe no Kitarou
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She and Her Cat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
She and Her Cat
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Dororo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
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Broken Down Film is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Broken Down Film
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Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae
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Calimero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Calimero
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Furiko is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Furiko
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DECO*27: Nisoku Hokou is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
DECO*27: Nisoku Hokou
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Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
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Umi Kara no Shisha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Umi Kara no Shisha
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Suteneko Tora-chan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Suteneko Tora-chan
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GeGeGe no Kitarou (1968)... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
GeGeGe no Kitarou (1968)
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Perman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Perman
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Kagami no Genon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Kagami no Genon
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Kobu-tori is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Kobu-tori
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Chiisana Oji-san is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Chiisana Oji-san
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Koneko no Rakugaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Koneko no Rakugaki
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Wonder 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Wonder 3
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Namakura Gatana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Black And White Anime
Namakura Gatana