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The Best Pirates Anime

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List of the best pirates anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. These anime are sure to shiver your timbers, so if you're down for pirates, whether on the sea or in space, don't miss a single one of these shows! The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about pirates in one way or another. This list includes One Piece, Black Lagoon and more anime. What is the greatest pirates anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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    One Piece (Toei Animation, 1999) is a Japanese adventure anime series based on the manga series by Eiichiro Oda. Monkey D. Luffy and his friends go on adventures, while trying to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger....  more
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    Black Lagoon (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Rei Hiroe. Tired of the corporate life, a Japanese businessman opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang....  more
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    Outlaw Star is a 1998 anime series adaptation of the manga series Outlaw Star....  more
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    Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a manga series written and illustrated by Leiji Matsumoto, serialized Akita Shoten's Play Comic from 1977 to 1979. The series was adapted into an animated television series in 1978 directed by Rintaro and produced by Toei Animation. A computer-animated film adaptation of the same name premiered in 2013. The series follows the titular Captain, an outcast turned space pirate after he rebelled against Earth's Government and humanity's general apathy....  more
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