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The Best Shinigami Anime of All Time 

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Updated June 19, 2018 1.8k votes 721 voters 32.1k views 10 items

List Rules Vote up the best Shinigami-based anime series.

List of the best shinigami 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. The anime below are about Shinigami, which is Japanese for God of Death. These shows explore what happens when the powers of a death God fall into mortal hands, and the disasters such a power can cause. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about shinigami in one way or another.

Death Note and Soul Eater are only the beginning of the anime on this list. What is the greatest shinigami anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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