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!
- Bleach (TV Tokyo, 2004) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the manga by Tite Kubo. It follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki.... more on WikipediaIs this one of the best?
- Death Note (Nippon TV, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a mysterious otherworldly notebook: the "Death Note", which belonged to the Shinigami Ryuk and grants the user the supernatural ability to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages.... more on WikipediaIs this one of the best?
- Black Butler (A-1 Pictures, 2008) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Yana Toboso. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Young Ciel Phantomhive, known as "the Queen's Guard Dog," takes care of the many unsettling events that occur in Victorian England for Her Majesty.... more on WikipediaIs this one of the best?
- Soul Eater (TV Tokyo, 2008) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Atsushi Okubo. Students at the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy learn how to collect evil souls and protect the city from the world's threats.... more on WikipediaIs this one of the best?