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The Best Superhero Anime of All Time 

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Updated February 11, 2020 11.8k votes 3.3k voters 135k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the superhero anime that'll save anyone's day.

List of the best superhero 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. If you like watching superheroes duke it out with the forces of evil and save the world, WATCH EVERY ANIME ON THIS LIST! The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about superheroes in one way or another. The list you're viewing has a variety of anime, like Sailor Moon R and Tokyo Mew Mew, in it. What is the greatest superhero anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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My Hero Academia is a 2016 anime series based on the superhero manga series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, written by Kōhei Horikoshi. Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where ...more

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The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.

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Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character ...more

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