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The Best Superhero Anime of All Time 

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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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Sailor Moon is a media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. The series began as a manga published in 1991 and the anime adaptation began airing in March 1992. Since then, the series have been ...more

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Zetman is a manga series by Masakazu Katsura. The story starts off with a face-off between two rival superheroes, ZET and Alphas, and then traces their origins – Jin Kanzaki, a young man with ...more

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Cyborg 009 is a manga created by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was serialized in many different magazines, including Monthly Shōnen King, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, Shōnen Big Comic, COM, Shōjo Comic, ...more

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Witchblade is an American television series that aired on TNT from 2001 to 2002. The series is based on the Witchblade comic book series, and followed a pilot film which debuted in August 2000. ...more

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Iron Man, also known as Iron Man: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series based on Marvel Comics' superhero Iron Man. The series aired from 1994 to 1996 in syndication as ...more

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Samurai Flamenco is a television anime series directed by Takahiro Omori at Manglobe. It started airing on Fuji TV's noitaminA block on October 10, 2013. It focuses on Masayoshi Hazama, a young ...more

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Vividred Operation is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kazuhiro Takamura. The series aired in Japan between January and March 2013 and is licensed in ...more
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Dokkoida?!, known in Japan as Sumeba Miyako no Cosmos-sō Suttoko Taisen Dokkoidaa is a comedic Japanese light novel series about a boy, Suzuo Sakurazaki, who is hired by a preteen space alien ...more
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The mysterious stray cat, "Dark Side Cat" dashes through the night city. Wrapping himself in punk clothing, he loves to play pranks on the humans he hates.