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The Best Virtual Reality Anime

Updated October 1, 2019 6.8k votes 2.1k voters 107.5k views19 items

List RulesVote up the best virtual reality anime series.

List of the best virtual reality anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. Ever since shows like Log Horizon and Sword Art Online have become popular, anime about virtual reality has become a top anime genre. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Escape into another world, a world that exists in the virtual setting...but just make sure that you can get out. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about virtual reality in one way or another. List ranges from Accel World to Qwaser of Stigmata II and more. What is the greatest virtual reality anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!

And if you love these shows, be sure to check out our list of the best VR movies.

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