Anime Underground List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst  

Anna Lindwasser
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Not every anime genre is created equal - and there's plenty of room for debate about which ones qualify as the best. Maybe you're a seinen fan who left shounen behind years ago because you realized that it was starting to feel kind of predictable. Maybe you love shoujo and iyashikei but find mecha to be utterly boring. You may be a huge harem fan or you may find the genre distasteful. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to anime genres - what are yours?

This list includes a comprehensive list of all anime genres, so vote up the ones you love, and vote down the ones you don't. Also, be sure to check out the examples listed under each genre - maybe you'll find one you haven't seen yet.

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1
278 42
Action is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Action

Examples - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Hunter x Hunter, My Hero Academia

2
212 48
Superpower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Superpower

Examples - My Hero Academia, Charlotte, Tiger & Bunny

3
201 44
Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Fantasy

Examples - Mushishi, Fate/Zero, Violet Evergarden

4
231 59
Shounen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Shounen

Examples - Naruto, Black Clover, One Piece

5
186 47
Thriller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Thriller

Examples: Monster, Death Note, Terror in Resonance

6
149 29
Adventure is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Adventure

Examples - Made in Abyss, A Place Further Than The Universe, Samurai Champloo

7
162 37
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Supernatural

Examples: Bakemonogatari, Mob Psycho 100, Noragami

8
147 41
Magic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Magic

Examples - Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Ancient Magus' Bride, Flying Witch

9
154 49
Comedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Comedy

Examples -  The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Nichijou, Asobe Asobase

10
161 57
Romance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Romance

Examples - Toradora!, CLANNAD, Your Name

11
129 38
Sci-Fi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Sci-Fi

Examples - Steins;Gate, Planetes, From The New World

12
120 46
Psychological is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Psychological

Examples: Parasyte, Welcome To The NHK, Perfect Blue

13
118 49
Horror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Horror

Examples - The Promised Neverland, Berserk, Another

14
120 53
Isekai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Isekai

Examples - That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Re:Zero, Overlord

15
105 44
Mystery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Mystery

Examples - ERASED, Hyouka, Detective Conan

16
79 34
Seinen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Seinen

Examples - Rainbow, Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor, Black Lagoon

17
100 53
Slice Of Life is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Slice Of Life

Examples: Barakamon, The Eccentric Family, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

18
81 38
Demons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Demons

Examples - Dororo, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mononoke

19
83 40
Samurai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Samurai

Examples - Gintama, Rurouni Kenshin. Samurai Champloo

20
77 39
Drama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Drama

Examples - March Comes In Like A Lion, A Silent Voice, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

21
79 41
Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Game

Examples: Hikaru no Go, Kakegurui, Recovery of an MMO Junkie

22
70 41
Military is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Military

Examples: Saga of Tanya the Evil, Girls & Panzer, Attack on Titan

23
71 44
Music is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Music

Examples - Kids on the Slope, NANA, Your Lie In April

24
77 50
Shoujo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
Shoujo

Examples - Natsume's Book of Friends, Card Captor Sakura, Fruits Basket

25
71 47
School is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst
School

Examples - Kaguya-sama: Love is War, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Silver Spoon