List of All Anime Genres, Ranked Best to Worst

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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  • Action
    1

    Action

    1,580 votes

    Examples - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Hunter x Hunter, Kill la Kill

  • Thriller
    2

    Thriller

    1,282 votes

    Examples: Monster, Death Note, Terror in Resonance

  • Shounen
    3

    Shounen

    1,401 votes

    Examples - Naruto, Black Clover, One Piece

  • Superpower
    4

    Superpower

    1,257 votes

    Examples - My Hero Academia, One Punch Man, Tiger & Bunny

  • Fantasy
    5

    Fantasy

    1,186 votes

    Examples - Mushishi, Fate/Zero, Violet Evergarden

  • Supernatural
    6

    Supernatural

    1,066 votes

    Examples: Bakemonogatari, Mob Psycho 100, Noragami