Top 10 Best Anime Series of 2018
Now that the first half of 2018 is coming to a close, let us take a look at what anime series have aired this year, and which of them stand out from the rest as the best animated masterpieces from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Some of this year’s series are new installments of older anime, but in most cases they are nevertheless important continuations of older (and not-so-old) series. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at which are the best anime series of 2018 so far.
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball has once again moved the lives of many with Dragon Ball Super coming to a close. DBZ’s successor had the shortest arcs out of any other Dragon Ball anime, but the animation didn’t quite live up to the franchises’ standards. The Tournament of Power redeemed the series, nonetheless, and fans can now look forward to the next movie, set to be released later this year!
My Hero Academia: Season Three
“Deku’s” adventures continue as the story of how he became the best hero on Earth keeps unfolding. In MHA’s third season we’re getting to experience the growth of Midoriya as he learns how to control All Might’s powers, while also dealing with the psychological pressure of getting harassed by villains as a high school student.
GeGeGe No Kitaro
There’s a reason why this series was more popular in Japan than it was worldwide. GeGeGe no Kintaro deals with the adventures of a ghoul, who interacts with plenty of other creatures taken straight out of Japanese folklore. The light-hearted series has a darker side which unfolds as the seasons go on – it’s a must watch for Japanese culture lovers!
Children of The Whales
In a world where a single “Mud Whale” vessel travels through a vast ocean of sand, a little boy finds a friend who’ll change his life. This socially-intricate story presents the viewer with a split society between people capable of controlling objects with their minds and regular humans living together in not-so-perfect harmony.
A Place Further Than The Universe
Not every anime revolves around violence and superpowers. This series tell the story of a couple of friends who embark on a journey to Antarctica as they look to fulfill their dreams. As the anime unfolds, friendships grow stronger and tighter bonds are created between the protagonists. It’s a truly captivating story, if you enjoy this type of narrative.
This is, without a doubt, one of the best anime novels produced in the last 10 years in Japan. Violet Evergarden is a soldier trying to find her purpose after the war ends, while the anime follows the story of many people whose task is to “ghostwrite” content for aspiring novelists incapable of writing on their own.
Netflix’s Devilman Crybaby
Netflix decided to partner up and bring us a new installment of Devilman… And boy, is it more violent than ever. The well-animated series premiered earlier this year on the most popular streaming platform, and it has become quite a success in the anime-watching world. If you’re into crazy gore-filled stories, give this one a watch!
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
The true successor of Cardcaptor Sakura, Clear Card picks up where the emblematic series left off: with Sakura starting high school. All of her cards become useless and blank as a mystical force disrupts their powers, and she has to embark on a journey to retake what was taken from her, alongside her two powerful guardians.
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Comedy and superpowers clash as you embark on a journey into the life adventures of Saiki K. He’s just like your typical student, but he has been gifted with a powerful set of psychic powers that should make his life easier than those of everyone else… But that’s not exactly what happens!
Ever wonder what would’ve happened if Okabe had given up on time travel rather than insisted on rescuing Kurisu on the original Steins;Gate? You probably haven’t, but Steins Gate 0 reveals the outcome of such a scenario nonetheless. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time travelling to be done in this installment of the popular series.