FLCL, also known as Fooly Cooly, is a six-episode original video animation (OVA) series created by the animation studio Gainax. The series was directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and written by Yōji Enokido, and it was first released in Japan in 2000 and 2001.
The series is known for its fast-paced, visually inventive, and often nonsensical storytelling, as well as its use of music, which is provided by the Japanese rock band The Pillows. The show also explores themes of adolescence, coming of age, and the search for identity.
FLCL is considered a cult classic and a must-watch for Anime fans and it’s considered a great representation of the unique and creative storytelling that is possible in the medium of anime.
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is killed in a car accident but is given a second chance at life by becoming a Spirit Detective, tasked with investigating supernatural occurrences and protecting the Living World from various demons and spirits.
The series is known for its well-rounded characters, its intense and epic battles, its well-written plot, and its dark and mature themes and is considered one of the classics of the shōnen genre, and it’s still widely considered one of the best anime and manga series of all time.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series created and directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Gainax. The series first aired on Japanese television from 1995 to 1996, and it has since become a cultural phenomenon and one of the most critically acclaimed anime series of all time.
The series is known for its complex and often symbolic storytelling, its detailed and dynamic animation, and its use of psychological and religious themes. It was a huge commercial and critical success and it’s still widely considered one of the most influential anime series of all time.
The series was followed by the movies Death and Rebirth, End of Evangelion, and the reboot movies Rebuild of Evangelion.
Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows a young boy named Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father, who he thought was dead, is actually a Hunter, a member of a group of skilled individuals who perform a variety of dangerous tasks such as capturing criminals and finding treasures.
Hunter x Hunter is known for its complex and well-developed characters, its intricate and action-packed plot, and its inventive use of supernatural abilities known as “Nen”. The series has been very successful both in Japan and internationally, and has been adapted into an anime series, several OVAs, video games and a live-action film is currently in development.
Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by One. The series tells the story of Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, a high school student who is a powerful Esper, a person with supernatural powers. However, Mob wants to live a normal life and suppress his powers to avoid standing out, but as a powerful psychic, he struggles to keep his emotions in check. He’s working as an assistant to a con-man Reigen Arataka, who claims to be a powerful psychic himself but in reality, he doesn’t have any powers.
Mob Psycho 100 is known for its visually striking animation style, dark humor, and exploration of complex themes such as mental health, power, and identity. The series was adapted into an anime television series, a live-action series, and a mobile game.
It’s a critically acclaimed series and is considered one of the best anime of recent years, due to its unique storytelling, animation style, and its exploration of deep themes.
Hajime no Ippo
Hajime no Ippo (also known as Fighting Spirit) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. The story follows a high school student named Makunouchi Ippo, who is a timid and bullied boy. He is saved from bullies by a retired boxer named Mamoru Takamura, who takes Ippo under his wing and introduces him to the world of boxing.
Hajime no Ippo is known for its detailed and realistic portrayal of the sport of boxing, its likable and well-developed characters, and its inspiring and emotional story of a young man’s journey to becoming a champion. The series was adapted into an anime television series, several OVAs, video games, and a live-action movie. It’s considered a classic sports manga and anime and is widely considered one of the best in the genre.
Death Note is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The series first aired in Japan in 2006 and ran for 37 episodes.
The series is known for its intense and thought-provoking story, its well-developed and complex characters, and its exploration of moral and ethical issues surrounding the use of power and the nature of justice.
The anime was a critical and commercial success, it was followed by a spin-off anime series Death Note: New Generation and Death Note: Light Up The New World, as well as a live-action movie and a series of novels.
One Piece is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The series has been ongoing since 1999 and it is one of the longest-running anime series.
The series is known for its vast and imaginative world-building, its colorful and likable characters, its action-packed and comedic storytelling, and long-running and epic narrative. The series is divided into several arcs, each of which introduces new characters, powers, and locations, and each of which focuses on a different aspect of the One Piece world.
One Piece is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed anime and manga series of all time and it has been adapted into an anime series, several movies, and video games. The series has a large and dedicated fanbase, and it is known for its consistently high quality and its ability to entertain audiences of all ages.
Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime series created by Shinichirō Watanabe. The series first aired in Japan in 1998 and ran for 26 episodes.
The series is known for its unique blend of genres including science fiction, noir, and western, as well as its diverse and memorable cast of characters, its inventive and visually striking animation, and its use of a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, blues, and rock. The series also deals with themes like loneliness, friendship, and the search for purpose in life.
Cowboy Bebop was a critical and commercial success and it’s considered a cult classic in the anime industry. The series has a large and dedicated fanbase, and it is widely considered one of the best anime series of all time, due to its unique blend of genres and its ability to tell compelling and thought-provoking stories. The series was followed by a movie and a live-action series is in development.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The series first aired in Japan in 2009 and ran for 64 episodes.
The series is known for its well-developed and likable characters, its intricate and action-packed plot, its use of alchemical and philosophical themes, and its exploration of the human condition, the nature of power, and the cost of ambition.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is considered a classic in the anime industry and is widely considered as one of the best anime series of all time. The series was a huge commercial and critical success, and it has a large and dedicated fanbase. It is a retelling of the original Fullmetal Alchemist series, but it follows the manga more closely and it’s considered by many as the definitive version of the story.