Top 10 Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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Embark on an epic journey through the thrilling world of anime as we explore the 'Best Adventure Anime of All Time.' From high-seas pirate adventures to ... read more...

  1. "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" is a highly acclaimed anime series that closely follows Hiromu Arakawa's original manga. Known for its compelling narrative and well-developed characters, the show explores themes of alchemy, sacrifice, and redemption in a richly imagined steampunk world.

    The story revolves around two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who commit the ultimate taboo in their quest to resurrect their deceased mother using alchemy. In a tragic accident, Edward loses his arm and leg while Alphonse's entire body is taken, forcing his soul into a suit of armor. Determined to restore their bodies, they embark on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone—a powerful artifact rumored to amplify alchemical abilities.

    Throughout their journey, the brothers confront political intrigue, uncover dark secrets about alchemy's origins, and face formidable adversaries. "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood" masterfully balances action, humor, and philosophical depth, making it a favorite among both anime enthusiasts and newcomers. Its impeccable animation, character development, and thought-provoking storytelling have earned it a spot as one of the best adventure anime of all time.

    Detailed information:

    Directed by: Yasuhiro Irie

    Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Jul 4, 2010

    Episodes: 64

    Episode Duration: Approximately 24 minutes per episode

    MAL Rating: 9.10

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  2. Top 2

    Hunter x Hunter

    "Hunter x Hunter" is a beloved anime series known for its intricate storytelling and complex characters. Based on Yoshihiro Togashi's manga, it follows the adventures of Gon Freecss, a young boy who aspires to become a Hunter—a prestigious title reserved for those who excel in various fields, from treasure hunting to assassinate.

    The series takes place in a world teeming with supernatural creatures, mysteries, and unique Nen abilities. Gon's journey leads him to form strong friendships with other aspiring Hunters, including the intelligent Killua, the compassionate Leorio, and the enigmatic Kurapika. Together, they face numerous challenges and adversaries, each with their motivations and complexities.

    "Hunter x Hunter" is celebrated for its character-driven narrative, intricate world-building, and exploration of themes such as power, ambition, and friendship, making it a must-watch for anime enthusiasts seeking a rich and emotionally resonant experience.

    Detailed information:
    Directed by:
    Hiroshi Kōjina

    Aired: Oct 2, 2011 to Sep 24, 2014

    Seasons: 6
    Episodes: 148
    Episode Duration: Approximately 23 minutes per episode
    MAL Rating: 9.04

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    Spirited Away

    "Spirited Away" is a renowned anime film created by the legendary Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Released in 2001, it has earned international acclaim for its enchanting story, breathtaking animation, and profound themes.

    The film follows Chihiro Ogino, a young girl who, while moving to a new town with her parents, stumbles upon a mysterious and abandoned amusement park. When her parents are transformed into pigs after indulging in a feast meant for spirits, Chihiro must navigate a parallel spirit world filled with enigmatic creatures, gods, and spirits. To save her parents and return to the human world, Chihiro works at a bathhouse for spirits, facing numerous challenges and growing as a person along the way.

    "Spirited Away" is celebrated for its rich symbolism and exploration of themes like identity, environmentalism, and the courage to face the unknown. It received numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003, and remains a masterpiece cherished by audiences of all ages for its captivating storytelling and stunning visual artistry.

    Detailed information:
    Directed by:
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Jul 20, 2001
    Running times:
    125 minutes
    MAL rating:

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    Cowboy Bebop

    "Cowboy Bebop" is a classic anime series that has left an indelible mark on the medium. Created by Shinichirō Watanabe and produced by Sunrise, it first aired in 1998. The series is celebrated for its unique blend of genres, including space western, noir, and jazz, and its iconic characters.

    Set in a futuristic world where humanity has colonized other planets, "Cowboy Bebop" follows the lives of a ragtag crew of bounty hunters aboard the spaceship Bebop. The central characters include Spike Spiegel, a laid-back martial artist and former hitman; Jet Black, a grizzled ex-cop with a cybernetic arm; Faye Valentine, a sassy and enigmatic gambler; Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, a quirky child hacker; and Ein, a genetically enhanced corgi.

    Each episode of the series is a self-contained story exploring different themes, from crime and revenge to existentialism. The series also delves into the pasts and motivations of its characters, creating a rich and immersive narrative. With its memorable soundtrack by Yoko Kanno, stylish animation, and unforgettable characters, "Cowboy Bebop" remains a beloved and influential classic in the world of anime.

    Detailed information:
    Directed by:
    Shinichirō Watanabe
    Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999

    Episodes: 26
    Episode Duration:
    Approximately 24 minutes per episode
    MAL Rating:

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  5. Top 5

    One Piece

    "One Piece" is a long-running and immensely popular anime series based on Eiichiro Oda's equally successful manga. Launched in 1999, it has become one of the most iconic and enduring anime franchises.

    The story centers on Monkey D. Luffy, a spirited young pirate with the ability to stretch his body like rubber after consuming a Devil Fruit. Luffy assembles a diverse and loyal crew known as the Straw Hat Pirates, each with unique abilities and dreams. Their ultimate goal is to find the One Piece, a legendary treasure said to grant immense power and prestige, while navigating the perilous Grand Line and facing formidable foes, including the World Government and the Seven Warlords of the Sea.

    "One Piece" is renowned for its rich world-building, intricate character development, and the sense of adventure that permeates every episode. It combines action, humor, and heartfelt moments while tackling themes of friendship, freedom, and the pursuit of one's dreams. With over a thousand episodes and counting, "One Piece" becomes one of the best adventure anime of all time.

    Detailed information:

    Directed by:

    • Kōnosuke Uda (#1–130; 196–263)
    • Junji Shimizu (#131–195)
    • Munehisa Sakai (#264–381)
    • Hiroaki Miyamoto (#382–628)
    • Toshinori Fukazawa (#629–891)
    • Tatsuya Nagamine (#892–)

    Aired: Oct 20, 1999 to ?

    Seasons: 20+

    Episodes: 1071+

    Episode Duration: Approximately 24 minutes per episode

    MAL Rating: 8.70

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    Howl's Moving Castle

    "Howl's Moving Castle" is a captivating anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, released in 2004. It is an enchanting tale of fantasy, romance, and magic, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones.

    The story revolves around Sophie, a young woman who is transformed into an elderly lady by a curse. Seeking to break the spell, she encounters Howl, a mysterious and skilled wizard who resides in a fantastical walking castle. Together with Howl, his eccentric companions, and a talking fire demon named Calcifer, Sophie embarks on a magical adventure filled with wonder and danger.

    The film is celebrated for its breathtaking hand-drawn animation, imaginative world-building, and its exploration of themes like identity, love, and the consequences of war. Miyazaki's attention to detail is evident in every frame, creating a visually stunning experience. "Howl's Moving Castle" has garnered critical acclaim and is beloved by audiences worldwide, further solidifying Studio Ghibli's reputation for producing timeless and emotionally resonant animated films.

    Detailed information:

    Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

    Aired: November 20, 2004

    Running times: 119 minutes

    MAL rating: 8.66

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    Made in Abyss

    "Made in Abyss" is an anime series based on Akihito Tsukushi's manga. Premiered in 2017, it has captivated audiences with its unique blend of fantasy and adventure.

    The story is set in a mysterious world centered around a massive chasm called the Abyss, which holds untold secrets, artifacts, and creatures. The series follows Riko, a young orphan aspiring to be a Cave Raider, and Reg, a mysterious humanoid robot she discovers in the Abyss. They embark on a perilous journey into the depths of the Abyss in search of Riko's mother and uncover the dark mysteries lurking within.

    "Made in Abyss" received critical acclaim for its storytelling, animation quality, and soundtrack. It has gained a dedicated fanbase and is regarded as one of the standout titles in the realm of fantasy and adventure anime.

    Detailed information:

    Directed by: Masayuki Kojima

    Aired: Jul 7, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017

    Episodes: 13

    Episode Duration: Approximately 25 minutes per episode

    MAL Rating: 8.66

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    "Mushi-Shi" is a unique and contemplative anime series based on Yuki Urushibara's manga. Premiered in 2005, it stands out for its serene and thought-provoking storytelling.

    "Mushi-Shi" follows Ginko, a Mushi Master—a wanderer who studies and deals with "mushi," ethereal and primitive life forms that exist in the natural world but are invisible to most humans. Each episode presents a self-contained story as Ginko travels through various rural settings, encountering people and communities affected by mushi-related phenomena. His mission is to understand and resolve the mysteries and issues caused by mushi.

    This critically acclaimed anime is celebrated for its mature and introspective approach, making it a must-watch for those seeking a more contemplative and meditative viewing experience in the realm of anime.

    Detailed information:
    Directed by:
    Hiroshi Nagahama

    Aired: Oct 23, 2005 to Jun 19, 2006

    Episode Duration: Approximately 24 minutes per episode
    MAL Rating:

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    Attack on Titan

    "Attack on Titan," also known as "Shingeki no Kyojin," is an anime series adapted from Hajime Isayama's manga. Debuting in 2013, it gained immense popularity for its intense and harrowing narrative.

    Set in a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction due to giant humanoid creatures known as Titans, the story follows Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert as they join the military to fight against the Titans and uncover the mysteries surrounding their existence. The series delves into complex themes, including survival, freedom, and the moral ambiguity of war.

    "Attack on Titan'' impact extended beyond the anime community, becoming a global phenomenon. Its gripping storytelling, stunning animation, and thought-provoking themes have cemented it as one of the most influential and acclaimed anime series of its time.

    Detailed information:
    Directed by:

    • Tetsurō Araki (Season 1, Chief Season 2-3)
    • Masashi Koizuka (Season 2-3)

    Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to ?

    Seasons: 4

    Episodes: Varies depending on the season

    Episode Duration: Approximately 24 minutes per episode

    MAL Rating: 8.54

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  10. "Katanagatari" is a unique and visually striking anime series that originally aired in 2010. Adapted from a light novel series by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Take, it stands out for its compelling storytelling and distinctive art style.

    The story revolves around Shichika Yasuri, the seventh head of the Kyotouryuu martial arts school, and Togame, a strategist from the shogunate. Togame enlists Shichika's help in collecting twelve legendary swords known as the Deviant Blades. Each episode follows the pair's journey to retrieve one of these swords, taking them on adventures filled with unique characters and challenging battles.

    Despite its unconventional format of 12 episodes, each double-length, "Katanagatari" has earned a dedicated following for its storytelling depth and visually arresting presentation, making it a must-watch for fans of action and character-driven anime.

    Detailed information:

    Directed by: Keitarō Motonaga

    Aired: Jan 26, 2010 to Dec 11, 2010

    Episodes: 12

    Episode Duration: Approximately 50 minutes per episode

    MAL Rating: 8.31

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