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10 Most Beautiful Anime Shows I Ever Saw

Anime That Can Make You Feel Alive

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I have had an undying passion for watching anime ever since I was a child. Indeed, the fact that my family and I used to watch Hunter X Hunter episodes as they air every week only helped to foster this fascination. As the time went by, I started valuing anime even more. In an ever-more shallow movie industry, anime stands out as a deep form of entertainment that usually has a complex multifaceted story with unhindered imagination.

Indeed, if you grew up watching Spirited Away or Howl’s Castle, you might have an idea of the capabilities of anime to be truly out of the box and exceptional.

Here are the top 10 animes that I have watched, and I would praise their creativity any day of the week:

1. Vinland Saga:

“Vinland Saga” is an epic historical anime that follows the journey of Thorfinn, a young Viking seeking revenge for his father’s death. Set against the backdrop of historical events and conflicts, the series explores themes of war, politics, and personal growth.

I can describe this anime in one word: awe-inspiring. The characters in the anime are so well-developed and have a deep background story that edges the viewers into thinking deeply about topics such as peace and war. In the ever-growing conflicts of the anime where blood and tyranny are spread, little sprouts of hope of peace and wisdom grow to make epic characters that are able to dream of a beautiful peaceful future and are willing to fight for it in the face of the most hopeless situations.

10/10, probably the best anime I’ve ever watched.

Vinland Saga — Images Source: IMDB

2. Boku No Hero (My Hero Academia):

“My Hero Academia” is a popular shonen anime set in a world where individuals possess superpowers known as “quirks.” The story centers around Izuku Midoriya, a quirkless boy who dreams of becoming a hero. The series explores the topics of heroism, friendship, and the challenges of mastering one’s abilities.

This is an emotional anime that follows the story of Midoriya who has no power, but has the right mindset to become a hero. One day, One For All, the greatest power of all time, notices him and decides that he’ll make him the next heir for the power, but the path to that power isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.

The anime forwards with a 9/10 pace until the 6th season where it explodes to over 11/10 rating with each episode emotional and explosive with emotions, fights, and sacrifices. It has some of the most motivating soundtracks, my favorite of which is ‘You Say You Run’.

Photo by Aaron Cass on Unsplash // One of boku no hero characters

3. Jujutsu Kaisen:

“Jujutsu Kaisen” follows Yuji Itadori, a high school student who becomes involved in the world of curses and sorcery after encountering a cursed object. The series blends intense action with supernatural elements as Yuji joins a school dedicated to exorcising curses. The anime has become famous because of its dynamic animation and engaging battles, but more importantly its amazing storyline.

I have enjoyed almost every single episode of Jujutsu Kaisen. It’s one of the few animes that could completely capture my attention for the 20 minutes duration of the episode. Especially that some episodes don’t just revolve around battles, but also revolve around emotions, it’s very engaging to follow the complete story.

4. Solo Leveling:

“Solo Leveling” is a web novel turned anime that follows Sung Jin-Woo, the weakest of the rank E hunters, as he becomes one of the strongest. After an event grants him powers, he embarks on a journey of growth and discovery within dungeons filled with monsters. The series is known for its impressive artwork and compelling progression.

I admit that I watched this one as a webtoon rather than an anime, but it’s nonetheless the exact same story. It’s one of the best anime stories because of the determination of the main character and the hard work he puts into getting stronger. It’s more on the entertaining side of the anime industry rather than the deep side, but nonetheless, it’s a really good recommendation.

Photo by Rene Böhmer on Unsplash // Solo leveling is about the shadow master

5. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba):

“Kimetsu no Yaiba” tells the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy turned demon slayer after his family is slaughtered by demons, and his sister turned into one. The series explores themes of resilience, family bonds, and the pursuit of justice.

Fights are full of emotions and the main character has an amazing spirit. The story is still unfolding in the anime and I think it’s going to become better every season.

6. Hunter X Hunter:

“Hunter x Hunter” follows Gon Freecss as he aspires to become a Hunter and find his missing father. The series is known for its intricate world-building, strategic battles, and character development. It delves into themes of friendship, morality, and the consequences of one’s actions.

This is childhood for me. Hunter X Hunter is nothing but the family gatherings to watch this masterpiece and the incredible friendship lessons that I learned throughout the anime.

7. Black Clover:

“Black Clover” centers around Asta, a boy born without magical powers in a world where magic is everything. Despite this, Asta aims to become the Wizard King.

However, not everything in Black Clover is straightforward. The characters have deep weird origins and each one is incredible on its own accord. The most complex and beautiful character is the devil, Asta’s brother, which is so emotional and captivating.

8. Steins Gate:

“Steins;Gate” is a science fiction thriller that revolves around Rintarou Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, and his friends. The group discovers a way to send messages to the past, leading to unintended consequences. The series explores time travel, consequences, and the emotional toll it takes on the characters.

Steins Gate is also more than that. It’s about the determination of Okabe to go through countless loops to find the perfect timeline in which he and other characters live in harmony. Very exciting anime indeed.

Photo by Harry Cunningham on Unsplash // Time travel exists in Steins Gate

9. Baki:

“Baki” is a martial arts anime that follows the journey of Baki Hanma, a young martial artist aiming to surpass his legendary father. The series features intense, hand-to-hand combat and explores various martial arts styles.

Baki, especially the last season, is an incredible example of beautiful simplicity. Each of the fights give us an amazing life lesson, all the way to the epic fight of Baki against his father.

10. Blue Lock:

“Blue Lock” is a sports anime focusing on soccer. It centers around a unique training program called Blue Lock, where elite strikers are trained to compete against each other to become the national team’s striker. The series delves into the competitive and psychological aspects of sports training.

While I wouldn’t usually concern myself with sports animes, this one is an exception. The real story lies behind the character development and the truth behind self-growth.

Each of these anime offers an amazingly unique and compelling storyline, exploring different themes and genres to convey great life lessons and purposeful entertainment.

About The Author

I’m Abdallah Shawaf, a young author from Palestine and writer of many articles on the topics of self-development, engineering, computer science, and travel. In 2020, I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to Turkey to continue my studies and through the lens of the growth I have experienced in my travels, I search my wisdom in my articles and in my research projects.

The decision to become a writer

In 2019, while reading the book ‘Ultralearning’ on the way to accomplish great projects in short amounts of time, I have arrived at a concept called ‘Active Recall’. This concept entails that the best way to remember and keep track of your active studies and research projects is to actively try to recall the topics from memory with little peaks to the material to concrete your missing points. It’s related to how the memory works, which is by the concept that the more processing involved, the more likely you’re to remember the targeted information.

I have concluded that the best way to concrete my information is to write articles with my existing knowledge and in that pursuit, I have started a blog on Medium. Medium has been and always will be a great platform to meet writers from all around the world and also a great side hustle to make some extra cash. I have gotten to know Medium well over the years and devised ways to keep my productivity high and writing quality high as well.

The turning point for me was when I decided to travel to Turkey in 2020. At this time, I wasn’t interested in vlogging or in documenting my experiences as I travel. However, when I arrived in Istanbul and lived here for a few months, I noticed the scarcity of information surrounding the best local restaurants, the best museums, and the nice places and views that you could visit while you’re traveling here. As a current local, this information is very basic and obvious to me, but to a new visitor, this would require a long period of time to learn. In addition, most visitors just visit the highly crowded highly touristic places that don’t actually give a feeling of the real Istanbul.

I aim to launch a complete guide to Istanbul through my articles, detailing my experiences in different parts of Istanbul whilst telling you stories of what happened while I’m visiting those places. I look forward to portraying to you an image of how Istanbul looks like in 2024 and also suggest to you the best places to enjoy, whether for food or entertainment.

On the side, I’ll be writing computer science articles every once in a while because of my fascination with the technical parts of computer science, the best chrome additions out there, the best apps to install once you get a new windows installed, and similar tutorials. I aim to introduce you to what you don’t know you don’t know so you get a better understanding of what you’re missing. Follow me for these perks!

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