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10 popular anime you shouldn't miss


Surely when we were kids, we all loved the characters in a certain anime series. So what is anime? Join Jamlos to find out what anime is and the top 10 anime series you can't miss!

What is anime?

Anime is a form of entertainment and media art originating from Japan. The term "anime" is an abbreviation of the English word "animation". Anime are animated films produced in Japan and include many different genres such as action, comedy, romance, horror, science fiction, and many others.

Anime series are often hand-drawn or digitally drawn and can target audiences ranging from children to adults. It is often produced as a television series, movie, or OVA (Original Video Animation). Anime is also often based on famous and popular Manga comics or novels. Anime has become a distinctive part of Japanese culture and has a widespread influence around the world

Top 10 popular anime series you cannot miss.

1. Famous detective Conan 

Famous detective Conan

"Detective Conan" is a famous and popular Japanese anime series. The Japanese name of this series is "Meitantei Conan", created by author Aoyama Gosho.

The content of "Detective Conan" revolves around the main character Shinichi Kudo, a talented, intelligent and famous school detective. In an accident, he was turned into a small boy by a deadly poison by criminals calling themselves the "Black Organization". With a new appearance, Shinichi chooses to live under the name "Conan Edogawa" (this name is taken from famous writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Edogawa Rampo) and finds a way to solve the mystery to return to adulthood.

This series revolves around diverse and engaging murders and mysteries, in which Conan uses his intelligence and excellent observation abilities to help the police solve cases while searching for clues about the Black organization and How to return to your original form.

"Detective Conan" has become one of the oldest anime/manga series and has widespread influence not only in Japan but around the world. It attracted a large fan base and continues to be one of the top favorite anime to this day.

2. One Piece

One Piece

"One Piece" is an extremely famous and popular Japanese anime and manga series, created by author Eiichiro Oda. The Japanese name of this series is also "One Piece".

The content of "One Piece" tells about the journey of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates in search of the legendary treasure called "One Piece". In the world of "One Piece", One Piece is the biggest and most valuable treasure a pirate can dream of, and whoever finds it will become the Pirate King - "Pirate King".

Luffy is a boy who eats the Gum-Gum devil fruit, which grants his body incredible flexibility, but in exchange, he cannot swim in water. With the dream of becoming the Pirate King and finding the One Piece treasure, Luffy and his teammates begin an adventurous journey on the Grand Line - the dangerous and mysterious path of the pirate world.

During this journey, they face many challenges, fight other pirates, learn about the mysteries of the world, and discover the secrets hidden behind "One Piece".

"One Piece" has become a cultural phenomenon and is one of the most popular anime/manga series worldwide. Even though it was published in 1997, the series continues to release new volumes and widely loved all over the world.

3. Fairy Tail 

Fairy Tail

"Fairy Tail" (フェアリーテイル) is known as the legendary Japanese anime and manga series, created by author Hiro Mashima.

The plot of "Fairy Tail" centers on the tale of the wizard pirate guild of the same name. This guild, which has its headquarters in Magnolia, is well-known for having strong and influeThe narrative starts with Lucy Heartfilia, a young mage who aspires to join Fairy Tail, meeting Happy, a cat with wings, and Natsu Dragneel, a fire dragon mage. The three go through many adventures together, forming a strong and close-knit group.

During their journey, the Fairy Tail guild faces many dangers, defeats powerful enemies, and protects innocent people. They also discover many mysteries about the past, origin and goals of the Fairy Tail guild.

"Fairy Tail" is loved for its fascinating plot, eye-catching battles and diverse character development. It is also noted for its message of friendship, camaraderie, and the power of patience and spirit.

The anime "Fairy Tail" was adapted from the manga of the same name and has attracted many fans around the world. This anime series ended in 2019 after releasing many seasons.

4. Slam Dunk 

Slam Dunk

Surely people from the 90s can easily recognize this classic anime. The series is created by author Takehiko Inoue.

The plot of "Slam Dunk" centers on the life of a prickly and mischievous but incredibly tall and powerful high school student named Hanamichi Sakuragi. Sakuragi chooses to join the Shohoku High basketball team in an attempt to impress a girl and possibly win her over after being rejected fifty times when making a confession to her. 

However, not long after joining the basketball team, Sakuragi discovered his true passion for the sport and was determined to become an excellent basketball player. He is joined by Rukawa, the school's best player, and their team begins their journey to participate in exciting and challenging matches in Japan's high school basketball tournament.

"Slam Dunk" is famous for its inspiring and dramatic storyline, bringing viewers tense and exciting moments. This anime and manga series has become one of the most famous and classic works in the sports genre and has had a widespread influence all over the world.

5. Sword Art Online 

Sword Art Online

"Sword Art Online" (ソードアート・オンライン), abbreviated as SAO, based on the famous Japanese light novel written by author Reki Kawahara. Not long after, the content of this series was adapted into an anime and became a classic anime film in 2014.

"Sword Art Online" takes place in 2022, coinciding with the launch of the virtual reality game (VRMMORPG) of the same name.  The NerveGear is a device that allows players to fully immerse themselves in the virtual world while playing this game.

However, the concerning aspect arises when players log on for the first time. The creator of the game declared that the NerveGear would kill a player who died in the game or who removed it on purpose from outside the game, while also covertly activating the log-out feature. To survive and escape the game, the player must complete the final floor of Sword Art Online.Kirito, a super operator gamer, is the main character of the story. He is determined to overcome all challenges in Sword Art Online and become one of the last people to survive and escape the game.

"Sword Art Online" is loved for its engaging storyline, multi-dimensional virtual world and eye-catching battles. This anime and light novel series has attracted a large number of fans and become one of the best-selling and famous works in the anime world.

6. Attack on Titan 

Attack on Titan

"Attack on Titan" is one of Japan's most famous and successful anime and manga series, created by author Hajime Isayama.

The content of "Attack on Titan" takes place in a fantasy world, where humanity faces the risk of being attacked and destroyed by giant creatures called "Titans" (Kyojin). They are giant monsters, hundreds of meters tall, and only know how to eat humans.

The three best friends in the story—Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert—lost their families and are now living in a city encircled by a substantial wall system that shields people from Titan attacks. But one terrible day, a massive Titan materialized out of nowhere, destroying the wall that was keeping him out and letting him take over the city Eren, Mikasa, and Armin's lives are altered by this incident, and they become determined to enlist in the army in order to battle the Titans and defend humanity.

"Attack on Titan" is famous for its tense, thrilling plot and bloody action scenes, while also raising many questions about people, emotions, and existence. This anime and manga series has attracted many fans and is one of the most popular and highly appreciated works in the anime world.

7. Howl’s Moving Castle

Anime Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle is a great option if you enjoy watching lighthearted, emotional genres of television. Based on author Diana Wynne Jones's novel of the same name, this popular Japanese anime series was created and produced by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.

The plot of "Howl's Moving Castle" centers on the life of Sophie Hatter, a young child. She is a blind girl who is normally fortunate and leads a straightforward. She met a dark witch one day who transformed her into a 90-year-old woman. With a new identity, Sophie was forced to leave home and accidentally entered wizard Howl's moving castle, called "Howl's Moving Castle".

In the castle, Sophie meets Howl, a young and handsome wizard, along with adorable supporting characters such as Calcifer, the fire who lives in the castle, and Markl, Howl's companion. Together, they go through many adventures, discover the secrets hidden deep in Howl's soul, and save the world from the war that is breaking out.

The script is deep, and gentle but no less climactic. Besides, with its beautiful graphic design, the film is highly appreciated by many film critics and loved by many audiences.

8. Spirited Away 

Anime Spirited Away

A movie by Studio Ghibli. "The anime film Spirited Away" is famous for its rich plot, full of creativity and soul. Beautiful graphics and profound messages about patience, courage, and sincerity are also notable elements of this anime. "Spirited Away" won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003 and has been recognized as one of the most watchable works in anime history.

The content of "Spirited Away" tells the story of the adventures of 10-year-old girl Chihiro Ogino when she and her family move to a new village. On the way, they get lost and discover an abandoned amusement park. Chihiro discovers that this is a land covered in magic, influenced by spirits and demons.

Chihiro has to figure out a way to save her parents when they get stuck in this ghost world and turn into pigs. In order to do this, Chihiro has to work at a restaurant called "Yubaba" and overcome numerous obstacles. Chihiro develops as she works to survive and figure out how to save her parents, learning the mysteries of this other world.

9. Naruto 

Anime Spirited Away

Return to childhood with 2k friends with the anime Naruto. Naruto has a large fan base around the world and has become one of the classic anime and manga works

The plot of "Naruto" centres on the adventures of young, mischievous Naruto Uzumaki, who aspires to be the head of the Ninja village and is known as the Hokage. Naruto, however, was shunned by everyone from a young age because he had a demon master—a potent legendary monster—within him. Naruto's goal is to prove to everyone that he is not a monster and become a recognized hero.

During his journey, Naruto participates in the Ninja Academy and learns how to become a good ninja. He joined Team 7 under the guidance of Hatake Kakashi, along with teammates Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. Together, they go through many missions and face many challenges and powerful enemies.

10. Pokemon 


The content of "Pokemon" revolves around the story of main character Ash Ketchum, a young Pokemon trainer from Pallet Town. Ash's dream is to become a top Pokemon trainer and win the Pokemon League - a prestigious tournament for the strongest trainers. Along the way, Ash met companions and captured many Pokemon for his adventures.

"Pokemon" is well-known for its endearing characters, adorable Pokemon, and hilarious and exciting plot. With millions of fans worldwide, this anime and manga series has become a global cultural phenomenon. In addition, Pokemon also has video games, cards and many other related products, making the Pokemon brand a symbol that represents Japan's entertainment industry.

Hopefully through the above suggestions you can choose for yourself an anime movie that you love. There's nothing better than spending the weekend with friends or loved ones watching these classic anime. Have a nice weekend!