Have you asked yourself the question, “What are some of the best High Quality Anime out there?” You’re in luck, we are going to show you our picks for the most technically excellent anime out there right in this article. Anime has always been one of the biggest, and loudest proponents of just how much beautiful, stunning, and more so detailed animation can shape a viewer’s experience.
While western animation went on to take a simpler and much more fluid shape. The Japanese animation, on the other hand, continued to form and build upon their own genera of detailed 2D animations. From Hayao Miyazaki’s Ghibli breaking the anime charts to Makoto Shinkai’s modern masterpieces.
Anime has come a long way over the course of its evolution, and more so, in the last few decades, we have seen some timeless gems come out from the, now renowned medium.
So, let’s take a look at Top 10 High Quality Anime, and see what genre has to offer
Disclaimer: This list does not include any anime movies, but rather just focuses on TV/episodic anime.
10. Violet Evergarden
To start things off, we have the most well-known high quality anime out there, the Violet Evergarden anime. Now, the studio behind Violet Evergarden; Kyoto animation was already known for setting an incredibly high bar for what being an actual veteran animation studio actually means.
Each and every single anime that went through their production line, like Hyouka, Hibike Euphonium, had an insane level of quality that, just none other animation studio can even hope to achieve. And Violet Evergarden is a shining bright gem that has surpassed every single anime in their lineup in terms of production quality. Heck! It is one of the few anime that has better animation than some of the best-known anime movies out there.
9. The Great Pretender
For a Lupin The Third like anime, based on Heists and scamming people, The Great Pretender embraces the no-budget anime production line and comes out as an expensive, yet worth it, masterpiece by Studio Wits.
It’s an anime that is essentially an expression of art; going way beyond expectations to deliver, a fun, light-hearted, yet sometimes dark story with some of the best animation in anime that you can’t help, but fall in love with.
8. Demon Slayer
Ufotable is known for their great fighting animation and just seemingly perfect CGI that is never a last-minute decision to cut down on the production costs. And we got to see all that level of quality and care in the Fate Series throughout, but now with Demon Slayer. The Studio has come out and set new standards for shonen manga adaptations that were considered to be just impossible and just not feasible with budget and time constraints. And in this rare case, the animation is soo good that Demon Slayer‘s anime is actually better than the manga.
7. Land of Lustrous
Continuing the talk of great adaptations, the land of the lustrous is a marvellous gem of an anime by the infamous studio Orange. This is the same studio that made Beast Stars and more so has paved the way for more CGI-based anime.
Just from one look at the Land of Lustrous, you can easily figure out that the animation is something special, and that the CGI is not stiff like Blame. But more so provides an emotional full of life experience that is unlike any other anime out there.
6. Made in Abyss
Now, if you still don’t like CGI even after all those incredible examples. But you still want to experience some truly unique animation that we saw in our previous two entries, then Made in Abyss was made for you. It has some of the best animation overall in anime, along with some fantastic music from the renowned composer Kevin Penkin to go with it. Made in Abyss is a true reverie by Kinema Citrus that is hard to ignore because of its scenic design.
5. High Quality Anime Mob Psycho 100
But, no matter how good Kinema Citrus is; Studio Bones is in a class of its own with Carole & Tuesday, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Space Dandy to name a few of their high quality anime productions. But even among all these, the animation of Mob Psycho takes the cake with some of the most, fluid, animation that the studio has ever come out with. Mob Psycho is a technical marvel that the author One himself worked on with the staff at Studio Bones.
4. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is one of the most renowned, and fan-favorite anime franchises right now. The original anime, adapting the manga came out in 2013, and since, it has taken the world by storm with some of the most uniquely designed, bold animation, along with shocking, yet gruesome scenes in anime.
The anime is so good that a lot of fans even go as far as to say that it’s even better than the manga and more so, its animation quality makes it such that no high quality anime list is complete without mentioning Attack on Titan.
3. High Quality Anime One Punch Man Season 1
And of course, we can’t for about the first season of One Punch Man from Studio Madhouse. This anime takes the cake, from even among some of the best anime out right now.
Its story is engrossing, but what makes One Punch Man stand out from Madhouse’s incredible lineup that includes Death Note, Hunter X Hunter (2011), Hajime no Ippo, etc is the fact that, in 2015, some of the best-known talent in the anime industry gathered together and made One Punch Man under Studio Madhouse. One Punch Man Season 1 came out to be the best-animated anime of 2015 and has since become of the most renowned, high quality anime out there.
2. Shingeki No Bahamut: Geneis
If you have ever come across Rage of The Bahamut: Genesis before, then you would be surprised to find out that the anime is actually based on a card game. Yes, Rage of The Bahamut franchise is actually based off a mobile game, but don’t let that hold you back. Studio Mappa, just like Ufotable has managed to master the art of CGI in their anime, but even more so, Shingeki no Bahamut is more so 2.5D rather than being a 2D anime with 3D elements.
It is a hard concept to describe unless you see it yourself. But, nevertheless, Studio Mappa has truly outdone itself with Rage of The Bahamut, and made it into a worthy franchise to be included in this list.
1. Grimgar, Ashes, and Illusions
And last but not the least, we have Grimgar, Ashes, and Illusions. Now, Grimgar is a much-underrated show, with water paint like animation that just adds more wonder to the fantasy element that it’s based around.
If there is another fantasy anime that you need to watch after Made in Abyss to satiate your fantasy hunger, then Grimgar, Ashes, and Illusions is your best bet. With some of the most stunning, backgrounds, and just stunning characters designs in anime, the Grimgar, Ashes , and Illusions anime is worth every second that you spend watching it.