7 Best Japanese Anime For Adults!

7 Best Japanese Anime For Adults

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What is the best anime for you? Whoever said that anime is just for kids never took enough time to look at these animated works of art. There are more than a hundred Japanese anime for adults. Now what makes an anime fitting for adult or mature audiences? Read on to find out!



 

7 Best Japanese Anime For Adults!

 

1. Full metal Alchemist

Set in a parallel dimension of Europe before World War The central figures are the brothers Edward and Alphonse Eric. Their quest becomes an eye opener for them to see their outside world full of issues which put to question their beliefs and purpose. The theme of this anime series, probably one of the best if not the best, for adults is centered on love for family, brotherhood and the philosophy of equivalent exchange: “To obtain something new, one must pay with something of equal value.”

 

2. Ghost in the Shell

The Japanese government formed sector 9, an independently operated police force dealing with the new spectrum of criminal activities. Sector 9 leaders Daisuke Aramahi and Motoko Kusanagi deal within this new sphere, to combat the age old issues pertaining to humanity and philosophy including politics. One of the best anime series of all time for adults, not to mention the mind blowing official sound track as well.

 

3. Monster

The best anime in the psychological thriller category. It has a sophisticated storyline and complex plot that unabatedly weaves and builds itself up. The anime centers on the issues of raising children in a loveless environment and the results thereof. The struggles of mere mortals against a near mythical being who has mastered both the arts of deception and cold blooded killings. Tenma comes face to face with the society’s underbelly of organized crime and what leads orphans to a life of killing and cold blooded murders.

 

4. Hellsing

For those looking for graphic violence in all degrees. This is one of the best anime in the category of thriller, action, supernatural and graphic violence. The story is simple and for adult audiences with a taste for gore, violence and supernatural rolled into one.

 

5. Attack on Titans

One of the best animes in the sci-fi thriller category with a touch of old school anime magic. The story revolves around 3 teens and childhood friends Eren, Mikasa and Armin. There is mutilation, blood and cannibalism as the titans eat the humans to survive. The plot thickens as Eren mutates into a titan and becomes humanity’s hope to get back at the giants. Action packed, the story’s core is about human existence and survival.

 

6. Samurai X

Set in the 11th year of the Meiji era when Japan was undergoing a process of transition in classes, governance and opening up to the world. It is a story of a master swordsman – wanderer who was formerly an assassin.t old sins cast their long shadows on Kenshin and his new merry friends. Samurai X with all its sword fights and mini-plots is a reminder of the greatest swordsman and Samurai Miyamoto Musashi, author of the Book of Five Rings. That the final battle and mastery is the mastery of one’s self.

 

7. Death Note

A story about a student with a bright future ahead except that he is bored out of his wits. Yagami Light chanced upon a book, a notebook from the realm of the Death Gods. Light gains the power to end anybody’s life in any way he please just by writing the name of person and how he wants his life ended.

 

Conclusion

There are many more Japanese anime catering to mature audiences out there which deserve to be adjudged as one of the best animes for adults. Fact is, in watching anime there are no rules, you just sit back, watch and enjoy.

 

7 Best Japanese Anime For Adults!

1. Full metal Alchemist
2. Ghost in the Shell
3. Monster
4. Hellsing
5. Attack on Titans
6. Samurai X
7. Death Note