In this list of the most watched anime in India, I have included anime that is still being broadcast as well as older anime such as Pokemon. This list also includes movies, so don’t fret if you’re thinking it’s just “another” top 10 list of anime series.
1. One Piece
One Piece is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name written by Eiichiro Oda. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, who, inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate “Red Haired” Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the famed treasure One Piece and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates.
2. Sword Art Online
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Doraemon is an anime that can be watched by anyone and everyone, young or old. It’s about a robot cat who travels back in time to help Nobita they both are the best matching pfp, a boy who is bullied by his classmates and doesn’t have any friends. The main character uses this time machine to go back in time to make sure he does not become like how he was before meeting Doraemon.
4. Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super is another popular anime that has gained popularity over the years as well. This series focuses on Son Goku’s new adventure after defeating Majin Boo. He now wants to find out more about his ancestry, which leads him to be stronger than ever before!
5. Detective Conan
Detective Conan is another famous anime that has gained immense popularity over the years! Detective Conan focuses on Shinichi Kudo who is a famous detective but was transformed into his 7-year-old body because of an accident with some criminals when investigating a case involving an organization called ‘Black Organization’ (BO).
6. Tokyo Ghoul
The story revolves around a boy named Ken Kaneki who survives an encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. The ghoul society is split into two factions: the cannibalistic ghouls who eat humans, and the human-eating ghouls (jorou-gumo). As part of his life now being linked to Rize, Kaneki is drawn into the world of ghouls and begins to investigate their backgrounds.
7. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
This show follows the story of Gon Freecss, a young boy who decides to become a Hunter in order to find his father who left him at a very young age on an island called Whale Island. Along with his friends Kurapika and Leorio they set out on an adventure filled with action and surprising twists along the way while learning more about themselves along the way as well as their pasts as well.
8. Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden (2009) This show is the continuation of the story from the original Naruto anime series that follows the life of Uzumaki Naruto, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and aspires to become a Hokage one day.
9. Death Note
Death Note is an anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The series follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook known as a Death Note, which allows him to kill anyone simply by writing their name within it while picturing their face.
The story received an adaptation into three live-action films released between 2006 and 2017. A television drama was also produced in 2015, with the first season premiering in October 2016 and the second season premiering in April 2018. A third season is currently in production.
10. Black Butler
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. The plot is about Sebastian Michaelis, who serves as a butler for Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family and next in line to become head of the family business. The manga has been adapted into three anime series: Kuroshitsuji (2008), Kuroshitsuji II (2010), and Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus (2014).
Naruto Uzumaki is a ninja in his village of Konohagakure. He became the jinchūriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox on the day of his birth — a fate that caused him to be ostracised by most of Konoha throughout his childhood. To gain recognition, Naruto worked hard and trained under his mentor Iruka Umino while overcoming his inner demons and eventually gaining popularity as a prodigy amongst all the Five Great Shinobi Countries. He eventually becomes a member of Team Kakashi where he gains both admiration and hatred from his fellow members after proving to be one of their strongest ninjas as well as a talented leader for their missions.
12. Gin Tama
Gintama is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi and serialized, beginning on December 8, 2003, in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. Set in Edo which has been conquered by aliens named Amanto, the plot follows life from the point of view of samurai Gintoki Sakata, who works as a freelancer alongside his friends Shinpachi Shimura and Kagura in order to pay the monthly rent.
13. My Hero Academia
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has superpowers but he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he’s eventually scouted by the world’s best hero All Might and enrolls in a high school for heroes. The story follows his attempts to learn how to use his powers as well as hero duties with his classmates from the Hero Association.