[12 Best] Japanese Cartoon Anime Series- Watch for Free 2021

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If you are here, then you are definitely a fan of Japanese cartoons. We all must have seen Doraemon in our childhood; Doraemon is a viral Japanese cartoon famous worldwide. But Now Japan has taken cartoons to a different level. Many animes are much better than movies, no doubt about it. Basically, Japanese cartoons are called anime, and Japanese comic books are called manga in Japan.

Here we have listed 12 of the best Japanese anime of all time. If you love watching anime, then definitely, you should also watch these 12 anime. Every anime in this list has a 7 plus IMDb Rating, so there’s no doubt that these anime are worth watching. Some of these anime are very popular, and some are not so popular. But the stories and animation of these Japanese Cartoon series are perfect, and you can feel the connection between the story and the characters.

Where to Watch Anime for Free

Now the question arises of where to watch Anime for free. Well, there are lots of websites and mobile applications that offer Anime for free. Still, many of them contain Adults or lots of Ads, and no one wants an advertisement between ongoing episodes.

According to us, mobile apps are better for watching anime than websites. There is no popup window, easy interface, simple navigation, and all Anime are in the proper format in the mobile app.

Here are 3 Best Free Mobile Applications to Watch Anime

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Top 12 Japanese Cartoon Anime Series

1. Death Note (Desu Nōto)

Death Note japanese cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐9/10
  • Released – 2006
  • Genre – Drama / Mystery / Thriller / Psychological / Supernatural / Crime
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 37
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) – GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Death Note is the best Japanese cartoon (anime) I have ever seen in India. It is a short anime series consisting of 37 episodes in total. This story is about a 17-year-old boy Light Yagami who was very smart and intelligent. But not satisfied with his boring life and School. One day he found a notebook with a Death Note written on it. Anyone whose name is written in this notebook will die. This notebook belongs to a Shinigami (God of Death).

When Light Yagami learns of this notebook’s power, he tries to use its power to create a Crime-Free world. In which he has to face the police and a special agent named “L” a genius who tries to stop him. “L” is one of the Most Loved Japanese Cartoon Characters. The story is so thrilling that you will not be able to stop yourself from watching the next episode.

2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐9.1/10
  • Released – 2009
  • Genre – Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy / Magic
  • Total Seasons – 5
  • Total Episodes – 64
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the best Japanese Cartoons (Anime) of all time. This anime has the highest rating of 9.1 on IMDb. This Japanese cartoon is full of action, adventure, superpowers and more. The story of this anime is perfect, with a total of 64 episodes. If you like watching anime and you haven’t seen this anime yet, go and watch it. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a masterpiece anime.

The story starts with 2 brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, performing a black magic spell to bring back their dead mother. For which they have to pay a high price. Edward lost his right arm and left leg, and Alphonse lost his entire body. After which, Alphonse’s soul was affixed in the armor suit. Edward and Alphonse set out in search of the Philosopher’s Stone to retrieve their original bodies.

3. Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Attack on Titan Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐9/10
  • Released – 2013
  • Genre – Action / Adventure / Super Power / Drama / Thriller
  • Total Seasons – 4
  • Total Episodes – 75 on going
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime

Attack on Titan is considered one of the best anime. The story begins long ago when giants invade the world for the first time, and humanity is almost on the verge of extinction. A small City of humans survived by walling themselves in high walls. After 100 years of living peacefully inside the walls, One day, a huge Titan bigger than walls comes from nowhere and breaks the wall.

Eren Yeager, a young boy, finds his mother eaten alive by a giant titan. Then he decided to kill all the titans and join forces. A war begins between humans and the titans. In this ongoing war, Eren Yeager discovered that he had the power of a super titan. He used his titan powers to fight against other titans. Eren and his friends Mikasa and Armin found the mystery behind these Titans. The story is full of action and adventure. Attack on Titan is a must watch anime.

4. Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)

Erased Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.5/10
  • Released – 2016
  • Genre – Mystery / Psychological / Supernatural
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 12
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Erased is a short anime series consisting of 12 episodes. The story revolves around a 29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma, who is a comic book writer. He has the unique ability to go back in time to correct any wrong incident after it has happened. But it is not in his hands to go back in time because it happens automatically; he called it ‘Revival.’

After the tragic murder of someone close to Satoru Fujinuma, he finds himself 18 years back in time. Where Satoru finds a link between these tragic murders. Satoru tries to save his friends from a murderer and discovers the mystery behind these murders. This anime is full of suspense, thrill, and mystery. If you like “Death Note,” you will definitely like this anime.

5. Black Clover (Burakku Kurōbā)

Black Clover Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.3/10
  • Released – 2017
  • Genre – Action / Adventure / Comedy / Magic / Fantasy
  • Total Seasons – 4
  • Total Episodes – 170
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Black Clover is a long anime with a total of 170 episodes. The story begins in a world of magic where everyone has magical powers. Two abandoned children named Asta and Yuno grow up together. Both have the same dream of becoming a magician king. Yuno becomes an expert in magic while Asta was not able to use magic. The story has Action, Adventure and Magic; if you like ‘Dragon Ball Z‘, you definitely love this Japanese cartoon.

At the age of 15, everyone gets a magic book known as the Grimoire, which increases magicians’ power. Yuno receives the four-leaf Grimoire, which is a rare book, but Asta gets no Grimoire. One day Yuno is attacked by a villain, then Asta rescues Yuno and receives a five-leaf clover, a ‘dark black book’. After that, both of them start their journey to become the Wizard king.

6. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana The Flower We Saw That Day Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.2/10
  • Released – 2011
  • Genre – Drama / Supernatural
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 11
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Anohana is a beautiful anime with a simple and clean story. There are only 11 episodes in this anime. Still, these 11 episodes give you so much satisfaction that even cartoons with more than 100 episodes can’t. No matter how strong your heart is, this anime will definitely make you cry. Anohana is the best emotional Japanese cartoon with a perfect name “The Flower We Saw That Day“.

The story begins with a teenager named Jinta Yadomi dropping out of his school and playing video games all day. One day his childhood friend Miko Honma (Menma), who died many years ago, suddenly appears out of nowhere. Menma forces Jinta to fulfill her wish, but she doesn’t remember her wish. Jinta and his 4 friends reunite and try to fulfill Menms’s last wish, after which Menma can go to Heaven.

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7. My Hero Academia (Boku no Hîrô akademia)

My Hero Academia Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.4/10
  • Released – 2016
  • Genre – Action / Comedy / Super Power
  • Total Seasons – 5
  • Total Episodes – 108 on going
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

My Hero Academia is a popular Japanese cartoon in India. A world where everyone has unique superpowers known as Quirks. A middle school ordinary student named Izuku Midoriya has no powers, and other students of his class bullied him. One day Izuku saves his childhood friend Katsuki from a villain. After which, he received the powers of the world greatest hero, ‘All Mighty’.

Izuku joins the Yuuei High School, a school of next-generation Heroes. The story continues as Izuku learns to use his powers and become the greatest Hero in the world. My Hero Academia is an anime full of action, comedy and superpowers that you must watch. The anime has had 5 seasons, and the story is still going on. The story and Animation of this anime was good.

8. Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.6/10
  • Released – 2021
  • Genre – Action / Drama /Supernatural
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 24 on going
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Tokyo Revengers is an Action anime full of Gang wars. If you like action anime, then this is the best action anime with an interesting story. There is a time in Tokyo when lots of different Gangs try to control Tokyo, which results in a clash between gangs. The story also has romance and emotional scenes, which makes the anime outstanding.

Takemichi Hanagaki was living a terrifying life with no hope when the news comes on TV that the Tokyo Manji gang has murdered a girl and that the girl was his ex-girlfriend, who had always supported him. The Tokyo Manji Gang was the same gang Takamichi used to be in. Then Takemichi finds himself 12 years ago on the same day where it all began. Takemichi tries to change the future to save his girlfriend and her gang.

9. Parasyte (Kiseijuu: Sei no kakuritsu)

Parasyte Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.3/10
  • Released – 2014
  • Genre – Action / Horror / Drama / Psychological
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 24
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Parasyte is an action and Sci-Fi Japanese anime. One day Parasyte type aliens came to earth from space, and they try to get inside the human body through ears, after which they eat that human brain and get control over the body. After taking the human body, these Parasytes gain Superpowers.

These Parasytes feed on humans; that’s why they start killing humans. The only thing these Parasytes care about was living. This anime contains some Adult and Sex Scenes; on the other hand, it also has many emotional and romance scenes.

Shinichi Izumi, a 16-year-old teenager, was attacked by a parasite when he fell asleep while listening to songs. Because of the earphones in the ears, Parasyte enters Shinichi’s right hand and cannot control Shinichi’s body. The parasyte was only able to control Shinichi’s right hand, by which Shinichi gets superpowers. After this, Shinichi and Parasite (Migi) compromise, and they fight other Parasites together.

10. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐8.7/10
  • Released – 2020
  • Genre – Action / Demons / Supernatural / Horror
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 24
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Jujutsu Kaisen is a short Japanese cartoon anime series with a total of 24 episodes. It’s a kind of Action, Demons, and Supernatural type anime. Our hero Yuuji Itadori was a teenager who spends his life either in the clubroom or in the hospital, where he visits his ill grandfather. One day he is in contact with a cursed item, and his whole life changed.

Yuuji finds himself in the world of Curses and Demons. He gains supernatural powers and uses them against Demons to fight them. He was not alone in this battle; he teamed up with his Jujutsu High School friends. The story and the fights are so intense in this Japanese cartoon that you can’t even blink your eyes while watching this. Jujutsu Kaisen is getting very popular these days.

11. Another (Anazâ)

Another Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐7.6/10
  • Released – 2012
  • Genre – Horror / Mystery / Supernatural / Thriller
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 12
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Another is a Japanese short anime series with a total of 12 episodes. It is a type of horror, mystery, and thriller anime. No one thinks cartoons can be scary when it comes to horror, but this anime is just that. In 1972, a student named Misaki of class 3-3 died during the school year at Yomiyama North Middle School, causing panic in the school and tragic deaths of students begins.

26 years later, Kouichi Sakakibara, a 15-year-old boy, transferred into the same school in Class 3-3, where he noticed the strange behavior of other students. He saw a mysterious girl with an eyepatch and start hanging out with him without knowing the truth behind those tragic deaths of students of his class. After knowing the mystery behind those tragic deaths, Kouichi tries to stop the curse.

12. Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru)

Ano Natsu de Matteru Japanese Cartoon
  • IMDB Rating – ⭐7/10
  • Released – 2012
  • Genre – Comedy / Romance / Sci-Fi / Drama
  • Total Seasons – 1
  • Total Episodes – 12
  • Where to Watch (Mobile Apps) GOGOAnime / Anime TV / Anime Fanz Tube

Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru) is a Romance, comedy, and Sci-Fi anime with 12 episodes. It is a beautiful anime with a Simple but exciting story of an Alien Girl who came to earth for a reason. Waiting in the summer was not a popular anime like other Japanese cartoon (animes) on this list. Still, it deserves to be on this list of best Anime of all time. The anime has some adult scenes and many emotional scenes; it is a good anime to watch.

Kaito Kirishima was a teenager who wants to make a movie with his camera. While testing his camera, he sees a bright blue light which was a Space ship. A beautiful alien girl named Ichika Takatsuki came to earth. She had no place to stay, so Kaito offered to stay with him without knowing she was an Alien. Kaito and his 4 friends start making the film in which they also include Ichika as the Main Character. Kaito falls in love with Ichika, after which Ichika doesn’t want to go back to her planet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 What is Anime?

Basically Japanese Cartoons are called Anime; there is no difference between cartoons and Anime. Japanese Comic Books are known as Manga.

Q.2 Where can I watch Anime for free.

You can watch Anime absolutely free on these Mobile Applications :-

  • GOGOAnime
  • Anime TV
  • Anime Fanz Tube

Q.3 Are Anime really addictive.

Yes, anime is addictive; If you watch 1-2 episodes of an anime, you can’t stop yourself from watching the entire series. Anime is made in such a way that you keep wondering what happens in the next episode.


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