Top 100 Anime of the Decade

Whew, 2020 sees the start of the new decade! Thus I felt it was time to put together the Top 100 anime from 2010 to 2019. I have broken the list down into bite-sized lists by grouping them into the top 10 anime per year.

I compiled the above list by scouring the internet and taking the average top 10 anime per year across all of the lists I had found. Also please note, that they are not in any specific order.

The top 10 per year is based on popularity, hype and sales. I have also kept the list to anime that released in each specific year, so while One Piece is not clearly in the listed in the below list, you know it is a top tier list that just defies these charts and was already airing long before 2010! Hence, many ‘top tier’ anime are not in the below list, because they were released and started airing before 2010.

2010

1 Angel Beats!

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, School, Supernatural

2 Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai / The World Only God Knows

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Manglobe
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural

3 Durarara!!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Supernatural

4 Kaichou wa Maid-sama! / Class President is a Maid!

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo

5 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai / My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: AIC Build
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy

6 Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu / Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Silver Link
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Super Power

7 Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou / Demon King Daimao

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Artland
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Harem, Comedy, Magic, Ecchi, Fantasy, School

8 Shiki

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Daume
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampire

9 K-On!!

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Source: 4-koma manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Music, School

10 Highschool of the Dead

  • Episodes 12
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Ecchi Horror, Shounen, Supernatural

2011

11 Steins;Gate

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Source: Visual novel
  • Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi

12 Hunter x Hunter (2011)

  • Episodes: 148
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power

13 Chihayafuru

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, Sports

14 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. / Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Drama

15 Nichijou / Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Shounen

16 Guilty Crown

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Drama, Romance, Mecha

17 Usagi Drop / Bunny Drop

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Josei, Slice of Life

18 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Shaft
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Psychological, Drama, Magic, Thriller

19 Fate/Zero

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: ufotable
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy

20 Mirai Nikki / The Future Diary

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Asread
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural, Thriller

2012

21 High School DxD

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: TNK
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School

22 Sword Art Online

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance

23 Shinsekai yori / From the New World

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Novel
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama

24 Psycho-Pass

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Action, Police, Psychological, Sci-Fi

25 Sakamichi no Apollon / Kids on the Slope

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Josei, Music, Romance, School

26 Kamisama Hajimemashita / Kamisama Kiss

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo

27 Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou / Daily Lives of High School Boys

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Sunrise
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School

28 Kuroko no Basket / Kuroko’s Basketball

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports

29 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo / The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School

30 Nisemonogatari

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: Shaft
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi

2013

31 Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Wit Studio
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen

32 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen

33 Log Horizon

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Satelight
  • Source: Novel
  • Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy

34 Nagi no Asukara / A Lull in the Sea

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

35 Diamond no Ace / Ace of Diamond

  • Episodes: 75
  • Studios: Production I.G, Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports

36 Kill la Kill

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Trigger
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Super Power, Ecchi, School

37 Yowamushi Pedal

  • Episodes: 38
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Shounen

38 Hataraku Maou-sama! / The Devil is a Part-Timer!

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy

39 Gin no Saji / Silver Spoon

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life

40 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. / My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School

2014

41 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso / Your Lie in April

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen

42 Zankyou no Terror / Terror in Resonance

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Thriller

43 Haikyuu!!

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, School, Shounen

44 Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu / Parasyte: The Maxim

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Psychological, Drama, Seinen

45 No Game No Life

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Game, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy

46 Barakamon

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Kinema Citrus
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

47 Nanatsu no Taizai / The Seven Deadly Sins

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural

48  Shirobako

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama

49 Akatsuki no Yona / Yona of the Dawn

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo

50 Ping Pong the Animation

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: Tatsunoko Production
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Psychological, Seinen, Sports

2015

51 One Punch Man

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen

52 Shokugeki no Souma / Food Wars!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Ecchi, School, Shounen

53 Death Parade

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Game, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Thriller

54 Ore Monogatari!! / My Love Story!!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo

55 Prison School

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Seinen

56 Non Non Biyori Repeat

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Silver Link.
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen, Slice of Life

57 Ansatsu Kyoushitsu / Assassination Classroom

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen

58 Osomatsu-san / Mr. Osomatsu

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Comedy, Parody

59 Overlord

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural

60 Owarimonogatari

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Shaft
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural, Vampire

2016

61 Boku dake ga Inai Machi / ERASED

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Seinen

62 Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu / Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Thriller

63 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu / Showa and Genroku Era Lover’s Suicide Through Rakugo

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Historical, Josei

64 Yuri!!! on Ice

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Comedy, Sports

65 Mob Psycho 100

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Bones
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Action, Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural

66 Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan / The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

  • Episodes: 120
  • Studios: J.C.Staff, Egg Firm
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

67 Boku no Hero Academia / My Hero Academia

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Bones
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power

68 ReLIFE

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Romance, School

69 3-gatsu no Lion / March comes in like a lion

  • Episodes: 22
  • Studios: Shaft
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Game, Seinen, Slice of Life

70 Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! / KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

  • Episodes: 10
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Parody, Supernatural

2017

71 Made in Abyss

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Kinema Citrus
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

72 Houseki no Kuni / Land of the Lustrous

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Orange
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Seinen

73 Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon / Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Fantasy

74 Ryuu no Haisha / The Dragon Dentist

  • Episodes: 2
  • Studios: Khara
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

75 Tsuki ga Kirei

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: feel.
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Romance, School

76 Net-juu no Susume / Recovery of an MMO Junkie

  • Episodes: 10
  • Studios: Signal.MD
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance

77 Little Witch Academia

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Trigger
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, School

78 Ballroom e Youkoso / Welcome to the Ballroom

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shounen, Sports

79 Mahoutsukai no Yome / The Ancient Magus’ Bride

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Wit Studio
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen

80 Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou / Girls’ Last Tour

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

2018

81 Sora yori mo Tooi Basho / A Place Further Than The Universe

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Original
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy

82 Violet Evergarden

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Fantasy

83 Devilman: Crybaby

  • Episodes: 10
  • Studios: Science SARU
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Dementia, Demons, Horror, Supernatural

84 Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken / That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: 8bit
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Fantasy, Shounen

85 Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai / Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: CloverWorks
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural

86 Grand Blue

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Zero-G
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Seinen

87 Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii / Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Web manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

88 Banana Fish

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Shoujo

89 Hataraku Saibou / Cells at Work!

  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: David Production
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Shounen

90 Hinamatsuri / Hina Festival

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: feel.
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural

2019

91 Kimetsu no Yaiba /  Demon Slayer

  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: ufotable
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural

92 Yakusoku no Neverland / The Promised Neverland

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: CloverWorks
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen

93 Vinland Saga

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Wit Studio
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Drama, Seinen

94 Dr. Stone

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Shounen

95 Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen / Kaguya-sama: Love is War

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen

96 Beastars

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Orange
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Shounen

97 Kanata no Astra / Astra Lost in Space

  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Space, Shounen

98 Dororo

  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Samurai, Shounen

99 Given

  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Shounen Ai, Slice of Life

100 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Kinema Citrus
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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