There are many animes out there. There are hundreds of episodes in anime. These anime can be very enjoyable, even though they require a lot more dedication and time. Let me present you 15 top animes with more than 100 episodes.
Top 15 Animes Featuring 100+ Episodes
15. Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes, a personal favorite of mine, is a space opera that’s truly epic. It really does need its massive episodic run. Although the show has recently been remade as the much shorter Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis, it’s only 24 episodes in after more than three years. The addition of another 24-episodes has been made, but it will take a while before the story is fully retold.
In any event, the show tells of two huge warring human factions who protect a large galactic empire. One is an actual empire and the other is a republic. We have heroes on both sides, with Yang Wen-li commanding the republic forces and Reinhard von Lohengramm on the empire’s side. There are no winners in this war. As these two tactical geniuses battle it out on the battlefield, we get to see the political intrigues unfold behind the scenes. It’s not for everyone, but if you love epic space battles and political moves that make Game of Thrones look like kindergarten, you need to track down this show.
Author : Yoshiki Tanaka, Ryu Fujisaki
Episodes : 110
14. Ranma ½
Ranma ½ is a fantastic comedy anime that ran for 143 episodes. This comedy anime tells the funny story of Ranma, a martial arts artist who falls into an evil spring that turns him into woman. Ranma turns into a woman when he is bathed in cold water. Hot water transforms him back into an adult boy.
This can lead to awkward situations that are only meant for laughter. Ranma is a great choice if you want to have a good time at a lighthearted, but raunchy, show.
Episodes : 161
A great example of classic Isekai (other world) anime, Inuyasha is filled with adventure, fantasy, and romance. Modern-day (well, ’90s) girl Kagome Higurashi is dragged down into a magical well by a centipede demon. Kagome escapes its clutches and finds herself in a strange, feudal-like world.
Here, she encounters the half-demon Inuyasha, and they are forced to set out on a monumental fetch quest together – despite not getting along very well. As you’ve probably figured out, they eventually take a liking to each other., but a lot of entertaining stuff happens along the way.
Episodes : 193
12. Black Clover
This is a show that definitely had a shaky start, as the entire community collectively groaned at the sound of Asta’s voice.
It didn’t stop. The screams became less intense and the community was able to see the all-mighty Yami, Luck, and some bad villains. Before you knew it, Black Clover was good.
And looking back, the ten or so irritating episodes can’t hold a candle to the 130 episodes the show currently has under its belt, with another 20 scheduled to air this season. Black Clover, a new-age shounen, is both a safe and excellent choice.
Author : Yūki Tabata
Episodes : 170
As you can see, the three big names in anime are here. Bleach is the first to appear on this list.
However, an overhaul might just be heading our way, so the numbers might go up.
It’s an edge lord’s dream as the style and feel is very sharp, cool, and brooding.
It is truly amazing how well the fights and power-ups work. And Aizen is just a god… a god who I can’t get tired of watching.
Author : tite Kubo
Episodes : 366
10. Boku no Hero Academia
This show is all hype.
It’s so shounen that it just makes you want to get a cape and run around your room and punch a wall or something.
This combination of anime and superheroes was a brilliant choice. The show’s popularity has led to just short of 90 episodes, two movies and a manga spinoff.
Story-wise it’s not as gripping as some of the others on this list, except Bakugo’s transformation from tsundere into lovable tsundere. The action scenes make up for this.
Author : Kohei Horikoshi
Seasons 5 (Ongoing)
Episodes : 113
9. Gin Tama
Gin Tama is a standout show with a 12-year-old run and more than 300 episodes. First of all, it’s a comedy and consistently trades on humor. At the same time, it’s also a sci-fi adventure and an alternate history story, set in the late Edo period of Japan. In this alternate history, Japan is attacked by an alien race. The aliens take over Japan and win. This strange combination of science-fiction and samurai elements makes it a mix of both sci-fi, as well as samurai-era.
The story centers on three characters who have a freelance “we do anything” shop, which basically means they’ll take any job that pays to survive in this weird, weird world. Predictably, hijinks ensue.
Author : Yuzuru Tachikawa
Episodes : 367
8. Dragon Ball
Plenty of people reading this might be surprised that we’ve chosen the original Dragon Ball anime rather than the much more popular Dragon Ball Z, considering Z has better animation, more action, and a much more expansive world. However, it doesn’t have Dragon Ball’s charm, and the sense of discovery and adventure is lessened.
Dragon Ball isn’t the fighting-anime show that Z and subsequent titles would become – and it’s better for it. It’s also where you should start instead of just jumping into Z, as so many people have done.
Author : Akira Toriyama
Episodes : 153
7. Dragon Ball Z
I honestly can’t even be bothered to count how many episodes all the different Dragon Ball series have at this point. Dragon Ball Z alone has 291 episodes.
And what’s there really to say about the series by now? Goku being a terrible father, screaming gives you power, Krillin dying, these are all things we’ve heard dozens of times throughout the years.
Dragon Ball Super and seasons like it will continue to live on for at most a decade.
Author : Akira Toriyama
Episodes : 291
6. Hunter x Hunter
This one will always be in my heart. It has one of my favorite things. Best arcs in anime history, in my opinion. That being the Chimera Ant Arc.
It’s also interesting to note that the arc is 60 episodes long, so it by itself would qualify for this list, let alone with 80 more episodes on top of it.
HxH doesn’t have a proper ending as far as the entire plot is concerned. However, the show does leave a positive impression and doesn’t get to dull or repetitive.
Author : Yoshihiro Togashi
Episodes : 148
5. Hajime no Ippo
This 2000s classic show will give you the sweet Rocky experience. far greater detail.
This is a must-see for fans of anime sport. You get those nice fights, filled with inner monologues and epic music, alongside the “background” of the show where we really get to bond with our central characters.
Episodes : 127
4. Fairy Tail
Running for almost ten years, Fairy Tale isn’t as well-known as Naruto (for example) but is well worth a look. Set in a world called “Earth-land,” it tells the story of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia. Natsu invited Lucy to join his wizard guild named Fairy tale, an organization where wizards take on jobs much as they would in a traditional adventurer’s guild. Natsu is searching for his father and each member of the growing group has their own reasons for being in this business.
The group travels around the globe, completing missions and having fun. Fairy Tale is a great choice if you enjoy One Piece or high-stakes adventure.
Author : Hiro Mashima
Episodes : 328
3. Sailor Moon
To be safe, here’s one more shoujo
Sailor Moon is the ultimate anime queen for young girls. She has more than 200 episodes, plus some films that absolutely dominated the 1990s and 2000s.
And with the magic girl trope being done into oblivion at this point, it’s nice to go back and re-watch the OG that made it all possible.
Animation holds up well to this day. And if you don’t binge it all at once, it can probably make for some good winding down material at the end of each day.
Episodes : 200
Naruto is an essential show for any anime fan.
You can also choose to watch the original Naruto. It consists of 220 episodes. Here you get some iconic scenes like the Sand Boi vs The Flying Bowlcut, how a haircut isn’t character progression, and the stranger danger snake man saga.
Shippuden is available at an incredible price 500 episodes. This is where the series goes all out with the fight scenes and introduces villains who make more sense that the protagonist.
And if you’re really thirsty I guess you can watch Boruto. That’s currently at the 160 mark, however it’s not advised to go down that path.
Author : Masashi Kishimoto
Episodes : 220
2. Naruto Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden 2, the second series of Naruto anime, follows the titular hero as he attempts to become Hokage. Naruto has been given new teachers and is now older than the original series. However, he must face the greatest threats to his five shinobi nation and deal with the loss he regards as a brother.
Shippuden took the series’ original issues to a new level. He pushed Naruto into a world full of death, war, and betrayal. He’s not a kid anymore and the gloves have come off.
Author : Masashi Kishimoto
Episodes : 500
1. One Piece
One Piece is the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who has a single dream: To find the legendary treasure known as the One Piece and become the King of the Pirates. Luffy, along with a group of trusted friends, sails the treacherous waters of the Grand Line in search of Laugh Tale, the secret island containing The One Piece. Luffy encounters many dangers on his journey. He is confronted by fellow pirates looking to conquer the seas and Navy members who are determined to rid the world of pirates.
Author : Eiichiro Oda
Episodes : 1030 (Ongoing)
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