Top 10 Anime of the Decade! (2010-2019)

Well would you look at that, we're in the middle of January 2020. The 10's were filled with lots of good shows, so of course I'll have to make a list detailing all my favourite shows from this wonderful decade. As for shows which franchises started before this decade, I'll include later seasons that did in fact come out this decade, only if that actual season stood out. So for example, if season one aired in 2007, but season two aired in 2012, and I think season two in particular is stand out, then I'll specifically include season two. But before I get into the list, here are some honorable mentions. Shows that, while not on the level of these, are still really good and that I'd also reccomend you watch.

Fruits Basket


Akatsuki no Yona

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun



Now, let's get onto the list!

10: Kidou Senshi Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans)

Gundam is probably one of the most prolific franchises there is in anime, and since the first TV series started back in 79', it hasn't shown any signs of stopping. This particular installment is a spinoff set in a alternate universe, meaning you don't need to have watched any previous Gundam shows to understand this one. 'Iron Blooded Orphans', was my first introduction to the series, and while I regrettably haven't watched a lot more (apart from 79), Iron Blooded Orphans is most definetely a really well written and beautifully animated show, and for a 50 episode TV series, that isn't exactly easy. 50 episode adventure/drama shows are something I haven't watched a lot of, but always seem to enjoy a lot. Heck, Part 3 is my favourite JoJo part. The show has gotten a lot of criticism for being fairly edgy, and while I can't exactly refute that statement, I think it's at least done well. Plus, the drama and sense of community you see the characters have is done so well, the few parts that get really edgy don't really amount to much. Oh, and did I mention how awesome the animation is?

9: Natsume Yuujinchou Go (Natsume's Book of Friends Season Five)

Natsume Yuujincho is a fairly popular franchise, and while it may not be on the same level as Gundam when it comes to popularity, it's still amassed a really large following, to the point where it's gotten six whole thirteen episode TV series, an OVA, four specials, and a movie to boot. So why exactly did I specifically choose the fifth season? Well, it's not exactly complicated. While the second season may have the best OP (and also came out in 09), the fifth season features my favourite seiyuu, Yurika Kubo, so there's that. Does it have better episodic stories than the other seasons? It varies, but in comparison to the weaker seasons (season six in particular), it's really good. In short, it took an already good show and added my favourite voice actor into the mix! It's not really more difficult than that.

8: Mushishi Zoku Shou (MUSHI-SHI The Next Passage)