15 Anime Recommendations to Watch Before the End of This Year
The end of the year is around the corner and new anime releases are coming before the next year. There are several anime to pick from and most offer good entertainment suitable for people of all ages and tastes. In today’s article, we will cover our favorite anime recommendations that are already out. The best-rated and the most popular anime that will keep you entertained for a long time.
Fate/stay night (Unlimited Blade Works)
Kill la Kill
The Seven Deadly Sins
Fighting Spirit: Rising
Highschool of the Dead
Rurouni Kenshin: Trust and Betrayal
Spy x Family
#15 Fate/Stay Night (Unlimited Blade Works)
One of our anime recommendations is Fate/Stay Night. This story is a form of reverse Isekai anime where supernatural characters are brought into the real world. The plot centers on Shirou Emiya, a diligent and honorable kid who unwittingly participates in the Holy Grail War’s fifth edition.
It’s a battle royale in which participants use magic and historical Heroes to fight for the chance to have their desires come true.
Shirou was adopted by a retired magus named Kiritsugu Emiya, who passed away a few years later. He was abandoned as a youngster and the lone survivor of a terrible fire in Fuyuki City. Shirou developed a great yearning for justice and peace as a result of his emotions of guilt over those who died.
His father’s role in his salvation. He diligently develops his body and meager magic skills in order to aid others. Even if they frequently take advantage of his charity.
Kill la Kill is set in Honnji Academy, a made-up high school in Tokyo Bay. It is where Satsuki Kiryin leads a fearsome student council that rules the school. The Goku Uniforms worn by the council members give them superhuman abilities.
They utilize these abilities to oppress the other students and staff members of the school. Ryko Matoi, a student brandishing half of a longsword in the shape of a scissor, moves to Honnji Academy. She does this in an effort to find the person who killed her father and is in possession of the other half of the scissor blade.
After Satsuki was questioned by the council regarding the killer’s identity and location, the council was defeated. Ryko then finds a sentient sailor outfit she names Senketsu, who wears himself on Ryko. Using Senketsu’s special abilities, Ryūko stands up against Satsuki and her henchmen, the Elite Four, to liberate Honnōji Academy from their iron grip and find out the truth behind her father’s murder.
#13The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins are a band of warriors who were falsely accused of a crime and set out on a mission to prove their innocence. Formerly active knights in the Britannia region, the Seven Deadly Sins allegedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom before separating. The story is very fun to follow and is one of our favorite anime recommendations.
#12 Steins: Gate
A self-described “mad scientist” by the name of Rintaro Okabe thinks that a global organization is planning to restructure the globe in order to serve its own goals. Together with his friend Itaru Hashida, he unintentionally develops a device that can communicate with the past.
This instrument’s discovery and experimentation serve as the cause for significant changes in the present. Rintaro and his companions wind up making modifications of terrible proportions because they are careless with the results of their actions.
Then, in order to save his priceless lab members, he must try to figure out a means to go back as near as possible to the original timeframe. This story makes it to our recommended anime list.
Next, on our list of anime recommendations is this masterpiece. Following the events of the first series (Fighting Spirit) released in 2000, Fighting Spirit: Rising was released in 2013. This story follows Makunouchi Ippo, the reigning Japanese Featherweight Champion, who successfully defended his championship by employing his devastating signature move, the Dempsey Roll.
However, fresh opponents are appearing left and right, claiming to have a counter to the technique that decimates his rivals. Will Ippo be able to rise to the occasion, or will the weight of his arrogance crush him before he discovers the true meaning of strength?
Aoki Masaru, a fellow member of Kamogawa Gym, is on the verge of winning his own belt and is prepared to face the Japanese Lightweight Champion.
The story takes place in a late-Edo era alternate history when “Amanto” aliens are attacking humans. Samurai from Edo, Japan, fight to protect Earth, but the shogun shamefully surrenders after realizing the aliens’ might.
He consents to an unfair agreement with the invaders, prohibiting the use of swords in public and allowing the invaders to enter the nation. The swords of the samurai are taken away.
The protagonist of the show is Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai who works as a freelancer for odd assignments. He assists Shinpachi Shimura, a young man, in defending his sister Tae from aliens who intend to send her to a brothel.
Shinpachi, who is taken with Gintoki, agrees to work as the samurai’s independent apprentice in order to help him pay the bills and learn more about him. When the couple rescues a teenage alien girl with super-strength, Kagura, from a Yakuza group, they accept her into their freelancing business and the three become known as “Yorozuya”.
Released in 2016, the plot centers on Guts, who makes a brief appearance as the “Black Swordsman” in both the end scene of the Golden Age Arc movies and the first episode of the 1997 television series. One of our great Anime recommendations to end your year.
Before Griffith, the mutilated leader of the Band of the Hawk, sacrificed his people to join the God Hand and carry out his ambition of creating his own kingdom, Guts was a roaming mercenary who was taken in by the band.
Only Guts and Casca, who suffered mental and memory loss as a result of the horrors they saw and faced, managed to escape the “Eclipse” ceremony. They were, however, marked with symbols that drew malevolent spirits, restless ghosts, and other-like beings.
Teik Middle School’s basketball squad achieved distinction by crushing every opponent. The team’s regulars earned the moniker “Generation of Miracles.” These five athletes attended high-caliber basketball teams at various high schools after graduating from middle school.
Few people are aware that there was an additional participant in the “Generation of Miracles”—a phantom sixth man. This mysterious player is now a freshman at Seirin High, a brand-new institution with a potent, though obscure, team.
In order to elevate Seirin to the top of Japan, Kuroko Tetsuya, the sixth member of the “Generation of Miracles,” and Kagami Taiga, a naturally gifted player who spent much of middle school in the US, are competing against Kuroko’s old teammates one by one.
#7 Highschool of the Dead
Next on our list of anime recommendations, the story of High School of the Dead takes place in modern-day Japan. It opens as a fatal outbreak converts humans into zombies, which the main characters euphemistically refer to as “Them”.
A group of high school kids and the school nurse are portrayed as they cope with the global cataclysmic event known as the “Outbreak.” The cast must contend with the added dangers of social breakdown. Including dangerous survivors and the potential erosion of their own moral standards, as they attempt to escape the zombie apocalypse.
The students leave the high school and make their way into the town. Where they have to contend with a dishonest instructor and his pupils. They search their residences for survivors and pick up a little girl and a dog. Later, they stay at a mall, travel through a police station, and eventually make their way to an elementary school that is supposedly a safe zone.
#6 Tokyo Ghoul
The narrative centers on Ken Kaneki, a student who just escapes a fatal confrontation with Rize Kamishiro, his date, who turns out to be a ghoul and wants to devour him. He is in critical condition when he is transported to the hospital.
Kaneki learns that he underwent surgery that caused him to become a half-ghoul after he has recovered. This was made possible by the transplantation of some of Rize’s organs into his body; as a result, he now needs to eat human flesh to survive, much like other ghouls do.
He is adopted by ghouls who manage the “Anteiku” coffee shop and is given advice on adjusting to his new existence as a half-ghoul. His everyday problems include assimilating into ghoul society. Equally hides his identity from his human friends, particularly from his best friend, Hideyoshi Nagachika.
No matter how old it is, it still is one of the best anime to watch. Next on our list of anime recommendations is Cowboy Bebop. Cowboy Bebop follows Spiegel as a bounty hunter in the year 2071. Following a catastrophic disaster that left the Earth all but uninhabitable.
In a galaxy where crime is on the rise, Spiegel, a former hitman for the Red Dragon Syndicate, is in charge of hunting down criminals. He had a long rivalry with Vicious, a Red Dragon associate.
He had been close friends with him until the alliance went sour. The last act of Cowboy Bebop is an epic clash between Spike and Vicious. They compete for their respective views of justice by performing a dance of death.
#4 Fairy Tail
In search of his foster mom, a Dragon named Igneel, encounters Natsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, a wandering mage, along with his best buddy Happy, a blue, talking, flying cat. Soon after they first meet, Bora of Prominence, disguised as Salamander of Fairy Tail, kidnaps Lucy and plans to sell her as a slave.
Natsu saves her and shows himself to be the true Salamander of Fairy Tail and to possess the abilities of a Dragon Slayer, a type of Lost Magic. She accepts his offer to join the guild with little hesitation.
They form a team and work together to complete various tasks assigned to the Fairy Tail Guild. Together with the armored mage Erza Scarlet, Ice-Make mage Gray Fullbuster, and Happy.
Scoring an impressive 8.2/10 score on IMDb, This is one of the must-watch anime recommendations. The series takes place in the near future when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality.
The term “Psycho-Pass” in the anime’s title alludes to a standard used to gauge a person’s being. Psycho-Pass captures and processes a person’s data. The “enforcement officer” Shinya Kagami, tasked with controlling crime in such a world, is the main character of the series.
This anime recommendation is a relatively older one but delivers a quality story. Kenshin (also known as “Hitokiri Battousai (The Man Slasher)”) is an assassin with a troubled history who serves the underworld pathetically.
He discovers hope for a peaceful life when he involves the sadly attractive bystander Tomoe in his activities. The lives and love of Kenshin and Tomoe are in danger, so not everything is as it seems.
#1 Spy x Family
To maintain the state of peace between the rival nations of Westalis and Ostania, a Westalian agent with the codename “Twilight”. He is tasked with spying on Donovan Desmond, the leader of the National Unity Party in Ostania. By enrolling a child in the same private school as Desmond’s sons and posing as another parent. Twilight is able to get close to Desmond, who is notoriously reclusive.
To accomplish this and give the impression of a happy family, he adopts Anya, a young orphan girl, marries Yor Briar and adopts the nickname Loid Forger. Yor is an expert assassin, and Anya can read minds, both of which he is unaware of. The second season just recently debuted and will surely be as good as the first.