15 Best Anime of 2018 You Should Not Miss

In 2018 there were lots of sequels from popular anime to the latest anime that was still fresh. Some anime sequels even have their final story in 2018.

The Japanese anime industry has experienced an increase every year, it can be seen from the number of titles released each season.

This year 2018 is no exception, so as not to be confused, some of the best anime that will be present in 2018 can be an option in watching anime.

So, here’s the Best Anime 2018 according to Animagz.

15. Tokyo Ghoul: re

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After the end of Operation Tsukiyama Family Extermination, the members of the Commission of Counter Ghouls (CCG) have grown rapidly and continue to pursue the goal of eliminating ghouls in Japan.

Especially after Haise Sasaki started taking on many assignments from CCG.

Haise Sasaki did that after resigning from the Quinx Squad.

Haise Sasaki now looks emotionless and with a blank expression, but even so, memories of Ken Kaneki appear in the internal conflict experienced by Haise Sasaki.

This cold behavior also affects people around him. On the other hand, the Quinx Squad must face the death of one of their members without Haise’s support.

But in the midst of chaos, Quinx Squad and Haise must be on duty for CCG.

This task must be carried out either voluntarily or not. But it turns out that there is the presence of another mysterious group behind CCG that Haise knows about.

This corrupt behavior is of course unheard of by Quinx Squad.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Season 2 anime is a sequel to the first season and also includes the last of the manga.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Season 2 was produced by studios Pierrot and Pierrot Plus and released in fall 2018.

14. Goblin Slayer

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This Dark-Fantasy anime is an adaptation of the light novel, Goburin Sureiya.

The Goblin Slayer anime series tells the story of a fantasy world, where adventurers from far and wide regions join a guild for a job.

Goblins themselves are known for being vicious, cunning, and fast reproduction. But because of their low reputation, causing threats from them to be ignored.

This vile creature is free to attack the countryside as a matter of pride.

Meanwhile, at a guild where adventurers gathered, 15-year-old Priestess joined a group of rookies.

This Porcelain-ranked adventurer enthusiastically investigates the actions of the goblins for the disappearance of several village women.

However, unprepared and inexperienced, the group immediately encountered difficulties and death threats.

Especially during an ambush when this group was exploring a cave until suddenly the Goblin Slayer appeared.

The Goblin Slayer, who holds the Silver rank, then helps this new group of adventurers, along with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man to hunt goblins.

Goblin Slayer is produced by White Fox studios and released in fall 2018

13. Fairy Tail: Final Series

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The last series or the ninth season of the Fairy Tail anime was produced by three studios namely A-1 Pictures, CloverWorks, and Bridge.

Similar to other seasons, the Final Series follows the adventures of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia from the magic guild Fairy Tail.

This season is adapting the remaining volume of Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail manga, starting from the final chapter of the 49th volume.

Meanwhile, the first story plot continues the final two episodes of Fairy Tail’s eighth season of the adventures of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy.

Even though the Fairy Tail guild has been disbanded and its members are now scattered throughout Fiore, Natsu Dragneel still hasn’t given up and is trying to unite the guild.

Together with his comrades Happy and Lucy Heartfilia, he will not stop fighting.

Their enthusiasm was still burning even when they were faced with a difficult situation.

Especially the invasion of Fiore by the militaristic Alvarez Empire which culminated in the final battle fought by Natsu.

The battle brings Natsu with the black magician Zeref and an evil dragon named Acnologia.

Fairy Tail: Final Series is an adventure and fantasy anime consisting of 51 episodes. Start airing from fall or October 2018.

12. Sword Art Online: Alicization

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This Japanese anime series in 2018 is the third season of the Sword Art Online (SAO) anime series.

The anime produced by A-1 Pictures tells the story of “Alicization Arc” which was adapted from the novel SAO volume nine to volume fourteenth, namely “Alicization Uniting”.

Sword Art Online carries an adventure and sci-fi story about a fantasy world in the game.

The third season of SAO tells the story of The Soul Translator (STL), a sophisticated tool that interacts with the user’s Fluctlight, equivalent to a human soul.

This new technology differs from the old method of sending signals to the brain.

The Rath Institute is a private company whose aim is to perfect this discovery by asking Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito) for help.

Kirito worked there as a part-time employee to test the capabilities of the Underworld (UW) system produced by STL.

Meanwhile, according to the contract, the memories created in the virtual world will be erased upon returning to the real world.

ALICE is the only name that Kazuto remembers albeit in a vague way.

Kirito’s adventure with the aim of opening the veil of UW as part of artificial intelligence for military purposes.

Sword Art Online: Alicization aired in fall 2018.

11. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken is an anime adapted from a light novel published in 2018.

This 24 episode anime was produced by 8-Bit studio in the fall of 2018.

Satoru Mikamu is an ordinary worker in a company who is 37 years old.

He is very satisfied with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, besides that he has never dated even once in his life.

One time a strange thing happened. When Satoru Mikamu was having a casual meeting with his co-workers. He was subjected to random attacks from criminals on the streets and was stabbed.

Just as his body had begun to give up, a strange voice resounded in his ears that were incomprehensible.

When Satoru regained consciousness, he realized that he had incarnated as a slime in an unknown realm.

He also realized that he had new powers, especially the power to mimic appearances and skills.

Satoru then helps Veldora or “Storm Dragon” who has been sealed for 300 years.

In return, Veldora gave him the name Rimuru Tempest. Freed from his past, Rimuru embarks on a new adventure that will determine his fate.

10. Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume o Minai

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Sakuta Azusagawa has a bad reputation at his school for allegedly hospitalizing three people.

Sakuta, who tried to live an ordinary life, changed after meeting Mai. This encounter makes him want to investigate Puberty Syndrome.

Puberty Syndrome, which is rare and cannot be explained until it is considered a myth, is a disease that affects teenagers.

The symptoms seem so supernatural that almost no one recognizes them as plausible events.

Sakuta Azusagawa knows from personal experience that Puberty Syndrome feels very real and quite common in his school.

Until one day he met Mai Sakurajima, a third-year middle school student who is famous as a child actress.

Sakuta saw Mai wandering around the library wearing a rabbit costume.

Seeing that no one noticed Mei’s strange behavior and after confronting her, Sakuta then realized that Mai was another victim of Puberty Syndrome.

When Sakuta tried to help Mai, this action brought him into contact with more girls who were suffering from strange diseases.

Seishun Buta Yaro, the anime by ClovverWorks, was released during the fall of 2018.

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9. Hataraku Saibou

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Cells at Work! or Hataraku Saibou is an anthropomorphization of cells in the human body.

Once upon a time in the human body, there are approximately 37.2 trillion cells that work vigorously 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

The cells are described as a city.

They also have to fight against pathogenic microorganisms that can enter through the wound, nose or mouth.

The story itself centers on two cell figures, namely AE3803 and U-1146.

AE3803 are budding red blood cells that often get lost during their oxygen delivery tasks.

Meanwhile, U-1146 is a white blood cell that always fights against all germs and diseases that enter the human body.

Small platelets, elsewhere have to queue to complete a new construction project.

The daily life of these cells is very exciting, they even have to deal with wounds, fighting with similar types of cells in order to keep the body healthy.

Hataraku Saibou is an anime production from David Production.

The anime series was originally released in June 2018 or during the summer of 2018.

The narrative depiction of human characters in cell life is very unique and worth watching.

8. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3

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Shingeki no Kyojin or better known as Attack on Titan released season 3 in the summer of 2018.

This action anime which is made by Wit Studio tells the story of a fantasy world where humans live in an area surrounded by three layers of large walls.

These walls protect humans from Titans, which are large, and eat humans.

Season 3 of the anime series continues the story of humanity’s attempts to eradicate the Titans.

However, apart from facing threats from outside, another threat appeared, the threat came from the deepest wall.

The main character of Shingeki no Kyojin, Eren Yaeger after being saved from the Colossal and Armored Titans finally devotes himself to improving his Titans form.

Meanwhile, another character Krista Lenz is struggling to accept her friend’s loss.

Meanwhile, Captain Levi decided to choose Eren Yaeger and his friends to form his new personal army.

Commander Erwin Smith, on the other hand, has finally recovered from injury.

When everything looks good for the soldiers, the government suddenly demands custody of Eren and Krista.

This is what makes a new drama chapter for Levi and his new troops, Apart from fighting against Titans who always threaten humans.

Eren and his fellow soldiers also receive terror threats that are far more cunning than the humans inside the walls.

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 is one of the best anime in 2018.

7. Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

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The anime adaptation series from Sword Art Online (SAO) now focuses on new characters that have never appeared in the previous SAO series.

As the title implies, Gun Gale Online is a spin-off or alternative to the Sword Art Online (SAO) anime series.

SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online is made by Studio 3HZ and released in April – June 2018.

This series tells the story of a high school student named Kohiruimaki Karen with her child-sized avatar in pink clothes named LLENN.

Nicknamed the “Pink Devil”, LLEN is known to mercilessly chase down other players in a virtual reality game called Gun Gale Online.

However, actually, in the real world, Karen Kohirumaiki wasn’t what anyone expected.

Karen Kohirumaiki is a shy student and looks a stark contrast to the avatar she uses in Gun Gale Online.

Disappointed and insecure, she takes her to a virtual world to escape and hopes to become the character she dreams about.

Until one day, LLEN met Pitohui, a skilled and eccentric woman who invited her to join Squad Jam to participate in a battle royale that pitted teams against each other.

LLEN had to put up with all his wits to reach the top.

6. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

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This anime adaptation of Fujita’s web manga has a variety of interesting things.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii tells the story of two hardline otakus named Hirotaka and Narumi.

Both are friends from childhood who know each other’s hobbies.

Without realizing it, when they got older this hobby turned into their shame.

Hirotaka is an otaku gamer, meanwhile, Narumi is a fujoshi and otaku who is quite terrible because she likes tales of affection between men or Yaoi.

Their hobbies and preferences are believed to be the cause of the difficulty in finding a partner.

Once upon a time, when Narumi Momose was chasing a train because it was late, she happened to meet her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji.

Later that night, Hirotaka and Narumi go out for drinks and check out each other’s news.

After Narumi complained about her ex-boyfriend, Hirotaka then suggested going on a date with a fellow otaku which was met with approval from Narumi.

The two otakus then started dating and thus began their awkward romance.

Wotaku ni Koi Muzukashii tells a lot about maturity through a unique love story. One of the best anime of 2018, released in spring 2018.

5. Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen

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San no Sara – Tootsuki Ressha-hen is the title of the 3rd season of the anime series Shokugeki no Souma.

A Culinary Academy called Tootsuki experienced a dark age, with a coup carried out by the Elite Ten group.

After the coup, Azami Nakiri later became the director of the prestigious culinary academy.

Students are now required to conform to Azami’s ideology, of true gourmet food and prohibiting forms of expression and creativity.

Facing the threat of expulsion for violating Azami’s rules, Souma Yukhira and members of the Pole Star Dormitory refuse to accept this change.

Aided by the first year rebels, they band together against Azami’s supporters.

However, it turned out that there was the establishment of a corrupt institution from a new ruler called the Central Gourmet Institute.

The establishment of this institution aims to eliminate all independent groups within the Tootsuki Academy, including the Polar Star Dormitory.

Shokugeki no Souma is a story about an exciting and tense culinary battle.

This anime production from J.C. Staff was launched in the fall of 2018 and became one of the best anime in 2018.

4. Boku no Hero Academia Season 3

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Studio Bones launched the third season of the anime series Boku no Hero Academia in April 2018.

Continuing the previous story from the Summer Camp arc, this third season continues the excitement of the entertaining second season of My Hero Academia.

Tells the story of Izuku Midoriya, an ordinary young man who lives in a world where superpowers are common.

However, Midoriya who is also usually called Deku has always dreamed of becoming the number one Hero.

One day, Deku’s actions turned out to give an impression to Hero numbers
one at once his idol, All Might.

All Might then decided to give his strength to Deku and from then on, Deku’s journey as Hero number one began.

After going through various things, Deku and his friends from class A of UA Academy start hurdles after obstacles that will be faced.

In fact, you could say, what they will face is bigger than they have ever been through before.

The third anime from the Boku no Hero Academia series is included in the list of the best anime in 2018.

Especially for shounen anime fans, season 3 of Deku’s adventure is one anime that must be watched, because the story is getting more serious.

3. Steins; Gate 0

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The 23 episodes in the Steins; Gate 0 story are a continuation of the Stein; Gate episodes.

The story is a picture of a parallel world, where an eccentric scientist named Okabe Rintaro wants to make a time machine.

Together with his team, Okabe Rintaro carried out a research that actually took him across a parallel world.

Unfortunately, this undisclosed research and discovery turned out to be the beginning of the outbreak of the third world war.

After going through various Parallel worlds and getting the same results, Okabe Rintaro is depressed and traumatized.

Especially because he failed to save his colleague, Makise Kurisu. This is what made him finally choose to live as an ordinary student.

Okabe Rintaro is a realistic person who tries to prevent a third world war that only he knows about.

Meanwhile, he is also racing against time to achieve an ideal state called Steins; Gate.

Steins; Gate 0 looks darker than its predecessor Steins; Gate. Even though it was released in April 2018 or 7 years apart, the White Fox studio has arguably succeeded in maintaining the quality of this anime series.

2. Overlord Season 2 & 3

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Overlord Season 2 and Season 3 is an anime produced by Madhouse.

This anime tells the story of people trapped in the game world. After Overlord season 1 was released in July 2015, season 2 and season 3 were released side by side in 2018.

Adapted from a light novel with the same title Overlord, the story is set in 2126 where there is a Dive Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Game (DMMORPG) game called Yggdrasil which is able to suck players into it.

After 12 years passed and did not sell well, finally Yggdrasil was closed.

Meanwhile, in the game, there is a guild called Ainz Ooal Gown which has 41 members and is recognized as the strongest guild in the game.

During the second season of Overlord, the story is about Momonga, a powerful ruler who changes his name to the name of the strongest guild Ainz Ooal Gown. Inner conflict is also presented because Momonga was just an ordinary employee in real life.

Season 3 Overlord even portrayed Ainz and his men as cruel and merciless.

Unfortunately, Ainz and his men very rarely took to the battlefield and there was a very unfortunate graphical decline in Overlord season 3.

1. Violet Evergarden

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This anime produced by Kyoto Animation has a background in a major war.

Violet Evergarden will invite the audience to find out what happened after the big war and what happened to the warriors.

Violet is the main character in this anime story who during the big war worked with her superior colleagues in the postal and correspondence business.

Violet was adopted by the Evergarden family who lost their child during the war.

Hence, her name became Violet Evergarden.

Violet is actually a puppet trained to become a reliable war soldier so that in the end Violet also had to be willing to lose both of her hands while protecting her dying superior.

This anime that prioritizes the Slice of Life genre indeed mixes various conflicts in a complete storyline.

Meanwhile, from a visual perspective, Kyoto Animation has succeeded in creating interesting visuals in the anime Violet Evergarden.

Naturally, Violet Evergarden is one of the best anime in the winter of 2018.

Even Violet Evergarden was broadcast by Netflix streaming on September 11, 2018. Violet Evergarden is a story of searching for identity and purpose in life.

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