Anime Ranking

7 Anime Series With Genius Protagonists Ranked

1. Golden Boy

Japanese Title: Golden Boy
Year: 1995
Episodes: 6
Studios: APPP
Adaptation: Golden Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi

Man drops out of university because he mastered the entire curriculum and seeks to educate himself from real life experiences.

2. Death Note

Japanese Title: Death Note
Year: 2006
Episodes: 37
Studios: Madhouse
Adaptation: Death Note
Genre: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Two extremely intelligent characters go head-to-head in a battle of wits.

3. No Game No Life

Japanese Title: No Game, No Life
Year: 2014
Episodes: 12
Studios: Madhouse
Adaptation: No Game No Life
Genre: Game, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy

No Game No Life

A pair of siblings with incredibly high IQ are transported into another world where fate is decided by games.

4. Case Closed

Japanese Title: Detective Conan
Year: 1996
Episodes: Unknown
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Adaptation: Detective Conan
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Comedy, Police, Shounen

Detective Conan

A 17 year-old prodigy detective is forced into a 7 year-old body and seeks to uncover how it happened.

5. Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

Japanese Title: Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
Year: 2007
Episodes: 26
Studios: Madhouse
Adaptation: Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji
Genre: Game, Psychological, Thriller, Seinen

Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

A man with more debt than he can count is thrust into a boat where he must gamble to get rid of every debt he owes.

6. Monster

Japanese Title: Monster
Year: 2004
Episodes: 74
Studios: Madhouse
Adaptation: Monster
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Police, Psychological, Seinen, Thriller


A young Japanese man, regarded by many as the best neurosurgeon makes the mistake of rescuing a boy who happens to be the most evil criminal to exist on earth.

7. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Japanese Title: Golden Boy
Year: 1995
Episodes: 6
Studios: APPP
Adaptation: Golden Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi

Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Two smartest students in a prestigious school are in a heated battle to make the other person confess their love.

Anime Ranking

7 Best Uncensored Anime To Watch Right Now!

1. Golden Boy

Japanese Title: Golden Boy
Year: 1995
Episodes: 6
Studios: APPP
Adaptation: Golden Boy
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi

Incredibly intelligent university drop-out (after mastering the entire curriculum) seeks to educate himself from real-world experiences in an attempt to learn about life.

Old-school classic with some incredible uncensored scenes.

2. Prison School

Japanese Title: Prison School
Year: 2015
Episodes: 12
Studios: J.C.Staff
Adaptation: Prison School
Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Seinen

Prison School

A group of 5 boys in a school that is entirely full of girls are put into a prison due to acts of perversion.

3. Sekirei

Japanese Title: Sekirei
Year: 2008
Episodes: 12
Studios: Seven Arcs
Adaptation: Sekirei
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Super Power


A world where women gain special abilities from kissing the protagonist who carries a special genes.

Lots of incredible uncensored breasts.

4. To LOVE Ru

Japanese Title: To LOVE-Ru
Year: 2008
Episodes: 26
Studios: Xebec
Adaptation: To LOVE-Ru
Genre: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen


A naked girl crash lands into the arms of the clumsy Rito Yuuki, a 16 year old high school student which sparks the beginning of his bizarre and chaotic life.

5. The Qwaser of Stigmata

Japanese Title: Seikon no Qwaser
Year: 2010
Episodes: 24
Studios: Hoods Entertainment
Adaptation: Seikon no Qwaser
Genre: Action, Super Power, Supernatural, Ecchi, Seinen


Characters receive powers from breastfeeding – ’nuff said.

6. Ladies versus Butlers!

Japanese Title: Ladies versus Butlers!
Year: 2010
Episodes: 12
Studios: Xebec
Adaptation: Ladies versus Butlers!
Genre: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School

Boy joins a school where most of the attendees are female. His delinquent-like appearance scares all the girls away so he has a difficult time making friends.

Breasts, breasts, breasts, breasts, and finally, boobs.

7. Demon King Daimao

Japanese Title: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Year: 2010
Episodes: 12
Studios: Artland
Adaptation: Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Genre: Action, Harem, Comedy, Magic, Ecchi, Fantasy, School


Kind-hearted and high-spirited kid realises he is literally the reincarnation of a demon lord.

Incredibly sexy girls and amazing uncensored moments.

Anime Review

Chivalry of a Failed Knight Spoiler-Free Review

Japanese Title: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Year: 2015
Episodes: 12
Studios: SILVER LINK., Nexus
Adaptation: Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Genre: Action, Romance, Ecchi, Fantasy, School

Chivalry of a Failed Knight Review

Great anime with likable and attractive characters and a solid storyline.


Ikki Kurogane was born in a clan of prestigious Mage-Knights known to produce powerful Blazers (humans born with magic). Despite this, he has no talent in magic which has led to him being subject to years of prejudice and discrimination. Ikki wants to prove that he can become powerful in a world where others believe him to be the weakest.

I was put off from the magical high school harem genre for a long time because of the countless cheap replicas with soulless, generic storylines and incredibly annoying and unlikable character personality traits however, Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry managed to draw me in. There are characters here, and likable ones at that too. No more of the violent bitchy characters who add nothing of value to the story other than to be used for repetitive gags such as misunderstanding common sense situations and abusing the protagonist. God I can’t even begin to explain how frustrating that is. The series manages to create authentic characters with at least some level of intelligence that are able to depict actual human beings. They have goals and aspirations you want to root for and flaws that make them relatable and vulnerable. It does nothing to make itself stand out and revolutionary but instead, simply just tells a great, solid story which is something worthy of praise in itself.

The fan service is exciting and erotic, assisted by some very attractive girls with sexy and provocative outfits, but in no way does it ever supersede or distract you from the storyline. It finds its own time to shine and is timed perfectly.

Recommendations: If you enjoyed this anime series, consider watching “The Irregular at Magic High School” where both protagonists are unjustly assumed to be the weakest.

I rate this anime 7/10.

Anime Ranking

5 Anime Series Similar to Higurashi: When They Cry

1. Another

Title: Another

Year: 2012

Episodes: 12

Studios: P.A. Works

Adaptation: Another

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, School

There is a mystery hidden within the town of Yomiyama. After the death of Misaki, a student in of class 3-3 in 1972 at Yomiyama North Middle School, the class she was in has been cursed by a benevolent force. Kouichi Sakakibara must discover how to stop this curse while encountering many tragic events.

Both anime features unexplained deaths and gore.

Both anime have mystery the main character must unravel.

Both anime contain elements of horror.

2. Shiki

Shiki anime

Title: Shiki

Year: 2010

Episodes: 22

Studios: Daume

Adaptation: Shiki

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampire

Megumi Shimizu dreams of living the city life, but little does she know, she is soon going to die. This is not before a mysterious family have come to reside in the town which sparks the beginning of the many unexplained deaths in the town of Sotoba

Both anime are set in a small town with mysterious forces causing unexplained deaths.

Both anime have extreme gore.

3. Future Diary

Mirai nikki

Title: Mirai Nikki

Year: 2011

Episodes: 26

Studios: asread.

Adaptation: Mirai Nikki

Genre: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Yukiteru Amano discovers the power to see the future through the diary on his phone. Unwillingly, he must participate in a death battle with 11 other people with similar abilities where the winner will become God.

Both anime have maniacal and psychotic characters.

Both anime contains tragedy and deaths.

4. Elfen Lied

Title: Elfen Lied

Year: 2004

Episodes: 13

Studios: Arms

Adaptation: Elfen Lied

Genre: Action, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Seinen

Lucy has telekinetic abilities and murderous tendencies however during her escape from her captivity, she receives a head injury which gives her a split personality. Her second personality is childlike and harmless but the is not so innocent.

Both anime consists of many bloodshed and horror.

Both anime contains similar-ish cute art style.

5. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Title: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls – Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou

Year: 2013

Episodes: 4

Studios: asread.

Adaptation: Corpse Party: Blood Covered

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural

When a small group of students perform a ritual to bound them as friends forever, they are thrust into another dimension where there are evil spirits and death waiting for them at every corner. They must work together and plan an escape while enduring the many horror lurking within the school.

Both series contain extreme horror and gore with many innocent deaths.

Anime Ranking

7 Anime Series Similar to Sword Art Online

1. No Game No Life

Title: No Game, No Life

Year: 2014

Episodes: 12

Studios: Madhouse

Adaptation: No Game No Life

Genre: Game, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi, Fantasy

About a pair of siblings who get transported into another world where fates are decided by video games and wagers.

The two protagonists in the series are incredibly intelligent and quick-witted.

Animations are top notch and the art style is vibrant and colourful.

The series is incredibly popular with millions of fans around the world.

2. Btooom!

Title: Btooom!

Year: 2012

Episodes: 12

Studios: Madhouse

Adaptation: Btooom!

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Seinen

Another isekai anime where the protagonist is incredibly gifted at a certain shooting video game but suddenly gets transported into the game where he must endure life and death situations.

Only thing you’ll be wishing for at the end is more episodes.

Great character development that is explored thoroughly and metaculously.

Filled with many twists and betrayals to make your head churn.

3. Accel World

Title: Accelerated World

Year: 2012

Episodes: 24

Studios: Sunrise

Adaptation: Accel World

Genre: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, Romance, School

An overweight and bullied middle school student who only manages to find solace in playing video games is thrust into an augmented reality fighting game where he must rise to the top in order to meet the game’s creator.

Similar artistic style and premise.

Great quality of visuals and fight scenes.

4. The Future Diary

Title: Mirai Nikki

Year: 2011

Episodes: 26

Studios: asread.

Adaptation: Mirai Nikki

Genre: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Boy receives power to glimpse into the future with the diary written on his phone. 11 other people with similar abilities must enroll into a battle royale where only one player can win and become a literal God.

Incredible action combat and animations.

Contains many twists and turns as well as disturbing and maniacal scenes.

5. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Title: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

Year: 2015

Episodes: 13

Studios: J.C.Staff

Adaptation: Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

So similar that even the protagonist’s voice is played by the same actor.

The protagonist must embark on a journey to explore numerous dungeons where death is waiting for him on every corner.

Definitely not a masterpiece but a good watch none-the-less.

6. Log Horizon

Title: Log Horizon

Year: 2013

Episodes: 25

Studios: Satelight

Adaptation: Log Horizon

Genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy

Almost identical premise to Sword Art Online where thousands of players are thrust into the world of Elder Tale with no ability to exit.

Both games features are MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game).

Has a very unique and interesting protagonist who fights indirectly and control the flow of his battles.

Contains a rich amount of unique and well defined characters who fit perfectly into their roles.

7. Attack on Titan

Title: Shingeki no Kyojin

Year: 2013

Episodes: 15

Studios: Wit Studio

Adaptation: Shingeki no Kyojin

Genre: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen

About humanity who are on the brink of extinction when gigantic man-devouring titans began to roam the earth. The only thing stopping the the titans are three gigantic walls which the humans reside under. However, the wall is not going to protect them forever.

Both series contain elements of imminent danger and fight for survival.

There is also certain levels of mystery within both series that make them thrilling.

Anime Review

Tokyo Revengers Spoiler-Free Review

Japanese Title: Tokyo Revengers
Year: 2021
Episodes: 13
Adaptation: Tokyo卍Revengers
Genre: Action, Drama, School, Shounen, Supernatural

Tokyo Revengers Review

I really liked Tokyo Avengers. It has many interesting and likable characters and an intriguing premise with many twists and turns.


Takemichi Hanagaki is a man living with regret from the choices he made as a teenager. During one of his many mundane and uneventful days, someone attempts to murder Takemichi by pushing him onto the rail tracks. Moments before the train hits him, Takemichi flashes back to a fond memory of his ex-girlfriend and suddenly wakes up as a middle school student. He later realises that he has the ability to time-travel into the past which gives him the opportunity to right his past mistakes.

Generally I don’t like time travel in tv shows and movie allowing the user to fix past mistakes as I am a believer of “everything happens for a reason”, but Tokyo Revengers is an exception because it uses the ability as a tool for the greater good. The anime does an excellent job of defining characters through their actions and the relationships they develop. Character arcs are perfectly laid out and get a satisfying pay-off that feels genuine. Their motivations and reasons make sense given their context which are explored thoroughly through dialogue and history. Moments where the protagonist manages to rise up to the occasion are very hard-hitting and emotional and his growth as a character is what makes this series very special to me. There are also plenty mystery packed in every episode to keep the story thrilling and interesting.

Recommendations: If you enjoyed Tokyo Revengers, consider watching Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) which is an anime with a similar premise of re-writing history.

I rate this anime 8/10.