15 Best Monster Anime of All Time

Monsters one of the most popular fictional creatures. Most often they are portrayed as grotesque looking creatures who need a good whopping and finally some slaying. Their scary and mysterious qualities make them quite popular among children and adults alike. Filmmakers of all kinds have utilized monsters as tools in their story. In the anime world, almost all fantasy anime have some type of monster in them. They are mostly evil in nature but at times they can be friendly too. In today’s list we will explore all the top most popular monster anime ever made. You can watch several of these best monster anime on Crunchyroll, Hulu or Netflix. The list includes anime girl monsters. Some of these anime monsters even have tentacles.

15. One Punch Man (2015)

One Punch Man

‘One Punch Man’ is in various lists of anime across the internet. This is because it is one of the best anime that has come out recently. The anime has lots of monsters who seem very strong. Some can even destroy entire cities and even planets. It is fun to see Saitama disintegrate these monsters with just a single punch. For people who have no idea about this anime, Earth has lots of heroes who work for the hero organization. Saitama always wanted to be a hero and he trained so hard that he is really powerful so much so that he can literally explode monsters into pieces by a single punch. But even after that, his rank is C which is below his self-proclaimed disciple, Genos.

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14. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

If you like anime in which the main characters keep on training hard and acquiring higher levels of power to constantly keep up with their enemies then ‘Hunter x Hunter’ is one of the best anime out there that can give you some nice little satisfaction. In the world of ‘Hunter x Hunter’, there is a profession by the name of Hunter. Hunters are people who possess a high amount of skill and people hire them for performing specific jobs. This profession is filled with danger but is highly respected and can make the Hunter quite rich. Gon’s father is a Hunter who left him to go on his adventures. Gon wants to follow in the footsteps of his dad and become a hunter himself. In this fun journey, he meets certain individuals who become close to him and support him.

 

13. Goblin Slayer (2018)

Onna Shinkan is a young priestess. She is a fresh adventurer and has the porcelain rank which is the lowest of all the adventurer ranks. She decides to start her own journey and gathers a bunch of people to go with her. But soon her entire team falls in trouble when a bunch of goblins attacks them. This happens in the very first episode. The scenes of this episode are quite horrific as one of the girls in the group is captured and raped by the goblins while Onna has to flee. She can do nothing but repeat ‘I’m Sorry’. Fortunately, the Goblin Slayer comes and saves them. He is a man who has vowed to exterminate all goblins. Soon, his reputation increases so do his troubles.

 

12. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (2018)

If you have been wanting to see something fresh and fun in the isekai genre of anime then I have good news for you. ‘Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken’ is an anime which has been airing since the month of October last year and is still airing.  The premise of this anime was really interesting and fun. The characters are great and keep you hooked to the plot. Satouri Mikami is a normal 37-year-old man. One day a passing robber ends up killing him. But instead of life after death where a soul must enter heaven or hell, he gets something much better. He is now a slime monster by the name of Rimuru Tempest in a fantasy magic world. His form is literally that of slime and he possesses unique abilities which make him powerful. Join him on his adventure in a fantasy world.

 

11. Pokemon (1997)

Let’s shift our gear to nostalgia now. We all know why ‘Pokemon’ has an appearance on this list. It is a show which has a wide variety of colorful monsters each having unique abilities. Some of these monsters are cute (Pikachu) while others are huge and frightening. This is a great show for kids and young adults as it inspires them not to stop. No matter what the obstacle is you just need to work hard and overcome it. Ash is the protagonist of this anime who along with his best friend Pikachu goes on adventures to fight in tournaments to collect badges from gym leaders. He is joined by his teammates Misty and Brock who specialize in water and rock type pokemon respectively. The recurring antagonist of this anime is Team Rocket who are a bunch of eccentric individuals who have flashy entrance and embarrassing exit.

 

10. Shingeki no Bahamut (2014)

One of the most terrifying monsters that I have seen in anime is Bahamut. I mean this beast is enormous and scary. Its powers are similar to the Gods. Hundreds and thousands of years ago this terrifying monster was responsible for the destruction of the lands of Mistarcia. Mistarcia was a place where  Gods and demons coexisted with humans. Fearing that the existence of the world was at stake all the three factions did their best to seal this powerful beast. The key was divided into three parts and distributed among the three factions to safeguard peace. Now, it seems that a similar fate is about to befall again. Favaro Leone is an easy-going bounty hunter who cares only about himself. He is on the run from Kaiser Lidfard, a fellow bounty hunter swore revenge upon Favaro. Favaro soon encounters Amira a girl who has half of the key and his life takes a drastic turn towards more serious stuff regarding the safety of the entire world.

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9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

Mecha anime need big badass monster otherwise whose but will those huge robots with teenage pilots kick. In ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ these monsters are the aliens by the name of Angels who are responsible for pushing humanity to the brink of destruction and bringing Earth to its current state. Our only chance of survival are the Mechas known as Evangelion which are a product of the organization Nerv who try their best to protect Earth from any harm. Gendou Ikari is the leader of this organization. Shinji Ikari is an average kid with no real aim in life. He has no sense of self-worth or purpose. Then he finds himself whisked away into this organization. As he works with his teammates and becomes the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01 he learns what his purpose in life is.

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8. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (2015)

‘Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou’ is for those individuals who have been fantasizing about sexy monster girls. This anime is on this list to give some fun to people who love ecchi anime. Mind you, though it is ecchi it is not as good as ‘Shokugeki no Soma’. The anime is just meant for some sexy fun. Monsters and humans exist in the same world. Japan is a progressive country and becomes the first of its kind to let monsters coexist with humans. These monsters are human-animal hybrids. Humans are allowed to be the guest host of one monster and let them accustom to human society. Kimihito Kurusu suddenly finds himself guest hosting a snake woman by the name of Miia when a government agent makes a mistake. As the series progresses he finds himself hosting more sexy monster girls who lust over him. But there are strict rules against a sexual relationship with a monster.

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7. Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters (2004)

If you like humans participating in competitions which involves the players using their monsters to fight then there’s a chance that you might find ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters’ entertaining. There are a total of 180 episodes in this anime with each episode being 23 minutes in length. The anime is fairly popular among kids and so are the card games. The Millenium Puzzle is the prize that one wishes to achieve while engaging in Duel Monsters. Legend has it that if one can decipher the Puzzle then they will have one wish. Yuugi Mutou is a high school student who ends up solving this puzzle. This gives him an alter ego which only appears when Yuugi is in dire need. To understand the secrets behind this mysterious spirit they engage in various Duel Monster matches.

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6. Hellsing (2001)

In the world of ‘Hellsing’, monsters and other supernatural creatures are a threat to the safety of humans. An organization by the name of Hellsing is responsible to protect the society from such threat. The leader of this organization is Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. But despite having a large army of humans her best weapon against such threats is a vampire by the name of Alucard loves nothing more than killing these monsters. He is sent to a nearby village where a vampire is turning humans into zombies. Alucard takes care of the threat and neutralizes the enemy but the fight ends up injuring a young policewoman. Alucard gives her two choice- die as a human or live as a vampire. She chooses the latter option and becomes the vampire servant of Alucard.

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5. God Eater (2015)

If you are looking for an anime with a similar premise to ‘Attack on Titan’ then ‘God Eater’ is one of them. The year in ‘God Eater’ is 2071. Humanity is very close to extinction thanks to the appearance of Aragami, huge monsters who consume everything in their path. They kill and eat humans. To make matters worse we have no means to hurting them since conventional weaponry does not work on them. Our only hope of survival is fusing humans with the oracle cells so that they can wield the God Arc and become God Eaters. God Arcs are the only weapons which can kill the Aragami. Lenka Utsugi is one of the God Eaters but his God Arc is unique since it has both blade and gun. Now, he must master his weapon so that he can fulfill his dream of ridding the world of the Aragami.

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4. Ao no Exorcist (2011)

Assiah and Gehenna are the worlds of humans and demons respectively. The only way one can cross over to the other world is via possession. Demons possess human beings to come to Assiah. To fight demons people with special skills known as exorcists are present. But for someone like the demon king, Satan, to come to Assiah one needs a suitable vessel. That’s why he manages to have a son in the world of Assiah so that when the time comes he can possess him. Rin Okumura is a normal but troublesome teenager. One day he walks into an ambush by the demons which leads him to find out that he is actually the son of Satan. But Rin does not want to join hands with his biological father and rather trains to become an exorcist in the hopes of being able to defeat Satan.

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3. Dragon Ball (1986)

The entire franchise of ‘Dragon ball’ including the various arcs and series revolves around the main casts training hard to be able to fight some extraterrestrial monster trying to destroy or dominate Earth. This thing goes on repeating again and again but still, I find it somewhat entertaining. The anime started back in the 80s and has been going on since. Goku is a Saiyan who was sent to planet Earth upon the destruction of his home planet. He has a tail whose significance we later find out and lives all alone in the forest. he then encounters a girl by the name of Bulma who is in search of the legendary dragon balls. Collecting all seven of these balls will grant one wish to the collector. Goku joins her in her search and lest her use the dragon ball he possesses. They also meet with a martial arts expert Master Roshi and wannabe disciple Kuririn.

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2. Attack on Titan (2013)

It has been 5 years since this anime hit the screens and its’ popularity is still increasing. We are already three seasons into the series with the second half of the 3rd season set to air in the month of April this year. This anime is one of the best monster anime out there. Huge humanoid monsters known as Titans have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction by eating them and destroying their lands. Many of the remaining of the humans train using special gears to attack and kill Titans by cutting their nape. After witnessing the death of his mother at the hands of the Titans Eren Yeager vows to kill all the Titans for good. But as the series progresses he understands that the truth is not as black and white as it seemed.

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1. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (2014)


Parasytes are aliens which invade Earth and burrow into the brains of humans taking full control of their body. They can even morph the body of the humans they are inside into weird monster-like figure and kill and feed on other humans. Shinichi Izumi is one of the unfortunate people who are under attack by a parasyte but the parasyte which attacks him could not get inside his head and ends up staying in his right hand. The duo now must come to an agreement to watch each other’s back since both of them are an anomaly to their respective species.

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