Being an anime fan these days is pretty awesome.
Toonami still provides your usual curated lineup of dubbed shows, while popular anime streaming services such as Funimation Now, Crunchy Roll, and even Netflix provide an even larger slate of animated greats to follow. Back in the day, anime heads were forced to cop tapes with a few episodes of their favorite anime productions. There were plenty of notable video game publishers who tried their hands at getting in on the anime craze, but many of them failed spectacularly. Playable embarrassments, such as Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, and Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective, point to that sad revelation.
There is still an alarming amount of lackluster anime games being released to this very day. But there’s also a strong lineup of games based on popular anime and inspired by Japan’s celebrated art style to enjoy. We combed through all the garbage to gather all the gems within the anime games spectrum. We found 20 of the top anime games that let you play with your favorite spiky-haired icons and pull off the hypest special moves in existence.