Not all anime start out as entertainment gold with the first episode. Many of them had to struggle to find their footing. Some are even guilty of starting out great and becoming less appealing as the story went on until viewers prayed for them to come to an end. Here’s everything you need to know about the five longest Anime that gets better with more episodes.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The first Fullmetal Alchemist series strayed from the manga. While it was interesting in its own right, it doesn’t hold a candle to its counterpart, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. This show has been named several times as the greatest anime of all time, and for good reason.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s plot and characters, not to mention the animation and thrilling OST, make it one of the most well-told stories in anime history. It ran for 64 episodes with no fillers whatsoever, with each episode being more gripping than the last.
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia took its time with the first season and gave a broad introduction to the hero society. Things really picked up in Season 2, especially the U.A. Sports Festival arc. The show properly balances stories of actual hero work with stories of life in the Hero Academy, so fans don’t get too much of either one.
My Hero Academia kept things simple by providing the protagonists with one group of antagonists. So there are not too many scenes with unnecessary villains whose presence and activities add nothing to the show.
Bleach may be notorious for boring fillers, but all the big three have that flaw. Like a lot of anime out there, Bleach struggled with consistency. The anime had pacing problems, but all that got better over time.
Bleach ran for 366 episodes and has now returned for the final season. Bleach may have been accused of being boring and having poor character development, but its long-run speaks for itself.
Attack On Titan
The beginning of Attack On Titan left viewers with more questions than they had answers to. Everything moved so fast and before long, viewers were tossed headlong into a gruesome merciless world, rife with problems. As the show went on, it began to look better.
Attack On Titan’s animation became much more fluid and the story got more intriguing. Attack On Titan only kept getting better, and with a total of 87 episodes, is now one of the best anime out there.
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter x Hunter started off like a regular Shonen anime series. With the main character aspires to be the best at what he does. The show eventually distinguished itself and created a lot of content entirely unique to the anime.
Hunter x Hunter has great animation and an awesome soundtrack, and the cast of characters makes it even better. Each of the main characters is relatable to an extent, and the plot is written to keep the viewers interested.