5 Iconic Anime

There are particular anime series that are very iconic, ones that even non-anime fans know. So I decided to put a list together of the anime series I think are most well-known, inside and outside the anime community. This is in no particular order.

1 Naruto

I knew what Naruto was before I started watching anime. I’m sure a lot of people know about it, especially since it’s a very popular and well-known anime. It aired on TV where I live, I never watched it but I knew it existed. Anime rarely airs on TV in the UK unless it’s really popular, like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh. The TV channels I had mainly showed American cartoons and rarely showed anything that was made in other countries.

2 Pokémon

Everyone knows what Pokémon is. My parents know what Pokémon is. They can even name a few. I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandparents knew what it is. Pokémon is probably the most well-known anime in western countries.

3 Dragon Ball

Another anime I knew existed but never watched. I remember seeing merchandise from the series when I was younger, but it never interested me enough to watch it. My brothers didn’t watch it either. However, it is insanely popular and very well-known. It even received an awful American live action which everyone pretends doesn’t exist.

4 Yu-Gi-Oh

I watched this when I was younger and I collected the cards. There was a whole group of us that collected and traded Yu-Gi-Oh cards in primary school. It was huge. It was never as big as Pokémon, since I’m certain if I asked my parents about it they wouldn’t know what I was talking about. It was still very popular.

5 Digimon

This never got as popular as Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon, but it still played a huge part of my childhood. It died before I was old enough to remember it properly, but I do remember little pieces of the series. It was definitely popular, even if it wasn’t as big as Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh at the time, and I still think it’s a very iconic anime series.

Are there any series I missed? Leave a comment below!