The BEST NHK Shows

The top 16 shows on NHK

Future Boy Conan

#1 - Future Boy Conan

In the 21st century, 20 years after World War 3, the world as we know it has been destroyed. Conan lives on an island with his grandfather, believing they are the only two survivors. Conan discovers a fleeing girl named Lana on the beach. After Lana is kidnapped from the island, Conan decides to rescue her and sets sail to Industria.

star 8.86
134 votes
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Attack on Titan

#2 - Attack on Titan

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by the Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by building a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the largest of Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over a hundred years, until one day, a Colossal Titan appears out of thin air and destroys part of the city wall. As teenage boy Eren Jaeger and his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman witness the destruction of their town and death of their mother at the hands of the Titans, Eren vows to kill every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

star 8.66
8,203 votes
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Cardcaptor Sakura

#3 - Cardcaptor Sakura

Sakura Kinomoto is appointed Card Captor by the Guardian of the Seal, Kerberos, when she accidentally opens the magical book of Clow Cards and scatters them to the four winds. To protect the world from disaster she must capture all of the Clow Cards with the help of her friend Tomoyo and Kerberos.

star 8.45
567 votes
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The Mysterious Cities of Gold

#4 - The Mysterious Cities of Gold

In the year 1532, Mendoza, a Spanish Navigator, Estaban, a young orphan, Zia, a young Incan girl, and a band of Spanish sailors set sail from Barcelona in search of El Dorado, the Mysterious City of Gold. Each is on a personal quest of discovery, heritage, and wealth. This is their story... The Mysterious Cities of Gold is a 39-episode animated series that was produced in 1982. It was a French/Japanese co-production that was loosely based on the Scott O'Dell book: The King's Fifth. Since 1982, The Mysterious Cities of Gold has aired on television stations around the world, and has gone by many different names. In Japan it is known as "Taiyō no Ko Esuteban", In the United States it is known either as "The Mysterious Cities of Gold" or "Estaban and the Seven Cities of Gold", and in France it is known as "Les Mystérieuses Cités d'or".

star 8.43
140 votes
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March Comes in Like a Lion

#5 - March Comes in Like a Lion

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he's yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate. Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home. This is the story of Rei's triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.

star 8.41
176 votes
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Planetes

#6 - Planetes

By 2075 traveling between Earth, Space stations and the moon have become normal. Hachimaki collects debris at a space station and dreams of owning his very own space ship someday.

star 8.39
298 votes
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Major

#7 - Major

Major is a drama about emotional joy and heartbeak on the baseball diamond. As father, son and teacher (now turned Goro's mom since his first mom's death). More than ever these three will be closer than ever to becoming a complete family. Until an unthinkable tragic event visits the family in a harsh way. Now, Momoko Hoshino (Goro's new mom) and Goro will have to make their dreams come true and reach for the victory in the baseball scene. To make that happen, Goro trains everytime to live up to his father's legacy. And he also forms a new team of little leaguers. Called; The Dolphins. Which he pitches for the team. Emotions of joy and sadness, victory and defeat will now play a part in Goro's everyday training and game as he plays for the Dolphins and eventually steps into the majors.

star 8.33
95 votes
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Captain Future

#8 - Captain Future

Curtis Newton, aka Captain Future, is an orphan. His parents died in their artificial satellite while he was an infant. His father was a scientist, who has abandoned earth for the satellite to dedicate his life for science along with his aging friend the genius Dr Simon Wright. Wright senses his death, and decides to implant his brain in a mechanical container. They both manufactured a superior robot and an android. Captain future dedicated his life to fight evil along with his three men, the brain, android, and robot.

star 8.30
85 votes
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Dennou Coil

#9 - Dennou Coil

Eleven years after the introduction of internet-connected, augmented reality eyeglasses and visors, Yūko Okonogi moves with her family to Daikoku City, the technological center of the emerging half-virtual world. Yūko joins her grandmother's "investigation agency" comprised of children equipped with virtual tools and powerful metatags. She quickly crosses paths with Yūko Amasawa, an expert hacker of the virtual environment, as Amasawa relentlessly seeks to "unlock" the mystery of a computer virus that emerges from an inaccessible corrupted space.

star 8.22
133 votes
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Bakuman

#10 - Bakuman

The series follows talented artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi, two ninth grade boys who wish to become mangaka.

star 8.21
477 votes
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The Twelve Kingdoms

#11 - The Twelve Kingdoms

Nakajima Youko is your average somewhat timid high school student. One day, a strange man named Keiki appears before her, swearing allegiance. Before she could properly register what was happening, demon-like creatures attack Youko and her friends, after which they are pulled into a different world. A world unlike what she has ever known. Separated from Keiki, Youko and her friends must do whatever they can if they wish to survive in this new world.

star 8.16
139 votes
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Log Horizon

#12 - Log Horizon

The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.

star 8.08
792 votes
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Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water

#13 - Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water

The series centers around Nadia, a young girl of unknown origins, and Jean, a young French inventor. Early in the story, the two protagonists are chased by Grandis Granva, Sanson, and Hanson, a group of jewel thieves who pursue Nadia for the blue jeweled pendant she possesses. After being rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Super Sea Cruiser Nautilus, the jewel thieves and the young protagonists join forces and participate in the struggle against the Neo-Atlantean forces, who seek to dominate the world. In the process, Nadia and Jean save the world from violent domination by the Neo-Atlantean forces led by Gargoyle, explore worldly mysteries and the powers of the blue pendant, uncover Nadia's hidden family ties, and ultimately discover the secret origins of Nadia.

star 7.91
184 votes
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Baby Steps

#14 - Baby Steps

Maruo eiichiro (E-Chan), a first year honor student, one day decides he's unhappy with the way things are and lacks exercise. He finds a flyer for the Tennis Club and decides to check it out. He's instantly captivated by it. With no prior experience and poor physical conditioning, join E-Chan as he embarks on a tennis journey using his smarts, dedication, and work ethic.

star 7.80
110 votes
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Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

#15 - Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Sakura, Syaoran, and many other characters from CLAMP's mangas and animes are back in a brand new series: Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- (manga) and Tsubasa Chronicle (anime). However, they are not the same as you remember. Sakura is the princess of a peaceful, desert country while Syaoran is her childhood friend and the head of an archaeological dig that took his father's life. Instead of Tomoeda, Japan, they now live in the desert country of Clow with a mysterious ruin that Syaoran is excavating. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is their relationship and their hesitation of declaring their love for each other. However, that all changes when the ruins Syaoran is excavating calls upon a mysterious power within Sakura that has the potential of changing the world. Though Syaoran manages to save Sakura, her feathers which contains her memories all the way from the moment she was born are scattered into many different dimensions.

star 7.55
130 votes
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Allison & Lillia

#16 - Allison & Lillia

The story centers around Allison Whittington, a young blonde pilot in the Roxche Air Force who has experience with biplanes. She visits her good friend Wil Schultz (short for Wilhelm) during his summer vacation at Rowe Sneyum Senior School's dormitory after being away for six months. Wil, who resides in Roxche, enjoys reading books, has a photographic memory, and is a good marksman. While out for a drive on Wil's motorcycle they run across an old man waiting on a bridge who is well-known in the area for telling false stories. They give him a ride to his home, and while there he tells them a story he claims to be true: that there is a treasure in the western region Sou Beil which could end the conflict between the two nations. Before telling them more, a man who claims to be from the town hall takes him away, though Allison & Wil quickly give chase after noticing that the man was lying.

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