The BEST ABC (JA) shows of all time
Every ABC (JA) show, ranked
We've compiled the average episode rating for every ABC (JA) show to compile this list of best shows!
#1 - Saint Tail
The story of Saint Tail follows a simple formula: school girl Meimi Haneoka transforms into the mysterious thief Saint Tail, and steals back what was stolen or taken dishonestly. She's assisted by a classmate and sister-in-training, Seira Mimori, whose position in the church after school each day allows her to hear the troubles of those who have been wronged and have come to pray to God. While Saint Tail steals to right the wrongs done to innocent people, she's a thief to the police force. Her classmate Daiki Asuka Jr., called Asuka Jr., and son of Detective Asuka, is hot on her trail. Saint Tail delivers notices of her planned capers to Asuka Jr., to give him a fair chance to catch her.View Episode Rankings
#2 - Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is currently an inactive high school senior. For some reason, her charming figure does not reflect in the eyes of others. In the course of revealing the mystery behind this phenomenon, Sakuta begins to explore his feelings towards Mai. Set in a city where the skies and seas shine, Sakuta unfolds the meaning behind his bizarre encounters on women with the said syndrome.View Episode Rankings
#3 - SK8 the Infinity
"S" is a dangerous, top secret, no-holds-barred downhill skateboarding race down an abandoned mine. When avid skateboarder Reki takes Langa to the mountain where "S" is held, Langa, who’s never been on a skateboard in his life, finds himself sucked into the world of "S".View Episode Rankings
#4 - Working with Voice!
On her 16th birthday, Kanna Aoyagi is asked by her 28-year-old sister Yayoi to become an eroge seiyū (erotic game voice actress) at her sister's eroge company. Kanna disagrees at first, but after she thinks about all the things her sister has done for her she finally relents. But being a high school student and knowing nothing about eroge, can she do the job properly…View Episode Rankings
#5 - Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense
Kaede Honjou is invited by her friend Risa Shiramine to play a virtual reality MMO game with her. While Kaede doesn't dislike games, what she really, truly dislikes is being in pain. She creates a character named Maple, and decides to put all her points in VIT to minimize pain. As a result, she moves slowly, can't use magic, and even a rabbit can get the best of her. But as it turns out, she acquires a skill known as "Absolute Defense" as a result of her pumping points into VIT, as well as a "Counter Skill" that works against special moves. Now, with her ability to nullify all damage, she goes on adventures.View Episode Rankings
#6 - Gangsta.
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the "Handymen," Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.View Episode Rankings
#7 - Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls
Konomi Kasahara, a junior high school girl, has made a big name after winning numerous competitive puzzle game tournaments. The story begins when she finds a sports climbing club in her high school. Using special skills other than that of puzzle games, Kasahara becomes fascinated with climbing.View Episode Rankings
#8 - The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious
There’s something really strange about the maid I just hired! No normal person could be so beautiful, or cook such amazingly delicious food, or know exactly what I want before I even ask. She must be using magic—right, a spell is the only thing that can explain why my chest feels so tight whenever I look at her. I swear, I’m going to get to the bottom of what makes this maid so...mysterious!View Episode Rankings
#9 - Shikimori's Not Just a Cutie
Shikimori seems like the perfect girlfriend: cute, fun to be around, sweet when she wants to be... but she has a cool dark side that comes out under the right circumstances. And her boyfriend Izumi loves to be around when that happens!View Episode Rankings
#10 - The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
The Great Jahy, the Dark Realm's second-in-command, cuts a frightening figure, feared and revered by all. But when a run-in with a magical girl results in the destruction of the precious mana crystal, the Dark Realm falls, transporting the newly tiny and powerless Jahy to the human world! Unfortunately, plotting the revival of the Dark Realm from a cramped, crumbling one-room apartment is no easy feat when you have rent to pay and a job to keep!View Episode Rankings
#11 - As Miss Beelzebub Likes It.
Banished from Heaven, Beelzebub rules over Pandemonium where former angels that turned into demons work. One day, Beelzebub gets a new attendant named Mullin. Beelzebub seems wise and cool... but she's actually a girl that loves fluffy things! Mullin is shocked at this revelation but still tries to get closer to Beelzebub every day. They are surrounded by various other unique and clumsy demons, and in this story might be about the demons giving a certain emotion a name... maybe.View Episode Rankings
#12 - Pretty Boy Detective Club
Mayumi Dojima, a second-year student at the exclusive Yubiwa Academy middle school, has lost something—a star she glimpsed just once, ten long years ago. But help is on the way, in the form of the unofficial, secretive, and thoroughly mysterious Pretty Boy Detective Club! Rumored to solve problems within the school (most of which they themselves might as well created) for reasons aesthetic rather than financial, these five gorgeous boys sweep Mayumi into their world of excitement, danger, and overwhelming beauty.View Episode Rankings
#13 - Am I Actually the Strongest?
To be reincarnated into another world with the promise of a "cheat" power is one thing... but to be reborn as a baby, and then left for dead after your royal parents think you're powerless?? That's another thing entirely! Now the newly-born Reinhart—or Hart to his new friends—must find his way through a dangerous world...but luckily he's got magic that's quite literally off the charts!View Episode Rankings
#14 - After School Dice Club
A story about girls playing board games after school! Kyoto in Spring. Aya is a high school girl who's just moved to a new town. Miki is her shy classmate, and her first friend. One day after school Aya and Miki follow the committee president Midori to a speciality board games store. The Dice Club!! Without thinking they try out a German board game together. These girls, who are searching for fun, soon fall into the exciting world of games!View Episode Rankings
#15 - Miss Kuroitsu From the Monster Development Department
Follows Toka Kuroitsu, an assistant researcher in Agastya's Superman Research and Development Department. On a daily basis, the young woman develops new technologies and features that will allow the fighters of the evil secret organization to face the heroes who seek to protect the world. His days are notably punctuated by the increasingly far-fetched and unrealizable demands of his superiors, and the need to obtain convincing results within the time and budget allotted to him! And of course, the holidays are an unattainable sweet dream in her eyes.View Episode Rankings