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10 Best Battle Royale Anime

Battle royale, the thrill of being the last person standing. In a battle royale game, players are eliminated once defeated, with the last one left in winning. It’s a situation of kill or be killed. If you are a fan of this game, and looking for the best battle royale game, then we bring you our top 10 picks.

Here are the 10 best battle royale anime

Battle Royale follows a structured format where a group of people are forced to fight to the death to win a battle royale one by one until a single winner remains. You can think of this as a survival game where only one person can live.

The battle royale genre is very popular right now and if you are looking for an anime based on a battle royale theme, then we bring you the 10 best battle royale anime you can watch right now.

10. Battle Game in 5 Seconds

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This anime is the newest on the list and begins with Akira, a student who loves games and Konpeito, a type of Japanese sweep. Akira is suddenly dragged onto a battlefield by a mysterious girl who calls herself Mion and is forced to battle a strange man who is out to kill him.

He and the other chosen participants are told that they have been considered dead to the rest of the world and are involved in an experiment that would grant them powers.

This marks the beginning of this fierce intelligence-based battle as Akira tries to use his new abilities and his intelligence to defeat the other participants and the organization.

IMDB(6.8)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)



09. Magical Girl Raising Project

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As far as she could remember, Himekawa had always loved magical girls. Magical girls are young girls who transform into alter egos with cute costumes and possess magical abilities that they use to protect people. It’s no wonder that she began playing right away as soon as she heard a social networking game exist claiming to grant players a one in ten thousand chance to become a real magical girl.

As fate would have it, she was chosen to become the magical girl known as Snow White. Due to the calculation error, there were too many magical girls residing in one city. The numbers had to be cut in half. To resolve this, they start eliminating those with the least amount of magical candy.

Most anime series with magical girls are light and whimsical; however, this anime takes a different approach. The protagonist in a magical girl anime series always wins in the end without any casualties but a battle royale amongst magical girls makes this anime quite different and exciting.

IMDB(7.2)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


08. Gantz

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Two high school friends, Kei and Masaru are killed in a subway train while trying to rescue a drunk homeless man. After death, they wake up in a room with a group of people where they’re instructed by Gantz, a dark black sphere. To complete missions to be able to return to their lives.

The missions given to the group from Gantz were to kill all targets which appeared to the group as aliens living on earth. Those sent on the mission couldn’t return until all targets had been eliminated.

Though the groups of people weren’t pitted against each other, their lives were at stake as they struggled to survive on these missions.

IMDB(7.2)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 2(26 Ep.)


07. Deadman Wonderland

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This anime begins with high school student Ganta, the sole survivor of a tragedy that killed all of his classmates. Ganta claimed that it was the doing of someone he referred to as the Red Man. He was then placed on trial and shockingly found guilty of the crime.

After the trial, he was sentenced to Deadman Wonderland where criminals had to compete against each other in games played in this prison amusement park. Prisoners who won the competitions were granted food portions and kept alive.

This anime is considered a battle royale anime because every one of the prisoners is pitted against each other as they strive to survive and Ganta joins the fray after being framed for the murder of his classmates. These competitions did have unforgiving consequences which typically resulted in losing a limb.

IMDB(7.1)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


06. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

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Usually, battle royale animes involve ordinary people. However, Juni Taisen involves skilled mercenaries who know their mission. This anime follows 12 deadly mercenaries, each with abilities based on the Chinese zodiac animals.

They were pitted against one another in a tournament that took place every 12 years. Each mercenary had physical features and skills that were respective to their Chinese zodiac sign which gave them their advantage.

For example, the rabbit had long ears and a fluffy tail and used his ability to fight. Each zodiac mercenary was asked to swallow one of the 12 crystallized poison jewels known as Beast Gems during this tournament.

The prize of the tournament was to have any wish of their choosing granted. Each mercenary must have retrieved each of the 11 crystals from the other mercenaries before the deadline to win this prize.

IMDB(6.6)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


05. Danganronpa: The Animation

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The story begins with a group of high school students who found themselves locked up in Hope’s Peak Academy. The students were soon confronted and threatened by their principal an anthropomorphic bear named Monokuma, who stated that the only way they could escape was to murder someone and get away with it.

At first, the students refused to participate but then they were all shown personal videos that shocked everybody. Shortly after, a student was found dead in another student’s room.

What was most compelling about this series was that it was a battle royale anime series combined with a mystery series. Viewers could follow the student’s stories as they tried to collect clues and discover who the murderer was.

IMDB(6.8)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(13 Ep.)


04. Btooom!

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The anime begins with Ryouta, a top player of a combat video game called Btooom. He mysteriously wakes up on an island one day not remembering how he got there. After waking up, he encountered someone else on the island who began to throw bombs known as BIM at him.

Ryouta then realized that he was participating in a real-life version of his favorite video game. As the series progressed, it was revealed to a flashback that if the player could collect eight IC chips, then they would be free to go home.

The IC chips were both sonars and radars used in the game. They were implanted in each player’s left hand and could only be removed after the player was dead. Ryouta didn’t want to fight anybody but that was changed when his life was on the line.

While this animated series didn’t give the characters any supernatural powers or abilities, it did force them to fight using weapons from an online video game.

IMDB(7.1)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(12 Ep.)


03. The Future Diary

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The future diary follows Yukiteru, a shy middle schooler who noted everything he observed on his cell phone. He also spoke to his imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina the god of time and space and Deus servant Mur Mur.

One day his phone began to predict what he would observe. He read on his phone that he would pick a dart up and make a bull’s-eye during his morning routine. Immediately after the news showed an update on a local killer in the area which his phone had predicted.

Unfortunately, this miracle wasn’t without consequences. Yukiteru realized that these new features on his phone meant that he’d been chosen to participate in a battle royale for the chance to become a god who has control of time and space.

This series is unique because each candidate has a cell phone suited to the personality that gave them an edge over the other player. Also, beware of the craziest Yandere of all time Yuno Gasai.

IMDB(7.5)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(26 Ep.)


02. Darwin’s Game

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This animated series started with the main character Kaname accepting an invitation from a classmate to play a mobile game called Darwin’s Game.

This anime also uses cell phones as a significant piece for survival, where each player was given a Sigil. This ability allowed them to fight and defend themselves against their opponents. Shortly after Kaname downloaded the game, the icon start battle appeared on his phone screen.

As it would in a fighting game between himself and an opponent dressed in a costume named Banda, who attempted to kill him with a knife. To keep bystanders safe, he was teleported into an alternate reality during the battle. He quickly realized he must fight to survive in this game.

IMDB(7.2)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 1(11 Ep.)


01. Fate Series

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This anime series starts with Fate/Zero. The anime followed the events of the fourth holy grail war. This war called forth seven mages to summon seven heroic spirits. These spirits were set against each other in a battle to obtain the power of the holy grail, which was said to grant a wish to each member of the winning duo.

Most mages that were summoned were honored to participate in the holy grail war but others would have rather been left out of the war. With the Einzbern family’s determination to win, they recruited the mage Kiritsugu, a notorious mage killer to better their chances of winning.

However, Kiritsugu was incompatible with this heroic spirit due to polar opposite ideals. So, his partner is fought alongside him and served as the master of their spirit. Ideally, only heroic spirits would have fought each other.

Each spirit had insurmountable strength and abilities that went beyond any normal human or mage. Unfortunately, some mages became casualties of the war.

Undoubtedly, the Fate series is the best Battle Royal anime of all time, and if you haven’t watched this one, then do yourself a favor and watch the Fate series right now.

IMDB(8.2)

Dubbed – Yes

Season – 7


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