Time travel is one of my favorite genres, both in anime and movies and series. In this article we will share the best time travel anime followed by a complete list of them, including OVAs and movie animations.
I want to take this opportunity to mention that my favorite western series are time travel. Its about 12 Monkeys and Travalers, I recommend watching both. I also recommend Dorama Nobunaga Concert.
Steins; Gate - The best anime of all time
Steins; Gate is not only the best time travel anime, but also one of the best anime of all time that dominates the top positions in the BAD. A very good anime, but that unfortunately goes unnoticed by many.
The anime has two seasons and a movie, one of which is an alternative view of what happens between two timelines. The anime approaches time travel in a funny way with a lot of suspense and a lot of psychological terror.
The beginning of the anime and its synopsis is a little strange, tells the story of a crazy young man who suffers from chuunibyou crisis. In their daydreams as a mad scientist together with their friends, they manage to invent a machine that sends SMS to the past.
The first 13 episodes present a light, funny and a little crazy atmosphere, but then the anime scenario totally changes to something that interferes with the psychological of those who watch, makes people very tense and makes all the madness from previous episodes play an important role in story.
The anime has a perfect beginning, middle and end, without fail and with complements of the same quality as the original series. The anime is based on a visual novel computer game that allows different player choices.
Erased - Boku dake ga inai machi
The struggling manga author Fujinuma Satoru is plagued by fear of expressing himself. However, he has the supernatural ability to be forced to avoid deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating the time until the accident is avoided.
One day, he is involved in an accident that incriminates him as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he goes back in time only to see himself as a middle school student a month before his classmate Hinazuki Kayo disappears. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery of her disappearance.
Erased does not present complex themes, as does Steins; Gate, although Erased is the type of story that does not need much explanation, but rather the appreciation of its characters, scenarios and the development of the story.
RE: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
It tells the story of Subaru, a normal boy who lives like an Otaku nerd who is one day taken to a fantasy world with the power to go back in time a little when he dies. Unfortunately he cannot tell you about that power.
Suffering a lot in this world, Subaro falls in love with a girl with white hair with power of ice that resembles a witch who causes panic in the inhabitants of that world.
Considered one of the best Animes of 2016, this anime is undoubtedly a divisor of opinions. Some think it didn't have a good ending and development, while others think it was the perfect anime.
List of anime with time travel
|Steins; Gate 0||2018|
|Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-||2016|
|InuYasha: The Final Act||2009|
|Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline||2007|
|IRODUKU: The World in Colors||2018|
|The Ambition of Oda Nobuna||2012|
|Natsu no Arashi! Akinaichuu||2009|
|Meiji Tokyo Renka||2019|
|Natsu no Arashi!||2009|
|Muka Muka Paradise||1993|
|Time Travel Tondekeman!||1989|
|Extra Olympia Kyklos||2020|
|Gan Gan Ganko-chan||2017|
|Battle Girls: Time Paradox||2011|
|Time Travel Girl||2016|
|YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of This World||2019|
|Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation||2015|
|Rakugo Tennyo Oyui||2006|
|Tsuki wa Higashi ni Hi wa Nishi ni: Operation Sanctuary||2004|
|RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time||2018|
|Flint the Time Detective||1998|
|Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru Koi||2017|
|Time Bokan: The Villains' Strike Back||2017|
|Butlers x Battlers||2018|
|Tamagotchi! Miracle Friends||2013|
|Time Bokan 24||2016|
|Nobunaga teacher's young bride||2019|
|Mirai Kara Kita Shounen Super Jetter||1965|
|Gan Gan Ganko-chan 2nd Season||2018|
List of time travel manga
Below we will share a list of manga that has a focus or some relationship with time travel:
|Manga or Novel Name||Year|
|Sousei no Taiga||2017|
|Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Light Novel)||2014|
|Sengoku Komachi Kuroutan: Noukou Giga||2017|
|Steins; Gate: Chouyoku no Divergence - Reverse (Light Novel)||2011|
|Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 3: Truth of Zero||2015|
|The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (Light Novel)||2009|
|Kimi to Boku no Ashiato: Time Travel Kasuga Kenkyuusho||2009|
|Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 2: A Week at the Mansion||2014|
|Henyoku in Labyrinth||2014|
|Nobunaga in Chef||2011|
|Threads of Time||1999|
|Souboutei Kowasu Beshi||2016|
|Feng Yu Jiu Tian (Novel)||2004|
|Tsuyokute New Saga||2014|
|Namidaame to Serenade||2014|
|5-fungus in the Sekai||2018|
|Babel (Noriyoshi Inoue)||2015|
|Crazy Girl Shin Bia||2008|
|The Ambition of Oda Nobuna||2011|
Japanese animated films of time travel
The list below shows some Japanese films followed by the release year that have some kind of time travel or are focused on that genre. I hope you like the short list of films below:
|Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur||1980|
|Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger||1986|
|Doraemon: Nobita's Version of Saiyuki||1988|
|Doraemon: Nobita at the Birth of Japan||1989|
|Dorami-chan: Hello Kyouryuu Kids !!||1993|
|Crayon Shin-chan Movie 3: Unkokusai no Yabou||1995|
|Doraemon: Nobita's Genesis Diary||1995|
|New Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning||1996|
|Doraemon: Nobita at Kekkon Zenya||1999|
|Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King||2000|
|Doraemon: Obaa-chan at Omoide||2000|
|Saving our Fragile Earth: Unico Special Chapter||2000|
|Ojarumaru Movie: Yakusoku no Natsu Ojaru to Semira||2000|
|Crayon Shin-chan Movie 10: Arashi wo Yobu Appare! Sengoku Daikassen||2002|
|The Golden Laws||2003|
|The Girl Who Leapt Through Time||2006|
|Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur (2006)||2006|
|Superflat First Love||2009|
|The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya||2010|
|Naruto Shippuden Movie 4: The Lost Tower||2010|
|Crayon Shin-chan Movie 18: Chou Jikuu! Arashi wo Yobu Ora no Hanayome||2010|
|The Dreams of Jinsha||2010|
|Psychic School Wars||2012|
|Magic Tree House||2012|
|Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi||2012|
|Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare||2013|
|Steins; Gate Movie: Load Region of Deja Vu||2013|
|Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu by Nyan!||2014|
|Meiji Tokyo Renka Movie: Yumihari no Serenade||2015|
|Meiji Tokyo Renka Movie 2: Hanakagami in Fantasia||2016|
|Doraemon: Nobita at the Birth of Japan (2016)||2016|
|Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow||2018|
|The Laws of the Universe: Part 1||2018|
|Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl||2019|