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10 Must-Watch Kaiju Anime of All Time and Where to Watch Them!

If you have been watching anime for quite some time now, you must have come across the word “Kaiju.” For those who are new to anime and wonder what that word means, in Japanese, “Kaiju” means strange beasts.

In simple words, creatures like King Kong and Godzilla are known as Kaijus. Kaijus are of different types, but the one type of Kaiju we all love to see is the giant ones. 

So, let’s have a look at the list of top 10 kaiju anime.

10. Blood-C

Blood-C is a user manual on how to create a show full of gore. 

Blood-C

Air Date: July 8, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Production I.G No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Saya Kisaragi is a schoolgirl who seems to be a regular girl by day, but after dark, she is a monster slayer. Leading a chaotic life, she has promised to stand before anyone who will disturb her village’s peace.

Wielding a ceremonial sword given by her father, Saya is a brutal and unforgiving monster slayer.

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Blood-C | Source: Funimation

With each passing moment, she is being tormented with flashbacks that she has never seen before. Trying to find out the truth, she soon faces the most brutal reality about her life.

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9. Dai-Guard

Dai-Guard plays around the idea of regular office workers piloting giant robots to save the world from aliens.

Dai-Guard

Air Date: October 5, 1999 Status: Finished Studio: Xebec No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26

The peaceful days at earth are over as the disappeared alien species known as Heterodyne have resurfaced after 13 years.

Lacking a special force to fight extraterrestrial invaders, three office workers have taken on the responsibility to fight against them using a giant and poorly maintained robot known as Dai-Guard.

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Dai-Guard | Source: Amazon

Struggling to operate Dai-guard properly, the trio soon learns to propel the robot to save the world from despair.

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8. Fafner of the Blue Sky

Fafner of the Blue Sky displays a robot that stands as the symbol of peace for mankind. 

Fafner of the Blue Sky

Air Date: July 5, 2004 Status: Finished Studio: Xebec, I.Gzwei No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 51

Tatsumiyajima seems to be one of the most peaceful islands in Japan, where the inhabitants are living a serene life.

But soon, they come across a bitter truth of the fate of mankind being on the line.

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Fafner of the Blue Sky Trailer

And to save mankind from the disaster, a giant robot called Fafner fights against the hostile enemy.

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7. God Eater

God Eater deals with one of the coolest weapons in a world hit by man-eating monsters.

God Eater

Air Date: July 12, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: ufotable No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13

Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to “Aragami,” a man-eating monster that can only be killed by “God Eaters,” the special humans infused with Oracle cells through the help of God Arc, a weapon.

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God Eater | Source: Netflix

Fenrir is an organization of God Eaters built to save humanity. Lenka Utsugi uses a god arc that has taken the form of both blade and gun.

To fulfill his desire to wipe out Aragami, he must master one of Fenrir’s greatest weapons.

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6. Digimon Adventure (1999)

Digimon is a must-watch for those who love anything monster.

Digimon Adventure (1999)

Air Date: March 7, 1999 Status: Finished Studio: Toei Animation No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 104

A group of kids, unaware of how their life was going to change, were suddenly transported into a new world amid their summer camp.

The only thing they have is a “Digivice” and their respective partners, Digital Monsters called “Digimon,” who are the inhabitants of the Digi World they were transported into.

Digimon: Digital Monsters - Official Trailer
Digimon Adventure (1999) Trailer

Led by the reckless Taichi Yagami, they set on a journey to find their way back home after finding the reason behind their sudden transport into this strange world.

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5. SSSS.GRIDMAN

SSSS.GRIDMAN is a pure entertainer for anyone looking for Mechs and Monsters in the same anime.

SSSS.GRIDMAN

Air Date: October 7, 2018 Status: Upcoming Studio: Trigger, Tsuburaya Productions No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

With no memories from his past, Yuuta Hibiki finds himself in the room of Rikka Takarada. And soon a mysterious voice starts calling his name.

He finds out that the voice was coming from a robot, which introduces itself as Gridman, a hyper agent nobody can hear except Yuuta.

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SSSS.GRIDMAN Trailer

Further, he notices the sudden monster appearances in the city, and during one such invasion, he finds himself merged with Gridman.

And thus, Yuuta and his friends set out on a journey to find the reason behind sudden monster invasions.

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4. Darling in the FranXX

Darling in the FranXX portrays a bittersweet love story of teens amid a crisis.

Darling in the FranXX

Air Date: January 13, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures, Trigger, CloverWorks No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24

Plantations is the fortress city that saves humanity from the Klaxosaurs, giant beasts responsible for the near-extinction of humans.

The only way to fight against Klaxosaurs is FranXX, giant mechas piloted by humans.

Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, getting depressed from his failure to pilot FranXX, comes across Zero Two in the forest lake.

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Darling in the FranXX | Source: IMDb

Soon after the sudden attack on the plantation, Hiro was forced to join her in the FranXX. Ending with a win, she was surprised to see Hiro survive after riding with her as she is known as the “Partner Killer.”

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3. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Rage of Bahamut displays a world that lives with a fear of the dragon wreaking havoc throughout their land.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Air Date: October 6, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: MAPPA No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 36

Mistarcia is the land where both gods and demons co-exist among mankind. This is also the land where the ancient dragon Bahamut was sealed by both gods and demons for wreaking havoc throughout Mistarcia.

The sealed key was split between both the rival deities. In the present Mistarcia, Favaro Leone is a bounty hunter who lives his carefree while his fellow bounty hunter Kaisar Lidfard seeks vengeance upon him.

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis - Season One - Coming Soon
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Trailer

But soon, Favaro’s peaceful life comes to an end when he encounters Amira, a woman who has one half of the sealed key, which holds the disaster of this world.

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2. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion strongly depicts the conscience of human emotions amidst the survival of humanity.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Air Date: October 4, 1995 Status: Finished Studio: Tatsunoko Production, Gainax No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26

Standing on the brink of extinction, Nerv, a special agency under the United Nations, is the last hope to save humanity against the Angels by using their giant machines called Evangelions.

Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, along with her comradery, is finding compatible pilots to sync in with Evangelion.

Neon Genesis Evangelion | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Neon Genesis Evangelion Trailer

Shinji Ikari’s average life is drastically changed when he is whisked away into the depths of Nerv after meeting with his father. He has been destined to pilot Evangelion Unit-01 to save humanity once and for all.

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1. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan exquisitely depicts the survival of humanity against the Titans.

Attack on Titan

Air Date: April 7, 2013 Status: Airing Studio: Wit Studio, Studio MAPPA No. of Seasons: 4 No. of Episodes: 75

Centuries ago, mankind was forced to live within defensive barriers in fear of Titans, human-eating monsters.

After centuries of peace, a colossal titan manages to breach the defensive wall and begins the survival against man-eating abominations. Then there’s Eren Yeager who lost his mother and joined the Survey Corps to dedicate his life for his revenge against titans by eradicating each of them.

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Attack on Titan

In this brutal journey, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and childhood friend Armin Arlert.

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