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Top 10 Must-Watch Time Travel Anime Of All Time & Where To Watch Them!

Time Travel is the genre that intrigues a large chunk of the audience from a child to a man in his fifties. Known for its Science Fictional aspects and complexions around the story, anything related to Time Travel becomes the talk of the town as soon it releases.

In anime, Time Travel is not bound by any specifics such as a time machine or a scientific instrument. Anyone or anything can trigger a time travel as long as it does justice to the mechanism of the time travel in the story.

There are some series in anime that breaks the norms of time traveling with their extraordinary story and execution.

So, let’s begin with the top 10 list of Time Travel anime.

10. IRODUKU: The World in Colors

IRODOKU represents those who are unable to enjoy the vibrancy of life.

IRODUKU: The World in Colors

Air Date: October 6, 2018 Status: Finished Studio: P.A. Works No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13

Hitomi Tsukishiro is unable to live her life where she is unable to observe the colors of life. Not able to withstand her granddaughter’s condition anymore, Kohaku decides to send Hitomi back in time with the magic she has been collecting for more than 60 years.

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IRODUKU: The World in Colors | Source: Wiki Fandom

Kohaku, clearing the doubts of Hitomi, says that she will find her way once she returns to the past. Riding the train for the journey of the time she lands in the past where she was instantly drawn into the colorful world of Yuito Aoi, an artist.

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9. The Future Diary

The Future Diary displays the transcending of imagination into reality through a thrilling story.

The Future Diary

Air Date: October 9, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Asread No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26

Yukiteru Amano is a loner who keeps talking to his imaginary friends Deus, the god of time, and the god’s servant, Murmur. To his surprise, Deus is an actual entity who gifts him a diary capable of showing the future in great detail.

Future Diary - Part One - Coming Soon - Trailer
The Future Diary Trailer

Soon forced into a battle royale along with 11 other players, he, along with her stalker Yuno Gasai joins it. Aiming to take the throne of the god of time, he soon comes to realize the hidden desires of Yuno.

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8. Orange

Orange is a tale of regrets, one shouldn’t live with.

Orange

Air Date: July 4, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: Telecom Animation Film No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13

On a late morning, Naho Takamiya receives a letter from her 26-year-old self, which she didn’t believe at first. But after reading the letter, she finds out that the letter is really from her future self as it depicted every event of that day precisely.

Orange - The Complete Series - Coming 10/17!
Orange Trailer

Her future self warns her to be careful while making decisions involving Kakeru Naruse, whom she regrets not having around in the future.

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7. Inuyasha

Inuyasha is the well-balanced diet you need to lead a happy life.

Inuyasha

Air Date: October 16, 2000 Status: Upcoming Season 3 Studio: Sunrise No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 193

Kagome Higurashi is a 15-year-old girl who possesses Shikon Jewel, a wish-granting jewel in her body. Trying to get the jewel, a demon drags her into a well, which sends her 500 years into the past of Japan’s Sengoku period.

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Inuyasha | Source: Wiki Fandom

While the battle against the demon, the jewel breaks up into numerous pieces. To get those pieces back before getting into the wrong hands, she teams up with a demon-human hybrid named Inuyasha with dog ears and begins their journey while recruiting new allies.

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6. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya shows us that a squeeze of lemon can change the taste of plain water.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Air Date: April 3, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Kyoto Animation No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 29

Kyon, after meeting with Haruhi Suzumiya, finds his lost passion for anything supernatural. Not able to find any club of her taste, Haruhi establishes an SOS Brigade, which focuses on supernatural events only.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Seasons One & Two – Coming Soon
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Trailer

Soon joined by other eccentric characters along with Kyon, the ever-charismatic Haruhi begins her adventure full of insanity while some mysteries begin to unfold.

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5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Greed for the power will lead to your destruction, Puella Magi Madoka Magica warns you through its shocking story.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Air Date: January 7, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Shaft No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

After encountering Kyuubey, a magical cat-like creature, and Homura, the new transfer student, the lives of Madoka and Sayaka, change drastically.

Kyuubey offers them to grant them any of their wishes if they become a magical girl to gain the power to fulfill their dreams.

Madoka Magica Official English Dubbed Trailer
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Trailer

But Homura urges them to not accept the offer as she is a magical girl herself who knows the consequences of becoming one.

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4. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO gracefully portrays the idiom “History repeats itself.”

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Air Date: April 4, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: White Fox No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 50

After leaving a convenience store, Subaru Natsuki finds himself being dropped in a fantasy world. Soon after his arrival, he was attacked by some thugs but was saved by a mysterious beauty named Satella, who is in pursuit after the one who stole her insignia.

To thank her, Subaru offers to help in her search and soon finds the whereabouts of insignia. Just after locating, they were murdered by a darker force.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World - Coming Soon
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Trailer

However, Subaru immediately reawakens to a familiar scene facing the thugs, meeting Satella while the history inexplicably repeats itself.

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3. The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy advises us to not lead a life where the only thing you have in the future is regret.

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Watashi is a third-year student who is filled with the regret of living his college life by breaking up couples along with his only friend Ozu.

Not able to suppress those bitter feelings anymore, he shares his feelings with a random customer at a ramen stand behind Shimogamo Shrine.

To his surprise, he soon finds himself at the beginning of his college years as a chance to erase those regrets he had for the whole time.

noitaminA: The Tatami Galaxy - Anime - Official Japanese Trailer - English Subtitle
The Tatami Galaxy Trailer

And grabbing the opportunity by both hands, he begins a life full of love and friendship so as not to waste the chance given by fate.

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2. ERASED

ERASED teaches us that it’s your actions that change fate, not the other way around.

ERASED

Air Date: January 8, 2016 Status: Finished Studio: A-1 Pictures No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12

Satoru Fujinuma, a 29-year-old detached manga artist, finds himself a mysterious power where he can go back in time just before a tragedy strikes and calls it “Revival” to help others in danger.

However, when accused of murdering someone close to him, he was sent back to 1988, 18 years in the past.

ERASED English Trailer
ERASED Trailer

Soon he discovers that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, his childhood classmate, and this is the chance to make things right. Thus his journey to unfold the mystery begins.

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1. Steins;Gate

One has to carefully watch Steins;Gate to decipher the minute details of a truly magnificent story.

Steins;Gate

Air Date: April 6, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: White Fox No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 47

The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe along with his perverted hacker friend Hashida “Daru” Itaru and airheaded Mayuri Shiina, have made their most promising invention; dubbed as the “Phone Microwave.”

Steins;Gate - OFFICIAL ENGLISH DUB CAST - Trailer - Part 1
Steins;Gate Trailer

It can perform the strange function of deforming bananas into piles of green gel. But soon after experiencing some mysterious happenings, they discover that the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history itself.

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Honorable Mentions

There are some other series in this genre which are worth your time, they are:

Nobunaga Concerto, Noein: to your other self, Zipang.

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