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(2021) Top 30 Best Korean Anime of all time Ranked

Anime has been around since the 20th century and quickly captivated audiences with its colorful visuals, characters, storyline, etc. It covers various genres and targets all ages of audiences, kids to adults, unlike cartoons. For the past decade, it has gained popularity among audiences. And in recent years, people also recognize it alongside mainstream media.

The word Anime makes one think it is produced and created in Japan. For the most part, it is true, but who knew there are even Anime from other countries! Taiwan, Chinese, Korean Anime has their own fanbase in their home country but has also gained fame internationally. And in this post, we are going to list and discuss the Top 30 Best Korean Anime of all time.

Top 30 Best Korean Anime –

  • 30. Doggy Poo –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 6.00

Plot – This anime will not only give one life advice but will also teach the meaning of life. The story centers around little Doggy Poo, and people around him discriminate against him for being different. For a long time, he believed he is alone, and one day he meets a dandelion sprout. Will she be able to make him realize his true self and his dreams?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – GoGoAnime (Unofficial)


  • 29. Ghost Messenger –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: Themoviedatabase

Rating – 6.02

Plot – Ghost Messenger has a supernatural theme along with the action genre. Kanglim is a 5th grade Ghost Messenger who has the power to see mystical spirits. But everything starts to go wrong when he goes on a mission. He gets trapped in a Soul Phone, and to get himself free, he must capture one of the spirits. Will he be able to accomplish it?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – hoopladigital


  • 28. Hammerboy –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: binged

Rating – 6.03

Plot – The story follows Mangchi who possesses a magical hammer and uses it to overcome any challenges in his life. One day he encounters princess Poplar from the kingdom of Jemius and saves her from her pursuers. And later decides to help her and mankind using his hammer. Thus begins their journey full of action and adventure.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – Directtv (Unofficial)


  • 27. Life is Cool –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: AsianWiki

Rating – 6.03

Plot – The story begins with Il-gon returning to South Korea, after completing his studies in the USA, to look for a partner and settle down. To achieve this he asks his two best friends, Tae-young and Sung-hoon, for help. Therefore, Il-gon manages to get a partner but comedic chaos ensues when his two friends fall for the same woman. What will happen in the end?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – fulltv (Unofficial)


  • 26. Lost in the Moonlight –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 6.04

Plot – Everyone dreams of a fantasy world and one such world is Moonlit Palace where magical creatures exist and so do talking mushrooms. Hyunjuli, a 13-year old girl, fell into that palace on her way to Changdeokgung Palace and makes strange friends. But nothing is ever peaceful when the antagonist exists. Follow her and her friends as they try to save their world. Moreover, will she be able to come back safely?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – Kissasian 


  • 25.  The Legend of Blue/ 바다의 전설 장보고 –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 6.06

Plot – The story is set in a futuristic world where the government sends mercenaries aboard a high-tech submarine. Jang is the captain of the crew of this submarine and instantly faces the mafias who wish to control the sea. Moreover, their reason remains unknown. On the other hand, Jang and his crew discover nothing is true as it seems once they discover the golden ship. As a result, they must now face enemies from inside and outside.

Total Number of Episodes – 26

Where to Watch – Youtube (Unofficial)


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  • 24. Empress Chung –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: binged

Rating – 6.08

Plot – When it comes to family, one is ready to give up everything to save them. But how far will one go to save their family? The story centers around a young princess named Chung and it is based on a famous Korean folk tale. The princess takes a drastic measure to save her father from blindness. Will it be too late to save him and herself in a limited time?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – filmdoo


  • 23. Flowering Heart –
 Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: KOBIZ

Rating – 6.11

Plot – This series has a fantasy setting along with school life. The story follows Ari and her two best friends Suha and Min. To solve the problems of other students they opened a club called Problem Solving Club. But it seems no one needs their problem solved. One day Ari encounters a talking hamster who is looking for a ring. Will they be able to find the magical ring in time?

Total Number of Episodes – 26

Where to Watch – Netflix/gogoanime (Unofficial)


  • 22. Little Dino Dooly –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: 임태우 (YouTube)

Rating – 6.17

Plot – It is mainly targeted towards kids but adults too enjoyed this show. Dooly isn’t ones’ average baby dinosaur and has a chibi form. Follow Dooly’s adventure in modern-day South Korea. And along the way audience learns the secret behind Dooly’s magic powers as well as his birth. Moreover, it is also one of Korea’s favorite anime.

Total Number of Episodes – 6

Where to Watch – Youtube (Unofficial)


  • 21. Mari Iyagi –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 6.25

Plot – Everyone once had a wish to go to a fantasy world or rewind time and visit their hometown. And the protagonist of this anime, Nam-woo, gets teleported back to his hometown after receiving a package from his friend. Moreover, an abandoned lighthouse transports him to a fantasy world where a mysterious flying girl named Mari lives. What will be the outcome of their friendship?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – fulltv


  • 20. The Haunted House: The Secret of the Ghost Ball –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: Netflix

Rating – 6.48

Plot – What will one do when they discover supernatural beings exist or their home is haunted or an old goblin lives under their home? Will they run away? Or go on adventures?! The same thing happened to the two siblings of this series. They decided to go on spooky adventures after discovering their apartment was haunted. And with the help of a 102-years-old goblin!

Total Number of Episodes – 24

Where to Watch – Netflix/YouTube (Unofficial)


  • 19. Green Days: Dinosaur and I –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: KOBIZ

Rating – 6.48

Plot – The story is set in the ’80s and ’90s and is bound to make the audience reminisce their childhood as well as lost love. The story follows Yi-rang who decided to quit athlete afraid of losing to someone afraid of failure. And when she is starting to lose hope, Soo-min comes into her life. In short, this anime tells a story about adolescence, releasing ones’ real dream.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – fulltv (Unofficial)


  • 18. Pucca –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: Line

Rating – 6.57

Plot – Get ready to see lots of comedic scenes, love, dangerous ninjas as well as noodles! Meet Pucca who is the daughter of a Chinese noodle shop owner. And someone who fell in love with a ninja named Garu. But Garu declines her affection and advances. What can she do now? Follow Pucca as she goes to any length just to steal Garu’s kiss but it often ends in hilarious situations.

Total Number of Episodes – 26

Where to Watch – Netflix/YouTube (Unofficial)


  • 17. Element Hunters –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: animeclubreviews

Rating – 6.64

Plot – The plot is set in 2029 where certain elements like oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenum, and cobalt disappeared from the Earth due to a natural phenomenon. This phenomenon was a sinkage that occurred in the Mediterranean sea. Moreover, scientists discovered the lost elements into another dimension called “Nega Earth”. And it is up to the special group comprising of 13-year-olds to bring them back. Will they able to bring them back or will face dangerous foes there?

Total Number of Episodes – 39

Where to Watch – kissanime


  • 16. Aachi wa Ssipak –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 6.66

Plot – The plot may occur somewhat disturbing to some audiences but it is worth watching when it is full of action and comedy. The story begins in a futuristic world where all sources of energy got exhausted and the only remaining is human excrement. And every citizen is implanted with chips and is rewarded “juicybars” upon their contribution. Meet Aachi and Ssipak, two hoodlums, who sell these juicybars to make money but get entangled with both the government and Diaper gang.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – Crunchyroll


  • 15. Saibi/The Fake –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: IMDb

Rating – 6.74

Plot – Can one easily distinguish between good and evil? Black and white? And is there any boundary between them? A good person speaks false and an evil person speaks the truth. The story is set in a rural village where Choi, a church elder, aims to fraud the villagers whereas Min-Chul tries to expose him. But will the people believe him when he is seen as the village’s most untrustworthy person?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – kissanime/gogoanime (Unofficial)


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  • 14. Dwaeji-ui Wang –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: 9anime

Rating – 6.78

Plot – This story has a plot of psychological thriller and begins with Kyung-Min murdering his own wife. After sinking in anger and loss, he seeks out his middle school friend named Jong-Suk. Even though Jong-Suk is a writer he often dreams of writing his own novel. After 15 years later they meet and reminisce about their school life. But Kyung-Min learns of a secret that happened during their school life.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – gogoanime (Unofficial)


  • 13. Noblesse –
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Rating – 6.82

Plot – Noblesse or commonly known as Rai among his friends is enrolled by his servant, Frankenstein, in a school to hide him from the Union. But nothing is ever peaceful, soon he and his servant are forced to save his friends from powerful enemies. Meanwhile, M-21, agent of the Union gets entangled and works together to oppose the organization. Will they be able to overcome them?

Total Number of Episodes – 13

Where to Watch – Crunchyroll


  • 12. Blade of the Phantom Master –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: Stars&Popcorn

Rating – 6.87

Plot – The story revolves around Munsu, a warrior, who is lost in the desert after walking for many days. He gets saved by a young man named Mon-ryon. Mon-ryon has his own ambition, i.e., to become a secret agent and save his girlfriend, Chunhyan, held captive by an evil lord. But Mon-ryon unexpectedly dies in the desert and it is up to Munsu to continue his mission. He even manages to complete it and save Chunhyan. Later, she dedicates herself as his bodyguard and both of them set out on another mission.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – 9anime/YouTube (Unofficial)


  • 11. Jib/The House –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: FreshFizzy

Rating – 7.02

Plot – The story follows a girl who wishes to care for her grandmother but is opposed by her both aunt and mother. To look for a way out she moves to an old neighborhood but soon discovers her home is haunted. Her home is not the only one haunted and soon makes friends with each spirit of the abandoned houses. It is a story of what society thinks is right and imposes it on people.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – Netflix


  • 10. Shining Star –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 7.02

Plot – Every girl in the Shining Star School aims to become the best idol called “Muse”. Nara even though she is an ordinary girl joins the prestigious academy to fulfill her dream. But before that, she must look for the people who want to drag her down. Follow Nara as she moves forward to achieve her wish while making various friends.

Total Number of Episodes – 52

Where to Watch – anime-planet


  • 9. Wonderful Days/Sky Blue –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: LINE

Rating – 7.04

Plot – The plot is set in the year 2142 where humanity and the world have perished due to environmental pollution. Only a handful of humans have survived and to protect themselves created a city called Ecoban. In addition to that, Ecoban uses the pollution that destroyed the Earth years ago and created an elite group of people. As always they think themselves as superior and refuses to help outsiders unless they work as a laborer. And in the wasteland lives Shua who has to survive in the remaining crumbles of the world.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – amazon/Veoh


  • 8. Semi wa Magic Cube –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 7.04

Plot – The plot is set in a fantasy world where a magic cube exists, and Evil X is after it for their evil purposes. Join Semi and her genius teacher wai as they try to stop the evil organization. They were living their normal life until one day they get thrown in a magical time journey. Aside from stopping them, she and her friends also need to solve math problems using their wit. Will they be able to stop them and return to their world? This series also has its sequel.

Total Number of Episodes – 26

Where to Watch – home.ebs (Unofficial)


  • 7. The God of High School –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: ComicsBeat

Rating – 7.10

Plot – The series is based on the webtoon of the same name. The “God of High School” is a tournament held to find out the greatest combatant among the Korean high school students. And any methods for victory are allowed be it weapons or martial arts. Jin Mo-Ri gets invited and along the way makes friends with Dae-Wi and Mi-Ra. But everyone is unaware that they are being watched and three of them will discover what it means to be a participant.

Total Number of Episodes – 13

Where to Watch – Crunchyroll


  • 6. Oseam –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: madmovieman

Rating – 7.20

Plot – The story is based on a fairytale of the same name and follows two siblings named Gil-son and Gam-i. Due to them being orphans, they were brought up by a monk. Gil-son, 5-year-old, is often mischievous but with a warm heart. And makes friends with anyone and talks with anyone be it creatures, clouds, humans. However, something happens on a snowy day. One has to watch it to find out!

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – YouTube (Unofficial)


  • 5. A Day Before Us –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 7.20

Plot – This series will make one reminisce about their sweet love story. The story revolves around four main characters; Yeo Reum, Ha Eun, Kim Wook, and Yeon Woo. The first couple meets for the first time and both of them have different thoughts about each other. The second couple is friends turned couple. Will their love blossom? or Will they face heartbreak? Follow them on their journey of life and love.

Total Number of Episodes – 10

Where to Watch – anime-planet


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  • 4. Dae Jang Geum: Jang Geum’s Dream –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 7.24

Plot – Everyone has a dream in their life they want to fulfill. The same goes with Jang Geum who wishes to be a chef/cook and even manages to join the palace as a palace servant. She also easily makes friends there with their kin-hearted nature and cleverness. But life in the palace is not simple, she starts to face corruption and conspiracy from everywhere. Will she be able to achieve her dream or will give it up for the palace life?

Total Number of Episodes – 26

Where to Watch – YouTube (Unofficial)


  • 3. Cheonnyeon-yeowoo Yeowoobi –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: MUBI

Rating – 7.30

Plot – Everyone has the word Kumiho/Gumiho, a nine-tailed fox, in Korean folk tales. But this time our protagonist is a five-tailed fox named Yobi who lives with shipwrecked aliens in a forest. Even though she is an orphan, she doesn’t let the matter get to her and spends her time adventurously.

One day, one of her alien friends gets captured by humans and she has to go to the human world to save him. There she meets humans and even makes friends with a human called Geum Yee, a student. Interested in human life she stays with Geum Yee and ventures in many adventures. Unaware of a hunter and a mysterious shadow man following her every movement.

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – gogoanime (Unofficial)


  • 2. Daisy: A Hen into the Wild –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
Image Source: AsiaSociety

Rating – 7.60

Plot – It is not wrong to say that many strives to gain freedom and live in their own way. The same goes for this story’s main character named Leafie who has lived her entire life and worked on an egg farm. And her dream to be free makes her fake her own death and run away from the farm. Will she be able to achieve her wish?

Total Number of Episodes – 1

Where to Watch – YouTube (Unofficial)


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  • 1. Tower of God –
Top 30 Best Korean Anime
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Rating – 7.62

Plot – Based on the webtoon of the same name where there is a tower that summons chosen humans called “Regulars.” And fulfills anyones’ wish who reaches the top. Bam is someone who has only known dark cave, unclean clothes but his life changes when he meets Rachel. He learns of the outside world from her and follows her when she decides to climb to the top of the tower. Most importantly, will his journey be smooth when he is one of a kind called “Irregulars”?

Total Number of Episodes – 13

Where to Watch – Crunchyroll

With this, we conclude this article. The list has been made and ranked accordingly based on our research. Without any doubt, these anime deserves to be on this list as many of them have won awards, national awards, and even nominated. Here, we have attached the official link to Crunchyroll so that fans can directly visit to watch their favorite anime. There are other series that didn’t make it, but fans can watch them on any paid online platform. We will be back with more recommendations and will also inform you about upcoming anime. Till then, stay tuned.


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