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Top Drama Anime 2020

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

We will speak about drama anime in this ranking. The drama shows include all genres and subgenres, which will lead to making a trip on the feelings or cry like a baby or even make you feel afraid.

The main characteristic of every anime drama is that every show is memorable for one reason or the other. Because the drama is a subgenre, literally we can animate all sorts of drama! We will discuss ten of the best drama anime in this ranking and try to select shows that are very different from each other. Stick to us to the end and enjoy this journey!

10. Nana



Nana Komatsu is a hollow, naive twenty-year-old who falls in love easily and becomes dependent and committed to her environment. Although she cares for ambitious dreams about moving from her province and finding her true vow, she ends up in Tokyo, chasing her current boyfriend Shouji Endo, with a humble reason.

Rating: 9/10

On the other hand, Nana Osaki is a proud enigmatic, similarly rural punk rock singer who encourages people to become a professional singer. She is on the same train to Tokyo as Nana Komatsu by firmly putting up her career with a rather popular band (and her enthusiastic romance with one of her former members).

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9. Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect


When 5 students at the Yamaboshi Academy understand that they do not have clubs, they join forces to form the Student Cultural Society, or, in short, the 'StuCS.' The club comprises a hardcore wrestler fan, Taichi Yaegashi; an indecisive optimist, Iori Nagase; a calm computer genius, Himeko Inaba; a small karate practitioner, Yui Kiriyama; and the Class clown, Yosshifumi Aoki.

Rating: 9/10

One day, a strange incident occurs in Aoki and Yui, who change bodies for a brief period of time without warning. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to happen randomly among the five friends, it's not just fun and games that you realize. Now forced closer than ever, they will quickly discover the hidden secrets and emotional scars that the StuCS and their friendship can finally tear apart.

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8. Boku dake ga Inai Machi



Satoru Fujinuma is about to be sent back several minutes before the accident happens when tragedy is about to strike. This mighty yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," has been taken advantage of by the 29-year old manga artist to save numerous lives

Rating: 9/10

However, Satoru is sent back into the past once more when he is wrongly accused of murdering someone near him, but this time 18 years ago. He soon realizes that the killing may involve the kidnapping and killing of the lonely and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, one of his classmates, that was committed while he was a child. This is his opportunity to correct things.

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7. Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin


Japan, 1955: Mario Minakami and five other teenagers who had been arrested on serious criminal charges recently arrived in Shounan Special Reform School. They all meet older Rokurouta Sakuragi, an ex-boxer with whom they form a close link. They are all assigned to the same cell Under his guidance, the criminals begin to see the hopeless situation more effectively with the promise that they are to meet on the outside once they have served their sentences.

Rating: 9/10

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin, who is a sadistic watchdog with a ruthless resentment on Rokurouta, follow the seven cellmates as they fight against the brutal suffering and humiliation inflicted upon them, and Gisuke Sasaki, a doctor who enjoys violating children. In view of such hellish circumstances, all of the strength they need to survive has to be shared by all of the seven prisoners until their sentences have come to an end.

6. Hachimitsu to Clover

Honey and Clover


Yuuta Takemoto is an art college sophomore who shares a cheap apartment with two elderly people — the eccentric Shinobu Morita, who continues to lose his education as a result of his absenteeism, and the sensitive Takumi Mayama, who often looks to him as a proper senior of Takemoto.

Rating: 9/10

It was not until one fine spring that he met the loving Hagumi Hanamoto and at first sight, that Takemoto had given great thought to his future. Hagumi is incredibly dedicated to the arts and soon becomes a friend of Ayumi Yamada, a popular pottery student, at Takemoto University. Ayumi already is well known and holds deep feelings for one of these three flatmates secretly.

5. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Your Lie in April


The path of the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima is accompanied by music, the Human metronome. However, Kousei falls into a downward spiral after Saki Arima 's mother passes, which makes him incapable of hearing the sound of his own piano.

Rating: 9/10

Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano and leaves behind his admirers and rivals. Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari live a colorless life together with his friends. All changes, however, as he meets Kaori Miyazono, a beautiful violinist, who revives his world and sets him back to face the music.

4. AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day

AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day


Jinta Yadomi lives in peace, leaving school and playing video games at home. He spends his days away from school. One warm day in the summer, Meiko "Menma" Honma, his childhood friend, appears, plotting him with a forgotten desire. He doesn't pay a mind to her, which bothers her, but he isn't careful. Menma died years ago, after all.

Rating: 9/10

At first, Jinta thought he was hallucinated only by the summer heat, but later he was persuaded that what he saw was actually the Menma fantasy. After her early death, Jinta and his group of childhood friends became apart, but are again drawn together to try and relax the spirit of Menma. Will they be able to find the strength to help Menma not just move forward, but themselves, by reviving their pain and guilt?

3. March comes in like a lion

3-gatsu no Lion


Having reached professional status in middle school, Rei Kiriyama is one of the few elites in the world of shogi. Due to this, he faces an enormous amount of pressure, both from the shogi community and his adoptive family. Seeking independence from his tense home life, he moves into an apartment in Tokyo. As a 17-year-old living on his own, Rei tends to take poor care of himself, and his reclusive personality ostracizes him from his peers in school and at the shogi hall.

Rating: 9/10

However, not long after his arrival in Tokyo, Rei meets Akari, Hinata, and Momo Kawamoto, a trio of sisters living with their grandfather who owns a traditional wagashi shop. Akari, the oldest of the three girls, is determined to combat Rei's loneliness and poorly sustained lifestyle with motherly hospitality. The Kawamoto sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. As he struggles to maintain himself physically and mentally through his shogi career, Rei must learn how to interact with others and understand his own complex emotions.

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2. Clannad



Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who considers life slow and who feels he won't be anything. He is skipping school and planning to wash away his high school days. Tomoya passes a young girl quietly to herself one day as she walks to the school. She exclaims with little notice that Tomoya is interested in "Anpan!"

Rating: 9/10

Tomoya finds that he notices Nagisa more and more around the school. Eventually, he admits and befriends her. Tomoya learns that Nagisa has been held back a year because of a serious illness. Her dream is to revive the drama club of the school with the help of four other girls.

1. Kotonoha no Niwa


In an aspiring shoemaker, Takao Akizuki decided to skip class in a beautiful garden a rainy morning in Tokyo. This is the place where for the first time he meets Yukari Yukino, a lovely yet mysterious woman.

Rating: 9/10

Takao continues to meet Yukari during the rainy season to make her new shoes, and without even understanding it, they can alleviate the concerns that are hidden in their hearts only when they are together. However, their personal struggles have not completely disappeared and their relationship will be tested as the rainy season approaches.

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