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Anime games are popping up everywhere. The entire genre is going multi-platform these days. You don’t just get a new anime, but also a new game, some manga, and a whole mess other content. However, not all anime games are the same. Some are reasonably decent. However, the vast majority just don’t stack up. Here’s looking at you, DanMachi: Memoria Freese. In any case, anime fans have a lot of options. Here are the best anime games for Android! Please note that all of these are freemium games and most of their negative reviews are from players who have basically reached the end of the game and have nothing left to do.

Attack on Titan Tactics

Price: Free to play

Attack on Titan Tactics is a mobile game about the popular action-fantasy series. The game is developed by DeNA, developers of Pokemon Masters and Final Fantasy Record Keeper. However, this game is not like either of those two. This one is a strategy RPG with gacha game elements. Players collect various characters from the anime and deploy them against the bad guys. The story follows the events of season one of the anime and, thus, it’s a great game for players looking to relive the old stuff or new fans of the series. The mechanics are quite good and easy to understand. However, the upgrade mechanics aren’t great and require many duplicates in order to upgrade units. Thus, expect a long grind with this one.

Azur Lane

Price: Free to play

Azur Lane is not an anime on its own, yet, but it will be come autumn 2019. However, one was announced in September 2018. This is a mobile gacha RPG with shooting, simulation, and side-scrolling elements. You collect anthropomorphic girls that act as warships. You do battle with the bad guys with your ship girls. The game takes place in an alternate universe version of World War II. In addition to its obvious Kantai Collection inspiration, the game has characters from Hyperdimension Neptunia and Armored Trooper VOTOMS. It’s a decent little gacha game, especially for moe fans.

Dragon Ball Legends

Price: Free to play

Dragon Ball Legends is a fighter with some light RPG, gacha, and adventure elements. It features a story mode as well as online PvP multiplayer. You can also collect all of the various Dragon Ball characters. The combat mechanics are similar to many freemium mobile fighters. It’s mostly a series of simple taps and swipes rather than any complicated mechanics. The Dragon Ball series was always a little too dry for my tastes and the game is much the same way. However, fans of the series seem to really like this one over most of the other mobile Dragon Ball games. Most of the complaints we saw were for a lack of new content and some connection issues.

Fate/Grand Order

Price: Free to play

Fate/Grand Order is from the massive and popular Fate anime. It’s a fairly standard gacha mobile RPG. You collect some of the massive cast of characters from the long-running series and do battle against the bad guys. It features a story mode, online PvP, and it’s fairly friendly for F2P (free to play) players. Most of the cast is fully voiced as well. We appreciate those little touches. Of course, it does have the same pitfalls as any mobile gacha. There is a ton of grinding, a little luck, and some corny dialog involved. However, The Fate series itself is much the same way. Plus, this is one of the few mobile RPGs that plays in landscape mode. More space is a good thing.

RWBY: Amity Arena

Price: Free to play

RWBY: Amity Arena is a dueling game similar in premise to games like Hearthstone, Clash Royale, and Badland Brawl. Players collect cards, build decks, and battle those decks against other players. It also has some MOBA elements. You must destroy your opponent’s buildings before they destroy yours. In any case, this is strikingly different from the usual gacha RPG style that most anime games use. The matchmaking could use some more balance, though. Do beware of that as you progress through the game. Also, there is a debate about whether RWBY is an anime, but we’re not here to be all pedantic. It’s a fun game.

Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac

Price: Free to play

Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac is one of the newer anime games on the list. Ironically, the anime itself is among the oldest on the list. The original manga was out in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with an anime adaptation coming later. This one is an RPG gacha game like many of the others on the list. It features a variety of songs and animations from the anime itself along with a large cast of collectible characters. The game also includes real-time online PvP battles, a campaign mode to play through, and, of course, the usual array of rotating temporary events for good loot and extra upgrade resources.

Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag

Price: Free to play

SAO: Memory Defrag is a popular game from a very popular anime. It keeps a lot of elements from the show, though. It features a hack-and-slash action RPG style with a story mode as well as online PvP. You can play both modes solo or with friends if you want to. It is a gacha game. That means you can collect a bunch of characters from the show and upgrade each one. It won’t blow your socks off with unique mechanics or anything, but it’s a fairly decent mobile RPG. Most of the complaints about this one are optimization issues and the occasional game crash.

Tales of Erin

Price: Free to play

The Tales series is a popular series of RPGs, anime, and other content. However, there are no actual Tales games on mobile anymore, at least not globally. Thus, we’re going to go with a similar type of game with Tales of Erin. It’s a mobile RPG with a decent story line, decent mobile RPG mechanics, and, of course, some gacha elements as well. This game also benefits from being relatively F2P friendly and it also has decent graphics. It’s definitely not an official Tales game, but we can forgive the faux pas. It’s definitely a decent anime-inspired title and basically a place holder until Bandai gives an official Tales game another go.

Tokyo Ghoul: Re Birth

Price: Free to play

Tokyo Ghoul: Re Birth is another gacha mobile RPG. This one follows the original story of the anime and beyond that. There are 100 characters to collect, a simple battle system, and an online PvP system. The game has a unique social gaming element. Each season, players are split into Ghouls and Humans. Each side battles over controls of various territories. It adds a little something extra to an otherwise typical mobile RPG experience. It’s not the most friendly F2P game ever, but it’s good enough to be on this list. Plus, it’s one of the rare mobile game adaptations of an anime that includes a horror title.

Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Price: Free to play

Naruto is intensely popular so we wanted to include at least one game from that series on this list. There are several, but this seems to be the best one of the bunch. It’s another gacha RPG with a deep meta, over 100 characters, and plenty of story quests to complete. The story mode retells the Naruto story. In addition, the game has a online multiplayer mode, special events, and the other freemium gacha elements that help keep things interesting. Naurot X Boruto Ninja Voltage is a newer game in the Naruto lineup, but we just didn’t like it as much as this one. You can go with either, though.

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