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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.


Azur Lane

Price: Freemium
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Azur Lane is not an anime on its own, yet. 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.
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Dragon Ball Legends

Price: Freemium
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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.
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Fate/Grand Order

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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.
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Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict

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Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict is part of the new wave of of anime games. It got an anime and a mobile game in the same year (2018). There is also a light novel series, a manga, and even a tabletop game. The mobile game is a fairly standard hack-and-slash RPG. You won't find anything too out of the ordinary here. There are missions and quests, various character classes, and plenty of loot. You can change characters in real-time mid-combat if you want to. There are some light gacha elements as well. It's a fun game overall, especially for fans of the manga and anime. However, it's only about average for its genre overall.
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Grancrest War: Quartet Conflict

One Piece Treasure Cruise

Price: Freemium
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One Piece Treasure Cruise is a gacha adventure game with gacha and RPG elements. You've definitely played a game like this before. It features over 1,000 characters from the anime as well as huge portions of the anime's actual story line. The combat is a simple tap system so nothing too exciting there. It is effective for the style of game, though. It's a relatively above average game in the gacha category. There are some recent updates that have introduced a few bugs. However, we expect those to get patched over time. It's a good anime game.
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RWBY: Amity Arena

Price: Freemium
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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.
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Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag

Price: Freemium
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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 crash bug.
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Tales of Erin

Price: Freemium
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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.
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Tokyo Ghoul: Re Birth

Price: Freemium
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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.
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Tokyo Ghoul: Re Birth

Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Price: Freemium
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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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Ultimate Ninja Blazing

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