"Anime" word came from the word "animation". According to Cambridge, Anime means "Japanese films made using characters and images that are drawn rather than real, or one of these films". Sometimes people who don't know about anime, compare it with cartoons. This kind of behaviour makes the anime fans very angry. So if you run into an anime fan never compare anime with cartoons.
Anime has taken over 60% of animated shows. There are almost 1000+ anime out there. Each anime has their own concept. For those who don't know 60% percent market share is a big number. There are many famous anime but I'm going to mention only the top 5 anime that I have watched.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist brotherhood is one of the masterpieces of anime. It has a great story with good character development. The story starts with Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric who are raised by their mother Trisha Elric in the remote village of Resembool in the country of Amestris. The whole story is about them. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood english dub is also available. It has a total of 64 episodes. So it's not a big or small anime to watch. Fullmetal Alchemist is considered to be as equal as Death Note anime.
Death Note is one of the most popular anime among others. This anime sets a record in terms of sales and storyline. This anime also comes with a great concept. There's a notebook called Death Note in the anime. If someone writes a person's name in the notebook, that person will die. Of course, you need to imagine his face when you're writing his name so that the other person with the same name won't die. The main character is Light Yagami who has a high IQ. He is also a high school student. On the opposite side, there is L, he is also an intelligent guy who has been hired to catch Light Yagami.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a popular anime as well. It was released in 2013. This anime is popular because of its concept. An island with few human survivors and giant humans, who are called titans, invades the island. However, many lives are lost for the sake of others survival. Attack on Titan has a total of four seasons. Attack on Titan season 1 english dub is also available. You can get other seasons in english dub version too. So watch and enjoy this anime.
Akame Ga Kill
Akame Ga Kill is an action fiction anime. It has only one season which was released in 2014. Despite having only one season, this anime is quite popular also. Akame Ga Kill english dub and sub both are available on the internet. Here is the plot down below
"Tatsumi is a fighter who, accompanied by his two childhood friends, sets off to the Capital in search of a way to make money to assist his poverty-stricken village. After being separated from his friends in a bandit attack, Tatsumi unsuccessfully attempts to enlist in the army and is swindled out of his money in the Capital. He is taken in by a noble family, but when an assassin group called Night Raid attacks, he learns that his noble hosts actually intended to torture and kill him as they had done to his friends." - Wikipedia.
Naruto is one of the most successful anime. It has a special place in people's hearts. According to some people, this anime also has some life lessons to learn from.
The story starts with a nine tails fox attacking the village. A hero saves their village by sealing that fox within a newborn baby. This boy grows old and everyone hates him. He tries to prove himself that he's as equal as other villagers. Obviously there are many things in the story.
Unfortunately there are many anime which are not in the list. Anime also has many categories. Most famous anime belong to the Shounen category but those are also good. You can watch them as well. I wrote occasionally on the anime here so feel free to give me a tip. The smallest amount also can be good.