What is this genre all about? In time travel anime characters are transported through time either figuratively or literally to find themselves either in the past or the future
We present you the list of Time Travel anime you should watch right now.
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Top 18 Time Travel anime you should watch right now. [2024 List]
- 18. Tokyo Revengers
- 17. Steins;Gate
- 16. Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen
- 15. Boku dake ga Inai Machi
- 14. Summer Time Rendering
- 13. Mirai Nikki (TV)
- 12. Shiguang Dailiren 2
- 11. Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen
- 10. Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song
- 9. InuYasha
- 8. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- 7. Steins;Gate 0
- 6. Monogatari Series: Second Season
- 5. Steins;Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu
- 4. Bokutachi no Remake
- 3. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 2. Unnamed Memory
- 1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2
18. Tokyo Revengers
Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that's reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had, in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he's standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he's about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he's back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life
Tokyo Revengers has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: 東京リベンジャーズ, Tokyo Revengers
The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective "future gadgets" with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed "Daru." The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the "Phone Microwave," which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel.
Though miraculous in itself, the phenomenon doesn't provide anything concrete in Okabe's search for a scientific breakthrough; that is, until the lab members are spurred into action by a string of mysterious happenings before stumbling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history.
Adapted from the critically acclaimed visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus, Steins;Gate takes Okabe through the depths of scientific theory and practicality. Forced across the diverging threads of past and present, Okabe must shoulder the burdens that come with holding the key to the realm of time.
Steins;Gate has finished airing and it has 24 Episodes. It is also Known as: STEINS;GATE, シュタゲ
16. Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku-hen
The third season of Tokyo Revengers.
Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: 東京リベンジャーズ 天竺編, Tokyo Revengers Season 3
15. Boku dake ga Inai Machi
When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back several minutes before the accident occurs. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," to save many lives.
However, when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child. This is his chance to make things right.Boku dake ga Inai Machi follows Satoru in his mission to uncover what truly transpired 18 years ago and prevent the death of his classmate while protecting those he cares about in the present.
ERASED has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 僕だけがいない街, The Town Where Only I am Missing, BokuMachi
14. Summer Time Rendering
A sci-fi, summer story filled with suspense set on a small island with Shinpei Aijiro, whose childhood friend Ushio Kofune died. He returns to his hometown for the first time in two years for the funeral. Sou Hishigata, his best friend, suspects something's off with Ushio's death, and that someone can die next.
A sinister omen is heard as an entire family next door suddenly disappears the following day. Furthermore, Mio implicates a "shadow" three days before Ushio's death.
Summer Time Rendering has finished airing and it has 25 Episodes. It is also Known as: Summer Time Render, サマータイムレンダ, Summertime Render, ปริศนาบ้านเก่า เงามรณะ, A Ilha das Sombras, 夏日重现
13. Mirai Nikki (TV)
Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone, while conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god's servant. Revealing himself to be an actual entity, Deus grants Yukiteru a "Random Diary," which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries.
With the last person standing designated as the new god of time and space, Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive. He reluctantly teams up with his obsessive stalker Yuno Gasai (who also possesses such a diary), and she takes it upon herself to ensure his safety. But there's more to the girl than meets the eye, as she might have other plans for her unrequited love...4
The Future Diary has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: 未来日記, Mirai Nikki, Mirai Nikki (2011)
12. Shiguang Dailiren 2
The second season of Shiguang Dailiren.
Cheng Xiaoshi by chance meets Lu Guang, a person possessing super powers, and awakens to his own special ability. In order to save the Time Photo Studio which is on the verge of closing down, the two of them start to cooperate in using their super powers to enter photos of customers to complete their commissions.
However, the appearance of a mysterious killer shatters the peace, Lu Guang's condition is still unknown and Qiao Ling has also become entangled in the conspiracy. Faced with all this, how will Cheng Xiaoshi solve the situation?
LINK CLICK 2 has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: Link Click 2nd Season, LINK CLICK II
11. Tokyo Revengers: Seiya Kessen-hen
The second season of Tokyo Revengers.
Despite his best time-leaping efforts, Takemichi Hanagaki continuously fails to prevent the present-day death of Hinata Tachibana, his adolescent love. The adult Takemichi grapples with grief and the ramifications of the Tokyo Manji gang's criminal empire—an unintended product of his timeline meddling. Though the gang once operated under the idealistic Manjirou "Mikey" Sano, it has now been taken over by the malicious Tetta Kisaki and, as a result, has abandoned its original optimistic intent.
Despite feeling hopeless, Takemichi travels to the past once again to investigate Black Dragon, a rival motorcycle gang whose actions ultimately lead to Hinata's demise. There, he meets the young Hakkai Shiba, a fellow gang member whose older brother, Taiju, tyrannically rules Black Dragon.
Takemichi, with Chifuyu on his side, works to unravel the fates of Black Dragon's members, fighting to create a happy future for his loved ones.
Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: 東京リベンジャーズ 聖夜決戦編, Tokyo Revengers Season 2
10. Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song
Nierland—an A.I complex theme park where dreams, hopes, and science intermingle. Created as the first-ever autonomous humanoid A.I, Vivy acts as an A.I cast for the establishment. To fulfill her mission of making everyone happy through songs, she continues to take the stage and perform with all her heart. However, the theme park was still lacking in popularity.
One day, an A.I named Matsumoto appears before Vivy and explains that he has travelled from 100 years into the future, with the mission to correct history with Vivy and prevent the war between A.I and humanity that is set to take place 100 years later.
What sort of future will the encounter of two A.I with different missions redraw? This is the story of A.I destroying A.I. A.I diva Vivy's 100-year journey begins.
Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- (ヴィヴィ -フローライトアイズソング-), Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song
Based on the Shogakukan award-winning manga of the same name, InuYasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family's Shinto shrine. Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan's violent Sengoku period with the demon's true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.
After a battle with a revived demon accidentally causes the sacred jewel to shatter, Kagome enlists the help of a young hybrid dog-demon/human named Inuyasha to help her collect the shards and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Joining Kagome and Inuyasha on their quest are the orphan fox-demon Shippo, the intelligent monk Miroku, and the lethal demon slayer Sango. Together, they must set aside their differences and work together to find the power granting shards spread across feudal Japan and deal with the threats that arise.
InuYasha has finished airing and it has 167 Episodes. It is also Known as: 犬夜叉, Inu Yasha
8. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school, but is having a hard time deciding what to do with her future. In between enduring the pressure of her teachers and killing time with her best friends, Makoto's life suddenly changes when she accidentally discovers that she is capable of literally leaping through time.Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo follows Makoto as she plays around with her newfound power. However, she soon learns the hard way that every choice has a consequence, and time is a lot more complicated than it may seem.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, 時をかける少女, Toki wo Kakeru Shojo, TokiKake, Toki o Kakeru Shojo, The Girl Who Cut Time, The Little Girl Who Conquered Time
7. Steins;Gate 0
A divergent continuation of the original Steins;Gate ending, Steins;Gate 0 explores an alternate worldline where Okabe abandons time travel. While attempting to forget past traumas and get his life back on track, he meets an AI that re-opens old wounds.
Steins;Gate 0 has finished airing and it has 23 Episodes. It is also Known as: シュタインズ・ゲート ゼロ, Steins;Gate 0
6. Monogatari Series: Second Season
Apparitions, oddities, and gods continue to manifest around Koyomi Araragi and his close-knit group of friends: Tsubasa Hanekawa, the group's modest genius; Shinobu Oshino, the resident doughnut-loving vampire; athletic deviant Suruga Kanbaru; bite-happy spirit Mayoi Hachikuji; Koyomi's cutesy stalker Nadeko Sengoku; and Hitagi Senjogahara, the poignant tsundere.
Monogatari Series: Second Season revolves around these individuals and their struggle to overcome the darkness that is rapidly approaching. A new semester has begun and with graduation looming over Koyomi, he must quickly decide the paths he will walk, as well as the relationships and friends that he'll save.
But as strange events begin to unfold, Koyomi is nowhere to be found, and a vicious tiger apparition has appeared in his absence. Tsubasa Hanekawa has become its target, and she must fend for herself—or bow to the creature's perspective on the feebleness of humanity.
Monogatari Series: Second Season has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: 〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン, Nekomonogatari: Shiro, Kabukimonogatari: Mayoi Jianshi, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari, Koimonogatari
5. Steins;Gate Movie: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu
After a year in America, Kurisu Makise returns to Akihabara and reunites with Rintarou Okabe. However, their reunion is cut short when Okabe begins to experience recurring flashes of other timelines as the consequences of his time traveling start to manifest. These side effects eventually culminate in Okabe suddenly vanishing from the world, and only the startled Kurisu has any memory of his existence.
In the midst of despair, Kurisu is faced with a truly arduous choice that will test both her duty as a scientist and her loyalty as a friend: follow Okabe's advice and stay away from traveling through time to avoid the potential consequences it may have on the world lines, or ignore it to rescue the person that she cherishes most. Regardless of her decision, the path she chooses is one that will affect the past, the present, and the future.
Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 劇場版 シュタインズゲート 負荷領域のデジャヴ, Steins Gate Movie
4. Bokutachi no Remake
Hashiba Kyouya is a 28-year-old game developer. With his company going bankrupt, and him losing his job, he returns to his hometown. Looking at the success of creators of his age, he finds himself regretting his life decisions as he lay distressed on his bed. As Kyouya wakes up, he discovers that he has traveled ten years back to the time before he entered college. Will he be able to finally make things right?
This is a story about a failed person who is given a second opportunity to follow his dreams.
Remake our Life! has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: ぼくたちのリメイク, Bokutachi no Remake
3. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
One cold Christmas day, Kyon heads over to school and the SOS Brigade's holiday celebration, only to realize that Haruhi Suzumiya seems to have disappeared. Moreover, no one even remembers her or the SOS Brigade; Mikuru Asahina knows nothing and is now afraid of him, and Itsuki Koizumi has also gone missing. The Literature Club, formed only by an uncharacteristically shy Yuki Nagato, now occupies the old SOS club room.Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is based on the fourth light novel of the acclaimed Haruhi series and is set after the events of the anime series. Not uncultured in the supernatural, Kyon will have to deal with his whole life turned upside down like a bad joke, and maybe it's better that way.
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu, 涼宮ハルヒの消失, The Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya, Suzumiya Haruhi no Syoshitsu, Haruhi Movie
2. Unnamed Memory
"My wish as champion is for you to descend the tower and be my wife."
Climbing a deadly tower, Oscar seeks the power of its master, the Witch of the Azure Moon. He hopes her incredible magic can break a curse that will kill any woman he takes for a wife. When the prince sees how beautiful Tinasha is, though, he has a better idea-since she's surely strong enough to survive his curse, she should just marry him instead! Tinasha isn't keen on the idea, but agrees to live with Oscar in the royal castle for a year while researching the spell placed on the prince. The witch's pretty face hides several lifetimes of dark secrets, however-secrets that begin resurfacing...
Unnamed Memory has not yet aired. It will air on April 30, 2024. It is also Known as: アンネームドメモリー, Unnamed Memory
1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2
Kyon has found himself dragged through many adventures as of late—all because of the SOS Brigade club and its excitable leader, Haruhi Suzumiya. He has stopped believing in the supernatural long ago, but after being forced to join this club based solely on that, he has seen things that cannot be explained logically.
Joining Kyon on his various misadventures is the shy and soft-spoken Mikuru Asahina, the bookish Yuki Nagato, and the ever-cheerful Itsuki Koizumi. Whether it is summer vacation or a school festival, things involving their club and Haruhi herself always end up becoming strange.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Season 2 has finished airing and it has 14 Episodes. It is also Known as: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009), 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (2009), Endless Eight, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya