Top 15 best Anime mobile games
Enjoy anime and gameplay with these action-packed titles.
Updated on July 6th, 2023 - swapped one game, original article by Allison Van Oirschot, updated by Cristina Mesesan
We’ve compiled the top 15 best anime mobile games for you to check out and hopefully enjoy.
In 1960, America was introduced to anime for the first time with Osamu Tezuka's “Astro Boy.” Since then, countless shows, movies and games have flooded the west, creating fans everywhere. Anime mobile games in particular have become very popular, whether they’re based on anime, manga or just have the said style.
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These anime mobile games are usually made to capitalize on the popularity of a well-loved series, such as the many different Dragon Ball shows and the still-going-strong One Piece. Others are sometimes inspired by western media, such as Disney’s Twisted Wonderland, featuring characters based on popular villains. A lot of these anime games are hit or miss depending on gameplay, controls, story, art style and more.
Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle
The timeline has been torn apart and enemies and allies both old and new are all in the same place causing trouble. Play as Goku and other recognizable Dragon Ball characters while trying to fix the timeline. Super attacks and super emotions collide to make an experience faithful to all the various Dragon Ball series. Collect Ki Spheres to charge the super attacks and link the spheres to attack foes. Organize a powerful team to take on anyone from Frieza to Beerus and more. Play at your own pace and enjoy high-quality fighting animation while you’re at it. In case you need help, consult our tier list for Dokkan Battle.
Naruto X Boruto Ninja Voltage
Build a fortress to protect your village while also placing ninjas and traps as further defense. Send out other ninjas to attack enemy fortresses and overcome their own tough defenses. Gather your friends and play together or fight each other with online co-op missions. Enjoy the fluid CGI movement of characters and watch the epic cut-in clips of different ultimate jutsu. Collect ninjas from both the Naruto and Boruto anime such as Sasuke and Sarada. How long can you protect your village?
Saint Seiya Awakening: KOTZ
The beloved series returns as an action-packed RPG filled with classic battles and characters. Gorgeous graphics and beautifully detailed outfits really make Saint Seiya Awakening pop. Restoring the original source material, strategically pick your team of saints like Pegasus, Dragon, and Andromeda to battle your way to victory. Relive intense battles such as the Galactic Wars, the Battle of Poseidon and more in spectacular turn-based real-time combat. Not only that, but popular Japanese voice actors are also providing the voices for the characters, like Ishikawa Kaito, Fukuyama Jun, Hayami Saori and many others. Go and fight for Athena!
One Piece: Bounty Rush
With over 1,000 manga chapters and anime episodes spanning over 20 years, it’s no surprise that this beloved series would have multiple games under its belt. In One Piece: Bounty Rush, play as your favorite characters such as Luffy, Law and more in 4v4 real-time battles. Battle across familiar locations like the Alabasta kingdom and Baratie restaurant. Inspired in part by capture the flag, your team needs to loot more berry coins than your opponents while also fending them off. Find character fragments during battles to unlock more characters to mix and match your team. The more loot you have, the closer you are to becoming King of the Pirates!
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross
Chock-full of your favorite heroes and villains, this beautiful 3D adventure is not one to miss. Take control of the likes of Meliodas, Diane, Ban and more as you explore the land and fight your enemies. Using the skill-based, turn-based card battle system, tap on character cards to have them fight and watch as they use their epic moves to claim victory. When you’re not fighting, take a load off at the Boar Hat Tavern and interact with characters, eat a meal, and drink some good beer. You can also customize your characters here by changing their outfits. As we're always featuring prime anime mobile games, you can find the 7DS tier list right here.
Prevent the destruction of the 7th world with the help of unique and powerful warriors at your side. With anime-style cutscenes and fluid battle animations, you’re not just playing a game, you’re watching an amazing anime. Travel around the world and engage in some intense 3v3 battles. Beyond the main story, challenge other players in the arena and raid labyrinths to fight monsters and earn rewards. A fully voiced cast and gorgeous music truly make for a magical gaming experience. As always, you should take a look at the Epic Seven character tier list in case you'd like to start playing it.
Honkai Impact 3rd
As captain of the all-female group the Valkyries, it’s your job to lead them in the battle against Honkai, a near-unstoppable force looking to destroy the world. Each Valkyrie comes with different special powers and ultimate moves needed to fight the entity. For example, Bronya Zaychik uses high-tech guns and shields while Carole Pepper wields huge punching gauntlets. Watch them light up the battlefield with flashy moves and epic combos and wipe Honkai off the map. A companion to Genshin Impact, you don’t necessarily need both games to enjoy both stories. Though it looks engaging, the girls could’ve benefitted from more practical clothing.
Brown Dust 2
An absolutely stunning adventure RPG with visuals that rival those on consoles, Brown Dust 2 is an anime game that you'll want to play forever, even more so if you've played its predecessor, Brave Nine. While some characters overlap with the first, in Brown Dust 2 it's safe to say you'll have a truckload of new ones to try - and not only characters, but narrative too.
When it comes to the gameplay though, it's your classical strategic JRPG where you go back and forth with your enemy on a grid battlefield, and you have to decide what the best approach for each enemy is. From moving your characters to strategic keypoints on the arena, to simply allowing yourself to take a hit "for the greater good", Brown Dust 2 requires a lot of brainpower in order to overcome some enemies. It's fantastic!
Fire Emblem: Heroes
A much talked about series that has lasted for over 30 years, this newest addition features several different stories and characters; enough content to last players a full day. From defending the kingdom of Askr from the Emblian Empire to restoring the kingdom of Nifl after being conquered by the kingdom of Múspell and beyond, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get bored with FEH. Ally with familiar faces such as Edelgard and Claude while also meeting new faces like Freyr, king of Ljósálfheimr, and Ash, a Retainer to Askr and the goddess of connections and strong bonds. Battle across over 1,600 story stages in turn-based combat to gather orbs needed for summoning heroes.
Make your heroes stronger through leveling, equipping weapons, and more, but also consult our FEH tier list that will help you pick the best characters.
Formerly only available on PC, GrandChase has made the jump to mobile and already has over two million players. Collect over 100 heroes and strategically battle your way to victory. Get as many heroes as you can because the bosses here are huge and formidable. Play alone or with friends as you join a Guild, fight in Dual Raids, and challenge others around the world in PvP. Choose which hero attacks or switch on auto and watch them use their epic and powerful moves.
Arknights is an awesome tower defense project made in a pleasant anime style. The characters are very cool, as well as the design. The gameplay mechanics here are quite standard for the genre. You need to build various towers to kill monsters and prevent them from getting from point A to point B. The developers decided to do everything in the best traditions of the tower defense games.
Those who like this genre will also love Arknights. In addition, the creators regularly add fun events and various activities. There is also a store, but you can play comfortably without using it. Arknights would be a great choice for those who like anime and tower defense games. Also, make sure to check our Arknights tier list, which will help you pick the best characters.
Langrisser is another anime mobile game with non-standard combat mechanics. You will have to deal with many tactical tasks that are really interesting to solve. You will definitely like to win fights here, but only if you start to use your brain and come up with some strategic manoeuvres on your own. However, you have the option to deal with all enemies using auto-battle, which is not that interesting but may help you in difficult battles.
Also, the anime style, graphics, and atmosphere are amazing in Langrisser Mobile. Anime lovers will be surprised by how splendid the graphic is.
Tears of Themis
Romance? Check. Handsome lawyers? Check. Amazing narrative? Check, check, and check!
If all of these sound good to you, then you MUST give Tears of Themis a try. In essence, it is a turn-based, story-driven adventure where you join a law firm and start to uncover a mystery - a rather big one! It's a game where you will collect various cards depicting the characters in different scenarios and use them during the debates (the equivalent of stages). On top of it, the visuals of the game are outstanding, and so is the soundtrack. All in all, it's been, and still is, one of the best anime mobile games belonging to the genre.
Tower of Fantasy
If you are looking for a title where you can explore a colorful world full of different events, we have a perfect option for you! Tower of Fantasy is a pretty popular RPG in the style of cyberpunk. It's featuring captivating graphics, and every battle here looks incredible. Also, the fast combat system won't let you get bored of fighting different enemies, even for a minute.
You will find plenty of beautiful anime characters, and it is a pretty complex task for a newbie to choose the best one, therefore, feel free to check our Tower of Fantasy tier list for some help. On top of that, we have a list of all active codes for ToF that you can use.
Eversoul is another anime game that is definitely worth your attention. You'll be charmed by its beautiful graphics and fantastic atmosphere of adventure. It is an RPG where you have to collect different characters, upgrade them, and create your own squad. A bunch of different bosses and regular enemies will stand in your way, trying to slow down your progress. For upgrades, you will have to gather various resources. In fact, your lovely characters can do that even when you are offline.
If you are looking for more in-depth information about it, make sure to check our Eversoul review. There is an Eversoul beginner's guide to help you master the game faster, in case you decide to download it.
It's certainly a fitting title to close down our list of best anime mobile games. What are your favorites? Discuss with the community in the comments below!