Actually, there are so many good anime series that leave fans hanging with cliffhangers or end abruptly in the middle of the story? Because, let’s be honest, you just can’t get enough of it! Whether you’re into comedy, romance, action, or horror, there’s probably an anime that deserves a sequel and should not to be left unfinished and has a story that needs more telling through a continuation.
That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best anime shows that desperately needs a sequel, or at least one more season to fully tell their stories.
15. The Library Wars
Toshokan Sensou (or The Library Wars) is a unique anime that fans really want to see it getting a sequel. It has a great story that’s like a mix of Orwell’s 80s and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The show is set in 1989, where the Japanese government made a law called the Media Betterment Act. This allowed a group called the Media Betterment Committee (MBC) to destroy and censor any media they thought was “problematic,” all in the name of protecting public morals.
In response, local governments created the Library Defense Force (LDF). The LDF members, like the elite Library Task Force (LTF) in Kanto, fight to protect freedom of expression. As a high school student, Iku Kasahara faced censorship when she refused to give up her favorite book to MBC agents. A member of the LDF saved her, leaving a lasting impression.
Now in her 20s, Kasahara joins the LDF to become like her hero. But LDF training is tough, especially with her instructor Atsushi Doujou making things difficult. Despite the challenges, Kasahara is surprised when she’s chosen as one of the new LTF recruits. As she tries to prove herself and understand Doujou’s reasons, she faces battles both on the battlefield and in her personal life.
14. The Vision of Escaflowne
While watching the whole The Vision of Escaflowne series, it become clear that the story could use more, and that’s why a sequel would be great. Simply put, I really recommend this classic anime because it’s still a stunning watch. The story begins with Hitomi Kanzaki, a regular 15-year-old girl into tarot cards and fortune telling. One night, a boy named Van Fanel comes from the sky with a fierce dragon. Thanks to Hitomi’s prediction, Van defeats the dragon, but then a bright light surrounds them both.
Suddenly, Hitomi is in Gaea, a strange world where Earth is in the sky. In Gaea, Hitomi learns that Van is a prince from the Kingdom of Fanelia, under attack by the evil Zaibach empire. Van tries to fight back in his family’s ancient guymelef Escaflowne, but they fail, and Fanelia is destroyed. Now on the run, Hitomi and Van meet Allen Schezar, a handsome Asturian knight who looks exactly like Hitomi’s crush from Earth. With new allies, they join forces to fight Zaibach as the empire tries to revive an ancient power.
13. Wolf’s Rain
Undoubtedly, Wolf’s Rain deserves a sequel, because if you’re searching for the best werewolf anime, this one is a top pick. The story unfolds in a dying world, where there’s an ancient legend that says when the world ends, a gateway to paradise will open. This paradise is the only hope for life in this barren land, but the legend also says that only wolves can find their way to this mythical realm. While people thought wolves were extinct, they still exist, blending in with humans by creating illusions.
A lone wolf named Kiba is drawn to Freeze City by a captivating scent. In this poor town ruled by the harsh Lord Orkham, Kiba discovers that other wolves—Hige, Tsume, and Toboe—are also attracted by the same aroma. Following the scent of “Lunar Flowers,” believed to be the key to the door of their ideal world, the wolves embark on a journey across desolate landscapes and crumbling cities to find their legendary promised land. However, they’re not the only ones searching for paradise, and some with sinister intentions will stop at nothing to get there first.
12. Skip Beat!
Skip Beat is one of the best romantic comedy stories ever told. It started as a manga in 2002, and the anime series was produced in 2008. In those 25 episodes, the story of true childhood love between 16 years old Kyoko Mogami and her best friend Shotara Fuwu is only partially told. This devout and affectionate girl leaves everything behind to help her boyfriend fulfill his childhood dream and become a music star, only to be betrayed by him. But the story doesn’t end there. Broken-hearted Kyoko manages to overcome her fears and the lack of self-confidence and becomes even more successful than her ex-boyfriend.
This classical story of humiliation and deception has a happy ending in which every girl can find a good moral. This is why it shouldn’t be discontinued as an anime series after only one season. All the fans agree that it needs a sequel and 32 published manga volumes give the authors enough material to make a new anime continuation.
11. Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club takes place at the prestigious Ouran Academy, where the studious Haruhi Fujioka discovers the Host Club by accident. It’s a club where charming boys entertain girls from the school. One day, Haruhi breaks an expensive vase, and to repay the debt, she ends up working for the club and becoming a Host herself.
Well, everyone thinks she’s a boy! Mistaken identity leads to Haruhi entertaining female students while dealing with the extravagant personalities of her fellow Hosts. The anime is enjoyable to watch and worths getting a sequel or a remake, because the story may seem a bit episodic at times. However, it still offers humor and good characters, making it a great choice for those interested in a reverse harem show.
10. Highschool of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead is one of the most well-known zombie anime ever! It’s a great series that we hope will get a sequel to continue the story. The show is about a sudden and chaotic event in Japan where the dead come back to life. In the midst of this, Takashi Kimuro has to make a tough choice: he has to kill his best friend who turned into a zombie.
He promises to protect his friend’s girlfriend, Rei Miyamoto, and together, they escape their dangerous school, only to find a world that has already fallen apart. Takashi and Rei team up with other students to find their families and figure out what caused the pandemic.
The group includes Saeko Busujima, the skilled president of the Kendo Club; Kouta Hirano, a geek who loves guns; Saya Takagi, a politician’s daughter; and Shizuka Marikawa, the attractive school nurse. But the question remains: Can this diverse group of individuals come together to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Blood+ stands out as one of the best horror-dark anime, and i can say that all fans are eagerly waiting for a sequel! The show is exceptional in telling the story of Saya Otonashi, a seemingly ordinary girl leading a normal life with her adoptive family in Okinawa City. Her only peculiarities are dealing with anemia and having no memory of her life beyond the past year. Saya’s forgotten past catches up with her when she’s attacked at school by a creature that feeds on human blood.
In a moment of desperation, a mysterious man named Haji appears and temporarily fends off the creature. However, when he makes Saya drink his blood, she enters a trance and effortlessly defeats the monster, using her own blood as a catalyst. Discovering the existence of an organization called Red Shield, formed to defeat these hellish beasts, Saya and Haji join forces with them. Together, they must fight these formidable monsters and unravel the secrets of Saya’s past.
Nana, a popular anime from 2006, tells the story of two young women with the same name, leaving their hometowns to start anew. Both Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki have their sights set on Tokyo, but their dreams differ—Nana Komatsu hopes for love, while Nana Osaki aspires to a successful music career. Nana Komatsu, with her cheerful nature, faces romantic challenges until she meets Shouji Endo, her dependable boyfriend. In spite of Shouji’s decision to study in Tokyo, Nana works hard to join him.
On the other hand, Nana Osaki, a punk vocalist, experiences a heartbreaking end to her romance with her band’s bassist, Ren Honjou. Despite the heartbreak, Nana moves forward, aiming to become a recognized artist in the capital. In Tokyo, the two Nanas cross paths unexpectedly and end up living together. As they grow closer, they support each other through the challenges of building their futures. Nana is a must-watch anime for shoujo fans, and many are hoping for a sequel. A continuation could further explore life’s hardships and impart important lessons about learning from mistakes
Hyouka is a really good school anime that fans want more of because it only has one season. There’s a lot of potential to continue and expand the story. The show is about a high school freshman named Houtarou Oreki. He just wants a quiet life, conserving his energy as much as possible. But things change when his sister, Tomoe, makes him save the nearly-disbanded Classics Club.
Oreki thinks his duty is done when he finds out that Eru Chitanda, a fellow first-year, has joined the club. However, even though he fulfilled his responsibility, Oreki gets caught up in Chitanda’s curious and lively personality. Eventually, he decides to stay in the club because of it.
In Hyouka, Oreki and his friends, Satoshi Fukube and Mayaka Ibara, who are also part of the Classics Club, solve interesting mysteries in their daily lives. Chitanda’s never-ending curiosity drives them to explore these small but fascinating puzzles.
Baccano! is one of the strangest anime series ever animated. Produced by multiple companies in 2006 and 2007, it surely became one of the cult series worldwide. It is made to be pleasing to everyone’s taste: it combines mystery, drama, romance, comedy, and magic.
The plot of this anime series is set in America and takes place in the 1930s. As a deadly train called the Flying Pussyfoot travels from one end of the state to the other, two scientists in New York keep bottles of an elixir of immortality, made by alchemists hundreds of years earlier. A new generation of immortal people hiding in the underworld is emerging, and crime has reached a whole new level.
This series has only 16 episodes and is based on a series of novels written by Ryohgo Narita. The authors decided to follow only the first four books in the anime series and there is unquestionably much more material that deserves a new sequel and to be filmed and adored by anime fans worldwide.
5. Blood Lad
Blood Lad is a short and great anime that left me wanting more. It’s a great show that definitely deserves a sequel or a new season. The story revolves around Staz Charlie Blood, a powerful vampire in the Demon World’s Eastern district. Despite rumors of him being a bloodthirsty monster, Staz is actually an otaku who loves Japanese culture and has no interest in human blood. He leaves the management of his territory to his underlings, spending his time on anime, manga, and games.
When a Japanese girl named Fuyumi Yanagi accidentally enters the demon world through a portal, Staz is thrilled. However, their joy is short-lived as Staz’s territory is attacked, leading to Fuyumi’s death. Now a wandering ghost, Fuyumi becomes Staz’s focus as he is determined to resurrect her. This would also fulfill his dream of traveling to the human world. Blood Lad follows Staz, Fuyumi, along with the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf, as they embark on a journey to find magic that can bring humans back to life. It’s a cool anime that’s worth watching, and a sequel would be fantastic!
Claymore is an anime about a shape-shifting demon, known as “youma,” that craves human flesh. When this creature shows up in Raki’s village, a lone woman with silver eyes arrives, carrying only a sword on her back. She’s a Claymore, a being created as part human and part youma, with the sole purpose of getting rid of these monsters. After Raki’s family is killed, the Claymore, named Clare, saves him, but he’s then kicked out of his village.
With nowhere else to go, Raki decides to join Clare on her journeys. As they travel, defeating youma in different towns, more details about Clare’s organization and her fellow warriors emerge. With each town cleared and every demon destroyed, they get closer to the youma Clare has been seeking vengeance against since she became a Claymore. Although Claymore is an amazing anime, but it is unfortunate that the show went a bit off-track from the manga near the end, which is disappointing for manga fans. This also means there’s a good chance for a sequel, new season, or at least hopes for a remake.
3. Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate is an anime where creatures of darkness and evil come out at night, devouring any unlucky humans they catch. On the other side is Hellsing, an organization committed to wiping out these supernatural threats that put humanity at risk. Leading the charge is Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who commands a strong military and spends her life fighting the undead.
Integra’s massive army is impressive, but her ultimate weapon is Alucard, a vampire who goes against his own kind to exterminate threats for Hellsing. With his new vampire sidekick, Seras Victoria, by his side, Alucard must face not only monsters but anyone who opposes Hellsing, whether they appear good or evil.
In the battle for humanity’s survival, Hellsing Ultimate shows that things aren’t always what they seem, and sometimes the most powerful weapon can be your worst nightmare. This anime, with its horror and action style, a charismatic protagonist, and high-quality animation, is a must-watch. It’s a good vampire anime that really stands out, making it one that definitely needs a sequel as soon as possible.
2. No Game No Life
No Game No Life is awesome and stands out as one of the most thrilling titles on this list. The story, found in novels, manga, and anime, revolves around two siblings who are experts at gaming and go by the name “Blank.” After winning a crucial game, they get invited to another world where everything is decided by game results.
Even though the novels and manga were loved by audiences worldwide, the anime series, which aired in 2014 with only 10 episodes, didn’t become as popular in the West. However, it’s still a hit among gaming fans. Since the series ended, new novels were published, and the story revealed many new details that make a sequel to the anime seem justified.
1. Akatsuki No Yona
Akatsuki No Yona is an anime that definitely needs a sequel to finish developing the characters. It’s surprising and quite frustrating that there hasn’t been another season yet. I may not have expected much when I started watching, but I was pleasantly surprised and highly recommend it.
The story is about the kingdom of Kouka, which has a lovely princess named Yona. She’s grown up protected in the royal palace, shielded from any danger. However, her perfect world shatters when an awful act of treason puts everything she loves at risk, including her position as the princess. With only her childhood friend and loyal bodyguard, Son Hak, to trust, she has to escape the palace. Facing the dangers of the wild with a target on her back, Yona realizes her kingdom is no longer the safe haven it used to be.
Freed from her innocence, Yona promises to become strong enough to defeat her enemies. With Hak by her side, she must unravel an ancient legend that could be the key to taking back her kingdom from those who conspired to steal it.