19+ BEST Anime About Time Travelling (Recommendations)

anime about time travelling

Time travelling, everyone once wanted to have the power to time travel in the past or the future to save their loved ones, but until now there haven’t been any signs of time travelling, but time travel is possible in anime.

So here are some best time travel anime that you need to watch if you ever wished to have the power to time travel in real life.

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21. Iroduku: The World In Colors

iroduku
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
7/20
5/10
7/10
19/40

Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

On a night, Hitomi’s grandmother, Kohaku, fires a spell she has been exploiting for over 60 years and sends Hitomi to the year 2018 when Kohaku was still in high school.

The mission of Hitomi was unclear at that point but Kohaku said that she will know what her mission is when she gets there. As she gets there, Hitomi’s white and black life turns into a colorful one.

She finally started to know what her mission was and the reason she was sent in the year 2018.

 

20. Tatami Galaxy

Tatami Galaxy
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
14/20
5/10
5/10
24/40

Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Episodes: 11

Anime Storyline:

Watashi, Our MC, after wasting his college life by breaking up couples in the campus with his only friend Ozu, starts to realize that he made a mistake. Watashi was given a chance to repeat his college career again.

That led him to go down multiple paths, each filled with life lessons and failures. He started working hard to achieve a happy ending rather than a sad one.

There isn’t much I can tell about this one, as you should definitely go watch it on your own!

 

19. Noein

noein
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
14/20
4/10
6/10
24/40

Genre: Adventure, Drama
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

It was the last year of elementary school, and four friends decided to do a challenge to see who is braver. The four friends went to a graveyard in order to see who is braver than the other.

So the challenge begins. But wait, before it actually begins, Yuu has a controlling mother that does not let her go to the challenge. Luckily, Haruka helps her slip away from her mother and while walking to the graveyard, Haruka notices a silver-haired man following him. 

So now the challenge actually begins. After a while, some strange things appear. The four friends thought they were ghosts and tried to run away but it turns out that they are actually dragon soldiers from the future who have come to protect Haruka, humanity’s last hope.

 

18. Seikimatsu Occult academy

seikimatsu occult academy
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
13/20
5/10
6/10
24/40

Genre: Mystery, Sci-fi
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

It’s the year 2012 and the earth is getting invaded by some creatures called Aliens.

Maya, who is a former headmaster of Waldstein Academy and with his agent, Fumiaki Uchida, is sent to the year 1999 to prevent the alien invasion from happening in 2012. They have a mission to destroy some kind of key that will be the cause of the alien invasion. Maya forms a pact to look for the key, in order to destroy it.

They are equipped with special cell phones. If they take a picture of the actual key and it shows a “Peaceful world” in the picture, then that’s the key but if the picture shows “Destruction” then that’s not the key.

 

17. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

the girl who leapt theough time
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
13/20
8/10
5/10
25/40

Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 1 (Movie)

Anime Storyline:

Makoto Konno is in her last year of high school, but she’s having a really hard time deciding what she wants to do in the future, what university she wants to go to, and what she wants to become when she grows up.

But suddenly Makoto finds something strange, she finds an ability within her that lets her leap through time. Soon later, she finds out that every choice has a different and unique consequence and things aren’t as easy as they seem.

It’s really fun seeing her having fun with her ability.

 

16. InuYasha

Inuyasha
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
15/20
5/10
5/10
25/40

Genre: Action, Adventure
Episodes: 167

Anime Storyline:

InuYasha follows the story of a young girl by the name of Kagome Higurashi, who was dragged into a well by a cursed demon. So she should have died right? Wrong.

Kagome was sent 500 years back in time, during the Sengoku period. Also, there was a jewel inside of her body, I forgot to tell that.

After battling with a demon, the jewel inside of her breaks into pieces. Kagome then forms a pact with InuYasha in order to prevent the shattered jewel pieces from getting into the wrong people’s/demon’s hands.

 

15. Zipang

zipang
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
16/20
7/10
3/10
26/40

Genre: Action, Drama

Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

Mirai is an advanced missile destroyer ship in Japan’s self-defence force. The crew is led by Captain Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu. One day, while the crew was running to the scheduled training exercises, something strange happened.

Mirai encounters a storm that throws their navigation system in a complete mess.

After a while, the crew find themselves back in June 2, 1942, at the time of world war ll.

 

14. Nobunaga Concerto

nobunaga concerto
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
15/20
6/10
5/10
26/40

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 10

Anime Storyline:

“Who cares what happened in Japan’s past? It has nothing to do with my life.”

After carelessly walking on top of a fence on the top floor. Saburou, Our MC, fell. That was expected from the start though.

But wait, he doesn’t die? Saburou was sent back a few centuries in the Sengoku Period. After meeting a samurai, he gets a katana from the samurai he just met and now he has to survive on his own.

Saburou, with the help of his own knowledge, now has to survive in the Sengoku Period.

 

13. Orange

Orange
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
13/20
6/10
7/10
26/40

Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

Yes, Oranges, but not the fruit ones tho.

It was Naho Takamiya’s first day of high school but after waking up later, she saw something strange. She saw a letter but not from her family members..

It was the letter from herself but from 10 years in the future? In the letter, it tells that Naho’s life is painful and full of regrets and Naho from 10 years in the future tells the current Naho the timing of several events that were gonna happen in her life.

Just imagine that you woke up, thinking your life will be good in the future but received a letter from your future self saying your life will be full of mistakes and regrets, oh god!

 

12. Buddy Complex

buddy complex
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
12/20
7/10
7/10
26/40

Genre: Action, Sci-fi
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

Buddy Complex mixes Mechs and Time travelling at the same time and that makes this anime interesting and fun to watch.

A young boy named Aoba Watase is suddenly getting targeted by some strange robot called Valiancer. Aoba was then saved by his classmate Hina Yumihara, who turns out to be a time traveler.

Hina offers Aoba to go 70 years forward in time, in order to prevent Aoba from dying. 

This anime is a great series to watch for the Time-traveling fans and the mech otakus or if you are both a mech otaku and a time-traveling fan then this anime is for you.

 

 

11. The Future Diary

Mirai Nikki Gankutsuou:
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
14/20
5/10
7/10
26/40

Genre: Mystery, Action
Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

Yukiteru Amano, a lonely high school student who spends her time writing in her phone diary.

Oh wait, she has 2 imaginary friends too, one is a god of time and space by the name of Deus and Murmur, the god’s servant.

Deus gave Yukiteru a future diary, it doesn’t exactly let the actual time change but the diary can predict the future in some ways. This might be a little interesting.

 

10. Erased

Erased
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
14/20
4/10
8/10
26/40

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Time traveling is already a lot of fun but what if you also add some adventure to it?
That’s just, a great COMBINATION! Everyone wished they had the power to even go a few minutes back in time to stop an accident, or possibly, a tragedy

There’s a tragedy happening at our MC’s place. Everyone’s scared and screaming, and that’s when our MC comes in. Saturo Fujinuma is able to go back in time before the tragedy was about to happen. With the help of that, Saturo was able to save many lives.

But sadly, Saturo was accused of murdering someone who was close to him, so this time he was sent 18 years past in order to find the cause of this.

This has a large story but i don’t wanna spoil this further.

 

9. the Ambition of Oda Nobuna

the ambition of oda nobuna
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
14/20
7/10
6/10
27/40

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

This anime follows the story of a 17-year-old boy by the name of Sagara Yoshiharu.

One day he time-travels to the Sengoku Period

Why are there so many people who travel to the Sengoku period on this list lmao!

But in this Sengoku Period, there’s a twist. Yes, a twist and that is that every major lord is a cute girl lol! Every anime fan once might have wished to travel to a world filled with cute girls!

 

8. Sakurada Reset

sakurada reset
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
15/20
7/10
6/10
28/40

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

Kei Asai, a normal girl who lives in the oceanside of Sakurada, where the inhabitants are a little strange…

They are born with abilities.

One day on the school rooftop, Kei meets Misora Haruki, a strange girl with the ability to reset everything around her the way it was 3 days ago. Is it a strange ability? What do you think? No one knows what Misora resets though.

 

7. Summer Storm

Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
16/20
6/10
6/10
28/40

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

A thirteen year old boy by the name of Yasaka is living with his grandfather during his summer vacation.

One day, Yasaka enters a store only to see a young 16 year old girl getting forced by a man, who was pretending to be hired by the 16 year old girl’s family.

After saving the girl, Yasaka becomes friends with her but later he finds something strange. He found a picture of the 16 year old girl but in her 60s. Strange right?

That girl was not an ordinary one. She has the ability to time travel. Forgot to tell but the girl’s name is Arashi.

 

6. Magical Girl Madoka Magica

magical girl madoka magica
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
15/20
8/10
7/10
30/40

Genre: Drama, Suspense
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Before you watch this anime, just so you know this anime could be a little dark.

Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki both have simple lives. Welp, everyone knows that a time traveling anime can’t be this normal. It is until one day Madoka and Sayaka find Kyubey, a cat-like alien.

The cat offers them that if they become magical girls, he would fulfil any 1 of their wishes. Magical girls are those who shall risk their lives in order to fight the witches that are invisible to a normal human eye. 

An ally of the cat-like alien, Mami Tomoe,a magical girl, befriends Madoka and Sayaka in order to make them accept the offer. While on the other hand, another magical girl, Homura Akemi, has to stop both of them from accepting the offer.

 

5. Your Name

your name
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
18/20
6/10
9/10
33/40

Genre: Drama, Romance
Episodes: 1 (Movie)

Anime Storyline:

This movie follows the story of a girl by the name of Mitsuha Miyamizu, a normal high school student who wanted to live a life as a boy. Taki Tachibana, who is also a high school student living a busy life while doing a part-time job.

One day, Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body while Taki wakes up in Mitsuha’s body, so how does this include time traveling? Let me explain.

The thing is that Mitsuha exists three years before Taki does. They both start to search for each other but Taki later finds out that Mitsuha was dead. The way Mitsuha died was that one day, she saw a comet that was going to hit the town she was living in, and so it did.

 

4. Re: Zero

rezero
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
18/20
8/10
8/10
34/40

Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Episodes: 25

Anime Storyline:

Another popular anime on this list.

Really? Do I really have to explain this one too? Welp alright then!

Re:Zero follows the story of Natsuki Subaru, who randomly gets transported into another world. But wait, before you think that this is isekai, yes it is but it includes time traveling.

Whenever Subaru dies, he gets sent back in time. He is basically immortal. He still feels pain though.Subaru uses this opportunity to save many, many lives.

So basically he time travels back in time, wherever his last checkpoint was.

 

21. Steins; Gate

Steins; Gate
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
18/20
8/10
9/10
35/40

Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

This anime has a confusing story in the first few episodes and a lot of people quit watching it.

But wait! Don’t quit yet, if you didn’t understand anything, let me explain the story of this.

This anime follows a story of a mad scientist by the name of Rintarou Okabe, who lives in an old building. Rintarou has 2 other members in his lab. One is a hacker, Daru and Rintarou’s childhood friend, Hashida Itaru.

These 3 make some strange gadgets like a phone microwave that turns a banana into a pile of green gel? But wait, it does require the phone to run so that’s a new invention lmao! Who knew that this phone microwave could be so serious that it can change the flow of the current future they are living in?

 

2. Doraemon

doraemon
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
18/20
9/10
9/10
36/40

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Episodes: 1787

Anime Storyline:

Yes, you heard it correctly, Doraemon.

But wait, isn’t this a kids show? And how does this include time traveling? Wait! Let me explain.

This blue raccoon, I mean this blue cat by the name of Doraemon, comes from the future in order to save Nobita from making mistakes. So this does include time traveling in some way.

Doraemon has the ability to store infinite stuff in his pocket, and the pocket includes some strange gadgets and some useful ones. Like let’s take the door for example, it lets us teleport to any place we want. Pretty useful right? Just like this, there are 100s of useful and strange gadgets

 

1. Tokyo Revengers

tokyo revengers
Time Travel Aspects Plot Animation Total
16/20
10/10
10/10
36/40

Genre: Action, Drama
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

Yes, Tokyo Revengers, one of the most popular anime of 2021. So does this include time traveling? Yes, our MC Takemitchy, who broke up with his girlfriend twelve years ago. But one day when he was watching television, he came to notice the news, and yes, it was about Takemitchy’s girlfriend who died.

Now, Takemitchy gets a flashback of the time he was still dating his girlfriend. Also, the girlfriend’s name was Hinata. He burst into tears and went to Hinata’s brother. But something strange happened.

When Takemitchy shook hands with Naoto, Hinata’s brother, he was sent back 12 years in time.

With that opportunity, he swore to save Hinata from dying.

 

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So, here we are with some of the best anime that deal with the theme of time travelling. There were a lot of them but we had to narrow our list down to only 21 of them. Which one of them do you like the most? Comment down below and let us know!

 

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