Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes in 2023

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes in 2023

It’s been a year of epic clashes, tear-jerking confessions, and existential crises so deep they’d make Freud do a backflip. But among the countless hours of animated excellence, a few episodes transcended mere entertainment and lodged themselves squarely in the hallowed halls of internet immortality.

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes in 2023

1. Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 18: “Midnight Sun” 

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes of 2023
Attack on Titan | Image via TMDB

Remember that awkward phase in middle school when you wore eyeliner to look badass? Eren Yeager in “Midnight Sun” is basically the anime equivalent of that, rocking a dramatic side braid and delivering an emo monologue that would make even Hot Topic employees blush.

This episode flips the script on our perception of Eren, revealing his inner turmoil and forcing us to confront the terrifyingly relatable question: “Would I become a genocidal maniac if humanity treated me like a discount punching bag?” Prepare for existential dread and Eren’s hottest cosplay yet.

2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Episode 25: “Re;” 

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes of 2023
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 | Image via TMDB

Lelouch vi Britannia, chess master extraordinaire and resident anime heartbreaker, delivers his magnum opus in “Re;”. This episode is a symphony of emotional whiplash, one minute having you cheering for Lelouch’s genius plan, the next drowning in the tragic consequences. Witness Lelouch orchestrates a world-altering chess match, sacrifices everything he holds dear, and leaves you questioning whether he’s a hero, a villain, or just a really good-looking dude with a tragic backstory.

3. Hunter x Hunter Episode 126: “Zero × And × Rose” 

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes of 2023
Hunter x Hunter | Image via TMDB

Hunter x Hunter’s Chimera Ant arc was a masterclass in storytelling, and “Zero × And × Rose” is its crown jewel. This episode delves into the psyche of Meruem, the ant king who’s both terrifyingly powerful and surprisingly introspective. We witness his philosophical evolution, his desire for connection, and ultimately, the heartbreaking end.

4. Hunter x Hunter Episode 131: “Anger × And × Light”

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes of 2023
Hunter x Hunter | Image via TMDB

If you thought Meruem was messed up, wait till you see Gon Freecss in “Anger × And × Light”. This episode showcases the dark side of Hunter x Hunter’s golden boy, as his rage against Pitou unleashes a terrifying transformation that will make you rethink your next trip to the playground sandbox.

Witness Gon’s descent into madness, Gon’s muscles inexplicably tripling in size, and Gon reminding us that even the sweetest cinnamon rolls have a breaking point. Don’t let the sunshine fool you, sometimes the most adorable characters are the ones you should fear the most.

5. Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 16: “Perfect Game”

Top 5 Highest-Rated Anime Episodes of 2023
Attack on Titan | Image via TMDB

Levi Ackerman, the resident badass with a penchant for cleaning supplies, takes center stage in “Perfect Game”. This episode is a ballet of violence, a symphony of blades, and a testament to Levi’s inhuman combat skills. Witness him single-handedly dismantle a battalion of Titans, dodge death like a pro breakdancer, and remind us that sometimes, all you need to solve a problem is a pair of sharp blades and a serious case of RBF.

Conclusion

From mind-bending plot twists to gut-wrenching emotions, these episodes were the ones that kept us glued to our screens, spamming chat rooms with incoherent fangirling/fanboying screams. These aren’t just your average, “oh that was cool” filler arcs; these are the episodes that sparked riots on Twitter, spawned a million fan theories, and left viewers simultaneously sobbing and applauding at 3 AM.

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