What Are Seinen Anime’s “Big Three” Series?

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Back in the 2000s, shonen anime’s One Piece, Naruto and Bleach birthed the concept of the “big three”, with the term still used by fans worldwide today to refer to the most popular titles of the era. The seinen genre has some overlap with the shonen genre, as its target audience is likewise older males. So what would the three most popular seinen titles be?


As with the big three of shonen, these titles must appeal to a wide audience outside their target demographic. In other words, the…

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