15 Greatest Anime That Start With D (With Great Plot)

When it comes to anime fans, they usually describe anime in two words “it’s different.” It fails to shy away from epic storylines, due to which it often runs for dozens and even hundreds of episodes. No matter what’s the length of the anime, the best one demands from the viewer their great emotional involvement.

There is a sheer range of anime out there, which means that any other kind of movie or TV can be found in anime mirroring its style. Due to this, anime fans get an intimate look into the language and history of Japan. Every anime fan knows the name of anime but do you know the Anime that start with D?

Popular Anime That Start With D

1) Death Note

Death Note
Light Yagami in Death Note

The story centers around Light Yagami, who was a high school student. Later, in the series, you’ll get to know about a supernatural notebook. Watch this series to know the features that the notebook possessed.

One more character hit the anime, “L,” as a detective, who always tries to be on the tail of Light. It would be interesting to know how they both try to stay ahead of each other.

  • IMDb Ratings: 9/10
  • Genre: Mystery, crime, horror, suspense, drama, thriller
  • Number of Episodes: 37

2) Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball
Goku in Dragon Ball

This series follows an extraordinarily strong young boy, namely, Goku. He was on his way to the search of seven dragon balls whose combination can result to grant any wish or desire

Watch this fantasy to know the adventure of Goku and how he trains to become the strongest fighter.

  • IMDb Ratings: 8.8/10
  • Genre: Martial arts, fantasy, adventure
  • Number of Episodes: 291

3) Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer
Tanjiro in Demon Slayer

This story is about a boy who lost everything due to the attack of the demon. Now, he is left all alone with his only remaining sibling, namely, Nezuko, and decides to avenge his family.

While watching this series, you’ll come across a mysterious group. Watch this series to know how Tanjirou protects his beloved sister and slays the demons.

  • IMDb Ratings: 8.7/10
  • Genre: Martial arts, adventure, dark fantasy
  • Number of Episodes: 44

4) Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone
Senku in Dr. Stone

This science fiction highlights the adventure of both Taiju and Senku. The world they entered is not normal but a nonexistent modern world. With the combination of Senku’s brains and Taiju’s brawn, they forge a formidable partnership

Watch this series to know how their partnership results in an uncovering method for reviving those petrified. It would be interesting to see the threat of a master plan with the challenges of Senku ideology. 

  • IMDb Ratings: 8.1/10
  • Genre: Post-apocalyptic, adventure, science fiction
  • Number of Episodes: 35

5) Dark Gathering

Dark Gathering
Dark Gathering

What if you hate ghosts but you still knack for attracting ghosts? It sounds weird, but it is the case with a college freshman, namely Keitarou Gentouga. One more character as Yayoi wants to encounter spirit to find the culprit of her passed mother.

Go and hit this series to see their adventures related to haunting spots. If Keitarou would be able to manage his part-time job or just stray away from the original purpose?

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.5/10
  • Genre: Horror
  • Number of Episodes: 11

6) Dragon League

Dragon League
Dragon League

This story is about a son Tokio and his father, namely Amon. When they hit Elevenia’s soccer country, the striking feature they noticed was the strongest soccer team parade.

The turning point of the story was when Leon (team captain) got challenged by Amon, and eventually, Loen turned him into a miniature dragon. It would be interesting to see how Tokio takes revenge and decides to turn Amon into a human.

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10
  • Genre: Fantasy and Comedy
  • Number of Episodes: 39

7) Danganronpa


Makoto Naegi is delighted to attend a highly reputed institution, but everything changed after that. It was the time when she found herself in an abandoned classroom.

Now, Nargi, and his classmates were left with two choices. Are they going to participate in Monokuma’s killing game? Or choose for residing together in the school for their leftover life?

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.8/10
  • Genre: Crime fiction, action fiction, crime, action
  • Number of Episodes: 13

8) Dan Doh!!

Dan Doh!!
Dan Doh!!

Everyone in their childhood had played baseball or cricket and unfortunately crashed into someone else property. The same case was with Dandoh, who unintentionally crashed the ball into the principal’s potted plants. 

Rather than getting mad, that principal introduces Dandoh to the world of golf. We also deserve a principal like him. Well, anyway, go through his adventure in golf and know-how that former pro-golfer changed Dandoh’s life.

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
  • Genre: Sports
  • Number of Episodes: 26

9) Dream User

Dream User
Dream User

What if the dream turns into an uncontrollable nightmare due to the crossing of the dreaming border into reality? It sounds interesting, but the job to take care of such nightmares is of “yume-tsukai.” 

Give a try to this series to know how they destroy the nightmare with the aid of weapons. If yume-tsukai will be able to return the dream to its rightful owner? Are they strong enough to combat any sort of serious damage by a nightmare?

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.4/10
  • Genre: Comedy, supernatural, a slice of life
  • Number of Episodes: 12

10) Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon's Dogma
Dragon’s Dogma

This story is based on a world-famous RPG. It would be interesting to see how a man seeks revenge on a dragon. The revenge was about a stolen heart, but as an “Arisen,” the man is brought back to life.

Kill your boredom by watching this action adventure about a man. If he can combat with challenges made by demons representing the seven deadly sins of humans?

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.3/10
  • Genre: Dark fantasy and adventure
  • Number of Episodes: 7

11) Dallos


It was the time when the girlfriend of a government official named Melinda Hearst gets kidnapped. Now, everyone on the moon is tense at a critical point.

On the other side, a third-generation colonist was stuck whether to join the rebellion or lag low. Is a mysterious structure strong enough to change the Lunar’s history course or not? Overall, it would be the best time killer to watch Dallos. 

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.2/10
  • Genre: Science fiction
  • Number of Episodes: 4 + 1

12) Detatoko Princess

Detatoko Princess
Detatoko Princess

The story revolves around a beautiful Sorcerland princess, namely Lapid. Just look at her kindness she can cross any limit for for protecting the most innocent creatures.

Even Lapid can destroy her kingdom if it comes to the life of innocent creatures. Watch this fantasy to know the adventure of this sparkling personality.

  • IMDb Ratings: 5.8/10
  • Genre: Fantasy and comedy
  • Number of Episodes: 3

13) Double-J


It is about a school where after-school activities were mandatory among students. But the main focus was on Hajime and Sayo, who joined the “Cultural Activity Preservation Club.”

It would be interesting to know how they both find types of analog activities and jobs. Go and hit this comedy because it will surely be going to kill your boredom..

  • IMDb Ratings: 5.8/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Number of Episodes: 11

14) Duel Masters

Duel Masters
Duel Masters

Duel Masters is nothing but a great civilization. However, this story is about the best player, namely, Shobu Kiriguda, who tries to become just like his father, a world-class master.

Even after facing so many lost matches, he still remembers the words of wisdom told by his father. Watch this series to know how he continues the road to becoming a duelist. If he is going to hit victory on his journey or not?.

  • IMDb Ratings: 5.3/10
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Number of Episodes: 78

15) Deep Blue Fleet

Deep Blue Fleet
Deep Blue Fleet

While watching this series, you’ll become familiar with a radically distinct Pacific War. Also, it will highlight the technologically advanced Imperial Japanese Navy.

There were some unexplained circumstances due to which the war was brought. It would be interesting to know about the real-life 1940s figures.

  • IMDb Ratings: 5.2/10
  • Genre: Alternate history
  • Number of Episodes: 32

Notable Anime Based on Genre


  • Dai-Shogun – Great Revolution
  • The Dagger of Kamui
  • Darkside Blues
  • Daphne in the Brilliant Blue
  • Devil Hunter Yohko
  • Dragon Crisis!
  • Dynamic Heroes
  • Destro 246
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • The Devil of the Earth


  • D.Gray-man
  • Danchigai
  • D4 Princess
  • Date A Live: II
  • Darling
  • Die Shuangfei
  • Dagashi Kashi
  • Don’t Cry
  • Darker than Black
  • Dr. Slump


  • Dai-chan, Daisuki
  • Devils Line
  • Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction
  • Devilman Lady
  • Death Parade
  • Digital Devil Story
  • Dear Boys
  • Dr. Typhoon
  • Deep Love
  • Dragon Fist


  • Darkside Blues
  • Darwin’s Game
  • Digital Juice
  • Den-noh Coil
  • Down Load
  • Digimon Survive
  • DRAMAtical Murder
  • Dream Hunter Rem
  • Die Now
  • Durarara!!


  • Dororo
  • Detective Canon
  • DJ Nobunaga
  • Drifters
  • Douluo Dalu
  • Dojoji Temple
  • Doraon Yeongung Hong Gildong
  • Donten ni Warau Gaiden: Ketsubetsu, Yamainu no Chikai
  • Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds


  • Dance Dance Evolution Dance Masters Silent Hill Robbie!!!!!!!!!!
  • Da Jing Xiao Guai
  • Dark Cat
  • Dead World
  • Deadgirl Trailer
  • Dorohedoro
  • Devilman Memorial
  • Daimajuu Gekitou: Hagane no Oni
  • Dororon Enma-Kun
  • Devilman: Crybaby


  • Debby the Corsifa wa Makezugirai PV
  • Daruma-chan
  • Dead Mount Death Play
  • Destiny Child
  • Dongguo Xiaojie
  • Dororonpa!
  • Dragon Pink
  • Duchiwa Ppukku
  • Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
  • D.C.S.S: Da Capo Second Season


  • Dr. Rin ni Kiitemite!
  • Dakaretai Onna
  • Damen’s Walker
  • Dance with Devils: Fortuna
  • Dance in the Vampire Bund
  • DearS
  • Dear Brave
  • Defend Love
  • Detroit Metal City: Birth of the Metal Devil
  • Dragonaut: The Resonance


  • Dead Heat
  • Dead Leaves
  • Danche Xia
  • Date A Bullet: Dead or Bullet
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Deca-Dence
  • DigiGirl Pop!: Strawberry & Pop Mix Flavor
  • Dimension Loop
  • DinoZone


Nowadays, anime is so broad-reaching, especially in its subject matter. Due to this, it is possible to find anime focused on just about a particular genre.

There is a huge range of anime, and it is easy to look for anime that start with D. Some of the anime with great plots are mentioned above. Along with their IMDb ratings, genre, and a number of episodes.

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