In this mobile iOS & Android list, we show you the top 10 anime gacha games. This is the best article for those who love both anime and mobile games.
10. Sword Art Online Alicization Rising Steel
Sword Art Online is arguably the most popular genre of anime where the main protagonist gets trapped in an online video game world. This mobile gacha game is based on the 3rd season of Sword Art Online and it has some of the most interesting and entertaining combat animations.
Essentially, the game plays and feels like you’re watching an actual anime. Use powerful incarnate skills to demolish your foes and activate your Link Sword Skills for some awesome looking ultimate attacks. This is easily one of the best anime gacha games if you love SAO.
Many mobile games usually resort to similar combat systems but Rising Steel takes it up a notch and delivers quite a few innovative combat mechanics that will surely keep you engaged. What’s even cooler is that you can collect characters from worlds like Alfheim Online and Gun Gale Online, not just the 3rd Season.
9. ONE PIECE TREASURE CRUISE
It seems that this One Piece mobile game is set to follow the footsteps of its anime by producing never-ending content. Having celebrated its 5th global anniversary it remains one of the top dogs when it comes to making big bucks in the mobile gaming revenue leaderboards.
The developers have surely managed to perfect the addictive element of wanting to keep playing the game despite its outdated looks. This could be a great hero collector for those who have a lower-end smartphone and just want to get into a popular anime gacha game.
What’s probably the most insane about One Piece Treasure Cruise is that it features over 2,000 characters you can collect. For any of you viewers who are multi-millionaires and looking to get into another hobby besides collecting expensive cars or owning islands – how about you go and collect all these 2,000 characters instead?
The gameplay itself is rather relaxing, the characters fight for you while you can manually press on their portraits to trigger their skills. In all honesty, this mobile game has a universal appeal even if you haven’t seen the anime. There’s some more challenging content after you progress further into the game and the amount of events and freebies that you get showered with makes it irresistible to come back and play it daily.
8. NARUTO X BORUTO NINJA VOLTAGE
Team up and depart on 4 man shinobi missions, fight giant bosses and defend your village from other enemy players. The extremely popular Naruto anime series comes alive in this action-oriented hero collector game where you will be able to build your dream team of favorite characters.
You can perform various ninja combo attacks with simple controls and finish off your enemies with some of the most Iconic ninjutsu attacks. Although it does seem a little weird that Bandai didn’t include the most famous ninjutsu attacks of all – the Sexy Jutsu.
What’s pretty unique about this Naruto hero collector game is that you can build and protect your very own village from other players in the server. Unlike other anime gacha games in this list, there are some very unique gameplay mechanics. To defend yourself, you will be training shinobi soldiers daily and even laying traps for the unsuspecting enemies.
The game has been going strong for a couple of years now and it seems it will continue to do so, so this could be the perfect time for you to jump into it.
7. BLEACH Brave Souls
Another Hack ‘n Slash hero collector game but set in the Bleach universe. As of making this video, Bleach Brave Souls is celebrating its 5th Anniversary so it might be worth checking out if you want to collect some celebration reward.
The gameplay is quite simple – you run around and beat stuff up but you can collect and create teams of 3 characters to you liking and of course, the coolest part is pairing characters that would never fight as a team together in the anime.
The story itself relives some of the pivotal moments in the anime and serves as a nice refresher for those who have seen it a long time ago. The cutscenes are pretty great and the graphics still look very solid even after getting released 5 years ago.
There are quite a few Bleach mobile games out there but this one seems to be a good entry for anyone who wants quick action-packed gameplay.
6. Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team
After celebrating its 3rd anniversary and getting over 25 million downloads it’s not hard to see why you couldn’t love this bombastic football anime game. Everything you love about Captain Tsubasa comes alive in this mobile game.
Relive your nostalgic memories or discover the story of Captain Tsubasa through the original comics in the Story Mode. The game does a fine job of re-telling the original anime and manga stories up until the Rising Sun. It also includes some original stories not featured in the anime or manga.
Collect and build teams of talented football players and participate in various matching modes one of them being Group Match where you’re pitted against 32 other players. Survival of the fittest as they say – or for this matter, the survival of the best football coach.
5. Pokémon Masters
If you’re too lazy to go outside and play Pokémon Go, now is the perfect time to join other trainers as Pokemon Masters is fast approaching its 1st anniversary. Even though Pokémon initially started off as a video game, it soon got its own show so it lands in our anime gacha games list.
Unlike most Pokemon titles, in this hero collector game you’re not actually collecting Pokemon themselves but various trainers instead. Now, of course, these trainers do bring a pokemon of their own and you can exchange and build various pokemon teams but the trainers themselves also bring their own personality and skills.
Pokemon Masters also features its own unique story and an exciting 3-on-3 team battle mode where you and your co-op friends can join together and fight other opponents online. This is the perfect game for couples who want to play the same game together and can help each other out.
4. Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac
Also known as Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiac – this game is brimming full of 90s nostalgia with its music and art style. And that’s because Saint Seiya has been around for almost 4 decades now since one of the first anime adaptations aired in 1986.
Aside from this short history lesson, Saint Seiya Awakening features colorful graphics of majestic galaxy knights duking out. Combat is pretty straight forward where you use your hero skills which all share a common energy system so you will need to decide how to distribute this energy because you won’t be able to activate everyone’s skill.
There’s a ton of content in this game, that includes a good number of daily mini-games as well as some more serious modes such as Galactic Duels where participating in them you can earn some powerful rewards.
Since this Saint Seiya game is based primarily on the Netflix adaptation you can also enjoy the storyline if you haven’t seen the show already.
3. DanMachi – MEMORIA FREESE
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? No, we’re not asking you that – that’s literally the title of the anime. Also known as simply Danmachi light novel which has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and is now currently on its way to the 3rd season of the anime. Danmachi Memoria Freese offers a ton of characters for you to collect.
The game has a very decent story mode that retells the major events of the anime and even goes down into more minor details. This is perfect for those who have Danmachi buried deep in their anime to watch list but still want to experience the story as they go and play the game.
The gameplay is very addictive and has a very nice progression system that rewards you for almost any task you complete. This is the perfect dose of gaming dopamine you can get into. And for the fans of the anime, you can collect various different costumes and equip them on your favorite characters.
The game is fully voice acted and even features original cutscenes and music of the anime.
2. The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross
Also known as 7DS – this has become one of the most popular gacha games on the market. Based on the popular Seven Deadly Sins anime series, 7DS features gorgeous 3D graphics and exciting turn-based combat.
In Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross you can watch the anime series inside the game which uses its own 3D engine. Anyone who hasn’t seen the anime can still play the game and learn about it as they go. This is perfect for newbies to anime gacha games.
You can customize your favorite anime characters with different weapons, helmets, and costumes. The gacha system is also quite generous with its premium currency and summons rates.
1. DRAGON BALL Z DOKKAN BATTLE
It should come off as no surprise to see the god of hero collector games end up at the top of this list. Seriously, in the western mobile gaming market, DBZ Dokkan Battle has already generated this year alone over 45 million dollars of revenue. What’s even more insane is that the Japanese version has made more than double of that and has surpassed 100 million dollars of revenue.
So why does this money-printing machine work so damn good? Well, for starters it’s not an action or turn-based combat game but instead, it goes back to the most accessible format of them all – it uses elements of match 3 games. Now add to the mix hundreds of dragon ball characters with gorgeously animated attacks and skills and you end up with successful pick up ‘n play mobile game that taps into your deepest desires of gacha gaming.
Even if you’re not a fan of Dragon Ball you could still easily start playing this game just because of the nature of match 3 games. It’s a puzzle-solving game that features layers of complexity but even for the most casual of players it’s an easily accessible game. This is easily going to be the winner of anime gacha games.