Netflix has finally gotten serious about anime and has a ton of content for otakus all over the world. The online streaming service not only hosts some of the best anime shows, but also has started producing Netflix Original anime giving the viewers more epic content to watch. In this article, we have a look at some of the best anime on Netflix that you can start streaming right this instant!
Before we begin the list, we just have to tell you that Netflix has made a serious effort to give it’s users some of the best content to watch online. This includes all the amazing anime titles, ranging from Bleach to Naruto to Fairy Tail and even newer ones. Moreover, you can find anime shows in almost all the genres including, action, romance, comedy, horror and more if you look for them. So, if you are a fan of anime shows and love to watch them whenever you have to chance, then login to your Netflix account right now and start streaming. Apart from the popular anime titles and the Originals, the streaming service keeps on adding new titles every month, so you’ll see this list updated regularly with new titles as they are released!
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15. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma
You know that feel when you eat food that is so good that you think to rip your clothes off and achieve an orgasm! That never happens in real life; but it does happen in Food Wars! The show is centered around Yukihira Soma who’s a teen with a great enthusiasm for cooking and has assisted his father in his restaurant as a sous chef from childhood. However, when his father closes shop and goes to Europe to polish his cooking skills, he enrolls Soma in Totsuki Culinary Academy, an elite culinary school for the greatest teenage chefs in Japan and with an acceptance rate of only 10%. Watch the show as Soma takes on the challenge and goes up against the best chefs in the school by preparing mouth-watering dishes that rips clothes of anyone who eats it.
Overlord is one of the best isekai anime which takes you in the virtual reality world of Yggdrasil game. The final hour of the game has arrived and the servers are going to shut down soon. However, Momonga, a powerful wizard and the leader of the Ainz Ooal Gown dark guild, decides to spend the last minutes logged in to the game as the servers begin to shut down. But, despite the time run out and the servers shut, he is surprised to realize that he’s fully conscious and what’s more, the non-player characters appear to have developed their own individual personalities. The situation is confusing, but Momonga gathers his loyal servants in order to investigate and take over this new world and also find out if there are other players in the same predicament as he is in now!
13. Assassination Classroom
This is one of my favorite anime shows of all time because it has a blend of every genre you could imagine like action, comedy, drama, romance and more. Once you start watching Assassination Classroom, you won’t be able to drop it without completing it and would crave for more. The show has a unique plot where a classroom of students are tasked to assassinate their new teacher before he blows up the Earth because he’s already blown up the moon in half. Their teacher is an octopus-looking alien who is indestructible, can travel at a speed of Mach 20, can regenerate and has a range of other superhuman abilities. What follows is a series of failed assassination attempts where the students try to kill their teacher while he takes a class of lower-ranked students and teach them everything in his power and make them some of the smartest students in the entire campus. I can’t recommend this anime enough, so please watch it right now as you won’t regret it!
12. Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden is set around a young girl, who shares the name with the series, who was previously used as a killing machine in the war. Now that the war is over, and her arms have been replaced by metal prosthetics, she has to learn how to integrate back into the society by taking up a job as a letter writer. The story is quite sweet as Violet keeps growing and learns about the complexity of human emotions and the stunning animation makes it one of the best anime shows of the year!
11. AJIN: Demi-Human
Ajin are the mysterious immortal humans who first appeared in the battlefields of Africa around 17 years ago. They were soon labeled as threats because of their powers and immortality and whenever an Ajin is found within the society, they are captured and placed into custody. Kei Nagai is a high schooler studying to be a doctor and knows very little about Ajins; but when he finds out that he himself is one, he flees before the authorities capture him. However, other Ajins are closer than he thinks and they are planning on fighting back against the torment, and Kei has to choose a side!
10. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the more successful anime show that brings the magical world to the 21st century by giving it a much needed spin. The show focuses on a group of female students who gain powers and become “magical girls” to fight against the evil “witches” after a chance encounter with a mysterious entity. However, things aren’t as simple as they look because if the girls fall into despair, they’ll transform into the very monsters they fight.
9. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
You’d think that being a powerful psychic means that your life would be much better than everyone else in the world, but that’s not the case with Saiki Kusuo. He’s the most powerful psychic to live – with powers ranging from teleportation, telepathy, x-ray vision and more – but he hates being the center of attention and does everything in his power to avoid any drama. However, he finds himself being pulled into other people’s problems as he’s constantly surrounded by colorful people who drag him in to the real world. This slice-of-life comedy anime is a mashup of 5-minute episodes showing how Kusuo aims to lead an normal, everyday life; but can’t!
8. Devilman: Crybaby
Devilman: Crybaby is based on the classic Go Nagai manga and one of the surprising hits of the year. However, I’ll just warn you beforehand that this show may not be suitable for everyone to watch as it features a ton of nudity, gore, violence and things that may not sit well with many of you. However, if you are a fan of anime that not only focuses on good storytelling; but also features weird, yet awesome character designs and outrageous violence then this is the title you need to watch. The show focuses on Akira, a student and a crybaby, who bonds with a powerful devil called Amon and somehow gains control of his powers while remaining human. He, along with his friends, Ryou, goes on battling the devils with unbelievable destructive power; and the climax of the show is definitely something you don’t want to miss!
7. Gurren Lagann
The only mecha anime show on the list, Gurren Lagann is one of the best anime on Netflix you need to watch in your next binge-watching session. The show begins in the subterranean cities on Earth and by the end of the show, it ends up in outer space. Follow the story of Simon and his surrogate brother, Kamina, who live in a subterranean city when they stumble upon a mecha and takes control of it to fight enemies they encounter. The show has some of the best fight sequences and the finale is one of the most epic battles that you’ll surely enjoy!
6. Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia actually began as a short film that was released in 2015 and was later released as a Netflix Original show. The anime is set at Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy that teaches young witches and focuses on Akko Kagari who enrolls in the academy despite having a non-magical background. Despite facing many difficulties in her journey, Akko rises above them all and begins finding her place in the magical world, thanks to discovering a relic left behind by a renowned witch and her idol, Shiny Chariot.
Kakegurui is one of the most recent Netflix Original anime show released and it already has become quite popular thanks to it’s unique, and engaging, plot! The show focuses on a new transfer student, Yumeko Jabami at Hyakkaou Private Academy where the students are the children of the richest people in the world. The academy is just like other normal academies in the day, teaching students everything ranging from languages, history and the like to get them ready for the real world; but by night, it transforms into a gambling den educating them in the art of dealing with money and manipulating people. Yumeko Jabami is a beautiful new student who seems naive at first, but has a borderline insane way of gambling where she plays for the thrills and doesn’t really care about winning!
4. One-Punch Man
The show that break all stereotypes and introduced a ton of people to the anime world. One-Punch Man is essentially a parody of sorts as it pokes fun at all the other anime show whose main characters get insanely overpowered and are able to defeat all of their nemesis. This show gives us Saitama as the main character, who is so overpowered from the beginning that he can defeat everyone with a single punch and without taking any damage at all. The plot seems boring as the hero has no challenges, but it does a really good job at showing us how he deals with everyday life and is bored out of his wits that he can’t find any real challenges, thanks to his overwhelming strength. If you’ve not seen the show, then this is the best anime on Netflix that you shouldn’t miss. Watch it now as the season 2 of the show’s also been announced!
3. Attack On Titan
This anime is not for the faint-hearted as there’s a lot of gore and blood on display. Having said that, it’s one of the best anime shows that everyone needs to watch! The series focuses on the ongoing battle between Titans (giant creatures) and the remaining humans who are trying to survive in what’s left of the world. There’s a lot of twists and turns in the story as it’s not just about the humans fighting against the colossal titans but there’s a lot of other things at stake as well as new mysteries being unveiled with plenty of plot development.
Castlevania is another of the anime shows produced by Netflix and one that has become a must watch if you love stories involving Dracula! The show focuses on Count Dracula who vows revenge against the people of Wallachia after they accused his wife of witchcraft and burned her alive at the stake; and Trevor Belmont, the last of the monster hunting clan who leads a fight against the Dracula and his army of demonic creatures. Apart from the war between man and monster, there are romantic elements in the story as well as Dracula is portrayed as a sympathetic villain who’s mourning his wife’s death and not like the evil who just wants to plunder the world into darkness. The first season of the show has just 4 episodes making for a quick binge-watching experience.
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
No anime list is complete without the mention of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as it’s one of the most popular title of all time. If you ever want to get your friends hooked to anime shows, then this is what you should recommend they start with as everything about it – the story, the characters and their development, the twists, the graphics, the action sequences, and everything – is perfect. So, if you haven’t watched the show, or you want to rewatch is again, then all its episodes are available on Netflix. Go on a journey with the Elric Brothers as they try to find a solution to get back what they lost in an alchemical experiment gone wrong and save the world while doing that!
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