Best Anime on Netflix : Anime has been making waves in US lately with Netflix acting as a torch bearer in introducing Japanese-based animated shows in the west. In the past few years the streaming giant has notoriously added 100s of originals and classics in to its library making it second to few mainstream anime-streaming sites only. Collection that big creates a conundrum as in what to watch as committing to a show is not easy for easy for everyone.
Updated for May 2019
Worry not as we at Vazcon went ahead and examined the All of the anime shows and movies listed on Netflix US (Yes all of them!) and made a knit picked list of shows that you can enjoy even as a first time anime watcher. Classics like Dragon Ball, Bleach, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist etc have been skipped as we don’t think you searched for a list for that. Having that said, here we go :
Note : I also Skipped Sword Art Online as it is a widely known Title already
The Seven Deadly Sins
A top notch show ; Great for Anime Virgins
The seven deadly sins Sets in a world based on medieval England with blood thirsty demons and Magic. Made upon writings of Japanese author Nakaba Suzuki, This show brings an entire new genre to the table where hundreds of races and species thrives in the Kingdom of Britannia. However, a small subset of the Knights supposedly betrayed their homeland and turned their blades against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow the ruler of Liones. They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état, and thus became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.
A family-friendly Sci-Fi action comedy
Another top rated show not only Netflix but also literally everywhere. The show depicts a class room lead by “Koro-sensei” the protagonist who is an unknown invincible being that teaches students the art of assassination. But the reason is not what you think. They are handed with the tas to assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate By Japanese Government. However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust. Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!
Don’t watch if you are Hungry
Tootsuki Academy is a prestigious University which only accepts the one percent of the one percent best cooks. The Moon Festival is Academy’s annual gourmet gala, where students compete against each other to earn the most profit through selling their cuisine of choice. But for Souma Yukihira, it is also his first opportunity to challenge the Elite Ten, the supreme council that rules over the academy.
With a simple genre of “food” this anime depicts an incredibly entertaining scenario where people cross limits in innovating new dishes to compete and get in top.
Super satisfying. Control freaks will adore this !
This anime basically depicts what most people may call “Heaven” for protagonist Momonga who is supreme being in the universe of Great Tomb of Nazarick. Overlord, as the rank itself was an outstanding rank to symbolize the tremendous power of the user. Unfortunately the rank failed to save Momonga from trapped in a world of fantasy game, thus there is only one thing that you can do. Time for some real action. He himself will pass the judgments upon Yggdrasil. Which future will Momonga bring? A bright future filled with joy or a living hell full with horrors, pain, anguish, and punishment. Regarded as the highest of the Almighty 41 Supreme Beings of the Great Tomb of Nazarick. This is the right time to conquer Yggdrasil, a world of fantasy game. Anyone who tried to resist or oppose him shall face the ultimate humiliation and loss, to suffer for eternally.
Magi: Adventure of Sinbad (1)
A man who grows up to rule seven seas
This series is a prequel to other 2 Magi series which we will talk right after this. If you have ever heard of Magi series keep in mind that this is where you start. Adventure of Sinbad sets in a world where Magi or mages exist to select rulers and Create dungeons. dungeon captures becomes wealthy and powerful with a superior being called “Djinn” in their command. n a Parthevian port, a young boy is about to make a name for himself. Sinbad is good-natured, strong, and craving adventure. A kind deed leads to his meeting with Yunan, an enigmatic traveler who is far more powerful than his frivolous personality lets on. Yunan instructs Sinbad to attain the “power of the king” and change the world—by conquering a Dungeon. The eager boy readily accepts, setting out on the grand adventure he so craved.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (2)
Arabian magical fantasy
With two main protagonists : Alibaba and Aladdin, This series continues the story of Sindbad who now (Spoiler alert) controls the entire seven seas. But the story follows the two characters very own journey where they fight with evil society named as “Al Thamen” – Equivalent to Illuminati. Dispersed around the world, there are several bizarre labyrinths hiding incredible treasures within them. These mysterious places, known as “Dungeons,” are said to be the work of Magi, a class of rare magicians, who also help people build their empires by guiding them to a dungeon. Djinns, supernatural beings that rule over the labyrinths, grant successful conquerors access to their immense power and choose them as potential king candidates to rule the world.
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (3)
The two main characters Aladdin and Alibaba along with An exceptionally strong girl named Morgiana realizes that they have to separate their ways in order to achieve their goals. After celebrating their victory against Al-Thamen, Aladdin and his friends depart the land of Sindria. With the end of the battle, however, comes the time for each of them to go their separate ways. Hakuryuu and Kougyoku are ordered to go back to their home country, the Kou Empire. Meanwhile Aladdin announces he needs to head for Magnostadt—a mysterious country ruled by magicians—to investigate the mysterious events occurring in this new kingdom and become more proficient in magic. For their part, encouraged by Aladdin’s words, Alibaba and Morgiana also set off in pursuit of their own goals: training and going to her homeland, respectively.
Mob Psycho 100
Over powered esper
Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.
No Game No Life
Its all about strategy
No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username “Blank.” They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World
One of the most loved Anime of this decade
Subaru gets summoned to a new, different world by an unknown entity. Flabbergasted and in deep conundrum, he find himself in this exquisitely elegant fantasy world where dragons pull carts and elves roam around freely. It is wide and vast, but at its core a very deep, and emotional heart string puller. At initial glance, it seems as a very typical “otaku/neet character gets transported into a different world…” but it gives it a twist with strong character development along the way. Being able to “start again from zero” is a common trend recently, but I honestly will never get tired of it. We all wish to be able to time travel or start things over, and it fills my need by watching these shows. This executes the concept incredibly well. It’s hard to talk about the story without the characters, because they really are the backbone than the story rather than the lore of the world.
Every genre has a classic that stays relevant indefinitely and becomes a must watch for all. Hollywood has god father and you get the idea. This anime has the potential to achieve that status.
Author’s Note : If you have never ever tried anime, we would recommend to start with The Seven Deadly Sins. Its has mostly English-named characters and shares a theme with Fantasies like Lord of the rings. If you liked this list, please share your favorites with us in the comments bellow.