The best anime on Netflix right now

Netflix closed out 2021 with one of its secret weapons: original anime. While many of the most beloved anime series have other streaming homes, Netflix has heavily invested in creating anime series of its own, including the League of Legends-inspired Arcane, which has fantastic animation to go with a stellar story and cast. To kick off 2022, Netflix is debuting a new season of another original anime, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. But that’s just a taste of things to come. And don’t worry, there’s more to anime than fantasy and giant robots. If you consult with our updated list of the best anime shows on Netflix, you’ll find the one that is right for you.

Netflix isn’t the only streaming service with anime on demand. To help you make the most of your subscriptions, we’ve also rounded up the best anime on Hulu, and the best anime on Amazon Prime Video.

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DOTA: Dragon's Blood (2021) new

DOTA: Dragon's Blood
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Animation
Cast Lara Pulver, Tony Todd, Yuri Lowenthal
Created by Ashley Edward Miller
While Dota: Dragon’s Blood is based upon the Dota video game series, the anime has its own fantasy flavor. The series follows Davion, a Dragon Knight who has made his reputation as a formidable dragonslayer. Much to his horror, Davion discovers that demons are an even greater threat to humanity than the dragons. After narrowly surviving a battle with a demon, Davion is unwillingly merged with Ember Eldwyrm Slyrak, one of the eight great dragons. Through their unlikely alliance, Davion and Slyrak make new allies as they face the demonic Terrorblade and his forces.

Shaman King (2021) new

Shaman King
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Yoko Hikasa, Katsuyuki Konishi, Minami Takayama
To be the Shaman King is to have the power to link the world of the living with the world of the dead. And the Shaman King will also be able to reshape reality as we know it to his or her whims. In the new adaptation of the classic manga, Shaman King, Yoh Asakura takes it upon himself to win the tournament to become the next Shaman King. But as new allies and foes cross his path, Yoh soon realizes that his true enemy is his long-lost twin brother, Hoa Asakura. Hao wants to use the Shaman King’s power to wipe out humanity, which is why Yoh must stop him at all costs.

Hunter x Hunter (2011) new

Hunter x Hunter
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama
Cast Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Miyuki Sawashiro
The word “hunter” doesn’t have its traditional meaning in the latest adaptation of Hunter x Hunter. In this world, Hunters are the adventurous men and women who can locate lost treasures, missing people, and find rare creatures. Very few Hunters are chosen, which is one of the reasons why a young boy named Gon is so obsessed with becoming a Hunter himself. Years ago, Gon’s father, Ging, abandoned the family to chase his dream of becoming a Hunter. Now, Gon is following in Ging’s footsteps, and he will face some incredibly difficult ordeals in order to earn his place among the Hunters.

Eden (2021) new

tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Koichi Yamadera, Kyoko Hikami, Marika Kouno
Created by Justin Leach
You may see some similarities between Eden and WALL-E, but trust us. This anime is pretty far from Pixar’s wonderland. In a far future where humanity is all but extinct, there is only Eden 3, a colony of sentient robots. When two agricultural robots, A37 and E92 accidentally revive a human child, Sara Grace, from stasis, they decide to raise her. While the robotic couple do a good job of keeping Sara safe, the secret of her existence can only be held for so long. And the vast majority of robots have no interest in keeping Sara alive. In fact, more than a few want her dead.

Arcane (2021)

tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, Katie Leung
Created by Christian Linke, Alex Yee
Do you play League of Legends or any of its spinoffs? While that can definitely help your enjoyment of Arcane: League of Legends, it’s not necessary. This show has been designed to largely stand on its own while expanding upon the League of Legends mythos. The beautiful CGI animation is another strong point for this series, and it feels several steps beyond traditionally animated series. As for the individual episodes, the focus falls on pre-existing characters like Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Powder (Mia Sinclair Jenness) while establishing their backstories and charting their futures.

Cowboy Bebop (1998)

Cowboy Bebop
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Koichi Yamadera, Unsho Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
Created by Keiko Nobumoto
Ahead of Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action Cowboy Bebop series, the streaming service has added the unforgettable anime classic that inspired it. This stylish neo-noir sci-fi western follows Spike Spiegel and the crew of the starship Bebop. In this vision of the future, bounty hunters are called cowboys, and Spike is one of the best. Alongside his teammates Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Edward, and Ein, Spike tries to find a place for himself in the universe. But when a woman from Spike’s past returns, all bets are off. And even Spike may not be able to defeat his old enemies in the end.

Record of Ragnarok (2021)

Record of Ragnarok
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Rina Kawaguchi, Miyuki Sawashiro, Tomoyo Kurosawa
Created by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
The gods have determined that humanity is irredeemable and must be destroyed. Oh well, we had a good run… Except the valkyrie Brunhilde has other plans in Record of Ragnarok. In order to save humanity and avenge herself against the gods, Brunhilde convinces the deities to hold a fighting tournament between 13 men and gods from across the whole of history. Humanity is represented by the first man, Adam, as well as Jack the Ripper, Grigori Rasputin, and even King Leonidas of Sparta. They will have to face Thor, Heracles, Zeus, Poseidon, Ares, and other gods if they want a chance to save their species from destruction.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Shin-ichiro Miki
Created by Hiroshi Ōnogi
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a more faithful adaptation of the original manga than the previous anime series. In this steampunk fantasy, Edward and Alphonse Elric make the severe mistake of attempting to use alchemy to resurrect their mother. In the aftermath of their failure, Edward is maimed and Alphonse’s soul is trapped in a body of armor. Regardless of their misfortune, the brothers attempt to turn their lives around by becoming full-fledged alchemists. During their quest to reclaim what they lost, they uncover a conspiracy linked to their long-missing father that could bring the world to the brink of destruction.

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway (2021)

Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway
Genre Animation, Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Stars Kensho Ono, Reina Ueda, Junichi Suwabe
Directed by Shuko Murase
Based on the manga series by Yoshiyuki Tomino, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway follows the devastating war between the Earth Federation and a terrorist group known as Mafty. Led by Hathaway Noa (Kensho Ono), Mafty aims to put an end to the vicious deportation strategies of the Federation, a mission carried out with great success until a chance meeting with an enemy officer and a strange woman spells disaster for Noa and his crew.

Flavors of Youth (2018)

Flavors of Youth
Genre Animation, Romance, Drama
Stars Taito Ban, Mariya Ise, Minako Kotobuki
Directed by Yoshitaka Takeuchi, Xiaoxing Yi, Li Haoling
Flavors of Youth is a beautifully artistic rendition of a day-in-the-life in China, captured across three mesmerizing stories. The Rice Noodles explores one man’s nostalgia for the city and his grandmother through his love for San Xian noodles. A Little Fashion Show explores the frayed dynamic between two sisters and their affinity for high fashion — one a model, the other a designer. Love in Shanghai explores the blooming romance between two Shanghai students over the course of two decades.

Fireworks (2017)

Genre Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Stars Suzu Hirose, Masaki Suda, Mamoru Miyano
Directed by Akiyuki Simbo
Nazuna (Yuki Kaji), a middle school student, wants to get away from her life. Her friend, Norimichi (Nobuo Tobita), is looking for the same reprieve. When Norimichi throws a magic marble, the artifact ends up rewinding time, allowing him and Nazuna to live through alternate versions of crucial events that transpired between them. An adaptation of the live-action TV film of the same name, Fireworks is a fitting reimagining of its source material, adding another 40 minutes to the runtime of the original to further flesh out its story and characters.

KILL la KILL (2013)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Ryoka Yuzuki, Ami Koshimizu, Aya Suzaki
Ryuko Matoi is out for revenge. Reeling from her father’s death, the embittered schoolgirl scours the world with her mighty longsword in search of clues to track down the murderer. Sources seem to point to one Satsuki Kiryuin, the dangerous student council president of Honnouji Academy. Able to harness incredible superpowers from the Goku Uniforms that students wear, Ryuko Matoi harnesses her own Goku garb on her journey to right her father’s wrongful death.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Fairouz Ai, Daisuke Ono, Mutsumi Tamura
Based on the long-running manga series of the same name, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the almighty Joestar clan. Taking place over a series of different eras, members of the Joestar family all come to learn that they possess supernatural abilities that will allow them to thwart a series of mischievous foes, with battles occurring from the 19th century all the way into modern times. Each Joestar uses the same handle of “JoJo” in their respective story. Catch the first three seasons on Netflix.

Sirius the Jaegar (2018)

Sirius the Jaegar
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action
Cast Yuto Uemura, Takahiro Sakurai, Kenyu Horiuchi
Created by Masahiro Andō
The titular Jaegars are a pact of relentless vampire hunters. Chief amongst them is Yuliy, a werewolf survivor of a vampire attack that wiped out his entire village. Part of a royal bloodline, an ancient artifact was promised to Yuliy’s years before, a relic known as the Ark of Sirius. Capable of incredible powers, Yuliy and his Jaegar companions will stop at nothing to protect the talisman from their vampiric foe.

Attack on Titan (2013)

Attack on Titan
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Action & Adventure
Cast Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue
Created by Hajime Isayama
Adapted from the manga series of the same name, Attack on Titan finds humanity trapped behind towering walls in three cities. The reason for the partitions is a world overrun by monstrous humanoid creatures known as Titans. When one Titan manages to get over the walls of Eren Jaegar’s (Harume Miara) city, the creature wreaks havoc on the populace. Vowing revenge, Eren and his friends join up with the Scout Regiment to fight back against the Titan hordes.


tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Yoshimasa Hosoya, Hiroki Yasumoto, Michiyo Murase
Created by Katsuhiko Manabe, Kensaku Kojima
Created as a 50th-anniversary commemoration of the manga Ashita no Joe, Megalobox explores the world of Megalo Boxers, humans who outfit themselves with giant mechanized exoskeletons to do battle with other Megalo fighters. Think Pacific Rim meets Rocky. Junk Dog (Yoshimasa Hosoya), an underground fight organizer, is thrust directly into the world of combat after almost getting into an accident with a Megalo tournament executive. All 13 episodes of the first season are streaming on Netflix.

Great Pretender (2020)

Great Pretender
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Drama, Comedy, Action & Adventure
Cast Chiaki Kobayashi, Junichi Suwabe, Mie Sonozaki
Created by Wit Studio
Divided into several “cases,” Great Pretender traces the journey of Makota Edamara (Chiaki Kobayashi), a man who turns to professional conning to rack in enough income for his mother’s outstanding medical bills. Joining forces with Laurent Thierry (Junichi Suwabe), a French con artist, the two make a living by committing cons all over the world.

Kakegurui (2017)

tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Mystery
Cast Tatsuya Tokutake, Saori Hayami, Minami Tanaka
Created by Kazuto Nakazawa
Adapted from the Homura Kawamoto manga series of the same name, Kakegurui follows Yumeko Jabami, a newly enrolled student at Japan’s Hyakkaou Private Academy. Unlike your standard academic institution, the students at Hyakkaou are divided into hierarchical tiers based on gambling and riches. Fresh meat for the high-rollers, Yumeko must prove her monetary worth before the students at the top of the pyramid swallow her whole.

B: The Beginning (2018)

B: The Beginning
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Hiroaki Hirata, Yuki Kaji, Asami Seto
Created by Kazuto Nakazawa
Set on the fictional isle of Cremona, B: The Beginning immerses viewers in a dystopic world overrun with crime and decay. Leading the mayhem and macabre is the titular “B,” a serial killer on a vigilante streak. Yoku, an unassuming teenager (and series protagonist), enters the fray — as a friend or foe remains to be seen. It’s up to Keith, a member of the Royal Investigation Service, to crack down on B’s reign of terror before death claims the entire island.

Dragon's Dogma (2020)

Dragon's Dogma
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Yuko Sanpei, Takayuki Sugo, Suzuko Mimori
Created by Shinya Sugai
Based on the 2012 Capcom video game, Dragon’s Dogma follows Ethan, a father-to-be struck down by the titular Dragon. His village of Cassardis reduced to ash, Ethan is resurrected by a mythical being known as a Pawn. Now an Arisen, the headstrong warrior vows to vanquish the mighty beast that left his home in ruins. A visceral adaptation on par with the likes of Netflix’s CastlevaniaDragon’s Dogma has plenty of promise to persevere as a faithful and engrossing series all its own.

Cagaster of an Insect Cage (2020)

Cagaster of an Insect Cage
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kana Hanazawa, Natsuki Hanae
Created by Thomas Astruc
Adapted from the Kachō Hashimoto manga series of the same name, Cagaster is set in a post-apocalyptic universe plagued with a horrendous insect problem — specifically, giant mechanical ones that wreak havoc on society. When an exterminator and teenage girl join forces to help the latter find her mother in the dangerous wasteland, their search-and-rescue mission becomes a brutal fight for survival. Catch the entire first season on Netflix.

One Piece (1999)

One Piece
tv-14 11 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Comedy, Animation
Cast Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura
Created by Junki Takegami
One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy gifted with the ability to morph his body every which way, a skillset akin to the bending and morphing of rubber. The gang of misfits that Monkey belongs to is referred to as the Straw Haw Pirates, a batch of friends that sail the Grand Line in their journey for pirate infamy. Enjoy the first four seasons on Netflix.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kito, Hiro Shimono
Created by Ufotable
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has been one of the recent anime sensations on Netflix. This adaptation of the wildly popular manga chronicles the story of Tanjiro Kamado, a young man who narrowly survives a demon attack that claims the lives of most of his family. Tanjiro’s sister, Nezuko, also survives the attack, but she is transformed into a demon herself. To save his sister and avenge his family, Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and trains for the final showdown. But if Tanjiro hopes to triumph over evil then he may have to give up more than just his life.

Wolverine (2011)

tv-14 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Milo Ventimiglia, Gwendoline Yeo, Fred Tatasciore
Created by Kengo Kaji
Over a decade ago, Marvel farmed a few of its signature characters out to a Japanese animation studio called Madhouse for some genuine anime series. The second Marvel anime, Wolverine, was a loose adaptation of the hero’s first-ever solo story. Logan/Wolverine, as voiced by This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, travels to Japan to save his lover, Mariko Yashida (Gwendoline Yeo), from her crime-lord father, Shingen Yashida (Fred Tatasciore). To get Mariko back, Wolverine will have to get past several formidable foes, and his claws will definitely have to come out.

X-Men (2011)

tv-14 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Kaori Yamagata, Hideyuki Tanaka, Yukari Tamura
The third Marvel anime series featured the X-Men, in a story inspired by both The Dark Phoenix Saga and Astonishing X-Men. After the death of Jean Grey (Jennifer Hale), the X-Men go their separate ways. But when Armor (Stephanie Sheh) and other young mutants are abducted and taken to Japan, Professor X (Cam Clarke) reassembles Cyclops (Scott Porter), Wolverine (Steve Blum), Storm (Danielle Nicolet), and the rest to do what they do best. You’re probably never going to see this series on Disney+, so enjoy it while you can.

The Seven Deadly Sins (2014)

The Seven Deadly Sins
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Yuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Created by A-1 Pictures
The titular stars of The Seven Deadly Sins aren’t just the embodiment of humanity’s famous vices. They were once respected knights in the fantasy land of Britannia … at least until they were framed for trying to overthrow the kingdom and forced to disband. A decade later, Princess Elizabeth Liones is deposed from the throne by the Holy Knights, which sends her on the run. She finds an ally in Meliodas, the leader of the Seven, and he agrees to bring his team back together. But Meliodas also has a secret connection to Elizabeth that may come back to doom them all.

The Idhun Chronicles (2020)

The Idhun Chronicles
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Action & Adventure
Cast Itzan Escamilla, Michelle Jenner, Nico Romero
Created by Laura Gallego García, Andrés Carrión
The Idhun Chronicles has the distinction of being the only Spanish original anime series on this list. Author Laura Gallego co-adapted her own novel series The Idhún’s Memories to bring her fantasy story to a new medium. The story focuses on Jack, a seemingly ordinary teenager on Earth who loses his family to an attack ordered by Ashran, a necromancer who has seized power in the realm of Idhun. From there, Jack joins the resistance to Ashran’s rule, and his story is told through the series’ lush animation.

Last Hope (2018)

Last Hope
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Tomoaki Maeno, Kenjiro Tsuda, Nao Toyama
Created by Hidekazu Satou
Within the near-future world of Last Hope, a young scientist, Leon Lau, attempted to solve the problem of dwindling resources with a Quantum Reactor. However, the reactor’s destruction had severe unintended consequences, which created a new race of artificially intelligent beings who have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Now a pariah to his own kind, Leon must make his way through the new world and make new allies as he tries to find some way to undo the damage he helped cause.

Castlevania (2017)

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tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation
Cast Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso
Created by Warren Ellis
One of Netflix’s breakout anime series is based on the hit video games by Konami. Castlevania re-envisions Dracula (Graham McTavish) by giving him a legitimate grievance against humanity after his wife, Lisa, is executed by the church on trumped-up charges of heresy. Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), the last of a long line of vampire hunters, and Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso), a talented sorceress, may be all that stands in the way of humanity’s extinction. Surprisingly, their most valuable ally is Alucard (James Callis), the estranged son of Dracula and Lisa. This unlikely trio is ridiculously entertaining, and Castlevania finds its drama and action in unexpected ways.

Blood of Zeus (2020)

Blood of Zeus
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Derek Phillips, Jason O'Mara, Jessica Henwick
Created by Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides
Netflix’s latest original anime, Blood of Zeus, has already found a sizable audience in the months since its debut. It offers a fresh take on Greek mythology by introducing a new hero, Heron (Derek Phillips). Heron is quite literally the son of Zeus (Jason O’Mara), which makes him a demigod. Heron also has the destiny to save the world from demonic threats, even as Zeus’ wife, Hera (Claudia Christian), wants Heron’s head because of Zeus’ infidelity. Heron’s got his work cut out for him, and we’ve got a new favorite anime.

Ultraman (2019)

tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Kaiji Soze, Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi
Created by Eiji Tsuburaya
Ultraman is one of the original heroes of anime who dates back to 1966, so much so that he’s essentially the equivalent of Superman. Netflix’s Ultraman is not a reboot of the franchise. Instead, it’s a direct continuation that brings back Shin Hayata, the man behind Ultraman. Unfortunately, Shin no longer remembers that he was Japan’s greatest hero. Instead, the legacy is passed on to his son, Shinjiro. The new Ultraman has his hands full in the modern series, but his father’s legacy is in good hands.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 (2020)

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Otsuka, Koichi Yamadera
Created by Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki
Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell was a seminal manga and anime movie in the ’80s and ’90s. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 doesn’t quite live up to the original, but it is a follow-up to the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series. After a worldwide economic collapse, Motoko and her cybernetically enhanced team are hired out to quell trouble spots all over the world. But these are treacherous times, and even Motoko’s clients can’t be trusted.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Avatar: The Last Airbender
tv-y7 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Zach Tyler Eisen, Mako Iwamatsu, Mae Whitman
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
Potentially Nickelodeon’s most generation-spanning show other than Spongebob SquarepantsAvatar: The Last Airbender tells the story of Aang, the 12-year-old Avatar who has been awoken after a 100-year slumber to find the world at war. This world is divided into four nations: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire, each of which has a population of “benders,” people who can control the element that their nation is associated with. The Avatar is meant to be the master of all elements and tasked with maintaining peace and balance between the nations. But when Aang was frozen in ice, the Fire Nation was free to attempt to conquer the world. Now that the Avatar is back, he’ll have to rely on the help of his friends Katara, Sokka, and Toph to help him complete his training and take on the Fire Lord.

Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)

Parasyte: The Maxim
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Nobunaga Shimazaki, Aya Hirano, Kana Hanazawa
Created by Shōji Yonemura
Based on the popular sci-fi horror manga series by Hitoshi Iwaaki, Parasyte: The Maxim is creepy, action-packed anime if you’re looking for some frightening fun. It is an aggressively provocative and discomforting show following teenaged Shinichi Izumi after he’s partially infected by a Parasyte, a monster from space that’s designed to butcher and consume humans. Fortunately, his parasite is relatively docile, permitting Shinichi to coexist as, together, they fend off the rest of a parasitic invasion.

The Legend of Korra (2012)

The Legend of Korra
tv-y7 4 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Janet Varney, David Faustino, P. J. Byrne
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
The sequel to Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar: The Last Airbender (also on Netflix), The Legend of Korra follows Korra, the next Avatar after Aang. Korra is from the Southern Water Tribe and, when we meet her, she’s at the opposite stage of her Avatar training as Aang was when we met him. Korra has mastered earth, water, and fire elements, but she is struggling to master the art of airbending. On her quest to master the final element, Korra finds herself in Republic City, a melting pot where benders and non-benders live together. However, the land that once appeared peaceful is plagued with crime, and an anti-bending revolution is brewing that may erupt into a civil war. Thrust into her role as the balance-bringing Avatar before she’s fully ready, Korra must learn airbending from a new teacher, Aang’s son, Tenzin.

Japan Sinks: 2020 (2020)

Japan Sinks: 2020
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Taichi Takeda, Reina Ueda, Tomo Muranaka
Created by Sakyo Komatsu (based on the novel by), Toshio Yoshitaka
Sakyo Komatsu’s bestselling 1973 sci-fi novel Japan Sinks tells the story of two children who must escape Tokyo after a major earthquake hits Japan, causing the entire island to sink. Now, Netflix has adapted the beloved novel with a modern spin, calling it Japan Sinks: 2020. This time, a series of natural disasters hit Japan, throwing the country into complete chaos. The story follows one ordinary family as they attempt to flee the island in chaotic, terrifying conditions.

Bleach (2004)

tv-14 6 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Hiroki Yasumoto
Created by Masashi Sogo
Bleach is one of the longer-running anime shows out there, with a total of 366 episodes spanning 16 seasons (unfortunately, only five seasons are currently available on Netflix). The show follows 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki after he inadvertently absorbs the power — and the responsibility — of a Soul Reaper, a personification of death that defends humanity from the supernatural and guides spirits to the afterlife. Kurosaki is tasked with defeating monstrous Hollows, ghosts that must be purified so they don’t feed on other souls. Bleach is absolutely brimming with exciting battles, as Kurosaki takes on enemies with increasingly wild abilities, but it also earned praise for its colorful, diverse cast of characters, along with its development of recurring characters. The show can be both dark and funny, and it mostly manages to avoid the played-out tropes that often plague anime.

Gurren Lagann (2007)

Gurren Lagann
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Marina Inoue, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Michiko Neya
Created by Gainax
If you were (or are) a fan of the Gundam franchise and its giant mechs, you’ll like Gurren Lagann. If not…well, you’ll still probably like Gurren Lagann because it’s awesome. In a dystopian future where Earth is under the rule of the sinister Spiral King Lordgenome, men live below the planet’s surface, occupying small villages. When teenagers Simon and Kamina find a buried mech and activate it, they’re able to tunnel to the surface and join a resistance group in their fight against Lordgenome. The show’s fast pace and gripping action sequences are underscored by genuine character development and an authentic sense of inspiration that drives the rebel forces. Gurren Lagann manages to be exciting, adventurous, and comedic all at the same time, without sacrificing the stakes.

Aggretsuko (2018)

tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy
Cast Rareko, Sohta Arai, Shingo Katou
Created by Yeti and Rarecho
Retsuko is a hardworking 25-year-old Red Panda, commuting and living in Tokyo, Japan. All day, every day, she deals with her nasty boss, insincere supervisor, and less-than-stellar coworkers. Retsuko has a secret life, and when the rage of the day boils over, she heads into Japan’s famous karaoke bars, grabs a bottle of sake, holds on to a microphone, and screams death metal into the night. Aggretsuko can be described as Zootopia meets The Office, with a colorful cast of characters and a solid degree of witty humor for older audiences. Featuring a stellar voice cast, which includes Erica Mendez and Ben Dishkin, Aggretsuko is a quick but wonderfully crafted office comedy, where audiences connect with Retsuko and her pursuits, rocking out to death metal and learning new lessons about herself along the way.

Violet Evergarden (2018)

Violet Evergarden
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Yui Ishikawa, Daisuke Namikawa, Aya Endo
Created by Kana Akatsuki, Kyoto Animation
Violet Evergarden is a skilled warrior, but upon the end of a devastating war, she suffers a grave injury that requires the amputation of her arms, now replaced with advanced prostheses. With a hazy memory, she is enlisted as an Auto Memory Doll, a ghostwriter who helps convey messages for others. As she acclimates to her new life and writes for others, faint memories of her commanding officer emerge, and the last words that were said to her. When the fires of war have finally subsided, a former soldier will find meaning to the words “I love you.” Violet Evergarden began as a light novel series written by Kana Akatsuki and illustrated by Akiko Takase before being picked up by Netflix and animated by the legendary studio Kyoto Animation. The visual fidelity of Violet Evergarden is regarded as beautiful and breathtaking, receiving numerous awards and praise. The English cast of Violet Evergarden includes incredible talent, featuring Erika Harlacher as Violet and Cherami Leigh as Iris.


tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Drama
Cast Chikahiro Kobayashi
Created by Orange
If one could ever imagine Zootopia becoming an R-rated bloody murder mystery, it would likely be Beastars. In a world of anthropomorphic creatures, carnivores and herbivores of all species coexist and work together. That line of coexistence is shattered when a student is devoured by an unnamed and unknown carnivore. In the midst of the growing unease at the school, Legoshi, a timid and shy carnivorous wolf, has a dramatic encounter with a small rabbit who attends the school, Haru, an encounter that may affect the fate of Legoshi and the school. Beastars originally began as a manga, written by Paru Itagaki and Akita Shoten, released in 2016. The manga went on to win a multitude of awards, including the coveted Manga Taisho Award. With 20 volumes published so far, the manga remains ongoing. The manga went on to be licensed by Viz Media and released in the United States in 2019. The anime launched on Netflix on March 13, 2020, and features stunning animation by Studio Orange and a stellar English voice cast, which includes Jonah Scott as Legoshi and Lara Jill Miller as Haru.

Cannon Busters (2019)

Cannon Busters
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Kenn Michael, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Stephanie Sheh
Created by LeSean Thomas
Philly the Kid, an immortal outlaw, comes across Sam, a young drone separated from her owner. In a world of magic, creatures, and robots, Philly and Sam assemble a ragtag crew of outlaws and dissidents, including a transforming Cadillac, to embark on a grand quest across Gearbolt to reunite Sam and her owner. Cannon Busters is an incredibly unique anime, focusing on Afrofuturism, and combining elements of steampunk, science fiction, and fantasy. Cannon Busters originally began as a graphic novel in 2005 by LeSean Thomas and J. Torres. After three issues, the novel was shelved until it was revived as a 2019 anime series by Satelight and Yumeta Company.

Little Witch Academia (2017)

Little Witch Academia
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Animation, Kids, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Action & Adventure
Cast Megumi Han (Japanese), Franciska Friede (English)
Created by Yoh Yoshinari
From legendary animation studio Trigger arrives a coming-of-age fantasy all about pursuing your dreams. In the journey of life, you never know who you will meet next, but the next person you see could be the very inspiration you need. When young Atsuko is inspired by her favorite witch, Shiny Chariot, she enrolls at the elite Luna Nova Magical Academy. The stacks are already against Atsuko. Many of the students enrolled at the academy have an established background in magic, but regrettably, Atsuko does not. Struggling, Atsuko stumbles upon a magical relic, Shiny Rod. Determined to pursue her dreams, she wields the relic and studies hard in her quest to become a witch and change the world. Little Witch Academia features top-notch animation and girl power, but also an incredibly heartfelt story that is perfect for all those aspiring to accomplish their dreams.

Altered Carbon: Resleeved (2020)

Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Genre Animation, Science Fiction
Cast Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Rina Sato, Ayaka Asai
Delving deeper into the dangerous life of Takeshi Kovac, Altered Carbon: Resleeved is an additional chapter in the world of Altered Carbon, the popular sci-fi show that has released two seasons on Netflix. On the planet Latimer, Takeshi investigates the mysterious death of a high-profile Yakuza boss and faces a tough-as-nails CTAC, all the while protecting a tattooist who holds an important key in this race against time. Dai Saito, a writer whose credits include Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop, puts his own spin on the incredible world of Altered Carbon. Altered Carbon: Resleeved is a feature-length animated action film, featuring sharp animation, an original story, and a talented English cast that includes the talents of Ray Chase, Richard Epcar, Elizabeth Maxwell, and Brittany Cox. Whether you have already seen the second season of Altered Carbon or this is your first time discovering the franchise, Altered Carbon: Resleeved is a fantastic cyberpunk animated film.


” release_year=”2014″ genres=”Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy” creators=”Type-Moon, Ufotable” duration=”24″ attachment_id=”2942867″ seasons=”2″ service_url=”″ cast=”Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda, Junichi Suwabe” tv_rating=”tv-14″ movie_db_logo=”true” status=”OK” imdb_id=”tt3621796″ imdb_score=”8.0″ trailer_id=”2942872″ ]The Holy Grail War is a war to end all wars. Having taken place over the span of centuries, this war grants the victor the ultimate wish. To wage this war, users gifted with magic, known as Masters, summon warriors to fight on their behalf, called Servants. These Servants come from across the span of history and time, from Gilgamesh to Medusa to King Arthur, who is actually recreated as a woman. The Holy Grail War is filled with heroes and villains, all vying for the ultimate power. Their very character and well-being are tested in the face of such overwhelming power. For Master Shirou and his Servant Saber, a war that will determine the future of human civilization unfolds before them. Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works has been lauded for its breathtaking animation, which combines 2D and 3D effects into one seamless visual experience. Featuring a deep and tremendous story, jaw-dropping animation, and incredible action, Fate Stay/Night: Unlimited Blade Works is an excellent and unforgettable fantasy journey./dt_media]

Devilman Crybaby (2018)

Devilman Crybaby
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Hirose, Rikiya Koyama
Created by Ichirō Ōkouchi, Go Nagai (based on the manga by)
Go Nagai’s iconic manga and anime Devilman received a modern update in Devilman Crybaby. The creative team moved the events of the series to the present and incorporated more mature and adult themes into the story. The series follows a high school student named Akira Fudo and his friend Ryo Asuka as they navigate a world with demons and monsters secretly living among humanity. Ryo convinces Akira of the demon threat and drags him along on an undercover mission to get proof. From there, Akira inadvertently unites with a demon, and he retains his original personality with all of the demon’s strength when transformed. However, Akira doesn’t know the full truth behind the demons’ presence on Earth or the high price that he will pay in the name of protecting his friends. This tale isn’t for the faint of heart, but it is very emotionally resonant.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)

Neon Genesis Evangelion
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Drama
Cast Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi, Megumi Hayashibara
Created by Gainax
Giant robots fighting even bigger monsters is a common theme among anime series, but few have elevated the genre like Neon Genesis Evangelion. The series was set in the then far-off year of 2015, 15 years after the world was attacked by aliens that were known as “Angels.” The show follows Shinji Ikari, a shy and emotionally withdrawn teenager who is forced to become an Evangelion pilot by his manipulative father, Gendo. Shinji slowly rises to the occasion alongside his fellow pilots, Rei and Asuka. However, the Angels aren’t the only ones with secrets on this show. And Shinji will have to face unimaginable nightmares and traumas before he can ultimately confront his own inner demons.

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