The world of streaming has been getting more volatile in recent months, and the uncertainty around Netflix’s quick-fire cancelation approach has contributed to that. However, the silver lining is that Netflix has surprisingly doubled down on anime and animation for its platform. While animation overall still deserves more appreciation and time in the limelight, it has come a long way, and anime specifically has reached an all-time high in terms of mainstream popularity and accessibility.
Anime’s days of being a niche genre, with veteran fans combing through unreliable websites to find dubs and fan subs of the latest shows, are long gone, with major streaming giants recognizing it as something to entice prospective subscribers. There are a few noteworthy additions to Netflix’s anime library in September, and there’s also a densely packed backlog of series and movies on top of them.
With how popular and mainstream the genre has become, it can be understandably daunting for newcomers to know where to start. Thankfully — and in addition to Netflix — here are some of our guides on the best anime on Hulu and the best anime available on Amazon Prime Video.
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