19 of the Best Animes Now Streaming To Immerse Yourself In

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Anime has been around for 60 years and spans all genres and settings, making it difficult to know where to start. Even after finding an exciting series, figuring out how to watch it can be difficult.

But we’re here to make viewing anime series way easier for you. we’ve sorted through the streaming giants and have compiled a list of the anime series that deserve your attention.

1. Bleach

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One of the best anime series of all time, Bleach comes in at over 350 episodes. The show, beloved by its loyal fanbase, ended after 17 seasons. The show’s story is based on the manga by the legendary Tite Kubo.

Viewers will follow Ichigo as he attempts to control his new powers over life and death. Bleach is a popular anime known for its shonen fighting style, intricate plot, and superb animation. It’s available on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

2. Attack on Titan

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This series is one of the bloodiest anime of the modern era. When first released in 2013, Attack on Titan took the world by storm. Since then, it has become one of the most iconic anime of a generation.

Attack on Titan fans love the show for its brutal fight scenes, compelling political storyline, and horror elements. The show’s intricate plot has inspired several channels to delve into its underlying message. Attack on Titan plays on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.

3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Based on the popular manga by Koyohara Gotouge, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed anime with an iconic art style. The plot of this anime is easy to figure out. The series follows Tanjiro as he gets revenge by killing demons.

This dark fantasy series has only released three seasons currently. Even with its limited content, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has become one of the highest-grossing anime in history. The series lives on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.

4. My Hero Academia

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Part superhero show and part teenage drama, My Hero Academia is a fantastic action comedy anime. The series revolves around Izuku as he learns to harness his new powers in a world filled with powerful heroes and villains.

While primarily known for its fantastic action sequences, fans also praise the show for its ability to be deeply dramatic and painfully hilarious. My Hero Academia is in its sixth season and plays on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.  

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5. Chainsaw Man

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Not surprisingly, Chainsaw Man is a series about a man who can turn parts of his body into chainsaws. This series is based on the anime of the same name by Tatsuki Fujimoto.

The series brings some ick with blood and gore, but fans also love it for its lighthearted comedy. Chainsaw Man has one season of 12 episodes, with a possible movie in the works. The series plays on Crunchyroll and Hulu. 

6. Death Note

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This wildly popular series has spawned several live adaptations in English and Japanese. Death Note is so iconic that even people who don’t watch anime know about it. The anime has 37 episodes and four films for fans to enjoy.

Based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba, Death Note follows Light after he discovers a book that will take the life of anyone whose name it contains. The first season is on Amazon Prime and Crunchyroll.

7. Overlord 

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Massive multiplayer online role-playing games, or MMORPGs, have greatly influenced anime culture. Series such as Sword Art Online have proven this trope is widespread. Overlord takes place within an MMORPG that has trapped its player base.

Unlike other anime in this subgenre, Overlord places its main character in the seat of the game’s big bad–changing the series’ flow and making for a unique experience. The series ended after 52 episodes and plays on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation.

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8. Cowboy Bebop

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Everyone’s favorite space cowboy series, Cowboy Bebop has withstood the test of time and proven to be one of the best anime ever. The series follows a group of bounty hunters who exhibit a surprising amount of depth.

Fans highly regard the show’s original 26-episode anime version and play on both Netflix and Funimation. Although a live-action adaptation is available on Netflix, fans agree that the original series remains unbeatable. 

9. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure 

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The series that provides the most meme potential has to be JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Hirojiko Araki first released the manga for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in back 1987. The series initially enjoyed a cult following before being thrust into its iconic status by the release of its anime adaptation.

It’s impossible to categorize this series into a single genre. It immediately jumps between action, comedy, horror, and mystery, keeping audiences guessing during its four-season runtime. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure plays on Netflix.

10. Solo Leveling

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This series just launched this year, but critics are already touting it as the best anime of the decade. Solo Leveling fans say the show is a glorious Elden Ring and Sword Art Online mashup. Before the television adaptation, Chugong’s manga Solo Leveling became the best-selling Korean manga ever.

Similarly to the narrative of games like Darkest Dungeon, Solo Leveling shows the audience the hardships of life-fighting monsters. Fans love that the series depicts the physical and emotional damage inflicted on the characters instead of focusing on their heroics. Watch Solo Leveling on Crunchyroll.

11. Delicious in Dungeon 

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This series is what happens when you combine a love for food with Dungeons and Dragons. Delicious in Dungeon is an original Netflix series about dungeon hunters who must eat what they kill. The show feels more like a campy sitcom, than an anime about killing monsters and getting loot.

That’s the primary appeal of Delicious in Dungeon. In a genre filled to the brim with gritty, dark stories, audiences are pleased to spend time with this comfy cooking show. Delicious in Dungeon consists of 24 episodes and plays on Netflix.

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12. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 

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This series is considered required viewing by most in the world of anime. Based on the hit manga by Hiromu Arakawa, fans praise Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for its themes of war, loss, and grief. This massive saga features bloody battles and an impressive amount of character growth.

Another aspect that makes Fullmetal Alchemist stand out is its perfect pacing. Many anime feel stretched out, but this show always has a bright moment. The series features 64 episodes and one theatrical film. Enjoy Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

13. Sailor Moon

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One of the best OG anime, Sailor Moon, has held its pop culture status for over thirty years. Based on the manga by Naoko Takeuchi, fans praise this series for teaching young girls everywhere that being a superhero isn’t just for boys.

Sailor Moon consists of 200 TV episodes, three feature-length films, and five short films. While some fans say the show’s plot can get repetitive, they still regard the series as a great starting point for younger fans. Watch Sailor Moon on Hulu.

14. Dragon Ball Z 

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You can hardly talk about anime without discussing the impact of the Dragon Ball franchise. Although every entry in Dragon Ball is fantastic, Dragon Ball Z is widely considered a mandatory entry point to the genre.

This entry features 291 episodes, 13 movies, and two television specials. It’s safe to say that fans can’t get enough of Goku’s ridiculous adventures. Dragon Ball still lives on today as Dragon Ball Super, but the original series plays on Crunchyroll.

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15. FLCL 

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Having a plot that fans describe as manic, FLCL is unlike any other anime on the market. The series has a rock-and-roll vibe and doesn’t worry too much about character development or a followable storyline.

If this sounds like a complaint, it isn’t. FLCL is an engaging and enjoyable experience that anime fans have come to adore. The series has three seasons, each with six episodes, and plays on Hulu and Funimation.

16. Hellsing

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Whether you prefer the original 2001 version or 2006’s Hellsing Ultimate, there is no denying that Hellsing is one of the best vampire-themed anime. This hyper-violent, blood-soaked anime comes to us from the mind of author Kouta Hirano.

Although each instance only provided fans with a single season, this series is considered a mandatory watch for horror anime fans. The show even inspired a hilarious parody by Team Four Star on YouTube. Find both official versions of Hellsing on Hulu.

17. Naruto

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During its prime, this was one of the few anime that could compete with Dragon Ball Z. The debate about who would win in a fight between Naruto and Goku is still raging. Outside the magical fighting scenes, this series focuses on young romance and how it often fails.

This series features 720 episodes, 11 movies, and almost 40 video game titles. Although released over 20 years ago, the anime remains a beloved classic and a cultural phenomenon. Naruto plays on Netflix.

18. Hunter x Hunter

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There’s no shortage of anime featuring kids who develop superpowers. Hunter x Hunter sets itself apart by focusing on character development and emotional impact. Based on the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, this series follows Gon Freecss as he attempts to enter the world of hunting rare and unidentified creatures.

Fans love the series for its attention to detail, heartwarming storylines, and epic battle sequences. With 148 episodes spanning seven story arcs, Hunter x Hunter is available on Netflix and Hulu.

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19. Devilman Crybaby

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Interesting name aside, Devilman Crybaby is a visually stunning anime not for the faint of heart. This series is based on Go Nagai’s famous manga and is often unsettling and dark. Even with all the blood and gore, Devilman Crybaby is full of heart and humor.

Fans have praised the show for its balance of carnage and character development. Devilman Crybaby is one of the more gruesome anime and may not be suitable for younger audiences. This Netflix original anime has 10 episodes.

 

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