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Netflix has become a great source of entertainment for us. It’s got an array of different types of entertainment and screenplay that we can indulge in. Netflix has introduced Anime to many around the world and also has some of the best screenplays. Anime has got an edge that no other form of the screenplay has- it’s got the touch of surrealism. To some, it might just be a bunch of cartoons but it’s a huge industry that Japan has indulged in with a net worth of USD 24.23 Billion.
Whether it’s an old classic like Naruto to the newest fantasy animes such as Demon Slayer, it's all available on one of the biggest entertainment platforms in the world. There’s a whole range of genres to choose from, whether it's horror like Death Note or romance like Toradora, you’re bound to binge-watch these 10 best Netflix anime!
Whether you’re a first-timer or an avid binge-watcher of anime, these 10 best Netflix anime should be added to your list:
If you’re a sports fan or just love volleyball, this anime is for you. The story follows Shoyo Hinata, a high school boy who wants to become a volleyball player. He dreams of going to the Nationals along with his team, except, he’s got a short stature.
They say where there’s a will, there is a way. Hinata might be called the “Little Giant” but that doesn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Who doesn’t love a great high school series with the perfect mix of humor, adrenaline, and excitement? It might just get you to pick up a ball yourself.
2. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Demon Slayer is one of the best anime of 2020. The story follows exactly as the title says. Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko Kamado are set on a journey to find a cure for his sister’s demon curse.
The story takes place in Taisho-era Japan where a secret society called Demon Slayer Corps has been waging a war against demons for centuries. If you’re a demon lover and have seen the occasional meme or two on the internet, Demon Slayer is the one for you. With brilliant visuals and even better music that represents Taisho-era Japan, this series will get you bingeing till the end.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi)
A great dark fantasy anime that has fans all over the world, FMA and FMAB (Brotherhood) is an enthralling series filled with angst, humor, and action. If you love science and magic, this will be right up your alley.
The story follows the Elric brothers who are on a journey to search for ways to get back their physical bodies after performing forbidden alchemy. In the meantime, they discover many secrets of the government and the alchemy world that change their plans. This anime will leave you wanting more, with the fights and the captivating plot.
4. Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail is a fantasy anime that takes place on Earth-land that has numerous guilds where wizards use magic on request as paid jobs. The story follows Natsu Dragneel, a Dragon Slayer wizard who is from the Fairy Tail guild. He explores Kingdom Fione in search of his missing adoptive father, Igneel.
This series focuses on Natsu and his guild going on different adventures to find Igneel. It is definitely a binge-worthy series for fantasy/action lovers.
5. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is a story of the real world with supernatural beings. The story is split into parts with different protagonists with different stories each. It focuses on Jonathan Joestar and Dio Brando’s stories and their lives.
Like any story with supernatural beings, the protagonists have powers that emerge from their inner spiritual powers and transform into Stand. Furthermore, the story focuses on the conflict between the two which has been a generational rivalry.
6. Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World
Re: Zero is a light novel series that takes place in another world. Subaru Natsuki is a NEET who gets transported to another fantasy world. Just after arriving, he gets killed while helping Emilia, a half-elf.
The process repeats- tries to save Emilia, gets killed, and gets summoned back again. He figures out a way to stop the process after helping her and realizes that he has a bigger role to play. It has a captivating plot with a few dark elements that spice up the story. It’s a good binge for fantasy lovers.
7. Kakegurui (Compulsive Gambler)
Who doesn’t love a good story on a bunch of people indulging in their addiction? Kakegarui is a psychological thriller and a story focused on gambling. We might not be able to gamble in real life but watching it is just as good.
The story takes place in Hyakkaou Private Academy where the children of Japan’s wealthiest and most influential families are ranked not by their academics or athletic abilities but by gambling. An exciting story that is worthy of a late-night binge-watching session, Kakegurui will make you want to try the art of gambling yourself!
Naruto is one of the classics that just never fades in popularity. Most beginners start off with this and end up becoming die-hard fans of anime. Naruto has a long and captivating story that focuses on Naruto, an orphan boy who is ostracized by his village.
He dreams of being Hokage and learning the art of being the strongest Ninja in the world. While he pursues his dreams, he finds out the dark realities of the world around him where he becomes a target. It’s a great watch if you love action/ fantasy anime.
9. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is a fantasy anime that takes place in the game world. Virtual reality is a new experience that the young Kirito, a gamer, gets trapped with 10,000 other people in the world inside a game.
Unable to wake up, it’s up to Kirito and his friends to defeat the ultimate boss and come back to the real world. The anime has a good storyline which makes for an interesting plot along with good visuals and fights.
10. Tokyo Ghoul
The world of demons, ghouls, and supernatural beings is endless. Tokyo Ghoul is one of the best dark fantasy and supernatural thrillers in the anime world. There’s nothing more exciting to watch a bunch of supernatural beings fighting humans.
The story focuses on Ken Kaneki, a half-ghoul, and half-human who is just trying to survive in the world as a mentor at CCG investigators and fighting his instincts as a ghoul.
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