15 of the Best Anime TV Shows and Movies on Netflix

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Animation made in the United States, like Nickelodeon cartoons or Adult Swim, are great, but it’s also nice to expand your repertoire to other countries, and anime is the perfect place to start. Anime refers to animated works created in Japan. These include movies made by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, such as made disappear Y my neighbor totoroas well as hit TV series from the 90s like sailor moon Y Dragon Ball Z.

There are tons of different types of anime, so it’s easy to find something for everyone. Also, many celebrities are obsessed with anime, including dylan sprouse, Ariana Grandeand Billie Eilish.

Whether you’re an avid fan looking for your next Netflix binge session or a newbie just looking to dive into the genre, check out our list.

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Death Note (2006-2007)

If you found a notebook that would kill anyone whose name was written in it, what would you do? If you are the high school student Light (Mamoru Miyano), you start taking down criminals.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019-)

After a family is attacked by demons, leaving only two surviving members, a brother and sister named Tanjiro (Natsuki Hanae) and Nezuko (Akari Kitô), respectively, Tanjiro vows to avenge the death of his family.

Adding more stress to an already difficult situation, Nezuko is slowly turning into a demon, making Tanjiro work double to find a cure.

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attack on titan (2013-2023)

Revenge is Eren’s (Yûki ​​Kaji) goal after his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed in the process. Eren decides to face the Titans, the villains responsible for destroying humanity.

The final season of the long-running show will premiere in 2023.

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sailor moon crystal (2014-2016)

This reboot of the original sailor moon The series, which ran from 1992 to 1997, follows Usagi (Kotono Mitsuishi) as she searches for the Silver Crystal before the villainous Dark Kingdom invades the planet.

Usagi soon realizes that she is Sailor Moon and must track down her fellow Sailor Guardians to help her on her journey.

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Marty McFly had a DeLorean as a way to time travel in Return to the future, but Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) has a magical garden. He uses the special place as a way to meet his relatives and learn more about his family history.

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cowboy bebop (1998-1999)

Being a bounty hunter, aka “cowboy,” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially for Spike (Kôichi Yamadera). Spike and his motley crew of misfits embark on wild adventures in this beloved series.

In 2021, Netflix released a live-action television version of cowboy bebopstarring star trek Actor John Cho as Spike.

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hunter x hunter (2011-2014)

The “hunters” in the world of this show are those who possess a knack for finding rare items and people who don’t want to be found.

Gon (Megumi Han) wants to become a Hunter, but first she has to pass a rigorous exam.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-)

Prepare to become obsessed with the Joestar family, a unit whose members have special powers that help them take down the forces of evil.

Joestar’s family tree is large and the series follows people from different periods in time.

Fun fact: In 2019, fans thought that Billie Eilish’s style was inspired by this anime series.

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A bully named Shôya (Miyu Irino) becomes the school’s outcast after his torment forces his deaf classmate, Shoko (Saori Hayami) to move out. Years later, the two reconnect and become friends as Shôya works to right the wrongs of his past.

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Devilman: crybaby (2018)

This miniseries follows the exploits of Akira (Koki Uchiyama) and his friend, Ryo (Ayumu Murase), as they team up to help fight the demons that have awakened and are bent on destroying humanity.

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castlevania (2017-2021)

Based on the 1980s Nintendo video game series of the same name, this show is perfect if you love vampire sagas.

Trevor (Richard Armitage), an outcast vampire hunter, is tasked with fighting Dracula’s (Graham McTavish) creatures that are attacking the land of Wallachia. A fun twist? Aiding Trevor in his search for him is Dracula’s own human-vampire son, Alucard (James Callis).

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Violet Evergarden (2018)

This miniseries follows a former soldier named Violet (Yui Ishikawa) who, while trying to re-enter civilian life, gets a job as a ghostwriter writing letters for clients.

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Miyo (Mirai Shida) has a huge crush on Kento (Natsuki Hanae), so much so that she transforms into a cat to get closer to him. Unfortunately, Miyo soon becomes trapped in her cat body and she is unable to turn back into a human.

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022- )

In a futuristic city that thrives on crime, David (Kenichiro Ohashi), a street kid whose mother has just been murdered, chooses to become an “extremist,” also known as a “cyberpunk.” Now that he’s operating on the other side of the law, David quickly finds himself embroiled in wild adventures.

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This fantasy film follows two friends who suddenly find themselves lost at sea after a storm washes a housing complex into the ocean.

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