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As the anime industry is gaining popularity these days and the Japanese Government is going to put a strict ban on the piracy of anime, more and more people want to watch anime but they don’t have a way to. Crunchyroll is a good app to watch anime on but in some states, their services just aren’t the best. Netflix has started investing a ton on anime and is even producing original series. Netflix has the same problem with services but c’mon, it is better than nothing. You don’t want to be fined 3 million or end up spending some precious years of life in a cell or do you? In accordance with this, here is a compilation of 100+ Best Anime present on Netflix.
14. Carole and Tuesday
The genre of music is hardly handled in a nice manner. Sometimes the music is good but the series itself is plain or vice versa. This series just balanced those two aspects. It has been 50 years since mankind has migrated to Mars. Humans are highly dependent on AI and have become passive consumers. A girl named Carole belongs from a poor family and wants to become a musician but she has always felt that something is missing. Another girl named Tuesday is born to a wealthy family. She wants to become a musician but nobody around her understands her feelings so she also has that feeling of loneliness and uneasiness. Coincidentally, the two girls meet each other and they click. Pursuing their passion, they now have to stand up against AI singers.
13. Cells at Work!
An average human being has 37.2 trillion cells and every cell performs its own duties efficiently. Cells were first described by Robert Hooke in 1665. A cell has a membrane which is semi-permeable and that membrane maintains the internal composition of the cell. Cells can divide by the means of mitosis and meiosis. Let’s stop the biology class for now but you got the gist of what the anime is about, right? An anime about the daily adventures of our cells is basically the crux of this series. Going from one part of the body to another at times, and also fighting against the invading microbes is what this anime is about. Who wants to take online classes when you can learn through anime?
12. A Silent Voice
Sometimes people seek fun in the weirdest of ways. Ishida finds fun in bullying. When the deaf Shouko transfers into his class, all the class thoughtlessly bullies her without caring about the repercussions. For Shouko, this was traumatic and soon leaves the school. Now for the sake of fun, Ishida is being bullied by the entire class and the teachers turn a blind eye. As a grown-up now, Ishida regrets his past actions and searches for Shouko to apologize. This anime is based on the effects of bullying and has a very good message in it. It should be shown to children for the purpose of discouraging them from this act.
11. The Secret World of Arrietty
The world is a spine-chilling place to live when you’re small. The story is about a 14-year-old girl Arrietty. She is very small and she and her family’s existence is undiscovered until the arrival of a 12-year-old boy Shou. Shou notices things go missing at times and grows suspicious. He soon meets Arrietty who strikes a bond of friendship with him. However, this friendship brings the risk of discovery too. The world shown from a much smaller perspective is a sight to behold and along with Ghibli Studio’s animation, this lifts the quality even higher.
10. Little Witch Academia
Continuing the flow of wholesome anime, Atsuko is a girl belonging to a non-magical background but she still enlists into a magical academy to become like her idol. However, before entering the school, her journey is anything but smooth. She makes some friends and even has surprises. But the tides are still rough for her. She refuses to give up and decides to compensate for magical ineptness through sheer determination.
Yet another anime which would surely make you smile from the heart and also belonging to Ghibli Studio. A goldfish sneaks away from home and starts living in a house with a boy. The goldfish has magical powers which she reveals when she heals the cut of the boy by licking it. Unknown to the boy, the goldfish already has a family. Her father is a sorcerer who abandoned humanity and starting living underwater. He starts looking for her and tells her to come home but she declares that she wants to become a human whether by hook or by crook.
8. My Neighbor Totoro
No surprise that we have another Ghibli movie on this list. In the 1950s, a family relocates itself near the countryside to be close to the mother, who is hospitalized due to chronic disease. As the girls of the family grow acquainted with the rural life, the younger sister encounters a small, bunny-like creature. Trailing it, she comes into contact with ‘Totoro’ – a giant, transcendent forest spirit. Rather than being scared, she immediately becomes good friends with it. Later on, the elder sister befriends Totoro too and soon their life is filled with magical adventures and fantastical creatures of the world. This is a movie that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Feeling down? Then watch this.
7. Spirited Away
Studio Ghibli is famous for its animation and colorful art. This movie is, apparently, admired for its radiant art and animation along with the creativity of the studio. On to their way to their new house, Chihiro’s family stops midway to discover an abandoned amusement park. Cautiously venturing inside, it seems that there is more to it than meets the eye. As soon as her parents eat the food provided to them, they change shape and turn into pigs. Now she has to free her mother and father from the curse of this land. Fantasy elements. Tick. Ghostly apparitions. Tick. Unique characters. Tick. Everything is present here. A girl getting whisked away to a fantasy world is a common cliché these days but this anime movie gave new meaning to it.
Haikyuu is a series involving boys playing competitive volleyball. Haikyuu itself translates to “volleyball’. Hinata is a small-statured guy who is inspired by a player nicknamed ‘Little Gigant’. He revives his own school’s volleyball club in order to play in tournaments and they even make it there but his team is absolutely stomped on by the opposing team or to be specific, their setter, Tobio Kageyama. Hinata vows to surpass Kageyama in high school but there was something else in store for him. His sworn rival, Tobio, is now his teammate! Its manga finished in July and currently, 4th season’s second cour is airing.
5. Kiki’s Delivery Service
This list will be having a lot of anime belong to Studio Ghibli as almost all the movies made by them are present on Netflix. Kiki’s Delivery Service is a Ghibli studio’s classic. This movie revolves around a 13-year-old witch-in-training named Kiki. Every witch should live a year on her own in a distant town to be recognized as a full-fledged witch. Following this trend of her ancestors, she sets off on her broom along with her cat. She settles down in a town near the sea. Unable to adapt to such an extreme and immediate change in her lifestyle, she ends up wandering the streets with no place to stay. Finally, she finds Osono, someone who offers a room to Kiki in exchange for making deliveries for her bakery. This sparks an idea and she opens her courier service, in an attempt of independence. The cute struggle for independence is really charming.
Naruto is a very well-known anime series, bringing Masashi Kishimoto’s manga to life. Naruto has many things for people to sink their teeth into. It involves a notorious brat, Naruto, who is known in his village because of his pranks. He has faced many toils in his life and no one was his friend because he harbors some power. Isolated because of that, he resorts to pranks and wants to be recognized as a friend, as a rival, and as a ninja. If you can persevere through his mischievous nature in the early stages, you are in for a roller coaster ride. You’ll be seeing him in his childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. You’ll be so mesmerized that you’ll cry and smile along with the characters at times.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Ranked #1 on many platforms, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a masterpiece. The name is kind of bland but the anime certainly isn’t. Human transmutation is a forbidden rule of alchemy and should never be practiced. After their mother’s death, Edward and Alphonse bring human transmutation into practice and the results are drastic. Edward loses his left leg and hand while Alphonse is deprived of his physical body. Then these brothers are in seek of the Philosopher’s Stone to recover their bodies but in doing so, they come across their country’s gloomy history, and then they have to think whether what they are doing will make them human or rob them of their humanity. It is a remake of the original series, Fullmetal Alchemist.
2. Attack on Titan
With its final season scheduled to air on 7th December, Attack on Titan is an anime which developed from being a shounen to a seinen. It is the new hype these days as the manga has reached its climax. Season 3 was a big hit and has earned the #7 spot on MyAnimeList.net. Mankind has been lead to near extinction by barbarous creatures called ‘Titans’. What makes them truly horrifying is the reason they kill isn’t for food, rather they find pleasure in it. To be concise, they are sadist beings. The humans have made huge walls to protect themselves from them and they haven’t observed a titan for about 100 years. But this is only the calm before a storm. After encountering a personal loss through a Titan invasion, Eren is dead set to finish their race. One thing that makes this anime the most interesting is the amount of plot twists it contains.
1. Code Geass
Now this may as well be biased but Code Geass literally deserves this spot. It is the epitome of anime industry. A masterpiece among masterpieces. Okay, that might have been an exaggeration now. British Colonialism is something that everyone is aware of. The Holy Empire of Britannia sets its sight on Japan. Now Japan is stripped of its right and the civilians are now called Elevens. Lelouch is an exiled Imperial prince of Britannia, who is posing as a student among the Elevens. Still harboring hatred for the Britannia Empire, he meets a mysterious girl named C.C. He gains his ‘Geass’ and now has the power of a king. He has the power to bring the entire Britannia Empire onto its knees.