Stars: Sure; it is sometimes cheesy as all hell, but that is part of its charm. The series follows Satoru Fujinuma, who has the ability to go back in time moments before a life-threatening event to prevent it. Sure, it is mainly a show for children, but you will not feel dumb while watching it. Monica Rial, Top 57 Anime Everyone Should Watch 1. Kazuya Nakai, Yes, I know. The episodic nature of the series allows it to cover a wide range of genres and themes. | Do not let its dumb title fool you: This show does far more than the average sports-anime. Just the right thing to get you started. Laura Bailey, If you just want to relax but still want to see something with a little substance, this is the anime for you. Everyone knows who Pikachu and Speed Racer are. Jennifer Seman. Rin Mizuhara, However, “Hyouka” stuck with me, even though I do not think it is anything that special. The 2013 anime, based on Hajime Isayama’s manga of the same name, is currently in its third season. Darker than Black. | The (still always engaging) stories are told in a very calm tone. Fortunately, I ended up watching this show. Clint Bickham, They don’t just kill off half the cast, they kill off the entire cast. Ultimate fight and humor. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a ... See full summary », Stars: A surprising number of them are familiar with Gundam in every form. Does this excuse his actions? If you have ever watched any of these anime series, you simply know you could never watch them with anyone else, because they are just so ridiculous and embarrassing. Anyone reading this entry in the year 2015 or later must think I was living under a rock for putting this show on the list, because nowadays many people are talking about it or sharing pictures of it. TV-14 Watch the first two episodes; if you are not hooked by then, it will not get any better for you. If one were to ask "What anime would entice the female audiences? *beep* being a valuable resource as fertilizer). Stars: Meaning important plotpoints can last two entire episodes without driving forward the main story. This anime weirdly fascinates me. If there ever was the perfect anime for a comic book fan, My Hero Academia has to be it. The stunning film tells the story of Taki and Mitsuha, a boy from Tokyo and a girl from the countryside who unexpectedly start swapping bodies Freaky Friday style. Kenji Fukui, 24 min Trigun is a whirlwind of action and comedy that will appeal to newcomers as well as those already well versed in the world of anime. Like number one , especially I like the dub over sub. Of course, I would not have put the show on the list, if there were nothing to enjoy. But, we’re gonna put a pin in that particular can of worms and focus instead on what makes SAO a good show for those new to anime. Because it is the one of the best Shonen anime I know. My only two gripes with the show are the slow start and its abrupt end. Stars: Nozomi Furuki, 23 min Though it was always a part of the anime world, the isekai sub-genre didn't really turn into a force of nature until around 2012, when Sword Art Online hit and suddenly every creator wanted to do a story about a character who went from the real world into a fantasy world, often one based on a video game.. RELATED: 10 Fantasy Anime You’ll Love (Which Aren’t Isekai) Despite being a scrawny guy with seemingly no education, Kanta managed to become the desert’s number one bounty hunter. Hiroyuki Oshida, These pairs are a partnership between a weapon meister and a human weapon. While Erased may not satisfy hard-core mystery fans, fans of nail-biting thrillers should find it more than enjoyable. There is nothing more to say. | Animation, Comedy. Animation, Action, Drama, A Japanese boy named Shu tries to save a strange girl, Lala Ru, from kidnappers and is transported to an alternate Earth on the brink of being swallowed by the sun. Five ping pong prodigies learn to navigate the harsh climate of competitive sport and the even more frightening realm of self realization. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary », Stars: Sôma Saitô, | They have to be less popular than the Anime named above (which I cannot always be certain of). Luckily, the organization has the very first, and strongest, vampire on their side. You get the idea. Set in a world where humanity is forced to live surrounded by walls due to humanoid beings called Titans (who devour humans), the story follows three teenage friends as they join the Military in hopes of ridding the world of them. | Not all the time of course. Magical girl is a subgenre of fantasy manga and anime that features girls with magical powers, pretty self-explanatory. Maybe I was just living under a rock back in 2012, but I don't remember there being much talk about this series and there certainly isn't now. As they go about conducting their experiments and changing the past, the organization known as SERN, who’s been researching time travel, tracks them down and puts their lives in great jeopardy. It does not have any of the numerous anime-clichés that exist; it does not even feel like watching an anime. TV-MA Hiro Shimono, | | Kôji Tsujitani, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time. 1. TV-MA | Every “Mushishi” episodes understands to weave a parable that makes for a good story – even if the intended messages flies over your head. . Discussion. His genius intellect and utilization of the lethal Death Note allow him to end anyone in any way he desires so long as he knows their full name. Tôru Furuya, Tia Lynn Ballard. Not that it matters; the story is engaging and even thought provoking at times ("The Matrix" meets "TRON"... well sort of). It shows: the story plays out like "Nausicaä from the Valley of Winds" mixed with "Castle in the sky". Kanta is not a hero - he is greedy, a swine and murderer but not a one-dimensional villain. Stars: Whether you want to get into anime yourself, or you have a friend you'd like to convince to give anime a chance, we've compiled a list of 20 anime recommendations for newcomers. Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood focuses on alchemy as brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt at human transmutation. The only other thing I could say against the show is, that I wanted to see more – but unfortunately, a season two has yet to be confirmed. Set in the 1930s, the story follows all kinds of characters, including alchemists, thieves, thugs, and the Mafia. ", Stars: Some more than others, but they're all worth the try. This show would be higher on the list, but it heavily breaks my own rule by just being way to well known. Sure, all the genres and subgenres can make your head spin, especially when a single anime lists like six or seven of them, but once you research what all those words mean, they can help you decide what is and isn't for you. | TV-14 | | One of the shows on this list that can only be called unknown in comparison with the absolute mainstream. I also want to use this entry to tell Lupin III fans, that the 2015 series of Lupin's "Italian adventure" is well worth your time. From the former it takes its protagonist as well as a sense of wonder and from the latter it takes the interesting deduction problems. Are you sick of hearing the same Anime-suggestions over and over again? She’s somehow had the immense fortune to find a job that actually allows her to spend her days thinking, talking, and writing about the things she loves so much and it’s been an awesome experience. Aya Hisakawa. Think of it as the younger, happier brother of Cowboy Bebob (which was often just depressing). 25 min SAO has an interesting premise and does an excellent job at hooking the audience. 24 min Kana Hanazawa, Kazuyo Aoki. Yutaka Koizumi, It's a darker anime as the title implies but the MC is renowned as the "the Black Reaper". However, I meet many people who only heard the name, but never watched the show (or manga) itself. 7 years ago. Animation, Action, Thriller, Kaiji Itou is a good-for-nothing loiterer who spends his days drinking beer and stealing hubcaps-that is, until he ends up being tricked by his former co-worker. What sounds like a boring idea is a wonderful trip with great visual storytelling and relatable characters. Several of them are even in my all time favorites list. Seemingly unconnected citizens of Tokyo are targeted for bludgeoning by a boy with a golden baseball bat. 2. When evil awakes, the deity of Fate will choose six heroes to save the world from ruination. | Animation, Action, Adventure. This is the list for you. Vowed to fix his mistake, Tenma sets out to find the monster and uncovers something truly vile. However, two minor flaws prevent this show from being higher on the list: The show developed a cult following and stands as one of the best and must-watch anime of all time. As this supernatural love story unfolds, we find out that there’s much more to the story than meets the eye. This recommendation is ideal for fans of Philip K. Dick’s work and Blade Runner. Fans of Firefly, especially, should find it to their liking. Tatsurou Ikeyama. 20 years after the meltdown of a nuclear power plant caused a big catastrophe in Tokyo, a special unit known as Coppelion is dispatched to find survivors when a distress signal is received. Right he was. I mean we have rape, child-murder, child-soldiers and even genocide; which would be effective if they used these events to the story's advantage, but they amount to nothing and are just sort of there. I appreciate that it manages to emulate the goofy fun of Shonen action shows without falling into the trap that plague most of its more popular peers fall into (Bleach, One Peace, Fairy Tail, etc.). Whacky comedy abounds in this fantastic parody of the superhero and shonen genre. | Yeah, one of my favourites: Samurai Champloo! Genre, intended age, stile: does not matter. Should that be the case, go watch it. Now then: TV-14 Dan Green, Blake Shepard. This show takes something as boring as "Rock, Paper, Scissors" ("Janken", I believe it is called in Japanese) and makes it seem like a matter of life and death. Apart from a sometimes absurdly idealistic representation of the countryside and its denizens, the show is really a perfect example of a light-hearted slice of life comedy. One day, Watanuki stumbles into a shop... See full summary », Stars: We've all seen them a thousand times, we know they're great, but again, we've all seen them. Steve Blum. A crazy fantasy caper involving alchemists, immortals, gangsters, outlaws and an elixir of immortality, spread over several decades. This is by far the happiest show on the list and it kept me smiling all the way through. Every anime creator and every anime fan in the entire nation of Japan is familiar with Gundam in some form. It can be hard to watch and it will probably leave you in tears, but it’s well worth it. 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