The best anime shows on Netflix, ranked

Although commonly confused with a genre, anime art is just that, pure art. The series of animations, both computer generated and hand drawn (such as those of the great Studio Ghibli), have their origins in early Japanese culture. With the oldest anime dating back to 1917, the style covers all forms of animated works, transcending category or origin. The distinctive mode of production uses elements of cinematography, graphic arts (often originating from manga), and various other imaginative techniques, while emphasizing less movement of the characters and a great deal of detail in the effects of the camera, such as zoom, pan, etc.

While some of the best anime shows in recent years have been written by American writers, the origins are still strongly tied to Japan’s roots. The differences between American anime (or Western anime) and Japanese anime lie in Japan’s targeting of adults in its stories, humor, and concepts, as well as the dramatic angles and zoom techniques used to exaggerate emotions. american anime (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teen Titans) can still be cool, but it’s usually aimed at young adults and kids.

At the moment, Netflix offers a huge selection of anime shows on its top-tier streaming service, with an estimated 84 anime available to watch and 16 new projects announced in Fall 2020. Perusing the selection, these are the best anime available to stream on Netflix.

6 crying devil man

Devilman Crybaby's red and black logo

As many of you may or may not know, whenever the concept of demons and diabolical entities is mentioned, we should collectively put our rosary beads and crucifixes together. crying devil man is set in a world where demons have returned to reclaim the earth from the human population, and Akira (a large Griffin Burns), a human, transforms into Devilman.

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While combining his human soul with newfound demonic powers, Akira (with a name familiar to anime lovers) strives to save the additional population of human demons, setting him on the path of a full-fledged war against evil entities. While this carnage is taking place, the existing human population becomes violent and paranoid. If you happen to be a fan of projects involving mass mayhem, this is 100% your niche and fits very well with horror anime like Vampire Hunter D. and Infernal.

5 attack on titan

A guy touches a girl's shoulders in the icy sunrise in Attack on Titan.

fantasy animated series attack on titan details the life of Eren Yeager, as he is emboldened to fight against a group of enlarged titans, who not only destroy his hometown, but also threaten to bring an abrupt end to the entire human race. Yeager acts quickly to save the fate of the humans when the Titans begin consuming human flesh. The fighting turns surprisingly violent at times in this extremely dramatic show, so be careful.

4 Castlevania

Image via Netflix

The medieval fantasy anime series Castlevania it’s loosely adapted from one of the greatest games of all time, and it might be one of the few great video game adaptations out there. The Netflix series follows Trevor Belmont (played delightfully in English by Richard Armitage), the last surviving member of the Belmont clan, as he attempts to save Eastern Europe from extinction as a result of Vlad Dracula Tepes’ attack. As Belmont and his group of comrades try to save the world from the Dracula clan, Dracula and his group of followers embark on a journey to end the world of any form of human existence. Not only one of the best animes, Castlevania is also one of the best horror TV series on Netflix.

3 Komi can’t communicate

Komi literally can't communicate while her friends are talking and yelling

With a plot many of us can relate to, and have possibly dealt with at some point in our lives, the beautifully simple Komi can’t communicate follows the day-to-day perspective of a schoolgirl who experiences great anxiety at the challenge of communicating with others. Once one of her classmates befriends her, she helps Komi (Aoi Koga) overcome her fears associated with her talking to others. Struggling with anxiety when it comes to social situations is a real thing, and the fact that this is effectively portrayed throughout an anime series with an ever-larger audience than most adult movies about the anxiety is a great thing and allows viewers to see a piece. of themselves in Komi.

two great suitor

Scammer rubs money in his face at Great Pretender

great suitor is a fun testament to what can go wrong every time someone tries to scam and swindle throughout life (karma catches up with everyone at some point). Telling the story of a Japanese swindler Makoto Edamura (Alan Lee), great suitor finds Makoto and his partner making a living by scamming innocent people. Makoto, however, is in for the fright of his life once he tries to con Laurent Thierry (Aaron Phillips), a true criminal, on this deliriously funny ride.

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1 Arcane

The blue-haired heroine of Arcane

Yes, an animated show actually topped Strange things as the number one streaming show in the US at one point. Arcane takes family feuds and sibling rivalry to the next level. The escalating conflict between two utopian cities comes to a head when Piltover and Zaun start a massive war to defeat each other in one of the best anime in recent years (although there has been some slight debate as to whether this really is an anime). Two sisters are ultimately caught in the crossfire as Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Ella Purnell) battle as rivals, pitting themselves against technologies and magical convictions. For any siblings who have recurring arguments, be sure to watch this series with them, just to keep them in line (kidding, of course).

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