Top 10 Must Watch Anime on Netflix
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Since the pandemic started, there has been a significant growth in the number of people that have subscribed to a streaming service also known as Netflix. According to Forbes, Netflix added 15.77 million subscribers in the first 3 months of 2020 and 10.9 million between April and June, which is the company’s biggest growth spurt in history as viewers are glued to their homes.
For those of you that are not familiar with Netflix, it is an American streaming service that offers a wide variety of highly-acclaimed tv shows, movies, anime, documentaries and many more that you can watch anytime and anywhere in the comfort of your own phones, tablets, laptops and the like!
Now you might be wondering: what are some of the best anime to watch on Netflix? Well look no further! Here is the list of the top 10 must watch anime that is available right now on Netflix!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
It is to no one’s surprise that Demon Slayer tops the list right now for the must watch anime on Netflix! The story follows a young teenager named Kamado Tanjiro that sets out on a journey to find a way to help his sister, Nezuko who has become a demon.
Demon Slayer is in its first season with 26 episodes. Earlier this September, Netflix released the movie Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and received a lot of positive feedback. Currently, the season 2 of Demon Slayer is recapping the movie in a total of 7 episodes. The official start of season 2 will be on December 5. This is reported to be 1 hour long, so this is quite the exciting wait.
The highly talked about anime series began its first season in October 2020. This talks about a high school student named Itadori Yuji who deliberately swallows a cursed item, one of Sukuna’s fingers, that led him to be possessed by one of the most powerful demons in Jujutsu Kaisen.
To date, there has been no official announcements on the production of a second season. However this December 24, there will be a movie release in theaters all over Japan of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 which is the prequel of the Jujutsu Kaisen series.
Next up on our list of the top 10 must watch anime on Netflix is every 2000’s kid childhood anime, Naruto! This talks about a young ninja named Uzumaki Naruto who wants to gain the recognition among his companions and aims to become a Hokage someday, the leader of the village.
The original series has over 220 episodes while Naruto Shippuden has 500 episodes making it a total of 720 episodes. In addition with the release of Boruto, it currently has a total of 209 episodes and its current status is still ongoing. On Netflix, only Naruto the series is available which is divided into 9 seasons.
My Hero Academia
This anime series follows Midoriya Izuku, a young man that dreams to become a hero despite not having a “quirk” also known as superpowers. All of a sudden, the greatest hero of all time, All Might appears before him and passes on his quirk “One For All” to Izuku to succeed him because he saw in him an unwavering determination in the face of danger.
My Hero Academia is produced by Bones Inc. Other notable anime created by this studio includes: Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Darker than Black, Noragami, Mob Psycho 100, Eureka Seven, Ouran High School Host Club, and many more.
Assasination Classroom is an action, comedy and shounen anime that centers around a teacher called Koro sensei, who is an octopus-alien that is a highly intelligent yet dangerous creature. Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Academy, also known as the “misfits of the school” because of their low grades or breaking school regulations, are tasked with a top-secret mission to assassinate their own teacher in hopes of saving the planet Earth from perishing. The Japanese government promises a reward of 10 billion yen to whoever among the students succeeds in killing Koro sensei.
You can watch the complete series on Netflix with a total of 2 seasons. Be prepared as this anime is bound to give you a rollercoaster of emotions!
Next on the list, we have Horimiya, one of the most popular high school romance anime that came out earlier this year. The story revolves around Kyouko Hori, a popular high school student that is known for her intelligence, coolness and friendliness. On the contrary, she has a different side to her at home. She is responsible for all the housework and looking after her younger brother, Souta. One day, her younger brother returns home with a nosebleed and is escorted by her classmate Miyamura Izumi, the quiet and unsociable guy in school. From this moment onwards, the story is amusing and at the same time shows plot twisting moments.
Kakegurui has the most unique theme centered around gambling and psychological thriller in the top 10 must watch anime on Netflix list. The story revolves around a teenager named Jabami Yumeko, who has exceptionally amazing gambling skills she uses to try and beat the student council president of an elite private academy. This anime has a total of 2 seasons that are both available on Netflix.
Looking for an anime that is a Netflix original series with amazing art, great storyline, and leaves you in tears every episode? Violet Evergarden has it all! The story talks about a former soldier, Violet Evergarden who is trying to fit into society as the war has ended. She has landed a job in CH Postal Company and works as an Auto Memory Doll, a ghostwriter for people who are not able to write or those who are not able to express their emotions well in letters. In the midst of meeting various clients, Violet is also trying to find the meaning of her very existence.
Great Pretender is another Netflix original series that offers a completely different genre (comedy and crime fiction) but is another notably good anime series. The series follows Edamura Makoto, a con man in Japan that does what he does to make a living. He ends up getting swindled by Laurent Thierry, a French thief that dragged him into Los Angeles to help him swindle the rich and powerful who are abusing their power and authority.
The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudou)
Among the top 10 must watch anime on Netflix, The Way of the Househusband is the most recent anime series that was released on April 8, 2021. This is again, another Netflix original series that is worth watching. Tatsu, a former yakuza boss, retires from his position and becomes a househusband. In almost every episode, he bumps into his former enemies and allies but that didn’t change him back to his former, more violent self. He is now level-headed and is like any ordinary househusband.
This wraps up the list of the Top 10 Must Watch Anime on Netflix! Please let us know in the comment section below or on our other social platforms what are your favorite anime on Netflix that have or have not been mentioned on the list and why!
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