Best Anime on Netflix Right Now from the classic series to the latest titles

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There is a wide range of anime on Netflix from classic anime series loved for a long time to the latest titles. Netflix invests substantial resources in making its own anime and distributing them exclusively. It is decided to add the famous Studio Ghibli anime movies to the Netflix’s collection all over the world except Japan, United States and Canada.

1. Japan Sinks 2020

Japan Sinks 2020
Photo: Japan Sinks 2020 on Netflix

Japan Sinks 2020 (日本沈没2020) is a recent original Netflix anime, which is distributed with 10 episodes only on Netflix. The adventure anime is based on a disaster novel Japan Sinks published in 1973. The setting is the fictional Japan just after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 come to an end. The story begins when Japan is attacked by huge earthquakes and mega-tsunami, and a family of four is mainly focused on in this anime.

Genre: Adventure, Drama

Originally aired: 2020

Highly recommended for Anime Fans/Anime Freaks

2. Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z
Photo: Dragon Ball Z on Netflix

The highlight of the classic Japanese anime and manga series Dragon Ball is Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ). The story is based on the time when the main character Goku fas grown up following the first series “Dragon Ball”. Dragon Ball Z is the first anime that made the establishment of the anime genre of action by using unique techniques like Kamehameha.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Originally aired: 1989-1996

Highly recommended for Beginners

3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Photo: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on Netflix

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (鬼滅の刃), aired in Japan in 2019, is one of the best ongoing anime in the 21st Century. It is getting more popular all over the world while the original manga is also winning a big market. The next story “Infinity Train” is scheduled to come to the screens in 2020.

Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy

Originally aired: from 2019

Highly recommended for Beginners/Anime Fans

4. Pocket Monster/Pokémon

Pocket Monster/Pokémon
Photo: Pocket Monster/Pokémon on Netflix

Pocket Monster/Pokémon (ポケットモンスター) has been more and more famous and popular all over the world. The season 1 of the anime series started in 1997 after releasing the original video game, and the anime is still going on. The main character Satoshi travels around the world with his partner Pikachu and other Pokemon. Both kids and adults can enjoy watching the anime.

Genre: Kids, Family, Adventure

Originally aired: from 1997

Highly recommended for Beginners

5. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Photo: Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン), which is also abbreviated as EVA, is one of the most famous and popular anime in the world. Neon Genesis Evangelion contributed a lot to the anime industry before 2000s when anime was never more popular than now. Giant humanoid robots “Evangelions” piloted by the main characters Shinji Ikari and Rei Ayanami and other teenagers battle with unidentifiable enemies “Angels”.

Genre: Mecha, Fantasy

Originally aired: 1995-1996

Highly recommended for Anime Fans

6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
FPhoto: ullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on Netflix

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST) is one of the most famous sci-fi anime worldwide, based on the original manga with 27 volumes. Alchemist brothers Edward and Alphonse loses their part of body or the whole body since they violate a taboo. The previous title Fullmetal Alchemist is totally different from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, which ends up with the anime’s original story.

Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy

Originally aired: 2009-2010

Highly recommended for Beginners/Anime Fans

7.The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland
Photo: The Promised Neverland on Netflix

One of the most popular ongoing Weekly Shonen Jump manga The Promised Neverland (約束のネバーランド) was aired on TV in 2019 as an anime with the first 12 episodes. This is a little abstract introduction to avoid being a spoiler, but orphans including Emma and Ray survive the tough world resisting the cruel fate, set in 2045.

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Originally aired: from 2019

Highly recommended for Beginners

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