20 Iconic Japanese Anime Series To Watch When You’re Bored At Home (2022)

Iconic Japanese anime series to watch at home

You’ve tried every other stay-at-home fad, such as whisking up that Dalgona coffee drink and trying out those ab workouts to quell your boredom.

But if cabin fever’s still getting to you, it’s a great time to finally catch up on some iconic anime series that you’ve been putting off. We’ve created a list of much-loved anime shows for first-time watchers – be it shonen or slice-of-life, there’s a perfect anime for everyone.

1. One-Punch Man (2015 – 2019)

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Saitama is One-Punch Man – he wins all of his fights with literally just one punch. He’s finally achieved his dream of being a superhero, but there’s a problem with that – he’s far too strong, and he no longer gets a thrill from fights. Unsatisfied and bored, this hero-for-fun’s search for a formidable opponent leads him to unknowingly save lives on multiple occasions.

This satirical webcomic-turned-anime has been a hit because of its premise that ‘the good guy always wins’ gets boring, even for the protagonist himself.

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One-Punch Man is also blessed with great animation and soundtrack music, and action scenes that pack just as much punch as the comedy.

It also pokes fun at several other well-known animes, so look out for those easter eggs. After all, One-Punch Man (wanpanman in Japanese) began as a play on the Japanese children’s superhero Anpanman.

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One Punch Man - Official Trailer

Genre: Action, comedy, shonen
Length: 2 seasons, 12 episodes each
Available on: Netflix

2. Tokyo Ghoul (2014 – 2018)

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In an alternate reality, humans coexist with ghouls – beings that can only survive by consuming human flesh but look exactly like human beings. These ghouls live hidden amongst society, evading the public eye while forming their own society of sorts.

Ken Kaneki was a quiet and lonely student, only having one real friend and often sticking to himself. All of this changed after an encounter with Rize Kamishiro, a seemingly innocent and seductive lady, who turned out to be a binge-eating ghoul – and he was going to be her next meal. A freak accident saves Kaneki, who is then taken to the hospital.

He wakes up to realise that he underwent a surgery that implanted parts of Rize in him, turning him into a hungry ghoul. Plunged against his will into a scary world of flesh-eating creatures, Kaneki struggles to cling on to the remnants of his humanity whilst trying to stay alive.

This anime spent a lot of its budget on amazing fight scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, with a banging soundtrack to boot. Kaneki’s teetering psychological state will have you questioning how you’d react if you’d met a similar fate.

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Tokyo Ghoul - AnimeLab Trailer

Genre: Horror, action, thriller, shonen
Length: 3 seasons
Available on: Netflix

3. Attack on Titan (2013 – present)

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For a century, humanity has been terrorised by Titans – mindless giants that feast on human flesh. These Titans don’t seem to consume humans for any reason other than for pleasure. To protect themselves, humanity has constructed 3 gigantic walls to keep the Titans out. Their civilisation flourishes on the inside of the walls, but little is known about the outside.

Everything changed the day when the Colossal Titan, who even towers above the walls the humans have built, breaches a hole in the outermost wall, allowing the Titans in to carry out a bloody rampage.

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The story’s protagonist is 10-year old Eren Jaeger. After witnessing the death of his mother in the hands (and jaws) of a grinning Titan, he swore to take revenge by killing all of the Titans. Together with his closest friends, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlet, Eren enlists in the military to join the fight to recapture humanity’s lost territories – and to win the freedom that it desires.

Alternatively called Shingeki no Kyojin (進撃の巨人), Attack on Titan is a multi-award winning manga-turned-anime. It has been praised for its thrilling storyline, grandiose music, and beautifully-drawn action.

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Attack On Titan: Trailer

Genre: Action, thriller, dystopian, shonen
Length: 3 seasons; 25 episodes, 12 episodes, 22 episodes respectively
Available on: Netflix

4. My Hero Academia (2016 – present)

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In a world where almost everyone has Quirks, or superpowers, of their own, it’s a real bummer to be born without one yourself. Izuku Midoriya was not born without a Quirk of his own, but he still dreams to be a superhero.

Things change for Midoriya when he is scouted by All Might, the greatest superhero in Japan. He is enrolled in U.A. High School, a prestigious training academy for heroes-to-be. There, he embarks on a journey to become the hero of his dreams.

My Hero Academia, also a very popular manga in Japan, is also known as Boku no Hiro Akademia (僕のヒーローアカデミア). The series also features characters that seem to be inspired by the superheroes of western culture, and show an interesting parallel between them.

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My Hero Academia - Official Trailer 1

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen
Length: 4 seasons
Available on: Netflix

5. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-2019)

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The series follows Jonathan Joestar and his descendants – Joseph and Jotaro Kujo – all of whom have names that can be shortened to the titular JoJo. Each arc of the series follows one of the JoJos as he battles vampires with his outlandish powers.

The appeal of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure doesn’t only come from the storyline. Instead, it comes from the gaudy colours, fiendishly funny jokes and unique character designs that make you wonder how anyone could’ve thought of that.

Hirohiko Araki, the writer and artist of the series, has such iconic work that he was invited to display his work at the Louvre. His constant references to American pop music and garish high fashion-like costume designs allude to his obsession with Western pop culture. The series has, in turn, spawned countless memes on the internet.

JoJo’s is a real bizarre treat to watch that will leave you cracking up.

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Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen
Length: 5 seasons
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix

6. Haikyu!! (2014-present)

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Although Shoyo Hinata is short, he dreams of becoming a top volleyball player like the “Little Giant”, his favourite player.

After a defeat at the junior high school championships, Hinata strengthens his resolve to beat Tobio Kageyama, the star player of the team that had defeated his previously.

Much to Hinata’s disappointment, he discovers that he and Kageyama are on the same team in their new high school, and the two very quickly begin bickering. However, the Karasuno High School volleyball team needs both of their skills, and the two are forced to learn to work together as teammates to enter the Nationals.

The series has many fans for its sensational dramatisation of volleyball and has spawned a renewed interest in the sport.

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Haikyu!! - Official Trailer

Genre: Comedy, sports
Length: 4 seasons
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix

7. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)

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It’s been 15 years since Earth was ravaged the Angels – powerful, giant alien beings with destructive powers. High school student Shinji lives in the futuristic and heavily fortified Tokyo-3.

He is enlisted by his father to join his organisation, NERV, to pilot the Evangelion – a massive semi-sentient bio-mecha that’s capable of fighting the Angels. However, piloting the Evangelion puts a huge strain on the psychological and physical state of the pilot. Shinji’s fragile psychological state quickly deteriorates.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is a deeply psychological anime as much as it is a mecha-fighting show. It has become a cultural icon, and continues to have a large fan community despite the show being released 25 years ago.

If you want to find out where Hollywood’s Pacific Rim got its inspiration, check out this anime – its more hardcore older brother.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Genre: Mecha, science fiction, psychological thriller
Length: 26 episodes and 2 movies
Available on: Netflix

8. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma (2015-present)

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Soma Yukihira hopes to take over the family restaurant from his father, Joichiro Yukihira, and surpass his skills. However, his father surprises him by closing down the restaurant and encourages Soma to enrol in Totsuki Culinary Academy.

Soma soon realises that Totsuki is an elite culinary school, where the graduation rate is less than 1%. Students engage in shokugeki, or food wars, to challenge each other and settle disputes. Soma isn’t one to back down from a challenge, and pits his cooking skills and ingenuity against his fellow students.

Food Wars! is known for the mouthwatering illustrations and dramatic, over-the-top food battle scenes and tasting reactions.

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Food Wars Season 1 - Official Trailer

Genre: Comedy, cooking, slice of life
Length: 5 seasons
Available on: Crunchyroll, Netflix

9. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)

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Edward and Alphonse Elric are an unlikely duo – a short blonde teen with a prosthetic arm and leg accompanied by a man towering over him in a full suit of armour. However, they hide a dark secret – they’d lost their bodies as a result of attempting to transmute their dead mother, a forbidden practice in alchemy.

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The failed human transmutation cost Edward an arm and a leg, while Alphonse lost his entire body and had to have his soul alchemically bound to a suit of armour.

The Elric Brothers are on a quest to search for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone – a powerful alchemy tool that’s said to be able to create something from nothing – to restore their bodies. To fund their travels, Edward joined the military and became a renowned State Alchemist, christened as the Fullmetal Alchemist for his metal prosthetic parts.

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The duo unknowingly gets themselves caught up into a conspiracy – one that may concern the entire country of Amestris.

The anime series is a reboot of the 2003 series called Fullmetal Alchemist. The 2009 version is a more faithful adaptation of the manga. Set in a late 19th-century industrial-era England, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood unites both steampunk fans and fans of the ‘magic’ genre alike.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - Trailer

Genre: Adventure, science fiction
Length: 64 episodes
Available on: Netflix

10. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014-2015)

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Every couple of years, seven magi are chosen as Masters to fight in a war for the Holy Grail, a wish-granting device. To aid them in the War, these Masters summon a powerful “Servant” each. These Servants are heroic spirits of lore, and are summoned into different classes – Saber, Lancer, Archer, Rider, Caster, Berserker, and Assassin – based on their feats in their legends.

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Emiya Shirou, a high school student, finds himself dragged into the Holy Grail War when he accidentally summons Saber. (Spoiler alert: It’s King Arthur.)

The series originated as a Japanese visual novel with multiple endings, based on the player’s choice. Similarly, there are three main storylines for the anime. We recommend watching Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works for the awesome fight scenes and hair-raising soundtrack, followed by the prequel, Fate/Zero.

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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Official Trailer (AUS)

Genre: Fantasy, action
Length: 26 episodes
Available on: Netflix

11. Code Geass (2006-2008)

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In a parallel universe, Japan has been annexed by the powerful empire of Britannia with its mighty mecha army. The people of Japan suffered, while their invaders enjoyed living in the conquered land.

The series follows Lelouch, a prince of Britannia, who wants to exact revenge on his father, the Emperor, for the cold treatment of him and his sister after their mother was assassinated. Granted a mysterious power that forces people to act on his commands, the Geass, Lelouch uses his brilliance to carry out his plans and fuel Japan’s revolution through terrorist acts.

The story is about Lelouch’s descent into villainy, and how his once-noble motives become warped for his selfish reasons.

For viewers who like shows about military, politics, plot twists, and giant mecha robots fighting it out, Code Geass could be your new favourite anime.

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Full Trailer | Code Geass: Lelouch of the rebellion (English)

Genre: Mecha, science fiction
Length: 2 seasons
Available on: Netflix

12. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

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Menma, a sixth-grader, dies in an accident. This causes her group of friends to drift apart. Five years later, Menma’s ghost returns to haunt Jintan, her best friend. Menma has an unfulfilled wish, but she can’t remember what it was.

Jintan gathers the others in the group to help Menma, but the others accuse Jintan of being unable to get over Menma’s death, because only Jintan can see Menma’s ghost.

After proving her presence to the group, they work together to help Menma fulfil her wish. In the process of doing so, old wounds are reopened and feelings buried deep down are dragged to the surface.

Anohana is not just a simple story of the ghost of a girl trying to move on, but also about how the living handle the loss of a loved one. It’s a real tear-jerker, and we recommend this anime for you if you want something more sensitive and touching.

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AnoHana Trailer Anime Series HD (The Flower We Saw That Day)

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Genre: Coming of age, slice of life
Length: 11 episodes
Available on: Crunchyroll

13. Erased (2016)

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Satoru Fujinuma has a peculiar ability to travel back in time to save the life of someone who’s about to die. When he discovers his mother’s dead body at home, he is transported 18 years back, which gives him the chance to save the lives of three elementary school classmates.

If you like the mystery and crime series, Erased will keep you on your tippy-toes.

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Genre: Mystery, science fiction, thriller
Length: 12 episodes
Available on: Netflix

14. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014 – 2020)

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After being framed for a coup of the Liones Kingdom, the Seven Deadly Sins – seven legendary knights – were disbanded and hunted down by the Holy Knights. In a turn of events, the kingdom is taken over by the Holy Knights themselves.

Elizabeth Liones, a princess from the kingdom, embarks on a quest to assemble the disbanded knights to help her retake the kingdom from the Holy Knights. With the help of Meliodas, the leader of the Deadly Sins, the knights fight against the adversaries that come their way.

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen
Length: 3 seasons
Available on: Netflix

15. A Place Further Than The Universe (2018)

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Shirase Kobuchizawa has been saving up to go on an expedition to Antarctica in search of her missing mother. Although she is ridiculed at school, she is determined to see the expedition through. Together with three other girls, they join an expedition to Antarctica and make the most of their youth.

A Place Further Than The Universe is a heartwarming series about youth that we recommend for first-time anime watchers – it’s not too wacky but it tugs at the heartstrings.

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A Place Further Than the Universe | Fan Trailer

Genre: Adventure, friendship
Length: 24 episodes
Available on: Netflix

16. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (2012-2013)

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Sakura Dormitory hosts the most problematic and eccentric students in a high school affiliated to Suimei University of the Arts. Sorata Kanda moves into Sakura Dormitory after he was kicked out of another dorm for taking in a stray cat.

He befriends Mashiro Shiina, a renowned artist. However, she’s dysfunctional in every other aspect of her life, and he is forced to become her caretaker.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou talks about discovering oneself, and about the dreams and passions that we have. It’s also a social commentary on how society sees people through judgemental eyes, and that not everything in life is fair, but we still get by.

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The Pet Girl Sakurasou Official Trailer

Genre: Romantic comedy, slice of life
Length: 24 episodes
Available on: Amazon Prime

17. Your Lie in April (2014-2015)

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Kosei Arima is a piano prodigy, but he loses the will to play after his mother dies. The psychological trauma caused him to no longer hear the piano, even though his sense of hearing for all other sounds is fine.

Two years pass, and Kosei’s dull life is shaken up when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a free-spirited violinist. He quickly falls in love with her, but she seems to have taken a liking to Kosei’s friend instead.

Your Lie in April is a beautiful tale of star-crossed lovers bonded by music and will tug at your heartstrings. Prepare a box of tissues.

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Your lie in April Trailer

Genre: Romantic comedy, slice of life
Length: 22 episodes
Available on: Netflix

18. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)

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Set in the Taisho-era, Demon Slayer follows Tanjiro Kamado, a young and kind-hearted boy. He sells charcoal to nearby villages and is the sole breadwinner for his family after his father died.

One fateful day, Tanjiro comes home to find his family slaughtered by the hands of a demon. His younger sister, Nezuko, has been turned into a demon herself, but she still showed some signs of humanity.

Although Tanjiro is overwhelmed with grief, he strengthens his resolve to become a Demon Slayer and find a way to save his sister, while also seeking revenge for his family.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is an action-packed anime with well-choreographed fight scenes. It has won multiple awards in 2019 and 2020 for its characters, action, and music.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Trailer 1

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen
Length: 26 episodes
Available on: Hulu

19. Death Note (2006-2007)

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The protagonist of Death Note isn’t a typical hero nor anti-hero. He’s a villain, and not many stories dare to feature a villain as the main character.

Gifted high school student Light Yagami discovers the Death Note – a supernatural notebook that claims to be able to kill anyone if their name is written in it. After he toys with the book, he realises that the Death Note’s power is real, and that he could do anything he wanted with it.

Light Yagami sets out on a crusade to “cleanse” the world of evil, and begins to see himself as a god. He falls deeper into an egomaniacal killing spree.

The police soon realise that there is a serial killer on the loose, and employ the help of L, a highly eccentric but brilliant detective, to catch him.

Death Note is an intense thriller that will leave you constantly amazed at the elaborate ploys that both Light Yagami and L come up with. It is essentially a big cat-and-mouse chase, but many lives are at stake.

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Death Note | OFFICIAL TRAILER

Genre: Crime, mystery, thriller
Length: 37 episodes
Available on: Netflix

20. Naruto (2002 – 2017)

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Naruto Uzumaki is an upstart brat who dreams of becoming the Hokage, the strongest ninja in the Hidden Leaf Village.

However, his dream of becoming the Hokage has a sad reason behind it – Naruto never knew his parents while growing up, and everyone in the village seemed to avoid him. To gain the love and recognition that he never had, he believed the only way to do so was to become the strongest shinobi.

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Unbeknownst to Naruto, he is the human host of the fearsome Nine-Tailed Fox that destroyed much of the village, which was why the villagers ostracised him. Despite that, Naruto’s outgoing personality, determination, and compassion wins hearts over, friend or foe alike.

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The series has two installations – Naruto (2002) and Naruto Shippuden (2007). Both of them follow the protagonist as he trains to achieve his dream, but we recommend just watching Shippuden if you’re particular about the animation quality.

The latest installation, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is about Naruto’s son, Boruto, and how he tries to step out of living in his father’s shadow. It is still an ongoing series, and can be streamed on Crunchyroll.

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Naruto Shippuden Official Trailer

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen
Length: 2 series (Naruto and Naruto Shippuden), 220 and 500 episodes respectively
Available on: Netflix, Crunchyroll

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Being productive is overrated – if you’re bored and stuck at home like us, binge-watching anime is a great way to deal with all of that pent-up stress. Stay home and stay safe, and don’t forget to crank up the volume when the opening theme songs play.

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Parents need to know that Attack on Titan is a violent and brutal entry in the anime genre not suited for children, tweens, or some younger teenagers.

Is demon slayer ok for 12 year olds? ›

TOKYO >> Japan's highest-grossing film ever, a movie adaptation of the hit anime series “Demon Slayer,” is now screening in the U.S. with an R rating, meaning that those under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult to watch the movie. News of the rating, attributed to “violence and bloody images,” has been met with ...

Is death Note ok for 11 year olds? ›

Mature really for older kids and up.

A interesting and dark anime with a good plot and story line. Has some sex and violence but is mostly very dark.

What is the number 1 best anime? ›

Anime Top 10
Top 10 Best Rated (bayesian estimate) (Top 50)
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1Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)9.07
2Steins;Gate (TV)9.04
3Clannad After Story (TV)9.02
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What anime is like Zodiac? ›

Anime Recommendations Based On Zodiac Signs
  • Aries - Jujutsu Kaisen. Fiery Aries know when they're angry. ...
  • Taurus - Silver Spoon. ...
  • Gemini - Saiki K. ...
  • Cancer - Sailor Moon. ...
  • Leo - Golden Time. ...
  • Virgo - Welcome to Demon School! ...
  • Libra - Spy X Family. ...
  • Scorpio - Death Note.
Jun 7, 2022

What anime has zero two in it? ›

Zero Two (Japanese: ゼロツー, Hepburn: Zero Tsū), also called Code:002 (コード:002, Kōdo:002) and 9'℩ (ナインイオタ, Nain Iota, "Nine Iota") is a fictional character in the Japanese anime television series Darling in the Franxx by A-1 Pictures, Trigger, and CloverWorks.

What is the longest anime? ›

Adapted from the manga of the same name, Sazae-san is by far the longest-running anime series of all time, with over 2500 episodes to date. Beginning in 1969, Sazae-san remains on the air each Sunday evening to this day. The show follows Sazae Fuguta and her family.

How many animes are there? ›

According to the survey, more than 6,000 anime are produced, and more than 3,200 anime are aired on television. Also, about 60% of the all animations broadcasted in the world are made in Japan. Japanese Anime holds several Guinness World Record.

What is the most watched anime 2022? ›

Top 10 Most-Watched Anime in Japan (August 2022):
  • SPY x FAMILY.
  • Doraemon.
  • Detective Conan.
  • Lycoris Recoil.
  • Overlord.
  • Tokyo Revengers.
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.
  • Call of the Night.
Aug 24, 2022

Who is the famous anime in the world? ›

However, topping the list in 93 countries, Naruto is the most popular anime in the world, even though the original series ended 15 years ago in 2007. Followed by Naruto is Pokémon, this popular series that first aired in 1997.

How big is anime in Japan? ›

In 2019, Japan's anime industry was valued at $24 billion a year with 48% of that revenue coming from overseas (which is now its largest industry sector). By 2025 the anime industry is expected to reach a value of $30 billion with over 60% of that revenue to come from overseas.

Where is anime most popular? ›

Anime refers to a specific type of animation style that is popular in Japan. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Japan is the country in which anime is the most popular. Approximately three-quarters of everyone in Japan either watches anime regularly or reports having seen anime recently.

What is a cool anime name? ›

What are some cool anime names?
  • Hiroshi. This name means “generous” and is borne by renowned voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya.
  • Michiko. A name for a “beautiful wise child,” Michiko Malandro is one of the powerful protagonists from Michiko & Hatchin.
  • Sakura. ...
  • Takashi. ...
  • Yuri.

Who is the number 1 coolest anime character? ›

Here's our coveted list of the best anime characters in history.
  • Itachi Uchiha of Naruto.
  • Gohan of Dragon Ball Z.
  • Genos of One-Punch Man.
  • Tanjiro Kamado of Demon Slayer.
  • Izuku Midoriya of My Hero Academia.
  • Monkey D. Luffy of One Piece.
  • Eren Jaeger of Attack on Titan.
  • Mikasa Ackerman of Attack on Titan.

Which anime has the best ending? ›

10 Best Anime Finales
  • A Place Further Than the Universe. ...
  • Assassination Classroom. ...
  • Clannad After Story. ...
  • Code Geass. ...
  • Cowboy Bebop. ...
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. ...
  • Monster. ...
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Jun 10, 2022

What age group watches the most anime? ›

Yeah 13 - 17. That's the young adolescent age. They tend to be influenced by T.V, Manga, school etc.. Rather than 18+ They have work, University/College etc.

Why is anime so popular? ›

The Diverse Variety of Stories. The wide range of genres in anime is the first reason why it is so popular. Every person enjoys a different story, genre, and style in anime! Romance, comedy, action/adventure, mystery/suspense, and horror are just a few of the many genres explored by anime plots.

Who is the big 4 of anime? ›

Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach are known as the “Big Four.” In some fans' eyes, Dragon Ball is seen as the grandfather of Shonen while One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach are known as the “Big Three”. You can find inspiration from each of the “Big Four” in almost all Shonen anime.

What year will One Piece end? ›

In 2002, Oda talked about 20 years (until 2022). In 2014 he estimated that One Piece would last 10 more years (until 2024). And in 2020 he predicted about 4 or 5 years to go (again, 2024 or 2025).

Is AOT Big 3? ›

AOT came a whole decade after the big 3 and their impact. Out of these four, Attack on Titan falls under Seinen or mature demographic.

Is demon slayer kid friendly? ›

Parents need to know that Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba is an anime series that features lots of fantasy violence, blood, and scary looking demonic creatures. The dead and possessed include young children, and characters are seen eating human flesh.

Is AOT R rated? ›

Attack on Titan (or Aot for short) is a pg-13 rated anime in my country (last checked) known for its violence and constant gore (though not as bad as some animes I've watched).

What age rating is Naruto? ›

This anime is really cool and great for 10+. My 13 and 16 year old love this show. There is no sexual content or talk except for one scene in 1 episode, when Naruto performs his sexy jutsu but mind you, he only does this once and eventually learns his lesson and becomes mature and never does this again.

Is Demon Slayer a 18+ anime? ›

Eirin rated the “Demon Slayer” movie “PG12,” which denotes the need for parental “advice and guidance” for those under age 12.

Can a 10 year old watch MHA? ›

The violent and disturbing scenes from My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, mentioned above, might scare or disturb children aged 8-13 years.

What is Nezuko English? ›

The first kanji of Nezuko's name means "red bean" ( 禰豆 ねず , nezu?) and is also part of the Japanese word for a flower, the Japanese Snowball ( 伍 ご 禰 ね 豆 ず , gonezu?).

Is Jujutsu Kaisen appropriate for 14 year olds? ›

Parents need to know that Jujutsu Kaisen is a violent, dark fantasy anime based in a world of demons and curses. There is blood and fantasy violence. Demons/creatures throughout the show could be scary and uncomfortable at times.

Does one piece have inappropriate? ›

One Piece is a show that contains action, and some cursing. It should not be taken as the devil's work. Just let your child enjoy life instead of guarding them from the real world. Your kid will see breasts, your kid will see violence, your kid will hear swearing.

Is Tokyo Ghoul appropriate for a 13 year old? ›

Based on the manga's publication, Tokyo Ghoul is a seinen manga, meaning that it is appropriate for people over the age of 18.

Is Black Clover a good anime? ›

Black Clover has probably had the best and most significant turnaround in quality of any anime series I've seen so far, and it surely deserves all the praise and hype that it gets now as it trends worldwide more often than not, earning itself (in my book) the title of being a quality shounen series.

Is Tokyo Ghoul a good show? ›

"Tokyo Ghoul" is an excellent title, that may not reach exactly the level the top titles of the category have, due to a few clichés here and there, but is definitely not far behind. This may not be a "horror" anime, but that last episode...

Who has the most kills in anime? ›

Eren Yeager (80% Humanity)

Eren Yeager, the hero of the Eldian race and undoubtedly the anime character with highest kill count. He's alone responsible for the annihilation of 80% of humanity, thanks to the rumbling caused by him at the end of Attack On Titan.

Who is the strongest girl anime character? ›

1) Kaguya Otsutsuki

She's one of the most powerful fighters in the series, and her fight against Team 7 is one of the most difficult the group has ever had to face. She is definitely the current holder of the title of the strongest female character in anime.

What are the Big 3 in anime? ›

What are the Big Three Anime? The Big Three was a term used to describe the three most popular running series during their golden age in Jump - One Piece, Naruto and Bleach. All three series got their common title due to their worldwide popularity and length.

Can 11 year olds watch Black Clover? ›

Appropriate for kids, yet hides in more mature and dark material that adults would be more familiar with as well. The darker stuff is done in a way that you get the point more if your a adult, but not too gruesome that it would be bad for kids.

Is Black Clover copy of Naruto? ›

Both Naruto and Black Clover are basically the same anime, aslo made by the same studio. Both are about a young boy that is a Orphan that starts off weak but gets stronger over time, both main characters have the same loud personality and same dream to became the Wizard King(Asta) and (Naruto)Hokage.

Who is the #1 YouTuber? ›

Swedish Let's Player and web comedian PewDiePie is the most-subscribed individual user on YouTube, and the fourth most-subscribed YouTube channel overall, with 111 million subscribers as of April 2022.

Is Tokyo Ghoul appropriate for a 13 year old? ›

Based on the manga's publication, Tokyo Ghoul is a seinen manga, meaning that it is appropriate for people over the age of 18.

Is Tokyo Ghoul rated R? ›

It is in the YA (young adult) section, which is a great place for it in my opinion. Personally, I think Tokyo Ghoul should be rated at least 15+ based on its overall theme and design. I've studied books for years and am so pleased that my library placed in the in YA section.

Is Tokyo Ghoul dark? ›

According to Wikipedia, Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga/anime series. The setting and plot of the series have established that fact. Tokyo Ghoul is a very dark anime series. The anime has a lot of scenes that give its viewers jump scares.

Being productive is overrated - binge-watch these iconic Japanese anime series to deal with your pent-up stress.

One-Punch Man is also blessed with great animation and soundtrack music, and action scenes that pack just as much punch as the comedy.. One Punch Man - Official Trailer. These Titans don’t seem to consume humans for any reason other than for pleasure.. After witnessing the death of his mother in the hands (and jaws) of a grinning Titan, he swore to take revenge by killing all of the Titans.. The series also features characters that seem to be inspired by the superheroes of western culture, and show an interesting parallel between them.. Food Wars Season 1 - Official Trailer. The anime series is a reboot of the 2003 series called Fullmetal Alchemist .. Emiya Shirou, a high school student, finds himself dragged into the Holy Grail War when he accidentally summons Saber.. Menma, a sixth-grader, dies in an accident.. The Seven Deadly Sins | Official Trailer | Netflix. Together with three other girls, they join an expedition to Antarctica and make the most of their youth.. A Place Further Than the Universe | Fan Trailer. He quickly falls in love with her, but she seems to have taken a liking to Kosei’s friend instead.. Naruto Shippuden Official Trailer. Genre: Adventure, fantasy, shonen Length: 2 series ( Naruto and Naruto Shippuden ), 220 and 500 episodes respectively Available on: Netflix, Crunchyroll

It doesn't matter whether you're a seasoned anime fan or a total newcomer - these 20 Japanese anime movies will keep you entertained.

In case you’ve never watched anime in your life, or you’re a seasoned fan looking for a taste-breaker, we’ve come up with a good list of must-watch Japanese anime movies for newbies and anime fans alike.. Spirited Away has won many awards, including being the first anime film to win an Academy Award.. Weathering With You is Makoto Shinkai’s latest animated movie, again showcasing beautiful life-like animation and a great soundtrack.. The film won multiple awards, including the Animage Anime Awards Grand Prix Prize, Blue Ribbon Awards Special Award, and the Kinema Junpo Awards Best Film, just to name a few.. This heartwarming tale of a mother and her family snagged the 2013 Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year, and Audience Award at the 2013 New York International Children’s Film Festival.. It was awarded Best Screenplay at the 11th Asian Film Awards, and the Animation of the Year at the 40th Japan Academy Prize.. Considered one of the greatest anime movies of all time, Akira has influenced other anime, such as Ghost in the Shell and Cowboy Bebop , as well as Hollywood films such as The Matrix and The Dark Knight .. It won the 2006 Sitges Film Festival Best Animated Film, and the 2007 Japan Academy Prize Animation of the Year.. 5 Centimeters per Second won the Lancia Platinum Grand Prize at the Future Film Festival, and the Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned fan of anime or a total newcomer, because these Japanese anime movies will keep you enthralled while we ride out the worst of COVID-19.

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One-Punch Man is also blessed with great animation and soundtrack music, and action scenes that pack just as much punch as the comedy.. The story’s protagonist is 10-year old Eren Jaeger.. After witnessing the death of his mother in the hands (and jaws) of a grinning Titan, he swore to take revenge by killing all of the Titans.. The series also features characters that seem to be inspired by the superheroes of western culture, and show an interesting parallel between them.. Genre: Mecha, science fiction, psychological thriller. The anime series is a reboot of the 2003 series called Fullmetal Alchemist.. Emiya Shirou, a high school student, finds himself dragged into the Holy Grail War when he accidentally summons Saber.. Menma, a sixth-grader, dies in an accident.. In a turn of events, the kingdom is taken over by the Holy Knights themselves.. Together with three other girls, they join an expedition to Antarctica and make the most of their youth.. He quickly falls in love with her, but she seems to have taken a liking to Kosei’s friend instead.

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We’ve rounded up the best anime to watch when you’re bored , many of which are exciting to watch from start.. So I just started watching this anime recently without knowing anything about it, damn it’s the real deal—every episode has epic shit to watch.. I laughed my ass off watching this series specially the skirt scene episode will always be fun no matter how many times I watched it.. Give it a try, you would watch one of the most intense fight scenes you have ever watched in Anime.. We don’t always need animation like Demon Slayer or a story like AOT , sometimes all we need is heartwarming adventures anime like Spy x Family.

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So let’s get started with Best Japanese Anime To Watch 2021.. The story focuses on a young boy Naruto who is a part of a fictional land of Shinobi also known as Ninja.. This anime is one of the favourites among anime fans in Japan and is definitely worth checking out.. The main character Monkey D.Luffy is an aspiring young boy whose ambition drives him to become the king of all pirates by finding the lost treasure One Piece.. The anime revolves around Subaru who in the first part is sent to another world called Isekai as a normal human with one certain ability that will help him in his journey to start life in another world.. I love everything Japan and love testing out Japanese products, be it skincare and makeup or gadgets!

For people new to anime or planning to visit Japan, here are six essential Japanese animated films

For people new to the genre or those planning to come to Japan (short or long term), here are six must-see Japanese anime that every foreigner should add to their watch list.. My Neighbor TotoroStudio Ghibli is Japan’s Disney, a company that produces anime films targeted at children, yet with stories deep enough for people of all ages.. While Totoro is by far the de facto poster character for Studio Ghibli — and Japanese anime in general — we can’t ignore the record-breaking success of Spirited Away.. Spirited Away’s unique story, beautiful graphics and breathtaking soundtrack captured audiences across the globe, becoming the highest grossing anime film in history — bested only recently by Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name) in 2016.. The enormous success of the long-running One Piece manga spawned the anime series, as well as numerous films and video game adaptations.. The critically acclaimed and animated 3D Doraemon film DoraemonStand By Me (2014) was one of the most touching films I’ve seen — either anime or live action.. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed DestinyFollowing a galactic war between Zeon and the Earth Federation, Mobile Suit Gundam is one of the most beloved sci-fi anime of all time.. If you love Star Wars, mechs or sci-fi in general, then Mobile Suit Gundam is the anime for you.. Due to the incredible success of the franchise, various anime series, films, manga, novels and video games have been created within the Mobile Suit Gundam universe .. While the film was not directed by the acclimed director Hayao Miyazaki ( My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away) , Grave of the Fireflies was also produced by Studio Ghibli.. For people new to anime or planning to visit Japan, here are six essential Japanese animated films

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