25 Best Anime on Netflix to Watch Now
The best anime on Netflix right now from the classic series to the latest titles
How do you watch anime? There are several ways to enjoy watching anime such as TV, DVDs, YouTube and other anime streaming platforms. Anyway, it has got easier to access Japanese and international anime from your home recently. Here, I would like to recommend Netflix as one of the cool ways to watch anime and best anime to watch on Netflix.
Netflix allows you to watch anime and other movies and TV programs unlimitedly just for around 10 dollars (1,000 yen) per month, offering its service in over 190 countries. By downloading your favorite anime on Netflix, you can watch them anywhere without worrying about Internet data usage.
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.
This is the list of 25 best anime on Netflix to watch right now, which will help you to find your next target, Of course, it will be an opener for beginners to start watching anime. Each anime below is recommended for three types of people: Beginners (who rarely watch anime), Anime Fans (who have watched some anime) or Anime Freaks (who love anime).
Please be noted that there would never enough time for you to watch anime on Netflix if you are obsessed with them!
1. Japan Sinks 2020
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 Fans/Freaks
2. Dragon Ball Z
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 (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. After the 26 episodes in the first season in 2019, the sequel film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Movie: Mugen Train was released in 2020, which is added with an extra episode to Netflix. The second season Entertainment District Arc started in the end of 2021.
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy
Originally aired: from 2019
Highly recommended for Beginners/Fans
4. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
To a wide range of Netflix users from beginners to experienced geeks, the legendary fantasy adventure franchise JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険) is worthy of being watched completely. It consists of several parts in the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series, and you can enjoy all of its anime adaptations made so far on Netflix. The fifth and latest season titles Stone Ocean has been released with 12 episodes since the end of 2021 exclusively on Netflix. Following episodes await you on Netflix in the autumn of 2022.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure presents the mysterious adventures of the Joestar family. A main character varies by the part, but they all are the Joestar family. The fifth season Stone Ocean begins when a protagonist Jolyne Cujoh, the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, is placed in a jail.
Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy
Originally aired: from 2012
Highly recommended for Beginners/Fans/Freaks
5. Pocket Monster/Pokémon
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