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7 Best Anime for Beginners

If you haven’t watched any anime yet, that’s not completely true. Have you watched Doremon? Or Pokemon? Or at least Dragon Ball Z? All these are anime in a sense (literal sense). Are you bored with all the web series, movies, and all of that and want something new for a change, you should definitely try anime that will be a life-changing moment for you.

So here are some anime that you should start with. Anime for beginners until you turn into a complete “WEEABOO” (you will know it when you are a Weeaboo).

Where to Watch?

That’s a good question. Even if you know what anime you want to watch you need to know where to watch.

Some online anime streaming website are-

  1. Netflix
    Yes, you can find some really good anime on Netflix.
  2. Kissanime
    The site is great but with lots of ads.
  3. Hulu

There are many more really good sites but let’s talk about that later and focus on the main topic “7 Best Anime for Beginners“.

Death Note

Anime
Death Note
Light Yagami holding an apple is sitting on the left and L is sitting on the right upside down.
Eyes' of Ryuk (shinigami) can be seen just above the text "DEATH NOTE"
Death Note
source – death note fandom

Episodes – 37
Genre – Mystery, Police, Psychological, Thriller, Supernatural

Death Note is the greatest anime ever created (or maybe will be for many years). Its the perfect combination of suspense, thriller, and mystery. it will keep you on your toes. Death note is kind of an addiction that you can’t stop watching. Don’t worry it will end after 37 episodes, but you will wish for more.

Death note is an anime series that revolves around a notebook which is referred to as ‘Death Note’ (like we won’t know it), it is a book of the Shinigamis‘ (Japanese death gods).

Synopsis: High school student Light Yagami discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name while picturing their face. The story follows his attempts to become a god by creating a New World cleansed of evil, using the notebook, and the complex conflict between himself and all those who try to stop or help him.
L is one of the guys (mainly) to stop Light.

You are going to love this guy named L.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Anime
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Edward Elric stand in front with a metal hand and Alphonse Elric is behind him in an armor body turning his back
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
source – toonami.fandom.com

Episodes – 64
Genre – Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military, Shounen

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is good that Netflix signed it. Rated very highly by many critics. The anime is a gem. With a great plot, action, and psychological impact.

Synopsis: In this world there exist, alchemists, people who study and perform the art of alchemical transmutation – to manipulate objects and transform one object into another. But there is a basic law that if you want to gain something you must sacrifice.
The story is based on two brothers Edward(Fullmetal Alchemist) and Alphonse Elric (lost his body in an alchemy accident). Edward managed to attach his brother’s soul to a large suit of armor. While he did manage to save his brother’s life, he paid the terrible price of his limbs.
So now they begin their journey to find the Philosopher’s stone.
Philosopher’s stone supposedly has enormous powers to bring back their bodies.

Attack on Titan

Anime
Attack on Titan Poster
Levi with a rifle is standing in the left and Eren is standing in the right.
Attack On Titan
source – Attackontitan.fandom.com

Seasons – 3 (waiting for more)
Episodes – 49 (25, 12, 12)
Genre – Action, Drama, Fantasy, Superpower, Shounen, Thriller

Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese. It is in the top 5 list of all the anime lovers. Maybe it will be your number 1. If you love action and mystery, it has the best combination of both.
Some big mysteries are yet to be discovered and solved so keep up.
The final series of Attack on Titan is coming in autumn 2020.

Synopsis: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.

One-Punch Man

Anime
One-Punch Man Poster
In center is Saitama, the one-punch man. And the rest characters are surrounding him
One-Punch Man
source – dubbing.fandom.com

Seasons – 2 (more will coming out)
Episodes – 24 (12/season)
Genre – Action, Parody, Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen, Superpower, Supernatural

One-Punch Man the name says itself that bald guy is the One-Punch Man. He is literally so strong that he can defeat any guy with just ONE PUNCH.
He work-outed so hard that he lost all of his hair (so it’s up to you to decide you want your hairs or you want to strong).

OPM is a mixture of comedy and action (mostly comedy, but some serious actions that lead to the comedy).
The story continues it’s not over yet. One Punch Man Season 3 will be released in Fall 2021. The release date is not yet officially out.

Synopsis:
One
Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge in his fight against evil.

The One Punch Man Workout Routine

  • Push-Ups – 100
  • Sit-Ups – 100
  • Squats – 100
  • 10KM Running (that’s 6.2 miles)

Repeat 7 days a week. That’s it!

My Hero Academia

Anime
My Hero Academia Poster
All the main character are in the frame.
Bakugo in the right and Midoriya in the left and the rest are behind them.
My Hero Academia
source – bokunoheroacademia.fandomm.com

Seasons – 4
Episodes – 88
Genre – Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Superpower

If you are a teen you will love this show because it is targeted just for you (if you are not a teen still you may (will) love this anime). The anime is of the genre Shonen, which basically means the main character is a teen boy.
Every teen boy at a point in life dreams of being a superhero. This anime focuses on the superhero part.
You will see some weird superpowers in the anime. It is the anime of the new generation.
And yes there will be new episodes coming.

Synopsis: The story is set in the modern-day, except people with special powers called “Quirks” have become commonplace throughout the world. In a world of chaos and confusion, Pro Heroes have now risen as the new profession to fight off powerful supervillains. A young boy named Izuku Midoriya is Quirkless, meaning he has no powers, but he still dreams of becoming a great hero one day (like most of us).

A young boy named Izuku Midoriya is Quirkless, meaning he has no powers. This did not stop Izuku from pursuing his dream, a dream of becoming a great hero like the legendary All Might. To become the great hero he hopelessly wants to become, he will now join the ranks of one of the highest-rated “Hero Academies” in the country: U.A. High School. With the help of his idol All Might, will he be able to claim the ranks and become a true hero?

Tokyo Ghoul

Anime
Kaneki Ken Holding  a dead body of a person who he loves.
background is a floral print
Tokyo Ghoul
source – tokyoghoul.fandom.com

Seasons – 4
Episodes – 48 (12/season)
Genre – Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

If you think Anime is for kids, then you must see Tokyo Ghoul and see for yourself what the genre DARK means. So basically Tokyo Ghoul is based on the ghoul’s life in Tokyo, and the officer fighting against them.

Synopsis: Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls’ inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.

Parasyte

Anime
Parasyte poster
Main character are in the image
Shinichi Izumi in the middle
Parasyte
source – kiseijuu.fandom.com

Episodes – 24
Genre – Action, Drama, Horror, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen

The Japanese name for Parasyte is Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu. It is a great small anime with just 24 episodes. The story is based on parasite and the relation with its host (human our main lead Shinichi).

Synopsis: All of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host (just like the Netflix series Kingdom, which is mentioned in our previous blogs, the parasite also turns humans into zombies) and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.

Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

Attack On Titan and Death Note are my personal favorite. Do share which anime you liked the most.

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