This is a compilation of anime you need to watch if you just started watching anime or you haven’t watched any anime in your life.
1. Death Note
Death Note goes above and beyond your typical run-of-the-mill action based anime. Whereas a lot of anime strategically relies on action packed battles and fights, Death Note is a refreshing change of pace. It’s slick, clever, and witty with the eccentric “L” heading the investigation.
It’s a constant game of cat and mouse as the lead investigator and the suspected “Kira” or “Killer” always seem to be one step ahead of one another. The two brilliant minds constantly outwit each other. The plot is complex but easily laid out for you and the story is remarkably intelligent and inventive.
2. Cowboy Bebop
I recently started watching this classic anime series and this one really is the best anime series that I came across , even though not as complex as death note, this show speaks more with a good plot and main characters. Cowboy Bebop is a truly post-modern show. Not in the tired “Scream” sense of self-awareness, but in its willingness to mix genres and blur boundaries.
At the most basic level it’s a Space Western. But Bebop is not content to be merely that, so there are added dashes of film noir, gothic horror, creature-feature, black comedy, screwball comedy, spy action, crime, romance, tragedy, action, philosophy, science, spirituality, fatalism, optimism, buddy-buddy stories, slapstick humour, parody– just about every type of tale under the sun appears in some shape or form during Bebop’s run. It’s a show where each episode really is different from the last. Were it not for the recurring characters, it would be hard to believe that the brightly-coloured blaxploitation parody “Mushroom Samba” could possibly come from the same series as the bleakly violent “Real Folk Blues”.
3. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist not only has tons of amazing action scenes, but also contains fun, memorable characters, tear-jerking scenes and beautiful music. This is a must watch anime series for anime fans alike.
Set in a land where alchemy is considered a highly skilled profession, Fullmetal tells the story of two brothers who live every day repaying for their childhood mistake. They forgot the greatest rule in alchemy: equivalent exchange. In the aftermath of their botched attempt at reviving their dead mother, Ed lost an arm and a leg, and Al lost his entire body. They hear that a mysterious stone named the Philospher’s Stone can solve all their problems, and so begins their adventure in an attempt to restore what was lost
One of the few time travel series and its worth a watch . Starts slow and immature. But soon plot develops great as well as the characters and their relations. Amazing and very realistic characters. Great plot. Great sound and animation. Very emotional. I was skeptic when heard that this show was about time travel but it exceeded all my expectations. It’s amazing and must watch show. Consider that I gave 10 starts for this show and I am very hard to get impressed. 9 of 10 movies or series I watch I’ll probably consider boring, stupid or simply bad but this one is simply amazing.
5. One Punch Man
One of the most hilarious super hero series I have seen (comparable to Deadpool in Marvel universe) . The series follows about the seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama who is a super hero by hobby. The thing is he is incredibly powerful and is quite bored about as there is no thrill in battling anymore as he can defeat enemy with one punch!
This anime will forever remain in my heart for its captivating characters and narrative with an amazing direction and story line . The story follows about Few alchemists obtain a secretive elixir of life from the ‘demon’. When some of them begin disappearing, the alchemists decide to scatter themselves all over the world. What happens when they reunite?
7. Code Geass
Code Geass is set in an alternate universe, after Japan’s conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire, with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11 .
The long-running shounen series Naruto definitely deserves a spot on this list. Following the many adventures and misadventures of Naruto, a knuckle-headed ninja, and his ninja pals, viewers of this series are in for a fun viewing experience.
Problem student Naruto was never popular or talented as a ninja. That is, until he discovers the hidden power of the Nine-Tailed Fox sealed within him. Even though Naruto’s physical strength is due to the Fox, his true strong point is his bright personality and determination to be friends with everyone. Will he achieve his dream of becoming the leader of the Fire Village of ninjas? And can he protect his friends from the countless evils that threaten to destroy all he has? Find out in what is arguably the most famous anime internationally (besides Pokemon, of course).
9. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan took the anime community by storm. It definitely deserves credit for being one of the best anime series within the past five years. Amazing battle equipment, badass soldiers, cliff-hangers, and some pretty epic sparring matches, this is a truly superb action series.
In a world terrorized by giant man-eating humanoids known as titans, mankind hides behind gargantuan walls in constant fear. The only way they have to fight back against the Titans is the military. Eren Yeager, who witnessed the death of his family and friends as a child, is determined to fight back in the only way he can: by joining the service! Little did he know: the story behind the Titans are much more convoluted than they appear.
10. Hunter x Hunter
Hunter × Hunter is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. In 1999, Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. The show premiered on Japan’s Fuji TV and ran until 2001. Three separate original video animations (OVAs) totaling 30 episodes were subsequently produced by Nippon Animation and released in Japan from 2002 to 2004. A second anime television series by Madhouse aired on Nippon Television from October 2011 to September 2014, with two animated theatrical films released in 2013. There are also numerous audio albums, video games, musicals, and other media based on Hunter × Hunter.