15 best anime on Netflix to kickstart your obsession

B: The Beginning - Credit: Netflix
B: The Beginning - Credit: Netflix /
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Best Anime on Netflix: The Promised Neverland

Here’s another stellar anime thriller that’s less murder-mystery and more spooktastic. The Promised Neverland is next on our list of the best anime on Netflix because of both its incredibly cute and loveable characters, as well as its creativity when it comes to antagonists and nightmarish monsters that are less seen and brought to life more so in the imagination of the viewer.

11-year-old Emma is one of over 30 orphans living at the Grace Field House orphanage along with her two best friends Norman and Ray. The children cared for at the orphanage live an extremely comfortable life, with gourmet food, plush beds, clean clothes, and endless games to play on their home’s extensive grounds. Plus, all the children receive the tender love and care of their honorary caretaker and “Mom”, Isabella. The only aspect of the children’s lives that isn’t completely care-free is their regular academic exams and the one rule to not venture beyond the fenced-in grounds.

None of the children have ever seen the outside world and, though wildly curious, are trusting of Isabella and obey her loyally. Until one day, when one of the orphans, Conny, is sent away to, allegedly, be adopted. After saying her goodbyes, Conny accidentally leaves behind her favorite stuffed bunny toy and Emma and Norman, being the sweet adorable children they are, run after Conny and Isabella to return the toy. Venturing for the first time beyond the fence, Emma and Norman come upon a carriage, where they find a dead Conny.

Frightened out of their wits, understandably, Emma and Norman immediately doubt and question everything about their existence and the orphanage and its true purpose. After making it safely back to the house, Emma and Norman relay to Ray their discovery and the three hatch a plan to uncover Grace Field House’s secrets as well as work on how to escape with the rest of the children. In February 2020, the anime series was awarded “Best Fantasy” at Crunchyroll Anime Awards, as well as the award for “Best Antagonist.” It’s a dark but creative and symbolic anime about human existence and more than earned its place on our list of the best anime on Netflix.