15 best anime on Netflix to kickstart your obsession

B: The Beginning - Credit: Netflix
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Last, but certainly not least in our list of the best anime on Netflix to start your obsession, Inuyasha is a must-see as both a comical romance, intense action-adventure and a historically famous eight-seasoned anime from the golden early 2000s. Inuyasha released just one year before Yu-Gi-Oh and just three years after Sailor Moon wrapped up its Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season. The anime was in that perfect sweet spot where it appeared on cable networks in the U.S. and Pokemon fans got just as swept up in Inuyasha as they did in other popular American broadcasted anime, with chapters of the manga even appearing in the New York Times.

So, if for no other reason, those looking to get into anime should watch Inuyasha, because other anime fans will want to talk about it with you. The anime centers on a young girl named Kagome Higurashi who, on her fifteenth birthday, while searching for her cat, is dragged into a well at a shrine on her family’s property by a centipede demon that demands Kagome give her the Shikon Jewel, which she steals from Kagome’s side. Instead of simply hitting the bottom of the well, known as Bone Eater’s Well, Kagome finds herself in another universe, futile Japan to be exact, during the Sengoku period.

Later that day, the centipede demon comes after Kagome again, the futile japan villagers unable to protect her. Kagome is saved by a half-human and half-dog demon named Inuyasha, who really only rescues Kagome to show off and take the Shikon Jewel for himself. Unfortunately for everyone, Kagome accidentally shatters the jewel and sends its pieces shooting like meteors across the land. To keep demons all over Japan from finding the jewels and growing stronger, Inuyasha and Kagome reluctantly team up–along with a monk, a demon hunter and fox demon–to find the pieces.

Inuyasha is a pretty stereotypically out-there anime out of the others on our list of the best anime on Netflix, drawing on similarly popular 1990s and early 2000s Isekai anime themes. However, Inuyasha provided a refreshing love story between the main characters, who start off as enemies, become allies, then best friends and then fall in love based on the support they provide each other. It’s a shockingly healthy take on true love, despite earlier anime having a reputation for exploiting the romance department in their stories. Most recently, Inuyasha‘s story was expanded this year with the anime Yashahime: Princess Half Demon, an anime about the main characters’ children.

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