Netflix has quietly built up a small but good library of anime series. Here are the 25 best anime shows on Netflix!
Even if you live in the United States, you’ve almost certainly been exposed to anime at one point or another in the past 50 years. Speed Racer aired in the late 60’s. For later generations, the gateway series may have been Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, Pokémon, Naruto, or…the list goes on, and on, and on.
On one hand, you may know just the basics of anime, only recognize the above titles and perhaps a few more, and want to know more about the genre. On the other hand, you may have serious opinions on the virtues of subs versus dubs, have copies of your favorite series, and have your favorite opening and closing themes saved somewhere in your music library. You may even be someone rather in the middle of it all, with a favorite series or two.
Regardless of your level of anime expertise and familiarity, Netflix has something for you to watch in its anime category. We’ve narrowed it all down to the top 25.
For the sake of consistency, we’ve kept it to proper series. As of this writing, all series are available, in either incomplete or complete form, on Netflix.
Even those titles that haven’t made the list still deserve a look, even something like Vampire Knight, which does not appear on this list. That all being said, let’s get into the 25 Best Anime Series on Netflix!