25 Best Anime Series on Netflix Right Now (2020)

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14. K

Seasons available: 1

Rating: TV-MA

Languages: Japanese with English subtitles; English dubbed

This series alternates between being known as K and K Project. Netflix prefers the former, so we’ll do the same.

K follows Yashiro (also known as Shiro) Isana, a high school student in Shizume City. Alas, he happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to the suspected murderer of a prominent member of the Homra Clan, an important group.

More accurately, a video from the victim clearly shows him committing the murder, but he happens to not remember doing anything like that at all. K also includes plenty of supernatural elements like magic and past lives along with the crime aspects.

Netflix reviewers praise the show’s excellent art and animation. However, before you dive in, be warned: this isn’t the complete series. It’s the complete first season, plagued by the all-too-common issue of multiple names for different seasons of an anime. A second season, K: Missing Kings, and a sequel film already exist, and a third season has been commissioned as of April 2016.

Again, this may not be the greatest gateway anime, with its interesting pacing, but it’s still a great, quick watch. Just 13 25-minute episodes make up the entire first season.