I can’t say I’m the biggest anime fan, but this past year I’ve been dipping my toes into the water and have found five series I would recommend to anyone. Don’t be fooled by the trailers, all of them have an English dub.
5. Black Butler
An interesting concept for a show that plays with dark comedy, politics and the Victorian Era in and around London. The demon butler serves his young master through all confrontation that faces them. A short series you can find on Netflix.
A young girl has to team up with a demon to save Japan, both past and present. A long search and many enemies stand in their way to retrieve what they must to save the world. Though it is a longer series, the combination of humour, romance, fantasy and adventure keeps your interest. Easily found on Netflix.
3. Little Witch Academia
A very light hearted 25 episode show filled with magic and laughs. A series worth binge watching that fills you with a warm feeling. Following the journey of a young woman who wishes to become a witch through her studies and trials. Found on Netflix.
2. Sword Art Online
Another 25 episode series with some dark twists that catch you off guard, mixed with romance, beautiful choreography and wonderful scenes. A slurry of emotions come from this show, I shed a few tears throughout the series. Found on NetflixDeath Note
1. Death Note
If you’ve seen the live action, try to forget it as it can’t be further from the compelling show that follows Light in his journey. With ties to faith, Gods and the human soul it is an inspired story that will suck you in. Easily one of the best anime to be produced in the last decade, it has a place in the heart of the anime community. If you are going to watch one anime in your life, let it be this one. I could not find an actual trailer for the anime, just trust me when I say it’s worth a watch.
If you have any suggestions for great anime to watch, please comment below!