10+ Best Anime For Beginners: Ultimate Anime Guide
You are going to start your journey as an Otaku but still wondering which anime to watch first.
If yes, then you are not alone. Many people feel overwhelmed by the numerous amount of anime to choose from.
The anime industry is growing exponentially, and it is getting better. But, if you have a long list of anime to watch, probably going to wander from one anime to another and waste a lot of time.
But don’t worry, I’ve put together a list of the 13 best anime for beginners.
So, without any further delay, let’s get started on exploring the best anime for beginners.
13) Akame Ga Kill
Written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. An anime premiered in 2014.
It is not your typical fantasy anime with a sweet storyline. It contains several dark scenes which will hook your attention.
The story of this anime revolves around Tatsumi, who is departed to the capital to make money to support his family and village members.
But unfortunately, was robbed by a woman and lost all his money.
Later he finds out there is a lot of corruption in the capital.
He joined the knight raid to protect his family and remove corruption from the capital.
12) Rising Of The Shield Hero
The rising of the shield hero is an isekai anime based on a light novel written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Seira Minami.
The story of this anime focuses on Naofumi Iwatani, a 20-year-old boy, Who has been whisked away into a different world along with three more people from a parallel universe while reading a book about four heroes.
In this world, they have to fight with the inter-dimension monsters for this each one of them got weapons, Naofumi received a shield as a weapon while the other receives a spear, sword, and bow as a weapon.
They have to form a party to fight monsters, only one lady join the Naofumi party, who soon betray him and falsely accused him of rape.
Genre: Martial Arts
Written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki, Baki is a Netflix original anime with a story based on Martial arts.
The story follows the journey of Baki, who aims to defeat his father, Yuujiro Hanma, the strongest human on the planet earth to take revenge for the death of his mother.
In order to become strong, Baki travels around the world to fight the best fighters and one day eventually enters into a fighting tournament where he has to fight the most powerful martial artist of japan with different fighting styles.
On his journey, he has to survive life and death encounter to achieve his dream and take revenge on his father.
The animation of this anime is very different from other anime which gives a fighting scene a different touch.
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural thriller.
Tokyo Ghoul is one of the best dark fantasy thriller manga written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. If you want an anime with horror and dark element, then this one is for you.
In this story, Ghouls who devour human flesh look like regular people and live among the human population, hiding their true identities.
The story focuses on the life of Kaneki, an ordinary boy, his life change one day when he encounters a girl named Rize Kamishiro. She was a ghoul who tries to eat him.
He barely survives, but his organs were changed, with Ghoul due to which he turned into a ghoul.
9)One Punch Man
Genre: Action, Comedy, and Superhero.
Length: 24 ep
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero anime illustrated by Yusuke Murata and animated by Madhouse.
The story of this anime is unique as it focuses on a superhero named Saitama, who can defeat his opponent with a single hit, which has made him immensely bored.
He joined a hero association to fight against the monsters worthy, to challenge his overwhelming power.
Not only Saitama but his disciple Genos give a unique taste to this anime.
8)Hunter x Hunter
Genre: Adventure ,Fantasy, and Martial arts
length: 148 ep
Hunter x Hunter was written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi and animated by Nippon Animation.
This anime is undoubtedly is a masterclass as it follows the journey of Gon Freecs.
Gon Freecss is a 14-year-old boy who aims to become a hunter to find his father. His father left him and his family to continue his journey as a hunter.
Hunters are licensed, elite members of humanity worthy of exploring the treasures. They have permission to go anywhere in the world where a regular person is not allowed to go.
On his journey, he faces many hardships and makes new friends.
I recommend you to go with one re-animated in 2014.
7)My Hero Academia
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, and Superhero
length: 113 ep
My Hero Academia is a superhero manga written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. Make his first anime appearance in back 2016 is one of the best shonen anime to add to your watchlist.
This series is set in a superhero world where 80% of the population have supernatural power known as ‘Quirk’.
In this superhero world, our main protagonist Izuka Midoriya was born with no superpower but, he continues his dream to become a superhero no matter what.
It became so popular that My Hero Academia was used by Marvel Studio to Promote the movie, Avengers: Infinity war.
6) Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Steampunk
Length: 64 ep
Fullmetal Alchemist, written and illustrated by a female artist, Hiromu Arakawa, receives an anime adaptation in 2003, which got a follow-up in 2009 named Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood.
The story follows the journey of two twin brothers Edward and Alphonse, their bodies get ruined because of performing a black ritual to bring back their mom from the afterlife. Due to this ritual, Edward lost his left leg, while Alphonse lost his body and his soul bind to a suit of armor.
And now, in order to recover their body, they have to find a philosopher’s stone, a magical stone that has the power to restore their bodies.
It deservse to be in your anime watchlist.
Genre: Adventure, Post-apocalyptic, and Science-fiction.
Dr. stone is a reputable manga written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by the South Korean artist Boichim, which received an anime adaptation in 2019 by TMS Entertainment.
The story focuses on a 15 years old science genius boy, Senku Ishigami.
One day he suddenly woke up in a different reality. He found himself in a new stone age with no scientific revolution, and 3,700 years have passed since all humans were petrified because of some mysterious energy. He plans to build everything from scratch.
He starts to what caused this and how to bring back humanity in life.
4) Attack on titan
Genre:Action, Dark Fantasy, Mystery
Attack on Titan is written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama and animated by Wit Studio, is one of the most popular anime.
The story of this anime focuses on Eren, who lives in the town of Shiganshina, located inside three massive walls to protect humanity from titans.
Titans are giant creatures who feed on humans.
One day when a Colossal Titan made a hole in the wall, our main protagonist Eren Yeager decides to join the military force to fight back against Titans.
Attack on Titan made its name amongst anime fans after its first episode aired in 2013.
Note- If you are not comfortable with brutal scenes where Titan picks and, without any second thought, eat humans, then I suggest you don’t start with Attack on Titan, if not, you are good to go.
3) jujutsu Kaisen
Genre: Adventur, Dark fantasy, and Supernatural
Length: 24 ep
Written and illustrated by Hehe Akutami Jujutsu kaisen is one of the most popular manga, breaking records every weak and standing at the top on the list of most manga sales in 2021. Got an anime adaptation and as soon as anime release, become one of the best anime of anime fans.
Mappa studio also deserves credit of Jujutsu Kaisen anime because of performing such a great piece of work that surpass the expectation of fans by miles.
The story of Jujutsu kaisen focus on Yuji Itadori, a school boy with a great physique.
One day he unwittingly eats the finger of the evilest cursed spirit, Ryomen Sukuna. Due to this accident, eventually transferred to Tokyo Metropolitan Cursed Technical College, where he learns how to control his flow of cursed energy and perform cursed techniques under the guidance of Gojo Satoru, known as the most powerful sorcerer.
Jujutsu kaisen is a complete package filled with comedy, action, and fantasy scenes.
2) Death Note
Length: 37 ep
Death note is written and illustrated by Tsugami Ohba and Takeshi Obata, respectively, and animated by Madhouse, aired in 2006, is still the best anime you can watch.
The story is about a high schooler Light Yagami, who got a book in front of his school. This book gives him the power to kill any person just by writing his name on it with one condition he must have the face of the person in his mind.
You will surely enjoy the tremendous mind battle between Light Yagami and a detective known as L.
I don’t want to give a spoiler of death note as it is a complete masterclass and I want you to enjoy this.
It could be first on the list but I don’t recommend a complete beginner to start with this because it will be difficult for him to follow the full story.
1) Demon Slayer
Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy, and Martial Arts.
Length: 26 ep
An anime series packed with 26 ep animated by Ufotable breaks many records.
Out-thorned its competitors sold over 150 manga, is one of the highest-grossing anime franchises with annual sales revenue of over $8.5billion.
The story focuses on Tanjiro, a warm-hearted boy who lives with his family in the mountain. One day, when Tanjiro returns home, he observes his family killed by a demon, only his sister, who unfortunetly also becomes a demon.
Now, Tanjiro’s only aim is to discover how to convert a demon into a human and cure his sister.
He becomes a demon slayer to hunt demons to cure his sister and avenge the death of his family.
Sequel movie of demon slayer, Demon Slayer: Murgen Train is the highest-grossing movie of anime history with the box office earning more than $500 million.
Note: Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Dragon ball z are not in the list because of number of episodes they have,but if length of the anime is not your concern then you can also watch any one of them and they worth it.
So, here is our list of best anime for beginners end, I hope you liked it, let us know in the comment section which one of them you are going to watch.
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