5 Best anime for Beginners
Most people who haven’t ever seen anime in their life believe it to be synonymous with cartoons meant for kids with childish storylines. Upon trying some famous anime, they soon find out how incorrect their beliefs were about anime. Others, noticing that the really popular anime have far too many episodes than they’re used to and find it intimidating. This article lists 5 of the best anime (at the time of writing) for beginners to try and are relatively short and plots that will blow all those anime haters out of the water.
1. Demon slayer
Demon Slayer (or Kimetsu no Yaiba in Japanese) is one of the most popular anime from 2019 consisting of 26 episodes.
It has one of the best animation styles in any anime from the last few years which is really eye-catching and is loved by first-time anime watchers as well as hardcore anime followers.
The anime has a great story and revolves around the unbreaking and unwavering bonds of a family.
The anime series had a movie released recently, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, making it one of the fastest anime to receive a movie and went on to become the highest-grossing anime film ever as well as the highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
2. One Punch Man
One Punch Man is an anime adaptation of a web novel and started in 2015 and has two seasons with 12 episodes each.
It is the story of a hero who trained too much and became far too strong who is on the hunt for a worthy opponent to challenge his overwhelming strength.
It is a satire of normal action-based anime with over-powered heroes and is very enjoyable.
3. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is slowly becoming one of the most popular anime of the decade. It derived from American superhero comics but portrays the storyline in a very unique way.
It has 4 finished seasons with 25 episodes each except season 1, which has 13 episodes. Season 5 of the anime is currently ongoing and is expected to have 25 episodes as well.
It’s an anime world in which 80% of humanity is born with superpowers or Quirks varying from controlling elements to just blatant superhero-type powers.
Although the number of episodes might be intimidating, at least watch the 13 episodes of season 1 before deciding to drop the anime.
Naruto, including its subsequent anime, Naruto: Shippuden, is arguably one, if not the greatest anime of all time.
It’s an engaging anime that captures the viewer’s attention with bonds of friendship, betrayal, and unyielding determination needed to achieve one’s dream while also having brilliant action sequences.
The only downside of this anime is its length of 220 episodes, and a continuation anime series, Shippuden with 500 episodes makes it incredibly long and extremely unappealing for someone who has never seen anime.
But, Naruto has such an incredible storyline that anyone who watches even a few episodes will be hooked and is a must-watch for anyone looking to enter the wonderful world of anime.
5. Attack on Titan
This is one of the best action anime released in recent years. Based on the manga series, it started in 2013, this anime is currently in its last season.
Although it wasn’t as popular when it originally aired, over the years it has become one of the most-watched anime due to its intense and graphic plotline with stupefying action scenes and outrageous cliffhangers and twists which leave everyone wanting more.
It’s set in an apocalyptic future where all of humanity is trapped behind walls to keep them safe from Titans and stop humans from reaching extinction.
The series is on a short hiatus until winter when part 2 of the final season will bring an end to the series which has arguably the best storyline in any anime ever.
It currently has 75 episodes which will finish in the blink of an eye for any viewers with the 10+ unaired episodes in the 2nd half of the final season.
Other great options for any new anime viewers include:
- Death note
- Mob Psycho 100
- Parasyte the Maxim
- Dr. Stone