10 Best Anime Series on Netflix (Updated)

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Netflix is surely expanding its selection of titles and it keeps on delivering what its audiences ask. Now while Netflix is known to have more Western TV shows and movies, the streaming service giant slowly adds more Asian content, particularly anime.

For those unfamiliar with Netflix, it is actually an online streaming service which caters to different audiences worldwide. The platform offers different subscriptions depending on your needs. In addition, Netflix has an amazing algorithm that will help you decide what to watch so you will not be stuck in an infinite browsing loop. So with hundreds of movies, shows, and series on the platform. There is no denying that Netflix might be one of the best sites out there.

One good thing about Netflix is that subscribers no longer have to rely on third-party, advertisement-infested websites just so they can have their anime fix. Similarly, the platform also has Netflix-only exclusives that give anime fans something to look forward to. Better quality dubs and subs are also available, thus making their watching experience better.

But with all the selections available on the platform, where should one start? Do not fret because we are here to help. Here are some of the best anime series available on Netflix, may it be a Netflix-original or a borrowed title.

1. Demon Slayer

Release: 2019 to 2022

Number of seasons: 3

Number of episodes: 44 

Synopsis/Plot:

Tanjiro, a charcoal seller, returned to his home only to find out that his family was murdered. His sister survived, but turned into a demon. With the help of Tomioka Giyuu, Tanjiro and his sister embarked on a journey to avenge his mother and siblings by joining the Demon Slayer Corps.

2. Jujutsu Kaisen

Release: 2020 to 2021

Number of seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 24

Synopsis/Plot:

A high school student named Itadori Yuji joined the Occult club in his school for fun, but was shocked as there are actual sorcerers that are protecting and collecting cursed items. When he and his friends are attacked by a curse, he swallows a cursed item that their club possesses, which is Sukuna’s Finger, in order to save his friends, and becomes a vessel of the “King of Curses”, Ryoumen Sukuna.

3. Sword Art Online

Release: 2012 to 2022
Number of seasons: 4

Number of episodes: 97

Synopsis/Plot:

The story begins when Kirigaya Kazuto, along with nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine players, are trapped in the virtual world “Sword Art Online ''. In order to be freed successfully, they need to clear one hundred floors and defeat the final boss. If they die in the game, or if someone tries to turn their Nervegear off, they will also die in real life.

4. Black Clover

Release: 2017 to 2021
Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 170

Synopsis/Plot:

Asta, a boy born without mana, was raised along with his rival, Yuno, under an orphanage in Hage after being abandoned on the doorstep. When they were attacked by a former magic knight that steals rare grimoires, Asta’s anger and determination to help his Yuno, summoned a five-leaf clover grimoire.

5. Haikyu!!

Release: 2014 to 2020
Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 75

Synopsis/Plot:

This story is about a boy named Hinata Shoyo, astonished by the spike and  incredible vertical leap of Karasuno’s “Little Giant” at the Nationals despite his small height. Following the footsteps of the “Little Giant”, he enrolled at Karasuno High school and became teammates with the one who crushed their middle school team, Kageyama Tobio.

6. Fairytail

Release: 2009 to 2019

Number of seasons: 9
Number of episodes: 328

Synopsis/Plot:

Lucy Heartfillia is determined to join the most powerful guild in Fiore, Fairy tail. The story starts when she meets an impostor mage who claims to be the famous “Salamander” from Fairy Tail, using charm spells. When tricked by the said impostor to go with them, she was saved by a boy named Natsu Dragneel, which is the real “Salamander”.

7. Food Wars

Release: 2015 to 2020

Number of seasons: 5
Number of episodes: 86

Synopsis/Plot:

In order to save their family restaurant and surpass his fathers cooking skills,  Yukihira Soma decides to enroll at Japan’s top culinary academy, Totsuki Culinary Academy. There’s just one issue; only a few were able to graduate from the academy.

8. My Hero Academia

Release: 2016 to 2021

Number of seasons: 5
Number of episodes: 113

Synopsis/Plot:

Izuku Midoriya aspires to become a hero like his idol “All Might” but by the time children are starting to discover or develop their powers or “Quirks”, Izuku did not show any of them. When they visited the doctor, he was devastated by the truth: he was born quirkless as he has two joints in his pinky toe.

9. Code Geass

Release: 2006 to 2008

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 50

Synopsis/Plot:

The story starts when the Holy Empire of Britannia successfully conquered Japan using Knightmare Frames, renamed it Area 11. Britannian Student Lelouch Lamperouge, was in the middle of going back to their school when suddenly, he was caught in the middle of crossfire between the rebels who stole a military secret, and britannians. The military secret is a mysterious girl named C.C, who gave Lelouch the Geass, a power which can instantly obey any order given by the user.

10. Spy x Family

Release: 2022 ongoing

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 9

Synopsis/Plot

To achieve world peace, Westalis spy Loid “ Twilight” Forger, decides to build a family to execute his mission, and adopts an orphan girl named Anya to infiltrate an elite private school. He disguised himself as a psychiatrist and married an employee,  Yor Briar. Little did he know that the child that Anya is a telepath and is aware that her father is a spy while her mother is an assassin.

These 10 anime on Netflix can just be the beginning of your anime-watching journey. There are hundreds of anime on Netflix that you could choose from so it is always best to get an idea on where to begin.

No matter what your interests are, there is surely something for you. Do you have a favorite anime to watch?

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