Top 10 Anime for newcomers

I can imagine many of you have tried to get your friends or family to watch Anime. Since there are many different types of anime it can get tricky to pick that one Anime to push your friend into trying out and more so to encourage them to try out new series after that. This list is dedicated to every type of viewer and is in no particular order.

10Black Lagoon

Genres: Action, Seinen

Okajima Rokuro is a Japanese businessman in a town full of Japanese businessmen. He’s sent by his company to the tropical seas of Eastern China to deliver a disc. But his boat gets hijacked by a band of mercenaries hired to retrieve the disc.

9AnoHana

Genres: Drama, Slice of Life

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

8Gurren Lagann

Genres: Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Gurren Lagann takes place in a fictional future where Earth is ruled by the Spiral King, Lordgenome. Who have forced mankind to live in isolated subterranean villages. The plot focuses on two teenagers living in a subterranean village. Simon and Kamina, who wish to go to the surface.

7Attack On Titan

Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power, Thriller

Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive.

6Btooom!

Genres: Action, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Seinen

Btooom! follows Ryota Sakamoto. An unemployed and isolated young man who is one of the world’s top players in the Btooom. Ryota is nominated to participate in the real-life version of the game and finds himself transported from playing the hit Btoom! video game to being stranded on a mysterious island.

5Psycho-Pass

Genres: Action, Police, Sci-Fi, Seinen

Justice, and the enforcement of it has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass.

4Toradora

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, School, Slice of Life

Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent.

3Angel Beats

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle wielding girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen and wages war against a girl named Tenshi.

2Erased

Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

Erased is an anime about Satoru Fujinuma. Whenever tragedy is about to happen Satoru finds himself sent back minutes before the accident happens. However, when he is accused of murdering someone close to him he is sent back to 1988. He realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and murder of his classmate.

1Your Lie in April

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen

Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world. He is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style.

 

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Gabriel Saengon is one of the three original founders of OtakuNZ. In Gabriel's free time he loves to play games, play football, watch Korean dramas and obviously anime!