Top 5 Anime For Newcomers

Anime is a style of animation originating from Japan characterized by its colorful artwork, fantastical themes, and diverse genres appealing to a wide range of audiences. Though many anime are available, a select few are acceptable for newcomers. (Photo used with permission of Madhouse)

Anime for newcomers can be overwhelming due to a range of intended audience, genre, animation, story, length, and more.

There’s no universally agreed-upon gateway anime because it depends on individual tastes. For example, some anime fans may love action series, while others prefer romance.

Popular anime is not always the best anime for newcomers. However, some anime shows introduce common themes in a way that doesn’t require viewers to have prior experience with anime.

Death Note | Genre: Psychological Thriller

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Death Note is about a high school student, Light, who finds a notebook that lets him kill anyone by writing their name in it. He tries to use it to better the world, but a genius detective named L tries to stop him.

One Punch Man | Genre: Action

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One Punch Man is about Saitama, a bald hero who defeats every enemy with a single punch. He’s powerful but bored because no one can challenge him. The show is funny, action-packed, and has intense battles.

Fruits Basket | Genre: Slice of life

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Fruits Basket is an anime about Tohru Honda, a high school girl who lives with the mysterious Sohma family. Turns out, they’re cursed to turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac when hugged by the opposite sex. The show is a mix of romance, drama, and comedy with deep characters.

Golden Time | Genre: Drama Romance

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Golden Time is a super cool anime about Tada Banri, a college freshman who loses memory. He meets Koko Kaga, and they start a crazy, romantic adventure full of twists. It’s all about friendship, love, and finding yourself.

The Disastrous life of Saiki K. | Genre: Comedy

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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is a hilarious anime about Saiki, a high schooler with insane psychic powers. He wants a normal life, but his crazy abilities and even crazier classmates make it impossible. Every episode is filled with funny and weird situations.


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