There’s a lot of hate for Sword Art Online out there from hardcore gamers, but it’s ok to like what you like–and like Sword Art Online. So, here’s 5 binge-worthy anime on Hulu if you loved Sword Art Online. These are part of the Ultimate List of Anime You Can Stream.
No, really, it’s a badge you should wear proudly because SAO is a good anime, especially for “beginners” and these awesome anime shows on Hulu are fantastic next-steps in growing your anime base. Loads of enjoyable characters, both good and bad, all on the way to a goal that they may or may not reach because who knows when the next season might be dubbed?! LOL!
In all seriousness, though, the need to enjoy some anime action, it gets under your skin and SAO leads you down the path that these great bingeworthy series will definitely stand up to.
5 Bingeworthy Anime on Hulu if You Loved Sword Art Online
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
Look, I love a good, sweet protagonist that all the girls fawn over. No, really. I mean, it’s like they’re just asking for all the uncomfortable nose-bleed moments. And they make it so easy. This story? Super fun, definitely full of monsters ripe for the fighting and all about the growth of the main protagonist, Bell, as he fights his way from the lowest ranked adventurer to one of the highest, battling in the labyrinth for the honor of his Goddess Hestia and Familia. He’s just too cute for his own good and his heart so pure–it’s like he’s the perfect little hero in this adorable white-haired package. Also, it turns out it’s not wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon. Not wrong at all.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Ai Kayano, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mamiko Noto (Actors)
- Atsuko Ishizuka (Director)
- English (Playback Language)
- English (Subtitle)
A fun action-packed brother-sister team, Zero, pulls off the ultimate heist of winning every game ever in the land they basically and literally win. A combination of world-domination politics, game-play and awkward moments with the relationships, No Game No Life is seriously fun. Definitely worth watching if you like a light-hearted anime with a smart twist and a team of protagonists that you can really empathize with. Just give Zero a chance–they’ll show you that they’re about more than winning underneath their shallow-seeming exteriors.
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Miyazaki, Yuu (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 192 Pages - 08/30/2016 (Publication Date) - Yen On (Publisher)
Oh, I just want to live in the world built for students at the school here. Fighting in the Festas to win their desires, the powerful duo of duelers in The Asterisk War is the kind of innocent heartthrob love that makes SAO so sweet and genuine-seeming. But then you get the epic sword-fights, the magic use in battle and this anime series makes for a crazy good ride all on it’s own merit. Makes me want to be the pink haired girl every time.
If you like to choke with laughter at awkwardness and those classic anime nose-bleed moments, this is a fun romp you do not want to miss. Elements of gameplay are joined-up with unexpectedly deep character development that shows you just how soft-hearted some of those hard-and-fast guys really can be under the surface. Plus, there’s a ton of monsters, problem solving (both with epic duels and with fun solutions that are out of the box) and a threesome that then becomes a foursome that quickly just becomes the most ridiculous fun over-the-top laugh-fest.
It starts out rough. And by rough, I mean REALLY rough. Lots of graphic monster-eating (totally unexpected, right?!) and pushing through a really tough moment of abandonment. But then the hero turns it around–gains a reason to be a hero and suddenly the worst is the best, albeit with a bad attitude, particularly toward a cute little bunny-girl. But even the relationship with the poor bunny is definitely enjoyable to watch grow and change while they battle monsters together on a quest to beat all of the labyrinths so he can get home with his lady-love (which is not, in fact, the bunny-girl, which is kind of funny, honestly).
What awesome Hulu-animes would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments. And be sure to share this to your Pinterest or Facebook so you can find it again quick when you’re ready for more bingeworthy anime action.