The Ultimate List of Anime You Can Stream
There is so much anime to consume that it can be hard to determine what’s good and what’s just terrible.
But don’t worry. We’ve done all the hard work for you.
We’ve watched every movie on this list (some twice!) and guarantee that these are the best of the best.
Why is this list the best anime you can stream? Because it includes every show or movie worth its salt, available on every streaming platform including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crunchyroll.
Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West, as well as Hong Kong martial arts films. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Son Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts.
It is the sequel to Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Z continues the adventures of Goku, who, along with his companions, defend the Earth against villains ranging from aliens (Frieza), androids (Cell) and magical creatures (Majin Buu).
Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era (1603 to 1868) Japan with an anachronistic, mainly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a brave girl who asks them to accompany her in her quest across Japan to find the “samurai who smells of sunflowers”.
The twenty-six episodes (“sessions”) of the series are set in the year 2071, and follow the lives of a bounty hunter crew traveling in their spaceship called the Bebop. Although it covers a wide range of genres throughout its run, Cowboy Bebop draws most heavily from science fiction, western and noir films, and its most recurring thematic focal points include adult existential ennui, loneliness and the difficulties of trying to escape one’s past.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Justin Briner, Christopher Sabat, Ray Chase (Actors)
- Kenji Nagasaki (Director) - Justin Cook (Producer)
- (Playback Language)
Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the advanced natural techniques revolved around scientific laws of equivalent exchange, the series follows the adventures of two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are searching for the philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself.
It focuses on the journey of four lone wolves who cross paths while following the scent of the Lunar Flower and seeking Paradise.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Richard Epcar, Christopher Joyce, William Knight (Actors)
- Mamoru Oshii (Director) - Kazunori Itô (Writer) - Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Producer)
- English (Playback Language)
- English (Subtitle)
The manga told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, and is set in mid-21st century Japan.
- Japanese (Subtitle)
- Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
The story takes place forty years after a mysterious occurrence causes the residents of Paradigm City to lose their memories.
The series begins with Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from modern-day Tokyo who is parallelly transported to the Sengoku period universe of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half dog-demon, Inuyasha.
The story focuses on a young boy named Gon Freecss who discovers that his father, who left him at a young age, is actually a world renowned Hunter, a licensed professional who specializes in fantastical pursuits such as locating rare or unidentified animal species, treasure hunting, surveying unexplored enclaves, or hunting down lawless individuals.
The ultimate battle royal, in which seven Masters vying for control of the miracle-granting Holy Grail summon seven Servants and fight until only one remains.
The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit.
The story follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper (死神, Shinigami, literally, “Death God”) — a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper — from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki.
Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the “Band of the Hawk”.
It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks to gain recognition from his peers and also dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
It is set in a fantasy world where humanity lives within territories surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans.
Highschool of the Dead is set in present-day Japan, beginning as the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, euphemistically referred to by the main characters as “Them.”
The story follows teenager Baki Hanma as he trains and tests his fighting skills against a variety of different opponents in deadly, no rules hand-to-hand combat.
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of brutal gladiator bouts.
When his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives.
After being brutally murdered in a subway station, a teen boy awakens to find himself resurrected by a strange computer named Gantz, and forced to fight a large force of invading aliens in Osaka.
College student Karen takes up Gun Gale Online and gets a reputation as the Pink Demon. Then her gaming buddy Pitohui asks her to join the Squad Jam.
At a time when the industrial revolution was carrying the world into the modern age, a horde of undead monsters suddenly appeared. They could not be killed.
Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as a shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood.
It tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy foe after growing bored by a lack of challenge due to his overwhelming strength.
The series follows Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, who is in search of the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of former Holy Knights who were disbanded after the kingdom was overthrown.
In a world where ghouls live among humans, they are the same as regular people in virtually every way — other than their craving for human flesh.
Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon.
The adventures of a family destined to fight supernatural foes.
The Libra organization battles to ensure peace and order in Hellsalem’s Lot.
Young soldiers establish a security company after rebelling against abusive adults.
Set in a city where the wealthy are licensed citizens and those on the outskirts are unlicensed citizens living in poverty, the sport of megalo boxing has risen. Megalo boxing is a popular sport where the boxers fight while wearing a metal frame — something that makes their attacks even more lethal.
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens.
After being falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, a young man must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also looking to clear his name.
The series takes place in the near future and focuses on protagonist Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds.
Forget about homework. The students of Class 3E have a more important assignment: kill the teacher! Their tentacle-d sensei moves at Mach 20, and he’s out to conquer the classroom after destroying most of the moon!
The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child’s life.
The series chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.
In a post-apocalyptic world of vampires vs. humans, Yuichiro brings vengeance upon his vampire overlords!
Yuki’s oldest memory is that of a winter night, when she was attacked by a vampire and rescued by another. Ten years later, Yuki, the adopted daughter of the director of the Cross Academy, has grown up and now acts as a guardian of the Day Class.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal (Actors)
He’s a legend with an ice cold soul and a jones for revenge: Afro Samurai. As a kid, he saw his father slaughtered. Now a man, Afro journeys to the mountain to face destiny. The perpetrators are gonna get what they deserve.
The war has turned the world into a nuclear wasteland. However, humanity had survived, only to relapse into society where violence dominates.
“Weak Legs” Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self improvement books than fighting.
Orphans raised by a martial arts master are thrust into a mystery involving demonic powers, drug cartels, ancient rituals and blood sacrifice.
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