50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

Netflix has been offering more and more animes in recent years, including some “Netflix Originals”. I have often asked myself the question “what anime should I watch on netflix”, and so I made a list of 50 good animes that you can watch on Netflix.

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

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The two brothers and alchemists Edward and Alphonse Elric made a fatal mistake when they were young: When they failed to perform a strictly forbidden transmutation, Edward lost a leg. His brother is even more affected. Edward can only save him by sacrificing his own arm in an equivalent exchange and binding Alphon’s soul to an armour – but his body seems lost. A far too high price the two had to pay for their recklessness.

Therefore they decide to try everything to get their old bodies back. To obtain the best research conditions in the field of alchemy, they finally join the army of Amestris. The military dictatorship of the country uses so-called state alchemists as elite fighters in wars and conflicts.

In times of peace, however, the “lackeys of the army” are free to do research and gain access to extensive records on alchemy, as well as the corresponding financial means. But soon the two Elric brothers have to realize that their own problems seem almost insignificant compared to the threat to the land of Amestri…

2. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix


One hundred years ago, a large part of humanity was killed by giant monsters, and their world was destroyed. No one knows where the giants come from or what their goal is. However, they are only after the humans, since they ignore all other living beings on Earth.

With their last remaining strength, the few survivors succeeded in building cities with enormous walls to protect themselves from the Titans, who seem invincible.

One day, however, the worst nightmare of the human race repeats itself, and the monstrous monsters break through the wall of the last stronghold. Now it is only a matter of time before the Titans finally wipe out the remaining citizens of Earth…

3. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© White Fox Co., Ltd.

The story of Steins;Gate is set in Akihabara, a district of Tokyo, and revolves around the self-proclaimed scientist Rintarou Okabe. He is an extremely eccentric person, and some would even call him crazy. In reality, however, Rintarou uses unorthodox methods to carry out a series of questionable experiments that rarely provide any added value to humanity.

However, this does not stop him from opening the doors of the Future Gadget Lab every day and working on crazy inventions with his friends Mayuri Shiina and Itaru Hashida. By chance, Rintarou develops a time machine, the so-called Phone Microwave, with which he can send messages into the past.

He soon realises that he is also changing the present and the future – with devastating consequences. Especially when the shady organisation SERN became aware of his work, Rintarou knew that he was in danger and went underground. He makes the acquaintance of the young neuroscientist Kurisu Makise.

4. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebillion - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Sunrise Inc.

On August 10, 2010, the Holy Britannian Empire invaded Japan. A terrible war began, which Japan lost because of the mechas developed by Britannia, the Knightmare Frames. Japan became part of Britannia’s empire and lost its freedom and rights and got a new name, Area 11. Because Lelouch, the son of King Charles vi Britannia, had to watch his mother being killed by terrorists in front of him and his father doing nothing about it, he swore to destroy the kingdom of Britannia in revenge.

Seven years after the war, Lelouch lives in Area 11 and goes to school there. One day, he sees a truck chased by Knightmare Frames crash into a wall. Due to unfortunate incidents, he falls into the truck, and when he finds himself in an underground vault, a girl suddenly emerges from a container on the truck. Lelouch flees with the girl through the sewers but is captured by Britannia’s troops at the exit.

When they want to shoot him for terrorism, the girl offers him to enter into a contract with her, which gives him the power to escape from this situation alive. Without hesitation, Lelouch agrees. Now Lelouch has something he can use to destroy the empire of Britannia and so he begins his preparations for the campaign to destroy it.

5. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

HunterxHunter - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Nippon TV

Gon’s biggest wish is to become a hunter. They are guardians of the balance between humans and their environment. Through them, he hopes to find his missing father, who is also a hunter. Together with his new companions Kurapica, Leorio, and Killua, Gon experiences an adventurous story, whose extent he cannot even imagine when he takes his Hunter exams…

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© GAINAX Co., Ltd.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is set in a world in which the population of the earth has approximately halved. Decisive for the astonishing change of the population was a devastating meteorite impact in the Antarctic. As a result, the earth’s axis tilted, causing the melting of the polar caps and a 197-feet rise in sea level.

The world is in chaos. Wars and crises are dominating events. People are confronted with an unbelievable disaster, unaware that, in reality, it was not a meteorite but an extraterrestrial species that was responsible for the events taking place. The so-called angels terrorized the globe already in ancient times.

In 2015 they will return to complete their work. Now the city of Tokyo-3 is under attack. But this time, humanity is prepared for the attack and strikes back: The secret organization NERV has developed gigantic combat robots that can only be controlled by humans born exactly nine months after the alleged meteorite impact.

7. Toradora!

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© ASCII Media Works, Inc.

Ryuuji Takasu is actually a typical high school student – if it weren’t for his father, who inherited him eyes that make everyone’s blood freeze in their veins. Therefore, he has to accept that most people think of him as a bad guy and that he doesn’t have many friends despite his sociable character.

But this shouldn’t remain his only problem, because right on time at the beginning of the new school year he meets the only person of the school who is even more feared than he is, Taiga Aisaka, also known as Palmtop Tiger. It doesn’t take long before the two find out that they each secretly love each other’s boyfriend…

8. Psycho-Pass

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© Production I.G, Inc.

The future: Technical progress has made it possible to determine a person’s potential for violence by analysing his or her psyche, which is why they have begun to monitor the population on an ongoing basis and record their data in the Psycho-Pass. All those who exceed a specific value are arrested and treated or, in cases of extreme hardship, immediately eliminated.

Akane Tsunemori is fresh from the police academy and is assigned to the Enforcers, the unit that hunts down the potential and real violent criminals. She quickly realizes that her new unit is a tough one, as they themselves use criminals and perpetrators of violence to take advantage of their knowledge of the behavior of such people, always with the danger in mind that they might one day turn against their unit themselves.

9. Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Production I.G, Inc.

Hinata Shouyou discovered his love for volleyball while watching the national championships. He may be small, but that doesn’t bother star player of the championship team nicknamed “The small Giant” either.

Shouyou wants to become just like his idol and joins the volleyball club at his school. And even though he is the only member, he can’t be stopped: He collects enough members for a team until his last year of high school and competes in a tournament.

After a devastating defeat in the first round, Shouyou vows to beat his newly found rival Kageyama in the next encounter. Eventually, he ends up in the same high school as Kageyama and has to postpone his plans for the time being. His team needs to improve. But to do so, everyone must pull themselves together and learn to work together.

10. Tokyo Ghoul

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© Pierrot Co., Ltd.

Kaneki Ken was a normal, maybe a bit shy teenager, before he is attacked by a ghoul one day. With life-threatening injuries, he is taken to hospital and survives only thanks to an organ transplant.

After Kaneki has recovered from the attack, he has to realize that he turns into a ghoul himself and, from now on, can only survive if he feeds on human flesh. Soon Kaneki is accepted into the ghoul community and learns to accept his new existence. Thereby, both his being and outward appearance change.

11. Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© A-1 Pictures Inc.

Kousei Arima was a widely known piano player, but his career ended abruptly when his world collapsed with the death of his mother and teacher. Due to the shock, he has since been unable to perceive the tones or the sound of his piano. His world, once dominated by music, sank into silence and darkness.

Two years later, Kousei is still determined to live a life without music. He prefers to spend his free time with his friends Ryouta Watari and Tsubaki Suwabe. But one girl finally throws his resolutions overboard:

Kaori Miyazono, who is not only beautiful and has an open-hearted personality, but whose style of playing the violin reflects these positive characteristics. With her emotive way of playing, Kousei leads us back to the world of music and shows us once again the joys of it.

12. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

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© J.C.Staff Co., Ltd.

Souma Yukihira’s dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s restaurant and to surpass his father’s cooking skills. But just as Souma is finishing high school, his father, Jouichirou Yukihira, closes the restaurant to cook in Europe.

At first depressed, Souma’s fighting spirit is revived by a challenge from his father. He challenges him to pass an elite cooking school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive this school?

13. Black Lagoon

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© Madhouse Inc.

Rokurou Okajima is an employee of a large company in Tokyo. When a group of pirates attacks his ship on a business trip in South East Asia, he is taken hostage. The Lagoon Company consists of their leader Dutch, the trigger-happy Revy, and the technician Benny. The three are only after the CD with plans for nuclear weapons that Rokurou has with him and want to get some ransom money out of his kidnapping.

However, the company isn’t interested in the fate of Rokurou, who has meanwhile made friends with his kidnappers and sends a handful of mercenaries to wipe out Rokurou and the pirates. By a saving idea of Rokurou, the mercenaries are killed, and the pirates, impressed by his performance, accept him into the crew of the “Black Lagoon”. From now on, he calls himself Rock and fulfills orders for the Lagoon Company for the Mafia and various syndicates.

14. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© A-1 Pictures Inc.

In 2022, players can use the so-called NerveGears to enter the world of the online game Sword Art Online and experience exciting adventures in the fantasy world of Aincrad. The student Kazuto – with the online name Kirito – is one of thousands of players and could already prove his skills during the beta phase.

However, the brilliant start of the virtual reality game will be a real nightmare for the players. It seems that thousands of gamers can no longer log out. As the mysterious developer of Sword Art Online announces, from now on, it will only be possible to exit the game once all the final bosses of the 100 game levels have been defeated. And a Game Over means death in the real world…

15. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Shaft

Madoka Kaname is a normal student. Until one day, she meets Homura Akemi, a new fellow student, and Kyubey, a magical being. Kyubey explains to Madoka and her friend Sayaka Miki that he can grant them every wish. In return, they would have to become “Magical-Girls”, magicians who hunt evil witches to help people. Will they go along with it?

16. Akame Ga Kill!

Akame Ga Kill - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© P.A.Works, Inc.

The story is about Tatsumi, a young fighter who comes from a small, poor village. The inhabitants visibly suffer under the hard regiment of the empire, which extends its power in all directions. Nevertheless, Tatsumi makes it his mission to support his homeland by joining the army as a soldier.

When he finally arrives in the capital of the empire, he is shocked to discover that the conditions here are anything but good. Moreover, before he knows it, Tatsumi is thrown out of the barracks again and robbed of his money. Fortunately, the wealthy Aria picks up the boy on the street and offers him a job as a personal bodyguard.

Tatsumi accepts the offer and also learns that the empire is, in reality, completely eaten away by corruption, intrigue, and manipulation. A short time later, Aria’s family is attacked by the Night Raid. To this terrorist group also belongs a girl named Akame. This traumatic event makes sure that Tatsumi finally decides to face the evil forces of the empire in battle…

17. Darker than Black

Darker than Black - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Bones Inc.

A mysterious wall has separated part of Tokyo from the rest of the city for ten years now. Behind it is the “Hell’s Gate”, of which nobody knows exactly what is going on there. Since the appearance of the mysterious gate, the existence of the so-called contractors have also been known – insentient beings, equipped with supernatural abilities and capable of brutal murders.

It is the task of policewoman Misaki Kirihara to stop the Contractors, and so the paths of her, her subordinates, a pretty researcher, and a sympathetic exchange student cross. However, bad things are about to happen…

18. Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Lerche

Earth is threatened by a powerful octopus-like creature that has destroyed 70% of the moon. In addition, this creature announces that the earth will be destroyed by it within a year, should humans fail to accomplish the task it has set.

As a teacher at Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the strange creature will teach the students of grade 3-E, not only in normal subjects but also in the art of killing because the goal of the students is to kill their “Unkillable Teacher Korosensei ” to save the earth. Also, the government promises 10 billion yen to the student who succeeds in killing Korosensei. But the undertaking is not easy, because the octopus teacher has superhuman powers…

19. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© P.A.Works, Inc.

When Yuzuru Otonashi wakes up on the grounds of a school unknown to him, he does not know what is going on at first. Neither the girl with the weapon in her hand, who welcomes him nor the fact that he can’t remember any detail of his life so far, arouses enthusiasm in him. The girl, Yuri, tells him that he has died and that the school grounds where they are located are a world between life and death.

She tells him about the Shinda Sekai Sensen, a kind of underground organization to which she and some other inhabitants of this world belong. The members of the SSS are all “dead” youths who refuse to adapt to the school system. Because as soon as you bend to the school rules, you mysteriously disappear from the in-between world.

But Yuri and her friends are not only fighting against the system itself, but they also have a strong opponent: the chairwoman of the student council, called Angel. With her superhuman powers, she tries to restore order on the school grounds, but the members of the SSS know how to fight back. Yuzuru, who joins the SSS, cannot deny his interest in the “Angel”, because she seems to him to be just an ordinary girl…

20. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd.

Violet Evergarden belongs to the “Auto Memories Dolls”, mechanical dolls that were made for military and communication purposes. After working in a war that lasted for years, she started working for a postal service, hoping to learn the meaning of the words she heard from someone important to her during the war…

21. Gin Tama

Gin Tama - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Sunrise Inc.

At the end of the Edo period in the 19th century, aliens, the Amanto, seized power in Japan and banned the use of swords. That’s how the Samurai went down. But Gintoki Sakata still carries the sword in the anime series Gintama and feels obliged to the ideals of the Samurai. He accepts almost all orders for money and meets the most extraordinary people.

22. Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© A-1 Pictures Inc.

Blue Exorcist is the story of the boy Rin Okumura, whose life suddenly takes a turn after he becomes aware of his origins and his demonic powers. As the son of Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, powers slumber within him that will only be released with the breaking of the seal set up at his birth and will redefine his path and destiny.

23. Noragami

Noragami - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Bones Inc.

Not every god has it easy, especially if he lacks his own shrine. Without a home, Yato, despite his divine status, is forced to offer his services as a kind of Rent-a-God. He attracts customers’ attention with advertising scribblings or graffiti in public toilets and on the walls of houses. If that weren’t depressing enough, his divine weapon also cancels his service.

In this situation, student Hiyori saves him from an oncoming car, but in the process gets hit by it herself. Recovering, she tries to find Yato again, but during an incident, she has to find out that her soul is between her world and the afterlife since the accident, which also gives her special powers. She decides to cooperate with Yato and help him to fight the threat to humans.

24. Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Kinema Citrus Co., Ltd.

The plot of Made in Abyss follows the girl Riko, who lives in an orphanage in the town of Orth. The special thing about Orth is that the town is located at a huge crater called Abyss. Inside the Abyss artifacts of a distant past can be found, which is why treasure hunters have made it their mission to search for these valuable objects. But descending into the Abyss is dangerous.

The curse of the Abyss can have serious consequences. The deeper one dives into the world beneath the Abyss, the worse the symptoms of the curse will be when climbing up again. These range from headaches to loss of humanity.

Riko’s mother Lyza was once one of the most legendary treasure hunters and held the title of “White Whistle” until one day, 10 years ago, she disappeared without a trace.Riko now wants to attain the rank of the White Whistle herself. One day a balloon from the depths of the Abyss reaches the surface. It contains records of the lost Lyza and a message to Riko: her mother is waiting for her at the bottom of the Abyss…

25. Kill La Kill

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© Trigger Inc.

Satsuki Kiryuuin rules the Honnouji Academy fiercely, among other things by dividing the students into different social classes. These are also associated with certain privileges, namely in the form of the so-called goku uniforms, which give their owners superhuman powers. Ryuuko Matoi only wants to find the murderer of her father and challenges Satsuki, who seems to know the identity of the murderer, on her first day of school with her “sword” (broken scissors).

However, in order to reach Satsuki, she first has to defeat several subjects and other enemies that stand in her way, and last but not least, she encounters more unexpected obstacles that lie between her and the truth…

26. Trigun

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© Madhouse Inc.

The story takes place on the desert planet Gunsmoke. It was inhabited by people who mostly live in smaller, scattered settlements, similar to the Wild West of America. Vash the Stampede, also called Humanoid Typhoon, has a $$ 60 billion (double dollar) bounty on his head.

He is blamed for the destruction of the city of July. Wherever he appears, he causes unrest and chaos, but this is also due to the bounty. Because his pursuers usually cause all the damage.

When the government classifies him as a natural disaster, the two insurance agents Milly Thompson and Meryl Stryfe, are sent to prevent further damage. Vash, however, turns out to be a clumsy, but tough guy, who can shoot insanely well, but who claims to have never killed a human being before and wants to keep it that way…

27. Death Parade

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© Madhouse Inc.

“Welcome to the Quindecim!” At first, the visitors of this bar are still unsuspecting when they meet the white-haired bartender Decim until he greets them with the words “Now let the battle in which your life is at stake begin! and introduces them to the Death Game. A cruel, fateful game unfolds in which the true nature of the guests finally comes to light, and in the end, Decim is revealed as the referee who is obliged to pass judgment on the visitors.

28. Inu Yasha

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© Sunrise Inc.

When the 15-year-old Kagome falls into the well in her family’s holy shrine, she suddenly reappears in a warlike era. There, 50 years earlier, the half-demon Inuyasha was banished to a tree by the priestess Kikyō.

Kagome, who turns out to be Kikyōs rebirth, frees Inuyasha. He strives for the jewel of the four souls to become a complete demon. But other creatures also crave for the jewel and in a fight, it breaks into countless shards that are spread everywhere.

Kagome, who has inherited the spiritual powers of Kikyō, is the only one who can see the shards. She and Inuyasha set off in search of the jewel shards and encounter many demons and monsters. Soon they will have to face their most dangerous enemy…

29. Overlord

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© Madhouse Inc.

The story begins with the popular online game Yggdrasil, which one day in the year 2138 will be shut down. Momonga, the protagonist, however, doesn’t want to log out. Thereupon Momonga is transformed into a powerful skeleton mage. The world of Yggdrasil changes as a result so that NPCs suddenly get emotions and their own consciousness.

Without parents, friends, or a place in society, this young man tries to conquer the new world created from the game Yggdrasil.

30. Durarara!!

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© Brain’s Base Co., Ltd.

Ryuugamine Mikado is a boy who longs for the exciting city life. Upon the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, he changes to a school in Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns him about some people he should rather avoid: Shizuo Heiwajima, “The strongest man in Ikebukuro”, the mysterious Izaya Orihara, and the many street gangs of whom especially the “dollars” are dangerous.

On the very first day, Mikado witnesses an urban legend, the headless rider on the black motorcycle, Celty Sturluson, who scares criminals in Ikebukuro. A multitude of fateful events and mysterious characters now come together in a short period of time, disrupting the usually normal lives of Mikado and Masaomi.

31. Naruto & Naruto Shippuden

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© Pierrot Co., Ltd.

A huge nine-tailed fox monster attacks the village of Konohagakure and destroys everything around it. Many brave ninjas die trying to protect their families and defend the village. Finally, a unique ninja manages to tame the demon and imprisons him in the body of a newborn. However, this hero, the fourth Hokage, must pay a high price. He loses his life, saving the village.

Twelve years have passed after this misfortune, the boy Naruto Uzumaki, a somewhat clumsy ninja who wants to become a Hokage, has just passed his first final examination at the Ninja Academy. Now that he has passed the first step on his way to becoming a great ninja, he sets off with his two friends to complete many missions for the village.

At his side is the young girl Sakura Haruno, with whom Naruto is undyingly in love, and the young model student Sasuke Uchiha, with whom Sakura is undyingly in love again. This leads to many exciting and funny situations while fulfilling their missions.

32. No Game, No Life

No Game, No Life - 50 Great Animes You Can Watch On Netflix

© Madhouse Inc.

The Internet is full of rumors about the NEETs, hikikomoris, geniuses, and at the same time, about the siblings Sora and Shiro. The real world is just a bad game in their eyes. But one day, a person who calls himself “God” contacts them and conjures the two into a parallel world. In this world, “God” has forbidden war and decided that everything is decided by games, even national borders. Human civilization now only includes a single city and is beset by other species. Can Sora and Shiro ensure the survival of humans in this parallel world?

33. Gantz

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© Gonzo K.K.

Kei and Masaru are old school friends who meet again by chance after a long time in a Tokyo subway station. While trying to help a homeless person who has fallen onto the tracks, the two are caught by a train and are brutally torn into pieces.

But the lives of the two friends are not finally erased. They find themselves in a mysterious room as their own clone, together with other people who are actually also deceased. In the middle of this room is a black sphere called “Gantz”.

When it opens, it reveals compartments containing black cyber combat suits tailored to each person, as well as futuristic weapons. Then characters and a picture appear on the surface of the sphere, and “GANTZ” informs those present about their first mission to be completed: this is a killing mission which “GANTZ” cynically refers to only as a “game”…

34. Beastars

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© Orange Co., Ltd.

Beastars takes place in a world dominated by anthropomorphized animals. So carnivores and herbivores live together in peace thanks to strict laws. However, such a “cohabitation” doesn’t come without its own problems. Again and again, innocent herbivores become victims of violent crimes, and in the shadows of the big cities, the illegal “cattle trade” booms.

Again and again, innocent herbivores become victims of violent crimes, and in the shadows of the big cities, the illegal “cattle trade” flourishes. In this world, the prestigious Cherryton Academy has made it its mission to act as a model for coexistence, but even here, things are not as they seem to be…

35. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

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© David Production Inc.

Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar is the sole heir of the influential Joestar family. Since an accident shortly after his birth, in which his mother died, he has lived alone with his father until one day, Dio Brando steps into both their lives. Dio is the son of the supposed saviour of his father in the accident, which took place twelve years ago. Out of gratitude for the deed at that time, Dio is now, after his father’s death, accepted into the Joestar family, where he quickly tries to weaken Jojo’s position and make his life hell…

36. Ajin: Demi-Human

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© Polygon Pictures, Inc.

In the world of Ajin: Demi-Human are rare aliens who one day appear on Earth in human form. They are immortal and possess extraordinary abilities that humans can only dream of.

They quickly become outcasts of society. Humanity fears the power of the unknown species and abuses the few known representatives in cruel experiments.

A huge gap develops between humans and the so-called Ajin. When the high school student Kei Nagai is run over by a truck due to the entanglement of devastating events, he makes a shocking discovery: After his death, his body reassembles – he is an Ajin! How will he ever dare to go among the people again?

37. Charlotte

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© P.A.Works, Inc.

Yu Otasaka appears outwardly as a charming, intelligent teenager. He goes to a prestigious high school, gets top grades, and is charismatic. But behind his achievements lies a secret ability: he can take control of the thoughts and bodies of others for five seconds. With the help of this talent, he has skilfully maneuvered his way through school, but when the mysterious Nao Tomori catches him using his ability, it’s over.

Nao is a member of the student council of the Hoshinoumi Academy, a school especially for students with extraordinary abilities. The student council is charged with tracking down gifted students who abuse their powers. During the tasks and adventures that await Yu now, he discovers that his power is probably much more powerful than he initially suspected.

38. Dorohedoro

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© MAPPA Co., Ltd.

The human Caiman wakes up in a dark side street without memories and with a shocking discovery. His head is that of a reptile. Together with his new girlfriend Nikaidou, he wants to find out the origin of his curse. A dangerous sorcerer has cursed him, who belongs to a group of magicians who abuse humans for cruel experiments with black magic. Caiman and Nikaidou start a bloody revenge war against the sorcerers. Because if they only kill enough of them, eventually the one who cursed Caiman will be there…

39. Yona of the Dawn

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© Pierrot Co., Ltd.

Yona of the Dawn tells the story of Yona, the only princess of the Kingdom of Kouka. As it is usual for princesses, she lives a quite happy life full of luxury in her castle. She lives there together with her father, the king of Kouka, her servant Hak and her great love Soo-won. However, her current happiness is supposed to change completely on her sixteenth birthday.

When she wants to tell her father about her relationship with Soo-won, she visits his room, but Soo-won has already killed the king because he wants to ascend the throne and become king himself. With Hak’s help, Yona flees from him and eventually ends up in Hak’s home village.

On the advice of his grandfather, he and Yona seek out the monk Ik-soo, who tells them the legend of the first king of Kouka and the four dragons. Yona and Hak decide to travel through the country to find these four legendary dragons and save the kingdom.

40. Guilty Crown

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© Production I.G, Inc.

The plot of Guilty Crown is set in Tokyo in 2039. After an unidentifiable virus called Lost Christmas breaks out in 2029, Japan is controlled by a secret organization called GHQ. In this world lives the 17-year-old Shu, who has supernatural power in his right hand. He can use this power to steal weapons and other items from his friends. Actually, he has withdrawn in order not to cause trouble, but his life changes abruptly when he meets a girl named Inori. She is a fighter of a rebellious underground movement…

41. Goblin Slayer

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© White Fox Co., Ltd.

Goblins are the weakest of all monsters. With the strength and wits of young children, they can only count their constant superior numbers among their strengths. However, as stupid as the goblins might be, they are no fools, and their childlike thinking quickly turns to cruel and brutal when they believe that injustice is being done to them.

A young priestess, just 15 years old, decides to leave her temple and to make the world a little safer as an adventurer. Everyone starts small, and she spontaneously joins a group of adventurers who have just accepted a quest that will lead her against the weakest of all monsters: Goblins have kidnapped a few girls, and before they become their toys, it is necessary to kill the goblins and save the girls…

42. Aggretsuko

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© Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

Retsuko, 25 years old and still single, has a secret fondness for death metal. In case she is frustrated by her daily office routine as an accountant, because either her boss is harassing her or her superior has imposed additional work on her, she goes to karaoke to vent her frustration with a neat death metal song.

Her colleagues don’t know anything about it, and that’s how it should stay. However, work has become more and more stressful lately, and so she has spontaneous “Death Metal attacks” in the toilet of the office, the best of all places to retreat.

43. Knights of Sidonia

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The story of Knights of Sidonia begins with the young Nagate Tanikaze, who lives in a hideout with his grandfather and spends most of his life training in a simulator for a Guardian (a pilot-controlled fighting robot). One day, however, when the rice runs out, Nagate sets off to get supplies or steal them.

He is caught and captured. A short time later, he learns that he has not been on earth his whole life, but on a spaceship that left the green planet more than a thousand years ago. The decisive factor was the invasion of the alien Gauna, a hostile species.

Now the rest of humanity is on board of the Sidonia, a 91,863-feet long and 22,965-feet wide spaceship, which resembles an octagonal prism. Thereupon Nagate makes a decision that will change his life forever: He signs on as a Guardian pilot to defend humanity’s last stronghold against the Gauna.

44. Kengan Ashura

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“Kengan Ashura” takes us into the Edo period of Japan. At this time it is quite usual that gladiatorial arenas exist in various regions of Japan, where powerful warriors can measure their strength as a pastime for wealthy businessmen and traders.

Yamashita Kazuo is a normal 56 year old office worker – until one day he is hired as a gladiator by the chairman of his company. These gladiators compete in so-called Kengan matches to protect the rights of the company they work and fight for. Yamashita is supposed to fight a mysterious Kengan fighter named Tokita Ohma in the so-called Kengan Annihilation Tournament – in the hope that he will win the place as chairman of the Kengan Organization.

45. Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler

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The Hyakkaou Academy is only for the children of the wealthiest families in the country. In order to learn strategies to increase their wealth, gambling is an integral part of the students’ education. Those who do well can secure a place high up in the school hierarchy, while losers occupy the lowest places among the elite students. The new student Yumeko Jabami is entering this system and is determined to show her fellow students a real gambler.

46. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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Magi tells the adventures of the young Aladdin. He has a magic flute with which he can summon the headless Djinn Ugo. Since Aladdin wished that Ugo was his friend, he accompanies him on his travels. Aladdin’s goal is to discover the secret of his identity, about which he knows almost nothing. Besides Ugo, many other friends he meets during his travels help him in his adventures.

47. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

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Saiki Kusuo has a wide range of abilities that he can use, including telepathy and telekinesis. That sounds fantastic, but in Kusuo’s experience, not all of these powers are as they should be.Despite his extraordinary abilities, he tries to live a normal life, which doesn’t really work…

48. Hi Score Girl

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It’s 1991 and for sixth-grader Yaguchi Haruo, life consists only of video games. Neither is he popular at school, nor is he good-looking, funny or even friendly. The only “positive” thing about him is that he is good at video games.

One day he plays in the local arcade against Ono Akira, a classmate who is not only popular, smart, beautiful and rich, but now also mercilessly destroys him in Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose here 30 times in a row against her, she beats him in every other game as well.

To make things worse, he can’t get rid of her either, because she follows him from arcade to arcade every day after school. Thus with time, a strange bond of friendship begins to develop between this odd couple.

49. Kuromukuro

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Sixty years earlier, during the construction of the Kurobe Dam, a black relic of unknown origin was discovered. The UN started to investigate it, which is why a separate research facility was built right on the spot.

When Yukina, the daughter of the current director of this research centre, comes into contact with the relic one day, she accidentally activates a mechanism that releases the young samurai Kennosuke, who has survived in cryogenic sleep.

This discovery turns out to be a fluke because Kennosuke proves to be the only effective weapon against the simultaneous attack of alien invaders. Only he and Yukina, now biometrically synchronized with the relic, can control a black Mecha, the only one who can take on those of the invaders.

50. Carole & Tuesday

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Teenager Tuesday Simmons lives in the future on a terraformed Mars. Since she can’t stand the strict life as the daughter of a politician anymore, she runs away. With her Gibson guitar under her arm, she wants to fulfil her dream of becoming a musician in the metropolis of Alba City. In Alba City, she finally meets the young musician Carole Stanley. With Carole on the keyboard and Tuesday on the guitar, the two young women now perform as the singer-songwriter duo Carole and Tuesday.

Those were 50 animes you can watch on Netflix. I hope you found one that sounds interesting to you!