Best Anime Series To Watch on US Netflix (Cuarentine TIme)

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon*

Season 3 of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon arrives on April 1, joining the first two seasons on Netflix. If you’re a fan of the Sun and Moon series, now is your chance to get all caught up on Ash, Pikachu and the rest of the Pokemon trainers.

Available subbed and dubbed.

Watch Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon on Netflix.

Violet Evergarden*

The side story to the Violet Evergarden anime series, Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, was in theaters in February 2020. If you missed it then when Funimation screened it, now’s your chance to watch it anytime you’d like starting in April. The 13-episode series is also available on Netflix along with an OVA special.

Available subbed and dubbed.

Watch Violet Evergarden on Netflix.

Hi Score Girl*

April 9th brings us the second season of Hi Score Girl on Netflix, joining Season 1. If you’re a fan of coin-op gaming, or gaming in general, Hi Score Girl is the ’90s-inspired arcade romantic comedy anime for you. The animation style is pretty dope, and if you’re a fan of some of the classic coin-op fighting games like Street Fighter and Virtua Fighter you’ll want to check this one out.

Available subbed and dubbed.

Watch Hi Score Girl on Netflix.

BNA (Brand New Animal)*

Also coming sometime in April is BNA (Brand New Animal). This sleek-looking anime is a story that takes place in a 21st century where humanoid animals have been hiding in darkness for centuries and finally reveal themselves to the public. If you’re a fan of anthropomorphic animals in anime like Beastars, BNA (Brand New Animal) should be on your list to binge.

Bleach: The Assault and Bleach: The Bount*

The Bleach anime wrapped back in 2012, and now with reported news that the series is coming back in 2021 with an adaptation of the Thousand-Year Blood War arc, now is the time to binge-watch the series. Coming on April 21 are Seasons 4 and 5, The Assault and The Bount. There’s a total of 16 seasons, with season 17 coming next year, so hopefully by the time of the release of the new season we’ll have 1 – 16 on Netflix. But for now, you can catch seasons 1 – 3 on Netflix, with 4 and 5 added this month.

Available subbed and dubbed.

Watch Bleach on Netflix.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045*

Season 1 of Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 makes its way to the service on April 23. The original director of the Stand Alone Complex series, Kenji Kamiyama, returns for this project, which already has a second season in the works.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion is among the best known and best-loved anime series, and yet it’s also been one of the more difficult series to find (in terms of cost and legality that is). But Netflix now has the original show and two sequel films available to stream — Evangelion: Death True² and The End of Evangelion. And yet that doesn’t mean that Evangelion’s arrival on Netflix hasn’t come without some controversy.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix.


Sanrio may be known for cute and charming characters, and while this raging red panda is certainly lovable, the themes and topics her anime tackles are anything but sweet. Sanrio’s Aggretsuko follows Retsuko, a Tokyo office worker who deals with her frustrations with daily sexism and other workplace mistreatment through death metal karaoke. But even with such serious topics, Aggretsuko manages to still make those themes approachable through its great writing and fun cast of characters. This anime is great subbed or dubbed too!

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Aggretsuko on Netflix.

Death Note

Imagine if you could kill someone, just by writing their name in a book. You just scribble it down, and they’re dead. A frightening concept, right? Well, a terrifying demon grants that ability to High School Student Light Yagami in Death Note. This pulse-pounding game of cat and mouse features an unforgettable rivalry between Light and L, the quirky teen-prodigy detective tasked with hunting down Light’s killer alter ego, Kira. Light’s rise to power chills and mesmerizes, as he toys with the idea of who truly deserves punishment and who is the right person to deliver that judgement.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Death Note on Netflix.

Devilman Crybaby

A compelling, psychedelic plot that’s hyper-violent and hyper-sexual and features drug-use, Devilman Crybaby commits to its adult themes, but all in service to a story that left us breathless. In the series, main character Akira (one of the world’s biggest softies) transforms into a bestial demon, but rather than giving in to his darkest carnal desires, he uses his newfound abilities to combat a world that has gone to hell. This anime has potency, heaviness and intensity comparable to the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Available subbed and dubbed

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

As far sprawling character-driven adventures go, you’d be hard-pressed to find one more gripping than the journey of Edward and Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The Elric brothers try to bring their dead mother back to life, using forbidden alchemy and pay a tormenting physical and mental price. The brothers set out to find a way to restore what was lost. Their journey to redemption, while dark and fascinating, also has lots of comedic moments and extremely lovable characters. While there’s some debate over which one’s better, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood adheres more closely to the manga, and arguably weaves a more cohesive and gripping narrative than the original 2003 series.

Available subbed and dubbed

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Gurren Lagann

This electric anime combines the post-apocalyptic and mecha genres with vibrant, colorful animation and a fun, dynamic story. Humanity has been forced underground after monsters have overtaken Earth’s surface, but an unlikely duo (a flashy dude in sick 80s shades and a scrawny, worried-eyed boy) drills their way to the top, joining a sniper-wielding badass in a bikini (oh, and a little mole creature). Gurren Lagann is a wild ride you do not want to miss!

Available subbed and dubbed

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Kill la Kill

In Kill la Kill, fashion reaches new levels of fierce — and deadly. Satsuki is the heiress of a powerful fashion empire and the fearless leader of the Honnouji Academy Student Council. One day, Ryuko appears and disrupts Satsuki’s groomed system as she searches for her father’s murderer. This show plays on so many classic anime tropes while staying compelling and fresh, with two main characters that are completely badass, backed by a team of fun, hilarious characters! Fan Service Alert! The provocative transformations in Kill la Kill are just the beginning.

Available subbed

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One-Punch Man

With the popularity of superhero movies and shows thriving more than ever, One-Punch Man is the perfect anime to scratch that itch while bringing a totally hilarious take on the hero journey. One punch is all part-time hero Saitama needs to defeat his enemies, but his laid-back attitude and nonchalance is the complete opposite of what we usually see. Prepare for laughs, but also exceptional fight scenes from the amazing animator Yutaka Nakamura (My Hero Academia and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood). One-Punch Man is a must-see anime for any shounen fan. And don’t worry, a second season is on the way in 2019.

Available subbed

Watch One-Punch Man on Netflix.

Ouran High School Host Club

After finding herself massively in debt, Haruhi Fujioka winds up becoming part of the Ouran High School Host Club: a group of handsome boys, running the gamut of romance comedy archetypes. Cool and stoic, cutesy and mischievous — it’s all here! Ouran High School Host Club is one of the all-time greats of the shojo genre, but beyond that, it’s also simply one of the funniest anime you’ll ever see. It’s simply impossible not to (kiss kiss) fall in love with.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Ouran High School Host Club on Netflix.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

The magical girl genre takes a dark turn with the Puella Magi Madoka Magica in a beautiful, but disturbing story of friendship, regret, and determination. When a magical being offers middle school girls Madoka and Sayaka the chance to fulfill any wish, they have to decide whether or not to become magical girls to fight for their dreams. Forget what you know about magical girls, this is one great anime that subverts expectations to tell its engrossing story.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica on Netflix.

Your Lie in April

If you’re up for an emotional rollercoaster, Your Lie in April is anime drama you’re looking for. This beautifully animated and lovingly scored anime centers around Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy whose life is shattered when his abusive mother passes away. No longer able to hear the music when he presses the keys, Kousei decides to give up on being a pianist—that is, until a violinist named Kaori Miyazono breaks into his life. Your Lie in April is a wonderfully crafted anime that left some of our editors an emotional wreck, but we came away from this heartbreaking drama grateful for the experience.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Your Lie in April on Netflix.


At this point there are a ton of anime and spin-offs in the Fate franchise, most of varying quality, but Fate/Zero is unquestionably one of the best to jump into this fantastic series with its dark story and focus on mature themes.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Fate/Zero on Netflix.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

If you’re looking for some quality comedy to perk up your day, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is arguably one of the funniest anime on Netflix with its ridiculously quirky characters and unreal predicaments that surround a psychic teenager.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. on Netflix.

Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia is a joyous witchy adventure that we just had to mention. It’s a delightful anime with great messages beyond the goodness of friendship (like ignoring toxic comments) that you can watch with just about anyone.

Available subbed and dubbed

Watch Little Witch Academia on Netflix.

How We Choose the Best Anime Series on Netflix

The goal is to have a list of great anime series that span many subgenres. We’ve included a mix of popular classics like Evangelion and Fullmetal Alchemist, along with relatively more obscure titles like Ouran High School Host Club and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Whether you’re a complete anime newbie or a hardcore otaku, there’s something for everyone here.

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