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The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans 

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Updated December 3, 2019 78.2k votes 9.3k voters 98.6k views 76 items

List Rules Vote up the anime series you would recommend to people who have never watched anime.

Do you remember your first anime? For this list we're ranking the best first anime to watch, with the help of your votes. What are the best anime for beginners? If someone who has never watched anime asked you for a series to watch, what would you recommend? You can answer that question by voting on the series below, and even adding your own suggestions to the list that others will be able to vote for. There are all the obvious shows here already, like Death Note, Naruto, and Fullmetal Alchemist, but we want to hear some out of the box suggestions as well.

If you're new to all this and are just looking for anime for new fans, just use this list as a reference to which shows you should start with.
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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Assassination Classroom ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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