Anime Underground The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans  

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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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Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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Death Note Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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Annie0 added Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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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
catpig2102 added One-Punch Man Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa

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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
LaurenGoodpaster added Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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ShrishVashishth added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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Cowboy Bebop Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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ShrishVashishth added Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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ShrishVashishth added Code Geass Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

The Best Anime For Pro Wrestling Fans

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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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Son Goku added One Piece Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
GeorgiaS. added Noragami

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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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Megan Jo McDaniel added InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
catpig2102 added No Game No Life

The Best Princess Movies

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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
Son Goku added Sailor Moon Terri Hawkes, Jill Frappier, Mary Long

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fakenews270 added Fate/Zero

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Gurren Lagann Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

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ShrishVashishth added Steins;Gate Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa

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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
12249375 added Assassination Classroom Jun Fukuyama, Ryôta Ôsaka, Mai Fuchigami

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Hellsing Jôji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Fumiko Orikasa

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Re:Zero − Starting Life ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
ShrishVashishth added High School DxD Yuki Kaji, Jamie Marchi, Azumi Asakura

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Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
ShrishVashishth added Highschool of the Dead Ayana Taketatsu, Jouji Nakata, Yoshiko Sakakibara

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fakenews270 added Fate/stay night Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda

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Vampire Knight Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Shirô Saitô, Peggy O'Neal, Dino Andrade

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Megan Jo McDaniel added Trigun Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki

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catpig2102 added Maid Sama! Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

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Mobile Suit Gundam Tôru Furuya, Eric Schneider, Shûichi Ikeda

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Snow White with the Red Hair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
catpig2102 added Snow White with the Red Hair Saori Hayami

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Akira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans

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Black Lagoon Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

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Mirai Nikki - Another: World is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
ShrishVashishth added Mirai Nikki - Another: World Ayame Goriki

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
Son Goku added Case Closed

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Log Horizon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
Megan Jo McDaniel added Log Horizon

25+ Anime With Great Rewatch Value

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Eureka Seven Yuko Sanpei, Kenji Fujiwara, Kaori Nazuka

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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Gin Tama Kazuya Nakai, Rie Kugimiya, Tetsuharu Ohta

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Lupin III Kan'ichi Kurita, Kôichi Yamadera, Kiyoshi Kobayashi

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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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Megan Jo McDaniel added Trinity Blood Russell Wait, Hiroki Touchi, Mamiko Noto

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Guest_ee892703-2fb0-4666-a005-230ab04593fb added Baccano! Chiwa Saitō, Koyasu Taketo, Kappei Yamaguchi

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