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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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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1,399 396
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
catpig2102 added Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa

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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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1,672 513
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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1,359 412
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Spirited Away

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1,506 477
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
LaurenGoodpaster added Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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518 115
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
12249375 added Jun Fukuyama, Ryôta Ôsaka, Mai Fuchigami

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1,224 396
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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1,145 371
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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646 177
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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ShrishVashishth added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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ShrishVashishth added Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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601 225
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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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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Son Goku added Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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Kaylyn Dicksion

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catpig2102 added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

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ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa