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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686 117
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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2,029 591
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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1,490 414
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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1,780 533
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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1,759 530
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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1,396 430
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Spirited Away
8
1,575 499
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
9
578 135
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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1,188 384
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
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1,255 412
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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1,424 481
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ShrishVashishth added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
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680 186
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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1,176 418
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
15
1,598 605
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook
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1,180 441
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris
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848 313
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ShrishVashishth added Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
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645 238
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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967 404
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Son Goku added Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin
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474 165
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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
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660 270
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey
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598 258
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Kaylyn Dicksion
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675 301
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
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382 162
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catpig2102 added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki
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484 222
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ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa