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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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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
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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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Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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Assassination Classroom ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Jun Fukuyama, Ryôta Ôsaka, Mai Fuchigami
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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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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Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris
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Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa
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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
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Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Inori Minase, Saori Oonishi
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Food Wars: Shokugeki no ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Minami Takahashi, Maaya Uchida