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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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
catpig2102 added Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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1,968 606
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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1,757 549
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 7 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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1,535 479
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Spirited Away
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723 184
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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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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ShrishVashishth added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
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1,295 430
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
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776 228
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
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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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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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706 279
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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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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Re:Zero − Starting Life ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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