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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602 105
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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1,959 569
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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1,418 399
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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1,707 521
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

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1,691 517
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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1,369 417
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Spirited Away

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1,517 485
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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1,231 402
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara

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525 124
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 10 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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1,155 376
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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1,373 471
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ShrishVashishth added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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652 182
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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1,145 411
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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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1,146 430
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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822 305
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ShrishVashishth added Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa

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608 230
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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456 156
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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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930 394
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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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665 291
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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588 251
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Kaylyn Dicksion

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364 151
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catpig2102 added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki

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ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa