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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899 159
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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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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1,639 467
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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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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1,719 535
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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1,513 467
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Spirited Away
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695 175
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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1,351 437
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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761 218
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
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1,515 520
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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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1,277 471
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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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554 188
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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
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1,040 434
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Son Goku added Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin
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691 269
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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637 276
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Kaylyn Dicksion
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
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438 196
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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catpig2102 added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki