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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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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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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
Markor added Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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Spirited Away
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
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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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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris
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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
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ShrishVashishth added Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
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Erased is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
Ricardo Gomez added 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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Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
ohpages2016 added Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Minami Takahashi, Maaya Uchida
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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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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka