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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696 118
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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Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
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1,496 416
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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1,787 534
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Annie0 added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle
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1,766 531
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi
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1,399 431
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Spirited Away
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1,577 500
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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582 136
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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1,191 384
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ShrishVashishth added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow
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1,257 413
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Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara
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683 186
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans
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1,426 482
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ShrishVashishth added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
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1,179 419
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Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh
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1,598 606
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook
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1,183 441
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris
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850 313
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ShrishVashishth added Kikuko Inoue, Jōji Nakata, Fumiko Orikasa
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646 239
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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969 405
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Son Goku added Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin
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475 165
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Megan Jo McDaniel added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino
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661 270
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey
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598 258
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Kaylyn Dicksion
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677 301
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka
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384 162
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catpig2102 added Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Ichiki
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ShrishVashishth added Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa