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The 50+ Best First Anime To Watch For New Fans, Ranked

Updated June 3, 2021 92k votes 11.2k voters 122.6k views80 items

List RulesVote up the anime series you would recommend to people who have never watched anime.

Do you remember the first anime you watched? 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. Some good starter anime recommendations include psychological thrillers like Death Note or popular action anime like Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. 

If you're new to all this and are just looking for anime for new fans, just use this list as a reference for which shows you should start with. Help out your fellow anime newcomers by voting up or down on the best anime starters!

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