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The 15 Best Hulu Anime For Older Audiences

Updated November 19, 2019 4.3k votes 1.4k voters 103k views15 items

List RulesVote up the best anime for adults that you can find on Hulu.

Hulu is a fantastic place to find a variety of programs - including anime. They have a wide selection of anime in all genres, so if you're a Hulu subscriber who is also an anime fan, it's a great resource. There's plenty of anime that's on the kid-friendly side, but what if you're not looking for kid stuff? Not to worry, as there's plenty of adult anime on Hulu

Whether you're looking for something with a lot of fan service like Monster Musume, something dark and complex like Black Lagoon, or something slow-paced and calming like Mushi-shi, Hulu's got you covered with plenty of good anime for adults. For more recommendations, check out the list of mature anime series below. If you've seen any of the shows listed, be sure to cast your votes so fellow fans know what they should try out next.

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    Sometimes when you're a grown adult, you like a little fan service for your anime viewing experience. Monster Musume provides just that. Kimihito Kurusu suddenly finds his home full of a wide variety of monster girls, most of whom are interested in him. None of their desires can come to fruition, though, because there's a law against intimacy between species. No explanation should be needed for why this one isn't kid-friendly.

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    Black Lagoon is a thriller about a syndicate operating out of Thailand. All kinds of dangerous and illicit activities take place on a daily basis, and this visceral anime doesn't spare the viewer any of it. For a mature viewer, this is one exciting show, but you probably shouldn't watch it while kids are around.

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    Elfen Lied is so unsettling that if you find a child watching it, you should probably set them up with a therapist who can help them process what they've just witnessed. Lucy is a Diclonius, which is a special breed of human that possesses incredible powers, but is also targeted for experimentation. She doesn't remember what she's been through at first, but once she does, she isn't going to take it lying down. 

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    Blood and guts aren't subjects that most kids can handle easily, but if you're a grown-up with a taste for the macabre, Hellsing Ultimate may be right up your alley. This 10-episode OVA follows Alucard, a vampire who works for an organization called Hellsing that's dedicated to slaying vampires and other dangerous creatures. Why does he want to do this? To satisfy his own powerful bloodlust, of course.

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