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List Rules Only anime that is currently available to stream on Netflix Instant

This is a list of the best anime on Netflix, voted on by over 30,000 anime fans like you and updated monthly. For new anime on Netflix check the bottom of the list, as those shows haven't been voted on a lot yet. There are some heavy hitters currently streaming on the service. What do you think are the top anime shows currently streaming on Netflix Instant? Be sure to vote for your favorites so that your voice is heard! Check out other popular anime lists as well, such as the best anime streaming on Hulu and the best romance anime.

Anime has been so successful that Netflix even debuted its own original anime on the streaming service, titled Knights of Sidonia, in 2014. How does it rank with the rest of the shows? If you watched the show and liked it then give it an upvote - it needs all help it can get when stacked against some of the other great animes on Netflix. 

Genres below include fighting, mecha, comedy, vampire, adventure, and much more. Netflix is currently streaming over 50 good anime series. This list of anime will help you figure out which are the best anime shows available right now, so you can be sure to spend your time on the best of the best.

Be sure to also check out the best anime movies streaming on Netflix

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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Attack on Titan Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more

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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Death Note The fictional universe that contains the anime, manga and television films that deal with the world of Death Note.

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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series takes place in the near-future and focuses on various virtual reality MMORPG ...more

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Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is a manga written and illustrated by Kazue Katō. The manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine by Shueisha since April 2009, with individual chapters collected into ...more

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Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori.

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
JoshuaLemmon added Naruto Naruto is a 2002 TV program written by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Bleach Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper —a ...more

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Chris Abraham added Fate/Zero Fate/Zero is a light novel by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. The first volume was released on December 29, 2006, ...more

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for 27 episodes on ...more

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Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Kill La Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. It follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi on her search for her father's killer, which brings her into violent conflict with the ...more

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a 2012 TV anime series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and directed by Koji Masunari.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
julianasfehr added Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by ...more

24 Cliches Only Anime Fans Will Understand

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One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
One Punch Man One Punch Man is an online comic strip by One.

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The Irregular at Magic High Sc... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Ajin: Demi-Human Ajin: Demi-Human is a Japanese manga series and 2015 anime series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. After he is hit by a truck, a student named Kei Nagai discovers he is an immortal ...more

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Sword Art Online II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Priscilla Garcia added Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel, along with his cat named Happy, has traveled to the town of Hargeon in search of a wizard named Salamander. Here he runs into a young woman named Lucy Heartfilia, a Celestial ...more

The Best Harem Anime Of All Time

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
InuYasha Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more

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Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Durarara!! Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. ...more

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Knights of Sidonia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Castlevania Castlevania (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated web television series based on the 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse by Konami. The series follows Trevor Belmont ...more

The Best Vampire Anime of All Time

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Pokémon: Indigo League Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more

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The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added The Seven Deadly Sins The Seven Deadly Sins (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese animated series based on the manga by Nakaba Suzuki. A once-active group of knights called the Seven Deadly Sins must band together to defeat ...more

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Gargantia on the Verdurous Pla... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet is a Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G and directed by Kazuya Murata, and aired between April and June 2013. A manga adaptation began ...more

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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added The Devil Is a Part-Timer! The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku. ASCII Media Works has published ten volumes since February 2011. The story ...more

The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked

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Aldnoah.Zero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Your Lie in April

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Kuromukuro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Kuromukuro Kuromukuro (Netflix, 2016) is a Japanese mecha anime television series directed by Tensai Okamura. When mecha attack a research center, its students, pilots, and researchers must fight back with ...more

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Pokemon XY is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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Gunslinger Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Gunslinger Girl Gunslinger Girl is a manga by Yu Aida. It first premiered on May 21, 2002 in the monthly shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh. The chapters were also published in 15 tankōbon volumes by ASCII ...more

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Violet Evergarden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Thora Queen added Violet Evergarden Violet Evergarden (Kyoto Animation, 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series of the same title. The story revolves around Auto Memory Dolls: people initially employed by ...more

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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Hockeylover48 added Devilman Crybaby

Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend Ryou Asuka that the demons will revive and reclaim the world from the humans. As the humans do not stand a chance against the supernatural power of the demons, Ryou suggests fusing with a demon. Akira becomes Devilman, with the power of a demon and the heart of a human.

Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based on the manga by Go Nagai. When an ancient race of demons invades the world, Akira Fudo transform into ...more

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Rurouni Kenshin

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Durarara!!x2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Durarara!!x2 Durarara!!×2 (Tokyo MX, 2015) is an anime series, and the second season of Durarara!!, which is based on the light novel series by Ryōgo Narita and Suzuhito Yasuda. Peace in Ikebukuro is ...more

The Most Anticipated New Anime of 2015

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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known in Japan as Nurarihyon's Grandson, is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. The series was first published in Shueisha as a oneshot in ...more

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Little Witch Academia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Little Witch Academia Little Witch Academia (Netflix, 2017) is an anime television series created by Yoh Yoshinari. Taking place in Luna Nova Academy, a school for young witches, the series follows new student Akko ...more

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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Hanna1 added The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan) is a Japanese gag manga series written and illustrated by Shūichi Asō and 2016 anime series. Despite his secret psychic abilities, Kusuo ...more

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Children of the Whales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Thora Queen added Children of the Whales

Year 93 of the Sand Era. In a vast, endless sea of sand, a lone colony of people live upon an ever-moving island known as the Mud Whale. Chakuro, the archivist of the Mud Whale, chronicles the lives and deaths of the people who live there. The five hundred souls of the island are divided into a majority of "marked ones", short-lived people who can use a psychokinetic power known as Thymia, and a small minority of "unmarked ones", who don't have any powers but have normal lifespans and rule the ship. While people on the Whale know nothing of the outside world, or if there even is such a thing, they live a simple but happy and peaceful life, playing around, cultivating their land and falling in love. One day, however, they come across an island not unlike their own, only to find a graveyard and a wounded Emotionless Girl who calls them "the criminals of Falaina". This discovery may announce the end of their world…

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B: the Beginning is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
B: the Beginning B: the Beginning (Netflix, 2018) is an anime series directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic ...more

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Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
thebeth added Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey The second of three installments of the Berserk Golden Age Arc film series. The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive ...more

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Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
thebeth added Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King is a 2012 animation action adventure film written by Kentaro Miura and Ichirô Ôkôchi and directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka.

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Aggretsuko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Aggretsuko Aggretsuko (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series based on the Sanrio character. A socially awkward accountant deals with her annoying co-workers by chugging beer and singing death metal.

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Case Closed Case Closed, known originally as Meitantei Conan, is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. The series is serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday ...more

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A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese science fiction anime ONA directed by Kazuya Murata. In the year 2035, a biological research project went awry, resulting in an incident ...more

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Tiger & Bunny is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Tiger & Bunny Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise under the direction of Keiichi Satou. The screenplay was written by Masafumi Nishida, with original character ...more

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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint ...more

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Digimon Fusion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
MichaelChoi added Digimon Fusion Digimon Fusion, known in Japan as Digimon Xros Wars, is the sixth anime children television series in the Digimon franchise by Akiyoshi Hongō, produced by Toei Animation. It follows a boy named ...more