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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 on Netflix? 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 anime shows on Netflix? If you watched the show and liked it then give it a vote up - 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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21,393 5,147
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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20,690 4,384
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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21,731 5,647
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Sword Art Online (2012) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on ...more
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8,635 2,100
Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more
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6,545 1,994
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more
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4,819 1,538
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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 from ...more
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5,776 2,092
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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4,449 1,574
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
This series is an anime television series produced by Trigger. It follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi on her search which brings her into conflict with the iron-fisted student council ...more
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26,787 1,641
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
One-Punch Man is an ongoing Japanese superhero webcomic created by ONE which began publication in early 2009. An anime television adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan between October and ...more
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4,764 1,315
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a 2012 TV anime series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and directed by Koji Masunari.
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3,346 1,391
The Irregular at Magic High Sc... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
The Irregular at Magic High School is a Japanese web novel series by Tsutomu Satō. An anime adaptation by Madhouse was announced and was broadcast between April and September 2014. The story ...more
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3,148 1,369
Sword Art Online II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. An anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures, known simply as Sword Art Online. In ...more
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3,318 273
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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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3,393 795
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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1,700 315
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Piano prodigy Kōsei Arima dominated ...more
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2,170 678
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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1,664 654
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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1,936 357
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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
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3,916 1,422
Knights of Sidonia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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692 152
Violet Evergarden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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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1,056 367
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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
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565 137
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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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2,515 1,220
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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843 520
Gargantia on the Verdurous Pla... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Streaming on Netflix
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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