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The Best Drama Anime on Netflix  

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If you're looking for some good drama anime on Netflix, we've got you covered! This list will tell you what drama anime is currently streaming on Netflix, and we're letting you vote up your favorites so that other otakus can be recommended good anime!

It's kind of hard to classify exactly what passes as a Netflix drama anime, because drama is kind of a broad term when defining an anime (since almost all anime have elements of drama to them.) If you want something that is more about everyday people, check out Your Lie in April. In the other direction there is drama anime like Attack on Titan or Death Note that feature otherworldly or fantastical elements to their stories. Other good drama anime currently streaming on Netflix include Durarara!!, Gunslinger Girl, and Sword Art Online.

Use this list as a guide to find drama anime that's on Netflix right now, but also vote up the series you have watched and enjoyed so that other fans can get some good drama anime recommendations. This list has been updated as of 2018, so you can be sure that we aren't missing any good Netflix drama anime.

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The Seven Deadly Sins
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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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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Developed by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi ...more
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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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Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more
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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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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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Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 48 ...more
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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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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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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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Vampire Knight is a shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and has officially ended. Chapters are collected and published in ...more
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Fate/Zero
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a 2012 TV anime series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and directed by Koji Masunari.
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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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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drama Anime on Netflix
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story begins during the ...more
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Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and ...more
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a Japanese fantasy adventure manga series written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. An anime television adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan from October ...more
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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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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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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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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drama Anime 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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Children of the Whales is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drama Anime on Netflix
Children of the Whales
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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drama Anime on Netflix
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