8 Anime Series on Netflix You Should Spend Your Holiday Watching

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Having just watched Rebellion, I can't recommend Puella Magi Madoka Magica enough.

It should be mentioned that Madoka Magica is a dark and subversive series, that is actually pretty close to Attack on Titan in terms of tone.

Another gem available on Netflix is the series Princess Jellyfish. It deals with many social anxieties, body image and personal identity issues, all while keeping a lighthearted, humorous tone. Also jellyfish, beautifully drawn jellyfish.

1 Reason not to watch Anime on Netflix.

1) Anime is not on Netflix (UK)

((The only one I found was Knights of Sydonia))

Netflix is great for random people wanting to check out a few of the bigger hits of the past years, but for actual hardcore anime fans, the offering is ridiculosly limited compared to the dozens of new series that are airing every season, and that anime fandoms already got used to before anime was attempted to be officially accessbible in the west.

Though it's a moot point for me anyways, given that I live in Hungary, so for me there is no moral dilemma between the wider opttions and the Straight 'n Narrow, my only choice is between watching anime and not watching anime at all.

Belzera:
1 Reason not to watch Anime on Netflix.

1) Anime is not on Netflix (UK)

((The only one I found was Knights of Sydonia))

Nail on the head.

When it comes to anime in 'ol Blighty, we're always getting screwed over.

Thank god for crunchyroll.

An anime recommendation list that actually has some newer anime = Good list

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Netflix isn't available in my country though.

Alterego-X:
Netflix is great for random people wanting to check out a few of the bigger hits of the past years, but for actual hardcore anime fans, the offering is ridiculosly limited compared to the dozens of new series that are airing every season, and that anime fandoms already got used to before anime was attempted to be officially accessbible in the west.

Though it's a moot point for me anyways, given that I live in Hungary, so for me there is no moral dilemma between the wider opttions and the Straight 'n Narrow, my only choice is between watching anime and not watching anime at all.

This may be changing. Knights of Sidonia, at least for now, is a Netflix exclusive in the west, and they had the entire season dubbed and available the very week after the season finished airing in Japan. I'm not sure how far they intend to go with this, but it seems that Netflix is taking some serious measures to get some good content going.

Tssss!!! Recommending Attack on Titan?!
It's totally crap, and even the manga is no more than just average.

Try Hulu as well. Most of the anime on Hulu is in subtitles rather than dubbed, but I would've never watched Stein's Gate if it weren't for Hulu.

Fifty-One:
Try Hulu as well. Most of the anime on Hulu is in subtitles rather than dubbed, but I would've never watched Stein's Gate if it weren't for Hulu.

You should play the visual novel next. It goes into more detail on the science bits as well more in-depth interaction with the characters that aren't Kurisu.

Gonna check out Knights of Sidonia; looks like something I might like. Oh, Trigun and Samurai Champloo are absolutely fantastic. Check it out if you haven't already.

Also, I want Mushishi to be on Netflix, in glorious HD.

Scars Unseen:

Fifty-One:
Try Hulu as well. Most of the anime on Hulu is in subtitles rather than dubbed, but I would've never watched Stein's Gate if it weren't for Hulu.

You should play the visual novel next. It goes into more detail on the science bits as well more in-depth interaction with the characters that aren't Kurisu.

I will have to take a look at it. Thanks for the heads up!

8 Anime Series on Netflix You Should Spend Your Holiday Watching

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I'm Swdish, and can't watch any of these.

Belzera:
1 Reason not to watch Anime on Netflix.

1) Anime is not on Netflix (UK)

((The only one I found was Knights of Sydonia))

2nd reason not to watch anime on Netflix: Crunchroll exists.

3rd reason not to watch anime on Netflix: All their content is dubbed, and while some dubs can be done well, there is often much lost in translation, and the quality is very hit and miss, whereas voice acting in Japan is such a competitive field that there is real competition just to get into the university programs offered for it.

That said, I will say that I think the English version of Death Note surpasses the Japanese one, there are a few others but that is the one that I think set the bar for English dubs, few since have reached it.

Let me give you two useful pieces of information; one, JoJo and far more series aren't there and two, they aren't subbed.

Technically I could only watch Sidonia I think, but I have VPN to fix that.

I'm continually surprised by how large a chunk of Netflix's anime content is Funimation stuff. Alas, they don't have Funimation's best stuff (DBZ, Tenchi Muyo OVA series).

Here are eight reason I personally watch anime on Netflix

  • Heaven's Lost Property
  • Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei
  • Girls Bravo
  • Chobits
  • Rosario + Vampire
  • Sekirei
  • Tenchi Muyo GXP
  • Kill La Kill

P.S. Thanks

P.P.S. Hmm, I'm noticing something of a trend in all my favorite Netflix anime.

P.P.P.S. They used to have Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro on there, but it's gone now. Keep an eye out in case they ever get it back; it's far and away better than anything either on my list or on the article's list. I say that even though it's not even a little bit ecchi!

MorganL4:

Belzera:
1 Reason not to watch Anime on Netflix.

1) Anime is not on Netflix (UK)

((The only one I found was Knights of Sydonia))

2nd reason not to watch anime on Netflix: Crunchroll exists.

3rd reason not to watch anime on Netflix: All their content is dubbed, and while some dubs can be done well, there is often much lost in translation, and the quality is very hit and miss, whereas voice acting in Japan is such a competitive field that there is real competition just to get into the university programs offered for it.

That said, I will say that I think the English version of Death Note surpasses the Japanese one, there are a few others but that is the one that I think set the bar for English dubs, few since have reached it.

They have the Japanese version as well. You just have to go to the audio/subtitle settings when starting the show for the first time and choose Japanese audio and English Subtitles.

And they don't even have the English dub for everything available. At least in the US. I just finished Blue Exorcist (not bad but not amazing, its a fun ride) and it only had the option for Japanese audio.

OT: No Kill la Kill? No Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood? Really? Two of the best animes, no two of the best SHOWS, I have EVER seen and are almost universally acclaimed (at least in FMA:B's instance) and loved by the viewers aren't on your list? For shame.

Even if you don't like Kill la Kill you have to admit the sheer spectacle and insanity is at least somewhat entertaining.

It makes me sad when I see a list of recommended anime, and don't see Fate/Zero on there.

Fate/Zero is one of the BEST anime I've ever seen and no one I know seems to have watched it! D=

NOw, it's been a year or two since I've had netflix, but when I did, Clannad was on there. If Clannad is still on there, and yet not on this list...

SHHHHAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMEEEEE!

SomeLameStuff:
It makes me sad when I see a list of recommended anime, and don't see Fate/Zero on there.

Fate/Zero is one of the BEST anime I've ever seen and no one I know seems to have watched it! D=

If it makes you feel any better, I've seen it.

SKBPinkie:
Gonna check out Knights of Sidonia; looks like something I might like. Oh, Trigun and Samurai Champloo are absolutely fantastic. Check it out if you haven't already.

Also, I want Mushishi to be on Netflix, in glorious HD.

If you can stomach the art style, Sidonia is a brilliant series, but the all-CG approach pushed me away. I highly recommend the manga though, which has a much more detailed style and much more content overall.

If you liked Sidona, or you're a fan of creepy-ass cyborgs and obscenely powerful guns, I also recommend Tsutomu Nihei's other works, particularly BLAME! and Biomega. Just don't go in if you're a fan of explanations. The art is simply beautiful though, in a bleak, immensely depressing sort of way

"image"

Edit: Failed at posting images again. Just take it from me, there was a really badass piece of post-apocalyptic arcitecture in that picture

Valkrex:

Even if you don't like Kill la Kill you have to admit the sheer spectacle and insanity is at least somewhat entertaining.

Actually, one of the main reason's I'm not big into KLK is because the spectacle wasn't OTT enough. Probably doesn't help that I first watched Gurren Lagaan shortly before watching KLK (and absolutely loved it, bar a couple story arcs), though I doubt I would've liked KLK much even if that wasn't the case. I'll definitely give it to you though that the show is batshit insane. :p

Captcha: "My dear Watson"

V da Mighty Taco:

Valkrex:

Even if you don't like Kill la Kill you have to admit the sheer spectacle and insanity is at least somewhat entertaining.

Actually, one of the main reason's I'm not big into KLK is because the spectacle wasn't OTT enough. Probably doesn't help that I first watched Gurren Lagaan shortly before watching KLK (and absolutely loved it, bar a couple story arcs), though I doubt I would've liked KLK much even if that wasn't the case. I'll definitely give it to you though that the show is batshit insane. :p

Captcha: "My dear Watson"

Whoa whoa whoa whoa.

Woah.

I've heard of Gurren Lagaan, and I know it was made by some of the same people, but are you saying its even MORE over-the-top then Kill la Kill?!?!?

If it is I NEED to see it!

Plasmadamage:
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Take out the quotation marks and the image will work. You have quotes inside the image link that's fucking it all up. Also, don't forget to spoiler tag it as well (spoiler tags should be outside of the img tags).

If anyone is wondering, here is the image Plasmadamage was trying to show you:

Valkrex:

Whoa whoa whoa whoa.

Woah.

I've heard of Gurren Lagaan, and I know it was made by some of the same people, but are you saying its even MORE over-the-top then Kill la Kill?!?!?

If it is I NEED to see it!

If you like OTT awesome, then I couldn't recommend GL any harder. While it does get incredibly dull at a couple points in the series, overall it's pretty much Rule of Cool incarnate and has played a major part in my hypercynical ass getting back into anime. It's honestly probably my standard now for what I expect out of good action in general, not just from anime but for all mediums as a whole. Seriously, it's like the Metal Gear Rising of anime.

If you don't mind minor spoilers, here's just a couple instances of how OTT Gurren Lagann gets:

unless the eastern animation industry realizes how much of a huge marketing field it has in the west ....
it will remain constituted, in the bulk of it, to stupid physiques-dying boobs action pandering to horny teenagers ...
which is a complete shame because those 8 _ and a few more _ are examples of a new form of media that allows for the creation and adaptation of grandiose-scale stories and concepts with a comparably small budget ....

anyway, I also wanted to ask ...
Has Sidonia no kishi actually proofed successful or profitable ?
I already heard that it has a second season coming soon, which is a good sign to say the least ....
but is there any concrete information provided on the subject ?
I'd appreciate any hint~

There's not enough good Anime on Netflix yet. This list basically covered all of the good ones barring another 4.

Netflix needs Baccano, DRRRRR!!!!, Phi Brain, K, Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) and others.

Netflix not having Ghost in the Shell is a damn crime.

The Canadian Netfix doesn't have as good a selection as the US one does so I can't get all of those and most of the ones I do get I've seen already. ...and there's no way in hell I'm watching Digimon.

A.K.B.:
unless the eastern animation industry realizes how much of a huge marketing field it has in the west ....
it will remain constituted, in the bulk of it, to stupid physiques-dying boobs action pandering to horny teenagers ...
which is a complete shame because those 8 _ and a few more _ are examples of a new form of media that allows for the creation and adaptation of grandiose-scale stories and concepts with a comparably small budget ....

If there is a western market for mature animation with western sensibilities, then maybe the western animation studios should start pandering to that.

The anime industry probably knows that there are more western people than Japanese ones, and therefore a bigger market. They just don't care too much, beyond raking in the serendipidously happen to like Japanese styles, and that there are a handful of artists whose work is a bit closer to western aesthetics than others'.

Kill la Kill and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are good, but it's missing the last part of the latter.

Also, to anyone who's going to watch KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA (caps to get attention), FOR GOD'S SAKE DO IT IN JAPANESE. I personally didn't like it much (it's CGI, the mechs are all identical, and there's a bear for no reason), but it got a hell of a lot better when the voice actors weren't reading verbatim from the most lifeless captions ever.

"Madoka Magica is an amazing series that centers around a mystical cat that recruits girls to defeat powerful witches."

...

V da Mighty Taco:

Valkrex:

Whoa whoa whoa whoa.

Woah.

I've heard of Gurren Lagaan, and I know it was made by some of the same people, but are you saying its even MORE over-the-top then Kill la Kill?!?!?

If it is I NEED to see it!

If you like OTT awesome, then I couldn't recommend GL any harder. While it does get incredibly dull at a couple points in the series, overall it's pretty much Rule of Cool incarnate and has played a major part in my hypercynical ass getting back into anime. It's honestly probably my standard now for what I expect out of good action in general, not just from anime but for all mediums as a whole. Seriously, it's like the Metal Gear Rising of anime.

If you don't mind minor spoilers, here's just a couple instances of how OTT Gurren Lagann gets:

This pleases me. I will definitely be checking this show out :D

I get that people liked it as kids, but seriously, digimon is terrible series, there are plenty of series on netflix that are far better

Valkrex:
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Bad news is that it's not on Netflix, so you'll probably have to resort to something like Crunchyroll to see it. Still worth it, though.

One last thing - I'd personally recommend watching the actual anime first, before watching the movie. The movie goes over the same plot as the tv series, but does take some liberties with it. While a lot of people love the movie and I still haven't seen it, what I have seen and heard about some of these changes made don't quite sit right with me personally. Who knows, maybe you'll love the movie, but I'd at least watch the original series first before moving on to that.

EDIT: I'd also recommend the sub version if you can. While I'm definitely not one of those guys who believes subs are always better than dubs (oh, hello there Hellsing: Ultimate and Black Lagoon!), GL's dub loses a lot of the raw energy that a show like this thrives on. If subs don't bother you, go sub all the way here.

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