Ever wondered what gets people hooked to anime? Through its unique anthropomorphism approach, anime deconstructs everyday interactions and abstract ideas into simple visuals. You pick up unexpected lessons and then introspect. Anime inspires you to work harder, build friendships and believe in yourself.
Here are 5 shows you can begin your animersion with. You can watch them all on Netflix
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Genre- Adventure, Sci-fi
FMAB is a poignant tale of two orphaned brothers (Edward and Alphonse Elric), who decide to bring their mother back to life with alchemy. Interspersed with humour, the story arc is beautiful and engaging. It often draws inspiration from Dante’s divine comedy. You’ll fall in love with every character and learn quite a few life lessons.
Genre- Crime, Mystery
The story follows a bright teenager, Light Yagami and his interactions with Shinigami Ryuk (Japanese god of death). He stumbles upon the ‘Death Note’, which grants him a mysterious ability. By writing the name and the manner of their murder, he could basically kill anyone he wanted to. The series dwells on the concepts of vigilantism and a utopian crime-less society. Follow Light and L (the detective who tries to nab him) as they outsmart each other at every turn.
With 16 seasons, Bleach follows the adventures of a 15 year old high-school student Ichigo Kurosaki. After he obtains the powers of a soul reaper from another teenager, he struggles with his new identity and his inner demon. Watch this one for some epic fight scenes and a teenage romance.
Genre- Adventure, comedy
With a goofy little boy as the protagonist, the show has long been considered one of the best anime series of all time. It’s a story of determination and dreams, of epic fights and failures. Follow Naruto on his journey to become the Hokage (village leader).
Hunter x Hunter
Genre- Adventure, fantasy, comedy
The show features the protagonist Gon, who is on a mission to train himself as a Hunter. A hunter is a professional who follows fantastic pursuits and captures dangerous criminals. He discovers his father, who had abandoned him as a child, and the story progresses. Watch this one for a one-of-a-kind bromance between Gon and Killua.