Best Anime to Watch on Crunchyroll
Whether you’re an anime aficionado or an amateur, the list below has all of Crunchyroll’s good stuff: action, horror, romance, journey, fantasy, mystery and comedy.
1. My Hero Academia (super series)
My Hero Academia is an inspirational superhero manga series for all you average Joe’s. Izuku, the protagonist, is a kid with no superpowers in a universe where most of the world has some kind of super-powered quirk. But that doesn’t stop him from enrolling in one of the most prestigious hero academies to excel his ability.
First episode date: 3 April 2016
Adapted from: My Hero Academia
Cast: Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin, Daiki Yamashita, MORE
Genres: Animation, Action fiction, Comedy
2. Naruto (super series)
If you’ve ever watched an episode of Naruto, its theme song would probably be ringing in your head every time you stumble across it. It’s one of the most-watched anime series. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the matriarch of his village.
Author: Masashi Kishimoto
Main characters: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, MORE
Adaptations: Naruto: Shippuden (2007), MORE
Genres: Adventure fiction, Fantasy, Martial Arts
Publishers: Shueisha, Viz Media
3. Fate series (action-adventure)
Fate is originally an adult visual novel adapted to a series. The plot focuses on a young mage named Shirou Emiya who becomes a warrior in a battle between Servants (known as the Holy Grail War). Through each route, Shirou bonds with a heroine and confronts different mages who participate in the war.
Original network: TVS, CTC, KBS, tvk
English producer: Tokyopop
4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (action-adventure)
Ok, this is somewhat like Harry Potter franchise; full of superstition and adventure. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the Philosopher’s Stone, hoping to restore their bodies, which were lost when they attempted to use their alchemy skills to resurrect their deceased mother.
First episode date: 5 April 2009
Final episode date: 4 July 2010
Cast: Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Colleen Clinkenbeard
Program creators: Hiromu Arakawa, Bones
5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (thriller/horror)
For those seeking a female-focused series, this one’s for you! A teenage girl has a magical encounter with a strange creature that grants her one wish and alters her destiny. Despite being female-focused views must beware, the series is full of dark imagery that is more so suited for teens and adults.
First episode date: 7 January 2011
Final episode date: 21 April 2011
Cast: Lauren Landa, Aoi Yūki, Carrie Keranen, Kaori Mizuhashi
Theme songs: Connect, Magia