50 Top Trending Anime Series to Watch on Netflix Right Now

It’s no surprise that Netflix is the leader in streaming entertainment, with over 165 million subscribers, of which, over 60 million are accounts in the United States. Anime is fast becoming one of the most popular streaming choices on Netflix, estimations show user numbers increased to over 50% within a yearly period. Don’t share your Netflix password with too many friends just yet as there is a fresh pick of anime series to watch. 

1. 7 Seeds

In a post-apocalyptic world, Natsu, a young girl, wakes up during a storm and gets on an inflatable raft with several others, they eventually find an island and all sorts of animal oddities, like large insects. 

2. Aggretsuko

Follows the daily life of Retsuko, a red panda, who is in her mid-twenties and frustrated with her work in the accounting department. 

3. Anohana:The Flower We Saw That Day

Jinta is the only one who can see a girl named Meiko, a childhood friend who passed away. Meiko wishes that her old group of school friends can reunite after years of separation.

4. Attack on Titan

There are creatures, known as Titans, that eat humans, but Eren wants to go beyond the protective walls they’ve built. He wants to join the Scout Regiment to fight off the Titans. 

5. B: The Beginning

Keith Flick joins the Royal Investigation Service (RIS) to investigate the murder trails left by Killer B. Director Kazuto Nakazawa creates a dark and suspenseful series that will leave you in anticipation of what’s to come. 

6. Baki

Baki Hanma, a martial arts grappler, finds himself preparing to fight his own father. Fans of MMA, the underground fighting scene, blood, sweat, and over-the-top violence will enjoy this series. 

7. Beastars

The coexistence between herbivores and carnivores is questioned when a student, an alpaca, is murdered at Cherryton Academy. Legoshi, a wolf, tries to fend off his hunger pangs for a white dwarf rabbit, Haru, who is also the object of his affections. 

8. Cannon Busters

Philly the Kid traverses the landscape of Gearbolt with his pink Cadillac, Bessie, and robot duo, Sam and Casey in the attempt to find a prince. The adventures unfold as Philly comes face-to-face with robots, samurais, bounty hunters, soldiers, and giant crabs. 

9. Cardcaptor Sakura

Sakura finds a magical book and accidentally releases the Clow Cards – now she needs to retrieve them. Her sweet nature sets the tone for this series, making it a lighthearted watch suitable for ages over 7 years old.  

10. Carole and Tuesday

Tuesday comes from a rich family, but decides to run away to become a musician. She goes to Alba City where she meets Carole who shares the same dream. 

11. Cells at Work

Follow anthropomorphized red and white blood cells as they interact with one another and try to keep the human body healthy by fending off different viruses and bacteria.  

12. Children of the Whales

Chakuro and friends live on a large Mud Whale in the desert. They discover something beyond what they have come to know – another island and a girl. The Mud Whale is now threatened by what lies beyond.

13. Clannad

Tomoya is a third-year student with a shaky past and present, but with the friendship from a few girls he meets at school his life slowly starts to change. This series explores the reality of the grief children go through when they’ve lost a parent.

14. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Set in an alternate timeline, an exiled prince, Lelouch, is given special powers of obedience, known as Geass, by a woman unknown and he sets out to lead a rebellion against the Britannian Empire. 

15. Death Note

Light uses a peculiar notebook called Death Note to fight off evil forces. Anyone’s name written in Death Note will die, but he uses this to boost his own ego and will soon be caught.  

16. Devilman Crybaby

Teenager Akira is The Devilman. He uses his dark powers for good, but is faced with the onslaught of demons, but his friend Ryo leads him along a new path of power and discovery. 

17. Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan

When Hisone finds a dragon in Gifu Air Base her piloting skills are put to the test. As she becomes a dragon pilot she acquaints herself with her new dragon, training, and other dragon pilots.  

18. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K

Kusuo Saiki is a high school sophomore with a secret. The series follows him along various adventures that put his psychic abilities to the test, whether he can help it or not. 

19. Dino Girl Gauko

When Naoko gets angry she turns into a dinosaur called Gauko. She is a red-hot temper away from quickly sorting out any problem like escaping from a locked freezer to resolving arguments about a community center. 

20. Drifting Dragons

Taking to the sky, the crew of airship Quin Zaza is in search of dragon meat and oil for survival. Amidst hunting dragons, Takita settles in as a new team member among the drakers (dragon hunters).   

21. Fate/Zero

A lengthy first episode (47 minutes) introduces the characters summoned to fight in the Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. Fate/Zero is a complex tale of seven mages chosen for battle.

22. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma

Food Wars takes place at Totsuki Saryo Culinary Institute in Tokyo where students engage in cooking competitions, otherwise known as shokugeki. The series follows Soma, a charismatic chef who aspires to become one of the top students. 

23. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

After trying to resurrect their dead mother, alchemist brothers Alphonse and Edward, lost their bodies. In their quest for the philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies, they discover hidden truths.  

24. Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

The human race has taken to space, and colonized their new home called Avalon. Ledo, a soldier for the Galactic Alliance, can’t find his way back and is transported to earth where the salvage ship Gargantia finds him. 

25. Gurren Lagann

When two friends try to leave Giha, an underground town, a Gunman falls into their village. What Kamina and Simon discovers will lead to their inevitable escape from their underground home to the surface above.    

26. Haikyu!!

Hinata, a junior high school student, joins the volleyball team after seeing one of his volleyball heroes. He is faced with numerous challenges on and off the court, but he finds a teammate who proves to be an asset for the win. 

27. Hunter x Hunter

A young boy, Gon, wants to be a hunter just like his dad, but his dad left him years ago. He sets out to prove himself by catching a monster fish and acing the Hunter Examinations. Little does he know who he will meet down the line.  

28. Inuyasha

Kagome, a fifteen-year old school girl, meets Inuyasha, a half-animal, half-demon when she travels back into the past. The two adventure to find shards of a shattered jewel and meet interesting characters along the way. 

29. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

As part of paying off a debt, the Joestar family welcomes a new member, Dio. As Dio moves in, competition for the family fortune ensues, among other sinister situations that will make him look good.  

30. K-On!

In hopes to prevent it from being disbanded, five high school girls save the Light Music Club. This is a lighthearted series about music, friendship, and the ups-and-downs of teenage life in high school. 

31. Kill La Kill

Ryuko is on a mission to find her father’s killer. She encounters the president of the student body council and other opponents that threaten her efforts. She is not alone as she finds her strength in Senketsu, her ‘Godrobe’ while wielding her longsword.   

32. Little Witch Academia

The Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy welcomes Akko, an enthusiastic student who tries her best to learn about being a witch. She finds her magic with occasional falls and stumbles along the way, dragons, and learning the art of flying a broom. 

33. March Comes in Like a Lion

Rei, a 17-year-old boy, is a Shogi (Japanese Chess) player, but as he becomes one of the best, he also copes with the loss of his family and disconnection from the world, but his three sisters help him come out of his shell.

34. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

A group of child security agents take their power back and revolt against their ‘masters’. The series follows the Tekkadan, a security group, escorting Kudelia to earth, who encounter obstacles along the way.  

35. Mobile Suit Gundam UC

Exploring the frontiers of space colonization, Banagher meets Audrey on a mission to fend off a group of rebels. His life will change forever as he becomes pilot of the Unicorn Gundam. 

36. Naruto

Rated as one of the best television series, Naruto has aired over 700 episodes. Naruto is a teenage ninja with aspirations to become a Hokage, the leader of the village. The series follows Naruto and his fellow ninjas as they fend off opponents that cross their path. 

37. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Shinji becomes part of his father’s fighting group called NERV, he takes on the role of a pilot among other teenage pilots to fight the enemies called ‘Angels’. 

38. Neo Yokio

Think New York and high-society, only in this case it’s Neo Yokio and Magistocrats – a city saved by a society of wealthy magicians. Kaz Kaan, the main character, lives a double life as a fashion-lover and demon-hunter.

39. One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy wants to be the best pirate out there, and to become Pirate King he is on a quest for the ultimate treasure: One Piece.    

40. One Punch Man

Saitama can beat anyone, as he wrestles with his own strength and lack of stronger opponents he mentors Genos, a cyborg who wants to learn as much as he can. 

41. Ouran High School Host Club 

Haruhi needs to pay off a debt after breaking a vase at the Host Club. Little does she know the Host Club thinks she is a boy and has a talent for hosting girls in the club. 

42. Parasyte

Shinichi and Migi team up to fight alien parasites trying to invade earth. This is not just any duo though, Migi is a ‘good’ alien parasite living in Shinichi’s right hand. 

43. Pokémon

Based off of the famous video game, Pokémon branches into numerous series, however, it follows the main character Ash Ketchum as he trains the creatures called Pokémon and sets out to become the Pokémon Master. 

44. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

A group of high school girls sign a supernatural contract that gives them magical powers. Madoka and Sayaka face new challenges that test their supernatural strengths.  

45. Robotech

Robotech is created from three different Japanese series.  As a spaceship crash lands on Earth a new ‘Robotechnology’ is discovered and leads to the construction of mecha, also known as giant robots. 

46. Saint Seiya

A group of five mystical Saints with protective armor called ‘Cloths’ are conjured to fight for the Goddess Athena. Follow Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac as they unite to fight in epic battles reminiscent of mythological tales. 

47. Scissor Seven

As a failing assassin who couldn’t complete a course in professional killing, Seven goes undercover as a hairdresser, but he also takes on tasks that include killing an underwear collector and shape-shifting into a cardboard box. 

48. Soul Eater

At Death Weapon Meister Academy students become Meisters, each with a partner that becomes a weapon. Maka aims to turn her partner, Soul Eater, into a death scythe, but first they need 99 souls and one witch.  

49. Violet Evergarden 

After surviving the war and losing both her arms, Violet Evergarden is slowly adjusting to a new life as a ghostwriter. As she heals from the war, she receives other writing tasks and opportunities that open her to new relationships.

50. Your Lie in April

After losing his mother, Kousei lost his passion for playing piano. When he meets Kaori, a young girl with a lot of heart and a violin, his rhythm slowly returns to him and the two become more than just a musical duo.