10 Best Anime To Watch For Beginners


If you are someone who loves to watch anime, then you will also find countless articles on our website suggesting different animes based on their genres, so you can check those articles out, as well. 

In this article, we will be discussing some of the best anime that you can watch if you are new to the anime game

#1 Kakegurui (2017 – 2019)

The story of Kakegurui revolves around the character, Yumeko Jabami, who decides to enrol at Hyakkaou Private Academy. 

This academy is unlike any other, where they actually study gambling, and the students are ranked by their overall wins at gambling. 

Those who are able to win see themselves in the bask of fame and fortune and rise to the top.

Genres: Gambling, Psychological thriller, Animation

First episode date: 1 July 2017 (Japan)

Available on GoGoAnime

#2 ‘Digimon: Digital Monsters’ (1999 – 2007)

Digimon was one of the first anime that I recall watching on TV, and it still has a lot of nostalgia to it. The story of Digimon is set In Tokyo, where creatures hatch from eggs that all emerge from a computer screen. 

The creatures then follow Taichi Yagami and his sister Hikari Yagami, and they all transform into various dinosaur-like creatures with their own sets of powers. 

Soon they all start to wander the streets of their cities, and an adventure ensues.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

First episode date: 7 March 1999 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#3 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2006 – 2009)

The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya follows the story of Haruhi, who is shown as an eccentric school going girl who is fascinated with the world of paranormal. 

Kyon, who is also a new student in Haruhi’s class, is shown to be a laid-back student who joins Haruhi’s group of Paranormal SOS, quite reluctantly. 

Together, they go on various adventures where they investigate various supernatural creatures and unknown mysterious events that no one is able to.

Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Horror

First episode date: 2 April 2006 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#4 Inuyasha (2000 – 2004)


The story of Inuyasha follows Kagome Higurashi, who is shown as a typical modern-day schoolgirl when suddenly, her life changes when she transports back in time to wartime in Japan. 

Over there, she ends up meeting Inuyasha who is a half-demon, and together they try to defend Jewel of Four Souls.

Genres: Adventure, Time-Travel, Fantasy

First episode date: 3 October 2009 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#5 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022)

Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a very recent anime series that was launched in 2022, and it follows the story of a street kid who tries to survive in a world that is built on technology and body modification. 

When things get too serious, and everything is at risk, he decides to work as an edgerunner. 

The edgerunners are considered mercenary outlaws, and they also go by the name of Cyberpunk.

Genres: Futuristic, Psychological thriller, Animation

First episode date: 13 September 2022

Available on – GoGoAnime

#6 Bleach (2004 – 2012)


Bleach is a psychological horror thriller that follows the story of Kurosaki. Kurosaki is born with the gift of seeing ghosts. 

One day, Kurosaki’s family is attacked by a dangerous and malevolent soul who is usually known as a ‘Hollow’. 

Since then, Kurosaki decides to become someone known as a Soul Reaper and he dedicates his entire life to protect innocent lives and bring in peace to the tortured spirits. 

Genres: Horror, Adventure, Thriller

First episode date: 5 October 2004 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#7 Castlevania (2017 – 2021)


Unlike other anime listed on in this article, Castelvania actually is adapted from a video game. Castlevania follows the story of the Belmont clan, or at least its last surviving member. 

The Belmont clan are often considered to be a disgraced clan in which Trevor Belmont is shown trying to save Eastern Europe against Vlad Dracula Tepes, who is set on a path of extinction of Eastern Europe.

What follows is an adventure between Dracula and his vampires against the Belmont clan, who try to save humanity against Vlad Dracula Tepes and his army of vampires. 

Genres: Horror, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation

First episode date: July 7, 2017 

Available on – GoGoAnime and Netflix

#8 Pokémon (1997 -)


Pokemon is one of those titles that is so widely known across generations that is still relevant today, as well. Pokemon follows the adventures of Ash, Pikachu, Brock and Misty against various other characters. 

Together, they all fight to become the Pokemon Masters. Pokemon is still active, and it is still releasing new episodes since its inception in 1997. 

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

First episode date: 1 April 1997 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#9 My Hero Academia (2016 – )

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia is one of those rare titles that has seen various renditions, and it is also seen on the big screens, as well. 

The story is in a world where people have their own sets of powers, and they are known as “Quirks”. 

Izuku Midoriya, our main lead of the story, desires to becoming a hero, however, he is not a Quirk. 

One day, after a very tragic incident following Izuku’s friend, Katuski Bakugo, he decides that he will go on to protect his friend Bakugo from the main villain and because of his bravery, he is given the gift of powers by the All Might, who is considered as the world’s greatest hero.

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

First episode date: 3 April 2016 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

#10 Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012 – )

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure is an apt title for this series as it is full of quite bizarre moments as it follows the story of Jonathan Joestar who goes by the nickname, JoJo. 

Jojo then gets involved in a battle that is against his stepbrother, Dio Brando, who seeks to take possession of something known as Joestar fortune. 

In order to be able to get to the Joestar Fortune, Dio, uses the power of an ancient mask, that allows him the powers of a vampire. What follows is a story of various different paranormal activities, in the world of Jojo.

Genres: Paranormal, adventure, comedy, action and fantasy.

First episode date: 1 July 2017 (Japan)

Available on – GoGoAnime

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Well, there you have it. An article discussing some of the best anime that you can watch right now if you are a beginner in the world of it. 

Each of these anime series is quite well-reviewed, and they have various seasons, as well. When it comes to anime series, you can easily find series that have a short run or series that go on for a really long time, such as Pokemon or even One Piece. 

They can be really fun, and anime usually have great stories attached to them, as well, which is why they are so beloved across the world. 

And once you get on the hype train, there is often no turning back because then you would want to see more of them. 

You can find various different articles discussing about some other anime and manga series on our website, and read them, once you are on the anime hype-train. 

As always, these have been my thoughts on this topic. What about you? Do you agree with my list of best anime to watch for beginners? Are you someone who is not a beginner and would like to recommend some other titles, as well? 

Whatever your thoughts are, do let us know about them in the comments down below!

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Sanjit Mansingh

Sanjit Mansingh is a Journalism and Mass Communication graduate. While studying in this field he quickly realized what he wants to do in his life: Filmmaking. His interest in writing scripts is what made him give a try in the world of content writing. Sanjit's an avid Movie Geek and is an award winning Director as well.

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