Top 10 Animes on Netflix In 2022

News - 25th Dec 2023

1. Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014)

The series centers on a young boy called Gon Freecss, who discovers that his father Ging is alive and well. Ging is not only alive but also a legendary hunter - an elite individual whose job includes solving mysteries and protecting information, much like a bounty-hunting spy. Gon decides to follow his father's footsteps and takes the hunter exam. He quickly shows that he is a natural talent for this job. As you would expect, hijinx and adventures, battles, mysteries, and more follow from there. Hunter x Hunter is a classic shounen manga. Shounen is a type of anime that targets young boys. However, it can also be used to describe PG adventure shows with a young male main character. You can think of Naruto, My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Z. The series from 2011 to 2014 is one of the most beloved adaptations of Hunter x Hunter manga and is highly regarded. It is well-constructed and entertaining, with fully developed characters that are lovable.

2. Naruto (2002-2008)

Naruto, a classic entry of Shounen anime is an example. Although Netflix only has half of the series (subtitled Shonen Jump!), it's worth mentioning because it's a very popular and entertaining show. The story is about a young boy who was born with the power of a fox demon and terrorized the town the day before he was. Naruto desperately wants to be accepted into his village and become a top-ranking ninja. Naruto is a story about Naruto's journey from an outcast to a young ninja. He meets mentors and friends along the way. Naruto: Shippuden is the sequel. The young ninjas are now young adults and embark on more serious adventures, which challenge their morality and bonds. The show's excitement is evident with its battle scenes and the amazing powers of nature. But its appeal comes from its heart. It's about fitting in, friendship and community. And what separates them.

3. Attack on Titan (2013 - present)

Attack on Titan's final season will be released in 2022. The show has enjoyed critical and mass popularity throughout its four seasons. The show is well-respected for its strong storylines, excellent animation, solid voice acting and a dark, exciting premise. Attack on Titan is set in a post-apocalyptic universe where most of humanity lives within walls after being ravaged by titanic monsters. The show's hero, Eren, is attacked by Titans and his mother is killed by them. He vows revenge and joins a military unit that fights Titans. However, he soon discovers that he can transform into a Titan. What is it? What is the purpose of these Titans?

4. One-Punch Man (2015-1999)

One-Punch Man anime is based upon a webcomic about a superhero who has grown tired of being a hero. He's so powerful, he can beat any opponent with one punch. The manga's print sales have exceeded 30 million copies, and it has been nominated multiple times for awards. The animated series is also praised as a great representation of the Shounen genre. It's easy to watch with just two seasons and 24 episodes. One-Punch Man has received great reviews from critics and is a fan favorite thanks to its unique animation, sense of humor and unusual hero.

5. Violet Evergarden (2018)

The dramatic miniseries, which consists of 13 episodes, is based on a young-adult novel. It follows a teenage girl living in a postwar world. She has become a ghostwriter after serving in the military. This show is about her struggle to find meaning and reintegration in society, as well as her struggles to heal her emotional and physical wounds.

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)

One of the most popular animes and a classic in the mecha genre (shows that include giant fighting robots), Neon Genesis Evangelion is a divisive but must-watch anime for all fans. The series is set in an alien world that was once ravaged by 'angels'. The series follows a young man in trouble who trains to fight in mech suits to keep them away. But, it devolves into a psychological exercise which leaves the viewer wondering where the show ends. The series is full of meditations about loneliness and alienation. Its devolution from animated series that are fully developed to drawings and flashes, has made it a classic. The anime genre was revived after its release, which saw a rise in popularity and a greater emphasis on the human psyche.

7. Aggretsuko (2018 - present)

Aggretsuko, a different anime that is slightly more mature than others, tells the story of a dissatisfied worker at an office (who happens be a red panda), who uses death metal karaoke to get her frustrations out. Aggretsuko, a series that is both relatable and funny, is a great choice for anyone who feels underappreciated or overworked at their desk job.

8. Death Note (2006-2007)

Death Note, a darker and more mysterious entry in the Shounen genre, is about a high-schooler who discovers a black supernatural notebook that has the power to kill. The notebook is used by him to kill high-profile Japanese criminals. A detective squad is formed to pursue the criminal mastermind. It's an engaging show with elements of horror, mystery, and suspense that is a standout among the best anime series on Netflix.

9. Your Lie in April (2014-2015)

This 22-episode series is a real tearjerker. It follows a young man who used to be a great pianist but now can't play piano since the death of his mother. This series is about him discovering music again and learning how to reopen the doors of his heart. The show, based on a manga, is about relationships and trauma as well as love. It also features a beautiful soundtrack.

10. Yasuke (2021 - present)

This anime is the creation of LaSean Thomas, an American-born and Tokyo-based director, writer, animator, and director. This anime reimagines Yasuke, a historical figure who lived in Japan. It incorporates magic and modern technology. Yasuke, an African man from Mozambique who was probably brought to Japan by an Italian Jesuit in 16th century as a slave, was actually Yasuke. He met Lord Oda Nobunaga, a powerful feudal lord, in Japan. He was eventually in his service and witnessed his death in a historic event. The series shows the same thing, with minor embellishments. Yasuke is now a legendary ronin, twenty years after the assassination. He's trying to retire, but being called back to action to care for a sick child. Yasuke, an original Netflix anime series has been praised in 6 episodes and gained a large international following. The series was originally recorded in Japanese and English, boasting a stellar cast, including Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield as the lead role in the English version. You'll enjoy an exciting, original anime series that is worth your time, regardless of whether you watch it in Japanese or English.