Ranking 10 Best Netflix Anime Shows [2020]

Netflix Anime Shows
Netflix Anime Shows

Finding the best anime shows out of 100’s of Good anime is quite a difficult task indeed. Although it took me some time, here I’m with 10 of the best Netflix Anime Shows. From Death Note to Sword Art Online, I’ve watched each one of the anime shows mentioned in this list.

Go through this complete list and let me know which one’s your favorite anime. If you haven’t watched any Netflix Anime shows, then I would recommend you to check out their trailers at the end –

Death Note

Acclaimed by fans and critics from all over the world, Death Note is one of the most popular Netflix anime shows. Started out as a manga series in the December of 2003, Death note has now become a franchise with the further addition of Novels, Anime television series, games & anime television film.

Coming to the story, it follows the life of a teen genius Light Yagami. One day he comes across a mysterious notebook called ‘Death Note’ from some other world.

Originally belonged to Shinigami Ryuk, Death Note has the supernatural ability to kill anyone whose full name is written inside the book.

At first, Light initiated his non-stop killing spree by taking out criminals. A worldwide massacre that was started to wipe out all the criminals turned into a tangled web of justice for Light.

In order to stop this murderous spree, special agent L joins the investigation to bring Light to justice.

And that’s when Light started to use the Death note to clear out his name from the murders. In this thrilling game of cat and mouse, L and Light gives their best to find each other’s name. After watching this Netflix Anime Shows multiple times, I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the storyline and all the characters like L, Light, Ryuk, and more.

Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter is a story of a 12-year-old Gon Freecss who believes both his parents to be dead. However, his life completely changes as he found out, his father is alive and left him alone at a young age to become a skillful hunter.

After this earth-shattering revelation, Gon leaves his home for Whale Island and takes hunter examination to become an accomplished hunter like his father. Throughout this process, he meets a lot of new people who want to take the Hunter Exam.

Out of all these strangers, he befriends 3 other applicants – Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika, and Leorio.

Killua Zoldyck is a 12-years old boy who left his former life as a member of the long-running family of assassins. Kurapika is a last surviving member of Kurta Clan. He wishes to become a hunter to avenge his fallen clan.

Last but not least is Leorio. He is a prospective physician who wants to become a hunter only for its financial benefits and clearing out all his medical bills. Before binge-watching, the complete series, take a look at 5 fan-favorite Hunter x Hunter Characters of all-time and official season 1 trailer –

Going by the first looks, you might get fooled by its animation style. So, I would urge you to watch the first season of this anime. After this, there’ll be no stopping for you as you’ll fall in love with some of its dark moments.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins is the 3rd anime on this list of best Netflix anime shows. The Seven Deadly Sins follows the story of an active group of knights. In the Kingdom of Lioness, the Seven Deadly Sins are described as the strongest and cruelest order of Holy Knights. The formation of this group was based on the seven brutal criminals who were convicted of heinous crimes and as a result of this, symbols of seven beasts were carved onto their body.

10 years ago, they were disbanded because of planning a coup against the Lioness Kingdom and murdering the Great Holy Knight. However, the truth is far from reality as they were framed for the sins they never committed.

Now, in the present, the band is back together to protect the lioness kingdom and the third princess Elizabeth Lioness. If you want to know more about the Seven Deadly Sins anime then do take a look at these 10 superb episodes of all-time. Now, let’s get to each member of Seven Deadly Sins Members.

Seven Deadly Sins Member

  • Meliodas, Dragon’s Sin of Wrath.
  • Diane, The Serpent’s Sin of Envy.
  • Ban, The Fox’s Sin of Greed.
  • King, The Grizzly’s Sin of Sloth.
  • Gowther, The Goat’s Sin of Lust.
  • Merlin, The Boar’s Sin of Gluttony.
  • Escanor, The Lion’s Sin of Pride.

These are the seven main protagonists of this anime series. To get a better look at these characters, watch The Seven Deadly Sins Season 1 official trailer from below –

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist is the 4th anime on this list of best Netflix anime shows. Set in a fictional universe where alchemy is known as the advanced natural techniques revolving around the scientific laws of equivalent exchange.

Fullmetal Alchemist follows the adventures of two alchemist brothers, Alphonse Eric and Edward. In the anime series, both the brothers wanted to bring their mother back to life using alchemy. However, in their 1st attempt, they failed miserably. Once again, they’re trying to restore their bodies using the philosopher’s stone.

Will they succeed or yet again they’ll taste the failure? Here’s the official trailer of Fullmetal Alchemist Season 1 –

So, how was it? Do let me know in the comments section given at the end of this post. That’s one of the anime series whose plot diverges from the original manga. Only the 1st half of Fullmetal Alchemist is adapted from the first seven volumes of the manga.

My Hero Academia

Based on the Japanese superhero manga, My Hero Academia is a critically acclaimed Netflix anime show. Its storyline follows the life of lIzuku Midoriya who is constantly bullied by his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo. The reason being, he lacks Oddity. Despite all this, he has high dreams of becoming a superhero.

Katsuki and Iizuka adore one of the world’s mightiest heroes All Might. Although both have met him, it’s only IIzuku who knows about the injury of All Might. A critical injury that All Might is hiding from the public eye. He’s doing all this to maintain public morale.

That’s not it. After looking at the Iizuka’s determination even in the face of danger, All Might further pass on his Quirk “One for All” to Izuka. Now, Izuka begins the path to becoming a superhero. Will he succeed in doing so? Well, you’ll find the answers to all your questions once you watch the complete anime series on Netflix.

One Piece

One Piece is one of the best of all time. And if you’re looking for something wonderful with an overwhelming amount of episodes, this is it. The story follows a good-natured and adventurous young pirate named Monkey D. Luffy as he dives headfirst on a quest for the legendary “One Piece” treasure. Whoever can claim the treasure will claim the coveted title of “Pirate King”.

Attack on Titan

With a high IMDB rating of 8.8, Attack on Titan is a quite popular anime in the dark fantasy genre.

Adapted from the manga series of the same name, Attack on Titan is set in a world where humans live inside cities that are surrounded by layers. Each layer is further divided into walls that protect the humans from the Titans.

All this is because of Titans. Titans are enormous humanoid beings whose main goal is to end humans and that too for no reason whatsoever. Attack on Titan closely follows the adventures of a group of students in a military school. Their life was changed forever when a large Titan breached into the wall of their hometown. That’s when they decided to do something.

So, in order to defend their land from giant Titans, Eren Yeager, Armin Arlert and Mikasa Ackerman are training to be the scouts. To get to know more about the anime series, do take a look at this Attack on Titan Season 1 official trailer –

Code Geass

After the original run of Code Geass Season 1 and Code Geass Season 2 anime, the die-hard fans of this popular anime series expected to watch Code Geass Season 3. However, after numerous rumors, last year, its writer has revealed his intention. He isn’t interested in Code Geass Season 3.

So, yeah! There won’t be any 3rd season. That’s sad. However, there’s some news portal spreading false rumors of the anime show returning for season 3. So, I would recommend you to not fall for them.

Now, talking about the anime series, Code Geass is a seinen anime that follows the story of a student Lelouch, who is gifted with supernatural power. This power is Geass that’s unique to its beholder. In this anime, Lelouch holds the power to command people with orders. Once the power is used, the other person has to obey all the orders. Even if it’s the order kill someone.

It’s too powerful, isn’t it? However, there’s a limitation on this power as Lelouch can use it once per person. The story further focuses on how Lelouch uses his power to take his revenge. Here’s the trailer of Code Geass season 1, do watch it before doing anything else –

One-Punch Man

With the IMDB rating of 8.8, One-Punch Man is one of the highest-rated anime.

Talking about the story, One-Punch Man’s title gives away the power of the main protagonist, Saitama.

In this anime series, Saitama is a hero just for fun. He can defeat his enemies with a punch. Sounds a bit uninteresting, isn’t it? What’s the fun when the fight between the hero & villain finishes with just a punch.

Btw, I’m not the only one who thinks so, even Saitama feels empty and hollow. He does not get the respect he deserves.

For the most part, he finds his hero life pointless and because of this, he displays a layback attitude to almost everything in his life. Out of all this, the worst part is, he lost all his hair due to the intense training.

So, with not many challenges left in his life, the bored Saitama searches for something that tests him to his limits. His latest pursuit leads him to join the Hero Association, as he fights against monsters, villains, and more. Watch this One punch Man Season 2 trailer to witness Saitama’s power-packed punch.

Sword Art Online

Produced by A-1 pictures, Sword Art Online aired its first anime season between July 2012 to December 2012. Right from the start of this franchise, Sword Art Online received widespread commercial success. Now, coming to the anime television series, its storyline follows a virtual reality game in 2022. Virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game or VRMMORPG is none other than Sword Art Online.

The third season of this Netflix was due to release its 2nd part in April 2020. However, because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic in Japan, the was rescheduled for a later date. What do you think when the Sword Art Online season 3 will release? Let me know your thoughts via the comments section given below.

Final Words

These are the top 10 of the best anime shows I loved watching on Netflix. Although there’s 100’s of anime content available on the streaming platform, I would recommend only these shows to someone who’s starting out with watching anime. From Death note to Sword Art Online, these are my personal favorites.

What about you? Which one’s your favorite Netflix Anime? List down your choice in the comments section given below.

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  1. its popularity was at its peak, we got to see Gate season 1 and Gate season 2 in the year 2015-2016. Comprising of 24 episodes,


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