Well, imagine that you are hanging out with your friends and in between, they keep on dropping anime references that you have no idea about? Sad, right? Then you go on a walk in the evening and you catch people in the park talking about anime and just feel left out. And the case is, you genuinely like watching anime but you have no idea from where to begin your binge crave. And I know how hard it can be. I mean, there literally are millions of anime shows and films out there which are all amazing. It might be a bit troublesome to know which anime will suit your personality because each one of them surely has a different theme.
So, here we have wrapped up some of the most populated anime titles that have ever released and along with it, provided a description. This will help you to pick out your anime taste without knowing the spoilers. Also, it would majorly help if you have a subscription to Hulu, the streaming platform because all these anime series are present on the platform. If you don’t, there are amazing plans to check out and also, it would be a win-win situation because Hulu not only has an amazing anime library but also some of the most awesome films as well as TV shows.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Well, no anime suggestion list is complete without having Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure in the category. The franchise has been created by Hirohiko Araki and can be considered as one of the most popular and respected ones in the entire entertainment industry of Japan. You guys should know that Araki started working on the Jojo series back in the 80s and it has been with the audience ever since. Although, it was in the more recent era that we saw people discovering Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and liking it in the Northern and Western countries. As for the plot of the show, we see how it deals with the members of the Joestar family through generation and generation. Each new installment of the show portrays the life of a new Jojo in their family line. All in all, this is what makes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure a very special drama anime that can be adapted into any genre. It is because first of all, this factor gives unlimited content to the creators to work upon.
Then the next thing is that fans will never get bored of seeing just one genre throughout the show (as is the case with most anime series) because, with each season, the creators have the power to change the main protagonist or alter their character description and even go after a whole new genre. We must also inform you that the third, as well as the fourth chapter in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure called Stardust Crusader as well as Diamond us Unbreakable, are the ones which have tasted the nectar of most success. If we describe this show more appropriately, then you should know that it has characters which you can never forget and all the fashionistas out there could really get inspired by the fashion sense each character adopts for themselves. Also, the fight sequences employed in the anime show are out of this world and capable of giving fans the chills. All of this is blended so well with the slice of life genre.
My Hero Academia
This is hands down one of the most popular anime series and even its manga are super popular among the readers. So, as for the main concept on which this anime is based, we see a bit of fiction. It is because the show is set in a certain universe where a lot of people are born with a special superpower. Here, the term these as Quirks. So, the Quirks show up after some time the child is born. The show throws the entire spotlight on Izuku Midoriya who is a simple lad and is living without any form of superpower or quirk to himself. But obviously, this does not stop him from liking superheroes and wishing to be like them. The greatest twist in this story happens when we see that All Might, the strongest superhero in the entire world gives Izuku his Quirk. Because now Izuku has the powers of a superhero, he is connected to All Might for the rest of his life.
The series then takes us behind Izuku and how he is trying to adjust to his new lifestyle. He also is making efforts in order to understand how his new abilities work and taking control of them. After being unable to do everything on his own, he finally gets himself admitted to U. A. High School. At this place, only heroes are given special training (much like Hogwarts) so that they live comfortably with their powers. After looking at the narrative of this series, you might think that it is made for children but if you really sit down with a chair one sunny afternoon and start binge-watching it, you will realize that the creators have employed action sequences like none other.
As all the 90s kids will remember well, this is a much older anime in this list. Despite the fact that its story originated a long time ago, it still has the spark to light up the hearts of anime viewers. The main protagonist of this anime series is Shinichiro Watanabe who was surfing through space. Cowboy Bepop does not have a superhero or magical tricks, the main genre of this series is science as well as fiction. The entire spotlight is thrown on a group of bounty hunters as well as the people who do not follow the law. All they do is jump around in space. Yes, I know this is giving you the vibes of Guardians of the Galaxy by Marvel Entertainment and there is no denying that fact.
Also, the concept might look a bit simple to you but that does not mean the plot is easy. The fans have been in love with this show for more than 20 years that now even Netflix, the streaming giant, has created their own reboot for the same. Although, the original Cowboy Bepop is available to watch on Hulu. The show has been divided into episodes and each tells a different story. Nevertheless, it keeps the fans connected throughout the installment. All in all, Cowboy Bepop was, is, and always will be one of the most amazing anime series to watch with a piece of background music so perfect, that you will get instantly connected to the characters.
Attack on Titan
Seriously, at this point in time where all everyone does is talk about anime shows, Attack on Titan really needs no introduction. It has been engaging fans for the full three seasons and still has the best plot and a perfect blend of action as well as drama and emotions. Its fourth installment also is highly anticipated and has the fans getting head over heels searching the entire internet for it. Even Netflix has acquired the license to the series and later Hulu had to with the rising demand of the people trying to watch the show. Well, if you are a person who is new to anime culture, then I would suggest you stop right now here, tune in to Hulu and start watching Attack on Titans.
Now, we shall discuss what is inside the show that actually makes it so special. At first, the plot is set in an alternative universe where humans have been trapped inside the huge walls. It is because of the fear from Titans. They are colossal monsters who have a physique much similar to what humans do. The biggest threat is that they can eat the endless number of humans and still be hungry. In the first episode, we witness that the wall protecting the humans from this calamity has now been broken. Now, it is in the hands of our protagonist group to save their race from these monsters.
Also read: Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle: Upcoming Fantasy Anime Film