The Top 15 Most Popular Anime Shows You Can View Right Now

Jujutsu Kaisen

Top 15 Popular Anime Series

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If you’re on the hunt for great fights, solid visuals, and awesome characters, then Jujutsu Kaisen is just for you. The show is based on classic Shonen such as Naruto or Neon Genesis Evangelion and follows Yuji Itadori (a high school student who finds himself possessed with the worst curse of all: Sukuna).

Itadori is then given the choice of execution or hunting down the rest of Sukuna’s fingers and digesting them (I know, gross) in order to get rid of the evil curse for good. Despite the fact that he’ll still be executed once he gets them all, Yuji agrees, and an epic adventure that uncovers an entirely new world of spirits and curses begins.

Jujutsu Kaisen’s unique ability to bring out the best in shonen is what makes it so popular. Even though it doesn’t have the deepest plot, the characters and story are written, how things are paced, and so much more make for a hell of a ride.

Jujutsu Kaisen available on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Crunchyroll.

One Punch Man

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The protagonist is usually the underdog, always fighting an uphill struggle and who can only win through sheer willpower. This is the most common storytelling convention. One Punch Man breaks this trend brilliantly by showing us a character so powerful that he is annoyed by it.

Saitama is a superhero who can’t fly or use mythical powers. He’s just strong. He’s so strong, in fact that he defeats almost all of his foes with one punch. His lack of determination and apathy set an unmistakable tone. Even though the worst villains are standing before him, they will be defeated by the single punch man.

You can view it on Hulu or Netflix.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

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Yes, this is indeed a JoJo’s reference, as just like all of the other stories that came before it in the series, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is one of the most popular animes in the entire industry. This time around, we follow Jotaro Kujo’s estranged daughter Jolyne Cujoh, fresh off a 15-year sentence at Green Dolphin Street Prison after being set up by her ex-boyfriend.

Jolyne now wants to live her whole life free. But fate has other plans. She throws obstacles such as evil Stand users and parallel universes.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is full of all of the great action and comedy the series has become known for over the years, as well as a slew of interesting new characters, ranging from everything from an inmate who falls in love with her to an evil, amnesic weather reporter.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean is available on Netflix.

My Hero Academia

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It’s hard enough for Saitama to qualify as a superhero with nothing more than his exquisite strength, so one can only imagine how lousy Izuku Midoriya must feel: born into a world where powers are the norm, he was gifted with none whatsoever. Nada. Bupkis. His is the power of… participation, really. Regardless, he doesn’t give up and enrolls in a school for heroes in training.

My Hero Academia is an engaging piece of narrative that focuses on Izuku’s unexpected life events and turns. He discovers that perhaps there is more power in him than he realized. Anyone who’s ever felt overwhelmed can easily relate.

You can enroll in My Hero Academia through Crunchyroll or Hulu, or via the Funimation website. …Don’t literally enroll, though. It’s not a real school, guys.

Vinland Saga

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What makes a warrior a true warrior? Vinland Saga poses this question. On the surface, that may sound like a simple question, but anyone who has watched this anime knows that there’s so much more to it, which is what makes the show so great.

Vinland Saga is a classic tale about revenge. It follows Thorfinn (a young boy) who wants to defeat his father. He must complete a variety of tasks to earn the honor and duel Askeladd.

Vinland Saga’s action is more grounded in reality than the anime, but it is still fast, fluid and satisfying. It also features some of the most exciting fights in anime. Alongside this, the story is top-notch, as many more narratives unfold parallel to Thorfinn’s quest for revenge that make for a compelling historical tale.

Darling in the Franxx

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A good anime about mech suits is a great way to get the blood pumping. Darling in Franxx might sound a little unsavory but it’s actually based on a postapocalyptic future in which our survival is at risk by klaxosaurs. Yes, klaxosaurs. You can just go with it.

Humanity’s last hope lies within paired children who pilot the Franxx, one of whom, a presumed prodigy known as Hiro, flunks out of the academy for failing to synchronize with his partner. He joins Zero Two, an elite pilot who is a mysterious young girl with klaxosaur blood and a name that sounds almost like it was written by an ambitious thirteen-year old.

Darling in Franxx can be watched via Crunchyroll and Hulu, as well as Funimation.

My Dress-Up Darling

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Slice-of Life anime have to be unique in order to stand out. It seems that everyone is trying to create the next big series that everyone will relate to. Although it has some fan service-heavy moments My Dress-Up Darling is one of the most adorable and wholesome animes to be released in this genre.

My Dress-Up Darling is about Wakana, a first-year high school student who dreams of being a hina doll craftman like his grandfather. This hobby and his shy personality make the teen a bit of an introvert. He spends his time in his bedroom creating clothes and hina parts. Marin Kitagawa changes everything when he meets him.

Gojo is a popular, beautiful girl at school. He’s a skilled sewer and she sees that Kitagawa is a good one. The two of them bond over their shared passion when she asks him for his help in her pursuit of her dream to become a cosplay model.

Gojo is a master at making costumes for humans, even though she has no experience. She also loves healing Kitagawa and so much that she falls in love. While there’s still a lot more to come, as its still in its first season, fans simply can’t get enough of the two, as they beg for them to confess their feelings for one another at some point soon.

Crunchyroll and Hulu are the places I find my Dress-Up Darling.

Black Clover

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A world of magical powers and one little sap without any. This time, we’re referring to Asta, an orphan who aims to be the Wizard King someday. Asta compensates by being physically superior to all others, which is a testimony to the fact that even the most gifted and educated among us can be defeated by a quick punch in the face.

Asta is a friend to Yuno, who is a skilled magician with the ability to control wind. He joins the Magic Knights. Asta eventually acquires anti-magic. But he’ll have to harness this technique properly if he hopes to ever become the Wizard King, as well as survive the deadly onslaughts of one too many warlocks with a bone to pick.

Crunchyroll or Funimation can find Black Clover.

Attack on Titan

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It is also known as Nightmare Fuel: The Anime.

Attack on Titan takes places in a world where cities have been walled off to keep residents safe from the constant threat of the Titans. True to their name, these behemoths are gigantic, horrifying beasts with human-like features and a lack of remorse, and they happen to think that we’re all just delicious. Clearly, this is not a healthy relationship, so series’ hero Eren Yeager and his friends join the Scout Regiment in an effort to fend them off.

Rife with troubling imagery and tension, Attack on Titan is best viewed with the expectation that you’re about to see some nasty stuff. The unsettling grins on the faces of some of the Titans leaves a lasting impression on you, particularly when they’re about to chow down on some poor sap who couldn’t run fast enough. Where’s Saitama when you need him?

Attack on Titan is available on Crunchyroll and Hulu as well as Netflix.

Food Wars Shokugeki no Soma

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Soma, a young boy, dreams of becoming a full-time chef. (All of these anime characters have their dreams and ambitions.) Soma enrolls at the Totsuki Culinary Academy. This prestigious school has less than 1% students who graduate. Frankly, that sounds like a terrible school that shouldn’t receive any funding whatsoever, but who are we to judge?

Soma and his fellow classmates are under immense pressure to succeed in the high-pressure world that is top-level culinary. It is essential that the dish impresses even the warden before he will allow you to stay in the dorms.

Crunchyroll, Hulu and Crunchyroll both have Food Wars.

Spy x Family

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Spy x Family ranks as one of the most unique entries on this list. This is mainly due to the unique family dynamic and premise which are the home to the show. This series follows Loid Forger (aka Twilight), one of the most feared spies in all of history.

Loid must make a fake family in order to fulfill his latest mission. He also needs to befriend one the most hated villains in the world. Loid adopts Anya, a telepathic girl, and Yor, an assassin for a wife while building his fake family.

What follows is a crazy combination of calamity and humor, as we get to see Anya read people’s minds and juggle the secret of having a spy father and an assassin mother, all while trying to help her new dad complete his mission. Amidst the chaos, there’s also a lot of wholesomeness, as we get to see these personalities grow into an actual family.

Spy x Family is now available on Hulu, Cruncyroll and Cruncyroll.

Mob Psycho

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Mob Psycho creator One decided that the show’s conflict would be a similar one to One Punch Man. Instead of a show about a character growing their powers, this anime is all about a character, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, that is already as powerful as can be.

What is the main conflict in the show? Well, it’s a mixture of different things, but its mostly about Mob doing his best to grow as a person and not rely on his powers. Since he’s already pretty good at this, a lot of the plot involves him teaching other espers the value of their powers but also instilling in them that they mean nothing if that is all you rely on.

Although not everyone will believe the redirect, there are plenty of amazing fights. Most of these result in some of most vibrant, vivid, and colorful Sakuga in anime. This anime will be a favourite of all anime lovers, provided you can overlook the bizarre character designs.

Mob Psycho is available via Hulu or Crunchyroll.

Ranking of Kings

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Ranking of Kings is a unique anime series that has some of the most original concepts and executions. Even though it possesses a lot of the same tropes that are home to the medieval/fantasy genre, it’s also got so many unique properties that helped it stand out amongst the pack.

For one thing, the show’s main protagonist, Bojji, might be the most wholesome, adorable, and inspirational character in all of anime. Despite being born deaf and powerless, it’s this prince’s dream to become not only king of his nation but also the number one ranked king in all the world.

Before his dream can even begin to start, though, he finds out that the world in at the mercy of a deadly conspiracy theory, as it’s unveiled that evil beings have been pulling the strings from behind the scenes for almost a century. Bojji now has to save his family, kingdom and the world using only the power of his heart. He is supported by Kage, who is a shadow on the ground.

Funimation has Ranking of Kings. Crunchyroll also has it.

One Piece

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It’s pretty crazy that One Piece is still as popular as it is. Although the original One Piece aired in 1997 when it was first broadcast, the fans love the pirate adventure and all of its characters just like they did when it debuted.

One Piece tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy. He is a boy who gained rubbery properties from eating a Devil Fruit. He sets out to find the One Piece, a legendary treasure which will grant him the opportunity to become the next King.

He meets many interesting characters along the way and fights against an assortment of antagonists and villains, making for some intense fights. The series just recently passed 1000 episodes aired, with a new movie also on the way, and it doesn’t look like it will be done any time soon – at least in terms of the anime.

One Piece is available on Hulu and Netflix.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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When it comes to popular anime in the mainstream, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that is hotter than Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, especially when it comes to teens. The story is about Tanjiro Kamado (a young man) who returns home to find his entire family murdered by demons.

His sister Nezuko has also been made a demon. Tanjiro must defeat Nezuko, the most dangerous of all demons, to turn her into a human. To do this, he must join the Demon Slaying core.

He meets many people once he is in the core. They both support him and offer plenty of obstacles and challenges along the way. The story is fairly straightforward but Demon Slayer is notable for its animation. Ufotable is able to deliver stunningly detailed, fast and colorful fights every season. Even non-anime lovers love them.

Demon Slayer is available on Netflix, Hulu and Crunchyroll.

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