Top 10 Anime for People Who Don't Like Anime

If you ever thought about starting to watch Anime and want to find your first Anime to watch, these might be some choices to consider!

Also these are not the greatest Anime, just the ones that best work as a start for watching Anime!

The Top Ten

1 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Not as annoyingly childish as lots of other anime, even though those animes are for teens at least, I feel Death Note is like its own show/manga. You don't have to be into anime just to like Death Note since I see it as a series of its own without all those annoying anime scenes in it that you wouldn't see outside of anime, like when they get those exaggerated facial expressions or overly cute feminine reactions. Don't get me wrong, I like anime and I personally see it as something to be proud to embrace since it's so unique and fun to embrace, but if you're a Westerner like me and don't like all those anime-only annoying stuff or aren't attracted to Japanese-only things, watch Death Note. It's a Japanese anime and all, but I feel this is the most REALIST of animes and one of the few that can be taken as an universally ordinary but excellent series to watch, but with the anime format over real life dramatizations.

Mostly for mature teens. But overall it is very interesting.

Death note is the first Anime I watch and after that love anime.

Trust me if you give it a try you are going to love it! 💀 ❤

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2 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.

Hey, it got me into anime. Might do the same for you. - Skullkid755

The best.

3 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

Considered a classic by basically everyone, even people who don't like anime like this series. If you think anime is just for little kids, watch this series. It will prove you wrong. It is extremely mature and doesn't sugarcoat anything. It is something that can be recommended to anyone who not only likes anime, but likes the fiction medium. Why are you still reading this? Go watch this masterpiece and watch it now! - Elric-san

Cowboy Bebop is an anime legend revered among both anime fans and non-anime fans alike. Great characters and plot put into Western storytelling by Shinichiro Watanabe makes this anime a masterpiece. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I highly recommend this anime for newcomers. Great action and good ol blues and jazz. Plus, it has a very awesome plot. - SapphireGrim

Yak dragon ball z is best _ srajan.sharma.39 f(b)

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4 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

One thing is for sure, it's 10 times better than Sailor Moon by a long shot! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

While I did hate the ending, the anime is chock-full of great characters and a unique premise and story. Only 51 episodes and Soul Eater is bound to make you fall in love with the series. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I'm stay watch it.

Very boring, seriously.

6 Angel Beats! Angel Beats! Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi.

Best anime ever in my opinion! So sad yet so hilarious.

7 Ghost in the Shell Ghost in the Shell

Who gave me a thumbs down? My comment was obviously a joke. - RalphBob

The name says it all.

The dub is beautiful.
"Even electronic brain pancake crystals elderly" ~ some guy from the aime. - RalphBob

8 Baccano! Baccano!

It's really fun! - MLPFan


9 One Piece One Piece One Piece is a manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation (OVA) produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series produced by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999 and has aired 749 episodes to date.

Funny, awesome, cool, exiting, makes me scream, laughter my head off, and the uniqueness... ITS AWESOME

<-- Whys everyone screaming so much?!

10 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable more.

The Best Of All Time!

Honestly, dragon ball Z was the reason I didn't see anime. - zxm

This should be edited to Dragon Ball Super

Dbs is best dbz db and dbgt

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The Newcomers

? HeartCatch PreCure HeartCatch PreCure Heartcatch Precure is a Japanese anime series and the seventh series of the Pretty Cure anime franchise by Izumi Todo that premiered on February 7, 2010, replacing Fresh Pretty Cure! on its initial timeslot. The series theme is flowers, which leads to their true definitions of Hanakotoba as of the season's more.

Well.. I'm a teenager and I prefer shounen actions, so I don't have any interest in this anime, but for those who love lighter stories, you guys would love this (never saw this by the way) - MLPFan

? Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds Gatchaman Crowds is a 2013 anime television series produced by Tatsunoko Production and directed by Kenji Nakamura.

The Contenders

11 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

On Most Disappointing Anime of All Time, this is in the top 5... whatever! I don't care! Gurren Lagann is one of the most action-packed anime that I have seen. It has mechas, over-the-top action, awesome animation, and the tale of a man who continues to find his destiny. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I like the ideas but all got ruined when the messages of "never giving up" and "believing in yourself" were shouted out really loud that it annoyed the hell out of me. - SelfDestruct

Just what the hell do you think this series is? Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio.
13 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.

This anime literally takes what looks to be a generic and unoriginal plot and puts it into great execution. With fantastic characters, awesome animation and music, brilliant plot twists and some of the best acts of tragedy put on an anime series, Attack on Titan is sure to please people hungry for horror and tragedy. Truly one of the greatest masterpieces of the decade. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Why the dislikes? Is it because Attack on Titan is too violent for anime beginners? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I only like the theme song. - Brobusky

I can't WAIT TILL SEASON 2 by the way THE MOVIE
don't WATCH IT) - leafstar

14 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

Okay, you're probably rolling your eyes right now at why I added Sword Art Online here. But let me try to explain why I recommend this anime. Let's begin. Sword Art Online has one of the most interesting premises in anime, mixes a good balance of action and romance, awesome animation and fighting scenes, a diverse arc-storytelling ranging from a survival game with two star-crossed lovers to a classic rescue-the-princess story with a satisfactory ending, cyberpunk mystery, a tearjerking arc between Asuna and an exclusive-arc character, and a little touch of comedy and drama. While incest, poor execution, fanservice and Gary Stu are what a lot of haters like to bash the series for, Sword Art Online is truly an enjoyable anime. And the villains (yes, even Sugou) are some of the best villains I have seen in anime. Highly recommended for gamers and everyone alike. It's too sad that this anime gets a lot of hate, unfortunately. I would rank this as great as Fairy Tail. While Sword Art ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Won't ever be as much of a gem like Cowboy Bebop or Samurai Champloo or Ghost in the Shell, but Sword Art Online is one of those anime that gets you interested in anime. For me, after watching awesome anime like Attack on Titan and Gurren Lagann, this was the anime that finally made me a fan of anime. While it may not be the best anime ever, that doesn't mean it's bad. Sword Art Online has about everything you'd expect in anime. Like I said, might not be as good as Cowboy Bebop, but DEFINITELY a great way to get into anime. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Tired of long transformation sequences and long fights?
Tired of stupid filler episodes?
Need an anime that has only 25 episodes for first season?
Do you love video games?
Do you love fast-paced, action-packed sword fights?
Do you love romance?
Do you love awesome animation and soundtrack music?
If the answer is yes to all of them, then Sword Art Online is the anime for you! One of the best anime I have ever seen since Gurren Lagann and Attack on Titan! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Allright, while madoka is a good anime, my brother hated anime, and now he actually got into it! While I'm more of the darker type (ex; puella magi madoka magica), which is the reason he hated anime, he actually gave this one a shot!

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15 Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist is an anime series directed by Tensai Okamura and produced by A-1 Pictures, which adapts the Blue Exorcist manga written and illustrated by Kazue Kato.

I remember this show! Rin Okumura is such a cool guy and is one of the best anime I have ever seen from A-1 Pictures (my most favorite being Sword Art Online). Anyways, Blue Exorcist has some of the most interesting characters in anime and puts it into a 25-episode anime series! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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16 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. V 1 Comment
17 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

Please keep it above Boku no Pico! Please! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

18 Black Butler Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.

Awesome setting

It's great.

I want to watch it,but it pg 13.

19 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

I love sailer moon!

Whys this on here? - Skullkid755

20 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

It usually feels different from most anime, so even if you don't like anime, if you like cartoons, then maybe perhaps then you should like this then in my opinion then. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I'm pretty sure most people who don't like anime don't like Pokemon. Come on, vote Cowboy Bebop or Death Note instead of this. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I don't like anime, but I loved pokemon as a kid

I loved watching it.

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