Top 10 Anime for People Who Don't Like AnimeIf 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
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.
Death Note is the main reason I got introduced into anime and became my favourite.
Mostly for mature teens. But overall it is very interesting.
Death note is the first Anime I watch and after that love anime.V 7 Comments
This show is fantastic! - TheDarkOne_221b
It has a well made story that is engaging and likeable. It will probably change your perception of anime, too, but I do recommend watching the FMA Brotherhood remake of this anime first because the Brotherhood anime goes by the manga better.
Hey, it got me into anime. Might do the same for you. - Skullkid755
Many western themes used in an awesome way - Elilacky
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.V 2 Comments
It messes with the formula of a magical girl anime in such a great way. - kempokid
I love anime but this is perfect for anyone even if you love anime or not Warning:it will make you cry.
One thing is for sure, it's 10 times better than Sailor Moon by a long shot! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Best anime ever in my opinion! So sad yet so hilarious.
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.
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
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
Failure of an AnimeV 6 Comments
Funny, awesome, cool, exiting, makes me scream, laughter my head off, and the uniqueness... ITS AWESOME
<-- Whys everyone screaming so much?!
It's really fun! - MLPFan
It’s about gangsters and immortals... enough said.
Jk I’ll say more because this show is amazing. At first, you’ll be like “what the heck is going on” then watch as it slowly unwinds, making more and more sense as it goes on. When it reaches the final episodes, everything clicks in the more satisfying way. Why isn’t there more Baccano? Seriously, the suspense and action is gritty and great. Isaac and Miria are hilarious additions that make the show pleasantly whacky. If you love crime dramas, or gangster movies, or just dramatic, convaluted plot, check out Baccano!
Also, characters are named Jacuzzi, Nice, Ladd and Luck. How could you not love it?
THIS ANIME IS WAY TOOO SCARY - leafstar
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
ATTACK ON TITANS IS AN AMAZING ANIME
I can't WAIT TILL SEASON 2 by the way THE MOVIE
SUCKS IN CASE YOU WANNA KNOW THERE IS
A AN ATTACK ON TITANS MOVIE TWO(NOT ANIMATED IT SUCKS
don't WATCH IT) - leafstar
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
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
I LOVE RIN don't LIKE YUKI THOUGH I FIND HIM KINDA GAY - leafstar
I am tring to watch it.
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
Screw that Most Disappointing Anime of All Time list. Sword Art Online is an anime that, while it may not be a hack and slash anime series, it still manages to be enjoyable for what it is. It's a solid anime despite all the hate for it. - ModernSpongeBobSucksV 5 Comments
Better than the original series! As in, it adapts the manga better then the original FMA anime adaptation. Whilst both are great, I think this one deserves the second spot as it's paced better and genuinely has a plot more faithful to the manga than the original FMA. So just remember to finish watching the 2009 FMA: Brotherhood before you watch the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist! Yeah, that's all. I mean, it got 1st place in the Anime Man's top 100 anime of all time for a REASON, people.
Whether you like anime or not, you'll love FMAB.
Please keep it above Boku no Pico! Please! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I love sailer moon!
Whys this on here? - Skullkid755
One of the most serios silly animes
I want to watch it,but it pg 13.
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 kidV 3 Comments
My friend used to not like anime but then I got her to watch the anime and now she loves anime. Naruto is an amazing anime that can speak to anyone because it has so many diverse characters and the plot is so intricate and well thought out.
It's a good starter anime but the fillers ruin life.
It took me a few episodes to get into it, but once I was in I've been hooked ever since, definitely one of my top five
Best anime that I ever seen
It was breaking my friends heart that I hated anime. So I thought, hey! 1 episode can't hurt right? So, she suggested I watch fairy tail, and I watched 1 episode, then another, then another. This anime, really REALLY gets you into anime, with all the characters, there humor, things like that. This is a good anime.
I hated, and I mean HATED anime! Fairy tail wasn't my first, more like third or fourth, but it's my favorite! You really bond with the characters and the story! I was hooked from the start!V 2 Comments
Inuyasha show is so funny and you guys sould watch.
This should get horror drama fans into liking such horror anime. Well it probably will. - SelfDestruct
A great anime, it's like Death Note. There are lots of mind games about surviving.
Made by the same people who produced Death Note. Parasyte is a masterpiece. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
SAO got me interested in anime, Hunter x Hunter got me hooked to anime. This one is so well-made and deserves more recognition. - Mcgillacuddy
If you like stereotypes, personifications of countries, and are on a time crunch, Hetalia is the anime for you. - OvoJeBalkan
How is this so low and Sword Art Online so high. SAO has all the corny, cheesy, bull that many animes consist of. This and Cowboy Bebop should be at the top.
I'm sorry, but I think Samurai Champloo AND Sword Art Online are amazing shows. Still, Samurai Champloo deserves to be higher! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
A classic anime with NO meanness/excessive tsunderes and sex scenes involved. great for non-anime fans - wariolady
I agree with this. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Admittedly, to enjoy this one fully, you have to be slightly insane, making this the perfect one for me - kempokid
Not an anime.
Arguably one of the best stories in horror fiction.
You know the english version aired before the japanese version
Space Dandy is of the first shows that actually got me into anime. Other than the animation, it actually feels more like a western cartoon than an anime. I personally prefer this show to Cowboy Bebop.
This is CastlevaniaFanboy128's favorite anime! The premise of the anime is quite unique and clever and great for people who crave horror and psychological thriller. It's like Sword Art Online, but more dark. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I want to watch it.
Good Story Nice Fights Cool Moves Worth Ah Watch Non Dout
I watched the first episode of it, and everything is so stupid and on the nose, yet I still found the bluntness of it to be incredibly funny. I don't think I'd be able to watch an entire season though - kempokid
Hmm... looks like a guilty pleasure anime. Actually, this isn't really a good anime to start with. Anyone who is just getting into anime would probably be offended by the HUGE amount of fanservice the anime has to offer. I did hear the plot isn't bad, though. Unless someone was perhaps some sort of pervert, by all means, I have no control over them. Otherwise, if you can't tolerate intense nudity, this may not be the anime for you. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I'm pretty sure this is not a good anime to start with.
Actually this is one of the worst anime to ever watch. - SelfDestruct
It's so good... Hope u guys out there, if you see this, watch it.
An anime for little girls. - Goatworlds
Hey I am a 17 year old with autism and I love this. It's basically Smile Precure. - Ilovestephanie
Great anime to start off any gamer. This one really incorporates game mechanics into the anime. Takes creativity in a sandbox type situation to the next level. The dude turns an npc into an adventurer cause he has the right skill set to do it. Such creative plot and thinking. SO GOOOD
Should be on here. Love it if you love extreme gore and violence. - Nonpointed
Best way to get into anime if you're under 15 years
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Top Remixes (7)
3. Cowboy Bebop
2. Fullmetal Alchemist
3. Death Note
2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
3. Ghost in the Shell
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