15 Best Anime Series to Watch on Netflix Right Now

Here is the best anime you should be watching on Netflix right now.

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Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

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Thanks to the recent influx of new anime on Netflix, we’ve compiled a list of what we feel are the top 15 anime shows available to watch on Netflix.

We’ve chosen anime that are listed as Netflix Original titles, plus we’ve also picked plenty that are licensed to the service on a non-exclusive basis. Want to see what anime Netflix has coming up in the near future? Check out our preview of every new anime movie and series coming in 2024 and beyond.

Please note the list of anime below has been taken from the US library – other regions’ availability will vary, but generally speaking, most of these shows should be available in most countries around the world.

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15

The Seven Deadly Sins

Seasons: 5 | Episodes: 101
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.8

The Seven Deadly Sins Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

The first exclusively licensed Netflix Original anime, The Seven Deadly Sins, was a smash hit for the streaming service. Even the significant dip in animation quality for a season or two didn’t stop fans from loving the anime.

When a coup d’état led by Holy Knights leads to the capture of her father, the King of Liones, Princess Elizabeth seeks out the help of The Seven Deadly Sins, a powerful group of exiled Holy Knights.


14

My Hero Academia

Seasons: 4 | Episodes: 88
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.3

My Hero Academia Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

One of the few anime we may prefer being watched in the English dub, My Hero Academia is easily one of the most popular anime available in the world right now.

Izuku Midoriya, a quirkless student in a world filled with superpowered beings, is chosen by his hero, All Might, to become his successor. Given a portion of All Might’s power, Midoriya enrolls at U.A High School, a prestigious school for developing the next generation of superheroes.


13

Dr. Stone

Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 35
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.1

Dr Stone Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Dr. Stone – 8PAN

Since its debut in 2019, Dr. Stone has been one of the most in-demand anime shows for Netflix subscribers. A second season just arrived on Netflix, so there’s no better time to binge on Dr. Stone than now.

Taiju Oki is a typical high student, but his friend Senku Isigami is obsessed and adores science. When Taiju attempts to confess his feelings for classmate Yuzuriha Ogawa, disaster strikes, and a blinding flash of light seen around the world petrifies humanity. While trapped in stone for 3700 years, Taiju and Senku willed themselves to remain conscious and awake in a world covered in stone.


12

Blood of Zeus

Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 16
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy | Runtime: 30 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.5

Blood Of Zeus Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Blood of Zeus – Asia Minor Pictures

A new spin on Greek mythology powered by the animators of Powerhouse Animation equaled a recipe for incredible success for Netflix. A second and even more impressive season recently arrived on the streaming service.

Heron, a seemingly mortal man, learns he is the son of Zeus, and his destiny is to save the world from a demonic army.


11

Castlevania

Seasons: 4 | Episodes: 32
Genre: Action, Adventure| Runtime: 23 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.3

Castlevania Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Castlevania – Capcom

Kickstarting the Powerhouse Animation revolution on Netflix, Castlevania is an incredible testament to one of the oldest and most beloved video game franchises in Capcom history.

After the murder of his wife, the great vampire Dracula gives the nation of Wallachia one year to prepare for his wrath. On the fated day, Dracula’s horde of monstrosities is unleashed on Wallachia, where it’s up to disgraced monster hunter Trevor Belmont, the sorceress Sypha Belnades, and the Dhampire Alucard.


10

Haikyuu!!

Seasons: 4 | Episodes: 85
Genre: Sport | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.7

Haikyuu Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Haikyuu!! – Production I.G.

One of the best of the sports genre, Haikyuu, was inspirational for those in real life, and scores of young fans tried out or formed their own volleyball teams. A sports anime with a shônen edge, Haikyuu is simply superb.

Despite his small stature, Shoyo Hinata dreams of playing volleyball. Following in the footsteps of “the small giant,” the player who inspired his love for volleyball, Shoyo joins Karasuno High School’s volleyball team. He crosses paths with Tobio Kageyama, the genius setter and “King of the Court.”


9

Naruto

Seasons: 9 | Episodes: 220
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.4

Naruto Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Naruto – Pierrot

One of the “big three,” the Naruto franchise has been one of the most dominant stories of the shônen genre since its debut in 2002. Filler aside, Naruto is one of the best anime of the 2000s.

The naughty ninja Naruto dreams of one day becoming the Hokage, the village’s leader and most powerful member. However, Naruto must contend with his rival, Sasuke, a ninja with tremendous potential.


8

Vinland Saga

Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 48
Genre: Seinen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.8

Vinland Saga Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Vinland Saga – Wit Studio

Thanks to impressive visuals and its fantastic story, Vinland Saga was one of the most popular seinen anime of 2019. The wait for a second season was long, but fans were rewarded for their patience as season two aired its episodes weekly on Netflix throughout 2023.

The Vinland Saga takes place at the height of Viking power in Europe, chronicling the rise of King Cnut the Great’s ascendency to the English throne and his North Sea Empire. Meanwhile, young Thorfinn, an Icelandic explorer, serves under a group of mercenaries responsible for the murder of his father for the sole purpose of enacting his revenge against them. But Thorfinn’s true dream is to sail across the sea and find the paradise of Vinland.


7

Hunter X Hunter

Seasons: 6 | Episodes: 148
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 9.0

Hunter X Hunter Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Hunter X Hunter – Madhouse

You’ll be hard-pressed to find more passionate anime fans than that of Hunter X Hunter. On the surface, you would never expect Hunter X Hunter to be one of the most brutal of the shônen genre, and will effortlessly leave you speechless.

Gon Freecss is the son of a famous legendary hunter and aspires to become a legendary hunter, too. With boundless potential, talent, and some incredible friends, Gon Freecss has all the tools he needs to become the world’s greatest hunter and find his missing father.


6

Death Note

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 37
Genre: Fantasy, Supernatural, Thriller | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.9

Death Note Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Death Note – D.N. Dream Partners

With a killer opening theme and an even killer story, it’s not hard to understand why Death Note was one of the first anime outside of the Shônen and Mecha genres to resonate with mainstream audiences.

Light Yagami, an incredibly gifted high school student, begins purging the world of its criminals when he gets his hands on a Death Note, a notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written inside. When L, an equally intelligent individual to Light, figures out that the source of the deaths is Japan, the pair engages in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.


5

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure

Seasons: 5 | Episodes: 194
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.5

Jojos Bizarre Adventure Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – David Production

Another iconic anime that continues to reinvent itself with every new season, there’s no shortage of love for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The question is.. who is your favorite member of the Joestar family?

The Joestar family has been using their powers for good for generations, confronting evil supernatural villains that appear in different periods. Each unique story follows various members of the Joestar family and their adventures.


4

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 26
Genre: Mecha | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.5

Neon Genesis Evangelion Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Neon Genesis Evangelion – Gainax

An anime that has scarred multiple generations but is also highly regarded as one of the most iconic anime of the 90s, it shouldn’t be any surprise to see this beloved Mecha anime so high on the list.

In the year 2015, angels began their invasion of Earth. With only a handful of EVA pilots available, Sjinji Ikari is suddenly recruited to pilot the EVA-01, a giant organic mecha capable of stopping an angel.


3

Jujutsu Kaisen

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 24
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.6

Jujutsu Kaisen Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Jujutsu Kaisen – Mappa

You can call it recency bias, but there’s one thing that Jujutsu Kaisen exudes effortlessly: hype. It’s another anime that rivals the likes of Demon Slayer and One Piece in popularity, and currently, the anime community can’t get enough of it.

Upon eating the finger of a demon to protect his friends, Yuji Itadori becomes cursed, and the soul of the mighty demon Sukuna inhabits his body. To exorcise Sukuna from his body, Itadori must consume all of Sukuna’s fingers and join the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College to learn control of his new powers.


2

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba

Seasons: 4 | Episodes: 55
Genre: Shônen, Horror | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 8.6

Demon Slayer Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – Ufotable

Thanks to the highly talented artists of Ufotable, Demon Slayer is one of the most beautifully animated shows in recent memory. Visually striking with a fun story, it’s not hard to see why Demon Slayer has been in such high demand.

After a demon murders Tanjiro’s family, leaving him and his sister Nezuko as the only survivors, he joins the Demon Slayer Corp, hoping to rid the world of demons and cure his sister, who has become a demon after the attack.


1

One Piece

Seasons: 20 | Episodes: 498 (+ weekly episodes)
Genre: Shônen | Runtime: 24 Minutes
IMDb Rating: 9.0

One Piece Top 15 Anime On Netflix In May 2024

Picture: One Piece – TOEI Animation

With 498 episodes (excluding the Egghead Arc), One Piece is one of the longest and best binge-worthy shows on Netflix. All of the pre-time skip episodes are available, and now that Netflix is receiving weekly episodes of the Egghead Island Arc, we fully expect to see post-time skip seasons arrive soon.

Monkey D. Luffy, a rookie pirate, has dreams of finding the fabled One Piece and succeeding Gold Roger as the Pirate King. But first, he must find himself a crew and ship worthy of entering the Grand Line.


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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.