The best Netflix anime shows to binge while high

Netflix’s anime offerings, like its sci-fi, murder mystery, and horror genres, are diverse and plentiful. The streaming platform has grabbed headlines with its growing devotion to Japanese and Japanese-style anime franchises, but it’s really too much for just one person to watch. That’s why we’ve done the dirty work of sifting through its dozens of titles to find out which shows are and aren’t entertaining about drugs.

Anime is great to watch from above because there aren’t many rules, and even the ones that exist are constantly broken. The baked brain is more open to revolutionary ideas like “What if your clothes were alive?” or “What if the fate of the world was in the hands of a group of teenagers playing a magic card game invented by the ancient Egyptians?” The best anime shows to watch from above explore these concepts with laugh-worthy wit and spellbinding visuals.

With that in mind, below is our selection of anime series to watch when fried, ordered from most to least cold.

Aggretsuko (2018)

If you’ve ever had a job you hated, you’ll love watching Aggretsuko stoned. The title is a mix of the word “aggression” and the main character, Retsuko, who is the ultimate hard-working, pleasant office girl – until her boss pushes her too far and she bursts into fierce karaoke. Retsuko’s kawaii style and constant daydreaming make her an enjoyable bulimia, peppered with stoner giggles every time she goes all out. office space at the microphone. Unlike most of the other titles on this list, the biggest villains are sadistic bosses and social pressure to get married. In a way, it’s the scariest sight here – despite the whimsical visuals, it’s almost too real.

Neo Yokio (2017)

The Jaden Smith with Netflix Original about a demon-slaying wizard who values ​​fashion and taste more than shooting lightning from his fingertips is a weird duck. The lifestyles of the rich and famous get a supernatural, tech-savvy remix as Smith’s Kaz Khan explores a semi-dystopian alternate future version of New York called Neo Yokio. In this world, Manhattan is underwater – but rich people still live there – the Soviet Union still exists, and magic and robots are common status symbols. Neo YokioThe real charcuterie of celebrity cameos mixed with increasingly surprising storylines and a gripping animation style is the perfect storm for a culture vulture looking for a polished high. Pair it with an overpriced vape or some sort of cannabis-infused French cuisine.

Yu Gi Oh! (2000)

If you played cards or watched the series as a kid, get ready to blast some nostalgia when you load up the first season of this 2000s anime. For anyone who hasn’t seen or heard of Yu Gi Oh!, it sparked a craze that rivaled Pokemon and got trading cards banned in elementary schools nationwide. Today it’s a more cheesy and weird interest than Nintendo’s pocket monsters, but the arc of the first season is insane. It’s a battle royale between tweens with collectible cards – fights are visualized with giant hologram machines – culminating in a showdown against a creepy one percenter with magical powers who has kidnapped the protagonist Yugi’s grandfather in order to to steal his cards, or his soul, or something? It gets a little wacky by the end, but by then you should be so stoned that it all makes sense.

The Devil is Part-Time (2013)

Imagine the Dark Lord being stripped of his powers and locked in the body of a teenager in contemporary Tokyo. What would he do? Kill puppies? Join the Yakuza? In The devil is part time, his quest for dominance leads him to land a part-time job at a fast food restaurant where, surprise!, Satan thrives. The idea of ​​an angry young man mingling with society while secretly plotting mass destruction is scarier than ever these days, but for some reason this show pulls it off with charming absurdity. With enough CBD, it’s easy to relax enough to sympathize with the embodiment of evil.

Sword Art Online (2012)

In what is either every gamer’s dream or worst nightmare, a small group of beta testers find themselves trapped in a cutting-edge virtual reality fantasy game with deadly stakes in the first episode of Sword Art Online. The psychopathic creator offers players an ultimatum: risk your life to win the game and free everyone, or stay and live in the game forever. It’s a fun thought experiment for people who grew up escaping the daily grind in games like Final Fantasy. what if Final Fantasy…*blunt blows*… were final reality?

One Punch (2015)

This satirical anti-anime picks up on the trope of invincible heroes defeating incredibly powerful foes with inexplicable, contrived power-ups. Think about the times in Dragon Ball Z when Goku removes weights from under his shirt and all of a sudden his “power level” increases. It follows Saitama, an idiosyncratic hero known as One Punch Man because he can defeat any opponent with a single blow. In the only season on Netflix, he beats up cyborg gorillas, genetically-engineered super creatures and monsters of the deep and almighty aliens, while preoccupied with things like a sale at the department store or being loved by his friends. neighbors. The satire wouldn’t work so well if the action wasn’t dope, so get ready for banger boss battles sprinkled with incredibly annoying stuff.

Gargantia on the Green Planet (2013)

Gundam meets water world in this dystopian twist on the giant robot anime. There are devouring aliens that look like plants and molluscs, and apparently the only way to fight them is with psychedelic lasers and a four-dimensional chess-like strategy. The star of Gargantia on the Verdant Planet is a robot pilot named Ledo who crash-lands fighting evil aliens and lands on an Earth that has been devastated by climate change. There are some interesting moral dilemmas to contend with as the astronaut figures out how to handle Earth’s less advanced society with the overwhelming force of his mech. But the high value here is amazing freaking lasers.

Guren Lagan (2007)

Another post-apocalyptic robot show, gurren lagann is one of the most critically acclaimed anime on Netflix, and a Toonami favorite. It’s great to smoke partly because it’s just plain awesome, partly because the robots and aliens battling Earth’s human survivors look weird, and partly because it ends in a wild shit on the destructive nature of spiral shaped human DNA.

Kill the Kill (2013)

This 1984-esque anime is just bonkers. kill her kill her is so suited to the 420 that some fans reanimated star Snoop Dogg’s intro. Talking school uniforms give teens superpowers, which they use to pass classes and fight for the future of humanity. Naturally, the best way to fight super-clothes is with a sword made from giant sewing scissors. Come for the eerie textile-based fight scenes, stay for the mind-blowing theory about how clothing has impacted the trajectory of human evolution.

Death Note (2006)

The Iconic Supernatural Murder Mystery Death threat is probably too complicated to be blazed, except for the guy who would love to dab and create Pepe Sylvia-style flowcharts. High school overachiever Light Yagami finds a magic book called Death Note. Anyone whose name is written in the book will die, and Light uses his newfound power in a vicious attempt to “fix” society. A modern Sherlock Holmes-like figure called “L” immediately begins chasing the light, and a deadly battle of wits between the two ensues. TBH, watch this one sober if you’ve never seen it. It’s thrilling, incredibly well-written, and as addictive as it is mind-blowing.

Devilman Crybaby (2018)

A truly violent anime may be hard on your sweetness, but Devilman Crybaby—Legendary and mind-bending director Masaaki Yuasa’s bizarre story of a demon-possessed teenager who makes him look like he’s won puberty is the exception. Although it’s packed with hours of depraved slaughter, Yuasa makes it so inventive that his show is definitely worth watching with THC. If you have the nerve for it.

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