Weekend Binge: 5 Animated Series For All Newbies Wanting To Enter The World Of Emotions, Action & Drama


One of the most popular things to come out of Japan, among several other things, is the art form of anime. It is by far one of the most popular forms of entertainment around the world and also known for its expansive storyline. Indian children of the 90s will vividly remember listening to Pokemon every night. While we generically called it cartoon, at the time, Pokemon actually falls under the umbrella of the anime.

Over the years, several spectacular and captivating animated series have stood the test of time. The creators of anime continued to gain the attention not only of Japanese and Asians, but also gained huge success across the world. So while you might have lost touch with the anime, here are five shows you can watch to find an anime or even test the waters if you’re a complete beginner. Check it out:

Death threat

One of the most iconic animated series, this show revolves around a high school student named Yagami Light who finds a Death Note. His super power? This book gives him the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in the book. Interesting, isn’t it?

My hero university

One of the newest and fastest rising anime charts, My Hero Academia is fun and full of drama. It’s a hero-villain society that ticks all the right boxes.

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

With only one season and rated 9.1 on IMDb, this much-loved 2009 animated drama revolves around two brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric who hope to restore their bodies with the help of the Philosopher’s Stone.

A punch

This 2015 anime show is another compelling story about how a superhero Saitama misses his superpower. But what is his super power? Well, he can take down anyone with just one punch.

Naruto Shippuden

One of the oldest of the lot, Naruto: Shippuden revolves around Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja, who works to become the Hokage, chief of his village. It is one of the longest series of the bunch with 500 episodes. However, diehard fans say these episodes are a snap when you get hooked on Naruto and his life.

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