When it comes to anime, these last few years offer many surprises. Many fans were taken by surprise with new seasons of Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia, and Overlord. In fact, communities are growing and now we have more access than ever to all kinds of Japanese animation.
Japan has shown us that anime can move you: the feelings, the soundtracks, the fight scenes, or the breathtaking cuts. This animated culture has conquered the world, from kids to adults; manga books, wallpapers, figures from various anime like Death Note, Hellsing, Naruto, or Dragon Ball nanoblocks can be found in every room of an anime lover. And if you’re here, for sure you look for something to watch and fuel your mind with another amazing series. As you know, we are not letting you down, so below we have wrapped up the best anime to watch.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Since the death of his father, Tanjirou Kamado must be the one to support his family. Although living poor on a remote mountain, the Kamado family enjoys a relatively quiet and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make some money by selling coal. When he returns, night has fallen. Tanjirou must take refuge in the house of a strange man, who warns him about the existence of demons eating humans and wandering in the forest at night.
When he finally arrives home the next day, he is met with a terrible sight—his entire family has been slaughtered. Worse, the only survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been transformed into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed with anger and hatred, Tanjirou vows to avenge his family. Along with the mysterious group called “Demon Slayer Corps”, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to kill the demons and protect the humans from his beloved sister.
The story starts with Lord Daigo Kagemitsu. He is a greedy man who would do anything for power, even give up the Buddha and make a pact with demons. His prayers are answered by 12 demons who give him the power he wants. They help to increase his prefecture, but for a price. When Kagemitsu’s first son is born, the boy has no limbs, no nose, no eyes, no ears, not even skin. Yet, he lives.
This child is thrown into a river and forgotten. But, as luck would have it, he is rescued by a doctor who offers him prosthetics and weapons. These allow him to survive and defend himself. The boy lives and grows up and, though he cannot see, hear or feel anything, he must defeat the demons who have taken him for sacrifice. With the death of every demon, he regains a part of himself that is rightfully his. For many years he wanders alone, until one day an orphaned boy, Dororo, befriends him. They both set out to defeat the demons and to have a better life despite their unforgiving fate.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
The Four Cardinal Heroes are a group of ordinary people from modern Japan, summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc to become its saviors. Melromarc is a country affected by the Waves of Catastrophe, which have repeatedly ravaged the earth and have been a disaster for its citizens for centuries. The four heroes are awarded a sword, a spear, a bow, and a shield, respectively, to defeat these Waves. Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, has the fate of being the “Hero of the Shield”. Armed only with a shameful shield, Naofumi is ridiculed by his fellow heroes and the people of the kingdom because of his weak offensive abilities and his non-combat personality.
Based on a horror-shonen manga from 1972, Devilman Crybaby follows the story of Akira Fudo, who discovers that the world will be taken over by demons. Instead of stopping them, he combines with one to become Devilman, a being with the powers of a demon, but a human heart. The original Devilman manga is known for pushing shonen genre boundaries with sinister themes such as extreme violence. The anime also managed to become very popular on Netflix; it was highly appreciated due to the adaptation that, after so many years, still arouses the interest of the public, especially on the most popular streaming platform for movies and serials.