Top 10 Anime to Binge Watch on Netflix

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Top 10 Anime to Binge Watch on Netflix

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Garrett Alden
Streaming service + waifus = perfection. Join Ashley as we count down the anime that you should be loading up to binge watch on your Netflix account, including series such as "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood", "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", "Hunter x Hunter", and more!
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Script written by Garrett Alden

Top 10 Anime to Binge Watch On Netflix


Welcome to WatchMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 anime to binge watch on Netflix.

For this list, we’ll be going over some of the anime most worthy of streaming on Netflix in 2022.

If there’s an anime on Netflix that demands to be devoured, let us know in the comments!

#10: “Kengan Ashura” (2019)


Anime based around muscular dudes fighting are pretty much the medium’s bread and butter. But that doesn’t mean “Kengan Ashura” is any less worthy of your time. In a world where business deals are settled by brutal, over-the-top gladiator matches, an unlikely duo is thrust into the arena and battle their way to the top. The decent use of CGI helps distinguish “Kengan” from a lot of its contemporaries, and while the rampant violence may not be for everyone, at only 24 episodes, it’s a speedy and bloody binge for fight enthusiasts.

#9: “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” (2016-19)


Having psychic powers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Kusuo Saiki has basically every psychic power you can name, but only wants to be an average guy. It’s too bad then that he keeps attracting an increasing circle of friends who are the furthest thing from normal! Saiki has some hysterical comedy and memorable characters, under its antenna, but it’s its format that makes it so bingeworthy. Originally airing in short minisodes, the show is one you can watch as little or as much as you want with no worries. The psychic madness
isn’t going anywhere!

#8: “Beastars” (2019-21)


What if “Zootopia” leaned even further into its central premise of herbivore/carnivore prejudice and then threw a pair of star-crossed lovers into the mix? The result would look something like this. Kind of. It can be easy to dismiss this mature and often bloody high school anime as furry fodder, but “Beastars” is strangely compelling, with likable characters, intriguing mysteries, and great interpersonal drama. While the world raises all kinds of questions, “Beastars” is nevertheless a fascinating watch. Legoshi is still best boy.

#7: “Baki” (2018-)


Sure, the first two seasons of this franchise aren’t available on Netflix, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking out this awesome fight-a-thon. Following the titular muscle-man Baki, the series continually pits himself against stronger and crazier fighters, all with the goal of one day defeating his monstrous father. The animation is spectacular and renders these intense and outlandish fights in loving detail. “Baki” pulls no punches, whether it’s the wild exchanges, or out-there combatants

#6: “Dorohedoro” (2020)


This one is hard to explain to people without them thinking you’re on drugs. We’ll give it a go though! The series follows Caiman, a man with a lizard head and amnesia to boot, who searches for the sorcerer who transformed him into his current state. Oh, and he also
got another head living inside the back of his throat. “Dorohedoro” features a unique, dystopian fantasy world with rough but detailed animation and surprisingly endearing characters. With only a single season and some OVAs out so far, “Dorohedoro” is a quick and strange watch. There’s certainly nothing else like it!

#5: “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” (2012-)


Weird? Yes. Wonderful? Absolutely. A generational tale of the members of the Joestar bloodline, each member of this family seems cursed to encounter supernatural dangers and outrageous characters. For all its memes, the battles in “JoJo” are frequently strategic, it’s leads and villains continually evolving with each new iteration, and it’s inclusion of all manner of cultures borderline heartfelt. While the isolated nature of each season can make it easy to hop into at various points, we here at WatchMojo do not endorse Part skipping. Ain’t that right, Polygon?

#4: “Erased” (2016)


Do you ever wish you could go back in time to undo a mistake? Save someone you love? “Erased” explores how altering time is nothing compared to dealing with the darkness in a person’s heart. Able to travel back into the body of his younger self, Satoru seeks to change the past to save some close to him, whilst also undoing other horrific events. The changes and ripple effects this creates are fascinating to explore, in between the emotional gut punches of course!

#3: “Hunter x Hunter” (2011-14)


A typical adventure series this is not. Underneath it's cliche veneer of a young man seeking to become a Hunter in order to find his absentee father, Gon’s journey gave way to a deceptively dark exploration of shounen’s greatest tropes…which were subsequently flipped on their head. Mature storytelling, one of the most complex magic systems ever created, a humanized OP villain? There’s a reason why so many flock to this title as the one that raised the bar in so many regards. It’s one of the longer series we’re
recommending, but it’s well worth investing in.

#2: “Devilman Crybaby” (2018)


At a “whopping” 10 episodes, this is easily the most easily bingeable anime on our list…if you’re not bothered by the abundance of sex and violence. As graphic as it is fantastic, this definitive take on Akira Fudo’s saga is a bloody sight to see, as a high schooler turned demon hybrid takes on the forces of hell clawing after his loved ones. Along with its striking animation, the pioneer of Netflix original anime delves into topics both beautiful and atrocious, yet altogether human.“Crybaby” will leave you in tears, but also leave you wanting more.

#1: “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” (2009-10)


Everybody loves this anime. And if you say you don’t, you’re lying to yourself! It’s both an epic fantasy adventure story with a gigantic cast of diverse characters and an intimate tale of two brothers on a quest to fix themselves after their hubris almost costs them everything. It’s excruciatingly tragic, while also being incredibly funny and heartwarming. It’s accessible to casual viewers, while also not spoon-feeding you the machinations of alchemy and worldly philosophy. “Brotherhood” is one of the gold standards of anime, and it should be on everyone’s Netflix queue, even if you’ve already seen it!
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