Top 5 Anime TV Shows

Daniella Minoso, Reporter

Anime is any type of japanese animation. For those new to anime, venturing into this genre can be daunting with the seemingly endless lists of TV shows. This list should aid you in choosing what anime you want to watch.

*This list isn’t in any specific order, they are just some of the best show for first time viewers*

1.Yuri!!! On Ice

12 episodes

Available on Crunchyroll and

English Dub and English Sub

Genre: Sports, Comedy, Drama

                       (Image courtesy of Studio Mappa)

Twenty-three year old Yuuri Katsuki is a nationally ranked figure skater, and this story begins with him losing his place in the Grand Prix Finals. After his loss, Yuuri goes home to think about his future as a skater. Once this happens, Victor Nikiforov, a five time world champion, jumps into Yuuri’s life to become his coach. The rest of the story is about Yuuri’s journey back to the top.


  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

64 episodes

Available on Crunchyroll

English Dub and Sub

Genre: Action, adventure, Mystery

                           (Image Courtesy of Studio Bones)

Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, try to use the science of alchemy to bring their dead mother back to life. When they attempt human transmutation, they find that the price of committing the taboo is too much: An arm. A leg. A body. They lose these things to an entity called the Truth, in an ominous white portal. The series follows the two boys looking for a way to get their original bodies back.


3.Ouran Highschool Host Club

26 episodes

Available on

English Dub and Sub

Genre: Comedy, Romance

                       (Image Courtesy of Studio Bones)

Ouran Academy is a prestigious school for the rich and wealthy. Haruhi Fujioka, a regular high school student, gets a scholarship to attend Ouran Academy. One day, while trying to find a quiet place to study, she gets tangled up in the business of the Ouran Highschool Host Club.


  1. Death Parade

12 episodes

Available on

English Dub and Sub

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Psychological thriller

                                        (Image Courtesy of Studio Madhouse)

After two people die, they go to the Quindecim bar, where they have to compete in a game. After watching the two, Decim, the bartender, determines who deserves to be reincarnated, and who falls into the void. The game, whether it be bowling or darts, shows that both the darkness and the light are within both souls.


  1. Yona of the Dawn

24 episodes

Available on

English Dub and Sub

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Comedy

                                      (Image Courtesy of Studio Pierrot)

Princess Yona lives in Kingdom of Kouka. This kingdom was under rule of her kind-hearted, gentle father. The fateful day comes when Suwon, her cousin, leads a coup and kills her father. Yona has to fight her way to the throne alongside childhood friend and bodyguard, Hak.