Where to start watching anime

On my old site that I used Wix for I used to do anime reviews but ended up stopping. Instead I now do Anime with Senpai where I go over things for beginners or for people who are already know what they’re doing, but the last part of that will be done on later dates when I’ve covered some basic topics. Any ways, let’s get into the blog!

Some people don’t watch anime due to thinking it’s for kids and it’s just another cartoon. While they may be right they’re also wrong. There are anime for kids out there and it is a cartoon but these cartoons are way better than you’d ever imagine. They have plot, amazing art, good music, and there’s something for everyone. There’s gore anime, mystery, action, romance, if there’s a genre you’re looking for anime has it. Now if this little paragraph didn’t convince you to watch it I can give you a few reason to try it.

-Anime usually has interesting stories ranging from a kid getting accidentally transferred into a monster school to a college student turning into a monster and learning to live with it.

-If you’re looking for music then anime has tons of it. Some good examples are Tokyo Ghoul’s Unravel and Glassy Sky, and Deadman Wonderland’s One Reason.

Unravel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMOurgDB-o

Glassy Sky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-cvKiFf0n0

One Reason: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICpzoZozwCU

Do you like certain types of movies or shows like horror, mystery, or comedy. Anime has all of these and more! There’s anime like Elfen Lied that’s filled with gore and mystery, or The daily life of high school boys which is full of comedy. Although some anime like Elfen Lied are not for the squeamish. If you think anime producers are afraid of showing things such as death and blood then you’d better think again. Anime like Elfen lied tend to show things such as people dying and tons of blood. But don’t worry, this isn’t all anime there are plenty of anime that don’t have any blood in it and some are even censored so you don’t have to worry about it.

Part of a big problem of people avoiding anime is that they think it’s all filled with nothing but naked girls doing sexual things. While I can’t deny the existence of such anime and that there are lots of anime that are heavily centered on those things, but there are loads more anime that aren’t. For example there’s Katekyo Hitman Reborn which has no naked girls at all. Unless you count the MC having his clothes ripped of due to entering dying will mode. For those of you who avoid anime due to this reason I ask that you try and take another look at some anime because I’m sure you’ll find an anime that suits your taste.

If you don’t like anime because it’s not in English then don’t worry. American companies do translate and dub anime into English for those who can’t read subtitles fast enough or just can’t pay attention and read at the same time. While a lot of anime are dubbed there are tons of amazing anime that aren’t so I do suggest taking a look at some every now and then.

Any ways, I covered a few reasons people might not watch anime but there are still lots more but I don’t want this blog to be too long so I’m gonna get to the second part of this.

If that first part convinced you to try out anime then I’m really happy to suggest a few anime to start out with, starting from light hearted series to a bit darker series.

Familiar of Zero

The first one is Familiar of Zero, it’s about a teenage boy who gets transported to another world and becomes the familiar of the girl who summoned her Louise. Now I did say that there are tons of anime that aren’t sexual, but this is. It has a lot of ecchi in it (Ecchi meaning naked girls and such) but it’s an amazing anime. It has a nice romance, good action, and the openings are pretty good. Out of all of these I recommend watching this one second or third even though it is amazing, but it is filled with ecchi and I don’t think it’d be a good first watch.

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is about Kaneki Ken who is almost killed during his first date and is turned into a ghoul. He must now learn to accept being a ghoul and survive in this harsh new life. This one is a bit more serious than Familiar of Zero. The main character, Kaneki is trying to live life as a ghoul but finds this difficult because of things that happen later in the series. And also unlike Familiar of Zero it isn’t ecchi focused and also has gore and death in it.

Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is about where people get trapped in an online game and if they die in game then they die in real life. This has a bit of seriousness and a bit of ecchi in it and is what I recommend to watch the most out of all of these. It has a good balance of ecchi, plot, action, and a decent sound track. It’s also so popular that even people who don’t watch anime has heard of it. If you heard people talk shit about it, don’t worry. It is still pretty good regardless of what most people say.

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!


To be honest, I would recommend this as a first watch but it has 203 episodes so I doubt it’d help new comers that much. But I am putting it here because out of all of these I consider it to be the best. As I mentioned earlier there’s no ecchi in it except for one occasion, it’s pretty funny, and it has a good story and amazing action along with one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard. Katekyo Hitman Reborn is about Tsunayoshi Sawada who is told by a baby who came to his house to tutor him and is the strongest hitman man that Tsuna is to become the next boss of the biggest mafia family in the world, the Vongola. Tsuna refuses but Reborn, the baby still is determined to make him the next boss. Before anything is said, Reborn only has the body of a baby due to certain circumstances that is made a bit cleared later on in the show. And while this may have 203 episodes, the first 18 – 20 are just getting to know the characters and aren’t that serious. Although after that the series gets amazing.

And before this blog finishes there’s one final thing to be said. If any of these reasons got you wanting to try anime out and or you want to check out one of the series above but want to watch it for free then I can give you a few good sites. First of all there’s Crunchy Roll, it’s free and legal to watch on and has amazing services.

Any ways, that wraps this up. I know it was kinda long but hopefully it got some people to try out anime. And if you want some more anime recommendations or me going more in depth about certain topics than I am willing to in future blogs. Cya maties!


One thought on “Where to start watching anime

  1. This was a very interesting read. As an anime lover myself, I always found it difficult to choose something to watch when I first started as there is a massive spectrum of different shows to get your teeth stuck into.


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