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Best anime: the 25 ultimate anime series and how to watch them

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The very greatest anime on the biggest streaming services around.

Want to watch the best anime shows around? Have you watched everything already that's is not animation, this is the best time there has ever been to be an anime watcher. That's not to say anime is at its best in 2020 – rather, it's just easier and cheaper than ever to enjoy the best anime through dedicated streaming services like Netflix, Crunchyroll and Funimation Now. The days of expensive DVD releases and imports are over. All of the best anime is easy to watch.

Every season Japan pumps out dozens of new anime, and you can find it all on sites like Crunchyroll, in English, the same day they air. Older shows from the '80s and '90s are rarer, but we've highlighted some of the best anime available from those eras here. Whether you're brand new to anime or just need a new show to watch, these are our top picks of 25 stellar series ready and waiting to be streamed right now. They run the gamut from action-packed shonen, to sports, mecha, and heartwarming slice-of-life.

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Yuri!!! On Ice
Megalo Box
Death Note
Mob Psycho 100
Ping-Pong the Animation
Cowboy Bebop
Neon Genesis Evangelion
My Hero Academia
The Promised Neverland
Lupin III S4
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Natsume's Book of Friends
Samurai Champloo
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Hunter X Hunter
Paranoia Agent
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
The Tatami Galaxy

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