Watching Anime first time? Then this is the Starter Pack for you!!

Watching Anime first time? Then you have came at the right place, In this list i am going to recommend some Anime series to you if you’re going to watch Anime for the first time. It happens with everyone, if people are going to start watching Anime then they are always confused with one question and that is – Which anime series they should watch first?

For those people i always tell that if you’re confused on which Anime series you are going to start with then start with something familiar they are with, while there are some others who are completely new to Anime and don’t know where to start with. So i am putting this list together which might be big for a starter pack but this list contains Anime series that you can watch for the first time even though you’re completely new to Anime.

Watching Anime first time starter pack

  • First start with something you are familiar.

Almost majority of people who start with Anime are familiar with these eight shows, Either they must have watched it or they must have heard it from their friends who watch Anime.

  1. Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super (basically this is entire Dragon Ball Series)
  2. Naruto and Naruto Shippuden
  3. Bleach
  4. One Piece
  5. Fairy Tail
  6. Death Note
  7. Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  8. Code Geass (S1 and S2)

Note : The Dragon Ball Series originally had three installments but a year ago new installment of Dragon Ball came and that’s Dragon Ball Super

These are the first eight series people ask me to give them when they are usually starting of with their Anime Journey. Since the first five Anime are really big, i always recommend them to start with Death Note and then i recommend them to watch Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and then finally Code Geass. Then later they can continue to watch those big anime series

PS – Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood are basically the same anime series which are adapted from Manga (Japanese comics) the only difference between them is Fullmetal Alchemist series follow the original story only till first half the second half is completely different. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood on the other hand follows the original story till the end.

  • Interested in some sports Anime? 
  1. Haikyuu (Volleyball)
  2. Kuroko No Basket (Basket Ball)
  3. Hajime No Ippo, Hajime No Ippo Challenger and Hajime No Ippo Rising (Boxing)
  4. Slam Dunk (Basket Ball)
  5. Prince of Tennis (Tennis)
  6. Eyeshield 21 (American Football)
  7. Baby Steps (Tennis)
  8. Major (Baseball)
  9. Diamond No Ace (Baseball)
  10. Capeta (Go Kart and F1 Racing)
  11. Initial D (Street Racing)

Some extra – Yowamushi Pedal, Days, Hungry Heart Wild Striker and Over Drive

These are the 11 best sports anime series i always recommend to other people looking for some sports Anime, if you are watching anime first time then i will recommend you to follow the list. But here is an advice for you – Don’t skip the Anime just because they are based on same or similar sports, The sports may be same but the story is completely different.

  • Anime series for girls who are watching Anime first time
  1. Akagame No Shirayuki Hime (Snow white with red hair)
  2. Usagi Drop
  3. Kaichowa Maid Sama
  4. Amaama to Inazuma (On Going)
  5. Barakamon
  6. Skip Beat
  7. Ai Yori Aoshi
  8. Aishiteru Ze Baby
  9. Akatsuki No Yona
  10. Ao Haru Ride
  11. Okami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji
  12. Peach Girl
  13. Lovely Complex
  14. Ore Monogatari
  15. Tasogare x Otome Amnesia (Dusk maiden of amnesia)
  16. Toradora
  17. Orange (On Going)
  18. Sakurasou no pet na kanojo
  19. Kimi Ni Todoke
  20. Nana
  21. Hataraki Man
  22. Say I Love You
  23. You’re under arrest

This is the starter pack for girls who are completely new to Anime. I have carefully made the above list of Anime, so if you’re really starting new, you won’t really feel that you are watching something really drastic.

  • Some anime that are really fun to start with
  1. Gintama (18+)
  2. Sket Dance
  3. Konosuba (18+)
  4. Golden Boy (18+)
  5. Junk Boy (has only one episode but its 18+)
  6. Re:LIFE (Read our Review Here)
  7. Welcome to NHK (Read our Review Here)
  8. Sakamoto Desu ga
  9. Shinoseka (18+)
  10. Beelzebub
  11. Ben To
  • Sad, Thriller, Suspense, Detective, Brain Game, Dramatic, Action and Adventure
  1. Angel Beats
  2. Charlotte
  3. Clannad and Clannad after story
  4. Your lie in April
  5. Grave of fire flies
  6. Barefoot gen
  7. Monster
  8. Detective Conan
  9. Kindaichi case files
  10. No Game No Life
  11. Sword Art Online
  12. Log Horizon
  13. Accel world
  14. Samurai Champloo
  15. Jojo’s Bizarre adventure series
  16. Rakudai Kishi No Cavalry
  17. Psychic detective yakumo
  18. Psycho pass
  19. Magi
  20. Sindbad – The adventures of Sindbad
  21. Arslan senki
  22. Parasyte the Maxim
  23. The seven deadly sins
  24. Hunter X Hunter (2011)
  25. One Punch Man
  26. Mob Psycho 100 (On Going)
  27. Fullmetal panic
  28. Zankyou No Terror (Terror in resonance)
  29. Zetsun No Tempest (Blast of tempest)
  30. Another
  31. Tokyo Ghoul
  32. Steins gate
  33. Young Black Jack
  34. Owari No Seraph
  35. High School of the dead (18+)
  36. High School DXD (18+)
  37. Trigun
  38. Triage X
  39. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  40. Cowboy Bebop
  41. Black Buttler
  42. Black Cat
  43. Black lagoon
  44. Blue Exorcists
  45. Ushio to Tora
  46. Ajin
  47. Erased
  48. Katanagatari
  49. Shura No Toki
  50. Mirrai Nikki (Future Diary)

Well this is just a starter pack, to be honest there were so many Anime for me to recommend it took me nearly 2 hours to write this article. So i am really sorry if i missed out some Anime, But this starter pack contains all the Anime Series you really need to start off with. So if someone who is completely new to Anime and if they ask you for recommendation they you can recommend this article to them.

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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