Top Three Anime for Beginners

Everyone has that friend who refuses to get into anime. No matter how many times you sit them down for some old fashioned animated goodness, they always find a reason to walk away. Now, armed with this list of the three best anime for beginners, you can finally convince each and every one of your friends that anime reigns supreme.

Seraph of the End

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Seraph of the End balances epic action sequences with quiet moments of character development. It starts off with a bang, and then delves in to the emotional and physical predicaments of its young protagonists. Then the action ramps up again as revenge is sworn and vampires are battled. Seraph of the End is as engrossing as it is balanced, and will not overwhelm new viewers.

Who’s it for?

Anyone looking for a mix of action and drama.

Watch on Viewster: 

with English and German subtitles UK/Ireland, GAS, Scandi, Benelux

with English and Spanish subtitles Spain, Portugal

with English subtitles Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia



 Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

We had to include a love story on this list! Plastic Memories is a cautionary tale set in a future where robots and humans are virtually indistinguishable. As you can imagine, this makes for a drama that is as surprising as it is emotional. This anime will get you emotionally invested and then play your heartstrings like a violin.

Who’s it for?

Drama buffs who aren’t afraid to cry.

Watch on Viewster:

with English subs in United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Mexico

with English subs in United Kingdom and Ireland



Sushi and Beyond


Based on the Book “Sushi and Beyond: What the Japanese Know about Cooking” by Michael Booth, this distinctive series follows a food writer and his family across Japan as they seek out interesting and delicious delicacies. Many new viewers will appreciate the simple western animation style and mix of animated and documentary footage, which make this series unique among anime. Additionally, Sushi and Beyond is excellent for beginners as it is a crash course in Japanese food and lifestyle.

Who’s it for?

Hungry foodies and Japanese culture enthusiasts.

Watch on Viewster:

With English, German, Italian, and French subs worldwide

Which series do you use to hook new anime viewers? Let us know in the comments below!


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