by Team AllYourVideogames | Jun 29, 2022 | Technology |
Anime is a part of many people's lives. Japanese animations cross generations, so it is common to see people who watch anime since childhood. That's why it's important to keep up with new releases. In this post, you will see the best apps and websites for watch anime.
In addition to the platforms, we've made a list of anime you need to watch, from the oldest to the newest. So stay tuned for recommendations, otaku!
How to watch anime?
Japanese animations are becoming more and more popular, as nowadays we no longer depend on television to accompany our beloved works. Thus, we can watch the most popular anime on mobile, on television, on the web and even in video games. Check out the best anime streaming platforms below:
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Crunchyroll is one of the biggest streaming platforms focused on anime. There is a vast catalog of works from older, classic and new animes, including new releases, which are posted on the website after 1h of the episode's airing in Japan.
More special than that, the company is doing an amazing job dubbed anime in high quality for our country audience.
You can use the site to watch anime for free, but it will have ads and advertisements. If you want, you can subscribe to the Premium Plan, which are divided into three packages: Fan, Mega fan and Mega fan (annual) which has some more advantages. You can do a free trial for 14 days.
The platform is available on the web, desktop, Android, iOS and video games (PS4, PS5, XONE and Series X).
Funimation is a company that distributes anime since 1994. In 2022 it launched its own streaming. But only in July 2022 did the service arrive in our country and since then it has only improved its catalog, including anime dubbed in Portuguese.
More than 240 titles are already available, some of them quite famous, such as “My Hero Academia”, “Attack on Titan”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Code Geass”, “Death Note”, 'Demon Slayer'. You can also use the free services, but it will contain ads.
To avoid advertisements, you will need access to the Premium Plan that costs R$24,90 per month or the annual plan of R$249. There is a possibility to take the test for 30 days.
You can access Funimation on the web, in the Android or iOS app, on Playstation 4 and 5, and on Microsoft consoles.
Netflix isn't just about series. The catalog of this streaming platform already has several animes. And more than that, the company itself is producing its works. Some are already quite prominent. Some will even be listed below.
Despite Netflix investing in animations of Japanese culture, some fans criticize the quality of the animations.
However, the issue of supply and demand cannot be forgotten: the more platforms that offer anime services, the better it will be for consumers, in addition to the competition leaving premium plans more affordable.
Thus, you can access streaming via the web, through the app available for Android, iOS, desktop, and consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
SubAnimes is a lightweight website and has a catalog with a variety of anime. It has a beautiful and simple to use interface, in addition to having few ads while you browse and watch.
The strongest point of this site is the player, where you can choose the image quality and the possibility to increase or decrease the speed of the episode. In addition, there are almost no crashes. You can still leave comments and interact with the otaku community.
The AnimeTV app! It's available for Android and its strong point is simplicity and the wide catalog of anime.
You can access the app without logging in. But if you log into your account with social networks, you will be able to use the “Favorites” option. In addition, the application has a calendar in which it is possible to follow the day of the anime's release.
You can also see the history of the works already watched, in addition to being able to mark the "tick" in each episode.
You can download episodes, watch online through the app's player or an external player. You can also choose image quality in SD, HD and FullHD. The application is updated daily with animes that are coming out throughout the week.
Anime recommendations for you to watch
The idea of the following recommendations is to indicate a list of the 20 best not so famous animes, running away from the classics such as Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Fullmetal, among others. The order is random and for all tastes.
A tip, if you are the type of person who usually watches a lot of series, movies and anime, download the TV Time app. With it, you can organize your library well. It also notifies you when the episodes you are watching come out.
In addition, it is also possible to track how many hours/months you have already spent watching your favorite shows. The tool is available in the web version, on Android and iOS devices.
The ideal is to use it on your smartphones, as it doesn't work as well in computer browsers.
If you're patient, you'll be able to watch one of the most amazing animes of all time. Seriously, no exaggeration!
Gintama is a great piece of work and it takes time to “get into gear”. Only around episode 39 does it start to get good. If you like parodies, references to other animes and even games, you can't help but set aside time to marathon.
Comedy is the focus of the work, but make no mistake. This anime is full of epic fights. The story is very good, full of surprises and unforgettable scenes. The characters are also excellent.
We're betting that when you're done watching it, it'll at least make it to your favorite characters list.
Synopsis: Sakata Gintoki is a former samurai. Unlike the traditional, where samurai are seen with honor and bravery, the protagonist is lazy and will do anything to earn money. Along with Shimura Shinpachi, an otaku boy who dreams of being a samurai, and Kagura, a member of the Yato clan, the strongest species in the universe, go on great adventures, accepting any job to make the land better.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Parody, Samurai, Sci-Fi, Shounen
2. Tower of God
This work is a kind of The Hunger Games. If you like anime with lots of battles, it's a good idea to give Tower of God a try. The protagonist is not “the coolest”, however, his friends manage to steal the show.
Synopsis: The story takes place in a world that contains a mysterious power by the name of Shinsu, and with "regulars", people who manage to control that power. According to the legends of the Tower of God world, whoever reaches the top of the Tower will get their wishes. The guardians of these places choose the regulars to participate in the ordeals of the tower and try to reach its apex. But Bam, the protagonist, entered uninvited and managed to open the gates of the Tower, all to find his only friend in the world!
Genre: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Webtoon
3. Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
This one is for Shounen fans. It's not just the Elric brothers (Fullmetal) who can pull off a good story. In this case, the Okumura brothers conquer viewers for their simplicity, companionship and humanization of feelings.
The story is not that different from other animes that we can find, but the characters alone are worth checking out.
Synopsis: Assiah is known as the human dimension and Gehenna is the name given to the demon dimension. Normally, these two dimensions do not meet, but demons are invading the human world. However, among people, there are beings with the power to exorcise these demons.
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
If you like time travel stories, you definitely need to watch this work. We don't have many good anime with this theme, but Steins;Gate managed to stand out for having a captivating plot and sensational characters.
Get your microwave ready, John Titor's troop.
Synopsis: The story of Steins;Gate takes place in Akihabara and centers on a group of friends who have modified a microwave into a device that can send messages to the past. With this machine they do several experiments, but there are problems with this discovery. An organization called SERN, which has been doing its own research on time travel, discovers the group and the characters must find a way to avoid being captured by them.
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
5. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
This anime has the focus on romance, but it's nothing cliché and it's no fuss.
Although this work has a romance touch, it deals with a serious problem, which, unfortunately, is not widely publicized. Give it a try, it's worth checking out.
Synopsis: During Sakuta Azusagawa's school life, he met several girls with "Puberty Syndrome." One example is Mai Sakurajima, a girl who dresses up in a rabbit costume that he met in the high school library. Mai is an actress who took a break from her career, and Sakuta's senpai. But there is a great mystery, why is it that only the protagonist can see Mai?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
This is another anime focused on romance, just like the previous one, it also doesn't have any hype. The story progresses well and if you're looking for a light plot, Horimiya can be a great option.
Synopsis: The protagonist couple have a secret life that does not match the impressions they pass. Hori is a popular and well-behaved girl in front of her friends. But at home, she's stressed and hard-lined. Behind a delinquent appearance, Miyamura hides a docile heart. In a fateful encounter, they show their hidden sides and end up attracted to each other.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Gamers already know this beautiful franchise, and the anime helped to popularize it even more, which gives hope (or illusion) for a new game. However, even if you don't know the games, you can watch this work without any problem. The main story has already been completed. The characters are good and the battles hold viewers.
Synopsis: Trevor Belmont is a vampire hunter who fights to save a city where there is an army of creatures controlled by Dracula himself. Starting his adventure alone, he meets friends who will help him on his journey to end the evil being.
Genre: Action, Horror, Game Based
8. Record of Ragnarok
This title is more for those who like fighting anime. The story doesn't draw much attention, and everything in this work is very fast. The focus is almost entirely on the battles.
If you love the story, you better give another anime a chance from this post. However, if you want to get excited and be surprised by the results of the fights, go ahead and watch without fear.
Synopsis: In Record of Ragnarok, gods from diverse mythologies meet every 100 years to decide the fate of humans: whether they will be destroyed or whether they can continue to live. In one of the councils, they decided to eradicate people. However, Valkyrie Brunhild suggests giving them one last chance to prove their worth. With that, the Battle of Ragnarok is determined, where 13 representatives of humanity and 13 strongest gods fight to the death, with the possibility of people living for 1000 years if their side achieves seven victories in the tournament.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action
This anime has one of the most different story proposals in the anime world. It's all very simple, but it holds viewers in a surprising way.
If you like suspense, don't think twice and watch this anime.
Synopsis: Hyakkaou Private Academy is a high society school whose main objective is to ensure that the children of the richest people in the world are prepared for real life. During the day it is a normal school, but at night it becomes a gambling house. And it is in these moments that students learn how to manipulate people and the power of money. Among the students is the protagonist Yumeko Jabami (Saori Hayami), who plays just for fun.
Genre: Drama, School, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
10. Violent Evergarden
Perhaps this work has the best animation we have in the world of anime. We were amazed from beginning to end with the great quality that the studio managed to produce.
Also, the story is very good, especially for those who like drama. The plot revolves around wars. And in wars there are never winners.
Synopsis: The story follows the adventures of Violet, a doll who was created by a scientist known as Dr. Orlando. As the story unfolded, they began to be produced and rented to other people who needed their services, in this case, as clerks.
The initial idea was that they would just listen to the messages and transcribe what their buyers wanted. But over time, they began to be used as military tools for war.
Genre: Drama, War, Science Fiction, Romance
11. No Game No Life
A differential of this work is that the manga was produced by one of our countrymen. The protagonists once again have siblings, only this time it's a boy and a girl.
It's worth checking out if you like anime with intelligent characters, with strategic battles, and if you're a fan of games.
Synopsis: The work addresses the story of Sora and Shiro, brothers who are famous for NEETs (people who live in social isolation). Thus, both are gamer nerds who stay locked in their rooms all day playing video games. One day, suddenly, a god makes contact with them and takes them to a new world, where all challenges are solved through games.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai
12. Plastic Memories
The story of this anime is very impactful and makes us reflect a lot. Normally, no one is prepared to lose someone they love, but if you know when a loved one has an expiration date, you know the day they need to “rest”, how would you react?
Plastic Memories doesn't seem like a big deal at first, but in a short time it manages to captivate viewers in an incredible way. In short, it is a work that makes us sit down and reflect on life.
Synopsis: The plot takes place in the future, where androids look exactly like humans. In this way, the android production company SA Corp. creates Giftia, a new android model that manages to have almost all the emotions and qualities that a person possesses. However, because of problems in technology, androids serve as a workforce and when they have a certain life span, they have to go to the warehouse to "rest".
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
The first detail that we highlight in this work are the traits, this more “retro” footprint draws a lot of attention.
Sports anime has a reputation for being pretty cliché, but this one is different. Here you will not only find fights, the story also shows other important points. For example, the racial issue, especially in season 2.
Synopsis: The story of this anime takes place in the future, where “megaloboxing” is the most popular sport in the world. It is the evolution of normal boxing, where two fighters face each other using fists and technological equipment made to increase the force of punches, the so-called "gears". Thus, Joe, the protagonist of the work, is a fighter from the underworld of MegaloBox, a kind of tournament in which it is common to have fights with combined results and a lot of dirt. With a life with no prospects for the future, things start to change for Joe when, one night, he is involved in an accident with Yuri, world champion of the sport. Despite Joe frequenting these corrupt environments, he is a gifted boxer.
Genre: Action, Martial Arts
14. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Another isekai on the list, but who doesn't like this genre? This one is for those who are looking for an anime where the protagonist goes out of the norm.
In Tate no Yuusha, the main character doesn't care about the consequences, he looks tough (and he really is), but he has a great feeling of seeking to improve his skills to help the people he cares about.
At first he is ridiculed, but his evolution is fast.
Synopsis: Iwatani Naofumi, an ordinary otaku, one night finds a book in a library that takes him to another world. In his new home, he is given the duty to become the Hero of the Shield, one of the four heroes who have the objective of facing the waves of Catastrophe with the help of the Heroes who possess the sword, the spear and the bow. Initially, he shows confidence and enthusiasm to face the adventures, however, in a few days, he is betrayed and loses all money, dignity and respect and is despised by all companions and citizens.
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Isekai
15. Hajime no Ippo
This anime is a little older and unfortunately it hasn't become a classic in our country like Dragon Ball and Knights of the Zodiac, but it deserved more recognition.
Maybe it's the best sports anime (without a doubt it's among the best). And watching this beautiful work, awakens even the desire to practice boxing. The story is good and the highlight are the characters.
This is the typical anime where the protagonist is cool, most viewers like him, but a certain secondary character steals the show and stars in the most memorable fights. If possible, even if you don't like sports, give this work a chance.
Synopsis: After being bullied at school, Ippo finds boxing that has made him reflect on what true strength really is. On his journey as a boxer he was put to train with the demanding Kamogawa. The trainer saw a lot of potential in the boy, without ever having practiced boxing. With a lot of effort, Ippo tries to face the obstacles and become the best boxer in Japan.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sports, Drama
16. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
The main character dies in this work, but calm down, this is not a spoiler, on the contrary, what he does most is die. It's hard to imagine a protagonist losing his life, but that's normal in this work.
The story is excellent, but what stands out is the wide variety of good characters. You will feel anger, emotion, a strange feeling, you will like some and hate others, but, without a doubt, you will hope that some characters form a couple.
Synopsis: Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary young man, while in a grocery store, is transported to another world out of nowhere, and right away he sees a silver-haired girl. He wants to know who she is, but this girl carries a bigger taboo than Subaru initially thought. But he doesn't get carried away by the rumors and together with her they face powerful monsters, betrayals from people they didn't expect and deaths (many deaths). To aid in his adventures, Subaru gained the power that allows him to go back in time when he passes away. However, the past is lost and memories are remade.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Isekai
17. Hi Score Girl
If you like games, especially Street Fighter, this anime is a must watch. It is full of references to games from the 1990s.
The story is very simple, but make no mistake: that's the charm of this work. In addition, despite everything looking cute, at times there are scenes of “breaking the heart”.
Synopsis: The story is initially set in the 1990s and revolves around the life of a gamer boy named Haruo Yaguchi, where he stands out for the way he plays, breaking several records in his neighborhood. However, everything changes when a rich girl who doesn't talk to anyone manages to wipe out Haruo's records. It messed with him, and he trained him even harder to get over this girl. In this way, they become companions and rivals for control, while she has to face the rigid upbringing that the family demands.
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Video Games
18. Right Toppa Gurren-Lagann
Mecha animes aren't that popular in our country, and even if you don't like this genre, don't discard this work without at least giving it a little chance.
The characters are the great highlights because they have an absurd charisma. The story is also good, and has very interesting battles.
The final villain is one of the strongest in the anime world and manages to defeat characters who are reputed to be invincible. Believe me, it's not an exaggeration.
Synopsis: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is set in a future where humans are forced to live in villages underground, only because their ancestors said that the surface was a place full of dangers. The houses of these people often suffered from earthquakes, and this made the residents need to enlarge the villages. In one of these underground places lived a boy named Simon, who was considered the best digger in his village, but was ignored by almost everyone. The only exception was Kamina, a boy who has a dream of going to the surface. Together, they try to go to the surface and have incredible adventures with their mecha.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mecha
19. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
You know the animes where you can't feel angry at the villains? Magi is a good example. At various times we will hope the villain is not defeated. Not that the "good guys" are boring, on the contrary, they are also very good. This shows the richness of the characters.
In addition, this work has several epic battles. If you watch, don't forget to check out the OVAs and also the Manga, as the story is only finished there.
Synopsis: The story revolves around Aladdin, who seeks to venture into the mysterious towers known as "Dungeon", which legends say are filled with treasures. So, together with Alibaba, a friend he meets on his first adventure, they set out to recover the treasures. In the course of the story, the duo find new companions that will help in their journey and powerful adversaries. As they solve the mysteries of these places, Aladdin also seeks to better understand what happened to him in the past and even the future.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
That's a good adjective to define the story of this anime. It's amazing how the author managed to humanize the characters, we keep putting ourselves in the skin and in the situation they faced at all times.
The plot touches on important and delicate subjects and evidences how important friendship is for people. If you're going to watch, keep a handkerchief by your side, you'll need it.
Synopsis: During his sophomore year of high school, Naho receives a mysterious letter. To her surprise, the sender was Naho herself, only 10 years into the future. Initially, she sees this situation as a joke, but soon changes her mind, when she realizes that the facts predicted in the letter begin to come true. In the letter there are several messages, and one of them tells that she will fall in love with Kakeru, a student who had just arrived in the city. The most surprising thing is that there was a warning that he will die at the age of 17. Upon learning this, Naho and his friends try to change the future.
Genre: Romantic Drama, Slice of Life
Animes to watch
In this post, you saw the indication of the 5 best apps to follow your favorite anime and 20 excellent works. See the one that best suits your taste and watch without fear.
You can believe that each of the titles has strengths that deserve to be seen. Above all, if possible, watch One Piece, yes, it's big, but it's worth every episode.
Set aside some time, even years, but be sure to follow this sensational story.