Find an Anime to Watch

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Whether you're new to Anime or a veteran of the genre, it can be hard to decide on what to watch. How do you decide what Anime to watch next? Try some of the ideas in this guide.

Anime Online

There are lots of resources online to help you learn about Anime, or increase your knowledge.

Use an Anime Recommendation Website

There are a few websites that can help you decide what anime you should watch next. Two of the best are:

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    My Anime List
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    This website lets you keep a record of what Animes you've watched. It also contains information about every Anime listed, including:  
    1. A summary.
    2. Data. This includes:  
      1. Date of release.
      2. Episode number.
      3. Cast of Characters.
      4. Voice actors.
    3. The best feature is the recommendations section. Here other members on the website share what Animes are similar to the one you're viewing, and others rate the recommendations. Since the suggestions are made by real people, and not by algorithms, they are generally spot on. You can find My Anime List HERE.
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    Anime Suggestions
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    This website lets you enter the name of an Anime, and receive similar suggestions. You can browse information about the suggested Animes, add them to a list, or even continue a recommendation journey by seeing suggestions based on other Animes on the list. Best of all, you can click to buy or watch the Anime on Funimation, which uses Hulu and hosts a lot of the Animes online without needing a subscription. You can find Anime Suggestions HERE.
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Where To Watch Free Anime Online

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You can watch anime on several streaming services online for free. Some of the best are:

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    Funimation
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    Funimation is the largest distributor of anime in North America. As mentioned above, it hosts many Anime online to watch through Hulu for free, thanks to occasional ads. Funimation
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    Crunchyroll
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    This website is dedicated to streaming Anime and even some East Asian dramas. There is a premium version that eliminates ads, but you can also watch most of its available shows for free. Crunchyroll
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    Viz Media
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    This is another place where you can watch streaming Anime for free, thanks to ads and powered by Hulu. You can also purchase digital manga here. Viz Media
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    Netflix, Hulu, Amazon
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    Chances are you already subscribe to one or more of these streaming movie and show services. Many Anime are available on all three.
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What Style of Anime Suits You?

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There are so many different Anime shows available streaming for free, that deciding what Anime you should watch next can be difficult. This is especially true if you haven't watched much Anime before. Watching the wrong show can make you dislike Anime as a whole - and that's just terrible!

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What Anime Should You Watch Next?

Answering the questions below will help you narrow down your search for the Anime to watch that suits you the best.

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    Are you looking for a series or a movie
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    When you say Anime, you might think of the Japanese animated series, but there are many full-length features available to watch as well. Movies are great for one sitting, while series are better watched over a period of time (or binge-watched through one night if you really get hooked!)
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    Are you looking for romance or action
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    Anime has a couple of sub genres, but a large portion is divided by gender. Anime "for boys" often features action, adventure, and sometimes horror and gore. Anime "for girls" is often more about romance, sexuality, and relationships as a whole. You can read more about the different genres within Anime HERE. Of course this doesn't mean men can't watch and enjoy Shoujo or women can't watch and enjoy Shonen - these are simply the defining characteristics of the types of Anime that are based on out-dated stereotypes.
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    What settings are you interested in
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    Anime comes in different shapes and sizes - and locations. There are fantastical adventures full of magic for the fantasy lovers, futuristic space travel for the sci-fi buff, and even tales from the years when Samurai were at their height. Deciding on where you want your Anime to be set is a good start to finding what anime to watch.
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    Are you a fan of the bizarre
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    There's no other way to say it - some Animes are downright weird. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, the world of Anime has plenty to offer.
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    Do you want something that will make you laugh or cry
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    There are so many different kinds of Anime, it's easy to find something that will touch you enough to bring tears to your eyes, or maybe even make you laugh so hard that you'll cry. What's your preference?
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    Are you looking for something light and cute, or dark and gory
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    Keep in mind that even the fluffiest anime often deal with deep themes like friendship and relationships.
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Some Anime Recommendations

These recommendations are only the tip of the iceberg. The world of Anime is vast and worth exploring. Hopefully this guide will help you get started on your adventures in Anime. What are you looking for?

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    Laugh out loud funny
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    Try: Excel Saga. Lucky Star.
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    Downright bizarre
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    Try: Trapeze. Paranoia Agent. FLCL.
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    School themed Slice-of-Life
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    Try: Azumanga Daioh. Strawberry Marshmallow.
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    Pretty boys and romance
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    Try: Ouran High School Host Club. Fruits Basket.
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    Dark and gritty
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    Try: Elfen Lied. Deadman Wonderland.
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    Sad enough to make you cry
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    Try: Grave of the Fireflies.
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    About one guy and lots of girls
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    Try: Inukami. Baka to Testo.
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    Sci-fi space travel
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    Try: Zone of the Enders: Dolores. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed.
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    Adventure themed and fun
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    Try: One Piece.
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    Adventure themed but a bit more mature
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    Try: Samurai Champloo.
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    Adorable but strange
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    Try: Polar Bear Cafe.
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As stated above, these are only the beginning. There are so many Anime to explore!

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