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Top 16 Best Netflix Original Anime Series (2022), According To MyAnimeList

Netflix has released its fair share of original anime series. But among the massive catalogue, which are considered the best?
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The anime industry has been on a uprise these last couple of years, and Netflix has evidently caught on. With the recent frequent adding of various beloved anime to their catalog, their effort to push more anime content into the platform is acknowledgeable.

When it comes to their original series, Netflix doesn’t seem to miss with anime either. From ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ to ‘Violet Evergarden’, Netflix has a handful of original anime series that many of us have come to love.

Today we’re going to list the Top 12 Netflix Original Anime Series, according to online forums & MyAnimeList rating, that you may just end up falling in love with.

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High-Rise Invasion Netflix Original Anime

High-Rise Invasion

Japanese Title Tenkuu Shinpan
Studio(s) Zero-G
Number Of Episodes 12 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 6.73 Score 273,000+ Members

After seeing a man’s head broken open with an axe, 16-year-old Yuri Honjou flees from the masked attacker, only to discover she’s stranded in an abandoned building with every door mysteriously closed. Yuri hurries to the rooftop, desperate for a way out, but she finds herself in a world devoid of life, surrounded by high-rise skyscrapers. Despite her distress, Yuri is determined to find her brother and escape once she discovers he is imprisoned in this weird place.

However, she quickly discovers that there are more masked murderers in the area, eager to terrorise their newfound victims and satisfy their sickest cravings, causing Yuri to wonder if they will survive.

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LOST SONG Netflix Original Anime

LOST SONG

Japanese Title Rosuto Songu
Studio(s) LIDENFILMS
Number Of Episodes 12 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 6.92 Score 43,000+ Members

Lost Song tells the story of two songstresses, the cheery Rin and the reserved Finis, who are capable of performing magical songs. Rin grew up with her family in a rural village and was trained to keep her power hidden, whereas Finis lives and performs at the royal castle.

Rin’s joyful and peaceful life is disturbed when she uses her healing song to save an injured knight named Henry Leobort. Soldiers saw her and attacked her town in the hopes of capturing her. She and her inventor brother Al set off to the capital because they have nowhere else to go.

Finis falls in love with Henry and, knowing that the greedy and spiteful Prince Lood Bernstein IV seeks her, she must keep their relationship hidden. She wants to help people with her songs, but she is afraid that Lood will command her to use her powers on the battlefield. Only time will tell how her destiny and Rin’s will intertwine as the two try to discover their respective paths.

14/16

Kuromukuro Netflix Original Anime

Kuromukuro

Japanese Title Kuromukuro
Studio(s) P.A. Works
Number Of Episodes 26 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.15 Score 134,000+ Members

The United Nations Kurobe Research Institute was founded in Japan around the turn of the century to explore an ancient relic uncovered during the construction of the Kurobe Dam. Scientists from all over the world have assembled at the facility to research the object, while their children attend Mt. Tate International Senior High School.

Yukina Shirahane, a quiet high school student, is the facility’s head scientist’s daughter. Yukina solves a piece of the artifact’s puzzle while visiting her mother at the facility. Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma, a young samurai from the Sengoku era, appears in front of her, much to her amazement.

As a threat from space approaches, Yukina, along with Kennosuke, finds herself defending Earth from the invading soldiers. Along the process, she finds out Kennosuke’s mystery and the reason he is so determined to protect her.

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Children Of The Whales Netflix Original Anime

Children Of The Whales

Japanese Title Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau
Studio(s) J.C.Staff
Number Of Episodes 12 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.17 Score 212,000+ Members

An island known as the Mud Whale sails in a world blanketed by an infinite sea of sand. On this island lies  an old town, the bulk of whose people are supposed to be “Marked,” a dual-edged feature that grants them extraordinary talents at the cost of an untimely death. Chakuro is the village archivist; a young and curious man, he spends his time recording the discovery of undiscovered islands. But each one is abandoned, with little trace of the remnants of individuals who formerly lived there.

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Another island appears on the horizon for the first time in six months, so Chakuro and his buddies join the scouting group. During the expedition, they discover relics of an ancient civilization. And underneath one of the Mud Whale’s crumbling remains, Chakuro meets a girl who will change his destiny and the world as he knows it.

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B: The Beginning Netflix Original Anime

B: The Beginning

Japanese Title Bī: Za Beginingu
Studio(s) Production I.G
Number Of Episodes 18 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.20 Score 319,000+ Members

A vigilante is loose on the Cremona islands. The infamous “Killer B,” equipped with a sharp sword and superhuman skills, takes justice into his own hands. In order to catch this renegade, the Royal Investigation Service (RIS) enlists the help of Keith Flick, a seasoned but quirky detective who was demoted to the Archives Department following a personal loss. As crimes in Cremona rise, from covert deaths of wrongdoers to sophisticated assassinations of famous people, it becomes evident that more than one person is to blame.

Keith begins to unravel plans involving secret organisations, domestic terrorism, and human experiments with the help of his passionate sidekick Lily Hoshina and surprising cooperation from the elusive Killer B himself. When the RIS’s involvement goes beyond the bounds of justice, it calls into question the depth of the government’s corruption as well as the reliability of close allies.

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Forest Of Piano Netflix Original Anime

Forest Of Piano

Japanese Title Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai
Studio(s) Gaina
Number Of Episodes 24 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.31 Score 115,000+ Members

Forest Of Piano is an enlightening anime which follows a story about a young boy Kai Ichinose. Living in a red light district, Kai often sneaks into the forest at night where he plays the piano. Not so alone anymore, Shuhei Amamiya, transfer student, comes to join him in his ventures.

10/16

KENGAN ASHURA Netflix Original Anime

KENGAN ASHURA

Japanese Title KENGAN ASHURA
Studio(s) Larx Entertainment
Number Of Episodes 24 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.44 Score 132,000+ Members

Meetings and contracts are generally used to create business transactions; but, in the universe of Kengan Ashura, firms use a different method to make decisions: they hire gladiators. Yabako Sandrovich’s Kengan Ashura presents a world filled with action, violence, and martial arts – a world where powerful gladiators have fought in huge arenas since the Edo Period to resolve the grievances of wealthy business and merchants.

Ouma Tokita, often known as “The Ashura,” is a fighter who aspires to be the strongest. Hideki Nogi, a member of the Nogi Group, recruits Ouma to fight for him and appoints Kazuo Yamashita as his manager. The Kengan Association forces the couple to fight in contests. Their trip will be filled with violent battles against other warriors pursuing the same goal. Are they good enough to be the best?

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The Seven Deadly Sins Netflix Original Anime

The Seven Deadly Sins

Japanese Title Nanatsu no Taizai
Studio(s) A-1 Pictures
Number Of Episodes 100 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.69 Score 1,894,000+ Members

The fearsome yet adored Holy Knights of Britannia use enormously powerful magic to protect the land of Britannia and its kingdoms in a setting similar to the European Middle Ages. However, a tiny group of Knights allegedly betrayed their homeland and turned their swords against their comrades in an attempt to overthrow Liones’ king. The Holy Knights defeated them, but stories persisted that these fabled knights, known as the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights conducted their own coup and became the Kingdom of Liones’ new, tyrannical rulers.

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Nanatsu no Taizai follows Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, in her quest to find the Seven Deadly Sins. With their assistance, she attempts not only to reclaim her kingdom from the Holy Knights, but also to achieve justice in an unjust world.

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Teasing Master Takagi-San Netflix Original Anime

Teasing Master Takagi-San

Japanese Title Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san
Studio(s) Shin-Ei Animation
Number Of Episodes 36 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.71 Score 534,000+ Members

Takagi, a young girl spends her school days mercilessly teasing a young boy, Nishikata. In this slice of life anime, Nishikata’s determined to take revenge for all the times he was teased into embarrassment by his peer, Tagaki. But an element of romance slowly but steadily develops.

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Devilman Crybaby Netflix Original Anime

Devilman Crybaby

Japanese Title Debiruman Kuraibeibī
Studio(s) Science SARU
Number Of Episodes 10 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.76 Score 1,016,000+ Members

Without a living host, demons cannot take shape. However, if a person’s will is strong enough, they can conquer the demon and claim its power, becoming a Devilman.

Akira Fudou has always been frail and unassuming, with a bleeding heart. So when his childhood friend Ryou Asuka asks for his help in locating devils, Akira gladly accepts. To Akira’s amazement, the destination is Sabbath: an immoral festival of debauchery and degeneracy. In the midst of murder and death, demons possess the revellers, transforming their bodies into horrific monsters and causing devastation. Akira unintentionally joins with the devil Amon and becomes a Devilman, earning the strength to battle the other demons in his reckless desire to save his best friend.

Despite the fact that it gives him enormous power, this new alliance ignites an insatiable and primal side of Akira. Akira, who has a devil’s physique but a crybaby heart, works alongside Ryou to destroy those who threaten humanity and his loved ones.

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Hi Score Girl Netflix Original Anime

Hi Score Girl

Japanese Title Hai Sukoa Gāru
Studio(s) J.C.Staff
Number Of Episodes 24 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.78 Score 234,000+ Members

It’s 1991, and arcade video games are the newest rage. Becoming a professional gamer is a pipe dream in an industry that has yet to gain traction. Haruo Yaguchi, a sixth-grader, wants to go down that road. His skill at video games has garnered him reputation in local arcades as well as confidence and pride, all of which are crushed when another student Akira Oono effortlessly defeats him in Street Fighter 2.

Akira is wealthy, beautiful, and intelligent – the epitome of a perfect girl. But Haruo had never worried about these things because, despite his many flaws as a person, his dominance in video games was unrivalled in his mind. So, now that someone has appeared who can compete with him, a part of Haruo couldn’t help but despise her. Another part of him, on the other hand, yearns for someone who can compete with him on equal terms, and Akira is more than capable.

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BEASTARS Netflix Original Anime

BEASTARS

Japanese Title Bīsutāzu
Studio(s) Orange
Number Of Episodes 24 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.86 Score 765,000+ Members

An unpleasant tension arises between carnivores and herbivores in a civilised society of anthropomorphic animals. This mutual animosity reaches a boiling point at Cherryton Academy after a predation incident kills Tem, an alpaca in the school’s theatre club. Tem’s companion Legoshi, a grey wolf in the stage crew, has been a target of suspicion and fear his entire life. In the immediate wake of the incident, he continues to disguise his frightening features, much to the annoyance of Louis, a red deer and the drama club’s domineering star actor.

Louis assigns Legoshi to lookout duty as he sneaks into the auditorium to train Tem’s substitute for an upcoming production. That night, Legoshi meets Haru, a white dwarf rabbit who is despised by her peers. His growing feelings for Haru, confused by his predatory inclinations, drive him to confront his actual nature, the circumstances surrounding his friend’s murder, and the undercurrent of violence that permeates the world around him.

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CAROLE & TUESDAY Netflix Original Anime

CAROLE & TUESDAY

Japanese Title Kyaroru & Chūzudei
Studio(s) Bones
Number Of Episodes 24 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 7.88 Score 302,000+ Members

It has been 50 years since humanity began its migration to the terraformed Mars, where people dwell in comfort thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Carole lives in Alba City, working part-time during the day and playing the keyboard at night. Tuesday has fled her home in Hershell City to avoid the clutches of her wealthy family, and she wishes to pursue music with her acoustic guitar.

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Following a chance meeting, the two decide to perform music together. In the face of the AI vocalists who dominate the music world, the two of them believe that by working together, they can convey their emotions via their songs. Will the duo’s hard work and luck be enough to produce the biggest miracle that Mars has ever seen?

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Dorohedoro Netflix Original Anime

Dorohedoro

Japanese Title Dorohedoro
Studio(s) MAPPA
Number Of Episodes 12 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 8.06 Score 468,000+ Members

Hole – a dark, decaying, and disordered neighbourhood where the powerful prey on the weak and death is common. It is a domain that is independent from law and ethics, and it serves as a testing ground for the magical users who dominate it. As a race at the pinnacle of their culture, the magic users see the residents of Hole as nothing more than insects. The defenceless Hole inhabitants are murdered, mutilated, and subjected to experimentation on a daily basis in the hallways of Hole’s hospital.

With complete access to and from the cesspool and little resistance to their control, the magic users look invincible to most—with the exception of a handful. Kaiman, who is more reptile than human, is one such person. He pursues them with passion, armed only with a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his looks and tortured by nightmares, magic users are his only hope of returning to normalcy. With his stomach as his main obstacle, his female companion Nikaidou, who owns the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.

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Castlevania Netflix Original Anime

Castlevania

Japanese Title Akumajō Dracula
Studio(s) Powerhouse Animation
Number Of Episodes 32 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity N/A N/A

A vampire hunter struggles to defend a mediaeval city from an army of supernatural creatures led by Dracula himself.

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Violet Evergarden Netflix Original Anime

Violet Evergarden

Japanese Title Vaioretto Evāgāden
Studio(s) Kyoto Animation
Number Of Episodes 13 Episodes
MyAnimeList Rating & Popularity 8.67 Score 1,579,000+ Members

After four long years of warfare, the Great War came to a close; broken in two, Telesis slowly began to bloom once more. Violet Evergarden, a young girl created for the sole purpose of completely destroying opposing lines, was caught up in the carnage. She was hospitalised and crippled in a brutal skirmish during the War’s final leg, leaving her with just words from the person she loved the most, but no knowledge of what they meant.

Violet begins a new life working at CH Postal Services following a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, by coincidence, she watches the work of a “Auto Memory Doll,” which typewrites people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Violet is moved by the idea and starts working as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on a journey, one that would transform the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.

That’s it! These are the top 16 Netflix Original anime. How many of these have you already watched? Which of these are you going to watch next? Are the any other Netflix Original anime that you think should’ve made the list? Let us know down in the comments.

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