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14 Best Anime Shows to Watch on Crunchyroll | Man of Many

Unlike other services streamers where you can only watch via paid-subscription, Crunchyroll offers free and many premium streaming plans, allowing you to rave through their arsenal of series, news, games and store!

What is Crunchyroll?

Crunchyroll is an on-demand streaming service primarily focused on Japanese animation. It provides the content to over 70 million registered users in over 200 countries and nations.

How Does Crunchyroll Work?

Crunchyroll still has a free plan that offers ad-supported streaming access to non-members. Premium members can choose from one of three paid plans, including two new options; the Mega Fan and Ultimate Fan packages.

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Whether you’re an anime aficionado or an amateur, the list below has all of Crunchyroll’s good stuff: action, horror, romance, journey, fantasy, mystery and comedy.

Best Anime to Watch on Crunchyroll

My Hero Academia is an inspirational superhero manga series for all you average Joe’s. Izuku, the protagonist, is a kid with no superpowers in a universe where most of the world has some kind of super-powered quirk. But that doesn’t stop him from enrolling in one of the most prestigious hero academies to excel his ability.

1. My Hero Academia (super series)

If you’ve ever watched an episode of Naruto, its theme song would probably be ringing in your head every time you stumble across it. It’s one of the most-watched anime series. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the matriarch of his village.

2. Naruto (super series)

Fate is originally an adult visual novel adapted to a series. The plot focuses on a young mage named Shirou Emiya who becomes a warrior in a battle between Servants (known as the Holy Grail War). Through each route, Shirou bonds with a heroine and confronts different mages who participate in the war.

3. Fate series (action-adventure)

Ok, this is somewhat like Harry Potter franchise; full of superstition and adventure. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the Philosopher’s Stone, hoping to restore their bodies, which were lost when they attempted to use their alchemy skills to resurrect their deceased mother.

4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (action-adventure)

For those seeking a female-focused series, this one’s for you! A teenage girl has a magical encounter with a strange creature that grants her one wish and alters her destiny. Despite being female-focused views must beware, the series is full of dark imagery that is more so suited for teens and adults.

5. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (thriller/horror)

Put simply, This Perfect Insider is the Forensic Files of anime. Sohei Saikawa, a member of a research lab, and Moe Nishinosono, the daughter of his mentor, are on vacation when they discover a corpse. The pair then work together to solve the mysteries of what becomes a serial murder case.

6. The Perfect Insider (mystery)

If you’re leaning towards a rom-com anime series, look no further. Ryuji is fierce is in appearance but softhearted and forms an unlikely friendship with Taiga, a tiny girl with a sharp tongue and a tough attitude. Together they try to help each confess their love to their crushes.

7. Toradora! (romantic comedy)

This is another rom-com for you viewers who are bad at love. Its name translates to My Love Story. Takeo Goda is a big guy with a big heart and a hopeless romantic. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser, life suddenly takes an incredible turn.

8. Ore Monogatari (romantic comedy)

This is another female-focused anime series. Makoto Kowata,15, an apprentice witch, leaves home in pursuit of knowledge to a region favoured by witches. Yet her whimsical and eccentric involvement with witchcraft sets her apart from others her age.

9. Flying Witch (slice of life)

Hibike is a fresh and musical take on every high school student’s struggle with their past, romance, and dreams. Kumiko enters high school and ends up being surrounded by peers with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation to make music once more with the help of her bandmates.  However, in the band, chaos ensues.

10. Hibike! Euphonium (slice of life)

Expect demons, gore, death and destruction in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It follows Tanjiro Kamado, a lovable and witty young boy who becomes a demon slayer after his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon. He tasks himself to help his sister become human again and avenge the death of his family.

11. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (fantasy)

For fans of fantasy, this series may be up your alley. Subaru, an ordinary high school student, finds himself transported to another world. As he’s lost and confused, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for.

12. Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World (fantasy)

Definitely the king of comedy on this list.  After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato wakes up to a beautiful girl before him. She asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma brings the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king.

13. KonoSuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World (comedy)

The series centres on Hanako, Olivia and Kasumi, students at an all-girls middle school and the only three members of the Pastimers Club. The club has very ambiguous goals, usually consisting of whatever so-called “pastimes” the girls happen to think up.

14. Asobi Asobase (comedy)

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