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Best Anime Shows to Watch on Netflix in 2021

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The everlasting question, “Which anime to watch next?”. Well, we’ve got that covered for you in this post, “Best Anime Shows to Watch on Netflix in 2021”. We are going to talk about the most prominent anime of recent years that are also available on Netflix right now. If you are looking for recommendations, these are the perfect kind of anime to binge watch on a relaxing weekend. Well then, shall we begin?

14 Anime Like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

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Our protagonist is playing a computer game in his room - an MMORPG. Soon after, he is magically teleported to another world, in what seems to be a slave contract. This new world seems to have the same characteristics as the game that he was playing, even down to the appearance of his character. By the power of one of the items he carried with him, he enslaved the girls who tried to enslave him. Now the main goal is to try to remove the contract so that the girls are free, but it will not be easy. The story evolves quickly with a well written plot that develops at a good pace. Our protagonist becomes much overpowered, which is one of the anime’s main characteristics. When looking at anime like How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu) we searched for anime where characters were similar in strength, where they got carried in other worlds, and where some also become demons. Check out our list below:

14 Anime Like In Another World With My Smartphone

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The anime follows Touya Mochizuk a fifteen year old who gets accidentally killed by a God. As an apology the god gives him another chance at living, but this time it will be in a fantasy world filled with magic. He also offers him for one special wish, for which Touya requests to have his smartphone in this new world. Accepting his wish the god modifies the phone with features that will help Touya in this new world and also bestows him with great physical and magical abilities. Taking full advantage of this new chance at life, Touya sets out on an adventure in the new world, making many allies (mainly females) and solving different problems of the world. Check out these other isekai anime shows like In Another World With My Smartphone (Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.) that focuses on the adventures of the main lead in another world filled with magic.

13 Anime Like Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

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A girl changes bodies with a guy and no one can explain anything. Everything is linked to a shooting star in this wonderful drama fantasy called Your Name. It's a story about love and about chasing it no matter what, executed to perfection with brilliant editing, storytelling and music. Every location has so much life and detail, it is something spectacular. You will initially want to see it for that alone, but you’ll stay to watch it because of how great its story is. Anime movies like Your Name (Kimi no Na wa) have to have interesting female characters, good storytelling and most of all, heart. You need to fall in love with the characters as much as you loved the characters in Your Name. Here is our list:

12 Thrilling Anime Like Steins;Gate

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Okabe Rintarou is an 18-year-old boy obsessed with conspiracies and calling himself a mad scientist. One day he finds Kurisu Makise, a young prodigy scientist stabbed in a room. After sending a message about what happened, his whole world turns upside down when everything that happened seems to be only in his head, especially when Makise Kurisu turns out to be alive and stands in front of him. What follows is a science fiction story that involves time travel, mystery, conspiracies, and a decent amount of comedy. Anime like Steins;Gate are about similar topics, and without further ado, here is our recommended list:

14 Anime Movies Like A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)

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The story begins when the protagonist, Shoya Ishida, who had been a rebellious and popular student at school, has become a lonely and depressed teenager unable to accept his past and his present life. We soon discovered that Shoya had made life impossible for a schoolmate, Shoko Nishimiya, who was deaf and communicated through a notebook. The great merit of A Silent Voice is that it always shows us the story from the point of view of the teenagers and combines two narrative times: the present of the school and the past after the school. Shoya is haunted by the pain that was caused to Shoko, and needs to make amends. This movie deals with serious themes of bullying, mental health and redemption. It’s truly a wonderful watch, and anime like A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) are about similar topics, generally serious, mature and well analyzed.

15 Anime Like Hundred

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The Hundred is a unique weapon that is capable of destroying the Savage life form. To become a Master of Military Arts trained in the use of the Hundred, Hayato Kisaragi, joins the city-school Little Garden. There he meets a girl named Emil Crossford with whom he will share a room, and who seems to know him from somewhere. As if he didn't have enough on his plate, he receives a challenge from the "Queen" - she is the most powerful student in the school, Claire Harvey. Anime like Hundred involve female characters that are attractive, have superpowers or good with combat, and the action is well combined with comedy. Here is our list:

15 Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight)

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The anime follows Yuuji Itadori, a Highschool student living with his grandfather. He is unnaturally strong for his age and joins an occult club, just so he could avoid track teams and leave the school early in order to visit his bedridden grandfather in the hospital. However his life takes a turn when the club members comes across a powerful cursed object which attracts a lot of cursed creatures. In order to save his friends Itadori swallow's the cursed item which makes him the host of Sukuna Ryoumen a powerful evil demon also known as the 'King of Curses'. Itadori must now join the school of Jujutsu sorcerers to locate and swallow the rest of the Sukuna's parts and save the world from Sukuna by exorcising himself. Here are the list of other anime similar to Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) that deals with curses, exorcisms and powerful demons.

16 Anime Like 'By the Grace of the Gods'

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By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) follows Ryouma Takebayashi a lonely middle aged man with no recognition to his hard work. Upon death in sleep he is transported to three deities who taking pity on him gives another chance to live a fulfilling life. The deities bestowed him with amazing physical and magical skills and teleport him to a world filled with magic and promises to look after him. He is now reincarnated as a child with affinity to all elemental magic which is very rare in that world and lives in a forest for three years. In that time he manages to collect, train and evolve different types of slimes. During his normal strolls in the forest he comes across a few members of Duke's household and helps one of them who's been critically injured. Upon knowing that the boy is living alone in the forest the Dukes family ask him to leave the forest and live with them. Ryouma is all set to face many new members, learn and discover many types of skills an

12 Anime Like Assassination Classroom

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The plot in Assassination Classroom is about the attempted murder of class 3-E against Korosensei, a kind of strange octopus that keeps big secrets. Although this is the main theme, it is simply the basis on which various plots are developed, such as the social criticism of the 3-E class. A very cruel educational system, as well as the world of the murderers, which we are told about on several occasions and in the development of some characters, the goal is to murder their teacher and receive a prize from the government. However, Koro-sensei is capable of moving at a speed of Mach 20, much faster than sound, and with his skills he will be an extremely difficult opponent. An exciting anime with a super being as the main character, anime like Assassination Classroom will have similar main characters, and a lot of action. Discover our list below:

12 Anime Like Cowboy Bebop

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Cowboy Bebop is a story of cowboys in space. The main characters are a group of bounty hunters who earn their living by capturing outlaws and collecting their reward money by handing them over while they sail the skies with Bebop, their ship. The crew includes Spike, Spiegel, the main hero of the story, Jet Black, a serious big man with a metal arm and owner of the Bebop. We also have Faye Valentine, the "hottie" of the group and the one who gives headaches to the rest, Ed, a super-intelligent hacker girl who is also a little crazy and generates a lot of comedy, and Ein a dog with a superior intelligence. A futuristic show with a lot of great plot lines that navigates the universe and with it, different themes and story lines. Anime like Cowboy Bebop have similar themes, with some also set in space, while others in completely different times.

17 Funny Anime Like Konosuba

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Kazuma lives in a run-of-the-mill little town. This unwashed man finally comes out of his cave to buy a new video game. Just as he is finally returning home, he is killed by a truck while trying to save a girl. By the time he wakes up, he's in limbo in front of the water goddess. She tells him to resurrect himself in a new world similar to an RPG video game. She makes fun him for his sad life as a failure - he failed to save the girl, who was never really in danger and died in a shameful way. The goddess turns out to be not so bad and decides to grant him a wish. The young man, by way of revenge, wishes that the goddess suffers the same fate as him. In the end, the goddess turns out to be quite clumsy and useless for anything other than making whoever sees the anime laugh. Here is our list of comedy anime like Konosuba , where our hero finds himself in similar circumstances:

16 Action Packed Anime Like Baki

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Baki is an anime adaptation based on the manga Baki the grappler, which was published in the 90s. The style of the series is much less flowery than that of other shounen renowned in the martial arts genre. The story focuses on 17-year-old Baki Hanma, who has won a "subway" martial arts tournament (outside of official competitions) and has earned the title of legend. The plot begins when five death row inmates escape from their prisons in different parts of the world, to face Baki. In this battle, four martial arts masters will join the protagonist, resulting in a conflict where morals will play a big part. This is a very exciting anime to watch. Here are more anime like Baki to enjoy, with similar plots and action scenes:

19 Anime Like Wise Man's Grandchild (Kenja no Mago)

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A young office worker without any motivation, does not wish to return home because no one is waiting for him. Suddenly, his life undergoes a radical turn due to a tragic accident. By unknown circumstances, the young man is reborn in the body of a kid in a world where magic exists. Accepting his destiny, an old man decides to pick up and educate the child in the ways of magic. Soon, this child will manage to master a great deal of magical knowledge. A very well made anime, where the main character is taken into another world. Check out more anime like Kenja no Mago (Wise Man's Grandchild, Philosopher's Grandson), where our main characters are usually transported into different worlds, with different rules.

14 Anime Like Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

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Hajime Nagumo, 17, is your average otaku who lives at night and sleeps at school. However, his simple nightlife suddenly changes when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned into a world of fantasy! They are treated as heroes and have a duty to save the human race from total extinction. But what should have been the wet dream of any otaku quickly becomes Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his kind is blessed with divine powers, Hajime's work, Synergist, has only one unique transmutation ability. Ridiculed and harassed by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Can he survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only the level of strength of a glorified blacksmith? These are great anime like Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou) with unlikely protagonists that wake up in different worlds, have unconventional powers and are quite likable.

15 Best Anime Similar to Bleach

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Bleach's story follows the adventures of 15 year old Ichigo Kurosaki after he gained the powers of a Soul Reaver, a personification of death, from another Soul Reaver, Rukia Kuchiki. His new powers force him to assume the duty of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding dead souls to the afterlife. At first he doesn’t want to take on these responsibilities, but he later accepts, beginning to eliminate the corrupt souls, even discovering that several of his classmates have spirits of power. Here are more anime like Bleach that include samurai themes, comedy, action and some supernatural powers. They are some of the most popular anime like Bleach you can find, and which you will surely love to binge:

13 Anime Like Darling in the Franxx

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In a dystopian future, humanity is forced to live in cities within domes called plantations, this is because the land is no longer fertile. These cities are constantly besieged by beings called Klaxosaurs, with the Plantations being protected by giant robots called Franxx, which are piloted by children. The main characters of the series are the boys who are part of the 13th Squadron. The story will revolve around them, but the real protagonist is Hiro, a shy boy who can't connect with his partner to pilot the Franxx (these robots must be piloted by two people, a boy and a girl). One day he comes across a girl with pink hair and horns on her head, who is a pilot who has a bad reputation: no pilot survives after getting on the robot 3 times with her. Check out more fun action packed anime like Darling in the Franxx where we also have young protagonists, a dystopian future, saving humanity, great action scenes and a little romance:

12 Anime Like Ascendance of a Bookworm

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Honzuki no Gekokujou is an Isekai anime set in a fantasy world whose protagonist Urano Motosu, is a university librarian and is deeply in love with all kinds of books. one day she dies when a mountain of books fell on her, and is reborn in another world in the body of a sickly girl named Myne. She soon discovers that in that place the existence of books is limited to only the most noble of people. She will do anything to get one or make her own but... will she be able to do it before she dies? Check out more smart and fun anime like Ascendance of a Bookworm where the characters are either taken to a new world, or live a different life, a new life because of a similar development.

15 Heartwarming Anime Like Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket shows us the life of Tooru Honda who after the death of his mother ends up living in a tent within the territory of the family Souma, where two of them, Kyou and Yuki, attend the same school. What Tooru did not expect was that the Souma would take her in and that they had their own secret: when someone of the opposite sex touches them, they become animals of the Chinese zodiac. An anime, a story that the more you see it, the more it exceeds your expectations, with a varied and very good development of characters, not only of the protagonists but even secondary, covering a range of topics from friendship to family to abuse and bullying. When looking for anime like Fruits Basket we've looked for anime with similar themes, with optimistic main characters who are looking to do good, with zodiac signs, with psychology or with powerful friendships.

24 Anime Similar to One Piece

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The series is about Monkey D. Luffy, who in his childhood got elastic powers by eating a Devil's Fruit. Inspired by his friend, the pirate Shanks, he begins a journey to achieve his big dream: to be the "King of Pirates". To manage this he must cross the Grand Line, a dangerous and unknown sea where Gol D. Roger, the late king of pirates, hid the One Piece, a treasure of unimaginable proportions. It has been hidden for decades and is the aspiration of the most powerful and dangerous pirates in the world. To achieve his goal, Luffy embarks on a journey by sea where he will meet exceptional people with whom he will form his crew and will face a long and dangerous journey in which they are continuously tested, facing cruel enemies with supernatural skills. This is a classic anime with fun characters, a lot of adventure and very cool twists. Other anime like One Piece are also filled with adventure and great storylines for you to enjoy. Check them out: