Ten Anime Series That Every Otaku (Fan) Should See

Ten Anime Series That Every Otaku (Fan) Should See

Japanese animation, anime, offers a wide range of genres. Exciting action, steamy romance, teary drama, hilarious comedy, slice of life, science fiction, fantasy… Some even combine or cross genres. One thing they all have in common, other than being animated, is truly original stories.

Here then is a list of ten anime series that every otaku should see. This list is not in any particular order.

Ten Anime that every Otaku (fan) should see.

 

(anime is a term often used to refer to Japanese animation)

 

(otaku is a term often used to refer to a person who is addicted to or overly fond of anime)

 

Japanese animation, anime, offers a wide range of genres. Exciting action, steamy romance, teary drama, hilarious comedy, slice of life, science fiction, fantasy… Some even combine or cross genres. One thing they all have in common, other than being animated, is truly original stories.

 

Here then is a list of ten anime series that every otaku should see. This list is not in any particular order.

 

1. Fruits Basket, 26 episodes.

This is a romantic comedy series with a little fantasy thrown in. Sort of a beauty and the beast kind of thing. The heroin, Ms. Tohru Honda is a 16 year old girl who, after the death of her mother and some house renovation work from her paternal grand father, finds herself living in a tent. She is discovered by one of her classmates, Yuki Sohma, the handsomest boy in school, and ends up living at his home with him and two of his male cousins. Ms. Honda soon learns that the Sohmas share a curse. Anytime that they are hugged by a member of the opposite sex they turn into one of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Mixing comedy, romance, and drama, this series presents us with a saint of a character in Ms. Honda, and shows us the true meaning of beauty, love, and friendship.

 

2. Cowboy Bebop,  26 episodes.

Our main character in this sci-fi action drama is Spike Spiegel. Spike is a former mafia man turned bounty hunter who lives on a spaceship with his partners Jet, (a former policeman), Faye, (a lady with a strange and twisted past), and Ed, (you’ll have to find out about Ed on your own!). Each episode has the team going after a bounty and unfolds a deep dramatic story line covering the pasts and histories of the main characters. Although set in the future, the sci-fi aspect is minimal and the focus is on drama with enough action to keep the story moving. One of the best background music themes provides a stream of original jazz music to back up director Shinichiro Watanabe’s masterpiece work.

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