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The Daily Life of the Immortal King

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy China 2020

The Daily Life of the Immortal King

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy China 2020

  • The Daily Life of the Immortal King
  • 8,8/10

2 seasons, 15 episodes

As a cultivation genius who has achieved a new realm every two years since he was a year old, Wang Ling is a near-invincible existence with prowess far beyond his control. But now that he’s sixteen, he faces his greatest battle yet – Senior High School. With one challenge after another popping up, his plans for a low-key high school life seem further and further away…

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • 8,6/10

3 seasons, 26 episodes

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
  • 8,6/10

2 seasons, 14 episodes

Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

  • KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!
  • 8,5/10

2 seasons, 20 episodes

After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long…

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

  • KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!
  • 8,5/10

2 seasons, 20 episodes

After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long…

Katanagatari

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2010

Katanagatari

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2010

  • Katanagatari
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 12 episodes

The historical epic centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of the final 12 swords forged by a legendary swordsmith. At Togame's bidding, Shichika embarks on a journey to find all 12 of the swords.

Sound! Euphonium

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2015

Sound! Euphonium

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2015

  • Sound! Euphonium
  • 8,4/10

2 seasons, 26 episodes

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko's childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka. However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it. From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation's Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student's struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2017

WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2017

  • WorldEnd: What are you doing at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 12 episodes

The fleeting and sad story about little girls known as fairy weapons and an associate hero that survived. This is a world after it was attacked by unidentified monsters known as beasts and many of the species in the world, including humans, had been destroyed. The species that had managed to survived left the ground and were living on a floating island called Regal Ele. Willem Kmetsch wakes up above the clouds 500 years later and couldn’t protect the ones who he wanted to protect. Actually, he was living in despair because he was the only survivor.

Hyouka

Animation Comedy Drama Mystery Japan 2012

Hyouka

Animation Comedy Drama Mystery Japan 2012

  • Hyouka
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 22 episodes

Oreki Houtarou is a minimalistic high school boy. One day, he joins the Classic Literature Club at his elder sister's request. There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, "I'm curious." Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory who calls himself a database. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. They begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka."

Sound! Euphonium

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2015

Sound! Euphonium

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2015

  • Sound! Euphonium
  • 8,4/10

2 seasons, 26 episodes

After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional brass band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates, some of whom are new like novice tubist Hazuki Katou; veteran contrabassist Sapphire Kawashima; and band vice president and fellow euphonist Asuka Tanaka. Others are old friends, like Kumiko's childhood friend and hornist-turned-trombonist Shuuichi Tsukamoto, and trumpeter and bandmate from middle school, Reina Kousaka. However, in the band itself, chaos reigns supreme. Despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, as they currently are, just competing in the local festival will be a challenge—unless the new band advisor Noboru Taki does something about it. From the studio that animated Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Kyoto Animation's Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student's struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations.

The Best TV Shows: based on light novel on Netflix

  • Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love With a Pervert, As Long As She's a Cutie?
  • 7,9/10

1 season, 12 episodes

A high school student whose year of not having a girlfriend is his age, Keiki Kiryuu, suddenly received a love letter. He is happy he can finally have a girlfriend, but is also surprised because not only there is no sender name but also includes a white underwear…??? The cute girls who gather around him are all weird and with reasons!? Who is the Cinderella who sent the underwear? The mystery called out mystery, even hentai was called out. A new feeling of love comedy that calls out hentei begins……!!

The Best TV Shows: based on light novel (2019)

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • 8,6/10

3 seasons, 26 episodes

Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience he's labeled as the weakest, only to end up betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by on the third day of adventure. Shunned by everyone from the king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
  • 8,6/10

2 seasons, 14 episodes

Seventeen-year-old Hajime Nagumo is your average, everyday otaku. However, his simple life of pulling all-nighters and sleeping in school is suddenly turned upside down when he, along with the rest of his class, is summoned to a fantasy world! They're treated like heroes and tasked with the duty of saving the human race from utter extinction. But what should have been any otaku's wet dream quickly turns into Hajime's nightmare. While the rest of his class are blessed with godlike powers, Hajime's job, Synergist, only has a single transmutation skill. Ridiculed and bullied by his classmates for being weak, he soon finds himself in despair. Will he be able to survive in this dangerous world of monsters and demons with only a glorified blacksmith's level of strength?

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics Japan 2019

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics Japan 2019

  • Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
  • 8,3/10

1 season, 12 episodes

There is a popular saying: "you can never be too careful." It is very important to prepare for every situation you may face, even if it seems like an unnecessary waste of time. Also, in games like RPGs, it is good to exceed the level of your enemies to achieve total victory. These words describe Seiya Ryuuguuin a little too perfectly. After being summoned by the goddess Ristarte to save the world of Gaeabrande from destruction, the hero prepares himself for his noble journey. While this might be normal, he spends a very long time training himself, despite having overpowered stats. He fights weak enemies using his strongest skills and buys excessive amounts of supplies and potions—all to stay safe. While his attitude may be a bit annoying, it might just be the saving grace of Gaeabrande, especially considering that it is a world where the forces of evil dominate each and every expectation.

  • Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love With a Pervert, As Long As She's a Cutie?
  • 7,9/10

1 season, 12 episodes

A high school student whose year of not having a girlfriend is his age, Keiki Kiryuu, suddenly received a love letter. He is happy he can finally have a girlfriend, but is also surprised because not only there is no sender name but also includes a white underwear…??? The cute girls who gather around him are all weird and with reasons!? Who is the Cinderella who sent the underwear? The mystery called out mystery, even hentai was called out. A new feeling of love comedy that calls out hentei begins……!!

1 season, 12 episodes

Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father. Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent. But why was she out in the forest to begin with, and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?

Boogiepop and Others

Animation Drama Mystery Japan 2019

Boogiepop and Others

Animation Drama Mystery Japan 2019

1 season, 18 episodes

There is an urban legend that tells of a shinigami that can release people from the pain they are suffering. This "Angel of Death" has a name—Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. Yet some students know better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop or something even more sinister...?

Isekai Cheat Magician

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Isekai Cheat Magician

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Isekai Cheat Magician
  • 7,0/10

1 season, 12 episodes

As regular high school students Taichi and Rin disappeared in a beam of light. When they came to, the two of them were already in a world of swords and magic. Finally getting away after experiencing an attack by monsters, following the suggestion of adventurers they headed on the path towards the guild. In the guild, the two of them found out that they possessed unbelievably powerful magic. Thus the regular high school students transformed into the strongest cheats...

Wise Man’s Grandchild

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Wise Man’s Grandchild

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Wise Man’s Grandchild
  • 6,6/10

1 season, 12 episodes

In the modern world, a lonely man dies and reincarnates in another world. Rescued as a baby from a tragedy by a brilliant sage named Merlin, the baby is raised as “Shin Walford,” and undergoes training in both magic and martial arts to kill the monsters that ravage the land. At 15 years old, Shin has become shockingly powerful. But his grandfather Merlin has forgotten to teach him the common sense of this world. As a result, Shin enrolls in the kingdom's Magic Academy to hone his skills and mature among other teenagers. However, living a normal life is impossible, as he is established as a local celebrity almost as soon as he arrives. This story follows Shin Walford's high school life in the capital as he makes new friends, learns about the world, and fights off the various forces of evil surrounding him and his city.

A Certain Scientific Accelerator

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

A Certain Scientific Accelerator

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • A Certain Scientific Accelerator
  • 6,0/10

1 season, 12 episodes

After rescuing Last Order and subsequently taking a bullet to the head, Academy City’s top-ranked esper rests in the hospital. But Accelerator’s recovery is cut short when a mysterious girl carrying a photo of his little clone companion asks for help. Now they’re taking on Disciplinary Action—an anti-evil coalition whose sinister plans threaten Last Order, Academy City, and even the entire world!

Assassins Pride

Action & Adventure Animation Crime Drama Japan 2019

Assassins Pride

Action & Adventure Animation Crime Drama Japan 2019

  • Assassins Pride
  • 5,3/10

1 season, 12 episodes

In the world only the aristocrats have the power to fight the monster - mana. Even though Melida Angel was born in an aristocracy and studies at an academy developing mana users, she has no mana. To find her talent for mana, Kufa Vampir was sent to be her tutor but at the same time, he was ordered to assassinate her if she has no talent for mana. He makes a cruel decision to assassinate her because he thinks that it is a wasted effort that people who have not any mana are working hard in this world... However, he asks her, "Do you want to try to entrust your life to me?" He is not as an assassin nor a tutor. He is someone betting on his pride as an assassin tutor, to show the world what Melida is capable of!

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Sword Art Online

Action & Adventure Animation Crime Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2012

Sword Art Online

Action & Adventure Animation Crime Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2012

  • Sword Art Online
  • 7,3/10

4 seasons, 96 episodes

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

Log Horizon

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

Log Horizon

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

  • Log Horizon
  • 7,7/10

3 seasons, 62 episodes

The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.

Log Horizon

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

Log Horizon

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

  • Log Horizon
  • 7,7/10

3 seasons, 62 episodes

The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.

Durarara!!

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Japan 2010

Durarara!!

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Japan 2010

  • Durarara!!
  • 7,6/10

2 seasons, 60 episodes

In Tokyo's downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless "Black Rider" who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets. Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro's most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Monogatari

Animation Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

Monogatari

Animation Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

  • Monogatari
  • 7,7/10

4 seasons, 58 episodes

The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.

Monogatari

Animation Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

Monogatari

Animation Comedy Drama Fantasy Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

  • Monogatari
  • 7,7/10

4 seasons, 58 episodes

The Monogatari Series revolves around on Koyomi Araragi, a third-year high school student who survived a vampire attack, and finds himself helping some girls involved with all kinds of apparitions, deities, ghosts, mythological beasts, and spirits.

Strike the Blood

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

Strike the Blood

Action & Adventure Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2013

5 seasons, 54 episodes

Kojou Akatsuki's days as an ordinary high school student in the Demon District of Itogami Island come to an abrupt end after a fateful encounter leaves him with the remarkable abilities of a vampire. It isn't long before he is thrust into the center of attention when it is discovered that he is the fourth primogenitor, an immensely powerful vampire whom most consider to be merely a legend. Fearing Kojou's destructive potential, the Lion King Organization sends in an apprentice sword-shaman, Yukina Himeragi, to monitor, and should he become a threat, kill the boy deemed the world's most powerful vampire. Forced together by circumstance, the two form an unlikely alliance as Kojou comes to terms with his abilities and they both struggle to protect the city from various emerging chaotic forces.

The Beast Player Erin

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

The Beast Player Erin

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2009

1 season, 50 episodes

In the war against neighboring countries, the Grand Duke’s warriors use dragon-like beasts called Touda as weapons. Touda are admired across the nation and villages take great pride in breeding them. Erin lives in one such village with her mother, Soyon, who is the best beastinarian in the country. However, life in the village is not so straightforward: Soyon is also an Ariyo, a woman of the Mist People - a race that is feared by humans for its mystical abilities. So that she and Erin can stay in the village, Soyon must flawlessly fulfill her duty capturing and disciplining the Touda; but while Erin wants nothing more than to become a beastinarian, she also feels sorry for the Touda and recognizes that there’s far more to them than meets the eye. Can Erin ever become an ordinary beastinarian when her deepest instincts tell her there is a better way to interact with the Touda?

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2016

  • Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  • 7,5/10

2 seasons, 50 episodes

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for.

High School DxD

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2012

High School DxD

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2012

  • High School DxD
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 49 episodes

The story follows Issei Hyōdō, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus.