Here is my list of Top 5 anime that I think that most – if not all – Otakus should watch, or at least try to watch (an anime isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea). I was given a list similar to this when I first started out, and I found it really helped me find anime to watch.

1. Death Note

This is the first anime that really got me into watching it, and while it doesn’t have the best ending, it’s still worth watching. I’m pretty sure most Otakus have seen this anime, but I do know a few that haven’t.


This anime is about a notebook that gives the user the power to kill whoever they want, if the person knows their name and face. High school student, Light Yagami, picks up this notebook when it falls down from the sky when he’s staring out of the window. After trying the notebook out, he decides to rid the world of criminals. However, this captures the interest of the World’s Greatest detective, L, who then begins to try to find out who Kira is and how he’s able to murder.

2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

I found this anime after I finished watching Death Note. After finishing this anime, I concluded that this was much better and to this day, it is still one of my favourites. It has one of the best endings I’ve ever seen, and if I re-watch it I still get the same feeling I felt when I first watched it. While the second season starts off pretty badly, it’s definitely worth sticking with it until the end. I don’t know many people that have seen this anime, and I know a few who have seen it and not finished it.


This anime is about a student called Lelouch Lamperouge, who makes a contract with C.C and gains a Geass that allows him to control people just by making direct eye contact. Japan has been taken over by Brittania, and is re-named Area 11.

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

I only watched this anime a few months ago, and it instantly became a favourite. I tried watching the original FMA, but gave up after 13 episodes. I just couldn’t get into the original, but I quickly became addicted to FMA:B.


Ed Elric loses his arm and leg and Alphonse Elric loses his body when they attempt to do human transmutation to bring back their dead mother. After this, they begin to find out more about the philosopher’s stone to help get Al’s body back and Ed’s arm and leg.

4. Naruto/ Bleach

Some anime fans avoid watching long anime; but these anime are long for a reason – they’re good. They wouldn’t have a lot of episodes if no one watched it.


Naruto is about a young ninja who’s hated by the whole village. His dream is to be respected by them all and to become Hokage. He also has the nine tails sealed inside him.


Bleach is about Ichigo Kurosaki, a 15- year old boy who can see ghosts, who gains soul reaper powers from a soul reaper. With these powers, he begins to hunt hollows (evil spirits).

5. Attack on Titan

This is on the list purely because of how popular it is. Why miss out on the jokes the internet has made or miss out on what people are talking about? It’s also a very good anime; though would have been better if the second season had been released a while ago.


This anime is about giant titans that eat humans for no good reason, and one colossal titan breaks down one of the walls that separate the humans from titans, causing the titans to be able to walk in and eat people.


What anime do you think is a must see? Leave a comment below!