Japanese anime and the many Western series that were influenced by the genre continue to get more and more popular. As they do, every streaming site is eager to lockdown plenty of exclusive anime titles that will draw fans of the format to their services. Netflix has long had a stockpile of great action movies, but it turns out that the streamer also has a pretty excellent library of anime series as well, which is in addition to their great animated shows. The best anime on Netflix draw from a wide array of influences, but should give every fan of the form something to chew on.
While there are plenty of great action series on this list, anime is home to a wide array of different kinds of stories, and all of those stories are represented in one form or another on this list. Netflix is even moving into adapting some of these anime into live-action, although opinions are mixed on whether that strategy is going to work out. Whatever you think about that venture, though, this list is full of titles that are sure to make every anime fan happy.
Telling the story of a fighter who is trained by his wealthy mother to follow in the footsteps of his father, BAKI is an anime that chronicles its central character’s battle against five violent death row inmates who descend on Tokyo to battle him. The bones of the series are all about the tortured relationship between a father and a son, but BAKI has plenty of action, even before the character does battle with his father.
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