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5 Anime Recommendations for Starters

5 Anime Recommendations for Starters

Welcome on board!

If you are reading this, you are probably fascinated by everything anime-related that your friends keep talking about; or you are just curious to see what these hypes on social media are all about; or you are looking for a new series to watch; or you just come here to take a look at others’ tastes. Whatever your motive is, I hope you can find your answer here. 

I am no expert myself, in fact, I would also consider myself a beginner. I know I haven’t watched some of the classics (guilty!) but these, all shiny and famous (yes!) anime are what actually got me hooked. 

So all judgement aside, let’s find out about your 1st (or nth) anime series, shall we?

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Your lie in April

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My first ever anime series. If you are looking for something both light-hearted and touching, high-school loving and musically passionate, this is the perfect fit for you. The story follows the life of Kosei Arima, a prodigy pianist growing up but gave up on his career when he stopped hearing the sound of his own playing. Together on his journey, you will catch yourself laughing at teenagers’ shenanigans; gawking at the magnificent portrayal of classical music performances or clutching at your emotional heart as the story unfolds.


Boku no Hero Academia – My Hero Academia

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Yes, one of the most famous anime in recent time. It’s fast-paced, thrilling and absolutely entertaining with an exciting plot, well-made action scenes with relatable and close-to-heart characters that will make it impossible to stay still. You for sure will scramble for the next part.

You will meet Izuku Midoriya, in a world where the majority of the population possess their own superpowers, who was born without one. Despite this, he still grows up dreaming about becoming a superhero until All Mighty – his ultimate idol and the greatest hero – passes down his superpower to Midoriya and helps him enrol in the most prestigious school for superheroes training – UA.


Bungou Stray Dogs

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Another series for supernatural power fans out there. Do you get excited about crime-solving, mystery-unfolding and the unexpected? Let me introduce you to the life of Nakajima Atsushi, an 18-year-old who got kicked out of his abusing orphanage and later joined a detective team of people with special abilities.

Revealing too much would spoil all the fun, so why don’t you explore yourself?



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That’s it, that’s the series. Don’t worry if you don’t play it or you are not a fan of anything involving movements like me, because the meticulous illustration of love, passion and dedication for the sport is enough to glue you to the screen. You will see your favourite characters growing up, falling down, all beautiful and resilient.


Cells at work

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Have you ever imagined learning, actual learning with well-explained knowledge when watching anime? I certainly hadn’t thought about that until I stumbled across this series. It will break down accurately how your body functions on a micro-level by depicting the lives of cells in different scenarios – when you get a scratch, a fever or pollen allergic reaction.

Tired of online classes? This seems to be a perfect match and solution if you want to both relax and be educated at the same time.


Author: Bao Thu Nguyen  

Editor: Gwendolyne Cheung 

Designer: Ira Lizenko 

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