Top shows on Crunchyroll
You can view a wealth of anime content on Crunchyroll. The two main categories are Anime and Drama. Under Anime, the sub categories are Popular, Simulcasts, Updated, Alphabetical, Genres and Seasons. Popular titles include Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia and One Punch Man. Titles are constantly being updated with the latest episodes so you never miss out. With the Genres section, you can check the boxes to view shows listed under Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Fantasy, Historical, Mecha, Romance, Science Fiction, Mature, Shoujo, Shounen, Slice of Life or Sports. With the Drama section, you can browse using the same sub categories.
It’s possible to watch nearly all of the anime titles you could imagine with Crunchyroll. Here are some of the most popular shows to get started with:
My Hero Academia
This anime is set in a world where people with superpowers are commonplace. Izuku Midoriya has dreams of becoming a superhero, despite being teased in school for not having a superpower – known as a Quirk. After he is the only one who tries to save his friend from a villain, Japan’s greatest hero – All Might – gives him a Quirk called One For All. He then enters a special school designed to produce the next generation of superheroes.
Attack on Titan
This dark anime focuses on a world where humanity is based in cities surrounded by walls as protection from giant humanoid beings called Titans, who devour humans. Eren, Mikasa and Armin have their lives changed forever when a Colossal Titan breaks through the wall of their hometown. Eren and his friends join the Scout Regiment in an effort to defeat the threat.
Hunter X Hunter
Hunter X Hunter follows the story of a boy called Gon, who discovers that the father he thought was dead is in fact alive. Ging is actually a Hunter, who left his son with relatives so he could follow his own dreams. However, Gon decides to sign up for the Hunter Examination and find his father in order to become a Hunter himself.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
All 27 volumes of the manga are incorporated into this version of Fullmetal Alchemist, unlike the first series. Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Eric, are growing up raised by their mother Trisha Elric in a remote village in Amestris. Their father is a gifted alchemist who abandoned the family, but the boys soon begin to show a talent for alchemy too. They travel the world to progress in their alchemic training and carry out some dangerous acts in the process.
A powerful fox called the Nine-Tails attacks a hidden leaf village called Konoha, which is located in the Ninja World. The leader of Konoha seals the fox inside his newborn son Naruto’s body. As a result, the leader loses his life and Naruto is ridiculed by the other villagers for being Nine-Tails’ host. Naruto learns the truth and becomes a ninja, forming a team with a few others.
Rin and Yukio Okumara are twins raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto, who is an Exorcist. They discover they are the sons of Satan. After Shiro dies to protect Rin, he draws a demon-slaying sword called Kurikara and gains demonic features along with the power to ignite into destructive blue flames. He vows to become an exorcist so he can become stronger and beat Satan.
Monkey D Luffy is a young man who embarks on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find famous treasure called One Piece and therefore announce himself as the King of the Pirates. He is inspired by powerful pirate Red Haired Shanks, and befriends a swordsman, Nami, Usopp and Sanji as he progresses on his journey aboard a ship called the Going Merry.
Your lie in April
Kosei Arima is a gifted piano player who becomes famous but controversial. His mother Saki dies suddenly, which leads to Kosei experiencing a mental breakdown. He can no longer hear the sound of the piano, even though he has no problems with his hearing. Two years later, he meets a girl called Kaori who changes everything.
A 15 year old high school student named Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper after Ruki fails to perform her duties following a battle with a particularly tough Hollow. He reluctantly accepts the responsibility and discovers several of his friends and classmates have powers of their own, such as being able to use spirit particles, possessing a group of protective spirits and using strength equal to the Hollows.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Holy Knights were once a group that made use of powerful magic to protect the kingdom, but they have now overthrown the king to rule an oppressive and tyrannical reign. The third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, Elizabeth Liones, embarks on a mission to find the Seven Deadly Sins. These are a group of powerful but dangerous former Holy Knights who are now wanted criminals for betraying the kingdom a decade earlier.
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