10 Anime TV Shows That Are Perfect For Beginners

So many animes to choose from, but where to start?

Cowboy Bebop
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So, you want to start watching anime but have no idea where to begin? That's understandable. After all, anime isn€™t a genre, it€™s a medium in its own right, complete with different styles, sub-genres and target audiences.

Honestly, it can be pretty intimidating trying to find something that€™s right for you, or even knowing where to begin your search. The sheer scope and variety of anime can be nothing short of daunting for anyone who hasn€™t already taken the dive.

Death Note and Hamtaro couldn€™t be more different; neither could Gurren Lagann and Attack on Titan, or Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam. It€™s a complex world; a beautiful and bizarre one that will fully reward its viewership, but it can be a little jarring for newbies.

There€™s no shame whatsoever in finding yourself a little lost. If anime has always both intrigued and terrified you, then these are the series to get started with. Some of them are basic, entry-level shows, others a little more complex, but all are perfectly accessible if you€™re willing to meet them half-way.

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A postgraduate student at Durham University, Richard's passions include detective fiction and PC gaming, and he is currently writing a novel about neither.