Shinichirō Watanabe's long-awaited follow-up to Cowboy Bebop comes with the same level of critical acclaim and fan adoration. Set in an alternate universe version of Edo-era Japan, this hip-hop inspired tale of swordsmen and revenge is a unique blend of themes and genres. Like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo also has one of the best soundtracks in anime. There are currently 26 episodes available to stream. (Note: this series is not available on US Netflix).
Seraph of the End
Set in a world where a virus has obliterated the global population, leaving only children under the age of thirteen alive, Seraph of the End shows the aftermath of this epidemic, which leaves the vampire race in charge. The survivors are kept as livestock for their blood, but orphan Yūichirō decides to fight back and exterminate the vampires who killed his family. There are currently 24 episodes available to stream. (Note: this series is currently not available on US Netflix).
The Seven Deadly Sins
In the Kingdom of Britannia, a group of knights of ill repute known as the Seven Deadly Sins were once defeated after supposedly trying to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. A decade later, the Princess of that kingdom goes on a quest to locate the Seven Deadly Sins in hopes of enlisting them to help regain control of her birthright. There are currently 28 episodes streaming, with a second season on the way.
Death runs a school in Nevada, teaching humans with the ability to transform into weapons, with the goal of having them kill and absorb the souls of 99 evil humans and one evil witch, which will turn them into death scythes. There are currently 51 episodes available to stream. (Note: this show is not available on UK Netflix).
Sword Art Online
Taking place over several virtual reality worlds, the Sword Art Online of the series' title is an expansive MMORPG that allows its users to guide their virtual avatars through their own senses. When 10,000 players log in to the mainframe one day, they find they are unable to log out, and must beat the game if they wish to exit. Another hugely popular series in both Japan and America, there are 25 episodes available to stream.
Ghouls - demonic-like creatures who feast on human flesh - exist alongside humans in modern day Tokyo, where they inspire fear and devotion. Ordinary student Ken Kaneki is forced into this dark world when, after almost dying in a ghoul attack, he becomes a hybrid of human and ghoul. The popular series is coming up on a new season in Japan. There are currently 24 episodes available to stream. (Note: this series is currently not available on US Netflix).
This is another show that may be familiar to American anime fans, as it aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in the early 2000s. The space Western centred on the infamous Vash the Stampede and the insurance agents sent to stop him from destroying entire cities is often overshadowed by Cowboy Bebop, but it certainly holds its own. Trigun remains one of the few anime series whose popularity in the West far exceeds that in its native Japan. There are currently 26 episodes streaming. (Note: this series is currently not available on US Netflix).
Yuki Cross, a survivor of a vampire attack as a child, is tasked with keeping the peace between humans and vampires at Cross Academy. Humans study at the elite school during the day, while vampires attend at night. How long can this uneasy agreement remain in place? There are currently 26 episodes available. (Note: this series is currently not available on US Netflix).
Based on an award winning light novel series, Violet Evergarden follows the eponymous heroine as she works as an Auto Memory Doll - a ghost writer for those who cannot write themselves. Suffering from severe trauma after her time as a child soldier, Violet tries to find out who she really is. There are currently 13 episodes available on Netflix.
Your Lie in April
Musical prodigy Kōsei Arima hasn't played the piano since his cold-hearted mother died. The experience left him unable to hear the sound of the instrument, despite his hearing otherwise being find. Years later, a care-free violinist named Kaori helps him to return to the music world and break free of the harsh approach embedded on him by his mother. Be prepared to cry. There are currently 22 episodes available to stream.