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17 Best Animes on Netflix Canada

17 Best Animes on Netflix Canada

Searching for the best anime shows and movies on Netflix Canada to watch?

There are plenty of anime shows and movies on Netflix Canada, but not all of them are good tbh.

Adam got me into anime last year, and after watching so many different animes, I’ve realized that they’re not just “cartoons”.

There are so many genres within anime – anime is just the art form, and there’s a huge variety of types of animes.

I prefer the darker and more horror stuff, but I also love the wholesome romance animes!

Here are some of the best anime series and movies to watch on Netflix Canada right now.

You can watch them in Japanese, or watch them dubbed in English – we personally prefer the original Japanese voice actors, and I’m trying to learn Japanese myself!

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Best anime shows on Netflix Canada


Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is my all-time favourite anime series, and you can watch the first season on Netflix.

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It’s set in a world where the last humans are confined to three sets of walls, endangered by man-eating titans on the outside.

It’s a dark action series, but I did find some parts quite scary and gruesome.

The manga (sort of like Japanese comic books) is one of the best-selling mangas of all-time!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Parasyte

Shinichi Izumi, a high school student living with his parents in Tokyo, has his life turned upside down when a parasite enters his arm.

Parasyte is a sci-fi horror, and it’s another one of my favourite anime shows of all-time!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Death Note

High school student Light Yagami discovers a mysterious notebook called the Death Note that grants him the ability to kill.

The psychological thriller really keeps you on your toes, and it’s known as one of the best anime series of all-time.

Oh, and don’t watch the Netflix movie version – they Americanize it completely and it’s awful.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Erased

Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year-old aspiring manga artist who has the ability to travel back in time.

Erased is a pretty dark anime, but it’s a really good one to watch.

If you’re into the butterfly effect, you’ll definitely enjoy watching this!

Netflix also created a live action version of the series, and it’s pretty much a play-by-play of the anime.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Hunter x Hunter

A young boy named Gon Freecs goes on an adventure to become a hunter in search of his father.

Hunter x Hunter is a fun and wholesome anime series, but only the first few seasons are available to stream on Netflix Canada.

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I love the soundtrack of the show – there are so many good and catchy songs!

4 seasons available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja with a goal of becoming Hokage, the leader of his village.

I actually watched Hunter x Hunter before watching Naruto, and I immediately noticed a lot of similarities between the two shows.

For one thing, the same voice actress plays Gon and Naruto, the leads in their respective shows!

The Hunter x Hunter manga actually came out a year before Naruto, so it’s Naruto that took inspiration from Hunter x Hunter.

Anyway, both are great shows, but I definitely have to say Hunter x Hunter is my favourite of the two!

9 seasons of Naruto and 10 seasons of Naruto Shippuden are available to stream on Netflix Canada, as well as 8 different Naruto movies.

19 seasons available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Violet Evergarden

After the war, Violet Evergarden’s arms are replaced with prosthetic steel arms, and she slowly settles into post-war life.

She becomes an Auto Memory Doll to understand what her former major’s last words meant.

It’s a very emotional show with beautiful artwork – probably one of my favourite artwork styles from any anime.

1 season, 1 film, & 1 special available on Netflix

The Promised Neverland

A trio of orphans discovers a dark secret, and they try to figure out how to escape their orphanage.

It’s hard to explain without spoiling, but The Promised Neverland is a good watch and it’s quite dark!

Season 2 isn’t on Netflix yet, but it’s definitely pretty underwhelming compared to how great the first season was.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Demon Slayer

After his family is slaughtered and his younger sister Nezuko is turned into a demon, Tanjiro Kamado becomes a demon slayer.

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It’s a pretty gory anime, but there are some wholesome parts as well.

The movie is also really good, though it’s not on Netflix Canada.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Great Pretender

Makoto Edamura, supposedly Japan’s best swindler, gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con an international con artist.

Great Pretender is a fun watch, and it takes place all over the world!

2 seasons available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Japan Sinks: 2020

Japan Sinks: 2020 is a tragic series based on the novel Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu, which was written in the 70s.

A series of natural disasters threatens the existence of Japan, and survivors try to find a safe place to go.

It’s definitely not a feel-good series, and it’s actually quite emotional.

I think this was actually the first anime Adam and I watched together!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best anime movies on Netflix Canada


A Silent Voice

A girl who’s hard of hearing transfers to a different school after relentless bullying, and one of her bullies tries to make amends years later.

A Silent Voice is a beautiful film with stunning artwork, and it’s quite a long one at just over 2 hours.

It sort of reminds me of Your Name, my favourite anime movie of all-time (which unfortunately isn’t on Netflix Canada!)

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

A Whisker Away

A Whisker Away is a super wholesome fantasy/romance anime about a young girl who transforms into a cat to spend time with the boy she loves.

Over time, the line between human and cat starts to blur.

If you love animals, you’ll definitely enjoy this anime film.

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1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Flavors of Youth

Flavors of Youth tells the stories of 3 completely different people in China: a man and his fond memories behind bowls of noodles, an aging model trying to find her way, and a bittersweet first love.

It’s a wholesome, feel-good show if that’s what you’re in the mood for.

It’s also by the same creators behind Your Name!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll

If you enjoyed the Violet Evergarden anime series on Netflix, you’ll definitely enjoy this film, which is kind of like an extra longer episode.

In this film, Violet gets sent to a prestigious girls’ boarding school to help a young and reluctant girl become a debutante.

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Spirited Away

Spirited Away is a classic anime film by Studio Ghibli, known for their animated feature films for kids.

A young girl and her parents stumble across an abandoned amusement park, and after her parents are turned into giant pigs, she works together with a young boy there to free her family from the supernatural beings living there.

Spirited Away is one of the highest grossing anime films of all-time!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

My Neighbour Totoro

Two young sisters move with their dad to a new house to be closer to their mother who’s in the hospital, and they become friends with a spirit named Totoro, a giant rabbit-like creature.

The funny thing about animations is that you can’t always tell exactly what era they’re from, and My Neighbour Totoro was made in the 80s!

1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer


Best anime shows and movies on Netflix Canada:

  1. Attack on Titan
  2. Parasyte
  3. Death Note
  4. Erased
  5. Hunter x Hunter
  6. Naruto
  7. Violet Evergarden
  8. The Promised Neverland
  9. Demon Slayer
  10. Great Pretender
  11. Japan Sinks: 2020
  12. A Silent Voice
  13. A Whisker Away
  14. Flavors of Youth
  15. Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
  16. Spirited Away
  17. My Neighbour Totoro
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These were some of the best anime shows and movies to watch on Netflix Canada!

If you’ve never watched anime before, I highly recommend you give it a chance.

It’s not just cartoons and it’s not just for kids – you can find all kinds of genres of anime, no matter what types of shows you’re interested in watching!

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