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Anime for Beginners

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Have you ever heard of anime? This Japanese animation phenomenon has taken the world by storm as of late and it’s not a wonder why. Anime, much like western cartoons, is filled with fantastic stories. In this week’s Quincy Plaza Blog, we’ve got a short list of shows that we think you should try out if you’re looking to get into anime!

One-Punch Man (Netflix)

Many superheroes struggle with handling their powers and many find themselves seeking to get stronger to defeat stronger enemies, but that’s not the case for Saitama. Follow Saitama in his difficult journey in gaining notoriety, even though he’s capable of winning every fight with just one punch. Unlike other anime, One-Punch Man is a satirical take on the traditional superhero storylines! The series only has one season, and it’s 12 episodes long. Don’t binge too fast.

Black Clover (Hulu)

When magic runs the world around you, how would you feel if you didn’t have the capability of performing magic at all? Black Clover follows the adventures of Asta, a fifteen-year-old boy who, despite his lack of magical prowess (technically, lack of magic entirely), seeks to become the wizard king before his rival and good friend Yuno. There are 31 episodes in Black Clover’s only season on Hulu.

Sword Art Online (Netflix and Hulu)

What would you do if you were stuck in a virtual reality video game and dying in the game meant dying in real life? Kirito, an avid video gamer, finds himself in a game where, to get out, he has to clear all 100 floors of the game’s dungeon. Will he beat the game or falter to the game and perish? Check it out today!


Catch up on the anime phenomenon by checking these titles out! If you have a favorite that’s not on our list, share them with our Arlington, VA apartment community by leaving a comment!