After years of being a niche form of media that veteran fans had to go to great lengths to get their hands on, anime is now more accessible and mainstream than ever before. Every major streaming service under the sun now has some kind of library, but Crunchyroll remains the primary source for streaming anime. Fans can watch new episodes of anime series within the day of broadcasting in Japan and binge through the vast catalog of completed anime series and movies. Crunchyroll and Funimation are currently merging their content, but there’s still reason to go through one or the other, or both prospective fans looking for their fix.
It can be admittedly intimidating to wade through the swathes of anime available, but this guide should highlight a fair amount of modern hits and beloved classics. These are the best anime currently available on either platform.