Death Note is one of the most beloved anime series of all time and has a huge impact on popular culture. You can ask anyone who has watched this gem of an anime, they will recall it that they remember this for the rivalry of Light Yagami (Kira ) and L Lawliet. The other known things are their intellect, and their outsmarting and outsmarting at any move. So who didn’t love Ryuk, of course! The anticipation is still very high since the show ended in 2007. Here is our pick for the list of the best anime that you can watch if you liked Deathnote and they one has a single season like Deathnote. You can watch these anime like ‘Death Note’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu, and other major streaming services.
1.Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte focuses on a male 17-year-old high school student named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a peaceful neighborhood in Tokyo,.One night, alien worm-like beings with drills as a ‘mouth’ called Parasytes emerge on Earth, taking over the minds of human hosts by penetrating through their ears or noses. One such parasite named who later known as Migi hosts on Shinichi’s right hand and plans to wipe out parasites from the earth. What happens next you have to watch this anime and it would be an easy binge as its only 24 episodes long and the story is finished in one single season.
Erased is one the best anime series on this list for your easy binge session only 12 episodes long well-crafted anime. It is a murder mystery anime that unfold in a way that all viewers will be shocked to see the climax of the anime. The story follows a man named Satoru who experiences something called “revivals,” which allows him to go back in time a few seconds and save lives from the accident. Now accidentally he goes back in time 18 years and now he wants to solve a murder that happened during this time.
3. Your Lie in April
It’s a music-centric slice of life’s anime, deep rather than easy and light-hearted. A piano prodigy named Kōsei Arima suffers from a major breakdown after his mother’s death, leaving him unable to hear the sound of the piano. He had a change of heart when he met a budding violinist named Kaori Miyazono and began to regenerate his love for music and life. It’s a beautiful tale of love, music, and free-spirited life that will make you feel emotional and will leave you to keep wanting more.
Trigun, an anime that’s really popular with the western audience. This anime is set in a post-apocalyptic future and follows Vash who is claimed to be the most wanted criminal and has a bounty of $60 billion (“double dollar”) on his back, but in fact, he is a kind-hearted guy who is willing to be friends with new characters and refuses to destroy his enemies. He is also popular as the “Humanoid Typhoon” after unintentionally devastating a city with its supernatural strength. He’s a professional sniper who’s specialized in gun sling action and combat. It’s one of the best western-themed anime spaces of all time, and it’s said to be like the quality of Cowboy Beebop.
Baccano! Another great anime series that remains understated and true fans of this anime want another anime season and I desperately need another one. Based on the light novel by Ryogo Narita it features criminals and alchemists from America’s 1930s alternative world. The series tells the story in a non-linear fashion featuring characters from gangsters, immortal beings, criminals, monsters, alchemists, and more. The anime is a melting pot of excitement and it’s all set to a swanky jazz track-list, even better yet.
6. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most popular mecha anime series of all time; now you can stream it to Netflix with two sequel films that are also available to watch. It is produced by Noriko Kobayashi, produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production. It’s popular with fans for its classic animation style and controversial end. Its characters Shinji and Asuka are among the most famous anime characters of the nineties and anime history in general. The series follows our protagonist Shinji, a teenage boy who was recruited by his father named Gendo to the Nerv Pilot Machine organization called the “Evangelion” to fight with alien beings called “Angels.”
7. Wolf’s Rain
The series is a dark fantasy series that tells us a story about a pack of wolves looking for a place called paradise to spend the rest of their lives. It’s a little overlooked and it’s still undervalued, it’s known for its storytelling, and I was shocked to know that this anime was produced in the early 2000s and a well-made animated series. The story is told from the point of view of the wolves, but it also shifts to supporting human characters, which are also the most intriguing part of the anime.
8. Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club lasts only for one season but is impactful to viewers and fans alike. Since its release, it has its own fan following and it has been 14 years since the season one ended and there are no plans for a second season as of now. Series revolves around a girl named Haruhi Fujioka who breaks an expensive heirloom to pay for the repair, posing as a boy and joining the host club at the school. The club is composed of boys who tire in exchange for money to attract ladies. Watch it on Netflix, and learn more about this fun series.
9. Ergo Proxy
Ergo Proxy is a science-fiction anime series that is highly inspired by philosophy and Gnosticism. It’s a combination of 2d and 3d animation. It was appreciated by the reviewers for its graphics and style. The storyline is set up in the future in a city named Rondeau, where humans and androids known as AutoRievs coexist, the question occurs when a virus epidemic causes androids to become self-conscious and starts to destroy men. Watch it for you like a grim cyberpunk-themed series; and gothic vibes are a bonus.
It’s a dark fantasy series based on a manga of the same name created by Osamu Tezuka in a series of ronin named Hyakkimaru and a young boy named Dororo and their adventures to take back parts of his body from demons because he was cursed at birth. It’s a ronin action movie, so it can be conveniently packed. It’s definitely one of the best animes of the last year and can be compared to every other anime on this list. The series breaks from the majority of the mainstream anime and tells the plot in a manner that only anime classics do.