Five must-watch animes

1) One Piece 

One Piece is an underrated anime. It’s about a group of pirates that are on the search for the “one piece,” which is a treasure of unimaginable value. This anime follows Monkey D. Luffy, who tries to become the “King of The Pirates.” This show has a lot of action and humor.  The main idea of it is about following your dreams.  Fair warning: you have to have a lot of time if you want to watch this show because it has 931 episodes. Don’t let that discourage you though; it keeps you hooked and has you falling in love with the characters along the way. 

2) The Promised Neverland

This is about a group of orphans who live in an orphanage that is surrounded by gates, walls and fences.  When the kids turn 12, they get adopted.  This show is dark, suspenseful and thrilling.  Things take a turn for the worse when Emma and Nomman figure out what it really means to get “adopted.”  I recommend this anime for anyone who likes emotional and psychological horror. 

3) Kakegurui

Kakegurui is about a private school that is built off of gambling.  Popularity is determined by how much money you have and how many gambles you have won.  If you run out of money, you become a “house pet” until you pay off your debt.  The anime follows Yumeko Jabami who is a compulsive gambler.  She does her best to break down the hierarchy of the school by gambling with the student council.  The anime is filled with drama and mystery.   

4) Parasyte

Parasyte is about a teenager who gets infected with a parasite named migi that takes over his right hand.  He then uses the parasite to fight other people who get infected and turned into cannibals.  This show is very quick with only one season and 24 episodes.  Even though it’s short, it still has a very good plot and character development. It is considered horror and suspense. 

5) Haikyu

Haikyu follows the story of a volleyball team at Karasuno High School training for a spring tournament and trying to restore their school’s name. Hinata and Kageyama are the main characters. Hinata is self-taught and ambitious while Kageyama was taught at a young age and is considered a prodigy and selfish on the court.  They hate each other in the beginning but once they start working together, they build a bond. This anime is fairly new so new episodes are still in the making but for now, there are around five seasons but only two are out on Hulu and Netflix.  It’s considered a feel-good show and inspiring.