Anime has increased in popularity over the years. Streaming sites like Netflix have made English-dubbed anime readily available to watch on any device. If you’re curious what are the best English-dubbed anime shows to watch online, then you’re in the right place.
We have made the list using the following criteria: quality translations and good voiceovers. In fact, we also determined the best shows from viewer ratings.
1. COWBOY BEBOP
The anime series was dubbed in the English language by Animaze and ZRO Limit Productions. Cowboy Bebop became a critical and commercial success both in Japanese and international markets (most notably in the United States). Garnered several major anime and science fiction awards upon its release, and received unanimous praise for its style, characters, story, voice acting, animation, and soundtrack. As well, The English dub was particularly praised and is still considered one of the best English anime dubs.
2. MY HERO ACADEMIA
The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a superhero himself. The series has been licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media. It was the 8th best selling manga in 2020, with over 6 million copies sold.
3. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD
The English version of this anime is great. You’ll definitely love this anime because of its great story line.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a well-rounded show. There are great fight scenes, an intriguing storyline, and fascinating characters. The anime is set up in a world where the different laws relating to physics are bent by the most powerful scientists called the alchemists.The two brothers, Ed and Alphonse, are in the hunt for a way that they can repair their bodies, the pieces of which they lost while trying hard to bring back their deceased mother. Edward becomes a State Alchemist, with the title of Fullmetal Alchemist. The Elrics spend the next three years searching for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone to achieve their goals.
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4. DRAGON BALL Z
The series of the Dragon Ball universe are common among people of all ages. Among the widespread different series set, available in the Dragon Ball universe, the most common among them is the Dragon Ball Z. It is a masterpiece of action.
It produces before its viewers some of the best and longest action and fighting scenes. The whole story of the anime revolves around a hero of the other world who comes to be known as Goku. He lands on Earth as an infant, sent with the main motive of destroying Earth.
But, here arrives the twist. He accidentally hits his head somewhere and forgets the mission completely, for which he was sent. A few years later, he now protects the earth from various other alien enemies who seek to cause utter destruction on this earth. This is a complete and ultimate package of action and everyone should watch it at least once.
5. Hunter x Hunter
The show features the protagonist Gon, on a mission to train himself as a hunter. He reunites with his father, who is alive and an accomplished hunter too. To become a Hunter, he must pass the Hunter Examination, where he meets and befriends three other applicants: Kurapika, Leorio and Killua. Can Gon pass this formidable hurdle, the Hunter Examination, to become “the Best Hunter in the World”.
6. DEATH NOTE
It is a story revolving around a high school honors student named Light. One day, he suddenly comes in possession of a magic notebook, which kills anyone whose name is written in that notebook. Driven by the sense of righteous justice, he then decides to try to rebuild the same world by murdering all those persons, whom he deems to be unworthy.
This act of his attracts the attention of various people all around the world. This group of people is inclusive of a detective named L, who then decides to find this person responsible for all the killings and spreads a task force for this purpose. Death Note is a thrilling anime. This will make your day more happening and wonderful.
7. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN
Probably one of the best-dubbed anime sequels to be ever released in the anime world, Naruto Shippūden is the sequel to the popular original series Naruto. With a massive collection of 500 episodes, it is sure to entertain long-term fans.
What’s even more exciting is that new fans can directly start off without having to go back and watch the first series. The creators continue with their meticulous writing in Naruto Shippūden; this time around, the emotions are much deeper, the animations are rendered better and with increased action sequences, and the series touches new heights of greatness. Akatsuki is probably the badass villain group of the entire anime series. And, their main motive is to collect the power of the tail beast.
8. TOKYO GHOUL
A unique series that follows an enigmatic setting of a ghostly city, Tokyo Ghoul questions evolution’s biggest claim – the survival of the fittest. Is it really possible for two species to coexist together? With Tokyo Ghoul, we know that even in a fictional universe, it’s far too idealistic to be true. The background score is beautifully composed and perfectly complements the screenplay, and there’s no doubt that it employs one of the best animation technologies as well.
The plot revolves around the protagonist who is attacked by a ghoul but manages to survive through an organ transplant. Caught in between the humans and ghouls, he realizes that he belongs to neither race and thus begins his struggle to survive. The story then continues to rapidly expand as both species embark on a full-blown war to extend their dominance.
9. CODE GEASS
Originally aired back in 2007, Code Geass still remains a high-quality fan-favorite that hasn’t been toppled in terms of both quality and popularity. Notoriously known for its mind-defying plot twists and turns, it raked up a huge following among mystery and thriller anime fans. Regardless of how the fans felt about the series moving way too fast, there was no doubt about the director’s ability to sell stories no matter how poorly it was conceived.
For those who don’t like too many sips at once, this anime may be too much to handle. But in a fictional universe, anything goes and you will learn to ignore bombastic developments as the story flows. A long-term fan will know very well that most of these developments don’t really contribute much to the climax, they are meant to startle the viewer only, which anime fans will welcome as a change instead of bland fillers.
Code Geass has plenty of tricks up its sleeve to keep anyone, especially mystery fans, entertained throughout. If you are someone who loves this genre, then Code Geass is your best bet of seeking such thrills with every episode. Fans are anxiously awaiting the release of season 3.
10. ATTACK ON TITAN
Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. As of December 2019. The manga has over 100 million tankobon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
The story revolves around a boy named Eren Yeager. Eren’s mother is eaten by a Titan while Eren escapes. He swears revenge on all Titans and enlists in the military along with his childhood friends, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert. During their first battle, Eren learns that he also has the mysterious ability to turn himself into a sentient Titan. Which draws the attention of the nation’s military, intending to use his newfound power to reclaim Wall Maria. Eren and those in the military alongside him discover they are not the only humans left alive. They are part of a race, called Eldians, exiled to the walls for crimes against Marleyans, another race.