Netflix anime starter pack

for the people who want in but only for a season
  1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    magical girl anime that will blow your mind and break your heart. for anyone concerned about friendship.
  2. Ouran High School Host Club
    this is a great one because it parodies the Japanese boy-love-interest stereotypes. it also explores class divisions and gender identity. plus it's hilarious! for anyone who wants a happy feeling.
  3. Kill la Kill
    essentially about vengeance and fashion. brace yourself for nudity. action anime with the jokes. for anyone looking for powerful female fighters.
  4. Death Note
    this is a classic early 2000s crime thriller that pretty much everyone who watches anime has seen. it's really scary and hinges on *mind games.* for anyone looking to think about morality.
  5. Samurai Champloo
    this anime is set in an anachronistic, hip-hop centric Edo period. it's beautifully drawn and has an amazing soundtrack. the fight scenes are well paced and engaging. for anyone whose looking for a more traditional boy/fighting anime but with a fun twist.
  6. Mushishi
    Mushishi is gorgeous. unlike the rest of the list, this is an episodic, anthology anime that's more about the fantasy world than the characters. it follows Ginko as he travels a still-isolationist Japan in search of mushi, primitive spiritual beings that most can't perceive. Ginko helps people who are tormented by mushi. for anyone looking for something that will move you without being plot heavy.