Platforms like Hulu are offering some of the best anime shows out there. Although there are multiple competitors each with their own collection of anime, Hulu stands out on another level! This year, the platform has included numerous classics and exclusive anime for its viewers.
This guide will provide you with a complete overview of all the amazing anime series available on Hulu. We’ve made sure to include all the latest additions, so you don’t miss out on the best and newest ones. But before we dive into our top picks, be sure to check out our recent post on 26 of the Best New Anime of 2023. Now without any further delay let’s get started!
Table of Contents
- New Anime Series to Watch on Hulu
- 1. Trigun Stampede
- 2. Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
- 3. The Tatami Time Machine Blues
- 4. ID: INVADED
- 5. Inu-Oh
- 6. Tokyo Revengers
- 7. Black Clover
- 8. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense
- 9. Heavenly Delusion
- 10. MEGALOBOX
- 11. Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead
- 12. Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun
- 13. Sonny Boy
- 14. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
- 15. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
- 16. Fruits Basket
- 17. Attack On Titan
- 18. One-Punch Man
- 19. My Hero Academia
- 20. Demon Slayer
- 21. Spy X Family
- 22. Chainsaw Man
- 23. Undead Unluck
- Classic Anime Series to Watch on Hulu
- Ending Note
New Anime Series to Watch on Hulu
To ensure you have the best guide for binge-watching amazing shows, we have created two separate sections. One section includes Hulu specials and new entries in the anime space, while the other features the classical OG Anime available on Hulu.
1. Trigun Stampede
MadHouse is known for giving us some of the most legendary anime, but this time it’s on this list because of a fabulous reboot of one of its early anime, Trigun. Studio Orange’s reboot of Yasuhiro Nightow’s work is a perfect combination of the original story with modern animation.
Trigun Stampede is an anime that we added to this list solely because of the enigmatic experience it provides to its audience. It is available on Hulu, and we recommend watching this one if you want to experience a fusion of classic anime with some modern animation techniques.
2. Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai
For folks of culture, the Dragon Quest franchise remains an evergreen title in the infamous Japanese video game genre. However, that’s not the only reason this title is on our list. Besides being an amazing game, it has managed to successfully turn itself into a multimedia franchise.
Written by Riku Sanjo and illustrated by Koji Inada, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai is a remarkable anime series. The anime has the same storyline as the game which features Dai, living on an island. Dai lives in harmony with monsters set free by a demon lord.
But the catch here is that the anime has Dai and his friends embarking on an adventurous journey to fight none other than the demon lord himself.
3. The Tatami Time Machine Blues
This anime series is a splendid mixture of an artistic sci-fi storyline, marvelous animation, and perfectly written characters. The Tatami Time Machine Blues is based on the novel by author Tomihiko Morimi and showcases the story of Watashi. This young man becomes frustrated by the scorching summer heat after his air conditioner is inadvertently destroyed when his friend Ozu spills soda on it.
For this seemingly trivial reason, the group decides to use a legitimate time machine they find in their storage room to go back in time and save the AC unit before Ozu spills the soda on it. Seems silly, right? But from there, it turns extremely fun and exciting, especially if you are someone who loves to watch some witty sci-fi content.
4. ID: INVADED
D: INVADED is another sci-fi thriller anime centered around an ingenious detective, Akihito Narihisago, who assists the police in solving gripping murder cases. This series has a masterful storyline with its protagonist using a complex A.I. system to invade a person’s identity and mind to piece together clues.
Does it ring a bell? Yes, we know it’s somewhat similar to Psycho-Pass, but with its own unique twists. It turns out the system is extremely peculiar, and if a person can use it, it means they must have killed someone themselves. (CREEPY But Worth Watching!)
Inu-Oh is a historical musical anime loosely based on Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh by Hideo Furukawa. The story is straightforward and centers around the friendship between a blind musician and a titular dancer, who possesses unique features.
For viewers who love Japanese folklore, replete with traditional music and choreography, and a touch of magical realism, It is a compelling watch. Originating from a novel, this anime won’t disappoint those looking for something unique that will resonate with them for years to come.
6. Tokyo Revengers
We don’t really think this anime needs any introduction. Tokyo Revengers is an immensely popular series that has been making waves in the shounen anime space. The anime is a high school gangster-themed series.
The story is about Takemichi Hanagaki whose girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, had been murdered by a local gang. But things take a turn, and Takemichi sets out to save his past self and Hinata from the misfortunes of the future.
Any guesses on how he attempts to prevent a bad future? YES, HE JOINS A GANG!!! We Definitely recommend this one, as it has been a massive entertainer!
7. Black Clover
Despite making us wait for so long, we can’t help but add this one to our list. Black Clover is a shonen anime series that has been in popularity for its perfect storytelling and world-building. Set in a magical fantasy world, Black Clover showcases a world where possessing magical powers is a must to survive with dignity.
However, our protagonist Asta seems to have no magical powers of his own. But then one day, he receives his five-leaf clover Grimoire and discovers that he possesses some of the rarest powers in the entire Black Clover universe. Checkout our article on Black Clover’s Julius Novachrono: The Tragic Wizard King of Black Clover!
8. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense
Bofuri is a unique isekai anime set in the online fantasy world of New World Online. The story follows our protagonist, Maple, a new player in New World Online. Her mission is to protect herself from getting hurt, but it turns out she focuses all her expertise on defending her in-game persona.
This defense results in Maple becoming invincible to the rest of the players in New World Online. Bofuri is a calm anime series with plenty of cute waifus and a charming main character. We have added this one to this Hulu anime list solely for its incredible blend of action, comedy, and isekai craziness. If you are an Isekai lover, then make sure to read our take on the best Isekai series of 2023!
9. Heavenly Delusion
Heavenly Delusion was one of the most anticipated and loved anime series of 2023. It is a sci-fi thriller series that is set in a dystopian future. This dystopian setting is filled with man-eating monsters. Our two main characters, Maru and Kiruko, are fighting to survive in this cruel environment.
But that’s not all, the anime is filled with shocking twists and turns, and its post-apocalyptic setting is a cherry on top. You can catch this one on Hulu before the second season comes out! To find out more, you can read our article on Heavenly Delusion.
Megalobox’s story is set in the future, where boxing involves fighters battling with exoskeletons to enhance their strength against their opponents. The protagonist, Junk Dog, also known as Joe, is an underground fighter who aspires to compete in the Megalobox championships.
He gets a chance to fight with Yuri but is forced to start at the bottom and work his way back up for a rematch. While this anime has a simple story, what elevates it to the best anime on the Hulu list are its fascinating action scenes.
11. Zom 100: Bucket List Of The Dead
One of the best anime of 2023 was Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead. Based on a seinen manga written by Haro Aso and illustrated by Kotaro Takata, it’s not your typical zombie apocalypse story. It’s a unique, emotional, colorful, and satirical amalgam of the zombie apocalypse genre.
Our main protagonist, Akira Tendou, gets tired of his 9-to-5 job and the toxic work culture. After spending three painful and soul-crushing years, he miraculously gets saved by a sudden zombie outbreak. This outbreak reignites passion and gives him reasons to seek adventure.
12. Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun
This one is for folks who love to watch short and cozy anime. Toilet-bound Hanako-kun follows the adventures of young Nene Yashiro and a ghost, Hanako, who haunts her school’s bathrooms. But the duo soon develops feelings, and we as the audience get to watch the sweet chemistry between these two characters.
Toilet-bound Hanako-kun is loosely based on Japanese urban supernatural tales and has the perfect combination of comedy, romance, and coziness. And NO! Hanako is not scary at all! Rather, you might find him, and the series overall, stunning and well-executed as an anime.
13. Sonny Boy
Sonny Boy is an underrated gem produced by Studio Madhouse. Based on a supernatural mystery, it is a story of 36 middle school students who get transported to an otherworldly void dimension. The students must survive in this otherworldly dimension.
But this leads to a lot of drama between the students. This anime might not satisfy your cravings for action or comedy, but it’s definitely worth your watch due to its chill vibe and good animation.
14. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
You must be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. It is one of the most popular isekai series. The protagonist of Mushoku Tensei, Rudeus Greyrat, gets reincarnated in a magical world after meeting a miserable death in his previous life.
He hopes to live this new life to the fullest and begins studying magic to become one of the world’s greatest magicians. Though there is nothing new in the concept, the anime’s direction is perfect, the level of emotions it conveys is superb, and it has cute waifus, which makes it perfect to watch on Hulu!
15. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun is an anime about a young boy who gets sold to a demon by his parents (Yes, you read that right)! Iruma then tries to adjust to his new life and starts attending a demon school.
It’s a cool, loving, and cozy anime with the perfect dose of comedy. It really doesn’t offer much compared to other popular titles on Hulu, but since we are dedicated to providing you with the best recommendations, this one will not disappoint you for sure!
16. Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket is one of the most popular shoujo anime on Hulu. It was already popular before debuting on Hulu, thanks to its manga. Tooru is a young girl who, after losing her mother, moved in with her grandfather.
However, due to his home being renovated and not wanting to burden anyone, Tooru starts living in a tent in the woods. The twist comes when she meets Yuki Souma and his cousin Shigure Souma and starts living at the Souma house.
The story gets crazy after Tooru discovers their secret and their dark history. Hulu has both adaptations of Fruits Basket, but we recommend watching the reboot series. The reboot series provides a much deeper insight into the story.
17. Attack On Titan
Folks, the rumbling fever will never leave the screens! Attack on Titan, one of the most widely popular anime that marked the influence of anime worldwide, is on Hulu. AOT is set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity lives under the fear of man-eating, destruction-driven Titans.
And our freedom-simping protagonist, Eren Jaeger, loses his mother to the Titans and joins the Survey Corps to fight them. (At least that’s what Isayama wanted us all to believe.) But then, Eren turns into a Titan and gives humanity a chance to survive or (die later from his rumbling). Well, no matter what, this anime will hook you to the screens, and it’s definitely worth watching.
Before you move forward, make sure to check out our article on AOT’s finale!
18. One-Punch Man
Who doesn’t know Saitama, the bald and most powerful superhero? With his immense strength, he can easily defeat anyone. But there is a condition to that: he must first land a perfect punch. However, because of his invincibility, he gets bored and craves the challenge of having powerful villains to fight.
And that’s the highlight of this series. This bald superhero, craving some fun, often finds himself caught up in some of the most hilarious moments. One-Punch Man is a must-watch if you love to watch something carefully made with ultra-dark humor.
19. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a popular shounen anime that has made a name for itself in the superhero genre. The story is simple: a young boy named Izuku Midoriya is born without a superpower, also known as a Quirk, in a world where 80% of the population has a special power that makes them superheroes.
However, things take a positive turn for him when he receives powers from his aspirational superhero, All Might. You can watch all the seasons on Hulu to give this one a try, but be careful of the toxic fandom of this anime and its intense character shipping!
20. Demon Slayer
Oh boy! Where do we start with this? One of the best-animated works of Ufotable, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, is just fire. This anime rose to popularity shortly after its debut in 2020 and, with its moving story and breathtaking animation, quickly surpassed huge names in the anime industry.
The story takes place in Japan’s Taishō Period, where Tanjiro loses his family to a demon attack. But things get more dark when his sister, the only survivor of the attack, is transformed into a demon. To change his sister’s fate and turn her back into a human, Tanjiro sets out on a quest and joins the infamous Demon Slayer Corps. Not to forget, this anime has a Smooth Criminal as the Ultimate Villain!
If you love exploring more about Demon Slayer, make sure to read our takes on Demon Slayer Universe!
21. Spy X Family
Have you ever come across the cute, sweet voice saying Waku Waku? Spy x Family is a collaboration work of two famous studios, Wit and CloverWorks. The anime, based on Tatsuya Endo’s work, follows the story of Loid Forger and his mission to prevent a massive war.
But he comes across a unique and kawaii orphan child named Anya, who bonds with Loid and experiences the family she always wanted. We can’t help but recommend this fun anime that has once beaten down the titans of the anime industry. Love such sweet anime? check out our picks for anime like Spy X Family.
22. Chainsaw Man
Part of MAPPA’s popular dark trilogy of works, Chainsaw Man has a massive fanbase as it is one of the best shounen manga to be published in recent years. Based on Tatsuki Fujimoto’s manga of the same name, the anime tells the story of Denji, who struggles to survive while surrounded by supernatural creatures.
Forced to do the local Yakuza’s dirty work as repayment for his father’s debt, Denji’s life takes a turn when the Yakuza betray him. He is saved by a dog-like devil, Pochita, and after merging with a Chainsaw Devil, he joins a Japanese government agency to hunt devils.
Before watching this one on Hulu, be aware that the anime features a lot of blood, nudity, gore, and violence. Additionally, the protagonist is a SIMP, and you might witness him doing some crazy stuff.
23. Undead Unluck
Undead Unluck features the story of two people, cursed with mysterious abilities. Fuuko Izumo is cursed with an ability that causes severe damage to anyone she touches, potentially leading to their death. On the other hand, we have Andy, who is unable to die and can regenerate his body no matter what.
Both of them team up to give their lives a second chance, but they soon get exposed to the threats of a group that might want to exploit their powers for the worst.
Classic Anime Series to Watch on Hulu
Similar to its collection of modern anime series, Hulu also boasts an immense collection of classics. We have listed some of the best ones that can hook anyone who wants to explore the classics and legendary anime that once ruled the anime industry.
24. Dragon Ball Z Kai
Does the original Dragon Ball need an introduction? Well, NO! Dragon Ball is the GOAT of the anime industry. It’s the legendary anime that put Japan in the limelight of mainstream media for all the right reasons.
Dragon Ball Z Kai is a remaster of the original adaptation of Dragon Ball Z, featuring almost the same story from the Dragon Ball universe but with enhancements in areas such as visuals, animation, and runtime. We recommend watching it if you want to experience the legendary anime that paved the way for other anime masterpieces to reach international audiences.
Bleach is one of the big three of the anime industry, and the story centers on Ichigo Kurosaki and his allies. Asguiaro Ebern aims to reignite the old rivalry between the Soul Society and the Quincy family. Asguiaro’s aspiration for all this chaos is to bring Quincy King Yhwach back, causing turmoil in both the human world and the Soul Society.
It’s a good watch to experience the good old days of Bleach with this new adaptation. Wanna more about this legendary anime, then make sure to read our take on different races in the Bleach Universe!
Hellsing is an anime that showcases the main character, a vampire named Alucard. This vampire is used by his superior, Seras Victoria, as a weapon to protect the British Empire from supernatural threats (cool, right?). The series is filled with gruesome and violent scenes.
It is a gothic horror that will never disappoint its viewers. Its action and supernatural elements make it more appealing to new anime audiences. However, we do recommend watching the new version Hellsing Ultimate series for a better animation experience and more fun.
How can we not add this one to our Hulu list? Naruto is a widely popular and beloved anime. It features a protagonist who will move your heart with his dream to become the Hokage and the leader of his village. But more than that, this anime introduces a whole new layer of characters, delves into Japanese mythology, and includes some of the most legendary moments in the anime world that still rule the industry.
Not many people are aware of this gem, but Durarara! is based on a light novel series. The story showcases an urban supernatural mystery revolving around a group of school kids. The main protagonist, Mikado Ryuugamine, craves an adventurous life.
To fulfill this, he moves to Tokyo and attends school in Ikebukuro. However, he soon learns that this area is filled with dangerous gangs and many supernatural figures. Mikado soon encounters the legendary Black Rider, a headless person who rides a black motorcycle. This encounter with the Black Rider changes his life completely.
Pokémon is a famous anime franchise from the ’90s that defined many childhoods. It centers around a young boy named Ash Ketchum, who meets allies and rivals, and his best friend Pokémon, in the Pokémon World.
It’s a lovely series to watch, especially if you have some fond memories of the cute Pokémon from your childhood. Not to forget, this franchise has also released some bombastic movies, which you can enjoy after watching the main anime on Hulu.
Psycho-Pass is one of the best sci-fi anime out there, a special creation by Production I.G. The anime has a dystopian setting of a distant future where technology has taken over the world. This technology also dominates the Japanese government, which imposes an authoritarian AI system to eliminate all evil from society.
However, things take a dark turn when the jaded Enforcers are exposed to a dangerous criminal. For more insights, check out our recap articles on Psycho-Pass!
31. Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill is one of Studio Trigger’s most iconic works, known for its stunning animation style, character designs, and eye-catching color palette. The anime focuses on a young girl on a quest to find her father’s killer and take revenge.
Along the way, she meets Satsuki Kiryuin and his fashion-empire-leading mother. From there, the duo helps her achieve her revenge through fashionably fitting outfits and the superpowers she gains from the clothes she wears.
32. Hunter x Hunter
Based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s shounen manga, Hunter x Hunter is a modern fantasy filled with intriguing world-building and characters. The anime focuses on Gon Freecss, who wants to become a world-class hunter. On his journey, Gon finds new friends and allies, leading him to experience adventures filled with supernatural elements and soul-crushing villains.
Mushi-Shi is an anime that can quickly become your favorite if you love watching stories with magical realism. This anime is set in a fantasy world filled with spiritual entities known as Mushi. While these Mushi entities are generally friendly to mankind, humans are keen to learn more about them.
For this purpose, we have Mushi Masters who are tasked with seeking out these entities in the wild. Our protagonist, Ginko, sets out on an adventure across the countryside to interact with the Mushi.
Steins; Gate is arguably one of the best sci-fi thriller anime, and we can’t help but recommend watching this masterpiece at least once. Steins; Gate tells the story of a mad scientist, Rintaro Okabe. He teams up with Mayuri Shiina and his roommate Itaru Hashida to find the Future Gadget Laboratory. The trio aims to invent something great.
However, things change when Okabe attends a conference on time travel, leading him to believe that there is more to the Phone Microwave the trio created. This mad scientist then discovers a way to send text messages into the past using the microwave, which attracts the attention of the mysterious organization, SERN.
Parasyte: The Maxim is the story of a high school student named Shinichi Izumi, who finds himself at the center of an alien invasion. The alien creatures, known as Parasytes, take total control of their victims’ brains.
However, Shinichi’s Parasyte embeds itself in his arm instead of his brain, developing its own personality and calling itself Migi. This abnormality gives Shinichi a chance to survive, and he forms a strange alliance with his Parasyte!
36. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a rich adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga. Set in an alternate steampunk universe, it follows the main characters, Edward and his brother Alphonse Elric, as they try to resurrect their mother using alchemy.
However, this attempt lands them in trouble. As a result, Edward loses an arm and a leg, while Alphonse’s spirit becomes bound to a suit of armor. Despite these setbacks, the brothers don’t give up. Edward becomes a Fullmetal Alchemist and, alongside his brother, embarks on a quest to restore their bodies.
37. One Piece
Eiichiro Oda’s famous anime, One Piece, has been ongoing since the 1990s and is extremely popular among anime fans. The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates as they embark on thrilling sea adventures and meet unique characters along the way.
The crew searches for the One Piece, considered the ultimate treasure in the anime’s universe, which grants anyone who finds it the title of Pirate King. Luffy aspires to become the Pirate King, but he faces intense competition on his quest.
38. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
You might have heard about the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga and its amazing art. But, Hulu is featuring the anime series, that revolves around the adventures of the Joestar family. The anime features Jonathan Joestar’s conflict with the immortal vampire, Dio, spanning multiple decades. This conflict eventually reaches JoJo’s grandson, Jotaro Kujo, who then jumps into the fray to fight off the evil vampire with the help of Stands.
39. Cowboy Bebop
Hulu is featuring the original 90s Cowboy Bebop. The anime is a mainstream star due to its style, animation, and sci-fi elements. The story revolves around a group of bounty hunters navigating their way through interstellar colonies. Although the series has only 26 episodes, it has fascinated many people and continues to inspire exploration into more anime to this day.
40. Death Note
We bet you might have come across its iconic BGM, the Shinigami character Ryuk, or heard about the infamous L. Death Note is one of the most popular classics out there, and for good reason. It’s about a cunning young man, Light Yagami, who happens upon a book named Death Note.
This book allows Light to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. Starting with the elimination of criminals from the world, Light quickly develops a God complex, and his personality becomes increasingly malevolent. This leads to a tense game of cat and mouse with L.
From thrilling Sci-fi anime to the coziest and heartwarming anime, Hulu offers you all types of anime genres to explore and build a love for these stories. We hope this list has helped you pick your favorite anime. For more authentic anime news and epic articles, make sure to check out our anime section and discover the amazing anime universe through the lens of Appuals.