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5 Animated Series That You Should Be Watching!


It's here! It has finally come! The age in which we all have feared. Channels upon channels and streaming services upon streaming services stacking all around us. We can't breath. We can't see! What do we watch? Where do we turn? What do we do!?

Cue the scream! THE HORROR!!!!!!!!!

Okay, pause. Sorry, I got a little dramatic there. Let's rewind, shall we. In the age of when nearly every network is coming out with their own streaming service and, of course the never ending battle between Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and now Disney Plus (just to name a few) where do we even begin? What do we watch? And, which shows are actually worth our time?

Well, if you are anything like me and spend way too much time in front of a screen, check out this list of the 5 animated series that you should be watching, if you are not watching them already!


  • D.C. Universe's Harley Quinn's Animated Series Okay, I know what you're thinking. After Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey, do we really need more Harley? Yes! Yes, we do! Harley Quinn, the animated series has got to be one of the most comedically self aware shows that has ever graced our laptops. From Harley trying to grab as many Instagram followers as possible to a villain being banished from the Legion of Doom at press conference due to his brand of evil does not representing their brand of evil, how could you go wrong? It's filled with a hilarious rag tag chosen family, action, kick ass female friendship goals, and of course KITE MAN! (Watch it! You'll see what I mean.)

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Based on the light novels and the manga of the same name, this anime follows 20 year old Naofumi as he is magically teleported to a new world and then, tragically framed for a heinous crime that he did not commit. Disgraced and hated, our hero turns cynical as he discovers that the only way for him to go home is to protect the ones that despise him. In a tale brimmed with politics, magical monsters, amazing world building, and in depth character development, I promise that you will not be able to click away!

  • My Hero Academia Another anime? I know. I know, but hear me out. In a modern day world in which everyone has superpowers, there is one boy who has...absolutely nothing! Well, at least in the pilot (spoiler alert!). This series follows teenage, Midoriya and his quest to become a hero. Young Midoriya, had always wanted to be hero; however, he was born quirkless (no super powers). Until one day, after nearly killing himself to save another classmate he is gifted a superpower by another hero for his act of selfless bravery. Only one catch. Every time he uses that power, he breaks a bone or injures himself. My Hero Academia is a great take on the hero's journey, filled with conflicted characters, self sacrifices, and the question of what it truly means to be a hero. It is action packed, heartwarming, and tangled with its share dark twists and interesting villains.

  • The Dragon Prince Co-created by one of the Head Writers from the Avatar: Aang The Last Airbender series comes the animated epic fantasy series, The Dragon Prince! Caught in the midst of a war between the magic folk and the humans are our three main characters, ten-year old Ezran, fourteen-year old Callum, and fifteen-year old Reyla. Both Ezran and Callum are human princes. While Reyla is a shadow elf who should be their mortal enemy. Entwined with magic, revenge, and of course DRAGONS, this series explores two timeless questions: When do we stop being held responsible for the sins of our fathers? And, at what point do we learn from the mistakes of those before us and take a different path? Ezran, Callum, and Reyla task themselves for a way to stop this war. Can they do it? Watch it and find out?

  • Tangled: The Animated Series Rapunzel. Rapunzel. Let down your golden hair. From the adventures of Disney's animated film, Tangled comes its animated series. The story begins six months after the events in the movie with Rapunzel trying readjust to her new life as the princess of Corona. However, after stumbling across what may appear to be dark magic, her long golden mane grows back and the journey to save her kingdom begins. Tangled: the Animated series not only explores Rapunzel's continuing relationship with Eugene (a.k.a. Flynn Rider), but also her developing relationship with her parents and how her kidnapping affected them. It introduces its audience to new characters, many touching moments, and lastly, BETRAYAL! Steaming with many twists and turns, each of the characters learn more about themselves as they either band together or break apart to face the next step in each of their storylines.

So much to watch and so many stories to explore. Check out these top 5 animated series and I promise that you'll laugh. you'll cry, and you may even want to lounge at a villain and stab him or her, yourself. However, you will not regret it!

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Matthew Bucklan
Matthew Bucklan
Mar 04, 2020

I think everyone should watch Naruto and worry about turning 13 year olds into killing machines. Otherwise just watch other people play Pokemon Go and that's close enough to anime.

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