27 animes to procrastinate with

As midterms roll around, ignore responsibilities and immerse in fantasy

Stephanie Moschella |‌ ‌Digital Media Manager

In the midst of studying and being jam packed with homework, it’s nice to take a break, sit back and start a new show. Popular streaming services such as Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime, Hulu and even Netflix have adapted themselves to be more diverse in genre. With the availability of all different genres, the anime industry has prospered rapidly internationally. 

Originating as animated works from Japan, anime is a visual medium that garners a great deal of attention. Though originally voiced in Japanese, many of these shows have both subtitles in multiple different languages as well as English dubs, depending on the watcher’s preferences. 

Being stuck at home in this pandemic leaves a lot of people craving something fresh in order to distract themselves from daily stresses. 

In the list below, there are shows that have come out within the last two decades, a wide variety of classic and modern. No matter if the viewer enjoys old school or recent media, anime has historically never been bigger with the various affordable options. 

In no particular order, have some fun watching or rewatching these anime shows to ignore the anxiety of the piling assignments and impending due dates. 

“Black Clover” (2017) (Crunchyroll)

“Blue Exorcist” (2011) (Crunchyroll)

“Bungo Stray Dogs” (2016) (Crunchyroll) 

“Death Note” (2006) (Crunchyroll)

“Death Parade” (2015) (Crunchyroll) 

“Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” (2019) (Netflix) 

“Durarara!!” (2016) (Netflix) 

“Erased” (2016) (Netflix) 

“Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma” (2015) (Crunchyroll)

“Fruits Basket” (2019) (Crunchyroll) 

“Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” (2009) (Crunchyroll) 

“Great Pretender” (2020) (Netflix) 

“Haikyuu!!” (2014) (Crunchyroll)

“Horimiya” (2021) (Hulu)

“Hunter x Hunter” (2013) (Netflix)

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” (2012) (Netflix) 

“Jujutsu Kaisen” (2020) (Crunchyroll) 

“Little Witch Academia” (2017) (Netflix) 

“Mob Psycho 100” (2016) (Crunchyroll) 

“My Hero Academia” (2016) (Crunchyroll) 

“Psycho Pass” (2012) (Hulu) 

“Seven Deadly Sins” (2014) (Netflix) 

“SK8 the Infinity” (2021) (Funimation) 

“The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.” (2018) (Netflix) 

“The Promised Neverland” (2019) (Netflix) 

“Tokyo Ghoul” (2014) (Crunchyroll) 

“Your Name” (2016) (Amazon Prime) 

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