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10 noteworthy anime series to stream, whether youre a longtime fan or first-time viewer

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With that in mind, we’ve put together this list of TV series that you can stream right now. Like the genre, which ranges from tales of vampire hunters to detective sagas, we’ve included a little something for everyone.

– “Cowboy Bebop” (1998)

This beloved series – part noir, part space Western – follows a team of intergalactic bounty hunters. “Cowboy Bebop” was the first anime to ever air on Adult Swim back in 2001, and it’s a great series to watch if you’re unfamiliar with the genre. It’s also highly regarded for its sardonic sense of humor and jazz-infused soundtrack (which features one of the best theme songs in television).

Netflix is set to release a live-action version starring John Cho as protagonist Spike Spiegel later this year. (Streams on Hulu)

Also consider: “Trigun,” a 1998 series that doubles down on the space Western theme. (Streams on Hulu)

– “Yasuke” (2021)

Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield voices the lead character of this series, which is based on historical accounts of an African man who lived in 16th century Japan. It’s got a lot of other stuff going on, which – as more than a few reviews noted – doesn’t always serve the story well. But it’s visually stunning and features an expansive electronic score by DJ Flying Lotus, who is also an executive producer on the show alongside Stanfield and series creator LeSean Thomas, a Tokyo-based animator (and New York native) whose previous credits include “The Boondocks” and “The Legend of Korra.” (Streams on Netflix)

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