CBS News asked TV critics and experts to pick their top 10 anime series for TV this year.
Here are their choices: 1.
The Legend of Korra: The Animation.
The animated series follows Korra, a woman of color, on a quest to reunite with her father, Mako, and become a full-fledged hero.
The series has garnered a lot of praise, including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program for Outspoken Voices for Outcast.
Naruto: Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
Fans of the hit video game series will love this installment of the franchise, which follows the journey of Naruto, a young ninja and member of the Konoha ninja team, and his friends, Boruto and Sasuke.
The fourth installment in the Storm series is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 17, with a digital release on March 25.
Shirobako: Shirokuban no Shiro-bako.
A new live-action film adaptation of the classic manga and anime series about a girl who goes on an adventure to protect her sister, who has a mysterious past.
Kemono Friends: Kemonohou no Souma.
The original Japanese anime is coming back in a new live action film this fall, which is set to air on the Tokyo MX network.
Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie.
The film adaptation from the Yowampo-chan franchise is coming this fall.
It tells the story of Yowomushi, a former otaku who meets his “true love,” a female character who’s not Japanese at all.
The Black Lagoon: The Series.
The first season of the television series follows a small town in rural Maine as it prepares for a deadly tsunami.
The second season is slated to air in 2017.
Boku no Hero Academia.
A manga series featuring the heroines of the original anime, which premiered in 1998, has been revived as a live action series this year on TV. 8.
Shokugeki no Soukai: The Black Jack.
A comedy series with the titular Black Jack, who’s a powerful wizard with the power to control a meteor, has a live-to-film adaptation this year starring the original series star Hayao Miyazaki.
This popular card game from Konami will come to Blu/DVD this year with an all-new story, which has been adapted into a movie by Hayao Matsumoto.
The Exorcist: The Awakening.
The supernatural drama from director Rob Tapert has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
The network is also launching a new anime series based on the series.