If you have fond memories of watching Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, or Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network’s Toonami, then you already know just how fun it can be to watch anime. For the uninitiated or the true fan, Crunchyroll is an anime godsend. The streaming platform boasts the largest anime library in the world, offering over 30,000 episodes across a variety of popular genres for viewers to sink their teeth into. Crunchyroll even lets users stream new episodes just an hour after they’ve aired in Japan, so you won’t have to wait weeks to watch the next episode of your new favorite series.
With news in March that Crunchyroll will no longer offer free, ad-supported streaming for new episode releases, you may be a bit more interested in getting the most bang for your buck out of the platform. Thankfully, with a price tag of $7.99/month and thousands of hours of anime waiting to be devoured, a few binge sessions should more than make up for that price tag. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of the art form or are just getting into it after realizing it’s not as nerdy as you once imagined, here are the best anime series to watch on Crunchyroll to release your inner otaku.