Top 8 Best Anime Series You Should Watch in Malaysia 2022

Let us reminisce our childhood memories with these legendary anime series. Up until now, there are a lot of people celebrating and loving anime as their idols and all. If you have heard about or gone to any cosplay events lately soaring up in Malaysia, that is what it means to people who cherish those anime characters as their stars or idols. For example, Hakken Ryou, a female cosplayer from Sarawak, is one of the famous cosplayers and is often identified as ‘them/they. She has been invited to do modelling, promoting, and cosplaying at anime events such as Anime Fest by Comic Fiesta.   

These anime series are what anime lovers call true art and inspiration in their life. Some might even think of making money from their passion for anime- just like Hakken. Having to love anime is the same concept as idolizing the artists, singers, and all. Therefore, we can conclude here that developing your passion for anime series may help you in the future. In short, you can look at this list of the 8 Best Anime Series You Should Watch in Malaysia.  

Why Should You Watch Anime?

Ever tried to watch an anime series before? If you are still wondering why you should have protected these anime series, we will show you what kind of great fun you missed. There are 3 unique things about anime; Art Form, Animation, and Storyline.

1. Art form

Each anime art form of an anime series has two different styles. The two-dimensional and three-dimensional animation and illustration. For example, Doraemon the series has a total of 40 animated films, among them that have depicted both art forms. 

2. Animation

You will always find those anime characters have the same drawing styles but somehow look different from each other because that is the beauty of animation. 

3. Production 

Basic animation production techniques in anime include storyboarding, character creation and voice acting. Additionally, you may notice how the anime characters could sound similar in several series because the production company hires the same voice actors who suit the personality set-up. 

8 Best Anime Series You Should Watch in Malaysia

1. Spy X Family

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Author:  Tatsuya Endo

Voice actors: Takuya Eguchi, Saori Hayami, Atsumi Tanezaki, Kensho Ono, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Yūko Kaida, Kazuhiro Yamaji, Natsumi Fujiwara

Release date: April 9, 2022

Genre: Action fiction, Comedy, Spy fiction

Synopsis: Spy X Family is a Japanese manga series about a private spy named who needs to complete his major Operation Six but needs to build a fake family to spy on their enemy closely. He falsified his identity to Loid Forger, a psychologist with a daughter named Anya, whom he adopted from an orphanage. He also has cut a deal with Yor Forger, a mysterious woman who needs her real identity to be kept secret.  

2. Haikyuu!

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Author: Haruichi Furudate

Voice actors: Murase Ayumu, Ishikawa Kaito, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Namikawa Daisuke, Kaji Yuuki, Uchiyama Kouki, Nakamura Yuuichi, Irino Miyu, Hayashi Yu, Saitou Souma

Release date: April 6, 2014

Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-age, Sports

Synopsis: A short middle schooler, Hinata Shouyou, has developed an unexpected passion for volleyball after seeing a national championship game on television. Shouyou joined the volleyball team at his school, intending to become the goal of becoming the star player in the championship. The main characters of Haikyu!, Hinata and Kageyama, together with their volleyball teammates, strive to become Japan’s greatest volleyball team.

3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Author: Koyoharu Gotouge

Voice actors: Natsuki Hanae, Zach Aguilar, Akari Kitō, Hiro Shimono, Takahiro Sakurai, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Kenichi Suzumura, Satoshi Hino, Katsuyuki Konishi, Bryce Papenbrook, Abby Trott

Release date: April 6, 2019

Genre: Adventure fiction, Dark Fantasy, Martial Arts

Synopsis: Koyoharu Gotouge is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It is a story about a teenager named Tanjiro Kamado, who aspires to become a demonic hunter following the massacre of his family and the transformation of his younger sister, Nezuko, into a devil.

4. One Piece

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Author: Eiichiro Oda

Voice actors: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Hiroaki Hirata, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Chō, Kappei Yamaguchi, Ikue Ōtani

Release date: October 20, 1999

Genre: Anime, Comedy, Adventure, Action fiction, Animated series, Fantasy, Adventure fiction, Action/Adventure

Synopsis: The goal of Monkey D. Luffy is to rule all pirates. Roronoa Zolo, a skilled swordsman, Nami, a greedy thief with a knack for navigation and Usopp, a great liar with a talent for invention. They are all accompanied by Sanji, a warrior chief, Chopper, a humanlike deer who is also a talented physician, and Robin, an ex-member of Baroque Works, are among the characters he meets along the way. To find the One Piece treasure, the gang boards the Grand Line and sets sail into uncharted waters.

5. Fruits Basket

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Author: Natsuki Takaya

Voice actors: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yuichi Nakamura, Manaka Iwami, Yuma Uchida, Atsumi Tanezaki, Yuka Imai, Rie Kugimiya, Makoto Furukawa

Release date: April 5, 2019

Genre: Romantic comedy, Slice of life, Supernatural fiction

Synopsis: Tohru Honda is an orphan who was adopted into the family of Soma and discovers that the family has the power to turn themselves into animals in the Chinese zodiac signs. She decides to assist them in lifting the curse and bringing harmony back to their family. Another side story, Yuki initially wanted to be friends with Kyo rather than despise him. Kyo, who loathed Yuki only for being the Rat, refused, nonetheless. As a result, they are both shown from the beginning of the novel to have a mutual hatred for one another.

6. Horimiya

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Creator: Hiroki Adachi

Voice actors: Oji Suzuka, Sayu Kubota, Ryosuke Sota, Yuki Inoue, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Jin Suzuki, Rihito Itagaki, Yurie Kozakai, Shōya Chiba

Release date: January 10, 2021

Genre: Romantic comedy

Synopsis: The main characters of Horimiya are Kyoko Hori and Izumi Miyamura. The two high school classmates then fall in love and experience a slice of sweet teenage romance life, and overcome troubles that lie ahead together. Even though Hori is a well-known honor student in her school, no one knows that she has a secret home life. She manages her family household and takes care of her younger brother because her parents are busy.

7. The Promised Neverland

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Author: Kaiu Shirai 

Voice actors: Shinei Ueki, Mariya Ise, Sumire Morohoshi, Maaya Uchida, Shizuka Ishigami, Ai Kayano, Yūko Kaida, Hiyori Kono

Release date: January 10, 2019

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Science fiction, Thriller

Synopsis: Isabella looks after Emma and Norman in an orphanage. They are served and cared for with good food, comfy clothes, and a perfect learning environment. However, they soon strive to escape their fate after learning that it is a place where demons spawn to use humans as food.

8. Detective Conan

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Author: Gosho Aoyama

Voice actors: Minami Takayama, Wataru Takagi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Wakana Yamazaki, Megumi Hayashibara, Akira Kamiya, Yukiko Iwai, Kenichi Ogata, Chafurin

Release date: January 8, 1996

Genre: Anime, Mystery, Comedy, Adventure, Thriller, Crime film

Synopsis: Shinichi Kudo, a 17-year-old investigative prodigy, was forcibly drugged by an unknown organization which then turned him into a 7-year-old boy. He then decided to change his name to Conan. He then solves every mystery that comes his way while learning the identity of the secret organization that was responsible for the occurrence.

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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