Anime Shows I’m Thankful For…Or at Least 10 of Them

Since it’s a week from Thanksgiving in the USA (where I’m from. Hi! It’s the nerdygirl!) I wanted to do a thankful post but a little differently. I wanted to showcase some of my favorite anime shows. After all, I wouldn’t be even writing this blog if I didn’t love anime.

10 Anime Shows I’m Thankful For


inuyasha best anime show

Of course, Inuyasha is going to be my first one on this list since it was my first official anime. Back in high school, I would get up at 5 am to watch an episode secretly and hide the mangas a friend would loan me behind other books. I was the only one who liked anime in my family, so it was hard to showcase my love for it until I was an adult and living on my own.

Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug & Cat Noir

miraculous ladybug

Yes, I know Miraculous Ladybug is technically a French animated cartoon, and anime is considered a Japanese animated cartoon but this show is one I’m just so thankful for. I even wrote a post about how grateful I was and how it helped my depression.

Angels of Death

Satsuriku no Tenshi

angels of death

I would like to see one post where I don’t mention this anime at least once a month, but alas, it is not this month. I simply love this anime too much. Though I usually go for the romantic anime shows, angels of death hit home for me. Not because I’m also a serial killer who lives in a creepy tower that kills “sacrifices” but because of the backstory of our characters.

Rachel desperately just wants to have her “perfect” family even though she lives in such an abusive home and I related to that a little too much. I understood that desperation and how wanting that can make you crazy.

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail anime show

One of my first serious anime shows despite the picture I picked showing otherwise. It showed incredible bravery and the power of friendships and loyalty. Of what a community or a family could actually be like. I binged watched all the seasons and even dressed as Lucy to comic-con! It’s a good one for newbies and beginners.



While Noragami has such a frustrating ending with no hope yet for another season, it’s still an amazing anime that I love to watch. Wanting to be “believed in” and the concept of finding our way makes this one a definite watch.




Not one people are as familiar with but as a young teen, I loved it! Dark was one of my first anime crushes and this anime/manga lead me to watch even more and more.

Kiss Him, Not Me!

Watashi ga Motete Dousunda

Kiss him Not Me

I only found this one a few years ago and it quickly jumped to my favorites. Heads up, the manga is better than the anime show…since it actually has an ending that doesn’t suck!!!

Blue Exorcist

Ao no Exorcist

blue exorcist

Another classic and good one for beginners. The art, the story…just everything about this anime makes it wonderful and I’m glad I got to experience it.

Princess Jellyfish


princess jellyfish

I started this one when I found Kiss Him, Not Me and fell in love immediately. It helped build my self-esteem and made me more confident in who I already was. Not to mention gave me tons of laughs!

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran Koukou Host Club

ouran high school host club

Last but certainly not least is OHSHC. This one is still widely popular but in my high school days, people couldn’t get enough of it. At least in my small circle of friends. I was surprised how often I laughed and even cried in this one. It’s not just for laughs, it gets deep y’all.

Alright, so those are just 10 of my favorite anime shows that I’m thankful for. What are some anime shows that you are thankful for? Let us know in the comments below!

As always,

Keep Smiling!


Spends her time watching anime and reading anything she can get her hands on. Also passionate about Disney, Harry Potter and helping those with depression and anxiety.

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