Updated on January 22, 11:48 a.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

It’s cold outside, so it’s time to get cozy and turn on your TV or laptop to binge-watch some of the best anime series available in January 2024. 

Whether it is Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, or some other platform, there are tons of shows, and browsing through them to find a show you want to commit to is always a hectic task. This results in you giving up and just going back to sleep or watching something you have already watched. 

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Thus, we have done the hard work for you and shortlisted the seven best anime series you should watch in January 2024.

You will end up wanting more of these seven best anime series

  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles
  • A Sign of Affection
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Classroom of the Elite
  • Solo Leveling
  • The Apothecary Diaries
  • One Piece

Best anime series: Mashle: Magic and Muscles

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What’s better than watching a thrilling comedy show after a tiring day at work to get an energy boost? Currently in its Season 2, Mashle: Magic and Muscles is the perfect anime series for this, that follows the adventures of Mash Burnedead, a magic-less boy in a world where magic is everything.

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The story showcases his growth as he uses his incredible physical strength and cunning to overcome various challenges and enemies. Along the way, he makes friends and foes and discovers secrets about himself and the world. The protagonist of Mashle: Magic and Muscles has a cool and unique personality, and his captivating story will keep you hooked.

Best anime series: A Sign of Affection

A Sign of Affection Yuki Itose and Itsuomi Nagi
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A Sign of Affection is about the love story between Yuki, a spirited girl with a hearing impairment, and Itsuomi, a guy fluent in the language of love and, well, several other languages. The story is packed with heartwarming moments as Yuki and Itsuomi go through lots of ups and downs in their relationship.

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So, if you’re in the mood for a sweet romance and cozy date night, give this anime a try. It is full of cute moments that will make your heart happy and bring you closer to your partner.

Best anime series: Blue Exorcist

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For the best experience, watch Blue Exorcist at night! 

The first episode of Blue Exorcist aired in 2011, and ever since then, it has been one of the most popular anime shows of all time. The show describes the dark story of Rin Okumura and Yukio, twin brothers raised by a famous exorcist, Fujimoto. However, one day, he finds out that he and his brother are the sons of Satan and possess his powers. 

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After discovering the truth, he decides to join True Cross Academy to become an exorcist and defeat Satan. The story will become more interesting with each episode and will keep you on your toes. If you liked shows like Death Note, then Blue Exorcist won’t disappoint you.

Best anime series: Classroom of the Elite

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Debuted in 2017, Classroom of the Elite left fans wanting for more with its initial 12-episode run. The show is based on a Japanese Light Novel of the same name that depicts the story of an anti-social Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, who is a student of Class-D, full of inferior pupils, in the country’s most prestigious school, Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School.  

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Ayanokōji possesses unparalleled intelligence and physical capabilities, yet he is an underachiever (albeit knowingly). Like the Light novel and the manga adaptations, the show features the undertones of corruption, politics, systematic discrimination, and class divide. At the same time, the protagonist is seemingly unbothered by anyone around him.

Classroom of the Elite might seem like another high-school show on the surface level. However, the show’s well-written protagonist and complex characters with suspenseful and thrilling storylines make it quite gripping.

Best anime series: Solo Leveling

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If you’re a fan of action-packed anime and intense soundtracks, it won’t be long before you fall in love with Solo Leveling. It is based on the famous Korean novel by Chugong and tells us the story of Sung Jin-Woo, a low-ranked weak hunter who barely survives in a world of dungeons and monsters. 

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However, one day, he gains mysterious powers that make him extremely powerful and help him survive life-threatening dungeons. From here, he starts climbing ranks by facing more dangerous enemies while making allies in order to become the most powerful hunter in the world.

Best anime series: The Apothecary Diaries

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The Apothecary Diaries might not be an extremely popular anime, but it is a beautiful show you can watch alone or with friends or family. Its story is set in Imperial China, where a young girl called Maomao works as an apothecary in the red-light district. However, she gets kidnapped and is sold to the Imperial Palace, where she works as a servant. 

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One day, her life takes a turn when she finds out the cause of the emperor’s ill children, and she soon becomes an integral part of the royal court, helping them solve various mysteries.

Best anime series: One Piece

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Even if you are new to the world of anime, you must have heard about One Piece. The show is known for its colorful world and diverse animation style, and tells us the story of a young pirate named Luffy and his crew, who are in search of the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. 

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While exploring the massive world, they face strong enemies and face all sorts of challenges. However, keep in mind that it is a pretty long series with over 1000 episodes, and if you don’t want to commit to a show this long, you can leave this, but if you do, it’s totally worth it. Just don’t forget to introduce your children to this masterpiece. 

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