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What are the best anime to watch if you love Stranger Things?

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Stranger Things is a show that's been known to be heavily influenced by pop culture. Did you know though that anime played a role in its creation as well? The show's creators have even expressed their love and fascination with two specifically, Akira and Elfen Lied. You guys have probably watched all three seasons so far and are eagerly waiting for the fourth. So what can you do until then? Well, why not check out some anime shows while you wait? Given that Stranger Things is inspired by anime, aren't you curious if there are shows that give out the same vibe? If you are, check below for some of the best anime to watch if you love Stranger Things. Tell us what you thought in the comments section and let's get a good discussion going.

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  1. 1Akira

    20

    From the concept to the story, Akira and Stranger Things share a lot of similarities with one another. Both feature a group of kids way in over their heads as they try to solve mysteries. They both feature children with special psychic abilities too.

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  1. 2Elfen Lied

    15

    Elfen Lied is one of the shows that became an inspiration in the creation of Stanger Things. It centers around the story of a girl with powerful psychic powers similar to Eleven who escapes captivity and uses her abilities in various ways.

  2. 3Mob Psycho 100

    9

    Mob Psycho 100 features a shy and timid kid, who also happens to be an incredibly powerful esper, who just wants to live a normal life. He gets roped into using his powers to do odd jobs and also save the world from other espers who want to rule it.

  1. 4The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.

    2

    The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. basically takes Stranger Things and turns into an overexaggerated comedy anime. It centers around a high school student with ridiculously powerful abilities that just want to live a normal life but instead gets sucked into funny situations with his friends.

  2. 5Neon Genesis Evangelion

    2

    Neon Genesis Evangelion is an anime that poses some pretty deep philosophical questions compared to Stranger Things. One major thing they have in common though is that they both center around a bunch of unwitting kids that get tasked with saving the world.

  3. 6Erased

    2

    Erased, much like Stranger Things, is an anime show that places the power (literally) in children's hands in order to solve mysteries and save people. Our main protagonist, with the ability to go back in time, must now travel back to his childhood to solve a murder that he is accused of.

  4. 7Gantz

    1

    Gantz takes viewers on a thrilling and crazy ride much like Stranger Things has tried to do. To say that this is show is strange would be an understatement. Both shows keep viewers on the edge of their sets with seemingly endless twists and turns.

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This list is about What are the best anime to watch if you love Stranger Things
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1AkiraMovies 20 Free
2Elfen LiedTV Shows 15 Paid
3Mob Psycho 100TV Shows 9 Paid
4The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.TV Shows 2 Free
5Neon Genesis EvangelionTV Shows 2 Paid
6ErasedTV Shows 2 Paid
7GantzTV Shows 1 Paid
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