The BEST NTV (JP) Shows
The top 16 shows on NTV (JP)
#1 - Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Remake of the 1999 TV series of Hunter x Hunter based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro. A Hunter is one who travels the world doing all sorts of dangerous tasks. From capturing criminals to searching deep within uncharted lands for any lost treasures. Gon is a young boy whose father disappeared long ago, being a Hunter. He believes if he could also follow his father’s path, he could one day reunite with him. After becoming 12, Gon leaves his home and takes on the task of entering the Hunter exam, notorious for its low success rate and high probability of death to become an official Hunter. He befriends the revenge-driven Kurapica, the doctor-to-be Leorio and the rebellious ex-assassin Killua in the exam, with their friendship prevailing throughout the many trials and threats they come upon taking on the dangerous career of a Hunter.
#2 - Berserk
In this world, is the destiny of mankind controlled by some transcendental entity or law? Is it like the hand of God hovering above? At least it is true and man has no control, even over his own will. In medieval times war raged throughout the countryside. Feudal lords would give large sums of money to mercenaries who could rid them of their enemies. One such mercenary is Guts. He wields a sword almost larger than he is and holds tremendous strength and courage. When he joins a band of mercenaries known as the Band of the Hawk, he finds a purpose to fight for other than money and helps the Hawks to become the most feared enemy on the battlefield. This anime is adapted from the manga of the same name created by Kentaro Miura.
#3 - Tenchi Muyo! GXP
Seina Yamada is the most unlucky guy in the World. To make things worse, bad luck always seems to occur to those around Seina as well. His luck may be changing though. Seina is one of the first earthlings admitted into the GP, and he has tons of girls chasing after him. Will Seina be able to survive? Find out on Tenchi Muyo! GXP.
#4 - Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
Many people are falling prey to a suspicious new religion. Lupin III infiltrates this group, hoping to steal the treasure their leader keeps hidden. There Lupin lays eyes on the beautiful, bewitching, woman who has the cult leader enthralled. This is the story of how fashionable female thief Fujiko Mine first met Lupin III, the greatest thief of their generation.
#5 - Death Note (2015)
Death Note (デスノート) is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Light Yagami is a genius high school student who discovers the "Death Note", a notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it, as long as the writer has seen that person's face. After experimenting with the notebook, Light meets the Shinigami Ryuk, the notebook's original owner, who dropped the notebook to the human world out of boredom.
#6 - Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
"There lies a city on the fault line between Heaven and Hell, Daten City, where humans live under the constant threat of attack from evil spirits. Darkness invades peoples' hearts, and not one person realizes that it is consuming the city... There are those who seek to obliterate these manifestations of human desire with transcendent light. Has the duty of repelling the darkness fallen to the messengers of God or the servants of Satan?" -- The story centres on a teen-celebrity-like sex-crazed blonde-haired girl named Panty and a her sugar-addicted black-haired Goth Loli sister Stocking. Kicked out of heaven for their misdeeds there, these two angels now have to battle Ghosts on Earth for Heaven Coin, to pay for tickets back to Heaven. -- "Do the angels bring tidings of hope and light? Or do they bring despair and darkness?" Better bet on the latter!
#7 - Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran Academy is a high school that rich people attend, but Haruhi is a common girl who won a scholarship. Because her mother died and her father raised her, she is not interested in fashion and acts like a boy. One day, she happens to enter the Host Club room and breaks a 8 million yen vase. Because her family is not rich, she cannot afford to compensate the club for the vase. The leader of the club orders her to gather 100 guests to repay her debts. In this way, Haruhi become the 7th member to host girl students.
#8 - My Love Story!!
Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. (Both estimates) Weight: 120kg, Height: 2 meters. He spends his days peacefully with his super-popular-with-girls, yet insensitive childhood friend, Sunagawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Could this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?
#9 - Run with the Wind
Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up with fellow residents to enter Hakone Ekiden Marathon, one of the most prominent university races in Japan. Kakeru soon finds out that all of the residents except for Haiji and himself are complete novices.
#10 - InuYasha
Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" The Shikon Jewel. One ill-fated day, Kagome locates an ancient well near her home and is abruptly transported through the well and into a feudal Japan, inhabited by demons. There, she encounters Inuyasha, son of a powerful demon father and a human mother, who is pinned to a tree by an enchanted arrow.
#11 - Nana
One day Komatsu Nana (Hachi) decides to go to Tokyo where she wants to start a new life with her boyfriend Shoji. There are only a few seats free on the train and thus she decides to sit next to a girl whose name is Oosaki Nana. As a vocalist Nana aims for a debut in Tokyo with her punk band Blast to become professional musicians. Her boyfriend Ren already made it as a guitarist for the famous Trapnest there. After arriving in Tokyo their ways part - or so it seems. When searching for a flat to live in, they meet again and eventually decide to share it together. This strengthens their bond and together the Nanas go through their love lives and career in Tokyo.
#12 - Cat's Eye
Three sisters, Rui, Hitomi, and Ai Kisugi, run the Cat's Eye Cafe across from the police station. Unknown to the police, though, these sisters are also notorious cat-burglars also known as "Cat's Eye". Their boldness (they leave a calling card prior to each caper) is surpassed only by their skill. Complicating the matter even further, one of the detectives in charge of the Cat's Eye case is Hitomi's boyfriend Toshi. But these girls don't steal for money. All the works they steal are the work of one man--their father, who they seek to locate after he vanished under mysterious circumstances.
#13 - Blue Literature
The series consists of adaptations of six modern classics of Japanese literature: Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) & Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!), Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro, Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) & The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito), and Ango Sakaguchi's In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita).
#14 - Poco's Udon World
Souta Tawara is a web designer working in Tokyo. When he visits his family's Udon place in his hometown Kagawa Prefecture, he discovers a young boy. Upon confronting the boy, Souta soon learns his secret and decides to quit his job in order to take care of the boy, Poko. The daily adventures of the two slowly enfold as Poco energetically navigates his way through Kagawa, the "Udon Kingdom," along with Souta.
#15 - Glow of Fireflies
Hotaru works for a famous interior design company. It's a glamorous job but Hotaru's private life is totally the opposite of glamorous. She lives alone, and when she isn't working she's mostly lazing about her rented house in training wear. She's not interested in men. In fact, she isn't interested in anything. "I'd rather lay around than fool around," is her motto. Her landlord is a bar owner, and one day his son, who has just separated from his wife, comes to inspect the rental property, not knowing that someone is living there. He is shocked at the mess, but not as shocked as Hotaru. He turns out to be her boss, Takano.