Netflix, while not as formidable in anime as Crunchyroll, has still built a vast and growing library of anime. If you want to dig deeper into Netflix’s anime lineup, you can use widely advertised category codes, and here’s a deep dive on all of them.
If you’re not familiar with Netflix category codes, you can check out our top guide to 4,000+ codes that help you filter Netflix’s library of 6,000+ titles.
How do they work? Essentially, a team of Netflix taggers assigns titles to numerous categories and descriptors that help Netflix’s algorithm (and you) sort titles to see what you’d like to see next.
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How are Netflix category codes used? You can type the code number shown below into the search box or use the genre page on the website to filter among numerous genres.
Full List of Category Codes for Anime on Netflix
Now let’s take a look at the full list of 22 anime-related anime category codes:
|category name||category code|
|1970s action anime||587|
|1980s action anime||625|
|English dubbed anime||81594538|
|anime for gamers||2797624|
|anime science fiction||2729|
|1970s sci-fi anime||4531|
|1980s sci-fi anime||4555|
|binge-worthy anime series||3085265|
|dark fantasy anime||2691049|
|Japanese science fiction and fantasy anime||1462167|
|Anime Shonen Jump||2867925|
|Celebrate geek week||81610621|
Sort Netflix by Japanese dubs/subtitles
Another way to classify anime specifically outside of Japan is to classify Netflix by language. Netflix recently added a new tab on the web version, allowing you to sort by the original language of a title.
Here is the link to order Netflix by Japanese. However, this will offer live-action and animated content from the region. Similarly, there’s no way to classify which Japanese titles have dubbing or subtitles options.
Finally, two other quick plugs. If you’re in the United States, you can search for over 200 anime titles on Netflix through our Netflix AZ Library.
Also, if you want to see what Netflix has cooking up in the anime space, take a look at all the new anime movies and series we know of coming soon.
What is your favorite anime on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.