As a lifelong anime lover, I naturally want to get all of my friends and family hooked on the same shows that I obsess over. However, when I start describing these series, I sound like a crazy person. The problem doesn’t lie in the anime but with what I’m recommending. I have a never-ending list of anime that I absolutely adore but half of those are not very suitable for someone who's never experienced the genre.
I found that recommending a series based on what they normally like to watch (like how Netflix recommends titles) is the best way to go. Also, I try to pick something with a really good English dubbing. I love my subs as much as anyone but most anime newbies will lose interest by reading the subtitles and listening to angry Japanese men screaming at the screen. Here’s a list of some excellent anime that will turn your friends into lifelong fans.