Hi everybody, so we’re already two weeks in into our self quarantine, and we’re only half way through this ordeal. Obviously, we’ve talked about this in our previous post on how overcome cabin fever, and knowing our readers and customers, you guys are probably watching anime at home.
Now, like the title suggest, this is a list of anime series currently available on Netflix. And just to speed things up, I’m merely gonna give a simple overview, okay. So here we go!
Cell at Work
Considering the state of things, I think this is an appropriately timed and themed anime to watch.
Taking place in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who live mostly in harmony with one another, the only thing dividing them is their diet. Both focus on relationships between two polar opposites, where one is the natural enemy of the other. Think of Disney’s Zootopia.
This series serves as a squeal to the original live-action Ultraman show back in the 70s. Obviously a lot has changed since the original series–the live-action tokusatu-style visuals have been traded in for 3D computer-generated animation and the title hero is shrunken down to a human-sized hero, for starters–but this new adaptation pays homage to its forebear in many ways.
This 25-episode slice of life/high school rom-com follows second-year high school students Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka as they scheme together to get with each other’s best friends, with disastrous results.
Devilman Crybaby is a Netflix original adaptation of the 1970s manga Devilman. Its premise is as outlandish as its name. The world is under attack by a race of deadly demons, and Ryo believes the only way to defeat them is to expose them — in part, by allowing a human to bond with one and become a supernaturally powerful “devilman.”
Aggretsuko depicts the life of the 25-year-old accounting clerk by day who deals with workplace frustrations and injustices by growling death metal at her local karaoke joint at night. More than just escapist fare, Netflix’s anime series manages to fit in a remarkable amount of insight about society within 10 brief, 15-minute episodes.
Ah, Trigun, an oldy but a goody. One of the very few animes brought over the West during the early days. The plot of Trigun is simple enough: An outlaw named Vash the Stampede, with a massive price on his head, travels from town to town on a deserted planet that resembles the Wild West.
Megalo Box has a simple premise; Junk Dog (JD), aka Joe, is a slumdog boxer who wants to make a name for himself as a legitimate boxer so he creates a fake persona in order to participate in the upcoming Megalonia Tournament, an international boxing competition for the best of the best. Along with his team of underdogs, he takes on fierce opponents on his climb to the top, in hopes of taking on Yuri, the Shirato Corporation’s prizefighter.
Over the years, we’ve seen anime titles about dragon riders and ones about pilots of transforming aircraft, but this 12-episode original production by Studio Bones may be the first time that the two concepts have been welded together. In this case, the “transforming aircraft” are actual dragons outfitted with armor and components resembling advanced fighter, transport, and reconnaissance planes, which allow them the mind-boggling capability to fully pass themselves off as conventional airplanes from the outside.
The story of Afro Samurai is very very basic, it’s a revenge story because it needn’t be anything more than a revenge story. Like the great works of Shinichiro Watanabe, this series employs heavily the influence of Western culture, specifically Black Western culture, which I suppose makes sense considering our stoic protagonist. now when i say Black Western culture, I’m not just talking about hip-hop music, i’m talking about Blaxploitation as well.
Voltron Legendary Defender
Fans of the original will be drawn in by the clever update and young kids will love lasers shooting out of robotic lions’ tails. Just as in the original, five young men go to an alien planet and each pilots a different colored mechanical lion. Invariably, by the end of each episode, those five lions combine to create Voltron, an unstoppable giant robot with a sword and limbs made out of lions’ heads.
Well, okay, here’s but a sampling of a anime selections. I’m very sure with Netflix’s vast library, you’d be able to find something to watch.