The 9 Best & Upcoming Anime Of 2019 On Netflix
It is no longer just a niche interest, anime has become a global phenomenon and streaming services have realised. Not only will you find some of the best anime on Netflix, but this streaming giant is also investing in some original anime too, proving it’s taking the genre seriously. Whether you’re looking to expand your anime series or taking the first step into the anime world, Netflix has some off-the-shelf classics as well as the latest anime from Japan – both in terms of anime movies and TV shows. Where to start? Well, how about our top 9 choices for 2019? Continue reading for the best anime on Netflix right now or soon to be, on Netflix.
Let’s start with the second season of Kakegurui, Netflix’s original anime produced by Studio Mappa (Ushio and Tora) based on the Japanese manga, written by Homura Kawamoto and designed by Toru Naomura.
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Netflix announced the arrival in 2019 of Cannon Busters, an anime adaptation of the eponymous fantasy series created by LeSean Thomas. The series follows the adventures and exploits of SAM, a high-end friendship droid flanked by an eccentric discarded maintenance robot and a lethal, shameless fugitive. Together, the unlikely trio embarks on an unforgettable journey into a fantastic and dangerous world in search of SAM’s best friend.
During the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Netflix announced the second B: The Beginning season, the original animated series produced by Production IG and directed by Kazuto Nakazawa and Yoshiki Yamakawa. The first season of B: The Beginning, consists of 12 episodes and has been available on Netflix since March 2, 2018. The second season is scheduled for 2019.
The series is set in a future in which scientists try to create “the perfect man” in the hope of maintaining peace in the universe. Scientists can almost reach the goal with three children, but these “new humans” are kidnapped by an evil organisation, whose purpose is to exploit the power of children to make their concept of a new world order a reality.
The second title is an anime TV series based on the namesake augmented reality mobile game by Niantic. Ingress the Animation deals with an unpublished story that follows the police special investigator Makoto, who has the power to read the memories of the objects he touches.
The series aired in Japan during the 2018 autumn season, Netflix announced that it will handle distribution in the countries where the streaming service is available.
The first season of the Altered Carbon TV series is a beautiful example of cyberpunk with characteristics of a despotic future and one that is very reminiscent of the Blade Runner and Ghost in The Shell! If you haven’t seen it yet and you love science fiction, hit up Netflix for an immediate Binge-watching session.
‘Altered Carbon: Resleeved’ comes from Anima Inc, and is an upcoming anime feature spin-off, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series, which will explore new elements of the story mythology. A 2nd season of the live-action show is currently in development from Skydance Television with Anthony Mackie (MCU’s Falcon) taking over the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs.
Revisions is an anime series directed by Goro Taniguchi and produced by Fuji TV and created by the Shirogumi studio. The series debuted in Japan on January 10 2019, Netflix will handle international distribution during 2019.
Daisuke Dojima, 17, in the second year of the Seisho academy, survived a child kidnapping, during which he was rescued by a mysterious woman named Milo. Milo had revealed to him the following prophecy: “one day you will run into grave danger when that happens, you will be the only one who can protect everyone”.
Baki fights were back in March with the second part of the animated series based on the eponymous martial arts cartoon by Keisuke Itagaki.
Five of the most violent and brutal death row inmates are coming together to confront Baki. In this crisis, other clandestine martial artists come together to fight alongside Baki: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh and Doppo Orochi. An epic clash between the violent death row inmates and Baki & his friends is about to begin!
On 15th February 2019, the adventures of Rayla, Callum and Ezran returned to Netflix with the second season of The Dragon Prince. The animated series is co-created by Aaron Ehasz (Avatar – The Legend of Aang), Giancarlo Volpe and Justin Richmond (Uncharted).
The story set in the futuristic city of Neo Tokyo-3 fifteen years after a planetary catastrophe known as Second Impact. It focuses on the stories of Shinji Ikari, a boy who is recruited by the Nerv special agency to fight, together with other pilots, against mysterious beings called Angels.
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