Netflix is the premium OTT platform of the world. It started off a trend which is only growing and growing. For many anime fans all over the world, this meant a whole tressure of series and movies. Netflix already has amazing names such as Naruto and Death Note to boast on its anime roster. To add up to that, it also has original series like Devilman Crybaby which is amazing on its own. Netflix is rightfully competing with anime-only streaming services like Crunchyroll and Funimation. With this rise in anime shows, it is likely that the viewers will keep demanding more and more.
Well, to answer the demands of fans, Netflix has made a great announcement. At the Tokyo AnimeJapan Expo of 2021, Netflix announced that it will be releasing 40 new anime on its platform for viewers to watch. This is coming after the amazing success of the Blood of Zeus series which was released on Netflix in the otherwise disastrous year 2020.
Blood of Zeus is about Heron, a demi-god offspring of Zeus who vows to save Olympia and Earth. The anime blends in both, the real myths as well as fiction well including actual legends from the tales. It also adds up new characters and claims that the story is lost to history instead of attaching itself to the myths. It features gods, giants, and so much more.
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So, if Netflix is releasing so many new shows, what should you watch out for? Let’s talk about a few confirmed adaptations that you should definitely know about.
Record of Ragnarok
One of the adaptations Netflix has signed up for is the Record of Ragnarok. Clearly, Netflix is keeping up with their taste in mythology. The manga was written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika. It was first released in 2017 under Coamix’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Zenon. The adaptation production is taken up by Graphinica famous for various Hellsing OVAs and the movie Hello World.
Record of Ragnarok has an amazing story and concept. Unlike the myths, the battle of Ragnarok is not between Gods and Giants. Instead, it is a battle between humans and Gods. Every thousand years, the Gods convene to decide the fate of humanity. After a long period of existence, they decide that the humans are the scum of Earth and must be exterminated. However, Brunhild, a Valkyrie convinces them that the humans deserve one single chance. Convinced, the gods decide to hold the Ragnarok. A battle where 13 humans will face against gods in a one-on-one duel with the help of Valkyries. If the humans win 7 times, they will be forgiven, if they lose, the Earth will be doomed forever. Will the humans win? The only way to find out is to check out the Record of Ragnarok when it releases.
Another notable name that will be added to the Netflix roster is Yasuke. Now this one is really special as it is drawn from a real-life legend. Yasuke was the first African samurai to have ever set foot in Japan. It was believed that he came along with Italian Jesuit missionaries from Mozambique but later served as a retainer in Japan itself. In the anime, he will be shown as the greatest Ronin ever known. Ronin are samurai who do not have any masters. Yasuke will fight bravely and strongly to protect a girl from all evil. The anime is a collaboration of MAPPA and producer LeSean Thomas, most famously known for The Legend of Korra.
The Way Of The Household
And finally, another interesting addition to Netflix’s anime roster is The Way Of The Household. The manga is written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono. It was first published online in the magazine Kurage Bunch in 2018. The story follows a retired Yakuza thug and boss Tatsu, who becomes a househusband to support his working wife. Tatsu has a fearsome personality and is nicknamed The Immortal Dragon. To see his personality and the minimalistic work he does at home is a great laugh by itself. The series is slated to start airing on April 8, 2021.
So, these were some details about the upcoming anime from Netflix. Which one are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.