15 April is National Anime Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the beloved animated genre that has connected people around the world with its unique styles, myriad of stories and favourite characters.
With Netflix building up its anime slate over the past few years, here are 10 choice picks to get your fix this April!
Sol Levante – Out now
The world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR anime produced with Japanese animation powerhouse, Production I.G. In this 4-minute animated short, a young warrior and her familiar search for the sacred place said to fulfill wishes. It’s best not to anger the ancient guardians and spirits.
Altered Carbon: Resleeved – Out now
On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC. Dai Sato, the creative mind behind Cowboy Bebop, further explores the Altered Carbon universe in this anime adaptation.
Castlevania (Season 3) – Out now
Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself.
7SEEDS Part 2 – Out now
The world they knew is long gone. Their new environment is dangerous, but not as deadly as their fellow humans. Based on the award-winning manga by Yumi Tamura, 7SEEDS returns for Part 2.
Hi Score Girl (Season 2) – Out now
They’ve leveled up to high school, training at arcade fighting games along the way. Now Haruo, Akira and their friends face their final level.
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 – Coming on 23 April
After a global financial crisis, the world is engulfed in an AI-driven “sustainable war.” It’s up to Section 9 to counter new forms of cyber threats.
Drifting Dragons – Coming on 30 April
Dragons are on the menu as the crew of the airship Quin Zaza sets out on a hunt. If they fail, empty stomachs will be the least of their worries.
REVISIT CLASSIC FAN FAVOURITES
Neon Genesis Evangelion – Out now
Fifteen years after the Second Impact, Shinji Ikari joins his father’s group NERV as one of several teenage mecha pilots fighting the monstrous Angels. That’s not all, there are even both movies The End of Evangelion (1997) and Evangelion: Death (True)² (1998).
One-Punch Man – Out now
The most powerful superhero in the world can kill anyone with one blow. But nothing can challenge him, so he struggles with ennui and depression.
Violet Evergarden – Out now
The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.