Netflix anime Bubble turns post-apocalyptic Tokyo into a colorful playground. After bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the world. Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families.
Beastars: full season Season 2, Ep 0
In a world of anthropomorphic animals, a reclusive wolf's complicated relationship with a kindly rabbit is tested by a classmate's murder, a charismatic deer's influence, and his own burgeoning predatory instincts.
Anichart, MyAnimeList, or Livechart. I was kind of surprised not to see the usual post here, so I figured I'd throw one up. :)
Cowboy Bebop (2021): Season 1 Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Full-season and cross-media discussion for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix. "Books Included" standing in for spoilers for the anime series and movie.
Gokushufudo: The Way of the Househusband Season 1, Ep 0
Tatsu, an infamous and feared yakuza boss nicknamed "the Immortal Dragon", retires from crime to become a househusband so that he can support Miku, his kyariaūman wife. The episodic series depicts a variety of comedic scenarios, typically wherein Tatsu's banal domestic work as a househusband is juxtaposed against his intimidating personality and appearance, and his frequent run-ins with former yakuza associates and rivals.
Star Wars: Visions: Season One: Episodes 7-9 Season 1, Ep 7
Anthology series where the world’s best anime studios bring their talent to the Star Wars universe. Episodes 7-9. [more inside]
Star Wars: Visions: Season One: Episodes 4-6 Season 1, Ep 4
Anime studios celebrate Star Wars by telling their own stories. Episodes 4-6. [more inside]
AniChart. MyAnimeList. Remember to smash those "Like" and "Subscribe" buttons and... wait, sorry, wrong website.
Star Wars: Visions: Season One: Episodes 1-3 Season 1, Ep 1
Anthology series of animated shorts celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators and storytellers. Episodes 1-3. [more inside]
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!: Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! Season 1, Ep 0
Three schoolgirls team up to create a film club, though the world does not want it. Nevertheless they cannot be stopped: They are too good at what they do. The goblin-like Asakusa wants to make worlds. The rich and famous Mizusaki wants to make art. The ghoulish Hanamori wants to make money. An anime about anime, animation, creative passion, compromise, project management, and the sinister uplifting purity of indomitable optimism. It might be edutainment, it might be a love-letter, it might be satire, it might be about beautiful foolishness. [more inside]
The world of The Witcher expands in this anime origin story: Before Geralt, there was his mentor, Vesemir, a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorizing a politically fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past. [Netflix, 83 minutes, animated]
In the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series, Shinji gets in the robot, possibly for the last time. [more inside]
As the northern hemisphere burns to death we're gonna stay inside and watch cartoons. AniChart. MyAnimeList.
Beastars: Season One, All Episodes Show Only Season 1, Ep 0
In a school populated by anthropomorphic animals, a humble wolf with anxiety investigates a classmate's sudden murder, while contending with his bewildering feelings for a kindly dwarf rabbit. Streaming on Netflix [more inside]
Cells at Work!: Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
Cells at Work! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akane Shimizu. It features the anthropomorphized cells of a human body, with the two main protagonists being a red blood cell, and a neutrophil she frequently encounters. Trailer [more inside]
Harley Quinn: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
"You're a bad guy, but you're a good person." Free of a toxic relationship (with the Joker), violent psychopath and all-around good time Harley Quinn sets out to establish herself as Gotham City's most feared villain. But the real "Gotham City's most feared villain" is the friends we made along the way. [more inside]
A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
The Complete "NEGADON: The Monster from Mars," by Jun Awazu is up on NHK World on Demand until 2019/12/03. It's worth catching if you've never seen it. [more inside]
A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
A cyborg discarded from a floating city struggles to remember her past life. As she adapts to her new existence, she learns to play a sport, falls in love, and starts a career. [more inside]
The story of the titular girl known only as "The Girl with the Black Hair" and her insanely long night of partying and drinking-complete with a book fair, festival, and many adventures in between. It is also the story of "Senpai," her upper class man who has been attempting to get closer to her by "coincidentally" running into her again and again. However, on this night, meeting up with her may be the greatest challenge of his life. [more inside]
Attack on Titan: Bystander Season 3, Ep 11
Having seen a glimpse of his father's past, Eren attempts to track down a man who might shed some light on his father's secrets. [more inside]
All Might and Deku accept an invitation to visit a floating man-made city called I Island where they meet a girl and battle against a villain who takes the island hostage. [more inside]
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan. Satoshi Kon's directorial debut.
Time for another season of new shows for the upcoming Fall season. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: On Netflix as "Erased" Season 1, Ep 5
Episodes 5 - 8, Wow, how much does Satoru's mom rock? Also, Satoru pulls out all the stops in an effort to save Kayo and the others and we learn the personal cost of this revival. This stretch is the emotional heart of the series. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: On Netflix as "Erased" Season 1, Ep 1
The title's literal translation: The town where I do not exist. Episodes 1-4. When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back in time. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," to save many lives, but that often comes at a personal cost. [more inside]
Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
Wondering if there's enough people watching My Hero Academia (currently available on crunchyroll [memail me if you want a guest pass]). If you don't know it's an anime about a superhero high school in Japan. It looks at themes of what it means to be a hero (and a villain) in a world filled with super powers. [more inside]
Bokudake ga Inai Machi: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
The popular manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi ("The Town Without Me"), previously made as both an anime series and a live-action film, comes to Netflix as the live-action tv series Erased. After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates. [more inside]
CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
A few notes from my viewings of Wakfu: The show just showed up on Netflix. It is French production, but the English dubbing is very good. Nice blending of American and Japanese animation styles. Definitively a kids show, but with adult jokes. The end credit animations can be adorable. Mostly strong female characters with caveats. Episodes are short, less then 30 minutes. Fan fare has it in their TV list now.
Most of the Spring season is listed on AniChart now, so we might as well start in on what looks good, bad, and good-bad. [more inside]
Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to resurrect their dead mother goes horribly wrong. [more inside]
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]
I've requested the show to be added but wasn't sure about how to set up the discussion. I'm sure we don't have enough people interested so I was aiming for a whole season discussion. [more inside]
Made in Abyss: Season 1 dicussion Season 1, Ep 0
An enormous pit and cave system, known as the Abyss, is the only unexplored place in the world. Nobody knows how deep down it goes, inhabited by strange and wondrous creatures and full of mysterious ancient relics which purpose in unknown to modern humans. Insatiable curiosity drives humans known as Cave Raiders to venture down into the pit. A little orphan girl named Riko lives in the town of Orth on the edge of the Abyss, with dreams of becoming a legendary Cave Raider like her mother. One day while exploring the murky depths she stumbles upon a little boy, who turns out to be a robot. Tantalized by the mysteries of the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness? [more inside]
Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
Neo Yokio: The Sea Beneath 14th St. Season 1, Ep 1
Kaz Kaan, elegant gentleman and demon catcher, must mend a broken heart, contend with being only the second most eligible bachelor in Neo Yokio, and navigate the hellish vortex between breakfast and dinner. And also attend to the demonic possession of fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero, because that sucks.