Having reviewed the main payment services to watch anime and that is not exclusively linked to Japanese culture, it remains clear that, for now, Netflix has become a paradise for anime fans. And that still has a lot to improve, especially about some classics. That is why it is time to do another review, this time through the best epic seven anime series. Also, ordered by their duration, from least to greatest, to see at a glance which ones are more prone to marathon sessions and finish them.
Epic seven anime series
After millions of years frozen by ice, demons have invaded Earth. Ironically, humanity’s salvation rests with a demon boy. This anime is based on Devilman from Go Nagai from 1972.
One of the less high-profile anime offers us a most interesting journey through time. Satori Fujinuma wakes up 18 years in the past, with the possibility of saving his murdered classmates … And so far, we can read. It also had a Live-Action series in 2017, which was very well received. On the other hand, his film lowered the bar a bit, and that starred Tatsuya Fujiwara, the one who had played Light Yagami in the Japanese film Death Note in 2006.
One-Punch Man lives up to its title, as it’s about a superhero who can take down anyone in one hit. And, of course, its protagonist has to fight against boredom … giving rise to a hilarious series.
Although technically it is not an anime per se, it does have a very strong Japanese aesthetic. And it is also one of the most renowned “Netflix originals.” Besides, let’s not forget. It comes from a video game with 30 years of history. This Castlevania series continues to last a sigh, despite the increase in chapters of the second season. So you can see a whip stroke.
Hi-Score Girl is one of the latest sensations on the Internet, especially for all video game lovers and more specifically fighting games like Street Fighter. Because Akira Ono, the rich girl in class, is quite an expert. And that drives Haruo Yaguchi crazy, because before he was the king of the arcade room.
Yes, this anime Shinobu Ohtaka is inspired by the Thousand and One Nights tales, and this Magi: Adventure of Sinbad one spin-off of the sleeve 2009. It stars a magician, long before he became King of the Seven Seas.
Made in Abyss is based on the homonymous manga by Akihito Tsukushi, which premiered in 2012. It tells the story of a young woman (Riko) who tries to unravel the mysteries hidden in an infinite abyss together with the humanoid Reg.
More epic anime series that should not be missed
The year 2014
If you like series where music plays an essential role, you will love Your Lie in April since its premise is based on a most talented boy with the piano who is touched by his mother’s death. There he will meet a most outgoing violinist who will regain her love for music and life.
The year 2014
Knights of Sidonia is another “Netflix original” anime where there is an alien race. The difference is that these aliens (Gauna) destroyed the Earth a thousand years ago and the humans who could escape survive aboard spaceships of enormous size. Logically, they are still not safe.
The year 2014
In Tokyo, people do not stop dying at the hands of human-looking demons. They love to devour meat, and the protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul is the only one who has been able to tell it. There’s just one problem: after surviving a surprise attack, he’s now half-human, half Ghoul. And that is a dilemma.
Cult anime where there is no middle ground: you either love it or you hate it. This is Neon Genesis Evangelion, one of the latest additions to Netflix. A classic from the mid-nineties places us fifteen years after a cataclysm that devastated all humanity, where fuses and monsters meet. Add, in passing, that there are the OVAs The End of Evangelion (1h and 27 min) and Evangelion Death (True) ² (1h and 9 min). For those looking for the complete experience.
The year 2012
Episodes: 26 (three seasons left)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the oldest magnanimous, dating his first work on paper from 1987. The bad thing is that on Netflix, his 2012 anime is not complete. We are left without knowing how the Joestar family continues in their eternal fight against supernatural villains from different eras.
The year 2014
Episodes: 25 (two more seasons to go)
Haikyu!! is a sports anime of overcoming because the short stature of its protagonist, Hinata, does not prevent him from fulfilling his dream of playing volleyball professionally. Saving the distances, like Chicho Terremoto. But without the same sense of humor, since he poses it more passionately and emotionally.