This month we are talking about fun district, knights of the zodiac, dangerous play, teenage romance and swimming competition in our 5 anime recommendations to discover on your specialized platforms.
DEMON SLAYER (CRUNCHYROLL, ADN, NETFLIX, PRIME VIDEO)
Since ancient times, there have been rumors that man-eating demons lurk in the forests. For this reason, local townspeople never venture there at night. Legend has it that a killer wanders at night, hunting these bloodthirsty demons. Since his father’s death, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to provide for his family.
Despite this tragedy, they manage to find a little happiness every day. However, this bit of luck is destroyed the day Tanjiro discovers that his family has been massacred and the only survivor, his sister Nezuko, has become a demon.
To her surprise, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotions and thoughts. Thus begins Tanjiro’s arduous task of fighting the demons and making his sister human again.
If you’ve never seen an episode of Demon Slayer, now’s the time to get started! In addition, following the theatrical success of the film Le Train de l’Infini (700,000 admissions in France), the series has raised the bar even higher with a season 2 of exceptional quality!
Entitled Le Quartier des Plaisirs, this second season wowed fans with its fantastic animation, spectacular action sequences and epic and moving stories. Plus, the VF just landed on Crunchyroll! No excuse not to dive into what is arguably the best anime of the past decade with Attack on Titan.
SAINT SEIYA (ADN)
According to legend, young warriors with great powers were responsible for protecting Athena, the goddess of war. Years later, it is now Princess Saori Kido, the reincarnation of the Goddess, who must be given protection.
One hundred young orphans are then sent around the world to undergo grueling training as holy knights. Once these tests are passed, they receive a celestial armor and are each placed under the protection of a constellation. But the battles have only just begun…
Finally ! After years of waiting, the cult series The Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya), which marked the heyday of Club Dorothée, has finally landed on a platform, in this case DNA. For the most nostalgic, it is a chance to immerse themselves in this absolutely heroic and fantastic story, not devoid of a subtle poetry.
As for the new generation, they will finally be able to discover this pillar of Japanese animation, a monument of Japanese culture. Based on the manga created by Masami Kurumada, Saint Seiya has had a huge influence on modern shonen. The first part of the animated series (episodes 1 to 73) is now available exclusively on ADN; the second part (episodes 74 to 114) will be online from 11 May.
TOMODACHI GAME (CRUNCHYROLL)
High school student Yuichi Katagiri lives alone and struggles to make ends meet. Despite his financial difficulties, he keeps his spirits up thanks to his four best friends who support him in all circumstances. However, when money for a school trip is stolen by someone in their class, all suspicion falls on him.
Hours after the robbery, he and his friends become involved in a game in which they have to pay off a huge debt. No doubt the thief is one of them… But the only way to win this game is to never doubt your loved ones. So will they trust each other or betray each other?
You loved Squid Game and do you want more? This April novelty is made for you! Between revisited poker, deadly hide and seek and villainous werewolf games, in this twisted game that is the Tomodachi game, you can settle your debts quickly and effortlessly, as long as you know how to make the right choice: the money or friendship. A dilemma all the more complicated when a traitor is definitely hiding within the team.
With its dark and scary atmosphere reminiscent of survival Alice in Borderland, this hideous little nugget is sure to blow your mind. With its many twists and turns, you will rarely be able to predict what will happen. So a piece of advice for your viewers: NEVER be fooled by appearances…
KOMI LOOKS FOR ITS WORDS (NETFLIX)
Shôko Komi is an atypically beautiful teenager who likes to put her classmates and teachers on a pedestal. Thus, from her first day of high school, an invisible barrier is created between her and the rest of her class, who see her as inaccessible.
However, Hitohito Tadano, sitting next to Komi, notices something that challenges him: Shôko seems to be having trouble communicating. She suffers from extreme social anxiety. Despite everything, Komi is determined to make an effort to make friends; Tadano decides to help him.
The work Komi seeks his words, created by the manga artist Tomohito Oda, caused a sensation in the Land of the Rising Sun when it was published in 2016. on the platform since last October and part 2 of which has just started.
Dynamic and refreshing, the series offers us episodes that are both funny and intelligent, making appropriate use of the social anxiety theme. A successful bet for a manga that sometimes suffers from a serious lack of rhythm. It’s the cuddly anime of the season!
FREE ! (CRUNCHYROLL)
Haruka Nanase is a high school student with a passion for swimming. So the day he hears of the closure of his old club, he discreetly goes there, accompanied by his former comrades. Nostalgic for their early years, they hope to find the trophy they won in their last team competition.
There they come face to face with their then partner: Rin Matsuoka. But the latter is no longer the playful little boy they used to know. Their childhood friend has changed a lot… And wants to challenge Haruka by swimming.
Inspired by a Japanese light novel by Which Oji† Free! to be formed a real community during the seasons broadcast between 2013 and 2018. The story, simple in appearance, conquers the audience thanks to its few touches of emotion and humor, and its sublime animation, produced by Kyoto Animation studios. An edit that is as entertaining as it is beautiful to watch!
Whether he’s interested in sports or the muscular bodies of his characters, Free! will definitely make you want to take a dip. And that’s a good thing: the first part of his latest film has just been announced for a cinema broadcast in France in May 2022 as part of Ciné Matsuri!
FIND THIS ANIME ON ADN SITES† CRUNCHYROLL and NETFLIX.