Amazon Prime Video caused a stir with the recent acquisition of the Reconstruction of Evangelion, a project which began a little over 13 years ago and which meant one of the most ambitious productions in the Japanese animation industry, with a Hideaki Anno in charge of the scenario which, on this occasion, is totally removed from budgetary problems. All a punch on the table position the Prime Video catalog as one of the references around the world when it comes to anime.
This move may have led many viewers to browse the online sales giant’s anime offering. TRM we thought of diving a little into their catalog to bring you a list that compiles the best anime featured on Amazon Prime Video in mid-2021. We start.
Tetralogy of Rebuild of Evangelion
This year has come to us Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 Once upon a time three times, the closing of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, one of the most anticipated animated films of recent times. In the first video, they knew it, and that’s why they took over the rights to the saga to be able to bring the spectacular end of this reimagining of the mind of Hideaki Anno, although this time without budgetary limitation, quite the contrary.
At the moment in the streaming service we can find Evangelion: 1.11 You are (not) alone, Evangelion: 2.22 You can (not) advance, Evangelion: 3.33 You can (not) redo the mentada Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 It was three times. A work that is already the history of Japanese animation, a work that delves into the complex narrative that characterizes the original work, taking it to another level and offering impressive production values, superb action and a farewell to be matched for a product of such depth. Essential.
Death Note is already 15 years behind him and even it is still an absolute reference when it comes to talking about seinen. For all those who have not yet entered the beautiful world of shinigami, Death threat puts us on the trail of yagami light, a young Japanese man who comes across a black notebook in his school yard. The script contains instructions that anyone whose name is written in the notebook will die. After testing the Death Note and verifying that it works, Kira (thus it will be known to the masses) sets out to purge the unwanted world of anonymity.
so it starts one of the best duels of intellect that contemporary fiction has given us, a series of 25 episodes that leaves no one indifferent. Excellent stress management, excellent handling of mysteries and moral debates to deepen during viewing. Quite a classic.
Immortal blade (one of the main inspirations of Hidetaka Miyazaki for Sekiro) is a series that adapts the manga Mugen no Jūnin, written by Hiroaki Samura, a bloody and moving story that stands out visually by its ultraviolence.
The anime puts us in the footsteps of Manji, a cursed samurai unable to die. While searching for a cure for his immortality, Manji stumbles upon a young woman named Rin, a young woman who lost her parents at a rival samurai school. Over the course of the story, the two characters will eventually join forces to take on the villains and schools that stand between their objectives.
The project was directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and the series has a total of 24 episodes.
And we continue with the katanas, because now we go Dororo, the adaptation of one of Osamu Tezuka’s main works, father of manga and responsible for popularizing its consumption in Japanese society after World War II.
Despite his simple and childish appearance, Dororo’s premise is one of the darkest and most disturbing: a samurai leader trades his newborn son’s organs with demonic entities in order to be successful in battle. Nevertheless, the child survives thanks to the intervention of a shaman, who equips them with prostheses as rudimentary as they are deadly (another great inspiration for Sekiro). To get your body back, the young man must face the demons who used him. But, along the way, he meets an orphan self-proclaimed as the best thief in all of Japan. So begins a beautiful friendship that runs throughout an elegant adaptation who managed to capture the essence of the original work. Highly recommended.
Attack on Titan – 3 seasons
Attack on Titan o Shingeki no Kyojin It’s one of the most popular anime today, one that doesn’t need a lot of introduction. His fiction, which takes place in a world where man lives reclusively behind the gigantic walls that protect him from the Titans, marks a whole era. We are talking about a raw, dry and epic anime, which does not hesitate to let go of its characters and which, when it wants, takes pleasure in the drama, making his characters suffer until they say enough. But there’s also room for humor, quality action and the terrific soundtrack composed by the prolific Hiroyuki sawano.
Attack the titans currently has 3 full seasons on Amazon Prime Video.
A punch premiered in 2019 its second season, but for those who haven’t touched on Saitama’s adventures, we’ll say it’s a satire of the balance of power in shonen. A parody of commonplaces in which all the series of adventures and fights that are shown take place as hilarious as it is violent and witty.
The series tells about the misadventures of Saitama, a superhero capable of defeating any rival with a single punch, a skill that led him to a state of pseudo-depression, constant boredom and total neglect. For this reason, he decides to participate in the Association of Heroes, starting an adventure that will bring you as much laughter as spectacular confrontations.
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes and Awakening of Heroes
Deku and co’s journey has become a phenomenon in its own right. The series took over from shonen and managed to win the hearts of young and old alike in the house. If you’ve seen the anime (you have part of it available on Netflix), here you have two of the animated films that complete its story.
The first is Two heroes, a film set between the arcs of the final exam and the forestry training, during the summer, and which will revolve around the existence of a foreign floating city. A ribbon perfect for the fan which functions as a showcase in which to make each of its characters shine.
The second is Awakening heroes. In this case, the film introduces a new villain, Nine, which is on the trail of Tomura Shingaraki, and decides to attack Nabuto Island. A film which elevates the spectacular character of its predecessor and which makes his management of set pieces his main strength.
The following series presents youma premise as crazy as it is delicious. One creature destroyed 70% of the moon, after which he announces that, in a year, He will do the same with planet Earth unless there is one condition: that the 3rd E students of the Kunugigaoka Institute, where he teaches murder, manage to kill him.. Moreover, if anyone is able to kill him, the Japanese government will reward him with ten billion yen. A series full of action and humor, in which each assassination scene is full of imagination and new ideas that seek to end the life of a creature that goes out of its way to teach its students.
The following work presents a dystopia in which an autonomous system has succeeded in eliminating crime. The technology developed allows instant measurement of people’s mental state, determining the likelihood of a person committing a crime depending on the results of the psychosomatic scan. These probabilities are measured in what is called “Crime coefficient“.
The story follows the Unit of the Bureau of Public Security and Criminal Investigation Division, who discovers an experimental prison in which something more can take place than experiences of rehabilitating patients. Mystery and action in equal parts.
From the manga of Haruichi Furudate, Haiky !!, this spokon (sports anime) presents us Shouyou Hinata, a volleyball fan who, after much perseverance, manages to play a regular high school game, in which he has the misfortune of running into Tobio Kageyama, known as “the king of the court”, who l publicly humiliates. After the game, Hinata swears revenge and joins Karasuno volleyball club, a high school team, with the sole intention of seeing Kageyama again.
Haiky !! stands out from the usual trend of this type of work by focusing on an animation that pursues the realism of games and shots made in volleyball. A first big difference which ends up contaminating the rest of the sections. The epic is still present, but its starting point has the feet closer to the ground than usual in this type of series. Thus, sport mingles with the personal development of each of the characters, giving rise to a recommended cocktail for any anime fan, especially since (like the vast majority) volleyball doesn’t mean much to you.
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