Streaming service Netflix has added another batch of anime shows for the United Kingdom and Ireland territories. This includes a set of new additions and also a set of titles that once streamed prior but have now returned.
Starting off with the new additions we have Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, an original anime series from studio P.A.Works and director Toshiya Shinohara. The series aired in October 2013 and ran for 26 episodes. It was dubbed and released by NIS America and MVM Entertainment. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Due to the closure of their middle school, four students from the sea, Manaka Mukaido, Hikari Sakishima, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki must attend middle school on the land, despite the growing tension between the land and sea people. While getting used to their new lives, these four and their new friend from the land, Tsumugu Kihara, plan to put on an Ofunehiki, a festival traditionally organized by the land and the sea people, in an attempt to create peace between the two villages.”
Also streaming for the first time on Netflix is Toradora!, an anime series from studio J.C.Staff and director Tatsuyuki Nagai. The series is based on the light novel series written by Yuyuko Takemiya and had aired in October 2008 for 25 episodes. It was dubbed and released by NIS America and MVM Entertainment. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Ryuji Takasu is cursed with his father’s threatening face and is labeled a “delinquent” because of it. Even though this makes it difficult for him to meet people, he is madly in love with Minorin, the one girl who does not flee from him in terror. Taiga Aisaka is a notorious hothead with the nickname “Palm-top Tiger.” She also happens to be Minorin’s best friend, and what’s more, Taiga has a crush on Ryuji’s closest friend.”
Both Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea and Toradora! were also written by Mari Okada, known for her involvement with Anohana, Maquia and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.
More Tokyo Ghoul has been added to Netflix with the entirety of Tokyo Ghoul:re, based on Sui Ishida’s manga series and adapted by studio Pierrot with director Toshinori Watanabe. The series aired in April 2018 for 24 episodes. It was dubbed and released by Funimation and Anime Limited. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Two years after the raid on Anteiku, Ken Kaneki lives a steady life as an officer in the CCG. His memories wiped, he clings to a new identity and a taxing responsibility as the leader of the CCG’s experimental Quinx Squad. This unruly team of humans uses ghoul powers to fight, and while Ken struggles to improve their teamwork, familiar faces stir his memory, unearthing a truth that could shatter the peace he holds so dearly.”
Returning to the platform once again is the original anime series Samurai Champloo from studio Manglobe and director Shinichirō Watanabe. The series aired in May 2004 and ran for 26 episodes. It was dubbed by Geneon but released later by Funimation and MVM Entertainment. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Let’s break it down. Mugen’s a reckless sword-slinger with a style that’s more b-boy than Shaolin. He’s got a nasty streak that makes people want to stick a knife in his throat. Then there’s Jin, a deadbeat ronin who speaks softly but carries a big blade. He runs game old-school style, but he can make your blood spray with the quickness. When these roughnecks bring the ruckus, it ain’t good for anybody, especially them. Enter Fuu, the dizzy waitress who springs her new friends from a deadly jam. All she wants in return is help solving a riddle from her past. She and the boys are tracking the scent, but there’s ninety-nine ways to die between them and the sunflower samurai.”
Terror in Resonance from studio MAPPA and director Shinichirō Watanabe also makes a return. The series aired in July 2014 and ran for 11 episodes. It was dubbed and released by Funimation and Anime Limited. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Tokyo has just been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population. While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious teens who shouldn’t even exist masterfully carry out their heinous plan. A determined detective is hot on the culprit’s heels, but to catch them he must navigate a tangled web of riddles and false leads. Can he stop them before they carry out their plan to wake the world from its slumber – and pull the trigger on this world?”
And last but not least, Trigun is also back. Based on Yasuhiro Nightow’s manga series, it was adapted into an anime by studio Madhouse and director Satoshi Nishimura. The series aired in April 1998 and ran for 26 episodes. It was dubbed by Pioneer/Geneon but released later by Funimation and MVM Entertainment. The Netflix stream is available to watch in English & Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“Vash the Stampede is a wanted man with a habit of turning entire towns into rubble. The price on his head is a fortune, and his path of destruction reaches across the arid wastelands of a desert planet. Unfortunately, most encounters with the spiky-haired gunslinger don’t end well for the bounty hunters who catch up with him; someone almost always gets hurt – and it’s never Vash.
Oddly enough, for such an infamous fugitive, there’s no proof that he’s ever taken a life. In fact, he’s a pacifist with a doughnut obsession who’s more doofus than desperado. There’s a whole lot more to him than his reputation lets on – Vash the Stampede definitely ain’t your typical outlaw.”
Plot Synopsis for titles above are from NIS America and Funimation.