I few months ago, I decided to subscribe to Funimation. At the time, I thought that Crunchyroll was being merged into Funimation. Not the other way around. When I couldn’t find Spy x Family, I suspected something was wrong. After some digging, I realized that Funimation is the one losing it’s platform. Not Crunchyroll. Since Funimation is the cheaper subscription, I’m sticking with it for now. That being said, I’ve been hunting for anime to watch. To my surprise, I found a lot of anime that I watched about a decade ago on Netflix. Let’s go down memory lane.
Red Data Girl
I’m a fan of Inuyasha. The art style and setting caught my attention. If your into a supernatural anime in a modern Japan setting, Red Data Girl is up your alley. The enemy’s to lovers trope moves at a snail pass. If you don’t mind that, it’s a good short anime. Unfortunately, this anime only had one dubbed season. I finished it feeling like where does the story go from here.
My Bride is a Mermaid
I’ll admit, I watched My Bride is a Mermaid on a whim. I recognized some of the voice actors from previous animes. The plot doesn’t take itself that seriously. The RomCom is full of shenanigans. Who knew getting saved by a mermaid would turn into a life long commitment. Since her father isn’t thrilled with the situation, our boy basically trying to avoid assassination attempts from various sea creatures. All while trying to build a strong relationship with his bride-to-be and finish school in one piece. Logic flys out of the window. So don’t get to caught up in it. Just enjoy the ride.
Inuyasha: The Final Act
I already knew how Inuyasha ended, because I finished the manga back in 2010. College schedules aren’t as hectic as highschool schedules. So, I made time to read manga online. I was so excited for Inuyasha: The Final Act that I watched the entire show subbed. It was worth the wait. Aesthetically, the current animation was much better than previous seasons and movies. Whether they won or lost, it was the gangs final battle against Naraku. Thanks to Walmart, I was able to buy it dubbed on DVD.
Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies. I thought the synopsis of Magi was interesting. For starters Alibaba and Aladdin are not the same person. Aladdin is a Sourcer of Creation and Alibaba is his Kings Candidate. Also, this series has multiple Jinns (also known and genies) that can be found in their own Caves of Wonder. This magic adventure addresses different concepts like found family, social injustice, youth, politics, and economy. There’s a smidge of romance in there too. In my opinion, fans of Avatar The Last Airbender would give Magi: Labyrinth of Magic, as well as, Magi: Kingdom of Magic a chance. Although the Manga is complete, I’ve yet to find anything concrete about Magi Season 3. Netflix released a spin-off of Sinbad, an questionable king in Magi’s storyline. But that’s about it.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
I’ll admit I was late to Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I caught a glimpse of it on Toonami back in highschool, but I wasn’t into it. After I had my first child, I started watching more anime. My brother suggested Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. It’s one of the few animes that I would give a 10/10. There’s plenty of humor and tear jerking moments throughout the series. There are dark moments too. I wouldn’t say is explicit, but the violence is a bit mature. It’s no where near Attack on Titan, but Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood takes place in a Amestris, a military state bent on expansion by any means necessary. So, it would be wrong to gloss over that
I’ve rewatched two thirds of this list a few times, because their available on multiple streaming platforms. Then, there are a few that only stick around for a little while. Then, you’ve got to hunt then down online. That’s why I am glad Crunchyroll and Funimation exist. Anime is an Eastern medium. So platforms like this make it easier for a western audience to watch anime without an expensive xable
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