Culture news Netflix: The 7 must-see anime of 2022
Published on 24/12/2022 at 06:40
Netflix is not content to water its catalog with series and other Live Action films, but also relies on anime to attract new subscribers. The year 2022 was marked by the release of several of the most qualitative animated series on the market. Here are the 7 must-see anime of 2022 that shouldn’t be missed on Netflix.
BubbleCyberpunk : EdgerunnersDragon Age : AbsolutionLe Cuphead Show ! – Saison 2 & 3Le monstre des mersLes Murs vagabondsLove, Death + Robots – Volume III
Supervised by Tetsurō Araki, a Japanese director who rose to prominence in the past through his work on Attack on Titan and Death Note, Bubble is a pure pleasure for the eyes. With its aesthetics very close to the films of Makoto Shinkai (Your Name), the feature film impresses. The screenplay is the work of Gen Urobuchi. Behind this Japanese author hides many masterpieces including Fate/Zero and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. As you will have understood, there is no shortage of talented creatives on this project which transports you to the heart of an alternative Tokyo invaded by bubbles. Following this mysterious phenomenon, teenagers reinvent the discipline of Parkour in a city in ruins where the laws of physics are no longer what they once were.
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Cyberpunk : Edgerunners
Cyberpunk 2077 animated spin off, Cyberpunk : Edgerunners quickly won over the public. Even better, the series has attracted thousands of new players to the title developed by CD Projekt Red, almost two years after its release. With a launch marred by bugs of all kinds and a mixed reception, the adventure of V managed to get a makeover and conquer the hearts of “gamers” one update after another. Directed by the Trigger studio, this Netflix Original offers a graphic style like no other between its ultra-smooth animation and its colorful artistic direction. Fans of Hiroyuki Himaishi find the time of a unique season rich in 10 episodes the paw so characteristic of the Japanese director. He is notably responsible for the cult works Kill la Kill and Tengen Toppa Gurrenn Lagann.
Dragon Age : Absolution
Netflix sees video games as an endless source of franchises to capitalize on. The SVOD service struck by the red N has been multiplying Live Action and animated adaptation projects for several years. In 2022, we had the right, among other things, to Resident Evil, Sonic Prime, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners… and of course Dragon Age : Absolution. Directed by Red Dog Culture House studios (Love, Death + Robots, The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare) in collaboration with BioWare (Anthem, Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), this Korean anime sets its plot after the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition. No need to have scoured video games to immerse yourself in the kingdom of Tevinter and witness a high-flying burglary undertaken by a troop of new characters in this universe of Heroic-Fantasy.
Le Cuphead Show ! – Saison 2 & 3
We continue our journey through gaming lands with Seasons 2 and 3 of the animated spin-off of the most “Mickey” of all video games. Indeed, the animated series Le Cuphead Show ! has been enriched with two new batches of episodes in 2022 which brings it to a total of 36 while waiting for a hypothetical season 4 in 2023 or later. Created by Dave Wasson under the supervision of game creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, The Cuphead Show! perfectly takes up the visual style of the game and follows the incredible life of Cuphead and Mugman in a typical 1930s world.
The sea monster
The sea monster is an animated film that focuses on a monster hunter and a young stowaway. They will live great adventures around dangerous sea creatures. Carried by its neat visuals and production, The Sea Beast from its original title is a rare pearl that it would be a shame to ignore. Its quality dubbing with notably Karl Urban (Dredd, The Boys, The Lord of the Rings) in the main role, its epic breath and its smoothly conducted story offer an excellent change of scenery for young and old “children”.
The Wandering Walls
It’s time to cross the seas again towards the Japanese archipelago with Japanese productions in sight. We are interested this time in the animated film The Wandering Walls (or Drifting Home from its English title). Released in September 2022, this feature film tells the story of a group of children who find themselves prisoners of an old building in ruins. As they take advantage of this building one last time before its demolition, they suddenly find themselves adrift in the middle of the ocean. A poetic film which offers a sweet adventure to the spectators.
Love, Death + Robots – Volume III
Started in March 2019, the anime that will follow caused a stir when it was released. Love, Death + Robots was literally acclaimed by critics and rightly so. This animated anthology draws from science fiction, cyberpunk, but also the fantastic and the everyday to create visual nuggets born from the fertile imagination of a host of talented animation studios. In March 2022, a third volume composed of 9 new episodes has been added to the two previous ones bringing the total of short films to 35. If you advocate taking risks and are looking for an atypical work, the anime Love, Death + Robots is waiting more than you.