Netflix have created some excellent series, I’m a huge Orange Is The New Black and Stranger Things fan. Following my love for anime & manga, the last two I’ve watched are Kuromukuro and The Seven Deadly Sins. They were the only two that massively stood out to me when browsing their original anime section. There’s a couple of others I intend to see at some point; Knights of Sidonia, Ajin: Demi Human and Magi (let me know in the comments if they’re worth watching, please!). Anyhow, let me tell you about these two incredible anime series.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is a fantasy style anime about a princess who seeks The Seven Deadly Sins for help against the Holy Knights after trouble at home starts. Elizabeth, the princess, is a sweet damsel in distress type character but she does some pretty cool things later on. I’ll keep that part a secret 😉
Meliodas, the main character, The Dragon Sin of Wrath has a soft spot for the princess and occasionally he acts a little “touchy feely” around her, which in my opinion, is a little perverted at times. There’s a lot of obvious sexual tension and is definitely not suitable for kids. Does anyone else find it annoying when people that don’t understand anime say that you’re watching kids’ cartoons? Urgh.
There’s more than boob groping and crotch staring in this series though! I absolutely love Hawk. He’s an adorable talking pig who eats their scraps and I want him in my life for real.
The whole clan that takes on the villains are fantastic and each have lovable, unique personalities and fighting styles.
I really enjoyed The Seven Deadly Sins, I almost shed a tear at the season one finale! It is kind of like Fullmetal Alchemist. Not quite as impressive as Fullmetal Alchemist I’ll admit but there’s some crossovers in the overall theme.
Kuromukuro starts off with a typical Japanese schoolgirl setting. I wasn’t immediately drawn to this as it felt generic but man, I was wrong! It quickly gets you hooked once the action starts. Trust me, there’s a lot of action.
The theme is more futuristic and goes through the life of a young girl Yukina who’s failing a lot of her school subjects (I found that pretty relatable). Then suddenly, her life is completely changed when she is mistaken for someone else! It’s difficult to describe this anime as I’ve never seen anything like it.
There’s robots and clones and a war and once you start to like it, you just can’t stop watching. Earth is invaded by the extraterrestrial force called the Efy Dolgh and the fate of the world is left to school students and a man who has been brought back from the past who doesn’t like wearing underwear.
There’s also a lot clips of them eating dumplings.
I was going to pick a favourite after typing this up but I just can’t make up my mind…
Screenshots taken from Netflix. Thank you Netflix for filling my life with entertainment.