This month we are talking about pleasure district, knights of the zodiac, dangerous game, teenage romance and swimming competition in our 5 anime tips for you to discover on your specialized platforms.
DEMON SAYER (CRUNCHYROLL, DNA, NETFLIX, FIRST VIDEO)
Since ancient times, there have been rumors of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. For this reason, local citizens never venture there at night. Legend also has it that a killer wanders around at night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. Since his father’s death, Tanjiro has been in charge of providing for his family.
Despite this tragedy, they manage to find some happiness every day. However, this pinch of happiness is shattered the day Tanjiro learns that his family has been massacred and the only survivor, his sister Nezuko, has become a demon.
To his surprise, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotions and thoughts. Thus begins Tanjiro’s hard task, that of fighting demons and making her sister human again.
If you’ve never seen an episode of Demon Slayer, now is the time to start! Furthermore, following the cinematic success of the film Le Train de l’Infini (700,000 admissions in France), the series has raised the bar even further with a season 2 of exceptional quality!
Entitled Le Quartier des Plaisirs, this second season wowed fans with its fabulous animation, spectacular action scenes and epic and touching narrative. Plus, the VF just landed on Crunchyroll! No excuse not to dive into what is arguably the best anime of the last decade with Attack on Titan.
SAINT SEIYA (DNA)
According to legend, young warriors invested with great powers had the task of protecting Athena, the goddess of war. Years later, it is now Princess Saori Kido, reincarnation of the Goddess, who must receive protection.
One hundred young orphans are then sent around the world to undergo grueling training as holy knights. Once these tests are passed, they receive the celestial armor placing each under the protection of a constellation. But the battles have only just begun …
At the end ! After years of waiting, the cult series The Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya), which made the heyday of Club Dorothée, has finally landed on a platform, in this case DNA. For the more nostalgic, it is an opportunity to immerse themselves in this absolutely heroic and fantastic story, not without a subtle poem.
As for the new generation, they will finally be able to discover this pillar of Japanese animation, a monument of Japanese culture. Based on the manga created by Masami Kurumada, Saint Seiya has had a huge influence on modern shonen. The first part of the animated series (episodes 1 to 73) is now available exclusively on ADN; the second part (episodes 74 to 114) will be online from 11 May.
TOMODACHI GAME (CRUNCHYROLL)
High school student Yuichi Katagiri lives alone and struggles to make ends meet. Despite his financial problems, he keeps his spirits high thanks to his four best friends who support him in all circumstances. However, when someone in her class steals money for a school trip, suspicion falls on him.
Hours after the robbery, he and his friends find themselves caught up in a game where they have to pay off a huge debt. Without a doubt, the thief is among them … Yet the only way to win this game is to never doubt your loved ones. So will they trust each other or will they betray each other?
You loved the squid game and want more? This April novelty is for you! Between revisited poker, deadly hide-and-seek and ferocious werewolf games, in this twisted game that is the Tomodachi Game, you can settle your debts quickly and effortlessly, as long as you know how to make the right choice: money or friendship. . A dilemma all the more complicated when a traitor is certainly hiding within the team.
With its dark and scary atmosphere reminiscent of survival Alice in Borderland, this hideous little nugget will blow your mind. With its many twists and turns, you will rarely be able to predict what will happen next. So a tip for your vision: NEVER be fooled by appearances …
KOMI SEARCH HIS WORDS (NETFLIX)
Shôko Komi is a teenager of atypical beauty that her classmates and teachers gladly put on a pedestal. Thus, from her first day of high school, an invisible barrier is created between her and the rest of her class, which perceives her as inaccessible.
Hitohito Tadano, sitting right next to Komi, notices something that challenges him: Shôko seems to have difficulty communicating. He suffers from extreme social anxiety. Despite everything, Komi is determined to make an effort to make friends; Tadano decides to help him.
Created by manga artist Tomohito Oda, the work Komi Seeks Her Words caused a sensation in the Land of the Rising Sun when it was released in 2016. Long in the shadows in France, Netflix has partially redressed this injustice by offering an adaptation broadcast. animated since last October on the platform and of which part 2 has just started.
Dynamic and refreshing, the series offers us episodes that are both funny and intelligent, appropriately exploiting the theme of social anxiety. A winning bet for a manga that sometimes suffers from a severe lack of rhythm. It’s the tender anime of the season!
Haruka Nanase is a high school student with a passion for swimming. So the day she learns of the closure of her old club, she goes there discreetly accompanied by her former companions. Nostalgic for their early years, they hope to find the trophy they won during the last team competition.
There, they come face to face with their partner at that moment: Rin Matsuoka. But the latter is no longer the playful kid they knew. Their childhood friend has changed a lot … and he intends to challenge Haruka by swimming.
Inspired by a Japanese light novel from Koji Oji, Free! his has built a real community in its seasons broadcast between 2013 and 2018. The story, simple in appearance, conquers the audience thanks to its few touches of emotion and humor, and its sublime animation, produced by animation studios of Kyoto. An adaptation that is as fun as it is beautiful to look at!
Whether it’s out of interest in sports or the muscular bodies of its characters, Free! It will definitely make you want to take a dip. And that’s good: the first part of his latest film has just been announced for a theatrical broadcast in France in May 2022 as part of Ciné Matsuri!
FIND THESE SOULS ON THE ADN SITES, CRUNCHYROLL and NETFLIX.