7 cool anime shows to watch on Netflix

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It’s Anime Day! To celebrate, Speed is giving you a slate of titles that will make you fall in love with the genre (for those who will be dabbling in it for the first time) or remind you why you got hooked in the first place (for long-time fans of anime).

This pool covers a wide spectrum of anime shows available on Netflix, from new acclaimed titles to classic fan favorites. Scroll down to see our recommendations.

Sol Levante
Available now

Sol Levante anime

In this animated short, a young warrior searches for the sacred place said to fulfill wishes. It’s best not to anger the ancient guardians and spirits.

Sol Levante is the world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR anime. It is produced by Japanese animation powerhouse and Ghost in the Shell franchise creators Production I.G.

Altered Carbon: Resleeved
Available now

Altered Carbon Resleeved

On the planet Latimer, Takeshi Kovacs must protect a tattooist while investigating the death of a yakuza boss alongside a no-nonsense CTAC. 

Dai Sato, the creative mind behind Cowboy Bebop, further explores and expands upon the Altered Carbon universe in this anime adaptation. 

Castlevania
Seasons 1 to 3 available now

Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan who is trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself.

7 Seeds
Available now

7 SEEDS Part 2 anime

In the first part of 7 Seeds, Shy Natsu awakens as part of a group chosen to ensure the survival of humanity. Together, they have to survive on a changed Earth.

7 Seeds returns for Part 2, and now the world they knew is long gone. Their new environment is dangerous but not as deadly as their fellow humans.

This series is based on the award-winning manga by Yumi Tamura, 7SEEDS.

Hi Score Girl
Season 2 premieres on April 9

Hi Score Girls Season 2 anime

Hi Score Girl follows a chronic gamer abysmally inept in academics and sports. But he finally meets his match at his usual shady arcade–and it’s his rich classmate, Akira.

With Season 2 now up on Netflix, the characters have leveled up to high school, training at arcade fighting games along the way. Now Haruo, Akira, and their friends face their final level.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
Premieres on April 23

It’s the year 2045. After global capitalism has defaulted, Japan’s elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations.

Drifting Dragons
Premieres on April 30

Drifting Dragons anime

Dragons are on the menu as the crew of the airship Quin Zaza sets out on a hunt. If they fail, empty stomachs will be the least of their worries. 

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