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Netflix: top 5 animated films and series on the platform

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun22,2024

Last week, we discovered the first image and the voice casting of the seriesAsterix and Obélix: Le Combat des Chefsby Alain Chabat, which will land on Netflix during the first half of 2025. While we are having trouble watching it, it will be released on Netflix in the first half of 2025. To contain our excitement, we wanted to remind you how the company with the red N has become a real El Dorado for animation fans, with these five masterpieces!

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#5 Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, from studio Trigger (2022)

If &àgrave; its release in December 2020, Cyberpunk 2077first aroused Despite very negative reactions – due to its too many bugs which testified to a premature series -, the video game from CD Projekt Red has since been released. widely reconsidered by the public. His abundant universe has also inspired his work. the Japanese animated seriesCyberpunk: Edgerunners, one of the most beautiful nuggets of recent years.

Produced by Trigger studio (Kill la Kill ,Gluttons and Dragons,Star Wars: Visions) and directed by the brilliant Hiroyuki Imaishi (key animator ofNeon Genesis Evangelion), the series offers us an original story and characters. We follow David Martinez, a young man with no money. who tries to survive in the universe without mercy. from Night City. A great animated series!

#4 Pluto, from studio M2 (2023)

Netflix, which has already invested in the market of Japanese animation by broadcasting exclusive series such asYasuke, marked a huge blow at the end of 2023 withPluto, the adaptation of the sci-fi masterpiece by Japanese thriller master Naoki Urasawa, who himself adapted a story from Astro, the little robot by Osamu Tezuka . Pluto is a mini-series of eight one-hour episodes, skillfully mixing film noir and cyberpunk, in which we follow the difficult investigation of robot inspector Gesicht, while the seven most powerful robots in the world are murdered one after the other.

Beautifully produced by M2 studio – the new studio of Masao Maruyama, the founder of Madhouse and MAPPA studios – and by Genco – the studio behind Satoshi Kon's Millenium Actress -,Plutois a faithful and respectful adaptation of the work of Naoki Urasawa, and certainly one of the best sci-fi series on the platform. À see absolutely!

#3 Pinocchio, by Guillermo Del Toro (2022)

One of the greatest contemporary directors, Guillermo Del Toro has had a profound impact on the world of cinema. fans in 2022 with two highly anticipated films: his film noirNightmare Alley and the animated filmPinocchio, produced by Netflix. Adapting the masterpiece of Italian literatureThe Adventures of Pinocchioby Carlo Collodi, the Oscar-winning Mexican director for The Shape of Water stands out from Walt Disney's adaptation by offering a gothic stop-motion animated film that is deeply political

Placing his film in fascist Italy in the 1930s, Guillermo Del Toro analyzes the effects of History with its great ax on children; a theme that he already had. explored withThe Devil's Spine, and even more frontally withPan's Labyrinth. In the end,Pinocchiois a sublime film, reminiscent of its mastery of volume animation of the mastery of Ray Harryhausen or Henry Selick >, and whose Oscar for best animated film won in 2023, the beard of the excellentPuss Botté 2: The Last Quest (DreamWorks) andRed Alert (Pixar), is more than deserved. !

#2 Blue Eye Samurai, from Blue Spirit (2023)

Nice surprise for the end of 2023, Blue Eye Samurai&nbsp ;tells us the story of revenge of Mizu, who wants to kill the last four Westerners still staying in Japandespite being killed. the closure of borders decided by the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo era. With particularly deep characters, breathtaking action scenes and exceptional artistic direction. breathtaking, Blue Eye Samurai quickly rose among the best works on the platform

< p>ÉWritten by Michael Green and his wife Amber Noizumi,the series was released in 2015. produced and animated by the French studio Blue Spirit, which impresses us with its hybrid 2D/3D animation which is reminiscent of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the Arcane series. Inspired à both by The Man Without a Name from the Dollar Trilogy by Sergio Leone, from the samuraiï fiction Zatoichi (several times adapted for cinema, notably by Shinji Misumi and Takeshi Kitano) and by the cinema of Akira Kurosawa (The SevenSamurai /em>), Blue Eye Samurai is an absolute masterpiece, at its best. at the same time violent, poetic and emotionally trying. 

#1 Arcane, from Fortiche Production (2021)

Who could have predicted that a series drawn from the universe ofLeague of Legends would be hoist up to first place on the podium for the best Netflix animated series? Launched in November 2021, the first season of Arcane has sparked enthusiasm. unanimously rave reactions. It must be said that the artistic direction of the series – a wonderful mix of 2D and 3D – and the accessibility of the scenario, capable of captivating newcomers to the license, have a lot to do with it!

Animated by the French studio Fortiche Production, Arcaneimmerses us in a fascinating steampunk (or gaslight fantasy) universe, inhabited by terribly endearing characters. Special mention also for the voice casting, with first and foremost Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) and Ella Purnell (Fallout), respectively in the roles of sisters Vi and Jinx. We can't wait to discover season 2 next November!

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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