New Anime Added to Netflix and Hulu

Titles include Samurai Champloo, Blue Gender, Macross Plus, and more

New on Netflix streaming...

 

Blue Gender: the Warrior

The movie edit of "real robot" pioneer Ryōsuke Takahashi's (Votoms) Starship Troopers-ish mecha versus bugs war.

Yugi Kaido is one of the last surviving humans in a futuristic universe that's been taken over by alien monsters known as "the Blue" in this feature-length animated tale. If Yugi can't defeat them, the Blue will banish humans from Earth forever.

 

Samurai Champloo

From Netflix's description

Director Shinichiro Watanabe mixes a maturity rarely found in anime with a historical Japanese setting and a funky hip-hop soundtrack. Fuu is a spacey waitress at a teahouse where a sword fight breaks out between Mugen, a wild warrior, and Jin, a more composed ronin. In exchange for saving them from execution, Fuu demands that they accompany her on a journey to find "a samurai who smells of sunflowers."

 

New, or rotated back onto Hulu

 

Blue Dragon Uncut

Anime adaptation of the Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) XBox 360 RPG, with designs by Dragn Ball's Akira Toriyama

The Blue Dragon Anime is a classic adventure story of magical Shadow powers, flying air fortresses, and unbounded heroism! Brought together by fate, Seven Soldiers of Light must awaken the Shadow within themselves in time to overcome a despotic power and bring peace to their land. Their ensuing journey through a rich fantasy world is also an internal journey to awaken the great power within each of them. Journey with them into the world of Blue Dragon!

 

1998 tv series remake of the once-popular 1987 girls in high heeled hard suit action-scifi
Four young women gear up in cybernetic suits to battle an evil corporation's bionic pawns that tend to go on destructive killing sprees. In order to shut down an android uprising, these heavy metal heroines lay on the brutality in a biomechanical war!

 

Persecoms are humanoid computers that can do almost anything humans can. Virtually everyone in Tokyo has one but Hideki, a displaced country boy going to a college prep school. His life is about to change when he finds a very special one in the trash.

The year is 1928 A.D. The place is New York, U.S.A. The economic prosperity brought forth after the Great War also heightened the presence of something far darker and much more sinister: the demonic Sinners. The Magdalene Order is an organization that tries to counter this force. Two of its exorcists are Rosette Christopher and her assistant, Chrono. Both appear out of place in an organization like this, and they are in a quest to find Rosette's missing brother, Joshua. Their relationships, secrets and fates can only be revealed in time...

Disgaea

Angel-trainee, Flonne, mistakenly awakens Laharl, the son of the late Lord Krichevskoy, from his two-year, poison-induced slumber. Disgruntled and hungry, Laharl sets out to claim his place as the new overlord of Netherworld.

 

Here's the deal with Excel. She's in a secret organization. She wants to impress her boss by conquering the city. She might eat her dog and her best friend sucks. And every episode of her show, Excel Saga, is a mega-random mash-up of stuff that rules.

 

 

Brandon Heat returns from the grave to defeat Millennion, a mafia organization with hordes of undead enforcers. Packing his handguns and a coffin full of heavy weapons, Heat won't stop until Millennion's leader - his former best friend - is destroyed.

 

Macross Plus

When Shoji Kawamori returned to the franchise he helped create, he made goofy next generation series Macross 7 and he teamed with Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno for a more mature look at the Macross fundimentals.  The results are a must see four episodes OVA, with great drama, action and an early consideration of virtual idols.

Isamu Dyson is assigned as a test pilot for Project Super Nova. Competition heats up when he discovers his former childhood friend turned bitter rival, Guld, is a test pilot for a competing fighter project.

 

Rintaro and Katsuhiro Otomo's to "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's 1949, pre-Astro Boy sci-fi manga.

 

Feudal Japan: Amidst the absolute rule of the Shogun, one man, Shuranosuke Sakaki the master swordsman, furiously protected his independence. Bearing the legendary blade Onimaru he walks alone and unafraid, cutting a swathe through those who stand in his way. Hired by the Tokugawa Shogunate to rescue Princess Mayu from the clutches of a group of bandit ninjas - the Seki Ninja, Shuranosuke must rely upon all his skills as well as the aid of the beautiful ninja thief Orin to stand against the summoned undead spirits of Hell.
 

Kantaro, a supernatural sleuth and writer, spends his days traveling the Japanese countryside, fighting demons, and writing about his adventures in hopes of finding the resting place of the mysterious Demon-Eating Goblin.

 

Shindou Ranmaru has just graduated from police academy and assigned to Tokki: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he meets the half-naked girl he has been seeing in his dreams, Rokujo Sakura. It turns out she works for a secret group within Tokki, known as Tokko: Special Public Safety Task Force. Shindou ends up joining Tokko to avenge his parents' death, and solve the mystery mass murder of residents in his hometown of Machida.
 
 
Not animated, but an amusing animated addition.

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