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None of the anime from last week catch your interest? That is ok I still have a few more for you.

Getting right into it, if you liked Promised Neverland then you should definitely check out Erased. It has one season consisting of 12 episodes, and each episode will have you wondering what is going to happen next. Erased is about a man, Satoru, who has a special ability that takes him back in time so he can prevent bad things from happening. When a serial killer from his childhood reemerges, Satoru is taken back further than he has ever gone and must fix things there to prevent a gruesome future. This show has a great balance of suspense and mystery. 


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Philip Goldsberry

 

On another note if you like superheroes or if you do not like them, give My Hero Academia a chance. In this universe, 80% of the world’s population has a quirk. Some people even have two. Unfortunately, for our main character, Izuku Midoriya, is a part of the 20% who are quirk-less. Even though he has no quirk, Midoriya is determined to go to an acclaimed hero academy, UA High School. What I like about this show is that the audience can see the training students have to do before they can become heroes, and there is no guarantee that they will. Regardless, they are putting in work and fighting villains. Imagine having power you do not know how to use to its full potential, and at the beginning of your training, you’re faced with villains that can kill you in an instant. These kids have to go through that during their freshman year of high school. I also like that every minute is not about Midoryia. The viewers can see other students and heroes, learn about their backgrounds, and potentially gain a favorite character who isn’t the main character. Fun fact: Megan Thee Stallion cosplayed as Shoto Todoroki, a character in the show, for her cover on Paper Magazine.

 

Hunter x Hunter is one of my favorites because it will show you what real friendship is. Gon and Killua will do and go through anything to make sure their friends will be okay. It’s a sense of wholesomeness that kids do best. In Hunter x Hunter, Gon was left by his father as a child. He desperately wants to find his father and sets out to become a hunter, like his father, to find him. Throughout his journey, he makes friends with Leorio, Kurapika, and Killua. They all look out for each other even when on their separate journeys. It is interesting to see their upbringings, their fights with enemies out for blood, this long game of “catch me if you can” between Gon and his father, and most beautiful of all, their friendship. 


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If you like softer themes and maybe a little romance, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and Toradora! are really cute. Toradora! has the strangers to lovers plot. Ryūji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka like each other’s best friends, so they team up to help one another. Throughout the season, viewers see how close they become and see an actual friendship bloom.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day almost made me cry. It is very touching and shows that not everyone grieves the same way. Menma was a child when she died and five years after her death she has not moved on. Through Menma, her childhood friends reunite and try to find out why she is still here and how to send her to heaven, which they believe will happen by granting her wish. Each episode had me “awwing” and at some point, I could not let go. This show makes Menma the viewer’s friend too and you never want to say goodbye to a friend. 


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This wraps up my anime recommendations, for now. Currently, I am in the middle and starting Sailor Moon, One Piece, One Punch Man, and a couple more. Though I am already loving them, I want to be able to give a full report. One Piece may take some time though. Once again all the anime shows listed can be found on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.

My name is Destiny Brooks and I am from Atlantic City, New Jersey. I attend Clark Atlanta University, majoring in mass media arts, with a concentration in radio,tv, film and a minor in theatre. My interests lie in the entertainment industry and and all aspects of Black life. In 2019 I wrote a review on the movie Black Panther, which was published in the Stockton Argo, my previous school’s newspaper.
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