Series to watch this year
Although apparently it is not possible to see the Japanese Netflix collection here in Brazil, we have some movies and series there that are available on the platform here. But Netflix Japan has a giant collection, much larger than ours, and you can access the Japanese catalog.
Through an app VPN It is possible, with your Brazilian signature Netflix, to see the content there. Note that not all virtual private networks (vpns) allow such a thing; just some like ExpressVPN.
The following ten anime, reality shows, and series are a must for anyone interested in delving into the pop and social culture of their foster home. Since titles on Netflix can be added or removed at any time, try them out as they become available!
All titles in this list are available with English subtitles, English audio, or both. But not all are available on Brazilian Netflix.
Unique to Netflix, “7 Seeds” is a post-apocalyptic anime based on the award-winning manga of the same name. Although people don't exactly like the trailer, there's no denying that the original story is compelling enough to give this adaptation a decent chance. Plus, with the size and epic scale of the manga series, there is potential for the Netflix version to improve as it progresses.
Ainori: Love Wagon
“Ainori: Love Wagon” is a reality show in which young men and young women travel the world together on a tight budget through a pink bus called “the love wagon”. Netflix's first two seasons saw them travel across Asia, while next season will be based in Africa.
The show has been running since 1999 and has traveled to 30 countries, racking up a large TV audience in Japan before being chosen by the streaming service. Thanks to the production team's maneuvers, there is enough drama to keep their attention (the Asian series included food poisoning, fights and even people trapped in the cliffs), balanced by the educational content of the different countries where the participants are. The comic intervention of the female-led panel, led by celebrity personality Becky, is also a good addition to the Netflix version.
Although anime is a comedy and satire about common aspects of Tokyo's daily life and office life, much of the content is painfully related. From the annoying retail salesman who keeps asking if you need help with single-life struggles in your early twenties, when all your friends are getting married - “Aggretsuko” is an anime geared toward the so-called “generation”. lost ”.
Although the series provides information on the japanese work culture, as well as gender and social norms in Japan, is also an accurate portrayal of the universal anxiety and frustration that many millennial adults are facing.
Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
Midnight Diner is about a late-night Japanese restaurant tucked away in the back alleys. busiest in TokyoShinjuku. If you spend some time walking around Tokyo, you will find that the city is full of small restaurants and bars that can accommodate up to five guests at a time. The restaurant at this show is exactly that kind of small, hidden gem, run by a kind-hearted man who will serve whatever his customers ask for, provided he has the ingredients.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru
“Rilakkuma and Kaoru” is the television equivalent of a light summer reading; You may not be on the edge of your seat, but it's a whimsical and relaxing program to participate in when your brain is fried from work or school. The series spans four seasons in Japan and highlights key Japanese traditions and foods, providing a good opportunity for cultural learning.
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