Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball… : 11 animes that we would like to see on Netflix in France

Over the past ten years, Netflix has become one of the main players among SVOD platforms. There are even a small number of Japanese animation series in its catalog. Despite everything, some cult works are missing!

France is recognized as one of the top countries for Japanese animation. If the Hexagon remains far behind the Japanese archipelago, the French market is continuously drinking its entertainment. Long favored by piracy and the fansub, the arrival of SVOD platforms has offered fans a legal alternative. From now on, the viewing of animated series and films can be done completely legally for a large number of works. However, cult titles sometimes remain difficult to access to the general public. In its great kindness, the editorial staff of JV invites you to take a tour of the anime that deserve, for one reason or another, to be available on netflix. What’s more, all of the 11 titles presented are already visible on this platform in other countries, and some have even been part of the French catalog for a while.


  • Bleach
  • Death Note
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly
  • Durarara!!
  • Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Kaiji
  • One Piece
  • One-Punch Man
  • Steins;Gate
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends formalize their return with Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. But for the moment, no episode of the adaptation of Tite Kubo’s manga is available on Disney +, which has the exclusive rights. The first seasons suffer the same fate. An arrival of this cult shonen on Netflix would certainly please fans and neophytes, especially since the first 63 episodes were once available on the SVOD service. It should be noted that Netflix has produced a live action film adaptation of the manga. But let’s have no illusions, the most likely solution is to wait for Disney+ to broadcast this work for which it has the rights. For now, the original series Bleach is available on Netflix in full only in Japan. It is partially visible in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

  • All about Bleach on AlloCine.

Death Note

Death Note tells the story of Light Yagami, a gifted young high school student. One day, the latter comes into contact with Ryuk, a god of death, through a Death Note. This notebook allows him to kill anyone under certain conditions. The young man will then undertake a quest to purify humanity through the execution of criminals. Previously available in our region on Netflix, the series directed by Studio Madhouse has disappeared from the French catalog. Today, the only representative of the franchise visible on the platform is the American film in live action taking up the universe of the work. This adaptation disappointed many fans and also the press, as evidenced by the Metacritic rating of 43%. Currently, the Death Note series is available on Netflix in 15 countries including the United States, India and Japan. In France, it can be found on ADN, Crunchyroll and MYTF1 VOD.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

It is one of the most popular universes in the world. From December 15, the various series of the Dragon Ball universe will be distilled on the DNA streaming platform. The original series, following the adventures of child Goku, and Dragon Ball Z Kai land on December 15. To celebrate this arrival with great fanfare, we are talking about a product from the license that is essential for fans. Thus, Netflix owns the rights to the film. Dragon Ball Super: Broly in Canada. Whether for the uninitiated or lovers of the license, it offers everything that makes the success of the work. A Goku / Vegeta rivalry at the top, mind-blowing fights, transformations at all costs, etc. 1h40 long, this film released in 2018 proposes to revisit one of the most popular (non-canon) myths of DBZ. Indeed, Toei Animation offers us a fight against the ultimate warrior Broly. Against this Saiyan who seems invincible, kept away from living beings by his father, Son Goku and his friends will have a hard time competing.


Do you have only one dream, that of discovering the city of Tokyo? Has the special atmosphere of the most populated megalopolis in the world always made you want to? Well this anime is for you. It recounts the crazy adventures of the Ikebukuro district known for its nightlife. The story initially focuses on the character of Mikado Ryūgamine before taking a completely different turn. This fantastic thriller, punctuated with well-felt touches of humor, develops around thirty characters in a masterful choral narrative. From masked avenger to gang wars, Durarara!!, There is something for every taste. For a while now, this anime no longer has a legal distributor in France. On the other hand, Netflix offers it in Germany, Japan and Switzerland. The opportunity to bring up to date one of the flagship anime of the early 2010s.

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Welcome to the wonderful world of Ufotable. This studio has established an impressive cocktail in its visual style. With a little 2D drawing and a lot of 3D, the magic recipe has been found. Add to that excellent handling of light and CGI overlay and you have some that are doing the rounds in the “Best Anime Scene” compilations on TikTok. With Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, the animation is as impressive as in Demon Slayer. Released in 2014, this series follows the Grail War. This struggle involves several families who summon heroes to fight each other. If you want to see King Arthur draw his sword against other historical figures, this series is for you. Coming from a video game, the series is available, among other places, in Hong Kong, India and the Philippines on Netflix. In France, it is found on Wakanim.

Some time ago, this anime made by the Bones studio was available in France before disappearing. Today, only the Japanese version of Netflix can enjoy the anime series. In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, we discover a world governed by alchemy, a practice between magic and science. The spectator follows two brothers trying to find their bodies, totally or partially destroyed. However, Alphonse and Edward Elric are present in France on Netflix, but under another version. Indeed, fans can view the first anime from 2003, which tells a different story from the original work as well as the Live Action adaptations. Clearly, only the series most faithful to Hiromu Arakawa’s manga therefore remains unavailable in France. This work is widely acclaimed with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%. Another proof of its popularity, it has been at the top of the Top Anime of MyAnimeList, a reference site in Japanese animation rating, for about 10 years.


Not a fan of gambling? Well this anime is going to give you one more reason not to enjoy them. Kaiji is an anime series available exclusively in Japan on Netflix. It introduces the character of Kaiji, described as a failure without a penny. To let off steam, the latter has fun making bets, which he rarely wins, and degrading luxury cars. His life turns into a nightmare when a bailiff comes to ask our hero to repay the debts of one of his former work colleagues. Not having the financial capacity to do so, he agrees to participate in a series of games putting his life in danger. If he wins, his life could change forever. When the Netflix show comes out Squid Game, many people have pointed out the similarities between the two works. Released in 2011, this anime could easily appeal to fans of the Korean series that has become cult.

One Piece

So yes, the distribution of One Piece in France is already well assured. In France, one can enjoy the adventures of Luffy and his crew on DNA and Crunchyroll. But the reason this legendary anime should be coming to Netflix is ​​different. Indeed, the product platform a live-action adaptation from One Piece. Besides, what could be more normal than to be able watch thousands of episodes of the series on the latter. This should allow those who are not yet familiar with the universe of Eichiro Oda to dive into it before watching the next adaptation. As a reminder, the One Piece live action series recently entered the post-production phase, the final stage before a release on small screens.

One-Punch Man

Now world famous, One-Punch Man took a boost in popularity when it was adapted into an anime. What could be more normal when you see the jewel produced by the Madhouse studio. Benefiting from a happy combination of circumstances, the anime was blessed with several of the best animators in the market during its production. Thus, the adventures of Saitama, a bald hero capable of defeating anyone with a single punch, took a boost. Currently findable on Crunchyroll, its arrival on Netflix would make it known to as many people as possible. One Punch Man is available on Netflix in no less than 13 countries, including Argentina and Singapore. In addition, superheroes have been popular for a few years. This destination would also allow you to enjoy the excellent French version of the anime, with OrelSan in the role of Saitama.


In Steins;Gate, we follow the adventures of a particularly resourceful group of friends. With a modified microwave, they create a device allowing them to send written messages to the past. Surprisingly, these come to an end. This success earned them to be hunted down by an international organization: CERN. Behind this amazing discovery, friends of the scientist Okabe Rintaro are murdered one after the other. Strange deaths that push him to use his machine to avoid the massacre, but will he succeed? In 24 episodes, this series from the early 2010s has created a solid fanbase rewarded by a sequel (Steins; Gate 0) published in 2018. Formerly viewable on Netflix, it remains available on ADN. However, the American platform retains the rights to this work in Switzerland and Italy, among others.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

In gurren lagann, we follow the story of Simon and Kamina. These two young men live in an underground village and have never seen the light of day. One day, a huge malevolent robot destroys the ceiling of the cave and will allow our heroes to explore the world. Available, for example, in India, South Korea or the Philippines, this series was a worldwide success when it was broadcast in 2007. Moreover, the release of this series more or less allowed Gainax to know its latest great hours of glory. As a reminder, this studio is at the origin of the mythical Neon Genesis Evangelion and other masterpieces like Gunbuster and FLCL. But the real reason that should bring this series to French Netflix is ​​the sublime quality of its FR dubbing, under the direction of Thomas Guitard.