news culture Jujutsu Kaisen: 9 anime to watch on Amazon Prime Video before season 2
Season 2 of Jujutsu Kaisen is looming for the year 2023. The wait will therefore be long before discovering the continuation of the adventures of Itadori Yūji. JV’s editorial staff offers you, in order to be patient, a selection of 9 anime available on Amazon Prime Video which should remind you of the work of Gege Akutami and MAPPA studios.
- Demon City Shinjuku
- Demon Slayer
- Devil’s Line
- Dororo to Hyakkimaru
- Hunter x Hunter
- Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
- Last Hero Inuyashiki
- The dweller of infinity
Demon City Shinjuku
Demon City Shinjuku is a 1988 anime film directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and based on the eponymous work by Hideyuki Kikuchi. The story plunges us 10 years after a terrible disaster. Tokyo was destroyed by the evil forces of Rebi Rah, a man working for the Devil himself. The proud warrior Genichirou attempted to stop him, but failed in his task. A decade later, the president was kidnapped by Rebi Rah’s cursed army. It is in this context that the young Kyoya Izayoi, the son of the fallen Genichirou, makes his appearance. A devastating battle then begins in the middle of Shinjuku prefecture against a backdrop of revenge.
We continue on our demonic momentum with one of the flagship anime of the moment: Demon Slayer. The project is led mainly by Haruo Sotozaki, from the Ufotable studio. The Japanese company offers us the crème de la crème of animation to offer us an adaptation of Koyoharu Gotouge’s high-end manga. Demon Slayer is a Shonen, which looks back on the life of Tanjiro Kamado, a young boy living a peaceful existence in the snowy mountains of Japan, alongside his family. One day, on returning home, he finds his family massacred. Only her little sister, Nezuko, seems to have survived. However, she sees herself metamorphosed into a demon. Then begins for Tanjiro a long journey on the path of the Demon Slayers with the sole aim of saving Nezuko.
We leave the demons and we go to meet the nocturnal creatures that are the vampires! Devil’s Line is an anime adaptation released in 2018, of the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Ryo Hanada. The series tells us about the life of Tsukasa, a young student from Tokyo who sees her life turned upside down. One day, while walking quietly, Tsukasa is attacked by a vampire. The young girl is saved by Anzai, a half-vampire, half-human policeman who hunts out-of-control vampiric beings. The two individuals will gradually grow closer, as Anzai must overcome his most primal vampire instincts.
Dororo to Hyakkimaru
We return to the sources of Japanese animation via the late Mushi Production studio. Osamu Tzuka’s old studio offered us an adaptation of Dororo by the same creator, in 1969. It’s under the name of Dororo to Hyakkimaru that this adaptation of 26 episodes is born. The anime takes place during the Sengoku era (1477-1573). We follow the life of Hyakkimaru, a young man whose 48 parts of his body have been offered to demons. Indeed, his father, Lord Daigo, agreed to trade his son’s body in exchange for peace in his region. Hyakkimaru is born deformed and abandoned by his family. One fine day, the young man meets the thief Dororo, who will change the course of his existence.
Hunter x Hunter
Now it’s time for one of the great classics of Shonen! Hunter x Hunter is a manga scripted and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi which experienced an anime adaptation in 2011. The latter was supported by Hiroshi Kôjina and Tony Oliver. We discover the long adventure of Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a Hunter. The latter are adventurers who excel in different fields, as good fighters as elite politicians. Gon decides to take part in the Hunters exam in order to follow in the footsteps of his late father: the greatest of all Hunters. To prepare for the exam, Gon trains hard in hopes of outperforming the other contestants.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an adaptation of the manga of the same name by Shiro Yoshida. The series was produced by Wit Studio and directed primarily by Tetsurō Araki (Shingeki no Kyojin). We find ourselves in a world plunged into chaos. Humans try as best they can to survive against the Kabane, demons with a heart of steel, who devour men. Faced with this threat, humanity is entrenched in immense fortresses, the stations. The only way to travel and communicate is on fortified trains that traverse this fallen world. Ikoma once fled from the Kabane, but today he is determined to fight for his survival and that of humanity.
Last Hero Inuyashiki
Based on the manga by Hiroya Oku, Last Hero Inuyashiki was adapted by Mappa studios in 2017. The series presents the gloomy life of Ichiro Inuyashiki, a 58-year-old person. When he was just diagnosed with cancer, he goes outside to mope. Then the unthinkable happens. He is killed by aliens on a scouting mission. Wanting to erase all traces of their passage, they try somehow to replace the body of the old man. This is how the old man Inuyashiki finds himself in a cyborg with immense powers. In parallel, a young man suffered the same fate as Inuyashiki. However, he intends to use his new abilities to commit far darker deeds.
The dweller of infinity
The dweller of infinity Where Mugen no Juunin Immortal is an anime adaptation based on the eponymous work by Hiroaki Samura. Originally aired from 2008, the series was produced by Bee Train studio (Tsubasa Chronicle). The inhabitant of infinity takes us back to the Edo era (1770), the era of the samurai. Manji the immortal follows his quest: kill 1000 bandits in order to redeem his past mistakes. He then crosses paths with Lin, a young girl who seeks revenge for the death of her parents, shot by a group of master swordsmen. Their goals being complementary, Manji decides to help Lin in his quest.
WickedCity (The Forbidden City in French) is an anime film released on July 5, 2021, based on the series of novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi. The world of humans and demons have for centuries been at peace thanks to a non-aggression pact. But every contract has an end, and a large part of the demons do not wish to renew this agreement. Tensions rise. A bloody war is about to begin. However, a new pact can be sealed thanks to the signature of Doctor Maiyart, who then becomes the main target of the demons.
By Yuriky00Writing jeuxvideo.com