Manga madness: Gear up anime lovers
With creative storylines, continuity and alt-world settings, anime characters have amassed a crazy number of followers around the world. From Death Note to Gantz: O! there’s a number of titles that are just waiting to be your gateway into their parallel universe. But for a newcomer, where does one begin? Here’s a rundown of the latest manga series to check out on Netflix.
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga series explores the adventures of a young man with a supernatural notebook. Natt Wolf, a young high-schooler, ends up with a notebook, but little does he know that it holds great power, and with immense power comes immense responsibility. Death Note takes you on a journey of how Natt went from a school boy to Light Turner, a world-famous serial killer.
Based on Hiroya Oku’s much adored sci-fi manga, Gantz: O takes you through the tales of the recently deceased who have been resurrected. Brought back to life by a mysterious black orb, these back-to-life citizens are tasked with annihilating shape-shifting aliens, rampant across the island of Japan.
Cyborg 009: Call of Justice
It’s cyborgs vs super-humans. The world around us is teeming with people. But how do you know that they are actually humans and not cyborgs impersonating humans? A group of nine cyborgs have been leading a peaceful life, which has come under threat now with the rise of a mysterious super-human group, Blessed.
If you love the whole concept of an alternate world full of mystery and mysticism, then Soul Eater shall be your new favourite. The students of Death Weapon Meister Academy are parted into three teams with one prime goal — collect the soul of 99 immoral, corrupt humans and one witch, and the world shall remain protected.
Technology has reached breaking point, and so has civilisation. Welcome to a world where cities self-replicate, and life is the enemy. Humanity no longer reigns supreme over the machines and amidst this chaos is Zuru. All she wishes is for is food for her village, but her quest takes a drastic turn.