Japanese anime films always attract audiences of all ages with diverse exploited content and colorful images. Let’s take a look at the top 10 trending anime on Netflix worth watching in February 2021 below!
1. Death Note (2006)
Release date: October 3, 2006
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Psychological
Directed by: Araki Tetsurō
Characters: Light Yagami, L, Ryuk, Amane Misa
Featured song: The World
Length: 37 episodes
IMDb Score: 9.0/10
Dead Note is the name of a mysterious notebook from hell in the possession of the death god Ryuk, when someone’s name is written on the notebook, that person will have to die.
It was accidentally picked up by a schoolboy, taking the alias “Kira” he carried out a large-scale massacre of those he considered to be of bad character. L – a talented detective with the Japanese police, tries to find a way to catch Kira and stop his murderous actions.
The film is built with a novel plot, focusing on brain battles between the two main characters, creating dramatic excitement for viewers.
2. Kakegurui (2017)
Release date: 1/7/2017
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Directed by: Yuichiro Hayashi
Characters: Jabami Yumeko, Suzui Ryōta, Saotome Mary
Featured song: Deal with the devil
Length: 24 episodes (2 seasons)
IMDb Score: 7.2/10
Unlike other anime about gambling or mind battles, Kakegurui will show that gamblers always have a way to win absolutely and the movie will show how to play in the most logical way possible.
The film revolves around the story of Hyakkaou Private Academy, a place for rich students and hierarchical and great based on gambling, the losers are enslaved.
Until Jabami Yumeko transfers to the academy, she gambles just to satisfy her feelings and quickly upsets the ranks of the school, the Student Council must find a way to stop her.
3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Release date: April 6, 2019
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Directed by: Sotozaki Haruo
Characters: Kamado Tanjirou, Agatsuma Zenitsu, Hashibira Inosuke, Tsuyuri Kanao
Featured song: Gurenge
Length: 26 episodes
IMDb Score: 8.7/10
The demon slaying sword received many compliments and good reviews from the audience for the film’s content as well as the beautiful action effects and became a huge wave with anime viewers.
The film has the content of the main character, Kamado Tanjirou, whose family is left with only him and his sister who survived after being attacked by demons. The younger sister was turned into a demon but still had human feelings and thoughts. So Kamado joined the demon slaying team and trained as a swordsman to avenge his family and find a cure for his younger brother.
4. The Promised Neverland (2019)
Release date: 11/1/2019
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Directed by: Mamoru Kanbe
Characters: Norman, Emma, Ray
Featured Song: Zettai Zetsumei
Length: 12 episodes
IMDb Score: 8.7/10
The film tells the happy life of orphans who are raised under the same roof by Isabella. It all started when Emma and Norman realized that the children here were raised to be food for evil monsters and they had to find a way to escape from that place.
The film is very suitable for those of you who like unexpected situations with a bit of horror and moments of brainstorming of the battle for survival, every step must be carefully, calculated in advance and not allowed to go wrong in any country.
5. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014)
Release date: October 5, 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Produce: A-1 Pictures
Directed by: Okamura Tensai
Characters: Meliodas, Diane, Ban, King
Featured Song: Netsujou no Spectrum
Length: 72 episodes (3 seasons)
IMDb Score: 8.1/10
When the Kingdom of Liones was overthrown by the Holy Knights. Elizabeth, the third princess, escaped and sought help from the “Nanatsu no Taizai”, a group of warriors falsely accused by the Holy Knights of treason and destroyed, although some still believe that they are still alive.
Creating unique characters, along with curious details, events are clearly and purposefully arranged for the audience to admire. If you are looking to get started with a Netflix anime then Seven Deadly Sins is an interesting movie you should check out.
6. Haikyuu!! (2014)
Release date: September 4, 2014
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Production: Production I.G
Directed by: Susumu Mitsunaka (season 1–3), Masako Sato (season 4)
Characters: Hinata Shōyō, Kageyama Tobio, Sawamura Daichi
Featured song: Fly high
Length: 73 episodes (4 seasons)
IMDb Score: 8.7/10
Hinata Shouyou joins her high school volleyball team. They faced the King of the Arena Kageyama Tobio. Despite losing, Shouyou still tries to train and retaliate against Kageyama. However, in high school, the two join the same team.
From a one-shot in Weekly Shonen Jump, strongly supported by readers, Haikyuu!! has been developed into a very popular series. The film is loved by the humorous situations and the diverse and delicate emotions of the characters. At the same time, there is no shortage of typical action scenes of a sports shounen.
7. My Hero Academia (2016)
Release date: 3/4/2016
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Superhero, Comedy, Science Fiction
Directed by: Nagasaki Kenji
Characters: Midoriya Izuku, Bakugō Katsuki, Yagi Toshinori
Featured song: The Day
Length: 90 episodes (4 seasons)
IMDb Score: 8.5/10
The film is very well invested in terms of images, from the surrounding landscape to the character’s emotions which are expressed very well through the drawings. In addition, the content also causes a lot of laughter with viewers.
The story follows Midoriya Izuku, an ordinary student born into a world where most of them have superpowers. However, he has always dreamed of becoming a superhero. Because of his kindness, he is helped by the world’s greatest superhero who shares his superpowers and helps him join the hero training academy.
8. Black Clover (2016)
Release date: 3/4/2016
Genre: Adventure, Action
Directed by: Yoshihara Tatsuya
Characters: Asta, Yami Sukehiro, Luck Voltia, Noelle Silva
Featured Song: Haruka Mirai
Length: 162 episodes
IMDb Score: 8.1/10
Asta and Yuno are orphans who share the same goal of striving to become the Sorcerer King. In contrast to Yuno with his genius magical abilities, Asta cannot use magic and can only compensate with physical training. What will their journey to become the Sorcerer King be like?
The film builds a beautiful friendship between two opposing characters, towards the meaning of a beautiful friendship. The plot is linear, creating many challenges so that viewers can understand the difficult feelings that the characters go through.
9. Food wars (2015)
Release date: 3/4/2015
Produce: Viz Media
Directed by: Yoshitomo Yonetani
Characters: Sōma Yukihira, Erina Nakiri, Takumi Aldini, Megumi Tadokoro
Featured song: Kibou no Uta
Length: 61 episodes (4 seasons)
IMDb Score: 8.2/10
This is a movie that foodies should not miss. Although the formulas in the movie are almost impossible to apply in real life, in return the images are very attractive to viewers. Along with hilarious situations that will make you laugh.
The main character of the anime is Yukihira Soma, who has a great cooking talent inherited from her father and always aspires to surpass her father – who defeated him 489 times in a row. When he listens to his father’s orders to enter a culinary talent training school, Soma’s life turns to a more interesting new page.
10. Bungou Stray Dogs (2016)
Release date: April 7, 2016
Genre: Action, Mystery, Supernatural
Directed by: Takuya Igarashi
Character: Atsushi Nakajima
Featured song: Namae wo Yobuyo
Length: 36 episodes (3 seasons)
IMDb Score: 7.7/10
The wandering writer makes viewers excited by unexpected details. Moreover, whether they are on the right or the wrong side, each person’s personality is very vividly built, each person is based on real writers and each person has their own personality.
Anime tells the story of Atsushi Nakajima being kicked out of an orphanage and joining an armed detective agency, all of whom bear the names of famous writers and have special powers, they handle and solve cases. large and small projects inside and outside the city of Yokohama.