What anime do I expect to watch this week? What anime do I want to watch this week? Those are some of the questions I’m wrestling with as I’m trying to compose this list. I’m not exactly sure what anime I’m in the mood for so there might be a few sporadic entries into this list. I think I’ll even watch some anime movies.
1. Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
We’ll start off with these two anime movies. Vampire Hunter D came out in 1985 and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was released in 2000. Both follow the adventures of D, the half-human, half-vampire as he takes on jobs to kill vampires. The setting for these anime is far into the future after the world was destroyed by nuclear war. The best way to picture it is Mad Max with a vampire twist. These two anime movies are definitely for a more mature audience. Their dark atmosphere, violence and language lead to Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust receiving an “R” rating while Vampire Hunter D would probably have received the same had it been rated.
Every now and then I’ll be in the mood for something in this genre of anime. Everything is dark and dreary. Humanity lives in constant fear of vampires, werewolves, demons, and the mutants that were created by the vampires. Vampire culture is in it’s decline but their influence over the post-apocalyptic world is still everywhere. Humanity struggles to rebuild and has to constantly defend itself against attack. As a result, hunters who specialize in killing vampires, show up and the main character of these anime, D, is the strongest of them all. We get to see D come into contact with all kinds of creepy, dangerous creatures in his quest to fulfill the contracts he’s taken on. If you enjoy post-apocalyptic sci-fi and you haven’t already checked out these two anime movies, go ahead and give these two a watch.
2. The Disasterous Life of Saiki K: Reawakened
On a completely different note, The Disasterous Life of Saiki K: Reawakened is a completely different anime than the two Vampire Hunter D anime movies listed above. You can see the premise of the Saiki K anime from my list here. These six episodes are a continuation of the story of Saiki and his attempts to remain normal despite his overpowered abilities. I haven’t watched this short season of the anime yet so I don’t have a ton of details yet on the story. I have a feeling it will be more of what the previous anime seasons delivered and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’ll need something to offset the serious, dark story of Vampire Hunter D and Saiki K is the perfect thing to watch to do that.
3. The Seven Deadly Sins Season 3
I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. I didn’t find out about this anime season until I was scrolling through Netflix Friday night. This anime is fun. It’s packed with tons of ups and downs to go along with plenty of humor. The world of the Seven Deadly Sins is outrageous in a good way. You definitely won’t be disappointed watching this anime. I’ll have to do more of a write up after watching this season.
That’s my list for this week. Now go watch some anime!