Black History Month is coming to an end but I want to take sometime and further add-on to the festivities. Here are four hand-picked anime for Black History Month.
I was blown away after seeing Afro Samurai for the first time. Aesthetically, it was as beautiful as it was bloody. They took full advantage of it”s Mature Rating. Their something about the art of Kenjutsu and the way of Bushido that really struck a chord with me. It managed to capture my love in a short five episode run. Something that I was shocked to learn was that debut in the US before its Japanese release.
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is 180 flip in comparison to Afro Samurai but I think that’s part of the charm. It’s a bit of an older anime and I know 90 style animation is a turn off for a lot of people. But don’t knock it until you try it. The 90’s produced alot of my favorites so i had to at least slip one into the mix. This anime was pretty enjoyable to watch but it still has still had many flaws. In which, I won’t mention because I want to make up their own opinon.
Reasons to actually watch this series:
- Tiger cub King.
- The story concept it interesting.
- Nadia pet tiger King.
- Nadia mysterious origin story
- Did I mention King?
- Nadia pursuit of Africa.
How often is Africa presented as a place refugue or a paradise? For Nadia and King getting there was their mission. On that merit, you should definitely check it out.
Michiko & Hatchin
Off rip, the animation and character designs in this series blew me away. You should check it out for that reason and that reason along. If you need a bit more convincing, We have an Afro-Latina lead, it takes place in a South American Country. (what I believe is Brazil). Studio Manglobe even went as far as hirer a Brazilian Musician Alexandre Kassin to composer music for the series. The attempt for some level of authenticity is much appreciate, but with that being said. Michiko is a totally bad ass, so should your girl some love.
Summary: Kaz Kaan, an eligible bachelor from the city of Neo Yokio finds his hands full as a demon slayer and live of young aristocratic.
I”ll admit, I wasn’t to fond of Neo Yokio when I first watched it. But after, taking some time to let it digest. I was all in. It’s a parody of an anime and is meant to be taking lightly. Though I will be the first to admit, I was left with more questions unanswered then anything else. But that’s what made it a fun ride.
There you have it. 4 Anime that you should check out for Black History Month.
What are you’re thoughts on any of the series I mentioned above?
Let me know in the comment section below.