August racks up a whole wave of new content for us on Netflix. Animation continues to be the big draw for Netflix watchers, returning us to the eternal glory of an extended Saturday morning!
Based on the manga that ran from 1998 to 2004, the series which is set to drop on August 9 (Majulah Singapurah!) will be a reboot of the 2001 animated series. Keeping up with the current anime trend of controlled seasons, this series will be 20 episodes. A blast from the past for some of us, we’ll get to see Hao Asakura back in action as the Shaman King!
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild
An upcoming CG animated fantasy film based on the popular video game franchise, Monster Hunter. Fans of the franchise will have something to look forward to after the live action movie released in 2020 received mixed reactions. Nonetheless, for those of us who were playing the game on our PlayStation 2s back in 2004/05, it would be fun to give this a watch. If it’s still not good enough, you could always pick up Monster Hunter Rise on your Nintendo Switch. Mark your calendars for August 12th for this one!
Based on the Fast & Furious film series which was first released in 2001, Fast & Furious Spy Racers follows Tony Toretto (cousin of Dominic Toretto) and his gang as they travel to the South Pacific Ocean to face off with an old enemy and rescue one of their own. Season 1 of the animated TV series premiered in 2019 and has been going strong ever since. Season 5 comes out on August 13th. Catch them if you can!
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
At this point, everyone pretty much knows of The Witcher. First published as fantasy novels from 1990 to 2013, the character gained greater popularity with a video game series released in 2007. And now, following a successful live action series, Netflix is giving us an animated fantasy film on the 23rd of August. The story revolves around Vesemir, a cocky young witcher who delights in slaying monsters for coin. A stark contrast from Henry Cavill’s, Geralt of Rivia, this might just be one of the most hyped movies for the year given the recent success of the 2019 TV series, The Witcher. Prepare to toss a coin on August 23rd.