The Best Anime Coming to Netflix This Summer!

With most of the world trapped indoors for much of this year, many people have had a lot more time to hop into the various interesting series that arrive each season. The incoming Summer season might just be the best one of 2020 yet, with many highly-anticipated, yet unfortunately-delayed anime making their way to our screens as was the plan.

Cardcaptor Sakura

  • On Netflix: June 2020

Kinomoto Sakura is an average ten-year-old until she stumbles upon a book containing a set of strange cards. Not knowing what they mean, Sakura accidentally scatters the cards all over the world. The Beast of the Seal, Cerberus, emerges from the book and explains that Sakura unleashed the magical Clow Cards onto the world. Created by the sorcerer Clow Reed, the cards each possess incredible power but have minds of their own and pose a major threat to the world. Cerberus dubs Sakura “the Cardcaptor” and gives her the responsibility of finding all the Clow Cards before they cause irreparable damage.

Mirai no Mirai (Mirai)

  • On Netflix: June 2020

Four-year-old Oota-kun has lived his whole life as a spoiled only child living with his parents and the dog, Yukko. However; when Oota-kun’s baby sister Mirai is born, life changes drastically because he is no longer the centre of attention in his parents’ lives. He is a brat about it at first, but Oota-kun is taken on a journey through time where he gets to meet his family members in the past and present, learning a lot about family in the process.

Baki 2nd Season

  • On Netflix: June 2020

The popular fighting anime returns to the screens with the continuation to the story. The series follows Hanma Baki, a highschooler who has his sights set on surpassing his father, Hanma Yujiro, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world’s most dangerous death row inmates gather in order to face off against Baki, craving the thrill of defeat as they have grown bored of their strength. Baki is backed by various underground martial artists and thus, a face-off of epic proportions brews, and continues in the third part of the series.

One Piece

  • On Netflix: June 2020

The famous One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year old who dreams of becoming the pirate king. Gol D. Roger was once known as the Pirate King, the most infamous person to sail the Grand Line. When the World Government captured Roger, it changed the whole world. The last words he’d say before his execution would herald the Grand Age of Pirates—individuals and crews all sailing to find the One Piece. A legendary treasure promising infinite riches and fame, many people have lost their lives in the Grand Line trying to find it, but Luffy’s greatest wish is to amass a group of capable crewmates in order to find this treasure of lore.

Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu (A Whisker Away)

  • On Netflix: June 2020

Sasaki Miyo is a high school girl with a beaming personality and she has a crush: her classmate Hinode Kento has captured her heart, but Miyo really struggles to get his attention. At some point, she realizes that the only way to get his attention is to become a cat, but the line separating cat from girl becomes increasingly ambiguous.


  • On Netflix: June 2020

Beastmen are a species capable of shapeshifting due to the unique “Beast Factor” found in their genes. However, humans have driven the beastmen into hiding. The only place of safety for the beastmen is Anima City, a haven free from human interference. During a festival celebrating the town’s 10th anniversary, the tanuki-turned Kagemori Michiru witnesses an explosion in the town square. This event triggers a number of events that highlight the possibility that Michiru and her uncanny abilities even for a beastman could be the missing link between beastmen and humans.

Pokemon (2019) (Pokemon Journeys: The Series)

  • On Netflix: June 2020

Arriving in the Kanto region on invitation from Professor Okido to Professor Sakuragi’s laboratory in Vermillion City. During the opening ceremony speech, Sakuragi catches wind of a rare Pokemon appearing at the harbour, so Satoshi and the other trainers rush to the harbour in order to catch it: the Legendary Pokemon Lugia. Satoshi and Pikachu engage and Lugia retreats, but not before Satoshi jumps onto its back. Surprisingly, Satoshi isn’t the only person who had that idea: another boy named Gou leapt onto Lugia’s back too! Lugia takes the two on an adventure of the seas before safely returning them to the ground. The two return to the Sakuragi Institute, where they are asked by Professor Sakuragi to become research fellows and travel across the regions to discover many new Pokemon along the way!

Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (Seven Deadly Sins: Judgement of Fury)

  • On Netflix: July 2020

The fourth season of Seven Deadly Sins makes its way to Netflix this Summer, continuing the age-old story of Britannia’s outlawed knights.

Nihon Chinbotsu 2020 (Japan Sinks 2020)

  • On Netflix: July 2020

Initially meant to air before the 2020 Olympic Games, this series follows the Mutou siblings, Gou and Ayumu, shortly after a major earthquake rocks Tokyo soon after the 2020 Olympic Games. They escape with their family of four; however, the Japanese archipelago itself is sinking. Will the Mutou family survive, or will they succumb to the extreme conditions?

Final Thoughts

Netflix is constantly updating their anime library, lining it with shows both classic and new school, appealing to various demographics with a limited number of shows. While it can’t quite be called the go-to anime streaming site, Netflix is definitely trying hard and their Summer inclusions are a testament to that. What do you think? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think!

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Author: Hoshi-kun

I’m South African, harbouring an obsession for anything remotely related to Japan, mostly anime, of course. I draw sometimes. Some people call me Naledi, it’s my real name, or something like that. People think I’m stoic because I don’t smile often (I do sometimes). I like languages. Hoshi-kun and Naledi are the same side of the same coin.

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