It’s a big day for the Nintendo Switch! The system is getting its first real anime streaming service app. (The YouTube app is nice, but it can feel like a different sort of thing.) With the Funimation Switch app, there’s a whole new catalog open to you. But, what should you watch? What might be worth your time if you’re new to the service or anime in general? Well, my goal is to offer a few show suggestions that might be worth your time.
Persona 5 the Animation
Persona 5 the Animation is a good show for newcomers to start with on Funimation, because it’s based on a video game. Persona, as a series, has become more of a mainstream JRPG. Persona 5 Strikers is also going to show up on the Switch next year, and watching the anime adaptation via the Funimation app will provide helpful context you might not already have due to the original games being PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 exclusives.
Demon Slayer is one of those series that has exploded in popularity worldwide. (Its movie made over 27 billion yen in under two months in Japan.) This is the classic sort of story where a young man named Tanjiro joins with his friends (and new demon sister, Nezuko) to become a Demon Slayer Corps member to fight, you guessed it, demons.
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is another one of those shows that, if watched on the Funimation Switch app, can help provide people with background information. My Hero One’s Justice and its sequel both appeared on the console and, while they do have story modes that give you an idea of what Deku and his classmates go through, the four seasons on Funimation offer a lot more insight into their adventures.
Cowboy Bebop is a classic and, while it is generally a sci-fi adventure, its episodes can’t really be confined to a single genre. It is a fantastic show. Plus, Netflix is working on a live action adaptation, so now is a good time to refresh your memory and savor the original anime.
I’ll admit, this one is me being rather self indulgent. Fruits Basket is a touching series with a bit of modern fantasy mixed with teenage drama, comedy, and romance. Both seasons of the new anime adaptation are available on Funimation, and it’s both charming and heartwarming.
The Funimation Switch app is now available.