My final entry, for now, in the cartoons to binge-watchwhile you’re under quarantine saga is Amazon Prime. I’m pretty sure most people don’t have it, but it’s the only other streaming service I have access to, so that’s what I’m gonna look into.
It definitely has an interesting selection of shows available. And it’s hard to find all of them. It has a really weird way of organizing everything. Seriously, it’s a miracle I can find anything on that website. Often when I look up cartoons, I get a whole bunch of live action movies.
And they have the weirdest crap too. (But that’s for another time.) Seriously, they have no quality control.
But, here are some shows, mostly anime, because that’s their best and most varied selection, to watch as you wait out your two-plus weeks of quarantine.
This show, directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son) is based off of the novel with the same name by Astrid Lindgreen. I love the Pippi Longstocking books growing up, but I never got to read her other works.
I always thought Pippi Longstocking would work really well as the basis for a Ghibli movie. But this series, focusing on Ronja, discovers the world around her and discovers the truth about her father’s occupation is a pretty good substitute.
Well, this year has already felt like a drug trip gone bad, so you may as well watch a show that takes the feeling and makes it enjoyable.
This show is basically House but taken up even more ridiculous levels. I remember watching this with my 6-year-old host sister when I studied abroad in Japan. She’d randomly skip through parts and I would have no idea what’s going on, but who could resist a show about a doctor willing to do anything, with his sentient tumor assistant who exists a prosthetic body?
This is pure anime ridiculousness and it’s a great distraction.
This isn’t a show I should have to sell to you. You know it. And if you haven’t and have access to Prime, now’s your chance. Not like you have an excuse.
Why not spend the Last Days watching two young girls survive their cold, lonely post-apocalyptic world and musing on life’s biggest questions.
This showis especially great if you have kids at home. They’ll love exploring Oz from this new perspective and enjoy the diverse set of characters. And parents will like it, since it’s an actual quality Oz-spin-off.
Which we all know are in short supply.
This is your typical chosen one story: 10-year-old Niko must defeat the evil Nar Est and bring back light to his world. Niko is the final Champion, the only people capable of defeating Nar Est.
If you liked Kipo, you’ll probably like this too.
And that’s the scoop!
If I missed any of your favorites in any of my lists, let me know!