Best Anime on Netflix: 7 Seeds
Their home has been destroyed and they’ve woken up seven years in the future, with no idea of what to do next. 7 Seeds, next on our list of best anime on Netflix, is an interesting survival adventure anime for fans of shows like Lost. In anticipation of a meteorite set to collide with Earth, the world leaders develop a human survival plan called the “Seven Seeds” project. Each country agrees to preserve numbers of healthy young people through cryogenics, which will allow them to survive the devastation of the impact and wake up years later–once Earth has been deemed safe–to rebuild humanity.
The Japanese government specifically creates five groups of scheduled survivors. The groups, each made up of seven members, are separated by season names: Winter, Spring, Fall and two Summer groups, A and B. These groups are scattered across Japan, likely intended to rebuild their lives wherever they wake up. However, two of the five group members were in a romantic relationship before the Seven Seeds plan was set in motion and both are more than eager to find each other. What’s more, as two of the five groups work to reunite their members, the other three teams have already begun to rebuild, some forming hideously corrupt methods of delegation and governmental power, none eager to share with any of the other groups.
Directed by Yukio Takahashi and based on the manga by Yumi Tamura 7 Seeds is a two-season anime that covers trigger-sensitive topics without ever crossing the line. Considering the fact that the anime is about one of the worst situations humanity could find itself in, with effects taking a serious mental toll on some of the characters, the show is surprisingly conservative in what it shows on screen versus addressing in dialogue.
It’s easy to also get invested in the characters and it doesn’t take long to get to know them. Not all the backstories are addressed in depth in the first season, but the personalities are so thought out and well-illustrated, it really feels like you know the animated characters on screen.