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On August 2nd, Netflix announced a new list of anime and Japanese-influenced series that the service is picking up for streaming. On the list are typical strong performers in the science fiction, fantasy, and action genres. Even if the names are unfamiliar, the tropes and plot twists should sound familiar. There’s Devilman Crybaby, a Devilman revival about a race of demons trampling the earth, and the one man who has to harness the powers of the dark side in order to defeat them. There’s Knights of the Zodiac: SAINT SEIYA, which draws on Greek mythology to fuel its man vs. superhuman mega-war crisis. Fate/Apocrypha features a similar battle, but set against the historical backdrop of World War II. And Baki is a fighting anime featuring…

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