It’s February. The days are longer, the new year’s resolutions are a distant memory in our minds, and we are ready to cozy up with a good show – and as Valentine’s day looms closer, maybe some good company. This month animations reign supreme across the platforms, with new seasons of Star Wars Resistance, Steven Universe, an unexpected new Marvel anime. On top of all this, Netflix delves into the archive to bring us a series of anime classics that will delight viewers of any age.
Netflix has responded to the gauntlet Disney+ threw down with a raft of new child-friendly content, including anime classics from Studio Ghibli, which were previously shockingly unavailable on any streaming platform. 1 February saw beloved animations Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, and Tales from Earthsea added to the streamer’s roster, to the delight of children, animation nerds, and tender hearts everywhere. Speaking of old favourites, Lara Jean and Peter return to our screens and our hearts in a sequel to To All The Boys I Loved Before with To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You on 12 February, just ahead of Valentine’s Day.
Riding the wave of lucrative comicbook adaptations, a Netflix original series of Locke & Key will also premier its magic-filled first season on 7 February.