Coming Soon to Netflix: February 2020

I was excited to see an announcement about Studio Ghibli films coming to Netflix only to find out the US is excluded in the mass releases coming February 1, March, 1 and April 1. Bummer. Check out the Asian movies, dramas, and anime scheduled to start streaming on Netflix US for the month of February.

February 1

Movies

Television

  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Season 1 [Japan, Anime, 2015] – A goof craving adventure gets more than he bargained for when he meets the diminutive goddess Hestia.
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun [Japan, Anime, 2014] – Chiyo]s budding romance takes an unexpected turn when her crush turns out to be a famous mangaka who wants to use their love as the inspiration for his next manga.
  • No Game, No Life Season 1 [Japan, Anime, 2014] – A pair of legendary gamers and siblings are transported to a world where there skills are put to the ultimate test to save humanity.
  • Pop Team Epic [Japan, Anime, 2018] – Based on a four-panel comic, this anime showcases the random exploits of Popuko and Pipimi.

February 3

Movies

  • Thambi [India, 2019] – When a tip leads a politician to his estranged son, his daughter begins to think it is just an imposter.

February 6

Television

  • Cagaster of an Insect Cage [Japan, Anime, 2020] – A young exterminator and a teenage girl search for the girl’s mother in a world ravaged by a disease which turns the infected into carnivorous insects.

February 7

Television

  • My Holo Love [South Korea, 2020] – A lonely woman forms a connection with a human-like hologram modeled after his creator.

February 10

Movies

  • Love for Sale 2 [Indonesia, 2019] – A man hires an ideal partner via a matchmaking app to stop his mother’s many failed attempts to set him up with women.

February 12

Television

  • Sleepless Society: Insomnia [Thailand, 2019] –

February 14

Movies

  • Cuddle Weather [Philippines, 2019] – A seasoned sex worker and a rookie call boy find that a strictly physical relationship might not be possible.
  • Panipat: The Great Betrayal [India, 2019] – Based on actual events, this film follows an 18th-century Maratha commander as he leads his army against an Afghan invasion.

February 16

Movies

  • The Forest [US, 2016] – A woman travels to Japan to find her lost twin sister who disappeared in the notorious Suicide Forest.

February 21

Movies

  • The Body [India, 201] – A remake of a Spanish thriller, this film follows a detective as he investigates the disappearance of a woman’s body from the morgue.
  • Yeh Ballet [India, 2020] – Two Mumbai teens face bigotry and disapproval as they pursue their dreams of dancing.

Television

  • Hyena [South Korea, 2020] – Two lawyers with very different personalities clash as they serve the top 1% of society. One only cares about money and will do whatever it takes to win while the other is an elite lawyer who is smart and confident at his job.

February 22

Television

  • Hi Bye, Mama! [South Korea, 2020] – After being dead for five years, a ghost embarks on a journey to reincarnation to reappear before her husband and child.

February 27

Movies

  • Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution [Japan, Anime, 2020] – Mewtoo was created by scientists as an all-powerful tool of destruction. Only problem is, he is now after his creators and Ash and crew are caught in the middle.

Television

  • FOLLOWERS [Japan, 2020] – An aspiring actress hits it big with a candid Instagram post bringing together several Tokyo women.

February 28

Movies

  • Amit Tandon: Family Tandoncies [India, 2020] – Comic Amit Tandon will share wisecracks and wisdom from the death for romance in marriage to the injustices of modern parenting.

Leaving Netflix in February

February 1

  • Master [South Korea, 2016]

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