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What’s on Netflix Singapore this May

Highlights include season one of Japanese anime ‘Yashahime’, documentary series ‘Money, Explained’ and zombie outbreak movie ‘Army of the Dead’.

Naren Sankar

Nostalgic man, never giving up. Loves cartoons.


Published: 23 April 2021, 5:17 PM

This May, Netflix has pulled out an exciting lineup of content on money – from a documentary series about how financial institutions function to a movie about a money heist in a zombie infested Las Vegas.

But don’t worry if you are not in the mood for money related content as Netflix has you covered with an upcoming anime and a superhero series among other highlights.

Here are five shows to look forward to on Netflix Singapore this May.

1. Money, Explained

A spin-off limited series from the Netflix series, Explained, this documentary series explores how the financial system works – from how credit card companies get you to spend money to why we keep falling for “get rich quick” schemes.

 

Tiffany Haddish from 2018’s comedy movie, Night School is one of the narrators of the series. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTUBE/NETFLIX

 

Through this series, you will learn how to avoid falling into a poverty trap and beat the “financial games” institutions like banks play on consumers to save as much money as you can!

The limited series premieres on Netflix on May 11.

2. Army of the Dead

Joining the wave of zombie movies in recent years, Army of the Dead follows Scott Ward (played by Dave Bautista) as a casino boss tells him to retrieve 200 million dollars from a Las Vegas casino.

The catch: Vegas has had a zombie outbreak and has been sealed off from the world.

 

The zombie heist action film is directed by Zack Snyder, who has directed movies like 300 and 2017’s Justice League. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

 

The premise of this movie sounds similar to that of Peninsula, where the characters head to the Korean Peninsula to retrieve money during a zombie infestation.

However, while that movie focused on the characters surviving the zombie outbreak, Army of the Dead seems to let the money heist take centre stage.

Hopefully, as the trailer song for this movie suggests, the group of mercenaries who plotted the heist “know when to run”. The movie will be released on May 21.

3. Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 1

A sequel to the Inuyasha anime series, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon follows Sesshōmaru’s and Rin’s daughter, Towa, who is separated from her younger twin sister Setsuna in feudal Japan and ends up in the modern era.

 

A second season of the series was announced on Mar 20. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

 

When Towa and Setsuna find each other again, they must travel between feudal Japan and the present day to find their memories of the past that they have lost.

With the recent announcement of the second season, you may want to watch this season of Yashahime to understand what makes this series a worthy follow up to the beloved original anime series.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 1 will be released on May 1.

4. Super Me

For those of you who are craving a fantasy drama Chinese movie, this may just be the one for you. Super Me follows the story of a struggling screenwriter, Sang Yu (played by Darren Wang) who realises that he has the power to bring antiques from his dreams into reality.

 

Wu Gang from 2017’s Chinese action movie, Wolf Warrior 2, stars in this movie. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

 

As Sang Yu takes advantage of his powers and becomes rich, he is unfortunately noticed by a ruthless gangster, Qiang Ge (played by Wu Gang), where things start to go wrong for him.

Will Sang Yu be able to outsmart the gangster while chasing the girl of his dreams? You will just have to wait and see!

The movie will be released on May 9.

5. Jupiter's Legacy

Based on the 2013 superhero comic series of the same name, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the struggles of a group of superpowered kids as they attempt to live up to the standards set by their parents who were the world’s first superheroes.

 

The series stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb and Matt Lanter. PHOTO CREDIT: NETFLIX SINGAPORE

 

Influenced by Star Wars, King Kong and Roman mythology among others, it will be a treat to see how Netflix adapts Mark Millar’s comic into a series that promises to be memorable and perhaps comical too.

The series soars onto Netflix on May 7.

You can check out the full listing of upcoming titles coming to Netflix Singapore in May here.


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