Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+: the January 2023 schedules

Also this month let’s find out what awaits us on streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.


Barbie – In the world of video games (January 1st)

Barbie is magically transported into her favorite video game and transforms into a fun character on roller skates. During this fantastic adventure she meets Cutie and Bella, the skating princess.

Hajime no Ippo – The Fighting (January 1st)

Ippo Makunouchi is a high school student forced to help his mother run the family fish business, so he doesn’t have as much free time as many of his peers. His life is also made hard by constant bullying episodes of which he is the victim. Just one of these episodes will determine the opportunity for Ippo to make a change in his life: he will in fact be saved by a professional boxer named Takamura and will decide to follow in his footsteps, starting training to become a boxer himself.

Hajime no Ippo - The Fighting

The Way Of The Apron – The Homemade Yakuza 2 (January 1st)

Tatsu the immortal is a former yakuza who has abandoned the path of the underworld to become an honest man. But is it possible that even in this version of devoted stay-at-home husband, he still manages to get himself into some trouble?

Monsters (January 1st)

The protagonist of this title is a Japanese doctor who is practicing in Germany in an important clinic. Not only is he a surgeon of rare skill, but he is also engaged to the daughter of the hospital director. Furthermore, he is a humble person and with his head on his shoulders, but he has a characteristic that will make him make a mistake that he will pay dearly for: he loves and believes in his work. So far exploited by the director to increase the prestige of the clinic, he comes across the family member of a patient who accuses him of having killed her husband, not having operated on him and having instead dedicated his care to a person who arrived at a later time, but with a certain notoriety . Asked for guidance from his fiancée and his father, he was told that not all lives have the same value.
The thing repeats itself, this time he is about to operate on a child when he is told to leave it alone and devote himself to the mayor. This time he refuses. He saves the child, but the mayor, operated on by colleagues, dies. He falls out of favor with the director, and his career seems to end, but that’s not what worries him… maybe he shouldn’t have saved that child… he should have let him die… he probably saved the life of a monster.

Vinland Saga – Season 2 (January 9)

Europe, Eleventh Century. The Viking peoples are now an unstoppable force and no coast of the continent can be said to be safe from dragon-prowed ships, especially those belonging to the Jomsviking. Fighting is always a source of pride for the Vikings, but many myths also revolve around these battles due to the fact that those who talk about them most of the time have never experienced one, which often leads to certain death. The epic narration of Vinland Saga begins, in which the Great History and the personal events of a group of characters intertwine, such as the young Thorfinn, whose sole purpose is to quench his thirst for revenge, and Askeladd, a cunning mercenary at the head of a group of Vikings.

Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight – second season (January 12)

A mysterious pair of weasels covet four powerful and dangerous weapons. Po, in the company of “Wandering Blade”, a no-nonsense English warrior will have to be able to ensure that this does not happen. Together, this unlikely pair of paladins set out on an epic adventure to find magical weapons and save the world from destruction, learning from each other along the way.

Junji Itō Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre (January 19)

Animated transposition of various stories by the famous author Junji Itō. Twenty stories for twenty episodes full of suspense and horror!

Record of Ragnarok II – first 5 episodes (January 26)

The gods are meeting to decide whether or not to let humanity live. A lone Valkyrie proposes to give men one last chance and suggests a definitive battle: 13 gods will compete against 13 humans, in one-on-one fights. The future of humanity will depend on this.

Amazon Prime Videos

The Croods 2 – A new era (January 1st)

Sequel to the famous 2013 film. The prehistoric family of the Croods is challenged by a rival family, the Bettermans, who claim to be better than them and more evolved.

South Park – first 6 episodes – 25th season (January 12)

Television series that tells the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Eric and Kenny, four boys who attend elementary school in the small town of South Park, in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. In the beginning the cartoon was made using stop motion (cut-out animation), later this technique was replaced by computer animation.

(January 15)

In a distant future frequent earthquakes have forced humanity to live in underground villages in continuous expansion thanks to the work of some excavators. Among them is Simon, a boy who lost his parents at an early age due to an earthquake and who during one of his excavations found a strange luminous object in the shape of an auger. This is where Kamina comes into play, a reckless young man who lives in the same underground village as Simon and who dreams of being able to reach the surface with him. One day a huge robot breaks through the ceiling of the cave and starts destroying the village. Kamina boldly decides to face the enemy, armed only with a katana, but is interrupted by a mysterious girl who enters the scene shooting. This is Yoko, an inhabitant of the village of Ritona who was chasing the Ganmen, the giant robot. Here they discover that the Ganmen, piloted by the man-beasts, constantly attack humans and are also the cause of earthquakes. While defending Ritona, Kamina manages to get hold of one of these Ganmen and names it Gurren. The trio will decide to leave towards the enemy base to end these battles.

Gurren Lagann – The Movie 01 – Childhood’s End (January 15)

Summary film of the first part of “Tengen Toppa: Gurren – Lagann”.

Gurren Lagann – The Movie 02 – The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (January 15)

Summary film of the second part of “Tengen Toppa: Gurren – Lagann”.

The Legend of Vox Machina – second season (January 20)

We will follow the journey of a group of adventurers called Vox Machina. In search of a little gold with which to buy a drink, not disdaining fun and brawls, our seven heroes will be grappling with all sorts of troubles in an attempt to save the kingdom and, why not, also their reputation.

Lupine III vs Cat’s Eye (January 27)

New project that celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Lupine III anime and the 40th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s Cat’s Eye manga. Set in 1980, during the original Cat’s Eye, in which the three sisters set out to steal three paintings that previously belonged to their father. Lupine has the same purpose but the paintings hide a mystery buried by time.

Overlord II (January 27)

In this second season we will continue to follow the exploits of Ainz Ooal Gown, lich (an undead) with immeasurable powers and ruler of the Great Catacomb of Nazarick, in his attempt to conquer the new world in which he found himself catapulted after the closure of Yggdrasil, an MMORPG (MassiveLY Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) of which he was a regular player. In this attempt he is helped by the servants and inhabitants of Nazarick itself, former NPCs (computer controlled characters) created by himself and by the others belonging to his guild in the old game, who have now come to life together with their phenomenal magical powers. In this season Ainz will begin to forcibly control the region around the catacomb by declaring war on the 5 tribes of lizardmen while in the meantime he will continue to hide himself, outside the safe walls of his palace, under the false identity of the adventurer Momon to venture to the search for other players, perhaps trapped like him in Yggdrasil.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch -.second season (January 4)

Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch, is a team of elite clone troopers with genetic mutations first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this series this group will have to face daring missions, in the aftermath of the Clone Wars.

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Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+: the January 2023 schedules

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