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30 Of The Best Anime Of 2021

With the sheer amount of awesome and exciting anime that was released in 2021, it’s understandable that some of the year’s best might have slipped your radar. If you’re looking for some of the best anime to come out this year, look no further than these incredible titles. From thrilling action adventures with kick-ass female leads to heartwarming dramas about connecting as friends or lovers, there’s something here that will suit every taste!

To Your Eternity

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To Your Eternity, an anime adaptation of a manga by Ooima, Yoshitoki, depicts the narrative of an eternal entity encountering humanity and meeting all types of people in various locations throughout time.

An Orb, only known as It, is flung to Earth to be watched from a distance. It is able to take on the form of the entities that reflect it, first becoming a rock and then, as the temperature rises, moss.

It doesn’t move until a wolf at death’s door passes by on a snowy day. When It assumes the animal form, It becomes aware of its own consciousness and begins to wander with no apparent destination in mind. It soon encounters the wolf’s master—a young lad who is waiting for his tribe to return from a paradise rich in fish and fruit in the south. Despite his loneliness, the youngster thinks that those he holds dear in his memories have not forgotten him and that he will be reunited with them one day.

The youngster desires to explore a new environment and decides to leave his house in order to locate paradise using the traces left behind by his tribe. What will become of the child, though, with a severely injured body and no sight of his elder comrades?

Wonder Egg Priority

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Wonder Egg Priority, a psychological fantasy drama, tackles the difficult subject of painful experiences and suicide. Given the subject matter, the series does an amazing job of presenting the narrative of our teenage characters’ hardships and sufferings.

Ai Ooto is left to deal with her new world after her best and only friend, Koito Nagase, commits suicide. With nothing else to live for, she follows the directions of a mysterious entity and is persuaded to buy an egg, especially a Wonder Egg.

Ai is tasked with saving people from challenges after breaking the egg in a world that materializes during her sleep. Sh e believes that by doing so, she has come one step closer to saving her dearest buddy. With this perilous yet alluring opportunity in her hands, Ai enters a world where she must recognize the connection between other people’s demons and her own.

As the weird world of Wonder Egg Priority hatches past trauma, lasting regrets, and innate phobias, a little girl uncovers the various inner conflicts afflicting humanity and rescues them from their deepest nightmares.

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Sonny Boys 

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Shingo Natsume returns with Sonny Boy, an all-new original sci-fi survival drama, following the commercial and artistic success of such shows as the first seasons of One-Punch Man and Boogiepop and Others.

Thirty-six children and their school building are sent into a void-like dimension. When some of them discover magical powers, a sense of separation begins to split the group. Despite the student council’s efforts to maintain order, they struggle with pupils who have exceptional talents and revolt against its rigorous supervision.

This struggle teaches them that this planet has its own set of rules that must be followed in order to survive. The school swaps dimensions once more as one of the pupils decides to take a leap of faith. The pupils must solve the mysterious phenomenon and find a route back home while dealing with the various obstacles and conditions that each world brings.

What truly distinguishes the anime series is its stunning scenery and attention to the adolescent drama between its characters. Mari Fujino’s art direction stresses strong color contrasts to convey exotic backgrounds, frequently depending on pure black to simulate empty voids, while Hisashi Eguchi’s character designs are evocative of the 1970s and 1980s beautiful animation.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

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In Florida in 2011, Jolyne Kuujou sits in a jail cell, just like her father, Joutarou, although this is not her choice. Jolyne is ready to accept her fate as a prisoner at Green Dolphin Street Jail after being falsely accused of a crime she did not commit and being duped into serving a longer sentence. Despite the fact that all hope seemed to be lost, a gift from Joutarou ends up unlocking her dormant skills, emerging as her Stand, Stone Free. Jolyne, empowered with the ability to modify her fate, sets out to discover a way out of the stone ocean that has imprisoned her.

However, she soon realizes that her detention is simply a small component of a larger plan—one that not only targets her family but also has far-reaching effects. Furthermore, the mastermind is hiding within the same prison and is guarded by a horde of scary Stand users. Jolyne sets out to foil their plot, clear her identity, and reclaim her life, enlisting the support of surprising allies.

As one might anticipate, David Production has once again nailed it, transferring Araki’s unique and idiosyncratic visual style and tale to animation in ways that both honor and improve on the source material.

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Megalobox 2: Nomad

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The second season of Megalobox is a significantly darker, melancholy, and more melancholic underdog story than the first season’s devil-may-care attitude.

Megalo Boxing is a more advanced type of boxing in which competitors wear metal frames known as “gear.” When the first Megalonia tournament was held, “Gearless” Joe was crowned champion and became renowned to all as a famous warrior. However, he quickly lost an exhibition match against the second champion and disappeared from public view.

Joe now goes under the alias “Nomad” and maintains a low profile, rarely fighting in some underground matches to make ends meet. He is plagued by hallucinations and relies on a cocktail of medicines to keep his mind at ease.

During a competition, Joe triumphs over an opponent, Chief, who loses on purpose in order to win money from gamblers. As a result, Joe learns that the Chief is from the Casa, an immigrant community. The Chief is gradually working his way up to the point where he can afford to buy the land on which they are living illegally. Joe is hesitant to get involved at first, but soon agrees to assist the Casa.

Nomad is a worthy successor to the shonen anime‘s first season’s amazing action and character-driven drama, chronicling a champion’s precipitous fall and resuscitation as a warrior far stronger and more resolute than before.

86: Eighty Six

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The Republic of San Magnolia claims that their continuing battle against the Giadian Empire has resulted in no losses; nevertheless, this is merely propaganda. While the Republic’s eighty-five sectors’ silver-haired Alba live safely behind protected gates, those of various appearances are detained in a hidden eighty-sixth group. Within the military, they are known as the Eighty-Six, and they are obliged to battle against the Empire’s independent Legion, which is led by the Republican “Handlers.”

Vladilena Milizé has been assigned to the Spearhead squadron as their new handler. She continues to battle against their callous discrimination despite being shunned by her colleagues for being a fellow Eighty-Six supporter. The Spearhead squadron is led by Captain Shinei Nouzen. He is well-known for being the solitary survivor of every squadron he has been in, and he insists on carrying the names and desires of his fallen friends. Will the fortunes of these young souls from two worlds converge, igniting the spark that lights their way to salvation, or will they burn in the flames of despair?

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The Heike Story

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The Taira clan, often known as the Heike, wields enormous power in Japan. When a little girl, endowed with an unusual eye that allows her to see into the future, offends the clan, her father pays the price with his life. Soon after, fate has it that Taira no Shigemori, the clan leader’s eldest son, comes across the same unhappy girl, who now names herself “Biwa.” Biwa informs him that the Heike’s demise is inevitable. Shigemori promises to take Biwa in and care for her after learning of the severe injustice she endured at the hands of Heike.

The Heike are in the midst of a crafty struggle for control in a period of escalating military tension, and a bloody conflict is on the horizon. Shigemori, whose eyes can see the souls of the dead, is both worried and hopeful that his kin will perish. Biwa, on the other hand, is hesitant to reveal her future to him and must adjust to her new existence, which is full of both happiness and grief in this key chapter in Japanese history.

Naoko Yamada directed the film, which was produced by Science SARU and is based on Hideo Furukawa’s 2016 version of the Japanese folk legend Tale of the Heike. The Heike Story is one of the most gorgeous anime to premiere this year, with beautiful Ukiyo-e-esque scenery, an evocative tune by composer Kensuke Ushio, and an emotionally captivating narrative written by Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden).

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Komi Can’t Communicate

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Hitohito Tadano is an ordinary young man who sets out on his first day of high school with a clear goal in mind: to avoid trouble and blend in with his peers. Unfortunately, he fails immediately when he takes the seat next to Shouko Komi, the school’s madonna. His peers now regard him as someone to avoid in order to sit next to the most gorgeous female in the class.

Despite her secretive persona, Komi is generally adored and immensely popular. She is beautiful and graceful, with long, dark hair. However, everyone is unaware that she suffers from debilitating anxiety and a communication issue that prevents her from fully mingling with her classmates.

When Komi is left alone in the classroom, a series of events drives her to interact with Tadano by writing on the chalk, as if in a one-sided discussion. Tadano, being the first to recognize she is unable to speak effectively, picks up the chalk and begins to write as well. He soon learns that Komi’s ambition in high school is to make one hundred buddies. To that aim, he chooses to lend her a helping hand, becoming her first-ever friend in the process.

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Laid-Back Camp (Season 2)

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Laid-back Camp’s second season is a superb follow-up to its debut season and has been hailed as one of the coziest slice of life anime titles in the past decade.

After spending Christmas camping with her new buddies, Rin Shima sets off on her own to view the New Year’s sunrise by the sea. Everything goes as planned until unforeseen weather closes the routes back home, making a return trip impossible. Rin, who is now trapped for a few days, is invited to stay at her grandmother’s house by Nadeshiko Kagamihara.

Rin’s two-day journey turns into an extended period of sightseeing and new experiences, and she meets some new and old faces along the way. Laid Back Season 2 follows Rin, Nadeshiko, and their friends’ adventures as they discover the delights of camping.

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SSSS.Dynazenon

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 SSSS.Dynazenon is one of Trigger’s best anime to date, a rollicking action mecha series with explosive combat, stunning animation, and well-developed characters. Tsuburaya Productions resurrects one of their forgotten franchises into a stunning animated love letter to all things tokusatsu. SSSS.Dynazenon is a wonderful continuation of the original series SSSS.Gridman, focusing on a new group of brave young heroes.

Yomogi Asanaka, a first-year high school student, encounters a starving man under a bridge one day after school. The mysterious traveler introduces himself as Gauma and informs Yomogi that he is a “kaiju user,” a guy who deals with the “kaiju”—monsters who do harm to the city and its residents.

Yomogi runs into Gauma and his classmate, Yume Minami, the following evening. A kaiju appears in a populated region of the city at the same time. Due to Gauma’s lack of experience manipulating the kaiju, he pulls a curious thing from a luminous bag and summons Dynazenon, a massive robot. The mecha drags Gauma, Yomogi, Minami, and Koyomi Yamanaka—an unemployed guy who was roaming on the street—into its cockpit, requiring the participation of four individuals.

Their encounter with the kaiju signals the beginning of their involvement with kaiju eugenicists—kaiju users who modify kaiju with malicious intent—and their efforts to bring forth Dynazenon’s full potential.

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Zombie Land Saga Revenge

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The second season of Zombie Land: Saga Revenge follows up where the previous season left off, telling the stories of the unusual zombie females who became idols. We eventually get to know the backstories of individuals like Yugiri, a 19th-century courtesan, and learn more about the Saga region. Saga, the Japanese prefecture that the idol group is attempting to revitalize, appears to be cursed, causing tragic occurrences to occur and preventing it from ever blossoming. The girls, on the other hand, do not give up. Zombie Land: Saga Revenge is a must-see for fans of catchy tunes and slapstick comedy.

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Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

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Yui “Cherry” Sakura conveys himself better through the haiku he creates and puts on the internet, despite the fact that no one pays attention to them. He spends the summer working part-time at a welfare center while preparing to relocate with his family in August. Meanwhile, Yuki “Smile” Hoshino is a rising influencer who wishes to make everyone smile. She is concerned about the braces on her prominent front teeth, so she hides her own smile with a temporary mask.

After an unintentional encounter with Cherry, Smile finds herself working as a part-time employee at the same facility as him. Soon after, the two assist Fujiyama, a senile man, in his search for an ancient vinyl record he owns. He wishes to listen to it again before his memories fade forever, as he is unable to recall its previous place. Cherry and Smile have only the record sleeve and the phrase “yamazakura” as clues, so their hunt in the hazy summer heat begins.

The Case Study of Vanitas

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Vanitas, a vampire who was mocked by his peers for being born under a blue moon, became fearful and lonesome. According to mythology, he developed a cursed grimoire known as the “Book of Vanitas,” which he intended to utilize one day to exact vengeance on all vampires of the red moon.

Noé Archiviste is a 19th-century Parisian on the hunt for the famous Book of Vanitas. While on an airship, he is spared from a vampire attack by an eccentric doctor named Vanitas, who holds the same tome he wants. Ironically, the self-proclaimed vampire expert is a mere mortal who acquired both his name and the book from his master, the legendary Vanitas. As the strange case of the Charlatan’s Parade emerges, the doctor’s ability to restore sanity to vampires by retrieving their true identity will be quite useful.

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (season 2)

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The horse girls of Team Spica are gaining recognition in the horse-racing world as they continue to win races. Toukai Teiou, known for her upbeat personality and great sprinting abilities, is the focus of the group’s attention. Teiou’s goal is to become the first unbeaten Triple Crown horse girl by claiming all three G1 races in a row, a feat last accomplished by the great Symbolic Rudolf many years ago.

Teiou faces numerous obstacles in her quest for the Triple Crown, including both old and new adversaries. However, in the midst of her passionate rivalries, Teiou is quickly confronted with choices that would have a significant impact on her own racing career.

Beastars (season 2)

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“Beastar” is a title bestowed upon creatures who demonstrate their excellence by combating inequality in order to unify carnivores and herbivores in an anthropomorphic animal community. Cherryton Academy has been without a leader like this for the past five years. However, following the killing of an alpaca inside the school grounds, the escalating tension between the various species necessitates the presence of a Beastar to maintain peace and harmony.

When Louis, the leading candidate for this coveted position, declines the offer and leaves the academy, the student council proclaims that any student who apprehends the perpetrator of the aforementioned crime will be dubbed Beastar. Meanwhile, Legoshi’s feeling of duty as a strong wolf tasked with protecting the weak drives him to investigate the occurrence. To make matters worse, he is struggling to deal with his conflicted feelings for the white rabbit, Haru.

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Sk8 the Infinity

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Reki Kyan, a high school student, is obsessed with skateboarding. When it gets dark, he goes to “S,” an illegal underground race within a mine where skaters compete in extremely risky scenarios. Reki is now unable to practice due to a loss that resulted in the destruction of his skateboard and the breaking of his arm.

While at work, Reki meets his new classmate, Langa Hasegawa, a half-Canadian, half-Japanese lad with no skating experience. Langa is eager for money. When they are both instructed by Reki’s boss to see “S,” they fall into trouble and are forced into a wager that requires Langa to skate in a race. However, the enigmatic transfer student has a trump card that Reki is not aware of, one that could help him win the race in an unexpected way.

My Hero Academia (season 5)

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The fifth season of Studio Bones‘ smash superhero action drama UA High School saw the students of UA High School thrown into even more perilous danger with ever-higher stakes.

Due to the numerous villain attacks, they have experienced throughout the previous school year, UA Academy’s Class 1-A has received a significant amount of media attention. Class 1-B, Class 1-A’s opponent, is irritated by all of this attention. They are eager to demonstrate their abilities and look forward to the opportunity that has been provided to them: a series of mock skirmishes between pupils from each class.

The classes are divided into four squads, each of which is responsible for capturing the other members of the group. The group that first secures all the opposing team wins. While this appears to be straightforward, a twist is thrown into the mix with the addition of the General Course Student Hitoshi Shinsou, who desires to move into the Hero Course. Despite utilizing his training with Class 1-A’s homeroom teacher, Shouta “Eraserhead” Aizawa, to demonstrate his ability to be a true hero, he remains far behind the rest due to his lack of experience. Shinsou, on the other hand, is determined to conquer this obstacle.

Thus begins the ferocious struggle between Classes 1-A and 1-B, with each attempting to demonstrate their superiority over the other.

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Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

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Despite being harassed, scorned, and oppressed his entire life, a thirty-four-year-old shut-in had the courage to try something heroic—only for it to end tragically. But, in an unexpected turn of events, he awakens in another universe as Rudeus Greyrat, resuming his existence as a newborn born to two adoring parents.

Rudeus quickly adapts to his new surroundings by retaining his memories and expertise from his prior life. With the mentality of an adult, he begins to demonstrate the magical talent that surpasses all expectations, refining his skills with the assistance of a magician named Roxy Migurdia. Rudeus learns sword fighting from his father, Paul, and meets Sylphiette, a young girl who instantly becomes his best friend.

As Rudeus’ second shot at life begins, he strives to make the most of his newfound freedom while overcoming his horrific background. And maybe one day he’ll find the one thing he couldn’t find in his previous life: love.

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Fruits Basket: The Final

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Centuries ago, the Chinese Zodiac spirits and their god swore an eternal bond. The possessed members of the Souma family, bound by this pledge, will always return to each other in any situation. However, when these links bind them to their independence, they become an unwelcome burden—a curse. As clan leader, Akito is persuaded that he has a particular bond with the other Soumas. While he fiercely clings to this delusion, the rest of the family is secluded and suppressed by dread of punishment.

Tooru Honda, who has grown connected to the Soumas, is desperate to free them from their shackles. Her camaraderie with her family and friends motivates her to continue working on breaking the curse. However, as a result of perplexing disclosures, she is struggling to find the fortitude to continue her work. Tooru faces an uncertain future as time passes in the hopes of finding the peace that may lie beyond all of this noise.

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Takt op.Destiny

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Since the arrival of the D2s, an invasive species originating from a black meteorite that crashed to Earth, the United States of America has been in disarray. To prevent more tragedies caused by the D2s’ disdain for music, a public decree prohibited citizens from playing any melodies—this prohibition is still in effect today, in 2047. Musicarts, young women who symbolize pieces of classical music, and Conductors, who control them, are humanity’s sole line of defense against the D2s.

Takt Asahina, an aloof piano genius, is converted into a Conductor after a random D2 strike. The same occurrence kills Anna Schneider’s younger sister, Cosette, and introduces Takt to his Musicart, Destiny. Takt and Destiny, together with Anna, go on a risky voyage to the Symphonica Headquarters in New York City in search of a way to cement their vow.

Takt is eager to get to the city so he can play the piano again, despite the fact that his passion attracts the creatures he has learned to loathe. Meanwhile, Destiny’s feeling of duty leads the group into difficulty. Will the group make it to New York City in one piece, despite a D2-infested road and many more difficult obstacles?

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Odd Taxi

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 Hiroshi Odokawa, the walrus, enjoys a somewhat regular life despite being eccentric and rude. He works as a taxi driver, where he meets various interesting people, including the jobless Taichi Kabasawa, who is determined to go viral, the intriguing nurse Miho Shirakawa, the struggling comic team “Homo Sapiens,” and Dobu, a well-known delinquent.

Odokawa’s easy way of life, however, is about to be turned inside out. The case of a missing girl that the police have been investigating leads back to him, and he is now being pursued by both the yakuza and a pair of corrupt officers. Odd Taxi is a fascinating narrative about a lowly taxi driver and the mystery of a missing high schooler set in a curiously similar city full of unusual people.

Despite how dreadful that premise seems, the anime as a whole is an adept blend of black humor and irreverent banter, a series whose emphasis rotates around a quirky, offbeat, and, above all, painfully human cast of characters whose lives cross. Odd Taxi is a solid contender for the most unique and underappreciated anime of 2021.

Sakugan

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The “Labyrinth” is a vast underground place where humans live in groups known as “colonies.” The surface has faded into obscurity with time, perhaps a simple fiction to someone who has never witnessed its splendor.

A colony’s members can take up a range of specialized jobs to ensure humanity’s survival in the extreme conditions of the subterranean. These include “Workers,” who mine rare ore to fuel the colonies, and “Markers,” who travel into the Labyrinth’s surprisingly rich environment to bring back information that helps with navigation. However, humanity is also threatened by beings known as “kaijuu,” which range in size from a little child to an immense structure and are antagonistic to any human they see. Furthermore, large enough kaijuu can push their way into the colonies, boosting their threat level.

Memenpu is a nine-year-old college graduate whose discoveries have benefited the Workers in her small colony significantly. Recently, however, she has started fantasizing about a place with a never-ending ceiling that is not constrained by bedrock. These dreams inspire her desire to become a Marker and explore the vast unknown of the Labyrinth in pursuit of such a wondrous destination. Despite her father Gagumber’s fervent opposition, an event with the kaijuu sets off a risky yet fascinating adventure that would undoubtedly change humanity’s path forever.

Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song

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When highly evolved AIs set out to annihilate humanity, the ensuing carnage fills the air with the scent of fresh blood and charred corpses. In a frantic attempt to avert the disaster, a scientist stakes everything on a relic from the past.

Turning the clock back a century, AIs are already a part of human society, designed with certain goals that must be completed during their lifespan. Vivy, the world’s first self-aware AI, is a singer tasked with spreading joy through her voice. She strives to pour her heart out into her presentations in a theme park where she rarely has a proper audience and is bound to repeat it day after day—that is, unless an advanced AI from the future comes before her and enlists her help in ending a horrific war a hundred years in the making. Vivy is thrown on a century-long adventure to avert the violent history that awaits her, with no time to digest the truth that turns her world upside down.

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Blue Period

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 Yatora Yaguchi, a second-year high school student, is a delinquent with outstanding grades who is unmotivated to pursue his true calling in life. Yatora spends his days trying hard to retain his academic standing while socializing with his similarly unambitious peers. Yatora, despite his easygoing manner, dislikes both activities and wishes he could find something more rewarding.

While contemplating his predicament, Yatora sees himself staring at Shibuya’s bright environment. Unable to describe his feelings about the extraordinarily beautiful sight, he picks up a paintbrush in the hope that his ideas will be represented on canvas. The thrill he gets after earning acclaim for his art propels him on a drive to enter the exceedingly competitive Tokyo University of the Arts—an institution that only accepts one out of every 200 candidates.

Yatora has several challenges, including talented peers, a lack of understanding of the fine arts, and difficulties getting his parents’ acceptance. Yatora must demonstrate that his lack of experience does not define him in order to secure one of the five prestigious slots in his preferred program.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc

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The Demon Slayer Corps has been alerted about a weird run of disappearances on a certain train, and they have dispatched one of their best to eliminate what could only be a demon responsible. The attempt to board the Mugen Train, however, is thwarted by a lesser demon, which terrorizes the mechanics and targets a gentle, elderly lady and her granddaughter. Before boarding the train, Kyoujurou Rengoku, the Flame Pillar, must neutralize the threat.

Tanjirou Kamado, Inosuke Hashibira, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, sent to aid the Pillar, enter the train, ready to fight. But their monster target already has a diabolical plan for them and the two hundred passengers: the demon aims to obliterate everyone in a dazzling exhibition of the power contained by the Twelve Demon Moons by burrowing deep into their consciousness.

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Horimiya

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Horimiya, a series named for its two key love interests, Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura, is about as adorable as you’d expect a show named after its two lovers to be.

On the surface, the idea of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura getting along would appear to be the furthest thing from people’s minds. After all, Hori possesses the ideal combination of beauty and intelligence, whereas Miyamura appears humble and aloof to his classmates. However, a fateful encounter between the two reveals both of their hidden sides. Hori is popular at school, but due to chores, she has little time to mingle with her friends. On the other hand, Miyamura lives under the noses of his peers, his body covered in concealed tattoos and piercings that make him appear to be a gentle delinquent.

Despite having opposing personalities, the two immediately become friends and frequently spend quality time together in Hori’s home. Since they both break from their shells, they share a side of themselves that is hidden from the outside world.

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie

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Yuuta Okkotsu is possessed. His childhood friend, Rika’s ghost, has followed him ever since she perished in a road accident. Her spirit, however, does not appear to be the sweet child Yuuta once knew. Instead, she takes the form of a hideous and strong monster that fiercely guards him. Yuuta is powerless to stop the bloodshed that follows Rika’s cruel vengeance because she is unable to control her aggressive actions. As a result, when arrested by “Jujutsu” sorcerers—the world’s secret guardians trained to combat forces such as Rika—Yuuta intends to be fully isolated so that no one else is harmed.

However, his assailant, master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has other plans for him: he will enroll in Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika in order to aid others. Yuuta, now a first-year student at this institution, begins to learn Jujutsu skills and confront evil entities. Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for the first time, feels comfortable with his talents with the help of his fellow classmates: Maki Zenin, a Jujutsu weapons expert; Toge Inumaki, a spellcaster who utilizes his words as weapons; and Panda, a supposedly walking and talking panda bear. However, as his training advances, Yuuta realizes that the dangers of the Jujutsu realm extend well beyond evil spirits.

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Tokyo Revengers

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Takemichi Hanagaki’s second year of middle school was his happiest time. He had respect, a solid group of friends, and even a girlfriend. However, it was twelve years ago. He’s now a nobody: a washed-up nonentity mocked by youngsters and constantly compelled to apologize to his younger employer. A shocking news report about the Tokyo Manji Gang’s brutal murder of his lone girlfriend, along with her brother, only adds salt to the injury. Takemichi flashes back to that same day twelve years ago when he was still dating Hinata Tachibana, half a second before a train takes his pathetic life for good.

Takemichi encounters Hinata’s younger brother after being forced to relive the day that started his downward spiral. He acknowledges his apparent death without thinking before flashing back to the past. Before mysteriously returning to the future, Takemichi tells him to safeguard his sister. He is, miraculously, not dead. Even stranger, the future has shifted. Takemichi appears to be able to change the course of time. When given the opportunity to avoid his ex-sad girlfriend’s murder at the hands of the Tokyo Manji Gang, Takemichi resolves to fly through time to alter the course of history.

While the time travel issue provides a solid hook for the show, it is the riveting character development that makes Tokyo Revengers a must-see. Takingmichi becomes involved with Tokyo Manji in the past in order to affect the future, forming complex connections with the childlike yet vicious leader Mikey and the sophisticated Draken. Tokyo Revengers, a perfect blend of high-octane action and emotional character drama, is swiftly establishing itself as one of the best Shonen series.

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Platinum End

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Mirai Kakehashi has endured a life of agony and despair since he lost his family in an explosion. Every day, he is abused by the relatives who have taken him in. As his misery eats away at his will to live, he is finally forced to the breaking point. He stands on the edge of a cliff, ready to throw it all away, and takes the leap. Instead of dying, he falls into a trance and sees a winged entity who claims to be his guardian angel. The angel, Nasse, offers him two precious abilities and persuades him to continue living.

When Mirai first sees the wonder of his new abilities, he gets a taste of the freedom that has been denied to him for so long. Mirai is thrust into a battle with 12 other individuals, one of whom will be chosen to become the next God, armed with Nasse’s talents. In stark contrast to his desire to end his life, Mirai is now willing to go to any length to defend his forlorn chance at happiness, lest it be ripped from his grip forever.

Ranking of Kings

ranking of kings 30 of the best anime of 2021

The people of the realm look down on the future King Bojji, who is deaf and deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly de They mock his perceived folly by dubbing him “The Useless Prince.”

However, while Bojji is not physically strong, he is not weak in the heart. When he has a fortuitous meeting with a shadow creature, which should have left him devastated, he instead believes he has found a friend among people who only chose to see his flaws. The more often he meets with Kage, the shadow, the more comfortable he becomes with him, to the point that the normally harsh monster begins to warm up to him.

Kage and Bojji’s unexpected bond provides the foundation for the prince’s journey, one in which he plans to overcome his worries and insecurities. As a king, Bojji strives to be the best he can be despite the mockery he receives.

This amazing anime is a coming-of-age medieval comedy with lovable characters, a lovely storybook color palette, a totally absorbing tale full of peril and intrigue, and unexpectedly impressive combat.

This list of the 30 best anime of the past year, 2021, is compiled by otakus for otakus. We only ranked popular anime series and anime films that we really liked and were impressed by. The idea behind this anime list was to provide an easy reference guide for people who are looking for something new to watch on their favorite streaming site or want to learn more about a show they haven’t seen before. Keep in mind that these rankings are subjective, so if you disagree with what we’ve said here, feel free to leave us a comment!

Written by Charlie

I've watched a lot of anime in my days, but that doesn't stop me from watching more. Whether it be new or old, I'll give it a run-through and tell you what I think about it. We're currently living in the golden age of anime with so many great shows out there to watch.

Some are better than others for sure, but they're all worth checking out at least once. My beautiful daughters also love watching animes...well not as much as their dad does!