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Thankfully, 2020 is finally coming to an end. While we can all only hope that 2021 is better overall, there is one guarantee about the new year. That guarantee is that a lot of 2021 anime are going to be pretty lit! There’s so many awesome 2021 anime that we have coming that we just have to count them down.
For this list, we are only going to be counting anime that are starting to release in 2021. That means no Attack on Titan season 4 because it’s already coming out. Sorry AOT fans but you already have your show. That being said let’s get to the best 2021 Anime to look forward to!
Best 2021 Anime To Look Forward To!
10. Godzilla Singular Point
Netflix has been producing a ton of animes in recent years. the most prominent being Castlevania. One of the animes that Netflix is coming out with in 2021 is one based around the king of kaijus, Godzilla. Netflix actually released a trilogy of Godzilla animated movies between 2017 and 2018.
Those movies received some lukewarm attention and Kaiju fans are hopeful that Godzilla Singular Point can be a better showing big green. The April 2021 anime is set to be a much more traditionally anime style approach to Godzilla with a 2D art style and characters.
9. Cells At Work! Season 2
Cells At Work! is a fun and generally lighthearted adventure that anime anime fan could fall in love with. The show is based around anthropomorphized cells in the body of a person. Watchers of the show get to see the various processes of the human body from a cell’s perspective. The first season of the show aired back in the simpler year of 2018.
The shows loveable monster of the week style format is set to make a return very early in 2021. On January 9th 2021 anime fans are going to be able to watch their favorite white and red blood cells again!
8. Cells At Work: Code Black
Not only will fans of Cells at Work! get their second season in 2021 but they will also be getting a spin off in at the same time. You see the original Cells at Work! takes place in the body of a fairly healthy adult. The twist with Cells at Work: Code Black is that the body the cells reside in is insanely unhealthy.
In 2021 anime fans will get to see the much darker and gritty adventures of the cells in an unhealthy body. This means that pretty much every aspect of their job is harder and what ever can go wrong, does go wrong.
7. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2
Our next anticipated 20201 anime is another second season. This one is arguably one of the most unique isekai’s in recent memory. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime’s second season comes out on January 12th, 2021 and fans of the show couldn’t be more excited.
This next season promises to bring a lot to anime fans in 2021. The titular slime gets a body in this new season, like a humanish one and there promises to be a ton of new adventures to come.
6. Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie
Sailor Moon is a series that belongs on the Mount Rushmore of anime. Sailor Moon herself is basically the queen of anime so it makes sense that an anime release involving her would be anticipated. 2021 anime fans can wait to see the queen’s return a two-part anime film release.
Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie is going to adapt the Dream Arc of the manga and it will serve as the fourth season for the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The first film was supposed to be released back in September but was pushed back to 2021. This means that we’ll get the first film on January 8th and the second on February 11th if everything goes to plan.
5. The Seven Deadly Sins: Dragon's Judgement
Let’s take a look at another 2021 anime that is only a 2021 anime due to the current global situation. The Seven Deadly Sins Season 4, known as Dragon’s Judgement is something that even with the delay, fans haven’t been waiting too long for. That being said, the short wait doesn’t mean fans are going to be any less hyped for it.
Once again this is another anime on this list that is going to be releasing really early in 2021. The fourth-season of Seven Deadly Sins drops on January 6th.
4. Dr.Stone Season 2: Stone Wars
Looks like 2021 is going to be the year of anime sequel seasons and this next one is a banger. Dr. Stone Season 2, also known as Dr. Stone: Stone Wars after the manga arc that it is adapting is set to drop on January 14th of 2021.
Dr. Stone fans have been waiting for this second season ever since season one ended in 2019. We did get a pilot episode for the second season back in October but since it’s considered episode 24.5, it still makes it on this list.
3. Beastars Season 2
Beastars was a weird and a surprise hit that aired on Netflix back in 2019. The admittedly pretty strange and cringe premise would seemingly turn away a lot of anime watchers. Despite that this show became massive, so massive in fact that Netflix rushed to get out a second season.
you know you’ve made a big anime when Netflix announces the second season. The second season will release on the 21st of January. since this is Netflix, you’ll be able to binge through the whole season, how anime is meant to be consumed.
2. Re:Zero Season 2 Part 2
Re:Zero is probably one of the most popular anime series out right now, no doubt due to some of the waifus in the show. No matter the reason, the show is super popular, so much so that fans need to get new episodes as fast as possible. This is the second season was broken up into two different parts.
Part 1 of that second season finished airing back in September. The second part of that season is set to air on January 6th, so happy new year to Re:Zero fans.
1. My Hero Academia Season 5
Honestly, this might be my own personal bias, but let’s be real, what else could it be. My Hero Academia is one of the biggest currently airing animes right now. The show’s last season ended airing back in April 2020. Luckily fans are getting the premiere of the fifth season on March 27th, 2021.
This new season, just like all the previous ones before it, looks like it’s going to be a banger. Fans can expect to see a lot more of Endeavour and Hawks in this new season. We also get closer to some of the massive revelations that are happening in the MHA manga. It looks like anime fans have a lot to look forward to in 2021