This year we are taking a trip in time with the return of some legendary anime through movies. A lot of us have been waiting for years to have the chance to fight, cry and rejoice with our favorite characters once again. But of course, the spotlight isn’t only focused on them, the newest anime have also the chance to try and impress us.
This year sure looks like a promising one, filled with nostalgia and excitement. This is why we are proposing you a list of the most anticipated and interesting movies of 2021 – 2022 and their release dates. Enjoy!
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BEST Upcoming Anime Movies from 2021-2022
20. Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time
14 years later, Studio Khara is finally releasing the final Evangelion movie after an interminable wait. Fans are expecting a lot from this movie, and we all hope that their expectations will be met.
Taking into consideration that the writer is presenting us with an alternate version of the story, something completely different from the original anime. The question that we now all ask ourselves is, will the risk the producers took ultimately pay off?
Release date: March 8, 2021
19. Jujutsu kaisen 0: Jujutsu High
Jujutsu Kaisen blew the minds of the watchers when it was first released. Studio MAPPA gave honor to the manga by reproducing it as an anime following perfectly the designs and the scenes depicted in the original manga.
Now MAPPA officially announced the production of a movie based on Volume 0 of the manga.
If this movie is anything like the anime version, it is sure to become a masterpiece.
Release date: Between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022
18. Boku No Hero Academia Movie 3 (World Heroes’ Mission)
Boku No Hero Academia started off strong and is not slowing down. Their third movie is in the making. There’s a piece of news that took us by surprise and that instantly put smiles on all the fan’s faces since the author previously announced that the second movie would be the last.
The first trailer is already available on Youtube and will literally give you goosebumps as you watch it.
Release date: August 6, 2021
17. Black Clover Movie
Black Clover has been a hit in the anime world and is now getting its first movie!
Every single one of us was dreading the day the series would end and knowing that it’s not totally over yet gave us something to look forward to.
Unfortunately, the details of the movie are still draped in mystery. Only a short video is available on Youtube giving us an idea about the design and art but nothing concerning the plot. The release date is also unknown. The producers I’m sure are having a blast bottling up the excitement of the fans waiting to see their reaction when the suspense will end.
Release date: TBA (To Be Announced)
16. Fate/Grand Order The Movie
Since the Fate series is getting so much success, as expected another movie will be soon released.Not one single movie disappointed the fans till now and this one is expected to be even better.
It is an adaptation of the 6th Singularity Camelot. In short Ritsuka Fujimnaru and Mash Kyrielight are traveling to Camelot and meet the legendary Heroes residing in that mysterious city.
Release date: May 8, 2021
15. Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night
This movie will be kind of a recap of the first season of the anime. It will be following the detailed adventure of the MCs as they try to clear each floor. As the anime is narrated from the point of view of Kirito, this movie will give priority to Asuna and the struggles she faced while she was in the game.
Release date: Fall 2021
14. The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light
“The Seven Deadly sins: Cursed by Light” is a sequel movie to the first film “The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky”
Not much information has been revealed, we just know that the movie will follow the manga very closely. A teaser trailer is now available for fans to watch and new posters that are just gorgeous.
With the anime coming to an end, it is nice to know that we get some extra time with The Seven Deadly Sins.
Release Date: July 2, 2021
13. Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya
This movie takes place in a Fate/stay night alternate universe. Illyasviel, an ordinary girl is granted magic power after the magical Kaleidostick Ruby acknowledges her as her new master. She is now tasked with the collection of the seven Class Cards containing the Heroic Spirits. Accompanied by the former master of the Kaleidostick, Rin, they encounter during their journey the master and former master of the Kaleidostick Sapphire who turns out to be their respective rivals.
Will the enmity between the girls be an obstacle or an extra incentive to achieve their mission? We’ll have to find that out!
Release date: Summer 2021
12. Sailor Moon Eternal 1 & 2
These movies will be based on the Dream arc of the Sailor Moon manga and will act as the continuation of the anime’s fourth season.
31 years after the anime debut, Sailor Moon is one of the most anticipated movies of the year offering us unique designs and unexpected plot.
We can be sure that this will not be the end as the anime is expected to prosper for many years to go.
Release Date: First part: January 8, 2021
Second Part: February 11, 2021
11. Slam Dunk
It’s already been 25 years since the anime and manga of the series has ended but it’s coming back in force with a movie produced by Toei studio.
Slam Dunk is now one of the most famous sports anime and everyone is hyped about the news.
No one expected the release of a movie after so many years, it came in as a real surprise.
But we are still not sure if the movie will be a sequel or a reboot of the anime series.
We will be back with further information as soon as the author makes a new announcement.
Release date: TBA
10. Ryoma! Rebirth Movie The Prince of Tennis
The prince is back! Everyone, I’m sure, you were waiting for this since the last movie of the series was kind of a disappointment.
The anime left us on a cliffhanger and all the fans were hoping for a sequel.
But this movie is not what we expected it to be. The author added a Sci-Fi element: Time travel!
The time travel will bring back Ryoma to a time where his father was still actively playing tennis and was trying to achieve his dream of becoming the number 1 professional tennis player.
All the action will be set in America, not Japan.
Can’t wait for the movie to be released and really hope that it will answer some of the questions the anime left us wondering about.
Release date: September 3, 2021
9. YURI!!! on ICE the movie: ICE ADOLESCENCE
The production of the movie is still ongoing and at this early stage, the producer is still not able to determine a specific release date.
Only a teaser trailer is available till now and can confirm one thing, amazing visuals are waiting for us. MAPPA is pouring his heart and soul into the creation of this sequel movie.
The official trailer premiere is expected to be released in the upcoming month.
Hang tight, the wait is almost over and will certainly be worth it.
Release date: TBA
8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash
Gundam just celebrated its 40th anniversary. To celebrate with all the fans of the iconic series they are producing a Trilogy. Yes, you read right, this movie will be the first out of three. The project should’ve been released in 2020 but was delayed to the COVID-19 crisis. But production is looking to make up for the lost time in 2021.
The upcoming movie is said to be very different from the other, in a good way.
It will follow the spiritual successor Amuro and Char of the original series but a new protagonist will make his entrance, we have yet to determine if he will be on to the good side or the evil one.
Release date: May 7, 2021
7. Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet
Our not so young detective is back with his 24th movie. The author isn’t going to stop surprising us with his elaborate skims and prodigious deduction skills any time soon.
The “Japanese Bullet,” the world’s first vacuum-tube superconducting linear train is having its opening ceremony. An event much anticipated all over Japan. But the event will not go as the hosts had hoped since the top executives are being kidnaped one after another. It falls on Conan to find the culprit in the limited time that he has on his hands.
Release Date: April 16, 2021
6. Shika No Ou
A large Kingdom made way to conquer a small land under the protection of Van, the head of the troops. Greatly outnumbered, they were all ready to sacrifice their lives to defend their home.
And as expected they were defeated, but instead of killing Van, the empire took him as a slave and threw him in a salt mine.
A decision that they will soon deeply regret. The movie is based on a bestselling light novel that will move your heart as you follow unique characters trying to escape their fate and fight against the odds.
Release date: September 10, 2021
5. Pompo: The Cinephile
Joelle Pomponette, aka Pompo-san, is an underrated movie director that is struggling to make a mark and distinguish himself in the movie industry. But Gene Fini, his assistant who feels nothing but respect toward the talented director, finds a script written by Pompo-san that goes directly to his heart.
Pompo-san, moved by his passion and his desire to bring his script to life, gives him the task of directing his first movie.
This is a refreshing movie produced by studio Clapp that will appeal to all the “Movie Buffs”
Release Date: June 4, 2021
4. Aria The Crepuscolo
Even though Aria is not a very popular anime, it already has under its belt OVAs and Movies.
It’s a slice-of-life anime that talks about the life of a group of girls living on the planet Mars.
The upcoming movie will follow the story of Anya and the relationship troubles the group is currently facing.
The visuals are very pleasing and everything about this anime is somewhat smoothing you.
Release date: Spring 2021
3. Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is the only Romantic movie of this list, and is very reflective of the struggles teenagers face in society.
It will cover the story of a young boy with a communication disorder and a popular girl who tries to hide the shame of wearing braces with a mask.
This movie is unique in terms of visuals and music choice.
Release date: June 2021
2. Misaki No Mayoiga
This movie is another novel adaptation and was made in honor of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan 10 years ago.
It will be produced by Davis studio, the same studio that made JoJo no Kimyou na Boukenand Enen no Shouboutai.
You already guessed it, this will be a Drama on the journey of a teenage girl trying to adapt to a new life, surrounded by new people after losing her parents due to an earthquake.
This movie is sure to make you cry your eyes out.
Release date: 2021
1. Yuru Camp △ Movie
To end on a cheerful note, MAPPA is presenting to us the Yuru Camp △ Movie.
The fans are very reluctant to know what the movie can possibly be about since a single camp trip isn’t enough to create an interesting plot. Nobody is getting his hopes up just yet but MAPPA may have a plan to surprise us.
We will just have to sit tight and wait since we have very limited information on the subject.
Release date: 2022
In terms of movies, 2021 and 2022 are absolutely not disappointing us. The comeback of legendary animes paired with sequels of adventures on our newest heroes really gives us something to look forward to during the difficult years we are passing through.
So get the popcorn ready and don’t miss out on any of those wonderful movies
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