The anime Spring season is upon us, as the Sakura flourishes, so does the anime library for many streaming sites. We look at the Spring 2021 anime line-up!
With popular anime’s such as Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen finishing up for the anime winter season, many fans are feeling lost and looking to the next season to see which anime titles will get them through 2021.
Although many titles were delayed due to the pandemic, this years line-up looks rife with content, many of which are anime adaptations of mangas by the same name.
So, what can we excpect in the Spring 2021 anime line-up?
My Hero Academia season 5…
My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, an ordinary boy without powers, in a world filled with superpowered people and heroes. regardless of this, he dreams of being a superhero. The way season 4 ended left fans wanting more after seeing Izuku’s hand glowing with the power of One For All.
The last episode (25) of season 4 was aired on April 4th 2020. Fans have patiently been waiting for season 5, which is now upon us, with the first episode having aired on 27th March 2021.
Tokyo Revengers is a popular manga series written by Ken Wakui and published by Kodansha which has become widely popular since its release in 2017. The anime will follow a teenager who goes back in time (12 years) to try and stop the death of his middle-school girlfriend from happening.
In December 2020, it was announced that the manga would receive an anime adaptation which is expected to release on 11th April 2021, though this could be subject to change.
There has, however, been a confirmation of the release date for its upcoming live-action movie, which was set to release in October 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.
Tokyo Revengers anime has been licensed by Crunchyroll and will be available to watch on their site, provided you have a subscription with them.
The Edens Zero manga was released in June 2018 and has been so popular that it was adapted into a game by Konami. There is now an upcoming anime series that will follow a young boy named Shiki Granbell who meets friends and together they search for a fabled goddess.
The space adventure series is scheduled to release on 11th April 2021, though this could be subject to change.
The series has been licensed by Netflix but its original Network is a Japanese broadcaster, Nippon TV. Fans can expect the series to be available mid-April on both. It has not yet been confirmed for its release on Crunchyroll and Funimation, though both have written about the release. The manga is available to read on Crunchyroll.
To Your Eternity…
To Your Eternity is a fantasy graphic novel series which first released in November 2016. The manga, written by Yoshitoki Oima now has an upcoming anime adaptation.
The series will revolve around a being named Fushi who can take on the form of inanimate and animated things around him. He befriends a wolf and the two travel together, while they face harsh surroundings and enemies.
Yasuke’s synopsis follows a boatman who comes out of his retirement as a samurai, when he is made to look after a young girl with powers. The samurai is a migrant who left Africa to go to Japan to fight during the 16th-century feudal wars, he was known as the legendary ‘Black Samurai’.
The anime which will feature LaKeith Stanfield as a voice actor is set to release on 29th April 2021 and will be a 6-part series.
MAPPA has teamed up with Netflix to develop Yasuke. There is not yet a trailer for the anime. However, announcements can be seen on Twitter for the series release. The anime series will be available on Netflix for fans to watch.
Zombie Land Saga Season 2…
Zombie Land season 1 was released in October 2018 and was developed by Mappa. The first series followed 6 aspiring idols who died and were brought back by a man who wished to restore the Saga prefecture by banding a zombie idol group named ‘Franchouchou’. Season 2 will show Franchouchou as they continue trying to save Saga Prefecture and recover their memories from when they were alive.
The anime’s season 2 is titled ‘Zombie Land Saga: Revenge’ and will be released on 8th April 2021, in SimulDub. Like the first season, Zombie Land Saga Season 2 will be released on Funimation. Crunchyroll featured season 1 and reported on Zombie Land Saga season 2, but have not confirmed if they will feature it yet.
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro…
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro is an anime adaptation by a manga of the same name. the plot revolves around a girl named Nagatoro who observes a fellow classmate and his misogynistic ways, to which she responds by teasing him continually.
The anime series will be released on 11th April 2021 which will premiere on Tokyo MX. The series will also be available to watch on Crunchyroll.
I’ve Been Killing Slime for 300 Years…
I’ve Been Killing Slime for 300 Years, is an anime adaptation of a novel series by the same name. The story follows a reincarnated woman, who ended her life and comes back as an unaging witch that hunts slime. After hunting slime for hundreds of years she has “maxed out” her power levels and wonders what to do next.
The anime series is expected to release on 10th April 2021. It comes from the studio, Revoroot and will run on AT-X, Tokyo MX and BS11 networks. For fans around the world, the series will also be available on Crunchyroll.
Fruits Basket Final Season…
Fruits Basket (Furuba) is now on its third and final season which is highly anticipated by fans. The anime is an adaptation of a manga by the same name and has been a commercial success with thousands of fans worldwide. It currently ranks at 8.5/10 on IMDB showing how popular the series is.
Fruits Basket is about an orphaned girl named Tohru, who is taken in by her classmates only to accidentally discover that the 12 members of the family are possessed by spirits of the Chinese zodiac. The story follows her as she tries to break the curse.
The slice-of-life anime’s final season is brought to fans by TMS Entertainment studio and is set to release on 5th April 2021. However, the first episode of the final season aired much earlier than the Japanese broadcast of the series, it was released on 19th March 2021.
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Ω…
How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord anime is an adaptation of a manga by the same name. The anime released its first season in 2018 and was released by Aija-do Animation Works studio.
The plot is based on a boy named Takuma Sakamoto who is sucked into his favourite MMORPG world. The people that summoned him to try to enslave him with a spell but it rebounds and makes them his slaves instead. The series follows his survival of the new world with his new enslaved pantherian and Elf in tow.
Season 2 of the anime is titled ‘How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord: Ω‘ and is developed by Okuruto Noboru and Tezuka Productions. It is expected to release on 8th April 2021 and will be shown on Funimation. Though Crunchyroll has not yet confirmed that they will air the new season, they have reported on it.
Oddtaxi is a drama anime series written by Kazuya Konomoto. The story follows the boring life of a Taxi driver who listens to the conversations of those in his car. All of the conversations in his car are with odd people, much like himself but, they all lead to a missing girl.
Shadows House anime series was announced on the 6th volume of the manga series. The premise of Shadows house shows a faceless family pretending to be noble, take residence in a mansion and have living dolls are their caretakers. As the series unravels, so will the secrets of the house.
Moriarty the Patriot: Part 2…
Moriarty the Patriot is an anime series that first aired in October 2020, with 12 episodes in the first season. The anime is based on a manga series by the same name and follows a tete-a-tete with Sherlock Holmes and William James Moriarty. Instead of focusing on the infamous detective Holmes, the series shows Moriarty’s side of things, as well as his upbringing and hatred of British nobility.
Moriarty the Patriot will debut its second cour of the anime on 4th April 2021. Part 2 will have 13 episodes, bringing the series to a total of 24 episodes for season 1.
The anime series is licensed by Funimation and Muse Communication and will be available to watch on Funimation.
Kingdom season 3…
Kingdom is an anime adaptation of a manga by the same name which was created by Yasuhisa Hara. The anime first released in 2012, with season 3’s first cour being released in April 2020.
The story is featured in the Warring States period of China and shows two orphans who dream of becoming Qin soldiers and holding the title of ‘Great Generals of the Heavens’. After one dies the other achieves soldier status and keeps working toward his dream.
The anime’s season 3 aired the first 4 episodes in April 2020. Season 3 returns with episode 4, which is expected to release on 4th May 2021.
The Way of the Househusband…
The Way of the Househusband is an anime adaptation of a novel by the same name. The synopsis follows a yakuza boss who retires from his life of crime and becomes a house husband. The comedy series shows the nuances of his adjustment to his new life.
The anime series is set to air on 8th April 2021 and will be released by the studio, J.C.Staff. The series will be available to watch by Netflix, which have licensed the anime.
Dragon Goes House-Hunting…
Dragon Goes House-Hunting was first released as a manga series with 6 volumes. The anime adaptation was announced on the 5th volume of the manga in 2019. The story follows a dragon who is banished from his family’s lair after he doesn’t possess the fire-breathing or flying abilities that other members of his family present.
The series is set to release on 4th April 2021 and will be shown on Networks such as, Tokyo MX, ytv, BS Fuji and for the rest of the world on Funimation who licensed the series.
Please note: While releases have been confirmed for certain platforms, the availability could vary depending on your region. Release dates could also be subject to change.
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