SPRING ANIME 2021 SEASON PREVIEW

Post Last Updated: 03.21.2021

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PLEASE READ – Preview Format Disclaimer: The following line up in the season preview was decided by each of the writers who are participating this Winter by making a list and ranking then titles them by levels of interest.

  • High: Most Anticipated
  • Moderate: The Eye-Catchers
  • Wild Cards: A Shot in the Dark

Participating writers’ rankings were then tallied and placed within the categories of interest based on the majority of votes or compromised when tied. So you will continue to see a variety of reactions based on the titles which have been selected. At the time same, the writers are not obligated to share their thoughts on the titles they are not interested in/unlikely to watch.

If you wish to see the full list of the preview, you will be able to find it in Live Chart.


High: Most Anticipated


Zombieland Saga: Revenge
ゾンビランドサガ リベンジ

Source: Original
Animation Company: Mappa
Website: https://zombielandsaga.com/
Premiere: April 8, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The second season of Zombie Land Saga.

From throughout the ages, a group of legendary girls have become zombie idols to save Saga Prefecture. It’s the return of the cutting-edge zombie idol anime! One day, Minamoto Sakura lost her life in an unfortunate accident. Then, ten years later… After Sakura wakes up in a strange mansion, mysterious idol producer Tatsumi Kotaro tells her that she will be joining a group of legendary girls to form an idol unit. The seven girls are charged with a quest to save the fading Saga Prefecture and adopt the group name Franchouchou. After overcoming the difficulties stemming from their different ages and different periods of history, their undead zombie bodies allow them to defy expectations of what idols can be. During the final winter of the Heisei era they performed their first featured concert at Karatsu’s Furusato Exhibition Hall, Arpino, taking another step towards becoming a legend. Now, in the modern Reiwa Era… The curtain rises on a new chapter in the story of Franchouchou, as they march towards a bright future full of hope.

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Eva: OUR BEST GIRLS ARE BACK TO SAVE THE WORLD! I couldn’t be more excited and ready for this season! I missed them so much!

Shadow: I was wondering when this would come back and I’m glad to see it’s finally here! After the cliff hanger it left us on, I was curious to where it would go from there and boy does it look just as dramatic as it was back in season 1. Hopefully we do get more of Yugiri this time around since she’s the only one we got little to nothing on her. But nonetheless, I’m excited for this season. I really wanted to cover this, but with Fruits Basket and Digimon already on my schedule, I just don’t have the time to cover a 3rd title.

Quietcupcake: I recently re-watched the first season and boy am I hyped for the second season!! I’m excited for the humor and the drama that will unfold! Let’s Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Go Girls!!

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Fruits Basket: The Final
フルーツバスケット The Final

Source: Manga
Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: https://fruba.jp/
Premiere: April 5, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life, Shoujo
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3
Note: Funimation released an Early Access Premiere on March 17, 2021

Synopsis:

The final season of Fruits Basket.

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Eva: I haven’t had the time to watch the second season yet, so I excited to binge the whole series from start to finish once it’s done! 🍿
It is going to be an emotional roller-coaster, hang in there everyone!

Shadow: BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS BECAUSE THIS SEASON IS GOING TO BE A DOOZY. After how well the 2nd season was adapted, I’m excited to see how the final portion of the manga will be handled. I’m sure it will be great and I can’t wait to get back onto this emotional roller coaster of a series~

Quietcupcake: By the latter half of season two I was an emotional mess after every single episode. God I am so excited to see this animated and they’ve done a fantastic job so far!! I just really want everyone to be happy!!

Possible Bloggers: Shadow


To Your Eternity
不滅のあなたへ | Fumetsu no Anata e

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Brain’s Base
Website: https://anime-fumetsunoanatae.com/index.html
Premiere: April 12, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Supernatural
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well…

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Eva: Oh gosh I love these types of stories, but the fact the preview got me all emotional and teary tells me this is exactly the type of story that will quickly turn me into a blubbering mess, grossly sobbing my eyes out for the entire duration I am watching it, hahaha…

Shadow: This looks like A LOT emotional-wise lol. This series wasn’t on my radar, but I may end up binge-watching it since it looks like a series I wouldn’t be able to handle once every week.

Quietcupcake: I am absolutely ready to be emotionally destroyed by this series. This one has been on my radar for quite a while, so I’m super excited that this will be coming out soon. Every time something new about this anime comes out, I fall more and more in love with it, and it hasn’t even started yet. I have really high hopes for this one!

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu | 聖女の魔力は万能です

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: https://seijyonomaryoku.jp/
Premiere: April 6, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Sei, a 20-year-old office worker, is whisked away to a whole new world. Unfortunately for Sei, the ritual that summoned her—meant to produce a “Saint” who would banish the dark magic—brought two people over instead of one. And everyone prefers the second girl over Sei?! But this is just fine by Sei, who leaves the royal palace to set up shop making potions and cosmetics with her newfound magic. Business is booming, and this might not be such a bad life, after all…as long as her supposed Sainthood doesn’t come back to haunt her.

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Eva: I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!! I first read the Web Novel of this series back in late 2018 and I’ve been hooked with it ever since and picked up the physical copy thanks to Seven Seas licensing it! Let me just put this out there so people don’t get the wrong idea about this series: This is not a reverse harem! There is romance, but it is sweet slow burn with wholesome goodness! The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent is the type of series where its charm lies in its simplicity. So just kick back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Shadow: I tried reading it a while back, but I just couldn’t get into it. However, watching things gives me an entirely different experience and makes it easier for me to be a little more invested so I’m willing to give the anime a try.

Quietcupcake: Wahhh!! This looks like it could be really cute! It seems like the kind of anime that can leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. I don’t have any experience with the Light Novel, so I’m excited to go in blind!

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Moderate: The Eye-Catchers


86: Eighty-Six
86―エイティシックス―

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: https://anime-86.com/
Premiere: April 10, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

A War Without Casualties:

The Republic of San Magnolia has long been under attack from the neighboring Giadian Empire’s army of unmanned drones known as the Legion. After years of painstaking research, the Republic finally developed autonomous drones of their own, turning the one-sided struggle into a war without casualties-or at least, that’s what the government claims.

In truth, there is no such thing as a bloodless war. Beyond the fortified walls protecting the eighty-five Republic territories lies the “nonexistent” Eighty-Sixth Sector. The young men and women of this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-Six and, stripped of their humanity, pilot the “unmanned” weapons into battle…

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Eva: I picked up the first volume of this series as one of my blind picks back in December, but life been chaotic so I haven’t had the chance to actually read it yet. Oops another book in my infinite backlog. This one it ain’t fluffy, but it is still right in my wheel house…

Shadow: This could be a hit or miss with me since these type of series have to be really well written for me to get into. But it seems interesting and definitely looks like a binge show for me so if I hear good things about it, I’ll definitely give it a look.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Bakuten!!
バクテン!!

Source: Original
Animation Company: Zexcs
Website: https://bakuten-pr.com/
Premiere: April 8, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Sports
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The anime is set in Miyagi prefecture’s Iwanuma city, and centers on a high school rhythmic gymnastics team. The anime follows Shoutarou Futaba, who is fascinated by gymnastics after seeing it in his third year of middle school, and joins the rhythmic gymnastics team of his new high school Soushuukan High School, nicknamed “Ao High.” He makes a friend with his schoolmate Ryouya Misato, who earned fame for as a gymnast during middle school.

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Eva: They had me at rhythmic gymnastics, so yes, I will be checking this out!

Quietcupcake: Look, I am a simple person. I see a series about sports and I can’t help but check it out. I’ll definitely give this one a shot, though, it’s not one of my highest priorities for the season.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


Nomad: Megalo Box 2
NOMAD メガロボクス2

Source: Original
Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: https://megalobox.com/en/
Premiere: April 4, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Sports, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The second season of Megalo Box.

In the end, “Gearless” Joe was the one that reigned as the champion of Megalonia, a first ever megalobox tournament. Fans everywhere were mesmerized by the meteoric rise of Joe who sprung out from the deepest underground ring to the top in mere three months and without the use of gear. Seven years later, “Gearless” Joe was once again fighting in underground matches. Adorned with scars and once again donning his gear, but now known only as Nomad.

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Eva: I was never one for watching boxing, but I am glad I watched the first season because I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! I will be checking this out, but I have no plans of covering it.


Mashiro no Oto
ましろのおと

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Shin-Ei Animation
Website: https://mashironooto-official.com/
Premiere: April 2, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Music
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Shamisen is a traditional Japanese musical instrument that looks similar to a guitar. Teenager Sawamura Setsu’s grandfather who raised him and his older brother Wakana, recently passed away. His grandfather was one of the greatest Shamisen players and the two siblings grew up listening to him play and learning to play the instrument.

Since the grandfather’s death, Setsu dropped out of high school, moved to Tokyo and has been drifting, not knowing what to do besides play his Shamisen. That’s when his successful and rich mother, Umeko storms into his life and tries to shape Setsu up. She enrolls him back into high school but little does Setsu know that he is about to rediscover his passion for Shamisen.

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Eva: This is kind of a weird one for me. I tried reading the manga a while back and I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe watching the anime might help, especially with the music integrated with it, so I’m willing to give it another shot to see if it’ll finally grow on me!

Quietcupcake: When I was initially going through what was coming out this season, I had passed over on this one. It seems interesting, but I’m not too sure how it will play out. But I am an absolute sucker for stories where individuals find their passion or rekindle the passion especially after a big change in their life. I’m going into this one with high hopes!

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Sayonara Watashi no Cramer | さよなら私のクラマー

Source: Manga
Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: https://sayonara-cramer.com/tv/
Premiere: April 4, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Sports, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

With no soccer accomplishments to speak of during the entirety of Sumire Suo’s junior high school years, the young wing gets an odd offer. Suo’s main rival, Midori Soshizaki, invites her to join up on the same team in high school, with a promise that she’ll never let Suo “play alone.” It’s an earnest offer, but the question is whether Suo will take her up on it. Thus the curtain opens on a story that collects an enormous cast of individual soccer-playing personalities!

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Eva: Wow we’re not even half way down the list and there’s so many sports! Well you know I’ll check it out, but I really hope it’s good…

Quietcupcake: Of all the sports this season, this is the one I’m probably most looking forward too! I’m interested to know if they will focus wholeheartedly on the sports or rather the characters that play it. At the very least, I think there can be a lot of fun character interactions to be had, so I’ll definitely be checking this one out!


Shaman King (2021)
シャーマンキング (2021)

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Bridge
Website: https://shamanking-project.com/
Premiere: April 1, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Comedy, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

A new adaptation of the Shaman King manga.

On a starry night, middle-schooler Manta meets Yoh Asakura, a young shaman who has the ability to talk to spirits, and also has the ability to let them possess him to use their powers. Yoh has a heavy duty on his shoulders: he must become the Shaman King by winning the Shaman Fight, a tournament between shamans that happens only once every 500 years. Joined by his spirit medium fiancée Anna Kyouyama, his personal samurai spirit Amidamaru, and his other friends, Yoh must also face a larger evil: Hao, a powerful man who aims to create a new world with only shamans by becoming the Shaman King himself.

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Eva: Oh man this takes me back! The only version I have experienced Shaman King is the 4KIDS Dub, so it’s an understatement to say I’ll be basically going into this as a true newbie all over again. Crazy I never actually read the manga after all these years, but hey I am excited to re-experience this adventure again!

Shadow: I remember seeing this series on Saturday Mornings during the Foxbox or 4KIDS or whatever that block turned into after a while, but it always looked pretty neat. Unfortunately, I was never able to watch it as a kid since I wasn’t allowed to watch violent shows so I don’t have that nostalgia connection to it. However, I hear that it was pretty good and now that it’s getting the FMAB and Fruits Basket treatment, I will give it a watch to see how much it stands up to today’s standards and if it’s just as good as everyone says it is.

Possible Bloggers: Eva


SSSS.Dynazenon

Source: Original
Animation Company: TRIGGER
Website: https://dynazenon.net/
Premiere: April 2, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Mecha
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis: N/A – Coming Soon

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Shadow: Trigger shows have been a very mixed bag through out the years. While BNA was just a slog to get through after a while and I never was able to finish Darling in the Franxx, I absolutely loved Kiznaiver and enjoyed the previous installment, SSSS Gridman a lot more than I expected. And seeing that this series is within the same universe (somewhat) as Gridman, I’m interested to see where they go with this and if this Trigger show will be another hit or a miss.


Tokyo Revengers
東京リベンジャーズ

Source: Manga
Animation Company: LIDENFILMS
Website: https://tokyo-revengers-anime.com/
Premiere: April 10, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Drama, Shounen
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had in his life that he dated in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow had gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life by saving his girlfriend and changing himself that he’d been running away from.

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Quietcupcake: The premise of this one really grabs me! It seems like there’s so much at play, we have the revenge plot, but also the general going back in time to change the future. Also, the fact that this will likely focus on delinquent characters is exciting!

Possible Bloggers: Quietcupcake


Moriarty the Patriot Second Season
Yuukoku no Moriarty Second Season | 憂国のモリアーティ

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Production I.G.
Website: https://moriarty-anime.com/
Premiere: April 4, 2021 (JST)
Genre: History, Psychological, Mystery
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The second cour of Yuukoku no Moriarty.

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Eva: I just started watching the first cour, and it both intrigues me and terrifies me! I’m excited for the second half!

Shadow: We are having a marathon watching the first cour of this series and wow it’s a lot more intense than I expected lol. At first I was on the fence about this series since I can’t support actively carrying out murder even if it is to take revenge. But thankfully, this series made it evident that it did not support those ideals either and presented it in a dark light, which made it interesting and more enjoyable knowing that it was not supporting the act of revenge, but showing it from a lens of an antagonist (or anti-hero). So once we finish the first season, I’ll definitely be tuning into the second.

Quietcupcake: I binged watch the first cour in one night and I am so stoked  for the second cour. Things are really getting interesting with the series and I’m very interested to see how Mycroft is going to fit into the narrative. I liked the dynamic between Sherlock and Moriarty and I’m excited to see these two contest each other even more.


Wild Cards: A Shot in the Dark


Shakunetsu Kabaddi
灼熱カバディ | Burning Kabaddi

Source: Manga
Animation Company: Domerica | TMS Entertainment
Website: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/kabaddi/
Premiere: April, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Sports
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The story centers on first-year high school student Tatsuya Yoigoshi, a former ace soccer player who dislikes sports. He gets invited to join a team for the contact sport kabaddi. He scoffs at the idea at first but becomes interested after watching a kabaddi practice.

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Eva: When I first came across this series, I thought to myself, “What the heck is Kabaddi?” so I looked it up…. And yeah, color me interested! This could be fun to watch!

Shadow: I’m pretty picky when it comes to sports anime and seeing the animation and style in the trailer made me kind of wary. It looks very over the top but if I hear good things about it, I’ll probably give it a watch.

Quietcupcake: Unfortunately, the only knowledge I have a Kabaddi comes from the one character from Chio’s School Road which probably isn’t the best portrayal of the sport. However, this one did catch my eye do the premise Someone who hates sports, but then becomes interested again. I’m down to try it! I’ll probably wait to hear what other are saying though before jumpin into it.


Pretty Boy Detective Club
美少年探偵団 | Bishounen Tanteidan

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: Shaft
Website: https://bishonen-tanteidan.com/
Premiere: April, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The Pretty Boy Detective Club, a mysterious organization that’s rumored to solve problems at Yubiwa Academy…

Manabu the Aesthete
Michiru the Epicure
Hyouta the Adonis
Nagahiro the Orator
Sousaku the Artiste

To search for a star she glimpsed 10 years ago, second-year student Mayumi Doujima calls on these five Pretty Boys to help her solve the case! Which Pretty Boy is your favorite!?

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Eva: I am pretty interested for this series simply because it’s written by NISIOISIN (Monogatari, Zaregoto, Katanagatari, etc..) and I enjoy many of his works. I have heard it’s more light-hearted story, so I’m curious to see how it will play out.

Shadow: So my friend showed me the first PV of this a while back, testing me to see if I could guess the VA’s. And I may have to give this at least a try because… well… my voice actor crush is there… yeah, sooooo…. The style looks pretty interesting so we’ll see lol.

Quietcupcake: This one looks like it could be a lot of fun! Visually there is a lot going on, but I’m willing to try this one out!


JORAN: THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD
擾乱 THE PRINCESS OF SNOW AND BLOOD

Source: Original
Animation Company: BAKKEN RECORD
Website: https://joran.jp
Premiere: April 7, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The year is 1931. Prince Tokugawa Yoshinobu is 94 years old and holds absolute control over Japan. Remnants of the Meiji era’s culture can be seen around the city, but scientific technology and Japanese esoteric cosmology Onmyodo are also developing, exuding a sense of modernity. Yet lurking behind the glitz is Kuchinawa, a dissident group planning the assassination of the prince, and effectively the fall of the regime. Tasked to extinguish these dissidents is Nue, the government’s secret executioner group. Sawa Yukimura, who works for this organization, suffered from an early age at the hands of the Kuchinawa boss. Her entire family was murdered and she dedicated her life to avenging their death.

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Shadow: This looks pretty intense but I feel like these kinds of series can go either way. But I’ll probably end up waiting for a viewer consensus about it and if it’s good, I’ll give it a watch.


HIGEHIRO: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
ひげを剃る。そして女子高生を拾う。 | Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou. | Higehiro

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: project No.9
Website: www.higehiro-anime.com
Premiere: April 5, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Yoshida was swiftly rejected by his crush of 5 years. On his way home after drinking his sorrows away, he saw a high school girl sitting on the street. “I’ll let you do it with me, so let me stay”. “Don’t even joke about something like that”. And so, the story of living with the high school girl Sayu began. The slice-of-life romance story between a runaway high school girl and a 26 year old salaryman ensues.

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Eva: The combination of the title and synopsis alone is enough to make people uncomfortable with giving this a shot, because even I was like “Eek”.  But you really can’t judge a book by its cover/title, so I looked into it and I heard positive things about it. Let’s see if it is as promising as people who have read the novel say it is.


BLUE REFLECTION RAY
BLUE REFLECTION RAY/澪

Source: Game
Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: https://www.bluereflection-ray.com
Premiere: April 10, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Fantasy
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

A clear summer sky spreads over the Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School. This story begins with the belated start of school life for Hinako Shirai, who has just recovered from a leg injury due to a tragic accident. The magical sisters Yuzu and Lime bestowed her with a special power to become a “Reflector.” Hinako transforms into the magical Reflector form and protects the world from devastating forces for the sake of the world, and her own dream that she thought she had to give up on.

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Quietcupcake: I really don’t know what to expect from this one, but I’m looking forward to checking it out. I don’t have any experience with the game, but it looks like it’s been rated highly across the board. I’ll definitely be taking a look at this one. Plus, the girls all seem really cute!

 


EDENS ZERO

Source: Manga
Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: https://edens-zero.net/news/anime.html
Premiere: April 11, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Eleven months after the grand finale of Fairy Tail, master mangaka Hiro Mashima is back with a great adventure beyond imagination! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you’ve come to expect… IN SPACE!

A young boy gazes up at the sky and sees a streaming bolt of light. The friendly, armor-clad being at his side tells him gently, “That’s a dragon.” The fact that he’s joking isn’t important. What’s important is the look of wonder on the boy’s face… and the galaxy-spanning adventure that’s about to take place! Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) once more as he takes to the stars for another thrilling saga!

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Eva: I have read a bit of the manga in the beginning, but I haven’t read it since. I will be watching this though!

Shadow: I was a huge fan of Rave Master back as a kid, but I never traversed into Fairy Tail. Though it seems people are split on what the actual quality is, but we won’t get into that. I’m kind of curious as to what kind of story this will be. Though not gonna lie, the fact that the mangaka essentially just recycled a lot of his character designs into these new characters is kind of… Yeah, I’ll just leave it at that.


Fairy Ranmaru: Anata no Kokoro Otasuke Shimasu
Fairy蘭丸~あなたの心お助けします~ | Fairy Ranmaru: Anata no Kokoro Otasuke Shimasu | F-Ran

Source: Original
Animation Company: Studio Comet
Website: https://f-ran.jp/
Premiere: April 8, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Mahou Shoujo, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

Set in a world of cruelty and heartbreak, Fairy Ranmaru: Anata no Kokoro Otasuke Shimasu follows five young men who work at the mysterious “Bar F” and who offer to heal the hearts of their clients, wiping away their tears and causing smiles to bloom like flowers. They take no payment… aside from stealing their clients’ hearts.

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Eva: Magical boys? Hell yeah, I’ll be watching this.


MARS RED

Source: Other
Animation Company: Signal.MD
Website: https://marsred.tv
Premiere: April 6, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

MARS RED takes place in 1923, and vampires have existed for quite a while. But now, the number of vampires is increasing and a mysterious, artificial blood source called Ascra has appeared. The Japanese government, in turn, creates “Code Zero,” a unit within the army tasked with taking down the vampiric forces. And what better way to track vampires than by using vampires?

Created by Lieutenant General Nakajima, this unit has historically been in the business of information war, but has been re-assigned to solve the vampire crisis. It’s up to Code Zero and the S-class vampire Deffrot to investigate this increase and put a stop to it before society crumbles.

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Eva: Fun Fact: This story based on a dramatic stage reading production! When I first learned about it I saw that there was a manga adaption so I read a bit of that and I enjoyed the few chapters that were available at the time quite a bit! I definitely recommend giving this one a shot this season!

Quietcupcake: I typically can go either way with series like these, but man I am absolutely a fan of this trailer. I definitely plan on watching this one as it releases to get a better feel for it!


ODD TAXI
オッドタクシー

Source: Original
Animation Company: OLM | P.I.C.S.
Website: oddtaxi.jp
Premiere: April 6, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The taxi driver Odokawa lives a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn’t really hang out with others, and he’s an oddball who is narrow-minded and doesn’t talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki and his classmate from high school, Kakibana.

All of his patrons seem to be slightly odd themselves. The college student who wants the world to notice him online, Kabasawa. A nurse with secrets named Shirakawa. A comedy duo that just can’t catch a break named the Homosapiens. A local hoodlum named Dobu. An idol group that’s just starting out named Mystery Kiss… All these mundane conversations somehow eventually lead to a girl who’s gone missing.

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Shadow: This definitely looks very… odd lol. I saw the first trailer for this while watching the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards and was greatly disappointed by the winner and was very confused as to what this was. The character designs are very simplistic and not as eye-catching and clean as say Beastars, BNA and Aggretsuko so I was going to give it a pass… Until I saw the second half of the second trailer. Things got INTENSE and it made me pretty interested to see how well it will go. Also the fact that Hanae (voice of Tanjiro from Demon Slayer) voices the main guy was mainly what got me interested in the first place lol.


Shadows House
シャドーハウス

Source: Manga
Animation Company: CloverWorks
Website: https://shadowshouse-anime.com
Premiere: April 11, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

The story is set in a Western-style mansion on a cliff and centers the aristocratic, faceless Shadow family. They live together with lifelike doll attendants who serve as their faces. The story focuses on the daily lives of the house’s inhabitants and gradually reveals its mysteries.

 

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Eva: I am totally digging all the mysteries that are coming out as of the late. So I’m excited to watch this one too! I’m quite a fan of the art-style!


I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
スライム倒して300年、知らないうちにレベルMAXになってました | Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita

Source: Light Novel
Animation Company: REVOROOT
Website: https://slime300-anime.com/
Premiere: April 10, 2021 (JST)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Trailer: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Synopsis:

An at-home comedy about a powerful girl who doesn’t work too hard!(⋈◍ ˃ᴗ˂ ◍)。✧♡ After dying of overwork in the real world, I’m reincarnated as an immortal witch, and I spend 300 years enjoying a relaxing life. At some point, though, I end up at level 99! All those years spent killing slimes to make the money to pay the bills gave me a ton of experience points… Rumors of the level 99 witch spread, and soon I’m up to my ears in curious adventurers, duelist dragons, and even a monster girl calling me her mom! “This isn’t a dojo, so don’t come here to fight me…!” I’ve never been on an adventure, but I’m the strongest in the world… What’s going to happen to my relaxing life?!

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Eva: Another light novel I’ve been meaning to read. If I enjoy the adaption, then maybe I’ll pick it up. It’s fluffy, so I’m looking forward to it!


Overall Thoughts

Eva: This season, I have a very specific goal. As much as I love a good angst and drama, right now what I want to watch and cover are the fluffy content! I am super excited for the return of the epic Zombieland Saga: Revenge! This is exactly what I need right now, and I couldn’t be more ready! LETS GOOOOO!!! There are always lots of exciting sports titles, even better to see the increase of variety each season! Of the lot, I would say I’m mostly interested in Bakuten!! But the one I very most excited about after Zombieland Saga is The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent! I absolutely adore the light novel and I can’t wait to see my OTP interact on screen. Oh gosh I hope they cover my favourite arc, I’m sure they will but alksdjalkdjalskdjsalkdj I HAVE THE MIGHTY NEED! Unless it’s too slow to write about, I absolutely plan on covering it! With so many titles catching my eyes this season it’s going to be hard to narrow down which wants I want to cover.  Apart from Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent, the second choice would be either Zombieland Saga: Revenge!, 86: Eighty-Six, Shaman King, Bakuten!!, HIGEHIRO. Unfortunately their schedules overlap or are way too close to each other to cover, so I will likely be limited to only picking up two new titles this season. I will also be resuming  Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s coverage starting April 28th! I suspect this is a bit later than expected, but I chose this date because I want to build a small queue to fall back on in case shit hits the fan, and I am unable to control my schedule again. Thank you for your patience, and I’m excited to get back to it!

Shadow: There definitely seems to be a lot more anime that are pretty eye-catching this season. Though I’m most likely going to wait for a majority of them to see what others have to say about them before giving them a chance. It’s already a given that I’ll be covering Fruits Basket the Final Season and continuing on with my coverage of Digimon. I’m pretty bummed I won’t have the chance to cover titles such as Zombieland Saga and SSSS.Dynazenon since I was looking forward to them. But I guess that’s just how the die were cast so maybe I’ll have better luck next time. Overall, I’m excited to find some new anime to pick up and to see if they are any good~

Quietcupcake: There seem to be some real potential powerhouses this season! It’s going to be hard for me to choose which one’s I’ll be following and which ones I’ll be binging later on. Hopefully that means we’ll have a very strong season!! As for sequels, Moriarty the Patriot, Fruits Basket: The Final Season, and Zombieland Saga: Revenge! are all guaranteed watches for now. However, I don’t plan on covering any of them. I think for this season, I’m also not going to cover any of the sport’s series, I want to focus on covering somethings a little different this time around. But I’ll definitely be watching them. If one of them does call out to me, then I will probably jump in and cover one, but I don’t want to make any promises. As for now, I’m absolute going to cover To Your Eternity because I am looking forward to this one so much. I’m the exact opposite of Eva right now lol, please give me the angst and drama!! I want to cry! I’ll also probably be covering Mashiro no Oto and Tokyo Revengers! Both of these have really interesting premises. I’m looking forward to see how they ultimately play out. I don’t anticipate covering more than three series this season, but I’ll also likely be following a lot of the others as they come out! Aaaahhhhh,,,,, I hope I can keep up with it all!!

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

One thought on “SPRING ANIME 2021 SEASON PREVIEW”

  1. To Your Eternity is written by the same author that wrote A Silent Voice, if that helps with your anticipation. I read the manga, but it wasn’t really for me. Maybe it might be for you.

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