2021 has been a great year for anime fans as it has seen the release of countless new anime. Many of them were adaptations of popular manga or light novels. Manga readers have been patiently waiting for their favorite series to be adapted into anime, and some of them have managed to see their favorite series get an adaptation.
Although there were many new anime, some of the older series also made a comeback with a new season, which allowed them to continue the story or wrap up the series. Each anime is unique in its own way, but some series have gained popularity within the anime community. At the end of the year, we take a look at the best anime series of 2021.
Updated on February 14, 2022 by Suzail Ahmad: 2021 has been unforgettable in terms of the quality of anime it has delivered to fan screens. It’s been a particularly busy year in the anime industry, and it’s thanks to the hard work of the animators that avid anime watchers have been able to see their characters in action again or even try new anime. With that in mind, we’ve added some of the the best anime series of 2021.
15 strange taxi
strange taxi follows the story of Odokawa, a walrus, who drives a taxi. Odokawa’s story is quite sad. He was abandoned by his parents when he was just a child studying in elementary school, which led to him becoming distant as an adult.
Odokawa’s life takes a drastic turn when he discovers a missing schoolgirl. However, Odokawa isn’t the only one looking for the girl and soon the Yakuza and the cops start following him.
14 Ranking of kings
The show is about a prince named Bojji, who is deaf and mute. He dreams of becoming the greatest king, but it’s not an easy road for him. In addition to Bojji’s inability to speak and hear, he is extremely naive, which draws a lot of criticism.
However, Bojji is fascinated to become the greatest king. Bojji is soon shocked when he meets Kage, a member of the now missing assassin clan. Amazingly, Kage is able to understand Bojji’s words, and this uncovers an extremely fascinating story. So far, the anime has aired a total of 17 episodes.
13 Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
The anime was produced by Wit Studio and has 13 episodes, making it one of the shortest. anime released in 2021. Set in a world where humans are focused on keeping autonomous AI running smoothly. Soon they discover that the AI can only continue to function properly if given a single task.
This results in the creation of an AI named Diva, whose sole purpose is to cheer people up using her songs. However, Diva’s encounter with Matsumoto, an AI from the future, changes her priorities. She must now help Matsumoto alter the dark future.
12 Relaxed Camp Season 2
The second season of Relaxed camp sees Rin going on an adventure to see the New Year’s sunrise by the sea. The idea is quite simple, however, due to a sudden change in the weather, Rin’s journey home becomes complicated. Her way back is blocked and she remains stuck for a few days. This leads Rin to another adventure where she experiences new things.
11 Re-Zero Season 2 Part 2
Reset is one of the biggest names in the isekai anime community. It has a huge fan base that is always waiting for a new season to come out so they can watch their favorite characters in action. In this part, Subaru’s story with the Sanctuary comes to an end. It features Subaru’s adventures as he tries to help people in this particular timeline.
ten Attack On Titan Final Season Part 1
With the manga of the series completed, fans of the popular shonen, The attack of the Titans have been waiting a long time to see their favorite characters in action again. The final season of the anime is divided into parts, with the first part ending in March 2021.
The story takes a huge turn in the final season as two totally different worlds collide. Many new characters have been introduced and several mysteries have been solved. It mainly focused on the other side of the world that fans knew nothing about.
9 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Ocean of Stone
Calculation ocean is the sixth part of Jojo series. The anime adaptation was announced a while ago and fans of the show were excited to see how it would turn out. The anime is still ongoing and it will be some time before it ends.
The anime follows the story of Jolyne Cujoh, Jotaro’s daughter. After being framed, she finds herself inside the Green Dolphin Street Jail, where her life changes completely. It takes Jolyne through many challenges, as she tries to adapt to the new world.
86 is a light novel series that received a manga adaptation as well as an anime adaptation due to its immense popularity. The anime of the series started airing on April 11, 2021 and ended on June 20, 2021. Since then, the anime received a second season, which is still ongoing.
The story follows the war between the Giadian Empire and the Magnolia Republic. The anime offers different perspectives on the war that is taking place between the two nations.
7 Tokyo avengers
Tokyo avengers has taken the world by storm with its quality. The series is based on the manga which was written by Ken Wakui. Tokyo avengers began airing in April 2021, with the final episode airing in September 2021.
Hanagaki was popular in middle school, but growing up he became a nobody. Without friends and kids laughing at him, Hanagi’s life couldn’t have gotten any worse. However, after an accident, Hanagi is transported back twelve years.
6 To your eternity
For Your Eternity was released in April 2021 and it ended its airing in August 2021, with a total of twenty episodes. With its beautiful animation and captivating story, the anime got high ratings everywhere.
The anime follows an immortal being, who can take the form of other beings and objects. During his adventure, he meets new people and acquires new memories. However, the series has plenty of emotional moments, which might not make it the top pick among some groups.
5 This Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Season 2 Part 2
The anime is the continuation of the extremely popular isekai anime, This time I got reincarnated as a Slime. It is considered one of the best isekai anime due to the quality of writing and wonderful animation.
The second season picks up the story after the conclusion of the first season. With Blumund’s invasion over, the group’s problems continue to pile up. An increase in their problems leads to another exciting season of the show.
4 Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Season 2
This is the sequel to the hugely popular miss At Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. The second season continues with Tooru trying her best to become the best maid, while Kanna focuses on her student life. This only leads to more chaos in the Kobayashi household, which promises plenty of laughs for viewers.
3 Fruit basket: the finale
Fruits Basket: the Final is the culmination of the series. It has a total of 13 episodes and ran from April 2021 to June 2021. Fruit basket: the finale expands on the events of the previous season. The series focuses on the Soma family as they attempt to shed the emotional shackles that bind them. Fruit basket: the finale makes viewers experience a variety of satisfying emotions.
2 Nomad: Megalo Box 2
The first season of Megalo Box was a huge hit with viewers. It introduced a whole new way of combining sport with technology. The success of the first season eventually led to the creation of a second season, which focused on the events that unfolded after Joe became the champion.
The series focuses on a fallen champion, Joe, who is hiding from the public eye. After losing to the new champion, Joe goes by the name “Nomad”. Unwilling to return to his normal life, he meets a fighter who helps him get his life back on track.
1 A play
A play is one of the longest running anime series with over a thousand episodes. Eiichiro Oda’s series had a very successful 2021. The anime has improved tremendously and many new things about legendary characters such as Whitebeard, Roger, etc. appeared.
The anime follows the adventures of a young boy, Monkey D. Luffy, who aspires to become the Pirate King. Luffy sets out to recruit new teammates, who will help him achieve his dream. The anime takes viewers on an incredibly exciting adventure across multiple islands.
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