A lot of anime series and movies are finally confirmed to be released in 2021 after a long wait. Thus, this post summarizes the best upcoming anime and the full list of new anime for 2021. It’s time to add new titles into your anime playlist!
Under the special circumstance in 2020, most industries have been impacted to different degrees and anime industry does not escape unscathed from the pandemic, as well. Many scheduled anime series have been delayed in release indefinitely as anime studios can’t able to produce them as expected due to social distancing practice for fighting against Covid-19. But fortunately, the tense situation is gradually lessening and the whole entertainment is getting revitalized again. We are happy to see a lot of popular & long-awaited titles are announced to be available to the public in the new year.
Which new to watch next is what many anime buffs are considering about. Let’s check out all the upcoming anime in 2021 and see whether the one you are looking forward, is included in the list.
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The second cinematic release of Seitokai Yakuindomo is one of the movies impacted by the ongoing pandemic and the airtime that was originally set in July, 2020, has been cancelled. Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie 2 still follows the student council of Oosai Academy and their high jinks. It is not difficult to imagine that there will be lots of funny weird jokes in this new movie.
Gintama comes to the final film adaptation again. The latest trailer suggests that there will be a massive final battle in the final anime outing, from which Gintama fans may expect more surprise.
Hiiro no Dangan (The Scarlet Bullet) is the 24th film release of the Detective Conan franchises. This film is set at the WSG-World Sports Games in Tokyo and follows an apparent kidnapping to unfold the plots. The release of Scarlet Bullet was scheduled at April 17, 2020. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this film finally drops at April 16, 2021.
As the second animated adaption of Shaman King manga series created by Hiroyuki Takei, this film with the same name is about to open on April, 2021. It has been 20 years since the first video release in 2001. In the completely new movie, fans will be able to watch a canonical ending and savor every scene in Shaman King with nostalgia.
Hataraku Saibou!! Season 2 had gone viral in 2018, and now the second season is around the corner. With the adaptation of the original manga, the new season will go into more based on the story of Red Blood Cell AE3803 and White Blood Cell U-1146. The Hataraku Saibou!! season 2 is scheduled to premiere on January 9, 2021.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu is a split-cour with the first half of 13 episodes released on July 8, 2020, and the left part will be open to audiences on Jan 6, 2021 according to the official announcement.
Release date: January 12, 2021
The 2018 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has got a huge popularity and the second season was originally scheduled to air in October 2020, but got postponed to 2021 as a result of the on-going pandemic. The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 2 is a split-cour season that divvied into part 1 on January 12 and part 2 in July.
Non Non Biyori is among the most popular lighthearted slice-of-life anime all the time. It is set to begin its third season on January 11, 2021. In the new season, we can continue to enter the tales of life of the four girls in countryside.
5-toubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) follows the daily life of Fuutarou Uesugi, a top student from Asahiyama High School, who tutors 5 sisters in their studies. Many fans are wondering who will be Fuutarou Uesugi’s bride. Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba or Itsuki Nakano? The answer may be discovered in the second season.
The return of Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) is finally confirmed on January 8, 2021 after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While keeping up the gripping storyline and character development, the new season definitely brings new inspiration.
After two years, Dr.Stone comes out with its new season, Stone Wars, as an adaptation of the story of the "Stone Wars" arc in the manga series. The second season will be open to the public at January 14, 2021.
The popular manga series, Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu, has been produced as an anime adaptation that many fans hoped for. Despite the release delay, we will finally be able to view the anime on January 10, 2021.
Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? is another sought-after light novel series based on Isekai (different world). The manga adaptation has also been publised starting on December 22, 2015. Then, the anime edition was reported to be produced on July 6, 2018 into a television series. The two-cour anime series will be premiered on January 8, 2020.
Fumetsu no Anata e is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima. Featured with innovative themes and meaningful plots, it wins a great success in Japan and oversea. The anime adaption will be released in April 2021.
Godzilla Singular Point is TV anime series directed by Atsushi Takahashi, co-produced by studios Bones and Orange, and licensed by Netflix. Godzilla Singular Point is an original story, but its first teaser trailer involves some classic Godzilla characters. Guesses on Godzilla Singular Point keep coming, and some of them may get confirmed in April 2021.
Beastars (season 2) (January 5)
Yuru Camp (season 2) (January 7)
Yakusoku no Neverland (season 2) (January 8)
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (season 2 part 2) (January 6)
Hataraku Saibou!! (season 2) (January 9)
World Trigger (season 2) (January 10)
Non Non Biyori (season 3) (January 11)
Shin Chuuka Ichiban! (season 2) (January 11)
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (season 2 part 1) (January 12)
5-toubun no Hanayome (season 2) (January 12)
Log Horizon: Entaku Houkai (season 3) (January 13)
Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan (season 4) (January 13)
Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (Season 2) (January 14)
Yami Shibai (season 8) (January)
Monogatari (January 4)
Urasekai Picnic (January 4)
Jimihen!!: Jimiko wo Kaechau Jun Isei Kouyuu!! (January 4)
Gekidol (January 5)
I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol (January 6)
Abciee Shuugyou Nikki (January 7)
Tenchi Souzou Design-bu (January 7)
Soukou Musume Senki (January 7)
Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? (January 8)
Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun (January 8)
2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu (January 8)
Idolls! (January 8)
Ore dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon (January 9)
Idolls! (January 8)
WIXOSS Diva(A)Live (January 9)
Horimiya (January 10)
Hataraku Saibou! Black (January 10)
Kemono Jihen (January 10)
SK∞ [January 10)
Skate-Leading☆Stars (January 10)
Kai Byoui Ramune (January 10)
Show by Rock!! Stars!! (January 10)
Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki Sansatsume (January 10)
Idoly Pride (January 10)
Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (January 10)
Bungou Stray Dogs Wan! (January 13)
World Witches Hasshin Shimasu! (January 13)
Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi: Kimluck-hen (January 20)
Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi (January 13)
Ex-Arm (January 11)
Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna (January 4)
Hortensia Saga (January 7)
Back Arrow (January 9)
Wonder Egg Priority (January 13)
Project Scard: Praeter no Kizu (January 9)
Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (February)
Tropical-Rouge! Precure (February 28)
Seitokai Yakuindomo Movie 2 (January 1)
Gintama: The Final (January 8)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 1 (January 8)
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2 (February 11)
"Uchuu Senkan Yamato" to Iu Jidai: Seireki 2202-nen no Sentaku (January 15)
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2205: Aratanaru Tabidachi [January 15)
Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha (January 16)
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time (January 23)
Princess Principal: Crown Handler 1 (February 11)
Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru (February 26)
Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san (Movie) (March 19)
Healin' Good♡Precure Movie: Yume no Machi de Kyun! Tto GoGo! Dai Henshin!! (March 20)
Girls & Panzer: Saishuushou Part 3 (March)
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Boku no Hero Academia (season 5) (March 27)
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun (season 2)
Yuukoku no Moriarty (season 2)
My Next Life as a Villainess (season 2)
Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
Fumetsu no Anata e
Shaman King (2021)
Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation
Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui
Tokyo Babylon 2021
Mashiro no Oto
Dragon, Ie wo Kau.
Sayonara Watashi no Cramer
Yakunara Mug Cup mo
Cestvs: The Roman Fighter
Uchuu Nanchara Kotetsu-kun
SD Gundam World Heroes
Kyuukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara
Sayonara Watashi no Cramer Movie: First Touch (April 1]
Detective Conan Movie 24: Hiiro no Dangan (April 16]
BanG Dream! Movie: Episode of Roselia - I: Yakusoku (April 23]
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash (May 7]
Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Movie (May 21]
Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru (June 25]
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Fuwa Fuwa Fuwaly to Kumo no Kuni (June 25]
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TSUKIPRO THE ANIMATION (season 2)
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (season 2 part 2)
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S (season 2)
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (season 2 part 2)
100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru (season 2)
Genjitsu Shugi Yuusha no Oukoku Saikenki
Peach Boy Riverside
Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi
Night Head 2041
Getter Robo Arc
Shiroi Suna no Aquatope
Cheat Kusushi no Slow Life: Isekai ni Tsukurou Drugstore
Ryouma! The Prince of Tennis Shinsei Movie: Tennis no Ouji-sama (September 3)
This list primarily includes TV series and movies that have been announced. Meanwhile, the content will be updates from time to time according to the official announcements.