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Best anime series to watch in 2021: Must Watch Anime Series Out Right Now

best anime series to watch 2021

Want to find the best anime series to watch in 2021? Anime is one of the most popular forms of entertainment, and with so many good series coming out in 2021, it’s hard to know which one to watch. Here are our top fifteen suggestions for the best anime series to watch in 2021. This year has been a good year for anime. There has been plenty of great series released in the last few months, which is why there is no need to wait for the end of the year to get your fix. But which anime should you watch? Here’s a list of the best anime series to watch right now.

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

Release date: October 3, 2020

Studio: Mappa

The plot follows Yuji Itadori, a high school student who joins a hidden organization of Jujutsu Sorcerers in order to destroy Ryomen Sukuna, a powerful Curse in which Yuji becomes the host.

If you’re a fan of shonen anime then Jujutsu Kaisen will feel comfortably familiar. In Jujutsu Kaisen, all living beings emanate energy called Cursed Energy, which arises from negative emotions that naturally flow throughout the body.

Normal people cannot control this flow in their bodies, resulting in the birth of Curses, a race of spiritual beings whose primary desire is to bring harm to humanity.

Curses can refine this energy and use it to perform Cursed Techniques which tend to be unique to the user or their family. An advanced form of Cursed Technique is Domain Expansion through which the user can use their Cursed Energy to build a pocket dimension that covers the surrounding area within which all attacks will be stronger. Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the best anime of 2021 that I recommend you watch.

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2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Release date: September 28, 2019

Studio: Ufotable

After demons attack and destroy his family, Tanjiro discovers that only one of his sisters has survived. She is, however, slowly transforming into a demon. Tanjiro decides to become a demon slayer in order to free his sister from her curse and avenge his kin. Despite the fact that the plot is similar to that of many other sci-fi anime shows, Demon Slayer is a special and exciting series that you should definitely watch.

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3. Great Pretender

Release date: July 2020

Studio: Wit Studio

This is the best Netflix original anime to sink your teeth into whether you like movies about con artists or heist movies like Oceans 11. The plot follows a young Japanese conman who becomes embroiled in schemes much larger than he could ever imagine.

When each main character’s complex cons unfold, you get a deeper insight into their backstories as the series progresses. Of course, there’s always the big reveal at the end of each con, which is always thrilling.

4. B: The Beginning

Release date: March 2021

Studio: Production I.G

This dark, intense, and captivating Netflix original anime series is dark, exciting, and suspenseful. If you enjoy strong thriller anime and are looking for something new to watch, this is a good option. It is set in a technologically advanced world where a legendary detective for the Royal Police is on the hunt for a serial killer known as “Killer B.” Naturally, the plot thickens from there, exposing a shadowy criminal group and some horrifying human experiments.

5. Kakegurui

Release date: January 8, 2019

Studio:  Mappa

A raunchy story packed with more mature themes and imagery belies a high school populated by gambling geniuses. The grotesque eroticism of the series makes for a strange art experience, and the twist-filled plot is consistently compelling.

Probably the most NSFW show on this list. In the second season, the show takes several truly bizarre turns, but it remains as addictive as playing the slots throughout.

6. Violet Evergarden

Release date: August 2019

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Violet Evergarden, one of Netflix’s first major anime series, created a whole new world with its Telesis continent. When the war is over, a “war doll” is left behind – a “war robot” that was designed for the conflict but has begun to feel emotions.

She has to find a new purpose now that the war is over, so she goes to work for a postal company that offers to make its workers basically ghost-write letters for their customers. This anime has wonderful visuals and a great plot.

7. Tower of God

Release date: April 2020

Studio: Telecom Animation Film

The anime adaptation of artist S.I.U.’s online’manhwa’ (Korean for ‘comic’) is the latest in Crunchyroll’s recent effort to produce its own original anime material. Bam, an amnesiac teenager who is magically teleported into the Tower of God, is the protagonist of the series.

In order to survive the Tower’s deadly trials and even deadlier adversities, Bam must surround himself with allies. ATower of God is a stunning fantasy adventure anime with well-developed characters, a rich mythology, and stunning animation.

8. Attack on Titan (Season 4)

Release date: December 2020

Studio: Mappa

With new horrors, greater perils, and a new studio behind the scenes, Attack on Titan returns for its fourth and final season. The series’ finale will be brought to life by MAPPA and co-directors Jun Shishido and Yichir Hayashi.

The final season defies expectations once more by focusing on the Marley military as they launch one final desperate campaign to wrest Paradis Island and the control of the Founding Titan from Eren Yeager. The forth season was definitely an interesting one because we got to see a new side of Eren intsead of the crybaby we were used to seeing the past couple of seasons.

9. Mushoku Tensei (Jobless Reincarnation)

Release date: January 2021

Studio: Bind

Following the death of his parents, a 34-year-old Japanese NEET is evicted from his house. After some introspection, he comes to the conclusion that his life was essentially meaningless. In an effort to do something positive with his life, he intercepts a speeding truck driving for a group of teenagers and pulls one of them out of harm’s way before dying.

He discovers he has been reincarnated in a world of sword and sorcery after waking up in the body of an infant. He resolves to succeed in his new life, abandoning his previous persona in favor of Rudeus Greyrat. Rudeus becomes a master of magic as a result of an inherited affinity and early training. He is a student of demon magician Roxy Migurdia, a friend of demihuman Sylphiette, and a magic tutor to noble heiress Eris Boreas Greyrat during his childhood. Jobless Reincarnation is one of the best new anime to watch you’re bored.

10. Sk8 the Infinity

Release date: January 2021

Studio: Bones

sk8 the Infinity is equal parts radical and ridiculous, with a keen emotional awareness and a gentle, good-natured sense of humour. It portrays a group of hardcore skaters competing in an abandoned mine in an underground, no-holds-barred downhill skateboarding competition.

The insecurities of hard-won talent cultivated over a lot of practice provide convincing characterisation for the show. It’s the show with everything: robot skateboards, skaters dressed as matadors and ninjas, and excellent voice casting. Sk8 Infinity is one of the best anime of 2021 that you should definitely watch.

11. Kemono Jihen

Release date: January 2021

Studio: Ajia-do Animation Works

Kabane Kusaka is the child of a human and an otherworldly being, and his parents seem to have abandoned him. It’s not an especially novel concept to be shunned because of a perceived evil. The juxtaposition of folktale horror and daily life reminds me of Bill Willingham’s comedic Fables. The fact that Kabane can’t die-shot, eaten, generates some bleak imagery and macabre humor in the show.

12. ID: INVADED

Release date: January 2020

Studio: Naz

Though Id: Invaded’s elevator pitch may be summarized as “a detective series crossed with Inception,” that description falls short of the show’s range of ideas. Each case is chock-full of perplexing plot twists, all of which are bolstered by a cast of fascinating characters. The writers take a high-concept sci-fi concept and transform it into a realistic story.

13. Horimiya

Release date: January 2021

Studio: CloverWorks

Horimiya is worth watching for the visuals and character art alone, which perfectly capture moments of quiet intimacy, isolation, and self-doubt. It’s a double-edged sword in that its breakneck pace (the director only has one season to work with) can be disorienting, but it’s saved by its elliptical narrative approach, which views Miyamura and Hori’s relationship as a series of various moments rather than a will they/won’t they courtship.

14. Wonder Egg Priority

Release date: January 2021

Studio: Cloverworks studio

The plot follows a 14-year-old Ai Ooto as she battles to preserve the souls of deceased adolescent girls housed inside the eponymous “wonder eggs.” The show’s high-quality animation is instantly noticeable, with complex character acting and stunning, high-flying, allegorical action.

For several, the overt portrayal of a difficult subject matter would be an insurmountable barrier. Wonder Egg Priority is consistently strong and provocative, striking the perfect combination of sensational action with excruciating subject matter without missing a beat.

15. Vlad Love

Release date: Feburary 2021

Studio: Ichigo Animation

Vlad Love, Mamoru Oshii’s latest series, is a low-stakes and often stupid return to his roots. In a way that Oshii’s work hasn’t been since the 1980s, the show is quirky and off-the-wall. The series’ abrupt debut threatened to bury it, but its high intensity makes it stand out in a crowded winter season. It’s also artful in its silliness, with odd and subjective split-scree use.

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