Anime - 2021

Discussion of past anime from 2021
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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak, no need to split this into a new thread unless more OVAs are released :3 Title: When They Cry Expansion: Outbreak Japanese: ひぐらしのなく頃に拡 〜アウトブレイク〜 Release date: 31/7/2013 (feature length OVA) 10th anniversary event: 15/12/2012 (fan meeting) Genres: Mystery, Psychological horror, Suspense Original creator: Ryukishi07 and 07th Expansion Directed and written by: Toshifumi Kawase Music by: Kenji Kawai Character designer: Kyuuta Sakai Studio: Studio DEEN ED theme: "you -Visionen im Spiegel (you -Visions in the Mirror)" by Yuzuki Main cast: Keiichi Maebara (前原 圭一) voiced by Souichirou Hoshi Rena / Reina Ryūgū (竜宮 レナ / 礼奈) voiced by Mai Nakahara Mion Sonozaki (園崎 魅音) voiced by Yukino Satsuki Rika...
Titles: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (TenSura) Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件 (転スラ) Airing date: 1/10/2018 (TV series 24 episodes) Genres: Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Shōnen, Harem? Original creator: Fuse Original character designers: Mitz Vah (light novel), Taiki Kawakami (manga) and Shō Okagiri (spinoff) Director: Yasuhito Kikuchi and Atsushi Nakayama (assistant) Written by: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu Music by: Elements Garden Character designer and chief animation director: Ryōma Ebata Key animation director: Masaru Yonezawa Monster designs by: Takahiro Kishida Studio: 8-Bit Network: Tokyo MX, BS11, tvk, MBS Opening theme: "Nameless story" by Takuma Terashima Ending theme: "Another colony" by TRUE Main cast: Rimuru Tempest (リムル=テンペスト) /...
Title: Fate/Grand Order -First Order- Japanese: フェイト・グランドオーダー Airing dates: 31/12/2016 (TV special) and 31/12/2017 (Moonlight/Lostroom) Release dates: 30/7/2015 (Android), 12/8/2015 (iOS) and 25/6/2017 (US) Genres: Action, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural Original creator: Kinoko Nasu (Type-Moon) Original character designers: Takashi Takeuchi, Arco Wada, Mata and PFALZ (RPG) Directors: Hitoshi Nanba (TV), Takurō Tsukada (assistant) and Yōsuke Shiokawa (RPG) Unit directors: Motohiro Abe (FO), Shunji Maki and Tomoya Kunisaki (ML) Written by: Namimi Sanjō (TV), Ayumi Sekine (FO), Futoshi Higashide, Sayaka Morikawa, Tomoyuki Kurokawa (ML), Yuichiro Higashide, Hikaru Sakurai, Hazuki Minase and Meteo Hoshizora (RPG) Music by: Ryō Kawasaki (TV)...
Synopsis In a seemingly peaceful time without looming threats of Sirens or war, shipgirls from different nations live together in harmony. Some girls, such as the destroyers Ayanami, Javelin, Laffey, and Z23, attend school. Others immerse themselves into various other activities, including sports, foraging, training, going to formal parties, or even vying for the commander's attention! But one thing is for certain: the girls will continue to deepen their friendship in the pleasant port of Azur Lane! azur_lane_bisoku_zenshin The anime series page is located at MATV or FTV.
Japanese: 無職転生 ~異世界行ったら本気だす~ Airing date: 4/10/2021 (Monday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Isekai, fantasy Studio: Studio Bind Synopsis: Part 2 of Jobless reincarnation is an immediate continuation of events from season one therefore it is highly recommended you watch part one before seeing this. For newcomers to the series Jobless Reincarnation is an isekai series that tells the tale of a pervy 30-year-old NEET shut-in who dies and is reincarnated as baby boy named Rudeus Greyrat. Growing up in a loving family it is soon becomes clear Rudeus is a talented magic user and because of his talents is trained under Roxy to develop his skills further. The story in season covers Rudeus as he grows up and when he reaches his teenage years is...
Japanese: 世界最高の暗殺者、異世界貴族に転生する Airing date: 6/10/2021 (Wednesday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Action, isekai/fantasy Studio: Silver Link, Studio Palette monsta recommends for: Action lovers and admirers of cute girls Synopsis: Lugh Tuatha Dé is the best assassin in the world and has worked faithfully for his organisation all his life. On completing his final mission however he is killed in a speculator fashion for reasons unknown. Instead of dying he gets a second chance on life when a goddess decides to revive him. He is given the choice of being reborn as a new person but can live the life he wants. Alternatively he can retain his old memories but then must fulfil a "final assassination" mission: that is to assassinate the hero of...
Japanese: takt op.Destiny Airing date: 6/10/2021 (Wednesday release) Episodes: Unknown Genres: Action, music, fantasy Studio: Mappa Synopsis: After a meteorite strikes earth monsters called D2 run rampant across the world bringing great destruction to Earth. Despair and a sense of hopeless prevails as these monsters take over but there are people who resist and these are the conductors and musicarts. The musicart use the power of music to attack the D2 and are led by conductors who issue out orders to them. Trailer: Thoughts: The summary sounds like a write-off but if the first two episodes of this anime are anything to go by then this is worth a watch because what I have seen is good so far. I will admit the story really does...
Japanese: 86―エイティシックス― Airing date: 3/10/2021 (Sunday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Mecha, military Studio: A-1 Pictures Synopsis: 86 Part 2 is a direct sequel to the first season so folks who haven't seen season one watching this is a non-starter. To give you a low down on what you are missing, 86 tells the story of the war between the Republic of Magonlia and the Gilead empire. What separates 86 from other mecha/war series is that the underclass of the Magonlia Republic, the 86, are used as soldiers to fight this war. What's more, in the Republic the units they operate are said to be powered autonomously and therefore when these 86 soldiers perish their deaths are never acknowledged as they are not considered humans. This propaganda...
Japanese: 月とライカと吸血姫 Airing date: 4/10/2021 (Monday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Sci-Fi, military Studio: Arvo Animation Synopsis: Set in alternate universe around the space race era we have the nations of Zirnitra Union/ UZSR and the United Kingdom of Arnack (UK) competing to get the first man into space. The UZSR have taken the early lead in this race by sending a dog shocking the UK into action. The USZR triumph is not all what it seems though as the dog they launched died mere hours after entering space countering the official state propaganda story that said the dog survived a week. To avoid similar incidents with their cosmonaut heroes the UZSR decide to test their rockets safety using non-humans. Enter Irina the vampire whose...
Japanese: さんかく窓の外側は夜 Airing date: 3/10/2021 (Sunday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Mystery, supernatural, boys love Studio: Zero-G Synopsis: Kosuke Mikado has the ability to see ghosts and other supernatural creatures but keeps his talents hidden as these supernatural forces scare the living daylights out of him! One fateful day Kousuke meets a talented exorcist named Rihito Hiyakawa who not only spots his hidden ability but also manages to share his senses (and soul) with Rihito as he touches him. Using Kosuke’s talents and Rihito exorcism abilities the pair work together to solve various supernatural cases in their area. Trailer: Thoughts: I went with into this series with a degree of trepidation considering what I saw in the...
Japanese: 結城友奈は勇者である 大満開の章 Airing date: 2/10/2021 (Saturday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Dark magical girl, drama, fantasy Studio: Studio Gokumi Synopsis: Yuuki Yuuna is a dark magical girl series that deals with a group of girls who try and save the world from powerful monsters called vertexes. Unbeknownst to them is that the very magical powers they wield carry a hidden truth that will bring them great suffering. It is in these struggles where they find what it really means to be a hero! Trailer: Thoughts: I won’t lie; I can’t remember much of the details from the first two seasons of Yuuki Yuuna but despite some people saying this is a copycat of Madoka this series is actually good. The girls are likeable and the...
Japanese: 見える子ちゃん Airing date: 3/10/2021 (Sunday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Horror, comedy Studio: Passione Synopsis: The story centres on Miko who is a typical high school student whose life turns upside down when she suddenly starts seeing monsters. Instead of showing her fright she pretends to act coy whenever these monsters appear. But the charade is hard to maintain especially when her close friends get embroiled in her drama! Mieruko-chan is an anime that mixes comedy and horror. Trailer: Thoughts: The series opener does a good job in building a good amount of suspense as we are never quite sure what we are witnessing in the early scenes. This feeling of uncertainty plus the anticipation of jump scares keeps you on the...
Japanese: 王様ランキング Airing date: 15/10/2021 (Friday release) Episodes: 23 Genres: Adventure, fantasy Studio: Wit Studio Synopsis: The story centres around Bojji the prince who is next in line to become the king of the kingdom. His position for the throne is less than secure however as Boijj’s deafness and physical weakness often makes him the target for ridicule with many people believing he is incapable of leading his country. Despite this criticism Bojii remains confident he can lead his country and become the greatest king the world has ever seen. Trailer: Thoughts: Prepare for an emotional ride folks cause this series starts by firing shots at you. First we get it from Boijj as we begin to understand the struggles he confronts...
Japanese: 鬼滅の刃 無限列車編 Airing date: 10/10/2021 (Sunday release) Episodes: 7 Genres: Action, supernatural, demons Studio: ufotable monsta recommends for: Action nuts those who haven't seen the movie or newcomers. Synopsis: Mugen train is a TV rendition of the highly successful 2020 movie. For those unfamiliar with the film, this arc of the anime has the Demon Slayer corps investigating a series of disappearances surrounding the Mugen Train. In order to solve this case quickly the high-ranking slayer Kyoujurou Rendoku is called into action along with newcomers Tanjirou, Nezuko, Zenitsu and Inosuke. What powerful demons will await this lot when boarding the Mugen train? Note: This TV version contains an anime original opening episode plus...
Japanese: 先輩がうざい後輩の話 Airing date: 10/10/2021 (Sunday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Romance, comedy, slice-of-life Studio: Doga Kobo monsta recommends for: If you like Uzaki Likes to Hang Out or Nagatoro then you will like this. It a romantic/comedy of a similar ilk. Synopsis: Futaba Igarashi is new at her job and wants to prove herself by leaving a good impression to the top brass. Problem is her senpai is sooo annoying! She finds him loud, obnoxious, patronising and worst of all… He treats her like a child! Irritated by his attitude, she lambasts him constantly but then, sometimes he can be nice and and, there are times he can even be kind and thoughtful… It is not like she likes him… No! HE IS annoying! Trailer: Thoughts: The...
Japanese: 大正処女御伽話 Airing date: 9/10/2021 (Saturday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Romance, comedy, slice-of-life Studio: SynergySP monsta recommends for: Sweet romantics who enjoy wholesome feelings/ideal waifus. Synopsis: Tamahiko Shima comes from a rich and powerful family but when he gets involved in major car crash that leaves his mother dead and his dominant arm crippled, he is banished to the countryside to avoid bringing shame to his family. Living on his own, Tamahiko slowly loses the will to live... That is until a young girl named Yuzuki enters his life. Her optimism and enthusiastic nature prove infectious as Tamahiko slowly comes out of his shell. It is not long after this that he begins to see the world in a more positive...
Japanese: プラチナエンド Airing date: 8/10/2021 ( Friday release) Episodes: 24 Genres: Drama, supernatural Studio: Signal.MD monsta recommends for: Action and fans of death match series like Mirai Nikki Synopsis: After the death of his parents and the abusive relationship he has suffered with his adopted relatives Mirai Kakehashi falls into a state of depression and later despair. On the day of his graduation Mirai gives up on life and attempts suicide but just as he is about to die he is saved by an angel who promises to give him happiness. Obtaining new powers from the angel Mirai is given the chance to obtain happiness and become the new god of this world. In order to gain such a position however he must challenge the other 12 god...
Japanese: サクガン Airing date: 7/10/2021 (Thursday release) Episodes: 12 Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi Studio: Satelight monsta recommends for: Action and mecha fans Synopsis: In this world humans live deep underground in various colonies to seek refuge from the dangerous monsters named Kaiju that live within. Hiding and remaining safe is not for everyone though as Memenpu yearns to explore the world outside her colony. When Memenpu receives a map of the underground this is the push that drives her to leave. Gagumber; Memenpu’s father is aware of the risks of leaving the colony and pleads for her to stay but when a Kaiju suddenly attacks and destroys their colony, he feels that the only way to fulfil her dreams of exploration and keep her...
Japanese: 古見さんは、コミュ症です。 Airing date: 7/10/2021 (Thursday release) Episodes: Unknown Genres: Slice-of-life, comedy Studio: OLM monsta recommends for: Likes anime that deals with socially awkward teenagers. Synopsis: On her first day of entering the prestigious Itan Private High School Komi Shouko has already attained the status of class Madonna for her stunning looks and graceful appearance. There is just one little secret she has… She is terrible at communicating with others! Tadano Hitchito is in a similar boat and feels he is out of Komi’s league but he finds out that Komi has similar problems to himself he tries to befriend her and they make a promise to help get 100 friends. Let do the pair know that this school is full of crazy...
Magia Record, Puella Magi Madoka Magica side story (2020) & season 2 (2021) looking’forward homura and madoka’s debut in this spinoff now that s2 began :(
Title: HOW NOT TO SUMMON A DEMON LORD Japanese: 異世界魔王と召喚少女の奴隷魔術 Airing dates: 4/7/2018 (TV series 12 episodes) and 5/7/2018 (uncensored) Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Harem Original creator: Yukiya Murasaki Original character designer: Takahiro Tsurusaki (light novel) and Naoto Fukuda (manga) Director: Yūta Murano Written by: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu Music by: Yusuke Katō Character designer: Shizue Kaneko Chief animation director: Yuki Nishioka Action animation director and monster designs by: Yuki Miyamoto Director of photography: Teppei Satō Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama Backgrounds by: Kusanagi Color key by: Natsuko Otsuka Studio: Ajia-do Animation Works Network: AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, Sun TV Opening theme: "DeCIDE" by...
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon’Maid S & Minidragon, more maidragon antics this year sorry but like its mandatory onsen special, S2 was a’must after the miniseries :p
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