Well what a year 2020 was…. And let’s just leave it as that! Although there were some pretty good anime released during the year, such as Keep Your Hands off Eizouken, Fire Force Season 2 and many more, we are still waiting for a few things to catch up here in the west, like WHEN CAN I SEE THE DEMON SLAYER MOVIE!!!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train was released in Japan in October 2020 and has become the highest grossing anime film in Japan ever, even over taking Spirited Away. I will discuss this film further when I finally get to see it, but having read the manga and seen as many videos and sneak peaks as possible, I know it’s going to be worth the wait!
Looking forward to anime in 2021…well actually, the first anime to watch on my list started broadcasting in 2020, but only a few episodes have aired at the end of 2020, so I guess it’s more of a 2021 anime. Anyway, first on the list is Attack on Titan: The Final Season. The final chapter of the epic story of Titans Vs Humans. For a while Hajime Isayama (creator & illustrator) has been saying that the manga is coming to its end, which should be pretty soon. But have the producers of AoT been too hasty making the final anime series without the final manga chapters being revealed? Hopefully it won’t be a rushed job at the end of the series that we’ve been watching/reading for several years! Release date December 7th 2020 in Japanese, English dubbed TBA.
Second on my watch list is The Promised Neverland, Season 2. I have been waiting so long for this! The Promised Neverland premiered in the early part of 2019. After watching the first episode I was hooked and once I had watched the whole series I read the manga, from the beginning, in case the anime had left anything out! I can say that the anime did a pretty good job of following the manga and I hope the same can be said for this new season, because life outside the orphanage is a lot tougher than the children thought. Season 1 was amazing and focused on character building and in season 2 we should see a lot more action, drama and…I’m not going to add any of the spoilers! If you haven’t seen The Promised Neverland, Season 1 go and watch it now, because this is going to be one of the most talked about anime this winter. Release date January 7th 2021 in Japanese, English dubbed TBA.
Beastars season 2 will be coming to Netflix this winter. Back in 2019 I inexplicably found myself drawn into the world of Beastars when it premiered on Netflix, as a Netflix Original. I had my doubts about it, due to the talking humanistic animals, but the storyline and the character development were so good that I could not help but binge watch it. I would like to tell you more details about the show, but I don’t want to spoil anything, especially if you haven’t watched season 1. However, I can tell from the trailer that the world in which our main characters live are about to get darker and more dangerous. That is why I am looking forward to Beastars, Season 2. Put the stigma of ‘Furries’ aside and watch it for the amazing anime that it is. Release date January 6th 2021 in Japanese, English dubbed TBA.
Dr. Stone: Stone Wars is next on my list. I have only watched a couple of episodes from the first season of Dr. Stone, as I could not get into it. It didn’t capture my imagination as much as some of the other anime that I watch for some reason. I will try again someday, but I know a lot of anime fans love this series, which is why it is on my list. Season 2 seems to have a lot more ‘awoken’ humans in it from different locations which is why there is a war happening. I am not sure what else to add to this as I don’t know enough about the show, maybe I should read the manga instead? Let me know what you think!
Here’s the trailer for Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
Release date January 14th 2021 in Japanese, English dubbed TBA.
Finally on my watch list is Horimiya. This anime seems to keep popping up in my peripheral vision, seemingly cute and undramatic looking I have dismissed it and continued the search for other shows to add to my anime watch list 2021. However, the more I see images of Horimiya I find myself clicking on it to find out more… and I am currently trying to stop myself from reading the manga because it’s totally intrigued me. It is not a Shonen series like most of the anime that I watch, there will be no big fast and powerful battle sequences, that I know of, instead it will be a change of pace. I think there will be plenty of drama and plot twists in it, but in a much subtler way than we are used to. Release date January 10th 2021 in Japanese, English dubbed TBA.
Coming soon in 2021
My Hero Academia, Season 5 – March 2021
Edens Zero – April 2021
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan – Spring 2021
The Rising of The Shield Hero, Season 2 – TBA
Fruits Basket: The Final Season – TBA
AND there’s also – My Hero Academia‘s 3rd movie (Name TBA) – Summer 2021