Top Spring 2021 Anime Recommendations

This is your Spring!

Spring is in the air in Japan and what is airing are some great new anime titles. There are some great sci-fi series such as 86 EIGHTY-SIX and Godzilla is also here to bite our curiosity. If you are a supernaturally inclined anime fan, be sure to watch Fumetsu no Anata e, which seems as if might be a feel-good supernatural story or Shadows House which is a slice of life story that might ‘doll-up’ your day. If you liked Shaman King in the early 2000’s you may be in for a surprise as well, but enough from the editorial team, lets look at this season’s recommendations! This is your spring, make it super sugoi! Itadakimasu!!

Spring Recommendations

86 EIGHTY-SIX

Genre: Drama Sci-Fi

Release Date: Apr 11, 2021

Anime House: A-1 Pictures 

Based on: Light Novel

There is an eighty-sixth sector, beyond the fortified walls protecting eighty-five Republic territories, a ‘nonexistent’ place. The young, both men and women, in this forsaken land are branded the Eighty-six. These young ones, stripped of their humanity, pilot ‘unnamed’ weapons into battle. Under the disguise of drones fighting a bloodless war many of these warriors have been slain in secret since according to the government claims, this is a bloodless war. Will there be justice for these men and women?

Fumetsu no Anata e

Genre: Adventure Drama Fantasy Supernatural

Release Date: Apr 12, 2021

Anime House: Brain’s Base

Based on: Manga

An immortal being that is sent to earth as a sphere change into various shapes until it sees a wolf and becomes one itself. Then there is a boy living in a ghost town, and the two meet and become friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment of the North American Arctic region. Each of them is a mystery, there is more than meets the eye in this story and it is up to us, the viewers, to discover the rest of the story as it unfolds.

Godzilla S.P

Genre: Action Sci-Fi

Release Date: March 25, 2021

Anime House: Bones x Orange 

Based on: Original

Everybody’s favourite gigantic saurian monster that is so scary it will make a T-Rex blush, Godzilla, is back in an original story anime. The anime tells the tale of young geniuses Mei Kamino, a researcher and Yun Arikawa, an engineer as they take on an unfathomable threat with their crew. Danger comes from the deep and these geniuses and their team may be the only hope the world has. Will other giant creatures like Mothra also be in the anime? We will have to see. This promises to be epic!

Kyuukyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yori mo Kusoge Dattara

Genre: Fantasy Game

Release Date: Apr 7, 2021

Anime House: ENGI 

Based on: Light Novel

Hiroshi Yuki, (player name: Hiro), is a high school boy that loves to play VRMMORPG’s (virtual reality MMORPG’s). Reona Kisaragi, his friend since childhood, forces him into buying the game, Kiwame Quest, a game promoted as “more real than reality” with mind-blowing graphics, impressive NPC behaviour, and even the scent of plant life and the sensation of wind blowing against your skin. Many gamers actually left the game because it is too realistic because you can actually feel pain when hit in the game. What will Hiroshi uncover as he plays this too realistic game?

Shadows House

Genre: Slice of Life Supernatural

Release Date: Apr 11, 2021

Anime House: CloverWorks 

Based on: Manga

In a vast mansion, faceless nobles dwell served by living dolls. These dolls spend most of their time cleaning up soot, which is endlessly emitted by their mysterious masters. Our story follows the relationship between Emilyko, a living doll, and her shadow master Kate. Emilyko, like other dolls, has a duty to clean the room of her master who continues to emit soot that dirties her living space.

Shaman King (2021)

Genre: Supernatural Superpower

Release Date: Apr 1, 2021

Anime House: Bridge 

Based on: Manga

They are redoing the classic Shaman King anime, this time by covering all 35 volumes of the manga! The anime tells us about Manta, a middle-schooler that meets Yoh Asakura, a young shaman ca[able to talk to spirits, as well as allowing them to possess him to have access to their powers. Yoh aims to become the shaman king by winning the Shaman Fight, which is a tournament between shaman which happens only every 500 years. He, his spiritual and mundane friends are on a journey that might change the fate of the world.

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!

Genre: Comedy Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 4, 2021

Anime House: J.C.Staff 

Based on: Light Novel

Can a secret society that wants world dominion truly be evil? I mean their scientist is eccentric, their hot female generals wear little clothing, and they actually are concerned for the world… Strange for an evil secret society. Our story is about No.6, a combatant for the ‘evil corporation’, set to do recon on an unknown alien planet, with his new android partner, Alice. Then he meets a sexy female knight riding a unicorn, which starts a hilarious adventure in a magical fantasy world.

Slime Taoshite 300-nen, Shiranai Uchi ni Level Max ni Nattemashita

Genre: Comedy Fantasy

Release Date: Apr 10, 2021

Anime House: REVOROOT 

Based on: Light Novel

Known in English as ‘I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level‘, the story tells us the story of an ordinary office lady that dies from overwork and get ‘isekaied’ to another world. She decides to live a slow life because of her dying from overworking, as an immortal witch, with the figure of a 17-year-old living in the mountains. She makes money by killing slimes to acquire magic stones which she sells at the guild in the village. But one day everything changes, and no spoilers, you have to see what happens!!

Tensura Nikki: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

Genre: Fantasy Slice of Life

Release Date: Apr 6, 2021

Anime House: 8bit 

Based on: Manga

Tensura Nikki: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, loosely translated as ‘The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ is a spin-off from the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken ( That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) series. It tells the tales of all the adventures Rimuru, everyone’s favourite slime gets up to when he and his friends have free time to chill!

Tokyo Revengers

Genre: Drama School

Release Date: Apr 11, 2021

Anime House: LIDENFILMS 

Based on: Manga

Freelancer Takemichi Hanagaki reached the pits of despair. His only ever girlfriend from middle school has been murdered by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. One day, standing on an overcrowded train platform he ends up being accidentally pushed onto the train tracks. Thinking he is about to meet his maker he closes his eyes but instead of dying, he ends up time travelling 12 years back in time. He decides to have revenge on his old life by saving his girlfriend’s life.

Honourable Mentions

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season

This popular Super Hero anime returns a fifth time. Get ready for the costumes and capes, it is time to kick evil to the curb.

Fruits Basket: The Final

The further adventures of Tohru Honda and the supernaturally cursed Sohma family. How will it end? Will curses be broken?

Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu

Remember that anime where two girls summon a demon lord… or actually a hikikomori to their world, well it is back. What will our ‘demon lord’ and his harem of friends get up to this season?!

Zombieland Saga Revenge

The ultimate girl/idol band is back. SO what if an eye sometimes pop out or a bassist loses her head, as in, it falls off. These zombies make great music, right?

What did the AnimeFantatika staff watch last season?

2021 Winter Roundup Takeshi

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season

Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga

Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi: Redo Healer (Not for the faint-hearted)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

SK∞

Hataraku Saibou Black (TV)

Baka

Ex-Arm (Maybe has a good story but 3D animation was terrible and low key)

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2021 Winter Roundup Ookami

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka? (Best spider character in animation, EVER)

Ore dake Haireru Kakushi Dungeon (Nice little fantasy anime)

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (The story is captivating)

Kai Byoui Ramune (Reminds me of xxxHolic a little from a moral perspective)

Urasekai Picnic (slight creepy undertones)

Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga

Baka

Ex-Arm (cringy 3D animation, which is sad because the story is good)