Funimation’s Best 2021 Action and Adventure Anime, from My Hero Academia to Vivy.
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My Hero Academia Season 5 and Vivy are just two of the great action/adventure shows coming to Funimation in 2021.
Funimation is the best place to see this trend in action and adventure in the anime industry in 2021. It’s been a great year for action and adventure anime on the popular streaming service. Some old favorites are back, as well as some fresh new shows that have already captivated the attention of viewers.
Here are some of the top action and adventure anime now streaming on Funimation for those looking for some excitement this Christmas season.
1. My Hero Academia Season 5
My Hero Academia is a well-known franchise by now. The manga by Kohei Horikoshi and the anime adaptation by Studio BONES have become modern classics. The fifth season was eagerly anticipated, and it does not disappoint. Once again, season 5 ends Season 4’s pro-hero arc before moving on to the manga’s four remaining chapters.
These arcs feature the franchise’s most popular characters in incredibly unusual circumstances. Among these opportunities is an internship with Endeavor in which Deku, Bakugo, and Shoto will be tested to the limit while discovering new things about themselves and one another. The League of Villains also reaches its lowest point this season. Things start to look brighter, though, when the personal bodyguard of All For One shows there to get them in shape. However, a new organization is lurking in the shadows, ready to strike at any moment. Everything in the world will change when they do.
2. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 (English Dub)
The first season of Eight Bit’s That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime got a lot of praise for its unique take on isekai and fantasy clichés. In the wake of Minami Satoru’s death, the 37-year-old salaryman finds himself in a realm of swords and sorcery. In spite of this, he does not have the physique of a hero or monarch. Minami, on the other hand, has been transformed into a disgusting slime.
For the time being, it appears that this new existence will be worse than his former one, given the fact that slime creatures are weak, blind, and deaf. As a slime, Minami, on the other hand, possesses the powers “Predator” and “Great Sage,” respectively. These two skills enable him to rise fast from his current position of weakness. When Rimuru Tempest first arrives in this weird new world, he meets a variety of interesting characters, both allies and opponents.
3. SK8 the Infinity
As one of 2021’s surprise hits, Studio BONES and Ichiro Okouchi’s SK8 the Infinity swiftly amassed a large following thanks to social media and word of mouth. “S” is the subject of this story, which centers on two high school classmates. This is a downhill skateboarding race that only takes place on Okinawa, which is why it is illegal, extremely dangerous, and kept a well guarded secret. S, on the other hand, takes place in an abandoned mine, making the activity considerably more risky.
Langa, a new transfer student at Reki’s high school, quickly becomes friends with the sophomore Reki. S is where Langa falls in love with the sport after Reki takes her there. These teenagers work as a team to overcome this unique situation and emerge victorious. It’s an action-packed and visually breathtaking tale of young exuberance brought to life by Studio BONES’ superb animation.
4. MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD
MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD, directed by Yo Moriyama and produced by TMS Entertainment, is the follow-up to last year’s hugely successful MEGALOBOX. An alternate Japan is depicted in the show, with residents of the Administrative Area residing in a pleasant neighborhood, while the Restricted Area serves as a slum for everyone else. Megaloboxing, a sort of extreme boxing in which combatants wear metal exoskeletons to amplify their strikes, is a prominent sport in this universe.
MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD continues the story of “Gearless” Joe, the man who reached to the top of the Megaloboxing ranks in the first season of the show. Even so, seven years after he began his career in the dingy underground fight bars, Joe has returned. Once again, as Nomad, he’s trying to fight his way out of danger. But can this wounded and battered body stand up to the challenge?
5. Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song
Because to its unique tale and engaging characters, Vivy (Fluorite Eye’s Song) quickly became a cult favorite this year. The series follows Vivy, the first self-aware artificial intelligence (AI) built by Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara at Wit Studio. At the NiaLand amusement park, Vivy sings for the visitors. She leads a peaceful life until Matsumoto, who has traveled from the future 100 years, shows up one day.
In the future, there will be a conflict between humans and artificial intelligence. By manipulating Vivy’s actions, Matsumoto hopes to prevent this war. In the process, altering the course of time and history. Vivy agrees to assist out because she wants to keep her happy life as it is, and as a result, the singer is rapidly sucked into a web of political intrigue. Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- is one of the year’s most fascinating and enjoyable programs because of its riveting look at artificial intelligence and the clichés around it.