Although the Summer season has already passed, the memories it left behind are still fresh in our minds. While anime lovers eagerly await the Winter 2022 lineup, there are still a plethora of 2021 series to enjoy. It was an excellent summer for anime viewing. As expected, the year’s most anticipated series were able to live up to their billing this season.
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As a result of this summer’s shows, fans have a better idea of what each one has to offer. There were a lot of great shows, but these are the best of the best from the Summer 2021 season.
Mark Sammut made the following update on December 23rd, 2021: The year 2021 is coming to a close, and anime has had a great year. Summer 2021 was no exception to the rule, with a slew of excellent shows. In this post, we previously reviewed the best anime of the season; yet, this summer was very generous in terms of outstanding shows. A few more of the best anime from Summer 2021 have been included in honor of the year’s best of the year selections. If you missed them the first time around, now is your chance to catch up.
1. Baki Hanma: Son Of Ogre
Baki’s most recent run on Netflix was possibly the show’s poorest yet, according to critics. A lot of time was wasted on side plots and characters who didn’t have much bearing on what was going on in the main plot, such as Baki and Oliva Biscuit’s epic battle towards the end.
Son of Ogre’s season might be erratic, but when the emphasis is completely on the action, it improves greatly. Both Baki and Oliva’s fights are ferocious and ludicrous, while Jun Guevaru’s fight with three prison guards is a lot of fun.
2. Life Lessons With Uramichi-Oniisan
Uramichi-Oniisan follows the adult cast of “Together with Mama,” a popular children’s television show. Characters on the show do a good job of portraying people who are upbeat and in control of their lives. Even away from the camera, they’re anything but happy or content.
Every episode of Life Lessons with Uramichi-Oniisan revolves around a single, reoccurring joke that the show milks for all its worth. A view into the daily grind of working in a TV studio is provided by this show through its slice-of-life features, while the characters are all pretty amusing.
3. Remake Our Life
If you’re looking for a slice-of-life romance, there are plenty of options. Every year, there is a limited number of these light-hearted titles that manage to stick out. While other summer blockbusters like Kaguya-sama and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU had audiences glued to their screens, Remake Our Life! managed to hold their attention for nearly the entire time period.
Kyouka Hashiba, a 28-year-old professional, is the focus of the series. It’s been ten years since Kyouka lamented his misfortune, but this time, things are different. Kyouka’s life begins to change in ways he never imagined as he meets new individuals.
4. Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU
The discovery that Passione’s alleged Higurashi reboot was actually a continuation of the main series, written by creator Ryukishi07, was one of the biggest surprises of the Fall 2020 season. Fans of Higurashi Gou were left with many unanswered questions as a result of the show.
The majority of Sotsu’s run has been devoted to filling up the gaps. The show’s sluggish pace has disappointed some fans, but the few moments of true development have made up for it. With just a few more episodes to go, the series is on the verge of a thrilling conclusion. Fans should expect a lot from Ryukishi07 in the future.
5. Sonny Boy
Sonny Boy, the next anime from Space Dandy and One-Punch Man creator Shingo Natsume, stands out from the crowd. There is a group of pupils trapped in an alternate reality. Together, they discover that they have a variety of abilities, and that they must work together if they are to return home.
Sonny Boy is a complex, enigmatic figure. The mystery anime chooses to give flashes of contextual information while investigating the kids’ psyches instead of giving the audience easy answers or holding their hands. The end result is a character study that is equally likely to be a favorite or a least favorite anime of 2021 for different people.
6. The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!
Even if you’ve never read the series’ manga, chances are you’ve seen a few of Jahy’s manga images online. The story revolves around the titular Jahy, a powerful demon who gets downsized and then sent to the human realm.
For the most part, the anime faithfully adapts the manga’s absurdist comedy into its own visual medium. So far, the anime has lasted throughout the fall season, which is unusual.
7. My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X
When it came to best-selling titles in 2013, many people choose My Next Life as a Villainess. Isekai, a lighthearted mashup of genres, was entertaining to see. When it was revealed that there will be a second season, many people were thrilled.
Katrina is confident in her ability to evade any of Fortune Lover’s traps because she has avoided all conceivable death flags. As it turns out, there’s more to the game than she remembers, so she’s forced to keep going without any idea of what comes next.
8. My Hero Academia Season 5
It’s still one of the most popular animes in the world today. The manga and anime adaptations of Kohei Horikoshi’s super-powered underdog saga are still going strong.
There are numerous notable modern happenings that have been covered in this season’s episodes, but it is still lagging behind manga. As the manga keeps getting better and better, it’s safe to say that additional adaptations are on the way.
9. Shaman King (2021)
When the first season of the Shaman King anime concluded in 2002, it had amassed a devoted fanbase. In 2004, the manga, which had been serialized for six years, came to an end after 32 volumes. For the first time in nearly twenty years, the anime version of the series was released.
Shaman King, which premiered in 2021, features many of the same actors who appeared in the original series in 2001. Up to this point, the outcomes have been fantastic. There is a good chance that the program will be talked about until at least 2021, if not beyond. This new series, with any luck, will be able to cover the manga in full.
10. Tokyo Revengers
Tokyo Revengers, one of the year’s most talked-about anime, is actually a continuation of the Spring 2021 season. When Takemichi Hanagaki hears that his ex-girlfriend has been murdered, he is suddenly transported back in time.
In the wake of his awakening, Takemichi has the power to influence events that have already occurred. To save his ex-life, girlfriend’s he embarks on a mission to alter the present. Those who can’t wait to learn what happens after the season finale can read the manga.
11. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
When That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime premiered, it quickly became a favorite among anime fans. First shown in the Winter 2021 season, the second solidified itself as a must-see series.
Rimuru and his supporters are still debating their next move in Season 2’s second season, which resumed in July. If all goes according to plan, the second season should pave the way for a third.
12. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S
When Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid debuted in 2017, it was a big smash, and fans were clamoring for more as soon as the first season ended. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S continues Kobayashim Tooru and Kanna’s slice-of-life antics. A fresh face has joined the party this time around. A powerful dragon named Ilulu is interested about Kobayashi’s ability to befriend dragons in Season 2.
Ilulu is still there, which means Kobayashi has to cope with yet another outlandish character. As a result of the dedication shown by Kyoto Animation, this season’s sequel series stands out as one of the best.
13. To Your Eternity
To Your Eternity is based on the classic manga by Yoshitoki Oima, which follows a supposedly immortal creature with the power to alter shape. Following the death of a young child, the creature assumes the youngster’s form.
It roams the world, picking up communication skills and seeking out new adventures. The anime premiered in the Spring of 2021. Somber tone and superb cast allowed To Your Eternity stand out beyond much of the anime that 2021 has to offer thus yet.