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The fans have spoken, and we have heard loud and clear. So far Winter 2021 has had some phenomenal showings for debuts like Mushoku Tensei and Horimiya; as well as for sequels like Log Horizon. However the Anime of Spring of 2021 is approaching with its own amazing lineup, and we here at Anime Corner are here to name the ones building the most hype. Since only 10 are listed, we sadly won’t cover all the great options. Let us know what other shows your most excited for!

My Hero Academia (Season 5)

(Premiering Mar. 27th, 2021)

A new era begins, Season 4 ended with Endevour crowned as the new Number 1 hero following the retirement of All Might. Very quickly though trouble is back as a new version of Nomu has arrived. More intelligent than its predecessors, this one is tough enough to push Endeavor to his limits. With the recent introduction of the new top 10 hero’s, the world will question if they be able to handle the pressure.

Season 5 has been highly requested, and we can most likely expect the same formula of 25 episodes like previous seasons. It will most likely cover the Pro Hero Arc, Joint Training Arc, and Meta Liberation Army Arc. Studio Bones has the reigns of this fan favorite, with the manga having over 30 million copies in circulation. You’ll be able to find this show available on both Crunchyroll and Funimation.

86 -Eighty Six-

(Premiering April 2021)

The republic of San Magnolia has been at war with the Giadian Empire for ages. The Empire however has Legion, a series of autonomous drones, giving them a massive advantage. Though recently the Government of the Republic has created their own unmanned drones after years of struggling creating a war with no deaths for their 85 territories. However unknown the public there is an 86th territory, who are stripped of everything and forced to pilot the “unmanned drones” by the government. The story follows Shinei Nouzen or “Shin” leading the charge on the battlefield. As well as Vladilena Mirize or “Lena” the young commander from the rear, and their struggle to survive.

Asato Asato’s light novels are brought to the screen by A-1 Pictures. This wonderful show was originally scheduled for a 2020 release. Luckily it was only pushed back into the spring 2021 lineup instead, so we’re very excited for this premiere. It looks like it will be available on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Season 2)

(Premiering April 2021)

After barely keeping the city safe following the resurrection of the Demon Lord Krebskulm, Diablo has returned. Now new figures have emerged, creating challenges all while the city of Faltra looks to maintain the peace. Though he might still have problems with basic communication skills, Diablo and his party of misfits will not back down as the Demon Lord from another world asserts his dominance over all!

Based on the light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. This show received a very positive reception from season 1, and Tezuka prodctions and Okuru to Noburu will be airing the second season. This one will be streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

(Premiering April 2021)

Nagatoro is a freshman in high school who absolutely loves to bully her Senpai. As a mild-mannered boy, he puts up with her teasing constantly living with the misery. However everyone wants to know, What’s her reasons? Does she like seeing him sulk, or just maybe does she secretly like him?

This popular web manga series by Nanashi has gone on for years. With what be called almost a cult following, fans have been clamoring for a Anime adapation for ages. Though luckily Covid-19 delays did not disrupt this airing, so thank you Telecom animations for keeping this one in the anime of spring 2021. This show will look to be airing on Funimation and Crunchyroll.

Shaman King (2021)

(Premiering April 2021)

There are individuals with the ability to harness the power of spirits for battle called Shamans. Enter Asakura Yoh, heir to the Asakura Family, who are known for their tremendous line of Shamans and his companion Amidamaru . Yoh saves Manta Oyamada a young boy in trouble and befriends him. You explains he is entering the Shaman Tournament, an event held every 500 years that draws shamans from across the world to compete, with the winner becoming the Shaman King. The king will become wielder of the Great Spirit, and control the world as a God. Yoh, Manta, and Amidamaru take off to help you in quest to be the next Shaman King.

This will be Round 2 for this series, as there was a previous anime adaptation in the early 2000’s with the same name. Though by all accounts the anime of spring 2021 version seems to be more revolved around the manga for the whole airing. So the best comparison in my opinion for this type of situation would be Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Studio Bridge will be the ones bringing Hiroyuki Takei’s manga to the screen.

Edens Zero

(Premiering April 11th, 2021)

Shiki Granbell lives among robots on the planet Granbell, a deserted theme park world in the Sakura Cosmos. One day, the park is visited by Rebecca Bluegarden and her cybernetic cat companion Happy. Shiki has never really had contact with humans before, but quickly makes friends with the 2 visitors. Unfortunately trouble follows and Shiki is forced to flee with Rebecca, and Happy on the interstellar warship Edens Zero. With nowhere to go the trio set out to explore the universe by searching for Mother, the fabled goddess of the cosmos.

Most known for his works Fairy Tail and Rave Master, Hiro Mashima’s recent creation, Edens Zero has arrived. With his signature style fans can look forward the classic story telling from the critically acclaimed artist. J.C Staff will be the ones bringing this show to life and it will be available on Crunchyroll as one of the key anime of spring 2021 to watch.

Tokyo Revengers

(Premiering April 2021)

Takemichi Hanagaki is at rock-bottom, he lives in a bad apartment, in a job he hates, and is a virgin. To top it off , he finds out his childhood-girlfriend, Hinata Tachibana, was murdered on the news. She was a victim of the Tokyo Manji Gang: lowlifes who are terrorizing the city. Wondering where it all went wrong, Takemichi is thrust in front of a moving train. Thinking he has died he instead finds himself travelling 12 years in the past, where he was dating Hinata. Realizing he has a chance to save her and fix his life, Takemichi decides to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang and climb the ranks in order to change the timeline for the better.

The manga series written and illustrated by Ken Waku is brought to us by LIDENFILMS. Fun fact A live-action film adaptation is also scheduled to be released in Japan in July 2021, but this show looks to standout amongst the anime of spring 2021.

Moriarty The Patriot (2nd Season)

(Premiering April 6th, 2021)

Moriarty the Patriot explores the background and rise to power of this infamous villain in a retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. Professor Moriarty takes a stand for the common man, enabling revenge for his “customers”, people who have suffered under a noble’s abuse of power, and his notorious rival Holmes makes it his mission to discover who the mastermind behind these incidents is. Season 1 left on an ambiguous note as, while Moriarty toyed with his rival, documents that contain one of Britain’s greatest secrets were stolen, and the Queen tasked Sherlock’s brother Mycroft with recovering them.

Originally premiering in the fall, Moriarty Season 1 was a fan favorite as it placed 8th on our final rankings for that season. We are super excited to see what season 2 of  the anime based on the mystery manga series written by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi has in store. This one will only be available on Funimation.

Mars Red

(Premiering April 2021)

Set in 1923, Mars Red is the story of a world where Vampires roam the land. Recently however, the number of vampires is increasing and Ascra, a blood supplement, has shown up mystically. In order to counter it “Code Zero,” a spec-ops unit, is created in the army, and tasked with eliminating the vampiric forces by the Japanese government. However the curious fate about this unit is that they were created with stipulation. As the government felt that the best way t take on vampires is with vampires of their own.

Signal M.D is in charge of animating this project based on the play reading of Bun-O Fujisawa. This one may have been under the radar of some, but don’t be fooled, this show has a hype train gaining speed very quickly. We hope you have Funimation as this one will be an exclusive.

I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home

(Premiering April 2021)

After many years, Yoshida finally confessed to his office crush and is promptly rejected. While drowning his sorrows in alcohol, he sees a high school girl sitting on the side of the road on his way home. The girl, needing a place to stay the night, attempts to seduce Yoshida, but he wont have any of it. He does let her stay at his apartment for the night, out of Empathy. In the morning the girl introduces herself as Sayu Ogiwara, and states she has spent the last 6 months on the run. She also states has only made it this far by trading sexual favors for places to stay. Yoshida, will not be swayed by this young beauty, So Instead, offers her a deal. She will do housework and He will give her home, and a touching relationship between the two begins

The light novel, written by Shimesaba and illustrated by Imaru Adachi has an amazing following. Grateful fans should look no further as who to thank as this anime adaptation is courtesy of studio Project No.9. This show looks to be available on Crunchyroll.

The Anime of Spring 2021 is sure to impress with some truly amazing options, and we didn’t even get to them all. So what other shows are you excited for? What do you see happening in these shows? Let us know what you think of the new season!

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Images and Descriptions from Funimation and Crunchyroll.

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Austin Douglas

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