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    10 Anime Shows You Absolutely Should Be Watching In 2021

    Looking for some new recommendations for your inner weeb? Look no further, my friend. Everything from Shojo, Shonen, to horror.

    10. Horimiya

    an animated teen male and female hug in a classroom
    CloverWorks

    Now, this anime may look like your normal fan service or romance anime at first glance, but trust us when we say it's a lot more wild than you may think. Izumi Miyamura doesn't always get the most attention from his fellow classmates — not that he tries — but his world turns upside down when he meets a girl named Kyoko Hori. This anime may look cute but 100% only for mature audiences.

    Where to watch: Horimiya premiered on January 9th, and you can watch it on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

    9. High- Rise Invasion

    a demon in a maid outfit with no eyes is covered in blood, walking down a bridge
    Netflix

    Horror and thriller fans, get ready for Netflix's newest and one of its largest anime launches yet. Our main character is a high school student who finds herself in an abnormal place with skyscrapers all around her. Masked killers are coming from all around her she has three choices: run, fight, or die trying.

    Where to watch: This show hit Netflix February 25th, 2021.

    8. Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, Season 2

    two animated characters, one male and one female stand in a forest with dead trees
    TV Tokyo

    Now not giving away details from Season 1, but if you have seen it you know this beautifully drawn anime will always be a favorite of those who watch anime. This season will bring blood, heartbreak, and sin. So just be ready.

    Where to watch: This was released on January 6th, 2021, and you can catch it on Crunchyroll.

    7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Season 2

    an animated demon with a six pack and six eyes holds a soard
    Viz Media

    Hold on to your seats, everyone! If you think the award-winning anime Demon Slayer couldn't get any better just wait for Tanjiro's next adventure in his steps to avenge his family and turn his sister back into a human.

    Where to watch: The date for the second season still has not been finalized; however don't miss your chance to watch the new movie coming out this Spring to select theatres.

    6. Fruits Basket, Final Season

    several animated characters stand facing in different ways
    TMS/8PAN/Funimation

    Now this anime may seem like your typical Shojo, but honestly, it starts to take a darker twist as more of the seasons come out. In this third and final season, we will witness and the love and heartbreak within the Sohmas family — otherwise known as the family that can turn into creatures of the zodiac because of a curse.

    Where to watch: The final season of Fruits Basket will be released on April 5, 2021, and you can watch it on Crunchyroll and Hulu.

    5. My Hero Academia, Season 5

    a poster for My Hero Academia with animated characters
    Viz Media

    Now I have been waiting for this one! Midoriya and Bakugo are back at it again in class 1-A trying to become heroes at UA High. However, all BNHA fans will tell you we are in for a rough season full of war and death. I'm not ready to have my heart broken, but I still cannot wait to hear the starting line of every episode, "with about 80% of the population possessing some uncanny ability."

    Where to watch: This anime will be released on March 27th, 2021 on both Crunchyroll and Hulu.

    4. Wonder Egg Priority

    an animated character holds their cheeks and spreads their skin out. they wear a raincoat
    CloverWorks/Funimation

    Don't get me wrong: this anime looks adorable, right? Our main protagonist looks just like Coraline from our childhood with blue hair and a yellow raincoat. [TW] But this anime isn't just cute — this story shows a young girl getting bullied to the point where she doesn't want to live anymore. One day she buys this "wonder egg," breaks it, and finds herself in an alternate reality in a dreamscape trying to save people from being killed with things like flying axes. Definitely on my list to watch this year!

    Where to watch: Wonder Egg was released on January 12th, and you can watch it on Funimation.

    3. The Promised Neverland, Season 2

    three animated characters hug
    Fuji TV

    The Promised Neverland has been one of the top horror/ thriller animes within the past two years. What's the plot, you may be wondering? This is no ordinary orphanage or "farm" as they call it. On this farm, the kids...are the meat. Connie and her friends are just trying to get everyone out alive and beyond the wall — only issue is, what is on the other side waiting for them?

    Where to watch: Season 2 came out January 6th, 2021, and you can find all episodes on Hulu and Funimation.

    2. Attack On Titan: The Final Season

    an animated man holds a sword toward a giant monster with a skull for a face and long hair
    MAPPA

    Get ready for the pool of tears that awaits you. This anime has been running for now going on 4 Seasons and it just keeps pulling at your heartstrings. Make sure not to get attached to the characters because your favorite ones may get killed off only 2 eps in. In the world of Titans, Eren and his friends trying to save humanity. But what happens when you become the thing you hate the most?

    Where to watch: The release date was December 6th, 2020, and is still coming out every Sunday. You can find it on Hulu and Crunchyroll.

    1. SK8 The Infinity

    two animated men with wavy hair look forward with stern jaws
    Bones / ABC

    *Fangirl scream!* This is probably one of the best animes to come out so far in 2021. Getting 5 stars on Funimation with over 70,000 reviews. This story follows the lives of Reki and Langa and their adventures in skateboarding at an underground racing place called "S." This beautifully animated and drawn anime comes from the same studio that created Banana Fish. Hopefully not ending as depressing, this anime has already been confirmed as a BL (boy love or Yaoi) anime mirroring another fan-favorite sports anime called Yurii!! On Ice.

    Where to watch: SK8 the Inifinity was released on January 8th, 2021, on Funimation.