Unlike any other season, I notice that some of the Spring 2021 anime is getting a head start. Boku no Hero Academia and Yuukoku no Moriarty comes to mind when it comes to anime that starts much earlier than the rest.
For some, that can be good news considering many Winter 2021 anime just ended at that time. Heck, even a long series like Black Clover also ended just before the spring season began.
I don’t know if any of you who watched Black Clover already expected that the anime would end during the winter season. But for me, that came a bit of a surprise considering that the anime has been around for many seasons.
I have no idea when the brand new season of Black Clover will come out. But I have a feeling that we’re not going to get the new season of the anime anytime soon.
As always, the anime that I list here is only a tiny portion of the anime that is coming out this spring. If you’d like to see a full list of Spring 2021 anime, you can take a look at it right here.
Which Spring 2021 anime I’m currently watching
Just like the last season, I tend to be selective when it comes to which Spring 2021 anime I should be watching. It’s because of this reason that I don’t watch that many anime this season.
Sure, that can still be plenty to some of you. But compared to the number of anime I was watching in every season years ago, my list here is a lot smaller than before.
Well, I’d like to spend most of my time reading manga and light novels that I intend to recommend on my blog. So, it makes sense for me to cut down the number of anime I should be watching in every season.
Of course, I also intend to achieve this year’s reading challenge too which is I’m sad to admit that I’m still far from reaching my goal.
Despite my shrinking my anime must-watch list, I have to say that I do enjoy watching every single one of them every week.
That also applies to the anime with a darker theme too.
As usual, I will also tell you which manga that I’m planning to add to my reading list based on my current Spring 2021 anime watch list.
With that said, here’s my Spring 2021 anime must-watch list.
86 – Eighty Six
It’s embarrassing for me to admit that I already bought the light novel almost a year ago when it was on sale on Amazon. But I didn’t get the chance to read it even until the anime came out.
So, I can’t say for sure how close is the anime to the original source. But the people who are longtime fans of the light novel did say that the anime was just like the one in the light novel.
As someone who has yet to read the light novel, I was a bit skeptical with these glowing reviews since I felt something was missing. I felt that some parts of the story just don’t seem to connect.
It’s either the anime does skip some parts of the story or the original story was like that.
I’ll give you my final verdict once I have the chance to read the light novel. But still, it doesn’t hurt for you to have a look at the source material before you pass your final judgment about this anime.
If you’re interested in making the side-by-side comparison with the anime, you can then buy the light novel right here:
Boku no Hero Academia
There’s nothing much to say about this anime other than it being the continuation from the previous season.
I have a feeling that the season for Boku no Hero Academia tends to center around a specific arc. Even if you’re new to the anime, you can still understand the gist of the story.
As always, I recommend that you watch this anime from the beginning. And if you prefer to read, you can buy the first volume of the manga right here:
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
I admit that this isn’t the kind of genre that I would enjoy watching. But for some reason, I find the premise for this anime rather interesting.
In fact, I even look forward to it every single week.
I’m not sure if the light novel will ever get licensed in English. If it does, then I may consider getting it if the ending for the anime is leaving me wanting more.
I bet that you probably would never associate a military-theme anime with a heartwarming story. But that is what you’re about to get when you watch this anime.
Except for Colonel Maeda, the rest of the people who are in this elite unit are vampires. And their task is to arrest people who become vampires. They may even have to resort to killing them if they resist.
While the story in the anime tends to revolve around Colonel Maeda, the story in the manga revolves around one of the members of the vampire unit, Shutaro.
I can’t say for sure how good the story for the manga is since I have a feeling that the story may not be the same as the one in the anime. It’s hard to say since the anime only has a few episodes coming out as I write this.
But you can bet that I really am going to get my hands on the manga when it comes out in July this year.
It’s too bad that the manga is only available in print. I’m not sure if the manga will be available in digital. But I’m sure that it will be released in digital eventually.
If you’d like to pre-order the manga, you can pre-order it right here.
Just to let you know that the mangaka for the Mars Red manga is Karakarakemuri who is the mangaka for Donten ni Warau.
That’s Laughing Under The Cloud for those of you who aren’t familiar with the Japanese title.
Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation
I have already heard about the anime version of Subarashiki Kono Sekai for quite some time. But I just couldn’t justify the reason behind the anime adaptation since it was an old game.
Well, it makes sense if Square Enix plans to release the remake edition of the game for PS4. But I find that won’t be necessary since they already ported the same game to iOS, Android, and Switch.
It turns out to be that the anime adaptation was meant to promote the sequel to the game which will be coming out in July.
The pre-order for the game is already available at Play-Asia. If you’d like to pre-order the game, you can do so right here:
The pre-order for the Switch version of the game is also available at Play-Asia too. You can pre-order the game right here:
As for me, I’m just going to wait for the game to be available on PS Store instead. I prefer to play the game with a Japanese voice. And it’s a lot easier to get the version with the Japanese voice if I buy the game directly from the PS Store.
This anime somehow reminded me of Boku Dake ga Inai Machi because of its premise about time traveling to save someone’s life.
But what makes this anime different than Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is that the story revolved around gang life.
And we’re not talking about the gang that only commits petty crimes here. We’re talking about the gang that commits high-profile crimes to the point that they were under the police radar.
As you can expect, you’re bound to see violence for the most part in this anime. If you just don’t like to see violence in any shape or form, then you should avoid watching this anime.
But if you’re into the time-traveling story that has a mature theme in it, then this anime is a must-watch for you.
Prefer to read the manga instead? You can buy the manga right here:
As for me, I may consider adding this manga to my reading list if the anime ends midway, which I won’t be surprised at all if it does.
But for now, I enjoy watching this anime just as much as the other Spring 2021 anime.
Yuukoku no Moriarty
There’s nothing much for me to say about this anime other than the anime being the continuation from the previous season.
If you love a crime story but from the antagonist’s perspective, then you may enjoy watching this anime.
Prefer to catch up with anime by reading the manga instead? You can buy the manga right here:
Which Spring 2021 anime are you watching?
Watching other Spring 2021 anime that isn’t on my watch list? Let me know what other Spring 2021 anime you’re watching in the comment below.
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