For anime enthusiasts, Spring 2021 has been a wholesome and emotional rollercoaster ride filled with thriller, mystery and action.
Therefore, Let’s look at the top 10 best spring 2021 anime which made our hearts bloom too.
10. Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood
Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood might come off as a typical revenge story but its actually a revenge story of three girls who are connected to each other.
This anime had a lot of drawbacks but it still had great plot twists and elegant storytelling. The anime shows the never-ending revenge cycle and unethical power system. Each character is driven by hatred and vengeance and is scheming and planning. The anime truly showed how hatred only brings more hatred.
Genre: Action, Historical, Supernatural
9. Super Cub
Koguma is a high school girl with no parents, no money, no hobby, no friend or any goals for the future. She’s the girl with nothing.
The anime seems very depressing at first but Koguma changes it all by buying a cub. A cub that gives her freedom. Freedom to go anywhere. So many unknown streets and places and she can go there anytime. That thought alone brings her joy and slowly her life begins to change.
Genre: School, Slice of Life
8. Mashiro No Oto
Mashiro no Oto is a beautiful anime about culturally important musical instrument, Shamisen. It is undoubtedly one of the best music anime in a very long time.
Even someone who has never heard Shamisen gets blown away by the wonderful way it’s presented in the anime. The anime shows the ability of music and how hard it is to create your own sound. Every episode makes your soul filled with bewildering sentiments by the sound of the firm, drywood thrills that can captivate our hearts and mind.
Genre: Drama, Music, School
7. The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
A holy maiden called “Saint” is summoned to eliminate the dark magic but instead of one, two girls get summoned to a whole new world. Prince selects the Saint based on appearance and abandons the main character, Sei.
An isekai anime about the girl who is summoned only to get abandoned and how she harms to this new world.
The best thing about this anime is the beautifully written female characters and their complexness. This anime also has very wholesome romantic interactions. Rather than needless drama or fan service which usually occurs in isekai, this story is beautifully delivered.
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
6. Tokyo Revengers
Tokyo Revengers is undoubtedly one of the best time travel stories where the main character is trying to save not one but everyone he loves and it’s not as simple as it seems.
The plot twists are very unexpected and engaging and the characters are likeable. To a manga reader, Tokyo Revengers feels a little underwhelming. The emotional highs and lows which is well showed in the manga weren’t delivered well in the anime nonetheless it is still very enjoyable and intriguing.
Genre: Action, Drama, School, Shounen
5. Shadows House
Shadow family has living dolls who work for the Shadows and also serve as the face of the shadows. Emilico is a living doll who serves Kate. Even though living dolls aren’t supposed to fret over trivial matters Emilico can’t help but be curious after all, what is the shadow House? What are shadow masters?
Many might mistake Shadows House as a simple slice of life anime and skip it but it’s a psychological anime with great mystery.
Shadows House is adapted by the same studio as The Promised Neverland and Wonder Egg Priority; Cloverworks.
Genre: Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
4. Odd Taxi
Odd taxi seems like a cute anthropomorphic anime but it is very matured and realistic.
Odd taxi has very well-written clever dialogues, impressive humour and most importantly mind-blowing plot.
The anime is philosophically and psychologically rich. The way every character is very relatable and realistic is amazing. Lying, being lied to, cheating, manipulating for selfish desires, the anime shows the deepest darkest aspect of humans in the most unique way ever.
Odd taxi is a very odd taxi ride indeed as every story and mystery unfolds unexpectedly. The soundtrack is wonderful and the animation is very vibrant and beautiful.
3. Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s song
This anime shows the whole 100years of our main character Vivy who is trying to change the future. Future where humanity is being destroyed by artificial intelligence.
Vivy is an AI who’s mission is to sing. She wants to sing by pouring her whole heart but how can someone who has no heart be able to do so. The story philosophically talks about what heart means because everyone has a heart and various ways to define it but what is a heart to a heartless after all.
The character development of Vivy is amazing and every episode is just stunning. The anime has great animation, music and action. Vivy even if an Ai is one of the most beautifully written female character.
If you liked Ghost in the Shell, Violet evergarden or Ergo Proxy, this anime will be up to your taste.
Genre: Music, Sci-Fi
Every story has two sides and 86 flawlessly recites the story of both sides. The plot is very well composed and so are the characters.
Anyone who didn’t have silver hair and eyes like Alba was monitored outside the 85 districts and were known as 86. They were not considered humans and were forced to fight in the war.
The realistic portrayal of discrimination and the ignorance of others is very heart-wrenching.
The anime shows the dark side of war which we feel like we understand but we don’t. Government manipulation, human experimentation and fighting for survival during the war, 86 is a whole emotional rollercoaster ride. The anime has great pacing and amazing characters it’s easily one of the best anime of the season.
1. To Your Eternity
To Your Eternity anime at first, comes off as a simple supernatural anime about an orb cast on earth but when we look deeply into it, it’s about the ability of humans to carry a part of someone who has influenced us deeply.
How we as a human too change after gathering more information and our personalities change just like Fushi did. Humans have always been living like that, by learning from others and evolving to be stronger and fit for survival. To Your Eternity represents a part of us in the most beautiful way possible and leaves a deep impression.
To Your Eternity is beautifully tragic just like our life itself. A portrayal of life like never before.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Shounen, Supernatural
A lot of anime from spring 2021 is likely to be the best anime of the year. From great music to well-written characters and mind-blowing plots, Spring 2021 has been one of the best seasons for anime lovers.