As our beloved Winter 2021 anime come to an end, it’s time to start checking out what’s coming up next season! Obviously, the new seasons of popular anime such as My Hero Academia and Fruits Basket will be on many people’s lists. However, it seems that many of the new anime for Spring 2021 will be centered around romance and slice of life, such as The Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose!, Osamake and Ijiranaide, Nagatoro San.
Unsure of what new anime to watch? Check out the list below:
5. It’s Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo
It’s Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo, or Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui, will be produced by Nomad. While Nomad collaborated with Studio Bones to produce Bungou Stray Dogs Wan! for the Winter 2021 season, we haven’t seen Nomad produce a full-length TV anime on their own since 2018. Notable anime Nomad has produced in the past include Rozen Maiden and Kämpfer.
The plot of It’s Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo is as follows, according to MyAnimeList:
Once you fall for someone, you can’t stop the love.
A strange encounter spurs the meeting of Amakusa Ryou, a high spec businessman who is loose with women, and his high school sister’s best friend, Arima Ichika. From there, he falls madly in love. On one hand, he approaches her with almost too straight-forward methods, while she responds simply disgusted, insulting him without hesitation… and he takes it as her way of showing love.
This is a romantic comedy about a twisted elite employee and a normal otaku high school girl.
There is currently no set date for when It’s Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo will air. However, it is officially set to air sometime in April 2021.
4. Burning Kabaddi
We’ve previously covered Burning Kabaddi here on FIGHTBOI Unlimited Coverage. While it is another sports anime, we haven’t seen any anime about the sport kabaddi. It’ll definitely be worth a watch for those who don’t know what kabaddi is and how it’s played.
Burning Kabaddi will be produced by TMS Entertainment, who has produced notable anime such as Dr. Stone and Kamisama Hajimemashita.
The plot, according to MyAnimeList, is as follows:
First-year high schooler Tatsuya Yoigoshi, the former ace of a junior high school soccer team who has come to dislike sports, receives an invitation to join the Kabaddi club. Initially mocking the idea of Kabaddi, he takes an interest after watching an intense competition akin to martial arts at a practice session.
Burning Kabaddi will officially air on April 3rd, 2021 and new episodes will air every Saturday. The number of episodes is currently unknown.
3. The Way of the Househusband
The Way of the Househusband, or Gokushufudou, should be a familiar title for most. The popular manga has captured the hearts of many, and the anime should definitely excite diehard fans.
Unlike the other anime on this list, The Way of the Househusband will be released as an ONA on Netflix. This is great news for those who don’t have subscriptions to anime streaming services, such as Crunchyroll or Funimation.
The plot of The Way of the Househusband is as follows:
“Immortal Tatsu,” the legendary yakuza who single-handedly defeated a rival gang with a lead pipe, is a name known to strike fear in both hardened police officers and vicious criminals. Soon after his sudden disappearance, he resurfaces with a slight change in profession. Now equipped with an apron, Tatsu has given up violence and is trying to make an honest living as a house husband.
While adapting to mundane household tasks, Tatsu finds that being a house husband has its own challenges, from the battlefield known as supermarket sales to failures in the kitchen. Despite living peacefully, misunderstandings seem to follow him left and right. Gokushufudou follows the daily life of the comically serious ex-yakuza as he leaves behind his dangerous previous life to become a stay-at-home husband.
The Way of the Househusband is set to air on April 8, 2021. Since it will be released on Netflix, there is a possibility that all episodes will be released at once instead of traditionally with one per week.
2. To Your Eternity
To Your Eternity, or Fumetsu no Anata e, definitely had one of the most interesting PVs for me. It felt like a movie trailer rather than an anime PV, all while revealing just enough about the plot for me.
To Your Eternity will be animated by Brain’s Base, who has previously worked on Durarara!! and My Little Monster.
According to MyAnimeList, the plot is as follows:
It, a mysterious immortal being, is sent to the Earth with no emotions nor identity. However, It is able to take the shape of those around that have a strong impetus.
At first, It is a sphere. Then, It imitates the form of a rock. As the temperature drops and snow falls atop the moss, It inherits the moss. When an injured, lone wolf comes limping by and lays down to die, It takes on the form of the animal. Finally, It gains consciousness and begins to traverse the empty tundra until It meets a boy.
The boy lives alone in a ghost town, which the adults abandoned long ago in search of the paradise said to exist far beyond the endless sea of white tundra. However, their efforts were for naught, and now the boy is in a critical state.
Acquiring the form of the boy, It sets off on a never-ending journey, in search of new experiences, places, and people.
To Your Eternity will premiere on April 12, 2021 and new episodes will air every Monday.
1. Tokyo Revengers
Last, but not least, we have another show covered by us in the past, Tokyo Revengers. This anime series will be produced by LIDENFILMS, who has produced Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches and Arslan Senki.
The plot, according to MyAnimeList, is as follows:
Takemichi Hanagaki’s life is at an all-time low. Just when he thought it couldn’t get worse, he finds out that Hinata Tachibana, his ex-girlfriend, was murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang: a group of vicious criminals that has been disturbing society’s peace for quite some time.
Wondering where it all went wrong, Takemichi suddenly finds himself travelling through time, ending up 12 years in the past—when he was still in a relationship with Hinata. Realizing he has a chance to save her, Takemichi resolves to infiltrate the Tokyo Manji Gang and climb the ranks in order to rewrite the future and save Hinata from her tragic fate.
Tokyo Revengers will be an anime adaptation of the popular manga, which bears the same name. The series is set to premiere on April 11, 2021 and new episodes will air every Sunday.
What anime are you excited for this upcoming season? Let us know in the comments below!
Gabriella is a 21-year-old writer and artist from Texas and currently goes to university in New York. Her favorite anime shows include Mob Psycho 100, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and Kill la Kill. In her free time, Gabriella likes to watch anime, read manga, and play the newest games on her Nintendo Switch.
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