It’s spring. Most hyped anime of the first few months in 2021, alongside many great anime have ended for now. But, as always, there’s more to come.
2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team: It’s not Haikyuu!!, yet it’s not good at portraying the intensity and hardwork poured into volleyball as well. It’s somewhat watchable with drama here and there, and that’s… about it.
Bungou Stray Dogs Wan!: Chibi characters mark the epitome of cuteness.
Cells at Work!!: Let’s learn biology, part 2!
Cells at Work! CODE BLACK!: Let’s learn more about our body, if you sleep deprive, drug, exhaust, harm, stress, and abuse it. Yes, this is the darker version, but has strangely, more interesting interaction between the cells inside.
Dr Stone: Stone Wars: A perfect ending to the collision of brawl and brain, science and strength. And, a perfect beginning to explore the world beyond with foes, and allies. Also, Senku’s voice actor (Yuusukue Kobayashi) has done an amazing job thus far, which really brings out the confidence and playfulness that Senku has, and his tone switching during emotional scenes added much depth to them.
Kemono Jihen: A supernatural, demon-human society with an emotionless main character who is on the journey to find his parents and what feelings, and love are really like. I didn’t plan to watch this, but it sure has been a great journey… that has not yet ended. I’ll definitely make a review on it.
Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table: Politics arc.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation: I like the fantasy and adventure setting, blending magic and knights.
ReZero 2nd Season: Part 2: A satisfying character development arc for Emilia, Beako, Ram, Roswaal and Garfiel.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2: My day is not ruined, and my satisfaction is immeasurable.
The Promised Neverland Season 2: Not gonna lie, it certainly didn’t reach my expectation but it doesn’t fall too flat on the ground either. There’s a particular moment that I’m very fond of: Norman as a child holding a knife, seemingly crying for help for too much of a burden stacked on him, as he looks at Emma and Ray. That scene alone, holds quite some emotional weight to it despite the lousy ending the anime reached.
Non Non Biyori Nonstop: Slice of life, countryside.
Yuru Camp△ Season 2: Slice of life, camping.
Plan to watch:
Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season: Class-A vs Class-B.
Fruits Basket: The Final: Twelve zodiac members, one curse, one girl. It all ends here.
Moriarty the Patriot 2nd Season: When the greatest villain mastermind clash with the greatest detective… and I’m rooting for the villain.
To Your Eternity: An unknown being set off on a journey—acquiring the shape of an abandoned boy it met in a ghost town—in search of new people, and experience? Sounds just like the right supernatural adventure anime of the season.
Wonder Egg Priority: An original anime on a girl, that upon breaking a Wonder Egg, is tasked to discover and save others from their past trauma, and lingering regrets. Also, gorgerous visuals. (from Winter 2021)
Zombieland Saga: Revenge: I have no idea what it will be about, but I’m very looking forward to it.
March 27: Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season (it’s already aired!)
April 4: Moriarty the Patriot 2nd Season
April 6: Fruits Basket: The Final
April 9: Zombieland Saga: Revenge
April 12: To Your Eternity
Winter 2021 has been an absolute blast, and this has almost marked the 2nd year that I’ve made this seasonal update schedule. For the moment, I’m still very tied up with the workloads and exams of this semester, but whenever an idea pops up or I feel the strong urge to write, I’ll be here. Until then, I’ll see you on my next post.
Take care, and happy spring 2021.