Spring arrives quickly and most people are dying for the warmer temperatures, the chance to have giant spring parties—which we do not advise currently as the world still deals with the most recent issue—and prepare for beach weather. Us otaku don’t see the spring season for those reasons but instead are preparing for yet another jam packed anime season to begin! This year especially, spring is coming and with its arrival comes a slew of amazing anime that has us here at Honey’s Anime truly excited!
Whether you’re a fan of mecha, ecchi, romance and/or are dying for a series to continue, spring 2021 has an anime for you. Honestly, this season is so packed with amazing titles that we are just wondering how we will find the time to watch all of them. If you’re worried, though, this Top 10 list should help set your mind at ease as we examine some of the shows we have marked on our radars! Spring is coming in like a lion and our list is following right behind it so scroll on down and ready yourself for amazing anime recommendations!
10. Subarashiki Kono Sekai The Animation (The World Ends with You The Animation)
Based on the hit video game of the same name, The World Ends with You The Animation follows the tale of Neku Sakuraba as he awakens in a parallel version of Shibuya. While Neku can see other humans, they can’t see or interact with him. However, strange entities known as Noise are aiming to hurt Neku as he has been thrust into a death game dubbed the Reapers’ Game! Neku will need to go against his untrusting nature to team up with other players to somehow delete the noise around him to stay alive and escape this nightmare landscape! Grab your headphones and battle the noise in The World Ends with You The Animation!
When a sequel to The World Ends with You was announced, we here at Honey’s Anime were jumping around humming the tunes from the game. Then another surprise hit us, an anime adaptation of the original game! Animated by studio Shin-Ei Animation—Sweetness and Lighting—and domerica The World Ends with You The Animation looks to be quite faithful to the game and has some beautiful animation worthy of one of our favorite JRPGs. Fans of the game should be excited as this could be a solid animated adaption which doesn’t always happen.
9. Tokyo Revengers
Suffering isn’t a foreign concept for Takemichi Hanagaki. Unfortunately, fate hasn’t hit Takemichi hard enough and his ex-girlfriend—Hinata Tachibana—is murdered by the Tokyo Manji Gang. During Takemichi’s suffering, he finds himself suddenly flung twelve years back in time when he was still with Hinata and they were still a couple! With the knowledge of Hinata’s fate, Takemichi decides to join the same gang that killed her to hopefully prevent her future demise by bringing them down from within.
Revenge plots aren’t often seen in a serious manner in the world of anime. That’s why Tokyo Revengers has us quite intrigued. Focusing on drama and time travel, Tokyo Revengers seems like an exciting action/shounen series courtesy of LIDENFILMS. Here’s hoping this series wows us as much as the synopsis has!
8. Zombieland Saga: Revenge
Sakura Minamoto was dead, keyword: was. Brought back to life by a strange man named Koutarou Tatsumi, Sakura learns she wasn’t the only one resurrected. Several other girls have joined the land of the undead due to the power of Tatsumi all for one goal, to make an idol group bigger than any other! Can Sakura and her new idol band Franchouchou find a sense of normality in the world of the living?
The zombie idols are back and you can bet we’re ready for them! Zombieland Saga: Revenge acts as a second season for Zombieland following the lovely undead idols Sakura and her allies. Can they continue their invasion of Japan and getting Franchouchou’s popularity even higher? We don’t know too much about this second season but we adored Zombieland Saga and we will most certainly welcome a new season with even more songs and fun undead comedy!
7. Shaman King (2021)
Able to utilize powerful spiritual magic that allows communication with the dead, shamans are considered powerful warriors compared to ordinary folk. In order to test the skills of the shaman, The Shaman Fight is a tournament that is held every five hundred years to crown the best of the best with the title of Shaman King! You Asakura is one shaman who alongside his newly made friend--Manta Oyamada--must prove his talent is better than the rest if he wishes to ascend to the role of the next Shaman King!
Originally released nearly 20 years ago, Shaman King has returned in a new form and once more follows You Asakura, a young shaman who aims to win the coveted Shaman Fight and become the next Shaman King. Shaman King 2021 is being animated by studio Bridge who are well known for Talentless Nana and Fairy Tail which has us quite hyped! Shaman King was a fan favorite Shounen Jump series and fans will most certainly remember why. Shaman King was incredible and this remake hopefully will do the original justice!
6. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro)
Hayase Nagatoro has found that she doesn’t enjoy clubs or after-school activities as much as she loves messing with her Senpai Naoto Hachiouji. After discovering a secret set of drawings done by Naoto, Hayase now uses this knowledge to playfully bully her Senpai. Can our comically timid and goofy Senpai keep his composure as his student grows even bolder? Find out in this strange school comedy of a girl just enjoying her time with her important Senpai.
Our top ten list of highly anticipated spring anime wouldn’t be complete without some comedy anime thrown in and one that has caught our eye is Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. Labeled a comedy with slice of life and romance elements, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro looks to be quite silly and charming. The summary seems to elude our main two characters will end up in a friendly relationship but our little bee radars anticipate something more possibly!
5. Fruits Basket: The Final
Tooru Honda has finally befriended those who live in the Souma residence and has grown extremely close with these unique boys. However, Tooru has begun to inch closer to her fate. Who will Tooru choose from those she’s considered more than friends? The finale to one of the most beloved romance series hits its climax in Fruits Basket: The Final!
Fruits Basket fans, the finale is approaching quickly! Titled Fruits Basket: The Final, this third—and last—season will finally bring our favorite cast of humans/animal transforming humans towards their destinies! Who will Tooru Honda end up with? The anticipation of this finale is killing us but we will stay strong and try to pray spring comes soon! Let us know in the comments below how you think this final season of Fruits Basket will play out and who will be the final couple to emerge after the credits roll!
4. Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
Haven’t you ever wondered what Rimuru Tempest does in his down time when he isn’t fighting various threats and trying to increase his slime abilities? If you did have this question, then we have a perfect anime for you! The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime seems to take the action out of the core series and act as side stories with a comedy/slice of life focus. The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is a series we’re definitely going to cover when it releases in April 2021 and we don’t doubt it will be a lot of fun seeing a different spin to the isekai we’ve grown to love.
3. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu Ω(How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Omega)
Some time has passed since Diablo has adopted the ways of the Demon King he was summoned to be. The path to this title wasn’t all bad thanks in part to the two lovely ladies who summoned the once normal human who now is one of the world’s most powerful threats. Can Diablo ascend even further and show his might as the Demon King? More comedic--and ecchi--antics await in How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω!
Diablo—aka Sakamoto Takuma—and his two sexy ladies are returning in yet another season of How Not to Summon a Demon Lord! Fans of the first season will no doubt want more ecchi, action, harem, and comedy only How Not to Summon a Demon Lord can deliver! What new threats will Diablo, Rem, and Shera face in this second season? Knowing this insane trio, the threats will be even bigger and the nosebleed moments will as well. Let’s all get ready for How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω!
2. Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity)
An unknown entity has entered the world and its goal isn’t known. As it takes various forms to learn more about our world it eventually stumbles upon a young boy living in a dilapidated town. Eventually, the being takes a form similar to the child and realizes a new way to experience the world. Now traveling around, the entity will discover the world and begin to see how humans see.
When we originally read the manga for To Your Eternity, we were impressed by the emotions this series brings forth. We knew this series needed to be an anime eventually and studio Brain’s Base must have heard our cries! To Your Eternity will finally be getting an anime adaptation with possibly 20 episodes and we can’t be any more ready for this rollercoaster ride of emotions!
1. Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season (My Hero Academia Season 5)
All Might has lost his number one hero role to Endeavor but that doesn’t mean the latter has truly proven he’s worthy of such a title. Deku has begun to grow as an All For One user and that might be a bit of foreshadowing for the issues soon to come. A new powerful threat looms in the wait to test our heroes and see if they have grown stronger or have a long way on their road to greatness. An epic war is soon to begin in the fifth season of My Hero Academia and you can bet this will be a war that will test the definition of what it means to be a hero!
My Hero Academia is getting its fifth season this April and you know we here at Honey’s Anime are gripping our statues of Deku and Bakugo tightly! Hitting its fifth season, My Hero Academia is about to get even more intense as our young hero begins to face some truly desperate situations as the forces of evil get even stronger! Season 5 of My Hero Academia is releasing soon and we know this will be the best season without a doubt!
Spring 2021 has so many anime releasing we could have had a Top 20 list if we really wanted to. Thankfully, we know you guys/girls only want the best and that’s why we hope this list delivers! What anime from spring 2021 are you excited for and why? Be sure to let us know using the comment section below! Even more Top 10 lists wait for you done by us busy bees here at Honey’s Anime!