Many of us are sadly cooped up in our homes as of late due to the issues within the world, that’s why anime has become an even bigger medium than ever before. One genre that really helped us through these tough days is anime that focused on adventure stories and themes. Adventure-fueled anime really gave us the wings we needed to explore new landscapes and worlds from the safety of our homes and we loved many of them this past 2021. We know that many of you still have tight schedules so you can only watch the best of the best anime, so we hope our Top 5 Best Adventure Anime of 2021 will help you find some great series to enjoy without wasting your time.
5. Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi (The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace)
Even the strongest know to stay in fighting form, you need to keep training to not plateau and end up becoming weak. Maybe this lesson should have been taught to fighting deities called Idaten who were once the strongest, but after having established peace for mankind, they have become shadows of their former selves. The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace follows the journey of these mystical beings as they must retrain themselves to fight against the evil Zoble Empire’s resurrected demon! This magical adventure anime is very reminiscent of older anime series but with modern animation that only MAPPA could craft! We highly recommend The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace if you need a newer adventure series from last year!
4. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
Senku, a young genius who like the billions of others on planet Earth, found himself suddenly turned to rock for years. After breaking from his stone prison, Senku found a means of curing those turned to stone and freed several others to help him begin rebuilding the world they once knew. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars acts as the second season where Senku now faces those who wish to keep the world encased in stone and must prove he has the smarts to survive their opposing desires. Watching Senku and his fellow stone world allies was a real treat in 2021 and we still can’t wait for a third season to air, eventually! Till then, we recommend Dr. Stone: Stone Wars to those who would like to journey back in time, sort of, and think if they could survive a world without modern conveniences!
3. Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings)
As a human race, we often take a lot for granted. Many of us can experience the world in its entirety thanks to our five senses but for characters like Bojji, the world can be a bit strange. Despite being a prince, Bojji is small and can’t hear or speak. Even with those handicaps, Bojji is an adventurous prince who wants to see all of the world's glory and explore the challenges of life as best as he can! Ranking of Kings is a stellar anime—that currently is airing—and is one of the better adventure anime we’ve seen not only in 2021 but in the last decade! We’d have Ranking of Kings higher on our list if the series was over but with several episodes still left—as of writing this list—the series can always change...hopefully for the better!
2. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation)
Rudeus Greyrat was an exciting adventure anime this 2021, in both parts of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. From becoming a loner otaku trapped in his room by his troubled past to entering a new world of magic and sorcery, Rudy has definitely experienced an adventure! We too have journeyed alongside the perverted protagonist in both parts of Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation and there wasn’t a minute when we didn’t enjoy the ride! We implore you, readers, to free some time in your busy anime-watching schedule to watch Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation so you too, can enjoy one of the greatest isekai ever released!
1. Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity)
To Your Eternity tells the story of a strange alien object that is thrown onto Earth and begins to adapt to its surroundings. As the alien survives throughout the years on the planet, it begins to change shape to adapt better, even becoming a human after meeting one. Now able to travel the land in various forms, the alien will explore the lands and witness the beauty and ugliness of the world through its own eyes. To Your Eternity is a stellar and magnificent anime that graced our lives in 2021 and gave us the ability to see a world we know of but equally foreign to us as well. Do not pass on To Your Eternity if you love the adventure genre as this is one of the best anime of 2021 to release!
With so many adventure anime airing in 2021 we hope our list includes the best! Comment below if you think we missed a good adventure anime and what series from our lists you liked or even disliked! For even more Top 5 articles, keep glued to our adventurous articles here at Honey’s Anime!