2021 has been a good year for anime fans. In addition to production going uninterrupted by COVID-19 this year, many new titles coming out have been well worth the watch, and previous titles that are awesome have come back for another season. Today's selections feature the Funimation platform and the best anime it offers for the Spring of 2021. These anime have aired and are available on Funimation today!
"If You're Not Watching These, You Should Be"
5. Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu (The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent)
Sei has been summoned to another world as a saint who will save the nation. As she progresses, Sei comes to realize that not only does this new world include magic, but also that she has an affinity for it that may have no limits. Furthermore, Sei's power is omnipotent (read that as omni-potent) in that she can't even cook without the recipients of her food gaining vast health from her efforts. Sei has a long way to go in control, but she's giving it all she's got!
This josei anime features a slow-burn romance between Sei and the handsome Captain Hawke. Sei's journey in the new world also offers comedy and a little adventure as well. If you like a romance that is a lighthearted watch, this title is for you!
4. Shadows House
The Shadows are a noble family who lives far away from the rest of the world. As their name implies, the Shadows have a look that resembles a shadow, in that their face is all dark, without defining features. When members of this family approach adulthood, they are assigned a Living Doll, who attends the Shadow family member and has an image like the Shadow family member, without their shadowy appearance. Emilico is a Living Doll who has been assigned to a Shadow family member named Kate. Mystery, obscurity, and discovery await Emilico as she learns about Shadows House.
This show catches the viewer's attention in episode one and has a storyline that keeps the watcher wondering what is coming next. Shadows House juxtaposes a happy exterior of a story with a darker and deeper subplot. Emilico has a great amount of curiosity, which is a bad mix for a family that likes to maintain secrecy. For a show that keeps you guessing, watch Shadows House!
3. Fruits Basket: The Final
More like the final, final. Finally. Tohru Honda lost her mother in a car accident, but she's still doing her best! After being found living in a tent on their property, the Soma family invites Tohru to live with them. Shortly after that, Tohru learns that this family has an embarrassing secret that they will go a long way to protect. Tohru's adventures with the Soma family slowly reveal the mysterious curse and meet the members of this family who are affected.
The 2008 series of Fruits Basket was wonderfully shoujo-level sweet, but the series did not go for nearly as long as the mange would have allowed. As a result, a somewhat alternate ending to the manga was made, which has been a much-adored title. But with Fruits Basket: The Final, the series will not only end in the anime, but fans who have not read the manga will get to experience some surprising twists and get to the end of Tohru's high school adventure with the Soma family.
2. Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season (My Hero Academia 5th Season)
My Hero Academia is one of the biggest names in shounen anime around. It centers around Izuku Midoriya, who reaches adolescence and learns that he does not possess a supernatural ability, known as a quirk. Izuku has grown up dreaming of the day he will get one and the day when he follows in his favorite hero's footsteps, using his quirk to protect others. This crushing moment is quelled when none other than his idol passes the ancient quirk he possesses to Midoriya. From there, he attends a school to learn how to protect and use his abilities, and the adventures from there are many and varied.
My Hero has many parts to it, with this being the fifth season and the third movie set to release later this year, but the hype is not artificial. My Hero asks itself what is good and evil. It centers around characters going through some difficult and deeply personal changes in life, and the difficulty causes us to see a real depth to many of these characters.
1. Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-
Vivy is the first autonomous AI. Her job is to spread happiness through her performances as an idol. She pours her AI heart and soul into her performances, which are not well-publicized, but comes back to do it each day. One day, she encounters what looks like a teddy bear, but it is advanced an advanced AI from a future where machines are eradicating humanity. It turns out that a future scientist is putting all of his bets on Vivy to change the course of history.
Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song- is an easy watch that is pleasing in terms of animation. Though it gives off the same vibes, do not put Ivy into the same category as idol anime. The story takes place along two timelines, one where Vivy is the first AI, and one in a hundred years where the setting is dystopian chaos. So get ready for a mystery with beautiful animation with Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-!
The Spring season has brought with it lots of titles to enjoy! Whether you like anime that is shoujo, shounen, or something else entirely, Spring 2021 animes have got you covered! If you are a Funimation viewer, we hope you found something to add to your queue here today. Have you watched these titles yet? Which one is next on your watchlist? Let us know in the comments!