While the best anime shows for the year 2020 was just the tip of the iceberg. The upcoming anime series 2021 is the frozen mountain that might sink the Titanic(Hollywood) into the deep water abyss. The Most anticipated anime shows of 2021 list include new anime shows and the sequel for previous shows.

Without wasting any more time, let’s jump right straight into the weeb zone. Otakusmart brings you the 15 Most anticipated anime shows of 2021.

My Hero Academia Season 5


Considered as the new king of the fighting genre, My Hero Academia is coming up with its 5th season of the franchise. While fans are eager to find out what Izuku Midoriya has to offer in the next season. We are excited to let you know about more and more upcoming anime of 2021. Please fasten your seat belts as this will be a long ride.

Yakusoku no Neverland Season 2


While the release date for The Promised Neverland Season 2 in lurking around on the Internet. We are digging deep into inside the plot, characters, and trailers for the Promised Neverland Season 2 2021. Here are some of the info about the plot of The Promised Neverland Season 2.

The story setup is in the future and the year is 2045. The story starts with the energetic little Emma. She lives in an asylum with 37 other young children whom she considers as her family.

After some mishappening, the children go outside of the sanctuary where they find the dead body of a girl. The young Emma comprehends that the children are raised in the sanctuary to get butchered and offered to spirits. Fiendish existences insinuate the higher species living outside. Thusly, Emma plans on breaking out of the asylum with her family of young children.

Dr. Stone Season 2

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The first season of Dr. stone instantly become a hit. The famous Senku Cola was also cherished by thousands of anime nerds around the world. The new season for Dr. Stone will release in the summer of 2021 anime slot. To be exact, the release date of Dr. Stone Season 2 is January 2021. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the release date for the show was shifted from July 2020 to January 2021.

Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You

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Crunchy-roll just bombarded the anime fans with anime shows this year. But the real surprise is the shows that’ll release in the next year. All the genres like action, romance, and fighting are getting rebooted. Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You follows a cute love story that we otakus will never have but I am rooting for Nasa Yuzaki and Nasa in their newly found love adventure. I am not crying. I swear!

Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War

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Bleach fans need not to worry anymore. Their lord and half-shinigami stud Ichigo is back with the new show – Bleach Thousand-Year Blood War. We are not sure about the release date but we can say the first teaser looks awesome and the news might be genuine. We can expect the official release in the spring 2021 anime slot.

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season


That time I was reincarnated as a slime is the weirdest isekai in the isekai genre. While the show was already providing immense fan service in the first season. The show is set to present the same ecchiness and more adventure in the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime.

The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2


The second season of the Rising Of The Shield Hero is set to release in January 2021. During Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2020, the release date of The Rising Of The Shield Hero Season 2 was revealed alongside new visuals to the show.

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

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No doubt, neon genesis Evangelion was way ahead of its time. The psychological warfare and the individual experiences presented in the show gave us a reality check and how life could have been different for all of us. Thank god I am not Shinji Ikari. The Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is again ready to set the bar high for all the anime shows in the year 2021. I believe Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time would be the best show of 2021. Let’s bet some pokemon cards on it!

The Quintessential Quintuplets Season 2


The best girl battle is back again. If you haven’t watched the first season then we highly recommend starting from the first episode as relationships can be difficult. Especially when there are 5 sisters who want to marry the same guy. The second season of The Quintessential Quintuplets will conclude who will be the bride of Futaro Uesugi. The show is all set to be released in January 2021.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S

Old trailer please don’t kill me!

Your favorite dragons are back. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S is set to release in the first month of 2021. Not much information about the show is available but we can say there is a new dragon in the show who might heat the ecchiness of the already ecchi show. But we should be grateful because we will get to see our favorite dragon Tohru again.

Laid-Back Camp season 2


Seriously nobody asked for the second season of Yuru Camp. But since its here, we will watch it. As a slice-of-life anime, the shows feature calm and soothing visuals and the whole atmosphere of the previous season was peaceful. The second season of Yuru Camp is set to release in January 2021. We still have some time so let’s move on to some more new anime on our list of Most anticipated anime shows of 2021.



A cool protagonist and a cute girl is all we need to make our heart racing. While fans didn’t get over the relationship of Kazuya in rent-a-girlfriend, this new show is set to increase the sensual level of characters again. The show is set to release in around January 2021. The story reloves around 4 characters – Izumi Miyamura, Yuki Ishikawa, Kyoko Hori, and Toru Ishikawa. Smells like a love triangle in here!

Uzaki Chan Wants To Hang Out Season 2


The annoying Uzaki Chan is back and this time she is doing more mischievous things than ever before. The below 5-foot tanker girl is set to piss off her senpai again and we cannot wait for the reaction of Shinichi Sakurai. The exact date is yet to be confirmed but we can say the show will be aired in the middle of 2021.

Shaman King


Just like the God of High School where the tournament to find the best fighter occurs. Shaman King is a story of a small boy who can see spirits and the tournament will decide who will be the next shaman king in the shaman world. The show is set to release in the month of April 2021. Maybe this is the next shonen show that’ll overthrow demon slayer from the current shonen king throne.

Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya


It’s hard to break to you but this will be the last season of our favorite show Gintama. Throughout the years, Gintama has been a favorite comedy anime of a lot of fans, and Gintama: The Final is the best show on our list. If you haven’t watched the show or you don’t know who Gintoki Sakata is then stop calling yourself the biggest anime fan. The last part of the article and the last of the Gintama franchise will start and end in 2021 with Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya.

So that was our take on the 15 Most anticipated anime shows of 2021.

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