15 New Winter 2021 Animes You Should Be Watching Right Now

There is something about the freshness of the new year, it’s new enthusiasm that fills us with even more optimism than usual. I won’t deny that last year wasn’t the most amazing year of our lives, it has been a tough year for everyone. But we pulled through and 2021 is finally here along with the most hyped Anime Winter Season. So there can’t be a better way of wishing you other than sharing with you some of the choicest of animes of this season to warm you up this winter morning.

Here you go, our top 15 Anime of Winter 2021 that you should look out for.

15. Kemono Jihen

Genre: Action, Mystery, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 10th January 2021

Despite its kiddy goofy appearances and Kimetsu No Yaiba-ish theme, Kemono Jihen is actually a mature fantasy series that surprisingly conjoined darker elements with a wholesome slice of life spice in an episodic tone that makes it a perfectly balanced weekly anime.

14. Hataraku Saibou 2nd Season

Genre: Biology, Comedy, Shounen

Length: 8 Episodes

Release Date: 9th January 2021

If there was ever a time for an anime about fighting disease and strengthening immunity, it surely is now. If you haven’t watched the first season yet, go check it out. It might be one of, if not the best educational and purposeful anime series out there. While feeding you information on a pretty wide variety of physiology, immunology, and anatomy related topic it manages to blend in a healthy dose of comedy, action and drama without feeling any of those feelings tacked on. Looking forward to more creative biology lessons like the usual.

13. SK8 the Infinity

Genre: Comedy, Sports, Shounen

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 10th January 2021

At number 13 we have Sk8 The Infinity, a coming of age original sports anime series produced and animated by studio Bones featuring-
• Ichiro Okouchi (Script Composition)
• Michinori Chiba (Character Design)
• Hiroko Utsumi (Director)
• Ryo Takahashi (Music Composition)

And by judging the fact that Ichiro Okouchi handling the script, who is best known for composing the story and script of the Sunrise original production, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion in 2006 and its sequel Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 in 2008, you can expect a pretty amazing story-line. And by the way Hiroko Utsumi as a director who was also the director behind famous series like Free and Banana Fish. I wonder if we’ll also get some BL undertone this time?! What do you think? Leave a comment below.

12. World Trigger 2nd Season

Genre: Action, School, Supernatural, Sci-Fi

Length: 13 Episodes

Release Date: 10th January 2021

Wow! To be honest, never thought I would see this show ever again. But I’m glad we are getting a new season.
While not all flawless, World Trigger is still a great Shounen package overall that I can recommend to pretty much all Shounen fans out there. It’s relatively unique in its premise and execution. It brings an approach to battles and combat that is missing from so many other contemporary Shounen series. It also has a wide cast of so far well-made characters and avoids the common pitfalls of a generic Shounen. World building has been relatively good too. You should check it out.

11. The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬

Genre: Comedy, Harem, Romance, Drama

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 8th January 2021

If you are into the whole harem thing then this show might pique your interest most this winter. With having sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and being the 3rd best selling manga in the first half of 2020, it was pretty obvious we’ll get a 2nd season. Now for those who are unfamiliar with Quintessential Quintuplets, it is a harem comedy, featuring one of the best well-rounded cast of characters to ever grace this genre, adequately detailed with an engaging story-line, and a surprisingly light fan-service, considering the fact that it’s about an ecchi harem drama with a bit of comedy.

10. Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table

Genre: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 13th January 2021

Unlike many other MMORPG Isekai series which tend to feel rather aimless, Log Horizon undeniably dodged that bullet by adding some dynamism to the narrative. Instead of an all-powerful prodigy without justification like a protagonist, you get a level-headed faulty main character who is more of a normal human being.
If you are a Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Adventure fan or someone who likes video games, then give it a go.

9. The Promised Neverland 2nd Season

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen

Length: 11 Episodes

Release Date: 8th January 2021

Let the hype train commence!
Promised Neverland is one of the best modern series out there. With its enthralling, engrossing, gripping, suspenseful, heart-wrenching story-line and dynamic direction, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat through all 12 weeks of this Winter.
While the first season follows the coming-of-age personified horror tale of three orphans Ray, Emma and Norman who’s idyllic and wonderful lives are about to be shattered by the person they trust the most, the 2nd season will unfurl what the future holds for our group of precious kids.

8. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2nd Season

Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 12th January 2021

Slime manga originally came out in the early 2010s, along with Shield Hero and Mushouku Tensei in Syosetsuka Ni Narou website where most of the Isekai anime you know originates from. While the first season was a balanced, fun, chill and refreshing comedy show about a mature positive enjoyable protagonist, we got a good share of serious tone towards the end of the story. It’s time to see how the wind will blow for this season.

7. Wonder Egg Priority

Genre: Drama, Magic, Fantasy

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 13th January 2021

In the shadows of a magical girl fantasy drama, Wonder Egg Priority truly stands out as an unique coherent psychological title this winter. With a darker theme such as bullying, self-harm, sexual assault that contrasts heavily from the lighthearted Shoujo cliche, it is still able to preserve a tenacious yet bizarre tone with amazing soundtracks and visuals, that it gives off that vibe of deconstructing deconstructed magical girl’s deconstructions.

6. Horimiya

Genre: Slice of life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen

Length: 13 Episodes

Release Date: 10th January 2021

Horimiya is such a grounded and chill coming of age drama with a lot of soft, fluffy lighthearted relationship stuff with a high school comedy thrown in. Animated by Cloverworks and directed by Masashi Ishiyama, with Masaru Yokoyama handling the music composition, I am looking forward to how they will unfold the beauty of this manga, this winter.

5. Beastars 2nd Season

Genre: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Shounen

Length: Unknwon

Release Date: 7th January 2021

Based on a popular manga of the same name, Beastars is a coming of age school drama fantasy series that gives us rather an unique opportunity to see and explore a true to life fascinating tale about finding one’s place in society through love, shame, heartbreak, and self-acknowledgment.
The art is cute, the animation is good, the music is amazing, the characters are excellent, the world-building is incredible, and last but not least the story at its core is solid.
You definitely won’t regret watching this one.

4. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy

Length: 11 Episodes

Release Date: 11th January 2021

Mushoku Tensei is finally getting the treatment it deserves for being the trendsetter of modern isekai that spawned the truck kun trope along with the idea of ‘I reincarnated into another world and lived a wonderful life after being a sore loser my whole life’.
Now the interesting fact is a brand new studio has been created specifically for this project by White Fox and Egg Firm. And judging from the teaser and trailer alone it looks pretty amazing.

3. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Shounen

Length: 11 Episodes

Release Date: 14th January 2021

If you were turned to stone and woke up a few thousand years later, what would you do, how’d you feel, and how amazing that’d be? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
Well, it is.
With cool amazing characters, unique, and tight plotted story with fun comedy, and science gimmicks it could be your next favorite Sci-Fi show this winter. Either way, we can’t wait to hear our brilliant scientist Senku say “It’s exhilarating !” once again!

2. Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season Part 2

Genre: Drama, Psychological, Thriller, Fantasy

Length: 12 Episodes

Release Date: 6th January 2021

Written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichiro Otsuka, Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu became an instant hit among the otaku community after it was released in 2016. Having sold more than 65000 copies on home video, it was also Crunchyroll’s most-watched series of 2016 topping Yuri on Ice.
But despite all these trends and views, Re-Zero does have a lot of mixed opinions about the show including myself. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it’s a bad story, I enjoyed the theme but the main issue with the anime is many things are missing and unexplained, but I know, that is to be expected from a story that even to this day is still not over.
And season 2’s first cour did a very good job providing information about many things to fill out the sense of incompleteness that the first season left behind.
Let’s see how they will wrap up the psychological cycle of twists in the 2nd cour.

1. Attack on Titan: The Final Season

Genre: Action, Mystery, Military, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen

Length: 16 Episodes

Release Date: 7th December 2020

Shinzo wo Sasageyo!
Let the hype train commence again!

In the deluge of the same old decadent Shounen anime of all descriptions in the 21st century, Attack On Titan managed to draw a fine line between the progressive and immaculately brilliantly written, dramatic but crafty narrative combined with gorgeous animation that will keep you on tenterhooks all the way to the end. Need I say more?
You better watch it.

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