30+ Upcoming Anime to Look Out for in 2021

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It’s December which means that the end of 2020 is near.

Personally speaking, if I want to feel better I just check what anime will air next season, or next year, in this case. I always find comfort in checking new anime, or if I discover that something I really wanted to watch will finally air.

I sincerely hope you will share this joy of mine after reading the list below. 🙂

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2021 is going to be full of wonderful & very anticipated anime like:

  • The Promised Neverland
  • Dr. Stone
  • Re: Zero
  • Boku No Hero Academia
  • Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
  • Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War 

and many others! 🙂

Here are 30+ Upcoming Anime to Look Out for in 2021!

34. Free! Dive to the Future 2

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Sports, Drama, School
  • Episodes: 1 – Movie
  • Airing: 2021

Free! Dive to the Future 2 is a sports movie about swimming and a sequel to Free! (2013) anime TV series.

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33. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen OVA

  • Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The OVA episode is scheduled for 2021.

Recommended: 10 Best School Anime (Ranked By MyAnimeList)

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32. Mairimashita! Iruma-kun. 2nd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: April, 2021 to ?

The second season of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun.

A 14-year old human boy gets adopted by a demon and enrolls at the Babyls School for Demons. If he doesn’t want to end up eaten by them, he needs to hide his human identity.

31. Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity)

  • Genres: Drama, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: April 2021 to ?

Fushi, a mysterious shape-shifting immortal being with no emotions nor identity gains consciousness after meeting a boy who lives alone.

30. Fruits Basket: The Final

  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The final season of Fruits Basket.

Tohru is a hard-working and sweet girl who had lost both of her parents and was forced to live in a tent until she moved with three seemingly normal and handsome guys. In reality, the boys are possessed by zodiac animals.

How will this turn out?

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29. Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! 2nd Season

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The second season of Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!

Sakurai Shinichi just wants to have a peaceful and quiet life. Everyone wants what they can’t have, huh?

Lively and gorgeous upperclassman Uzaki Hana is making that one wish impossible – she just wants to hang out with him and have a lot of fun!

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28. Megalo Box 2nd Season

  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Sports, Drama
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The second season of Megalo Box.

In the not too far off future, boxing has evolved into a new form of contact sport, Megalo boxing, in which fighters don high tech mechanical gear that enhances their attacks.

Among this new generation of boxers is Junk Dog (JD for short), an underground fighter who takes part in fixed matches with the help of his alcoholic coach Nanbu. But a chance encounter with the head of the Shirato Corporation and her bodyguard, a top-ranked Megalo Boxer, prompts JD to enter the exclusive Megalonia Tournament for the chance to make a name for himself in a legitimate boxing ring.  

(Source: Manga Tokyo)

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27. Isekai Quartet 3rd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Parody, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The third season of Isekai Quartet.

Isekai Quarter is a chibi-style crossover featuring characters from Konosuba, Overlord, Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World, The Saga of Tanya the Evil, and The Rising of The Shield Hero franchise in an alternate world. Season 3 is going to include characters from BOFURI, Plundered, and more!

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26. Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta… 2nd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, School
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The second season of My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! follows a story of a girl gamer who is reborn into an Otome video game with one huge flaw – her role is to be the villainess! She won’t give up so easily though and will try her best to avoid this fate.

Related: 8 Anime Like My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

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25. Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. 2nd Season

  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The second season of Bofuri:I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.

Kaede Honjou is a young girl who had never played any games until she purchased the VRMMORPG NewWorld Online after being urged by her close hardcore gamer friend. Being extremely afraid of being hurt, Kaede chooses a shield-class character which she names Maple and puts every status point into vitality (defense).

Recommended: 7 Anime Like Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

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24. Date A Live IV

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Mecha, School
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021 to ?

The fourth season of Date A Live.

Shido Itsuka, an ordinary high schooler, is tasked to seal the Spirits who cause the spacequakes all around the world.

In order to do so, he must make the Spirit fall in love with him and kiss her.

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23. Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

  • Genres: Drama, Magic, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan 11, 2021 to ?

Killed while saving a stranger from a traffic collision, a 34-year-old NEET is reincarnated into a world of magic as Rudeus Greyrat, a newborn baby. With knowledge, experience, and regrets from his previous life retained, Rudeus vows to lead a fulfilling life and not repeat his past mistakes.

Now gifted with a tremendous amount of magical power as well as the mind of a grown adult, Rudeus is seen as a genius in the making by his new parents. Soon, he finds himself studying under powerful warriors, such as his swordsman father and a mage named Roxy Migurdia—all in order to hone his apparent talents. But despite his innocent exterior, Rudeus is still a perverted otaku, who uses his wealth of knowledge to make moves on women whom he could never make in his previous life.

(Source: MAL)

22. Horimiya

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan 10, 2021 to ?

Two high school classmates who keep their real personalities secret from their classmates meet unexpectedly outside of school, revealing their real selves on accident. After this encounter, an unlikely friendship forms.

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21. Zombieland Saga: Revenge

  • Genres: Music, Comedy, Supernatural
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

Sakura Minamoto is brought to life as a zombie along with six more “legendary” dead girls from various eras of Japan only to form an all-zombie idol group.

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20. Yuru Camp△ 2nd Season

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Winter 2021

The second season of Yuru Camp△.

Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery.

(Source: yuru camp fandom)

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19. Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence

  • Genres: Comedy, Sports
  • Episodes: 1 – Movie
  • Airing: 2021

Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence is a Japanese sports anime film about figure skating. It might be a prequel to Yuri!!! on Ice (2016) anime TV show.

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18. Sword Art Online: Progressive Movie – Hoshi Naki Yoru no Aria

  • Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 1 – Movie
  • Airing: 2021

SAO: Progressive tells the story of Kirito and Asuna’s adventure in Aincrad. It could be considered an SAO reboot.

Related: 7 Anime to Watch If You Love Sword Art Online

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17. Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu. Ω

  • Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Magic
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The second season of How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord.

Takuma Sakamoto is a shut-in gamer who is unmatched in an MMORPG game called Cross Reverie, having a gaming identity of the Demon King Diablo.

One day he ends up summoned into a fantasy world with the appearance of the Demon King. The two beautiful ladies who summoned him try to perform an Enslavement Ritual that backfires and the two become his slaves instead. After getting to know them a little, he decides to accompany them on a journey to unbind the slave contract.

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16. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou 2nd Season

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The second season of Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest).

Hajime Nagumo, an ordinary 17-year-old otaku, gets summoned to a fantasy world along with his classmates. They are tasked with saving mankind and all except him are gifted with powerful abilities. After getting betrayed on an expedition by his classmate, he ends up barely surviving the fall to a deep abyss where all kinds of monstrous creatures reside.

Desperate to survive he does not give in and eventually bumps into Yue, an imprisoned vampire, and a bunch of others who are also seeking to escape the labyrinth. And thus, the journey to survive and return back home begins.

15. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological, Drama, Mecha
  • Episodes: 1 – Movie
  • Airing: Jan 23, 2021

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 is going to be the fourth and final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series.

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14. Nanatsu no Taizai: Fundo no Shinpan

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The fourth season of Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins).

The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia, who disbanded after they had supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. Their supposed defeat came at the hands of the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that they were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights became cruel and tyrannical rulers of the kingdom.

The third princess, Elizabeth Liones embarks on the journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins in the hope to get them to help her to overthrow the current rulers of the kingdom.

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13. Beastars 2nd Season

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second season of Beastars.

In a school populated by anthropomorphic animals, a timid and quiet carnivore student Legoshi investigates a classmate’s sudden murder, while he also starts developing complex feelings for a small dwarf rabbit he met.

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12. Log Horizon: Entaku Houkai

  • Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12
  • Airing: Jan 13, 2021 to ?

The third season of Log Horizon.

30 000 Japanese players along with several hundreds of thousand players worldwide get trapped in an MMORPG game called Elder Tale with no route out.

What used to be once a game played only for fun is now their new real life.

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11. Hataraku Saibou!! (Cells at Work! 2nd Season)

  • Genres: Comedy, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second season of Hataraku Saibou.

Cells at Work focuses on anthropomorphic cells inside a human body who do everything they can to keep the body healthy.

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10. Kanojo, Okarishimasu 2nd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The second season of Kanojo, Okarishimasu.

After Kazuya Kinoshita gets dumped by his girlfriends, he tries to rent a girlfriend through a mobile app.

The rental girlfriend, Chizuru Mizuhara is seemingly perfect. She has the looks, kind personality and leaves an awesome first impression. After the date is over, Kazuya checks the reviews of Chizuru and they are very ambivalent. He starts to believe that she is only playing with the hearts of men and leaves a negative rating on her profile.

Chizuru then reveals her true personality – sassy and quite temperamental, completely different from the first impression. Exactly at that moment Kazuya receives news about his grandma’s collapse and brings Chizuru to the hospital with him.

The collapse turns out to be nothing serious, but Kazuya’s grandma is extremely happy about him having a serious relationship with such a nice girl. Unable to tell the truth, the two are “forced” to act as an authentic couple.


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9. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen. 3rd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The third season of Kaguya-sama: Love is War.

The anime centers around two top-ranked student council representatives, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomya who are both respected by their peers for their grades and elegance.

The two could be considered a perfect couple, but even though they have developed feelings for each other they are also both determined to manipulate the other party to confess their feelings first and win the love war they have started.

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8. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The second season of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon.

An office worker employs a kindhearted dragon to serve as her maid, and enters a world of comic misadventures.

(Source: imdb)

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

  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Thriller
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second half of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season.

Subaru Natsuki gets summoned to a new world only to get murdered along with his new female companion. Soon after he awakes and finds himself in the exact same situation he had been in right before he got murdered. And the day starts to repeat all over again.

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6. 5-toubun no Hanayome ∬

  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen 
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second season of 5-toubun no Hanayome.

The series center around Futaro Uesugi, an exceptional student with a troubled personal life – he has lost his mother, has no friends and his father has incurred a huge amount of debt.

A new opportunity emerges when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school and Futaro is hired as a highly paid tutor for five girls – identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities who are not interested in studying even at the slightest.

Futaro, who takes his job as a tutor seriously and has an extremely consistent and diligent attitude succeeds to convince the quintuplet sisters to not only accept him as their tutor but also to work for improving their grades.

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5. Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Superpower, Action, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: April, 2021

The fifth season of Boku no Hero Academia.

Izuku Midoriya is a young boy who is well-known as the boy without the Quirk (a special power that is fairly common). He idolizes and adores pro heroes, extremely strong individuals with the most powerful Quirks who protect the cities and their citizens from villains.

Despite being “useless” and weak, he made a lifechanging decision – he will become a pro hero no matter what.

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4. Dr. Stone: Stone Wars

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second season of Dr. Stone.

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone. His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he’s got a grand plan in mind, to kickstart civilization with the power of science.

(Source: imdb)

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3. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken. 2nd Season

  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy 
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan 12, 2021 to 2021

The second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime.

Satoru Mikami is an average 37-year-old corporate worker, living a comfortable but lonely life in Tokyo. One day he is asked for marriage advice from his colleague and decides to meet them on the street, but he is stabbed to death by a passing robber.

On the brink of death, Satoru makes some seemingly senseless requests and gets reincarnated in another world as a slime with the ability called “predator”. The predator’s ability grants him to devour anything and mimic their appearance and abilities.

Satoru meets a sealed dragon named Veldora on his way and the two quickly become friends. Satoru, now known as Rimuru Tempest breaks free from his past life and has a new, noble-minded goal in his mind – free Veldora from his seal whilst facing many challenges in the process.

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2. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari. 2nd Season

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: 2021

The second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero.

Naofumi Iwatani, an ordinary Japanese boy, gets summoned to an alternate world as a “Shield Hero”, the weakest out of the four summoned heroes. Their sole purpose in this world is to fight inter-dimensional hordes of monsters called Waves.

Unfortunately, not all that glitters is gold. Not only is his equipment the weakest, but he also gets betrayed by the sole companion that agreed to follow him on his journey. The future looks grim until he stumbles upon a tanuki demi-human girl and a mysterious egg that later hatches into a bird-like creature.

The three form strong bonds and work together while also trying to save the world from Waves.

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1. Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Airing: Jan, 2021 to ?

The second season of The Promised Neverland.

The 1st season centers around three main characters, Emma, Norman, and Ray, who live with other orphans in a self-contained orphanage. The life seems joyful and full of fun until they find out that the orphanage is a farm where they are being raised only to be fed to demons.

The children become determined to break out of the orphanage at all costs and save all the orphans living there.

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  1. 2021 – the anime year of anime sequels. I’m really looking forward to checking out Promised Neverland, Re:Zero, Fruits Basket and Zombieland Saga. One thing I’m still confused about is why Megalobox needed a second season because I felt the ending tied up everything nicely.

  2. Isekai Quartet, My Next Life as a Villainess, Yuru Camp, Evangelion, Deadly Sins, Re Zero, Slime, Academia, Cells at Work, Neverland, and other good shows, new and old… This is going to an epic season. I am not going to have time to watch it all.

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