05 Best Anime Series Of 2021: Kisanime

The anime industry also had some production problems in the spring, and the continuation of many series has been postponed for half a year. In the meantime, many studios have adapted and recovered - whether this also applies to the already tough working conditions in the animation scene, however, is questionable. Nevertheless - the medium's popularity continues. In Japan, for example, some records were broken on the screen, the title Demon Slayer: Infinity Train is now the most successful anime at the box office.

In the mean time we have seen many anime and decided to give you 05 best anime Series of 2021.

1. Akudama Drive (Studio Pierrot)

The cyberpunk genre is currently booming with video game fans, with Akudama Drive , a suitable series just ended this week. In this stylish action spectacle, a normal young woman is accidentally involved in the outbreak of a so-called Akudama - a criminal who has been sentenced to several hundred years in prison. In order not to be killed by the group of highly dangerous Akudama present, she pretends to be one of them and is engaged for another assignment. In the fight against the ruling dictatorship and executioners wielding lightsabers, the motley group tries to ambush a train that is also worshiped as a deity.

02. Deca-Dence (Nut)

The premise is like Attack on Titan in a sci-fi setting: in the distant future, the rest of humanity will travel in a gigantic moving fortress through the devastated wastelands. A mysterious elite protect them and fight outside against the monstrous Gadoll. But after a few episodes it becomes clear that these plot elements were just gigantic red herring. There is also a whole level of action that sweeps the set up chess pieces, including the protagonist, from the table. This can be a bit off-putting at first, but those who stick to it until the end will be rewarded with further clever changes of plot.

03. Dorohedoro (MAPPA)

What is this Netflix adaptation about? Fans would likely respond with gyoza - a Japanese dough dish. Perhaps that does justice to the colorful CGI anime, because it is difficult to describe the crazy world of Dorehedoro in any other way. It should also be the case with the protagonist, whose head was transformed into that of a reptile by a magician. In addition, he loses all memories of his previous life and has to find his way in a new, bizarre environment. The series is surreal, brutal, grotesque, confusing but at the same time warm.

4. In / Specter (Brain's Base)

As a child she was abducted by apparitions and crowned her queen, but lost an eye and a leg in the process. As a child he had to eat the flesh of a mermaid and became immortal in the process - together they now solve cases of sightings of these apparitions. Yes, In / Specter remains similar, consists largely of pure dialogues and deals with the relationship between two unusual young people. But that is exactly what makes it unusual and gives the title a place on this list despite some rough edges.

5. Kaguya-sama: Love is War Season 2 (A-1 Pictures)

The second season of the successful anime, which could already be found here last year, is completely convincing. This time, the rich Kaguya and the intelligent Miyuki not only fight for each other's confession, but also for their places on the student council. The two geniuses still prove to be incompetent when it comes to love and, as is typical of the genre, can hardly make progress, but the great humor and excellent style with brilliant visual ideas stand out again. A third season has already been announced and the studio is sure to have some fresh ideas.