A lot has happened even if 2021 just started, especially in the anime world. More and more shows are recognized and new shows are getting the limelight. Thanks to various streaming sites, fans can now watch any series they want, be it new or not. There are even shows that are on the English dub.
Since there are a lot of shows to choose from, we have decided to compile the 3 best anime of 2021 so far. Take note that this is from the perspective of the writer, and we understand that we all have our own perspectives.
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen Season 1 aired from October 2020 to March 2021. The story centers on Yuji Itadori who ate one finger of a powerful curse named Ryomen Sukuna. After that incident, Yuji became the vessel of the cursed spirit, and he has two options, to be executed or to join a secret organization of Jujutsu sorcerers to complete all of Sukuna's fingers. Yuji decided on the latter and his journey starts.
Fans might notice that Jujutsu Kaisen might be familiar with Naruto (fans might consider just looking at Gojo Satoru and Kakashi Hatake). Aside from the interesting plotline, Jujutsu Kaisen portrays their women the same way as men are seen. The women of Jujutsu Kaisen are powerful, confident, and they know what they deserve, something that most anime don't have. Fans will also enjoy the battles, wide variety of genres, and comedy of the series.
2. Attack on Titan
One of the most trending anime so far in 2021 is Attack on Titan. Ever since season 1, Attack on Titan captured the hearts of anime fans around the world with its intriguing plotline. The series focuses on a world where the people live inside enormous walls to protect themselves from Titans, man-eating humanoids. The protagonist is Eren Yeager who saw his mother be killed by one Titan and since then, he swore that he would do everything to exterminate these giants. The twist is that Eren is a Titan himself.
Season 4 of the popular series made its premiere on January 10, 2021, and ended in May of the same year. The manga also ended this year leaving fans with mixed emotions. Attack on Titan is a must-watch because of its plot that contains tons of twists and mysteries. As the story progresses, it's no longer about humans vs titans but it will also tackle issues about geopolitics, oppression, and freedom.
3. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia started its Season 5 on March 27, 2021, and is still ongoing as of its writing. The story is about Izuku Midoriya, a quirkless boy who wanted to be Japan's greatest hero. In one fateful meeting with All Might, Japan's number one hero, All Might decided that Izuku will be the next user of his quirk, All for One. My Hero Academia is basically an underdog story that a lot of people can easily relate to.
Izuku is the type of protagonist that fans will surely love and cheer on. With every challenge he faces, fans will continue to support him and anticipate what happens next. Fans will also enjoy the fight scenes with the amazing animation of the series. There are a variety of characters to choose from that will keep fans watching the show.
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