The craze for anime isn’t going down any time soon. In fact, it only got stronger with the new year coming on. With more people at home for longer periods of the day, everyone is looking for something new to binge-watch and this is making anime even more popular than ever. What’s more, 2021 is a year with many exciting things to come such as a new season of already popular shows, new adaptations of popular manga, and many more. Well, here is a list of the top 5 most popular anime in 2021 sorted based on Google search results.
5. One Piece
One Piece is undeniably one of the most powerful anime of all time. Based on the manga series by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece is about the adventures of Monkey D Luffy, who gains rubber-like abilities after eating a mysterious Devil Fruit. The Devil Fruits in the One Piece universe are magical fruits that give power to those who eat them however, one cannot eat the two fruits in one lifetime unless they wish to die. One Piece is a show that has been around for a long time. It has aired over 950 episodes with the series still ongoing after it first aired in 1999.
4. Re: Zero
A show about Subaru Natsuki, a jobless and uneducated 17 year old teenager who is summoned to a fantasy world. He is killed when he is killed while trying to help a young fairy who befriends him named Emilia, who is a candidate to become the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugunica. Subaru is brought back to life and finds out that he has the power to turn back time after he died. Subaru used this ability to help Emilia become the next queen. The show’s popularity has risen recently in part because the second half of the second season was released in 2021. The show is being produced by White Fox Studios.
3. The Promised Neverland
A show about orphans who live cut off from the outside world who soon find out that they were raised to end up as food for the devil. The three main characters, Emma, Norman, and Ray are brilliant children who first learn of the harsh reality that awaits them. They decide to run away from the Grace Field House orphanage, away from the hands of their evil nanny Isabella. Based on manga by series written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. Recently the anime has caused controversy due to its new production decision. The creators decided to take the story away from the manga which made fans of the show uncomfortable.
Read: Fans are calling for the cancellation of The Promised Neverland.
2. Dr. Stone
Based on a manga by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by South Korean artist Boichi, Dr. Stone follows the story of 18 year old Senku Ishigami. He finds himself in a society where all humans have been turned to stone by some mysterious event since April 5738 AD Senku is determined to find the cause of this event and find a cure to return everyone to human.
1. Attack on Titan
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the number one spot is reserved for Attack on Titan. Anime about human beings who are traumatized by mysterious giant creatures called Titans. Titans are terrifying creatures because they don’t have to eat to survive, they regrow their limbs if cut and the only way to kill them is to partially part their nape with a knife. However, it’s not as easy as it looks. The giants terrified the citizens of the cities protected by the walls of Maria, Rose, and Sina.
Fans have been waiting for an ambitious and final fourth season, which begins airing with weekly episodes on December 7, 2020. The manga on which the anime is based will end in April this year leaving the anime’s final status behind. anime is a little ambiguous. Despite this, the last season has received rapturous applause, and fans around the world are cheering for Attack on Titan. In addition, even non-anime viewers were attracted to the show because of the enormous hype. And this is why AOT is at the top of the list.
So this is the most sought-after anime show of 2021. Are there any shows that deserve to be here but aren’t? Let us know in the comments.