From Demon Slayer to Realist Hero: The best 2021 Anime on Hulu

Hulu offers a number of shows that cater to viewers of all stripes. There are adult cartoons, comic book series and sitcoms. They are also proud to offer a large number of animated series. For anyone with a Hulu account and a fondness for fantasy series, now is the time to check out the anime platform.

Hulu has a huge library of anime across all kinds of genres, including fantasy. This year alone, multiple new anime series and pre-existing anime seasons have been released on the platform. Here are a few of those anime that are worth seeing by anime fans looking for something to watch.

How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom takes the isekai genre in a rather unusual direction. The main character, an aspiring civil servant named Kazuya Souma, is transported to another world. He is expected to fight as a hero against the forces of the Demon Lord.

However, Souma instead focuses on economically strengthening the kingdom of Elfrieden in order to avoid any war. He even has the idea of ​​selling the hero armor he would have used in battles to earn quick money. This cerebral approach to exploring a fantasy world may not be as action packed as that of its contemporaries, but it is still fascinating and refreshing.

The World Ends With You The Animation

Street Fight

Based on Square Enix’s hit game, this series features Neku Sakuraba, a dead boy who is part of the Reapers in the Underground game. He who wins is resurrected, but he who loses is erased from existence. The series is characterized by coolly designed characters, an awesome soundtrack and a breakneck pace.

What’s really interesting about this anime is how people found out about it. Anyone who has played Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance may recognize the characters in the series as intruders in the game’s cast. These are characters in this game that do not appear to be from Kingdom Hearts or from Disney, or Final Fantasy, but rather from a whole different universe. Turns out these characters are all from The World Ends with You. People can either play the game to know the full story or watch the anime released this year.

Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba


Many anime fans already know Demon Slayer, but if they don’t, the plot is in the name. Tanjiro Kamado embarks on a journey that makes his heart beat, cry, and emotionally stimulate him, in order to hunt down the demon that killed his family and, hopefully, find a way to bring his sister Nezuko back to the human state.

There are elements of the manga that are standard among Shōnen Jump anime, but the presentation of the anime is phenomenal. The anime features exceptional animation and a moving soundtrack that elevates the series to sensational new heights, making it a must-have for any anime fan.

The series recently began its second season, which is available on Hulu. The first episodes of the season are mainly used to recap the events of the Mugen Train movie released last year. However, this arc is coming to an end, and Tanjiro and his friends from the Demon Slayer Corp. are preparing for the Entertainment District Arc.

The Case Study Of Vanitas


The Case Study of Vanitas presents a very classy version of vampires. Set in an alternate 19th-century Paris, the series revolves around the vampire Noah and the human doctor Vanitas. The latter uses a mysterious grimoire to heal sick vampires, but the book is said to result in the destruction of all vampires. Aside from uncovering the mystery behind the grimoire, the series itself is generally fun to watch: the characters are endearing, the lore is deep, the art and animation is magnificent, the music is catchy. There are even elements of romance and comedy that can be sweet and entertaining, respectively. The series as a whole is uniquely styled and has a bit of something for everyone.