This year has been a great one for the anime industry, and fans of this type of work have enjoyed it. Perhaps some of these series were off your radar, and so that you do not miss any, we have made this list with the 10 best anime series of 2021 according to IMDb.
10. Dragon Goes House Hunting
This fantasy series produced by Signal.MD was a real surprise for anime fans, since the manga on which it is based has not exactly given much to talk about in the American continent. With a plot that at first glance could remind us of the history of Game of Thrones or the Lord of the Rings, this medieval-tinged tale full of dragons, elves and other mythological creatures also surprised by how well cared for is its animation. On IMDb it has a rating of 8.2.
Based on the Asato Asato light novels, 86 has become the most interesting war anime of all this year. Combining elements of science fiction with consistent and realistic drama, this his It has transported us to the living Republic of Saint Magnolia, suffering as spectators the harshness of the war that it maintains against the Giadian Empire. On IMDb it has achieved a rating of 8.2.
8. Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
This Wit Studio original anime series arrived in style in the middle of this year, being broadcast at the same time as a series of light novels inspired by the play and a manga adaptation published online. Anime, like any good science fiction work, reflects on the role of human beings on earth and their relationships with virtual media, becoming one of the most interesting proposals of the year. On IMDb it has achieved a rating of 8.3.
7. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation
Among the genus of harem we have not known many remarkable works, mainly because they are made with the sole intention of offering fan service to viewers, rather than a consistent story. In this sense, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation He came to break that rule, and in what way! This swashbuckling shonen has delighted fans of medieval stories at the same time that it has fascinated those fans who just want to see gorgeous waifus on screen. On IMDb this series has achieved a score of 8.3.
6. Tokyo Revengers
Although it is listed as a shonen, Tokyo Revengers has handled themes as mature as any his Let it pride itself on showing us the harsh life of gangs, which have been inspired by the very life of the author who created this work, Ken Wakui. Although In IMDb it has only reached the number six position, being scored with an 8.4, we know that this anime was one of the fan favorites during this year.
5. Komi Can’t Communicate
With this work, Tomohito Oda has offered us one of the funniest romantic comedies of recent times, and thanks to Netflix we have been able to appreciate it with a careful animation down to the last detail. This school drama is also ascribed to the genre of slice of lifeEven so, the daily life that he tries to portray is unique, and more than one would like to live a life like that of the sweet Shouko Komi. On IMDb this anime has been rated 8.5.
4. Odd Taxi
From the writing we consider Odd Taxi The revelation of the year, as its complex and deep plot has been extremely rewarding from start to finish. In it we will see anthropomorphic beings living a life very similar to ours, and although the designs of these characters may seem tender, the truth is that they live stories as melancholic or anodyne as any of us.
In the background, Odd Taxi It is a mystery story, and it has been so well worked, that We think it’s unfair that it only received an 8.6 rating on IMDb.
3. To Your Eternity
The manga that inspired this adaptation has been one of the best sellers since 2016, therefore, when it was announced that this work would begin to be broadcast at the end of 2020, the fans did nothing but go crazy. The anime was delayed, coming to see the light until April 2021, but the wait was worth it. East shonen Supernatural has been one of the best animations produced in recent years, and sections such as the music or the original dubbing have not been neglected either. For this it has received an 8.7 rating on IMDb.
2. Link Click
Almost all the anime we consume is of Japanese origin, when there are other countries that have used this type of animation to offer us great stories. Such is the case of Link Click, a Chinese anime produced by Haoliners Animation League that has shown us a Universe so rich in fantasy as we have not seen it in a long time. On IMDb it appears with an 8.8 rating.
1. Osama Ranking
Osama Ranking was released just a few months ago, and With just a few chapters it has become the most popular anime series of 2021, achieving a 9.3 rating. We hope that this anime will not only be remembered as the best series of this year, but as one of the best comedies of the decade. The innocence of Ghibli and the absurd humor of Adventure Time They have become present in this play that stars a little deaf prince, who wants to become the most powerful man in the world.
As you can see, this year was marked by animes for all tastes: mystery, drama, comedy, action and even the war genre has leaked onto this list. The best of all? That we begin to see how great anime series begin to be produced outside of Japan, confirming that the hype that this type of animation has experienced in recent years is much more than a passing fad, as it has become one of the most interesting and adaptable entertainment media for all kinds of stories.
And you, would you add any anime from 2021 to the list?
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