must watch anime series 2021

PostedAt: Mon, May 31, 2021 9:10 AM

Looking for the best must-watch anime series right now in 2021? We can help with that. Anime has never been bigger, but that also means that ranking the best anime series for you.

50 Must Watch Anime Series 2021

Here’s the List 50 Must Watch Anime Series. Hope, You Like it!!

1. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: (Great Story) This, is clearly the best anime out there. Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse's soul to a large suit of armor.

Join their Quest to bring back his brother’s body, while something big is going on in the central.

2. Death Note: (Master-Mind) Death note is one of the best anime to come out for a long time. An intelligent high school student (Light Yagami) goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Join Lawliet (world’s no.1, no.2 and no.3 detective) to find the one behind killing all criminals.

3. Attack on Titan: (Awesome Just Awesome) This anime blew my mind each episode resides something new and interesting. I was restless to watch the next episode. Even, wasn’t able to wait for the season 3 and read the manga completely to 101 chapters the next day. People thinking season 2 is best, wait for the book in basement. It will totally blow your Mind.

Join Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackerman to kill the Titans and protect Eren respectively. Please, watch our beloved ackerman, you will definitely like it. (Earphones Recommended) ^_^


4. Spirited Away: (Amazing!!) In this animated movie of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, a 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, she needs to work in the resort for the supernatural beings who take bath after the time spent in earthly realms to free her parents.

Join her in this supernatural adventure to bring back her parents. Remember: don’t you leave your shoes anywhere.

5. One Piece: (Treasure) This anime is beyond my expectation. It may feel slow and childish in the start but keep watching and you’ll know what a fantastic anime it is. Follow the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gol D Roger. The famous mystery treasure named "One Piece".

Sail into the world of One Piece.

6. Code Geass: (Revolution) It is perhaps the second-best big-robot show of the year, but given that Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggann is sitting on the number one slot. The Holy Empire of Britannia conquered the country known as Japan and now call it Area 11. Its residents lost their rights to self-govern and are now called Elevens. The Empire uses powerfully destructive robotic weapons called Knightmares to ensure control, but someone is about to stand up against it. Lelouch, the black prince, has endless ambition and uses the power of the Geass to build a world based on his ideals.

Lelouch vi Britannia commands you to join him as the Black Knights.

7. Naruto: (BATTLE) The story is absolutely beautiful. You have epic fights combined with deep emotions and unpredictable story changes that will blow your mind. Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Don’t be afraid because he doesn’t care who he had to fight with.

8. Cowboy Bebop: (BANG) “One Ship, One Crew, One Destiny”. This is an anime Classic. This futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners is an interesting anime. At Most basic level it is a space western.

Join their team and the jazz music to feel the adventures of a bounty hunter.

9. Gintama: (Hilarious) Every anime has it's funny, even hilarious moments. But not many are built around these moments. Gintama, for the most part definitely is. In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, an unemployed samurai finds work however he can.

Watch one of the greatest pieces of entertainment ever. XD

10. Boku No Hero Academia: (Plus Ultra) This anime is really filled with strong emotions and zeal to become a hero. The story sets in a world, where 80% of the population is having some superpowers. A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Join Midoriya, Izuku to make his dream come true and become the world’s no.1 hero. I guess Bakugo will be the one on top.

11.Your Name: (BOND) A Beautiful Heartwarming Story. Watch it, if you haven’t assuming it would be a boring teenage tale. In this anime movie, A teenage boy and girl embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.

Watch it to see how they meet each other.

12.Demon Slayer: (Hinokami) Don’t read it, stop all your desire to know what happens next; it’s the type of anime which is praised more for animation than story. A family is attacked by demons and only two members survive - Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko, who is turning into a demon slowly. Tanjiro sets out to become a demon slayer to avenge his family and cure his sister.

Miss it at your own peril.

13.Hunter X Hunter: (Friendship) A great refreshing anime with some powerful characters. A young boy embarks on a journey to find his father who left him to become a hunter. One moment Gon and his quirky crew can have you in a lighthearted, feel good mood and a more intense encounter that reminds you just how attached you are to these characters.

Watch it know the importance of friendship and true meaning of words: “You should enjoy the little detours to the fullest. Because that’s where you’ll find the things more important than you want.”

14.Angel Beats: (Wish) A mind-blowing concept with some unforgettable characters, crazy moments of action, lots of Japanese rock music, buckets of blood, cute comedy, seriously depressing backstories, and the most detailed cartoon guns I've ever seen and you get something that's unforgettable. The ending is breathtaking. Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school. The “Brave” Song is really good.

Join Kanade to help everyone complete their regrets and get back to new life.

15.Your Lie in April: (STAR) Even if you aren't into music it will definitely drag you into its world of hardship, laughter and sorrow. A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.

Watch it to know how a piano prodigy is moved by Kaori Miyazono, “Maybe there's only a dark road up ahead. But you still have to believe and keep going. Believe that the stars will light your path, even a little bit.”

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16.Steins; Gate: (MADNESS and Sci-fi) Wow, this is an amazing anime. Just try to watch first 5 episodes anyway, they are quite slow and boring. In this anime, after discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to go to a specific timeline. But can they do so without loosing their happiness?

Watch it to know how Okabe Rintaro got 5th place in most favourited characters on MAL.

17. Fairy Tail: (Dragon{F}eel) It’s a fun show, well, not liked by many but still it is filled with sadness, laughter, adventure, fantasy and ERZA. The characters actually grow and change from the events in the past. This show is written by Hiro Mashima and its manga is currently ranked #8 in popularity. Lucy, an aspiring Celestial Wizard, becomes a friend and ally to powerful wizards Natsu, Gray, and Erza, who are part of the famous wizard guild, Fairy Tail. And don’t miss ep 50 thinking, it being a filler.

Watch Natsu Dragoneel being reborned through magic to kill his brother and creator, Zere{}.

18. Monster: (Execution) I really took too long to watch it; its episodes are really at slow pace but overall it is an anime worth watching. The story revolves around Dr. Tenma, a genius Japanese neural surgeon living in Germany during the late 20th century, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.

Join Dr. Tenma to kill the monster existing within his patient. Sounds quite boring, huh?, just watch it.

19. Clannad After Story: (FAMILY) This anime will really spark your emotions, you'll feel warm and fuzzy, laugh, and you WILL cry. A great feature of Clannad has to be the great use of music. In this anime, High school students Tomoya and Nagisa continue to grow their relationship. Ushio is the most adorable kid ever seen in any anime.

Watch it and you’ll definitely cry when Ushio says, “Sanae-san told me, places that I can cry are in a toilet, or in daddy's arms.”

20. Haikyuu: (Hardship) This anime leaves me speechless. Imagine an anime that makes you laugh when you’re sad and makes you cheerful when you’re bored. Hinata Shouyou, a short middle school student, gained a sudden love of volleyball after watching “Little Giant”’s match on TV. Determined to become like him, Shouyou joins his volleyball club.

Watch the journey of how the crows fly back to the top.

21. Bleach: (Substitute) High school student Kurosaki Ichigo is unlike any ordinary kid because he can see ghosts. After an accident with a hollow, he got a power. So begins Kurosaki Ichigo's training and duty as a Shinigami, Soul Reaper. After Soul Society arc it really went downhill. I really liked ending 1 - “Life is Like a Boat”.

Just watch first 5 episodes. It is addicting and just plain awesome.

22. Dragon Ball Series: (Warriors) This anime is really a master piece. And I must praise the music artists. What a wonderful bunch of music in Dragon Ball Super. All opening and ending songs are great. In this anime, is the continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight.

Beerus-sama is the best character for me. He is a GOD of Destruction, Eating, Impressions and Comedy.

23. Tokyo Ghoul: (Depressing, but good) This anime is tremendously violent but you’ll like this anime. However, season 3 is a quite complicated and depressing. In this anime, Ghouls are terrifying creatures which feed on human flesh. When Kaneki is almost killed in an attack, he transforms into a half-ghoul, half-human hybrid and is forced to adapt to their lifestyle in order to survive.

Watch it to know how kaneki survives being a ghoul. (He was eating cake in season 3, seriously, what’s going on??)

24. A Silent Voice: (Loud and Clear) A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Watch it to know how Shoya understands Nishimiya’s shape of voice.

25. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san: (Tease) Having a friend that knows you inside out should be a good thing, but in Nishikata's case, the opposite is true. His classmate Takagi loves to tease him on a daily basis, and she uses her extensive knowledge of his behavior to predict exactly how he will react to her teasing. Despite this, Nishikata vows to someday give Takagi a taste of her own medicine by making her blush out of embarrassment from his teasing.

Watch it to know how Nishikata become stronger each day.

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26. Vinland Saga: (Infinite Potential) A new piece of art from WIT Studio. Thorfinn pursues a journey with his father's killer in order to take revenge and end his life in a duel as an honorable warrior and pay his father an homage.

In not so distant future, it is going to be another great classic.

27. Noragami: (5 Yen) Its an interesting anime. Manga is good too. A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human girl, he saved, to gain fame, recognition and at least one shrine dedicated to him. Recent manga updates are slow, though.

Read it know why shinki shouldn’t know about his past. (Man, it was horrible and sad.)

28. One Punch Man: (One Punch Man) The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch. Stop comparing him with Goku. Because Goku never did push-ups less than 10,000.

Watch how saitama defeats everyone in a punch.

29. Violet Evergarden: (Meaning) Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as "the weapon," has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls," who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. So begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll. I am guessing major is alive.

Watch her journey to understand the true meaning of LOVE.

30. Akame ga Kill: (Pumpkin) I didn’t like the ending, they changed it. Manga has a completely different ending, which is more likable. A countryside boy named Tatsumi sets out on a journey to The Capital to make a name for himself and met a seemingly dangerous group of Assassins known as Night Raid. Their journey begins.

Don’t watch, if you can’t handle one of the most dreadful death in anime history.

31. Samurai Champloo: (Sunflowers) It is the long-awaited next project from Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe. Every anime watcher should watch this. Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." Champloo means “mixed up” or “Stir-fry”.

Its full of action, comedy, sword fighting and hip hop.

32. Nisekoi: (True Love) Honestly, this doesn’t stand a chance to be in must watch list. Its a bit Ecchi. But, I have never seen an ending as sweet as its. Anime is good to some extent, story build and comedy is good. Just watch the anime and read the manga(if you want). Tbh, I have read many but this hits the spot and is my favourite. The heir to a Yakuza Family is forced to be in a relationship with the daughter of the head of a gangster family to avoid a gang war, much to their chagrin.

It was ranked 5th in Shounen Jump in 2018.

33. Neon Genesis Evangelion: (Berserker) The most controversial, talked about, and yes, impressive anime series ever. A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father. Good luck with the last two episodes. I highly recommend you to read about it on fandom after watching the movie. I’d like to say, its not easy. XD

Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars.

34. Soul eater: (Death Lord) The story starts with main characters 'Maka' and 'Soul', Maka being Soul's master and soul being the demon weapon. Soul and Maka are one step away from gaining a high title, yet are disappointed when all their passed hard work is wiped clean by one easy mistake. Caution: Ending is really bad. And comedy becomes childish after sometime, yet you should watch.


35. Assassination Classroom: (Koro-Sensei) Its funny and really interesting from the very start. The ending is sad, which you know will happen anyway. A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins. Also, Karma is second Bakugo. :)

Watch it to have lessons from a very unique teacher. He is strong, caring, intelligent and damn he’s fast.

36. Kuroko no Basket: (Respect) The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The school that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called "The Generation of Miracles." There was another player who all of them respected... A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn't good at basketball, in fact, he's bad! Rest is for you, to find.

Just basketball and emotions.

37. Erased: (Try Again) 29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years, to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year. Ending is Cliché though. I was happy to see Airi Katagiri in post credits.

Watch his so called “Revival”.

38. Mob Psycho 100: (Psychic) ONE is a legend, I was surprised after watching it. The stroyline is really great. Everyone should give it a try, you won’t regret it. A psychic middle school boy tries to live a normal life and keep his growing powers under control, even though he constantly gets into trouble.

Animation is amazing, and it is made by the same creator as OPM.

39. Made in Abyss: (Journey) An absolutely fantastic anime with solid world-building, likable characters, and a gorgeous art style. A girl and her robot companion search for her mother, who's lost within a vast chasm. Not for light hearted people.

What’s that lurking in the shadows….?

40. Psycho Pass: (Cyberpunk) Believing in humanity and order, policewoman Akane Tsunemori obeys the ruling, computerized, precognitive Sibyl System. But when she faces a criminal mastermind who can elude this "perfect" system, she questions both Sibyl and herself.

One of the greatest, up with cowboy bebop and GITS.

41. Parasyte: (Decision) 17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person. A little gross. You’ll probably search for: “Next to You” - OST.

Why does a caterpillar become a butterfly?

42. The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: (Be Patient) Various people, especially two rising commanders, cope with a massive continual space conflict between two interstellar nations.

You will not feel like watching anything else; after watching this masterpiece.

43. Grave of Fireflies: (Struggle) A Beautiful Unforgettable Masterpiece that shows the true cost of war. A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

You will cry. I don’t recommend it, watching. Those damn stones.

44. Kill la Kill: (Creative) Good anime, confusing in the start. Its an ecchi anime. So not everyone will find it good. A young girl arrives at a school of superhumans to find out the truth behind her father's murder.

Watch it for Mako’s perfect explantion of things.

45. Detective Conon: (Sherlock) The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development. His knowledge on mystery novels & soccer skills has made him a modern Sherlock Holmes.

Watch it, but there are 379 reported cases. And 41% of episodes are fillers.

46. Pokémon: (GreNinja) Ash should have won the Kalos region Master League. He had become so mature after all the journey from Kanto to Kalos. Follows the adventure of Ash with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

GreNinja won the Google’s Pokémon of the Year 2020 award.


47. Monogatari Series: (Vibrant) Really can’t describe all; so, for Bakemonogatari: Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.

Dfferent stories with a connection.

48. Oregairu: (Hachiman) Ending, again. Very bad, like they doesn’t even give hints. About an asocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. His life change when he was forced to enter the "Volunteer Service Club" by his teacher.

“Hard Work betrays none, but dreams betrays many.” – Hachiman

49. Food Wars: (Master Chef) Yukihira Soma is a teen with a great enthusiasm for cooking. He dreams of surpassing his father, a great chef and restaurant owner, and so attends Totsuki Culinary Academy, a legendary and formidable cooking school for the greatest teenage chefs in Japan.

All about food and comedy. Nothing to say much.

50. Nichijou: (Passion) What to say? It’s hilarious. One of my favourite comedy anime show. A group of students lead normal lives and cope with normal predicaments, but all too often find themselves in abnormal situations.

“If you are always positive, good luck will eventually find you.” – Fe Chan.

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