Top 10 animes of 2021


A collage of the top 10 animes on this iist.

by Matt Nyandjo, Reporter

 The population of anime watchers greatly increased due to the fact that thousands of watchers were stuck indoors for months in quarantine. Shows were the cure of boredom.

Lots of new people got anime. Anime can have various genres like romance, action, mystery, or even drama. During the year 2021, various anime and anime seasons came out. Other anime broke out in popularity this year.

The most popular new generation anime, Attack on Titan, came out with a new season this year. Various new anime’s debuted this year such as Tokyo Revengers. I am going to rank the top ten anime’s this year based off popularity and ratings. 

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Following the successful Naruto series, Boruto:Naruto Next Generations is about the son of the Naruto Uzumaki. The story is about the experiences of Boruto as a ninja shinobi and his fights against his foes. Boruto is alongside many comrades such as his rival Kawaki. Boruto:Naruto Next Generations is ongoing and new episodes come out every week. Boruto:Naruto Next Generations got big in 2021 because of the new characters that were introduced like Ishiki. Naruto also had a new transformation called Baryon mode which surprised and broke the internet. According to IMDb, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations ranked 7/10 in its show rankings. Boruto:Naruto Next Generations is a very well made anime and will continue to get better at the end of the year. You can watch Boruto:Naruto Next Generations on Crunchyroll. 

Dr Stone: Season 2

This new anime series has been blowing up fast. In Dr Stone, humanity has been petrified and crushed. A scientific genius named Senku and his friend Taiju try to use their intelligence skills to bring back society. Season two came out this year and has been successful. Dr Stone is very unique with its story plot which is why its popular today. Dr. Stone ranks 8.2 on IMDb and will continue to become popular in the future to come. You can watch Dr. Stone on Crunchyroll.


Black Clover: Season 4

Black Clover is a new gen anime that came out in 2017. In 2021, season 4 premiered with a total of 16 episode. Black Clover is about a young boy named Asta born without any magic power. This is strange as everyone in the world he lives in posses some sort of magic power. Asta plans to become the Wizard King despite his non magical abilities. According to IMDb, Black clover was rated an 8.3/10.  You can watch the whole Black Clover anime on Crunchyroll.

My Hero Academia: Season 5

My Hero Academia season 5 premiered on March 27 on Crunchyroll. My Hero Academia is about a world of superpowers where it is a dream to become a hero and save people from villains.  Izuku Midoriya a child who was born without Quirks dreams to become a Hero. He admires his idol Hero “All Might” Super Hero in Japan.When Izuku luckily receives his power to become a hero he becomes corrupted by it and obtains a God complex.

This series is amazing as it has a wonderful plot and immense character development. This show has a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

One Piece 

The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. Luffy has a goal of becoming the pirate king and meets a lot of friends alongside the journey. One Piece is one of the most famous anime of all time as it started in 1999, and its new season episodes are still coming out today.

One Piece hit a huge milestone by hitting 1000 episodes this year. One Piece is rated an 8.8/10 on IMDb.  One Piece is available on various anime sites such as Crunchyroll, Netflix, and Hulu.  

Baki Hanma 

Baki Hanma is the sequel of the anime Baki which came out on Netflix on September 30, 2021. Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Baki is a built boxer and fights boxers every day to soon one day face his father. Baki Hanma is very famous as its unique compared to other anime. How the anime is surrounded by boxing makes it loved by its audience.

According to IMDb Baki Hamna recieved a 6.7/10. Regardless of the rating, this show is still a fan favorite anime. 

Tokyo Revengers

A middle-aged man named Takemichi Hanagaki travels back in time to his school years and in order to save the love of his life from future doom, he must become the leader of a dreaded school gang. Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. This anime has an amazing concept of time travel which makes it unique and enjoyable. This show recieved a rating of 8.3 out of 10 on MyAnimeList. Tokyo Revengers is available on Netflix 

 Jujutsu Kaisen

Itadori Yuji, a high school student is the most popular kid in his class and is a very athletic guy. Unluckily Itadori happens to eat a curse demon’s finger from a scuffle that happened at his school. From this Itadori is the vessel of the powerful demon Sakuna which can switch personas to either himself or Sakuna. Itadori joins an organization which eliminates Curse demons and he is the student of the teacher Gojo Satoru. This anime is very enjoyable and entertaining from its intense fights. A fan favorite character would be Gojo Satoru who is the most entertaining character in the show and is one of the reasons why the show is popular. This show recieved a 8.7 rating on IMDb. Jujutsu Kaisen is avaliable on CrunchyRoll to watch.  

Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba

In Demon Slayer the world is being terrorized by demons who terrorize the mankind. The main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado joins the demon slayers corporation after his family gets slaughtered by demons. His sister Nezuko, is a demon after being bit by the demon that killed her family. But luckily, she is the only demon that has human senses and is not evil. She aids her brother in his mission to eradicate all the demons in the world. This anime is very popular for its amazing fights and its marvelous animation. This anime is deemed to have the best animation for an anime to this date and is became very popular this year.You can watch this anime on CrunchyRoll and Netflix. Demon Slayer received an 100% rating on rotten tomatoes.  

Attack on Titan: Season 4 Part 1

This anime is about a world being ruled by titans who kill human beings. The main protagonist Eren Yeager works in a corporation alongside other people to try to kill these titans before they eradicate the world. Eren is gifted with the ability to be able to shift into a titan, and so are other people in the corporation. Attack on Titan is one of the most famous anime today as the plot has made a incredible turn. The main character Eren Yeager becomes a villain that no one expects. Attack On Titan received a 9/10 according to IMDb.  This show is available on Crunchyroll and Hulu