Searching for a good anime series can be a difficult thing to do especially when you are busy or otherwise strapped for time. That is why I have complied this list to show what is hot and what is not so you don't have to faff around watching rubbish and only strike for the series that are worth watching! To make things easier, I have ranked all the anime titles I have seen this season from best to worst hoping that one (or more) of these series will take your fancy!
There are some series which are still currently on-going and whilst it is unlikely they will top the list, they are still worthy watches. The first one I am keeping an eye out is The Aquatope on White Sand which is an uplifting slice-of-life anime featuring two girls as they run an aquarium while the comedy series Jahy-sama Will Not Be Defeated is one you will see featuring regularly on FTVs front page. I will have full reviews of these shows when they finish so keep an eye out for reviews!
Dragon Quest: the Adventure of Dai final series (2021-22), 18 manga volumes left https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n9kEbyVF...gjU-lTkMOfjj3bvqgCLcBGAsYHQ/s0/dai-year-2.jpg
Title: DRAGON QUESTDai's Great Adventure
Airing dates: 3/10/2020 (TV series) and 17/10/1991 (unfinished season, 46 episodes)
Release dates: 20/7/1991 (film), 7/3/1992 (Tachiagare! Avan no Shito) and 11/7/1992 (Buchiya Gare!! Shinsei 6 Daishōgun)
Demon Slayer Movie: Infinity Train also known as Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen is a shounen/action series featuring demons. Infinity Train was a runaway commercial success gaining numerous records such as the highest ever grossing anime of all time plus being the highest grossing film in 2020. This movie is a sequel to the highly popular Demon Slayer anime series; if you wish to read the review for that series, please click the link below:
The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace also known as Heion Sedai no Idaten-tachi is an action/fantasy series featuring demons that initially aired in the summer 2021 season. Idaten Deities tells the story of a world with demons and godlike beings called Idaten that fight for supremacy. The backstory for this show is that 800 years ago the human race was on the brink of extinction as they were hunted down by demons. Praying to the gods, the humans got salvation with the summoning of Idaten who struck down the demons and then sealed the remaining survivors in another dimension. The story then pans out to the present where the Idatens of that time only know peace.
For ecchi lovers there is a separate more ecchi review thread that contains more raunchy pictures. If you are interested check out the ecchi section of FTV!
Mother of the Goddess' Dormitory otherwise known as Megami-ryou no Ryoubo-kun is an ecchi/comedy romance series that first aired in the summer 2021 season. The backstory for Mother of the Goddess Dormitory is that Koushi Nagumo’s life has taken a massive turn for the worse. Not only has his house burned down but his father has abandoned him leaving him destitute and homeless. Spotted in the streets by the eccentric Minera Wachi, she offers him shelter in her home; the Goddess Dormitory.
Re-Main is a sports/drama anime series that came out in the summer 2021 season. The series centres on Minato Kiyomizu who is a star player in his school’s water polo team. On the day of his major triumph, he gets involved in a major car crash that leaves him in a coma for 203 days. After finally awakening it becomes quickly apparent, he has suffered from amnesia and cannot remember any events before his accident. Trying to get his life back on track through a gruelling rehabilitation process it is not long before Minato is thrust back into the water polo world!
When hearing this plot, one may feel a sense of apprehension about the prospect of watching yet another anime that applies the common amnesia trope to it story. In the case of Re-Main though this trope largely works as the...
Night Head 2041 is a psychological dystopian sci-fi series and is a reboot of the Night Head Genesis anime which released way back in 2006. If you are curious to learn more about that show then read the review on the link below:
Despite both series sharing similar titles, Night Head 2041 is sufficiently different from its predecessor that watching Night Head Genesis is not required viewing in enjoying or even enhancing your experience of Night Head 2041 in any significant manner. It is a newbie friendly series so you need not worry about watching Night Head Genesis to gain any extra insights. You will gain nothing by doing so as the two series tell a fundamentally different tale as while Night Head...
Sonny Boy is a mystery/supernatural series which first aired in the summer 2021. Reviewing this show is actually quite tricky as this is a series that has proved divisive in the anime community. On the one hand there are clear fans who love the symbolism and vibrant imagery that permeates this series. On the opposite end there are others who believe this show is more a case of style over substance. Personally, I lean but I am not in complete agreement, with the latter but wanted to put this disclaimer out so you as the reader know my stance from the get go.
What I can say is that to get the most from Sonny Boy it is recommended you watch this series slowly and it may even actually pay to watch an episode multiple times as it is easy to miss some hidden details if you are not paying attention. Unlike most shows that benefit from marathoning, this style of...
The Faraway Paladin covers the second life of William, a reincarnator who finds himself experiencing a second life as a child being raised by three powerful intelligent undead in a long abandoned city surrounded by mist. In this strange and exotic place Will confronts the shadow of his past life and way of living as he grows into a young man under his strange adopted family's love and guidance and sets out into the world.
After the huge success of the Demon Slayer movie it is only natural to think of how the original season was. In the case of Demon Slayer, it was a series I thoroughly enjoyed. Animation is top notch and the story told captivating with charming characters to boot. At its heart it is a shounen show so whilst I consider this one a classic I also know that it won't appeal to all due to its shounen based roots.
Demon Slayer otherwise known as Kimetsu no Yaiba is a shounen, action series featuring demons. The anime also gave rise to the hugely successful Demon Slayer: Infinity Train movie which holds the record for the highest ever grossing anime film as well as the top grossing film for 2020 which is a first for a non-Hollywood movie.
The story for Demon Slayer starts with our hero Tanjirou Kamado being the main breadwinner for his impoverished family who live out in...
Meikyuu Black Company is a fantasy comedy/isekai series which was first released in the summer 2021. The story for Meikyuu Black Company revolves around Kinji Ninomiya who is a NEET and has seemingly never worked a day in his life. Unlike other shows however, Kinji, through a series of side hustles and smart investments, has made it financially and is living the high life. His easy life of luxury is suddenly cut short however when he is mysteriously transported to a new world and is forced to work for the Raiza'ha Corporation, a corporation that is run like a black company!
A NEET with a difference!
What one should be clear from the get go is Meikyuu...
Higurashi: When They Cry – SOTSU otherwise known as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Sotsu is a supernatural, horror/thriller series which was first released in the summer 2021. When They Cry – SOTSU is the fifth and latest season in the Higurashi franchise and is a direct sequel to Gou. If you wish to know how good the previous seasons were check the links below:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season two part two is an action/fantasy isekai series that aired in the summer 2021 season. Unsurprisingly events in this second part follow straight from part one so naturally this season is not newcomer friendly. You got to watch the previous seasons otherwise you won’t understand a thing that is going on. Saying that, due to the nature of its start, picking up this second part is easy if you haven’t seen part one in a while as there is a lot of recaps to get viewers up to speed. As always, I got reviews for the previous seasons on the links below: