Best New Anime To Watch (Spring 2021 Season)

Spring is here, which means another season full of anime to check out! Giant monsters, anthropomorphic animals, and time-traveling shenanigans are just a few of what you can expect this springtime anime season. We’ve got a fair amount of new cartoons for spring, such as the ODDTAXI mystery series, the drama-filled Tokyo Revengers, and some big monster madness with Godzilla: Singular Point. We’re also seeing the return of some highly anticipated animated series such as My Hero Academia and SHAMAN KING. Across Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix, among others, there are plenty of places to enjoy the anime. Check out some of our favorite picks in the video above or the slideshow gallery below, followed by the full roster of new anime for the Spring 2021 season in the US and their respective streaming platforms. The animes listed are available now, unless otherwise noted.

New anime to watch (Spring 2021 season)

Godzilla: singular point

With the Godzilla vs. Kong movie already released, we’re sure some of you can’t wait to see more monster action like us. Godzilla: Singular Point is produced by Bones (My Hero Academia) and Orange (Beastars) studios, so we expect some smooth animation. Not to mention that the classic mecha, Jet Jaguar, returns as a prominent figure in this new series. Godzilla: Singular Point is about to make a “giant” impression on Netflix in the United States in June.


Speaking of Kaiju, we get another serving of giant monster action with SSSS.Dynazenon. As a sequel to SSSS.Gridman, Dynazenon continues to build the Gridman universe. The sequel follows Yomogi, a high school student who inadvertently becomes involved in the Kaiju fights by helping a stranger on his way home from school. SSSS.Dynazenon is produced by Studio Trigger, so expect some amazing massive mecha animation.

You can check out SSSS.Dynazenon now on Funimation.
ODDTAXI is probably one of the most unique and dare we say the weirdest anime of this season. The series takes place in a world filled with anthropomorphic animals and follows Odokawa, a Morse taxi driver who finds himself caught up in the lives of his passengers, including an investigation of a missing person. ODDTAXI is an original anime produced by PICS and OLM Inc., known for the Yo-kai Watch and Inazuma Eleven animated series.

If you’re looking for a mystery series to check out this season, ODDTAXI is currently airing on Crisp and VRV.
NOMAD: Megalo box

MegaloBox is back with season 2! The series takes place in a futuristic world where Megalo Boxing exists, a sport where competitors cash in while being enhanced with metal frames. The protagonist, Joe, is a Megalo boxer who had a pretty optimistic outlook the last time we saw him in Season 1. In NOMAD, five years have passed and Joe’s life seems to have been turned upside down. He is riddled with guilt and has an addiction to pain relievers as he travels from place to place for underground fights. We expect to find out what drove Joe down this difficult path throughout the season. Check out the currently airing series if you’re looking for a dark sports story with visuals reminiscent of late 90s and early 2000s anime like Cowboy Bebop or Trigun.

You can watch NOMAD: Megalo Box right now at Funimation and Hulu.

Ragnarok recording

The ultimate battle between gods and humans begins in Record of Ragnarok. After millions of years of human history, the gods have decided that humanity must come to an end. Luckily for humanity, Valkyrie Brunhild is quite athletic and offers humanity one last chance to prove themselves by fighting for their survival against the gods. That’s right – it’s a full-fledged tournament series. We’ve enjoyed other tournament series like The God of High School, so we can’t wait to play God round after round against human goodness.

Ragnarok’s record set to strike Netflix somewhere in June.

Tokyo Avengers

Have you ever wished you could go back in time and do things differently? Takemichi Hanagaki stands a chance after mysteriously traveling 12 years in time after his own murder. Coincidentally, Takemichi passed away shortly after learning that his college ex-girlfriend was also killed, so he plans to take this opportunity to save her in the future. We’re getting a bit of a washed-out vibe here, so we can’t wait to see how this new take on the murder mystery time travel formula plays out.

Tokyo Revengers is currently airing on Crisp and VRV.

Vivy: Song of Fluorite Eye

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song is also about time travel, funny enough, but it’s not about kids trying to solve mysteries. The series follows Vivy, an AI who performs at a theme park as a singer. Everything changes when she meets an AI from 100 years in the future, Matsumoto, who uses a teddy bear as a ship. Matsumoto charges Vivy to help him prevent a war between humans and AI Yup! It’s practically a Terminator situation, but the future AI is going back in time to save humans instead of eradicating them. The incredible Wit Studio, known for Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga, produces this series, and the writers of Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World are behind the creation and writing. With all of these big names from Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, we look forward to incredible animation and heartbreaking storytelling.

You can catch Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song on Funimation.

My Hero Academia Season 5

The popular My Hero Academia superhero series returns with Season 5. For those who don’t know, the series follows Izuku Midoriya, an ordinary kid who becomes the successor to number one superhero, All Might. Now that the Shie Hassaikai and School Festival bows are behind us, the joint training with Class B can begin! We’ve seen some of these classmates before, so it’ll be exciting to see the rest of them in a tournament-style workout. Considering the end of Season 4, we hope to find out more about the mysterious new threats to our heroes.

My Hero Academia Season 5 is currently available on Funimation, Crisp, Hulu, and VRV.

Fruit basket The last season

The third and final season of the Rebooted Fruits Basket series has arrived. Fruits Basket follows Tohru Honda, a high school student who faces unforeseen circumstances due to a family tragedy. She ends up living in a tent that is on the property of a cursed family who can transform into Chinese zodiac animals.

If you’re looking for a series of supernatural slices of life, you can check out Fruits Basket at Funimation, Crisp, and VRV.

To your eternity

To Your Eternity is a surprising punch in the thrill category this spring. The series follows a mysterious orb capable of transforming into anything it touches. The purpose of the orb is to observe Earth through an unknown creator that we hope to know by the end of the season. The orb first transforms into a rock before transforming into a wolf and joining a young boy. To Your Eternity explores the many facets of life on earth and the trials and tribulations that accompany it. We don’t want to reveal too much because this first episode really leaves an impression, so To Your Eternity is a series you should definitely experience firsthand.

You can find At your Eternity on Crisp and VRV.

These are a few of our favorite new anime available to watch this Spring 2021 season. A quick nod to the Shaman King reboot and Edens Zero, but Netflix hasn’t confirmed any release dates for the United States when. of this roundup. If you want to know more about the upcoming Yasuke anime, check out our April New to Netflix video and also our list of winter 2021 anime in case you missed the latest batch of new series.

All new anime are coming spring 2021

Here is the full list of cartoons that will be released in Spring 2021 and will be available in the United States:







Which anime are you excited for this season? Let us know in the comments below. Mike Mamon is a Syndication and Digital Specialist at IGN, a world-renowned Devil Fruit user and JoJo installer. Let’s talk about anime on Twitter.

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