The age of anime is here! Netflix doesn’t want to be behind its rivals in the race for being the favourite OTT for anime lovers. The genre has been pulling in crowds from different corners of the world. With its creative storyline, detailed art, and skilful cinematography, anime has made its place in the audience’s hearts.
2021 has been the year of anime. The pandemic has locked the world inside their homes. This has resulted in the viewership increasing exponentially. The anime fanatics, aka the weebs, have also grown innumerably. Finding its origin in Japan, anime has made it to everyone’s watchlist. Here are some of the upcoming anime on Netflix that deserve a place on your 2021 watch list.
Netflix release date: 23rd of August, 2021
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is an upcoming dark fantasy drama on Netflix. The Netflix original is scheduled to hit the screens on the 23rd of August, 2021. The movie will be packed with 2D animations and is a spin-off to Netflix’s The Witcher. The story revolves around the mentor of Geralt, who is also a witcher named Vesemir. Kwang II Han has directed the movie. The script has been penned down by Beau DeMayo, of The Originals fame.
The story is set in the same universe as the 2019 series of The Witcher. All the characters live on an anonymous continent. A few thousand years ago, the Elves, who came from abroad, inhabited this continent. With time conflicts ensued between the Elves, the Gnomes, and the Dwarfs. The fight was for settling in the new location. The Elves came out victorious and settled in the planes and the forest. The Dwarfs were forced to go back to the mountains. Later on, humans invaded the land 500 years before the original Witcher series starts. This has resulted in wars between all the communities.
In the original series, we saw Geralt Rivia being the centre of the spotlight. Other significant characters were princess Ciri and Yennefer of Vegerberg.
Edens Zero Season 1
Netflix release date: 26th of August, 2021
Tighten your seat belts to experience a rush of adrenaline and a show of science and fiction. Coming from Hiro Mashima’s brilliant intellect, Edens Zero is one of the most awaited anime on Netflix. It is to be released on the 26th of August, 2021. The science-fiction revolves around a Character named Shiki Granbell. The series tells the story of Shiki, who happens to be a human Ether-Gear user residing along with robots on a planet called Granbell.
Gradually, we see that this place is visited by two curious space travellers, aka B-cubers. They are Rebecca Bluegarden and her cat Happy. Shiki and Rebecca befriend each other when they are recording videos to upload on the Aoneko channel. This is an online account created by both of them. However, their lives turn 180 degrees when they are forced to leave the planet to save their world. It is believed that when the batteries die, the robots will too. Thus, Rebecca, Shiki, and Happy venture out for the search for the Mother.
The Mother is the goddess of the cosmos. The group’s only hope is to get a home and save their fellow robots. New sub-plots unveil themselves when the three set out on their adventure.
Kuroko’s Basketball Season 3
Netflix Release date: 1ST September 2021
From the pen of Noburo Takagi comes an anime based on a sports Manga series. Kuroko’s Basketball is an anime directed by Shunsuke Tada and is expected to hit Netflix on the 1st of September. The premise of the series follows the Teiko Junior High Basketball team as they compete with different high schools.
All three seasons of the hit anime have been released by licensors Crunchyroll. However, Netflix has the English dub rights and has released only two seasons so far. Nevertheless, Kuroko’s Basketball has already made a place among the fans. The Twitterati has been chirping about the 3rd season since May.
Dr Stone Season 2: The Stone Verse
Netflix Release Date: 14th September 2021
Your September mid-week anime watch is sorted with Season 2 of Dr Stone dropping on the 14th of the month! Its predecessor was arguably one of the best anime this year. It also became the fan-favourite for its storytelling and characters. Senku’s quest to de-petrify everyone turned to stone. However, Senku must lead his kingdom of science in an all-out war with the Tsukasa empire.
Fans can also see the reintroduction of Taiju and Yuzuriha. These two lovers are still loyal to Senku. But they are tailed by members of Tsukasa’s empire. Slightly deviating from the main storyline, there could be romantic sparks flying between Chrome and Ruri. Ruri might develop Senku as well. Coming to the mad scientist, we can only be sure that something is to happen with Kohaku.
Either way, the upcoming season should be filled with humour, excitement, and lots of science. So, this was the list that you should be adding to your Netflix if you are an anime buff. All the shows are fascinating and power-packed. We assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Furthermore, Netflix is gradually gaining popularity as the one-stop OTT platform for the weebs.
With its quality and brand image, Netflix has launched itself quite well into a new consumer base. We hope that the growing trends of piracy do not affect the anime streaming on Netflix. These shows are surely going to keep you entertained throughout the year. We are sure that you would be experiencing new storylines, great animation, enthralling music, and superb storytelling.