Due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns, anime fans have gotten used to getting a lot of what they love, with hours of time to binge on their favorites and even try out some new ones. However, one can only do so much watching before they feel the urge for something new. To that end there’s a good number of anime that have kept fans waiting in anticipation in the lead up to the festive season.
Though not as restricted as the previous year, this one presented its own challenges which have most people rejoicing that we are approaching the end – now we’ll have even more free time to watch all the anime we want. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of this year’s most anticipated anime releases in the build up to the happy season.
Anime to look forward to seeing
Demon Slayer Season 2
Thanks to top class production work from Studio Ufotable, the first season of Demon Slayer quickly became one of the most popular anime series in recent times – followed by an equally well received movie, Demon Slayer’s second season was left with a pair of sizable shoes to fill.
However, Fans of Demon Slayer don’t have much to worry about because it’s Ufotable in the driver’s seat for season 2 as well. The second season will once again focus on the adventures of the Demon Slayer Corps – this time, going toe-to-toe with their adversaries in Yoshiwara red-light district.
Sonny Boy was bound to draw a lot of attention from anime fans as it is an original creation from the same mind that directed the hit series, One Punch Man. This time, Studio Madhouse and Shingo Natsume bring us a story of 36 students who find themselves trapped in a mysterious world with its own rules and physics. As they try to find a way out, they each start to discover that they have unique abilities and it is not long before individual differences lead to a factional rift between the students.
World’s End Harem
World’s End Harem is quite different yet promises to leave viewers satisfied with its unique science fiction themed approach to Ecchi anime. The story plays out in a world devastated by a disease that decimated the male population, leaving only a few men like the main character, Mizuhara Reito – who had been asleep in a cryogenic state during the outbreak.
However, our leading man has no real interest in repopulating the planet, his greatest interest goes by the name Tachibana Erisa – it’s a story of love and temptation that is told from a refreshingly different perspective.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus
Not only is Blade Runner: Black Lotus is a collaborative endeavor between AdultSwim and Crunchyroll, it is also the result of a team effort from the director of Appleseed – Shinji Aramaki, and his counterpart in the production of Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Kenji Kamiyama.
The story is set in 2032 Los Angeles, California and picks things up from about a decade following the events of the short film – Blade Runner: Black Out 2022.
Platinum End is an anime adaptation of a manga series that was created by the same minds that brought us Death Note. The story revolves around a student who is saved from death by their guardian angel, who also confers special powers to the boy – which is quite necessary considering that he is among a group of 13 who have been selected as potential candidates to replace God who soon to relinquish his title.