Do you know which are the top anime movies of 2021? Well, this new year has essentially been a bad one for all movie businesses. The closure of all theatres worldwide has led to a useless turn for the markets of entertainment. But just all of us, the creators, are also thriving to fight this crisis. Even in a year so bad, we have seen several anime films that showed the courage to not only come to theatres but also mark histories.
No matter how disastrous the year has been, artists and creators have proved that creativity and art are stopped by nothing. The stunning anime movies are giving the example of this triumph. So today, let us have a look at all the top anime movies of 2021 so far. These are the ones that have recorded benchmarks in a painfully disastrous year.
10. Yuri!!! on Ice The Movie: Ice Adolescence
Let’s inaugurate this list with a beautiful story of a sports venture. Everyone loves a well-written sports film. Yuri!!! On Ice is just that. It follows the story of an underdog Japanese skater named Yuri Katsuki. Witness a story of the revival of a champion who is on the verge of giving up everything. The movie focuses on the importance of a guardian in life to constantly retain the charge of passion. As for now, the release date of the film has not been confirmed by the makers.
9. Princess Principal: Crown Handler 1
A dystopian world story is always intriguing to all factions of audiences. The story is pretty much like that of The Hunger Games, where a secret revolution in brewing under everyone’s nose. This is to overthrow an authoritarian government that has imposed an unreasonable system of division. Princess Principal: Crown Handler 1 is the first in the chain of the six movies that makers plan to make. Thus, after the show’s end, the anime series was discontinued, and plans for these films were started.
8. Knights of Sidonia: The Star Where Love Is Spun
On the third place is the well-deserved Knights of Sidonia Movie. Another well-crafted story of survival is this one. This time, the conflict is between humans and aliens. Only a fraction of humans remains who must save the last of their species. The show has some incredible war sequences between the superior race and struggling humans who both fight for the survival of their tribe. Hence, if you are a fan of high-end action, this is the movie for you.
7. Gintama The Final
On the fourth spot of this list stands the feature film Gintama. Gintama is a movie that revolves around the rendezvous of Sakata, who is a former samurai. But now, he does odd jobs for a living. Witness the story of this warrior as he struggles to find peace in normal life. All he craves is to swing a sword once. The show’s incredible action and stunning visuals make it respect full holder of this spot on the list of top anime movies of 2021.
6. Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet
As an anime fan, you must have heard about the ridiculously popular Case Closed series. Detective Conan Movie 24: The Scarlet Bullet happens to be the 24th film in the chain of this series. This one is yet another detective story where people are mysteriously disappearing. The story follows the protagonist as he uses his incredible detective skills to solve the mysterious kidnappings of the world elites. The psychological thriller is a standout anime film and a deserving candidate in the list of top anime movies of 2021.
5. Seitokai Yakuindomo 2
The sequel movie of Seitokai Yakuindomo was a grand event for all the fans. Fortunately, their wait was over when the film finally hit the theatres on January 1, 2021. Meet the protagonist, Takatoshi Tsuda, who has many responsibilities in the school. Revisit the world of high school, where even the smallest of conflicts seem life-changing. The movie is essentially a collection of various snippet arcs. The sequel was well-received by all the fans worldwide, and they were not disappointed as the movie stood to the expectations of the first. Hence, it deserves a spot in this list of top anime movies of 2021.
4. Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal Part 1 & 2
On the 6th spot is Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal. This is a film that follows the story of a strangely dysfunctional family. The family of the spouses, Usagi and Mamoru, is on an adventure of their life. There are pirates, sailors, and even supervillains in their way. Enjoy this fun, and light-hearted film as the family overcomes all the drama beautifully. The two films are coming to Netflix this June. Fans are waiting for a deserving payoff to the cliffhangers that were left in the original anime series.
3. Shirobako Movie
If you are looking for a non-action and light-hearted psychological movie, then Shirobako is the story for you. The plot of Shirobako revolves around the struggles and problems that come with growing up and becoming an adult. Five good friends Aoi Miyamori, Ema Yasuhara, Shizuka Sakaki, Misa Todo, and Midori Imai, help and support each other as they all enter a new life of adulthood. It also reflects the hardships of the people who work in the anime industry. Hence, it’s a wonderful story of triumph that will reflect upon an all-new perspective. The wonderful emotional arcs of this film make it a deserving contender in the list of top anime movies of 2021.
2. Tokyo 7th Sisters: We Welcome the Blue Sky
The last five years have seen a steady increase in the number of anime movies that are based on video games. Tokyo 7th Sisters: We Welcome the Blue Sky is another in the queue. The film is essentially about the decreasing relevance of popular leaders and the new world we are about to enter. Besides, the popular leaders no longer hold the charm they used to, and the world remains uncertain. In this vacuum, a new group called the Nanastar Sisters rises to lead the world. Tokyo 7th Sisters: We Welcome the Blue Sky deals with a dystopian setting.
1. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Thrice Upon A Time
Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most beloved and iconic anime series for ages. This is the fourth film in the chain of Rebuild of Evangelion series. This is also the last film of this renowned series. The movie came out on March 8, 2021, in Japan. Moreover, it received pretty decent reviews from the viewers. The original series followed the story of a high schooler named Shinji Ikari. Follow Shinji as he shows immense courage to save the earth. It’s a beautiful story of bravery that successfully concludes a franchise.
With this, we have reached the conclusion of the list of 2021’s top anime movies. Which of these movies are you excited to watch? How many of these have you watched already? Share your thoughts in the comment section. For more such nerd stuff on anime, keep visiting this corner.