Spring is here which means another season full of anime to check out! Giant monsters, anthropomorphic animals, and time-traveling shenanigans are just some of what you can expect this spring anime season. We have a good amount of new anime for the spring such as the mystery series ODDTAXI, the drama-filled Tokyo Revengers, and some big monster madness with Godzilla: Singular Point. We’re also seeing the return of some highly anticipated anime series such as My Hero Academia and SHAMAN KING. Across Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix, among others, there are a lot of places to enjoy anime.
Check out some of our favorite picks in the video above or the slideshow gallery below, followed by the full list of new spring season 2021 anime in the US and their respective streaming platforms. Anime listed are available now unless otherwise stated.
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Godzilla: Singular Point (Netflix)
With the Godzilla vs. Kong movie out already, we’re sure some of you are eager to see more monster action like we are. Godzilla: Singular Point is produced by both Bones (My Hero Academia) and Orange (Beastars) studios so we are definitely expecting some sweet animation. Not to mention that the classic mecha, Jet Jaguar, returns as a prominent figure in this new series. Godzilla: Singular Point is set to make a “giant” impression on Netflix US this June.
Speaking of Kaiju, we’re getting another serving of giant monster action with SSSS.Dynazenon. As the sequel to SSSS.Gridman, Dynazenon continues building out the Gridman Universe. The sequel follows Yomogi, a high school student who inadvertently gets involved with Kaiju fighting by helping a stranger on the way home from school. SSSS.Dynazenon is produced by Studio Trigger so expect some amazing massive mecha animation to look forward to. You can check this one out now on Funimation.
ODDTAXI is probably one of the most unique and, dare we say, oddest anime this season. The series is set in a world full of anthropomorphic animals and follows Odokawa, a walrus taxi driver who gets caught up in the lives of his passengers, including an investigation of a missing person. ODDTAXI is an original anime produced by P.I.C.S and OLM Inc., which are known for the Yo-kai Watch and Inazuma Eleven anime series. If you’re looking for a mystery series to sleuth out this season, ODDTAXI is currently airing on Crunchyroll and VRV.
MegaloBox is back with Season 2! The series takes place in a futuristic world where Megalo Boxing exists, a sport where competitors box each other while enhanced with metal frames. The protagonist, Joe, is a Megalo boxer who had a pretty hopeful outlook last we saw him in Season 1. In NOMAD, five years have passed by and Joe’s life seems to have been turned upside down. He is riddled with guilt and has a painkiller addiction as he travels from place to place for underground fights. We’ll expect to find out what led Joe down this rough path as the season goes on. Check out the currently airing series if you’re looking for a dark sports story with visuals reminiscent of late ’90s/early 2000s anime like Cowboy Bebop or Trigun.
Record of Ragnarok (Netflix)
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 should end. Luckily for mankind, the valkyrie Brunhild is pretty sporting about it and offers humankind one last chance to prove themselves by fighting for their survival against the gods. That’s right — it’s a full-on tournament series. We’ve enjoyed other tournament series like The God of High School so we’re looking forward to round after round of god versus human goodness. Record of Ragnarok is expected to hit Netflix sometime this June.
Do you ever wish you could go back in time and do things differently? Takemichi Hanagaki gets a chance after mysteriously traveling 12 years back in time after his own murder. Coincidentally, Takemichi died soon after he learned that his ex-girlfriend from middle school was also killed, so he plans to use this opportunity to save her in the future. We’re getting a little bit of Erased vibes here so we’re looking forward to seeing how this fresh take on the time-travel murder-mystery formula unfolds. Tokyo Revengers is currently airing on Crunchyroll and VRV.
Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song (Funimation)
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 A.I. who performs in a theme park as a singer. Everything changes when she meets an A.I from 100 years in the future, Matsumoto, who happens to use a teddy bear as a vessel. Matsumoto tasks Vivy with helping him prevent a war between humans and A.I. Yup! This is practically a Terminator situation, but the future A.I. goes back in time to save the humans instead of eradicating them. The amazing Wit Studio, known for Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga, is producing this series, and the writers from Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World are behind the creation and writing. With all these big names on Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, we’re looking forward to some amazing animation and gut-wrenching storytelling. You can catch the new series on Funimation.
The popular superhero series My Hero Academia is back with Season 5. For those that don’t know, the series follows Izuku Midoriya, an ordinary kid who becomes the successor to the number-one superhero, All Might. Now that the Shie Hassaikai and School Festival arcs are behind us, the Joint Training with class B can begin! We’ve seen some of these fellow schoolmates already, so it’ll be exciting to see the rest of them in a tournament-style training session. Considering how Season 4 ended, we hope to learn more about the new mysterious threats for our heroes. My Hero Academia Season 5 is currently available on Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and VRV.
The third and final season of the rebooted Fruits Basket series is here. Fruits Basket follows Tohru Honda, a high school student who deals with unforeseen circumstances due to a family tragedy. She ends up living in a tent that happens to be on the property of a cursed family that can turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. If you’re looking for a supernatural slice-of-life series, you can check out Fruits Basket on Funimation, Crunchyroll and VRV.
To Your Eternity (Crunchyroll, VRV)
To Your Eternity is a surprising one-two punch in the feels category this spring season. The series follows a mysterious orb that’s able to transform into anything it touches. The purpose of the orb is to observe Earth by an unknown creator who we hope to learn about by the end of the season. The orb turns to a rock first before changing into a wolf and joining a young boy. To Your Eternity explores the multiple facets of life on earth and the trials and tribulations that come with it. We don’t want to reveal too much because that first episode really does leave an impression, so To Your Eternity is a series you should definitely experience firsthand. You can find the series on Crunchyroll and VRV.
Those are some of our favorite new anime available to watch this spring 2021 season. Quick shoutout to the Shaman King reboot and Edens Zero, but Netflix hasn’t confirmed any release dates for the US when making this roundup. If you want to hear more on the upcoming Yasuke anime, check out our April New to Netflix video and also our list of the winter 2021 anime in case you missed the last batch of new series.
Here’s the full list of new spring season 2021 anime that will be available to watch in the US.
EDENS ZERO (TBA)
Godzilla: Singular Point (June 2021)
Record of Ragnarok (June 2021)
SHAMAN KING (TBA)
What anime are you excited for this season? Let us know in the comments below.