2021 is going to be filled with a lot more new content and I’m very excited. A lot of my favorite series are continuing, or ending, and I want to share it with you all.
Beastars 2 (MA)
Season one came out right when quarantine started and I was immediately hooked. This anime is like the more mature and wild version of Zootopia; plus the music is great.
One night at Cherryton Academy, an herbivore student is brutally murdered. Among the members of the Drama Club, the herbivores’ suspicions naturally turn to their carnivore classmates… The prime suspect? Wolf Legoshi. But he wouldn’t hurt a fly. Or would he? Will dwarf rabbit Haru bring out the beast in him? Or are his feelings for her… something else?
Cells at Work!! (G)
This show is very cute and educational. I love all the different characters (cells) and it’s a neat way to explain the body’s functions and how cells are born!
The average human body contains about 60 trillion cells, and each of them has work to do! But when you get injured, viruses or bacteria invade, or when an allergic reaction flares up, everyone from the silent but deadly white blood cells to the brainy neurons has to work together to get through the crisis!
Cells at Work Code Black (MA)
This is a more mature and not-so-happy version of Cells at Work. It deals with an unhealthy body and is a very different tone.
A newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs… It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK! You’ve seen what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble… but what if the body wasn’t so young and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete’s foot, gout… it’s literal body horror!
Dr. Stone: Stone Wars (PG 13)
This anime is very unique and educational also. I’m a science nerd, and this anime shows you how things are made with the basic elements. The characters are also great and the story is very deep. There are still many unanswered questions and I can’t wait to find out!
Several thousand years after a mysterious phenomenon that turns all of humanity to stone, the extraordinarily intelligent, science-driven boy, Senku Ishigami, awakens. Facing a world of stone and the total collapse of civilization, Senku makes up his mind to use science to rebuild the world. Starting with his super strong childhood friend Taiju Oki, who awakened at the same time, they will begin to rebuild civilization from nothing… Depicting two million years of scientific history from the Stone Age to present day, the unprecedented crafting adventure story is about to begin!
The Promised Neverland 2nd Season (PG 13)
Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other “siblings” live at an isolated orphanage cut off from the outside world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until they leave the house for a foster family by the age of twelve. The only rule is that they must never venture outside of the gate that isolates them from the rest of society, for dangers await. But one day, the children learn the true horror of what’s in store for their short lives…
Gintama: The Final (PG 13)
My all time favorite anime is Gintama, and after so many years of false cancellations, it is finally ending (I think).
In Gintoki’s Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto’s highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki’s profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he’ll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his “work”! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!