I think many of us would agree that 2020 sucked. However, we’re in 2021 now, and there is plenty to look forward to, including the new anime season! Now, this season has a ton of sequels, mainly because these sequels were delayed from their originally-planned 2020 releases due to… what else? COVID-19. But today, we are not looking at sequels or spin-offs or remakes, but completely new anime. Sorry folks, no Log Horizon, Dr. Stone, or Cells At Work 2 here, just new series. We’ve picked out five we think might be interesting, and they are:

Vlad Love

Synopsis:

Mitsugu Banba is a high school girl who finds meaning in donating blood. She frequently visits a blood bank to donate blood, despite being harshly treated by the nurse. One day, she encounters a beautiful girl who looks like she’s from overseas at the blood bank. The pale girl looks like she’s about to faint any minute, but then, she starts destroying the blood bank. The girl loses consciousness and Mitsugu takes her home…

What’s more is that legendary anime director Mamoru Oshii (Blood+, Patlabor, Urusei Yatsura) is creator, writer, and director for this comedy anime.

Kemono Jihen

Synopsis:

When a series of animal bodies that rot away after a single night begin appearing in a remote mountain village, Inugami, a detective from Tokyo who specializes in the occult, is called to investigate.

While working the case, he befriends a strange boy who works in the field every day instead of going to school. Shunned by his peers and nicknamed “Dorota-bou” after a yokai that lives in the mud, he helps Inugami uncover the truth behind the killings—but supernatural forces are at work, and while Dorota-bou is just a nickname, it might not be the only thing about the boy that isn’t human.

Redo of Healer 

Synopsis:

“Healing magicians cannot fight alone.”

Keare, who was bound by this common knowledge, was exploited again and again by others. One day, he noticed what lay beyond healing magic, and was convinced that a healing magician was the strongest class. However, by the time he realized that potential, he was deprived of everything. Thus, he used healing magic on the world itself to go back four years, deciding to redo everything.

This is a heroic tale of one healing magician who became the strongest by using knowledge from his past life and healing magic.

Horimiya

Synopsis:

Although admired at school for her amiability and academic prowess, high school student Kyouko Hori has been hiding another side of her. With her parents often away from home due to work, Hori has to look after her younger brother and do the housework, leaving no chance to socialize away from school.

Meanwhile, Izumi Miyamura is seen as a brooding, glasses-wearing otaku. However, in reality, he is a gentle person inept at studying. Furthermore, he has nine piercings hidden behind his long hair and a tattoo along his back and left shoulder.

By sheer chance, Hori and Miyamura cross paths outside of school—neither looking as the other expects. These seemingly polar opposites become friends, sharing with each other a side they have never shown to anyone else.

The Low Tier Character “Tomozaki-kun”

Synopsis:

Tomozaki is one of the best gamers in Japan, and in his opinion, the game of real life is one of the worst. No clear-cut rules for success, horribly balanced, and nothing makes sense. But then he meets a gamer who’s just as good as him, and she offers to teach him a few exploits…

So that’s our list. Tune in again tomorrow as we take a look at the Returning Anime and Spin-Offs that we are also excited to see return.

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