Ah, with the arrival of the new decade, the cinematic outlook just keeps getting better! The upcoming anime movies of 2021 are so fresh and moving that they’re sure to have you salivating with anticipation and expectation – we can’t wait to see them! We’ll be served a whole platter filled with different genres ranging from romantic comedies to heart-pounding sci-fi.
Here is the list of the four best upcoming anime movies of 2021 that we are looking forward to.
1. My Hero Academia The Movie: World Hero Mission
The final and third film in the “My Hero Academia” film franchise is titled “My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission”. This superhero fantasy is set to be released this summer, in Japan, on the August 6, 2021. The first two films showed the close bond between Izuku and All Might, and also revolved around the rivalry between Izuku and Bakugou. On the other hand, it came as a shock to all of us when we found out that the third movie is about Izuku, who is wanted for mass murder.
A secretive and evil group called “Humanize” is here to eradicate the holders of “individuality” in the entire universe, or in other words, Quirk users. They believe that the Quirks have apparently suppressed human history and live on earth as a form of disease. Now they plant bombs all over the world to demolish these Quirks. Heroes from all over gather to form the “World Select Hero Team,” which obviously includes Deku, Bakugou, and Todoroki, to stop the Humanize from committing such horrific and ruthless murders.
The film is directed by Kenji Nagasaki and supervised by Kohei Horikoshi.
2. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Movie
Yes! You heard it right! It has been confirmed that the movie “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” will soon be in production. The film is set to premiere in the Next year winter season (2022), but a particular date has not yet been officially announced or decided. It has been confirmed that “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” will be the prequel story to the “Jujutsu Kaisen” anime series.
The story focuses on a little boy named Yuta Okkotsu. Yuta joins Jujutsu High and begins training in Jujutsu sorcery with his new friends from school. He doesn’t know that he is haunted by a friend of his called Rika. Rika is apparently dangerous as she has been cursed to kill anyone who appears to be a threat to Yuta.
Sunghoo Park is directing the film.
The latest film “Nanatsu no Taizai” has been officially announced for release during Japan’s summer season of 2021. It is titled “The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light”. To be more specific, this thrilling fantasy will be cast on the July 2, 2021.
Not much has been revealed about the plot of this film, other than the fact that the familiar cast will continue working for the sequel, featuring the gorgeous Misaki Kuno, Aoi Yuki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, and Jun Fukuyama. The crazy, dangerous action and unbreakable bonds between friends will come to life on the big screen. Stay tuned for more information on ‘The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light’ and keep checking our website for more updates!
Takayuki Hamana is directing the film.
4. Starlight Review
On November 3, 2019, it was reported that the “Starlight Revue” anime series would have two movies based on it. The first movie is called “Rondo Rondo Rondo”. It was supposed to premiere on May 29, 2020, but was instead released on August 7, 2020 due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. The latest upcoming movie called ‘Review Starlight’ (it was named after the Anime series) will be launched on the May 21, 2021.
This next play is about two girls who have their destinies, and the destinies are exchanged. Will the two eventually meet, or will one continue to stand on the scene of tragedy while the other steps in and goes their separate ways while rewriting their own destiny? Will they be able to create a new chapter full of warmth and sunshine, or are they destined to face the harshness of the cold winter?
Tomohiro Furukawa is directing the film.
5. Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet
“Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” is the 24th film in the film franchise. It is a mystery solving film based on the manga ‘Case Closed’ written by Gosho Aoyama. The film was supposed to be released in April 2020 but was pushed back due to the Corona virus pandemic. Now ‘Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet’ is about to launch on the April 16, in 2021.
The World Sports Games is one of Japan’s biggest sporting events which coincidentally takes place on the same day and at the same time as the world’s first superconducting vacuum tube, the linear train is about to operate. The train is supposed to go to Tokyo station from Shin Nagoya station. Suddenly, an unfortunate event occurs when many important executives are kidnapped during one of the parties held during the sporting event. Detective Conan is called in to solve this strange case.
Chika Nagaoka directs this film.
6. Knights of Sidonia
‘Knights of Sidonia’ is a sci-fi film created after the anime and manga series ‘Knights of Sidonia’ written by Tsutomu Nihei. The official ‘Knights of Sidonia’ website has revealed that the film will be released on May 14, in 2021.
The film’s setting is set in space and the plot revolves around the story of a Guard ace pilot named Nagate Tanikaze. He fights against a species of aliens called “Gauna” and eventually becomes very good at defending himself and others against them. The film differs slightly from the manga series and shows how a decade has passed, but the aliens have shown no signs of attack. Nagate is known as a hero by all. Nevertheless, one cannot be comfortable knowing that deadly alien species lurk and can kill and attack at any time. Therefore, the people of Sidonia make it their duty to protect themselves and their loved ones from the Gauna.
Hiroyuki Seshita directs this film.
7. Bang Dream! Film live 2nd scene
‘Bang Dream! Film Live 2nd Stage’ is a musical film with its own anime series and a manga comic written by Kō Nakamura. The beautiful film should be released on August 20, 2021.
‘Bang Dream! Film Live 2nd Stage’ is about a girl named Kasumi Toyama who is just a student. One day, she finds herself in a pawnshop owned by her classmate named Arisa Ichigaya, where she decides to buy a star-shaped guitar. The two then decide to create a group, and therefore begin to recruit girls from their class. They eventually form a group called “Poppin’ Party”. The main plot of the film focuses on the fun and exciting adventures Kasumi has after forming her own band.
Tomomi Umetsu directs this film.
8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
“Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash” is an upcoming movie that is part of a series of animated movies. It was supposed to be released on July 23, 2020, but it was postponed to be launched on the May 7, 2021 due to the Corona virus pandemic.
After the destruction of the autonomy of the Republic of Zeon, it is announced that the whole world will be at war. The system begins to break down when the Earth Federation government begins to impose a lot of power on others. Taking advantage of their position and power, Federation officials begin transporting various residents of outer space away from this war and the “manhunt” process. To free the world from this war and stop the spoiled system of government, a secret society called “Mufti” begins to function. Shuko Murase is directing this film.
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