Another year has slowly passed us by and we have again been blessed with many amazing works and anime this year. With shonens like Jujutsu Kaisen, Tokyo Revengers and Slice of Life RomComs like Horimiya and Fruits Basket, the year was filled with action-packed goodies. Here is a sneak peek into some of the most awaited and worthwhile shows that are going to pop out this next year.
1. Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man might be the biggest name on the list. It has the potential, the fanbase and the stage ready and set for it. With many of the animes coming to an end slowly, Chainsaw has the biggest chance to usurp the spot to be the next best thing.
Adapted from the manga written by Tatsuki Fujimoto, Chainsaw Man follows the story of Denji. Denji was a small-time hunter in his world and like most other protagonists he starts small. He is in desperate need of cash and takes up jobs after jobs for the same. When he is killed on one such job, he is revived by his dog, Pochita and comes back as the Chainsaw Man.
The anime is fuelled by gore and blood throughout. It has already been insanely successful on the weekly shonen jump. The show flits in and out between light and dark themes. On one hand, showing bloody entrails and on the other hand following the life of a perviness fuelled little guy.
This one will especially be liked by the adrenaline junkies. After all, what better than a hero with a chainsaw jutting out of his head fighting off hordes of human corpses
2. Vinland Saga Season 2
The show already has a huge base of popularity following after the launch of its first season. Vinland Saga. The show follows a more realist approach than many animes. Choosing a path full of pain, regret and suffering for the hero and through all of this, we grow to adore the hero presented to us.
Thorfinn, the main character, keeps growing as he keeps on meeting new challenges, and he is not always right. The hardships make for amazing character development. The show is set to hit the shelves next year in January 2022.
Apart from the story, the smooth animation is a delight to watch. The fight scenes are crisp and clean. People might remember the fight between Thorfinn and Thorkel as one of the better ones we have seen in the date of modern cinematography.
WIT Studios, who previously made Attack on Titan till its 3rd season, carries big pressure on their shoulders to deliver in the second season too. The show has plenty of potentials to keep growing with plenty of interesting side characters and a path to retribution that has not yet been tread upon.
3. Made In Abyss
Made In Abyss probably has the most unique setting of an anime I have ever watched. What sets it apart is that it does complete justice with its uniqueness. The world-building in the previous season and movie has been absolutely perfect.
Abyss is a limitless chasm. Filled with mysterious creatures, treasures and relics, it is both the pain and delight of the townfolks who live along the edges of the chasm. The town has been sending people down to the chasm in search of treasures and also been losing them there.
Riko is one such child. She is in search of her mother, who was a legendary diver in the chasm. She has a secret help too. A relic or a boy from the chasm. How did he come up, nobody knows. The story follows their journey as they travel from the surface to the depths encountering dangers, adventures and friends.
The show continues from where it left off. Our duo continues towards the sixth layer of the abyss after their showdown with Bondrewd, “the lord of the dawn.” The descent to the next layer is probably going to be the hardest one for Riko and Reg. The layer is dubbed as “layer of no return” as this is considered the final dive for even the most skilled and experienced divers.
The show is a gem and for people who want to experience something newer the show dishes out a lot of stuff. From grandiose scenery to a myriad of villains. You have it all and more in the abyss!!
4. Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War Arc
Bleach is back and fans could not be more hyped out about it. With most of the fandom having read the manga, there are so many things that fans have been waiting for eagerly. Yhwach, Yamamoto and true bankais. There is so much and more for us that is yet to come.
Bleach is one of the big three shounen animes. There are no questions regarding the popularity if the show. What would be interesting is how the animation and narrations style changes for the show. Times have been different with more action-packed animes hogging the majority of the limelight. Pierott Studios has been doing good work recently with shows like Black Clover and Akudama Drive under its belt.
Though undoubtedly, the show is guaranteed to be a success. The sheer scaling of the story about to unfold is gigantic. It also works in its favour that Bloodwar Arc is considered one of its best arcs of Bleach. You cannot miss this one out for sure.
5. Attack On Titan
Attack On Titan has rightly claimed its spot as one of the best animes of the new-gen animes. When we talk about really top-tiered animes, Attack on Titan is a guarantee to be among the names taken.
The show had a fantastic breakout season and it did not slacken its pace a bit anywhere. If anything, the show grew, both in its popularity as well as awesomeness. Part two of the final season of Attack on Titan airs in January 2022. Again one of the shows you absolutely cannot afford to miss out on.
Mappa is on the wheel again and is expected to deliver the performances it has been delivering to date.
The final season of the show shall bring to conclusion the much-awaited answers that fans had been long waiting for. What had been Eren’s plan all along, did he really turn out to be the bad guy? What was the purpose of the wall titans?
This is the one that we have all been waiting for. So tighten your seatbelts and get ready for the ride. This next year is going to be full of awesomeness and pure class entertainment.