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1 word Anime: End

Hope that you Otakus and Weeaboos out there loved the Previous 1 word Anime series (Word: Death). In order to recommend you with more anime titles, today we would be looking into the word “End”. Hopefully you will consider watching these anime that are suggested below. Lets get rolling!

Anime Titles with “End”

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Anime Banner for the anime Endro~!, showing us many cute little, and lovable girls with big round eyes.

Title: Endro~!

Genre: Fantasy, Magic, Slice of Life

Year: Winter 2019

MAL rating: 6.92 of 10

Title: Endride

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Year: Spring 2016

MAL rating: 5.61 of 10

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Anime banner for the anime Endride. It shows 2 men of similar heights, one wearing black with a black hairstyle, and the other wearing a red jacket with maroon like hairstyle. The one wearing red holds onto a sword, and the person wearing black holds onto a battle axe with both his hands.
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Anime banner for Platinum End, showing a black uniformed Japanese school boy with white wings behind him.

Title: Platinum End

Genre: Drama, Psychological, Shounen, Supernatural

Year: Fall 2021

MAL rating: 7.57 of 10

Notes: Anime is still currently airing, with only 3 episodes aired (as of time when written). Anime shows great potential till now, and it has a unique style adapted to the art. Definitely a must watch for any Otakus out there.

Title: Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Zetsubou-hen

Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

Year: Summer 2016

MAL rating: 7.43 of 10

Notes: I would recommend watching the Danganronpa 1st Season first, and follow the story Season after Season. This exciting storyline is something like “Among us”, game.

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Anime banner for the anime Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Zetsubou-hen
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Anime banner for the anime Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-hen

Title: Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen – Mirai-hen

Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological

Year: Summer 2016

MAL rating: 7.29 of 10

Notes: There isn’t much differences in the title of the previous anime and this one. They both belong to the same anime series, and one is just the next season of the other. This is like the second season, and the previous one is the third season.

Title: World’s End Harem

Genre: Ecchi, Harem, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Year: 2021

MAL rating: 6.62 of 10

Notes: Definitely an Anime targeted specifically to a certain gender🥴

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Anime Banner for World's End Harem
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Anime Banner for Seraph of the End

Title: Seraph of the End

Genre: Drama, Shounen, Supernatural, Vampire

Year: Spring 2015

MAL rating: 7.49 of 10

Notes: Great Anime in general, with nice storyline, and might be on par with “Platinum End.” Would recommend watching the English sub version of this anime, instead of the Dub, and to watch the anime by season order. Art of the anime is very close to perfection.

Anime Movies with “End”

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Anime Movie Banner for Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Movie: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Genre: Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Year: 1997

MAL rating: 8.54 of 10

Notes: The evangelion Anime series, despite being one of the oldest in the market, it is still enjoyed by many up till today, definitely a must watch for friends and families, or everyone.

Anime Characters with “End”

Ende, an anime character with white hair, red beautiful eyes, a white checkered designed scarf wrapping around his neck. He wears a thick metal bracelet in his left arm, and has a pale complexion.

Character Name: Ende

Title: Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Romance

Year: Summer 2017

MAL rating: 6.18 of 10

Notes: Character is a supporting character in the Anime.

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Anime Banner for Jinsei

Character Name: Rino Endo

Title: Jinsei

Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

Year: Summer 2018

MAL rating: 6.48 of 10

Character Portrait for the character Endo, a side character in the anime Sword Art Online II.
Anime Banner for Sword Art Online II

Character Name: Endo

Title: Sword Art Online II

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen

Year: Summer 2014

MAL rating: 6.72 of 10

Notes: Side Character that attends the same school as Asada Shino. She constantly abuses Shino for her own benefits.

Character Portrait for Endou, in the anime Little Busters!
Anime Banner for Little Busters!

Character Name: Endou

Title: Little Busters!

Genre: Comedy, Drama, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Year: 2012

MAL rating: 7.50 of 10

Notes: Character is a teacher at Rikki’s school.

Character portrait of Dead End, featured in the anime Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade II

Character Name: Dead End

Title: Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade II

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Military, Romance, Sci-Fi, Shounen

Year: 1994

MAL rating: 6.28 of 10

Notes: Great manga for reading, wouldn’t recommend watching the anime.

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Anime Banner for Dagashi Kashi

Character Name: Tou Endou

Title: Dagashi Kashi

Genre: Comedy, Shounen

Year: Winter 2016

MAL rating: 6.61 of 10

Notes: Anime character owns his own cafe. Great anime guaranteed to make you laugh. Other than that, story lines might be slightly boring.

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Anime Banner for Servamp

Character Name: World End

Title: Servamp

Genre: Action, Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, Vampire

Year: Summer 2016

MAL rating: 6.91 of 10

Notes: Anime is worth watching, although it lacks popularity, the story line is good, however do not expect too much from the anime’s transitions and animations. Transition wise is rather nice. One can just read the manga too.

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Anime Banner for My Hero Academia

Character Name: Endeavour

Title: My Hero Academia

Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power

Year: Spring 2016

MAL rating: 7.99 of 10

Notes: I guess all Otaku’s and Weeaboos would definitely know this character. But for if you haven’t watched/ read this anime, you are definitely missing out a lot.

Hoped that I have made you guys consider about watching those anime that I recommended in this series. There are too many characters out there with the word “end” in them, I had no choice, but to only select those ones that are worth mentioning and those that are better off recommendations. Thanks to everyone out there that liked my previous 1 word Anime post on the word “Death”, it means a lot to be on the receiving end of your support. Thank you!

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1 word Anime : Death (Anime with “Death”)

Word: Death

Welcome to the new series, that we would be releasing, “1 word Anime”. This series would best help Otaku’s and Weeaboo’s out there who have already watched countless of animes, and do not know what is in store for them/ require more anime titles to watch. Here are some Anime with “Death” in them.

Anime Titles with “Death”

Anime poster for Death Parade

Title: Death Parade

Genre: Game, Psychological

Year: Winter 2015

MAL rating: 8.18 of 10

Title: Shigurui: Death Frenzy

Genre: Action, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen

Year: 2007

MAL rating: 7.39 of 10

Note: The arts of the anime tend to stray towards a monochrome type of setting, probably a normal watch, don’t expect too much from this anime.

Anime poster of Shigurui
Anime Poster for "The Duke of Death and His Maid"

Title: The Duke of Death and His Maid

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year: 2021

MAL rating: 7.68 of 10

Title: Death Note

Genre: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller

Year: 2006

MAL rating: 8.63 of 10

Note: Probably the best strategy anime that you have ever watched

A popular anime title, Death Note, features Light Yagami and L in it's poster.
Anime poster for "Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousouku"

Title: Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku

Genre: Fantasy

Year: 2018

MAL rating: 6.49 of 10

Note: I have already did an episode after episode summary for this anime, saves you time for if you didn’t want to watch the anime.

Title: Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi)

Genre: Adventure, Horror, Psychological, Thriller

Year: Summer 2018

MAL rating: 6.93 of 10

Angels of Death anime poster
DVD poster of the anime, Momo, Girl God of Death

Title: Momo, Girl God of Death

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological

Year: Summer 2006

MAL rating: 6.92 of 10

Note: Don’t have high expectations for this anime, but anime still isn’t that bad, and only has 6 episodes, won’t cost you a lot of time.

Anime Movies with “Death”

Movie advertising poster for the Anime movie, Death Billiards

Movie: Death Billiards

Genre: Drama, Game, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller

Year: 2013

MAL rating: 7.91 of 10

Note: This movie is a continuation from the anime “Death Parade”, it is best to first watch that anime before watching this movie.

Movie: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth

Genre: Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Year: 1997

MAL rating: 7.45 of 10

Notes: Old and classical anime, a must watch movie after you have watched neon genesis anime.

Movie poster of an Anime. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth.

Anime Characters with “Death”

Character portrait of Death the Kid in the Anime Soul Eater.

Character Name: Death the Kid

Title: Soul Eater

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural

Year: 2008

MAL rating: 7.85 of 10

Notes: A must watch anime for otaku’s

Character Name: Deathgeld

Title: Bikini Warriors

Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy

Year: Summer 2015

MAL rating: 5.13 of 10

Notes: The Last Boss at episode 7.

Character Name: Death Abyss

Title: Interspecies Reviewers (Ishuzoku Reviewers)

Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy

Year: Winter 2020

MAL rating: 7.50 of 10

Notes: Another Must watch for otaku’s out there.

Character Name: Death Armor

Title: Bamboo Blade

Genre: Comedy, School, Sports

Year: 2007

MAL rating: 7.32 of 10

Note: Character is a spider like monster, not a human. Great anime storyline, should watch

Character Portrait of Death Gatling, aside character in the anime, One Punch Season 2.

Character Name: Death Gatling

Title: One Punch Man Season 2

Genre: Action, Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Super Power, Supernatural

Year: Spring 2019

MAL rating: 7.43 of 10

Character Name: Death Gun

Title: Sword Art Online 2

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Shounen

Year: Summer 2014

MAL rating: 6.72 of 10

Sword Art Online II anime poster

Character Name: Death Thirteen

Title: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Shounen, Supernatural

Year: Spring 2014

MAL rating: 8.09 of 10

Hoped that you guys enjoyed this new series of “1 word Anime”, and are able to watch all those animes above. For if you guys enjoyed such content, please do subscribe to my blog, and comment what word should I look into next.

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Mushoku Tensei, an honest review (Anime & Manga)

The age of reincarnation anime has just blossomed, and starting to take shape. This is mainly due to stories that are written with overpowered main characters/ (OP MCs) for short, which lacks in character progression/ doesn’t show how the character levels up/ gets stronger to where he is at. However, adding in character progression means that more anime episodes must be included/ more manga series has to be drawn. Among all of those reincarnation animes that are out there, Mushoku Tensei piques the interest of anime viewers, and therefore, here is an honest review about the anime after watching it. We will try our best to include any spoilers for this anime, and will also give you insight on the technicalities of the anime, and probably appreciate the content more.

Art and Animations

There are multiple aspects of the animation which I like. Firstly, attention to detail was hugely emphasized. There were multiple scenes where there were extra details such as the heat waves, the outline shadows, the lighting of the anime. Next, this anime carries a large amount of fan service, where panties, and breast groping are drawn in details. That might be a reason why this anime is welcoming a second season.

Picture showing us the art of the anime which is considered to be of mid-level quality. Picture shows a concrete building with brown ceiling tiles, with a tree in the foreground. Image is slightly altered to fit the snowy setting.
Art of the anime is rather detailed, showing us even the sllightest details, wall textures and lines (Snow man at the bottom however is not drawn well, and we are able to see extra lines behind the snowman/ the walls behind the snow man)

The lighting effect of the anime showing darkness and heat very well.

^ Lots of fan service. (Targeted for males)

Transitions and Effects

Blur filter applied to the background of the image, highlighting/ directing our attention to the main protagonist dancing with a girl, in a old looking ballroom.
A blur filter applied to the other background people, giving us a focus of the Main protagonist (like an actual movie)
Animation played at 0.8 times speed, still smooth and well animated

Voice acting and Background Sound/ Music

There are no major flaws in the Voice acting and the Background sounds of the anime. They are rather smooth, despite some repetitions in the ost in the background. However, most of the Background Sounds and Music are very repetitive. Much more could be done to improve the Background Sounds of the Anime to make it stand out from the regular ones, and we shall not criticize it any further.

Storylines and Plot

Following the isekai genre of animes, this anime is very similar, showing us how the main protagonist has godly powers from a young age, he retains memories of his previous life when he is born as a baby in this new world, and thus it benefits him since young. However, this anime doesn’t show us how overpowered the Main protagonist is, in fact, they shows us how much potential he has. This allows us to also follow up on the protagonist growth throughout the anime, and how he has improved through the years since the time when he was born. This anime succeeds in giving us the realism feels of when some one reincarnates into another world, filled with swords and dragons. In terms of storyline, it has faired rather well, and we would be looking forward to the second season of the anime said to release on fall 2021. Hope you guys watch the anime.

Should you watch “Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy”?

Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy, (Hepburn: Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu) is another Isekai Anime on the rise. As this anime is starting to gain publicity from Japan. We would do the favor to review if this anime is worth watching or not. Here are some main highlights, and things you should take note of.

Tsukimichi: Moonlit Fantasy of 2021 has a slight twist in storyline compared to any normal Isekai Anime out there. The anime makes great use of its storyline to ensure you as viewers/fans will be hooked on the anime. In terms of the anime’s art and animations, here are some sample images captured from the anime:

Artwork analysis

This anime has multiple scenes which involves violent fights. Using different shapes, they are able to depict fight scenes very well. However, one could argue that animation effects are overused, and more could be done to express character’s emotion through the Anime’s art. Most of the anime’s background artworks are well detailed. But, there isn’t much to go with for the art quality. When looking at just the art itself, this anime is on neutral grounds. However, it ranks very highly for its animation and the scene transitions. (Smooth, and well drawn)

Voice acting & Sound quality analysis

The next area of judgement, is voice acting, along with the sound effects through the series. The sound effects of this anime is well executed and timed. It accurately depicts different noises that can be heard: fight sounds, horse galloping, and much more. For the anime’s Voice acting, the production crews manages to make it sound like the animals were talking in Japanese, instead of a human trying to talk like an animal (orcs/ demi-humans). The script is also well written to suit the demeanor, attitude and character traits of certain characters. The only drawback is the lack of satisfaction which comes from certain ost throughout the anime (example: fighting scenes/ happy scenes). Overall, this anime is great when it comes down to audio, but much more can be done to improve the ost of the anime.

Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy, character artwork, funny portrait.

Overall evaluation

This anime is worth watching, but one must not have high hopes for it. Still, this anime successfully manages to inject humor for to those that have watched it, and is overall a great anime for you to lighten the atmosphere and brighten your day. (Watch anime here)

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Is “The Aquatope on White Sand” an anime worth watching?

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope

Title (EN): Aquatope on White Sand
Title (JP): 白い砂のアクアトープ (Shiroi Suna no Aquatope)
No. of Episodes: 24
Genres: Slice of Life
Studio: P.A. Works

Synopsis:
Since young, Fuuka Miyazawa had a childhood dream of becoming an idol. However, her idol dream failed and crumbled despite all her hard work, and she retired as idol. Instead of going home, she travels to Okinawa and wanders aimlessly. On her journey, she meets a tour guide who brings her to Gama Gama Aquarium, where she meets Kukuru Misakino.
Kukuru is the acting director of Gama Gama Aquarium, taking the place of her grandfather, the director. Kukuru has deep memories within the aquarium and has a dream of keeping the aquarium open. However, Gama Gama Aquarium is very old and outdated. Its facilities also needs constant maintenance, as such, Kukuru’s grandfather wants to close the Aquarium. After experiencing the magic of the aquarium, Fuuka decides to help by working there.

Why you should watch The Aquatope on White Sand?
First off, the art, from the people to the buildings, fish and food are all amazing. The details of various anime scenes were carefully drawn, and below are some of the beautiful art pieces that could even be used for a trailer.

The voice acting and background sound quality is also great. The characters’ emotions are depicted very clearly from both their facial expressions and through the tone of voice. Adding on to the great attention to details, the story progresses at a rate that is just nice. Despite being a slice of life, The Aquatope on White Sand has a highly attractive plot, which is well thought out and has a great flow. It accomplishes it’s role of keeping you as the viewer hooked, while making you enjoy the anime.

If you have not watched The Aquatope on White Sand or are contemplating whether to start watching, I greatly recommend you to start this series. One of the platforms that airs this anime is Muse Asia on YouTube.

Top ten best isekai animes of all time

There is a huge increase in the number of Isekai Animes, and hype for this anime genre isn’t slowing down too. In fact, there are various other mangas that falls under the Isekai genre, and have yet taken flight. I have read and watched multiple Isekai based animes, and here are the Top 10, best isekai animes of all time which will give you a great experience.

10) Wise Man’s Grandchild

Before the arrival of the anime: “My hero Academia”, this anime was the rising star of Isekai, bringing in a new concept of anime, where the main character dies on earth, and is brought to another world, remembering who he was, and how he died. Released on spring 2019, this anime is packed with Action, humor, where the protagonist uses his knowledge on earth to earn him powers that are unmatched like no other.

9) The Saga of Tanya the Evil

The main protagonist of the anime is an elite Salary man based in Japan. After deciding to fire one of the company’s employees, he gets murdered and is sent to an isekai world by “Being X”. Forcing the protagonist to believe in god, Tanya is placed into multiple dire situations and is constantly rebelling against “Being X”. Tanya, constantly fighting for her survival is forced into the military out of choice, and rises the ranks when fighting a war. This anime is one of the “must watch” anime’s for any Otakus out there.

8) How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

How not to summon a demon lord (Hepburn: Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo No Dorei Majutsu) is definitely an isekai anime catered towards Males… Featuring the male OP protagonist, Sakamoto Takuma. Being summoned into an isekai world, with the body of his gaming character and crazily overpowered stats, he helps to solve the problems of the two mages that summoned him. Blasting his way through any obstacles, he is practically unstoppable.

This anime has countless “ero” scenes and is definitely a fun and hilarious anime to watch. Definitely a great anime to test if he has a dirty mind😁.

7) Arifureta Shokugyou De Sekai Saikyou

Arifureta Shokugyou De Sekai Saikyou is an isekai anime where the protagonist “Hajime Nagumo” along with his class is summoned into a fantasy world. Unlike conventional isekai anime, the protagonist does not have godly powers from the beginning, and the anime features his character development before he became OP. Being sabotaged once, the protagonist is constantly placed in “life-or-death” situations and adapts a very cautious and distrusts almost anyone around him. Season 2 of the anime is said to air on January, 2022, definitely a must watch for fellow otaku peeps.

6) No Game no Life

“An anime that definitely will make you laugh.” This anime features Sora and Shiro whom where the main characters of the story. The siblings are shut in’s/ hikikomori, and both of them have terrible social anxiety. However, the two siblings are Genius Level prodigies. One example was Shiro (younger sister of Shiro) being able to memorize all the different variations in a chess game, treating it like a simple game of tik-tack-toe. When transported into another world, which governs based on “game like betting rules”, the duo (a.k.a. blank) which have never lost in their life learns and progresses their journey from being in the worst/ lowest possible position. The anime has a popularity rating of 13, based on MAL, and one otaku should have already watched it, maybe even twice.

5) That time I got reincarnated as a Slime

That time I got reincarnated as a Slime, (Hepburn: Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) is first aired on the Autumn of 2018, the anime then got popular after its release of the second season when it was recently aired on the Winter of 2021. The anime first features a virgin male protagonist which is murdered and thus sent to another world/ isekai after his death. He is reincarnated as a slime with godly powers. Being in the new world as a slime, he aims to build a city where humans, demons and monsters can live harmoniously together. When watching the anime, there were also certain scenes that makes one emotional. For the great plot and animation, it therefore is ranked fifth in the list.

4) Overlord

Overlord is one of the anime’s where we get to see the true antagonist as the protagonist of the story. As the demon lord was human that is trapped in a game, he is a true demon lord with the heart of a human. The anime then shows us how he uses his overpowered stats in his gaming account to his benefits as a demon lord. From manipulating the hearts of the masses, and threatening the lives of humans doing bad deeds(e.g. murder, rape, torture, slavery). He shows no signs of the devil, and works more like a law enforcer. He does this in hopes to gain reputation, hoping that somebody could bring him/ “rescue” him out from the game. When watching overlord, I do not recommend skipping the previous seasons, and to watch the anime from the beginning sequentially.

3) Re: zero

Have you ever wished to go back in time to make things right? Subaru Natsuki is a hikikomori (some one who stays home and is anti-social) who was transported into The Kingdom of Lugnica (isekai). Just moments after arriving, he was killed by an assassin named Elsa. However, instead of dying, he is teleported back to the same place. After dying multiple times, Subaru learns that he actually goes back in time every time he dies, and that he is capable of manipulating the events to make the overall outcome better. While this seems like a blessing, Subaru still feels the pain before dying and is cursed to remember all the horrors that had happened. In this anime, Subaru uses his power to save the people he loves. Is Subaru truly selfless, or simply selfish?
I strongly recommend Re: Zero for multiple reasons. There are many surprises and twists along Subaru’s journey as he tries to save as many lives as possible. It is interesting to watch the mind games Subaru has to play in order to find his success. While the first season focuses on how Subaru uses his power, the second season delves into the character and character development of Subaru, and Emilia, as well as formally introducing the seven witches.

2) Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online has probably caused the most number of controversies. The reason why this anime is on the list is because of how this anime has influenced many anime makers into creating an “isekai gaming” genre. Also, this anime has sparked countless of other similar like anime where the protagonist is stuck in a gaming world after putting on a full dive VR head gear. In my opinion, this anime is best watched with subtitles, instead of the English dubbed version. Today, there are multiple other SAO anime, and the anime even sells its own merch separate from the other animes. SAO is ranked fourth in popularity in MAL, and the anime is re-watched multiple times. Definitely an OP mc kind of anime, however (slight spolier: there are ups and downs for the protagonist as well). A must watch anime for all.

1) Konosuba

Konosuba: God’s Blessing on this wonderful world, is an isekai anime which is ranked 34 in popularity in MAL. The reason the anime comes top in this list is due to 2 main reasons. Firstly, the anime features certain elements that are more realistic in the storyline, which also brings joy and laughter to us viewers. Secondly, there are countless of radio programs that feature the voice actresses when making of this anime. It is one of the animes where there is more publicity and a chance where you will get to meet and greet the Voice actresses Takahashi Rie and Fukushima Jun. There are also countless of other merch and games based on this anime making more hype for the anime as well. This anime is among strongly recommend for your pleasure (use english subtitles), and do remember to subscribe for more interesting content. 😁

The list above judges Isekai Animes after the release of Winter Animes on 2021.

Best spring 2021 animes you should watch

Best anime for Spring 2021

The spring 2021 season was full of many interesting series. Since the season is coming to an end, I would like to share my opinion on some of the series which I think you should watch.

Here are my opinions on this season’s anime series that I have watched. My ratings are mostly with regards to the storyline, as well as different presentation aspects of the anime. Unless the visuals or audio are subpar, I would not mention it. Spoilers will not be included.

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?
EN: So I’m a Spider, So What?
Number of episodes: 24
My rating: 6
MAL rating: 7.32

Kumo Desu ga, Nani ka?

Synopsis: Isekai. The genre that is now in its peak, spewing out the most random of topics. In this anime, a school blows up, killing everyone. Most students get reborn as humans. On the contrary, our protagonist is a girl who got reborn as a spider. Being one of the millions of hatchlings, she must get stronger to survive. To achieve this, she does the most sensible thing any protagonist does — eat anything and everything in sight.

My opinions: The fight scenes were epic and the character’s strategies are well thought out (not the “bonk and the enemies are dead” strategy). The plot is very interesting and the lore is very deep. The anime shows kumoko’s growth in great detail. Despite her already being very strong, there are opponents that are equal in strength or stronger that she has to face. This makes the fights more exhilarating.
However, the progress of the story is very slow, and poorly juggles between the spider’s arc and the humans’ arc (her classmates). Even after 23 episodes, there was still no interactions between kumoko and the hero. It should have had two separate animes for the separate arcs, and a third one when the two storylines merged. This would allow the viewers to appreciate the separate arcs instead of being bored out by one arc because they want to see the other. In addition, there is no depiction of any bonds between the characters and little character development (only skill development). For example, kumoko only kills and consumes enemies to level up, evolve and gain skills. In the human’s arc, it starts out as a slice of life, then the heroes run for their life before being thrown into an all out war. Even the lore of the admins is not well explained. All in all, a good series that turned bad due to poor presentation.

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!

Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
EN: Combatants Will Be Dispatched!
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 7
MAL rating: 7.27

Synopsis: Combatant Roku-gou is a chief operative at the evil Kisaragi Corporation. He was ordered to infiltrate the Kingdom of Grace — an operation that could change the fate of the world. To help him with his mission, a state of the art android called Alice Kisaragi was also dispatched to follow him. After infiltrating, he helps Kingdom of Grace fight the Demon Lord’s Army.
Kisaragi Corporation has an evil points system. When combatants commit evil deeds, they gain evil points that can be exchanged for powerful weapons. To help with his mission, he commits many evil yet hilarious acts to accumulate evil points.

My opinions: When I first started watching, I watched it for the main plot. However, after a few episodes, I watched it for the multitude of ridiculous things Roku-gou does to gain evil points. Most of his actions to obtain evil points are actually childish or perverted, which can come up to either being very funny or a huge facepalm. His synergy with his teammates also make the anime funnier. In the comedic aspect, it is quite similar to KonoSuba. Overall, this anime is quite entertaining.

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
EN: Osamake: Romcom Where The Childhood Friend Won’t Lose
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 6.5
MAL rating: 6.38

Osananajimi ga Zettai ni Makenai Love Comedy
 Osananajimi ga Zettai Makenai Love Comedy

Synopsis: Are you tired of all the rom-coms where the childhood friend always never ends up with the protagonist?
Well look no further for this is the anime for you. Suehara Maru is best friends with Kuroha Shida since their childhood. Kuroha is one of the most popular girls in Hozumino High School, with many boys begging to be with her. However, when she confesses to Suehara, he flat out rejected her. He had already set his sights on his first love — Shirokusa Kachi. However, when he found out that Shiro already has a boyfriend, he confesses to Kuroha, who flat out rejected him out of revenge. They then proceeded to regret what they have done. Afterwards, Kuroha tries to win Suehara’s heart again, but faces competition from two other girls.

My opinions: While this anime lives up to the comedy genre, it certainly is lacking a little in the romance department despite being a rom-com. Furthermore, there isn’t much balance of the romance and comedy, with comedy being the focus of the first half, and switching to romance in the second half of the anime. While there are quite a few twists, the biggest twist is with regard to the title of the anime. This anime gives the feels of awkward teens doing awkward teen stuff. Overall, this anime seems boring and lacks the substance usually found in rom-coms. The juicy part only starts to appear after half of the season has passed.

Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
EN: The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 8
MAL rating: 7.56

Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

Synopsis: Tensura nikki is a slice of life series from the main series — Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (EN: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) Each episode has a theme which depicts the various activities that go on in the Jura Tempest Federation. With less fighting and more focus on side characters and bonds between different characters, Tensura nikki becomes very lively.

My opinions: Firstly, I should mention that skipping Tensura nikki does not mean missing out on the main plot. However, I would still recommend you to watch Tensura nikki. In tensura nikki, there is more air time for side characters such as Milim, Geld and Treyni, as well as the dwarves and some humans (Youm, Rommel etc.).
Tensura nikki also clearly shows the deep bonds between characters that may not be depicted in the original series.
Last but not least, Tensura nikki manages to balance the wide cast, not focusing too much on Rimuru and the other main characters, but not neglecting them either.
The only downside is that there isn’t a hook to keep you waiting for the next episode in anticipation. Additionally, amongst the other great animes this season with great plot and hooks, it became easy to forget when the next episode dropped.

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season (The first half)
EN: My Hero Academia
Number of episodes: 25
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 7.57

Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season

Synopsis: The first half if BNHA is a mock battle arc, where class 1-A and class 1-B compete against each other. They form teams of four, and the group who captures all of the opposing team’s members first wins.

My opinions: While this season seems to be of a slower pace, it has very detailed fight scenes that show character growth compared to when they first joined. They also explore the fighting styles and synergy of each team, both from A class and B class. Overall, it is what you would expect from the BNHA series.

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun 2nd Season (The first half)
EN: Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 2nd Season
Number of episodes: 21
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 8.03

Synopsis: Iruma is a human happily living amongst demons in the demon realm whilst hiding his true identity. Recently, the Magical Apparatus Battler was temporarily dismissed due to having insufficient club members. As such, Iruma was forced to join the student council. The student council is known to be very strict. How will Iruma cope?
After this arc, Iruma entered his evil cycle. What would he achieve?

My opinions: This anime is really enjoyable. I highly recommend it. The challenges he faces are quite hard to overcome, but he achieves the impossible through logical and practical means. The comedy aspect is on point.

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu

Seijo no Maryoku wa Bannou Desu
EN: The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent
Number of episodes: 12
My rating: 8.5
MAL rating: 7.32

Synopsis: In the past, the people of Salutania have lived within a shroud of miasma, a force that summons creatures, wrecking the peaceful world. The Order of Knights were pushed to their limits, and at wits end, the Grand Magus summons a holy maiden—the legendary “Saint”—to purify the catastrophe.

The faithful evening comes, Sei Takanashi, was pulled into a foreign world (isekai). Upon her arrival to the kingdom of Salutania, she learns that the Grand Magus inadvertently summoned two Saints—Sei along with a brown-haired girl. Needing only one holy maiden, the prince declares the other girl as the Saint, leaving Sei to her own devices.
As she tries to adapt to the new world, Sei sets her sights on entering Medicinal Flora Research Institute, a well known establishment admired for its studies regarding herbs and potions. Indulging in her new found passion, Sei has a fateful encounter with the commander of the Third Order of Knights. But little does she know, her aptitude as a Saint was still highly sought after, influencing over her only passion.

My opinions: The saint isekai has the perfect balance between isekai, magic and romance. We can clearly see how Sei develops the ability to use her powers, as well as her relationships with all the other characters. They have also handled the slice of life very well. Unlike other slice of life animes where there is no link between episodes and little to no character development, the saint isekai shows clear character development while keeping the slice of life aspects. They show the day to day life of Sei, while still linking the activities to the main storyline. Even the filler episode deepens the lore.

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
EN: Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway
Number of episodes: 13
Rated R+ — Mild Nudity
My rating: 9
MAL rating: 7.57

Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou

Synopsis: Yoshida is a 26 year old salaryman working for a major IT company. One day, he decides to confess to his boss and longtime crush, Gotou, but ends up getting rejected. Heartbroken, he went to a bar with his great friend, Hashimoto, to drink his feelings out. Afterwards, he heads home drunk, where he encounters Sayu Ogiwara, a runaway highschool student. Sayu asked Yoshida to let her stay at his place for the night, to which Yoshida agreed in his drunken state.

Before I continue, I should put up a warning first. This anime explores social issues that Japan is currently facing. (Specifically children growing up without a parental figure and child abuse.)
It covers dark themes which some may consider disturbing. (Specifically child abuse, prostitution and suicide.)
My rating is given based off the story, not the dark themes. I do not support child abuse, prostitution or suicide.

My opinions: I gave this anime a high score because we can see the character’s develop, their troubles, emotions and thought processes in each situation they face. This allows us to understand their situation and their past. Most importantly, higehiro shows how they feel about each other. It really makes you empathize for each character (and especially for Sayu).
“The finest men have the highest of standards.” Yoshida is indeed the finest man in this anime, choosing to take care of Sayu as if he were her father. In a sense, Yoshida tries to makes things right as much as he practically can. Afterall, an adult male living with an unrelated and much younger female definitely rings the mental alarm in many. What I like is how Yoshida handles every situation lawfully and practically. He has a great sense of responsibility and care for the people around him.

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