TakaTempest a year in review 2021 anime

Ah, 2021 what a fun and chaotic year it was. From seasonal to non-seasonal discovery 2021 never failed to amaze me of it’s unpredictableness. I even go as far that 2021 was one of my favourite animes experiences that I had since 2016.

For seasonal, I watched some truly great shows such as 86, Muhsoku Tensei, Re:Zero, Fruits Basket The Final, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2, World Trigger Season 2 and Attack On Titan The Final Season and much more.

The same thing can be said for non-seasonals stuff like Tokyo Ravens, Senran Kagura, Strike Witches, Dear Brother, Railgun T, Marchen Awakens Romance, Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise, Genesis Climber Mospeada and much more.

Naturally, 2021 wasn’t perfect, I had my fair share of disappointing to awful anime experiences as well.

For seasonals is My Hero Academia Season 5, Wonder Egg Priority Special, The Promised Neverland Season 2, Redo of Healer, Ex Arm, Fena: Pirate Princess, Scarlet Nexus and So I’m a Spider, So What? (Good story/characters bad adaptation).

I may have not watched many bad/disappointing non-seasonal animes compare to previous years, there were a couple of jarring standouts. Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight aka the most disappointing non-seasonal anime of 2021, Shadowverse, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina and of one of the most baffling anime ever made Plunderer.

For those who are curious here are my top 10 favourite animes of 2021 seasonal and non-seasonal.


1 Fruits Basket The Final

2 86

3 Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

4 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2

5 Welcome to Demon School Iruma Kun Season 2

6 Opera Girl!

7 The Aquatope on White Sand

8 Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S

9 Ranking of Kings

10 Shinkalion Z


1 Tokyo Ravens

2 A Certain Scientific Railgun T

3 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar

4 Genesis Climber MOSPEADA

5 Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise

6 Dear Brother

7 Fafner in the Azure

8 Strike Witches

9 Super Dimension Century Orguss

10 Senran Kaguya Ninja Flash/ Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation

As for anime reviews for this site, I reviewed lots of shows this year, filled with variety, here’s a list of some of my favourite anime review write-ups this year.

A Certian Scentfic Railgun T

Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross


Haruhi Suzumiya

You’re Under Arrest.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2

Welcome to Demon School Iruma Kun Season 2

Code Geass Lelouch of The Rebellion Redux

Darling in the Franxx Redux,

Super Dimension Century Orguss

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar


I also did my Macross project which will continue in 2022 due to how long Macross 7 is and I got to review other shows as well. I have done the Robotech side of the Macross project which I’m generally proud of doing.

As for the Evangelion Rebuilds project well due to growing lack of interest as well my feelings towards 3.0 and 3.0 + 1.0 are very negative. I decided to pull the plug on the project. I apologize to anyone that was looking forward to my reviews of 3.0 and 3.0 + 1.0 respectively, but honestly, these two movies generally broke me due to how awful they were for me. Instead of writing an incoherent violent rant about them, I decided to scrap the project altogether. I will learn from this failure and aim to make the same mistakes again in the near future.

2021 also marks the year where I started to import various animes from the US since I realised that majority of the Funimation US/Discotek catalogue were decent cheap to import from Amazon. As a result, I got myself various series that would not get or highly unlikely get a UK release. Also, due to me having a multi-region player, I have access to most if not all catalogues of anime from the US.

Although now I ran officially out of shelve space meaning in 2022 I will either get a new shelf or sell some show’s that I no longer watch.

On the financial side of things, recently I got a 6th-months job placement via kickstart. I’m currently working as a Junior Support Officer for my local London Borough. It’s a fun and interesting job at which I’m proud to work.

Will it affect my reviews in 2022?

Well, it depends for now, but I will let you know.

I only have 8 more before Season 10 comes to an end that will include well-acclimated titles such as Hunter x Hunter, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Mushoku Tensei, and Kaguya Sama Love is War Season 2. Those and many others will be reviewed in Jan/Feb 2022.

Also, Season 11 has been confirmed for 2022.

With that said I wish you all a happy new year.

What were your favourite anime that you watched in 2021?

It can be both from this year or an older title?

Let me know in the comments.

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