I think now is as good of a time as any to announce the anime I’ll be watching at the start of 2021. As always shows can be added or dropped depending on my mood or interest.
Anime picked from these lists:
Update: Added Wonder Egg Priority in the CURIOSITIES list
Update 2: Added Uma Musume 2 to MUST WATCH.
Otherside Picnic/Urasekai Picnic: From what I gathered the anime adaptation of The Journey of Elaina was gayer than the source material. I could be wrong as I haven’t read the Novel or Manga. My point is if the Elaina anime was gayer then you never know, the Otherside Picnic anime may ramp up the gay too. The show looks like a fantasy sci-fi action isekai (Transported/portal. No truck of doom or VRMMORPG this time) starring two young adult women who may fall in love over time. Haven’t read this one either and it’s for the best. As always I much prefer going into shows blind.
Uma Musume 2: I knew a 2nd season was announced but to my surprise it’s announced for Winter 2021! More gay horsies coming our way! This time the story is centered around Toukai Teio and Mejiro McQueen. I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Gold McQueen…Still super excited for this one.
Non Non Biyori 3 (Nonstop) and Yuru Camp 2: No need to delve deep into these two shows. Longtime fans of mine and frequent visitors have been anticipating the continuation of these shows for what feels like ages so the hype for both is through the roof, yes.
Show By Rock!! Stars!! (aka Show By Rock!! All-Stars, aka Show By Rock!! Season 4): As the alternate titles indicate this is the fourth season and an all-star anime featuring every band from the past three. To the surprise of no one I’m most looking forward to seeing the interactions between the main couples, CyaReto and HowaHime. Naturally I’m looking forward to the S1 and S2 performers coming back also, especially Master Darudayu. “Drools”.
Gekidol: Based on the plot summary this is an idol anime in a post-apocalyptic setting. I’m usually down for more idol shows. Like I’ve said on occasion, the majority of idol anime are Girls Club shows with singing and dancing as the most important themes.
Idoly Pride: This will either be similar to Wake-Up Girls! or something more hardcore based on the plot summary. Like I said, the MAJORITY of idol shows are as I described Gekidol. There are exceptions.
WIXOSS Diva (a) Live: I assume it’s pronounced Diva Alive. It would make sense since this IS a WIXOSS spinoff anime that combines LRIG combat with idol stuff. Will this be a moepocalypse like the first two series? Probably. I’m intrigued regardless. Hopefully there won’t be male Selectors this time. Right now there aren’t any male names among the cast so that’s a good sign.
World Witches Hasshin Shimasu! and Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin: Both appear to be chill shows. The former features both the Strike Witches and Brave Witches. Hopefully it’ll be better than the last Strike Witches comedy show and not focus most of its runtime on Charlotte and Hartmann. Meanwhile Bisoku Zenshin will follow Javelin, Laffey, Ayanami and Z23. Sadly no Unicorn. Hopefully she’ll drop by often.
Idolls!: Supposedly this is a CG idol anime that uses motion capture technology. Dunno what to expect at all. I’m intrigued but don’t know enough to determine my hype for it, hence it’s a curiosity.
Soukou Musume Senki: Looks like another 7/10 mecha-musume/warrior maiden anime based on a mobile game.
Wonder Egg Priority: No idea what to expect from this one. It appears to be about the girl in the yellow coat. a strange voice calls to her with the potential to change the future should she choose to break a strange egg. The brunette is a boyish girl and a chick magnet so maybe there’s SOME yuri potential. It could be the surprise hit of the year like “A Place Further than the Universe” was in 2018. It certainly has the animation quality to back up its potential for greatness. We shall see.
I suppose I could check out the two Cells at Work anime in private if I feel like it.
That should be it for now, unless they surprise us with Vlad Love coming this Winter too. There’s a planned early screening of the premiere episode later this month so we’ll see.