“Filmarks”, one of the largest movie, drama, and anime review sites in Japan, has announced the “2021 Winter Anime Expectation Ranking,” calculated based on users’ registered information for anime scheduled to be broadcasted and distributed in winter 2021.
The first place went to “The Promised Neverland 2nd season”, followed by “Cells at Work!”, and “Dr. Stone 2nd Season” in third place.
“The Promised Neverland 2nd Season”, which ranked first, is a sequel to a TV animation based on a dark fantasy serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump” by Shirai Kaiu and Demizu Posuka.
Guided by a message from Minerva and a pen left behind by Norman, the story revolves around 15 children who escape from Grace-Field House and set out for tomorrow in order to fulfill the promise to pick up their “family” left behind in the house.
The second place winner, “Cells at Work!” is the second season of an anthropomorphic anime based on Shimizu Akane’s manga serialized in “Monthly Shonen Sirius”.
Red blood cells carry oxygen, and white blood cells fight bacteria. The drama of these unknown cells working tirelessly in the world of the body takes a new turn with the appearance of new cells, bacteria, and viruses.
“Dr. Stone: The Second Season”, in third place, is a sequel to the TV anime based on the Sci-Fi survival adventure serialized by Inagaki Riichiro and Boichi in “Weekly Shonen Jump”.
In a world where all humans are petrified, Senkuu and his friends travel through 2 million years of scientific history, from the Stone Age to modern civilization, but they are confronted by an “armed empire” led by Shishiou Tsukasa, the strongest high school student in the primate world, who tries to stop the development of science with his powerful military might.
The “2021 Winter Anime Expectation Ranking” includes the following top 10: “BEASTARS 2nd Season”, “The Quintessential Quintuplets”, “The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 2nd Season Part 1”, “Yuru Camp△ SEASON2”, “Horimiya”, “The Seven Deadly Sins: Judgment of Wrath”, and “World Trigger 2nd Season”.
(C) Shirai Kaiu, Demizu Posuka/Shueisha, The Promised Neverland Production Committee
(C) Shimizu Akane Shimizu / Kodansha, Aniplex, davidproduction
(C) Rice Studio, Boichi/Shueisha, Dr. Stone Production Committee