Only a month left until the Summer 2021 titles are released. Along with titles that are currently on-air, it is also necessary to check the upcoming titles.
A variety of titles will be released in the summer of 2021, including the latest season of the popular titles, and other remarkable original works. Among them, which anime do the Anime!Anime! readers have the highest hope for?
Therefore, Anime!Anime! conducted a reader survey titled ‘Among the titles to be released in the summer of 2021, which anime do you have the highest hope for?’. During the survey period from June 3 to June 10, a total of 1,426 responses were received. For the gender ratio, the females were the majority with about 60% while the males were about 40%. For the age distribution, we received the majority of responses from the young readers: about 40% were from teens, and about 40% were from those in their 20s.
■Original works occupied the top positions!
1st place went to “Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan”. The support rating was about 17%.
This title is based on a comedy manga series, which is currently serialized online via “comic POOL”, a digital manga magazine. The protagonist Omote Uramichi appears in the educational program as a young man in charge of physical exercises, and his two-sided personality attracts attention. The comments received include, “I
like the contrast between him being on the dreamlike stage, and him showing a dark side in real life. I’ve been eagerly looking forward to its anime adaptation”, and “I cannot wait to see Uramichi-san’s grown-up dark side”.
In addition, many readers mentioned the main cast members, including Kamiya Hiroshi as a protagonist, Miyano Mamoru, Mizuki Nana, Sugita Tomokazu, and Nakamura Yuuichi, saying “The cast members are fantastic, and I am looking forward to how they play such unique characters”.
2nd place went to “Idolish7: Third Beat!”. The support rating was about 9%.
The comments for the new series from “Idolish7”, include “With each release of new series, the quality improves, and I am looking forward to the performance that cannot be expressed in games”. and “Both Season 1 and Season 2 were beyond my expectations, so I am pretty sure that this would be great again”.
Season 3 consists of 2 cours with the 1st cour to be released in July.
3rd place went to “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”. The support rating was about 8%.
This title is based on a manga, which is currently serialized in “Monthly Action”. Season 2 of TV anime depicts a hectic comedy where Tohru, a female dragon, comes to Kobayashi-san’s house, as a maid. The comments received include, “The characters are not only cute, but also harsh, which is funny”, and “It beautifully depicts the feelings of Tohru and Kobayashi-san. I was moved by such depiction”. The readers said that they were attracted by season 1. The latest titles by Kyoto Animation occupied the top 3.
For male readers only, 1st place went to “The Detective Is Already Dead”, 2nd to “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”, and 3rd to “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”. For female readers only, 1st place went to “Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan”, 2nd to “Idolish7”, and 3rd to “Heaven Official’s Blessing”.
The comments for “The Detective Is Already Dead” include, “I have high expectations as its novel was great” and “I got captivated by PV!”.
The comments for “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” include, “I want it to keep it up just like 1st cour of season 2! New characters are appearing, and I have very high expectation for Rimuru, gaining more and more power!”
The comments for “Heaven Official’s Blessing” include, “This is based on Mo Xiang Tong Xiu-sensei’s work, who wrote ‘Mo Dao Zu Shi'” and “I am happy that we have Japanese dubbed version!” Some readers voted for the titles based on a novel.
■Let’s introduce other comments!!
“Getter Robo Arc”
“I am very looking forward to it as this is an anime adaptation of ‘Getter Robo’, a manga written by Ishikawa Ken-sensei!”
“I want to fully enjoy actions that only Super Robot can take.”
“Love Live! Superstar!!”
“I have high expectations as Kyogoku Takahiko from the first title of the series will come back.”
“I am excited to see how the story follows the 5 members at the newly established school!”
“Aquatope of White Sand”
“I am great that I can watch a youth drama produced by P.A.Works again.”
“It is a rare title which sets in an aquarium. The depiction of water in PV is really beautiful.”
Some readers voted for an original title.
■Ranking Top 20
[Among the titles to be released in the summer of 2021, which anime do you have the highest hope for?]
1. “Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan”
2. “Idolish7: Third Beat!”
3. “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid”
4. “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” Season 2 Part 2
5. “Heaven Official’s Blessing”
5. “The Detective Is Already Dead”
7. “Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu”
8. “My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X”
9. “The Case Study of Vanitas”
10. “Love Live! Superstar!!”
11. “The Honor Student at Magic High School”
11. “Aquatope of White Sand”
13. “Girlfriend, Girlfriend”
15. “Getter Robo Arc”
16. “Idol Land PriPara”
17. “Kageki Shoujo!”
17. “Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting”
17. “Record of Ragnarok”
17. “Bokutachi no Remake”
（Survey Period: June 3 – June 10, 2021)
*This survey is intended to research the readers’ “interest in anime and characters today”. It is not intended to discuss the relative merits of each character nor work. I would be glad if this article can help you develop an understanding and interest in the anime and characters.