Top 20 Anime of 2021



Needless to say, anime in 2021 had plenty of bangers! Join Ashley as we count down our extended picks for the best anime to come out of last year, including the likes of “86”, “Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro”, “Ranking of Kings”, “Attack on Titan: The Final Season”, “Tokyo Revengers”, and more! Which anime was your pick of the year? Let us know in the comments!

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49 comments

  1. Can't believe the Slime isekai is at No.7 and yet Re:Zero Season 2 Part 2 is not even in the honorable mention.

  2. There are many 2021 releases not mentioned, where's Takt Op destiny, Mieruko Chan, Horimiya, Jujutsu Kaisen, the world's finest assassin, higehiro? WTF

  3. Hey, WatchMojo. Can you please do a list of the Top 30 Sexiest Woman in Anime?

    Examples:
    Esdeath (Akame ga Kill!)
    Boa Hancock (One Piece)
    Rangiku Matsumoto (Bleach)
    Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
    Irina Jelević (Assassination Classroom)
    Mai Valentine (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
    Akeno Himejima (High School DxD)
    Meiko Shiraki (Prison School)

  4. I know Boruto isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but come one, Naruto going Baryon mode wasn’t enough to make top 15?

  5. Yeah by the way, WILL YOU PLEASE STOP SPOILING EVERYTHING? PEOPLE WHO HAVENT WATCHED THE ANIME YET ARE JUST GETTING SPOILERS SO HARD RN >:(

  6. 1🇺🇲🌈🥷🏾🌹 ktv…who has lost her hope in desperate sorrow…her money burns in a hellish tokyo 👤, yo…yen girl…🌈👤, here…this water called John of israel…cream pie little yum yum!?!?!

  7. 1🇺🇲🌈💪👨🏼‍💼🏈, THE WARRIORS OF TOMORROW BORN TODAY…I AM KELLY 77…BORN IN THE FIRES OF FUTURE TOKYO…BIRTHED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…KELLY 77…OF 0 DAYS…

  8. 1🇺🇲👤🌌🌅🔥 ., 🔥🌅 John Friend God…watches you as she rests among the fire and flame and you watch over her , RUSS SHE HAS CALLED TO THE MOONS FEOM THE FIRE AND FLAMES AND RUSS AND LEMAN RUSS APPEAR…TO RAID THE EMPEROR OF MANKINDS TRASH…

  9. Tokyo Revengers at 20? My man, this series jumped to #3 in sales this year and was the 4th most watched anime of the year.

  10. i know im late but evengelion was the ending i never thought i would see in my lifetime as have watching the movies on vhs from blockbuster this was the perfect sayonara to the series and i am left with a hole in my sole which no anime thus far has been able to fill sayonara subete no evangelion

  11. 1🇺🇲1🇺🇲•▪︎○○|■▪︎□|●/○▪︎• DUDE IM A GODDAMN PROFESSIONAL FAN OF SUPERGIRL GODDAMN!!! HAVE SOME SPACESHIP CONTROL OVER YA GODDAMN HIDAMN SHIT…RADIO UP MHMM!!!

  12. Still waiting for rising of the shield hero also favorite anime of the year was restaurant to another world season 2

  13. Moriarty the Patriot is so slept on can’t believe nobody talks about it but Midshokou Tensei always near the top of every best of list smh

  14. It feels great to see Vanitas being appreciated, because I don't know why, a lot of people overlooked it.

  15. How dare you tease me with Kanojo mo Kanojo without even an honorary mention.

    But also I can only assume you missed Blue Period if it didn’t even make the list. It’s fantastic.

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