Can you believe that the summer 2021 anime season is upon us? I feel like this particular season went by so fast, but that is probably more related to what’s going on in my personal life.
There are two shows that I am looking forward to continuing:
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Season 2
I absolutely ADORED the first season of this show. This isekai follows a high school student who dies suddenly and is reincarnated as the villain in a game she used to play in her former life. In an effort to avoid the “doom flag” of the game, Katarina, our protagonist, does everything in her power to prepare for the worst by using her prior-life knowledge to avoid the impending doom. The show was absolutely funny and endearing in many ways. I have high hopes for season two. If you haven’t watched My Next Life as a Villainess, I highly recommend it.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Season 2, Part 2
I’ve already expressed how I love this show. We follow our protagonist, Rimuru, who was reincarnated as a slime. Despite being a weak creature, Rimuru is able to amass great strength and develop a prospering nation of monsters. Because of this, Rimuru has attracted the wrong kind of attention. Having to go to extreme lengths to save the ones he cares about, part two of season two should be interesting.
I have also spent some time looking over some new series announcements and there are a few that caught my eye.
The Case Study of Vanitas
I am a sucker (ha) for vampire anime. I just am. There is something so alluring about vampire stories. In this anime, we follow Noe as he attempts to find a grimoire that will bring an end to vampire kind. This should have a good dose of supernatural. While supernatural themes aren’t necessarily my favorite, vampires, man. Vampires.
Each season, I gamble on a sports anime. Last season’s Burning Kabbadi did not disappoint. For that reason, I’m going to gamble on Re-Main, a show about water polo. If it is done well, I’ll learn the basics of water polo. It’s a sport that has always intrigued me during the Olympics, so I am really hoping to learn something.
The Detective is Already Dead
The concept of this anime intrigues me. Our protagonist was an assistant to a mysterious detective known as “Siesta”. Stop right there. Just on the name alone, you got my interest. Siesta. But, I digress. Together, the two go on adventures while combatting a secret organization. Stop. You had me at secret organization…but, I digress. Unfortunately, Siesta dies leaving our protagonist alone. In a turn of events, our protagonist meets another girl and that is where our story is supposed to take off. The premise intrigues me, and every once in awhile, you need a good mystery.
Are there any shows you are looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!