DNA, Crunchyroll, Netflix, Wakanim: animes not to be missed in April 2021

The start of spring is synonymous with many new discoveries in the anime department. Here is our selection of series to follow in April 2021 on DNA, Crunchyroll, Netflix and Wakanim, including debuts from To Your Eternity, Blue Reflection Ray and Tokyo Revengers.

What’s new for April 2021

Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song

Honored for its work on the first three seasons of Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and Vinland Saga, Wit Studio is back with a new original creation called Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song. Vivy, the first humanoid artificial intelligence, was created to entertain the customers of an amusement park. Her life changes when she meets Matsumoto, another AI from the future. Together they will try to correct history in order to prevent a war between AI forms and humans. Available April 3rd Check out Vivy-Fluorite Eye’s Song on Wakanim

Megalobox (Season 2)

Megalobox, the original creation by TMS Entertainment (Dr. Stone, Angel Heart), pays homage to the cult boxing manga Ashita no Joe. We follow the story of the young “Gearless” Joe, who, in order to survive, participates in manipulated games of the Megalobox, a futuristic boxing in which every stroke increases tenfold with the power of the exoskeleton. The announcement of Megalonia, the Megalobox World Cup and his meeting with Yuri, the great champion of the discipline, will turn his life upside down. Available April 4th. Megalobox 2: Nomad on Wakanim

The fighters are deployed!

Adaptation of the graphic novel Sentôin, Hakenshimasu! by Natsume Akatsuki, The Fighters are used! is an anime mixing action, comedy and fantasy. The criminal organization Kisaragi seeks rule over the world, but once its goal is achieved, many of its fighters will be sacked. To “alleviate this impending restructuring layoff problem,” Kisaragi’s greatest officers decide to conquer space. They are therefore sending Fighter No. 6 to an Earth-like planet, where he “has to lead a rather atypical force made up of Alice, the haughty android, a shy chimera, a narcoleptic dark priestess and the fallen and angry former commander.” Available from April 4th Watch The fighters are deployed! on Wakanim

MARCH RED

MARS RED, a co-production by Funimation and Yomiuri-TV, is set in 1923 in a world where society is threatened with collapse due to the increasing number of vampires and the appearance of a mysterious source of artificial blood. The Japanese government then decides to form a unit within the army, made up of people, but also of vampires, in order to “find a solution to the vampire crisis”. Based on a play by writer and director Bun-O Fujisawa, the series is being developed by Kouhei Hatano in collaboration with screenwriter Junichi Fujisaku (spirit in a shell: Stand Alone Complex), chara designer Yukari Takeuchi (demon slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) and produces musician Toshiyuki Muranaka, who has worked with Fujisawa for many years. Available April 5th Watch MARS RED on Wakanim

Fruit basket (season 3)

It’s time to discover the final season of the Fruits Basket reboot. This new adaptation by TMS Entertainment covers the full story of this shōjo, published in Japan between 1998 and 2006 in Hana to Yume magazine. It shows Tohru Honda, a young student who is forced to live alone in a tent after the death of her mother. She is finally greeted by the Soma family, whose strange secret she quickly discovers: its members transform into one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac when they feel embarrassed or weakened, which creates strange situations. April Watch Fruits Basket on Wakanim

The slime diaries

Humorous derivatives of Me when I’m reborn in the slime, The Slime Diaries offers to discover the hectic everyday life of Limule and his friends. This anime, produced by the 8-bit studio and directed by Yuji Ikuhara, adapts a spin-off manga of the Yonkoma type (four box gags) published in Japan. Let’s take this opportunity to remember Season Two – Part 2 of Me, When I’m Reborn In The Slime, starts next July. Available April 6th Check out the slime journals on Crunchyroll

Zombie Land Saga (Season 2)

Zombie Land Saga returns with a second season subtitled Revenge. The series was produced by Cygames in collaboration with Avex-Bilder and moderated by the MAPPA studio. It tells the story of a group of “legendary” girls from different eras who were brought to life as zombies. Their goal: to save the declining Saga prefecture by forming an idol group. Available April 8th Watch Zombie Land Saga Revenge on Crunchyroll

The way of the apron

Kōsuke Ōno’s manga La Voie du Tablier, which hit French bookstores in July 2019, features an anime adaptation directed by JCStaff and Netflix. Tatsu, a legendary yakuza, now seeks a peaceful life as a husband who stays home despite frequent visits from his former enemies who have come to hold him accountable. A comedy series that you can also discover in the Kana editions. Available April 8th. Watch La Voie du Aprier on Netflix

How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (Season 2)

Takuma Sakamoto is a lonely young man suffering from social anxiety. He is so powerful in the MMORPG Cross Reverie that other players have called him the Demon Lord. One day the teenager is transported into a fantasy world in the form of his avatar. The two girls who summoned him try to enslave him, but the magic is reflected in Takuma and they have magical necklaces on their necks and thus become his slaves. How not to summon a demon lord begins, an isekai with harem / ecchi sauce. It is an adaptation of a light novel published by Kôdansha in Japan since 2014 and is also available in manga. Available April 8th Watch how you don’t summon a Demon Lord on Crunchyroll

Blue reflection ray

Blue Reflection Ray is an anime based on the role-playing game Blue Reflection released in 2017 by Gust and Koei Tecmos. Hinako Shirai has just been transferred to Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School after an ankle injury to prevent her from pursuing her dream of becoming a ballet dancer. One day she meets Yuzuki and Raimu, two people with magical powers. At the end of this meeting, Hinako acquires a mysterious gift herself: that of transforming herself into a magical girl. The license will also return to the video game scene with two new games: Blue Reflection: Second Light (titled Blue Reflection Tie in Japan), slated for PC, Switch, and PS4, and Blue Reflection Sun, slated for PC, iOS, and Android. No release date has been announced yet. Available April 9th ​​Watch Blue Reflection Ray on Wakanim

Shadow house

The Clover Works Studio (The Promised Neverland, Wonder Egg Priority) invites us to immerse ourselves in a strange mansion with Shadows House, a Gothic fable imagined by the So-ma-to writing duo. Emilico is a living doll in the service of Kate, a young girl who belongs to a family of faceless shadows, the shadows. During her encounters with the residents of a large family house, she will begin to question the meaning of her existence and to make friends with those around her. Does a doll have to have a conscience? Shadows House is particularly focused on the issue of identity. Available April 10th Check out Shadows House on Wakanim

Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Revengers promises “a complex scenario that combines time travel, thriller and combat”. Feeling like his life has failed and doing ungrateful odd jobs, 26-year-old Takemichi Hanagaki learns that the only girlfriend he ever had in college was killed by a gang. The next day, still in shock at the news, he was pushed onto the rails of a station during a crowd movement … but he did not die and was driven twelve years ago. So he finds his prime “when he was in college pretending to be a bad boy” with a new goal: to try to save the one he loves and get revenge on life. It’s Liden Films who is responsible for customization. The manga has been pre-published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 2017 and is available in France in the Glénat editions. Available April 10th. Check out Tokyo Revengers on Crunchyroll

Stop warming up, Nagatoro

While the manga has just arrived at the publisher Noeve Grafx, Arrête de me Chauffer, in France, Nagatoro arrives in the anime under the direction of Telecom Animation Film Studios (Tower of God, Orange). On the program: Comedy / Slice of Life alongside Nagatoro, a freshman high school student who enjoys teasing and teasing Senpai, an older comrade who is the target of ridicule. Available April 11th Watch Stop Warming Me, Nagatoro on Crunchyroll

For your eternity

The manga artist Yoshitoki Ōima, known for his silent voice, offers a fascinating work on the subject of immortality with To Your Eternity. An immortal being able to reproduce the shape of anything was sent to earth. We then follow his eternal search, “consisting of experiences and encounters in an inexorable world”. His first encounters: a wolf, then a little boy wandering alone in the arctic regions of North America. The anime adaptation was entrusted to the Brain’s Base studio (Durarara, Blood Lad …), while the manga can be found in the Pika Edition. Available April 12th Watch To Your Eternity on Crunchyroll

Yasuke

Yasuke is a six-episode animated series created by LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters). It tells the story of a samurai of African origin in an alternative feudal Japan where robots and magic are part of the game. While trying to lead a peaceful life, this legendary Rōnin must return to service to save a child threatened by evil forces. The MAPPA studio takes care of the animation, while Takeshi Koike (Lupine III) works on the character design and animation. Available April 29th Watch Yasuke on Netflix

Anime are still running

Boruto – Next Generations – Available at DNADigimon Adventure: – Available at DNA and CrunchyrollDragon Quest – The Adventure of Dai – Available at DNA and CrunchyrollMy Hero Academia – Available at ADNOne Piece – Available at DNA and Crunchyroll So I’m a Spider, so what? – Available from Crunchyroll