Top 5 Shounen Anime to must Watch this Spring 2021: Edens Zero, Shaman King, Welcome to Demon School etc…

It’s February already and the winter shall eventually pass. A lot of us are enjoying the newly released anime as well as the ones that returned. In case you are worried about not being able to catch up with all of them before the springtime releases, that is okay. We all have anime backlogs and sometimes it actually gets overwhelming.

In case you are planning to binge watch the ones you are missing out, we are listing some top anime in the shounen category that you must watch. Make sure you watch them on real time as you keep up. It is best watching them this way. Lastly, and most important, have a fun watching experience. Let’s get to the top 5 must watch shounen anime.

1. Edens Zero (Releasing April 11,2021)

If Fairy Tail left some void in your heart and you are hoping for its follow up to be adapted asap, perhaps this will be great. Based on the manga series by none other than Hiro Mashima, the story takes place in Granbell Kingdom, a deserted park world. Shiki has grown up with machines and later meets Rebecca and her cat.

As his neighbourhood becomes unsafe because of altercations with robots, Shiki and Rebecca escape into space and explore the limitless Sakura Cosmos. On the way, Shiki gains a warship Edens Zero, which Demon King Ziggy helmed once, who he looked as his grandfather.

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2. Shaman King (Releasing April 2021)

There was once an anime adaptation for this in the 2000s, but Shaman King returns this spring as a reboot. The story begins with Manta Oyamada running into a lonely boy who asks him to stargaze with “them”. Realizing there are spirits, Manta tries to run. The boy later introduces himself as Yoh Asakura, who is training to become a Shaman.

Shamans are clairvoyant people and every 500 years, a tournament among the Shamans is held. The winner becomes the Shaman King. Yoh allies with Manta because he can see spirits as well. They work together so that Yoh becomes the next Shaman King and gain the power to change the world.

Top 5 shounen anime to must watch this Spring 2021

3. Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 (Releasing April 2021)

The second season of Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun will also release this spring. Written by Osamu Nishi, the story revolves around Iruma Suzuki, a fourteen year old boy who is sold by his parents to a demon, Sullivan. Sullivan adopts Iruma and enrolls him to a demon school where he is the headmaster.

As Iruma becomes friends with some of his demon colleagues, Sullivan warns him that he should not tell that he is human. Revealing this would make him demon food. The story shows how Iruma tries to get accustomed to his new life while keeping his secret. He comes across a number of uncanny situations which makes him stand out when he does not wish so.

4. To Your Eternity: Fumetsu no Anata e (Releasing April 12,2021)

Feel the need for something different? This will do. The anime adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga series will show Fushi, a mysterious immortal being who is sent to Earth. The being has no emotions or identity. Intitially existing as a white orb, Fushi becomes a rock, then takes on multiple other forms as he explores the planet.

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Fushi later takes the form of a boy, continues to explore the world. He obtains new powers like bringing the dead back to life and creating objects out of nothing. The story would showcase his experiences as he visits new people and places.

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Saving the most awaited for the last, the fifth season of My Hero Academia, arrives the earliest of all. Izuku “Deku” Midoriya’s journey of becoming the greatest hero continues this spring. The fifth season will show the “Joint Training Arc” where class 1-A and class 1-B will face each other. Plus the third film will also come this year.

Izuku Midoriya is a schoolboy born without powers in a world where a majority of the population has powers. Despite being powerless, he aspires to be a superhero. His life changes as the greatest hero All Might entrusts him with his quirk. Now, no longer quirkless, Izuku must believe in himself and make the power rightfully his by controlling it.

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